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**PLEASE KEEP A COPY OF ALL YOUR DATES, TIMES, AND PROGRAM NUMBERS THAT YOU REGISTER FOR AND EMAIL THE LIST TO LESLIE AT leslie.wolfson@accglobal.com** AS SOON AS YOU COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION. REGISTRATION PRICE INCREASES ON AUGUST 21. REGISTRATION ENDS ON AUGUST 31.

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You may register for individual programs below. Kindly register for yourself, as zoom will not accept an alternate email signing up for you.

All programs will earn either regular or ethics CLE (where noted) for New Jersey, which is reciprocal for New York as well.

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Date 2020

Time

Partner/Session#

Title

Description

Tues Sept 1

2:00-3:15

pm

Jackson Lewis

#1B

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Ransomware Continues Evolution During COVID-19 Pandemic Raising the Stakes for Businesses.

COVID19 raises a range of issues including safeguarding confidential & personal information. Hackers ramped up phishing attacks using various COVID19-related schemes to attack unknowing & vulnerable individuals, while expanding ransomware attacks to include data exfiltration. The massive increase in remote work and telecommuting have pushed IT departments & 3rd party service providers to their limits. At the same time, broad-based screening, testing, & contact tracing programs have ushered in massive increases in collection of sensitive data using newly developed apps & newly trained personnel. This session will explore these issues and provide some best practices for meeting these enhanced cybersecurity challenges.

Wed Sept 2

9:00-10:15am

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete

#2AE

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Big Brother Comes to Work: The Ethical Balancing of Employee Privacy ETHICS

This session takes a serious look at the dilemma of privacy versus what information we really need to know regarding information and illnesses at work and public places

Thur Sept 3

2:00-3:15pm

Major, Lindsey & Africa

#3B

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Restructure & Evolution of the Law Department Post COVID

How do we work with legal teams that are going back to being cost centers including minimizing costs, examining legal work flows and changes that occur? Come find out.

Fri Sept 4

9:00-10:15am

Lowenstein Sandler

#4A

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Hot Topics in Data Privacy for 2020

Join this session for a deep dive into the hottest data privacy issues you need to know how to handle.

Tues Sept 8

2:00-3:15pm

CSG

#8BE

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Ethical considerations in internal investigations in the COVID-19 climate
ETHICS

This program will address the complexities of conducting internal investigations via video conference, including what warnings to provide, how to provide them and how to insure that witnesses have access to the proper technology and private space. We will also discuss situations that warrant an in-person interview, and how to conduct that meeting safely due to current constraints.

Wed Sept 9

9:00-10:15am

Eversheds Sutherland

#9A

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Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, & Ambiguity in the Post COVID Era; Will the In-House Legal Dep’t Still be Relevant?

As described in title

Thur Sept 10

2:00-3:15pm

Fisher Phillips

#10B

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The Digital Divide: Navigating Legal Risks in the Digital World

Learn the “digital divide” created by modern technologies (smartphones, social media, & emerging technologies) between employers and employees. Modern employment concerns like digital addiction, technology-based discrimination, remote work & reimbursement of internet & cell phone expenses, use of apps for contact tracing, monitoring employee health and more will be discussed.

Fri Sept 11

9:00-10:15am

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath

#11A

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Hot Topics & Developments in Law &  Emerging Technology

This session takes a look at biometrics,, the Internet of Things, web & video conferencing, Artificial Intelligence, Apps, and more…

Mon Sept 14

2:00-3:15pm

McCarter & English

#14B

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Bankruptcy &

Restructuring Considerations During Economic Downturns

The fallout from the impact on companies facing struggles or bankruptcy due to the economic impact of COVID can be far reaching. Let’s take a look at various affected parties ranging from secured lenders to landlords to utilities as well as best practices concerning how to protect interests and rights.

Tues Sept 15

9:00-10:15am

DLA Piper & Grant Thornton

#15A

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Playbook for Managing Novel & Enhanced M&A Risks in the New Normal

COVID has created unprecedented challenges for the business community & society. Disruptions may even present significant opportunities for sophisticated strategic buyers, financial sponsors, and sellers equipped to navigate the new normal. Hear experts share their insights on key issues and best practices for evaluating, negotiating, and managing risk in these transactions.

Tues Sept 15

2:00-3:15pm

Broadridge

#15B

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Virtual Shareholder Meeting: 2020 Mid-Year Review & Update : Lessons Learned and Essentials to Know

Hear an overview of the 2020 mid-year statistics, the impact of COVID on the Annual Meeting season, and lessons learned and experience a VSM platform. What are the essentials for issuers considering a virtual meeting including planning, technology requirements, security, and best practices

Wed Sept 16

9:00-10:15am

CSC

#16AE

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Contracting & Ethics

ETHICS

Ethical Considerations with Technology Contracts:  In-house counsel are facing new and unique ethical challenges arising from a rapidly changing business and technology environment. This program focuses on the ethical issues presented by technology transactions, including in-house counsel’s ethical responsibilities in technology contract negotiations and compliance.

Thur Sept 17

9:00-10:15am

Spiro Harrison

#17AE

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Ethical Dilemmas of Handling Whistleblower Complaints ETHICS

Responding to anonymous complaints, apparent qui tam investigations, & public whistleblowing. Learn about topical situations involving whistleblowers that raise ethics dilemmas.

Thur Sept 17

2:00-3:15pm

Wilentz

#17B

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Business & Construction Litigation: Trends Amid the Pandemic & Forecast for the Road Ahead

The progression, resolution and disposition of lawsuits filed in New Jersey has dramatically slowed, resulting in a shift in business concerns. In-house legal teams in companies of all sizes are reevaluating their litigation priorities as the pandemic continues to introduce unprecedented challenges to government operations across all facets of litigation. Join our litigation and construction law partners for discussion of what we can expect going forward, and how general counsel can utilize their outside counsel for support in these trying times.

Mon Sept 21

9:00-10:15am

Nukk Freeman & Cerra Employment Lawyers

#21A

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Artificial Intelligence: Is its Impact on the Workplace Smart Business?

AI has arrived and is transforming our existence and workplaces. This session takes a deep dive and discusses the many ways AI is affecting workforces and workplaces.

Mon Sept 21

2:00-3:15pm

Thompson Hine

#21BE

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All Lawyers are Created Equal but Not Treated Equally

ETHICS

This session discusses challenges & treatments that female & diverse lawyers face despite recent spotlights on these issues. What are the right questions to ask and actions all should take? You will leave this session thinking hard as to whether you are contributing to the social injustice impacting women & diverse lawyers & how you are contributing to the solutions. This program aims to be interactive with the audience.

Tues Sept 22

2:00-3:15pm

K&L Gates

#22B

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Understanding & Managing Cyber Risk

This session will provide a legal & practical overview of cyber risks, related litigation, & applicable insurance coverage, including potential class action litigation & regulatory issues; significant court decisions on cyber-related claims; the availability of insurance coverage under traditional insurance policies; & how specialty insurance policies can address coverage gaps.

Wed Sept 23

9:00-10:15am

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

#23A

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Managing a Remote Workforce

This session will address the legal & practical considerations for remote work arrangements from eligibility criteria, setting expectations, protecting proprietary information, expense reimbursement issues, & wage/hour issues.

Thur Sept 24

2:00-3:15pm

Consilio

#24BE

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Ethical Challenges for In-House Counsel in the Digital Age ETHICS

How do we interpret & apply old rules of professional conduct in the context of ever-changing technology, & when dealing with massive volumes of electronic information, & as we use new methods of creating, communicating, & storing information? Let’s explore the impact of technology on the practice of law, preserving attorney client privilege, protecting client confidential & sensitive information, & supervising other lawyers & non-lawyer professionals.

Fri Sept 25

1:00-2:30pm

ACCNJ KEY NOTE SPEAKER#25A

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ACCNJ KEY NOTE SPEAKER

JASON DORSEY SPEAKS ON MULTIGENERATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE –

How do they decipher each other’s languages?

How are they all differently affected by remote learing and changes from COVID?

How can we all work together now that, for the first time, we have five generations working together?

Tues Sept 29

2:00-3:15pm

Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis

#29B

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The Business of Health Care in the Pandemic Age: Six Months Into the New World of COVID-19

The pandemic has forced the healthcare industry to adapt to new ways of doing business, creating new financial & healthcare delivery issues that are challenging conventional thinking. With no clear end to the pandemic, & a potential second surge of cases coming, healthcare providers are preparing for these challenges. This program will cover several major developments that are shaping the healthcare landscape in the COVID -19 world which impact the future delivery of care. Topics include: expansion of tele-health, relaxation of cross-border licensing, CMS waivers, 5th Amendment implications, & potential insurance coverage issues & fraud related concerns.

Wed Sept 30

9:00-10:15am

Gibbons

#30AE

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What Keeps In-House Counsel Up at Night? Corporate Governance & Shifting Fiduciary Duties in the Zone of Insolvency ETHICS

This session will examine the impact of financial distress on the duties of officers & directors. In the “zone of insolvency” fiduciary duties once owned only to equity expand to include all of a company’s stakeholders which can bring about delicate and profound issues. In the current economic climate, it is more important then ever for corporate boards & management to understand & prepare for these issues.

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