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February 16, 2022 | 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Overview (Program Summary)

A program hosted by:

ACC Research Triangle Area

This is our Chapter's fifth, all-day Biennial Institute. We’re presenting in-house topical material on important issues including a 2-hour ethics presentation and 1-hour substance abuse session all presented by expert in-house speakers, moderated by our sponsor law firms. We're hoping this program proves to be the highlight of the year for CLE providing over 1/2 of the year's requirement for CLE. Check out the complete program schedule below and register for each session using the “HERE” links.


Agenda and Registration links:

8:45 - 9:00 Introduction

9:00 - 10:15 Employment - Moderator, S. McKinley Gray, Ward and Smith, REGISTER HERE (includes the intro at 8:45)

In-House Panelists: TBD

This LARP (Live Action Role Playing) session will incorporate virtual interactivity and will allow attendees to act out real-life HR scenarios remotely. Attendees will be able to assume the role and viewpoint of an HR professional, employee, or others as you walk through case examples related to employment issues our panelists are handling daily.

Each case example will then be discussed in an open forum to provide insight into how to navigate the current, complex employment environment.

10:15 - 10:30  Break

10:30 - 12:30 Ethics - Selling yourself without selling your soul - Moderators: Marc Paul/Brian Whisler, Baker & McKenzie, REGISTER HERE

In-House Panelists: Jonathan Oechsle; Kathy Twiddy; Danielle Gray; Mike Cunningham

This ethics session will explore the issues involved when a lawyer is negotiating to sell his/her own company and whose employment may or may not survive the transaction.

12:30 - 1:00 Break

1:00 - 2:15 Government Contracting in the Era of Remote Work - Moderator, David Robinson, Nexsen Pruet, REGISTER HERE

In-House Panelists: TBD

2:15 - 2:30 Break

2:30 - 3:45 Contract Indemnification - Moderator, David Krosner, Poyner Spruill, REGISTER HERE

In-House Panelists: Shaquana Johnson, Lead Counsel, Meta, Reality Labs; Nickeyea Wilkinson-Pickett, Senior Counsel, US Legal Operations-Respiratory, GSK; Sheila Spence, Corporate Counsel, NantHealth; Kimberly Maney, Assistant General Counsel, Lead Digital, Privacy and Innovation, US Pharma, GSK

This panel will discuss common themes found within indemnification clauses of contracts. The panel will also address issue spotting and big picture issues as they relate to indemnification.

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00 - 5:00 Substance Abuse: Sean Doyle, General Counsel, MCNC, REGISTER HERE


Credits: 6.75
State: NC
Category: 2 hrs. ethics; 1 hr substance abuse; 3.75 general

Contact (RSVP)

Marvin D Genzer