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CLE for In-House Counsel -- Protecting Corporate Interests From Inside: June 21, 2016

Event | June 21, 2016

On Tuesday, June 21, 2016 members of Kutak Rock will present a CLE seminar titled Protecting Corporate Interests From Inside.

CLE application is pending in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. 

The CLE will be presented live from our Kansas City office and broadcast to our other offices.

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10:30 a.m.  Registration and Introduction
11:00 a.m.

Your "Non-Binding" Letter of Intent is Legally Binding -- and It Just Cost Your Client $113 Million
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by Neil Miller (Associate, Kansas City) and Mitch Woolery (Partner, Kansas City)

What happens when your “non-binding” letter of intent becomes legally binding? We examine trends in recent case law concerning letters of intent and other preliminary agreements with special emphasis on a recent Delaware case and whether it will be followed in Missouri and Kansas. This presentation will address the practical impact of recent trends, and how corporate counsel should negotiate letters of intent and other preliminary agreements.

11:30 a.m. 

The Evolving Threat to Corporate Cyber and Data Security
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by Sara English (Partner, Omaha)

Cyber and data security is viewed as a critical issue by regulators, yet many companies have not stepped up enterprise-level risk management to address these security vulnerabilities. Partner Sara English, a Certified Information Privacy Professional, will discuss the critical role executives and the board should play in cyber and data security governance and risk management. We will discuss how directors ought to work together with corporate leaders, CEOs, lawyers, consultants and technical experts to effectively enhance privacy and security efforts.

12:20 p.m.  Break
12:50 p.m. 

The Tricks and Traps of International Contracts
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by Ed Marquette (Partner, Kansas City)

Doing business internationally (and this necessarily implicates contracting) means you are trodding on treacherous terrain. Reliable (or even failsafe) clauses used domestically may either be useless or counterproductive. Choice of law, choice of venue, term and termination, service of process, confidentiality, and dispute resolution clauses need particular care and attention. This presentation explores common mistakes and offers tools and techniques for avoiding painful pitfalls often encountered in the international context. It will also offer an introduction to INCOTERMS, the Lexicon of international trade.

1:20 p.m. 

Internal Investigations: Avoiding Missteps; Recent Developments
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by Gil Boyce (Partner; Washington, D.C.)

This presentation will cover some of the common mistakes made during internal investigations and also will examine best practices, protecting the attorney-client privilege, waiver of the privilege and recent developments concerning conflicts of interest and joint representation.

 1:50 p.m.

Rewriting Title VII: The EEOC's Push to Add LGBT Protections to Title VII
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by Rich Olmstead (Partner, Wichita)

This presentation will address the EEOC’s agenda to aggressively litigate claims of harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender stereotypes to broaden the scope of protections provided by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, treatment of such claims in the courts, proposed legislation addressing LGBT protections in the workplace, and best risk management practices.

2:20 p.m. 

Dealing With the Problem Employee
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by Michaelle Baumert (Of Counsel, Omaha)

A small percentage of employees create the lion’s share of HR problems and potential liability. In this session we will discuss common employee problems, and mistakes supervisors and managers often make to worsen these situations. We will also discuss common-sense strategies for managers and supervisors to be part of the solution and help avoid liability.

2:45 p.m.  Break
3:00 p.m. 

Ethics Trivia: Real Life Issues Facing Corporate Counsel (Ethics credit)
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by Anna Berman (Associate, Kansas City) and Marcos Barbosa (Of Counsel, Kansas City)

For our ethics portion we will explore real life cases from around the country, some of them more believable than others, in a game show format. Don’t be afraid, ethics can be fun! 

3:55 p.m.  Closing Remarks 

For more information, see the invitation and agenda linked below. Click here to register.