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Please join us for an In-House Counsel CLE program offered by Baird Holm LLP.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Complimentary for Baird Holm clients and invited guests. The target audience for this program includes corporate and in-house counsel, business owners and executives.

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12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Welcome, Registration and Boxed Lunch 

Part 1: Three, 30-Minute Presentations

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

The Next Step in Privacy Law: The US Response to GDPR

Several U.S. states have recently introduced and passed legislation to expand data breach notification rules and to mirror some of the protections provided by Europe’s newly enacted General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). This session will focus on the key takeaways from U.S. data protection laws passed in the last year.

Grayson J. Derrick

Going Beyond the Boilerplate: Understanding and Negotiating Key Provisions in Commercial Contracts

This session will focus on what in-house counsel need to know in connection with negotiating key provisions in commercial contracts such as exclusivity, “most favored nations” clauses, limitations of liability and indemnities.

Aaron B. Johnson

Wayfair, Economic Nexus, and Your Company

The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided the Wayfair case, a case that is one of the most important tax cases of recent times. In doing so, the Supreme Court reversed more than 20 years of precedent involving physical nexus as a Constitutional requirement for state or local jurisdictions to be able to tax nonresidents. We explore the practical aspects of Wayfair on multi-state businesses.

Jesse D. Sitz

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 


Part 2: Two, 30-Minute Presentations

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Understanding Harassment in the #MeToo Era

There is no doubt that the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have raised awareness of sexual misconduct and harassment issues in our workplaces. While such awareness is largely a positive development, these movements also highlight new challenges for employers in their response to, and prevention of, harassment in a time of increased societal scrutiny. Are you prepared?

Kelli P. Lieurance

What’s Market? – Trending Terms in M&A Transactions

This presentation will cover what is currently market when acquiring or selling a privately held company in the Midwest. In particular, we will discuss the key documents for which in-house attorneys may be responsible, such as the NDA, letter of intent, definitive agreement, and closing deliverables, along with the techniques and strategies that are essential to successfully negotiating and closing the deal.

Jonathan J. Wegner and Kevin P. Tracy

Ethics Hour

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Penn State Scandal: What It Can Tell Us About Attorney- Client Privilege, An Organization as Your Client, and the Role of a Nonprofit Board of Directors

The Freeh Report addresses the failures of Pennsylvania State University to deal with former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky. This incident like few others focuses on the professional responsibility issues of lawyers as it relates to lawyers who represent complex client organizations. Through an analysis of examples from the Penn State case, including a case study of a minority of the Penn State Board of Trustees suing their own board for access to the privileged “Freeh materials,” and the relevant case law and ethics rules, this session will show lawyers how similar circumstances might play out in a nonprofit setting where the lawyer may be representing a non-profit, an employee of a non-profit organization or serving on a nonprofit board.

Joel D. Pedersen

4:45 p.m. 

Adjourn & Reception

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