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July 28, 2020 Texas Lawbook CLE Webinar: The Bankruptcy Pandemic

July 28, 2020 Texas Lawbook CLE Webinar: The Bankruptcy Pandemic

ACC Houston and The Texas Lawbook CLE Webinar
The Bankruptcy Pandemic | 12:00 noon to 1:15 PM | The Texas Lawbook
MCLE 1.0 hours CLE - TX (includes 0.50 hours Ethics credits) Course #174091156

Texas is witnessing a record number of businesses filing for Chapter 11 protection due to the decline in commodity prices and the COVID-19 pandemic. This webcast will examine the numbers, why companies are choosing their law firms, how clients and firms select their venue to file and what makes for a successful restructuring. 1.0 hours CLE - TX (includes 0.50 hours Ethics credits)

Speakers

Andrew Wright, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Talen Energy (former General Counsel at Energy Future Holdings)
Victoria Lazar (former Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Bristow Group
Gary Kennedy (former General Counsel at American Airlines)
Alfredo R. Perez, Managing Partner, Weil

July 16, 2020 Chapter Meeting CLE Webinar

ACC Houston July Chapter Meeting CLE Webinar:The Impact of Covid19 and Presidential Proclamations on US Immigration

ACC Houston July Chapter Meeting CLE Webinar
The Impact of Covid19 and Presidential Proclamations on US Immigration
July 16, 2020 | 12 noon - 1 pm | 1.0 hours CLE (TX MCLE #174090816)

Join us for a discussion on current US immigration-related intelligence and strategic compliance guidance. Panel discussions will include:

• An overview of suspension of entry for most visa holders
• The closure of US consulates
• The extension of the entry ban on immigrants to the US
• And potential future restrictions on the H-1B program

Speakers

Kelly D. Cobb, Managing Partner, Fragomen Worldwide
Elizabeth Cleveland Wakefield, Senior Associate, Fragomen Worldwide

 

June 30, 2020 ACC Houston Career Development CLE Webinar: Breaking Precedent

ACC Houston Career Development CLE Webinar: Breaking Precedent

ACC Houston Career Development Webinar
Breaking Precedent: The Tools to Navigate the Unknown
June 30, 2020 | 12:00 noon - 1:15 pm | 1.0 hours CLE Course #174089632 (TX)

Join the ACC Houston Chapter and Gibson Arnold & Associates for a lively discussion on Breaking Precedent - The Tools to Navigate the Unknown. This panel discussion will provide members with valuable information and exercises in an interactive session. RSVP today for this extraordinary event.

Breaking Precedent - The Tools to Navigate the Unknown
Career Advancement Toolkit
ACC In-House Counsel Development CLE Series

• What can I do to add value in my role and thrive when there are potential lay-offs?
• What key negotiating points should I know if I’m offered an early retirement package?
• What metrics should I consider when deciding to preemptively make a move?
• The psychology and mindset of job loss. How do I remain resilient?
• If I’m facing job loss, what are best practices for a job search?

Speakers

Melinda Delmonico, President & CEO, Gibson Arnold & Associates
Jennifer Laratonda, Executive Consultant and Leadership Coach, PerSynergy Consulting
John Robb, Managing Director, The Stone Creek Group

June 25, 2020 ACC Houston Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group CLE Webinar

Distressed Asset Acquisitions: What you need to know about buying assets out of bankruptcy

ACC Houston Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group CLE Webinar
Distressed Asset Acquisitions: What you need to know about buying assets out of bankruptcy
June 25, 2020 | 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm | 1.0 hours CLE (TX) Course #174089631

The presentation will discuss acquisition strategies for buyers of assets from companies in bankruptcy. The presentation will include a primer on standalone assets sales pursuant to section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, the bidding process and sales through chapter 11 plans. We will also discuss opportunities and risks associated with such acquisitions.

Speakers

Manny Grillo, Section Chair - Financial Restructuring (Firmwide) Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.
Robin Spigel, Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.

June 24, 2020 IP Practice Group CLE Webinar

ACC Houston IP Practice Group CLE Webinar

ACC Houston Intellectual Property Practice Group CLE Webinar
“Practical Intellectual Property Due Diligence Considerations for Fast-Moving Deals in Turbulent Times”
June 24, 2020 | 12 noon - 1:00 pm | 1.0 Hours CLE (TX Course #174089516)

An experienced in-house attorney from a Fortune 500 company and outside transactional IP counsel will host a virtual fireside chat to consider how best to address intellectual property due diligence concerns when deals are moving fast in the current environment with mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, and financing. Both IP and non-IP professionals will appreciate a poignant discussion on how best to protect the interests of a company from an IP perspective during contemporary transactions.

Speakers

Kevin Tamm, Associate, Bracewell
Ann LaFeir, Senior IP Counsel, USAA

May 28, 2020 ACC Houston Labor & Employment Practice Group CLE Webinar

What??? Back to the Office? Are you prepared?

ACC Houston Labor & Employment Practice Group CLE Webinar: What??? Back to the Office? Are You Prepared?
How to plan for a safe and orderly return for employees
May 28, 2020 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm |
Texas MCLE Course #174086647 (1.0 Hours CLE)

High level takeaways for return to work issues facing companies today. Our speakers will discuss key return-to-work planning topics, such as:

  • Employee Testing
  • PPE in the Workplace
  • Social Distancing and Space Coordination
  • Training and Employee Expectations
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Remote Work
  • Potential New Retaliation Claims

Speakers

Scott Nelson, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw
Kimberly Pilcher, Executive Counsel Labor & Employment Law, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Seyfarth Shaw's Return to Business Checklist

May 27, 2020 ACC Houston Health Care Practice Group CLE Webinar

Protecting the Privacy and Security of Medical Data in the Health Care Industry In the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

ACC Houston Health Care Law CLE Webinar
Protecting the Privacy and Security of Medical Data in the Health Care Industry In the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 27, 2020 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Texas MCLE #174086197 (1.0 hours CLE Credit)

Join us for a discussion with in-house counsel and key thought leaders about how health care institutions are working to protect health information. Including protecting information in light of COVID. (1.0 hrs CLE TX)

Topics of discussion will include:
• OCR HIPAA enforcement discretion announcements in the COVID environment: What do they really mean? How long will they last?
• Outsourcing IT trends and pitfalls of boilerplate technology contracts
• The expansion of care service delivery outside the hospital

Speakers

Leon Rodriguez - Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
John Tomaszewski - Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
• Monique Allen - Vice President of HIPAA Compliance, Memorial Hermann Health System
• Renee Lowe - J.D., LL.M, CIPP/US, Sr. Assistant County Attorney, Harris Health System

May 13, 2020 ACC Houston & Texas Lawbook CLE Webinar

May 13, 2020 ACC Houston & Texas Lawbook CLE

Energy, Financial Distress, Government Relief & the Federal Reserve
Texas MCLE Course #174085544

Three experts discuss distress in the oil patch. The conversation will cover borrowing base re-determinations, liability management, debt to equity transactions, Chapter 11, Fed policy and more. (1.0 hours  CLE)

Trevor Wommack, Partner, Latham & Watkins
W. Michael Cox, Founding Director, SMU Cox School of Business O'Neil Center and former Chief Economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Jeff Zlotky, General Counsel, NGP Energy Capital

May 7, 2020 Environmental Practice Group CLE Webinar

ACC Houston Environmental Practice Group CLE Webinar (May 7, 2020)

ACC Houston Environmental Practice Group CLE Webinar
Practical Tips for Seeking TCEQ Enforcement Discretion and Preserving a Force Majeure Affirmative Defense during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Texas MCLE Course # 174084536 (1.0 Hrs)

This webinar will break down the latest TCEQ and EPA COVID-19 enforcement discretion guidance, providing key takeaways for in-house counsel seeking TCEQ enforcement discretion and looking to preserve a COVID force majeure affirmative defense.

Beveridge & Diamond's speakers will share:

• Overview of the most recent TCEQ and EPA COVID Guidance
• Practical tips for making TCEQ enforcement discretion requests
• Best practices for preserving, claiming, and litigating force majeure in Texas and at the federal level

Speakers

Moderator: Madeleine (Maddie) Boyer, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC (Austin, TX) 

Bina Reddy, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC (Austin, TX) 
Josh Van Eaton, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC (Washington, DC)
Sarah Munger, Associate, Beveridge & Diamond PC (Austin, TX)

May 5, 2020 Energy Practice Group CLE Webinar

ACC Houston Energy Practice Group CLE Webinar - May 5, 2020

ACC Houston Energy Practice Group CLE Webinar
Navigating Unprecedented Times
The Impact of the Coronavirus and Historically-Low Oil Prices
1.0 hours CLE credit - TX (includes 0.5 hour Ethics) Texas MCLE Course # 174084061

The energy industry has suffered a double whammy as a result of the global Coronavirus pandemic and historically-low oil prices. On this webinar, we will discuss three important considerations for energy companies in these unprecedented times, including potential financing options and considerations; strategies for furloughs and layoffs in light of recent federal legislation; and the potential viability of force majeure and other contractual excuses.

April 29, 2020 Data Privacy & Security CLE Webinar

ACC Houston Data Privacy & Security Practice Group CLE Webinar

Airing Date: April 29, 2020

ACC Houston Data Privacy & Security Practice Group Webinar (Texas MCLE #174084048)

COVID-19 Risk Management: Data Privacy Challenges for Employers

Join Womble Bond Dickinson and ACC Houston for a discussion of legal challenges that arise when balancing data privacy and employment law requirements against health, safety and business continuity objectives. This webinar is for ACC Houston members and Womble Bond Dickinson guests.

 

What you will learn:

This webinar will provide practical tips for tackling the privacy and data security challenges related to:

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Confidentiality of employee information, infectious disease reporting, and workplace safety

 

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Temperature testing, employee health monitoring, location tracking and other protective measures

 

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Vendor diligence and contracting, cybersecurity and risk management for rapid rollout of new technology

 

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Employee monitoring and cyber-risks for remote workforce

April 16, 2020 Career Development CLE Webinar

ACC Houston Career Development CLE: Self Care for Attorneys

Texas MCLE #174082785 (1.5 hours)

April 8, 2020 Texas Lawbook and Baker McKenzie Sponsored CLE Webinar

"COVID-19: The Effects on Texas Business and its Aftermath"

ACC Houston CLE - Webinar
COVID-19: The Effects on Texas Business and its Aftermath

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm | Texas MCLE Course #174082769 (1.0 Hours CLE)

The impact of COVID-19 on our personal health and safety is overwhelming. As we navigate through uncertain times, we are confronted with challenges and implications to our personal and professional lives that we could not have imagined. 1.0 Hours CLE (TX)

The interruption and impact on business is equally daunting. To help guide you through this serious situation, we have assembled a response team across practice and industry areas that will explore the pressing business issues and legal challenges companies are facing as a result of this economic shock. Our presenters will address issues and scenarios related to risk, impact and response, offering practical advice on how to best manage a survival and recovery plan. Discussion topics include:

  • Business Interruption, Force Majeure, and Handling Claims from Supply Chain Disruption
  • Impact on the Energy Industry
  • Managing Leaves and Workforce Planning
  • Cyber Security and Data Privacy

Resources

Our Baker McKenzie teams across the world are working with clients, regulators and various authorities to produce a variety of client updates and webinars to assist decision makers, including in-house legal teams, on how to navigate this incredibly challenging period. We invite you to access our Coronavirus Resource Center for information on the impact of this situation on your business and what you can do to manage these risks.

Our Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Industry Group recently published a "Global Guide to Force Majeure and International Commercial Contracts" that you may resourceful.

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