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CLE for In-House Counsel -- Protecting Corporate Interests From Inside -- June 20, 2019

Event | June 20, 2019

*Note new location*
Union Station
30 West Pershing Road
Arthur Stilwell Room
Kansas City, MO 64108

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Union Station Map

On Tuesday, June 20, 2019 members of Kutak Rock will present a CLE seminar titled Protecting Corporate Interests From Inside.

We have requested the approval of 4.0 CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credits.

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

Click here to register.


9:30 a.m. 

Registration and Networking

10:00 a.m. 

Tax Update (Mitch Woolery)
(to review this presentation, please click here)

18 months after the Tax Cut and Jobs Growth Act.

10:30 a.m. 

Helping Employers and Their Benefit Plans Address and Mitigate Data-Related Risks (Brian Bartels)
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This session provides an overview of data privacy, security and confidentiality issues confronting employers and employee benefit plans. The session identifies methods to help reduce data-related risks. It also addresses data privacy, security and confidentiality issues for employers who handle employee information, protected health information, and personally identifiable information.

11:00 a.m. 

Data Privacy (Nicole Pszczolkowski Moriarty and Jon Breyer)
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Companies around the world must comply with new regulations related to processing of personal data. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) and the European Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) are the most well-known, but there are many more that impose onerous transparency requirements; restrict data monetization business models; force businesses to accommodate rights to access, delete, and port personal data; and create new private rights of action and enforcement risk. We will explore this changing privacy landscape and provide practical advice on how to address these challenges.

11:30 a.m.  Insurance (Larry Fields and Meredith Webster)
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Mr. Fields and Ms. Webster will provide a survey of various insurance coverage forms and policy types for first-party and third-party claims. They will offer advice about how policy provisions are interpreted across multiple jurisdictions and how to negotiate the appropriate coverage for business liability and property risks, especially in contractual agreements with third parties. Mr. Fields and Ms. Webster also will focus on what types of coverage are becoming increasingly relevant in the era of #metoo and security breaches.

12:00 p.m. 


12:45 p.m. 

Opportunity Knocks (or Opportunity Knox, as there is real gold here) (David Nix and Robert Coon)
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Overview of Opportunity Zone legislation enacted as part of the Tax Cut and Jobs Growth Act of 2017 including a discussion of potential tax benefits and the structuring of ownership interests in existing Opportunity Zone Property and potential new equity investments in those same properties.

1:15 p.m. 

The Crypto-Craze and Blockchain Blues: Initial Coin Offerings and the U.S. Securities Laws in the Wake of Aggressive SEC Enforcement Actions & Impediments to Patent Registration Involving Blockchain (Jason Caskey and Ken Witt)
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A discussion of the basics of blockchain technology and its applications, including cryptocurrency. Securities issues arising from “initial coin offerings” and “cryptocurrency exchanges” will be discussed, as well as IP issues and opportunities posed by this revolutionary technology.

2:00 p.m.  Break
2:15 p.m. 

Drug Testing Employees in the Era of Medical Cannabis (Kasey Cappellano)
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Kasey Cappellano will discuss benefits and risks of drug testing employees in light of the growing trend of marijuana legalization, and will provide recommendations related to drug testing policies and best practices.

3:00 p.m. 


3:30 p.m. 

Ethics Trivia: Real-Life Issues Facing Corporate Counsel (Anna Berman)
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It’s official – ethics at the Kutak Rock CLE is fun! This year will be no different. We will continue our exploration of real life cases from around the country, with the same shock and awe, in a game show format.

4:30 p.m. 


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