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Government Enforcement / White Collar Crime
Session 1: Asylum Update - The Trump administration is working to redefine “refugee” so that very few will qualify. Analyze the administration's policies and what it could mean for the future of asylum cases.
Session 2: VAWA and SIJ Updates - Hear an overview of VAWA including adjustment, with a focus on hypothetical cases. Then get an overview of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, an update on recent trends and issues, and tips for a positive adjudication from USCIS.
Session 3: Hot Topics in Removal - Hear an overview of the top 2018 asylum cases in light of Matter of A-C-M and Matter of Neguise. more »
Session 1: Natural Disasters: Lessons Learned - Gain tips for dealing with the legal and other challenges associated with disasters like Hurricane Harvey, including employee issues, force majeure, business continuity planning, recovery efforts, and maintaining good customer and public relations.
Session 2: Disaster Relief: What a Nonprofit Needs to Know When Disaster Hits Your Community - Hear an overview of the relevant rules on disaster relief and current IRS guidance and the legal and practical challenges for non-profits providing relief and managing fundraising in the wake of a disaster.
Session 3: Continuity of Operations Following Disasters: Confronting Legal Challenges in Energy, Law Enforcement, Environment, Commerce and Beyond -
Session 4: Insurance Litigation Post-Harvey - Review the most hotly contested issues in first party insurance claims and litigation arising out of the recent hurricane, including flood versus wind, special rules for TWIA claims, and the new "natural causes" amendments to the Texas Insurance Code. more »
Session 1: Effective Management of Internal Investigations - Hear practical considerations for scoping, conducting, and managing internal investigations. The discussion focuses on working with Audit Committees and collaborating with external counsel when responding to government inquiries, potential whistleblowers, and other complaints, with particular emphasis on achieving cost effectiveness and ethical considerations.
Session 2: Whistleblower Developments and Current Best Practices - An exploration of the myriad challenges posed for companies by whistleblowers, as well as viable strategies for successfully negotiating the difficult obstacles presented.
Session 3: Coping with Data Management: Tips for In-House Counsel - Penny wise but pound foolish? Learn how to avoid common pitfalls with e-discovery and data management during internal investigations and litigation. Hear a discussion on topics relating to data retention, outsourcing, collaboration, technology assisted review, and cost management. more »
More often than not, white collar practitioners find themselves in gray areas implicating ethics obligations without a road map or precedential case law. Explore some of these difficult situations. more »
A look at the implications of newly-issued Justice Department memoranda—the Granston and Brand Memos—as well as updates in the law and the government’s enforcement efforts in connection with the False Claims Act. more »
Review the latest international developments concerning various governments’ enforcement efforts and hear updates on key substantive issues such as cross-border discovery and privilege issues. In addition, the panel offers insights regarding GDPR considerations. more »
The panel explores the changes detected in the new administration’s enforcement and regulatory priorities, and discusses the implications that any shifts in emphasis may have for corporations and executives. more »
An examination of ransomware, business email compromises, insider threats, and other prominent cybersecurity threat vectors and vulnerabilities, as well as best practices and recommendations from a government enforcement perspective for addressing threats and minimizing liability. more »
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 MONTH: Emerging Trends in Healthcare • Immigration Removal Defenses: A View from the Trenches • Authentication of Electronic Evidence • Addressing Lease Defaults in Bankruptcy • The Noble Lawyer and the Ethics of Client Management more »
The federal government and various states continue to investigate and litigate healthcare fraud cases across all sectors of the industry. While 2017 was a significant year, 2018 should be the same with the False Claims Act remaining a focus of government and whistleblower activity, especially since the Supreme Court’s decision in Escobar. Courts have spent significant time analyzing and addressing the FCA in light of that opinion and others. No less important has been the criminal and administrative cases and trends, notably the use of creative theories to investigate and prosecute alleged illegal kickback and Stark law violations. Hear an overview of 2017 and 2018 trends. more »
Environmental laws and regulations range from the deeply technical to more prosaic record-keeping requirements. Many companies have substantial teams of environmental compliance specialists that combine deep legal and technical understanding without being lawyers. Hear where the General Counsel and outside counsel fit into this compliance and enforcement world. 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 explores best practices for conducting internal investigations—when your compliance program has an issue, hear how to address it in a way that best protects the company and various stakeholders. more »