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The Scope of Attorney-Client Privilege

This panel discussion will provide a review of attorney-client privilege. The panel, consisting of highly accomplished and experienced practitioners including a member of the judiciary, will address the relevant legal standards and best practices on a wide-range of key privilege issues, including:• role of in-house counsel• internal investigations• disclosure to third parties (i.e., the government)• recent case law concerning the privilege. More

Original Recording Date: 11/19/2014

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Mortgage Notes & the Future of Home Finance

The financial crisis has put a tremendous amount of stress on the legal infrastucture for residential mortgages and securitization, and has raised a number of technical and political questions about the adequacy of the current establishment and the potential need for reform. More

Original Recording Date: 4/23/2014

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Getting to Yes, Practically & Ethically: Settlement agreements in Product Liability Cases

With a focus on group and mass settlements, the Product Liability Committee will present a panel of experienced practitioners and jurists to discuss best practices in reaching an ethical settlement agreement. Topics to be discussed include: the ethical considerations regarding aggregate settlements, the use of settlement masters, and settlement agreement provisions relating to indemnification by plaintiffs (and their counsel), qualified settlement funds under the Treasury Regs, and limitations on counsel’s acceptance of additional cases. More

Original Recording Date: 4/24/2014

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Recent Developments & Updated in the Practice of Disabilities Law

The program will focus on recent legal developments in education, labor, civil rights and accessibility, mental illness, and employment as they relate to people with disabilities. Presenters will include litigators who argued some of the cases that will be discussed as well as lawyers who are expert in their fields. More

Original Recording Date: 5/12/2014

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Ethics for Litigators

This program will examine a variety of issues involving ethics and professional responsibility in the context of a civil litigation practice. An experienced panel of attorneys and Judges will discuss: recent developments in the law regarding lawyer’s ethical considerations, real life tips and strategies, recent disciplinary proceedings, and the ethical issues relating to public interest and/or government attorneys.Program Chair: Jed Weiss, Cole SchotzAgenda6:00-6:15 Introduction and Opening Remarks6:15-6:35 A view from the Bench, Just How Far Can A Lawyer Go to Please His/Her Client – Judge Jeffrey Oing, New York Supreme Court Commercial Division6:35-6:50 Ethical Issues and Government Attorneys – Muriel Goode-Trufant, Division Chief, Special Federal Litigation Division New York City Law Dept.6:50 – 7:05 Know The Law! Ethics in Litigation Involving Social Media – Glenn Kazlow, General Counsel, Cole Schotz Meisel Forman & Leonard, PA7:05 – 7:15 Break7:15 - 7:35 Recent Developments – Professor Jay C. More

Original Recording Date: 5/20/2014

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Ethics in the Electronic Age: Be Careful When Using That Smart Phone, Tablet, Blog, Social Network...

Lawyers today are faced with a mind-boggling array of technological options designed to help them run their practices, communicate with their clients, store their data, and market their services. Many of these technologies – such as cloud storage, internet-based software, mobile devices, social media, and predictive coding – have created tremendous efficiencies, particularly for solo and small firm lawyers. More

Original Recording Date: 6/2/2014

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Representing Clients in Federal & State Criminal Tax Investigations: Defense Strategies & Prosecution Initiatives Every Attorney Needs to Know

This program will focus on strategies that attorneys can use to best represent taxpayers under criminal investigation. Topics to be covered include elements of commonly prosecuted federal and state tax crimes, current IRS and DOJ tax prosecution initiatives, (particularly foreign bank account investigations), voluntary disclosures to state and federal authorities, reacting to the commencement of a criminal investigation, administrative vs. More

Original Recording Date: 6/9/2014

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Answers to Everyday Ethical Questions

Join us to discuss how the Rules of Professional Conduct, and related decisions, opinions and commentary are applied to concrete situations that confront lawyers in everyday practice. A prominent faculty will discuss and take questions from the audience on a series of ethical conundrums. More

Original Recording Date: 6/26/2014

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The More Things Change...The Supreme Court's Bellingham Decision & Its Impace on Bankruptcy Litigation

A panel of experienced litigators and bankruptcy lawyers will discuss the ramifications of Bellingham, as well as more broadly address the intersection of the bankruptcy court’s statutory powers with the judicial powers created under Article III of the Constitution. More

Original Recording Date: 9/8/2014

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Current Developments in Elder Law 2014

This program will provide an overview of significant developments in the practice of elder law.Experienced practitioners will discuss the viability of assisted living residences as nursing home alternatives and the available types of assisted living options including profit, non- profit, and SSI/Medicaid funded facilities and programs. More

Original Recording Date: 9/16/2014

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Residential Real Estate Closings: What You Need to Know From Pre-Contract to Closing, Day 1

This program will cover the basics of the purchase and sale of cooperatives, condominiums and houses. The panelists will review forms of ownership, pre-contract due diligence, transfer and mortgage taxes, title insurance and lien searches. The program will also cover the contract of sale, including a review of the loan contingency clause and other most frequently negotiated contract provisions, general estate planning considerations, commonly encountered problems (such as combined apartments), and “how to” close a transaction. More

Original Recording Date: 9/22/2014

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Residential Real Estate Closings: What You Need to Know From Pre-Contract to Closing, Day 2

This program will cover the basics of the purchase and sale of cooperatives, condominiums and houses. The panelists will review forms of ownership, pre-contract due diligence, transfer and mortgage taxes, title insurance and lien searches. The program will also cover the contract of sale, including a review of the loan contingency clause and other most frequently negotiated contract provisions, general estate planning considerations, commonly encountered problems (such as combined apartments), and “how to” close a transaction. More

Original Recording Date: 9/29/2014

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Ethical Considerations For Corporate Investigations: Views From All Sides

This annual updates program will explore current issues and recent developments relating to ethical duties and responsibilities of attorneys and other participants in corporate internal investigations involving public companies. These issues will be discussed from the point of view of counsel for the corporation, investigating counsel, counsel for individual executives and government representatives. More

Original Recording Date: 9/30/2014

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Employee Whistleblower Claims - Recent Developments 2014

The legal landscape governing whistleblower claims has changed dramatically in recent years. For example, the Dodd- Frank Act alone created three new anti-retaliation causes of action; while the Affordable Care Act added another. The current Department of Labor Administrative Review Board has given an extremely broad reading to the federal whistleblower statutes within its purview, while the Supreme Court expanded exponentially the reach of Sarbanes-Oxley in Lawson v. More

Original Recording Date: 10/15/2014

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Insider Trading 2014: New Developments in Investigating, Prosecuting & Defending Cases

Insider trading continues to be a high enforcement priority for both the SEC and DOJ. Both agencies have devoted unprecedented resources to investigating insider trading violations, continue to employ aggressive investigative techniques, and ventured into new substantive territories and prosecution theories. More

Original Recording Date: 10/20/2014

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Recent Developments in Document Retention: Legal, Ethical & Practical Advice in the Context of Criminal, Regulatory & Civil Litigation

This program will provide practical advice and ethical guidance for in-house and outside counsel confronted with document retention issues in the context of criminal and regulatory investigations, as well as civil litigation. Experts will discuss the proper design and implementation of document retention policies, the legal requirements that arise in the context of investigations and litigation, and penalties and other sanctions that have been imposed for document retention failures. More

Original Recording Date: 10/21/2014

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The Nonprofit Practitioner: What Keeps You Up At Night?

Even in the ordinary course of business, not-for-profit corporations face many challenges. However, a wide range of legal issues can imperil their very existence. These are the issues that keep the nonprofit practitioner up at night. This program identifies those issues and shows how to deal with them. More

Original Recording Date: 10/27/2014

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Federal Court Practice 101: Introduction to the Nuts & Bolts of Federal Civil Practice

This program is designed to introduce attorneys, particularly those in their first three years of practice, to the nuts and bolts of federal civil practice. By focusing on real-life scenarios andpractical skills, the panelists will share their advice on how to succeed at each stage of litigationin federal court, from the initial conference to the close of discovery. More

Original Recording Date: 11/10/2014

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Employee Dismissals: Avoiding the Pitfalls

This program will cover numerous legal issues and challenges that arise when an employee is to be dismissed. The panel will discuss each topic, providing the management-side perspective, the employee-side perspective and the view from the bench. Topics to be addressed include: best practices for the termination process; tips and strategic considerations for drafting effective releases and severance agreements; enforcement of non-competes and other post-employment obligations; and the various causes of action terminated employees may consider or assert, with a particular emphasis on recent developments in wrongful termination law. More

Original Recording Date: 11/12/2014

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Are Patent Trolls Ruining US Businesses & the US Patent System?

Patent holding companies, patent assertion entities and other non-practicing entities (“NPEs”)— often pejoratively called “patent trolls”—are back in the headlines. NPE legislation is pending before Congress in multiple forms, over 3,000 infringement suits are being filed each year by patent owners who do not practice their patents, and the Federal Trade Commission is taking a closer look at the impact of NPEs on the economy. More

Original Recording Date: 11/20/2014

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Ethics, Discipline & Real World Obligations 2015

A premier faculty drawn from the judiciary, the disciplinary bar and law firms will focus on the ethical and potential disciplinary issues confronting attorneys in everyday litigation practice, including: A premier faculty drawn from the judiciary, the disciplinary bar and law firms will focus on the ethical and potential disciplinary issues confronting attorneys in everyday litigation practice, including:• Challenges in witness preparation Where is the line between suborning perjury and effective preparation? Payments to witnesses• Dealings with jurors Use of social media in jury selection Post-verdict contacts• Conduct toward judges Disclosure obligations under Rule 3.3 of New York’s Rules of Professional Conduct Critical statements to the press Critical statements in court• Attorney civilityProgram Chair: Edward M. More

Original Recording Date: 3/26/2015

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Enforcing Money Claims Pre- & Post-Judgment: Turning Your Judgment Into An Actual Financial Recovery

This course examines in detail the process of turning that judgment into an actual financial recovery for your client, and evaluates everything from the logistical issues in turning that judgment into an enforceable document in state and federal court, how to locate and identify the defendants’ assets both nationally and internationally, and how to take possession of and sell those assets to satisfy your judgment. More

Original Recording Date: 1/28/2015

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Taking & Defending Depositions: Strategic Tips & Techniques

Litigators know that the deposition is a crucial opportunity to evaluate an adversary's case, challenge key theories and witnesses, and to seek admissions for use in a potential summary judgment motion or at trial. Whether you are a first-year litigation associate or a senior partner, come learn how to maximize your effectiveness at taking, preparing for, and defending depositions. More

Original Recording Date: 2/3/2015

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Surviving the Residential Real Estate Closing: Prepare or Beware

Do you want to become more adept at anticipating and preventing problems before closing, and troubleshooting at the closing table when unanticipated situations arise? Are you worried about representing yourself, a family member or friend at an upcoming co-op condo or residential real estate closing? Here is your chance to "eavesdrop" on mock coop and house closings. More

Original Recording Date: 2/4/2015
CLE Credits (60): 2.5 Total

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Legal & Ethical Issues in Financing a Commercial Lawsuit: Borrowing From Peter to Sue Paul

The “American Rule” that each party bears its own court costs has long presented a barrier to complex commercial litigation that only the well-heeled could surmount. The growth of alternative litigation funding, using lending from outside financiers, has started to take hold as a market solution to the age-old problem. More

Original Recording Date: 2/5/2015

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