Seyfarth Shaw http://www.seyfarth.com Events for website www.seyfarth.com en-us email Copyright 2011 http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/JVick111618 Seyfarth Shaw Partner Jordan Vick to Present at the 15th Annual Advanced eDiscovery Institute in Washington, DC http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/JVick111618 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Seyfarth Shaw Partner Jordan Vick is on the panel for the &ldquo;Playing by the Rules: Rule Changes Essential to Your Practice&rdquo; session on Friday, November 16, at Georgetown Law&rsquo;s 15th annual Advanced eDiscovery Institute in Washington, D.C.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Session topics include:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> The 2015 Amendments to the FRCP and their actual impacts on practitioners, including unintended consequences<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li> How the changes to Federal Rule of Evidence 902 will change how parties and the court can streamline authentication of ESI and potentially eliminate the need to call a witness at trial<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li> What other changes the Rules Committee is discussing that may impact eDiscovery professionals<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li> Pilot accelerated disclosures and their impacts in Illinois and Arizona, including the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program (&ldquo;MIDP&rdquo;) in the Northern District of Illinois<br /> &nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> For more information, to see the full schedule, or to register, click&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cvent.com/events/2018-advanced-ediscovery-institute/event-summary-5b2a1313a9874fda8fa0aec70958c349.aspx">here</a>.</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/icscoxman102418 Peter Oxman to Serve as Workshop Facilitator for "Stranger Things: Keep Your Clients Out of the Upside Down when Negotiating Joint Venture Agreements" at 2018 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/icscoxman102418 Wed, 24 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Peter Oxman, a partner in Seyfarth&#39;s Real Estate department, is serving as a facilitator for the&nbsp;&quot;Stranger Things: Keep Your Clients Out of the Upside Down when Negotiating Joint Venture Agreements&quot; panel at ICSC&#39;s 2018 U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference on October 24 in Orlando, Florida.</p> <p> Panelists and participants will have an interactive discussion of material provisions in real estate joint venture agreements by veteran real estate attorneys who have been to the &ldquo;Upside Down&rdquo; universe and back with their clients. The program will focus on capital, management, exits (buy/sell/ROFO/forced sales) and dispute resolution provisions, and how to avoid going to the &ldquo;Upside Down&rdquo; universe.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/icscgoldman102418 Arren Goldman to Serve as Workshop Facilitator for "Don’t Assume Anything: Navigating the Loan Assumption Process and its Pitfalls" at 2018 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/icscgoldman102418 Wed, 24 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Arren Goldman, a partner in Seyfarth&#39;s Real Estate department, is serving as a facilitator for the&nbsp;&quot;Don&rsquo;t Assume Anything: Navigating the Loan Assumption Process and its Pitfalls&quot; panel at ICSC&#39;s 2018 U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference on October 24 in Orlando, Florida.</p> <p> Panelists and participants will learn about all aspects of the loan assumption process, from negotiating the loan assumption provisions in a purchase and sale agreement (including for property that is subject to CMBS debt), to closing the loan assumption and efficiently addressing the lender&rsquo;s diligence requirements and the cash management structure for the property. Discussion topics will include: the provisions in the original loan documents which are frequently renegotiated by the new borrower; how to negotiate the loan assumption agreement and allocate liability under the loan between the original borrower and guarantor and the new borrower and guarantor; understanding the roles, requirements and restrictions of the servicers (master and special) and rating agencies that may be involved in the loan assumption process; and how to negotiate the original loan documents at origination to make the loan assumption process smoother and less costly.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ITechLaw-101718 Seyfarth Attorneys to Participate in ITechLaw 2018 European Conference in Milan, Italy http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ITechLaw-101718 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Seyfarth Shaw LLP is pleased to be a Global Sponsor at ITechLaw&rsquo;s 2018 European Conference in Milan, October 17&ndash;19.</p> <div> ITechLaw is a not-for-profit organization established to inform and educate lawyers about the unique legal issues arising from the evolution, production, marketing, acquisition and use of information and communications technology.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The European Conference will feature wide-ranging programs and invaluable networking opportunities that will focus on cutting-edge legal topics and will provide practical insight into the latest developments in technology law.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This year, Seyfarth Shaw Partner Robert B. Milligan is on ITechLaw&rsquo;s Board of Directors and is the Co-Chair of the Local Representative Committee. Seyfarth Shaw Partner Julia Sutherland is on the panel for the &ldquo;Fashion: New Models, Old Problems?&rdquo; session on Thursday, October 16. This session will focus on the use of new and innovative technology that is transforming the fashion industry, in terms of blockchain, products traceability, and AdTech.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information, click here: <a href="https://www.itechlaw.org/conferences/2018-european-conference">https://www.itechlaw.org/conferences/2018-european-conference</a></div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar091318-Institutional The Primaries of Secondaries: Understanding Secondary Transactions in Private Equity Funds http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar091318-Institutional Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> The transfer of private equity and other alternative investment interests on the secondary market continues to gain steam, far surpassing 2017 levels. With what many believe is a fast approaching end to the current economic cycle and plans looking to be more disciplined with their portfolios, we don&rsquo;t expect the secondary market to slow down.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Please join Jennifer Neilsson and Steven Richman from our Institutional Investor team for detailed insight on the practical business, regulatory, and legal considerations you need to know as you contemplate a foray into the secondary market. In addition to working through the technical considerations of a secondaries transaction, Steven and Jenny will present best practices and lessons learned from their experience in buying and selling secondary assets.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=RJr_gIm7kE4Zk1dZkFH8BkyPx9uJRDUIxL0CzBxn2I0BQQYSzPrUHZKmFChWUXUK&amp;RS_REFERRSID=RJr_gIm7kE4Zk1dZkFH8BhcHU1sR_fhTCDGUZR_tjyc3W98hZGp6hkKnXEY4eLud&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=RJr_gIm7kE4Zk1dZkFH8BhcHU1sR_fhTCDGUZR_tjyc3W98hZGp6hkKnXEY4eLud" target="_blank">Register here</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p> If you have any questions, please contact Kerri Hacker at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:khacker@seyfarth.com">khacker@seyfarth.com</a>&nbsp;and reference this event.</p> <p> *CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. For all other jurisdictions, credit will be applied for but cannot be guaranteed. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CHIBB091318-LE Back to School, Back to Work! Latest Trends and Hot Issues with Hiring and Onboarding Employees http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CHIBB091318-LE Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> As parents and children gear up for the inevitable fall return to school (&ldquo;it&rsquo;s the most wonderful time of the year&hellip;.&rdquo;) we thought it also would be a good time to start a new chapter, and get back to our &ldquo;ABC&rdquo;s of hiring and onboarding.&nbsp; We will be tackling developments in predictive scheduling laws, pay equity issues, the impact of medical marijuana on hiring and other general hiring considerations.&nbsp; The program will include an educational tutorial and mandatory classroom participation on the following issues:</p> <ul> <li> Onboarding, hiring practices and trends (get your homework done!)</li> <li> &quot;Ban the Box&quot; (20 years later; PLUS the what, when (where, why) and how employers can ask about and use criminal history in the hiring process)</li> <li> Medical marijuana (and the wrench it throws into the drug-testing machinery)</li> <li> Pay Equity (dotting all your &ldquo;I&rdquo;s and crossing all your &ldquo;T&rdquo;s (and $$s))&nbsp;</li> <li> Predictive Scheduling (do we have to give employees a crystal ball schedule -- maybe!)&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=kz3C9dFIsXLGmF-QuvK_KZmBzSk-6K5-fJWH4CejBrHs7g-bCVaBebvcQ69sBJ7G&amp;RS_REFERRSID=kz3C9dFIsXLGmF-QuvK_KcZ_MsS2Wq-GweLCJjJbBBhh_3H2wgvQEX8XX_MU_B6z&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=kz3C9dFIsXLGmF-QuvK_KcZ_MsS2Wq-GweLCJjJbBBhh_3H2wgvQEX8XX_MU_B6z">Register Here</a></p> <p> <em>If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;Fiona Carlon&nbsp;at&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:fcarlon@seyfarth.com?subject=Questions?"><em>fcarlon</em></a><a href="mailto:fcarlon@seyfarth.com?subject=Questions?"><em>@seyfarth.com</em></a>&nbsp;<em>and reference this event.</em></p> <p> <em>Seyfarth Shaw LLP is an approved provider of Illinois Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. This seminar is&nbsp;approved for 1.5 hours of CLE credit CA, IL, NY, NJ and TX. CLE Credit is pending for GA and VA. HR professionals: please note that the HR Certification Institute accepts CLE credit toward recertification.</em></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CDFA-090618 Steve Meier a Panelist for "Who are Opportunity Fund Investors" at CDFA's Opportunity Zones: Maximizing Impact in Your Community Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CDFA-090618 Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Steven Meier, chair of Seyfarth&rsquo;s Corporate Department and co-chair of the firm&rsquo;s Tax Practice, is serving as a panelist for &quot;Who are Opportunity Fund Investors&quot; at CDFA&#39;s Opportunity Zones: Maximizing Impact in Your Community conference on September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC.</p> <p> A variety of different investors are engaging in building Opportunity Funds, including banks and corporations, venture capitalists, impact investors, to name a few. Who are they and how can you engage them to consider investments in your community? The program will include&nbsp;a roundtable of investors who will discuss their approaches, what motivates them, and the types of investments or assets they are considering in local Opportunity Zones.&nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/LERoadShow-082918 Wait…. You Want What?? Tips, Tools, and Talking Points for Navigating Accommodation Issues http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/LERoadShow-082918 Wed, 29 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:120%"> <span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">Always wanted to get to a Seyfarth Labor and Employment program but don&rsquo;t want the hassle of coming downtown?&nbsp; Well, we&rsquo;re bringing the program to the &#39;burbs!<br /> <br /> Thorny accommodation issues causing you heartburn?&nbsp; How to push back on a difficult accommodation request keeping you awake at night?&nbsp; You got questions?&nbsp; We&rsquo;ve got answers!<br /> <br /> Accommodation requests can come in many forms and in many contexts: disability and medical leaves, LGBTQ, religion,&nbsp; pregnancy, and VESSA/domestic violence ... the list is (literally) endless.&nbsp; Please join us for an informative panel discussion that will address employee requests for accommodations related to time off, breaks, leave, modification of work areas, alternative schedules and more.<br /> <br /> Along with telling some war stories -- the panel will discuss how &ldquo;know it when you hear it;&rdquo; how to respond to requests (no matter how outrageous); what to (and what not to) say; recognizing when (and discussing how) to get more information; navigating the interactive process; follow up; and (because we&rsquo;re lawyers) DOCUMENTATION!<br /> <br /> We will also provide examples of legally compliant best practices for managing when the accommodation cannot be made, how to communicate whether an accommodation has been approved or not, and how to discuss alternative accommodations.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> What else you ask??&nbsp; As parting gifts, all attendees will walk away with a general accommodations process checklist and a general checklist for the interactive discussion. (And hopefully a little more peace of mind!)&nbsp; Join us in Oak Brook.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=236cl91VFSvDFRQtFhV6B7yEbBeRfK43usM_75kuyjrhZ3z9vQUUxXVpwEwCujRP&amp;RS_REFERRSID=236cl91VFSvDFRQtFhV6B7yEbBeRfK43usM_75kuyjpThggX5ODsPA3dD0Ni0Dk7&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=236cl91VFSvDFRQtFhV6B7yEbBeRfK43usM_75kuyjpThggX5ODsPA3dD0Ni0Dk7">REGISTER HERE</a></p> <p> <em>If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Prentiss at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:aprentiss@seyfarth.com?subject=Questions?">aprentiss@</a><a href="mailto:aprentiss@seyfarth.com?subject=Questions?">seyfarth.com</a>&nbsp;and reference this event.</em></p> <p> Learn more about our <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/labor-employment">Labor and Employment practice</a>.<br /> <br /> <em>Seyfarth Shaw LLP is an approved provider of Illinois Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. This seminar is&nbsp;approved for 1.5 hours of CLE credit CA, IL, NY, NJ and TX. CLE Credit is pending for GA and VA. HR professionals: please note that the HR Certification Institute accepts CLE credit toward recertification</em></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ACC-HK-082918 Seyfarth Hosts Presentation to the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Hong Kong—Equality in Employment: Discrimination Law Update http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ACC-HK-082918 Wed, 29 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Seyfarth Shaw&rsquo;s Hong Kong office is hosting the presentation, &ldquo;Equality in Employment: Discrimination Law Update,&rdquo; for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Hong Kong on 29 August, 2018.</p> <p> Hong Kong tends to trail behind other jurisdictions on topics of individual equality in the workplace, but the landscape is changing in light of recent high profile cases such as <em>QT v Director of Immigration</em> and <em>Leung Chun Kwong v Secretary for the Civil Service</em> which aim to challenge the status of &ldquo;marriage&rdquo; for same-sex couples as it relates to workplace policies such as visas and benefits.</p> <p> These cases come at critical time on the topic of human rights in particular with the pending appeal hearing on <em>ZN v Secretary of Justice</em> and the introduction of the Modern Slavery Bill. What are the implications if the legislation is passed? What can we learn from other jurisdictions?</p> <p> With growing international debate regarding the gender pay gap and promotion of women - what are corporations doing in Asia in terms of self-governance?</p> <p> International corporations operating in Hong Kong have proved to be a positive influence on these debates - but what is next?</p> <p> In this collaborative discussion, the participants will look at the changing landscape of equality and discrimination law in Hong Kong, as well as discuss the broader changes in the corporate context.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar082818-LE Paid Sick Leave Epidemic in 2018 and Potential Federal Cures http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar082818-LE Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Since 2014, one of the most rapidly growing areas in employment law has been that of mandatory paid sick leave affecting private employers.&nbsp; At the start of 2014, mandatory paid sick leave laws existed in only five locations around the country.&nbsp; For private employers outside of these locations, paid sick leave was not mandatory and, instead, was a benefit employers could elect to offer some or all of their employees.&nbsp; However, today&rsquo;s paid sick leave landscape is significantly different and more complex as the number of existing paid sick leave laws has grown to at least 45.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The 2018 calendar year is responsible for much of this growth as several states &mdash;Maryland, Rhode Island, and New Jersey&mdash; and major U.S. cities &mdash;Seattle, WA, New York City, NY, and Austin, TX&mdash; recently adopted new or released amended paid sick leave laws.&nbsp; Each law or ordinance, as is common when combating a state or local sick leave strain, contains a number of potential pitfalls for employers that must be handled with caution in order to comply with the new requirements.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> While the paid sick leave prognosis for the rest of the year could see these laws spread to additional states and cities, the epidemic has caught the eye of the federal government. Multiple proposals on how to handle the country&rsquo;s paid sick leave patchwork, each of which will require much work before becoming a reality, have been introduced in Congress. We will examine several of these proposals, including whether they would actually provide an antidote to the paid sick leave epidemic.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Join us on August 28 to learn how these new paid sick leave developments affect you, and the current prospects for potential federal involvement.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=uERUc0HllBDRj3ZgTU4_cVs11cqvOgmHxwMY3ZTVmyB7k1i6jAWzrJlMt6d7R3WM&amp;RS_REFERRSID=uERUc0HllBDRj3ZgTU4_cRjY7VmOmtc5xSC-87hDL9A944-hA1DhAQgPn3lRLj1r&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=uERUc0HllBDRj3ZgTU4_cRjY7VmOmtc5xSC-87hDL9A944-hA1DhAQgPn3lRLj1r">Register Here</a></div> <div> <p style="margin-top:15.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:12.0pt;margin-left: 0in;line-height:120%"> <em><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">If you have any questions, please contact Cassie Peterson at <a href="mailto:clpeterson@seyfarth.com">clpeterson@seyfarth.com</a> and reference this event.</span></em><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p> *CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/OSHA-082318-ATL OSHA Trends and Developments: One Year Into the Trump Administration http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/OSHA-082318-ATL Thu, 23 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> In this program, our panelists will lead an interactive discussion on the trends we are seeing in OSHA regulation a year into the Trump administration.&nbsp; Employers&rsquo; expectations for a more business-friendly Agency have not materialized, as the still-leaderless Agency proceeds ahead with aggressive enforcement. The program will address timely regulatory and compliance issues for employers, including:</p> <ul> <li> Update on OSHA under the Trump Administration and Scott Mugno&rsquo;s Nomination to Head OSHA</li> <li> Continued Aggressive Enforcement Trends Under the Trump Administration</li> <li> Ongoing OSHA Initiatives such as Electronic Reporting</li> <li> Workplace Violence</li> <li> The Rise of Whistleblowers</li> <li> Best Practices for Managing an OSHA Inspection</li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=AZNDIGBHrD7mZy1KZ4TOGkXLK7pgotsPz660VzkrxzCHBukT_VycpboRGD9z-xwP&amp;RS_REFERRSID=AZNDIGBHrD7mZy1KZ4TOGpuUcFh1UjgrGLv0P9hqYWWUPe8ieA6BlPv0sZvsOdFb&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=AZNDIGBHrD7mZy1KZ4TOGpuUcFh1UjgrGLv0P9hqYWWUPe8ieA6BlPv0sZvsOdFb">Register Here</a></p> <p> <em>If you have any questions, please contact Danijela Mandell at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:dmandell@seyfarth.com">dmandell@seyfarth.com</a>&nbsp;and reference this event.</em></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webcast-082318 Dean Fanelli and Thomas Haag to Present "Patent Race on the Emergence of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology" Webinar http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webcast-082318 Thu, 23 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Seyfarth Partners Dean Fanelli and Thomas Haag will be presenting &quot;Patent Race on the Emergence of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology,&rdquo; offered by The Knowledge Group LLC Live Webcast Series, on August 23, 2018.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> As cryptocurrency and blockchain technology rapidly become mainstream and emerge as disruptive technologies, the number of patents filed under these technologies is also rapidly increasing. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) the number of patent applications has doubled since 2016. Thus, giving the impression that the recent increase in filings of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related patents has raised awareness and interest to the public. However, many companies and individuals are still unaware of what aspects of this technology can be patented. To avoid potential risks, financial damages, and confusion, the myths and misconceptions in the patent application of cryptocurrency-related technologies should be immediately addressed.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This webinar will provide in-depth discussion of the fundamentals as well as important patent-related issues concerning cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Dean Fanelli and Thomas Haag will go beyond the basics and identify common myths and misconceptions surrounding this significant topic. They will also enumerate best strategies and practical tips to avoid risks and potential damages.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Key topics include:</div> <ul> <li> Patent Landscape of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology</li> <li> Pros and Cons of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain</li> <li> Addressing Common Myths and Misconceptions</li> <li> Formulating Best Strategies and Practical Tips</li> <li> Trends and Updates in 2018</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information and registration, <a href="https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/patent-race-on-the-emergence/" target="_blank">click here</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar081618-LIT 2018 Massachusetts Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Reform http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar081618-LIT Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> On August 10, Governor Charlie Baker signed a Non-Compete Reform Bill into law. Although the bill largely codifies existing common law, there are some significant changes that companies with employees is Massachusetts should be aware of. Among other things, non-competes may not be enforced against certain types of employees; continued employment will no longer be sufficient consideration for existing employees; any employees subject to non-compete restrictions must be provided with &ldquo;garden leave&rdquo; (i.e., 50% of their base pay) during the restricted period, or &ldquo;other mutually agreed upon consideration&rdquo; (which is not defined); there are new notification requirements, and agreements with Massachusetts employees purportedly may not apply the laws of other states or mandate venue for lawsuits outside of Massachusetts.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> As part of the same overarching economic development bill, Massachusetts has also now joined 48 other states in adopting the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, which will also changes existing law (although without creating nearly as much confusion and uncertainty as the non-compete law).</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Understanding the impact of these changes, and what to expect, will help your company safeguard its most valuable assets and maintain its advantage over competitors.&nbsp; Please join Seyfarth Shaw&rsquo;s Boston team for an informative webinar on what to expect when this law goes into effect on October 1, 2018.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=fevC9lFZR6vC3pEK2J9zhwgGRMVBLvm144elrZa4swX6P6Jcs8AiPXNqQpBC3jPk&amp;RS_REFERRSID=fevC9lFZR6vC3pEK2J9zhxhCwYWh9D39nD0hjk2hFw9kX7BOv1KbmHEkOkBeqIsm&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=fevC9lFZR6vC3pEK2J9zhxhCwYWh9D39nD0hjk2hFw9kX7BOv1KbmHEkOkBeqIsm">REGISTER HERE</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p> <em>If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;Colleen Vest at <a href="mailto:cvest@seyfarth.com?subject=August%2016%20Trade%20Secrets%20Webinar">cvest@seyfarth.com</a> and reference this event.</em></p> <p> *CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Milligan-081418 Robert Milligan to Present DTSA Trends and Developments Webinar http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Milligan-081418 Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Seyfarth Partner and Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud &amp; Non-Compete Practice Group Co-Chair Robert Milligan is presenting a webinar focused on the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). The Knowledge Group webinar, titled &ldquo;Defend Trade Secrets Act Litigation in the 2018 Landscape: Understanding New Trends and Developments,&rdquo; is from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time and will cover the following topics:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> Increasing Popularity of Trade Secret Litigation: Key Driving Factors</li> <li> Recent DTSA Litigation Trends</li> <li> Current Issues and Developments</li> <li> Notable Cases</li> <li> Litigation Strategies</li> <li> What Lies Ahead</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information or to register for the webinar, <a href="https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/invites_view/invite.php?sid=6550">click here</a>.</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Lurie-AILA081118 Dawn Lurie to Present at the AILA Employer Compliance and Worksite Enforcement Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Lurie-AILA081118 Sat, 11 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Dawn Lurie, senior counsel in Seyfarth&#39;s Immigration Practice Group, will present two sessions at the 2018 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Employer Compliance and Worksite Enforcement Conference in Boston, MA.&nbsp;The 2018 AILA Employer Compliance and Worksite Enforcement conference, a comprehensive two-day event led by nationally recognized experts, is designed to educate attendees on the most pressing compliance and enforcement issues facing employers and attorneys and provide essential tips and best practices for how to deal with them. The first day of sessions will focus on employer compliance in immigration law, while the second day will address worksite enforcement in both beginner/intermediate&ndash; and master-level tracks.</p> <p> The first session, Introduction to Electronic I-9 System, will discuss how many employers have switched to electronic I-9 systems to become more efficient in their onboarding process. Not all systems are equal, however, nor are all compliant under the current regulations and guidance. Panelists will provide an overview of the issues to be considered when reviewing and advising employers on the compliancy of electronic I-9 systems. Topics will include:</p> <ul> <li> What Is ICE Requesting During I-9 Investigations?</li> <li> What Do the Regulations Require for System Compliance?</li> <li> Common Electronic System Concerns</li> <li> Onboarding Systems vs. Stand-Alone I-9 Systems</li> <li> The Pros and Cons of Going Electronic</li> </ul> <div> The second session, IER Investigations, will discuss how when IER decides to focus its resources on investigating your client, no stone is left unturned.&nbsp; With the changing political environment and the implementation of the BAHA Executive Order, it is more important than ever to know what to expect and how to respond to IER investigations and litigation. The experts on this panel will discuss how to best prepare your clients for potential IER investigations and the potential penalties that they may face. In addition, they also will discuss the steps required when the case goes to litigation. Topics will include:&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> Monitoring and Compliance Within E-Verify, the Link to IER</li> <li> <span style="white-space: pre;">I</span>ER Fines and Penalties</li> <li> Discovery, Pleading, and Jurisdiction</li> <li> What to Expect of the Possibility of Litigation</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Lurie-EVerify080918 Dawn Lurie to Present an E-Verify Webinar for Lorman http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Lurie-EVerify080918 Thu, 09 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> On Thursday, August 9, 2018, Dawn Lurie, senior counsel in Seyfarth&#39;s Immigration Practice Group will present a webinar for Lorman on E-Verify from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> This webinar will assist employers with navigating the Department of Homeland Security&#39;s online E-Verify system which verifies an employee&#39;s work eligibility. The Trump administration has indicated that it&#39;s considering possible mandatory E-Verify nationwide. The discussion will cover improvements that E-Verify has made over the years, considerations when enrolling, as well as the proper use of the system. In a climate of heightened enforcement, familiarity with the E-Verify system is critical.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Learning Objectives Include:&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> You will be able to discuss how to enroll in E-Verify</li> <li> You will be able to recognize the importance of training users</li> <li> You will be able to review what the monitoring and compliance division does at USCIS</li> <li> You will be able to identify best practices recognized by ICE and the Department of Justice&#39;s Immigrant and Employee Right&#39;s Office</li> </ul> </div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information or to register for the webinar, <a href="http://www.lorman.com/training/recruiting/e-verify?discount_code=E8642936&amp;p=13389&amp;s=direct#overview">click here</a>.</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar080918-LE Preparing For A New School Year: Managing Special Education Legal Compliance http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar080918-LE Thu, 09 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> This webinar is designed for school administrators and special education case managers and will focus on important legal requirements of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.&nbsp; It will focus on compliance requirements important to school administrators and case managers to assist in their efforts to meet a school&rsquo;s legal responsibilities to its students eligible for IDEA services and protected by these laws.<br /> <br /> Topics covered will include:</p> <ul> <li> The FAPE standard after the Supreme Court&rsquo;s decision in <em>Endrew F.</em> and practical considerations for IEP development and management to show FAPE is being provided</li> <li> Legal requirements when discipline is recommended for an IDEA eligible student</li> <li> Special considerations when addressing safety and harassment prevention for IDEA eligible students</li> <li> The importance of completing FBAs and BIPs and effective implementation for students presenting with behavioral issues</li> <li> Responding to specific requests for accommodations</li> <li> Responsive measures when a parent withdraws and enrolls their child in a private school of parent&rsquo;s choice</li> <li> Practical considerations for record-keeping and management.</li> </ul> <p> <em>If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;Cassie Peterson&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:clpeterson@seyfarth.com">clpeterson@seyfarth.com</a> and reference this event.</em></p> <p> *CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/DCBB-080618LE The Labor and Employment Legislative Agenda as We Head into the Elections: What You Need To Know http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/DCBB-080618LE Mon, 06 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Seyfarth Shaw&#39;s <strong>Government Relations and Policy Group</strong> invites you to join two of Capitol Hill&#39;s top labor staffers for an engaging update on what to expect after the August recess and before the midterm elections. With a relatively short legislative calendar to work with, this briefing will focus on the top priorities of the Senate HELP and House Education and the Workforce Committees.<br /> <br /> Topics include:</p> <ul> <li> Paid Leave&nbsp;&mdash; H.R. 4219 and state preemption</li> <li> Joint Employer&nbsp;&mdash; pending legislation and the NLRB rulemaking</li> <li> Apprenticeships&nbsp;&mdash; the need for modernization and accessibility</li> <li> Retirement/Pensions &mdash; multiemployer reform and the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act of 2018</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Speakers:</strong></p> <p> <a href="https://www.help.senate.gov/chair/newsroom/press/alexander-announces-policy-directors-for-health-education-labor-and-pensions-committee" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" target="_blank">Andy Banducci</a><span style="color: black; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">, Labor and Pensions Policy Director, Senate HELP Committee</span><br /> <a href="https://edworkforce.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=401980" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" target="_blank">Rob Green</a><span style="color: black; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">, Workforce Policy Director, House Education and the Workforce Committee</span><br /> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/RandelJohnson" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" target="_blank">Randy Johnson</a><span style="color: black; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP</span></p> <p> <em>If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;Sean Frebes&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:sfrebes@seyfarth.com">sfrebes@seyfarth.com</a> and reference this event.</em></p> <p> Learn more about our <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/Government-Relations-and-Policy" target="_blank">Government Relations and Policy Group</a> and&nbsp;subscribe to our <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/Policy-Matters-Newsletter" target="_blank">Policy Matters Newsletter</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/mcleday072718 Jinouth Vasquez Santos to Present “Potpourri of Employment Issues - Workers and Weed” at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles's MCLE Day http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/mcleday072718 Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Jinouth Vasquez Santos, associate in Seyfarth&#39;s Labor &amp; Employment practice group and member of the Cannabis Law specialty team, will be presenting &ldquo;Potpourri of Employment Issues - Workers and Weed&rdquo; at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles&#39;s MCLE Day on July 27.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ICEEvent-DC-072518 ICE Cold in July: Inside Worksite Compliance http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ICEEvent-DC-072518 Wed, 25 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Seyfarth Shaw&#39;s <strong>Immigration Compliance and Enforcement Team</strong> invites you to join representatives from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Justice&rsquo;s Civil Rights Division,&nbsp;Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) for an engaging roundtable focusing on worksite enforcement partnerships and practices.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Topics include:</p> <ul> <li> To Join or Not to Join: The Mutual Agreement Between Government and Employers (IMAGE)</li> <li> What to Do If Your Summer Turns Cold?&nbsp;Preparing for a Form I-9 Notice of Inspection</li> <li> Electronic I-9 Systems: Don&rsquo;t Forget to Look Under the Hood</li> <li> Avoiding Discrimination Issues: Holding Tight to the BAHA Bandwagon</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Jodi Danis</strong>, Special Litigation Counsel (Acting head of IER) and <strong>John Dietrich</strong>, Washington, D.C. ICE IMAGE Coordinator, will participate in this interactive session along with fellow Homeland Security Investigations representatives from ICE headquarters.</p> <p> <em>If you have any questions, please contact Sean Frebes at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:sfrebes@seyfarth.com">sfrebes@seyfarth.com</a> and reference this event.</em></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar072518-LE Independent Contractors and Class Action Waivers for California Employers http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar072518-LE Wed, 25 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:120%"> <span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">Join us as we discuss two new decisions that affect how California employers evaluate (a) classification of workers as independent contractors versus employees, for wage and hour purposes, and (b) class action waivers in arbitration agreements.&nbsp; During the first half of our program, our experts will discuss the California Supreme Court&rsquo;s ruling in Dyamex and the &ldquo;ABC&rdquo; test for contractor status.&nbsp; The second half of the program will be devoted to understanding the impact of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis on California arbitration agreements.&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</div> <div style="color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <em>If you have any questions, please contact Cassie Peterson at&nbsp;<a class="cms-content-links" href="mailto:clpeterson@seyfarth.com" style="text-decoration-line: none; color: rgb(0, 168, 225); cursor: pointer;">clpeterson@seyfarth.com</a>&nbsp;and reference this event.</em></div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/strafford07242018 John Napoli to Present Strafford Webinar "Depreciation and Expensing: New Rules and Limits Under Current Tax Law" http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/strafford07242018 Tue, 24 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> John Napoli, co-chair of Seyfarth&#39;s Tax practice, will be presenting the Strafford webinar, &quot;Depreciation and Expensing: New Rules and Limits Under Current Tax Law,&quot; on July 24, 2018 from 1:00 PM - 2:50 PM EDT.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Program Description</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> The new tax law includes favorable changes for taxpayers for recovering costs of capital expenses for business purposes. Changes to certain depreciation and expensing rules lowered the cost of acquiring capital assets, providing tax benefits and planning opportunities to businesses.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The new expensing and cost recovery changes the analysis for cost recovery in determining the appropriate tax treatment for tangible property expenditures. Before tax reform, taxpayers could deduct 50% of the cost of tangible personal property placed in service during the tax year followed and apply accelerated depreciation to the remaining 50% of the cost.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Now, taxpayers may take 100% bonus depreciation on qualified property acquired and placed in service after Sept. 27, 2017, subject to a phase-out beginning in the year 2023. The definition of &ldquo;qualified property&rdquo; has also been expanded to include used assets subject to specific limitations.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The expansion of IRC &sect;179 increases the maximum amount a taxpayer may expense up to $1 million and increases the threshold amount to $2.5 million, expanding the availability of IRC &sect;179 to more taxpayers. IRC &sect;179 property now includes specific depreciable tangible personal property, and the definition of &ldquo;qualified property&rdquo; for IRC &sect;179 purposes now covers some improvements made to nonresidential real property as well. Tax professionals and advisers must be knowledgeable of the requirements and nuances of the new depreciation and expensing rules to properly advise and develop tax saving techniques for taxpayers.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The panel will provide a detailed analysis of the new rules for depreciation and expensing and provides planning considerations for tax professionals and advisers.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Key issues discussed will include:</strong></div> <ul> <li> Application of the depreciation and expensing rules under current tax law</li> <li> Bonus depreciation challenges and limitations</li> <li> IRC &sect;179 expansion and deduction requirements</li> <li> Determining &ldquo;qualified property&rdquo; bonus depreciation and IRC &sect;179 purposes</li> <li> Limitations on personal use property</li> <li> Understanding the recovery periods for real property and considerations for electing out of interest expense deduction limitations</li> <li> Comparing bonus depreciation and IRC &sect;179 in deductions and factors regarding NOL limitations</li> <li> Planning methods to ensure tax savings for taxpayers</li> </ul> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar072418-LIT Protecting Trade Secrets from Cyber and Other Threats http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar072418-LIT Tue, 24 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Trade secrets are critical intellectual property for most businesses. The threat to trade secrets, whether through cybersecurity or other issues, continues to increase year after year, especially with the increased use of cloud technology, social media, and the like. The alarming frequency of targeted data theft attacks leave a company&rsquo;s trade secrets and confidential information vulnerable to outside threats.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> In Seyfarth&rsquo;s fourth installment in its 2018 Trade Secrets Webinar Series, Seyfarth attorneys Robert Milligan and Scott Atkinson, along with Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade CEO Pamela Passman, will address the issue of cyber threats and cover the following topics:&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> Identifying the greatest threats to trade secrets and how companies fall short on protecting against these threats&nbsp;</li> <li> Implementing an effective trade secret protection program&nbsp;</li> <li> Enacting effective risk reduction processes across an organization&nbsp;</li> <li> Meeting the &ldquo;reasonable steps&rdquo; requirement, including real-world examples</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Speakers</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Robert Milligan, Seyfarth Shaw LLP</div> <div> Scott Atkinson, Seyfarth Shaw LLP</div> <div> Pamela Passman, Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe)</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div> If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Vest at <a href="mailto:cvest@seyfarth.com?subject=July%2024%20Trade%20Secrets%20Webinar">cvest@seyfarth.com</a> and reference this event.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> *CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Billows-071918 Tracy Billows to Present at the National Employment Law Institute's 42nd Annual Employment Law Update http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Billows-071918 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Tracy Billows, partner at Seyfarth and Chair of the Chicago office Labor &amp; Employment Department, is presenting a session on &quot;Retaliation and Whistleblowing Claims&quot; at the National Employment Law Institute&#39;s 42nd Annual Employment Law Update.</p> <p> 2018 Topics at the conference include:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> Developments in Equal Employment Opportunity Law&nbsp;</li> <li> Retaliation and Whistleblowing Claims&nbsp;</li> <li> Critical Wage and Hour &amp; Misclassification Issues&nbsp;</li> <li> Creating Diverse, Inclusive and Respectful Work Environments&nbsp;</li> <li> ADA Developments on &quot;Reasonable Accommodation&quot;&nbsp;</li> <li> FMLA: Current Issues and Trends&nbsp;</li> <li> Pay Equity and Practical Considerations in Self-Analysis&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CREW-07182018 Seyfarth to Host and Melissa Vandewater to Speak at CREW Chicago July 2018 Lunch & Learn, “Let’s Talk Leases: Identifying Issues & Finding a Middle Ground” http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CREW-07182018 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Seyfarth Shaw LLP is a sponsor and host of the CREW Chicago Lunch &amp; Learn &ldquo;Let&rsquo;s Talk Leases: Identifying Issues &amp; Finding a Middle Ground&rdquo; on July 18, 2018.</p> <p> Melissa Vandewater, a partner in Seyfarth&rsquo;s Real Estate department, will co-lead the presentation focused on strategy, problem solving and risk mitigation from both the landlord and tenant perspective. Participants will engage in a high level discussion and Q&amp;A session on an array of topics, including key terms definition, portfolio strategy, challenges and mitigations, key milestone dates and timing, work letters and construction considerations, lender relationships, and due diligence review, among others.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Bizar-071318 David Bizar Speaking at ACI’s 30th National Forum on Consumer Finance Class Actions and Government Enforcement http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Bizar-071318 Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> On July 16-18, the American Conference Institute will hold its 30th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions and Government Enforcement. David Bizar, partner and co-chair of Seyfarth&rsquo;s Consumer Financial Services Litigation Practice, will be presenting &ldquo;Understanding the Role of the CFPB and the Death of Forced Arbitration.&rdquo; The panel discussion will evaluate the lessons learned from recent CFPB enforcement actions.</p> <p> Topics to be covered include:</p> <ul> <li> Appraising the roll back of the rule that bans banks, credit issuers and other financial institutions from using forced arbitration clauses in account contracts</li> <li> Reviewing the new rule which restricts a lender&rsquo;s ability to profit from high-interest, short-term loans</li> <li> Comparing the outcomes of cases resolved by arbitrators v. lawsuits seeking class-action status</li> <li> Predicting the regulatory efforts under Mulvaney and Trump and the potential impact on the consumer financial services industry</li> </ul> <p> The conference will provide expert strategies for in-house outside counsel on navigating class actions, litigation, and government enforcement actions and examinations in the consumer finance industry.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> For more information and to register, click&nbsp;<a href="https://www.americanconference.com/30th-national-forum-consumer-finance-class-actions-government-enforcement/">here</a>.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/MyLawCLE071718 Tonya Esposito and Stanley Jutkowitz to Present MyLawCLE Webinar "Cannabis Use in the Health and Beauty Industry: The Regulatory Landscape" http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/MyLawCLE071718 Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Tonya Esposito and Stanley Jutkowitz are presenting a national MyLawCLE webinar broadcast titled &quot;Cannabis Use in the Health and Beauty Industry: The Regulatory Landscape&rdquo; on July 17th from 2:00 PM &ndash; 4:00 PM EST. All MyLawCLE&rsquo;s are co-sponsored by the Federal Bar Association.</p> <p> Cannabis has been used for centuries, not just to smoke, but in various products like fabrics, yarns, paper, and food and beverages. A burgeoning use for the cannabis plant is in the multi-billion dollar health and beauty market. Due to the current flux in legalization and the ongoing friction between state and federal governments in the United States, there remains uncertainty as to the legality of using cannabis, or its various extracts and byproducts, in health and beauty products. Perhaps more concerning is the lack of regulation of these products and the numerous statements as to the benefits of cannabis and its extracts.</p> <p> This presentation will address the following topics:</p> <ul> <li> The distinction between cannabis, marijuana, and hemp</li> <li> The difference between hempseed oil and CBD oil</li> <li> The legal and regulatory framework of these various plants and products in everyday health and beauty products</li> <li> Current enforcement and/or litigation trends and forecast</li> </ul> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar071118-LE The Massachusetts Paid Family And Medical Leave Law—What It Means For You http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar071118-LE Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> On June 28, Governor Baker signed into law &ldquo;An Act Relative To Minimum Wage, Paid Family Medical Leave And The Sales Tax Holiday.&rdquo; Please join Seyfarth Shaw&rsquo;s Boston team for an informative webinar focusing on a review of the new law.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This session will provide detailed insight on what the Massachusetts Paid Family And Medical Leave Law means for your company and employees. Understanding the impact of this law will help your company safeguard its most valuable assets and maintain its advantage over competitors.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <em>If you have any questions, please contact Cassie Peterson at <a href="mailto:clpeterson@seyfarth.com">clpeterson@seyfarth.com</a> and reference this event.</em></div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/adisa-07112018 Steven Meier a Panelist for “Alts Due Diligence to New Products” at ADISA's 2018 AI Research & Due Diligence Forum http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/adisa-07112018 Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Steven Meier, chair of Seyfarth&rsquo;s Corporate Department and co-chair of the firm&rsquo;s Tax Practice, is serving as a panelist for &ldquo;Alts Due Diligence to New Products&rdquo; at ADISA&#39;s 2018 AI Research &amp; Due Diligence Forum on July 11, 2018 in New York.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The panel will explore new entrants to our space&mdash;like the Opportunity Zone investments in the new tax reform&mdash;and the ensuing approaches to due diligence.</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/adisa-07102018 Steven Meier a Panelist for “Tax Demo and Full Cycle of Events Debate” at ADISA's 2018 AI Research & Due Diligence Forum http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/adisa-07102018 Tue, 10 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Steven Meier, chair of Seyfarth&rsquo;s Corporate Department and co-chair of the firm&rsquo;s Tax Practice, is serving as a panelist for&nbsp;&ldquo;Tax Demo and Full Cycle of Events Debate&rdquo; at ADISA&#39;s 2018 AI Research &amp; Due Diligence Forum on July 10, 2018 in New York.</p> <p> The program will include a live tax return walk-through of a 1031 Exchange from start to finish, and will show the various forms, depreciations schedules, and explore the implications of a full cycle program. Presenters will end with a conversation on the treatment of &ldquo;rolling&rdquo; into the next DST and what that may look like, particularly when it involves multiple properties.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/meag070918 Seyfarth to Sponsor the 2018 MEAG Power Annual Meeting http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/meag070918 Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Seyfarth Shaw LLP is sponsoring the MEAG Power Annual Meeting on July 9-11.</p> <p> Attendees include mayors, council members, city managers, utility directors, and other key decision makers from 49 participant communities.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar062818-LE The Immigration Compliance Life Cycle Series - Part 5 http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar062818-LE Thu, 28 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Join Seyfarth&rsquo;s Immigration Compliance and Enforcement Team as they address critical challenges in dealing with contingent workforce issues and the always inevitable question of joint employer liability.&nbsp; Our panelists will offer practical solutions for dealing with pitfalls in this new era of ramped-up immigration enforcement and share best practices from petitioning to job placement and the knotty issues that can follow.<br /> <br /> In this session, we work with Peter, the President of 3rd Party Staffing, as he places workers at different end-client organizations.&nbsp; Peter and his end-clients, Britt Boudicca, majority owner of Boudicca Brands Inc. (an online retailer that warehouses and sells virtually everything) and Frank Froogle, managing member of Froogality LLC (a low-cost, blockchain-supported search engine that allows users sole possession of their digital searches), must navigate and handle contingent workforce issues within his own company and at the end-client sites, all while dealing with the ever-present worry of joint employer liability.&nbsp; Through real-world scenarios, audience members will learn practical tips and best practices to ensure immigration compliance in the hiring and placement of a diverse workforce throughout geographically dispersed end-client organizations.<br /> <br /> Our session concentrates on common and not-so-common contingent workforce and placement challenges:</p> <ul> <li> What are the new rules of the road for third -party placement of employees on work visas?</li> <li> How does the government interpret the employer/employee relationship?</li> <li> Who is liable in the event of any issues&mdash;the staffing agency, end client, or, in this new world of enforcement, both of them?</li> <li> What exactly can be requested of the end client, and what must the end client provide?</li> <li> Watching your words&mdash;what can (or should) be included in a Master Services Agreement and in work orders?</li> <li> What should the end client do if federal immigration officers show up at the end-client&rsquo;s worksite?</li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 0.0001pt; color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.6px;"> CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</p> <p style="margin: 15pt 0in 12pt; color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.6px;"> <em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: black;">If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;Cassie&nbsp;Peterson&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a class="cms-content-links" href="mailto:clpeterson@seyfarth.com" style="text-decoration-line: none; color: rgb(0, 168, 225); cursor: pointer;">clpeterson@seyfarth.com</a>&nbsp;and reference this event.</span></em></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/1753 Hiring in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut? – FAQs on Background Checks, Ban the Box Legislation and the Adverse Action Process http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/1753 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Beyond federal law and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, state and local laws in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut create a variety of specialized and sometimes inconsistent requirements for employers seeking to hire and make employment decisions. Please join us for an informative and interactive presentation focused on the various requirements of Ban the Box legislation, from advertisements for open positions to the interview process, mandatory disclosures and notice requirements, background checks and individualized assessments, and mandatory procedures in advance of taking adverse action.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The discussion will include:</div> <ul> <li> Criminal Background Checks and Local &quot;Ban-the-Box&quot; Laws&nbsp;</li> <li> Pre-employment Credit History Checks&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> Salary History Bans&nbsp;</li> <li> Disclosure and Authorizations Forms&nbsp;</li> <li> Background Check Scoring and Adjudication&nbsp;</li> <li> Pre-Adverse Action and Adverse Action Process&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=26UL2MM-TgyB6IkpFugQdOSKEwvysRPhE-gt2xpXlPSmm47jyMYY9bEJb8V3C7rD&amp;RS_REFERRSID=26UL2MM-TgyB6IkpFugQdNwvLMb4d26dnmLhSNlm4xg&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=26UL2MM-TgyB6IkpFugQdNwvLMb4d26dnmLhSNlm4xg">Register Here</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <em>If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;Sisi H.Travassos Vellano&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:shalawani@seyfarth.com">shalawani@seyfarth.com</a> and reference this event</em></div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/AHLA062618-HL Cocktails and Conversation with Seyfarth Shaw http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/AHLA062618-HL Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:120%"> <strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">Seyfarth Shaw&#39;s </span></strong><a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/healthcare"><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Health Law Group</span></strong></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">&nbsp;invites you to join us for an evening of cocktails, conversation and spectacular views of Chicago&nbsp;during the </span><a href="https://www.healthlawyers.org/Pages/Annual-Meeting.aspx?AMId=%7bF3540946-92B9-E711-80D5-0050569E287F%7d&amp;IHCId=%7b08A551D9-92B9-E711-80D5-0050569E287F%7d&amp;TermBegins=07/01/2017&amp;TermEnds=06/30/2018"><strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">2018 AHLA Annual Meeting</span></strong></a><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">. Please note: registration to the Annual Meeting is not required.&nbsp;If your plans to attend the Annual Meeting have changed, or you do not plan on attending, we hope you can still join us.<br /> <br /> Should you have any questions, please contact Sean Frebes at </span><a href="mailto:sfrebes@seyfarth.com"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">sfrebes@seyfarth.com</span></a><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=Rno2HcyXUFqkjzOMxeDjwxUq1CfLaJF8Rr-dnSL6Htbd36fQjazGwI8NYm8oc_ru&amp;RS_REFERRSID=Rno2HcyXUFqkjzOMxeDjw8mNrACAmJS58wLezjJW39f5yuUycc83zQ1oKPQcQ1JI&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=Rno2HcyXUFqkjzOMxeDjw8mNrACAmJS58wLezjJW39f5yuUycc83zQ1oKPQcQ1JI">RSVP Here</a></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/GBIQ-062118 Angelo Paparelli to Speak on Blockchain Use Cases at Global Business IQ http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/GBIQ-062118 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> On June 21, Seyfarth Shaw will host Global&trade; Business IQ&rsquo;s&nbsp; &ldquo;Growing Global Talent via Strategic Mobility and Compliance,&rdquo; in the Los Angeles - Century City office.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Angelo Paparelli, partner of Seyfarth&rsquo;s Business Immigration Group and co-chair of the firm&#39;s Blockchain Technologies Specialty Team, is presenting on blockchain and its potential use in global mobility strategy and legal compliance.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Topics at the conference include:&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> Immigration law issues</li> <li> Employment and related law issues</li> <li> Blockchain Use Cases in Global Mobility Strategy and Legal Compliance</li> <li> Analytics and HR policy for the new workforce and workplace Tax Solutions Update</li> <li> Communicating better with NextGen</li> <li> Mobility roundtable</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/WDC052318-LE Hot Issues in Workplace Privacy: What You Need To Know http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/WDC052318-LE Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Balancing an employee&#39;s right to privacy with the employer&rsquo;s need to run its business can be challenging. With the rapid surge in the use of technology and social media in the workplace, the stakes in the workplace privacy arena are becoming even higher for employers.<br /> <br /> Please join us for an update on what every employer needs to know regarding hot issues in workplace privacy, including:</p> <ul> <li> Data breach response for employers</li> <li> An employer&rsquo;s ability to view employee communications on web-based electronic mail, texts and social media</li> <li> Best practices for&nbsp;&quot;Bring Your Own Device&quot; policies</li> <li> The risks of using employee biometric data in the workplace</li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=fweJpmrvyzJVIOXlraEHQLIvruzcqI6mAAyBL5HwLkPaXTX0saNnHLSFhX5heWsi&amp;RS_REFERRSID=fweJpmrvyzJVIOXlraEHQK2xK7PFKCQmB5kycadJfj0&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=fweJpmrvyzJVIOXlraEHQK2xK7PFKCQmB5kycadJfj0">Register Here</a>.</p> <p> <em><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;Sean Frebes&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span></em><a href="mailto:sfrebes@seyfarth.com"><i><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">sfrebes@seyfarth.com</span></i></a><em><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">&nbsp;and reference this event.</span></em></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar061918CORP The Indemnity Package: A Recap of Key Deal Terms in Today’s Middle-Market M&A Environment http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar061918CORP Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Following the recent release of the 5th edition of <a href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f4efd8b8" target="_blank">Seyfarth&rsquo;s Middle-Market M&amp;A SurveyBook</a>,&nbsp;we invite you to&nbsp;join us for a 30-minute webinar on &ldquo;what&rsquo;s market&rdquo; when negotiating private target acquisition agreements.<br /> <br /> Our attorneys and deal professionals will provide a first look at Q1 2018 data and share their perspective on where things might be headed this year. The presenters will also discuss trends in key terms comprising the &ldquo;indemnity package,&rdquo; including how the purchase of representation and warranty insurance impacts such deal terms.<br /> <br /> This webinar is intended for buyers, sellers and deal professionals involved in private company merger and acquisition activities.&nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Guest Speaker</em>: Omar Diaz, Seaport Global Securities LLC</p> <p> If you have any questions, please contact Kerri Hacker at <a href="mailto:khacker@seyfarth.com">khacker@seyfarth.com</a> and reference this event.</p> <p> *CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Raba-061918 Jaime Raba to Present “Blockchain: Boom or Bust” at the 2018 Cornerstones of Trust Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Raba-061918 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Jaime Raba is participating in a keynote panel titled &quot;Blockchain: Boom or Bust.&quot; This panel on disruptive technologies and security is part of the 2018 Cornerstones of Trust conference, a joint conference of the regional InfraGard and Information Systems Security Association chapters.</p> <p> Jaime Raba is a member of the eDiscovery and Information Governance group, and the newly formed Blockchain Technologies Team.</p> <p> For more information, click <a href="https://cornerstonesoftrust.com/">here</a>.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Fanelli-061818 Dean Fanelli to Present Intellectual Property Issues and Strategies for the Marijuana Industry for Clear Law Institute http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Fanelli-061818 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> On Monday, June 18, 2018, Dean L. Fanelli, Ph.D., partner in Seyfarth&#39;s Intellectual Property Department, will present the webinar &quot;Intellectual Property Issues and Strategies for the Marijuana Industry&quot; for Clear Law Institute. In this practical webinar, you will receive a detailed analysis of the current state of U.S. intellectual property law and practice, as they relate to the protection of cannabis and the cannabis industry. You will learn:</p> <ul> <li> The background and potential policy shifts toward enforcement of marijuana laws under the current administration</li> <li> Intellectual property rights related to cannabis and the cannabis industry, and how these rights are protected and enforced in the United States</li> <li> Strategy tips for cannabis companies to protect their intellectual property</li> </ul> <div> Upon course completion, you will be able to describe:</div> <ul> <li> Which rights the cannabis industry can protect under U.S. intellectual property laws</li> <li> The effects of state legalization and federal enforcement on advising cannabis industry clients on intellectual property rights</li> <li> Best practices for enforcing intellectual property for cannabis products</li> </ul> <div> For more information, or to register, <a href="https://clearlawinstitute.com/shop/webinars/intellectual-property-issues-and-strategies-for-the-marijuana-industry/">click here</a>.&nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Carle-061318 Jay Carle to Lead Discussion at “The Exchange” eDiscovery Forum http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Carle-061318 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Jay Carle is scheduled to participate in two roundtable discussions at &ldquo;The Exchange&rdquo; eDiscovery Forum on June 13-14 in Chicago. &ldquo;The Exchange&rdquo; is a highly interactive event that provides practical advice on major eDiscovery challenges and gives participants the ability to interact with leaders in the eDiscovery arena.</p> <p> Jay&rsquo;s first session, &ldquo;Rule 34 Amendments in Practice,&rdquo; takes place on June 13. This session will cover the heightened specificity required in discovery responses, production deadlines, and the frequency that the amendments are overlooked in practice. His final session, &ldquo;Ethics in eDiscovery,&rdquo; is on June 14. This session will discuss privilege protection, clawback agreements, ethics of social media posting and interactions, and the duty to supervise lawyers and non-lawyers.</p> <p> To learn more or register to attend, click <a href="https://www.todaysgeneralcounsel.com/institute/chicago/">here</a>.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/SFBB060718-LE Prepare for Change: 2018 and Beyond at the NLRB http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/SFBB060718-LE Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Over a period of eight years under the previous Administration, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) engaged in perhaps the most dramatic reinterpretation of our national labor law in the agency&rsquo;s 80+ year history. With a new Administration, the rules are already changing, and will continue to change. Employers need to be prepared and know how to respond. In this program, the panelists will discuss the NLRB&rsquo;s role in shaping federal labor law, recent developments at the Board, other potential changes in direction by the NLRB, and what employers should already be considering, including:</div> <ul> <li> How the NLRB&rsquo;s structure and operation brings about changes in the way the National Labor Relations Act is interpreted and applied.&nbsp;</li> <li> What to expect from the NLRB regarding the rules for union organizing (including the abandonment of &quot;micro&quot; bargaining units and &quot;quickie&quot; elections, and different standards for blocking charges and objectionable conduct).&nbsp;</li> <li> What unionized employers can expect from the NLRB (including the obligation to discuss discipline with the union before a first contract is reached, management rights clauses and union waivers, changes in benefits after contract expiration, arbitral deferral, striker replacement limitations, and other issues).&nbsp;</li> <li> What both non-union and unionized employers should be thinking about now in assessing their current policies and practices to prepare for and adapt to these potential changes.</li> </ul> <div> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=7ocenLzGiVvqc_WVv_OwMtiPKnd_olgd1kFvoAJtYcuRpLsugw9z8AV50FvPtmF4&amp;RS_REFERRSID=7ocenLzGiVvqc_WVv_OwMvLKlQ-r6z-4aGPGygU_V8A&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=7ocenLzGiVvqc_WVv_OwMvLKlQ-r6z-4aGPGygU_V8A">Register Here</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <em>If you have any questions, please contact Carlos Cortes at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:ccortes@seyfarth.com">ccortes@seyfarth.com</a>&nbsp;and reference this event.</em></div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/HRForum060718NY HR Forum: Recent New York State and New York City Laws Governing Sexual Harassment http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/HRForum060718NY Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> On April 12, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed comprehensive legislation designed to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.&nbsp; On May 9, 2018, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the <strong>Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act</strong>.&nbsp; In this HR Forum, we will discuss the new State and City legislation, the expected impact on private employers, and what employers can do now in order to comply.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The discussion will&nbsp;include:</p> <ul> <li> Mandatory Training and Policies &nbsp;</li> <li> Anti-Harassment Posters &amp; New Hire Information Sheets&nbsp;</li> <li> Mandatory Arbitration Provisions</li> <li> Non-Disclosure Agreements</li> <li> Extension of Coverage of State and City Human Rights Law</li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=jyRE_gM_qmHmO3kkOjMW2OjmIdOr-_i1VxzJIsejQ5l51Z3sClBKbmLfjgE44pDK&amp;RS_REFERRSID=jyRE_gM_qmHmO3kkOjMW2BwJ0Rc_F5AhCelXB9908AxaVIkcozUZbQ4miuXipAMT&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=jyRE_gM_qmHmO3kkOjMW2BwJ0Rc_F5AhCelXB9908AxaVIkcozUZbQ4miuXipAMT">Register Here</a></p> <p> <em>If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Green at <a href="mailto:lgreen@seyfarth.com">lgreen@seyfarth.com</a> and reference this event.</em></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/SunriseSession-060618 Suzanne Saxman, Aaron Gillett, and Whitney Schmidt to Present "What's Market in Middle-Market M&A Indemnity Deal Terms" at ACG Chicago Sunrise Session http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/SunriseSession-060618 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Suzanne Saxman, partner of Seyfarth&#39;s Corporate department and chair of the Mergers &amp; Acquisitions practice group, Aaron Gillett, associate in Seyfarth&#39;s Corporate department and M&amp;A group, and Whitney Schmidt, associate in Seyfarth&#39;s Corporate department and M&amp;A group, are presenting &quot;What&#39;s Market in Middle-Market M&amp;A Indemnity Deal Terms&quot;&nbsp;at the ACG Chicago Sunrise Session on June 6, 2018.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Is the 2018 middle-market M&amp;A environment still seller friendly? How can you minimize risk in your next M&amp;A transaction? Seyfarth attorneys will provide a &ldquo;state of the market&rdquo; and overview of key deal terms comprising the &ldquo;indemnity package&rdquo; included in almost all private target acquisition agreements to address a seller&rsquo;s potential post-closing liability to a buyer and set the parameters of a buyer&rsquo;s ability to claw back purchase price from a seller. Presenters will also discuss how the purchase of representation and warranty (&ldquo;R&amp;W&rdquo;) insurance continues to be a powerful tool used by buyers to make their acquisition proposal more attractive, and how 2017 data reflects the increase in the use of R&amp;W insurance.</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/EspositoJutkowitz060618 Tonya Esposito and Stanley Jutkowitz to Present Practising Law Institute Webcast "Cannabis Use in the Health and Beauty Industry: The Regulatory Landscape" http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/EspositoJutkowitz060618 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Tonya Esposito and Stanley Jutkowitz are presenting a&nbsp;Practising Law Institute (PLI)&nbsp;One-Hour Briefing (Webcast) titled &quot;Cannabis Use in the Health and Beauty Industry: The Regulatory Landscape&quot;&nbsp;on June 6th from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET.</p> <div> Cannabis has been used for centuries, not just to smoke, but in various products like fabrics, yarns, paper, and food and beverages.&nbsp; A burgeoning use for the cannabis plant is in the multi-billion dollar health and beauty market.&nbsp; Due to the current flux in legalization and the ongoing friction between state and federal governments in the United States, there remains uncertainty as to the legality of using cannabis, or its various extracts and byproducts, in health and beauty products.&nbsp; Perhaps more concerning is the lack of regulation of these products and the numerous statements as to the benefits of cannabis and its extracts.&nbsp; &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This presentation will address the following topics:</div> <ul> <li> The distinction between cannabis, marijuana, and hemp</li> <li> The difference between hempseed oil and CBD oil</li> <li> The legal and regulatory framework of these various plants and products in everyday health and beauty products</li> <li> Current enforcement and/or litigation trends and forecast</li> </ul> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/strafford060518 Steven Meier and John Napoli to Present Strafford Webinar "Tax Reform: Impact on REITs, Real Estate Businesses and Investors" http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/strafford060518 Tue, 05 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Steven Meier and John Napoli, co-chairs of Seyfarth&#39;s Tax practice, will be presenting the Strafford webinar,&nbsp;&quot;Tax Reform: Impact on REITs, Real Estate Businesses and Investors,&quot; on June 5, 2018 from 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM EDT.</p> <div> <strong>Program Description</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In Dec. 2017, the final tax reform bill became law. Although many of the law changes that carried the potential to disrupt real estate capital markets expectations were specifically designed not to apply to real estate businesses, other changes impact REITs and other real estate businesses and their investors. Real estate counsel should be conversant on these changes.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Tax reform maintains like kind exchanges for real estate and retains the ability of real estate trades and businesses to deduct net interest expense. It also creates a new 20% tax deduction for pass-through businesses and revises the rules regarding cost recovery. It amends Code &sect;179 to increase deduction thresholds and expands on the types of improvements which may be expensed. Historic tax credits have been scaled back, while low income housing tax credits are unaffected.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Holders of carried interest in certain types of partnerships, including private equity and real estate funds, must now hold the interest for three years to receive long-term capital gain treatment. Correcting what many thought was the wrongly decided Grecian Magnesite Mining Tax Court case, gain or loss from the sale of a partnership interest by a foreign partner as effectively connected income (ECI) is taxable in the U.S. and imposes certain withholding requirements on the purchaser.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The panel will provide real estate counsel with a working knowledge of the new tax reform law as it relates to REITs and other real estate investment structures, and will include the impact of tax reform on pass-through deductions, cost recovery, carried interest, existing tax credit programs and more.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Key issues discussed will include:</div> <ul> <li> What impact should tax reform be expected to have on the commercial real estate industry?</li> <li> What impact could the new pass-through business deduction and the reduction in corporate income tax rate on entity choice in real estate businesses?</li> <li> How might the new cost recovery and &sect;179 affect property improvements and expenditures?</li> <li> Will the new rules on carried interest have any impact on investment structuring?</li> </ul> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/TSG-053118 Jaime Raba a Panelist for "Operational Risks in Public Token Sales (Or: Security, Security, Security)” at The Seminar Group’s Blockchain Technology and Token Offerings Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/TSG-053118 Thu, 31 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Jaime Raba, counsel in the eDiscovery and Information Governance practice group of Seyfarth&rsquo;s San Francisco office, is presenting &quot;Operational Risks in Public Token Sales (Or: Security, Security, Security) at The Seminar Group&rsquo;s Blockchain Technology and Token Offerings: Back to the Future conference on May 31 - June 1, 2018.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The recent rise in the use of public token offerings (or what some people refer to as initial coin offerings, or ICOs) to raise capital compels an evaluation of the legal, structural, and operational issues raised by this relatively new form of financing. Public token offerings are outpacing the establishment of comprehensive and clear regulatory scheme under U.S. securities laws. As a result, every public token sale must be independently evaluated to ensure compliance with securities laws.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This two-day seminar will explain token sales from end to end. We will also discuss the business implications for cryptocurrency and investing in blockchain-based companies.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information and registration, <a href="https://www.theseminargroup.net/seminardetl.aspx?id=5902" target="_blank">click here</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar053018 Practical Magic: Using Advanced Technology to Achieve Results in Legal Operations http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar053018 Wed, 30 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Across the legal industry, hype around technology such as artificial intelligence, robotics, data analytics, and other techniques has reached a fever pitch. Yet, adoption of advanced technology by both in-house law departments and law firms remains slow.&nbsp;</p> <p> This presentation will discuss some of the real-world, current use cases for advanced technology in legal operations as well as addressing some of the barriers to adoption and leadership techniques to overcome those barriers. This discussion will dispel myths and bring clarity for those in legal departments by:&nbsp;</p> <ol> <li> Unpacking the conceptual underpinnings of new technologies and financial data analytics</li> <li> Identifying ways to drive key technology strategies and deliver results</li> <li> Sharing real-world use cases including process automation through RPA, cognitive computing applications, and advanced application of contract management</li> </ol> <p> <strong>Speaker</strong></p> <p> As Chair Emeritus of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/SPoor">J. Stephen Poor</a> serves as an advisor to the firm&rsquo;s leadership and as an executive sponsor of strategic initiatives focused on innovation and growth. He leads the firm&rsquo;s technology innovation team, which includes specialists in data analytics, artificial intelligence, automation, and collaboration.</p> <p> If you have any questions, please contact Cassie Peterson at <a href="mailto:clpeterson@seyfarth.com">clpeterson@seyfarth.com</a>&nbsp;and reference this event.</p> <p> *CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/katzoff052418 Mark Katzoff to Co-Present CDFA’s Intro EB-5 Finance WebCourse “EB-5 as a Component of the Capital Stack” http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/katzoff052418 Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Mark Katzoff, senior counsel in Seyfarth&rsquo;s Corporate department and member of the firm&rsquo;s EB-5 Immigrant Investment Specialty Team, is co-presenting &ldquo;EB-5 as a Component of the Capital Stack&rdquo; during CDFA&rsquo;s Intro EB-5 Finance WebCourse on May 24.</p> <p> Financing economic development projects requires a careful structuring of several sources, often including bonds, tax credits, loan funds, and other sources. As EB-5 becomes a more prevalent financing source, understanding how this investment works within the overall capital stack is critical to seeing a project move forward. This session will explain various structures using EB-5, look at how to balance equity vs. loan models, and how the jobs requirement fits into the overall planning process.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CDFA-IL-2018 Seyfarth to Host 2018 CDFA Illinois Financing Roundtable http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CDFA-IL-2018 Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Seyfarth is the venue sponsor and host of the CDFA Illinois Financing Roundtable on May 24, 2018.</p> <p> Industry experts from around the state will discuss the latest development finance legislation and their potential effects on the economic development industry. This session will feature a panel discussion on the latest from Springfield and Washington, DC with a special discussion on the impact of tax reform. Speakers include Mischa Fisher, Chief Economist, State of Illinois; Stanley Luboff, Vice President of Loans and Guarantees, Illinois Finance Authority; and Adam Blair, Senior Analyst, Economic Development Research Group, Inc.</p> <p> The Roundtable agenda includes:</p> <ul> <li> State Programs &amp; Legislative Update</li> <li> Dynamics Impacting Today&rsquo;s Interest Rates</li> <li> Marketing Deals Effectively</li> <li> The State of Public Private Partnerships and Infrastructure in Illinois</li> <li> The Latest on Tax Increment Financing in Illinois</li> </ul> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar052318-EB Pension De-Risking (Not Just Annuities): A Framework for Managing Pension Risk http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar052318-EB Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> The recent regulatory and economic environment has made traditional defined benefit (DB) pension plans a source of unwelcome corporate risk. Plan sponsors are increasingly focused on reducing their company&rsquo;s exposure to volatility in pension funding and its negative impacts on corporate cash flow and financial statements. This has elevated DB plan management on the finance agenda, and in response, plan sponsors are exploring strategic ways to &ldquo;de-risk&rdquo; their plans.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Compared with just 10 years ago, plan sponsors now have more solutions available than ever before, and it can be difficult to settle on a course of action. Please join Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Curcio Web LLC for a discussion centered around governance, financial due diligence, and employee engagement with pension de-risking.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> With a liability- and asset-driven approach, our discussion will include:</div> <ul> <li> What drives pension de-risking and why more companies are embracing this strategy&nbsp;</li> <li> The spectrum of liability-side de-risking strategies&nbsp;</li> <li> Advantages and disadvantages of various strategies&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> Regulatory risk management&nbsp;</li> <li> Administrative implications&nbsp;</li> <li> Managing asset risk over a time horizon</li> </ul> <div> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=Qn_Zpg9p_VwDNyYWUwmk3ZRoHRyou-u1WHTqP-TrRxsyRQtw5xPPMrOfMtpRF31L&amp;RS_REFERRSID=Qn_Zpg9p_VwDNyYWUwmk3RMBJqTD1oueWjINl4p6Im2UEGmXJ8v5-6OoWhyLoKn9&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=Qn_Zpg9p_VwDNyYWUwmk3RMBJqTD1oueWjINl4p6Im2UEGmXJ8v5-6OoWhyLoKn9"><strong>REGISTER</strong></a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Freeman dfreeman@seyfarth.com and reference this event.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <em>*Seyfarth Shaw LLP is an approved provider of Illinois Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. This seminar is approved for CLE credit in CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for TX, GA, and VA.</em></div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/BOSIMM052318-LE Immigration Law: What GCs Need to Know Now http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/BOSIMM052318-LE Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:120%"> <span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">Within the last year, employment-based Immigration law&nbsp;has experienced major changes that have impacted both companies and employees. Please join&nbsp;<strong>Major, Lindsey &amp; Africa</strong> and <strong>Seyfarth Shaw LLP</strong> for an interactive panel discussion on recent developments in immigration law.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:120%"> <strong><u><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">Introductions</span></u></strong></p> <p> <a href="https://www.mlaglobal.com/consultants/amy-katz">Amy B. Katz</a>, <em>Director</em>, Major, Lindsey &amp; Africa</p> <p> <u><strong>Moderator</strong></u></p> <p> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/DyannDelVecchioHilbern">Dyann DelVecchio Hilbern</a>, <em>Partner</em>, Seyfarth Shaw LLP</p> <p> <u><strong>Panelists</strong></u></p> <p> <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/nadir-ahmed-6a4a424/">Nadir S. Ahmed</a>, <em>Litigation and</em> <em>Employment Counsel</em>, Bose Corporation<br /> <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/leslie-joseph-32712b1/">Leslie Joseph</a>, <em>General Counsel</em>, Mount Auburn Hospital<br /> <a href="http://www.northeastern.edu/general-counsel/bio/patel.html">Jigisha B. Patel</a>, <em>Assistant General Counsel</em>, Northeastern University<br /> <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/katierowen/">Katie Rowen</a>, <em>Vice President -&nbsp;Labor&nbsp;&amp; Employment</em>,&nbsp;Fortive Corporation</p> <p> <br /> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=pNwT3Fb7atTp658n3IMLcRz05vO6yqxANoux-J_6I66fYBzZyWvE7xbrq9P37e51&amp;RS_REFERRSID=pNwT3Fb7atTp658n3IMLcXtkRKYwDuXx8Hbh_q7ukhFDRN-c1GE9_axAbeun23Ud&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=pNwT3Fb7atTp658n3IMLcXtkRKYwDuXx8Hbh_q7ukhFDRN-c1GE9_axAbeun23Ud">Register Here.</a></p> <p> <em>If you have any questions, please contact Jahna Barbar at <a href="mailto:jbarbar@seyfarth.com">jbarbar@seyfarth.com</a> and reference this event.</em></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Wilton-052318 Ken Wilton to Present at INTA's 2018 Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Wilton-052318 Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Seyfarth Trademark Group Chair and Partner Ken Wilton will present at the INTA Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA on Wednesday, May 23 at 11:45 a.m. PST. Ken&rsquo;s session is titled &ldquo;Proper Use of Your Trademark: How to Prevail in Revocation Actions.&rdquo;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The session will explore the most important aspects of the proper use of a trademark needed to defend a trademark in cancellation actions. It provides equal guidance in opposition proceedings and infringement actions if the use is challenged. The panelists will discuss national differences and explain generally acknowledged principles. Finally, the session will look at practical and organizational aspects and provide guidance for the management of evidence of use.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The session will be moderated by Olaf Gillert of Taylor Wessing (Germany). Other presenters include Karina Dimidjian-Lecomte of Casalonga Avocats (France) and Meike Urban of Sandoz International GmbH (Germany).</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/NYBB052318-LE Current Developments in Immigration Policy and Enforcement http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/NYBB052318-LE Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Please join our Labor &amp; Employment Partner Leon Rodriguez, former director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from 2014 to 2017, for an in-depth presentation on the current developments in immigration.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p> <br /> Topics will include:</p> <ul> <li> Trends in immigration worksite enforcement</li> <li> Changes in DHS policy affecting employers of high-skilled immigrants</li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=DJINrj3IRR1G0gIo9zsORtrFdeJw5-6GDUZQ-t5Uhte9tI2qoRKosRQU1qVCEIEI&amp;RS_REFERRSID=DJINrj3IRR1G0gIo9zsORq3gtFm3-u9C-d0wlXJgaCt4ny5m2GIZ7i8_-C2BnaCB&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=DJINrj3IRR1G0gIo9zsORq3gtFm3-u9C-d0wlXJgaCt4ny5m2GIZ7i8_-C2BnaCB">Register Here</a></p> <p> <em>This seminar is approved for 1.5 hours of CLE credit and is appropriate for both transitional and nontransitional attorneys. If you have any questions, please contact Danijela Mandell at dmandell@seyfarth.com and reference this event.</em></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/hillrom-52318 Kevin Woolf and John Duggan to Present "Optimizing Legal Service Delivery" at Hill-Rom Headquarters http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/hillrom-52318 Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Attendees will learn how the discipline of Lean SixSigma can be applied to the delivery of legal services. Working in groups, teams will participate in over a dozen collaborative exercises to apply Lean SixSigma skills to real-world problems in their daily work life. The session will culminate in a presentation showcasing the application of those techniques learned from their assigned challenge. This event runs from 8:30 AM until 10:00 AM.</p> <p> To register, please contact Sara Thorne at <a href="mailto:sthorne@seyfarth.com">sthorne@seyfarth.com</a>. Registration for this program will close on May 22nd at 5 pm (CST).</p> <p> CLE Credit has been awarded in the following states: IL, CA, NJ, and NY. CLE Credit is pending in the following states MN and IN. Please note that in order to receive credit for attending, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar052318-LE Supreme Court Approves Class Waivers in Arbitration Agreements: Should Your Company Have One? http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar052318-LE Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> In a long-awaited decision with significant implications for employers, a sharply divided United States Supreme Court held today that employers may require employees to enter into arbitration agreements that waive the ability to participate in a class or collective action.&nbsp; The decision reverses the 7th, 9th and 6th Circuit, and rejects the National Labor Relations&rsquo; Board&rsquo;s <em>D.R. Horton</em> theory that such agreements were prohibited under the National Labor Relations Act.&nbsp; Now, it is incumbent upon employers to consider carefully whether mandatory arbitration agreements with class and collective action waivers make sense for their workforce.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Join us for a discussion of the <em>Epic </em>decision, as well as remaining obstacles, considerations and implementation strategies for employers.</div> <p> <em>If you have any questions, please contact Cassie Peterson at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:clpeterson@seyfarth.com">clpeterson@seyfarth.com</a></em>&nbsp;<em>and reference this event.</em></p> <p> *CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/McConnell-052318 Kathleen McConnell to Participate in “The Yellow Brick Road Paved by the 2015 Rules Amendments” Panel at OpenText’s Enfuse 2018 Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/McConnell-052318 Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Kathleen McConnell, member of Seyfarth&#39;s eDiscovery and Information Governance group, will serve as a panelist at Enfuse 2018. Other panel members include Karen Hourigan and Mathea Bulander of Redgrave LLP.</p> <p> The panel, titled &ldquo;The Yellow Brick Road Paved by the 2015 Rules Amendments,&rdquo; will discuss how the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules have been interpreted by the courts when addressing challenges to a party&rsquo;s preservation efforts. Participants will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with best practices, recent case law developments, and ways to tailor preservation approaches to avoid common pitfalls.</p> <p> To learn more about this event, click <a href="https://www.guidancesoftware.com/enfuse-conference">here</a>.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/RLutkus-052218 Rick Lutkus Presents at Marketplace Risk. Management Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/RLutkus-052218 Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Richard Lutkus co-presented &ldquo;Data Sharing Among Marketplaces: Leveraging Privacy Policies for Trust &amp; Safety,&rdquo; at Marketplace Risk. Management Conference, a comprehensive conference for web and mobile marketplace technology companies in the sharing, on-demand, gig, peer-to-peer, and collaborative economy.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The presentation&nbsp; provided practical advice on privacy policy development, as well as an overview of the shifting landscape of international data privacy laws. Other key takeaways included GDPR compliance and damages that may result from non-compliance, best practices for data security, and recommendations on reviewing internal policies on data transfer.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information on the conference, click <a href="https://www.marketplacerisk.com/">here</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CarlePriebeTilot-052218 Jay Carle, Jason Priebe, and Ryan Tilot to Participate in Panel Discussions at the 2018 Master's Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CarlePriebeTilot-052218 Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Jay Carle, Jason Priebe, and Ryan Tilot, members of Seyfarth&#39;s eDiscovery and Information Governance group, will serve as panel participants in this year&rsquo;s Master&rsquo;s Conference taking place in Chicago on May 22. This year&rsquo;s conference, titled &ldquo;Don&#39;t get whacked by the ever changing world of Legal Technology. Learn how new trends are preventing you from swimming with the fishes,&rdquo; will include multiple panels to discuss eDiscovery, data protection, and records management.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Jay&rsquo;s panel, &ldquo;Moving from Models to Standards: Next Steps in Maturing the Industry&rsquo;s Multiple Strengths, One Goal: Building Rock Star Teams,&rdquo; will discuss creating appropriate standards and best practices for the challenges of new ESI sources and data volume.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Jason&rsquo;s panel, &ldquo;May 25, 2018 GDPR is the Date! Data Privacy in a new world of the EU/US Privacy Shield and the GDPR,&rdquo; will consider the implications of Safe Harbor after the implementation of Europe&rsquo;s General Data Protection Regulations. This panel will also cover the intersections of Privacy Shield and GDPR.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Ryan&rsquo;s panel, &ldquo;Rise of the Robolawyer - Increased Efficiency While Overcoming Disruptors to Your Career by Embracing Cutting Edge Technology. The future lawyer is now part automation and expertise,&rdquo; will discuss future automation of legal roles and the proliferation of artificial intelligence tools.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information or to register to attend, click <a href="https://themastersconference.com/event/chicago-il/dont-get-whacked-ever-changing-world-legal-technology-learn-how-new-trends-are">here</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/NYBB052218-LE Breakfast Briefing: Let’s Get Reasonable: A ‘Cooperative Dialogue’ on Accommodations and New York City’s New Requirements http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/NYBB052218-LE Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Join us for a &ldquo;cooperative dialogue&rdquo; about the impact of New York City&rsquo;s recent amendment to the City Human Rights Law on employee requests for accommodation.&nbsp; Our panel will discuss challenges for employers who receive accommodation requests in the workplace, including requests related to time off, breaks, leave, modification of work areas, alternative schedules and more.&nbsp; The discussion will cover:</p> <ul> <li> Federal,&nbsp;state and city law requirements&nbsp;</li> <li> How to recognize requests for accommodations so that you are meeting your legal obligations&nbsp;</li> <li> How to&nbsp;respond and gather additional information properly</li> <li> Best practices for how to engage in the interactive process and determine whether your company can provide the requested accommodation</li> <li> Provide real world examples and circumstances that your company may face together with practical solutions</li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=JYWInZQCh-vNh8489m1GC_d_stxVwHtDul-DKG6A_bBlLz1C9BCjxuokCVtFLzjd&amp;RS_REFERRSID=JYWInZQCh-vNh8489m1GC6e2ekZYgPizxmuL7e0uWrA&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=JYWInZQCh-vNh8489m1GC6e2ekZYgPizxmuL7e0uWrA">Register Here</a>.</p> <p> <em>If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;Laurie Green&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:lgreen@seyfarth.com">lgreen@seyfarth.com</a> and reference this event.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar052218-LIT The Anatomy of a Trade Secret Audit http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar052218-LIT Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> The risk of trade secret theft to businesses has increased in recent years, with greater employee mobility between companies, the alarming frequency of targeted data theft attacks, and the explosion of social media and cloud computing. Companies cannot simply react to these real business risks to their data after the data is compromised. By then, it&rsquo;s too late.&nbsp;</p> <p> To address these recurrent issues, Seyfarth Shaw helps clients protect their important assets and effectively manage risk by conducting trade secret audits. Our experience has shown that companies gain tremendous value by taking a proactive, systematic approach to assessing and protecting their trade secret portfolios through a Trade Secret Audit. In Seyfarth&rsquo;s third installment in its 2018 Trade Secrets Webinar Series, Seyfarth attorneys Kate Perrelli, Dawn Mertineit, Justin Beyer, and Andrew Stark will cover the following topics:</p> <ul> <li> Identifying trade secrets and secrecy protections&nbsp;</li> <li> Effective secrecy protections, including employment and non-compete agreements&nbsp;</li> <li> Effective hiring and termination protocols, including effective exit interviews and termination protocols&nbsp;</li> <li> Employing a comprehensive approach and trade secret protection plan&nbsp;</li> <li> Managing and working to protect computer-stored data, including responding to emergency issues related to computer fraud and security breaches</li> </ul> <p style="margin: 15pt 0in 12pt; color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.6px;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 15pt 0in 12pt; color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.6px;"> <em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: black;">If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Vest at&nbsp;<a class="cms-content-links" href="mailto:cvest@seyfarth.com?subject=May%2022%20Trade%20Secrets%20Webinar" style="text-decoration-line: none; color: rgb(0, 168, 225); cursor: pointer;">cvest@seyfarth.com</a>&nbsp;and reference this event.</span></em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: black;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> *CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ACG-MA-Festival-2018 Seyfarth to Sponsor the ACG Chicago M&A and Finance Festival http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ACG-MA-Festival-2018 Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Seyfarth Shaw LLP is sponsoring the ACG Chicago M&amp;A and Finance Festival on May 21-22.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> This is a premier networking event for middle-market M&amp;A and finance professionals. Attendees include executives from leading private equity sponsors, preeminent investment banks and intermediaries, senior and mezzanine lenders, corporate executives, other service providers and limited partners.</div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/healthcareguru051718LIT Who Wants to be a Health Care Guru? http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/healthcareguru051718LIT Thu, 17 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Seyfarth Shaw&rsquo;s Health Law Group invites you to test your knowledge of health law with this interactive and fun legal update presented in game show fashion. Our industry-leading lawyers will test your knowledge on HIPAA compliance, cybersecurity/data privacy, fraud &amp; abuse, medical staffing, labor &amp; employment and more. Don&rsquo;t know an answer? Grab a life line at your table and keep playing.</p> <p> Please join us on May 17, 2018, to participate in the fun! Following the program, you&rsquo;ll enjoy a reception and the opportunity to network. Beer and wine, as well as heavy hors d&rsquo;oeuvres, will be served.</p> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=Ry4fEsKIYy2lMLvTFVlJYjXsKmWxbIuL3wvh0cnVDOYyiASD3IdB8r-3gt98kfmw&amp;RS_REFERRSID=Ry4fEsKIYy2lMLvTFVlJYrPdRrBrA7x0SznjxcFiPTzv9XcB63OnrbgA_xFHPCWM&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=Ry4fEsKIYy2lMLvTFVlJYrPdRrBrA7x0SznjxcFiPTzv9XcB63OnrbgA_xFHPCWM">Register Here</a></p> <p> <em>Seyfarth Shaw is an approved provider of Continuing Legal Education (CLE Credit). This seminar is approved for 1 hour of CLE credit in CA, IL and NY. CLE credit is pending for GA, NJ, TX and VA.</em></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ITechLaw-051618 Seyfarth Trade Secrets Attorneys to Participate in ITechLaw 2018 World Technology Law Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ITechLaw-051618 Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Seyfarth Shaw LLP is pleased to be a Global Sponsor at ITechLaw&rsquo;s 2018 World Technology Conference in Seattle, May 16-18.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Fairmont Olympic Hotel</div> <div> 411 University Street</div> <div> Seattle, WA 98101</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> ITechLaw is a not-for-profit organization established to inform and educate lawyers about the unique legal issues arising from the evolution, production, marketing, acquisition and use of information and communications technology.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The World Conference will feature a wide-ranging program and invaluable networking opportunities that will focus on cutting-edge legal topics and will provide practical insight into the latest developments in technology law.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This year, Seyfarth Shaw Partner Robert B. Milligan is on ITechLaw&rsquo;s Board of Directors and is the Co-Chair of the Local Representative Committee. Seyfarth Shaw Partner Eric Barton will be on a panel for the &ldquo;Cyber Vulnerabilities &amp; Crime&rdquo; session on Friday. This session will focus on a broad range of issues influenced by the vulnerability of today&rsquo;s data, including the protection of data in Russia, handling an online crisis, ransomware, and protecting IP. Seyfarth Shaw Partner Daniel Hart is also scheduled to attend and participate at the conference.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Please stop by our table during the conference to learn about our Intellectual Property, Corporate, Global Privacy &amp; Security, and Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud &amp; Non-Competes Practice Groups.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information click here: <a href="https://www.itechlaw.org/seattle2018">https://www.itechlaw.org/seattle2018</a></div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar051618-LE New Jersey Employment Law Update http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar051618-LE Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p> With a new Governor in place and continued ramifications of the #MeToo movement, 2018 is set to be a game changer for New Jersey employers.&nbsp;Join members of Seyfarth&rsquo;s New Jersey Practice Group for a discussion that will include:</p> <ul> <li> the New Jersey Pay Equity Law;</li> <li> the New Jersey Statewide Paid Sick Law;</li> <li> pending legislation prohibiting nondisclosure agreements, prohibiting credit checks and salary history inquiries and restrictions on arbitration;</li> <li> recent Amendments to the Law Against Discrimination (LAD); and</li> <li> recent decisions concerning the scope of the LAD, Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) and eligibility for employees to receive unemployment insurance benefits.</li> </ul> <p style="margin-top:15.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:12.0pt;margin-left: 0in;line-height:120%"> <em><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;Ryan Carroll&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:rcarroll@seyfarth.com">rcarroll</a><a href="mailto:rcarroll@seyfarth.com">@seyfarth.com</a>&nbsp;and reference this event.</span></em><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> <em>*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</em></p>