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Events - conferences, seminars and webinars

22 - 24 January 2019, Winnipeg

Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques in person

Do you know how to address inappropriate workplace behaviour before it becomes a legal issue?
Rubin Thomlinson LLP

Do you know how to address inappropriate workplace behaviour before it becomes a legal issue?

This 3-day course is a basic primer for people within organizations who are tasked with conducting investigations. This intensive, hands-on workshop allows participants to investigate mock complaints from start to finish to practice their investigation skills.  The third day focuses on mastering report writing.

In this course, participants will learn:

  • Which legal requirements and human resources considerations trigger an investigation
  • Whether an investigation should be conducted internally or externally
  • How to plan your investigation and set up your process
  • How to determine your mandate
  • What to include in pre-investigation communication to the parties
  • Who to interview, and in what order
  • How to prepare for and conduct investigation interviews
  • How to collect and record evidence
  • How to approach decision making
  • How to avoid common investigation pitfalls
  • How to write a thorough and defensible report that will “stick”
  • How to organize your report and what to include in it
  • How to deal with credibility issues
  • How to deal with tricky evidentiary issues
  • How to avoid common reporting pitfalls

All participants will have the opportunity to practice their investigation skills by conducting a live interview of the complainant, the respondent or witnesses.


This program has been approved for 21 CPHR Continuing Professional Development Hours by CPHR Manitoba.

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24 January 2019, 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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24 January 2019, UK

Keep up with the increasing pace of regulatory change online

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

When: Thursday 24 January 2019 

Reserve your space now for our exclusive annual Emerging Themes in Financial Regulation seminar on Thursday 24 January.

This year's event will kick-off with a panel discussion exploring the growing challenge of managing financial crime risks on a global basis and will then split into breakout sessions to give you the opportunity to explore the developments most relevant to your area.

Click register today! 

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28 January 2019, London, UK

Pharma and Biotech IP in person



When: Monday, January 28, 2019

Time: 08:00 - 17:30 Greenwich Time

Where: IET London: Savoy Place, 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL, United Kingdom

With disruptive political and legislative change on the horizon at home and abroad, it has never been more important for European biopharma patent professionals to have a crystal-clear understanding of the changes shaping IP protection and value creation.

IAM’s third annual Pharma & Biotech IP event will provide cutting-edge legal and strategic insights to help practitioners safeguard and exploit their crucial life sciences assets.

Attendees will:

  • Understand how patent owners are overcoming barriers and building successful IP business strategies
  • Grasp the political and legislative changes confronting the life sciences market
  • Get to grips with the questions surrounding second medical use claims and plausibility
  • Gain updates on key court decisions and landmark cases
  • Benefit from in-depth intelligence on US patent developments affecting international rights holders
  • Obtain answers to the questions hanging over the future of SPC rights in Europe
  • Meet, network and engage with over 100 senior experts from across the life sciences industry
  • Earn up to  5.5 continuing professional development hours
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28 January 2019, London, UK

Managing Trademark Assets Europe 2019 in person

World Trademark Review


As brands grow, new markets open up, the online world expands and social media presence is enhanced, both opportunities and infringement result. But while responsibilities grow, for many resources and budgets do not.

World Trademark Review’s (WTRManaging Trademark Assets Europe will provide insights and best practice for cost-effectively managing trademark portfolios. Attendees will hear senior in-house counsel from a range of industries discuss how best to manage risk and communicate the value of brands to the business.

Key topics to be covered include:

  • The cost-effective strategic management of trademark 
  • Trademarks across the enterprise: communication and presentation
  • Fighting counterfeits with limited budgets
  • gTLDs, GDPR and the UDRP: navigating the ever-shifting online enforcement landscape
  • Ethically managing brand identity and enforcement on social media

CPD credits

Managing Trademark Assets Europe has been submitted for approval for CPD hours. Subject to this approval, the projected CPD credits awarded could be up to five hours.

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29 January 2019, London, UK

EU Securitisation Regulation framework: where are we now? in person

Allen & Overy LLP

Date: Thursday 29th January 2018

Time: 8:30 am to 9:30 am

Location: One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD


The new EU Securitisation Regulation framework applies in general from 1 January 2019, but the securitisation markets enter the new EU regime with a number of uncertainties remaining, not least because the final texts of some of the new regulatory guidance and technical standards are not made available at the start of 2019. The seminar will provide an opportunity to hear from the A&O securitisation team on the latest position, the key issues from the perspective of different market players and latest practice points.

This seminar qualifies for 1 CPD point/s

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

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29 January 2019, Birmingham, UK

IT Materclass: International Data Protection - Birmingham in person

Gowling WLG

When: 29 January 2019

Where: Two Snowhill, Birmingham, B4 6WR

Time: 8:30 - 14:00 Local time 

Speakers: Helen DavenportRocio de la CruzSheena JacobTony FieldingJocelyn Paulley, and Wendy Wagner

With the GDPR well and truly on everyone's radar, it is important not to lose sight of international data protection requirements that fall outside these regulations.

At our next IT Masterclass seminar the UK team will be joined by colleagues from some of our international offices to provide global insight on data protection regulations. We'll be taking a closer look at:

International data breaches

Managing a data breach can be a complex task when the breach occurs in one country, but even more so if the breach affects individuals in different countries. Organisations need to know whether, and if so how quickly, notification of that breach must be given, to whom, and what the likely penalties for failure to notify correctly might be. During this session we will discuss requirements of data breach reporting across a range of international jurisdictions, comparing and contrasting the key elements you should be aware of to avoid any unexpected difficulties.

Other common international issues

Data protection regulation varies across global jurisdictions, but issues such as the requirements for a DPO, data sovereignty, regulators' enforcement powers and extra-territorial effect are common across all. Our speakers will provide guidance on how to avoid the various pitfalls of dealing with these issues across a range of international jurisdictions.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Susan Barnes.

This event qualifies for 4.5 CLE/CPD.

This event is free of charge.

This event will run for four hours and a half. Gowling WLG is an accredited provider with the Bar Standards Board (provider ID number 1940). For all other professions, we suggest that you check with your professional body or your learning and development team as to whether this event meets the CPD requirements for your profession.

Please do get in touch if you have any further queries about this event and CPD.

Gowling WLG is committed to ensuring people with disabilities can participate fully in our events. If you would like to attend this event and there is something which will help you do so more easily, please provide details to the event organiser.


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29 January 2019, San Francisco, CA


McDermott Will & Emery

When: 29th January 2019

Where: Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA  94105

There is significant risk and exposure facing senior leaders charged with workplace and workforce management. As we launch into 2019, it is more critical than ever for in-house counsel and HR professionals to effectively manage ongoing risks and strategically plan for what’s ahead.

McDermott’s Employment and Employee Benefits practice groups invite you to join our half-day forum and reception in San Francisco and Los Angeles. This interactive and forward-looking program fosters open discussion that will help you see around the corner and position your business to protect its interests. Key issues of focus will include:

  • Worker Classification: Complications Beyond the Front Page
  • Employee Mobility: Local Challenges with Global Implications
  • ERISA Plan Controversy: Rising Stakes for Those Unprepared
  • Your Attention, Please: Emerging Threats Lurk in Employment and Employee Benefits
  • #MeToo Take Two: Liability Beyond Title VII

For more information, please contact Jordan Navarro or Chris McGoldrick.

CLE credit is pending.

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29 January 2019, Webinar

Emerging Legal and Policy Issues in Artificial Intelligence online

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

When: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Adoption of applications powered by artificial intelligence (AI) is skyrocketing. Customer service, operations, and internal company initiatives leveraging AI are prevalent in our lives today. Voice-enabled smart assistants, bot-enabled customer service, autonomous vehicles and machines, and much more. Join this panel of in-house and outside counsel working on these issues to learn more about some of these AI applications, how the law is struggling to keep up, and the ways in which courts, policymakers and companies are stepping in to confront the unique legal and policy questions presented by the widespread adoption of AI.

Panelists: Robin Nunn, Davis Wright Tremaine; K.C. Halm, Davis Wright Tremaine; Rebecca DavisWalmart; Charlie Bingham, Microsoft

Contact Joshua Dyer with questions. 



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30 January 2019, Seattle, WA

Tune up Your Employee Handbook in person

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

When: Wednesday, 30th January 2019

Where: Davis Wright Tremaine, 920 5th Avenue, Suite 3300, Seattle, WA 98104

Time: 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Registration and Continental Breakfast
           9:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Workshop

We moved the date to accommodate a larger group. Please join us in 2019 to update your employee handbook!

In this workshop, employment attorneys Gillian Murphy and Angela Vogel will guide you through creating or updating your organization's employee handbook. You will be able to ask questions of our workshop leaders and get valuable advice on how to make your organization's handbook an important tool for employee success.

Workshop materials include DWT's latest edition of the Model Employee Handbook and Management Notes, featuring updated policies and guidance regarding new state and local laws covering paid family leave, sexual harassment, domestic violence leave and much more! The Model Handbook also includes policies for employers who have operations in Alaska, Oregon, and New York.

Cost: $850 for the first registrant, $500 for each additional registrant from the same organization*
*Includes one Model Employee Handbook per organization. Retail copy of handbook can be purchased for $1,500 by those not wishing to attend the workshop.

Credits: 3 HRCI and CLE credits pending
Parking: Complimentary parking in DWT building provided; bring parking tickets to workshop for validation.

Questions? Contact Joshua Dyer with questions. 

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