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The ACC San Francisco Bay Area Chapter has compiled resources to help our members navigate the current COVID-19 environment. The ACC SFBA will continue to bring detailed resources, CLE webcasts, and information to support you during this time.  For the most up to date information, visit the ACC COVID-19 Resource Hub.

Latest ACC Webcasts


"COVID-19 Vaccination Planning for Employers: New CDC Recommendations"

(by Faegre Drinker)

A COVID-19 resource from our sponsor, Faegre Drinker.


"Top 10 Considerations for US Employers"

(by Baker McKenzie)

A COVID-19 resource from our platinum sponsor, Baker McKenzie.


"Commercial Lease Disputes, Litigation & Restructuring During the COVID-19 Pandemic"

(Presented by Baker McKenzie)

Original Air Date: September 22, 2020  |  69 Minutes  |  Presentation Slides

Baker McKenzie's cross-practice team of practitioners from the Firm's litigation, real estate, employment, restructuring, and bankruptcy/insolvency practices discuss how they advise companies with multiple retail or office locations as they review lease terms, consider possible claims and defenses, evaluate strategies for moving forward and prepare for new law and legislation that will likely change the commercial real estate landscape.


"Trade Secret Protection in a Time of Employee Mobility and Work-From-Home Orders: In-House Lessons and Tips in Response to Recent Events"

(Presented by Baker Botts)

Original Air Date: August 19, 2020  |  Slides Only

Recent cases have highlighted the trade secret risks posed to California companies in this era of employee mobility, cheap data storage, and fierce competition for employees. These issues are heightened during the current environment of employees working from home, business deals being done over virtual platforms, and layoffs, and opportunistic hiring occurring due to the economic downturn.


"Maximizing Workforce Agility in the Long-Term: Designing Your Company's Remote Work Program"

(Presented by Baker McKenzie)

Original Air Date: August 6, 2020  |  Slides Only

In this program, Baker McKenzie discusses the legal considerations, shares best practices around designing a compliant program & handling future hurdles, and how to tailor policies that meet business needs.


"The Future of the Legal Department in a Post-COVID-19 World"

(Presented by Eversheds Sutherland)

Original Air Date: July 29, 2020  |  58 Minutes  |  Presentation Slides

The future of legal operations is ever-changing, especially as we all learn to navigate a post-COVID-19 world. This webinar will address the unique challenges facing legal ops teams, and share best practices for adapting to the current pandemic. This discussion will cover a range of top-of-mind topics.


"Data Privacy & Security: The New Litigation and Regulation Battleground"

(Presented by Exterro)

Original Air Date: June 17, 2020  |  Slides Only

The CCPA didn't start the fire, but like data breach laws, it's certainly leading the way. A surge of new data privacy and security regulations is igniting a sea change for corporate counsel.  Join us as we discuss how legal teams can be proactive to mitigate liabilities and protect their companies.  


"Strategies for Protecting Suppliers and Customers of Insolvent or Bankrupt Companies" (Presented by Farella Braun + Martel)

Original Air Date: June 16, 2020  |  Slides Only

As a result of the economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are increasingly dealing with insolvent or bankrupt counterparties.  

The panel of bankruptcy experts discuss issues such as:

  • Ensuring payment for goods and services provided to financially troubled counterparties
  • Stopping goods in transit and reclaiming goods sold to an insolvent or bankrupt party
  • Reducing risk of clawback for payments received shortly before a counterparty's bankruptcy
  • Strategies for preferential treatment of debts owed by a counterparty in bankruptcy
  • Navigating contract rights and obligations under bankruptcy law
  • A bankrupt counterparty's potential assignment of contracts without consent

"Employment Laws and the New Normal: New Workplace Obligations and a New Look at Prior Obligations" (Presented by Farella Braun + Martel)

Original Air Date: June 11, 2020  |  Slides Only

The past few months have brought a landslide of new legislation, guidance, and orders from our federal, state and local governments that are heavily impacting the workplace. Join us for a brief overview of what you should know for your organization and for your legal practice.

This webinar covers:

  • Employee Privacy and Medical Issues
  • Complying with EEO Obligations in the COVID Era
  • Safely Returning Employees to Work
  • Managing Employees' Time Off Options

"The Ever-Changing Patent Litigation Playbook: Exploring the Latest Trends and Litigation Tactics" (Presented by Keker, Van Nest & Peters)

Original Air Date: June 9, 2020  |  Slides Only

Topics covered include:

  • Venue - the rise of Western District of Texas and other emerging patent venues;
  • Alice motions and IPRs - the changing law and emerging litigation tactics;
  • Foreign parallel litigation - why you should care about Germany; and
  • Litigation funding and its impacts on the IP landscape.

"Preparing for the Onslaught of COVID-19 Litigation" 

(Presented by Keker, Van Nest & Peters)

Original Air Date: May 19, 2020  |  63 Minutes  |  Presentation Slides

The COVID-19 pandemic has flipped the economy on its head and left us sheltering-in-place, teleworking, and managing entirely novel risks. Join Keker, Van Nest & Peters partners Rachael Meny and Sharif Jacob in exploring our new "litigation" normal. They'll discuss the current litigation landscape, the pandemic's effect on pending litigation, likely future trends, and how to prepare now for COVID-19 claims and defenses.


"Is Your Compliance Program Ready for DOJ and Delaware Courts' Scrutiny?" 

(Presented by Vinson & Elkins)

Original Air Date: May 13, 2020  |  66 Minutes  |  Presentation Slides

Learn from a panel of attorneys in Vinson & Elkins' Government Investigations & White Collar Criminal Defense practice how to:

  • conduct risk assessments that satisfy DOJ prosecutors and protect your board from claims;
  • avoid "boiling the ocean" but still generate specific and actionable insights;
  • help your board efficiently compare risks to identify and monitor the most "mission critical" risks; and
  • safeguard your company from the potential increase in non-compliant behavior amidst the distractions involved in major impacts like the COVID-19 pandemic.

"COVID-19: Employment Law Issues for Essential Businesses in California" 

(Presented by Cozen O'Connor)

Original Air Date: April 16, 2020  |  Slides Only 

This webinar will provide practical and legal guidance on the staffing issues facing businesses still in operation, including but not limited to how to comply with stay-at-home orders, dealing with leave and attendance issues, travel restrictions, remote work, mandated and voluntary protective equipment and many other challenging issues facing employers in the current environment.


"COVID-19 and the Workplace: What California Employers Need to Know" 

(Presented by Cozen O'Connor)

Original Air Date: March 26, 2020  |  Slides Only 

How to handle mass layoffs and closings, legal obligations in a virtual workplace, requirements of the Families First bill, and more are covered in this webinar. Legal guidance on what every company should be doing now and what plans should be in place to deal with various contingency situations are also covered.


"Global Mergers and Acquisitions in a Pandemic: Practical Thoughts in a Shifting Landscape" (Presented by Eversheds Sutherland)

Original Air Date: March 25, 2020  |  59 Minutes 

This insightful webcast examines the impact of the current pandemic on global mergers and acquisitions - the deals that have already been signed, deals that are currently being negotiated and the deals you may want to do.  Issues clients grapple with and the approaches and responses they are considering are identified.  


"We're Not in Kansas Anymore: Writing a Global Pandemic Employment Playbook" (Presented by Eversheds Sutherland)

Original Air Date: March 18, 2020  |  62 Minutes 

Eversheds Sutherland brings members the latest global guidance on the critical, time-sensitive employment issues companies need to consider and issues that will be faced in the coming weeks.

ACC Global Resources


A curated selection of resources to help in-house counsel navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join the ACC Global's online community and discuss with other in-house counsel on ACC's COVID-19 online forum.


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