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Advantage CLE – June 2023 Program

Take advantage of this opportunity to scoop up nearly half of your CLEs. Spencer Fane is offering EIGHT 60-minute webinars for the last two weeks in June, including Ethics, Cybersecurity, and Diversity/Unconscious Bias credits. All sessions showcase the Spencer Fane advantage through topics curated to offer broad appeal to corporate counsel across a variety of industries. Utilizing knowledge from their wide range of practice groups, our Spencer Fane attorneys are here to help you check this off your to-do list AND improve your business.

What Do We Do Now? Enforcing and Appealing Arbitration Awards.

Arbitration is supposed to provide finality, but what happens when you don’t want it to be final or when the other side decides not to honor the award? This session addresses what happens after a final award in arbitration. Key takeaways from the session include:

  • Where to file to appeal or confirm an award.
  • How awards can be overturned.
  • Considerations around whether to appeal or confirm.

Presenter: Dan Blegen
Date/Time: June 20 | 12:00 p.m. CT
Credit: General

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White Collar Defense and Government Investigations: 2023 Enforcement Priorities

Public comments and recent indictments show that the U.S. Department of Justice’s leadership means what they’ve said about corporate criminal enforcement: it is on the rise and will continue to be the number one priority of the department. There are many ethical considerations to consider including past corporate conduct, electronic retention policies, compliance programs, and executive compensation. With the DOJ explicitly urging corporations to invest in compliance and dedicating more resources to investigators and prosecutors, two Spencer Fane White Collar Government Investigations attorneys will break down the priorities and trends – including COVID relief fraud, cyberfraud enforcement, and anti-corruption efforts – and what companies can do now to reduce risk.

Presenters: Patrick McInerney and Dan Nelson
Date/Time: June 20 | 1:30 p.m. CT
Credit: Ethics

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How to Be Ready for the Surprise Inspector You Hope Never Shows Up.

This CLE session will provide you with essential knowledge and skills to prepare for an unannounced inspection. These can happen to manufacturers, health care providers, and employers of all types. Inspectors can represent EPA, OSHA, the U.S. Department of Labor, other state and federal agencies, and criminal investigators. You will learn which documents and items to have readily accessible and how to train your staff on what to do and say when an inspector shows up. Our attorneys will share practical tips on how to handle inspections with ease and confidence, including creating a culture of compliance as well as identifying and correcting potential issues. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your skills and protect your facility from unexpected inspections.

Presenters: Jessie Merrigan and Jim Price
Date/Time: June 22 | 12:00 p.m. CT
Credit: General

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Revisiting Attorney Client Privilege

This lively session will discuss current law relating to attorney client privilege, focusing on ethical implications for the in-house practitioner. Presented by an experienced in-house attorney along with a seasoned Spencer Fane collaborator, the session will provide practical guidance on how to protect the privilege and avoid inadvertent waiver based on recent caselaw.

Presenters: Helen Holden and Michelle Walters, General Counsel, Team Car Care
Date/Time: June 22 | 1:30 p.m. CT
Credit: Ethics

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Under the Magnifying Glass: Cybersecurity Best Practices

The “reasonableness” of your organization’s cybersecurity practices are never more highly scrutinized than after a security incident. Take time with our cybersecurity legal team as they walk through a post-incident analysis of cybersecurity safeguards and recommended best practices. Using the lessons of other organizations, we will build a checklist of next steps to protect yours.

Presenters: Shawn Tuma, Thomas Hayde, and Stacy Harper
Date/Time: June 27 | 12:00 p.m. CT
Credit: Ethics/Technology, Kansas General Credit

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Turbulent Times: What to do When Your Customer Files for Bankruptcy?

Commercial bankruptcies are on the rise. As more organizations decide to seek bankruptcy relief, you and your clients need to be prepared, especially in the early days of a bankruptcy, which can set the tone for the entire case. This webinar, with a particular focus on commercial bankruptcies, will help you understand the key aspects and players in a commercial case including the new Subchapter V bankruptcy, steps that creditors should take when a customer files for bankruptcy, identification of key deadlines, and discussion of common bankruptcy causes of action and how they may impact a creditor.

Presenters: Eric Johnson and Andrea Chase
Date/Time: June 27 | 1:30 p.m. CT
Credit: General

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Supreme Shifts: Examining Recent SCOTUS Decisions and Future Implications

Join us for an informative overview of the latest Supreme Court decisions and how they may impact your organization’s legal strategy. Our expert panel of attorneys will provide insights into key cases from this term and discuss how they may affect your day-to-day legal work. We’ll explore the implications of recent rulings and offer practical guidance on how to navigate the evolving legal landscape. In addition, we’ll examine the court’s broader trends and what they mean for the future. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve and gain valuable knowledge to help make informed decisions for your organization.

Presenters: Andy Lester, AJ Ferate, Stacey Koju, Joe Bednar, and Patrick McAndrews
Date/Time: June 29 | 12:00 p.m. CT
Credit: General

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Ethical Implications of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Everyone, including attorneys who believe themselves to be fair, possess implicit biases. Furthermore, as the discussion and efforts to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices have evolved, reasons to “push back” have also developed. The one important aspect of the DEI discussion often overlooked is the role of ethics. This webinar will define diversity, equity, and inclusion and implicit bias; discuss ways to recognize how implicit bias may negatively impact the attorney/client representations; emphasize appropriate aids to ensure DEI and overcome implicit biases; and identify ethical responsibilities related to DEI.

Presenters: Ruthie White and Rachael Thomson
Date/Time: June 29 | 1:30 p.m. CT
Credit: Ethics, Diversity, Implicit Bias

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Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits are pending in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. CLE credit application and approval processes vary per state and may not be available after certain state deadlines.