Events January 16, 2019 8:30 AM
Goodwin's San Francisco Office
Goodwin Conference Center - Three Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA

Goodwin California CLE Day

Please join Goodwin for a one-day CLE seminar with multiple sessions, including breakfast, lunch and networking. Secure your credit hours before the January 31st deadline! Goodwin's speakers will include Brett Schuman, Bill Growney, Karen Neuman, Neel Chatterjee, Rachel Walsh and Andy Ong.

9:00 am - Hot Topics in Cannabis Law (1 CLE credit) 

The march towards legalization at the state level continues but cannabis remains illegal – and criminal – at the federal level. Brett Schuman and Bill Growney – members of Goodwin's cannabis practice group – will give an overview of the current legal landscape, as well as provide insight into a number of the most significant legal issues faced by participants in the budding cannabis industry. The discussion will cover intellectual property considerations, access to public and private capital markets, issues for company owners and investors, key revisions to California's cannabis regulations, and more.

10:00 am - The California Consumer Privacy Act (CaCPA): What the Heck? (1 CLE credit)

Just as general counsel began to recover from the GDPR sprint, California enacted a comprehensive privacy law (CaCPA) patterned after core features of the GDPR and it's not a west coast version of the pan-European privacy regulation. Karen Neuman will provide an overview of the CaCPA, its inherent ambiguities, and discuss strategies for managing risk and potential impacts on newly developed GDPR compliance programs.

11:00 am - Lawyer Competence in TV and Film (Substance Abuse 1 CLE credit)

Attorneys are often represented in movies and television as people who are dealing with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. In this interesting and groundbreaking program, Neel Chatterjee will discuss issues of lawyer competence using examples from popular television shows and movies. The program will include an open conversation about identifying and addressing issues related to lawyer competence.

1:30 pm - Ethics of Social Networking and New Media for Lawyers (Legal Ethics 1 CLE credit)

Brett Schuman will cover relevant ethics rules and other guidance regarding attorney use of social networking and new media. Specifically, he will address social media policies and risk management, the attorney ethics rules that are implicated by social networking and new media, use of social networking and new media in case preparation and in the courtroom, and social networking and new media's impact on IP and other legal issues.

2:30 pm - Legal Ethics Issues Raised in Waymo v. Uber (Legal Ethics 1 CLE credit)

The Waymo v. Uber litigation was one of the most high profile technology litigations of the past few years. The case raised various legal ethics issues, including issues relating to the attorney-client privilege and joint representation that were litigated both in the Federal Circuit as well as in the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District. Rachel Walsh and Andy Ong will discuss practice pointers and lessons to be learned from these issues. 

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