Seyfarth Shaw http://www.seyfarth.com events for website www.seyfarth.com en-us email Copyright 2011 http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/WexlerHumphrey-092817 Michael D. Wexler and J. Scott Humphrey to Speak at the Management Association’s 2017 Employment Law Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/WexlerHumphrey-092817 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Join Seyfarth Trade Secrets Chair Michael D. Wexler and Partner J. Scott Humphrey at the Management Association&rsquo;s 2017 Employment Law Conference on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Mr. Wexler and Mr. Humphrey will discuss significant developments in Illinois and Congress, such as the Defend Trade Secrets Act, that have changed the landscape of trade secret and restrictive covenant enforcement.&nbsp; Understanding the impact of these changes, and the tools now available to employers for trade secret and restrictive covenant enforcement and protection, will help company&rsquo;s safeguard its most valuable assets and maintain its advantage over competitors.&nbsp;</p> <p> Please join us for a fast-paced and informative discussion that clarifies recent developments in restrictive covenant and trade secrets law, and provides &ldquo;best practices&rdquo; for protecting some of your company&rsquo;s most valuable assets &mdash; trade secrets, restrictive covenants and employees.</p> <p> For more information and registration, <a href="http://www.hrsource.org/maimis/">click here</a>.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/TelehealthSponsor-091217 Seyfarth to Sponsor Second Annual Telehealth Law Forum's Telehealth Bootcamp Series - Part II http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/TelehealthSponsor-091217 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Seyfarth is a sponsor of the&nbsp;Second Annual Telehealth Law Forum&#39;s two-event Multi-Disciplinary Telehealth Bootcamp Series.</p> <p> Participants in the September 12 event will apply learning and insight garnered from the <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/events/TelehealthSponsor-051617" target="_blank">May 16 event</a> to case studies in an interactive setting intended to allow participants to &ldquo;ask the experts&rdquo; their questions and receive useful feedback.</p> <p> For more information, visit:&nbsp;<a class="cms-content-links" href="http://www.broadbandillinois.org/Illinois-Telehealth-Initiative/2017-Telehealth-Bootcamp-Series.html" target="_blank">http://www.broadbandillinois.org/Illinois-Telehealth-Initiative/2017-Telehealth-Bootcamp-Series.html</a>.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Rubin-071117 Joel Rubin to Present "Pension Plan Investments: Trends, Developments and 2017 Perspectives" Webinar http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Rubin-071117 Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Joel Rubin, partner of Seyfarth&#39;s Real Estate department and leader of the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Institutional Investor practice, is presenting The Knowledge Group&#39;s webinar &quot;Pension Plan Investments: Trends, Developments and 2017 Perspectives&quot; on July 11th.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/McGurn-062517 Kristin McGurn to Present "Do You Know Who Your Employees Are? Joint Employer and Immigration Challenges in 2017" at AHLA In-House Counsel Program http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/McGurn-062517 Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Kristin McGurn, partner of Seyfarth&rsquo;s Labor &amp; Employment department and a vice-chair of the firm&rsquo;s interdisciplinary Health Law Group, is presenting&nbsp;&quot;Do You Know Who Your Employees Are? Joint Employer and Immigration Challenges in 2017&quot; at AHLA&#39;s In-House Counsel Program on June 25th in San Francisco, CA.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Markel-062117 Gregory Markel to serve as Presenter at PLI’s “Class Action Litigation 2017” Seminar http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Markel-062117 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Gregory Markel, a partner in Seyfarth&rsquo;s Litigation Department, will serve as a presenter for PLI&rsquo;s &ldquo;Class Action Litigation 2017&rdquo; Seminar in New York on June 21st. The program will give attendees the tools and strategies needed to handle high stakes class action litigation.</p> <div> Class action lawsuits remain an integral and exciting part of high stakes litigation. The courts, including the Supreme Court, have taken notice. PLI&rsquo;s faculty of plaintiffs&rsquo; and defense counsel and academics will bring attendees up-to-date on important developments in class action litigation. Attendees will benefit from this program whether your practice focuses on employment law, products liability, toxic tort, securities, consumer fraud, or civil rights. The course also includes pragmatic tips on litigation strategies designed to improve your skills and your chances for success in the courtroom.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>What Attendees Will Learn</strong></div> <ul> <li> How have things changed in class action practice?</li> <li> Important lessons learned from class action litigation over the years</li> <li> New developments in CAFA and on the class action landscape</li> <li> Pretrial and courtroom tips and practices from top litigators</li> <li> What is involved in class administration: specifics you need to know</li> <li> Key issues in class action settlements for antitrust practitioners (on both sides of the bar) and in-house counsel.</li> </ul> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/WTF062117LE Work: The Future http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/WTF062117LE Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Employers are entering a period of exponential change in the nature of work, business and the economy.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <em>Is your organization ready?</em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Future of Work is top of mind for in-house legal counsel, business and industry leaders, and the media alike, as changing business models and workforce expectations are fundamentally altering the employer/employee relationship.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> As a law firm known for our role in transformational legal industry and labor and employment issues, the attorneys at Seyfarth Shaw believe it is our responsibility to help our clients forge a path into the future. &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> The exciting half day conference is designed for participants to:&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> Learn how trending topics in talent management, global mobility, and the impact of technology will impact the future of the workplace through informative &ldquo;Ted Talk&rdquo; style presentations and interactive discussions. &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> Gain valuable insight from business leaders, subject matter experts, in-house legal counsel, and human resource executives who have helped transform their organization&rsquo;s workplace.&nbsp;</li> <li> Share best practices, exchange ideas and network among peers.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> </div> <p> Interested in attending?</p> <p> Fill out our <a href="http://seyfarth.us10.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=5f4e8e2104dc2b7b58095615a&amp;id=82be6846bd">form</a> to request access to the event, and we&rsquo;ll be in touch!</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/NYHRForum-061517 HR Forum: Paid Family Leave http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/NYHRForum-061517 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Attention, New York! Paid Family Leave Law goes into effect in 229 days. Is your organization prepared?&nbsp;Have all of your questions been answered? If not, we may have the answers you are looking for.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Please join us at the HR Forum to understand how the law&nbsp;will affect you and your organization. Topics will include:</p> <ul> <li> Overview of the New York Paid Family Leave Law</li> <li> Practical applications of the law and interaction with other leave laws</li> <li> Written policy and posting requirements</li> </ul> <p> The HR Forum is structured as a series of small-group, interactive discussions focused on the issues you deal with on a regular basis. Please come early to enjoy a networking reception, in addition to the roundtable discussion. Register by clicking on the link below, and please feel free to forward the invitation to a colleague or peer from another company.</p> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=NNr0pK1hEEQ1szxdbFSn-WImwO-n7nE728yeLdMyqWMtSadrBSwdPNF-ngC8ydSg&amp;RS_REFERRSID=NNr0pK1hEEQ1szxdbFSn-ZCzF7XEqPcipbziso_iYtlirvuzzrMLI4Kuh6dbbmVT&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=NNr0pK1hEEQ1szxdbFSn-ZCzF7XEqPcipbziso_iYtlirvuzzrMLI4Kuh6dbbmVT">REGISTER</a></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-CaliProp65-061517 California Proposition 65: New Regulations Companies Need To Know Before 2018 http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-CaliProp65-061517 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> California&rsquo;s Proposition 65, known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, requires businesses with 10 or more employees to give &ldquo;clear and reasonable&rdquo; warnings to California consumers before knowingly and intentionally exposing them to known carcinogens or reproductive toxins. On August 30, 2016, the California Office of Administrative Law approved the adoption of new regulations for clear and reasonable warnings under Proposition 65. &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Products manufactured on or after August 30, 2018 will need to comply with the new regulations&mdash;as will certain California business operations&mdash;unless the business provides a warning for an exposure in compliance with a court-ordered settlement or final judgment to which it was a party.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This webinar will provide background on current Proposition 65 requirements and explain key changes under the new regulations impacting businesses selling products into, or operating in, the State of California, as well as strategies for achieving compliance in advance of the 2018 deadline. &nbsp;</div> <div> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=Qn_Zpg9p_VwDNyYWUwmk3cHnn7lfRgLEcJIs-Vmq72gsPluKLnJIz65HvVcTxfIr&amp;RS_REFERRSID=Qn_Zpg9p_VwDNyYWUwmk3Xl7YxGC2dP5Z8LLLXU1aYlDZg7P8K3_JXa9cePwSnZV&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=Qn_Zpg9p_VwDNyYWUwmk3Xl7YxGC2dP5Z8LLLXU1aYlDZg7P8K3_JXa9cePwSnZV">REGISTER</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> _________________</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> If you have any questions, please contact <a href="mailto:events@seyfarth.com">events@seyfarth.com</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> *CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL and NY. CLE Credit is pending for 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/Webinar061417CORP The Indemnity Package: A Recap of Key Deal Terms in Today’s Middle-Market M&A Environment http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar061417CORP Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> In conjunction with the recent release of Seyfarth&rsquo;s Middle-Market M&amp;A SurveyBook of Key Deal Terms, please join our attorneys and deal professionals for a 30-minute webinar on &ldquo;what&rsquo;s market&rdquo; when negotiating private target acquisition agreements.&nbsp;</p> <p> Are we still in a seller favorable M&amp;A environment in the middle-market? Get our perspective on where things might be headed this year, including a first look at Q1 2017 data, as we discuss trends in key terms comprising the &ldquo;indemnity package.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p> 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>&nbsp;Omar Diaz, Seaport Global Securities LLC</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=cWYgttCiF5HeLF7pyhgDc5XZkBsosDlz6i40hWI77B8Rq4y1ptcjXkt1oNqAl75C&amp;RS_REFERRSID=cWYgttCiF5HeLF7pyhgDcy3ODww1tPhdikbJnMlr7SIsWQWCeiZXprlC6BddbQ1p&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=cWYgttCiF5HeLF7pyhgDcy3ODww1tPhdikbJnMlr7SIsWQWCeiZXprlC6BddbQ1p" target="_blank">REGISTER</a></p> <p> _________________</p> <p> If you have any questions, please contact <a href="mailto:events@seyfarth.com">events@seyfarth.com</a>.<br /> <br /> *CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL and NY. CLE Credit is pending for 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/Webinar-INTL-061317 Global Policies and Practices - Achieving Consistency and Avoiding Legal Risk http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-INTL-061317 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Many businesses operate on a global basis, with reporting lines, work streams, and mobile employees often crossing multiple borders. HR and legal functions often find themselves tasked with implementing unified international practices, standards, policies and codes of conduct which, while&nbsp;feasible in some locations in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa (EMEA), can raise major legal issues in others.</p> <p> In this webinar, we will share our experience designing and managing these projects, giving insights as to what consistency looks like in diverse countries, and the limits to what can be achieved. We will focus, in particular, on the following areas:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> What are the drivers towards global policies and practices, and&nbsp;any associated downsides.</li> <li> The&nbsp;legal risks&nbsp;to watch for when putting in place&nbsp;global approaches to diversity, business conduct, performance management, working time, alternative working arrangements (including use of contingent workers) and dignity at work issues.</li> <li> The growing trend towards liability for supply chain human rights issues.</li> <li> The changing landscape of data privacy in Europe.</li> <li> Drafting techniques for global EMEA application.</li> </ul> <p> This webinar is intended for in-house counsel, HR professionals, and benefits managers with international responsibilities, particularly in EMEA.</p> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=wesxtbQwuzrWgmfyK6o8hAE2voAN_IjOlm-Ggr5SswjQmJYfICkOajWvLnTjOEjS&amp;RS_REFERRSID=wesxtbQwuzrWgmfyK6o8hL0RFdpQJlhGEcklyHYH9S97iLelCFvFQVTFineoOGF3&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=wesxtbQwuzrWgmfyK6o8hL0RFdpQJlhGEcklyHYH9S97iLelCFvFQVTFineoOGF3">REGISTER</a></p> <p> If you have any questions, please contact <a href="mailto:events@seyfarth.com?subject=">events@seyfarth.com</a>.</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.<br /> <br /> **Seminars and other CLE/CPD activities are no longer accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Under the SRA Handbook, if this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one &quot;unit&rdquo; for each hour of attendance.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/BOSBB-060717 Change is Here: An Insider’s Analysis of Recent Immigration and Health Care Updates under the Trump Administration http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/BOSBB-060717 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Please join Seyfarth Shaw&rsquo;s Boston team, including the former Director of U.S. Citizenship &amp; Immigration Services, for an informative breakfast briefing focusing on a review of the &ldquo;change management&quot; period of President Trump&#39;s Administration.<br /> <br /> This session will provide detailed insight on what the recent immigration and health care trends mean for your company and employees. Understanding the impact of these changes, and what to expect over the next four years, will help your company safeguard its most valuable assets and maintain its advantage over competitors.</p> <p> Some of the specific topics to be covered include:</p> <ul> <li> Immigration Trends: Compliance, Enforcement &amp; Visa Policy</li> <li> Review and Analysis of NLRB, EEOC, and DOL Appointments</li> <li> Repeal &amp; Replace: The Future of Health Care Reform</li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=1sof3x7SJCWrLOxzSvTKBnL9F08rl9PigT13-f-uAssITpu5XheQwkM7GECS_iJe&amp;RS_REFERRSID=1sof3x7SJCWrLOxzSvTKBoK1pG1rot3rmg98KjrOpnQPkA3YM_9I8NtyB5zKSOas&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=1sof3x7SJCWrLOxzSvTKBoK1pG1rot3rmg98KjrOpnQPkA3YM_9I8NtyB5zKSOas">REGISTER</a></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CarlsonCarle-060617 Scott Carlson and Jay Carle to speak and moderate discussion at “The Exchange” eDiscovery conference in Chicago on June 6-7, 2017 http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CarlsonCarle-060617 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Presented by Today&rsquo;s General Counsel, this annual series is well attended by in-house counsel and corporate information governance professionals and provides a series of in-depth round-table discussions with attendees and moderators jointly developing practical solutions to complex eDiscovery and Information Governance issues.</p> <p> Scott Carlson will moderate discussion on the &ldquo;2015 FRCP Amendments in Practice.&rdquo; This discussion will address some of the numerous changes that have occurred since the 2015 amendments of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. How are we handling the heightened specificity now required in discovery responses? During this hour long conversation, corporate decision makers and industry experts will tackle dozens of issues that have arose post amendments and discuss practical solutions.</p> <p> Jay Carle will lead discussion on &ldquo;Proportionality &ndash; Sea Change or Minor Tweak?&rdquo; examining the effect and use of proportionality in shaping the scope of electronic discovery in litigation. With the amendments to FRCP rule 26 (b)(1), has the discovery dispute process become front loaded? Can proportionality be achieved without transparency? Has the revised description of discovery scope helped, or is Oppenheimer still the standard? Expect a stirring conversation of these questions and practical solutions during this hour long discussion.</p> <p> For more information or to register for this event, <a href="http://www.todaysgeneralcounsel.com/institute/chicago">click here</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Woods-060117 Privilege Pitfalls for Business Partners and In-House Counsel: How to Best Protect Your Corporate Communications and Avoid Waiver http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Woods-060117 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> <em>This webinar is hosted by TIAA.</em><br /> &nbsp;</div> <div> Communications between in-house counsel and their business partners have been (and can be) the &ldquo;smoking gun&rdquo; preventing a favorable outcome for a corporate plaintiff or defendant. &nbsp;During this presentation, we will provide a brief overview of the privilege and specifically discuss ways in which in-house counsel can protect their communications with their business partners, and provide tips on best practices in creating and maintaining the privilege.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> To register, please contact Sara Thorne at sthorne@seyfarth.com. Registration for this program will close on May 31st.<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div> *Ethics CLE Credit has been awarded in the following states: CA, NJ, and NY. Ethics CLE Credit is pending in the following states IL and NC. 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/CHIPP052517 First 100 & Beyond: Seyfarth's Strategy & Planning Summit For Businesses http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CHIPP052517 Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Following the Trump Administration&#39;s 100-day benchmark, businesses of all sizes and across industries are considering how they will navigate and strategically position themselves for the next four years and beyond...</p> <p> Please join Seyfarth Shaw&#39;s leading policy team, including a former Director of U.S. Citizenship &amp; Immigration Services and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, along with other prominent thought leaders, for this full-day Summit in review of the &quot;change management&quot; period of President Donald Trump&#39;s Administration and in preparation for the evolving legal and business landscape to come.</p> <h3> Panel Topics&nbsp;</h3> <ul> <li> Business Strategies in a Policy Change Environment&nbsp;</li> <li> Cybersecurity: Beyond The Headlines&nbsp;</li> <li> Employment Law I: Pay Equity and LGBT Workforce Issues&nbsp;</li> <li> Employment Law II: Enforcement Agendas for the DOL, EEOC &amp; NLRB&nbsp;</li> <li> Immigration Trends: Compliance, Enforcement &amp; Visa Policy &nbsp;</li> <li> Internal Ethics &amp; Regulatory Perspective: Dodd-Frank, Executive Compensation &amp; Sarbanes-Oxley&nbsp;</li> <li> Repeal &amp; Replace: The Future of Health Care Reform &nbsp;</li> <li> Tax Reform: Fundamental Change or More of the Same?&nbsp;</li> <li> Trade &amp; Customs Fraud Enforcement: A &quot;High Priority&quot;</li> </ul> <h3> Keynote Speaker</h3> <p> <a href="http://sbecouncil.org/about-us/key-staff/raymond-keating/"><strong>Raymond J. Keating</strong></a><br /> <strong>Small Business &amp; Entrepreneurship Council</strong><br /> Chief Economist</p> <p> As Chief Economist with the Small Business &amp; Entrepreneurship Council, Mr. Keating&#39;s areas of expertise include the U.S. economy, taxation, trade issues, regulation and other matters impacting U.S. businesses. He writes and speaks on a wide range of issues impacting the entrepreneurial sector of the economy. In addition to policy papers and reports, Mr. Keating has authored books on federal- and state-level economics, and has published hundreds of articles in such periodicals as <em>The Washington Post</em>, <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>, <em>The New York Times</em>, <em>Boston Globe</em>, <em>National Review</em>, <em>Investor`s Business Daily</em>, <em>Chicago Tribune</em>, <em>The Washington Times</em>, <em>New York Post</em>, and <em>Daily News</em>.</p> <h3> Guest Panelists</h3> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td width="250px"> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/dir_docs/publications/Bio_Alix Dowling.pdf"><strong>Alix Dowling</strong></a><br /> <strong>Archer Daniels Midland</strong><br /> Senior Tax Counsel, North America<br /> Director, US-International Group<br /> &nbsp;</td> <td width="300px"> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/dir_docs/publications/Bio_MatthewGauder_USDHS.pdf"><strong>Matthew T. Gauder</strong></a><br /> <strong>Department of Homeland Security</strong><br /> U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)<br /> Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)<br /> &nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/dir_docs/publications/Biography_Kasper.pdf"><strong>David J. Kasper</strong></a><br /> <strong>Cigna Healthcare</strong><br /> Vice President, National Accounts</td> <td> <a href="https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/bio/katie-mahoney"><strong>Katie W. Mahoney</strong></a><br /> <strong>U.S. Chamber of Commerce</strong><br /> Executive Director, Health Policy</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3> Seyfarth Shaw Panelists</h3> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td width="200px"> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/AndrewBoutros">Andrew S. Boutros</a><br /> Chicago &nbsp;| &nbsp;Washington, D.C.</td> <td width="200px"> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/ScottCarlson">Scott A. Carlson</a><br /> Chicago</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/BenjaminConley">Benjamin J. Conley</a><br /> Chicago</td> <td> <div> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/ChristopherDeGroff">Christopher J. DeGroff</a></div> <div> Chicago</div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/AdaDolph">Ada W. Dolph</a></div> <div> Chicago</div> </td> <td> <div> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/DianeDygert">Diane V. Dygert</a></div> <div> Chicago</div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/NoahFinkel">Noah A. Finkel</a></div> <div> Chicago</div> </td> <td> <div> <a href="http://http//www.seyfarth.com/CoryHirsch">Cory Hirsch</a></div> <div> Chicago</div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/JonathanKarelitz">Jonathan D. Karelitz</a></div> <div> Chicago</div> </td> <td> <div> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/JamesKing">James W. King</a></div> <div> Atlanta</div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/BradfordLivingston">Bradford L. Livingston</a></div> <div> Chicago</div> </td> <td> <div> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/StevenRMeier">Steven R. Meier</a></div> <div> Chicago</div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/LeonRodriguez">Leon Rodriguez</a></div> <div> Washington, D.C.</div> </td> <td> <div> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/AndrewSherman">Andrew J. Sherman</a></div> <div> Washington, D.C.</div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/SamSchwartz-Fenwick">Sam Schwartz-Fenwick</a></div> <div> Chicago</div> </td> <td> <div> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/AmandaSonneborn">Amanda A. Sonneborn</a></div> <div> Chicago</div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/AnnetteTyman">Annette&nbsp;Tyman</a></div> <div> Chicago</div> </td> <td> &nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> &nbsp;</p> <hr /> <h3> CLE / Ethics CLE</h3> <p> Seyfarth Shaw LLP is an approved provider of Illinois Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. This seminar is approved for 5.75 General hours and .5 Ethics hours of CLE credit for CA, NJ, NY, and TX. For IL, 5.75 General credits have been approved and .5 Ethics is pending approval from the Illinois Commission of Professionalism. CLE Credit is pending for GA and VA.</p> <hr /> <h3> Agenda</h3> <p> <strong>Breakfast &amp; Registration</strong>:<br /> 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.</p> <p> <strong>Plenary &amp; Morning Program</strong>:<br /> 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.</p> <p> <strong>Lunch Session</strong>:<br /> 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.</p> <p> <strong>Afternoon Program</strong>:<br /> 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.</p> <p> <strong>Cocktail Reception</strong>:<br /> 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.</p> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=y_7IUAud05O8o1PIfOfi4MUwvbreWAkV3yaK6cuTWifABvz_Ot_G6xfphg0lGOKd&amp;RS_REFERRSID=y_7IUAud05O8o1PIfOfi4LzPjNWhFpJe_Kmuf56GzMQPF53gg6oBD47TY1i3do3B&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=y_7IUAud05O8o1PIfOfi4LzPjNWhFpJe_Kmuf56GzMQPF53gg6oBD47TY1i3do3B">REGISTER</a></p> <p> If you have any questions, please contact events@seyfarth.com and reference this event.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Salinas-052517 Joshua Salinas a Panelist for “Trade Secrets in 2017: Recent Legal Trends and Developments LIVE Webcast” http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Salinas-052517 Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Joshua Salinas is serving on a panel for &ldquo;Trade Secrets in 2017: Recent Legal Trends and Developments LIVE Webcast,&rdquo; presented by The Knowledge Group, LLC Live Webcast Series, on May 25, 2017.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Unquestionably, US companies face an increasing threat of cyberattacks from rival companies and foreign governments and the likely targets are trade secrets and other sensitive business information. Since many US companies have overseas operations, the threat of trade secret theft is on the rise which results to billion-dollar intellectual property (IP) theft losses annually.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> To address the perceived insufficient legal protection of trade secrets, lawmakers have enacted a series of laws, such as the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (EEA) and the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). The US Congress may also support further law and policy efforts aimed at improving trade secret protection. An increase in criminal enforcement efforts is also expected as President Trump indicates the value he gives on IP protection.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will help businesses and IP counsel understand the recent legal trends and developments in relation to trade secrets. They will provide a comprehensive outlook for the year ahead and will also underscore best practices in protecting trade secrets.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Key topics include:</div> <ul> <li> Trade Secret: Current Legal Trends and Developments</li> <li> Trade Secret Theft</li> <li> Trade Secret Protection under the Trump Administration</li> <li> Best Practices to Protect Trade Secrets</li> <li> Legislative Outlook</li> </ul> <div> <p class="BodySingle"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="BodySingle"> For more information and registration, <a href="https://gkc.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&amp;view=mc&amp;mcid=form_235789">click here</a>.<o:p></o:p></p> </div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/IPWebinar-052417 Dean Fanelli, Jamaica Szeliga and Parithosh Tungaturthi to Present "Trends in Paragraph IV Challenges: What Lies Ahead in 2017 and Beyond LIVE Webcast" http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/IPWebinar-052417 Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Dean Fanelli, Jamaica Szeliga and Parithosh Tungaturthi will be presenting &quot;Trends in Paragraph IV Challenges: What Lies Ahead in 2017 and Beyond LIVE Webcast,&quot; presented by The Knowledge Group LLC Live Webast Seriies, on May 24, 2017.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Hatch-Waxman Act encourages generic drug manufacturers to challenge active drug patents and gain market entry before those patents expire. The generic company, who is the first to file its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with a Paragraph IV certification and prevails subsequent lawsuit, is granted 180 days of market exclusivity. This is a valuable opportunity that attracted many generic drug manufacturers &ndash; like Teva, Actavis, Mylan, and Sandoz &ndash; to be aggressively involved in Paragraph IV filings.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Over the years, the percentage of brand name drugs facing Paragraph IV patent challenge has increased. Additionally, patent challenges occur much earlier in time after the branded product is approved and launched.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an analysis of the recent trends in Paragraph IV patent challenges. They will also discuss significant court decisions and settlement outcomes on patent challenges.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Key topics include:</strong></div> <ul> <li> Important rule changes</li> <li> What&rsquo;s pending in the courts at various levels</li> <li> Supreme Court treatment in these matters</li> <li> Guidelines for providing notice</li> <li> Practice tips IPR&rsquo;s and ANDA litigations</li> <li> Recent Trends on Patent Challenges</li> <li> Factors Influencing These Trends</li> <li> Paragraph IV Court Decisions and Settlements</li> </ul> <p> <br /> For more information, <a href="https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/legal/intellectual-property-law/paragraph-iv-2">click here</a>.</p> <p> <a href="https://gkc.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&amp;view=mc&amp;mcid=form_228497">Register for this webinar.</a></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/TradeSecretsCA-052417 Trade Secret Protection: What Every California Employer Needs to Know http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/TradeSecretsCA-052417 Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Trade secret identification and protection is more critical than ever for employers in California. Technology is consuming the way we do business, and new laws concerning trade secrets and the content of employment agreements with California employees makes trade secret identification and protection more critical than ever.</p> <p> We invite you to join our Seyfarth attorneys along with one of California&rsquo;s leading computer forensics experts in an interactive briefing designed to help California employers navigate these tricky waters and provide best practices for trade secret protection.</p> <p> Topics slated to cover include:</p> <ul> <li> How to best identify and protect trade secrets</li> <li> What employers need to know about the DTSA</li> <li> The impact of new California Labor Code Section 925</li> <li> Effective use of restrictive covenants in employment agreements</li> <li> How to catch a trade secret thief Responses to potential trade secret theft</li> <li> Choosing the right court to protect trade secrets</li> <li> Considerations for suing under the DTSA vs California law (or both)</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=zHPmoo5UWgmfnh-tQDFfNf2UCd8XaOh4QsrTvcLZkBJ5wHyOQ2j-QypVAJW0cygv&amp;RS_REFERRSID=zHPmoo5UWgmfnh-tQDFfNWUx3iqlMN2VAZSd8V0z42g&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=zHPmoo5UWgmfnh-tQDFfNWUx3iqlMN2VAZSd8V0z42g">REGISTER</a> - Westside/Silicon Beach (May 24th)</p> <p> <em>If you have any questions, please contact <a href="mailto:krustigian@seyfarth.com">krustigian@seyfarth.com</a> and reference this event.&nbsp;</em></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/seyfarth-shaw-to-co-sponsor-all-day-dc-event-on-impact-investing Seyfarth to sponsor “Impact Investing: Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns” http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/seyfarth-shaw-to-co-sponsor-all-day-dc-event-on-impact-investing Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Seyfarth Shaw is a lead sponsor of &nbsp;&ldquo;Impact Investing: Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns,&rdquo; an educational and networking event for heads of foundations, institutional investors, fund managers, and market analysts. The day covers the latest trends in impact investing.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The event will help attendees discover how investors and foundations are changing their investment strategies to include sustainable projects while maximizing returns. Attendees will learn to apply next-generation ideas and tools to find innovative investments that bridge the gap between purpose and profit.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> John Shire, a Corporate partner in Seyfarth&rsquo;s D.C. office, will lead the day&rsquo;s first session, &ldquo;Reframing Impact Investing: Meeting Financial Performance Expectations While Investing With Purpose,&rdquo; an interview with Fanglu Wang, a senior managing director at <a href="http://www.citiccapital.com/">CITIC</a> Capital Silk Road Fund.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In the afternoon, Mr. Shire will moderate the panel discussion, &ldquo;The Pivot to Renewable Energy: Optimizing Old Infrastructure to Support Divestiture.&rdquo;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Other panels and presentations discuss:</div> <ul> <li> restoring balance by connecting capitalism and markets with Main Street</li> <li> how sustainable development goals might align performance and scale risk control</li> <li> the role public equities play in shaping the impact investor sector</li> <li> the role of impact investing across asset classes</li> <li> an investor&rsquo;s view on green bonds and addressing climate change</li> <li> the impact of American dependence on foreign capital</li> <li> Public-Private Partnerships</li> <li> the connection between philanthropy, Impact, and the next generation of investors</li> </ul> <div> The event is hosted by <a href="https://skytopstrategies.com/">Skytop Strategies</a> and Seyfarth Shaw is one of the event&rsquo;s two lead sponsors, along with Rockefeller &amp; Co. To register or gather more information, <a href="https://skytopstrategies.com/impact-investing/">click here</a>.</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CHI-MastersConference-052317 Jay Carle, James Daley, Jason Priebe, Ryan Tilot and Tushar Vaidya to present at 2017 Masters Conference in Chicago http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CHI-MastersConference-052317 Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> eDiscovery &amp; Information Governance attorneys Jay Carle, James Daley, Emily Dorner, Jason Priebe, Ryan Tilot and Tushar Vaidya will present at the Masters Conference in Chicago on May 23, 2017. &nbsp;</p> <p> This year&rsquo;s theme is &ldquo;Deep Dish Data With Only Chopsticks to Manage It?&rdquo;&nbsp; Seyfarth attorneys will present on a wide variety of topics, including recent changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, how information governance best practices can help mitigate risk and manage costs, and hot topics in data privacy, including EU/US Privacy Shield and the General Data Protection Regulation (&ldquo;GDPR&rdquo;).&nbsp;</p> <p> For over ten years, The Masters Conference has assembled leading experts and professionals from law firms, organizations, and the bench to discuss the latest trends in technology. These conferences are held in countries that have shown the greatest impact on the global legal market.&nbsp;</p> <p> Learn more, and register to attend by clicking <a href="http://themastersconference.com/event/chicago-il/deep-dish-data-only-chopsticks-manage-it.">here</a>.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Christoff-052317 Matthew Christoff to present, “Dos and Don’ts of Forensic and eDiscovery Evidence Handling” at EnFuse http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Christoff-052317 Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Matt Christoff will present &ldquo;Dos and Don&rsquo;ts of Forensic and eDiscovery Handling&rdquo; on May 23rd, 2017. &nbsp;This session will address the intricacies of managing security keys and liability, storage and encryption, on-the-wire encryption, and retention of network traffic. By taking a fresh look at proper chain of custody, attendees will better understand what &ldquo;forensic&rdquo; really means, forensic network collections, and data retention. This session will also explore the processes behind legal hold, large document analytics, legal document review, and production.</p> <p> To find more information or to register, <a href="https://www.guidancesoftware.com/enfuse-conference/sessions">click here</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CompliancewithPRC-05192017 Compliance with PRC and Foreign Anti-Bribery Laws - Latest Enforcement Trends and Insights http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CompliancewithPRC-05192017 Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> In February 2017, the draft amendment to the 1993 PRC Unfair Competition Law was submitted, for the first time, to the Standing Committee of the National People&rsquo;s Congress for deliberation. Additionally, the enforcement of the foreign anti-corruption rules are still focused on China&mdash;e.g. nearly 60% of US FCPA enforcement cases in 2016 involve China.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This seminar is intended to help companies in China to sort out tough anti-bribery issues under the Chinese and foreign laws, revisit selected cases and provide compliance and risk control insights.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This seminar is designed for:&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> Company management and compliance policy makers&nbsp;</li> <li> Compliance officers, in-house counsel, HR and other professionals who are interested in Chinese anti-bribery rules</li> </ul> <div> This seminar will address the following:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Anti-bribery laws of China&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> Recent legislation trends in the PRC legal framework on commercial bribery&nbsp;</li> <li> Practical considerations for bribery and non-bribery&nbsp;</li> <li> Defenses and remedies</li> </ul> <div> Foreign anti-corrupt rules&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> Recent foreign anti-corruption trends in the US&nbsp;</li> <li> Elements, affirmative defenses and legal liabilities&nbsp;</li> <li> Key enforcement regions, industries and recent changes</li> </ul> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/DCCB051917-LE Pay for Sick and Family Leave . . . in the District and Beyond http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/DCCB051917-LE Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Employers across the country are feeling the pain when it comes to paid sick leave law compliance.&nbsp; And D.C. employers are feeling it along with the rest of the country.&nbsp; New laws and pending legislation mean that employers in D.C. and elsewhere need to ensure that their policies&nbsp;<em>get well soon</em>!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Join attorneys from our D.C. office for an interactive discussion on D.C.&rsquo;s new Universal Paid Leave Act, other paid sick leave requirements, and compliance considerations and solutions.&nbsp; We also will discuss the requirements for federal government contractors, as well as a wide range of other topics, including:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> Best practices related to administrative burden, cost containment, and employee relations.</li> <li> An overview of the current paid sick leave landscape nationwide.</li> <li> Paid leave notice, posting, and recordkeeping obligations and practical compliance solutions.</li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=Kz3IHHnMZuJQzSJpTvFfm2QfQNQwts-eOVZgmgbh-8Ku8qrUQoOjP_kvsiiF8az4&amp;RS_REFERRSID=Kz3IHHnMZuJQzSJpTvFfm7BzXe69J0ApvGJnuW6mnRLd5F9l4geAoxZtUewX3PLw&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=Kz3IHHnMZuJQzSJpTvFfm7BzXe69J0ApvGJnuW6mnRLd5F9l4geAoxZtUewX3PLw">REGISTER</a></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Paparelli-Rowley-051917 Angelo Paparelli and Christian Rowley to Speak at SCCE 2017 San Francisco Regional Compliance & Ethics Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Paparelli-Rowley-051917 Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Angelo Paparelli, partner of Seyfarth&rsquo;s Immigration Department and co-chair of the firm&rsquo;s EB-5 Immigrant Investment Specialty Team, and Christian Rowley, managing partner of Seyfarth&#39;s San Francisco office and co-chair of the San Francisco office&#39;s Labor &amp; Employment Department, will be speaking on &quot;An Overview of the Changing Landscape in Employment Law&quot; at the SCCE 2017 San Francisco Regional Compliance &amp; Ethics Conference on May 19th in San Francisco.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Winner-051817 Robert Winner to Speak at HRMAC Future Leaders Program http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Winner-051817 Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Robert Winner, partner of Seyfarth&#39;s Corporate department, is speaking at the&nbsp;HRMAC Future Leaders Program on May 18, 2017. His panel will discuss&nbsp;&quot;Board Dynamics and Governance: The CHRO Role.&quot;</p> <div> The role of CHRO is becoming increasingly more important to company Boards of Directors. In addition to companies seeking more senior HR Leaders to join their boards, the interactions between the sitting CHRO and board are expanding and expectations are growing. This capstone session will explore several of the topics covered in previous sessions from the view of the board, as well as firsthand insight from Board of Directors on what they believe is required to be fully successful as a CHRO. Participants will be able to ask specific questions of current and former board members about their expectations of the HR function, now and moving forward, in order to be better prepared for this important aspect of the CHRO role. The program will also cover:</div> <ul> <li> The broader topic of Board dynamics.</li> <li> The importance of a healthy board and management environment.</li> <li> How to manage obstacles or significant change.</li> <li> Insights of companies that have been acquired, merged with another company or experiences a transformation - and the critical role of the CHRO during those times.</li> </ul> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-051817LE Using Big Data To Make Employment Decisions http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-051817LE Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> More than ever before, employers are using Big Data -- the use of algorithms, &quot;data scraping,&quot; and other means of evaluating data-driven information about an individual -- to make hiring and other employment decisions.&nbsp; This growing trend encompasses a wide-range of applications and uses and has permeated employers large and small.&nbsp; The use and scope of Big Data to guide organizational decision-making is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years.&nbsp; The process has captured the attention of the EEOC which recently conducted a hearing on the topic and included &ldquo;the increasing use of data-driven selection devices&rdquo; in its 2017 Strategic Enforcement Plan.&nbsp; Please join Seyfarth Shaw and our panel of distinguished speakers who will share unique insights and strategies regarding this emerging field.</p> <p> Topics will include:</p> <ul> <li> <span id="SPAN1">What is Big Data?</span></li> <li> What aspects of Big Data are relevant to employers for human capital management?</li> <li> What are the benefits of using Big Data to make employment decisions?</li> <li> What are the risks of using Big Data to make employment decisions?</li> <li> What are the best practices when relying on Big Data in the workplace?</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ATLEVENT51717 ADA Title III Symposium: Disability Access Litigation, Compliance, and New Developments http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ATLEVENT51717 Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires public accommodations such as hotels, shopping centers, retailers, health care providers, restaurants, and private educational institutions to have facilities that are accessible to individuals with disabilities. It also requires public accommodations make reasonable modifications to policies and procedures to allow access to individuals with disabilities through means like service animals (guide dogs, miniature horses, etc.) and mobility devices; and to provide necessary aids or services - like accessible technologies - to ensure effective communication.&nbsp; Because this law gives individuals with disabilities, advocacy groups, and the U.S. Department of Justice the right to file enforcement suits, non-compliance with the law can result in significant litigation risk.</p> <p> Please join us for an informative CLE presentation where we will review current ADA Title III accessibility requirements and the causes of action that can be brought against public accommodations for noncompliance. Attendees will learn practical steps to take to avoid violations, mitigate risk of lawsuits, how to respond to &ldquo;drive-by&rdquo; and &ldquo;surf-by&rdquo; lawsuits and other abusive claims, and new developments in Title III regulations, legislation, and litigation Join us in-person, or via webinar for one or both sessions. Each 90-minute session will be eligible for CLE credit.&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>The topics we&#39;ll cover in our interactive discussion include:</strong><br /> <br /> <strong><strong><u>Session&nbsp;1</u></strong></strong></p> <ul> <li> ADA Title III Overview, Litigation Landscape, and Compliance Essentials</li> <li> Title III&rsquo;s &ldquo;Effective Communication&rdquo; Obligation Explained (Including Website Accessibility)</li> </ul> <p> <strong><u>Session&nbsp;2</u></strong></p> <ul> <li> Accessible Facilities:&nbsp; Debunking Myths and Avoiding Common Pitfalls</li> <li> Reasonable Modifications for Individuals with Disabilities:&nbsp; Service Animals, Mobility Devices, and more</li> </ul> <p> ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________</p> <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;"> <strong>CLE</strong></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;"> This seminar is approved for 2 hours of CLE credit CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA.&nbsp;</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;"> If you have any questions, please contact <a href="mailto:events@sefarth.com">events@sefarth.com</a> and reference this event.</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;"> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/TradeSecretsCA-051717 Trade Secret Protection: What Every California Employer Needs to Know http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/TradeSecretsCA-051717 Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Trade secret identification and protection is more critical than ever for employers in California. Technology is consuming the way we do business, and new laws concerning trade secrets and the content of employment agreements with California employees makes trade secret identification and protection more critical than ever.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> We invite you to join our Seyfarth attorneys along with one of California&rsquo;s leading computer forensics experts in an interactive briefing designed to help California employers navigate these tricky waters and provide best practices for trade secret protection.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Topics slated to cover include:</div> <ul> <li> How to best identify and protect trade secrets&nbsp;</li> <li> What employers need to know about the DTSA&nbsp;</li> <li> The impact of new California Labor Code Section 925&nbsp;</li> <li> Effective use of restrictive covenants in employment agreements&nbsp;</li> <li> How to catch a trade secret thief&nbsp;</li> <li> Responses to potential trade secret theft&nbsp;</li> <li> Choosing the right court to protect trade secrets&nbsp;</li> <li> Considerations for suing under the DTSA vs California law (or both)</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=gjp5_0P4IyaqYxFOSvhPxTy1LqZPC8jGCzlSXLseNrcI4r1jKqp-VeuEvsOHbkwM&amp;RS_REFERRSID=gjp5_0P4IyaqYxFOSvhPxVMWu364f6a2gaXSQIkhNxvq25xW-W84fdi-yozIBJvR&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=gjp5_0P4IyaqYxFOSvhPxVMWu364f6a2gaXSQIkhNxvq25xW-W84fdi-yozIBJvR">REGISTER</a> - San Francisco (May 17th)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:krustigian@seyfarth.com"><em>krustigian@seyfarth.com</em></a>&nbsp;<em>and reference this event.</em></p> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/HouPolitics051617-LE Politics at Work and the Future of the American Workplace http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/HouPolitics051617-LE Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> The current political climate, changes to the make-up of the Supreme Court and the Department of Labor, and advances in technology will bring more change than ever to the workplace, with new issues being considered and debated from the Boardroom to the highest level of government.&nbsp; We will consider employers&rsquo; options for addressing and limiting political discourse and disputes at work and discuss emerging tensions between religious liberty and LGBT rights in the workplace.&nbsp; We will also look ahead at future trends, including what a restructured Supreme Court and Department of Labor means for employers.<br /> <br /> <strong>Political Discourse and Dissent at Work</strong></p> <ul> <li> Protections for political activity in the workplace.</li> <li> National origin and citizenship status discrimination.</li> <li> Managing political disputes and discourse.</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Tensions Between Religious Liberty&nbsp;and LGBT Rights</strong></p> <ul> <li> Religious liberty and LGBT rights&nbsp;&mdash; current tensions and future trends.</li> <li> Texas Legislature considering the&nbsp;so-called &quot;bathroom bill.&quot;</li> <li> Focus on transgender rights under benefit plans, FMLA and ADA.</li> </ul> <p> <strong>The Future Workplace: Looking Ahead</strong></p> <ul> <li> Supreme Court nominee Neal Gorsuch and the future of the Supreme Court (special focus on the validity of class action waivers).</li> <li> What employers can expect from Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta.</li> <li> The EEOC&#39;s pivot away from transgender rights and other Obama trends.</li> <li> Robots in the workplace - panacea or increased risk?</li> <li> Status of health care reform following &quot;repeal and replace&quot; efforts.</li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=KHX9NQFeE9WO7_OALuXmo3KbBgpoQV-UOcuqxzweTaPoiuXhGhQRuA1WY8j2MlsO&amp;RS_REFERRSID=KHX9NQFeE9WO7_OALuXmo8lZ0DgRenMET1FciiLmwP3ydISNtdAkM4LldompdK3f&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=KHX9NQFeE9WO7_OALuXmo8lZ0DgRenMET1FciiLmwP3ydISNtdAkM4LldompdK3f">REGISTER</a></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Pianko-051617 Howard Pianko to serve as Co-Chair of PLI’s “Pension Plan Investments 2017: Current Perspectives” Seminar http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Pianko-051617 Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Howard Pianko, a partner in Seyfarth&rsquo;s Employee Benefits &amp; Executive Compensation Department, is co-chairing PLI&rsquo;s &ldquo;Pension Plan Investments 2017: Current Perspectives&rdquo; Seminar in New York on May 16th. Experienced practitioners in the area of pension investment law will share their perspectives, and illuminate issues, on current topics and recent developments.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> A new administration, as well as continued statutory, regulatory and market changes ensure a full agenda of new developments to be debated and analyzed by the panelists. The Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation brought a new regulatory structure for pension investment activities in the derivatives markets that raised substantial uncertainties for a broad group of investment products, and compliance issues for plan fiduciaries. But will these regulations be a thing of the past with a new administration in place? Keeping abreast of these developments, and staying current on new ERISA case law, enforcement actions and ordinary course investment practices, is critical.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Topics include:</div> <ul> <li> Updates on the DOL&rsquo;s fiduciary rule and QPAM exemptions&nbsp;</li> <li> Plan related issues for financial institutions&nbsp;</li> <li> The year in review: ERISA litigation&nbsp;</li> <li> Current topics for investment managers of ERISA plans, and in private equity and alternative investments</li> </ul> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-051617-LIT Price Discrimination and the Robinson-Patman Comeback http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-051617-LIT Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> The Robinson-Patman Act has long been considered dormant in antitrust and price discrimination law.&nbsp; However, recent court decisions, particularly in response to the increasing prominence of automobile manufacturer incentive programs, indicates that the Act is making a comeback.<br /> <br /> To stay within the boundaries of the Act and avoid related antitrust liability, companies and their counsel should understand the Robinson-Patman requirements and prohibitions, as well as the defenses available to them.&nbsp; In this webinar, Seyfarth attorneys will review recent noteworthy cases regarding the following topics:</p> <ul> <li> Legal Elements of an Unlawful Price Discrimination Claim</li> <li> Status of the Morton Salt Presumption</li> <li> Key Statutory Defenses&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> Application of the Act to Incentive Programs</li> <li> Distinction Between Sections 2(a) and 2(d),(e)</li> <li> Implication of the Woodman&rsquo;s Food Market Decision<br /> &nbsp;</li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=Qn_Zpg9p_VwDNyYWUwmk3X74S12noST7GVj4E2PSanv17WFj7KvY58pJ6YnFZ0zc&amp;RS_REFERRSID=Qn_Zpg9p_VwDNyYWUwmk3fHai4nqYabrHU41JIEqQ7boIpia9aqhd3VV6d-2JKF9&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=Qn_Zpg9p_VwDNyYWUwmk3fHai4nqYabrHU41JIEqQ7boIpia9aqhd3VV6d-2JKF9">REGISTER NOW</a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> If you have any questions, please contact,&nbsp;<a class="cms-content-links" href="mailto:events@seyfarth.com" style="text-decoration-line: none; color: rgb(0, 168, 225); cursor: pointer;">events@seyfarth.com</a>.</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/TelehealthSponsor-051617 Seyfarth to Sponsor Second Annual Telehealth Law Forum's Telehealth Bootcamp Series - Part I http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/TelehealthSponsor-051617 Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Seyfarth is a sponsor of the&nbsp;Second Annual Telehealth Law Forum&#39;s two-event Multi-Disciplinary Telehealth Bootcamp Series.</p> <p> Participants will hear from legal, compliance, operational, clinical and technology authorities about &ldquo;what it takes&rdquo; to build and operate a successful telehealth program.&nbsp; Along with an overview of historical uses and exciting new possibilities in the field, participants in the May 16 event will learn about key legal issues, compliance and liability considerations, clinical and operational challenges, plus revenue opportunities of telehealth. The second part of this event will take place on <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/events/TelehealthSponsor-091217" target="_blank">September 12</a>.</p> <p> For more information, visit:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.broadbandillinois.org/Illinois-Telehealth-Initiative/2017-Telehealth-Bootcamp-Series.html" target="_blank">http://www.broadbandillinois.org/Illinois-Telehealth-Initiative/2017-Telehealth-Bootcamp-Series.html</a>.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Wang-051117 Joseph Wang to Co-Present NAPABA Webinar "We Aren't Boilerplate! Indemnity vs. Subrogation vs. Insurance" http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Wang-051117 Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Joseph Wang, associate in Seyfarth&#39;s Real Estate department, is co-presenting the NAPABA webinar &quot;We Aren&#39;t Boilerplate! Indemnity vs. Subrogation vs. Insurance&quot; on May 11, 2017. Joseph serves as co-chair of the NAPABA Real Property Committee.</p> <p> Drafters of contracts hold the keys to inserting provisions that can mitigate client expenses and even liability, when disputes arise. Careful and thoughtful contract drafting can lead to significant reductions in litigation costs and exposure which in turn leads to tremendous savings for companies and clients. But, if pre-suit resolutions cannot be reached, counsel must ensure certain risk shifting provisions are in place, which includes understanding the interplay insurance, subrogation, contractual indemnity, and additional insured requirements. Often overlooked as &ldquo;boiler plate,&rdquo; understanding these provisions is vital for being able to fully advise clients on potential exposure, duties, and obligations under contracts.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/SF051017-IMM New Sheriffs in Town: What to Expect on Business Immigration from the Trump Administration and the GOP-Controlled Congress http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/SF051017-IMM Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Seyfarth partners Leon Rodriguez (former Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) and Angelo Paparelli will address the major changes expected in 2017 in employment-based Immigration law and worksite enforcement. With the Trump administration moving ahead on numerous Executive Orders and a Republican-controlled Congress, employers can expect to see major Immigration law changes, including:</p> <ul> <li> New labor market tests and other restrictions for H-1B work visas</li> <li> Greater DOJ enforcement of claims concerning immigration-related discrimination and visa abuse</li> <li> Implementation of mandatory E-verify</li> <li> Enhanced and coordinated worksite enforcement by DOL and DHS, and</li> <li> Ramped-up prosecution of employer violators who hire unauthorized workers</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>If you have any questions, please contact </em><a href="mailto:events@seyfarth.com"><em>events@seyfarth.com</em></a><em> and reference this event.</em></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/NYBB051017-LE Paid Family Leave Coming to New York In January 2018 http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/NYBB051017-LE Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Paid Family Leave legislation is increasingly prevalent, with many local and state governments moving full steam ahead with implementation, and New York is no different. On April 4, 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed New York&#39;s&nbsp;Paid Family Leave&nbsp;Law, implementing the most comprehensive paid family leave program in the nation. Under the statute and the proposed regulations, which cover virtually all New York employers, there are many unanswered questions.&nbsp;The law&#39;s effective date is <strong>January 1, 2018</strong>.<br /> <br /> Please join us for an interactive presentation where we will engage in a detailed discussion on the law&rsquo;s various requirements as well as its anticipated interplay with benefits and leave policies.<br /> <br /> Topics will include:</p> <ul> <li> In-depth overview of Paid Family Leave Law and proposed implementing regulations</li> <li> The interaction between PFL and Disability, Workers&#39; Compensation, FMLA and the NYC Earned Sick Leave Act</li> <li> Written policy and posting requirements</li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=DgqrLSFf4L65NTwN2XkVoTyDIyEQZl2Z3ZXlL2sXRsJVSUWPddmCHlXA5-yB0kp1&amp;RS_REFERRSID=DgqrLSFf4L65NTwN2XkVoVlCnw5SwP3Ti94avbEvnM1BpWcKXeSVAZrsSV_kA4rr&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=DgqrLSFf4L65NTwN2XkVoVlCnw5SwP3Ti94avbEvnM1BpWcKXeSVAZrsSV_kA4rr">REGISTER</a></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/DR-051017 Seyfarth Partnering with AlixPartners and Directors Roundtable for Corporate Directors Program http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/DR-051017 Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Seyfarth Shaw, AlixPartners and Directors Roundtable invite you to attend &quot;Cyber Risk Management Facing Boards, C-Suites &amp; General Counsel: Prevention, Crisis Management, and Mitigating Personal Liability,&quot; a program for corporate directors, executive officers and general counsels, focused on approaches and strategies to forensic preservation of electronically stored information as well as an expert summary of forensic technologies and methodologies used in the field.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The distinguished speakers will address key topics, including:&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> Cyber Attacks and Defenses&nbsp;</li> <li> Governance, Compliance &amp; Disclosure Issues&nbsp;</li> <li> Potential Liability to Government and Shareholders&nbsp;</li> <li> Litigation Defense and Insurance Coverage&nbsp;</li> <li> Prioritizing Risk Management Dollars&nbsp;</li> <li> Different Risks for Different Data Types and Industries&nbsp;</li> <li> Incidence Response and Planning</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Who should attend</strong></div> <div> This program is designed for directors, senior executives, general counsel, and others with internal oversight of compliance.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Distinguished Speakers</strong><br /> <div> Kevin J. Lesinski - Seyfarth Shaw</div> <div> Richard D. Lutkus - Seyfarth Shaw</div> <div> William L. Prickett - Seyfarth Shaw</div> <div> Gretchen Ruck - AlixPartners</div> <div> David White - AlixPartners</div> <div> Steve Martino - Cisco</div> <div> Harpreet Ubhi - Lockton Companies</div> <div> M. K. Palmore - FBI&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information and registraton, <a href="http://www.directorsroundtable.com/id=1235">click here</a>.</div> </div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/TradeSecretsCA-051017 Trade Secret Protection: What Every California Employer Needs to Know http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/TradeSecretsCA-051017 Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Trade secret identification and protection is more critical than ever for employers in California. Technology is consuming the way we do business, and new laws concerning trade secrets and the content of employment agreements with California employees makes trade secret identification and protection more critical than ever.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> We invite you to join our Seyfarth attorneys along with one of California&rsquo;s leading computer forensics experts in an interactive briefing designed to help California employers navigate these tricky waters and provide best practices for trade secret protection.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Topics slated to cover include:</div> <ul> <li> How to best identify and protect trade secrets&nbsp;</li> <li> What employers need to know about the DTSA&nbsp;</li> <li> The impact of new California Labor Code Section 925&nbsp;</li> <li> Effective use of restrictive covenants in employment agreements&nbsp;</li> <li> How to catch a trade secret thief&nbsp;</li> <li> Responses to potential trade secret theft&nbsp;</li> <li> Choosing the right court to protect trade secrets&nbsp;</li> <li> Considerations for suing under the DTSA vs California law (or both)</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=AUbNvICranHaMxxvEu8CCdzwF9kSbGO02HN7tnaU9B4g34U785fK0N4fwugcxOst&amp;RS_REFERRSID=AUbNvICranHaMxxvEu8CCUvFuqzti0LwYr0ftPG0BMji2cRxc0l-LTvTO5_MHXXd&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=AUbNvICranHaMxxvEu8CCUvFuqzti0LwYr0ftPG0BMji2cRxc0l-LTvTO5_MHXXd">REGISTER</a> - Los Angeles (May 10th)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>If you have any questions, please contact </em><a href="mailto:krustigian@seyfarth.com"><em>krustigian@seyfarth.com</em></a> <em>and reference this event.</em></p> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-051917LE The Next Pay Equity Frontier: Salary History Bans http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-051917LE Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Asking about wage or salary history may soon be a thing of the past.&nbsp; NYC, Philadelphia, Massachusetts, and Puerto Rico have passed bans forbidding employers from considering the wage history of job applicants and San Francisco is poised to jump on the bandwagon in a vote expected in May. <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/dir_docs/publications/PE_01262017.pdf">Our 50-State Survey</a> revealed that such legislation is being considered in many more states.&nbsp; Join us for a webinar to discuss the current state of the law, to discuss the legal challenges, and to get practical tips on how to comply in this new frontier.</p> <p> Topics will include:</p> <ul> <li> Current state of the law</li> <li> Legal challenges to the salary history bans</li> <li> Practical tips on how to comply with these new laws</li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=uERUc0HllBDRj3ZgTU4_cejL3iKd4ATYVnXHJJnKIbdnuxS_41Db1HqFZzsQtTTB&amp;RS_REFERRSID=uERUc0HllBDRj3ZgTU4_cSBHXCK-qB1KjIaCdTNqT86bTNHXmRnNYf12wTi2urjl&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=uERUc0HllBDRj3ZgTU4_cSBHXCK-qB1KjIaCdTNqT86bTNHXmRnNYf12wTi2urjl">REGISTER</a></p> <p> If you have any questions, please contact, <a href="http://mailto:events@seyfarth.com">events@seyfarth.com</a>.<br /> <br /> *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/Sherman-050817 Andrew Sherman to Speak at 50th Annual IFA Legal Symposium http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Sherman-050817 Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Andrew J. Sherman is speaking at the 50th Annual International Franchising Association (IFA) Legal Symposium. His session is titled&nbsp;<em>Mergers &amp; Acquisitions in Franchising</em>&nbsp;and will cover:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> Overview of a M&amp;A transaction By and Among Franchisors</li> <li> Preparing to sell (optimizing purchase price).</li> <li> Valuation process.</li> <li> Critical due diligence (for the buyer).</li> <li> Identifying red flags.</li> <li> Negotiating key terms of purchase agreement.</li> <li> Post-closing integration.</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Co-presenting with Andrew are Mike Bidwell, the CEO of The Dwyer Group and Brian Romanzo, the General Counsel of Driven Brands, Inc. The session is moderated by Andrae Marrocco, Partner at Dickinson Wright LLP.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information on the symposium, click <a href="http://www.franchise.org/legal-symposium">here</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/AAML-NorCal-050517 Richard Lutkus presents at American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers of Northern California 41st Annual Symposium http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/AAML-NorCal-050517 Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Richard D. Lutkus presented &ldquo;Cyber Security, Ethical Hacking and Protecting Your Clients and Firm&rdquo; on May 5th at the AAML 41st Annual Symposium. Rick provided practical guidelines for handling client data in small to medium sized law firms. After highlighting issues that may be ignored in typical small and medium sized firm settings, viable steps were presenting for mitigating the risk that accompanies handling client data and operating a law firm in today&rsquo;s cyber landscape.&nbsp;</p> <p> The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) is a national not-for-profit membership association composed of the nation&rsquo;s leading matrimonial lawyers from all 50 states.</p> <p> For more information, <a href="http://aamlnorcal.org/blog/std-2016-symposium/">click here</a>.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Rodriguez-050317 Clearwater Compliance Offers a One-on-One Conversation with Former Office for Civil Rights Director Leon Rodriguez http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Rodriguez-050317 Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> The first one-on-one conversation and Q&amp;A session with former Office for Civil Rights Director <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/LeonRodriguez">Leon Rodriguez</a> since he left the U.S. government will be offered to health system and hospital leaders on May 3<sup>rd</sup> at noon ET. Rodriguez, now a partner at law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP, will participate in a complimentary webinar, <a href="https://clearwatercompliance.com/hipaa-hitech-news/hipaa-and-it-security/hipaa-risk-analysis-tip-may-3rd-webinar-leon-rodriguez-ocr-expects-hipaa-risk-analysis/">&ldquo;What OCR Expects in Your HIPAA Risk Analysis: A Conversation with Former OCR Director Leon Rodriguez</a><u>,&rdquo;</u> hosted by <a href="https://clearwatercompliance.com/about/meet-the-leadership-team/bob-chaput/">Bob Chaput</a>, chief executive officer of Clearwater Compliance. This session will offer counsel on adopting the best approach to cybersecurity and HIPAA compliance and provide a perspective on the new Administration&rsquo;s expected plans, audit enforcement strategies and policies as well as OCR&rsquo;s emerging standard of care in performing risk analysis.</p> <p> For 90 minutes, healthcare leaders will receive an insider perspective on key topics such as:</p> <ul> <li> What OCR expects in your HIPAA risk analysis</li> <li> How to conduct an OCR-quality risk analysis</li> <li> How to help covered entities and business associates understand and act on the specific Risk Analysis requirements included in the HIPAA Security Rule</li> <li> How, when and if to use Attorney-Client Privilege (ACP) when conducting a risk analysis</li> <li> The importance of risk analysis in operationalizing a cybersecurity strategy</li> <li> What to expect from the new administration on HIPAA</li> </ul> <p> &ldquo;The healthcare industry had gone from little to no enforcement until Rodriguez stepped in and reshaped the U.S. government&rsquo;s role in implementing more robust enforcement,&rdquo; said Bob Chaput, CEO of Clearwater Compliance. &ldquo;Prior to Rodriguez, enforcement of patient privacy and security issues was often complaint-driven and reactionary, even after a breach. The tone shifted when Rodriguez began as OCR director in 2011; he was the first director to bring real focus to HIPAA privacy and security issues.&rdquo;</p> <p> Rodriguez was the leading advocate at OCR for clarifying HIPAA compliance strategy for healthcare providers.&nbsp;Under Rodriguez, OCR refocused its enforcement in pursuit of what he called &ldquo;high-impact cases&rdquo; and emphasized that covered entities (CEs) and business associates (BAs) face sanctions on all lapses discovered during an investigation, regardless of whether they are directly related to the incident that sparked OCR&rsquo;s attention.</p> <p> You may <a href="https://clearwatercompliance.com/hipaa-hitech-news/hipaa-and-it-security/hipaa-risk-analysis-tip-may-3rd-webinar-leon-rodriguez-ocr-expects-hipaa-risk-analysis/">register for the live May 3<sup>rd</sup> web event here.</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>About Clearwater Compliance</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.clearwatercompliance.com/">Clearwater Compliance</a>, LLC is a leading provider of hospital and health system compliance and cybersecurity management solutions. Its mission is to empower hospitals and health systems to successfully manage healthcare&rsquo;s evolving cybersecurity risks and ensure patient safety. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, Clearwater solutions have been deployed within hundreds of hospitals and health systems, Fortune 100 organizations and federal government institutions. More information about Clearwater Compliance is at <a href="http://www.Clearwatercompliance.com">http://www.Clearwatercompliance.com</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong>About Seyfarth Shaw LLP</strong><br /> Seyfarth Shaw has more than 900 attorneys in 14 offices providing a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. Seyfarth&rsquo;s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. A recognized leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, Seyfarth has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected industry associations, consulting firms and media. For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com">www.seyfarth.com</a>.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ITECHLAW-050317 Seyfarth IP, International, Trade Secrets, and Corporate Attorneys to Participate in ITechLaw 2017 World Technology Conference in Chicago http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ITECHLAW-050317 Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Seyfarth Shaw LLP is pleased to be a Global Sponsor at ITechLaw&rsquo;s 2017 World Technology Conference in Chicago May 3&ndash;5.</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, including e-commerce, e-contracting, disruptive technologies, data protection developments, and the impact of cognitive technologies in the legal spheres. &nbsp;</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. &nbsp;Seyfarth Shaw Partners Kevin Woolf and Dan Hart and Seyfarth Shaw Legal Project Manager Kyle Hoover will be leading the interactive workshop &ldquo;Technology Contract-a-thon.&rdquo; The workshop will take participants into the evolving process, labor and software solutions addressing the &ldquo;more for less&rdquo; challenge of efficiently handling technology transactions and contract management.</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. Chicago Partners Michael Wexler, Bob Sell, and Marcus Mintz, and Associate Kristine Argentine are scheduled to attend and participate at the conference.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information, <a href="http://www.itechlaw.org/conferences/Chicago2017">click here</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CDFAChicago050217 2017 CDFA Illinois Financing Roundtable Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CDFAChicago050217 Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Seyfarth Shaw is excited to Sponsor the 2017 CDFA Illinois Financing Roundtable Conference, hosted in Seyfarth&#39;s Chicago office. The full agenda for the conference is now online. &nbsp;This event will feature a number of economic development finance experts from around the state discussing new development finance tools, authorities, resources and approaches, and how these can affect the Illinois economy going forward.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> We hope you can join Seyfarth attorneys along with a robust line-up of additional presenters active in the Illinois financing market, for this one-day conference covering the following topics:&nbsp;</div> <div> &bull;<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>The Latest in Illinois Public-Private Partnership Deals (Robert S. Winner)&nbsp;</div> <div> &bull;<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>The Impact of Tax Increment Financing On Illinois Communities&nbsp;</div> <div> &bull;<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>Financing Solutions for the Illinois Housing Market&nbsp;</div> <div> &bull;<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>Utilizing a Diverse Capital Stack&nbsp;</div> <div> &bull;<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>State Programs and Legislative Update</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Breakfast and lunch will be provided. &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> We hope to see you there!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> <strong>Agenda&nbsp;</strong></div> <div> Breakfast &amp; Registration:</div> <div> 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Program:</strong></div> <div> 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Seyfarth Moderator</div> <div> Robert S. Winner, Partner</div> </div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href="https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/roundtables.nsf/register?open&amp;set=Illinois&amp;events=1844510567">Register&nbsp;</a></div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CDFA-IL-2017 Seyfarth to Host 2017 CDFA Illinois Financing Roundtable http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CDFA-IL-2017 Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Seyfarth Shaw is the venue sponsor and host of the CDFA Illinois Financing Roundtable on May 2, 2017. This one-day conference will feature a number of economic development finance experts from around the state discussing development finance tools, authorities, resources and approaches, and how these can affect the Illinois economy going forward.</p> <p> For more information, click <a href="https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/0/37D03A21B42A5325882580B80065E81F" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Winner-050217 Rob Winner to Speak at 2017 CDFA Illinois Financing Roundtable http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Winner-050217 Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Rob Winner, partner of Seyfarth&#39;s Corporate department, is speaking at the CDFA Illinois Financing Roundtable on May 2, 2017. &nbsp;In addition to participating in the program&#39;s welcoming remarks and introduction, Rob is a panelist for &quot;The Latest in Illinois Public-Private Partnership Deals.&quot;</p> <p> The panel will discuss how, as budgets are stretched and new rules are created, it can be difficult to pull together funding for necessary infrastructure improvements and community facilities. Industry experts from around the state will present case studies and explore proven approaches for implementing a successful P3 project.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/McGurn-050117 Kristin McGurn to Present at 2017 Work Related Injuries: New Challenges & New Solutions Workshop http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/McGurn-050117 Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Kristin McGurn,&nbsp;partner of Seyfarth&rsquo;s Labor &amp; Employment department&nbsp;and a vice-chair of the firm&rsquo;s interdisciplinary Health Law Group, is presenting &quot;Claims Processing: Coordination of FMLA, ADA, &amp; Workers Comp&quot;&nbsp;at the Boston University Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery&#39;s 2017 Work Related Injuries: New Challenges &amp; New Solutions Workshop on May 1st in Massachusetts. Kristin is also a 2017 faculty member.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Lion-042817 Ofer Lion to Present “Partnerships and Joint Ventures Involving Eos” at Georgetown Law CLE http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Lion-042817 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Ofer Lion, tax partner of Seyfarth&#39;s Corporate department, is presenting &ldquo;Partnerships and Joint Ventures Involving Eos&rdquo; at Georgetown Law in Washington, D.C. on April 28, 2017.</p> <p> The presentation will discuss:</p> <ul> <li> Joint Ventures and Private Benefit Issues</li> <li> Structuring Joint Ventures</li> <li> Contractual Joint Ventures</li> <li> New Partnership Tax Audit Procedures</li> </ul> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Mancino-042817 Douglas Mancino to Present “Gifts In-Kind: Key Tax Issues” at Georgetown Law CLE http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Mancino-042817 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Douglas Mancino, partner of Seyfarth&#39;s Corporate department, is presenting &ldquo;Gifts In-Kind: Key Tax Issues&rdquo; at Georgetown Law in Washington, D.C. on April 28, 2017.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CHISWN042717 "Girl Rising" Screening and Reception http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CHISWN042717 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p style="margin-top:0px;"> As we look forward to the next chapter of empowering women and girls, please join us for an evening of engaging programming and cocktails. Seyfarth Women&#39;s Network is pleased to partner with Girl Up, a United Nations organization, in presenting a screening of the acclaimed documentary film that started a movement: &ldquo;Girl Rising.&rdquo; Original partners in producing the film, Girl Up and Girl Rising are separate campaigns with parallel goals and experiences of the impact of empowering girls. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Please join us at our new Willis Tower office space as we hear from leaders of both organizations. They will provide a framework for this significant global movement, and share powerful success stories achieved by their passionate adolescent girl advocates.</p> <p style="margin-top:0px;"> <img height="86" src="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/rs/emsimages/unspecified.jpg" width="130" /><img height="86" src="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/rs/emsimages/unspecifiedII.jpg" width="130" /><img height="86" src="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/rs/emsimages/unspecifiedV.jpg" width="129" /><img height="86" src="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/rs/emsimages/unspecifiedVIII.jpg" width="129" /><br /> <br /> The innovative documentary at the heart of the campaign to change the way the world values girls.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81x6mYNxqzU">Click here to watch the &quot;Girl Rising&quot; trailer</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="BORDER-RIGHT: #cccccc 1pt solid; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: #f0f0f0; WIDTH: 191.95pt; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: #f0f0f0; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: #f0f0f0; TEXT-ALIGN: left; PADDING-TOP: 0in; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" valign="top"> <p align="center"> <img src="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/rs/emsimages/unspecifiedU1WWOTFZ.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="BORDER-TOP-COLOR: #f0f0f0; WIDTH: 192pt; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: #f0f0f0; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: #f0f0f0; TEXT-ALIGN: left; PADDING-TOP: 0in; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: #f0f0f0; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" valign="top"> <p align="center"> <img src="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/rs/emsimages/5-girlUpWebLockup.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="BORDER-RIGHT: #cccccc 1pt solid; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: #f0f0f0; WIDTH: 191.95pt; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: #f0f0f0; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: #f0f0f0; TEXT-ALIGN: left; PADDING-TOP: 0in; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" valign="top"> <p align="left"> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: &quot;Arial&quot;, &quot;sans-serif&quot;"><font color="#333333">Girl Rising, a global movement for girls&rsquo; education and empowerment, launches high-profile campaigns to bring visibility to the issues girls face and inspire people to dismantle the barriers that hold them back.&nbsp;</font></span></p> </td> <td style="BORDER-TOP-COLOR: #f0f0f0; WIDTH: 192pt; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: #f0f0f0; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: #f0f0f0; TEXT-ALIGN: left; PADDING-TOP: 0in; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: #f0f0f0; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" valign="top"> <p align="left"> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: &quot;Arial&quot;, &quot;sans-serif&quot;"><font color="#333333">A UN Foundation campaign, Girl Up is led by girls around the world who develop awareness and advocate legislation for the health, safety, education and leadership of girls in developing countries.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</font> </span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br /> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 191.95pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; TEXT-ALIGN: left; PADDING-TOP: 0in; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" valign="top"> <p align="left"> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: &quot;Arial&quot;, &quot;sans-serif&quot;"><font color="#333333"><strong>Agenda</strong></font></span><br /> <br /> <strong style="background-color: transparent;">Cocktail Reception</strong><br /> <span style="background-color: transparent;">5:00 PM - 5:45 PM</span></p> <p> <strong>Girl Rising Screening</strong><br /> 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM<br /> <br /> <strong>Panel Discussion&nbsp;</strong><br /> 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Closing Reception</strong><br /> 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM</p> </td> <td style="WIDTH: 192pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; TEXT-ALIGN: left; PADDING-TOP: 0in; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" valign="top"> <p align="left"> <strong>Featured Guests</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="http://thedocumentarygroup.com/girl-rising-team/christina-lowery/">Christina Lowery</a><br /> CEO<br /> Girl Rising<br /> <br /> <a href="https://girlup.org/about/staff/anna-blue/">Anna Blue</a><br /> Deputy Director<br /> Girl Up<br /> <br /> <a href="https://girlup.org/about/advisory-council/molly-rudberg/">Molly Rudberg</a><br /> Chicago Advisory Council<br /> Girl Up<span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: &quot;Arial&quot;, &quot;sans-serif&quot;"><font color="#333333">&nbsp;&nbsp;</font> </span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=TlEUGm7S0Cifkb_cMnwnGVukV0dcxZWaYCKZcI6GAVUWp1F8uAqZptx7Kl9K8ZdU&amp;RS_REFERRSID=TlEUGm7S0Cifkb_cMnwnGctfps6QQ5T2Wtlth40rffD0fp4toUPv0aqKJJJ-8uz5&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=TlEUGm7S0Cifkb_cMnwnGctfps6QQ5T2Wtlth40rffD0fp4toUPv0aqKJJJ-8uz5">REGISTER</a><br /> <br /> If you have any questions, please contact <a href="mailto:events@seyfarth.com">events@seyfarth.com</a> and reference this event.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-042717-LIT Protecting Confidential Information and Client Relationships in the Financial Services Industry http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-042717-LIT Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> In Seyfarth&rsquo;s second installment in its series of 2017 Trade Secret Webinars, Seyfarth attorneys Scott Humphrey, Robyn Marsh, and Dawn Mertineit will focus on trade secret and client relationship considerations in the banking and financial services industry, with a particular focus on a firm&rsquo;s relationship with its FINRA members.</p> <p> The panel will address the following topics:</p> <ul> <li> Practical steps financial institutions can implement to protect trade secrets and client relationships</li> <li> What to do if your trade secrets are improperly removed or disclosed or if a former employee is violating his/her restrictive covenant agreements</li> <li> How to prosecute a case against a former employee who is a FINRA member</li> <li> The impact of the Protocol for Broker Recruiting on trade secrets and client relationships</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=HvTP88aXNEpuzyg3vUljrINcYWw-TITmv9GRd0fCIh9w5wywdOdKOt3qQPYK35BT&amp;RS_REFERRSID=HvTP88aXNEpuzyg3vUljrHAuUliGpL4X9LzxSRnnPObjlFTs9I2iZb94dVaMsaJR&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=HvTP88aXNEpuzyg3vUljrHAuUliGpL4X9LzxSRnnPObjlFTs9I2iZb94dVaMsaJR">REGISTER NOW</a></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">If you have any questions, please contact,&nbsp;</span><a class="cms-content-links" href="mailto:events@seyfarth.com" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 168, 225); cursor: pointer;">events@seyfarth.com</a><span style="color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">.</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/Rodriguez-042717 Leon Rodriguez to Deliver Guest of Honor Speech at IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Rodriguez-042717 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Leon Rodriguez, partner of Seyfarth&rsquo;s Labor &amp; Employment department and member of the firm&rsquo;s EB-5 Immigrant Investment specialty team, will deliver a keynote address at IIUSA&rsquo;s 10th Annual EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference on April 27th in Washington, D.C. Leon served as the fourth director of USCIS between July 2014 and January 2017. Given the potential legislative and regulatory changes to the Regional Center Program, his address will provide a timely update to the hundreds of EB-5 stakeholders in attendance.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Fanelli-042617 Dean Fanelli, Thomas Haag, and Parithosh Tungaturthi to speak at the World IP Forum in Bengaluru, India http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Fanelli-042617 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p class="BodySingle"> Dean Fanelli and Thomas Haag, Partners in the Intellectual Property Department, and Parithosh Tungaturthi, a Patent Agent in the Intellectual Property Department, are speaking at the World IP Forum in Bengaluru, India.</p> <p class="BodySingle"> The forum&mdash; April 26&ndash;28 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Bengaluru, India&mdash;is focused on recent IP developments and its syncing with business objectives. The World IP Forum is an annual conference to unite experts in one place to share ideas and experiences.</p> <p class="BodySingle"> <o:p>For more information, <a href="http://www.worldipforum.com/index.php">click here</a>.&nbsp;</o:p></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar042617-INTL International Mobility - Avoiding the Legal Landmines http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar042617-INTL Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Multinational organizations are continuing to grow their internationally mobile workforces as they look to enhance their capabilities and drive growth by deploying talent abroad across Europe.&nbsp; This trend requires employers to develop a systematized and comprehensive approach to managing their related programs in order to respond to the many logistical and compliance challenges that such operations present.<br /> <br /> Please join us for a discussion of the important considerations surrounding international assignments, including:&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> Designing a viable assignment</li> <li> Assignment letters, employment contracts and identity of the employer</li> <li> The package</li> <li> Local requirements - payroll, immigration, place of work</li> <li> Applicable laws</li> <li> Managing the assignment</li> <li> Ending the assignment</li> <li> The impact of Brexit</li> </ul> <p> This webinar is intended for HR managers, in-house counsels, change managers with international responsibilities and assignment managers, particularly in Europe.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p align="left"> __________________________</p> <p align="left"> &nbsp;</p> <p align="left"> If you have any questions, please contact <a href="mailto:events@seyfarth.com?subject=">events@seyfarth.com</a>.</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 _rdeditor_temp="1"> **Seminars and other CLE/CPD activities are no longer accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Under the SRA Handbook, if this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one &quot;unit&rdquo; for each hour of attendance.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Jutkowitz-042617 Stanley Jutkowitz to Present Lawline On-Demand Course "Introduction to Federal & State Marijuana Laws" http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Jutkowitz-042617 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Stanley Jutkowitz, senior counsel in Seyfarth&#39;s Corporate department, taught the on-demand Lawline Course &quot;Introduction to Federal &amp; State Marijuana Laws.&quot;</p> <div> This program will cover the history of federal and state laws pertaining to marijuana&mdash;from the federal Controlled Substances Act, under which the manufacture, use, possession and distribution of marijuana are regulated, to the various state laws that legalize both medical and recreational marijuana.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The course will discuss constitutional considerations, the interplay between federal and state laws relating to marijuana, and how different state marijuana laws are structured. Finally, the program will introduce the ways the federal/state interplay impacts the areas of banking, taxation, intellectual property and real estate in the marijuana industry.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Learning Objectives:&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> Understand the history of marijuana laws in the United States and how that affects the current legislative landscape today</li> <li> Assess the similarities and differences among state laws on medical and recreational marijuana</li> <li> Identify key areas in which the marijuana industry is impacted by the interplay between state and federal law</li> </ul> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Rodriguez-042517 Leon Rodriguez to Present MHA Webinar "Immigration Law Update: Healthcare Response if ICE Comes Calling" http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Rodriguez-042517 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Leon Rodriguez, partner of Seyfarth&rsquo;s Labor &amp; Employment department and member of the firm&rsquo;s Health Law group, is presenting the Massachusetts Health &amp; Hospital Association&nbsp;hosted webinar &quot;Immigration Law Update: Healthcare Response if ICE Comes Calling&quot; on April 25, 2017.&nbsp;</p> <p> Healthcare providers have been and remain committed to caring for all people who come for treatment. Recent developments in federal immigration and travel policies have created substantial confusion for providers related to ensuring a stable healthcare workforce as well as protecting patient rights to receive medically necessary care. In addition to the various Presidential Executive Orders relating to border and immigration policies, there are also new enforcement priorities that may impact healthcare operations and clinical practices.</p> <p> Given the significant impact the new immigration policies will have on accessing care and treatment for many minority populations, Leon will provide some context as to the current environment and consideration of best practices by healthcare providers. Leon is the former Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the Department of Homeland Security and prior to that was also the Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.</p> <div> This webinar will cover:</div> <ol> <li> The current status of immigration policies that are being implemented by the federal agencies;</li> <li> The current legal requirements that must be followed by law enforcement when they come to a healthcare provider&#39;s facility/clinic/practice seeking information;</li> <li> Considering ways to communicate with employees (current and future) and patients about the changing immigration landscape, including reassuring critical employee/patient populations; and</li> <li> Understanding best practices to prepare for potential enforcement activity, including interactions with ICE and other federal agencies seeking patient or employee information, to understand the perspective of the agents as they are seeking information.</li> </ol> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/TSC042417 Seyfarth Shaw and The Sedona Conference® Present: International Privacy Panel & Reception http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/TSC042417 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> <strong>The New Sedona Conference&reg; Transitional International Litigation Principles: Practical Help for Companies in Preparing for 2018 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) &amp; for Navigating EU Privacy Shield Requirements</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Given the complex and dynamic EU data protection landscape&mdash;where the new Privacy Shield is in its infancy, and where the May 2018 effective date of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast approaching&mdash;The Sedona Conference&reg; Transitional International Litigation Principles provide the best interim guidance for companies, counsel and courts alike in balancing the rapidly evolving EU data protection requirements with U.S. eDiscovery obligations.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Please join The Sedona Conference&reg; Working Group on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery, and Disclosure (WG6) and Seyfarth Shaw for an informative panel discussion by a distinguished Jurist, and Fortune 500 in-house and outside U.S. and International privacy experts. The distinguished panel will unpack for attendees the publication&rsquo;s invaluable practical and innovative guidance and materials for mitigating the risk and cost of cross-border discovery in transnational proceedings.</div> <div> The Sedona Conference&reg; International Litigation Principles on Discovery, Disclosure &amp; Data Protection in Civil Litigation (Transitional Edition), recently published by Sedona Conference WG6 provides a clear and concise summary of recent EU data protection developments, including abrogation of the U.S./EU Safe Harbor Framework, the launch of the new Privacy Shield Framework, and the principal features of the landmark GDPR, effective May 2018, as well as the incorporation of &quot;proportionality&quot; principles in the U.S. discovery process.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> <strong>Registration</strong></div> <div> 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Panel Discussion</strong></div> <div> 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Networking Reception&nbsp;</strong></div> <div> 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div> Scott A. Carlson&nbsp;</div> <div> Host</div> <div> Chair, Seyfarth Shaw&rsquo;s eDiscovery &amp; Information Governance Practice Group <span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span> <span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> M. James Daley</div> <div> Moderator&nbsp;</div> <div> Co-founder and former Chair, The Sedona Conference&reg; International Working Group</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href="https://thesedonaconference.org/conference/2017/wg6-membership-building-event-chicago-il">REGISTER</a></div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Vandewater-042117 Melissa Vandewater to Moderate "From the Ground Up: Digging Into the Complex Issues Raised in Ground Leases" at ABA Spring Symposia http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Vandewater-042117 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Melissa Vandewater, partner of Seyfarth&#39;s Real Estate department and&nbsp;Chair of the ABA RPTE Leasing Group&#39;s Ground Leasing committee, is moderating &quot;From the Ground Up: Digging Into the Complex Issues Raised in Ground Leases&quot; at the ABA&#39;s 29th Annual Spring Symposia in Denver, CO on April 21st.</p> <div> Ground leases are complex commercial leases that raise unique issues to be considered by the landlord, tenant and lender. The panel will discuss:</div> <ul> <li> Rent adjustment and other economic terms</li> <li> Financeability</li> <li> Due diligence</li> <li> Eminent domain and allocation of condemnation proceeds</li> <li> Casualty</li> <li> Ownership of improvements and use restrictions</li> <li> Assignment and subletting</li> </ul> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/AHLA-Day-2017 Seyfarth to Sponsor 2017 AHLA Day http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/AHLA-Day-2017 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Seyfarth is a sponsor of the 2017 AHLA Day taking place April 20th in&nbsp;Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.</p> <p> AHLA Day is an opportunity for members to engage with other health law industry professionals, and to explore all that AHLA has to offer. For more information, click <a href="https://www.healthlawyers.org/Pages/Reception-Details.aspx?MeetingId={26360455-B9F3-E611-941A-0050569E348F}&amp;TermBegins=07/01/2016&amp;TermEnds=06/30/2017" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-042017-LIT Simple Measures for Protecting Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-042017-LIT Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Every day, companies unknowingly give up intellectual property and trade secrets which they could have otherwise protected with simple processes. Poor R&amp;D policies may not capture patent rights on a company invention. A faulty or simply outdated employment agreement may not protect a customer list used by an employee who leaves for a competitor. These pitfalls are easily avoidable by implementing measures on the front end and educating employees on the basics of intangible property and how to protect it. &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In this webinar, Seyfarth IP and trade secret attorneys will provide a basic overview of what types of intellectual property and trade secrets are protectable, how to protect them, and helpful tips to ensure that a company is doing everything they can to avoid common issues associated with intangible property.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The topics covered include:&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> A discussion of what types of intangible property are protectable&nbsp;</li> <li> The process for protecting intangible property&nbsp;</li> <li> What is a &ldquo;trade secret&rdquo; and how do you protect one?&nbsp;</li> <li> What steps can engineers, business people, and marketing teams take to ensure their intangible assets are protected on the front end?</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> If you have any questions, please contact,&nbsp;<a class="cms-content-links" href="mailto:events@seyfarth.com" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 168, 225); cursor: pointer;">events@seyfarth.com</a>.</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> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Goldman-042017 Arren Goldman to Moderate "Restructuring Complex Loans" at Spring 2017 Trigild Lender Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Goldman-042017 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Arren Goldman, partner of Seyfarth&#39;s Real Estate department and co-lead of the firm&#39;s Distressed Situations Resource Team, is moderating &quot;Restructuring Complex Loans&quot; at the Spring 2017 Trigild Lender Conference on April 20th in Dallas, TX.</p> <p> This event offers informative panel presentations along with valuable networking opportunities to professionals who deal with nonperforming loans including lenders, attorneys, asset managers, investors, and nonperforming loan buyers.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Trigild-Sponsor-041917 Seyfarth to Sponsor Spring 2017 Trigild Lender Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Trigild-Sponsor-041917 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Seyfarth Shaw LLP is a Platinum Sponsor of the Spring 2017 Trigild Lender Conference taking place April 19-20th in Dallas, TX.</p> <p> The Trigild Spring Conference is a day and a half educational program focusing on the unique issues arising from non-performing commercial loans. The conference is designed to inform and enlighten attendees with highly valuable, current and thought provoking information, while offering networking events specifically designed to facilitate interaction between you and other key players in the industry.</p> <p> For more information, click <a href="http://www.cvent.com/events/trigild-spring-conference-2017/event-summary-1c51bc4e82024827b02e39e72ef838ab.aspx">here</a>.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-041917LE Seyfarth Shaw Launches 2017 California Peculiarities - eBook and Webinar http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-041917LE Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> We are thrilled to announce the release of Seyfarth&rsquo;s latest <strong><em>Cal-Peculiarities: </em></strong><br /> <strong><em><strong>How California Employment Law is</strong> <strong>Different</strong> </em></strong>and invite you to join us for a webinar! Seyfarth attorneys will discuss the growing list of legal developments&mdash;judicial as well as legislative&mdash;that should concern executives, managers, general counsel, and human resources professionals with employees in California, including laws related to:</p> <ul> <li> The <strong><em>Amended</em></strong> California Fair Pay Act</li> <li> Immigration</li> <li> Legal Marijuana&nbsp;</li> <li> The Gig Economy and Independent&nbsp; Contractors</li> <li> Local Paid Sick Leave Explosion</li> <li> California Employment Discrimination Law (including <em><strong>new</strong></em> employee protections)&nbsp;</li> <li> California Wage-Hour Peculiarities&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p> For updates and insight on these peculiarities and recent changes, we invite you to <a href="http://www.calpeculiarities.com/">click here</a> to subscribe to Seyfarth&#39;s California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog.</p> <p> <strong>How to get your eBook:</strong><br /> <br /> The 2017 edition of this publication&nbsp;is&nbsp;available&nbsp;as an&nbsp;eBook, which is compatible with PCs, Macs and most major mobile devices*.&nbsp;The eBook format is fully searchable and offers the ability to bookmark useful sections for easy future reference and make notes within the eBook.</p> <p> To request the <strong>2017 Cal-Peculiarities</strong> eBook, please <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=mwIbDWjd0e4BfBeJA8eB_WU345MGnPQNOkTzl2TDq_DIpb4jnPnZwbKgo4jSw75r">click here</a>.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-041817-TrialTeam An In-House Counsel's Guide to Expert Testimony in Jury Trials http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-041817-TrialTeam Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Preparing expert testimony in jury trials may be the single most challenging task in getting ready for trial. It is not enough for your outside counsel to retain a brilliant expert, with a scientifically airtight theory. Trial lawyers must be able to distill the expert&rsquo;s complex theories and present them in a way that every juror can understand. Visual aids such as charts, maps, drawings, and animations can help explain otherwise complicated issues. The bottom line is that if the jury does not understand your company&rsquo;s expert witness, or her evidence is deemed inadmissible, she will not be persuasive at trial.<br /> <br /> In the next installment in Seyfarth&rsquo;s Trial Education Series, our seasoned trial attorneys, along with Todd Fairbanks and Claire Luna from Jury Impact,&nbsp;will discuss the ways that you, as in-house counsel, can ensure that your expert&rsquo;s testimony has the most impact on the jury.<br /> <br /> Specifically, the panel will address:</p> <ul> <li> How to ensure that your expert&rsquo;s testimony will be admissible and will help the jury reach its verdict;</li> <li> Ways to effectively present voluminous, complicated, statistical, or damages evidence using pictures, animation and charts;</li> <li> Effective cross-examination techniques for opposing experts at trial;</li> <li> How jurors perceive experts and weigh their testimony;</li> <li> Developments relating to expert testimony in class actions, collective actions, and large-scale agency lawsuits.</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=1N5DJrZmQuO0Y60Gx0dVTFtB1E8ovs4js27VKBnFgbBJ2a5Lvr7PG_M7IMu6OVy6&amp;RS_REFERRSID=1N5DJrZmQuO0Y60Gx0dVTHOXHMrjM5HNryRC4c5iUTgYqDIPoLss_MjZXgmyfn4t&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=1N5DJrZmQuO0Y60Gx0dVTHOXHMrjM5HNryRC4c5iUTgYqDIPoLss_MjZXgmyfn4t">REGISTER NOW</a></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">If you have any questions, please contact,&nbsp;</span><a class="cms-content-links" href="mailto:events@seyfarth.com" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 168, 225); cursor: pointer;">events@seyfarth.com</a><span style="color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">.</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/Whitman-041317 Robert Whitman to Serve as Panelist for PLI's "Understanding Employment Law 2017" Seminar http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Whitman-041317 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Robert Whitman, partner of Seyfarth Shaw&rsquo;s Labor &amp; Employment practice, will serve as a panelist for PLI&rsquo;s &ldquo;Understanding Employment Law 2017&rdquo; Seminar in New York on April 13th. His presentation, &quot;Discrimination Law Basics,&quot; will discuss federal employment law requirements, Fair Credit Reporting Act obligations, federal enforcement mechanisms and EEOC trends.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Whether you are new to the field, seeking a quick refresher, or if your law practice only touches upon employment law issues, this jam-packed employment law primer is designed for you. &nbsp;An expert faculty will lead you through the major statutes, regulations and case law governing the employer/employee relationship and offer practical pointers ranging from hiring to firing and everything in between. In addition, the program will address certain key concepts of the law under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>What You Will Learn</strong></div> <ul> <li> Review the latest developments under the major employment law statutes and regulations, (e.g. Title VII, FLSA, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, WARN Act, OFCCP, and GINA) and discuss potential changes that will impact the workplace.&nbsp;</li> <li> Identify the agencies responsible for regulating the workplace and recent enforcement trends and initiatives.&nbsp;</li> <li> Understand common sources of discrimination in the workplace and best practices for preventing them&nbsp;</li> <li> Learn how to define the employer/employee relationship: employees vs. independent contractors, temporary and leased employees and explore joint employment issues&nbsp;</li> <li> Explore the most common wage/hour concerns and litigation trends&nbsp;</li> <li> Get the latest guidance on leaves of absence, including FMLA, ADA, military and other leave requests&nbsp;</li> <li> Hear highlights of the law under the NLRA and developments in the union and non-union workplaces&nbsp;</li> <li> Learn about key ethical considerations in the practice of labor and employment law</li> </ul> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-041317LE Higher Ed Digital Accessibility Requirements (Websites and More): The Current and Future Landscape http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-041317LE Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> For the past several years, colleges and universities have been under intense pressure by advocacy groups, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Education to make their websites, mobile apps, and other digital properties accessible to individuals with disabilities.&nbsp; Seyfarth&rsquo;s ADA Title III Team accessibility specialists will discuss the legal requirements, recent regulatory and enforcement actions, and potential impact of&nbsp;President Trump&rsquo;s administration.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Specific topics include:</p> <ul> <li> The laws that may require higher ed institutions to provide accessible websites and technology</li> <li> The status of pending website regulations</li> <li> Recent lawsuits, administrative complaints, settlements and consent decrees</li> <li> Strategies and best practices for a digital accessibility compliance program</li> <li> What could happen under President Trump&#39;s Administration</li> </ul> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Schmidt-041217 Whitney Schmidt to Present "Negotiating Middle Market M&A Deal Terms" at The Chicago Bar Association http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Schmidt-041217 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Whitney Schmidt, an associate in Seyfarth&#39;s Corporate department, is presenting &quot;Negotiating Middle Market M&amp;A Deal Terms&quot; at The Chicago Bar Association&#39;s Business Law, Drafting &amp; Negotiating Subcommittee meeting&nbsp;on April 12, 2017.&nbsp;Whitney will discuss key transaction terms included in middle-market (less than $1 billion purchase price) private target acquisition agreements and trends in the marketplace. In particular, we will analyze the &ldquo;indemnity package&rdquo; (i.e., escrows, representation &amp; warranty survival periods, carve outs, baskets and caps) in a sample purchase agreement.&nbsp;</p> <p> For login and viewing procedures, visit www.chicagobar.org, then click on the Webcast tab.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> _____________</p> <p> To view Seyfarth&#39;s 2017 Middle-Market M&amp;A SurveyBook, click <a href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f4efd8b8#/f4efd8b8/1" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/MassPecs-041217 Navigating the Maze of Massachusetts Wage & Hour Law http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/MassPecs-041217 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Please join us for an informative&nbsp;breakfast briefing&nbsp;on &ldquo;Navigating the Maze of Massachusetts Wage Law,&rdquo; as a follow-up to the recent release of our&nbsp;third edition book,&nbsp;<em><strong>Massachusetts Peculiarities: An Employer&rsquo;s&nbsp;Guide to Wage &amp; Hour Law in the Bay State</strong></em>.&nbsp;Employers often focus on complying with federal wage and hour requirements, forgetting that Massachusetts has many of its own labyrinthine rules.&nbsp; This session will highlight the Massachusetts wage and hour laws that differ most from federal laws, and will provide you with tools to identify the policies and practices potentially exposing your Massachusetts business to compliance and litigation risks that may be significantly reduced or avoided altogether.&nbsp;Some of the specific topics to be covered include:</p> <ul> <li> The latest on Massachusetts Pay Equity law obligations;</li> <li> A review of the unique Massachusetts laws regarding timing of pay, deductions from wages, and other payroll requirements</li> <li> Insights into the&nbsp;Massachusetts&nbsp;Attorney General&rsquo;s initiatives in the last year on independent contractors and earned sick leave laws</li> </ul> <p> We will also discuss recent and expected future developments that will continue to add to the complexity of the wage and hour laws in Massachusetts.</p> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=NJ-1o4-Ot7b53OmNDvbhZC-nSC9qGt97q7h9xwXQkno">Request the <em><strong>Massachusetts Peculiarities Report</strong></em></a></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ABA040817 David Bizar Moderating Session at ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ABA040817 Sat, 08 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Seyfarth Partner David Bizar is moderating a panel on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the American Bar Association Business Law Section&rsquo;s 2017 Spring Meeting, taking place in New Orleans, LA. &nbsp;David&rsquo;s session is entitled &nbsp;&ldquo;The New Proportionality Standard for Federal Court Discovery: Financial Institution and Consumer Advocates Weigh In.&rdquo;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The session will provide how the new federal proportionality standard under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 is already impacting and will continue to change the burdensomeness of discovery on consumer financial services companies. &nbsp;The new rule injects a sliding scale of proportionality which was actually intended to help businesses with affording them the opportunity to object that the discovery sought &ldquo;is relevant to any party&rsquo;s claim or defense and proportional to the needs of the case, considering the importance of the issues at stake in the action, the amount in controversy, the parties&rsquo; relative access to relevant information, the parties&rsquo; resources, the importance of the discovery in resolving the issues, and whether the burden or expense of the proposed discovery outweighs its likely benefit.&rdquo; &nbsp;Fed. R. Civ. Pro. 26(b)(1).</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information, click <a href="http://www.americanbar.org/groups/business_law/events_cle/spring_2017.html" target="_blank">here</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Vandewater-040617 Melissa Vandewater to Serve as Panelist for PLI’s Commercial Real Estate Financing 2017 Seminar http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Vandewater-040617 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Melissa Vandewater, partner of Seyfarth Shaw&rsquo;s Real Estate practice, will serve as a panelist for PLI&rsquo;s Commercial Real Estate Financing 2017 Seminar in Chicago on April 6th. Her presentation &quot;Loan Documents and the Closing Process (Lender&rsquo;s Counsel)&quot; will discuss how the documents fit together, covenants and defaults, and getting the deal closed.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This year&rsquo;s seminar will explore topics in commercial real estate financing that will be of interest to both seasoned practitioners as well as those still building their knowledge base. Our faculty of experienced attorneys, in conjunction with non-attorney real estate professionals, will discuss, among other topics, (i) the state of the real estate market and who is providing capital; (ii) what lending lawyers should know about leases, estoppels and SNDAs; (iii) the latest developments in real estate finance opinion practice; (iv) what a real estate lawyer should know about UCC practice; (v) the latest title endorsements and survey standards, (vi) typical issues that come up during the loan closing process; and (vii) the litigator&rsquo;s perspective on loan documents and current cases. We will explore &ldquo;hot button&rdquo; issues frequently negotiated in traditional mortgage financing documentation, such as non-recourse carve-outs, partial guaranties, new regulatory requirements for acquisition and construction loans, and common and not-so-common problems with UCC-1 financing statements. The program will also feature a discussion of malpractice issues, providing an hour of professional responsibility credit.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information, click <a href="http://www.pli.edu/re.aspx?pk=185884&amp;t=HLN7_FCLTY" target="_blank">here</a>.</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-040617-LIT-CLI Natalya Northrip and Emily Dorner Presenting Clear Law Institute Webinar on "Effectively Drafting and Managing Litigation Holds" http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-040617-LIT-CLI Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> On April 6th, eDiscovery attorneys Natalya Northrip and Emily Dorner will co-present the Clear Law Institute webinar &ldquo;Effectively Drafting and Managing Litigation Holds.&rdquo;&nbsp;When an organization becomes a party to a lawsuit or when it reasonably anticipates litigation, it must suspend its routine document retention/destruction policy and put in place a &ldquo;litigation hold&rdquo; to ensure the preservation of potentially relevant documents. In this webinar, you will learn what a litigation hold is, how to draft and manage a litigation hold, and the consequences of failing to satisfy your preservation obligations.</p> <div> Among other topics, Natalya and Emily will discuss:</div> <ul> <li> The duty to preserve</li> <li> Scope and timing of preservation</li> <li> Possession, custody and control of relevant information</li> <li> Effective preservation strategies</li> <li> How to draft litigation hold notices</li> <li> The dangers of self-identification of relevant information</li> <li> How to ensure proper management of legal holds</li> <li> Sanctions for spoliation of evidence&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p> More information about the webinar can be found on the website at <a href="http://clearlawinstitute.com/shop/webinars/effectively-drafting-and-managing-litigation-holds/">http://clearlawinstitute.com/shop/webinars/effectively-drafting-and-managing-litigation-holds/</a>. Sign up with code SPKR35 for a discounted rate.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Perrelli-040617 Katherine E. Perrelli to Serve as Panelist at ABA 32nd Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Perrelli-040617 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Seyfarth partner Katherine E. Perrelli, Chair of the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department and a member of the Trade Secrets Practice Group, is a panelist at the American Bar Association 32nd Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Kate&rsquo;s panel, &ldquo;The New Landscape of Trade Secrets,&rdquo; will explore the changes and challenges of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), including the relationship to employment law and other intellectual property law.</p> <p> Citing reports of $480 billion and 2.1 million jobs lost by America annually to foreign trade secret thieves, Congress enacted 87-0 and 410-2 the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. DTSA created a new federal private right of action for state Uniform Trade Secrets Act &ldquo;misappropriation&rdquo; of criminal Economic Espionage Act &ldquo;trade secrets,&rdquo; but leaves in place state trade secrets law, while providing for &ldquo;employee mobility.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/1485 Defending Employers in Wage and Hour Individual, Class and Collective Claims http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/1485 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Gena Usenheimer will be a Keynote Lunch speaker at the &quot;Defending Employers in Wage and Hour Individual, Class and Collective Claims,&quot; Seminar presented by Strafford CLE</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-040517-LIT-CALBAR Kathleen McConnell Presenting at State Bar of California Webinar http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-040517-LIT-CALBAR Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> On April 5, 2017, Seyfarth eDiscovery attorney Kathleen McConnell will be presenting a webinar titled &ldquo;Discovery Competence: Mobile Devices,&rdquo; hosted by the State Bar of California. Mobile devices have become globally ubiquitous, both for personal and professional use. &nbsp;Increasingly, organizations need to consider their mobile device and application use when executing internal investigations and responding to Discovery requests.&nbsp;</p> <div> This webinar will address the following questions counsel should ask when considering mobile devices in discovery:</div> <ul> <li> What types of devices are within scope?</li> <li> What data sources from those devices are within scope?</li> <li> Where are the data located?</li> <li> How can the data be collected and what are some challenges?</li> <li> Issues that arise in cross-border matters?</li> <li> Are corporate policies and or systems in place?</li> <li> After collection, how is the mobile device data handled for eDiscovery review and production?</li> </ul> <p> Kathleen will be joined in this presentation by attorneys from Deloitte.&nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/LIT033117 Katherine E. Perrelli to Present Knowledge Congress Webinar on the Defend Trade Secrets Act http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/LIT033117 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Seyfarth partner Katherine E. Perrelli, Chair of the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department and a member of the Trade Secrets Practice Group, is presenting at a Knowledge Group webinar on Friday, March 31, from noon to 2:00 p.m. ET. This live webcast, &ldquo;The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Securing Your Trade Secrets in 2017,&rdquo; will cover the following key topics:</div> <ul> <li> The DTSA Under Trump&rsquo;s Administration</li> <li> Defend Trade Secrets Act - In the 2017 Landscape</li> <li> DTSA in the 2016 Landscape: A Recall</li> <li> Trade Secret Litigation Trends in 2017</li> <li> Trade Secret and Non-Compete Law</li> <li> Investigations Under DTSA</li> <li> DTSA Injunctions</li> <li> Seizure Provisions of the DTSA</li> <li> Threatened Disclosure vs Inevitable Disclosure Injunctions</li> <li> New Immunity for Whistleblowers</li> <li> Recent Cases and Hot Topics</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/NYHRForum-033017 HR Forum: What You Need to Know in 2017 http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/NYHRForum-033017 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> 2017 brings with it a number of changes for employment law in New York.&nbsp;Governor Cuomo is pushing new legislation that will impact employers statewide, and the Mayor and City Council continue to impose significant new obligations on employers.<br /> <br /> Please join us at the HR Forum to understand how these changes will affect you and your organization. Topics will include:</p> <ul> <li> New&nbsp;wage and hour regulations&nbsp;</li> <li> Updates to New York state&#39;s Paid Family Leave Act, including the added protections for caregivers</li> <li> New changes in paid sick&nbsp;leave laws</li> <li> Background check developments</li> <li> How changes at the federal level might impact state and city regulations&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p> The HR Forum is structured as a series of small-group, interactive discussions focused on the issues you deal with on a regular basis. Please come early to enjoy a networking reception, in addition to the roundtable discussion. Register by clicking on the button in the right-hand column, and please feel free to forward the invitation to a colleague or peer from another company using the link below the registration button.</p> <p> <em>If you have any questions, please contact </em><a href="mailto:lgreen@seyfarth.com"><em>lgreen</em></a><a href="mailto:lgreen@seyfarth.com"><em>@seyfarth.com</em></a><em> and reference this event.</em></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-033017LE Employer Beware: California’s Proposed “Opportunity to Work Act” http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-033017LE Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> The California Legislature continues to target the staffing industry and the companies that utilize temporary workers.&nbsp; The California Legislature has proposed the Opportunity to Work Act, which would require any employer with 10 or more employees to offer work to a qualified &ldquo;existing employee&rdquo; before hiring temporary workers or contractors.&nbsp; Moreover, the Act would impose additional burdens and risks on employers who use temporary workers or contractors.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> In this webinar, Seyfarth Shaw will discuss the proposed legislation and its potential impact on the staffing industry and the consumer of staffing services.&nbsp; From the additional record keeping requirements to the additional steps employers must go through before utilizing temporary workers, the Act can impose significant labor and administration costs on any employer that relies on the convenient and cost-effective staffing solutions afforded by using temporary staffing employees.<br /> <br /> Topics that the panel will cover include:</p> <ul> <li> What HR personnel will need to do before utilizing temporary workers</li> <li> The potential traps in the Act</li> <li> How the Act would affect the flexibility and workforce solutions offered by temporary workers</li> <li> When the Act may go into effect</li> <li> What you can do to voice your concern over the Act</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p>