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Session 1: What Small and Mid-Size Businesses Need to Know About GDPR - The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been a game-changer for companies of all sizes. Learn the important details of GDPR including who it applies to, recent guidance from European Data Protection Authorities, and how to gauge and mitigate the risk to your organization.
Session 2: California and Other Privacy Law Developments in the Wake of GDPR - Review upcoming California Consumer Privacy Act requirements for covered businesses, hear about operational trade-offs in charting a compliance pathway for privacy, and learn about emerging privacy regimes both here in the US and internationally.
Session 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 »
An overview of relevant U.S. export controls and economic sanctions laws and regulations focused for lawyers working with technology companies. The presentation covers international sales issues, implications with respect to non-U.S. employees and considerations in mergers and acquisitions. more »
With the growth of the internet of things and 5G, SEP licensing is becoming relevant outside traditional sectors. Review the recent developments concerning standards-essential patent issues in the U.S. and abroad, including activity at DOJ and FTC. more »
Listen to a discussion about post-issuance patent validity reviews and enforcement realities, including post-verdict royalty determinations and availability of post-verdict injunctions, in the U.S., and then compared with those in Europe and in China. Explore motions to invalidate in court under Section 101, and use of stays of infringement suits during parallel proceedings in the PTO, with a comparison of these practices in Europe and Asia. more »
At the end of 2018, the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) will issue the permanent electricity rate methodology, CENACE will begin with monthly FTR auctions, and clean energy should be at a minimum of 5%. In 2019, we will be able to see in more detail the energy policy of the new administration that begins on December 1, 2018. more »
Dan Minutillo explains the concept of "deemed exports" that affects every company in the U.S. that employs a foreign national. Learn what a deemed export is an how your clients can avoid the steep penalties for violating deemed export regulations. more »
Session 1: Perspective on the Tax Legislative Process - Get a behind the scenes look at the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, focusing on how specific provisions were enacted and the intent behind the provisions.
Session 2: Rock, Paper, Scissors? Choice of Entity After Tax Reform - The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 changed the tax treatment of business entities, including a reduction in the corporate rate and a new deduction for partners, and brought new considerations into play when choosing the form of doing business for your clients. Hear about the factors that may influence your selection now, when and why pass-through entities may still be the right choice, and how and when multi-entity structures may be useful.
Session 3: Structuring Business Transactions After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - Examine the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on mergers and acquisitions, including the effect of new tax rates, expanded bonus depreciation, and new limitations on interest deductions.
Session 4: International Changes - The international tax arena was significantly changed in 2017 with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, including an expansion of its reach into purely domestic transactions. Listen to a discussion about these changes, and identify the key issues they raise for practitioners. more »
Examine in the new "reality" of global patent enforcement and monetization, as well as practical guidance on how to navigate these new realities and possible strategies to adapt to the new landscape. 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: 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 »
Session 1: International Tax Planning Issues—Evolving in the Face of Uncertainty - Managing international tax planning, including adoption of a territorial system as part of U.S. tax reform, the accompanying transition issues of repatriation and anti-base erosion rules and increasing tax-avoidance and transfer pricing efforts around the globe.
Session 2: International Compliance - A discussion on the new compliance burdens imposed by the OECD’s BEPS project, with focus on the country-by-country disclosure requirements, as well as an analysis of the likely areas of transfer pricing disputes and recommendations for defense of transfer pricing determinations. more »
Session 1: The General Counsel and the Independent Auditor: A Critical Relationship - Hear tips for legal departments in interacting with independent auditors during an investigation—when do you disclose information, how do you speak with "one voice" with an auditor, and more.
Session 2: Internal Investigations: The Complexities and Challenges of Multi-National Business Operations - In the wake of the recent federal investigations of Volkswagen/Audi, Petrobras and GSK it is more than obvious that the ramifications of a criminal investigation by the Department of Justice are far reaching, consequential and unpredictable. Being prepared to conduct an internal investigation that mitigates and/or defuses the potential fallout from such an investigation is an essential element of every corporate internal investigation practice. Hear practical advice and lessons learned from both in-house and outside counsel who have handled a multitude of these multi-national internal investigations. more »
There is no “one-size fits all” compliance program. Each compliance program begins with a deep understanding of the business and risk environment. Program design considers the end business user and creates a structure that is mapped to different risks and regulations through a compliance framework that shares common themes irrespective of the type of business or subject matter.
Join us online for this six-part series that walks through the legal and regulatory framework, core principles, and key components of a successful compliance program. 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 »
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 »