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2018 Government Enforcement

The University of Texas School of Law’s 5th Annual Government Enforcement Institute (UTGEI) is one of the premier enforcement programs in the country. Hear from some of the nation’s most prominent authorities on key issues and strategies for protecting companies and executives in government investigations. The Institute offers a collegial forum for in-house counsel and practitioners to engage with high-level current and former government officials, including: Opening Keynote Presentation by Stephanie Avakian, Co-Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement Kit Addleman, Partner with Haynes and Boone, LLP and former Regional Director of the SEC’s Atlanta Office Erin Neely Cox, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Patrick K. Craine, Deputy GC and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for Chesapeake Energy Corporation Jason S. Flemmons, Sr. Managing Director with Ankura Consulting Group, and former Deputy Chief Accountant for the SEC’s Division of Enforcement Brian K. Kidd, Assistant Chief of the DOJ’s Securities and Financial Fraud Unit Jim Letten, Senior Counsel with Butler Snow LLP, and longest consecutively-serving U.S. Attorney Shamoil T. Shipchandler, Regional Director of the SEC's Fort Worth Office With in-depth, practical and timely discussions, including: Changes to the Enforcement Space: The In-House Counsel’s Perspective Effective Management of Internal Investigations Financial Fraud Enforcement Trends Coping with Data Management: Tips for In-House Counsel False Claims Act Developments Cybersecurity: The Latest Strategies for Responding to Ransomware and Other Incidents more

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2018 Cybersecurity

Cyber intrusions—data breaches, hacking, ransomware, and other threats—continue to make headlines and affect companies and organizations of all sizes. Essential Cybersecurity Law is a one-day, extensive program designed to walk through key phases and legal issues relating to breach preparedness and response. Hear directly from top government officials, get the latest updates on regulatory actions and litigation, and gain detailed and practical guidance for implementing internal controls and responding to a data breach. Topics include:  Civil Litigation and Regulatory Update Cybersecurity Regulation and Enforcement Incidence Response and Breach Disclosure Cybersecurity Insurance Legal Implications of Ephemeral Data Blockchain Technology, Smart Contracts, and Data Protection Third Party Vendor Management The In-House Perspective on Managing Current Threats and Challenges If you are a practitioner, in-house counsel, or board member undertaking cybersecurity issues for your organization, this one-day course is for you. more



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2018 Corporate Counsel

The 40th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute offers in-depth, practical discussions on legal issues for in-house counsel and outside counsel who represent companies of all sizes. The Institute is presented by the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas and The University of Texas School of Law. Highlights include: Discussion of Shareholder Activism and Hostile Activity, including tactics for activist defense, raid preparedness, board/corporate governance, and shareholder engagement. Cybersecurity insight From the Mind of a Hacker, including a look into how to avoid being bait and what happens on the dark web. Tips for preparing your corporate representative for their time in the witness chair, and tips for keeping your in-house counsel out of that same chair. Analysis of Employee Ideology v. Company Values, with discussion of headline-making events that have put this collision of rights on the front page. Updates on labor and employment law, including insight into the latest on Class Action Waivers and Arbitration Agreements with discussion of the fallout from the NRLB’s decision in D.R. Horton, Inc. Best practices for board service, and analysis of Ethical Hazards That Confront In-House Counsel Exploration of how diversity in the work place and effectively working with local counsel can improve your legal department and help you get better results in the boardroom and the courtroom. more



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2017 Government Enforcement

The University of Texas School of Law’s 4th Annual Government Enforcement Institute (UTGEI) is one of the premier enforcement programs in the country. Hear from some of the nation’s most prominent authorities on key issues and strategies for protecting companies and executives in government investigations. The Institute offers collegial forum for in-house counsel and practitioners to engage with high-level current and former government officials, including: Keynote Presentation by Benjamin D. Singer, Deputy Chief of the DOJ’s Fraud Section Audrey T. Andrews, SVP and GC for Tenet Healthcare Corporation Kara Novaco Brockmeyer, Partner with Debevoise & Plimpton, and former Chief of the SEC Enforcement Division’s FCPA Unit Patrick K. Craine, Deputy GC and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for Chesapeake Energy Corporation Charles E. Duross, Partner with Morrison & Foerster LLP, and former Deputy Chief of the DOJ’s Fraud Section Jason S. Flemmons, Sr. Managing Director with Ankura Consulting Group, and former Deputy Chief Accountant for the SEC’s Division of Enforcement Jim Letten, Senior Counsel with Butler Snow LLP, and longest consecutively-serving U.S. Attorney Michael F. Maloney, Chief Accountant for the SEC’s Division of Enforcement Paul E. Pelletier, Partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, and former Principal Deputy Chief of the DOJ’s Fraud Section Shamoil T. Shipchandler, Regional Director of the SEC's Fort Worth Office With in-depth, practical and timely discussions, including: The Administration’s Shifting Priorities: What’s Hot, What’s Not and What You Need to Know Financial Fraud Enforcement: Public Companies, the SEC and the DOJ Handling Environmental Actions: The General Counsel’s Perspective Healthcare Enforcement Issues: Civil and Criminal Developments FCPA: Perspectives from the Top The General Counsel and the Compliance Function: A Marriage Made In… more




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2017 Cybersecurity

Data breaches are increasingly inevitable—and potentially devastating—to companies of all sizes. Essential Cybersecurity Law is a one-day, extensive program designed to walk through key phases and legal issues relating to breach preparedness and response. Hear directly from top officials at HHSC, DOJ, and the SEC, get the latest updates on regulatory actions and litigation, and gain detailed and practical guidance for implementing internal controls and responding to a data breach. Topics include:  Cybersecurity Regulation and Enforcement, including HIPAA Compliance and HHS Enforcement Litigation Update Internal Controls and Compliance Incidence Response and Breach Disclosure Cybersecurity Insurance Privacy and Data Security in an Increasingly Globalized World The In-House Perspective on Managing Cybersecurity If you are a practitioner, in-house counsel, or board member undertaking cybersecurity issues for your organization, this one-day course is for you. more




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2017 Corporate Counsel

The 39th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute offers in-depth, practical discussions on legal issues for in-house counsel and outside counsel who represent companies of all sizes. The Institute is presented by the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas and The University of Texas School of Law. 2017 program highlights include: In-house perspective into pressures to improve disclosure, increase board diversity, enhance corporate governance and stave off cyber-attacks in What Keeps Boards Up at Night? Updates on employment law, trends in mergers and acquisitions, trade secret best practices, and trends in compensation A discussion of Effective Partnering, including best practices for effective communication between in-house and outside counsel on all facets of litigation practice, with focus on recent changes to the role of in-house counsel The Opportunity to Trump Obama's Environmental & Energy Agenda: a review of the first 100 days of the Trump Administration and what it means for the energy industry Judicial Views on the Role of In-House Counsel and the C-Suite featuring Hon Caroline Elizabeth Baker, 295th Civil District Court, Hon. Alfred Bennett, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, and Hon. Randall W. Wilson, 157th District Court. Cybersecurity updates, including insights into the risks when data breaches occur and how to manage a data breach crisis, and practical tips for how to respond to network intrusions, data loss, data breach, and cyber disruption more




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2016 Government Enforcement

Don’t miss The University of Texas School of Law’s 3rd Annual Government Enforcement Institute (UTGEI)—quickly becoming one of the premier enforcement programs in the country.   The Institute brings together a nationally recognized faculty to discuss key issues and strategies for protecting companies and executives in government investigations. It provides a unique collegial forum for in-house counsel and practitioners to engage with high-level current and former government officials from the SEC, DOJ, EPA, and other authorities with an enforcement mandate. Hear the latest enforcement trends, risk areas and judicial and legislative developments, as well as indispensable insight and practical advice in handling a government investigation.  Just a few of this year's UTGEI highlights include: In-House Counsel’s Effective Management of Investigations, provides key considerations for conducting and managing internal investigations and collaborating with external counsel and includes representatives from NIKE, Inc., Chesapeake Energy Corporation, and (formerly) BP. SEC Priorities: The Year Past, The Year Ahead featuring Scott Friestad, Associate Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, and Shamoil T. Shipchandler, Director of the SEC’s Fort Worth Regional Office. Punishing Corporations Isn’t Enough: The Government’s Push to Prosecute Individuals, moderated by Jim Letten, Senior Counsel with Butler Snow LLP, and former U.S. Attorney, looks at the implications of the Yates Memo and increased efforts to prosecute individuals in corporate fraud cases. Surviving Internal Investigation and Prosecution with former GC of a major technology firm, Kent Roberts, discusses the dynamics of an internal investigation including Roberts’ own experience being indicted by the SEC during the options backdating scandal. Cybersecurity for Business Infrastructure with information security and cyber risk leads from Chevron and Calpine Corporation. When Bad Things Happen to Good Companies: Managing Catastrophic Environmental Risks, features EPA Regional Counsel, James O’Rourke Payne, and LyondellBasell Lead Counsel, Steve Cook, and discusses essential preparations and post-incident strategies for managing an environmental crisis. Whistleblowers: The Challenges for In-House Counsel provides key strategies and considerations for successfully navigating the challenges posed to companies by whistleblowers. Corporate Families, Board Committees and the Ethical Issues They Present with Randall M. Ebner, Assistant General Counsel with Exxon Mobil Corporations, and John K. Villa of Williams & Connolly LLP uses a hypothetical scenario to highlight the ethical problems and professional conflicts for corporate lawyers who advise companies and boards.   more




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2016 Cybersecurity

Data breaches are increasingly inevitable—and potentially devastating—to companies of all sizes. Essential Cybersecurity Law is a one-day, extensive program designed to walk through key phases of breach preparedness and response. It provides detailed and practical guidance for implementing internal controls, developing an incident response plan, and responding to a data breach, as well as update on regulatory actions and class action litigation. Topics include: Top 10 Myths About Cybersecurity Internal Controls and Compliance HIPAA Breach Reporting Developing and Testing an Incident Response Plan Responding to a Data Breach Cybersecurity Insurance Policies Regulatory Actions and Civil Litigation Update The In-House Perspective: Latest Challenges and Solutions in Managing Cybersecurity If you are a practitioner, in-house counsel, or board member undertaking cybersecurity issues for your organization, this one-day course is for you. more




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2016 Corporate Counsel

The 38th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute offers in-depth, practical discussions on legal issues for in-house counsel and outside counsel who represent companies of all sizes. The Institute is presented by the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas and The University of Texas School of Law. 2016 program highlights include: Analysis of Ethics and Risk Allocation Between In-House and Outside Counsel with John M. “Jack” Tanner, Fairfield and Woods, P.C., Denver, CO. Effective strategies for balancing the risks and benefits of software as a service (SAAS) and cloud computing, including tips for contract negotiation. Insight into Internal Investigations and the Compliance Function, including practice tips, steps for effective compliance, and possible outcomes of ineffective policies. Lessons Learned from Trial, featuring highly acclaimed lawyers and judges sharing what works, what doesn’t, and what to do when your company is involved in litigation. Practical tips on building an effective code of conduct, protecting trade secrets, and complying with preservation obligations. more




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2015 Government Enforcement

Join a national faculty of government officials, private practitioners and general counsel for The University of Texas School of Law 2015 Government Enforcement Institute (UTGEI). The Institute provides a unique collegial forum for practitioners and in-house counsel to engage with high-level current and former government officials from the SEC, DOJ, CFPB, FTC and other authorities with an enforcement mandate. Hear the latest enforcement trends, risk areas and judicial and legislative developments, as well as indispensable insight and practical advice on key stages and considerations during a government investigation.    UTGEI program highlights include: Andrew Ceresney, Director of Enforcement for the SEC, opens with the Keynote Presentation, The SEC’s Cooperation Program:  Reflections on Five Years of Experience The Company in Crisis: Talking to Investors, Regulators and the Media provides best practices for crisis communication, including strategies for dealing with the media, investors and the public, featuring Audrey T. Andrews, General Counsel, Tenet Healthcare Examination of the role of the corporate board in a government investigation with Robb Voyles, General Counsel, Halliburton The SEC’s new emphasis on accounting fraud, featuring David Woodcock, Regional Director SEC A look at the SEC’s recent focus on attorney disciplinary actions with former U.S. Attorney, Jim Letten and SEC Associate Director for Enforcement, Scott Friestad “The Lightning Round” updates on current priorities and actions from the SEC, FTC, CFTC, DOJ and CFPB Discussion of the role of the external auditor and key considerations during an investigation featuring Claudius B. Modesti, Director of Enforcement at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Cybersecurity: Proactive Steps to Minimize Liability An overview of key recent cases and legislative developments more




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2015 Corporate Counsel

The 37th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute offers in-depth, practical discussions on legal issues for in-house counsel and outside counsel who represent companies of all sizes. 2015 program highlights include: Ryan M. Garcia, Dell, Austin, TX, explores the transition of social media from a brand new technology to an integral part of your everyday lives, including the more mature issues and understandings you are dealing with today Learn best practice tips for in-house counsel responding to government investigations and identify common legal issues and ethical pitfalls that arise throughout the investigation and best strategies to address them Hear from compliance officers and government-experienced attorneys on staying abreast of the government’s actions involving violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Steve Kardell Jr., Clouse Dunn LLP, Dallas, TX, examines the mind of the whistleblower and the factors that encourage whistleblowing Prepare for legal challenges and learn cutting-edge principles and techniques for managing risk beyond borders in The Top Five Cross-Border Legal Issues for In-House Counsel Explore the legal issues that arise from employees using their own devices to work on company business and access customer information with Gary D. Eisenstat, Figari & Davenport, L.L.P., Dallas, TX Gain advice for best practices for hiring and firing of executives and high-level consultants, legal spend and budget strategy, insurance and risk management, cyber privacy, issues in office leasing, and more Hear effective communication strategies for in-house counsel in times of corporate crisis   more




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2014 Government Enforcement

The Government Enforcement Institute (GEI) provides a unique collegial forum for practitioners and in-house counsel to engage with high-level current and former government officials from the SEC, DOJ, CFPB, FINRA and other authorities with an enforcement mandate. Hear the latest enforcement trends, risk areas and judicial and legislative developments, as well as indispensable insight and practical advice as experts walk through each stage of a government investigation and discuss many more topics of note. more




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2014 Corporate Counsel

The Corporate Counsel Institute offers in-depth, practical discussions on legal issues affecting companies of all sizes, including: Government Investigations: What to Do When the Government Comes Knocking The False Claims Act: What Every In-House Lawyer Needs to Know Cybersecurity, Data Breaches and Privacy Issues Risk: Social Media and Cloud Services Employment: FLSA Compliance and Termination Ethics: Privilege, Pro Bono, and Ethical Responsibilities of In-House Counsel more




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2013 Corporate Counsel

The 2013 Corporate Counsel Institute, presented with the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas, features:   • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Attorneys   • Boilerplate Clauses that Can Get You into Trouble   • Nuts and Bolts of Licensing Technology and Intellectual Property   • Internal Investigations: Workplace Investigation of Current Employees   • When Civil and Criminal Law Collide: Recognizing When to Call a Criminal Lawyer   • Expectations of Privacy? Latest Developments in Data Security and Privacy   • Managing Your International Business: What Every General Counsel Should Know   • Risk Based Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs more



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2012 Corporate Counsel

If you are in-house counsel or represent a company of any size, don’t miss the 2012 Corporate Counsel Institute, presented with the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas. 2012 Institute highlights include:   • The Madoff Ponzi Scheme: A Microcosm of Complex Fraud in Today’s Global Financial System with      Baker Hostetler partners, and Counsel to the SIPA Trustee, David Sheehan and Marc Powers   • How to Say No (and Still Be a “Go-To” Lawyer)   • Best practices in contract drafting, and compliance and ethics programs   • Lessons Learned from the Economic Downturn: Critical Guidance for In-House Counsel   • Privacy and Data Security: Housekeeping for Corporate Counsel   • Labor and Employment Law Update, plus Rolling Out a Mobile Workforce   • David Woodcock of the SEC with updates on Enforcement Initiatives and New Areas of Focus   • The Role of the General Counsel during Times of Corporate Crisis—real-life stories from the battlefield   • 15 credit hours including 3 hours of ethics more



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2011 Corporate Counsel

If you are in-house counsel or represent a company of any size, the 2011 Corporate Counsel Institute is a must-attend event. Sessions include:  - Insurance: What Your Management Team Needs to Know  - Preparing Your Client for a Deposition or a Trial  - Common Contracting: Negotiating and Drafting Contracts  - The Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions  - Effective Litigation Management  - Real Estate Sales  - Protecting the In-House Attorney-Client Privilege  - Powerful Strategies for Effective Negotiations  - Employment: Hiring from the Competition  - Criminalization of Business  - IP Issues for 2011, Pro Bono, and much more. more



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2010 Offshore E&P, and Shale Gas Development

Offshore E&P, and Shale Gas Development blends geology, economics, liability and indemnification issues - and the latest updates on federal regulatory initiatives - for offshore development. Afternoon sessions cover the economics and environmental and geological risks associated with shale gas development as well as best practices from leading E&P developers. Come a day early for Essential Administrative and Environmental Law for Energy Projects. more



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2010 Air Quality

Air Quality is extremely timely in light of new EPA Air Quality programs, regulations and BACT guidance coming in early 2011. Afternoon sessions include industry-focused panels with legal and environmental experts. Come a day early for Essential Administrative and Environmental Law for Energy Projects. more



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2010 Essential Administrative and Environmental Law for Energy Projects

Essential Administrative and Environmental Law for Energy Projects, offered in Austin and Houston, is designed to provide an overview of state and federal players, and regulatory frameworks involving energy projects. Afternoon sessions include special industry case studies combining legal and environmental experts. This program precedes Air Quality (in Austin) and Offshore E&P, and Shale Gas Development (in Houston). more



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2010 Corporate Counsel

If you are in-house counsel or represent a company of any size, the 2010 Corporate Counsel Institute is a must-attend event. Don’t miss exceptional speakers and critical topics at this year’s CCI. Sessions include: • Records Retention Schedule/Policy • Implementing Compliance Programs • Transportation Contracts and Logistics • Antitrust: A Midstream Review • Intellectual Property: Top 10 Focus Items • Litigation versus Arbitration in the International Context • Common Contract Provisions and Related Drafting Tips • Enterprise Risk Management and the Practice of Preventive Law • Federal Regulations Overview and much more. more



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2009 Corporate Counsel

If you represent a corporation of any size, this is a must-attend event—don't miss exceptional speakers and materials at this year's Corporate Counsel Institute. Presentations include Before and After Bankruptcy, Hot Employment Issues That Will (or Should Be) on Every Company's Radar Screen, and the closing General Counsel panel with inside and outside counsel. more



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2008 Corporate Counsel

If you represent corporations, this is a must-attend event! This year’s institute will offer substantive materials and presentations on SEC hot topics, Sarbanes Oxley, domestic and international compliance, mergers & acquisitions, employment and labor, insurance and indemnity, intellectual property, tax, campaign finance, pro bono opportunities for in-house counsel, and more. Institute speakers include such notables as Charles Matthews and Michael G. Oxley. more



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2007 Corporate Counsel

Sponsored by the Corporate Counsel Section and UT Law, this year’s institute will offer practical advice on the complex issues facing corporate counsel today:  the M&A process; setting and approving executive compensation; understanding business insurance; internal investigations; employment issues; international compliance; and much more. Don’t miss substantive presentations and materials—if you represent corporations, this is a must-attend event! more



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2006 Corporate Counsel

Sponsored by the Corporate Counsel Section and UT Law, this year’s institute offers practical advice on the complex issues facing corporate counsel: What should lawyers do when providing information to auditors? more



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2005 Corporate Counsel

The Institute covers the broad array of issues faced by corporate counsel, including: Sarbanes-Oxley, business bankruptcy, “red flags” in financial statements, key employment law issues, state legislation, compliance programs, offshore outsourcing, corporate governance, over three hours of ethical issues, and more. more



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