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Corporate Board Meeting Minutes, Agendas, and Other Written Records: Governance Best Pract...
Safeguarding Directors Against Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims With Effective Document Pre...
November 30, 2022 CLE Webinar
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This CLE course will guide corporate secretaries and other governance professionals in implementing best practices for board of director meetings to guard against breach of fiduciary claims and other legal challenges to director actions. The panel will discuss critical considerations for boards and... Read More

LLC Provisions Regarding Directors and Managers: Delaware Decisions and Key Practice Point...
Crafting Safe Harbors, Eliminating Corporate-Type Fiduciary Duties, Implied Covenants, and...
December 1, 2022 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will guide corporate counsel on recent Delaware court decisions concerning LLC director and manager breach claims and best practices to avoid liability. The panel will discuss essential provisions for drafting LLC agreements, crafting safe harbors, eliminating corporate-type fiduciar... Read More

Audit Response Letters and Disclosures: Counsel's Role in Balancing Auditor Demands and Co...
Lawyers' Responsibility and Limitations Under the ABA Treaty When Responding to Audit Requ...
December 8, 2022 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will guide counsel in responding to external auditor inquiries concerning their client's litigation, claims and assessments, and related financial reporting and disclosures. The panel will explain best practices for providing information regarding "pending or overtly threatened" lega... Read More

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations: Governance Using Blockchain and Smart Contracts
Mitigating Ownership Risk, Limitations of DAO in Litigation, Ability to Raise Capital
June 16, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss an emerging new form of organization, the decentralized autonomous organization (DAO). The panel will discuss how blockchain and smart contracts permit this novel form of governance structure. The panel will discuss the risks and advantages of utilizing a DAO instead of,... Read More

Corporate Board Meeting Minutes, Agendas, and Other Written Records: Governance Best Pract...
Safeguarding Directors Against Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims With Effective Document Pre...
May 31, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide corporate secretaries and other governance professionals in implementing best practices for board of director meetings to guard against breach of fiduciary claims and other legal challenges to director actions. The panel will discuss critical considerations for boards and... Read More

In-House Counsel and Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege in Investigations and Litigation
February 17, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare in-house counsel to protect confidential business communications during investigations, discovery, depositions, and litigation through the proper exercise of the attorney-client privilege. The panel will discuss issues that arise regarding business advice versus legal ad... Read More

In-House Counsel and Legal Ethics: Recent and Recurring Issues
Applicability of Rules, Conflicts of Interest, Confidentiality, Representation Issues, Dis...
December 16, 2021 CLE, CLE Ethics CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide in-house counsel with guidance on the best practices for compliance with ethical rules and how the decisions in several recent ethics cases have attempted to clarify the obligations as both an employee of and adviser to the business, which serves as the client. Read More

Managing Corporate Books and Minutes to Protect Privilege: Applying the Garner Test
Implications of Employees Retirement System of Rhode Island v. Facebook
December 14, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will advise corporate secretaries, in-house counsel, directors, and other governance professionals in implementing best practices for maintaining corporate books and records to protect privilege in anticipation of shareholder and other litigation. The panel will discuss the recent de... Read More

Piercing the Corporate Veil: Single Business Enterprise Theory After the Mortimer Decision
November 18, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide corporate counsel with guidance on piercing the corporate veil under the single business enterprise theory. The panel will address the increased potential liability for related businesses and the expanded circumstances under which the court may disregard the corporate f... Read More

An Attorney’s Guide to Internet Defamation and Website Removal
Recent Case Law, Libel and Slander vs. Defamatory Conduct, Cease and Desist Demands, Anti-...
October 21, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide corporate counsel with an overview of what constitutes online defamation and explore the complex web of laws governing defamatory statements, including the First Amendment, the Communications Decency Act (CDA), the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), recent case law... Read More

ESG Criteria and Risks to Corporation and Boards: Establishing Measurements, Oversight, an...
September 23, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide corporate and in-house counsel an overview of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria and the framework and legal requirements for ESG reporting and disclosure. The panel will examine directors' fiduciary duties related to ESG measures and decision-making, d... Read More

AML and Bank Secrecy Act Compliance: Increased Enforcement and Customer Identification Req...
September 9, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide corporate counsel guidance on creating compliance with Anti-Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act obligations. The panel will address the increased enforcement of these statutes and the escalating fines and penalties imposed on companies for AML violations. Read More

Managing ESG Compliance in Complex Supply Chains
Responding to Emerging Regulations, Protecting Licenses, Increasing Shareholder Confidence
June 17, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the potential environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues posed by suppliers in increasingly complex supply chains that can increase reputational risks to an organization. The panel will address legal requirements in the U.S., EU, China, and other countries, as we... Read More

Corporate Board Meeting Minutes, Agendas, and Other Written Records: Governance Best Pract...
Safeguarding Directors Against Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims With Effective Document Pre...
May 13, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide corporate secretaries and other governance professionals in implementing best practices for board of director meetings to guard against breach of fiduciary claims and other legal challenges to director actions. The panel will discuss critical considerations for boards and... Read More

California AB 979 and Other State Laws on Board Diversity: Corporate Governance and Requir...
Penalties, Legal Challenges, Disclosures, and Enforcement
March 18, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address the requirements for increased diversity on corporate boards as required under new California and Illinois laws and proposed in several other states. The new laws expand diversity categories to include board members from underrepresented communities. The panel will discu... Read More

Investigating Alleged Internal Corporate Misconduct: Best Practices for Companies and Coun...
Balancing Investigative Objectives Against Business Needs and Realities
February 18, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will update counsel on the 2020 American College of Trial Lawyer's current recommendations on evaluating whether to conduct a corporate internal investigation and, if so, strategies for conducting and managing the investigation to minimize the likelihood of a government investigation... Read More

Board Special Committees and Investigations: Selecting Disinterested Members, Establishing...
December 10, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address the role that special committees play in board governance and when committees are appropriate versus necessary, how to utilize a special committee, and the considerations for a board when appointing a special committee. The panel will provide guidance for when a board mu... Read More

Corporate Governance and Consequences of Bad Behavior: Creating a Culture of Compliance in...
September 9, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address the corporate compliance and culture issues that have arisen in the aftermath of the #MeToo movement. Companies that tolerated or empowered bad behavior have suffered, and corporate counsel must examine what the best practices are for developing a culture of compliance a... Read More

Battling Corporate Internet Trolls: Going After Impostors and Competitors That Break the L...
Filing Defamation Claims and Pseudonymous Lawsuits
July 22, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide general counsel and in-house attorneys with strategies for addressing internet defamation and online reputation attacks against their clients. The panel will examine the various factors counsel must consider when responding to online attacks; effective tactics to identify... Read More

Advising Online Businesses: Privacy, Domain Issues, Liability, Tax, Contractual and E-Comm...
April 22, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide counsel with guidance on the legal issues concerning online businesses addressing concerns that arise from compliance with privacy requirements in addition to directing companies on matters related to domain acquisition, theft, and squatting. The panel will direct corpor... Read More

Succession Planning in Family-Owned and Non-Public Businesses and Business Divorce Prepara...
Implementing a Strategy for Owners to Retire or Pass on Privately-Held Businesses or Retai...
April 15, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide business counsel with a roadmap for determining best practices for creating a solid succession plan to keep a business operational and viable. The panel will further explore the thorny issues that arise when a private entity faces a business divorce and its owners can no... Read More

Delaware Update: Confidentiality of Corporate Records, Board of Directors Oversight, Share...
Analyzing Recent Cases and the Impact on Corporate Practice
April 8, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the most significant recent court decisions affecting Delaware corporate law. The panel will explain how these changes can impact the release of corporate records, the oversight obligation of boards of directors in "mission-critical" issues, and shareholder derivative ac... Read More

Corporate Governance of Subsidiaries: Board Responsibilities, Interplay With Parent, Liabi...
February 19, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the corporate governance challenges facing boards of corporations that are subsidiaries of parent companies. The panelist will discuss best practices for addressing subsidiary board composition and risk management responsibility, balancing the roles and responsibilities... Read More

Piercing the Corporate Veil: Minimizing Alter Ego Liability for Subsidiaries, Affiliates,...
October 31, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the latest case law trends regarding piercing the corporate veil across several states. The panel will address the application of the doctrine to LLCs and best practices for litigating piercing the corporate veil cases. Read More

Using Advance Notice Corporate Bylaws to Control Shareholder Activism: New Legal Developme...
October 17, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide corporate counsel with up-to-date knowledge regarding the drafting, use, and enforcement of "advance notice" bylaws. Read More

Audit Response Letters and Disclosures: In-House Counsel's Role in Balancing Auditor Deman...
Scope of Lawyers' Responsibility Under the ABA Treaty When Responding to Information Reque...
April 9, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide in-house counsel for responding to external auditor inquiries concerning their client's litigation, claims and assessments, and related financial reporting and disclosures. The panel will explain best practices for providing information regarding "pending or overtly threat... Read More

Piercing the LLC Veil: Avoiding Member Liability for Business Debts
Protecting the Limited Liability Benefits of LLCs Amid Evolving State Law
February 19, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the latest legal trends across several states regarding piercing the LLC veil, and outline best practices for LLCs and LLC members to avoid personal liability for business debts. Read More

Shareholder Meetings of Public Companies: Proxy Materials, Shareholder Proposals, Governan...
Federal and State Law Requirements, Virtual Meetings, Rules of Proceeding and More
August 8, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide corporate counsel, boards and other governance professionals in implementing best practices for annual shareholder meetings to guard against shareholder claims and ensure corporate governance compliance. The panel will discuss critical items for structuring proxy statement... Read More

Role of Independent Directors in Corporate Governance and Decision-Making
Using Special Committees to Mitigate Risk of Shareholder Claims
November 9, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the evolving role of independent directors (IDs) in corporate governance and decision-making in public and private companies. The panel will also discuss the use of independent special committees to remove controlling parties from the approval process and mitigate the ri... Read More

Delaware Corporate Law: Analyzing Significant Cases, New Statutes and Impact on Corporate...
Key Takeaways for Drafting Articles and Bylaws, Board Decision-Making, Mergers and Acquisi...
June 1, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the most significant 2016 court decisions and statutory amendments affecting Delaware corporate law, and how these changes can impact corporate articles and bylaws, board decision-making, mergers and acquisitions, and shareholder derivative actions going forward. The pan... Read More

Board of Directors Audit Committees Under Heightened Regulatory Scrutiny: Meeting Expanded...
Navigating Evolving Requirements for Financial Reporting, Risk Management and Compliance
December 10, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the evolving role and responsibilities of board of directors' audit committees in light of increased regulatory scrutiny of the committees and their members. The panel will discuss best practices for audit committees and their advisors to meet evolving requirements regar... Read More

Drafting Shareholder Agreements for Closely Held Businesses
Structuring Enforceable Provisions on Voting Rights, Transfer of Shares, Buy-Sell Rights,...
November 10, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss key provisions that business counsel should carefully negotiate in shareholder agreements governing closely held businesses, and legal considerations to ensure the agreements are effective and enforceable. Read More

Corporate Board Composition and Evaluation Under Heightened Investor Scrutiny: Legal Consi...
Best Practices Regarding Diversity, Quality, Director Tenure and More
October 27, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to Corporate Secretaries and Corporate Counsel for reviewing and, when necessary, adjusting their company's practices regarding Board composition and structure, and for evaluating the effectiveness of the Board and its Committees. The panel will discuss how Corp... Read More

Stockholder Demands for Books and Records Inspections Under Delaware Law: Lessons From Rec...
Responding to Inspection Demands, Limiting Scope of Inspection
May 12, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine recent case law addressing stockholders' right to inspect corporate books and records, limitations on inspection rights, and best practices for corporations in responding to inspection demands. Read More

Business Entity Selection: Benefits and Pitfalls
Legal and Practical Considerations for Evaluating and Structuring LLCs, Partnerships, C-Co...
February 26, 2014 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide business counsel in evaluating and selecting the best entity structure for new companies. The panel will examine the extent to which LLCs, partnerships, C-Corps and S-Corps provide liability protection for business owners, the tax implications of each entity, and best prac... Read More

Business Divorce: Planning for the Exit of a Private Company Owner
Anticipating and Addressing Issues of Asset Division, Compensation, Competition and More
July 25, 2012 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide business counsel with a roadmap for navigating the thorny issues that arise when a private entity faces a business divorce. The panel will explain how a well-constructed exit plan can help separating owners minimize adverse financial consequences and owner disputes. Read More