ADVANCED CONTRACT ISSUES FOR IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
In-Person Replay Seminar
ITEM #:  1529772001   |   EVENT CODE:  PENDING    |   CREDIT STATUS:  PENDING
STANDARD PRICE
$335.00
DISCOUNTS WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT, IF APPLICABLE.

MINNEAPOLIS

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:40 PM   |   Check-In:  8:30 AM

Minnesota CLE Conference Center

600 Nicollet Mall # 370

3rd Floor, City Center

Minneapolis, MN 55402

Advanced Contract Issues for In-House Counsel

Detailed Analysis of Key – Often Hotly Contested – Contract Provisions!

Concrete Advice for In-House Counsel Handling:

  • Covenants Restricting Employees
  • IP Provisions
  • Contractual Risk Transfer
  • Indications of Interest, Letters of Intent, and Term Sheets
  • Exclusivity, Most Favored Nations, and Other Antitrust Issues in Contracts
  • When a Contract Goes Bad, But Both Parties Still Need Each Other
  • PLUS – Ethics Issues in Drafting and Negotiation

Don’t miss this practical seminar featuring an impressive faculty roster of experienced in-house counsel and private practitioners!

Schedule times below are for the live seminar. Please refer to DATES & LOCATIONS for individual replay start times.

8:30 – 8:55 a.m.
REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
How to Create Enforceable and Effective Restrictive Covenants
Agreements containing restrictive covenants, non-competes, non-solicits, non-disclosures, and similar restrictions often arise in corporate deals. In that context, employers seek to guard the assets that are subject to the deal, retain key employees following the deal, and protect goodwill and information resulting from future departures of those key employees. The session will help the non-employment business attorney create an enforceable and effective restrictive covenant agreement to protect your client’s investments.
– Chris Amundsen, Katie M. Connolly & Joel O’Malley

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.
Indications of Interest, Letters of Intent, and Term Sheets – Practical Advice for M&A and Other Deal Contexts
Topics include: Advantages and disadvantages of indications of interest, letters of intent and term sheets; Their strategic use; Essential provisions; When and whether they should be signed; And more.
– Jonathan L.H. Nygren & Katie Verschelden

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
BREAK

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Exclusivity, Most Favored Nations, and Other Antitrust Issues in Contracts
Government anti-trust enforcement is vigorous and private antitrust lawsuits are increasing. Contracts are often a critical piece of evidence in establishing an antitrust violation. How do you spot antitrust issues in contract negotiations, evaluate antitrust risks, and achieve the client’s business goals without unacceptable risk? And how do antitrust issues affect the negotiation of contracts, especially when one party has leverage over the other?
– Gretta A. Hanson & Jaime L. Stilson

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Contractual Risk Transfer – Strategic Practice Tips
This session discusses strategic practice tips regarding contractual risk transfer in the areas of representations and warranties, indemnity, and limitation of liability. Specifically, we will examine those contractual issues both from the perspective of the buyer and seller in purchase-supply agreements, and we will address special considerations regarding service agreements.
– Evan R. Berman

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
LUNCH (on your own)

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Ethical Considerations in Contract Drafting and Negotiation
1.0 ethics credit applied for
A real-world look at contract drafting and negotiation scenarios that generate legal ethics issues…and how to anticipate and handle them effectively and ethically.
– Debra L. Hovland & Susan M. Humiston

2:15 – 2:25 p.m.
BREAK

2:25 – 3:25 p.m.
IP Provisions in 8 Types of Common Contracts – Avoiding or Dealing with Problematic Provisions
Commercializing intellectual property is the gold rush of the 21st century. Contracts that may not even contemplate the creation of a patentable invention or copyrightable work include IP provisions. This session will consider the background rules and contractual provisions governing the development, ownership and exploitation of intellectual property rights. It will discuss how to negotiate IP assignment and license clauses and how to spot and react to problematic IP provisions in: Employee Agreements; Assignment Agreements; M&A: Asset Purchase Agreements (and auxiliary IP License Agreements); License Agreements; Confidentiality: CDAs/NDAs; Supply Agreements; Sponsored Research: University, Consultant, Contract Research Agreements; and Collaboration: Feasibility and Joint Development Agreements.
– Mike Geise & Pamela L. Stewart

3:25 – 3:35 p.m.
BREAK

3:35 – 4:35 p.m.
When a Contract Goes Bad, But Both Parties Still Need Each Other
Experienced practitioners discuss a common, tricky situation – how to move forward when a contractual relationship is on the rocks, but the parties still need to work together for the foreseeable future. How might a party negotiate its way to better – or at least acceptable – terms including when it’s the party with less leverage? How do you wind up a contract over mission critical services/products?
– Paul R. Harris & Jessie Stomski Seim
– Alfred W. Coleman (moderator)

IN-PERSON LIVE PRESENTATION
Monday, October 7, 2019
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street & Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

IN-PERSON REPLAYS
Schedule times for replays may differ from those for the live program. Start times are as indicated below. Please register at least one week in advance to secure your copy of the course materials on the day of the seminar.

Minneapolis – 10/23/19 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Minneapolis – 11/6/19 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street and Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center

In-Person Live:  $295 MSBA members / $295 paralegals / $355 standard rate
In-Person Replay:  $275 MSBA members / $275 paralegals / $335 standard rate

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Needs-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. Most scholarships awarded are 50% off the seminar price. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.0 total CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.0 credits.

Included in registration fee.

Can't attend? The course materials are available for $95 (plus tax and handling). To order, call Minnesota CLE at 651-227-8266 or 800-759-8840. Available in hard copy. Orders will be filled after the live seminar.

STANDARD PRICE
$335.00
DISCOUNTS WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT, IF APPLICABLE.
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