Seyfarth Shaw http://www.seyfarth.com Events for website www.seyfarth.com en-us email Copyright 2011 http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Milligan-120817 Robert Milligan to Speak on the “Injunctive Relief” Panel at the Sedona Conference on Developing Best Practices for Trade Secret Issues http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Milligan-120817 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Robert B. Milligan, Seyfarth Partner and Co-Chair of the Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud &amp; Non-Competes Practice Group, will be a speaker for the &ldquo;Injunctive Relief&rdquo; panel at the Sedona Conference on Developing Best Practices for Trade Secret Issues on December 8 at 8:30 a.m., in Scottsdale, Arizona.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The panel will discuss:&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> The uses of equitable solutions in trade secret disputes</li> <li> How parties and courts can craft case-specific remedies</li> <li> How to ensure that, while offering the virtue of flexibility, equity is not whim</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Sedona Conference is an assembly of thought leaders in the areas of antitrust laws, complex litigation, and intellectual property rights; and it brings together the brightest minds with the goal of creating practical solutions and recommendations on tipping point issues.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information about the Sedona Conference, <a href="https://thesedonaconference.org/conference/2017/inaugural-sedona-conference-developing-best-practices-trade-secret-issues">click here</a>.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Goldman-ICSC-2017 Arren Goldman to Serve as Workshop Facilitator for "Battle Lines Drawn: Loan Workouts" at 2017 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Goldman-ICSC-2017 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Arren Goldman, partner of Seyfarth&#39;s Real Estate department and co-lead of the firm&#39;s Distressed Situations Resource Team, is serving as a facilitator for the &quot;Battle Lines Drawn: Loan Workouts&quot; workshop at&nbsp;ICSC&#39;s 2017 U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference in San Antonio, TX on October 26th.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This workshop will focus on borrower and lender considerations for defaulted mortgage loans. Discussions will include various methods to work out a defaulted loan. The workshop will also focus on key topics such as pre-negotiation letters, default letters and forbearance agreements, as well as strategic decision-making from both the lender&rsquo;s and the borrower&rsquo;s perspective, as to whether to seek a loan restructure, foreclosure, deed-in-lieu of foreclosure or a discounted pay-off.</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Docabo-ICSC-2017 Kristy Docabo to Serve as Workshop Facilitator for "Writer’s Workshop 101: Getting Your Lease Abstract on the Client’s 'Bestseller’s List'" at 2017 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Docabo-ICSC-2017 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Kristy Docabo, an associate in Seyfarth&#39;s Real Estate department, is serving as a facilitator for the &quot;Writer&rsquo;s Workshop 101: Getting Your Lease Abstract on the Client&rsquo;s &#39;Bestseller&rsquo;s List&#39;&quot; workshop at ICSC&#39;s 2017 U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference in San Antonio, TX on October 26th.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Panelists and participants will collaborate to repair the reputation of the often maligned lease review, working to elevate its status as an important due diligence component of any shopping center acquisition. This workshop will focus on using lease reviews to identify hidden due diligence issues and to address client hot buttons. We will also discuss strategies for presenting lease abstracts in a user-friendly format that will transform the lease abstract from an insomnia cure to a &ldquo;must read&rdquo;.</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Trigild-Fall-2017 Seyfarth to Sponsor Fall 2017 Trigild Lender Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Trigild-Fall-2017 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Seyfarth Shaw LLP is a Platinum Sponsor of the Fall 2017 Trigild Lender Conference taking place October 18-20th in San Diego, CA.</p> <p> The conference offers educational programs that address the most up-to-the-minute challenges and solutions in commercial real estate. From technology to deregulation, knowledgeable speakers and panelists will share their observations on trends that will have the biggest impact on the commercial real estate industry, and will provide attendees with insights to successfully navigate the shifting landscape.</p> 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/Meier-092717 Steven Meier a Panelist for “Using Delaware Statutory Trusts in Real Estate Investments: Opportunities and Legal Risks” http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Meier-092717 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Steven Meier, a partner in Seyfarth&rsquo;s Corporate and Tax practices, will be speaking on a Strafford webinar panel covering &ldquo;Using Delaware Statutory Trusts in Real Estate Investments: Opportunities and Legal Risks&rdquo;, on September 27 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST.</p> <div> Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) are quickly replacing tenant-in-common (TIC) structures for real estate investment, particularly in light of the recovery in real estate prices. One of the advantages of a DST as opposed to a TIC is that it is a single entity controlled by a sponsor and thus viewed more favorably by lenders, including some CMBS lenders.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Since DSTs are often used to qualify as replacement property for Section 1031 exchanges, they must be structured to avoid committing the &ldquo;seven deadly sins.&rdquo; These restrictions make them inappropriate for certain types of investments but well suited for properties with long-term, triple-net lease properties, and student, multifamily and senior housing, as well as hospitality facilities.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> DSTs are commonly used as a structure for non-publicly traded REITs. DSTs can also be used to facilitate the transfer of exchange property into a REIT.</div> <div> Our panel will provide real estate and tax finance counsel with a review the advantages and risks of DSTs as a structure for real estate investments. The panel will offer approaches for structuring and financing the DST as well as discuss the key tax issues involved.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The presenters will review these and other key issues:</div> <ul> <li> What are the trends in using DSTs as real estate investment vehicles?</li> <li> What opportunities exist for using DSTs and what are some of the legal pitfalls?</li> <li> What types of investment properties are DSTs well-suited for as an investment structure?</li> <li> What challenges do DSTs present for lenders and how should these problems be addressed?</li> </ul> <div> <br /> After the presentation, there will be a live question and answer session.</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/NIC-2017 Seyfarth to Sponsor the 2017 NIC Fall Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/NIC-2017 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Seyfarth is sponsoring the 2017 NIC Fall Conference taking place September 26-28 in Chicago.</p> <p> This year&rsquo;s Fall Conference will provide attendees with an understanding of how to navigate the present market conditions as well as anticipate the innovations, disruptions and drivers likely to shape the future of senior living.</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/Webinar-083117-eDIG GDPR Webinar Series: Why does the EU GDPR matter and what can businesses do now? http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-083117-eDIG Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> <h2> Is your organization ready for the new EU General Data Protection Regulation?</h2> </div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> On May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (&ldquo;GDPR&rdquo;) will impose significant new obligations on all U.S. companies that handle personal data of any EU individual. U.S. companies can be fined up to &euro;20 million or 4% of their global annual revenue for the most egregious violations. What does the future passage of GDPR mean for your business?</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Our experienced eDiscovery and Information Governance (eDIG) and Global Privacy and Security (GPS) practitioners will present four 1-hour webinars in August through October of 2017. The presenters will provide a high-level discussion on risk assessment tools and remediation strategies to help prepare and reduce the cost of EU GDPR compliance.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <h3> Why does the EU GDPR matter and what can businesses do now?</h3> </div> <div> The first webinar in the series will provide attendees with the general historical landscape regarding U.S. EU Data Protections and regulations and practice. Following webinars will more specifically discuss these developments.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=HvTP88aXNEpuzyg3vUljrJJUlSENyyQwUOq7VT-ki3B7ddvmBuIQQZkoGYecPfKJqYs_H7WiH5LtMdAtNtzFIg&amp;RS_REFERRSID=HvTP88aXNEpuzyg3vUljrJJUlSENyyQwUOq7VT-ki3A7ZxvatE27xChuOzrZsptJdbF_UOg8UKqmnHENHHPf9w&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=HvTP88aXNEpuzyg3vUljrJJUlSENyyQwUOq7VT-ki3A7ZxvatE27xChuOzrZsptJdbF_UOg8UKqmnHENHHPf9w">REGISTER NOW</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <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="text-decoration-line: none; color: rgb(0, 168, 225); cursor: pointer; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">events@seyfarth.com</a><span style="color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">.</span><br style="color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/DCCB083017-LE Whatever Happened to Those Overtime Regulations? http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/DCCB083017-LE Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> One year ago, employers across the country were reacting to the Department of Labor&rsquo;s increase to the minimum salary level required for the white-collar exemption.&nbsp; Would we increase our salaries to meet the new level?&nbsp; Convert formerly exempt associates to overtime eligible positions?&nbsp; Restructure jobs or practices?&nbsp; And would we be able to meet the December 1 deadline for compliance?&nbsp; Then came a court&rsquo;s decision to enjoin the regulatory update and a Presidential transition.&nbsp; The salary level is in limbo and employers are faced with uncertainty.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Join attorneys from our D.C. office as they discuss the status of the overtime regulations, including:</p> <ul> <li> The Department&rsquo;s recent Request for Information, and what it means for you.</li> <li> How the court cases involving the 2016 rulemaking have played out and how they may conclude.</li> <li> What employers should be doing now.</li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=tuHl_IDAHEEzJQGWbWzcDD2TZvm36TDBYhyipnlCHu91fcpqidFiXKGwg-KKK_DF&amp;RS_REFERRSID=tuHl_IDAHEEzJQGWbWzcDF65hy-YKibzw1GwJV3RRsw&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=tuHl_IDAHEEzJQGWbWzcDF65hy-YKibzw1GwJV3RRsw">REGISTER</a></p> <p> If you have any questions, please contact <a class="cms-content-links" href="mailto:events@seyfarth.com">events@seyfarth.com</a> and reference this event.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-081517LE DOL’s Request for Information on the FLSA's White-Collar Exemptions: What It Is and What It Means for Employers http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-081517LE Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Last month, the Department of Labor issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the white-collar exemptions from the FLSA&#39;s minimum wage and overtime requirements.&nbsp; The RFI asks the regulated community to respond to 11 questions, on topics ranging from the impact (or expected impact) of the enjoined 2016 salary increase to the need for revisions to the exemption&rsquo;s duties tests to the possibility of different salary levels based on region or employer size.&nbsp; Responses to the RFI are due on September 25, 2017.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Join leaders from Seyfarth&rsquo;s Wage &amp; Hour Litigation Practice Group as they discuss the RFI, including:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> What the RFI contains . . . and what it doesn&rsquo;t.</li> <li> Whether and how employers should respond to the RFI.&nbsp;</li> <li> What the RFI may mean for the 2016 rulemaking, and how employers should plan accordingly.&nbsp;</li> <li> The interplay between the RFI, the DOL&#39;s rulemaking process, and the litigation and appeal regarding the enjoined 2016 rule revisions.</li> </ul> <p> If you have any questions, please contact <a class="cms-content-links" href="mailto:events@seyfarth.com">events@seyfarth.com</a>.<br /> &nbsp;<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/Webinar-081417LE Understanding the New EEO-1 Report: Pay Data and "Hours Worked" Requirements http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-081417LE Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Since it was adopted last Fall, the employer community has kept a close eye on how the new administration might react to the changes to the EEO-1 report that require employers to collect and report on compensation data.&nbsp; As of now, there is no credible indication that the new changes to the EEO-1 report will be rescinded, so it is now time for employers to begin preparing for the March 31, 2018 filing deadline.&nbsp; The new EEO-1 report requires that employers with 100 or more employees annually report aggregate W-2 pay data and FLSA &quot;hours worked&quot; information for each employee. These new reporting obligations require employers to gather information across multiple systems, merge that information into a single location, and then format their employee and establishment data to comply with the EEO-1 report specifications.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Unlike ever before, the EEO-1 filing process will require a coordinated team approach to ensure timely and accurate filing next year.&nbsp; Through this webinar, Seyfarth attorneys will help you strategically consider the data collection requirements and the impact the collection tool will have for your organization.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Topics will include:</p> <ul> <li> Description and explanation of the new EEO-1 requirements to report on pay data and hours worked</li> <li> Important considerations for employers when preparing their report</li> <li> Discussion of how the EEOC may use the pay data</li> <li> Addressing confidentiality issues&nbsp;</li> <li> Best practices for government contractors when filing EEO-1 reports</li> </ul> <p> If you have any questions, please contact <a href="mailto:events@seyfarth.com">events@seyfarth.com</a>.<br /> &nbsp;<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/Milligan-081017 Robert Milligan to Present “Effective Use of Non-Compete Agreements by International Employers” Webinar http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Milligan-081017 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Robert B. Milligan, Seyfarth Partner and Co-Chair of the Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud &amp; Non-Competes Practice Group, will be a speaker for the &ldquo;Effective Use of Non-Compete Agreements by International Employers&rdquo; webinar presented by Practicing Law Institute (&ldquo;PLI&rdquo;) on August 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.</p> <p> Multi-national employers often find that the appropriate use of non-compete agreements provides a business advantage in the marketplace. Companies often struggle however in implementing a consistent strategy and approach, particularly with the challenges presented by a mobile workforce and continual changes in applicable law. Please join us for an informative presentation by two leading employment lawyers who specialize in formulating non-compete strategies for multi-national employers.&nbsp;</p> <p> Robert B. Milligan of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Yvonne Gallagher of Harbottle &amp; Lewis LLP will cover the following topics:</p> <ul> <li> Creating and maintaining a comprehensive non-compete strategy</li> <li> Solutions for addressing the continual changes in applicable law through choice of law, forum, and arbitration provisions</li> <li> Discussion of applicable law in key forums and recent developments in United States and Europe</li> <li> Integrating non-compete strategy with trade secret and confidential information protections</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> For more information or to register for the event, click <a href="http://www.pli.edu/Content/Seminar/Effective_Use_of_Non_Compete_Agreements_by/_/N-4kZ1z1003a?Ns=sort_date%7c0&amp;ID=322248">here</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-080817-LIT Hot Topics and Trends in Consumer Class Action Law for Companies Conducting Business in California http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-080817-LIT Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Seyfarth attorneys will review the latest consumer class action law developments affecting companies that do business in California. It is no secret that resourceful plaintiff&#39;s attorneys target companies conducting business in California with expensive and time-consuming putative class actions alleging violations of federal or state consumer statutes. Specifically, Seyfarth attorneys will provide a summary of recent key decisions, identify trends for companies to watch for in 2017 and beyond, and provide practical &quot;best practices&quot; and risk management advice for the future. This webinar will provide insight on the following areas:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> Latest TCPA decisions and trends</li> <li> Eavesdropper and call recording claims under CIPA</li> <li> California&#39;s automatic-renewal statute</li> <li> Recent developments in privacy/data breach claims</li> <li> Price-matching/false advertising on pricing claims</li> <li> Latest developments concerniing arbitration and class waivers</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=HvTP88aXNEpuzyg3vUljrMYIkWanJo9RlXaDkBC7xntsuUZhlZ9ACDs1mTNMnxkt&amp;RS_REFERRSID=HvTP88aXNEpuzyg3vUljrKoN6FkN-JWq1YgTlg3z3LINcUSUL9EnTSyMrEtzd4DS&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=HvTP88aXNEpuzyg3vUljrKoN6FkN-JWq1YgTlg3z3LINcUSUL9EnTSyMrEtzd4DS">REGISTER NOW</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div style="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>.</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;"> *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.&nbsp;</div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar8217LE What You Need To Know About The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar8217LE Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p class="BodySingle"> Please join Seyfarth Shaw&rsquo;s Robert Fisher and Alison Silveira for an informative webinar reviewing what employers need to know and how to plan in advance of the Act&rsquo;s April 1, 2018 effective date.</p> <p class="BodySingle"> On July 27, 2017, Governor Baker signed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, expanding the Massachusetts anti-discrimination statute to specifically prohibit discrimination against individuals due to pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions (including breastfeeding), and to require reasonable accommodations when necessary. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p> <p class="BodySingle"> This session will provide detailed insight on what the Pregnant Worker Fairness Act will mean for your company. Understanding the impact of this law, and what to expect before it takes effect, will help your company safeguard its most valuable assets, support its workforce, and help manage the risks associated with the needs of pregnant employees.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class="BodySingle"> Some of the specific topics to be covered include:<o:p></o:p></p> <ul> <li class="BodySingle"> Detailed overview of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act <o:p></o:p></li> <li class="BodySingle"> Implication for employers once this law goes into effect <o:p></o:p></li> <li class="BodySingle"> Effects on accommodation policies and procedures</li> </ul> <p class="BodySingle"> <span style="color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">If you have any questions, please contact events@seyfarth.com.</span></p> <p class="BodySingle"> <span style="color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</span></p> <p class="BodySingle"> <o:p></o:p></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-080117LE Final Regulations Released for NY Paid Family Leave - Affects Employers Nationwide http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-080117LE Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: &quot;Arial&quot;, &quot;sans-serif&quot;">Does your organization have employees in the State of New York? Then you are most likely covered by New York State&rsquo;s Paid Family Leave Law (PFL), going into effect on January 1, 2018.&nbsp; PFL will provide employees with 8 weeks of leave in 2018 to care for a family member with a serious health condition, for bonding leave, and for a qualified military exigency.&nbsp;The final regulations, issued last week, provide detailed information on employee contributions, eligibility, and notice requirements.&nbsp;Are you ready?<br /> <br /> Topics will include: </span></p> <ul style="LIST-STYLE-TYPE: disc"> <li> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: &quot;Arial&quot;, &quot;sans-serif&quot;">Overview of the New York Paid Family Leave Law, employer and employee obligations</span></li> <li> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: &quot;Arial&quot;, &quot;sans-serif&quot;">Practical applications of the law and real world examples</span></li> <li> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: &quot;Arial&quot;, &quot;sans-serif&quot;">PFL&rsquo;s interaction with employer-provided leave (such as PTO and paid parental leave) and other leave laws, including, e.g., the Family &amp; Medical Leave Act and New York City&rsquo;s Earned Sick Time Act</span></li> <li> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: &quot;Arial&quot;, &quot;sans-serif&quot;">Best practices for implementing a written policy and posting requirements</span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: &quot;Arial&quot;, &quot;sans-serif&quot;"> </span></li> </ul> <p align="left"> <br /> If you have any questions, please contact <a href="mailto:events@seyfarth.com?subject=">events@seyfarth.com</a>.</p> <p _rdeditor_temp="1"> *CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Paparelli-072717 Angelo Paparelli to Present at 2017 San Francisco EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Paparelli-072717 Thu, 27 Jul 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, is presenting &ldquo;Project Failure: Pre- and Post-Filing of the EB-5 Investor Petition with USCIS&rdquo; at the 2017 EB-5 &amp; Investment Immigration Convention on July 27th in San Francisco. The presentation will focus on&nbsp;ongoing due diligence and project monitoring to protect investors and agents.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/EB5InvestorsSF2017 Seyfarth to Sponsor EB5 Investors Magazine 2017 San Francisco EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/EB5InvestorsSF2017 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> Seyfarth Shaw&#39;s EB-5 Immigrant Investment Specialty Team is sponsoring EB5 Investors Magazine&#39;s 2017 San Francisco EB-5 &amp; Investment Immigration Convention taking place July 27-28.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> The convention will feature educational panels moderated by EB-5 program experts, workshops for attorneys and regional centers, business exhibitions and special guest speeches--including a luncheon keynote speech from United States Senator Ted Cruz.&nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-072517LE Let’s Be Blunt: Marijuana and the Workplace http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-072517LE Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Please join Seyfarth Shaw&rsquo;s Anthony Califano and Ariel Cudkowicz for an informative webinar reviewing the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court&rsquo;s recent ruling in <em>Barbuto v. Advantage Sales and Marketing.</em></p> <p> This session will provide detailed insight on what the SJC&rsquo;s ruling on an employee&rsquo;s off-duty use of medical marijuana will mean for your company. Understanding the impact of these changes, and what to expect in the coming years, will help your company safeguard its most valuable assets and help manage the risks associated with the employment of individuals who use marijuana while off-duty.<br /> Some of the specific topics to be covered include:</p> <ul> <li> Overview of state laws regarding marijuana use and the workplace</li> <li> Review of the conflicts between state and federal law regarding marijuana use and the workplace</li> <li> Specifics of the Barbuto v. Advantage Sales and Marketing ruling</li> <li> Implication for employers going forward</li> </ul> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/DCBB072917-LE It Is Not Your Parents’ Employer Any More: Alternative Work Status http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/DCBB072917-LE Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Independent contractors, staffing company loaned employees, consultants, 1099 &ldquo;employees&rdquo;, part-time employees, the GIG economy - what does it all mean?&nbsp; Who is an employer, who is an employee, and what is everyone else? Your Uber driver: is he/she an employee of Uber, and are you the employer?&nbsp; Companies have been struggling with the reduction&nbsp; in jobs where the worker is a traditional employee.&nbsp; The U.S. Department of Labor issued an expansive and confusing interpretation of Joint Employer and Independent Contractor status, and then this month withdrew it, making us ask: so where are we at now? What are the rules and how does a Company decide what are the benefits and risk of different classifications?&nbsp; You have questions, we have answers.&nbsp;</p> <p> Come join us for a look at how much control over a worker makes them an employee, what other factors are considered, and what you can do to minimize the risks if you use workers you do not classify as employees.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/TravelersWebinar-071817 Fiduciary Training http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/TravelersWebinar-071817 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> The program will review basic principles of ERISA fiduciary status, standards, of conduct and potential liability.&nbsp; In addition, the presentation will address particular issues that arise regarding potential fiduciary status and liability for asset managers and investment advisors.&nbsp; Finally, we will discuss the recent wave of lawsuits challenging the inclusion of &ldquo;proprietary funds&rdquo; in 401(k) plans, covering plaintiff and defense legal theories as well as recent decisions and settlements.</p> <p> To register, please contact Sara Thorne at <a href="mailto:sthorne@seyfarth.com">sthorne@seyfarth.com</a>.</p> <p> CLE Credit has been awarded in the following states: CA, CT, IL, NJ, NY and TX. CLE Credit is pending for &nbsp;MN. 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-071817-LIT Trade Secret Protection: What Every Employer Needs to Know http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-071817-LIT Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Trade secret identification and protection is more critical than ever for employers. Technology is consuming the way we do business, and new laws concerning trade secrets and the content of employment agreements make trade secret identification and protection more critical than ever.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Seyfarth attorneys Robert B. Milligan and D. Joshua Salinas, joined by Jim Vaughn, a leading computer forensics expert, will present <em>Trade Secret Protection: What Every Employer Needs to Know</em>. This is the fourth installment in our 2017 Trade Secrets Webinar Series.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This webinar is designed to help employers navigate the tricky trade secrets waters and to provide best practices for trade secret protection. The panel will cover a variety of topics, including:&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> How to best identify and protect trade secrets</li> <li> What employers need to know about the Defend Trade Secrets Act</li> <li> Effective use and enforcement of restrictive covenants in employment agreements</li> <li> How to catch a trade secret thief</li> <li> Responses to potential trade secret theft</li> <li> Choosing the right court to protect trade secrets</li> <li> Consideration for suing under federal vs. state trade secret laws (or both)</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div style="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>.</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;"> *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.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/MMO2017 Seyfarth to Sponsor 13th Annual Middle Market Open Benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/MMO2017 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Seyfarth is sponsoring the 13th Annual Middle Market Open benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI) on July 17, 2017.</p> <p> For more than a decade Chicago&rsquo;s leading middle market dealmakers have gathered for a day of networking, golf, and philanthropic support of the NKFI. The tournament has generated more than $5 million dollars to advance NKFI&#39;s lifesaving mission.&nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Milligan-071417 Robert Milligan to Present "Trade Secret Mediations in 2017: What You Need to Know" Webinar http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Milligan-071417 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Robert Milligan, Seyfarth Partner and Co-Chair of the Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud &amp; Non-Competes Practice Group, will be a panelist for the &quot;Trade Secret Mediations in 2017: What You Need to Know&quot; webinar presented by The Knowledge Group, LLC Live Webcast Series on July 14, 2017.&nbsp;</p> <div> In most intellectual property cases, particularly in trade secret disputes, mediation can be a highly effective mechanism to resolve conflicts early on. It can enable things that are not possible in court, such as private caucuses between a mediator and each party involved where private resolution of the issue can be offered.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Companies seeking mediation should first know their actual trade secrets and how to protect it. With the help of an experienced mediator, both parties can be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the case, and the requirements and risks of proving and disproving trade secret claims.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In this live Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will help the audience understand the fundamentals of trade secret mediations. They will discuss how to leverage mediation for resolving trade secret disputes and avoid costly, slow and uncertain judicial process.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Key Topics Include:&nbsp;</div> <div> <ul> <li> Mediating Trade Secret Disputes</li> <li> Confidentiality, Counsel and Mediator Ethics</li> <li> Selecting a Mediator</li> <li> The Role of Counsel in Mediation</li> <li> Preparing for a Mediation Session</li> <li> Drafting and Enforcing a Settlement Agreement</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information or to register for the event, <a href="https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/legal/intellectual-property-law/trade-secret-mediations-in-2017-what-you-need-to-know-live-webcast">click here.</a></div> </div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Meier-071317 Steven Meier a Panelist for "The 411 on 1031" at ADISA's 2017 Due Diligence Forum http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Meier-071317 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Steven Meier, a partner in Seyfarth&rsquo;s Corporate and Tax practices, is serving as a panelist for &quot;The 411 on 1031&quot; at the ADISA 2017 Due Diligence Forum on July 13th in Chicago.</p> <p> The securitized 1031 market continues to grow and evolve. Mountain Dell Consulting will present the latest 1031 market statistics and trends, followed by highlights of the overall &nbsp;technical aspects of a 1031. As a capstone to the exploration, a forum of expert attorneys will discuss and debate a number of 1031-related topics, including tax opinions, master leases and springing LLCs.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Milligan-071117 Robert Milligan to Present “Growing Importance of Trade Secrets in Protecting Emerging Technology” Webinar http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Milligan-071117 Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Robert B. Milligan, Seyfarth Partner and Co-Chair of the Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud &amp; Non-Competes Practice Group, will be a panelist for the &ldquo;Growing Importance of Trade Secrets in Protecting Emerging Technology&rdquo; webinar presented by ITechLaw&rsquo;s Intellectual Property Committee on July 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> With the growth of artificial intelligence and self-driving technology, we are see are a growing reliance by companies on trade secret protection. Robert Milligan will provide for an informative discussion regarding this important topic. Specifically, he will cover:</div> <ul> <li> Increasing reliance on trade secrets to protect cutting edge technologies</li> <li> <em>Waymo v. Uber</em>: lessons learned</li> <li> How the new U.S. federal trade secret law helps trade secret owners</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information or to register for the event, <a href="https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?site=ITL&amp;WebCode=EventDetail&amp;evt_key=ae498abc-1bf7-4063-b6c9-7cfbcf47450d&amp;msm=389f56ef-6680-4690-975d-992f477c8107&amp;cst=19f00475-d316-4611-a23b-6e385f18cc16&amp;ent=6f490258-e8b7-4f1b-a35e-942f3392cb0f">click here</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> 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/Webinar-062817-LIT Protecting Your Trade Secrets in the Pharmaceutical Industry http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-062817-LIT Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, Seyfarth attorneys will present&nbsp;<em>Protecting Your Trade Secrets in the Pharmaceutical Industry</em>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In Seyfarth&rsquo;s third installment in its series of 2017 Trade Secrets Webinars, Seyfarth attorneys Justin K. Beyer, Dean Fanelli, Thomas Haag, and Marcus Mintz will focus on defining and protecting trade secrets in the pharmaceutical industry.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Pharmaceutical companies can easily spend in excess of $1 billion for the discovery and development of a new pharmaceutical product. &nbsp;Trade secrets are an invaluable intangible asset, that in conjunction with a pharmaceutical company&#39;s patents and trade marks, form the foundation of a company&#39;s overall intellectual property strategy. &nbsp;Proper implementation of a sound trade secret strategy at an early stage is essential for both large and small pharmaceutical companies to protect their confidential proprietary information.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The panel will address the following topics:&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> Defining and understanding trade secrets in the pharmaceutical market, including the &ldquo;hidden&rdquo; trade secrets involved in drug research, testing, and manufacturing stages</li> <li> Reviewing significant civil and criminal cases in the industry</li> <li> Discussing how federal and state trade secrets statutes and decisions may impact the protection of trade secrets</li> <li> Suggested best practices for protecting trade secrets from invention through sale</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Our panel has significant experience advising clients on trade secret issues, litigating trade secret cases, drafting protection agreements and conducting trade secret audits.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=HvTP88aXNEpuzyg3vUljrDiFW_ymm3j4SIS2FKge85btsBE5aUEAUa4wHP-_PKaL&amp;RS_REFERRSID=HvTP88aXNEpuzyg3vUljrFKztUJLggoh75SXygEJh0mXfkTX3EkqoabpmY2_mJBo&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=HvTP88aXNEpuzyg3vUljrFKztUJLggoh75SXygEJh0mXfkTX3EkqoabpmY2_mJBo">REGISTER NOW</a></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, 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.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> 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/Webinar-062217LE California Wage & Hour Litigation: Recent Developments You Need to Know http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-062217LE Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> We are thrilled to announce the release of the 17th Edition of Seyfarth&rsquo;s <em><strong>Litigating California Wage &amp; Hour and Labor Code Class Actions</strong></em>, and invite you to join us for a webinar to review the top legal developments and wage and hour trends in the Golden State, from an employer-side perspective. Seyfarth attorneys will help prepare you for the challenges and issues you may face in 2017 and beyond. Topics that we will cover include:</p> <ul> <li> The implications on rest breaks (and<br /> beyond) of the California Supreme Court&rsquo;s decision in <em>Augustus v. ABM</em>;</li> <li> Recent developments affecting PAGA representative actions (and how to nip such claims in the bud);</li> <li> The evolving legal landscape affecting arbitration of class and representative actions;</li> <li> And much more&hellip;.</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>How to get your eBook: </strong><br /> <br /> The 17th edition of this publication is available as an eBook, which is compatible with PCs, Macs and most major mobile devices*. 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 17th Edition<strong> <em>Litigating California Wage/Hour and Labor Code Class Actions</em> </strong>eBook, please click <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=zSivPETODS8s5KXXX3sqtX-ul8JdNm27dFwsRVpgY14HAMbnDi2A4hKqGQcNqEWy">here</a>.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ACGHealthcare2017 Seyfarth to Sponsor the 2017 ACG Chicago Healthcare M&A Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ACGHealthcare2017 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div style="color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <div> <div> <div> Seyfarth Shaw LLP is sponsoring ACG&#39;s 8th Annual Healthcare M&amp;A Conference on June 21, 2017 at Swissotel Chicago.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This exclusive, thought-provoking event gathers hundreds of senior corporate and private equity executives, lenders, investment bankers, key advisers and national experts.</div> </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> 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> Businesses&nbsp;are entering a period of exponential change in the nature of work, business and the economy.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <em>Is your organization ready?</em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <p class="bodysingle" style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The Future of Work is top of mind for in-house legal counsel, business and industry leaders alike, as changing business models and workforce expectations impact the strategy of each enterprise.&nbsp;As a law firm known for our role in transformational legal industry, the attorneys at Seyfarth Shaw believe it is our responsibility to help our clients forge a path into the future. &nbsp;</span></p> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> The exciting half day conference is designed for participants to:&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <p> *Learn how trending topics will impact the future of the workplace through informative sessions and panel discussions including:</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Technology and the Future Workplace</strong>: beyond the hype that robots are replacing humans, a discussion of how technology impacting the workplace now and into the future.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> <strong>The Impact of HR Data</strong>: in onboarding and beyond, how HR data and technology is changing HR process and practice.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> <strong>Talent Models</strong>: <strong>The Business and Legal Framework:</strong>&nbsp; a discussion for all employers regarding the definition and scope of the gig economy, exploration of legal issues that arise out of the evolving contingent workforce (classification of workers; information ownership; social media concerns; conflicts of interest, fiduciary duties and non-competes; regulation of worker relationships).&nbsp;</li> <li> <strong>Envisioning a Future Global Workforce:</strong>&nbsp;insights regarding the impact of an expanding global workforce.</li> </ul> <p> *Gain valuable insight from subject matter experts who are helping employers address evolving topics that will impact the future of work</p> <p> *Share best practices, exchange ideas and network among peers.&nbsp;</p> </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/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/Webinar-Discovery-062017 Game Changer: Court-Ordered Discovery in the Northern District of Illinois http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar-Discovery-062017 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div> Discovery is often the most expensive, frustrating and burdensome aspect of litigation and many cases settle before discovery is complete in order to avoid these costs. &nbsp;A new mandatory pilot program in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois will change all that by requiring extensive discovery early on in litigation.</div> <div> &nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> Effective June 1, 2017, the Federal Court in the Northern District of Illinois will embark upon a three-year mandatory pilot program, known as the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project (MIDPP) which imposes court-ordered discovery and early production of electronically stored information (ESI) in almost all civil cases. &nbsp;Please join Seyfarth attorneys to learn about the new pilot program and how it will affect litigation involving your company.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In this webinar, the panel will review the MIDPP and answer the following questions:</div> <ul> <li> Who does the MIDPP affect?<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li> What does the MIDPP require?<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li> When does the MIDPP take affect?<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li> Where is the MIDPP taking place?<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li> Why was the MIDPP implemented?<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li> How do companies comply with the MIDPP?</li> </ul> <div> <br /> <a href="http://Upcoming Client Webinar: California Proposition 65: New Regulations Companies Need To Know Before 2018 On Thursday, June 15th at 12 p.m. Central, Seyfarth attorneys Jay Connolly, Joseph Orzano and Aaron Belzer, will present “California Proposition 65: New Regulations Companies Need To Know Before 2018.”">REGISTER</a></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, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> **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.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/DCBB061517-LE What You Need to Know: The Changing Immigration Landscape http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/DCBB061517-LE Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> <font face="Arial" size="2">Seyfarth Shaw invites you to an informative discussion with our D.C. business immigration team, including the former Director of U.S. Citizenship &amp; Immigration Services, on the recent regulatory changes and other potential changes under the Trump Administration.</font></p> <p> <font face="Arial" size="2">This session will provide an in-depth overview on the recent developments in immigration and how they may impact your company and employees.&nbsp; We hope to conclude the session with a Q&amp;A panel with a&nbsp;guest speaker from Immigration &amp; Customs Enforcement (ICE). </font></p> <p> <font face="Arial" size="2">Topics will include:</font></p> <ul> <li> <font face="Arial" size="2">Executive Orders and Policy Memoranda&nbsp;</font></li> <li> <font face="Arial" size="2">Changes in Immigration Enforcement and Compliance Processes</font></li> <li> <font face="Arial" size="2">Form I-9 and E-Verify Compliance</font></li> <li> <font face="Arial" size="2">Actual vs. Expected and Suspected Changes in Visa Policy </font></li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=CRdAu69LIbUCW64-McRGDmh7vzF5oY_ZP-W5MGP8n8RJOqlmmAF7ngH12G6s2vZD&amp;RS_REFERRSID=CRdAu69LIbUCW64-McRGDkemKs8CYaDAZZ04Mt1NyXVXshY3Gxxinq4L86b-4Z2l&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=CRdAu69LIbUCW64-McRGDkemKs8CYaDAZZ04Mt1NyXVXshY3Gxxinq4L86b-4Z2l">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/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/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> _________________</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> _____________________</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/McConnell061317 Kathleen McConnell to present “The Future of Analytical Strategies” at LegalTech West http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/McConnell061317 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> LegalWeek West is a unique event that explores practical solutions needed to drive technology, talent and business objectives forward.</p> <div> On Tuesday, June 13, Kathleen McConnell will present at one of the final discussions of LegalWeek West on &ldquo;The Future of Analytical Strategies,&rdquo; along with speakers from Munger, Tolles &amp; Olson and Paul Hastings LLP. &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Company data volumes and the costs to manage them continue to grow at exponential rates. The application of advanced analytical technologies and methodologies are helping to provide critical insight into data in effective, timely, and affordable ways. During this discussion, Kathleen and the other industry professionals will share their strategies and experiences using emerging tools, technologies, and workflows in various combinations to quickly and effectively understand populations of both structured and unstructured data to lead toward forward thinking in eDiscovery.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href="http://legalweekshow.com/west/">Click here</a> to learn more.&nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Perrelli-061317 Katherine E. Perrelli Presenting at Boston Bar Association Trade Secrets Symposium http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Perrelli-061317 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p> Katherine Perrelli, chair of Seyfarth&rsquo;s national Litigation Department, will participate as a panelist in the Boston Bar Association&rsquo;s program on &ldquo;Non-Compete Agreements and Trade Secrets: 190th General Court Bills, Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act &lsquo;Preemption&rsquo;?&rdquo; Ms. Perrelli joins an esteemed panel including legislators from the Massachusetts House of Representatives and State Senate.</p> <div> Since 2009 the Boston Bar Association has hosted this symposium bringing together drafters, sponsors, supporters and critics of state bills to reform the use of employee non-compete agreements (ENCAs) and, separately, alternatively or complementarily, to enact the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA).&nbsp;</div> <div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This presentation will discuss the substance of and differences between the bills and the reasons and possible reconciliation, as well as the role of the proposed UTSA in view of the DTSA.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ILW-061317 Angelo Paparelli to Speak at ILW.COM Roundtable: "A Look into the Future of the EB-5 Program" http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ILW-061317 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div style="color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.992px;"> Angelo Paparelli, partner of Seyfarth&rsquo;s Business Immigration Practice Group and co-chair of the firm&#39;s EB-5 Immigrant Investment Specialty Team, serves as the Discussion Leader of ILW.COM&rsquo;s &ldquo;EB-5 Regional Center Roundtable&rdquo; series. This monthly telephone seminar is for existing EB-5 Regional Centers and for developers and dealmakers planning to apply for Regional Center designation or establish syndicated EB-5 investments involving multiple investors.</div> <div style="color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.992px;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.992px;"> The June 13th session is titled &quot;A Look into the Future of the EB-5 Program.&quot;</div> <div style="color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.992px;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.992px;"> Each roundtable is presented at no charge and lasts approximately 30 minutes, plus a 10-15 minute Q&amp;A.</div>