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Goodwin CLE Days 2024

January 16, 2024 - January 18, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM PT

Summary

Goodwin is hosting its eighth annual CLE Days program! These virtual sessions will highlight current business trends and deliver insights into the legal and regulatory environments across various sectors.

Earn CLE credits for Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington by participating in Goodwin’s CLE Days.

Register for each session using the links below.

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT

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. We will discuss topics such as federal rescheduling, regulation of cannabinoids, legislative reform initiatives, new state markets and regulatory compliance priorities.

Presenters: Jennifer Fisher and Brett Schuman

Credit Type: 1 General Credit | Pending Approval

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10:30 AM – 11:30 AM PT

Insurtech: The Rise in Partnerships Between Licensed and Unlicensed Entities
How is the growing number of insurtech services, products, and partnerships affecting the broader financial services industry? This session will center on how insurtech has facilitated an increase in partnerships between licensed and unlicensed insurance entities and key regulatory issues to consider on both sides, including as it relates to compensation, marketing, and even the use of AI.

Presenters: Greg Hoffnagle and Alex Selarnick

Credit Type: 1 General Credit | Pending Approval

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12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

Emojis, Microaggressions, and Employees Working Everywhere: Responding to Employee Complaints In 2024
Employees are demanding more of their employers, are more aware of their rights, and are quicker to complain than in years past. While some complaints today are the traditional quid pro quo or unlawful activity complaints of years past, more and more are about emojis, microaggressions, perceived issues, or minor (but not petty) slights. Employers who fail to properly respond to such complaints do so at their peril. During this session, you will learn about how to properly respond to employee complaints and how to create compliant, engaging workplaces.

Presenter: Meg Thering

Credit Type: 1 General Credit | Pending Approval

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1:30 PM – 2:30 PM PT

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Most Interesting IP Cases from Last Year
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the text adventure game inspired by the Douglas Adams novel by joining us for this retrospective look at the most interesting IP cases from last year. Learn the latest about what’s needed to enable a patent. Gain clarity on the scope of estoppel when a patent challenger at the PTAB later seeks invalidation in court. Hear how design patents on automotive parts can influence the cost of that next fender-bender. Speaking of dents, we won’t have Arthur Dent, but a panel of experienced IP litigators who survived the construction of the hyperspace bypass.

Presenters: Andrew Ong, Rachel Walsh, and Darryl Woo

Credit Type: 1 General Credit | Pending Approval

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9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT

Diversity & Inclusion as Reflected in Science Fiction and Superhero Movies
In this fun and engaging session, we will discuss a variety of legal issues arising in superhero and science fiction films and shows and their impact on diverse communities. The discussion will cover legal matters related to gender affirming care, extending to international law and sovereignty. Attendees can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the interrelationship of diversity and inclusion, and the law.

Presenters: Neel Chatterjee and Amadou Diaw

Credit Type: 1 Ethics or Diversity Credit (contingent on state requirements) | Pending Approval

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10:30 AM – 11:30 AM PT

Blockchain & Digital Assets: Lessons Learned in 2023 and Key Considerations for the Year Ahead
Following another year of continued high-profile and significant developments in cases like FTX, Ripple, Coinbase, Terra, Kraken, Tornado Cash, and Celsius, the digital currency and blockchain industry continues to be under heightened regulatory scrutiny. This presentation will dive into the substantial regulatory developments from key authorities such as the SEC, CFTC, FinCEN, DOJ, and IRS, and the potentially far-reaching implications for market participants – from trading practices to fundraising strategies. In this session we will share how investors and stakeholders are recalibrating their strategies in light of these developments, and will also provide insights into how the prevailing landscape for further enforcement litigation may continue to shape the market.

Presenters: Mitzi Chang, Andrew Kim, and Karen Ubell

Credit Type: 1 General Credit | Pending Approval

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12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

Navigating the Storm: Lessons for Executives, Directors, Founders, and Investors from Recent Bank, Fintech, and Crypto Failures and Government Actions
The recent headwinds facing the banking, fintech, and crypto sectors, including failures and government investigations, offer invaluable lessons for executives, directors, founders, and investors. While the downfall of a company often drags a few individuals down with the ship, such an outcome is not inevitable. This session will delve into crucial learnings from recent events and regulatory actions, including:

  • Overcoming ethical challenges commonly encountered by executives and general counsels in these industries, while also complying with fiduciary duties.
  • Exploring how certain executives and board members manage to evade regulatory scrutiny while others find themselves under investigation.
  • Navigating the appropriate roles of legal counsel and compliance personnel in an age of increased SEC scrutiny into the role of purported “gatekeepers.”
  • Analyzing regulatory focus areas and identifying triggers that prompt regulatory actions against individuals, along with preventive measures.
  • Taking lessons from recent regulatory actions and litigations that may draw investors into the fray.
  • Outlining proactive steps individuals can take to minimize risks, considering the inherent challenges in specific industries where regulation lags behind technology and innovation.

Presenters: Grant Fondo, Samantha Kirby, and Meghan Spillane

Credit Type: 1 Ethics Credit | Pending Approval

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1:30 PM – 2:30 PM PT

Preparing for 2024 in Data Privacy, Cybersecurity and Litigation
Privacy and cybersecurity were top of mind for legal and compliance departments in 2023. In the year ahead, the need for companies to focus on data privacy and cybersecurity will sharpen as new state laws and regulations come online and enforcement continues. In this session, we will discuss hot topics that companies need to know in and outside of California across the regulatory landscape and privacy and cybersecurity and enforcement and litigation. We will cover current and emerging trends in:

  • Updates on key data privacy laws including the latest on the CCPA and recently passed California privacy laws.
  • Cybersecurity trends, best practices and emerging threats.
  • Data privacy consumer class action lawsuits: web tracking and recording technologies, and data breach litigation.

Presenters: Kaylee Cox Bankston, Jackie Klosek, Kyle Tayman

Credit Type: 1 General Credit or 1 New York Cybersecurity Credit | Pending Approval

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9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT

SEC Enforcement Best Practices: What To Do When the SEC Comes Knocking
In a recent speech, the Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) previewed the Enforcement Division’s results for Fiscal Year 2023. He noted that in FY 2023, SEC commenced 780 enforcement actions (an increase from 750 in the prior year) and obtained judgments of $5 billion (somewhat less than the record-breaking amount from the prior year). We see nothing to suggest that the pace or aggressiveness of SEC enforcement efforts will slow in 2024. This session will provide an overview on SEC enforcement priorities, best practices for interacting with the SEC staff, and enforcement risk mitigation strategies.

Presenters: Jonathan Hecht and Jonathan Shapiro

Credit Type: 1 Ethics Credit | Pending Approval

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10:30 AM – 11:30 AM PT

The New Rules of U.S. Merger Control: Effectively Navigating Changes to the Merger Guidelines and HSR Process
In the last three years, U.S. antitrust enforcement agencies, the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the DOJ, have increased their scrutiny of M&A activity. In mid-2023, the agencies made two big moves to change the rules of the game in an apparent effort to buttress their enforcement efforts. First, in June 2023, the agencies published new proposed rules regarding Hart-Scott-Rodino filings—imposing a significantly higher level of disclosure and requiring the production of ordinary course documents. A few weeks later, the agencies published new Merger Guidelines, which is the analytical framework the agencies use to review transactions. In this session, we will review the key changes proposed by these two moves and the practical implications for deal making.

Presenters: Andrew Lacy and Arman Oruc

Credit Type: 1 General Credit | Pending Approval

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12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

IP and the Fashion Industry: Recent Cases and Lessons Learned
Join us for a discussion on hot button IP issues prevalent in the fashion industry. In this session learn about recent cases involving trademark, copyright, and other IP claims, and gain insight into how IP impacts commercial strategy in this exciting industry.

Presenters: Naomi Birbach and Alex Valenti

Credit Type: 1 General Credit | Pending Approval

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