Thursday, March 3, 2022
8:55 AM - 4:40 PM
LIVE ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
In-Person Passholders – You may use your Pass to register for the live simulcast at no charge.
A “must attend” event for every attorney who represents clients with global business interests!
The Institute provides answers, analysis and practice tips for those who advise on, litigate or transact business across borders while navigating geopolitical change. You'll receive essential updates on new rules and regulations, expert tips for resolving your biggest challenges, and cutting-edge information and the latest developments.
The Institute's opening presentation will be Sea Change: The Impact of Shifting Paradigms in Global Politics and Commerce by Thomas R. Hanson, Diplomat in Residence, University of Minnesota – Duluth.
PLUS – What You Need to Know About
8:25 – 8:55 a.m.
8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction
– Valentin A. Povarchuk, Planning Committee Chair
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Sea Change: The Impact of Shifting Paradigms in Global Politics and Commerce
– Thomas R. Hanson; Diplomat in Residence; University of Minnesota; Duluth
9:45 – 9:50 a.m.
9:50 – 10:50 a.m.
International Trade Compliance – Using Export Controls and Sanctions as Tools of Foreign Policy
Join this discussion of recent developments in U.S. export control and sanctions policy, including increasing use of the Entity List, Foreign Direct Product Rules, military and military intelligence end-use rules, new sanctions on Burma, export controls on cybersecurity items, and increasing focus on human rights.
– Valentin A. Povarchuk; Sr. Corporate Counsel; Seagate Technology; Minneapolis
– Roszel C. Thomsen III; Partner; Thomsen & Burke; Baltimore, Maryland
– David J. Townsend; Partner; Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Minneapolis
10:50 – 11:00 a.m.
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Legal Strategies for Addressing Global Supply Chain Disruptions
Get tips for dealing with current supply chain issues from in-house lawyers at different levels of the supply chain who address various legal issues, including Force Majeure and other contract issues.
– Jennifer S. Okerlund; Director Counsel, International Trade; Target; Minneapolis
– Martina Sailer; VP and General Counsel; IP Corporation; Saint Paul
– Robert D. Tyler; Assistant General Counsel - Supply Chain; Polaris Industries; Medina
– Susanne Haas (moderator); Chief Trademark Counsel General; Counsel, Comfort and Residential Thermal Solutions; Residio Technologies, Inc.; Minneapolis
11:45 – 11:50 a.m.
11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Why Immigration Attorneys Are Unusually Busy This Year – U.S. and Global Work Visa Update
Get a fast-paced, focused update of new developments. Topics include:
– Scott M. Borene; Founder; Borene Law Firm; Minneapolis
12:20 – 12:50 p.m.
12:50 – 1:50 p.m.
Elimination of Bias – Being a Trusted, Culturally Competent Advisor in Uncertain Times
1.0 elimination of bias credits applied for
When your clients are dealing with complex projects in uncertain times (whether due to globalization, technology, COVID, changing regulations, or other factors) they may feel confusion, dependency, frustration, anxiety, stress, and even anger. These feeling may be heightened when nationality, race, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation are factors. In the midst of these sentiments, it is important they trust you to provide sound advice. Trust plays a crucial role in creating productive collaborations and advising clients and credibility is important to resolving issues and making decisions. This engaging and practical session provides insights and tips to:
– Carolien Moors; Founder; HardTalk Biz Coaching; Hopkins
1:50 – 1:55 p.m.
1:55 – 2:55 p.m.
Cyber Threat Awareness and Creative Strategies for Managing Risk
Ransomware. Spear phishing. The “insider” threat. Organizations and firms face a myriad of cyber threats that come with ample amounts of risk. From reputational damage to financial losses, the possible costs of a cyber-attack or data breach can be challenging to quantify—and mitigate. Mark Lanterman, Chief Technology Officer of Computer Forensic Services, will discuss the latest international trends in our cyber landscape and provide practical suggestions for improving cybersecurity postures with proactive and reactive strategies.
– Mark Lanterman; Chief Technology Officer; Computer Forensic Services; Minneapolis
2:55 – 3:00 p.m.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
How Environmental, Social, and Governmental Criteria are Impacting Board Actions
A look at the many issues Boards currently consider when deciding the direction and priorities of their organizations. This session includes a discussion of corporate supply chain and forced labor, diversity and equity, political affiliation and donations, and more.
4:00 – 4:10 p.m.
4:10 – 4:40 p.m.
Blockchain Applications and Cryptocurrency
Most of us know blockchain as the tech behind cryptocurrency favored by ransomware fraudsters. But this decentralized, peer-to-peer technology is now being used extensively in international business transactions and is expected to obsolete currency exchanges and spot markets for use in international trade in only a few years. Find out how this may affect your clients and their interests.
– Wulf Kaal; Consultant; Kaal Consulting; Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, March 3, 2022
$295 MSBA members / $295 paralegals / $355 standard rate
Other discounts that may apply:
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or email@example.com.
Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.50 CLE credits, including 1.0 elimination of bias credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.50 credits.