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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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