September 9, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)
The role of the in-house lawyer has long since evolved away from the notion that it is simply cheaper to employ attorneys than use outside services. Increasingly employers are realizing that their legal staff can and should contribute unique value that cannot be matched by outside counsel. Yet, in many cases, this goal remains illusory because the conceptual understanding of the in-house role is not clearly articulated by either employer or attorney. This One-Hour Briefing will offer ideas as to how to address this challenge. It is specifically designed for attorneys who are thinking about moving to an in-house role or have recently done so.
Please join James D. Dinnage (formerly in-house at DuPont and Conoco) and Laurence S. Rickles (formerly trademark counsel at Johnson and Johnson), now both with the law firm of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC , together with David C. Shelton, Associate General Counsel and Mary Jo Anderson, benefits attorney, both at DuPont, Charles “Chic” Krukiel of the law firm of Dunlap Codding P.C. (formerly Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Invista S. a r.l.) and Luke Mette, Head of Global Litigation at AstraZeneca Inc. as they:
- offer ideas on how to think about the in-house role in the world of 2014;
- identify the opportunities inherent in the in-house role that enable the attorney to bring value to the enterprise;
- discuss the skills that need to be developed to be successful; and
- explore ways for appraising the attorney’s contribution based on the value proposition.
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September 4, 2014, 1:oop.m. – 2:00p.m. (E.D.T.)
In just one hour, this briefing will provide you with a summary of federal candidate and PAC campaign law, as regulated by the Federal Election Campaign Act and administered by the Federal Election Commission’s Regulations and Disclosure Rules.
Please join Jan Witold Baran of Wiley Rein LLP, Kenneth A. Gross of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Chip Nielsen of Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP for a discussion addressing:
- Contribution definitions, limits, and prohibitions
- Contributions and expenditures after the Citizens United and McCutcheon cases
- Disclosure and political action committees
- Tax laws for political organizations and 501(c)(4)s
- Resource materials provided by the FEC and other experts
This One-Hour Briefing is offered as a primer for the two-day program Corporate Political Activities 2014: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws on September 11-12, 2014 at The Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C., and is presented by the program co-chairs. Register for the live two-day program and receive complimentary access to this preparatory briefing.
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Nature photographer David Slater asked the Wikimedia Commons website to take down photos he contends he owns the copyright too. The request was refused because the pictures in question were taken by a monkey who grabbed the camera and appeared to enjoy the sound of snapping photos. The monkey took hundreds of pictures, including selfies.
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Practising Law Institute (PLI) has announced the release of their newest title, Intellectual Property Law Answer Book 2015. This highly practical resource is an easy-to-use guide to copyright, trademark, and patent law. Underscoring its highly accessible approach, Intellectual Property Law Answer Book 2015 tackles IP from the ground up, including such key aspects as definitions and IP basics, critical statutes, case law and research tips, formalities and registration, infringement, and practical aspects of litigation.
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The New York Times recently addressed the issue of jury service questions in their article “TV Habits? Medical History? Tests for Jury Duty Get Personal”. The article brings into light how jury questionnaires have become increasingly more frequent in US courts. By requesting these questionnaires, lawyers and jury consultants are able to investigate the beliefs of their jurors in regards to the case. As a result, they are able to evaluate the jury box for any bias.
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