Seyfarth Shaw http://www.seyfarth.com Events for website www.seyfarth.com en-us email Copyright 2011 http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/TSG-053118 Jaime Raba a Panelist for "Operational Risks in Public Token Sales (Or: Security, Security, Security)” at The Seminar Group’s Blockchain Technology and Token Offerings Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/TSG-053118 Thu, 31 May 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div> Jaime Raba, counsel in the eDiscovery and Information Governance practice group of Seyfarth&rsquo;s San Francisco office, is presenting &quot;Operational Risks in Public Token Sales (Or: Security, Security, Security) at The Seminar Group&rsquo;s Blockchain Technology and Token Offerings: Back to the Future conference on May 31 - June 1, 2018.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The recent rise in the use of public token offerings (or what some people refer to as initial coin offerings, or ICOs) to raise capital compels an evaluation of the legal, structural, and operational issues raised by this relatively new form of financing. Public token offerings are outpacing the establishment of comprehensive and clear regulatory scheme under U.S. securities laws. As a result, every public token sale must be independently evaluated to ensure compliance with securities laws.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This two-day seminar will explain token sales from end to end. We will also discuss the business implications for cryptocurrency and investing in blockchain-based companies.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information and registration, <a href="https://www.theseminargroup.net/seminardetl.aspx?id=5902" target="_blank">click here</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/SBEN-041918 Seyfarth to Sponsor Southeast Benefits Education Network Annual Education Conference http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/SBEN-041918 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div> Seyfarth Shaw is pleased to sponsor the Southeast Benefits Education Network (SBEN) Annual Education Conference in Stone Mountain, GA taking place on April 18-20, 2018. The event includes content developed specifically for human resources and benefits professionals.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Nicole Bogard</strong>, a partner in Seyfarth&rsquo;s Employee Benefits &amp; Executive Compensation Department, will present &ldquo;The Landscape for Benefits Compliance: Legal and Regulatory Issues for Plan Sponsors.&rdquo;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The 2018 SBEN Annual Education Conference brings together executives from employers of all sizes with their advisors and service providers; more than 150 professionals are anticipated to attend.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information and to register, click <a href="http://www.sben.org/event-2687982">here</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/FanelliHaag-041718 Bridging the Gap Between EU and U.S. Biotech Inventions Protection http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/FanelliHaag-041718 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div> <em>This webinar is hosted the The Knowledge Group.</em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Dr. Dean Fanelli and Dr. Thomas Haag, along with Jens Viktor N&oslash;rgaard of&nbsp;H&Oslash;IBERG,&nbsp;Niklas Mattsson of Awapatent, Mr. Glyn Truscott of&nbsp;Elkington + Fife LLP and Jennifer O&#39;Farrell of&nbsp;Boult Wade Tennant, will present a live webcast on&nbsp;<em>Bridging the Gap Between EU and U.S. Biotech Inventions Protection</em>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Biotechnology companies both in the U.S. and Europe rely greatly on patents to protect their biotech inventions, especially during the research and development process. However, with the evolving economic landscape, and the rise of complex developments and innovation, protecting biotech inventions has become more difficult.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In this LIVE Webcast, a team of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present and in-depth analysis of the laws and regulations in the EU and U.S. concerning Biotech Inventions Protection. Speakers will also provide practical tips and strategies to maximize legal protection and to avoid risks and pitfalls while complying with applicable laws.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Key topics include:</div> <ul> <li> EU and U.S. Biotech Inventions Protection &ndash; Laws and Regulations</li> <li> Similarities and Differences</li> <li> Significant Court Rulings</li> <li> Trends and Legal Updates</li> <li> What Lies Ahead in 2018</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information and to register for the webinar, click <a href="https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/gap-between-eu-and-u-s-biotech">here.</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Stafford-032718 Peter Varney to Present Webinar on New DOL Disability Claims Regulations http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Stafford-032718 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div> Peter Varney, Counsel of Seyfarth Shaw&rsquo;s Employee Benefits &amp; Executive Compensation Department, is presenting &ldquo;New DOL Disability Claims Regulations: Effects on Employee Benefits and Nonqualified Compensation Plans,&rdquo; a webinar hosted by Stafford Publications, Inc. on Tuesday, March 27 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> On January 5, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that April 1, 2018 is the applicability date for plans to comply with a final rule under &sect;503 of ERISA aimed at providing employees new procedural protections when dealing with plan fiduciaries and insurance providers who deny their claims for disability benefits.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The final rule added disability benefit claims regulations to include most of the procedural protections afforded to group health plan claims under the Affordable Care Act. The rule applies to pension or 401(k) plans if a plan fiduciary has discretionary authority to determine whether a participant is disabled under the plan terms. Plans must offer effective disability claims procedures, provide more information in denial letters, adhere to disclosure requirements, ensure an impartial process, and more.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Nonqualified plans are still subject to the ERISA enforcement provisions and must contain claims procedures that comply with the regulations if the claim requires a determination of whether the participant has a disability. Counsel and benefits advisers must understand the implications of the new disability claims regulations and be proactive in reviewing plan documents and procedures to ensure compliance.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This webinar will provide guidance on required procedures, disclosures and other necessary items of compliance and the best practices in handling disability claims.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The panel will review these and other key issues:</div> <ul> <li> Identifying areas of concern based on the requirements of the final rule</li> <li> Determining the applicability of new requirements to current benefit plans</li> <li> Conducting internal review of claims and appeals processes, plan language, and notices</li> <li> Implementing necessary modifications and plan amendments to maintain compliance</li> <li> Establishing disability claims procedures in compliance with ERISA Section 503</li> </ul> <div> For more information and registration, <a href="https://www.straffordpub.com/products/new-dol-disability-claims-regulations-effects-on-employee-benefits-and-nonqualified-compensation-plans-2018-03-27" target="_blank">click here</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CHIBB031518-LE All Things Accommodation http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CHIBB031518-LE Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:120%"> <span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">Employers regularly are called upon to address accommodations in the workplace.&nbsp; Are you and your team ready?&nbsp; Please join us for an informative panel discussion that will address employee requests for accommodations related to time off, breaks, leave, modification of work areas, alternative schedules and more.&nbsp; Accommodation requests can come in many forms and in many contexts: disability and medical leaves, USERRA, LGBTQ, religion,&nbsp; pregnancy, and VESSA/domestic violence, with new and varying requests coming in every day.<br /> <br /> Join us for a lively discussion on how to recognize requests for accommodations so that you are meeting your legal obligations, how to respond and gather additional information properly; best practices for how to engage in the interactive process and navigate determining whether your company can provide the requested accommodation.&nbsp; We will also provide examples of legally compliant best practices for managing when the accommodation cannot be made, how to communicate whether an accommodation has been approved or not, and how to discuss alternative accommodations.&nbsp; We will also address the types of documentation that should be requested or retained as part of the accommodations process.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=bwIYqFk9VD1tB9cR-fnRuPWLATWSHiEo29ETgvYFVns-DhQO4uZGFAUKNYFHa_Jm&amp;RS_REFERRSID=bwIYqFk9VD1tB9cR-fnRuMF1OerMOhjyBlBduico783C8U6OxWB9yUv3IOIQwjqE&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=bwIYqFk9VD1tB9cR-fnRuMF1OerMOhjyBlBduico783C8U6OxWB9yUv3IOIQwjqE">Register Here</a></p> <p> <em>If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;Fiona Carlon&nbsp;at&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:fcarlon@seyfarth.com?subject=Questions"><em>fcarlon</em></a><a href="mailto:fcarlon@seyfarth.com?subject=Questions"><em>@seyfarth.com</em></a><em>&nbsp;and reference this event.</em></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CityBar031418 Seyfarth to Sponsor The 6th Annual Securities Litigation & Enforcement Institute by The City Bar http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CityBar031418 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div> Seyfarth Shaw is pleased to sponsor the New York City Bar Association&rsquo;s 6th Annual Securities Litigation and Enforcement Institute in New York, NY taking place on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The full-day program will provide a comprehensive overview of recent trends, developments and cutting-edge issues in securities litigation and enforcement.&nbsp; The panels will include prominent securities litigators, senior in-house counsel at major financial institutions and corporations, national recognized trial lawyers, jury consultants, and economists.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Greg Markel</strong>, partner and Co-Chair of Seyfarth&rsquo;s National Securities &amp; Financial Litigation practice group, serves as the Institute&rsquo;s Co-Chair. Mr. Markel will lead two morning panel sessions, &ldquo;Statistics on Securities Case Filings&rdquo; and &ldquo;Recent Developments In Securities Class Action.&rdquo;&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Will Prickett</strong>, partner and Chair of Seyfarth&rsquo;s National Securities &amp; Financial Litigation practice group, will moderate the afternoon panel, &ldquo;Critical Issues in Shareholder Activism &amp; M&amp;A Litigation.&rdquo;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/NYHRForum030817-LE HR Forum: Let's Talk about Sexual Harassment and the #MeToo Movement http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/NYHRForum030817-LE Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p> Over the past several months, sexual harassment claims have swept the nation from Hollywood to Capitol Hill&nbsp;and created a movement. Day by day, more people are raising allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace.<br /> <br /> Please join us for&nbsp;an interactive discussion centered around policy, new methods of&nbsp;training and complying with new legislation to effectively combat sexual harassment.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The discussion&nbsp;will include:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> Implementing&nbsp;policies and communication that encourage and lead to clearer reporting and increased bystander support</li> <li> Facilitating manager and employee training&nbsp;to increase accountability&nbsp;</li> <li> Better&nbsp;monitoring of workplace&nbsp;behavior</li> <li> Policies relating to &ldquo;consensual dating&rdquo; and &ldquo;love contracts&rdquo;&nbsp;</li> <li> Effectiveness of corporate hotlines&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &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.&nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=-2OraWba4GONgkpxR_UpuHrfC7XG__6nm7u4unTeGF0ag_5tIwNrgZ26dLuCaAtm&amp;RS_REFERRSID=-2OraWba4GONgkpxR_UpuBNagf-6_8AkGTkOH3IvgY6iOkULyeb6DqoHqFzFOvFu&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=-2OraWba4GONgkpxR_UpuBNagf-6_8AkGTkOH3IvgY6iOkULyeb6DqoHqFzFOvFu">REGISTER&nbsp;</a></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ATLBB030818-LE Prepare for Change: 2018 and Beyond at the NLRB http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ATLBB030818-LE Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div> Over a period of eight years under the previous Administration, the National Labor Relations Board&nbsp; engaged in perhaps the most dramatic reinterpretation of our national labor law in the agency&rsquo;s 80+ year history.&nbsp; With a new Administration, the rules are likely to change again -- and employers need to be prepared and know how to respond. In this program, the panelists will discuss how the NLRB goes about interpreting the law, potential changes in direction by the NLRB, and what employers should be considering now, including:</div> <ul> <li> How the NLRB is structured, operates, and changes the way that the National labor Relations Act is interpreted and applied&nbsp; &nbsp;</li> <li> What to expect from the NLRB regarding the rules for union organizing (including the abandonment of &ldquo;micro&rdquo; bargaining units and &ldquo;quickie&rdquo; elections, and different standards for blocking charges and objectionable conduct)&nbsp;</li> <li> What non-union employers can expect from the NLRB (including handbook and policy issues, class action arbitration waivers, disclaimers, and the scope of employees&rsquo; rights to a representative during investigatory interviews)&nbsp;</li> <li> What unionized employers can expect from the NLRB (including the obligation to discuss discipline with union before a first contract is reached, managements rights clauses and union waivers, changes in benefits after contract expiration, arbitral deferral, striker replacement limitations, and other issues)&nbsp;</li> <li> What employers should be thinking about now in assessing their current policies and practices to prepare for and adapt to these potential changes</li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=RpJQtRH2_Fm2cKTpByhNCityETPMAO8s0-Bh0fQn8HH657Bu9FlB1l_wNra8pXNq&amp;RS_REFERRSID=RpJQtRH2_Fm2cKTpByhNCi8l2rseXhLI9VFUYyhCOi4T4Vg_jPUWHYXk_o3C_-FO&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=RpJQtRH2_Fm2cKTpByhNCi8l2rseXhLI9VFUYyhCOi4T4Vg_jPUWHYXk_o3C_-FO">Register Here</a></p> <div> <em>If you have any questions, please contact Fiona Carlon at <a href="mailto:fcarlon@seyfarth.com">fcarlon@seyfarth.com</a> and reference this event.</em></div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar030718-LE International Women’s Day Webinar: Pay Equity Around the Globe http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar030718-LE Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p> Ensuring fair and equitable pay practices is becoming an increasing focus of employers both in the U.S. and abroad.&nbsp; For employers with global operations, navigating the different requirements across the globe is challenging. We hope you will join Seyfarth&rsquo;s International Practice and Pay Equity Group on International Women&rsquo;s Day for a discussion of global pay equity.<br /> Topics will include:</p> <ul> <li> Overview of key pay equity laws impacting global employers</li> <li> Pay gap reporting and transparency</li> <li> Practical tips on how to comply with the laws</li> </ul> <p> We hope you can join us.</p> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=uERUc0HllBDRj3ZgTU4_cTN28p-p5kkfiXD5FUsNowY-RHD700Q_PBsI0cHk_Zf8&amp;RS_REFERRSID=uERUc0HllBDRj3ZgTU4_cWT1kwZ_15dDFGEYZHD1j1NzEi3su3Ax2V-6a4Qew62y&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=uERUc0HllBDRj3ZgTU4_cWT1kwZ_15dDFGEYZHD1j1NzEi3su3Ax2V-6a4Qew62y">Click Here to Register</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 12pt; color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.6px;"> *CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, NJ, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</p> <p style="margin-top:15.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:12.0pt;margin-left: 0in;line-height:120%"> <em><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;Ryan Carroll&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:rcarroll@seyfarth.com">rcarroll@seyfarth.com</a> and reference this event.</span></em><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:120%"> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/FanelliSzeliga-030218 Biosimilar Litigation and Your BPCIA Compliance: Key Strategies In Light of AbbVie v. Boehringer http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/FanelliSzeliga-030218 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div> <em>This webinar is hosted by The Knowledge Group.</em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Dean Fanelli and Jamaica Szeliga, along with Timothy Shea of&nbsp;Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein &amp; Fox P.L.L.C., will present a live webcast on&nbsp;<em>Biosimilar Litigation and Your BPCIA Compliance: Key Strategies In Light of AbbVie v. Boehringer</em>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The previous year saw an increase in biosimilar filings in the U.S., including the recent suit filed by AbbVie in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against Boehringer Ingelheim regarding Boehringer Ingelheim&rsquo;s adalimumab product, Cyltezo&reg;, a proposed biosimilar to AbbVie&rsquo;s Humira&reg;. The complaint alleges infringement of 8 patents in the initial phase of litigation, as Boehringer Ingelheim was able to cap the scope of litigation by complying with the procedures of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCIA). This case reflects the benefits of complying with the BPCIA&#39;s patent dispute resolution procedure, also known as patent dance.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In this LIVE webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will discuss the latest legal and regulatory updates that are continuously changing the biosimilar landscape. They will review the on-goings of the <em>AbbVie v. Boehringer Ingelheim</em> litigation and give insights on the benefits and risks of engaging in the BPCIA&#39;s patent dance. Speakers will also provide considerations in adopting appropriate litigation strategies.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Key issues that will be covered in this course are:</div> <ul> <li> Biosimilar Litigation Landscape Post <em>Sandoz v. Amgen</em></li> <li> Complying with BPCIA: <em>AbbVie v. Boehringer Ingelheim</em></li> <li> The Benefits and Risks of Patent Dance</li> <li> Recent Legal and Regulatory Updates</li> <li> Strategic Considerations for Biosimilar Litigation</li> <li> Significant Trends and Legal Updates</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information and to register for the webinar, click <a href="https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/biosimilar-litigation-and-your-bpcia-compliance">here</a>.</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar030118-LE 14th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Webinar http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar030118-LE Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div> As we face a new year, Seyfarth is pleased to offer strategic guidance for corporate counsel and business executives through our 14th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report. Across all varieties of workplace litigation, the events of the past year demonstrate that the array of litigation issues facing businesses are continuing to accelerate at a rapid pace while also undergoing significant change. These challenges are especially acute for businesses in the context of complex workplace litigation. Adding to this mosaic of challenges in 2018 is the continuing evolution in federal policies based on a new political party occupying the White House for part of 2017.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Furthermore, while changes to government priorities started on Inauguration Day and are on-going, others are being carried out by new leadership at the agency level who were appointed in the fourth quarter of this past year. As expected, many changes represent stark reversals in policy that are sure to have a cascading impact on private class action litigation. While predictions about the future of workplace class action litigation may cover a wide array of potential outcomes, the one sure bet is that change is inevitable and corporate America will continue to face new litigation challenges.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In our workplace class action webinar, highlights from the Report will outline a number of key trends for employers, including:&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> The implications of the Supreme Court&rsquo;s key decisions on complex employment litigation and class action issues of 2017, and discussion of the cases accepted for review that are posed for rulings in 2018 and what it means for employers in the coming year</li> <li> The key rulings in class actions in 2017 in ERISA, wage &amp; hour, and employment discrimination, and how businesses can use the lessons from those rulings in structuring their workplace compliance programs going-forward</li> <li> The background on successful strategies used by employers in defeating conditional certification motions and obtaining decertification of &sect; 216(b) collective actions in 2017 -- and what this means for employers in the litigation context 2018</li> <li> The dynamics behind why filings and settlements of government enforcement litigation in 2017 did not reflect a head-snapping pivot from the ideological pro-worker (or anti-big business) outlook of the Obama Administration to a pro-business, less regulation/litigation viewpoint of the Trump Administration, and what employers can expect in 2018</li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=RJr_gIm7kE4Zk1dZkFH8Bt4SVKd4hAuxkmSE8k18w69WIoC4LkLVyfTuN7k1lWGs&amp;RS_REFERRSID=RJr_gIm7kE4Zk1dZkFH8BtEqn3ErLhNcae8Rq9-iI2479EWM9gWNNT7AbsbZTvu0&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=RJr_gIm7kE4Zk1dZkFH8BtEqn3ErLhNcae8Rq9-iI2479EWM9gWNNT7AbsbZTvu0">Click here to register.</a></p> <p> If you attended our February 6 webcast with Gerald Maatman and Perry Cooper, we still encourage you to register for this upcoming webinar. We will further break down important class action decisions in every major area of workplace law, as well as provide employers with the tips needed to navigate a complicated class action landscape in 2018.</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 style="margin-top:15.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:12.0pt;margin-left: 0in;line-height:120%"> <em><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;Cassie Peterson&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:clpeterson@seyfarth.com">clpeterson@seyfarth.com</a> and&nbsp;reference this event.</span></em></p> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/AIPLA-030118 Seyfarth Takes The 2018 AIPLA Trade Secret Law Summit By Storm http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/AIPLA-030118 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div> On March 1-2, 2018, five Seyfarth attorneys will be attending the American Intellectual Property Law Association&rsquo;s annual Trade Secret Law Summit in San Diego, California, one of the preeminent events for trade secret practitioners in the nation.&nbsp; Erik Weibust is on the planning committee for the Summit and will be moderating a panel entitled &ldquo;The Ethics of Law Firm Cybersecurity,&rdquo; featuring Seyfarth&rsquo;s own John Tomaszewski; National Litigation Department chair Kate Perrelli will be participating in a facilitated discussion regarding various problems all trade secret and noncompete practitioners face; and Seyfarth attorneys Dawn Mertineit and Eric Barton will be in attendance as well. Other topics will include:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> The Trade Secret Landscape</li> <li> Trade Secrets and Noncompetes, with a focus on the California conundrum</li> <li> Professors Panel</li> <li> The DTSA - Was it worth it?&nbsp;</li> <li> The FBI - What is the threat?&nbsp;</li> <li> The International Dimension and Extraterritoriality</li> <li> Corporate Best Practices</li> <li> Judges Panel&nbsp;</li> <li> A case study of <em>Waymo v. Uber</em></li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Please join us at the Trade Secret Law Summit!&nbsp; <a href="https://www.aipla.org/learningcenter/TSLS2018/Pages/2018TSLS.aspx">Register here</a>.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar022718-LE Washington 2018 Labor and Employment Outlook: What Does Year Two of the Trump Administration Mean for You? http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar022718-LE Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p> As the Trump Administration enters its second year, it remains focused on its stated goal of reducing regulatory burdens. Congress is focused on immigration in the near term, but is likely to take a hard look at a number of critical labor issues as the mid-term election approaches. And the DOL, EEOC, and NLRB are still waiting for critical positions to be filled before they can have their maximum impact on the labor and employment landscape. Join members of Seyfarth&rsquo;s new Government Relations and Policy Practice Group as they discuss the federal government&rsquo;s expected impact on employers in 2018, including:</p> <ul> <li> Who is Running the Show . . . and Who Isn&rsquo;t?&nbsp; New Agency Leadership, Critical Vacancies, and Pending Confirmations</li> <li> The Effect of the Current Political Climate (and the Midterm Elections) on Labor &amp; Employment Issues</li> <li> What Key Labor and Employment Legislation Has Already Been Introduced this Session?&nbsp; What Else is Expected?</li> <li> An Update on DOL&rsquo;s Regulatory Agenda</li> </ul> <p> In this webinar, our team, which includes former agency heads and the former U.S. Chamber of Commerce senior vice president for labor, immigration, and employee benefits, will discuss these issues and more, ranging from the current status of immigration reform efforts to joint employer, paid leave proposals, and the public policy impact of the #MeToo movement.&nbsp;</p> <p> We hope you can join us.</p> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=RJr_gIm7kE4Zk1dZkFH8Bjp5dlx-xmknR17cGmZovXBwHF4rJPc034t7RVbB4ZbO&amp;RS_REFERRSID=RJr_gIm7kE4Zk1dZkFH8BqvIJXxcuDaUxQXrqjn2eG7LwslqFbEE0Wgu6zhoGnAh&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=RJr_gIm7kE4Zk1dZkFH8BqvIJXxcuDaUxQXrqjn2eG7LwslqFbEE0Wgu6zhoGnAh">Click Here to Register</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 12pt; color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.6px;"> *CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, NJ, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <em>If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;Cassie Peterson&nbsp;at&nbsp;</em><a class="cms-content-links" href="mailto:clpeterson@seyfarth.com" style="text-decoration-line: none; color: rgb(0, 168, 225); cursor: pointer;"><em>clpeterson@seyfarth.com</em></a><em>&nbsp;and reference this event.</em></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Strafford-022718 Steven Meier and John Napoli to Present Strafford Webinar "Tax Reform: Impact on REITs, Real Estate Businesses and Investors" http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Strafford-022718 Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p> Steven Meier and John Napoli, co-chairs of Seyfarth&#39;s Tax practice, will be presenting the Strafford webinar,&nbsp;&quot;Tax Reform: Impact on REITs, Real Estate Businesses and Investors,&quot; on February 27, 2018.</p> <div> <strong>Program Description</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In Dec. 2017, the final tax reform bill became law. Although many of the law changes that carried the potential to disrupt real estate capital markets expectations were specifically designed not to apply to real estate businesses, other changes impact REITs and other real estate businesses and their investors. Real estate counsel should be conversant on these changes.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Tax reform maintains like kind exchanges for real estate and retains the ability of real estate trades and businesses to deduct net interest expense. It also creates a new 20% tax deduction for pass-through businesses and revises the rules regarding cost recovery. It amends Code &sect;179 to increase deduction thresholds and expands on the types of improvements which may be expensed. Historic tax credits have been scaled back, while low income housing tax credits are unaffected.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Holders of carried interest in certain types of partnerships, including private equity and real estate funds, must now hold the interest for three years to receive long-term capital gain treatment. Correcting what many thought was the wrongly decided Grecian Magnesite Mining Tax Court case, gain or loss from the sale of a partnership interest by a foreign partner as effectively connected income (ECI) is taxable in the U.S. and imposes certain withholding requirements on the purchaser.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Listen as our authoritative panel reviews the provisions of tax reform and the new landscape of taxation of real estate businesses of most importance to real estate practitioners.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The panel will discuss these and other key issues:</div> <ul> <li> What impact should tax reform be expected to have on the commercial real estate industry?</li> <li> What impact could the new pass-through business deduction and the reduction in corporate income tax rate on entity choice in real estate businesses?</li> <li> How might the new cost recovery and &sect;179 affect property improvements and expenditures?</li> <li> Will the new rules on carried interest have any impact on investment structuring?</li> </ul> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/JCarle022218 ABA Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee Midwinter Meeting - “E-Discovery and ESI for Employment Lawyers” http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/JCarle022218 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div> <strong>Jay Carle to participate in panel, &ldquo;E-Discovery and ESI for Employment Lawyers&rdquo; at the American Bar Association&rsquo;s Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee Midwinter Meeting</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee has jurisdiction over certain statutes administered, or formerly administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Jay C. Carle from the eDiscovery and Information Governance Practice Group will participate in a panel discussion on &ldquo;E-Discovery and ESI for Employment Lawyers&rdquo; on Thursday, February 22. The panel is part of the American Bar Association&rsquo;s Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee Midwinter Meeting.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The panel will discuss how to effectively tackle numerous issues including social media, technology assisted review tools, avoiding or asserting e-spoliation, and important updates to the new discovery protocols for FLSA litigation. Members of the panel also include Hon. Andrew J. Peck of the S.D.N.Y., Amanda Farahany from Barrett &amp; Farahany, and Eric Robinson from KLDiscovery.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information and registration, please visit the event website <a href="https://shop.americanbar.org/ebus/ABAEventsCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?productId=290557763">here</a>.</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/FCPAWorkshop022218-LE Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Workshop featuring Professor Mike Koehler and Andrew S. Boutros http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/FCPAWorkshop022218-LE Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p> Please join us for an interactive and in-depth workshop on what public and private companies and their executives and employees need to know about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).&nbsp; The&nbsp;complimentary program in <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/Chicago">Seyfarth Shaw&rsquo;s Chicago office </a>is designed for all those who do business overseas regardless of industry.&nbsp; It will be&nbsp; presented by <a href="http://fcpaprofessor.com/about/">Professor Mike Koehler</a> (who runs the FCPA Professor website which has been described as &ldquo;most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA&quot;) and <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/AndrewBoutros">Andrew S. Boutros </a>(Seyfarth Shaw LLP&#39;s National Co-Chair of White Collar, Internal Investigations, and False Claims Team). During the program, the presenters will engage participants through issue-spotting videos, small-group discussions, and sharing of real-world experiences.<br /> <br /> <strong>Andrew S. Boutros</strong>, Litigation Partner and National Co-Chair of Seyfarth Shaw LLP&rsquo;s White Collar, Internal Investigations, and False Claims Team, is an early pioneer in the modern-day FCPA enforcement space. A well-respected FCPA practitioner and recognized thought leader in the area, Mr. Boutros has handled FCPA matters for clients since the early 2000s.&nbsp; His FCPA work includes internal investigations, DOJ and SEC enforcement defense, and compliance counseling and training.&nbsp; He has conducted FCPA investigations in Canada, China, Europe, and the Middle East.&nbsp; Mr. Boutros has also been retained as an FCPA expert in a post-acquisition dispute between a U.S. issuer and a European acquiree with significant business in Asia.&nbsp; Prior to his government service, where he was an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago for nearly eight years, Mr. Boutros was instrumental in building the FCPA practice of another leading international law firm.&nbsp;</p> <p> During that phase of his private practice career, Mr. Boutros led upwards of 25 attorneys in defending corporations and executives in high-stakes criminal, regulatory, and FCPA investigations conducted by the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorneys&rsquo; Offices, the Securities and the Exchange Commission, and other government agencies. Mr. Boutros has written and spoken extensively on FCPA and other anti-corruption and related laws.&nbsp; He has coined the term &ldquo;carbon copy prosecutions,&rdquo; which refers to the phenomenon of one country bringing corruption charges against a defendant based on the same facts it has already resolved in another country.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Please click on the below links to review some of Mr. Boutros&rsquo;s recent relevant articles:</p> <ul> <li> &quot;<a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/dir_docs/publications/BoutrosSchleppPublishWCRFcpa.pdf">DOJ Inserts Certainty Into the FCPA Prosecutorial Process By Issuing a Revised FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy,&rdquo; Bloomberg Law White Collar Crime Report, 12 WCR 999 (Dec. 2017) (with co-authors)</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/dir_docs/publications/SeyfarthOfficial.pdf#page=1">&ldquo;Adding Meat to the Bone: The Department of Justice Issues New &lsquo;Meatier&rsquo; Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs,&rdquo; Bloomberg White Collar Crime Report, 12 WCR 294 (March 2017) (with co-authors) </a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/publications/MA122216-LE">&ldquo;Higher Education Institutions are Beginning to Get an Education in the FCPA,&rdquo; Management Alert, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (December 2016) (with co-author)</a></li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Professor</strong> <strong>Mike Koehler</strong> is a leading FCPA expert and founder and editor of the FCPA Professor website, which has been described as &ldquo;the Wall Street Journal concerning all things FCPA-related&rdquo; and &ldquo;the most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA.&rdquo; A former FCPA lawyer in private practice, Professor Koehler has testified before Congress on the FCPA; conducted FCPA investigations around the world; negotiated resolutions to FCPA enforcement actions with government enforcement agencies; and advised clients on FCPA compliance and risk assessment.&nbsp;</p> <p> Professor Koehler&rsquo;s FCPA insights are further informed by having read and analyzed: the FCPA&rsquo;s entire legislative history; every FCPA enforcement action; and every FCPA judicial decision.&nbsp; Among other things, Professor Koehler runs the FCPA Institute, a unique two-day back-to-school learning experience for a diverse group of professionals to elevate their FCPA knowledge and practical skills.</p> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=IK-wxCfJf99JDN3MMmHpsv5-yGbhcQt-eupWvJE2Dn60cU9HbQIsodsR_MjTNJoz&amp;RS_REFERRSID=IK-wxCfJf99JDN3MMmHpsmYeJY2RpmTTzB2dBNNXIziCravQrQOGnVcZkVv8WSyz&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=IK-wxCfJf99JDN3MMmHpsmYeJY2RpmTTzB2dBNNXIziCravQrQOGnVcZkVv8WSyz">Register Here</a></p> <p> <em>If you have any questions, please contact Fiona Carlon at&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:fcarlon@seyfarth.com?subject=FCPA%20Workshop%20Question"><em>fcarlon</em></a><a href="mailto:fcarlon@seyfarth.com?subject=FCPA%20Workshop%20Question"><em>@seyfarth.com</em></a><em>&nbsp;and reference this event.</em></p> <p> <em>Seyfarth Shaw LLP is an approved provider of Illinois Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. This seminar is approved for 1.5 hours of CLE credit CA, IL, and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, NJ, TX, and VA.&nbsp; This program is pending approval for ethics credit.&nbsp;</em></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/LADEventWebinar022218-LE The Immigration Compliance Life Cycle Series - Part 4 http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/LADEventWebinar022218-LE Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p> Once again, please join Seyfarth&rsquo;s Immigration Compliance and Enforcement Team as they address critical challenges that employers face in the lifecycle of hiring, employment and growth. Our panelists will offer practical solutions for dealing with old and new pitfalls in the new era of ramped-up immigration worksite enforcement.</p> <p> In our fourth session, we work with Harry, the Human Resources Manager, and Julie, the General Counsel, both of the OK Company, as they navigate and handle special circumstances in the life of a company that implicate I-9 and other immigration law compliance issues.&nbsp; In this session, Harry and Julie are notified that their company is in talks to acquire a competitor, the Blah Company.&nbsp;&nbsp; Company leadership has told Harry and Julie that they are nervous because of everything they are hearing about immigration enforcement, and want to be sure that the acquisition doesn&rsquo;t &ldquo;cause problems.&rdquo;&nbsp; While the OK Company uses E-Verify, the Blah Company does not.&nbsp; Also troubling, one of Blah Company&rsquo;s staffing vendors was recently the subject of an ICE raid.<br /> <br /> Through real-world scenarios, audience members will learn practical tips and best practices to ensure immigration compliance in the hiring and continued employment of a diverse workforce by a geographically dispersed organization.<br /> <br /> Our fourth session concentrates on common and not-so-common post-hire challenges:</p> <ul> <li> Mergers and Acquisitions:&nbsp; To reverify or not to reverify? That is the question.</li> <li> Due Diligence:&nbsp; Buyer beware, especially now. But how should that play out?</li> <li> Restructuring:&nbsp; Should E-Verify MOUs be updated or withdrawn?&nbsp; What else should the employer do?</li> <li> Dealing with Contractors and Vendors:&nbsp; When do their problems become your problems</li> </ul> <p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:120%"> CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</p> <p style="margin-top:15.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:12.0pt;margin-left: 0in;line-height:120%"> <em><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;Cassie&nbsp;Peterson&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:clpeterson@seyfarth.com">clpeterson@seyfarth.com</a>&nbsp;and reference this event.</span></em><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/HOU022218-LE Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment in the Age of #MeToo and Time's Up! http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/HOU022218-LE Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p> Please join us as our distinguished panel of legal, HR and public-relations experts revisit and rethink best practices for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace, and for responding to and investigating reports of sexual harassment in the age of the #MeToo movement and the Time&rsquo;s Up initiative and daily headlines detailing high-profile harassment scandals.&nbsp;Take this opportunity to participate in a conversation that matters, hear unique and diverse perspectives from leaders in the field, and engage our panelists in questions that concern your business.</p> <div> <u><strong>Featured Panelists and Moderator</strong></u></div> <div> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/EstebanShardonofsky">Steve Shardonofsky</a>, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (Moderator)<br /> <a href="http://ammermanexperience.com/our-team/">Terri Ammerman</a>,&nbsp;President and CEO, The Ammerman Experience<br /> Sachin Bhandari, Associate General Counsel, Labor &amp; Employment and AVP Employee Relations, Memorial Hermann Health System<br /> <a href="http://www.themurphylawpractice.com/about-marjorie-a-murphy.html">Marjorie Murphy</a>, Principal, The Murphy Law Practice, PLLC<br /> <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/KathrynPalamountain">Chris Palamountain</a>, Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw LLP<br /> <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferjoycooper/">Jennifer Cooper</a>, Senior Counsel, Labor, Employment and Benefits, Philips 66</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Our panel of defense and in-house legal and HR experts will address numerous topics including:</div> <ul> <li> Whether the #MeToo movement will force judges and juries to reconsider the standards for hostile work environment claims and related affirmative defenses&nbsp;</li> <li> Best practices for enhancing anti-harassment policies, training to reinforce a culture of zero-tolerance, implementing recent EEOC guidance on &ldquo;promising practices&rdquo; for preventing harassment and rethinking investigation protocols and outcomes in light of the #MeToo movement&nbsp;</li> <li> How the Time&rsquo;s Up initiative fits into a larger discussion relating to gender equality at work, with a focus on pay equity and recent salary history bans</li> </ul> <p> Public-relations experts and plaintiff&rsquo;s-side attorneys will join the panel during the second half of the program to share their insights on:</p> <ul> <li> #MeToo movement and the Plaintiff&rsquo;s perspective&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> The intersection of #MeToo and non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> Crisis management and public-relations considerations in response to a public allegation of sexual harassment</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/022218-GA-Bar Peter Varney Presents "Key Provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impacting Compensation and Benefit Plan" at the Winter Meeting of the Employee Benefits Section of the Georgia Bar http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/022218-GA-Bar Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div> Peter Varney, Counsel of Seyfarth Shaw&rsquo;s Employee Benefits &amp; Executive Compensation Department, presented for the Employee Benefits Section of the State Bar of Georgia &quot;Key Provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impacting Compensation and Benefit Plan,&quot; on Thursday, February 22 from 4:00-6:00 PM ET.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information about the State Bar of Georgia visit: <a href="http://www.gabar.org/" target="_blank">www.gabar.org/</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/NYBB022118-LE Understanding, Preventing, and Investigating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/NYBB022118-LE Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p> We invite you to join our Seyfarth Shaw <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/Washington-DC" target="_blank">Washington, D.C.</a>&nbsp;Labor and Employment team for an informative discussion&nbsp;of&nbsp;understanding, preventing, and meaningfully responding to sexual harassment allegations in today&rsquo;s workplace environment. This session will provide an in-depth overview of:</p> <ul> <li> Effective&nbsp;harassment policies and training</li> <li> Best practices for investigating workplace harassment&nbsp;</li> <li> The #MeToo movement and other recent developments</li> </ul> <p> <em><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;Sean Frebes&nbsp;at </span></em><a href="mailto:sfrebes@seyfarth.com"><em><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; color:blue">sfrebes@seyfarth.com</span></em></a><em><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">&nbsp;and reference this event.</span></em></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar022018-LE 2018 EEOC-Initiated Litigation Report and Webinar http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar022018-LE Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p> Seyfarth is pleased to offer its strategic guidance and insight through its Annual EEOC Litigation Report Webinar entitled <em><strong>EEOC-Initiated Litigation: FY 2017</strong></em>, where our leading defense litigators will discuss key trends in EEOC-related litigation nationally.</p> <p> Our webinar will be facilitated by <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/GeraldMaatman">Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.</a>, <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/ChristopherDeGroff">Christopher J. DeGroff</a>, and <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/MatthewGagnon">Matthew J. Gagnon</a>, who will provide in-depth analysis exclusively focused on EEOC-related litigation.</p> <p> Highlights include:</p> <ul> <li> Overview and analysis of the substantive theories of discrimination advanced by the EEOC in FY 2017</li> <li> A guide to recent procedural developments affecting each stage of an EEOC Litigation</li> <li> An analysis of significant court decisions affecting EEOC litigation</li> <li> Thoughts about the future of the EEOC&rsquo;s enforcement agenda</li> </ul> <p> <strong><u>EEOC-Initiated Litigation Report</u></strong></p> <p style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:120%"> <span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">We are once again pleased to offer our annual report and analysis of the most intriguing developments in EEOC litigation in 2017. This year&rsquo;s report provides a comprehensive examination of the EEOC&rsquo;s FY 2017 filings (from October 2016 through September 2017), and the major decisions handed down this year in pending EEOC litigation. In our view, every employer should be monitoring EEOC activity &ndash; it is the surest way to avoid becoming the EEOC&rsquo;s next target. That is why we conduct a thorough analysis of all EEOC activity every year to keep our readers up to date on current trends.</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:120%"> <span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; color:black"><o:p><a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=9apmonkelz3gD9YdKwsLRgxMCQKO49zDuzMANEUK6IYQ8ckKfYBZHeXScybKfKnv&amp;RS_REFERRSID=9apmonkelz3gD9YdKwsLRsZ2tzu3o8dfTEEczs3WIDLzGegnk_MILsr5-uB-vSou&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=9apmonkelz3gD9YdKwsLRsZ2tzu3o8dfTEEczs3WIDLzGegnk_MILsr5-uB-vSou">Click Here to Request the eBook</a></o:p></span><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:120%"> <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, and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, NJ, 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 style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <em>If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;Cassie Peterson&nbsp;at&nbsp;</em><a class="cms-content-links" href="mailto:clpeterson@seyfarth.com" style="text-decoration-line: none; color: rgb(0, 168, 225);"><em>clpeterson@seyfarth.com</em></a><em>&nbsp;and reference this event</em></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/RVIA-021418 William Berkowitz Presents to RVIA’s Lawyers Committee http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/RVIA-021418 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p> On February 14, Bill Berkowitz presented &ldquo;Navigating the Maze of Antitrust and State Price Regulation&rdquo; to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association&rsquo;s (RVIA) Lawyers Committee in Palm Desert, CA.&nbsp;&nbsp;The RVIA is the national trade association representing recreation vehicle (RV) manufacturers and their component parts suppliers who together build more than 98 percent of all RVs produced in the U.S.&nbsp; The Lawyers Committee is made up of&nbsp;in-house and outside lawyers representing these manufacturers and suppliers.&nbsp; Lou Chronowski has been a member of the committee for the past nine years and serves at the request of firm client Erwin Hymer Group North America, formerly known as Roadtrek Motorhomes.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/WCAR-020618-LE Top Trends in Workplace Class Action Litigation http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/WCAR-020618-LE Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p> <strong>About the Program</strong></p> <p> As we move into a shifting policy landscape, employers are seeking insight to prepare for the challenges of the future workplace. At this important event, the presenters will provide insights into the important class action litigation trends of 2017, and a look ahead to the agenda for 2018. Jerry will also discuss the top class action rulings in 2017 and hot topics for 2018, including key trends in class certification, government enforcement litigation, and the U.S. Supreme Court.</p> <p> There will be a question and answer portion at the end of the program. We also invite you to submit an advance question when you register for the program.</p> <p> <strong>Speakers</strong></p> <p data_liveedit_tagid="000000001ACDDC30"> <a data_liveedit_tagid="000000001ACDD510" href="https://www.bna.com/perry-cooper-b73014445261/">Perry Cooper</a> covers class actions and complex litigation for Bloomberg BNA. Previously she covered hazardous waste and toxic tort law.</p> <p data_liveedit_tagid="000000001ACDD770"> <a data_liveedit_tagid="000000001AFC7AA0" href="http://www.seyfarth.com/geraldmaatman/">Gerald Maatman</a> is one of Seyfarth&rsquo;s preeminent class action litigators, co-chair of our Class Action Litigation Practice Group, and the Editor of the Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, which is recognized as the nation&rsquo;s most complete guide to workplace-related complex litigation.</p> <p data_liveedit_tagid="000000001ACDD770"> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=pUOL4RrblXOJBEpHsXPxleTrOgQpNEmzDbgYOs8PQQcRhLe0t1uRt4aaRWSWjpz-fGt6Q4tirRZmdp1rTkpxHg">Register Here. &gt;&gt;</a></p> <p data_liveedit_tagid="000000001ACDD770"> <em data_liveedit_tagid="000000001AFC7250">If you have any questions, please contact Fiona Carlon at&nbsp;<a data_liveedit_tagid="0000000018685AE0" href="mailto:fcarlon@seyfarth.com">fcarlon@seyfarth.com</a>&nbsp;and reference this event.</em></p> <p data_liveedit_tagid="000000001ACDD770"> 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/Webinar020118-LE Best Practices for Investigating and Addressing Sexual Harassment Complaints in the Workplace http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar020118-LE Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div> In this February 1, 2018, hot-topic webinar, we will provide a roadmap for conducting legally compliant and effective sexual harassment investigations. There is no cost to attend this program, but registration is required.&nbsp; &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Over the past few months, news headlines have been dominated by sexual harassment allegations involving high profile celebrities. Sexual harassment in the workplace, however, is not limited to Hollywood and cuts across all industries. How an organization responds to allegations of workplace harassment can have significant impact, legally and culturally.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The time is right to revisit your company&rsquo;s plan for responding to internal complaints. A critical component of that plan is being prepared to conduct effective and defensible investigations. This webinar will provide best practices for responding to and investigating workplace harassment complaints.</div> <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;"> *CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, NJ, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; color: rgb(82, 97, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <em>If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;Cassie Peterson&nbsp;at&nbsp;</em><a class="cms-content-links" href="mailto:clpeterson@seyfarth.com" style="text-decoration-line: none; color: rgb(0, 168, 225);"><em>clpeterson@seyfarth.com</em></a><em>&nbsp;and reference this event</em></p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar013118-LE New York Paid Family Leave: What Employers Need to Do Now http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar013118-LE Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p> The New York Paid Family Leave Law became effective January 1, 2018.&nbsp; The law provides job-protected leave and pay to eligible employees for family-care reasons.&nbsp; We will discuss the nuts and bolts of what employers need to do to comply with the new law, the law&rsquo;s complex eligibility requirements, and administration of paid family leave waivers.&nbsp; In addition, we will provide an overview of how the law interacts with other leave laws and employer-provided paid leave.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> *CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, NJ, 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> <em>If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;Cassie Peterson&nbsp;at&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:clpeterson@seyfarth.com"><em>clpeterson@seyfarth.com</em></a><em>&nbsp;and reference this event</em></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Jutkowitz-013118 Stanley Jutkowitz to Co-Present "Mastering Cannabis & Marijuana Regulation" CLE Webinar http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Jutkowitz-013118 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p> Stanley Jutkowitz, senior counsel in Seyfarth&#39;s Corporate department, will be co-presenting a Rossdale CLE webinar, &quot;Mastering Cannabis &amp; Marijuana Regulation,&quot; on January 31st. Stanley is also editor of the firm&#39;s blog, The Blunt Truth, which addresses the legal and practical implications of cannabis laws across the U.S. and their impacts on the business community.&nbsp;</p> <div> The legalization of cannabis by states across the nation has led to a significant growth in the production and distribution of legal marijuana and an explosion of related service providers, including marketers, sellers of paraphernalia and bankers. The laws vary greatly from state to state and the sale of cannabis is still illegal under federal law. The faculty for this seminar features three leading authorities on the subject. This comprehensive program on cannabis law will introduce you to the most relevant issues and practical solutions, including transactional, investment issues, litigation, criminal, banking, money laundering, asset protection, and ethical considerations. The faculty will also cover the changes and progress on the latest legal developments and future regulations. Registration includes online access to course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the numerous topics and techniques discussed in the program.</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Paparelli-013018 Angelo Paparelli to Speak at ILW.COM Roundtable: "Market Updates from India, Vietnam and Latin America" http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Paparelli-013018 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div> Angelo Paparelli, partner of Seyfarth&rsquo;s Business Immigration 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> &nbsp;</div> <div> The January 30th session is titled &quot;Market Updates from India, Vietnam and Latin America.&quot;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Each roundtable is presented at no charge and lasts approximately 30 minutes, plus a 10-15 minute Q&amp;A.</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/DCCB012018-LE Employment Law Update: The 2017 Year in Review and Key Information for Weathering the Year Ahead http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/DCCB012018-LE Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p> We invite you to join our Seyfarth Shaw&#39;s <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/washington-dc">Washington, D.C.</a> team as we present an overview of key&nbsp;developments&nbsp;that&nbsp;took place&nbsp;in the field of labor and employment law over the last year, and&nbsp;offer a look into&nbsp;developing topics for the year ahead.&nbsp;As legislation&nbsp;begins to&nbsp;impose new obligations on employers nationwide, understanding the impact of these changes is essential.<br /> <br /> Some of the highlighted topics will include: EEOC Litigation and Priorities, Pay Equity, Sexual Harassment and Work Culture, Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation Under Title VII, FLSA Overtime, Joint Employer Status, Employee Handbooks, and Immigration.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/EB5Investors-012618 Seyfarth to Sponsor EB5 Investors Magazine 2018 Las Vegas EB-5 & Global Investment Immigration Convention http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/EB5Investors-012618 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p> Seyfarth Shaw&#39;s EB-5 Immigrant Investment Specialty Team is sponsoring EB5 Investors Magazine&#39;s 2018 Las Vegas EB-5 &amp; Global Investment Immigration Convention taking place January 26-27, 2018.</p> <div> This two-day networking and educational event is a gathering of migration agents, regional centers, immigration and securities attorneys, developers, broker-dealers and other prominent EB-5 program stakeholders. The conference will feature interactive panels moderated by professionals experienced in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, as well as in-depth workshops designed especially for attorneys, agents, intermediaries and project developers.</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Paparelli-012618 Angelo Paparelli a Panelist for “EB-5 Project & Investment Redeployment Due Diligence” at EB5 Investors Magazine 2018 Las Vegas EB-5 & Global Investment Immigration Convention http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Paparelli-012618 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div> Angelo Paparelli, partner of Seyfarth&rsquo;s Business Immigration Group and co-chair of the firm&rsquo;s EB-5 Immigrant Investment Specialty Team, is serving as a panelist at the EB5 Investors Magazine 2018 Las Vegas EB-5 &amp; Global Investment Immigration Convention on January 26.&nbsp; The panel will discuss &ldquo;EB-5 Project &amp; Investment Redeployment Due Diligence.&rdquo;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar012518-LIT 2017 National Year In Review: What You Need to Know About the Recent Cases/Developments in Trade Secrets, Non-Compete, and Computer Fraud Law http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar012518-LIT Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div> In Seyfarth&rsquo;s first installment of its 2018 Trade Secrets Webinar series, Seyfarth attorneys will review noteworthy cases and other legal developments from across the nation over the last year in the areas of trade secrets and data theft, non-competes and other restrictive covenants, and computer fraud. Plus, they will provide their predictions for what to watch for in 2018.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Seyfarth panel will address the following topics:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> Significant new federal and state court decisions and legislation on non-compete and other restrictive covenants that may impact their enforcement;&nbsp;</li> <li> The Defend Trade Secrets Act and tips for navigating the law and updating trade secret protection agreements to comply with the statute;&nbsp;</li> <li> Discussion of recent trade secret misappropriation decisions;</li> <li> Noteworthy data breaches and criminal prosecutions and criminal sentences for trade secret misappropriation, data theft, and computer fraud matters and discussion of lessons learned;&nbsp;</li> <li> Best practices for updating agreements and policies to adequately protect company assets and trade secrets.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Vest at cvest@seyfarth.com.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</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> <div> &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 Cassie Peterson at clpeterson@seyfarth.com.&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;"> *CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/BB012418-LE Sexual Harassment and the #MeToo Moment http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/BB012418-LE Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p> The wave of sexual harassment claims has swept the nation and created a movement, Time&rsquo;s Up.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Please join us for a poignant discussion on best practices to cure and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.&nbsp; The discussion will include:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> Effective policies and communication that encourage and lead to clearer reporting and increased bystander support</li> <li> Training of managers and employees to increase accountability</li> <li> Better workplace monitoring of behavior</li> <li> Policies relating to &ldquo;consensual dating&rdquo; and &ldquo;love contracts&rdquo;</li> <li> Corporate Hotlines and how to make them more effective&nbsp; &nbsp;</li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=_pb9aQ6C1PBraw-qBvNun7gEMjj6KRyPJBOMyk6mdEA3S3_u2Zvxxxzm8aUIZ6ht&amp;RS_REFERRSID=_pb9aQ6C1PBraw-qBvNun1kAQHGAHtS1IrDx93hzxkVGg4UNsDRM1aLmbNyJRUIR&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=_pb9aQ6C1PBraw-qBvNun1kAQHGAHtS1IrDx93hzxkVGg4UNsDRM1aLmbNyJRUIR">Click Here to Register</a></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/boutros-011818 Andrew S. Boutros to Present to the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration Employee Engagement at the 5th Annual ITA Day http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/boutros-011818 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p> <strong>Agenda</strong><br /> 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Eastern</p> <p> On January 18, Seyfarth Shaw LLP partner <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/AndrewBoutros">Andrew S. Boutros</a>, National Co-Chair of the firm&rsquo;s White Collar, Internal Investigations and False Claims Act Team, will present as one of the keynote speakers at ITA Day at the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration in Washington, D.C.&nbsp; Co-presenting with Mr. Boutros will be Special Agent <a href="http://www.seyfarth.com/dir_docs/publications/Bio_MatthewGauder_USDHS.pdf">Matthew T. Gauder</a>, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Securities Investigations (HSI).&nbsp; Messrs. Boutros and Gauder&rsquo;s presentation is entitled, &ldquo;Honeygate: Trade &amp; Customs Fraud Enforcement and White-Collar Crime.&rdquo;&nbsp; Their presentation will highlight their successful efforts (while Mr. Boutros was still a federal prosecutor) as well as that of the Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department to prosecute the importers and a wide net of other supply chain actors involved in these fraudulent schemes.&nbsp; Mr. Boutros and Mr. Gauder will discuss the criminal implications of country-of-origin and other trade fraud violations, including prosecutorial charging theories; available charging statutes; recent demonstrative prosecutions; and future trends.</p> <p> Messrs. Boutros and Gauder&rsquo;s presentation also coincides with Netflix&rsquo;s January 5th, 2018 release of its new series, <em>Rotten</em>, which exposes the fraud and corruption in certain segments of our food industry, including from food merchandise imported from overseas.&nbsp; One of the six episodes will be dedicated to what has been dubbed as &ldquo;Honeygate,&rdquo; which was successfully investigated and prosecuted by Mr. Boutros when he was a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney&rsquo;s Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago) and Agent Gauder, who is still a Special Agent ICE-HSI (Chicago), along with other members of their law enforcement team.&nbsp; Their cases still stand as the largest customs fraud, food fraud, and international trade fraud cases ever prosecuted in U.S. history, with 27 defendants charged, $260 million in losses, all apprehended defendants convicted, and their cases being featured repeatedly in both chambers of Congress (U.S. House and U.S. Senate) as well as the press as trailblazing cases with extraordinary results.&nbsp;</p> <p> To learn more about the Netflix series or the Honeygate episode, please see:</p> <ul> <li> <a href="https://www.netflix.com/title/80146284">Netflix Official Site for <em>Rotten</em></a></li> <li> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ot6W_7hvrM">Netflix Official Trailer for </a><em><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ot6W_7hvrM"><em>Rotten</em> </a></em><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ot6W_7hvrM">series</a></li> <li> <a href="https://media.netflix.com/en/press-releases/netflix-to-launch-new-true-crime-series-in-january-2018">Article</a> listing and describing each of the Rotten episodes, including &ldquo;LAWYERS, GUNS and HONEY - Explores the new global honey business, and largest food fraud investigation and prosecution in history&mdash;a scam known as &quot;Honeygate.&quot;</li> </ul> <p> For questions, please contact <strong>Andrew Boutros</strong> at <a href="mailto:aboutros@seyfarth.com">aboutros@seyfarth.com</a></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Napoli-011218 John Napoli to Present The Knowledge Group Webinar "The REIT and Real Estate: What Lies Ahead in 2018 and Beyond" http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Napoli-011218 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p> John Napoli, co-managing partner of Seyfarth&#39;s New York office and co-chair of the firm&#39;s Tax practice, is presenting The Knowledge Group webinar &quot;The REIT and Real Estate: What Lies Ahead in 2018 and Beyond&quot; on January 12th.</p> <div> Real estate investment trusts (REITs) and commercial real estate in the US continue to confront a number of important issues in 2017. These include the risks of a downturn in the real estate markets, potential impact of the Trump Administration to the economy and real estate investment market, regulatory changes resulting to greater compliance costs, environmental issues particularly climate change, and other trends disrupting the real estate marketplace. With the challenges accompanying these issues, it is critical for real estate companies to reinvent their strategies to prepare and respond to the changes in the REITs and real estate environment.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Presenters will discuss the recent and emerging trends and other important issues affecting US real estate in 2017 and beyond, and will also provide an in-depth discussion of the key factors driving these trends and issues and how companies can gain competitive advantage amidst the changing landscape of real estate.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Key topics include:</div> <ul> <li> Economic Outlook</li> <li> Trends in the Capital Markets: REITs</li> <li> Impact of Social and Geopolitical Trends</li> <li> Regulatory Outlook: Under the Trump Administration</li> <li> Climate Change and Real Estate</li> <li> Markets to Watch</li> <li> Reinventing Your Strategies</li> </ul> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CHIEventWebinar011118-LE The Immigration Compliance Life Cycle Series - Part 3 http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CHIEventWebinar011118-LE Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p> <strong>Compliance Challenges </strong></p> <p> Join Seyfarth&rsquo;s Immigration Compliance and Enforcement Team as they continue to address critical challenges that employers face at various stages of employment and company growth. Our panelists will offer practical solutions for dealing with old and new pitfalls in the new era of ramped-up immigration worksite enforcement.</p> <div> <p> In our third session, we work again with Harry the Human Resources Manager and Julie the General Counsel, as they navigate the rough post-hire waters.&nbsp; Julie continues to get Alerts about the increase in worksite enforcement and the private equity firm that owns the company asked the CEO about the company&rsquo;s &ldquo;state of immigration compliance.&rdquo;&nbsp; She&rsquo;s considering a company-wide audit but with 56,000 employees, spread across the United States, she&rsquo;s concerned about the cost&nbsp; and timing. Harry attended trainings and is comfortable with the initial I-9 and E-Verify processes, but he&rsquo;s entering a whole new world of complications and is looking to General Counsel Julie for guidance.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Through real world scenarios, audience members will learn practical tips and best practices to tackle post-hire ongoing immigration compliance issues that arise with a diverse workforce in a geographically dispersed organization.&nbsp; Harry&rsquo;s HR team members run into several stumbling blocks as they multitask to try and keep up with I-9 and E-Verify compliance requirements while dealing with post-hire hiccups.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Our third session concentrates on common and not-so-common post-hire challenges:</p> <ul> <li> E-Verify&nbsp;&mdash; Timing and results that impact your workforce</li> <li> Post-Hire I-9 Maintenance &mdash; When to reverify in Section 3; who to reverify?</li> <li> I-9 and E-Verify for Rehires &mdash; When and whether to reverify rehired employees?</li> <li> I-9 Audits &mdash; Are they a good idea? Under privilege? How do we rectify mistakes?</li> <li> Terminated Employees &mdash; What do with all of those I-9s?</li> </ul> </div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar010418-LE Crisis Management: Best Practices for Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar010418-LE Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p> In the last three months of 2017, there were over 100 news reports of sexual harassment allegations involving celebrities, public figures, politicians and senior corporate executives.&nbsp; This, in addition to the #MeToo social media campaign, has jettisoned the topic of workplace sexual harassment into everyday coffee, lunch and dinner conversations as well as producing a renewed focus for many, if not most, organizations on how to ensure a harassment-free workplace.<br /> <br /> Companies are asking --&nbsp;What are the best practices to ensure a respectful workplace environment and eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace? Do we have the right policies? Have we communicated them appropriately?&nbsp; Did we Train appropriately?&nbsp; Do employees, managers and human resource representatives have the necessary tools and communication skills to support and ensure a harassment free workplace?&nbsp; For example, How should we conduct an investigation if sexual complaints are made? How do we build a culture of respect and inclusion?&nbsp; These are all very important questions for preventing sexual harassment. But what about companies already facing a sexual harassment scandal?&nbsp; It is equally important to have crisis management practices and procedures in place to mitigate the impact if hit with these types of high-level or high-profile sexual harassment claims.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Crisis Management - Best Practices for Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace&rdquo; is the first in a series of webinars addressing crisis management techniques and general prevention tactics for various types of workplace crises.&nbsp; This first episode will discuss practices for preventing sexual harassment, tools for creating a culture of respect and inclusion, and appropriate internal and external responses to public allegations of sexual harassment.</p> <p> <em>If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;Cassie Peterson&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:clpeterson@seyfarth.com">clpeterson@seyfarth.com</a> and reference this event.</em></p> <p> CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, NJ, 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/Webinar121917-LE Holiday Gifts for NYC Employees: Predictive Scheduling and Paid Leave http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Webinar121917-LE Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p> New York City has again expanded the scope of employees&rsquo; rights with two important new enactments that will affect employers&rsquo; operations in 2018 and beyond.<br /> <br /> The Fair Workweek Law, which went into effect on November 26, 2017, imposes significant constraints on shift scheduling in the retail and fast food industries.&nbsp; The City&rsquo;s Office of Labor Policy and Standards has said it &ldquo;will be going door-to-door to ensure that New Yorkers are aware of their rights and their obligations under these new laws.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> The Earned Sick and Safe Time Act will take effect on May 5, 2018.&nbsp; Expanding the City&rsquo;s current paid sick leave entitlement, the amendments notably allow paid leave to be used for &ldquo;safe time&rdquo; reasons and expand the ordinance&rsquo;s definition of &ldquo;family member.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Join us as we analyze the obligations and ambiguities of these new laws and share practical tips for compliance.</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="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></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/NYCLA121317 Gregory Markel to serve as Program Chair at NYCLA’s “Trends in Securities Litigation” Webinar http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/NYCLA121317 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div> Gregory Markel, a partner in Seyfarth&rsquo;s Litigation Department and member of the firm&rsquo;s Securities and Financial Litigation Practice Group, will serve as Program Chair for the New York County Lawyers Association&rsquo;s &ldquo;Trends in Securities Litigation&rdquo; Webinar on December 13. The webinar will cover important trends in the filing of securities class actions, including the surge in the number of class actions filed.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information and to register,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.nycla.org/NYCLA/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CLE121317" target="_blank">click here</a>.</div> 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 -0500 <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/Paparelli-120817 Angelo Paparelli a Panelist for “Due Diligence Review of EB-5 Projects for the Individual Investor” at the AILA 2017 EB-5 Investors Summit http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Paparelli-120817 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div> Angelo Paparelli, partner of Seyfarth&rsquo;s Business Immigration Group and co-chair of the firm&rsquo;s EB-5 Immigrant Investment Specialty Team, is serving as a panelist at the AILA 2017 EB-5 Investors Summit on December 8-9 in Las Vegas, NV.&nbsp; The panel will discuss &ldquo;Due Diligence Review of EB-5 Projects for the Individual Investor.&rdquo;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Lurie-120817 Dawn Lurie a Panelist for “Securities Law and Compliance” at the AILA 2017 EB-5 Investors Summit http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/Lurie-120817 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p> Dawn Lurie, senior counsel in Seyfarth&#39;s Immigration Department and co-chair of the firm&#39;s EB-5 Immigrant Investment Specialty Team, is serving as a panelist at the AILA 2017 EB-5 Investors Summit on December 8-9 in Las Vegas, NV. The panel will discuss &quot;Securities Law and Compliance.&quot;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/DCCB120717-LE Conducting Internal Investigations: Practical Advice So That You Get It Right http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/DCCB120717-LE Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p> Seyfarth Shaw invites you to an informative discussion with members of our D.C. Labor and Employment team.&nbsp; This session will provide an in-depth overview of the who, what, where, when and why of internal workplace investigations, as well as give you best practice strategies for conducting investigations.</p> <p> <strong style="text-align: -webkit-center;"><a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=xsithQO7Rb3RQrnQTavaN52XANIp0asATxDZg77H8ukqiWOXSEdMucf7pGSH-HRf" style="text-align: -webkit-center;" target="_blank">Register Here</a></strong></p> <p> <br /> <em>If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;Sean Frebes&nbsp;at&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:sfrebes@seyfarth.com"><em>sfrebes@seyfarth.com</em></a><em> and reference this event.</em></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CBBOS120717-LE A Discussion With The New MCAD Chairwoman: The Hot Issues In Employment Law http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CBBOS120717-LE Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p> Please join Seyfarth Shaw&rsquo;s Boston team as we welcome the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination&rsquo;s (MCAD) newly appointed Chairwoman, Sunila Thomas-George, for an informative look at the agency&rsquo;s initiatives and a discussion about hot topics in employment discrimination law.&nbsp;Appointed by Governor Charlie Baker on September 12, 2017, Chairwoman Thomas-George has spent nearly 20 years at the Commission and is the first Asian-American Chair in the history of the MCAD. We are honored to welcome her and hear her perspectives regarding the Commission and the complex world of anti-discrimination law in the Bay State.</p> <p> The panel, comprised of Chairwoman Thomas-George,&nbsp;in-house employment counsel, Jennifer Brady and Seyfarth attorneys Anthony Califano and Alison Silveira, will discuss the following topics:</p> <ul> <li> The MCAD&rsquo;s initiatives and Chairwoman Thomas-George&rsquo;s vision for the agency</li> <li> The much anticipated Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act</li> <li> Accommodation of employee medical marijuana use after the Supreme Judicial Court&rsquo;s decision in <em>Barbuto v. Advantage Sales &amp; Marketing</em></li> <li> Transgender and gender identity discrimination claims in Massachusetts</li> <li> Best practices regarding the MCAD for HR professionals and in-house attorneys</li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=NATegioMmwHGDtGn8f-ljp1mtBG-30m8cUW2n2edLeafS7HtXU9jBOsG6sLTVSOe&amp;RS_REFERRSID=NATegioMmwHGDtGn8f-ljgQOi_NpkIWfyOsmS3LyIhJ9IALJP8X5Q8SlbXeDpzLi&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=NATegioMmwHGDtGn8f-ljgQOi_NpkIWfyOsmS3LyIhJ9IALJP8X5Q8SlbXeDpzLi">Register Here</a></p> <p> <span style="color: black; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Sunila Thomas-George, </span><em style="color: black; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Chairwoman</em><span style="color: black; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">, </span><strong style="color: black; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination</strong><br /> <span style="color: black; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Jennifer Brady, </span><em style="color: black; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Vice President, Senior Labor and Employment Counsel</em><span style="color: black; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">, </span><strong style="color: black; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">TJX Companies, Inc.</strong><br /> <strong>Paul Dubois, <em>Director and Senior Corporate Counsel,</em> </strong>Vertex Pharmaceuticals<br /> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/rs/ct.aspx?ct=24F7681FD0E50AEDC1D181AED428991BDCBE688EF8B932F662CE2" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Anthony Califano</a><span style="color: black; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">, </span><em style="color: black; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Partner</em><span style="color: black; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">, </span><strong style="color: black; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Seyfarth Shaw LLP</strong><br /> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/rs/ct.aspx?ct=24F7681FD0E50AEDC1D181AED428991BDCBE688CE5A232F6670" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Alison Silveira</a><span style="color: black; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">, </span><em style="color: black; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Counsel</em><span style="color: black; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">, </span><strong style="color: black; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Seyfarth Shaw LLP</strong></p> <p style="margin-top:15.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:12.0pt;margin-left: 0in;line-height:120%"> <em><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">If you have any questions, please contact Jahna Barbar at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jbarbar@seyfarth.com">jbarbar@seyfarth.com</a>&nbsp;and reference this event.</span></em><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CJS120707 Andrew S. Boutros Co-Hosts Speaker Series Offered by the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s Global Anti-Corruption Committee http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/CJS120707 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div> On December 7, the ABA Criminal Justice Section&rsquo;s Global Anti-Corruption Committee hosted &ldquo;Foreign Corruption Prosecutor - The View from Abroad&rdquo; in Washington.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Seyfarth Shaw LLP partner Andrew S. Boutros, National Co-Chair of the firm&rsquo;s White Collar, Internal Investigations and False Claims Act Team, serves as Co-Founder and Co-Chair for the Global Anti-Corruption Committee and along with his other Co-Chairs, helped organize the event, which was held in Washington, D.C.&nbsp; Approximately 100 people from government, in-house, and private practice participated in this highly successful event.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The speaker, who was later described as &ldquo;riveting and informative,&rdquo; addressed the latest anti-corruption cases in Brazil, including the Odebrecht case. He also addressed:</div> <ul> <li> the legal system in Brazil;</li> <li> the powers and limitations of public attorneys in Brazil (in terms of jurisdiction and investigations);</li> <li> the Brazilian enforcement system;</li> <li> how the area of anti-corruption is evolving in Brazil; and</li> <li> how Brazil&rsquo;s law enforcement cooperates with the U.S. and other countries&rsquo; law enforcement.</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/TaxBriefing120617 Entity-Level Tax for Partnerships — Since When? Since Now! http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/TaxBriefing120617 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div> The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 goes into effect in 2018 and is set to overhaul how the IRS audits and collects tax from partnerships. The Act will allow the IRS to collect taxes associated with audit adjustments at the partnership level, rather than passing adjustments through to the individual partners. This new legislation effectively imposes entity-level tax on partnerships themselves.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Please join Seyfarth Partners Steve Meier and Jeff Cunningham, along with <a href="https://www.moorecolson.com/about-moore-colson/bios/mike-pompilio/">Mike Pompilio</a> and <a href="https://www.moorecolson.com/about-moore-colson/marcia-nally-cpa/">Marcia Nally</a> of Moore Colson CPAs and Advisors as they&nbsp;discuss the issues around entity-level tax for partnerships, including:</div> <ul> <li> With the new partnership audit rules, IRS audits of partnerships are expected to increase tenfold.&nbsp;</li> <li> Who will decide your fate in an IRS audit?&nbsp;</li> <li> How will you prepare and prevent arguments among partners?&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> This new law will have a huge impact on how partnership interests are valued, transferred and protected. Partnerships should start planning early to ensure their interests are protected.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=a58IOiwgWSUTmG38P--HhmPbZ3V9aEksuxxbqaTPjQm3gFRmQosT_VEeNXOmFGHA&amp;RS_REFERRSID=a58IOiwgWSUTmG38P--Hhkho1jPandT6pyrJyPNRi2XYASySOE4tsMr3OGuiFRdk&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=a58IOiwgWSUTmG38P--Hhkho1jPandT6pyrJyPNRi2XYASySOE4tsMr3OGuiFRdk">Register Here</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Seating is limited and CLE/CPE will be provided.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> If you have any questions, please contact <a href="mailto:events@seyfarth.com">events@seyfarth.com</a> and reference this event.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ACCWebinar-120617 Asia Pacific Employment Law: Updates and Considerations for Multinational Employers http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/ACCWebinar-120617 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p> Multinationals with operations in the Asia Pacific are continually challenged with effectively managing their international workforce across the diverse set of jurisdictions and changing legal landscape. Please join Seyfarth Shaw International Employment Law partners, Dominic Hodson and Julia Gorham, for a practical discussion of several important considerations and updates for multinational employers in the Asia Pacific, including:</p> <ul> <li> The tightening of regimes in Singapore as employment law become more protectionist and employee-friendly, and the implications for multinational employers;</li> <li> An overview of and key differences in the family-friendly employment laws (e.g. parental leave, flexible-working, etc.) across key Asia markets, including in China, India, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea; and</li> <li> What employers need to know about the various channels for employment disputes in Asia.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://webcasts.acc.com/register.php?reglist=662509">Register Here</a></p> <p> If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Lee at <a href="mailto:jlee@seyfarth.com">jlee@seyfarth.com</a> and reference this event.</p> <p> *Please note this presentation will take place during a regularly scheduled APAC call and has not been accredited for CLE/CPD credit.&nbsp;</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/BBNYC113017-LE Workplace Investigations: What Employers Need to Know http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/BBNYC113017-LE Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p> Internal investigations can play a key role in a company&rsquo;s operation. Often employers conduct internal investigations with the goal to identify a problem and correct it. When the problem is complex, then the solution may not be easily attained. How can employers carefully plan a successful internal investigation?&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Please join us for an informative discussion on best practices for conducting internal investigations, and how employers can put themselves in the best possible position to control what information becomes public while maintaining work-product and attorney-client privileges.</p> <p> Topics will include:</p> <ul> <li> Before and after conducting an investigation</li> <li> Protecting the privilege and confidentiality of the investigation</li> <li> Best practices of disclosures to witnesses during interviews</li> <li> How to deal with difficult situations</li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=_pb9aQ6C1PBraw-qBvNun1RGHhJ1ZpudbpzGocCp9oEZvnniwvtvVkLxA1FXE0e2&amp;RS_REFERRSID=_pb9aQ6C1PBraw-qBvNunzgNrKkc5PR6PaoieatFC8M9KlsUrc2bha7PbX20y0_A&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=_pb9aQ6C1PBraw-qBvNunzgNrKkc5PR6PaoieatFC8M9KlsUrc2bha7PbX20y0_A">Register Here</a></p> <p> For questions, please contact&nbsp;Laurie Green&nbsp;at <a href="mailto:lgreen@seyfarth.com">lgreen@seyfarth.com</a>.</p> http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/SFEventWebinar-113017LE The Immigration Compliance Life Cycle Series - Part 2 http://www.seyfarth.com:80/events/SFEventWebinar-113017LE Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p> Join Seyfarth&rsquo;s Immigration Compliance and Enforcement Team as they address critical challenges that employers face at various stages of employment and company growth in the second session of our Immigration Compliance Life Cycle Series:&nbsp;<em>A Tale of Two Migraines: The I-9 (the Most Complicated Three-Page Form in America) and E-Verify (the I-9&rsquo;s Almost-as-Complicated Database Companion).</em>&nbsp; Our panelists will offer practical solutions for dealing with old and new pitfalls in the new era of ramped-up immigration worksite enforcement.<br /> <br /> In our second session, we continue to eavesdrop on Harry, the Human Resources Manager, and Julie, the General Counsel, as they learn that several candidates have accepted offers, and Harry&rsquo;s HR team is ready to onboard the new hires. Concerned about the renewed Federal focus on worksite enforcement, Harry and Julie now must grapple with perplexing and all-too-real immigration compliance challenges.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Join us via webinar or in-person in our San Francisco office to learn practical tips and best practices when hiring a diverse workforce in a geographically dispersed organization in real-world scenarios.&nbsp; Harry&rsquo;s HR team runs into several stumbling blocks as they multitask to try and keep up with I-9 and E-Verify compliance requirements while swiftly and efficiently onboarding new hires to meet business needs.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Our second session concentrates on common and less common onboarding challenges:</p> <ul> <li> I-9 Acceptable Documents &amp; Timing: What can you ask, what can&#39;t you ask, and when can you ask?</li> <li> The I-9 in All of Its Forms (electronic, hybrid, government smart form, and good old-fashioned paper): What&rsquo;s best, and how do you deal with the rest?</li> <li> E-Verify Acronyms (TNCs, FANs, FNCs): What do they mean, what procedures do they require, and what&rsquo;s best in self-assessments and mandatory training?</li> <li> 21st Century I-9 Conundrums (Telecommuters, Remote Hires, and other Headaches): How do you stop the migraines?</li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=0fv6M7QDXRmpwLUKLqH-kAN_yvLTxdGL_xOTfXbSz_CAf1hatW_TSH2xI06iCGb1&amp;RS_REFERRSID=0fv6M7QDXRmpwLUKLqH-kNOtAJ_Uks21JAj58S20icvpg50t2gZiIom7OsDJ--6j&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=0fv6M7QDXRmpwLUKLqH-kNOtAJ_Uks21JAj58S20icvpg50t2gZiIom7OsDJ--6j">Register Here for the Webinar</a></p> <p> <a href="http://marketing.seyfarth.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=ypcMgg-NqhLW23_q1eBU7Bc3pQpzk7qhxFRQxEnF4G3q0eWUg2YghMgxNwlY9OKr&amp;RS_REFERRSID=ypcMgg-NqhLW23_q1eBU7CWTzl_Fe9ar6K3FHfjR2l_ScsgfVw-PKYfQgsvAX--n&amp;RS_REFERRSTYPE=NO&amp;RS_ORIGRSID=ypcMgg-NqhLW23_q1eBU7CWTzl_Fe9ar6K3FHfjR2l_ScsgfVw-PKYfQgsvAX--n">Register Here for the In-Person Event in San Francisco</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="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></p>