FEBRUARY 2017
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    Free Webinar: How to Manage a Client’s Cyber-Security Breach
    Securities Arbitration Program
    Corporate Law Departments Roundtable
    Enhance Your Practice
    Law Firm Memos
    The Business and Corporations Law Section eNews
    is published by the Business and Corporations Law Section

    Theresa Leets
    Department of Business Oversight

    Peter M. Menard
    Sheppard Mullin

    Business and Corporations Executive Committee Officers:

    Barry Burten, Chair
    James Coupe, Vice Chair/Treasurer
    Candice Choh, Chair Marketing and Membership
    Theresa Leets,  Co-Chair Programming
    Peter M. Menard, Co-Chair Programming
    Katherine Blair,  Secretary

    Kevin L. Finch
    Arash Khalili

    Corporate Law Departments Section Representative
    Lois M. Jacobs

    Barristers Liaison
    Jason R. Parnell

    Department of Business Oversight Liaison
    Theresa Leets


    Free Webinar
    How to Manage a Client’s Cyber-Security Breach — Register Now

    Co-sponsored by LACBA.
    Register now for the second of the free 2017 “Hot Topics” webinar series to be held on March 15, 2017.

    This webinar is focused on how attorneys can assist their clients who have suffered a data breach. The key issues will include:

    • Which industries are the most likely targets for hackers?
    • What are the preventative technologies that your clients (and you!) should implement?
    • Conducting a Cybersecurity Assessment.
    • Developing a Data Breach Response Protocol.
    • Creating the Human Firewall.

    The program will start at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, and run for an hour with corresponding MCLE credit. Speakers: Robert E. Braun of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell LLP and Richard Randle and Bob Michlin of MBSG.

    Register Now

    Securities Arbitration Program
    Up-to-Date Recent Developments

    This program will focus on recent developments in securities arbitration and mediation. It will be sponsored by the LACBA Business and Corporations Law Section and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). and will be held at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 11:30 to noon. 

    The program will include:

    • New Rule Changes and Proposals (Task Force Recommendations)
    • FINRA’s new Portal System
    • The Public Arbitrator Program And MORE!
    • Arbitration Selection (How to Pick the Best Arbitrator)
    • Large Case Program
    • New Developments in Discovery Issues
    • Punitive Damages and Attorney’s Fees
    • The Best Winning Arguments
    • Reasoned Decisions
    • New Expungement Rules
    • The Proactive Arbitrator
    • Making the Arbitrators' Job Easier
    • FINRA's Controversial Six Year Eligibility Rule
    • Trying a Products Case
    • Settlement Strategies

    The panel will include experienced FINRA arbitrators, who will comment on and critique techniques and strategies of counsel and the parties during the arbitration process.

    For more information about this program click here.

    Corporate Law Departments Roundtable

    LACBA Corporate Law Departments Section is sponsoring the following roundtables:

    • March 2 - Conducting Internal Investigations, Preserving Privilege
    • March 16 - Legal Ethics for In-House Lawyers
    • March 30 - California Employment Law Update

    For more information click here.

    Enhance Your Practice
    Join the Executive Committee of the Business and Corporations Section

    The Executive Committee of the Business and Corporations Section is seeking new members. Membership on the Executive Committee is a terrific forum to network with your fellow corporate law practitioners across the city. Membership on the committee affords unique opportunities to participate in the creation of law in your practice area, to get to know and be known by other practitioners, to work with the recognized leaders in your field, and to stay on the cutting edge of developments and practice techniques. For further information on the Section click here.

    If you are interested, please contact

    Law Firm Memos

    Court Finds Promissory Notes Are Not Securities
    Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis

    Practice Pointers: Anticipating and Addressing SEC Comments on Non-GAAP Financial Measures - February 2017
    Morrison & Foerster LLP

    SEC Whistleblower Protection: Recent Cautionary Tales and New Best Practices Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

    SEC to Reconsider the Pay Ratio Rule
    Shearman & Sterling LLP

    Conflict Minerals: Executive Order Banning Rule for 2 Years?!?—Broc's Blog

    Department of Justice Publicizes Questions Used to Evaluate Corporate Compliance Programs
    Sidley Austin LLP

    DOJ Releases Under-the-Radar Paper on “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs”
    Jenner & Block LLP

    Chancery Court Reexamines the Limits of Indemnification of Corporate Directors, Officers, and Others
    K&L Gates

    Co-Owning an Airplane and Other Things That May Affect Director Independence
    Hunton & Williams LLP

    Federal Trade Commission Increases Interlocking Directorates Thresholds
    Bryan Cave

    EGC Corporate Governance Practices: A Survey and related resources
    Morrison & Foerster LLP

    Repeal of Resource Extraction Disclosure Rule
    Morrison & Foerster LLP

    Key issues for sellers to consider when selling trade receivables on electronic platforms
    Reed Smith LLP

    Bar unleashes attorney blogging opinion

    Daily Journal


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