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 Baird Holm’s 2020 VIRTUAL In-House Counsel and Ethics CLE Webinar


We are pleased to offer a program that highlights current and emerging legal issues in a format that is practical and useful to our attendees, all from the safety of your own home or office. Continuing education credit will be offered for the program, including one hour of ethics credit. This program is specifically designed to address current issues affecting in-house counsel, business owners and executives.


Thursday, December 10, 2020

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


FREE for clients and invited guests. Register with the form below the agenda.

If you have questions, please contact Kristen at



12:00 p.m. – 12:05 p.m.  

Welcome & Introduction
Aaron B. Johnson

12:05 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

DE/NE Corp Law Update 
J. Scott Searl and Kevin P. Tracy 

In this session, we will review key 2020 corporate law developments in Nebraska and Delaware. Our focus will be on corporate governance and transaction cases that will be of interest to in-house corporate counsel.

12:50 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. 

COVID-19 Litigation
Krista M. Eckhoff 

Many different lawsuits were filed this year due or relating to COVID-19, including suits relating to the enforceability of force majeure contractual clauses, the extent of insurance coverage, employment requirements during illness, health care liability, and more.  In this session, we will examine a variety of these cases and consider their future implications.

1:20 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.


1:25 p.m. – 1: 55 p.m. 

Employment Law Update 
Scott S. Moore 

2020 has seen numerous changes in employment law outside of COVID-19.  This session will provide an overview of the key labor and employment law updates and trends for which general counsel should be aware.  

1:55 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.  

Hot Topics in Technology & IP 
Grayson J. Derrick, AriAnna C. Goldstein, Robert L. Kardell, and Eli A. Rosenberg

This session includes a fast-paced discussion of a variety of recent issues in the technology and intellectual property space.  Our panel of Baird Holm attorneys will cover the latest on data privacy legislation, an update on gig workers and how they’re paid, OFAC’s new ransomware advisory, and other current topics.

2:40 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.


2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 

Top 10 Wage & Hour Mistakes 
Allison D. Balus 

Compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act is surprisingly tricky.  In fact, at one time, data from the Department of Labor suggested that more than 70 percent of employers were not fully compliant with this federal statute that was passed in 1938.  In this presentation, you will get the benefit of learning from compliance mistakes made by other employers, gathered from recent litigation we have been monitoring and issues on which we have advised clients in recent years.  

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. 

Tax Considerations for Remote Working Arrangements 
Hannah Fischer Frey and Jesse D. Sitz

Individual income tax withholding and business income tax obligations affected a much smaller portion of business clients prior to COVID-19. For 2020 and beyond, however, we anticipate many more employers will have employees and operations across state lines as businesses expand to remote working arrangements. In this presentation, we will summarize individual income tax withholding obligations for employers and multistate income tax issues for businesses, with special attention to temporary relief in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also review workers compensation, unemployment insurance, and foreign registration obligations.

3:45 p.m. – 3: 50 p.m.


3:50 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. 

Legal Ethics 2020 – Back to Basics (You Can’t Blame Any of This on COVID-19)
Jonathan R. Breuning 

Several cases in the past year involved lawyers overlooking fundamental rules of legal ethics and professionalism – rules as basic as who is your client; loyalty and honesty; confidentiality; conflicts of interest; professionalism vs. zealous advocacy; doing business with a client; and responsibility for support staff.  We will review these cases and several other recent developments, with an eye specifically on implications for in-house counsel.

Continuing Education Credits:

This program approved for the following credits:

  • IA CLE 4.5 hours, 1 hour ethics
  • NE MCLE 4.5 hours, 1 hour ethics
  • MO CLE 4.5 hours, 1.2 hours ethics


To access the presentation materials for the webinar, please click here.


Baird Holm's In-House Counsel and Ethics CLE Webinar

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