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January 27, 2021 | 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT

Zoom Webcast

Members: $0
Non-members: $99

Overview (Program Summary)

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Join us for 2 mornings of CLE programs just in time for the filing deadline!

5 Hrs General + 1 Hr Ethics CA CLE Credit

Log in to ACC San Francisco Bay Area’s first major event of the New Year! 

Get a jump start on your CLE’s for 2021 or, if your California State Bar deadline is approaching, finish strong with 6 hours of CLE including 1 hour of Ethics. Attend 5 sessions for the chance to win an Apple Watch Series 6!** Join an hour of coffee and conversation with Eversheds Sutherland. Enter virtual draws during the CLE sessions for a chance to win other prizes, including gift cards and wine. Join us for networking and have lunch delivered to your door.*


8:00 – 9:00
Coffee & Hot Topics

Coffee and conversation with
Eversheds Sutherland [ACC will a coffee gift set to those who register by Jan. 18, 2021].

9:00 – 10:00
Cal/OSHA and COVID Checkpoint: Emergency Temporary Standard, Vaccines, and Lawsuit Defenses – CLE presented by Norton Rose Fulbright

Join partners from Norton Rose Fulbright as they discuss Cal/OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard, vaccines and making them mandatory, and the predicted increase in, and defense of, employment lawsuits arising from COVID issues.
Jeff Margulies, Partner-in-charge, Los Angeles & San Francisco, Norton Rose Fulbright
Kevin Mayer, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Josh Henderson, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Christine Brandt, Sr. Counsel, Macy's, Inc.
Jennee DeVore, Sr. Counsel, Exelixis

10:15 – 11:15
From the Bylaws to the Ballot Box: Preparing for Shareholder Activism and Related Litigation in the 2021 Proxy Season – CLE presented by Vinson & Elkins
As we round the corner into the 2021 proxy season, shareholder activism experts are predicting one of the busiest years in recent decades for proxy fights, merger contests, withhold campaigns, and short attacks.

Please join our panel from Vinson & Elkins and Protagonist Therapeutics for a discussion about preparing, during peacetime, to navigate the rising tide of shareholder activism.  Panelists will discuss how to proactively prepare for a shareholder activism campaign before one erupts, including the importance of enhanced governance practices and of maintaining proper procedures and controls to better position your company to help fend off activist attacks and manage activism-related litigation that often arises.
Lawrence Elbaum, Co-Head Shareholder Activism Practice, Vinson & Elkins
Michael Charlson, Co-Chair Shareholder Litigation & Enforcement Practice, Vinson & Elkins
Matthew Gosling, Executive Vice President, General Counsel at Protagonist Therapeutics

11:30 – 12:30
What Everyone In-House Should Know about Open-Source Strategy – CLE presented by Crowell & Moring
Open source software (OSS) is ubiquitous in software development today, allowing for technical innovation and increased productivity. OSS touches essentially everything from big data and cloud to mobile and embedded. Its use is favorable because it decreases time to market, reduces costs and can drive the scaling of technology products. But, effectively using OSS to drive business models requires an understanding of the risks and benefits, and how OSS interacts with other legal strategies.

In this session we will cover:
          OSS Basics – Should you use it? What are the license concerns and implications?

          Business models enabled by OSS

          Choosing license terms to suit business goals

          Balancing legal toolsets to maximize the value of OSS (OSS + closed source, patent strategy, branding/standards, access restrictions, etc.)
Gabe Ramsey,  Partner, Crowell & Moring
Indira Bhatt, Open Source Consultant
Rudy Guyon, Lead Enterprise Products Counsel, McAfee
Michel Narganes, Partner, Crowell & Moring

ACC SFBA Member - $0
Non-Member - $99

Please register separately for Day 2 here.

This conference will be delivered via Zoom and participants must register separately for each day of the conference for CLE tracking purposes. Program materials will be available on our ACC SFBA website prior to the start of the event. California MCLE certificates will be emailed to participants by January 29. *Lunch delivery available to the first 200 Bay Area registrants. A link to order lunch will be sent the week prior to the event. **Draw will take place at 12:45pm on Jan. 28 during the networking lunch. Participants must be present to win.


Credits: 6.0
State: CA
Category: General, Ethics

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