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Celesq® Announces January CLE Regarding Important New Developments in Ethics; Litigation; Sarbanes Oxley/Corporate/Securities; Employment Law; and Privacy

Boca Raton, FL, January 07, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Celesq® AttorneysEd Center has announced the following web casts for January 2014:

International Issues in Privilege Protection: Ethical Concerns and Practical Solutions for Lawyers (2408)
Live web cast: January 15, 2014 (12:00 noon ET)

Steve Bennett, Jones Day, discusses ethical issues that can affect privilege protection in international communities and suggests practical solutions. Topics include a discussion of U.S. privilege law, international privilege law, conflicts in privilege law and practical solutions; relevant ABA Model Rules; and cases such as Mohawk Indus., Inc. v. Carpenter; United States v. Adlman; and Akzo Nobel Chems. Ltd. v. European Commission.

Who Qualifies as a Whistleblower under Sarbanes-Oxley (2402)
Live web cast: January 14, 2014 (12:00 noon ET)

The United States Supreme Court will hear argument in November in Lawson v. FMR, LLC, which tackles the issue of whether whistleblowers employed by a privately held contractor or subcontractor of a publicly traded company are protected from retaliation under SOX. The First Circuit answered the question in the negative, and soon after, the Administrative Review Board reached the opposite conclusion and specifically declined to follow Lawson. Roger Lane, Courtney Worcester and Michael Thompson review the split of authority on this issue, analyze the arguments presented by the parties to the Supreme Court, and provide their assessment of which way the Supreme Court may rule.

On Notice: Using Proposed Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to Inform Preservation and Litigation Strategies Now (2406)
Live web cast: January 29, 2014 (12:00 noon ET)

On August 15, 2013, the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Although these amendments remain open to public comment until February 15, 2014 and, if accepted, will not go into effect until December 2015, there is much in these amendments, and the process that led to them, that in-house counsel can use to inform their companies’ preservation and litigation strategies now. Carmen G. McLean for an insightful discussion of these issues.

Clearing the Haze of Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: What In-House Employment Lawyers Should Know (2403)
Live web cast: January 22, 2014 (12:00 noon ET)

Many employers are confused and concerned regarding how to handle employees and their use of medical marijuana. In this program, geared to in-house employment lawyers, Foley & Lardner attorneys address various state medical marijuana laws and interpretive case law, drug testing and implications of positive tests for marijuana, the duty to accommodate under the ADA, disciplining employees for medical marijuana use, and safety concerns related to medical marijuana.

Mobile Apps and the New FDA Guidance for Mobile Medical App Developers: What In-House Counsel Should Know (2404)
Live web cast: January 16, 2014 (12:00 noon ET)

The FDA recently issued final guidance for developers on the regulation of mobile medical software applications (“apps”). In this program geared especially for in-house counsel, Jason Haislmaier discusses what the final guidance means for mobile medical app developers, addressing what questions have been answered by the final guidance; what issues remain unresolved; and what new questions have emerged.

Identifying, Managing and Prioritizing Data Privacy Risks: What In-House Counsel Need to Know (2405)
Live web cast: January 23, 2014 (12:00 noon ET)

The risks relating to the collection, use, and sharing of data are constantly changing and have continued to grow ever more complex. In this program geared especially for in-house counsel, Jason Haislmaier and David Zetoony focus on strategies for both identifying the data-related issues and prioritizing those issues that raise the greatest legal risks to counsel’s company and clients.

Attorneys wishing to register for any of the live web casts, or to learn more about the programs, may visit www.celesq.com and click on Celesq® Upcoming Webcasts, accessed at btly link to http://www.celesq.com/news/category/hot_topic.

The web casts will be recorded and, like all Celesq® programs, will be available on demand and on CD directly from Celesq® (www.celesq.com). For more information about any of the programs, or to place an order from Celesq®, you may visit their web site at www.celesq.com and click on the program(s) in which you are interested; or email them at customer.care@celesq.com.

About Celesq® AttorneysEd Center
Celesq® AttorneysEd Center (www.celesq.com), a nationally-recognized leader in providing high-quality continuing legal education programs to attorneys throughout the United States, focuses on the hottest topics and latest trends in practice areas of particular interest to outside and in-house corporate attorneys and litigators. A pioneer in online CLE, Celesq® today offers its programs in a variety of convenient formats, including live web casts, online streaming audio and audio CDs. Contact Sharon Levine Mirsky, Esq., at (561) 241-1919 or slmirsky@celesq.com for more information.
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