Preview of January CLE Programs
JANUARY CALENDAR SUMMARY:
- Jan. 6, 4 to 5:30 p.m., in Vienna, VA: WMACCA LITIGATION FORUM: THE EXPANDING SUBPRIME, CREDIT, AND NOW ECONOMIC CRISIS - A LITIGATION PERSPECTIVE.
- Jan. 7, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. (location TBD): WMACCA CAREER DEVELOPMENT FORUM - WRITING THE RIGHT RESUME.
- Jan. 8, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in McLean, VA: WMACCA EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR FORUM: 2008 EMPLOYMENT YEAR IN REVIEW.
- Jan. 13, 8:15 to 10 a.m., in McLean,VA, or by TELECONFERENCE: PRACTICAL TIPS TO HELP CONTROL COSTS AND MITIGATE RISKS IN E-DISCOVERY.
- Jan. 15, 7:45 to 9:30 a.m., in McLean, VA, or by TELECONFERENCE: WMACCA CORPORATE AND SECURITIES FORUM: STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING YOUR COMPANY'S RISKS AND RIGHTS AS A CREDITOR OR DEBTOR IN A TURBULENT ECONOMY.
- Jan. 15, 6 to 9 p.m., in Richmond, VA: WMACCA NEW YEAR CELEBRATION.
- Jan. 22, 7:30 to 9 a.m., in McLean, VA, or by WEB SEMINAR: WMACCA GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS FORUM: MANDATORY VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE - MAKING SENSE OF A REGULATORY OXYMORON.
- Jan. 28, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in McLean, VA: WMACCA ANNUAL MEETING AND JANUARY SIGNATURE LUNCHEON: THE ROBERTS COURT AS A BUSINESS COURT - THE VIEW FROM THE MIDDLE OF OCTOBER TERM 2008, Presented by Former Solicitor General Paul D. Clement.
Tuesday, Jan. 6: WMACCA Litigation Forum: The Expanding Subprime, Credit, and Now Economic Crisis – A Litigation Perspective -- 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Virginia (703-734-3200). A cocktail networking reception will follow the program (from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.). Free of charge.
Presented by Larry P. Ellsworth and Thomas C. Newkirk of Jenner & Block LLP. We will briefly address the causes and effects of the spreading economic difficulties, which began as a real estate, subprime and related credit crisis and has spread from Wall Street to Main Street to become a deep and generalized economic recession. Not only are major financial institutions failing or being taken over by the government, but manufacturing and service companies are in jeopardy and some pension plans and corporate investments have lost much of their value. The resulting litigation, both private and governmental, affecting financial and non-financial companies alike, will be canvassed, including typical claims and defenses. Finally, we open a discussion of probable areas of future private and government enforcement litigation as the crisis unfolds. WMACCA will apply for 1.5 hours of Virginia MCLE credit.
To register: click here (or: http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Invitation.aspx?e=8966e1ae-600c-4078-babb-5cc2aa1a1ac8)
Wednesday, Jan. 7: WMACCA Career Development Forum: Writing the Right Résumé -- 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. (location to be announced). Free of charge.
Presented by Mary W. Legg of Firm Advice, Inc. Everyone needs an up to date resume, whether you are looking for a new job, a promotion, or a board position. In this economy, you need to give 110% to achieve your goals, and a resume that is anything less than stellar will not be sufficient. This program will provide detailed information on how your resume should look, what should and should not be in your resume, and how to spot the typos that others will surely see. Recent grads as well as those well into their careers will benefit from attending this program. Free of charge. Bring a brown-bag lunch.
(Registration will open shortly.)
Thursday, Jan. 8: WMACCA Employment and Labor Forum: 2008 Employment Law Year In Review -- 12 noon to 2 p.m., at Maggiano’s Little Italy (private room upstairs), 2001 International Drive, McLean, Virginia (703-356-9000). Cost $35 per person (members only).
Presented by Robert E. Gans, Senior Employment Counsel, CSC. Join us for an annual wrap-up of the year’s most interesting (if not always precedent-setting) employment law decisions, plus a look ahead to 2009. Bob Gans, former chair of the WMACCA Employment and Labor Forum, and now a WMACCA Board member, promises to entertain, provide written materials that you will want to keep (and probably treasure), and educate more than a little. The employment lawyer’s motto is “you just can’t make this stuff up.” Come find out why! WMACCA will apply for 1.5 hours of Virginia Bar MCLE credit for this program. To register, click here (or http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Invitation.aspx?e=2e5ffacb-3ee2-4b3c-8b52-46a1cc2cdce3)
Tuesday, Jan. 13: Practical Tips To Help Control Costs And Mitigate Risks In E-Discovery -- 8:15 to 10 a.m., LIVE at the offices of Deloitte LLP, 1750 Tysons Boulevard, 8th Floor, McLean, VA (703-251-1000), OR by TELECONFERENCE FROM YOUR DESK. Registration and breakfast will be from 8:15 to 8:30 am on-site and the program will begin at 8:30. Free of charge.
Presented by Andy Ruckman, Principal, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP and Tom C. Antisdel, Senior Manager, Deloitte Services LP. As both processes and technologies evolve to cope with the ever-exploding amount of electronically stored information, it is increasingly important for corporate counsel to keep up with “best practices” for reducing the expense and risk inherent in the eDiscovery process. Both speakers have extensive and varied experience, legal and practical, in managing e-discovery and will offer specific and practical tips for managing complex eDiscovery cases. WMACCA will apply for 1.5 hours of Virginia MCLE credit. To register, click here (or http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Invitation.aspx?e=1d5214e0-f889-4e7e-a2a9-4bc26ffe948f)
Thursday, Jan. 15: WMACCA Corporate and Securities Forum - Strategies for Managing Your Company's Risks and Rights as a Creditor or Debtor in a Turbulent Economy -- 7:45 to 9:30 a.m., LIVE at the offices of Arnold & Porter LLP, 1600 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 900, McLean, VA (703-720-7399) OR by TELECONFERENCE FROM YOUR DESK. Registration and breakfast from 7:45 to 8 a.m. on-site; the program will begin at 8 a.m. Free of charge.
Presented by Michael L. Bernstein of Arnold & Porter LLP and Stephen E. Leach of Leach Travell Britt PC. The turmoil in the economy has caused many previously solvent businesses to have difficulty paying their obligations. As a result, companies are increasingly finding themselves in the position of being creditors with receivables that are in doubt, or parties to contracts with businesses whose ability to perform is uncertain. In nearly every sector, businesses are dealing with customers or clients, suppliers, distributors, borrowers, joint venture partners, tenants and providers of other critical services who are now in financial distress. Our panelists will discuss the practical realities of managing the risks in dealing with distressed companies. We will also explore key issues from a debtor’s perspective, including strategies for companies who are now themselves facing default on credit agreements or other obligations. There will be ample opportunity for questions at the end. To register, click here (or http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Invitation.aspx?e=00bafb6a-b578-4187-9b28-e0d14f37d03c)
Thursday, Jan. 15: WMACCA NEW YEAR CELEBRATION -- 6 to 9 p.m., at Maggiano's Little Italy, 11800 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA. Cost: $20 per person.
Come and meeting your in-house colleagues for a pleasant evening of food, drink and conversation. One major benefit of your WMACCA/ACC memberhsip is the development of your professional network. This event is the perfect opportunity to meet new people and renew old acquaintances. Our special guests at this event will include some of our 2008 WMACCA Corporate Scholars. To register, click here (or http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Invitation.aspx?e=25a15ad7-fc86-452f-96c6-3267fef7dcea).
Thursday, Jan. 22: WMACCA Government Contractors Forum: Mandatory Voluntary Disclosure - Making Sense of a Regulatory Oxymoron -- 7:30 to 9 a.m., LIVE at the offices of Greenberg Traurig LLP, 1750 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 1200, McLean, VA (703-749-1300) OR by WEB SEMINAR FROM YOUR DESK. Registration and breakfast from 7:30 to 8 a.m. on-site, program from 8 to 9 a.m. Free of charge.
Presented by Dorn C. McGrath III of Greenberg Traurig LLP and Laura I. Fernadez, Associate General Counsel, Headquarters Defense Logistics Agency. Effective December 12, 2008, government contractors are confronting a "sea change" in the fundamental approach to compliance expected by the government. Contractors will have to be prepared through their business ethics compliance programs to identify, analyze, and in appropriate circumstances, make disclosures to the Government where there is "credible evidence" of the types of violations covered by the rules. This is not an obligation that can be easily ignored, because the rules now include a new suspension or debarment ground for the "knowing failure" to make timely disclosures. This will have a significant effect on contract administration, from the viewpoint of both contractors and the Government's contracting officers. WMACCA will apply for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit. To register, click here (or http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Invitation.aspx?e=a83eae63-fa82-4bdb-8256-75fb6572ffaa).
Wednesday, Jan. 28: WMACCA Annual Meeting and January Luncheon Program - THE ROBERTS COURT AS A BUSINESS COURT - THE VIEW FROM THE MIDDLE OF
OCTOBER TERM 2008, Presented by Former Solicitor General Paul D.
Clement -- 12 noon to 2 p.m., at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, VA 22102 (703-506-4300). Cost: $40 for members ($20 for members in-transition); $50 for non-members.
This address will discuss the business cases on the
Supreme Court's docket this Term, the broader trends in the Court's
business docket, and the role of the Solicitor General in litigation
before the Supreme Court. Our keynote speaker, Paul D. Clement, served
as the 43rd Solicitor General of the United States from June 2005 until
June 2008. WMACCA will also conduct its election of officers and directors at this meeting. For more details on the program content, please see the separate article in this e-newsletter. WMACCA will apply for MCLE credit for this
program. To register, click here (or: http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Invitation.aspx?e=3e89fe83-278a-42b1-8d60-df86783b5e26).