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Design Patents and the New Hague Agreement Option: Evaluating the Benefits and Risks of Filing an IDA
September 1 (in 1 day)

IP Agreements: Structuring Indemnification and Limitation of Liability Provisions to Allocate Infringement Risk
September 1 (in 1 day)

Estate Planning With Section 1031 Exchanges: Structuring Like-Kind Exchanges of Investment Property
September 1 (in 1 day)

IRC Section 734 Adjustments: Applying the 754 Election to Distributions of Partnership Property
September 1 (in 1 day)

Defending Rule 30(b)(6) Corporate Depositions: Responding to Deposition Notices, Selecting and Preparing Witnesses
September 1 (in 1 day)

Statistics in Employment Class Actions: Leveraging and Attacking Statistical Evidence at Certification and Trial
September 2 (in 3 days)

Structuring Agent and Co-Lender Agreements in Multi-Lender Deals: Balancing Differing Rights and Obligations
September 2 (in 3 days)

Insurer's Breach of Duty to Defend: Navigating Divergent Court Rules on the Subsequent Right to Contest Coverage
September 2 (in 3 days)

Navigating the New UGG "Uniformed Grant Guidance" Single Audit Rules: Moving Beyond UGG A-133 to the 2015 Standards
September 2 (in 3 days)

Section 704, Targeted Allocations and the Distribution Waterfall: Overcoming Challenges Absent IRS Guidance
September 2 (in 3 days)

Structuring Physician Group Practices: Key Legal Considerations
September 3 (in 4 days)

Corporate Governance in M&A Deals: Protecting Shareholder Interests, Avoiding Litigation and Investigations
September 3 (in 4 days)

Rule 144A and Regulation S Securities Offerings: Navigating the Process and Closing the Deal
September 3 (in 4 days)

IC-DISC Strategies: Mastering the Complex Operational Challenges
September 8 (in 9 days)

Negotiating Software as a Service Contracts
September 8 (in 9 days)

Drafting Tax-Effective Succession Plans for Closely-Held Businesses: Navigating Competing Concerns
September 8 (in 9 days)

Drafting Severance and Confidentiality Agreements Amid New EEOC, NLRB, and Now SEC Scrutiny
September 9 (in 10 days)

Bankruptcy Section 1111(b)(2) Elections, Plan Feasibility, and Cramdown Interest Rate Complexities
September 9 (in 10 days)

Obtaining Fair Use Clearance for Copyrights
September 9 (in 10 days)

TCPA Class Actions: Pursuing or Defending Claims Following the FCC's New Robocalls Order
September 9 (in 10 days)

Negotiating Covenants and Closing Conditions in M&A Transactions: Practical Tactics and Techniques
September 9 (in 10 days)

Construction Defect Claims: Impact of Horizontal vs. Vertical Exhaustion Rules on Multiple Layers of Coverage
September 9 (in 10 days)

Insurer's Bad Faith Liability in the Absence of Coverage: First-Party and Third-Party Claims
September 9 (in 10 days)

Mastering Form 990 Schedule G: Reporting Fundraising and Gaming Activities for Nonprofits
September 9 (in 10 days)

Environmental Insurance Coverage for NRD, CERCLA, RCRA, OPA and Other Claims
September 10 (in 11 days)

Preserving Evidence in Trucking Injury Cases: Motor Carrier Certificates, Engine Control Module Data and More
September 10 (in 11 days)

Healthcare REITs: Navigating Regulatory Challenges and Minimizing Liability Risk
September 10 (in 11 days)

Patent Infringement: Structuring Opinions of Counsel
September 10 (in 11 days)

Unraveling Bank Regulatory Developments Affecting Lending: Leveraged Lending Guidance, Basel III Capital and Liquidity Coverage Ratio Rule and More
September 10 (in 11 days)

Structuring Special Purpose Entities in Real Estate Finance Transactions: Latest Developments
September 10 (in 11 days)

Mastering Tax Complexities in the Sale of Partnership and LLC Interests
September 10 (in 11 days)

Letters of Intent in Business Transactions: Drafting and Negotiating Preliminary Deal Terms
September 16

Structuring International Contracts: Choice of Law, Jurisdiction and Language, Arbitration Clauses, and Terms of Art
September 16

Mitigating Bankruptcy Risks in Oil & Gas Transactions: Fraudulent Transfers and Preferences
September 16

Employer Immigration Compliance in an Era of Heightened Enforcement and Increased Criminal Investigations
September 16

Navigating the IRS Penalty Abatement Procedures for Foreign Information Reporting Noncompliance
September 16

Means-Plus-Function Patent Claims After Williamson: Navigating the New Standard
September 17

Ascertainability Requirement in Class Litigation: Lessons From Byrd v. Aarons and Carrera v. Bayer Corp.
September 17

Primary vs. Excess Insurance: Priority and Allocation of Coverage
September 17

Ensuring HIPAA Compliance When Transmitting PHI via Patient Portals, Email and Texting
September 17

Structuring IRA Trusts in Estate Planning: Strategies for Minimizing Taxes and Preserving Assets
September 17

ERISA Retirement Plan Investment Management Agreements: Guidance for Plan Sponsors to Minimize Risks
September 17

Supply Chain Risk Assessment and Compliance: Identifying Vulnerabilities
September 17

Negotiating Hotel Purchase and Sale Transactions: Key Legal Issues for Buyers and Sellers
September 17

Employee Leave Under FMLA, ADA and Workers' Comp: Navigating Overlapping and Conflicting Leave Laws
September 22

Construction Contract Waivers of Subrogation, Indemnity and Contribution
September 22

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Due Diligence in M&A Deals
September 22

Leveraging Expert Testimony: Navigating Daubert Standards, Strategies for Direct and Cross Examination of Experts
September 22

FATCA, Foreign Trusts and Estate Planning: Navigating Complex Reporting and Withholding Requirements
September 22

Real Estate Transactions With REITs: Selling, Leasing or Lending to a REIT
September 22

Equipment Financing Risks in Bankruptcy: Implications of Lease vs. Secured Transaction
September 22

Mastering the Effectively Connected Income Rules for Foreign Persons Engaged in Inbound Transactions
September 22

TCPA Compliance for Mobile Communications Marketing: Avoiding Penalties and Lawsuits
September 24

Leveraging Colossus in Auto Accident Claim Recovery: Guidance for Counsel
September 24

Patent Term Adjustments and Extensions: Leveraging Recent Decisions and USPTO Rule Changes
September 24

Trade Secrets and Cybersecurity: Protecting Intellectual Property, Mitigating Loss and Navigating Legal Responses
September 24

Environmental Covenants in Real Estate Transactions: Minimizing Exposure Risk to Contamination
September 24

Real Estate Mezzanine and A/B Loans: Structuring and Enforcing Intercreditor and B Note Agreements
September 24

Structuring Private Equity Co-Investments and Club Deals: Risks and Opportunities for Sponsors and Investors
September 24

Drafting Tax Distribution Provisions in Partnership Agreements: Protecting Against Tax on "Phantom" Income
September 24

Designing Equity Compensation and Employment Agreements for Startup and Emerging Growth Companies
September 24

Divorce and Social Security Benefits: Navigating Complex Rules for Support
September 29

Appellate Oral Argument: Mastering Techniques of Persuasion
September 29

Minimizing Risks When Importing Goods Subject to Antidumping and Countervailing Duties
September 29

Antitrust Enforcement in Brazil: Identifying Vulnerabilities and Implementing Effective Compliance Programs
September 29

Transaction Tax Challenges in Mergers and Acquisitions
September 29

Offers of Judgment in Employment Litigation: Lessons Learned From Genesis and Progeny
September 30

Nursing Home Injury Litigation: Evaluating Common Claims, Reviewing Medical Records, and Assessing Damages
September 30

Drafting Nondisclosure Agreements for Information Technology Transactions
September 30

2015 Amendments to Delaware's General Corporation Law, LLC Act and DRUPA
September 30

Debt Collection Industry Under Aggressive Scrutiny and Enforcement Actions by the CFPB and FTC
September 30

Estate Planning With Marital Trusts Post-ATRA: Optimizing Basis Step-Up and Leveraging AB and QTIP Trusts
September 30

OIG and CMS Voluntary Self Disclosures: Weighing the Risks and Rewards of Self Reporting
October 1

Multiemployer Pension Plan Withdrawal Liability Under the 2014 MPRA: An In-Depth Examination
October 1

Structuring Real Estate JVs: Capital Contributions, Distributions, Allocations, Taxes, Governance, Exit Strategies
October 1

USPTO Rule Changes for PTAB Trial Proceedings
October 1

Using Finders to Raise Capital in Private Placements and Fund Investments: Navigating SEC Broker-Dealer Rules
October 6

Drafting Indemnification and Hold Harmless Provisions in Commercial Contracts
October 6

Form 1042-S Compliance: Mastering Filing Challenges and Avoiding Steep Penalties
October 6

Avoiding "Crummey Power" Mistakes in Drafting Trust Documents
October 6

ACA Compliance for Employers: Preparing for New 2016 Information Reporting Requirements
October 6

"No Injury" and "Overbroad" Consumer Class Actions: Strategies to Pursue or Defend Class Certification
October 7

Using Design Patents, Trade Dress and Copyright for the Protection of Designs: A Practitioners Guide
October 7

Insurance and Contractual Indemnification: Reconciling Competing Indemnity Obligations With Insurance Coverage
October 7

UCC Article 9 Update: Searching and Filing Under New Amendments
October 7

Estate Planning Techniques for Multinational Families
October 7

Proactive Patent Procurement and Prosecution Strategies: Minimizing the Threat of Post-Grant Challenges
October 8

Buyer Protection Provisions in M&A Agreements: AR Repurchase Obligation, Inventory Audit, Insurance and More
October 8

Concierge Medicine: Complying With Medicare Regulations, State Laws and Anti-Kickback/Anti-Referral Laws
October 8

Leveraging Experts in Environmental Litigation
October 8

Structuring Opinions of Counsel in Real Estate Finance Transactions
October 8

Official, Unofficial and Ad Hoc Creditors' Committees in Bankruptcy: Evolving Trends and Legal Developments
October 8

Piercing the LLC Veil: Avoiding Member Liability for Business Debts
October 13

Structuring Intercreditor Agreements in Split Collateral Lien Structures Between ABL and Term Lenders
October 14

Structuring Physician-Pharmacy Ventures: Minimizing Regulatory Risks, Ensuring Reimbursement
October 15

New IRS Partnership Transfer Rules for Contributions of Appreciated Property to Partnerships With Foreign Partners
October 20

Attorney-Client Privilege in Bad Faith Litigation: Pushing the Limits
October 28

Solar Financing Tax Equity Structures: Sale-Leasebacks, Inverted Leases and Partnership Flips
October 29

Real Estate Joint Ventures: Waterfall Structures, Developer Promote, IRR Lookback, Clawback and Catchup
November 12

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Johnson, Spencer

C. Spencer Johnson, III

Partner, King & Spalding

Mr. Johnson’s practice includes extensive experience in complex capital formation and joint venture transactions, including funds formation transactions, private equity sponsor platform formation, strategic alliances, and corporate finance transactions. He also has significant experience with mergers and acquisition transactions.  He routinely counsels asset managers, private equity sponsors, investment banks and operating companies in connection with these matters.