April 13, 2023 - Copyright and Trademark Statutory and Practice Updates, Sponsored by The Webb Law Firm
April 13, 2023 - Copyright and Trademark Statutory and Practice Updates, Sponsored by The Webb Law Firm
June 23, 2022 - What Every In-House Lawyer Needs to Know About E-Discovery - Reed Smith
Data Privacy Update - Ensuring Compliance Amidst an Evolving Regulatory Landscape - September 29, 2020 - Presented by Babst Calland
Recording Access Passcode: 5n#BhRo9
Standard Clauses – EU Controller to non-EU or EEA Processor
Standard Clauses – EU Controller to non-EU or EEA Controller
Babst Calland Privacy Comparison Table
EmTech Perspectives: FTC Investigation of Twitter for Alleged Privacy Violations Reinforces Need for Strong Privacy Policies and Practices
Key Insurance Challenges and Solutions: COVID-19 and beyond - September 24, 2020 - Presented by Reed Smith
Gender Equity in the Legal Industry: How Men Can Contribute - August 4, 2020 - Presented by Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease
The Impact of Covid-19, Travel Bans, & the Recent Presidential Proclamation on Business Immigration - July 8, 2020 - Presented by Ellen Freeman Immigration Group
Force Majeure and Related Provisions - June 10, 2020 - Presented by Babst Calland
Return to Work Best Practices and Potential Pitfalls - June 8, 2020 - Presented by Ogletree Deakins
Contact Performance in Difficult Times - June 4, 2020 - Presented by Gowling WLG
ICC Force Majeure and Hardship Clauses
Coronavirus and Your Mental Health: A Lawyer’s Guide to Coping with Isolation, Anxiety and Fear in Uncertain Times - May 12, 2020 - Presented by Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
Lawyers Behaving Badly – May 6, 2020 - Presented by Cozen O'Connor
Creating a COVID-19 Playbook: Pennsylvania - April 30, 2020 Webinar - Presented by Reed Smtih
Latest Challenge for Essential Businesses in Pennsylvania: Immediate Compliance with New Workplace Requirements Mandated by the Department of Health - April 17, 2020
Yesterday the PA Department of Health issued the attached FAQs regarding the 04.15.20 Worker Safety Rule. This appears to be an effort to respond to at least some of the many questions that were immediately raised by this abrupt and disruptive order. There are over 50 FAQs, not organized in any fashion by category. I organized some of the key points into four categories: masks; definition of “probable” case; temperature screening; and enforcement.
Definition of “probable” case of COVID-19 (triggering response protocols)
A person is considered to have a probable case of COVID-19 if a person has appropriate symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, shortness of breath) and exposure to a high-risk situation, or if the person has a positive antibody test and either symptoms or high-risk exposure.
Trends in IP Law: Top 3 Things In-House Counsel Need to Know in 2020 - February 6, 2020
Recent Trends: How to Maximize Your Protections Under The Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine - December 10, 2019
Generalist Bootcamp - August 29, 2019
A Guide for Developing and Implementing a Corporate Compliance Program, Charles DeMonaco and Jana Volante Walshak, Fox Rothschild - See also related Article and Key Takeaways
Risk Allocation in M&A: Representations, Warranties, Indemnification and Limitations of Liability, Kevin Wills, Babst Calland
Managing Litigation Partnering With Outside Counsel, Gene Giotto and Laura Reinhart, Cozen O’Connor; and Brian Walters, Matthews International Corporation
Top 10 Employment Law and Executive Compensation Issues in 2019 and Beyond - Jennifer Betts, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Know Your IP: A Refresher on Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets and Patents, Richard Graham, Reed Smith - See also CLE Supplemental Materials
The Polished Professional Series: Leadership and Ethics –11 Leadership Principles from West Point, the Army, and General Counsel’s Office, Frank DeCarlo, Liberty Tire Recycling - See also: Definition of Leadership, Army Leadership Requirements, 11 Principles of Leadership, 5 Minute Shadow,Definition of Management, Personal After Action Review (AAR) Handout, Principles of Leadership, and PA Rules of Professional Conduct (selected).
Optimizing Outside Law Firm Engagement - January 11, 2018
Basics of Employment Law - January 18, 2018
IP Licensing - January 30, 2018
Arbitration v. Litigation: Pros and Cons of Both - February 6, 2018
Q: Can one review an arbitration organization's panel of neutrals before a dispute is submitted?
A: It depends on the organization. JAMS, for example, publishes the names of its panel: https://www.jamsadr.com/neutrals/search?name=&keyword=&location=&practice=arbitration&language. The AAA, on the other hand, does not. However, parties may acquire a list of arbitrators in advance for a fee (e.g., $750 for 5 names; $2000 for 15).
Catching Them Red-Handed: How to Investigate Employee Criminal Conduct While also Protecting the Company - February 15, 2018
Medical Marijuana and Its Effect on the Workplace in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - February 27, 2018
The Pitfalls of Preservation and Collection of Electronically Stored Information ("ESI"): What You Don't Know Can Hurt You - March 6, 2018
Karen Baillie and Jonathan Skowron of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP discussed advice and common pitfalls regarding the preservation and collection of electronically stored information (ESI). Topics addressed included:
a lawyer’s ethical duty to securely handle ESI;
Ms Baillie and Mr. Skowron also discussed recent case law from around the country and provided insight into how courts have been applying the relevant rules in order to offer practical guidance for managing an organization’s electronic data.
State of Employment and Labor Law - March 13, 2018
Recent Supreme Court IP Cases - April 5, 2018
Ethical Quandaries in Discovery - April 10, 2018
LEGAL HOLD ETHICS
Litigation hold notices not only must be issued in a timely manner, but also must be modernized and adapted to new technological advances.
Employees are not prohibited from participating in identifying and collecting relevant records, but counsel should be involved and have proper oversight into how the records are being collected (approved search terms and adequate QC).
REMOVAL OF ONLINE DATA
Removal of online data is permissible; however, that information must still be preserved.
A party has a duty to preserve all unique relevant information proportional to the needs of the case.
OBLIGATIONS IN JOINT DEFENSE SITUATIONS
Counsel must analyze all potential conflicts before adding new clients.
Workplace Violence: Employer Strategies for Preventing and Responding to Workplace Threats - April 19, 2018
Protecting Brand Value, Stopping MAP Violators and Removing Unauthorized Marketplace Sellers - May 10, 2018
The Winning Strategy for MAP Success and Long-Term Brand Value in the E-commerce Market
MAP programs fail and brand value is harmed typically as a result of uncontrolled distribution coupled with the presence of unauthorized online gray market sellers.
To defeat this problem, companies must implement each of the these three phases of the comprehensive strategy:
Phase I: Achieving Effective Channel Control and Developing a Foundation for Enforcement Against Unauthorized Sellers;
Phase II: Stopping Gray Market Disruption Through Efficient and Effective Unauthorized Seller Enforcement; and
Phase III: Running a Lawful and Effective MAP Program that, by Virtue of Phases I and II, is Positioned for Success
In doing so, companies will be positioned for success in the e-commerce marketplace.
Contract Drafting - A Litigator's Wish List - May 22, 2018
Deal with AI - June 5, 2018
Technology Tactics To Keep Ediscovery Costs in Check - June 13, 2018
Practical Applications of AI Technology in the Law - July 11, 2018
September 13, 2018 - What In-House Counsel Need to Know About Doing Business in Canada
October 4, 2018 - Navigating Trade Issues in the Trump Era
October 16, 2018 - Corporate Venture Capital and Strategic Investments
October 25, 2018 - Master Service Agreements - Buyer and Vendor
November 1, 2018 - Negotiation Workshop
The Future of Artificial Intelligence and the Law - January 10, 2017
Expanding In-House Pro Bono Opportunities - February 2, 2017
Global Intellectual Property - Where Are We Now? - February 7, 2017
Significant Pay Equity Developments - February 23, 2017
Social Media - Use and Abuse By Businesses and Employees - March 7, 2017
Checklist for Employer Obtaining Consumer Reports and for Taking Adverse Action Based on a Consumer Report
1Q Value Challenge Roundtable: A Conversation with Susan Hackett, Legal Executive Leadership - March 16, 2017
Evaluation, Performance & Continuous Improvement
Legal Ops Topic Resources from Susan Hackett. Legal Executive Leadership
CLOC Law Firm Evaluation Initiative
You Have Received a Subpoena - What Now? - April 4, 2017
Workplace Privacy and Cybersecurity - April 19, 2017
Communications Basecamp for In-House Lawyers: Where Mindful and Ethical Discussion Begins - April 25, 2017
US & International IP: Trademarks, Copyrights and Designs - May 16, 2017
The Promise and Peril of Legal Technology (2Q Value Challenge Group Roundtable) - May 18, 2017
EU General Data Protection Regulation Roundtable - Building a GDPR Compliance Program - May 23, 2017
Cyber Risks and Human Factors - May 24, 2017
- Effectively Addressing Cybersecurity Risks
- Think Outside the Breach: Six Legal Issues to Consider After Responding to a Cybersecurity Incident
ACC Foundation: The State of Cybersecurity Report – Key Findings
D&O Diary: Cybersecurity Lessons from Yahoo's Legal Department Woes
Ponemon Institute: The Human Factor in Data Protection
Ponemon Institute: Closing Security Gaps to Protect Corporate Data
A Primer on FTC Expectations for Your Partner and Vendor Relationships
IAPP: GDPR & Vendor Management
Pew Research Study - What the Public Knows About Cybersecurity
NetDiligence 2016 Cyber Claims Study
Risk Management and Litigation Avoidance Strategies That Really Work - June 6, 2017
Ready for Your Company to Benefit from ADR? Perspectives from a Mediator - July 27, 2017
Practical Considerations for In-House Counsel for Preserving and Asserting the Attorney-Client Privilege Under Pennsylvania Law - September 20, 2017
Key takeaways about helping a client avoid an inadvertent waiver of privilege:
1. Avoid forwarding emails, memoranda or letters from outside counsel to non-lawyer consultants.
2. Be selective about:
a. which facts and theories you need to share with the consultant knowing that they might be discovered; and
b. the method of communication (email; phone call; face-to-face.)
3. Warn others to keep lawyer advice and writings within a clearly defined, limited group.
4. Consider whether an attorney should retain the consultant and, if done, be able to articulate clearly why the consultant's input is necessary for the attorney to deliver legal services.
5. For each communication, especially during a crisis, consider:
a. Is the purpose to seek or give legal advice?
b. Who is the lawyer?
c. Who is the client?
d. Is someone else present? If so, why?
e. Should the communication proceed with the current people present?
6. In "team meetings" consider using:
a. Agendas to control topics dealt with at all hands meetings;
b. Separate meetings with more limited attendees to discuss legal aspects of the project or case;
c. If necessary, ask third-party consultants to leave the room if the discussion turns to privileged information.
7. The preservation of privilege is not an end unto itself. It is a factor to be considered (an important one, but not the only one) as the client struggles to meet the challenge presented by the crisis du jour. It is at such times that we as counselors can add value by reminding a busy, perhaps overwhelmed, client about the foregoing principles.
Transgender Issues in the Workplace - September 26, 2017
Is Your Ethics Program in Order? - October 3, 2017
Corporate Ethics Program Process
The presentation provided attendees with the key components of an effective ethics program and tools to evaluate the effectiveness of existing ethics programs.
Key takeaways included:
Spotting & Identifying Antitrust and Other Unfair Competition Claims and Issues - October 10, 2017
Refresher on Drafting and Analyzing Key Provisions in Commercial Agreements - October 26, 2017
Advanced Planning for Rapid Response: Staying Prepared for Data Security Breach Litigation - November 9, 2017
The program provided an overview of the legal and reputational risks associated with data breaches, an assessment of the current legal landscape, and offered best practices to minimize risks and mitigate potential breaches. Key takeaways included:
Reed Smith recently launched its free to use Breach RespondeRS App. The App was developed completely in-house and assists companies in evaluating a potential data loss incident by applying the breach notification laws of 48 U.S. states to the known facts of any new potential data loss incident. Nearly every state in the United States has a data security breach law, requiring notice when certain personal information is lost, stolen, or misused. However, the many laws differ in small but crucial respects, making it difficult to get to a bottom line. Breach RespondeRS is the first app of its kind and prompts companies to answer basic factual questions from which it provides an immediate response as to the likelihood that notification is required.
10 Things Non-IT Lawyers Should Know About IT Contracts - December 13, 2017