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Celesq® Announces March 2012 CLE Addressing Important Developments in Ethics in Pleadings, Social Media, Same Sex Marriage in New York, FCPA Enforcement

Boca Raton, FL, February 27, 2012 --( With ongoing developments in ethical requirements in Federal Court pleadings, social media, same sex marriage in New York, FCPA enforcement trends, and more, Celesq® AttorneysEd Center has announced the following CLE web casts for March 2012:

Ethics in the Federal Courts: Complying with Rule 11 after Twombly and Iqbal (2210)
Live web cast: March 1, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

Federal litigation and bankruptcy specialist Rob Shilliday explores the potential effects of Twombly and Iqbal on the ethical requirements and enforcement of F.R.Civ.P. 11(b) (3) in federal court pleadings.

Same-Sex Marriage in New York—Implications for Employee Benefit Plans (2220)
Live web cast: March 13, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

Todd Solomon, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, a frequent speaker and writer on employee benefits issues resulting from domestic partnerships and same-sex marriages, discusses the impact of the New York same-sex marriage law on employee benefit plans.

Recent Legal Developments in Social Media (2206)
Live web cast: March 27, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

With the continuing evolution of privacy protections, corporate risks and liabilities relating to social media, Matt Karlyn and Peter F. McLaughlin of Foley & Lardner LLP share the newest updates impacting employment law, IP protection, privacy, and anticipated trends in this dynamic area.

The New Era of FCPA Enforcement: Key Trends And Possible Amendments (2227)
Live web cast: March 29, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

Although the Department of Justice (DOJ) has declared that this is the “new era” of FCPA enforcement, in court the DOJ seems to be faltering, business groups are demanding reform, and Congress continues to hold hearings. Tom Gorman of Dorsey & Whitney LLP examines the trends behind this new era of FCPA enforcement in view of the repeated calls to amend the statute and the prospects for reform.

The Ethics of Legal Outsourcing (2156)
Moderated web cast: March 19, 2011 (12:00 noon ET)

Steve Bennett, Jones Day, discusses the ethical considerations and best practices involved in the outsourcing of legal activities for all counsel engaged in, or considering, legal outsourcing. (For attorneys who have not previously taken the program, which was first presented on December 1, 2011).

Claim File Documentation with an Eye towards Litigation: Ethical Issues for Insurance Company Lawyers (2160INS)
Moderated web cast: March 6, 2011 (12:00 noon ET)

Gene Weisberg, Gladstone Michel Weisberg Willner & Sloane, ALC, explores attorney/client and attorney work product privilege issues involving insurance company-employed lawyers in the claim file documentation process. (For attorneys who have not previously taken the program, which was first presented on December 6, 2011).

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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