IN-HOUSE COUNSEL CRASH COURSE 2022
Live Simulcast Seminar
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MEMBER PRICE
$245.00
STANDARD PRICE
$295.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live simulcast at no charge.

ONLINE

Friday, March 11, 2022

8:55 AM - 4:30 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.

In-House Counsel Crash Course 2022

Designed by and for in-house counsel!

  • Are you an in-house counsel who is called upon to be a generalist – providing advice on a wide variety (or perhaps all) of the legal issues encountered by the business unit you support?
  • Are you an in-house counsel who specializes in a particular subject matter area, but who understands the value of being able to issue-spot across many?

If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, this course is for you!


This year’s crash course focuses on 8 areas of major concern for in-house counsel in 2022, including –

  1. Protecting Your Client’s IP
  2. Data Privacy High-Stakes Issue-Spotting
  3. 20 Biggest Employment Law Questions in 2022
  4. Avoiding Unintended Tax Consequences
  5. Antitrust Red Flags
  6. Under-Appreciated Contexts for Consumer Law Risk
  7. Working with and Managing Outside Counsel
  8. PLUS – An In-House-Specific Ethics Session!

8:25 – 8:55 a.m.
JOIN ONLINE


8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction
– Kathy Bray, Course Chair


9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY – 
Identifying and Protecting Your Client’s Intellectual Property
Using real-world examples, this session reviews “must-know” intellectual property principles for the work business attorneys advise on. In discussing these real-world contexts, you’ll hear practical tips for safeguarding your client’s valuable IP.
– James L. Young


9:45 – 9:50 a.m.
BREAK


9:50 – 10:35 a.m.
DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY – 
Recurring Themes for High-Stakes Issue-Spotting
A practical overview of the incredibly dynamic data privacy and security legal landscape, identifying major themes around data collection, security, sharing and other use, and incident response to help alert you to possible issues.
– Karen A. Brennan & Lisa B. Ellingson


10:35 – 10:45 a.m.
BREAK


10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
EMPLOYMENT LAW – 
Answers to 20 of the Biggest Employment Law Questions in 2022
Can employers still impose vaccine mandates in the wake of the Supreme Court decision on the OSHA ETS? Has there been an about-face on facemask requirements? How can employers retrieve company property from remote workers who are no longer employed? Which states recently legalized medical and/or recreational uses of marijuana? What could go wrong with using AI in hiring? These are just 5 of the 20 questions Marko will answer in this fast-paced presentation.
– Marko J. Mrkonich


11:45 – 11:50 a.m.
BREAK


11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
MANAGING OUTSIDE COUNSEL – 
Save Time, Increase Product Quality, Enhance Relationships – Effectively Working With and Managing Outside Counsel
– Kathy Bray & Miguel Alexander Pozo


12:20 – 1:15 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK


1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
TAX – 
Avoiding Missteps That Create Unintended Tax Consequences
– Jessica D. Manivasager


1:45 – 1:50 p.m.
BREAK


1:50 – 2:35 p.m.
ANTITRUST – 
Antitrust Case Study and Lessons Learned: Issue-Spotting, Addressing, and Avoiding Problems
Using a litigated case (or two) as a roadmap, this session will explore and answer key antitrust questions facing lawyers who advise businesspeople, such as (1) What kinds of actions are red flags for government enforcers and/or antitrust plaintiffs’ attorneys? (2) What kinds of documents and contracts should worry me? (3) How do I do a basic analysis of a situation to determine whether there might be an antitrust problem? (4) When do mergers or acquisitions create an antitrust problem? and (5) Are there things my client is doing right now that are potential antitrust problems?
– Mark A. Jacobson


2:35 – 2:40 p.m.
BREAK


2:40 – 3:25 p.m.
CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW – 
Key Principles Applied to Real-World Business Contexts Where the Consumer-Law Implications May Surprise You
This presentation will provide a high-level overview of the federal and state laws designed to protect consumers from unfair and deceptive trade practices, and then dive into the most cutting-edge legal issues of the day that an in-house attorney might be called to advise on, such as communicating with consumers via text messaging, obtaining authorization for automatic renewal subscription offers, and soliciting and using consumer reviews.
– Marc S. Roth


3:25 – 3:30 p.m.
BREAK


3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
LEGAL ETHICS – 
And an Ethics Session Specific to Your Practice: The Sometimes-Blurry Line Between “Legal Advisor” and “Business Advisor” in In-House Counsel Practice, and Its Implications for Protecting Client Confidences
1.0 ethics credit applied for
The line between “business advisor” and “legal advisor” can get blurry in the in-house counsel world. Add that reality to the fact that clients are often under the mistaken impression that simply having you in a meeting, on a conference call, or cc’d on a memo renders anything said undiscoverable later on. Gain a better understanding of the limits on – and how to maximize the protections of – the attorney-client privilege as it relates to your in-house counsel practice.
– Abigail R. Nesbitt, Jaimala K. Pai & Alexandria Reyes Schroeder
– Keiko L. Sugisaka (moderator)

LIVE SIMULCAST
Friday, March 11, 2022
Attend online

$245 MSBA members / $245 paralegals / $295 standard rate

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
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 customerservice@minncle.org.

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

MEMBER PRICE
$245.00
STANDARD PRICE
$295.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live simulcast at no charge.

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