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Baird Holm’s Corporate Counsel & Ethics Forum

From 12/08/2022 11:30 am until 12/08/2022 5:00 pm


You are invited to join us for Baird Holm’s 2022 Corporate Counsel and Ethics Forum. This program is specifically designed to address current issues affecting in-house counsel, business owners, and executives. Continuing education credit will be offered for the program, including one hour of ethics credit. 
This year, Baird Holm is excited to host the Corporate In-House Counsel and Ethics Forum in-person and online. 
Thursday, December 8, 2022
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration & Lunch 
12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Meeting
 Baird Holm
1700 Farnam Street
Suite 1500
Omaha, NE 68102
FREE for clients and invited guests.
Virtual Attendee Option:
If you select the “virtual” option, you will receive an email with a link to the live stream event, along with the presentation materials, in the days leading up to the actual Forum. Please note that the Corporate Counsel and Ethics Forum will not be recorded for later access, so please plan to watch the event in real-time on December 8.

As space is limited, please register by Friday, December 2, 2022.

If you have questions, please contact Kristen at

Continuing Education Credits:
This program is approved for the following credits:
This program is pending approval for the following credits:


11:55 a.m. -12:00 p.m. | Welcome & Introductions
Richard E. Putnam

12:00 – 12:45 p.m. | If It Walks Like a Duck, Quacks Like a Duck, It’s a Duck! Recent Developments in Employee Misclassification
Kelli P. Lieurance
In October, the Department of Labor issued a Proposed Rule clarifying when an individual is appropriately classified as an independent contractor vs. an employee.  Employers that incorrectly classify employees as independent contractors can be liable for significant back taxes and penalties, in addition to exposure to benefit claims and liability for violation of other statutes protecting employees such as wage and hour and discrimination laws.  We will discuss the new developments and the best strategies for compliance.

12:45 – 1:00 p.m. | Break

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. | 2022 Tax Update
Jesse D. Sitz, Hannah Fischer Frey, & Eli A. Rosenberg
This session will provide an overview of significant tax changes affecting businesses proposed or implemented in 2022. In addition, Eli Rosenberg will provide an update on the recently passed rules pertaining to beneficial ownership information reporting requirements for most U.S. businesses. 

1:45 – 2:30 p.m. | Equity Compensation Alternatives: Keys for Retaining and Recruiting Talent
Hannah Fischer Frey
& Morgan L. Kreiser
This session will discuss equity compensation alternatives for all types of employers and businesses.  The recent changes in the job market have caused employers to explore equity compensation arrangements in an effort to attract and retain key employees, directors, and management.  This session will cover the different types of equity compensation arrangements available, the reasons to offer (or not offer) equity compensation, and some of the key legal considerations when offering equity compensation.

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Break

2:45 – 3:30 p.m. | Practical Cybersecurity Tips
Robert L. Kardell
Cyber-risks affect businesses of all sizes.  Companies should be aware of some practical tools and techniques for avoiding or minimizing cyber-risks.  The tools and techniques can include risk assessments, implementing policies, identifying gaps in policies, maintaining good cyber hygiene, and a number of other easy to implement steps. This program helps companies perform cyber-risk assessments to help identify potential weaknesses, identify and fix gaps in controls when needed, and a review of the overall cyber-risks currently affecting companies.

3:30 – 3:45 p.m. | Break

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. | Legal Ethics for Corporate Counsel
Jonathan R. Breuning & Steve D. Davidson
This session will review several recent bar opinions and court cases on current topics in legal ethics.

Baird Holm's Corporate Counsel and Ethics Forum

1700 Farnam Street | Suite 1500 | Omaha, NE 68102 | 402.344.0500

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