CLE Programs for November
Here is a sneak preview of WMACCA's CLE calendar for November (with more to come). Registration is now open for these events:
On Thursday, November 8, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., at the offices of Howrey LLP in Washington, D.C., or by Web seminar technology. WMACCA Non-Profits and Associations Forum: OMG, IP! An Overview of Intellectual Property Issues in the Electronic Age for Non-Profit Organizations. Presented by Cecil E. Key of Howrey LLP.
In this electronic age, intellectual property issues are as applicable to non-profits as they are to for-profit companies. Non-profits have trademarks and service marks, and publications with copyright issues. Oftentimes, they
license their marks to other organizations, or partner with them on
programs, events or projects. All of these ventures – and more – have
IP implications. This program will provide an overview of how
intellectual property issues affect non-profits and will provide
practical suggestions for handling these issues. We will also explore
the impact that practices such as “phishing” and “tasting” and issues
concerning orphan works have on non-profit organizations. 1.0 hours of Virginia Bar MCLE credit (pending). The program will be presented LIVE at the offices of Howrey LLP, 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Second Floor, Washington, D.C., or by Web seminar technology from your desktop. Free of charge. For more information or to register, please click here.
On Wednesday, November 14, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the offices of Arnold & Porter LLP in McLean, Virginia, or by Web seminar technology. WMACCA IT/IP Forum: Evaluating and Minimizing Litigation Risks - Pre-Suit Strategies for Patent Infringement Allegations. Presented by Leslie L. Jacobs Jr. and Ali R. Sharifahmadian of Arnold & Porter LLP.
Are you concerned about the possibility of patent infringement
litigation? This program will provide valuable insights into how to
evaluate and minimize risks and liabilities associated with patent
litigation. The presentation will include strategies for what to do if
your company is accused of patent infringement, as well as a practical
checklist to guide counsel through the evaluation process and
preparation for the early stages of litigation. Presenters Leslie
Jacobs and Ali Sharifahmadian, both partners in Arnold & Porter
LLP’s intellectual property practice group, will discuss recent
significant patent decisions by the Supreme Court and the proposed
patent reform legislation currently pending in Congress, and how they
may affect a company’s choice of strategies and techniques. 1.5 hours of Virginia Bar MCLE credit (pending). Breakfast/registration begin at 7:30 a.m.; program from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The program will be presented LIVE at the offices of Arnold & Porter LLP, 1600 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 900, McLean, Virginia, OR by Web seminar technology from your desktop. Free of charge. For more information, or to register, please click here.
On Friday, November 16, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in McLean Virginia. WMACCA and teh NVTC General Counsel Committee Present: SYNERGY IN THE C-SUITE - How Chief Legal Officers and Chief Financial Officers Work Together.
In the current business and regulatory environment, it is essential that the legal department and finance functions work well together. Join us for this lively discussion exploring the best-practices in the day-to-day
interactions between CLOs and CFOs. Our panelists represent both large and small companies, as well as a private company. Whether you are a seasoned CFO or CLO, or just entering the finance or legal profession, you will benefit from hearing the insights these panelists have to offer. The program will be held at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, Virginia. Breakfast and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.; the program will run from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Cost: $45 for WMACCA/ACC members (in advance); $55 for WMACCA/ACC members (walk-ins). Register through the NVTC web site calendar at www.nvtc.org
- Arnold Morse, General Counsel, and Tom Mutryn, CFO, of CACI International Inc.
- Manik Rath, General Counsel, and Tony Provenzano, CFO, of LMI
- Adam Palmer, General Counsel, and Richard Rose, CFO, Cyveillance Inc.
On Wednesday, November 28, from noon to 2 p.m. at Maggiano's Little Italy in McLean, Virginia: WMACCA Employment and Labor Forum: When Johnny Comes Marching Home - USERRA and Its Impact on Employers. Presented by Matthew F. Nieman of Jackson Lewis LLP.
With more and more employees facing deployment in Iraq and elsewhere
and then returning to the civilian workforce, it is increasingly
important for employers to understand the intricacies of the Uniformed
Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). This
program will explore the ramifications of USERRA for employers, ranging
from the Act’s requirements and protections to its increasing impacts
on employers as a result of the continuing demands on those serving in
the military and reserves. Presenter Matthew Nieman of Jackson Lewis is
an employment lawyer representing management in a wide range of
workplace-related issues and a former U.S. Army Judge Advocate who
deployed to Iraq. Based on his professional and personal experience,
Mr. Nieman can offer a unique perspective on the employment issues
arising from USERRA, as well as strategies for working with enforcement
agencies when questions arise. 1.5 hours of Virginia Bar MCLE (pending). The program will be presented live at Maggiano's Little Italy, 2001 International Drive, McLean,Virginia. Fee: $35 per person (WMACCA members only). For more information or to register, please click here.