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Events - conferences, seminars and webinars

10 - 12 December 2018, Las Vegas NV

2018 Construction SuperConference in person

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Encore at Wynn

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Kilpatrick Townsend is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Construction SuperConference. The conference, now in its 33rd year, is recognized as the preeminent construction conference developed for mid- to senior-level professionals who work in any of the legal and commercial construction markets. 

Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys Larry Prosen and John Alden will present "Construction Labor Relations Issues for the Construction Litigator & Non-Labor Attorney." Co-presenters include Rod Eisenhauer, Performance Contracting Group and David Tapparo, Executive Vice President, CBG Building Company.

Description: Many construction litigators and clients have had to deal with labor relations and other issues on a project or case, yet many have little understanding of the issues associated therewith. This panel discussion will identify and discuss some of the more current issues that a project or client can experience in layperson's terms from both the union and non-union or merit shop perspectives. Participants will be polled to focus and direct the discussion as well as be offered the chance to ask questions of the panel.

Kilpatrick Townsend attorney Patrick Gaas will present "Liquidated Damages: The Evolving Landscape." Co-presenters include John Margie, Partner at Glaholt LLP, and Joshua Strub, Corporate Counsel & Director of Contracts for PNR Railworks Inc.

Description: The common law world is currently in the midst of an evolution in the treatment of liquidated damages. After 100 years, the United Kingdom Supreme Court has reformulated the test for determining when liquidated damages provisions will be determined to be unenforceable. Similarly, the Australian courts in 2012 reformulated their approach, which formulation the UK Supreme Court rejected. Both the UK approach and the Australian approach differ from the current regimes in the United States and Canada. This session will discuss the current treatment of liquidated damages in the United States and Canada and outline strategies for drafting robust liquidated damages provisions and disputes relating to the enforceability of liquidated damages provisions. The panel will also discuss the new approach taken by the UK and Australian courts, their application, and the possible impacts of the UK and Australian reformulations on the treatment of liquidated damages provisions in American and Canadian law.


Event Details

The Encore at Wynn
3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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Monday, December 10 
2:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Presentation Sessions 
5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Welcome Reception 

Tuesday, December 11 
7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Pre-Keynote Breakfast 
8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Keynote 
9:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Presentation Sessions 
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Luncheon and Plenary 
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Presentation Sessions 
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception 

Wednesday, December 12 
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Knowledge Exchange Networking and Breakfast 
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Presentation Sessions 
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon and Plenary 
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Presentation Sessions



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12 December 2018, London, UK

Artificial Intelligence v Human Intelligence: where are the legaltech battle lines being drawn? online

Allen & Overy LLP

Date: Wednesday 12th December 2018

Time: 8:30am - 9:30am 

Location: One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD


  • Jonathan Brayne - Management, Partner & Chair of Fuse 
  • Kevin Oliver - Legal Technology Group, Head of Advanced Delivery
  • Saleh Abukmeil - Advanced Delivery, Legal Technology Group, Senior Engagement Manager

This seminar aims to provide insights into how artificial intelligence (AI) can be applied to legal tasks to increase efficiency and accuracy, streamline workflow, produce innovative solutions to problems, and address the increasing burden of regulatory compliance. It will cover the different technology approaches; outline the factors which need to be considered when selecting the optimum approach; consider the level of human involvement required; and highlight some examples of successful use cases.

This seminar qualifies for 1 CPD point/s

If you have any queries please email seminarregistration@allenovery.com.

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12 December 2018, Online

The year in review: trade, GDPR and #MeToo online


Join Lexology for a look back at the hot topics and trending issues of 2018. The past 12 months have seen major changes in legislation around the world, and our Lexology contributing firms have worked hard to keep you posted the developments that matter. We analyse the approaches our contributors have taken to these topics, with an eye for what worked well with our in-house counsel audience. These hot topics include:

  • USMCA – how will the new NAFTA work in practice?
  • Non-traditional trademarks – key cases and the outlook for 2019
  • Cannabusiness – the cross-border impact of state-specific legislation
  • LegalTech – how can lawyers benefit from developments in AI?

In addition to the annual round-up, we will look at some of the new features and workflow tools introduced by Lexology during the year to help you to find the information you need.


Jo Moore – editorial services director
Alex Morrall – product and innovation director
Pippa Lindsay – product analyst

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12 December 2018, Webinar

Copyrights, Bad Reviews and Social Media Smears: An Update on Internet Law online

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Date & Time: December 12, 2018 (Wed)  12:30 PM  US/Eastern

Speaker: Jeff Barron

1.0 hour CLE credit pending

Join Jeff Barron for a one-hour CLE presentation on recent developments in Internet law. This presentation will touch on issues that affect website operators, businesses, and ordinary consumers. We’ll discuss:

  • The intersection of copyright and trademark law with the Internet 
  • Efforts to dilute the immunity provided to website operators by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act 
  • New laws targeting nonconsensual pornography and human trafficking (and their unintended consequences) 
  • How to deal with bad reviews and defamatory content 
  • Best practices for avoiding trouble in the first place

Designed to be sophisticated enough for the expert but accessible to the curious, this presentation will provide tools that you can use whether you are helping a social media platform navigate increasingly uncertain waters or assisting a client who was wronged by a bad review. Please join us.

Contact Courtney Brown at cbrown@btlaw.com or (317) 231-7312.

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13 December 2018, North Carolina, USA

Lunch & Learn: Opportunity Zones & Opportunity Funds online

Poyner Spruill LLP

Date: Thursday, December 13th

Time: 12 P.M. - 1 P.M.

Location: 301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900, Raleigh, NC 27601

You've likely heard about this exciting new tax benefit — it allows you to defer taxes on your taxable gains if you invest in certain geographic areas across North Carolina. And there's more.

Please join Poyner Spruill's tax and real estate lawyers to discuss Opportunity Zones & Opportunity Funds and what they could mean for your tax planning and real estate investments.

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13 December 2018, London, UK

Force Majeure Clauses in person

Allen & Overy LLP

Date: Thursday 13th December 2018

Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm 

Location: One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD

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This seminar will examine some general and specific issues relating to the drafting of, and reliance upon, force majeure clauses. It will include Brexit related issues. Recent case law will also be reviewed, including that dealing with causation and the use of 'reasonable endeavours' to remedy or avoid the force majeure.

This seminar qualifies for 1 CPD point/s

If you have any queries please email seminarregistration@allenovery.com.

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13 December 2018, Online

Addressing cross-border tax issues using artificial intelligence online

Blue J Legal

Artificial intelligence-based software is now being used by tax lawyers and accountants to accurately address a variety of cross-border tax issues. 

This webinar will focus on whether an individual is resident in Canada for tax purposes such that his or her worldwide income is taxable in Canada, applying the common law, statutory deeming rules and treaty tie-breaker tests. 

These issues arise frequently, perhaps most prominently in the North American context with US workers relocating to temporarily take up positions with their employers in Canada. This webinar is a must-view for any tax professional who encounters questions regarding the residency of individuals for tax purposes in the course of their work.

Benjamin Alarie

Benjamin Alarie is CEO of Blue J Legal and the Osler Chair in Business Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Professor Alarie researches and teaches in taxation law and judicial decision making, and was awarded the Alan Mewett QC Prize for excellence in teaching by the law school’s graduating class of 2009. Before joining the law faculty as a full-time professor in 2004, Professor Alarie completed graduate work in law at the Yale Law School and was a law clerk for Madam Justice Louise Arbour at the Supreme Court of Canada. He has dozens of academic publications, and his research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. He is a co-author of several editions of a leading legal text on tax law, Canadian Income Tax Law, including the most recent fifth edition (LexisNexis, 2015).

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19 December 2018, Webinar

Don't Fall Behind! An Update On The Defend Trade Secrets Act, Two Years In online

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Date & Time: December 19, 2018 (Wed)  12:30 PM  US/Eastern

Speaker: Jeff Brown http://www.btlaw.com/Jeff-M-Barron/

1.0 hour CLE credit pending

It has been a little more than two years since Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act, which gave corporations and individuals the ability to sue for trade secret misappropriation under federal law. There have been hundreds of cases in courts around the country, and we are starting to see some trends and regional splits. Join Jeff Barron for a one-hour webinar to get up to speed on the latest developments in the law.

Contact Courtney Brown at cbrown@btlaw.com or (317) 231-7312.


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24 December 2018, London, UK

Data Protection in Finance 2019: Living with the GDPR in person

Sidley Austin LLP

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Location: Sidley Austin LLP, Woolgate Exchange, 25 Basinghall Street, London EC2V 5HA

Time: 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. 

Sidley in conjunction with DataGuidance, invites you to join us for Data Protection in Finance 2019: Living with the GDPR. This event will offer opportunities to network with industry peers, as well as informative panel discussions focused on maintaining compliance with the requirements of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect earlier this year. 

Our speakers comprise a group of leading financial services professionals, regulators and lawyers who will share key insights to help financial services firms comply with requirements under the GDPR.

The day’s topics will include practical sessions on:

  • GDPR Guidance and Enforcement Action
  • ​Dealing with Data Subject Rights
  • Managing Personal Data Breaches in Practice
  • Brexit and International Transfers
  • Ongoing Compliance under the GDPR
  • Dealing with Investigations and Financial Regulators

Featured speakers confirmed so far:

  • Yukiko Lorenzo, Senior Counsel, Mastercard
  • Miriam Hall, Group Senior Counsel, PRA Group
  • Andreas Klug, Global Head of Privacy & Group Data Protection Officer, WorldPay
  • Cesar Naveira, Privacy Lawyer, American Express
  • Stephen McCartney, EU Director of Privacy, Pearson
  • Torrin Stafford, Head of Privacy and Records Management, Lloyds Banking
  • Chris Jones, Director, Payment Systems Europe

For questions or more information, please click here to contact us.

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8 January 2019, Online

What medical providers need to know about medicinal marijuana online

Wilson Elser

How medicinal certification works and the potential liability exposures for medical professional providing certifications for use.


Lori Semlies
Lori Semlies is a partner at Wilson Elser in White Plains, New York. Lori serves as the co-chair of the firm’s medical malpractice and healthcare practice, where she focuses on the defence of medical and nursing home malpractice claims in state and federal courts, including all phases of litigation through trial. She is also co-chair of the firm’s national nursing home litigation team within the medical malpractice practice, where she brings her particular knowledge of the state and federal regulations that pertain to long-term care facilities. She has handled appeals in the New York Appellate Division, First and Second Departments, and before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

She currently serves as a member of the steering committee of Wilson Elser’s Women Attorneys Valued and Empowered (WAVE) initiative, which exemplifies the firm’s enlightened approach to advancing the professional and personal well-being of its women attorneys.


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