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Littler Mendelson | Oct 18, 2017 {{ToTimeString('10/18/2017 12:00:00 PM')}} (EDT)

Presented by Jeanine Conley, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, this webcast will focus on trends and lessons learned from recent high-profile whistleblower cases that have shaped the current risk landscape in this rapidly evolving area.

In this interactive, live webcast, Jeanine will provide in-depth perspectives on recent regulatory and legal developments, addressing the following topics:

1.    Current priorities and agendas of the SEC, CFTC, and Department of Labor’s whistleblower programs

2.    Trends and issues the whistleblower bar is seeing, including a growing number of in-house counsel and compliance officers becoming whistleblowers, and an increasing number of retaliation suits 

3.    Best practices for conducting internal investigations of whistleblower reports

*CLE-accredited for the state of New York (1.0 credit) requires: (a) attendance for the entire live webinar (start to finish), and (b) completion of post-webcast survey.

 

Presented by Jeanine Conley, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, this webcast will focus on trends and lessons learned from recent high-profile whistleblower cases that have shaped the current risk landscape in this rapidly evolving area.

In this interactive, live webcast, Jeanine will provide in-depth perspectives on recent regulatory and legal developments, addressing the following topics:

1.    Current priorities and agendas of the SEC, CFTC, and Department of Labor’s whistleblower programs

2.    Trends and issues the whistleblower bar is seeing, including a growing number of in-house counsel and compliance officers becoming whistleblowers, and an increasing number of retaliation suits 

3.    Best practices for conducting internal investigations of whistleblower reports

*CLE-accredited for the state of New York (1.0 credit) requires: (a) attendance for the entire live webinar (start to finish), and (b) completion of post-webcast survey.

 

Counseling a client through a merger or acquisition of a private or public company requires a keen appreciation of all the issues—antitrust, employee benefits, intellectual property, privacy, and tax—that could affect the transaction.

Counseling a client through a merger or acquisition of a private or public company requires a keen appreciation of all the issues—antitrust, employee benefits, intellectual property, privacy, and tax—that could affect the transaction.

This advanced program provides an in-depth examination of the various issues that should be considered when structuring and negotiating an M&A transaction. This three part webinar explores acquisitions with a special focus on private equity transactions, shareholder activism, confidentiality agreements, and IP and privacy aspects of corporate transactions.

Other topics addressed during the program include:

  • issues that arise in confidentiality and standstill agreements
  • fairness opinions and the role of the investment banker
  • tax considerations in structuring and negotiating the acquisition
  • employee benefits, executive compensation, and intellectual property aspects of corporate acquisitions
  • antitrust issues in mergers and acquisitions
  • special issues that should be considered when the buyer or seller is a private equity sponsor
  • the latest Delaware law developments affecting M&A transactions
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This presentation will start by covering existing Data Protection regimes throughout Europe as well as the upcoming General Data Protection Act (GDPA) from the European Union and the status of the Security Shield regime for Companies sharing data from/to the US.

This presentation will start by covering existing Data Protection regimes throughout Europe as well as the upcoming General Data Protection Act (GDPA) from the European Union and the status of the Security Shield regime for Companies sharing data from/to the US.

Then it will look at the different Data Protection cultures and how that impacts international businesses.

And finally, we will discuss some best practices for international businesses to comply with diverse Data Protection regulations.

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Changes to Regulation D and exempt offerings are being felt throughout the financial industry as companies race forward with creative new models of financing. Enthusiasm for the Reg A+ and federal crowdfunding regulations has brought with it not only new and diverse ways for raising capital...

Changes to Regulation D and exempt offerings are being felt throughout the financial industry as companies race forward with creative new models of financing. Enthusiasm for the Reg A+ and federal crowdfunding regulations has brought with it not only new and diverse ways for raising capital, but also a new set of concerns for companies, funds, and financial intermediaries.

Modernized intrastate offering rules and the expansion of Rule 504 likewise add to the menu of financing alternatives that counsel must understand and consider in appropriate circumstances.

This advanced annual program delivers the latest information on today's private placements and capital raising models and equips you to advise your clients on the critical issues in today’s marketplace. Examine such timely topics as:

  • Rule 506 (c) as a tool to use “general solicitation” to raise money from qualified investors
  • Federal crowdfunding exemptions for startups and small businesses
  • Reg A+ as an alternative to private placements
  • Expanded Rule 504 and the new feasibility of intrastate and regional offerings
  • Best practices for the integration of exempt and other offerings
  • Redefining the accredited investor
  • Marketing of private equity funds through pre-offerings, seminars, parallel marketing and private placement publicity
  • Requirements for delayed and continuous offerings
  • Ethical issues and pitfalls involving EB-5 offerings
  • Internet-based capital formations; portals and broker-dealers
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Licensing university technologies to academic start-ups is a tricky business, often involving a whole range of considerations not encountered with typical corporate licensees. Equity is often taken in lieu of royalties and up-fronts, hoping to allow the fledgling company some breathing room to use its cash for growth and development.

Licensing university technologies to academic start-ups is a tricky business, often involving a whole range of considerations not encountered with typical corporate licensees. Equity is often taken in lieu of royalties and up-fronts, hoping to allow the fledgling company some breathing room to use its cash for growth and development.

How that equity and other factors such as milestones, equity dilution, clawback provisions, board participation, use of university facilities and equipment, cost sharing, patent protection, and other key contractual issues are structured is all over the map, often defined by the unique nature of each spinout and its management team.

Also muddying the waters are other sensitive issues such as COI concerns, protecting critical researcher relationships, corporate and tax structure, level of TTO and university support, use of interns and grad students, and many others.

To help you understand the complexities of start-up licensing and consider a range of best practices and options — and ultimately craft agreements that both encourage start-up creation and protect the university and its IP in this hands-on webinar workshop you will tackle:

  • Startup structures (corporation or LLC) and Significance for Equity license terms
  • Key differences and considerations in licensing to academic start-ups
  • Understand the various types of start-ups and how they impact license structure
  • Dilution - dos and donts.
  • Field limitations and commercialization diligence requirements in the start-up versus established company context
  • Milestones and milestone payments
  • Board observer rights
  • Registration rights – what are they and how should the license define them?
  • Restrictions on assignment
  • Flexibility on terms and conditions
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Business transaction contracts follow a particular format and this format will be provided. A contract should express the parties’ complete and full understanding of the deal terms in a clear, organized and concise manner.

Business transaction contracts follow a particular format and this format will be provided. A contract should express the parties’ complete and full understanding of the deal terms in a clear, organized and concise manner.

Ideally, all standard business terms and conditions will be included and all unusual issues will be addressed.

As a business lawyer, it is important to anticipate issues that may come up over the course of the business relationship and the parties’ dealings; these issues should be addressed with as much specificity and precision as possible to avoid future conflicts or disputes.

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Not all indemnity provisions are alike. Do the parties want strictly an indemnity or do the parties want the other party to defend as well?

Not all indemnity provisions are alike. Do the parties want strictly an indemnity or do the parties want the other party to defend as well?

What types of actions are to be indemnified against?

Should there be a cap on the indemnity obligations?

Should certain liabilities be expressly 2 excluded from the indemnification provision?

What are some standard pitfalls in drafting indemnity provisions?

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Abdi Shayesteh is the CEO and Founder of AltaClaro. Prior to founding AltaClaro, Abdi served for fifteen years as a corporate, bank regulatory and finance attorney in diverse settings from Silicon Valley and New York City to international markets such as East Asia, the Middle East and Europe. See More...
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Global Head of Investigations
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Karen Bromberg is the head of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology group. Karen is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) with certifications covering both U.S. and European privacy law. See More...
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Richards Kibbe & Orbe
Audrey Laning Ingram is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Richards Kibbe & Orbe. Her practice focuses on representing clients in all phases of complex civil and white collar criminal litigation matters involving a range of issues, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act, insider trading, accounting fraud and money laundering. See More...
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Cohen & Gresser
Kwaku Andoh’s practice focuses on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, joint ventures and other corporate transactions, as well as general corporate counseling. Kwaku has substantial experience in deal negotiation and documentation across a broad spectrum of industries, including information technology, biotechnology, consumer products, and the financial services sector. See More...
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Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP
Jim Walker concentrates in regulatory proceedings, internal investigations and representing law firms and lawyers in professional liability matters. He represents audit committees, directors, senior executives, law firms, lawyers and other professionals in government and internal investigations of potential criminal, regulatory and/or professional misconduct, and in civil litigation and regulatory proceedings. See More...
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Jon Abernethy represents clients in white collar criminal and regulatory investigations, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation. He is a recognized authority on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and regularly advises global companies on FCPA matters. See More...
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Chris Everdell’s practice focuses on white collar defense, regulatory investigations, and internal investigations in a wide range of areas, as well as privacy and cybersecurity. He has extensive experience in matters involving securities and commodities fraud, consumer fraud, international money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) violations. See More...
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John Drennan advises clients on privacy law and cybersecurity to ensure alignment between clients’ business, legal, and security needs. He advises clients on statutory and regulatory compliance with the GLBA, FCRA, COPPA, PIPA, PIPEDA, CAN-SPAM, and TCPA. See More...
Associate Professor & Associate Director LL.M Legal Writing
USC Gould School of Law
Julie advises corporate clients on a variety of strategic and business transactions and legal issues. Julie is an Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills and an Associate Director of LL.M. Legal Writing and Advocacy Program at USC Gould School of Law. Julie joined the USC Gould School of Law in 2010 as associate director of LL.M. Legal Writing and Advocacy. See More...
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Acceleron
Fred Hasani, Esq. Partner, Acceleron. Fred's experience as a business executive, Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and entrepreneur enables him to provide his clients with practical business advice and seasoned legal counsel. See More...
Attorney
Moscone, Emblidge, & Otis LLP
Elizabeth Murphy is a highly effective and resourceful business and transactions lawyer with experience in a broad range of legal and business affairs. Elizabeth specializes in commercial law, sports law, real estate law, and business law. Her experience includes serving as the lead lawyer on negotiations and transactions for high revenue sports matters. See More...
Head of Coaching and Career Services
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Pearlman Career Counseling
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Head of Faculty
AltaClaro
Philip Colbran is a senior transactional attorney with over 30 years experience focusing on corporate and securities practice. A former partner of Chadbourne & Parke LLP, and former Special Counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP in New York and associate at Freehills in Australia, Mr. Colbran has extensive experience in US and international corporate finance. See More...
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Bridget Foley is a corporate and transactional attorney with over ten years of combined law firm and in-house experience. In addition to her work at AltaClaro, Bridget works at Axiom Legal in New York City where she has been part of the corporate in-house legal teams of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Bridget has a wide variety of in-house legal experience in areas of business development, general corporate matter. See More...
Independent Legal Advisor
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