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2019 Program Materials
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ACC Houston Half Day Seminar CLE

Doing Business in Canada

November 19, 2019

Session 1. Canadian Business Climate

  • Post-election update on the Canadian business climate
  • Pipeline update - Post-NAFTA, what to expect from the transition into USMCA
  • Other cross-border frictions

Speaker: Alan Ross, Partner, BLG

Session 2. Privacy & Cybersecurity

  • The evolving global regulatory framework
  • Global information obligations
  • Handling global privacy breaches
  • Selection and agreements with third party service providers

Speaker: François Joli-Coeur, Senior Associate, BLG

Session 3. M&A in Canada

  • Canadian deal point market trends
  • Oil and gas considerations
  • Cannabis landscape

Speakers: Louise Lee, Partner, BLG and Peter Bryan, Partner, BLG

Thank you to our generous sponsor Borden Ladner Gervais

ACC Houston November Chapter Meeting CLE

Big Data, Analytics and AI

November 12, 2019 - Galleria Presentation


Ryan D. Gum, Managing Counsel Exploration and Production Services (E&P Services) and Intellectual Property, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Occidental)
Aaron Tantleff, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP’s Technology Transactions & Outsourcing and Privacy, Security & Information Management practice groups

Materials will be posted after the December presentation in The Woodlands

Thank you to our generous sponsor Foley Gardere (Foley & Lardner LLP)

ACC Houston October Chapter Meeting CLE

Pick Your Headache: Non-Competes, Marijuana or Interoffice Romances

October 17, 2019 - Galleria Presentation
October 22, 2019 - The Woodlands Presentation

Chris Hanslik, Firm Chairman, BoyarMiller (The Galleria Presentation)
Andrew Pearce
, Shareholder, BoyarMiller (Both Presentations)
Lauren Black
, Senior Associate, BoyarMiller (The Woodlands Presentation)

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Thank you to our Marquee and Chapter Meeting Sponsor: BoyarMiller

ACC Houston september Chapter Meeting CLE

Smart Contracts

September 17, 2019 - Galleria Presentation
September 26, 2019 - The Woodlands Presentation

James C. Row, CFA, Managing Partner, Entoro Capital, LLC
Dan Nossa, Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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Thank you to our Chapter Meeting Sponsor: Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

2019 ACC Houston Annual Symposium

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Session 1:
9:00 - 9:50 am - Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) - (Almost) Everything you need to know about Canadian vs U.S. Labo(u)r Law
Session 2: 10:00 - 10:50 am - Jordan Lawrence - Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Compliance | A Strong Foundation for Compliance
Session 3: 11:00 - 11:50 am - Porter Hedges - Water Rights and Water Transactions in Texas
Session 4: 2:00 – 2:50 pm Shook Hardy & Bacon - Navigating the Cannabis Conundrum
Session 5: 3:00 -3:50 pm Baker Botts - Robust IP Rights for Blockchain Technologies
Session 6: 4:00 – 4:50 pm Norton Rose Fulbright - Legal Ethics from the Movies

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ACC Houston August Chapter Meeting CLE

Legal Considerations for Drones

August 6, 2019 - Galleria Presentation
August 7, 2019 - The Woodlands Presentation

Brian Gaudet, Counsel, Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton, LLP
David Lynch, Counsel, Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton, LLP

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Thank you to our Chapter Meeting Sponsor: Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP

ACC Houston July Chapter Meeting CLE

Immigration in the Trump Administration

July 9, 2019 - Galleria Presentation
July 17, 2019 - The Woodlands Presentation

Kelly Cobb, Partner, Fragomen Worldwide
Angelica Grado-Wright, Of Counsel, Fragomen Worldwide
Cortney Heard, Attorney Labor & Employment Law, Exxon Mobil Corporation

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Thank you to our Litigation Sponsor: Fragomen Worldwide

ACC Houston Litigation Practice Group CLE

Beyond the Courts

June 26, 2019

Tom Sikora, Senior Counsel - International Disputes, Exxon Mobil Corporation
Brendan Cook, Partner, Chair of North America Arbitration Practice, Baker McKenzie  
Eugenie Rogers, Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution, Baker McKenzie

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Thank you to our Litigation Sponsor: Baker McKenzie 

ACC Houston Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group CLE

Recent Developments in M&A Practice - Key Takeaways

June 20, 2019

Jim Marshall, Partner and Deputy Department Chair (Corporate), Baker Botts
Laura Katherine Mann, Senior Associate, Baker Botts

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Thank you to our M&A Sponsor: Baker Botts

ACC Houston June Chapter Meeting CLE

What Do I Do If There’s A Whistleblower In Our Organization?

June 11, 2019 - Galleria Location

Jeff Heller, Of Counsel, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Ruth Pancherz, Counsel - Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits, BP America, Inc.

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Thank you to our sponsor: Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

ACC Houston IP Practice Group ClE

Navigating Key Clauses to Protect Your Valuable Information

February 6, 2019 - America's - River Oaks
May 29, 2019 - Jasper's - The Woodlands

Joseph Yao, Senior Counsel, Exxon Mobil Corporation
Jonathon Hance, Partner, Bracewell LLP

Thank you to our Sponsor: Bracewell LLP

ACC Houston MAY Chapter Meeting CLE

Getting the Deal Done: Navigating Key Legal Issues in M&A Transactions

May 8, 2019 - Woodlands Location

Andy Lehman, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Jon Boben, Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Elitza Meyer, Senior Counsel, McKesson Corporation

May 14, 2019 - Galleria Location

Robert Shearer, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Jon Boben, Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Monica Karuturi, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, CenterPoint Energy

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Thank you to our sponsor: Akin Gump

ACC Houston April Chapter Meeting CLE

Fingers Crossed! The Risks and Limits of Disclaimers and Fraud Carve Outs

April 9, 2019 - Galleria Location

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Bradley Benoit,
Partner, Bracewell LLP
Brent Benoit, Chief Compliance Officer, National Oilwell Varco

Thank you to our sponsor: Bracewell LLP

ACC Houston March Chapter Meeting CLE

Recent Developments in Anti-Corruption Enforcement

March 5, 2019 - Galleria Location
March 19, 2019 - The Woodlands Location

Brigham Cannon
, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
Nicholas Thompson, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Thank you to our sponsor: Kirkland & Ellis


Compliance Auditing Under the EPA and Texas Environmental Audit Programs

February 21, 2019

Thank you to our sponsor: Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.


Hindsight is 20/20

February 12, 2019
February 19, 2019 - Woodlands Meeting


David Ammons, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Michelle Scheffler, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Marcela Berdion-Straub, Lead Counsel - Litigation, TOTAL American Services, Inc.


New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep
January 8, 2019 - Galleria Meeting
January 15, 2019 - Woodlands Meeting

New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep - Achievable Goals For In-House Attorneys


Michael Morfey, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth
Joe Buoni, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth
Ashley Kahn, Associate, Hunton Andrews Kurth

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