Events

2023 Goodwin CLE Days Program

January 18, 2023 - January 19, 2023 | 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM PT

Summary

Goodwin is hosting its seventh annual CLE Days webinar series, which will be held in advance of the January 31, 2023 California CLE compliance deadline. The sessions will highlight the latest business trends and provide updates on the legal and regulatory landscapes throughout a variety of sectors.

Goodwin’s CLE Days will offer CLE credits for CA, FL, NY, NJ, CT, PA, and TX. Please register below.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST

Unconscious Bias Through the Lens of Pop Culture

We all have them – unconscious biases. In this fun and engaging lawyer competence CLE, we will learn to identify these biases through the lens of pop culture. Using a combination of videos from TV and movies, comedy, and serious discussions, this presentation will discuss the implicit biases demonstrated in pop culture as a vehicle to learn how you can make sure that your company, colleagues, and employees avoid some of the pitfalls unconscious biases create. This CLE will also teach the steps to create a healthier work environment and combat the problems these biases can present.

Neel Chatterjee

Ifrah Hassan

1 Elimination of Bias Credit

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10:30 AM – 11:30 AM PST

Blockchain & Digital Assets Year in Review & Look Ahead

The blockchain and digital asset industry faced a tumultuous 2022, with headlines about the roller coaster of highs and lows of the space dominating media headlines. This presentation will discuss and review the causes of 2022’s events and likely effects in 2023. We will also review and discuss the major regulatory updates from the SEC, CFTC, FinCEN, DOJ, and IRS; the state of the equity market and what lays ahead following the collapse of major exchanges; the current enforcement and litigation environment; and the 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. Additionally, we will share potential opportunities and roadblocks that may lie ahead in 2023.

Mitzi Chang

Meghan Spillane

Karen Ubell

1 General Credit

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12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST

SEC Practice and Procedure: Best Practices When the SEC Comes Knocking

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced a number of record-breaking penalties and a 9% increase in the total number of enforcement actions for fiscal year 2022 with no signs of slowing down. This ethics-approved CLE session will provide an overview on SEC focus areas and will include pointers to ensure your compliance operations stand up to continued SEC scrutiny, whether warranted or otherwise.

Alexis Coll

Jonathan Hecht

Jonathan Shapiro

1 Ethics Credit

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1:30 PM – 2:30 PM PST

Not Simulacron-3: The Most Interesting IP Cases of 2022, Really!

Can AI city simulations obviate the need for market research opinion polls? What happens if the VR inhabitants gain consciousness? We can’t answer those questions. We can address, however, whether AI systems can obtain copyrights, what it might take to “transform” a creative work, whether medical diagnostic patents can survive challenge under Alice/Mayo, and whether “reverse” patent trolls exist. Find out about the most interesting IP cases of the past year from a panel who actually lived it. Really!

Andy Ong

Rachel Walsh

Darryl Woo

1 General Credit

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

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9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST

There’s a Leave for That?!?

Employees have become increasingly aware of their rights to job-protected leaves of absence, and numerous federal, state, and local laws require employers to provide leaves of absence. At the same time, employees and employers are prioritizing employee mental health, and today, more than ever, employees are likely to ask for time off or other accommodations due to stress or depression. Come learn about the panoply of leaves of absence and accommodations to which your employees may be entitled, how to handle requests for leaves and accommodations, and how to avoid common pitfalls.

April Sun

Meg Thering

1 General Credit

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10:30 AM – 11:30 AM PST

What’s Next for Cannabis? 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 regulation of cannabinoids, federal legislative initiatives, new state markets and regulatory compliance priorities.

Jennifer Fisher

Brett Schuman

1 General Credit

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12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST

Biden Administration Merger Challenges: Can the Agencies Turn Around a Losing Record?

The DOJ and FTC under the Biden Administration have taken an aggressive approach to merger enforcement, eschewing consent decree settlements for litigated merger challenges in a number of high profile transactions. But, the agencies have run into a judiciary skeptical of the merits of the agencies’ claims of anticompetitive effects, handing them defeats in Illumina/Grail, UnitedHealth/Change, US Sugar/Imperial, and Booz Allen/Everwatch. Join this session to hear discussion whether the judicial resistance to FTC’s and DOJ’s ambitious enforcement agenda will change the agencies’ approach? Or if the agencies will continue to push the limits of merger enforcement and continue to bring cases that do not hew closely to traditional theories of harm recognized by the courts.

Andrew Lacy

Arman Oruc

1 General Credit

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1:30 PM – 2:30 PM PST

Hot Button Issues for Consumer Protection Enforcement and Litigation in 2023

Consumer protection regulatory, enforcement and litigation action was fervent and near record levels in 2022. With increasing macroeconomic uncertainty, companies should expect consumer protection actions to continue at a rapid pace in 2023, and remain top priorities for regulators, enforcers and class action attorneys. In this session, we will discuss hot button issues for Consumer Protection in 2023. Among regulatory, enforcement and litigation topics we will cover are emerging trends at the federal and state level with:

  • Auto Renewal Laws and subscription services and products
  • Online and social media marketing and advertising and the use of AI and dark patterns
  • Consumer privacy for keystroking technologies, health care and biometrics
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and mini-TCPA laws

Matt Kanny

Tierney Smith

Kyle Tayman

1 General Credit

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