Parsons Behle & Latimer
201 S. Main Street, Suite 1800
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Overview (Program Summary)
8:00-8:30 – Breakfast & Networking
8:30-9:30 Professionalism and Civility for Utah Attorneys:
In 2003, the Utah Supreme Court created the Utah Standards of Professionalism and Civility in an effort to improve the practice of law in the state of Utah. This one-hour presentation will focus specifically on the standards and correlating ethics rules that are most often encountered by in-house attorneys including how to avoid and respond to conduct that “crosses the line.”
Alex B. Leeman, General Counsel & Shareholder, Parsons Behle & Latimer
9:40-10:40 Employment Law Challenges of a Remote Workplace
In a post-pandemic world, more and more employers are providing remote work as an option for employees to recruit and retain them. This presentation will help you to proactively consider the employment law challenges associated with a remote workplace. We’ll discuss how to address employees who’d like to work out of state, enhanced risks of employee moonlighting, security issues, and who pays for the equipment needed for telework. We also will discuss the circumstances when an employer might have to provide remote work even onsite work is preferred.
Jesse Oakeson, Associate General Counsel, Myriad Genetics
Mark Tolman, Shareholder, Parson Behle & Latimer
10:50-11:50 Dos and Don’ts of Contracts
This session will discuss common contract litigation issues and provide tips on how to effectively prepare contracts and mitigate litigation exposure. Topics include the importance of documentation and memorialization of “hand-shake” agreements while also being mindful of the dynamic and fast-paced nature of contract negotiations between general counsel and their client’s business partners and suggestions for institutional best-practices.
Naziol Scott, General Counsel, HireVue
Abby Dizon-Maughan, Associate, Parsons Behle & Latimer
12:00-1:00 Cross-Border M&A Transactions – Risks and Best Practices
In this presentation we will discuss cross-border transactions, with a focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions. We will analyze each phase of such transactions and specific practical and legal considerations, from the complications of international deals, to the main differences between common law and civil law jurisdictions, to the structuring of the transaction, due diligence, compliance and regulatory considerations, negotiation techniques, up to and including the closing. We will identify some of the key risks involved in conducting this type of transactions and discuss best practices.
Abby Barraclough, General Counsel, Zagg
Barbara Bagnasacco, Shareholder, Parsons Behle & Latimer
1:00-1:30 – Lunch and Networking