Goodwin is hosting it’s sixth annual CLE Day webinar series, which will be held in advance of the January 31, 2022 California CLE compliance deadline. The sessions will highlight the latest business trends, review the most notable IP cases of 2021 and provide an update on the legal and regulatory landscape in the technology, cannabis, and fintech sectors. Given that CLE Day will be held virtually this year, Goodwin is expanding its audience and CLE offering to include CLE credits for CA, NY, NJ, CT and PA.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
|9:00 AM – 10:00 AM||A Post-Pandemic Future: Creating an Inclusive Hybrid Workplace||Almost two years of remote work have yielded mixed results for organizations trying to advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals. In some legal workplaces, remote work exacerbated inequalities and in others, remote work arrangements advanced recruiting and retention efforts. In this session we’ll discuss the post-pandemic future (fingers crossed), how hybrid work environments are here to stay, and how you can make sure that your firm, company, practice group, or department keeps moving in the right direction from a DEI perspective.||1 Elimination of Bias|
|10:30 AM – 11:30 AM||Looking Back on 2021: The Year’s Most Notable IP Cases||With much of the population vaccinated, many started venturing out again and may have missed 2021’s most interesting IP cases. Attend this session to learn about the IP-related Federal Circuit and Supreme Court cases of 2021, and those carrying us forward into 2022.
Discussion will include coverage of U.S. v. Arthrex, Minerva v. Hologic, Amgen v. Sanofi, Yu v. Apple, and American Axle v. Neapco, a discussion of practical take-aways, and more!
|1 General Credit|
|12:00 PM – 1:00 PM||ESG Considerations for Public Companies||Public companies and their Boards need to ensure they are receiving and assessing adequate information about material ESG risks and opportunities in order to ensure appropriate legal and compliance monitoring systems are in place. This CLE will give an overview of ESG requirements, regulatory developments, and proxy and disclosure trends. We will also provide thoughts on how our clients can address these requirements.||1 General Credit|
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
|9:00 AM – 10:00 AM||#BigTechBreakUp: What’s to Come in Antitrust for the Tech Sector in 2022||The Federal Government’s focus on Big Tech has spanned several years and seems to be the only area on which parties can agree. With the change in administration, the heads of the FTC and DOJ Antitrust division now sorted, and pending legislation, 2022 may be the year when the government’s scrutiny of BigTech finally comes to a head. Hear from Goodwin Antitrust + Competition Chairs Andrew Lacy and Arman Oruc as they discuss their views on:
||1 General Credit|
|10:30 AM – 11:30 AM||Cannabis 2022 – Updates on the Legal and Regulatory Landscape||As more states legalize cannabis and reform efforts build at the federal level, this session will cover the current legal and regulatory landscape impacting the cannabis industry. Topics will include federal legislative initiatives, new state markets and regulatory compliance priorities.||1 General Credit|
|12:00 PM – 1:00 PM||Never a Dull Day: Blockchain + Digital Assets||The blockchain and digital asset landscape continued to evolve in 2021. DeFi continues to grow exponentially, NFTs and DAOs are in, venture funds and hedge funds are highly active, and stable coins continue to grow. This continues to lead state and international jurisdictions to vying for crypto business. With the SEC, CFTC, FinCEN, DOJ, and the IRS exercising jurisdiction over aspects of blockchain-based businesses, as well as over off-shore companies and individuals, and civil litigation is increasing, this presentation will address the many issues to consider when deciding how to structure and finance a business, acquire a blockchain company, or assess liability from investing in a blockchain project, as well an overview of the regulatory and civil litigation environment.||1 General Credit|
Natasha E. DaughtreyPartner
Jaime A. SantosPartner
Rachel M. WalshPartner
Darryl M. WooPartner
Sean M. DonahuePartnerChair, Public Company Advisory Practice
Andrew LacyPartnerCo-Chair, Antitrust + Competition
Arman OrucPartnerCo-Chair, Antitrust + Competition
Brett M. SchumanPartnerCo-Chair, Intellectual Property
Mitzi ChangPartnerCo-Chair, Digital Currency & Blockchain, Fintech
Grant P. FondoPartnerCo-Chair, Digital Currency & Blockchain
Karen UbellPartnerCo-Chair, Digital Currency & Blockchain