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Celesq® Upcoming CLE Programs: Developments in E-Discovery Under the Federal Rules; Corporate and Securities Laws; Medical Marijuana Laws; IP/Trade Secrets; Trial Skills

Boca Raton, FL, July 31, 2014 --( Celesq® AttorneysEd Center has announced the following web casts starting August 13, 2014:

Whistleblower Developments: Important Updates for In-House Counsel (2441)
Live web cast: August 13, 2014 (12:00 noon ET)

This summer has brought several noteworthy whistleblower developments, including the Securities and Exchange Commission bringing its first anti-retaliation action and courts continuing to diverge on whether a plaintiff must disclose a suspected violation to the SEC in order to invoke the anti-retaliation protections of Dodd-Frank. Bryan House and Courtney Worcester discuss the recent developments and provide practical tips for addressing such claims.

Marijuana’s Potential Impact on the Workplace Continues to Expand in 2014: Tips for In-House Employment Counsel (2422)
Live web cast: August 27, 2014 (12:00 noon ET)

2014 has seen increasing numbers of states implementing legislation dealing with medical marijuana with more states likely to follow. This program addresses recent legal developments in this area, including state law changes in medical marijuana laws, interpretive case law, drug testing and implications of positive tests for marijuana, the duty to accommodate under the ADA and disciplining employees for medical marijuana use.

Federal Rules Revisions: E-Discovery Implications (2437)
Live web cast: September 10, 2014 (12:00 noon ET)

With e-discovery developments continuing at a rapid pace, major changes are planned for the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to address issues of cooperation, proportionality and efficient resolution of e-discovery disputes. Steve Bennett, Park Jensen Bennett LLP, reviews the impetus for the Rules changes (Rule 1 [cooperation], Rule 26 [scope of discovery], Rule 37 [sanctions/preservation]); outlines the practical implications of the changes; suggests areas of remaining uncertainty, where careful planning may help avoid unnecessary burdens; and discusses recent cases and additional useful resources.

Opening Statements: An Advanced Look (2412)
Live web cast: September 17, 2014 (12:00 noon ET)

In this session of the ongoing trial skills series, Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg, Jones Day, take a deep dive into a variety of tips and techniques to take an attorney’s opening statement to the next level, including methods of organization of the statement.

Taking the “Shhh” out of Trade Secrets: What Counsel Should Know about Protecting the “Secret Sauce” (2440)
Live web cast: September 16, 2014 (12:00 noon ET)

With the emergence of a worldwide economy, globalization, development of information networks capable of rapidly moving sensitive data, and the increased focus on new technology as a business driver, a company’s legal advisors must now play critical roles in identifying and securing its trade secrets. Aaron Tantleff and Christopher Ward, Foley & Lardner LLP, discuss what makes trade secret issues so complicated from a legal perspective and how federal legislators are beginning to understand how critical trade secret protection has become and what the future potentially holds for trade secret law in the United States.

Lessons Learned from the 2014 Proxy Season: Insights and Tips for In-House Corporate and Securities Lawyers (2432)
Live web cast: September 9, 2014 (12:00 noon ET)

Roger Lane, Courtney Worcester, and Michael Thompson review the hot button issues from this year’s proxy season, including say-on-pay votes, shareholder activism and more. Also to be discussed are the recent trends and how they can be used by counsel to prepare for the 2015 proxy season.

Attorneys wishing to register for any of the live web casts, or to learn more about the programs, may visit and click on Celesq® Upcoming Webcasts, accessed at btly link to

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

About Celesq® AttorneysEd Center
Celesq® AttorneysEd Center (, 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 for more information.
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