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Date: Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 12:00 - noon
Duration: 3 Hours
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The KBA Corporate Counsel Section is proud to present a CLE program & lunch on ” Corporate Counsel Snapshots: Ethics, Employment and Elections” on August 16, 2012 from 12 noon - 4:45 p.m. at the Peerless Restaurant. Lunch will be provided and is included in the registration fee. (Grilled Chicken Mediterranean)
The program has been approved for 1 hour & 15 minutes of Dual and 2 hours of General CLE credit.Registration: 12 Noon - 12:15 p.m.
Lunch: 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CLE Program: 1:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
This program is designed for any attorney who works or wants to work with in-house corporate counsel and for all of those who serve as corporate counsel. The presentation will use a fast-paced, interactive format and will be loaded with practical advice and ethical considerations essential for effective service to corporate clients.1:15 - 1:45 p.m. 1st session
Ethical Dilemmas Facing In-House Counsel
David W. Headrick, (Moderator), The Adams Law Firm
Tracy Edmundson, DeRoyal Industries
Christy Stoffell, Alstom Power
In-house attorneys face ethics questions that are significantlydifferent from outside counsel. The application of the attorney-client privilege in the corporate context can be complicated,leading to confusion as to who the client of the corporate counsel is and when communications are or are not privileged. Practical advice will be offered on how to avoid conflicts of interest.
1:45 - 2:20 p.m. 2nd session
The Wage & Hour Investigators are Coming: Be Prepared
Robert L. Bowman, Kramer Rayson LLP
Newly enacted regulatory strategies by the federal government are targeting business owners and their employees, leading to increased federal enforcement actions and collective action lawsuits. The Department of Labor has also recently hired three hundred new investigators - is your business ready for them? Learn how to comply and make sense of the recently-announced "Plan/Prevent/Protect" regulatory enforcement initiatives by the United States Department of Labor.
2:20-3:05 p.m. 3rd session
Confidentiality Ethics for the Transactional Lawyer
Paula Rene Hicks Schaefer, U.T. College of Law
This session considers confidentiality ethics issues facingtransactional lawyers. We will explore maintaining confidentiality in the information age, communicating with business clients about their role in protecting confidentiality, and addressing inadvertent disclosure in non-litigation settings. Audience members will refer to Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct to addresshypothetical dilemmas in each of these areas.
3:20-4:10 p.m. 4th session
Managing Employee Leaves and Disabilities
Leslie Beale, ES&H, Inc.
Stephanie Daniel, Fifth Third Bank
Effectively navigating the ever-changing world of employee leaves and disabilities can be a challenge, even for in-housecounsel. This program will offer a description of the current state of the law, including recent enforcement and interpretation under the ADAAA, as well as comprehensive discussion of the real world difficulties these laws can pose.
4:10-4:45 p.m. 5th session
Intellectual Property and Political Campaigns
Peter Brewer, Esq., Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C.
This year is a presidential election year. What better occasion to discuss intellectual property and political campaigns?Candidates and their campaigns frequently find themselvesbeing accused of infringing copyrights and even patents. Peter’s presentation will discuss how such IP claims arise and theinterplay of the Fair Use defense. The use of trademarks bycandidates and celebrities will also be discussed.
KBA Members - $ 95
A reservation is required in advance of the program - $ 5 additional fee the day of the program.