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Session 1: GDPR is Effective Today! - May 25, 2018 is the effective date for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, the world’s most comprehensive privacy law. On this day for which so many have prepared, we will share in-house and outside counsel perspectives on what the GDPR means for international companies that do business in the EU, which aspects of compliance efforts have been most challenging, and what lies ahead in maintaining GDPR “accountability” and in connection with the forthcoming, related ePrivacy Regulation.
Session 2: Do You Know Where Your Data is?: Data Sharing and the State of the Law - Modern companies are awash in data. Employees generate it and are usually looking for the most efficient way to share it internally and externally. Review the myriad of problems that can occur even with the most well-meaning of employees. From the possible export control risks of emailing technical information to an overseas colleague, to using Dropbox and other file sharing sites to exchange information, to providing data to contract employees, and more, explore the state of the law as it relates to data and what can happen if you lose control of it.
Session 3: Data Breaches, Big Data, and FTC Oversight - Learn how and why the FTC polices data breaches and the collection and exploitation of big data.
Session 4: Protecting Client Information-Cyber Protection Duties as an Attorney - Explore the ethical and legal obligations of attorneys and law firms to protect client data and communications from the latest cybersecurity threats.
Session 5: Ethics and Professionalism in a Global Environment - Ethics and professionalism are being influenced by many factors in today’s global environment. Consider some of these factors, along with areas of commonality amongst the legal ethics rules from a sampling of jurisdictions.
Session 6: Law Firm Data Security and the Ethical Duty of Technology Competence - As clients demand attorneys deliver legal services more efficiently by using technology it increases pressure to have technical knowledge and proficiency. Further, the American Bar Association and 28 states have created a model rule for the ethical duty of technology competence. Hear an overview of the significant material risks and impact on a law firm following a breach and the potential consequences from an ethics and disciplinary perspective. more »
This eCourse outlines the basic structure of a compliance program and the regulatory framework used to develop a program. Learn how to analyze the regulatory framework and build a program that works for the company’s risk environment. more »
This eCourse explores how to conduct an effective risk assessment using a given regulatory framework and compliance program data. This framework is applicable to any subject matter from Anti-Corruption to Privacy. more »
This eCourse explores key elements of effective policies and procedures. How to draft them, what makes them effective, and how to update them. It also provides insight into modern trends, including best practices for drafting a Code of Conduct. more »
Session 1: Protecting the In-House Attorney Client Privilege - A practical overview of the attorney-client privilege as it applies to in-house counsel communications. Hear best practices for protecting communications, common pitfalls, and real world hot topics. Focus on “intermingled” legal and business communications, investigations, and multi-jurisdictional disputes, as well as discovery and litigation planning and management.
Session 2: Ethics and Professionalism in a Global Environment - Ethics and professionalism are being influenced by many factors in today’s global environment. Consider some of these factors, along with areas of commonality amongst the legal ethics rules from a sampling of jurisdictions.
Session 3: Taking Care of Ourselves: Lessons in Work–Life Balance and Self-Care - In a high-stress profession, everyone is vulnerable to destructive habits harmful to ourselves and our clients. Hear a candid discussion about the reality of risk to the profession and anecdotal tips for changing the statistics. more »
The EU passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2016 and, after a two-year grace period, the GDPR entered into force on May 25, 2018. Hear insights on the areas where companies continue to focus their time, resources, and concern following the GDPR’s entry into force. In addition, hear first-hand experience from an attorney who spent the first two months following the GDPR’s “go-live” date in Brussels, including meeting European privacy authorities, to provide updates on the first wave of GDPR enforcement. more »
Ethics and professionalism are being influenced by many factors in today’s global environment. Consider some of these factors, along with areas of commonality amongst the legal ethics rules from a sampling of jurisdictions. more »
May 25, 2018 is the effective date for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, the world’s most comprehensive privacy law. On this day for which so many have prepared, we share in-house and outside counsel perspectives on what the GDPR means for international companies that do business in the EU, which aspects of compliance efforts have been most challenging, and what lies ahead in maintaining GDPR “accountability” and in connection with the forthcoming, related ePrivacy Regulation. more »
Session 1: Overview of an International Energy Project Lifecycle - An overview of a typical international energy project lifecycle from development through decommissioning.
Session 2: Energy, Geology and Geophysics: Conventional Resources - A lawyer's introduction to the science underlying the agreements we draft and negotiate in the course of developing and operating an international energy project. Petroleum, crude, natural gas and liquids—what are they? Where are they located? How do we find them? When do we think they might run out? Also, a brief introduction to geophysical data acquisition and processing techniques and the leading role geophysical data plays in modern oil and gas exploration and operations.
Session 3: Petroleum Engineering: Conventional Hydrocarbons - How do we physically explore for, develop and produce hydrocarbons? As lawyers, we must have an understanding of the fundamentals of petroleum activities to accurately draft agreements and effectively provide counsel to energy industry clients. An introduction to different types of offshore and onshore drilling and production systems including FPSOs (floating, production, storage and off-loading vessels) and TLPs (tension-leg platforms). Typical liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facilities (liquefaction, regasification and pipelines) are discussed, with coverage of "high-level" drilling and production facilities and operation cost estimates.
Session 4: Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources - An overview of the geology and geophysics of unconventional hydrocarbon resources including shale. An introduction to the petroleum engineering techniques required to develop and produce these resources.
Session 1: Host Country Instruments (HCIs) - A look at the legal regimes used globally for buying, selling, exploring, developing and producing hydrocarbons, including Concession or Royalty/Tax, Production Sharing, Risk Service Agreements and so-called "hybrids;" with a discussion of basic natural resource ownership/title concepts and provisions of various HCIs, including key fiscal and non-fiscal terms.
Session 2: International Energy Project Economics - This session is designed to provide a lawyer the basics of energy project economics "101" so that they can better work with their energy industry clients to develop legal options in various deal scenarios that are also "economic." Hear an examination of how we develop project economic models to calculate investor rates of return and other key economic indicators by using facility and operation cost estimates, revenue estimates and Host Country Instrument provisions. The role of "risk analysis" in developing project models and the concept of leverage and how it can impact project economics also is considered. more »
Session 1: Co-Venture Formation and Agreements - Leverage and risk allocation are two factors that frequently lead most international energy projects to be undertaken by more than one co-venture party. This session covers the most common arrangements by which parties acquire interests in energy projects including farmins, farmouts, participation agreements and swaps, with coverage of the fundamental provisions of typical co-venture Joint/Unit Operating Agreements (JOAs) using the AIPN model form as a basis.
Session 2: Co-Venture Economics: The Power of Leverage - A discussion of the economic inflection points that occur over the life of an upstream project. Participants work through examples of typical commercial arrangements for farmins and co-venture risk-sharing.
Session 3: Co-Venture Operations - Getting into a co-venture can seem easy compared to operating a successful co-venture. This session looks at operational provisions within the industry joint operating agreement framework, including management decision-making and contracting.
Session 4: Summary and Q&A - Your questions are answered by the program faculty in this moderated Q&A session. more »
Get the tools needed to review international activities, identify potential issues, and develop strategies for mitigating tax risk to a university. Hear a discussion of challenges and approaches to tax compliance in operating abroad, with a focus on developing and executing a practical framework for tax-risk management. more »
Session 1: An Uncomfortable Balancing Act: Managing JV Relationships and JV Partner Default - A lively and in-depth look at default provisions of the JOA, informed by publicly reported cases, that considers these key issues: What constitutes a default? Why should one be concerned? What action can one take in response to a party’s default? Inside the JOA? Outside the JOA?
Session 2: Joint Operating Agreements for Unconventional Oil and Gas Plays - Review key issues to consider when negotiating a joint operating agreement for an unconventional oil and gas play, focusing on the recently completed AIPN 2014 Unconventional Resources Operating Agreement. more »
Session 1: Core Aspects of Federal Procurement Law in Technology Transactions - Federal procurement law mandates that U.S. Government contractors be cyber-secure, yet provide high technology products which can be seamlessly shared by multiple U.S. Government agencies for efficiency. Is this possible, and what are the new cyber-security requirements for Federal Government contractors?
Session 2: International Technology Contracting and Negotiating Abroad and Ethical Considerations - Listen to a discussion about ethical issues that arise when negotiating commercial and technical contracts abroad with a focus on negotiations in Europe and Asia. Hear practical tips on how to navigate the issues while still supporting the business objective. more »
Explore how human rights considerations are important to Texas businesses and their legal practices, the underlying legal framework and guiding principles, how the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct may be updated to reflect these concerns, and how attorneys can use this new perspective when advising their clients. more »
Discuss current issues around patenting, licensing, enforcing, and monetizing patents in the U.S., and look at what the EU, China, and UK are experiencing and the impact on U.S. patent environment. more »
This session examines attorney-client privilege (and similar privileges) in other jurisdictions, details "hot-button" issues as privileged information crosses national boundaries, analyzes recent cases and real-world hypotheticals, discusses strategies for maximizing privilege protection in the transnational context, and provides an update on international efforts regarding a reciprocal privilege treaty. more »
Discussion about the growing range of information reporting and tax requirements (Foreign Bank Account Reporting, FATCA/CRS compliance, qualified distribution requirements, and more) associated with U.S. nonprofits operating around the world. Explore other challenges and best practices related to foreign activities of a U.S.-based organization. more »