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Celesq® AttorneysEd Center Announces June 2012 CLE Addressing FTC Privacy Rules, SEC Regulatory & Enforcement Developments, Intellectual Property, Elimination of Bias

Boca Raton, FL, May 24, 2012 --( With ongoing developments involving workplace investigations and their ethical implications for all attorneys, new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rules involving privacy, new SEC rules governing suitability standards for investors pursuant to Dodd-Frank, recent developments involving the SEC’s enforcement program, and new decisions involving intellectual property law and litigation, and elimination of bias in the legal profession, Celesq® AttorneysEd Center has announced the following CLE web casts for June 2012:

Privacy Update: Formulating Privacy Policies and Practices for Compliance with the FTC’s Final Report and Guidelines (2234)
Live web cast: June 12, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

Jeffrey Edelstein, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, provides an overview of recent developments regarding privacy, including the FTC’s final report on privacy, areas of current and potential privacy enforcement, and practical pointers for trying to apply the FTC’s privacy framework.

How Corporate Officials Can Get a Good Night’s Sleep despite Current SEC Enforcement Trends (2235)
Live web cast: June 14, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

Tom Gorman, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, explores the emerging, cutting-edge trends being used by the SEC in its reinvigorated Enforcement program, suggests where these trends are headed in the future, and offers practical steps and strategies for corporate officials to avoid being in their path.

Recent SEC Amendments to Qualified Client and Accredited Investor Standards (2232)
Live web cast: June 7, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

Kay Gordon and Yusef Alexandrine, K&L Gates LLP, explain the new SEC rules pursuant to Dodd-Frank governing the suitability standards used to determine whether investors can invest in private offerings or private funds or be subject to certain fee arrangements with respect to private funds.

Supreme Court/Federal Circuit En Banc Intellectual Property Review: 2011-2012 Term, from the Celesq®-West LegalEdcenter IP Master Series (2233IP)
Live web cast: June 21, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

Anthony Lo Cicero, Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP, discusses this term’s prominent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions involving fundamental issues in intellectual property law (e.g., patentability of diagnostic processes, the standard for proving inequitable conduct, the applicability of intervening rights to reexamination proceedings). Cases discussed include Mayo v. Prometheus; Myriad Genetics; Therasence; and Marine Polymer v. Hemcon.

Eliminating Bias in the Legal Profession: Based on “Professional Advancement and Gender Stereotypes: The ‘Rules’ for Better Gender Communications©” (2225)
Live web cast: June 19, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

Andrea S. Kramer, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, discusses tips and techniques for eliminating bias and improving gender diversity in the legal profession, leveling the playing field for both men and women attorneys, and how women can learn the “rules” of the gender communications game and substantially improve their career advancement prospects.

Coming June 19: New Ethics program covering workplace investigations (2238)
Live web cast: June 19, 2012 (4:00 PM ET)

Lou DiLorenzo, Bond, Schoeneck & King, discusses the latest developments in ethical considerations and restraints for in-house and outside counsel conducting workplace investigations. Check back for details.

Developing Trends in Legal Ethics (2221)
Moderated web cast: June 6, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

Amy Bomse, Arnold & Porter LLP, discusses developing trends in legal ethics concerning electronic information (maintaining client files, information, meta data and email privacy), electronic communications (inadvertent receipt of documents from one’s opponent or own client), and the use of ethical screens to protect confidential information and avoid conflicts of interest.

How Following the Rules of Professional Responsibility Can Lessen the Burden and Cost of E-Discovery (2211)
Moderated web cast: June 28, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

Josh Fuchs, Jones Day, discusses how, by seeking to fulfill their ethical obligations of competence, expediting litigation, and duties to the court and opposing counsel (e.g., under ABA Model Rules), lawyers can reduce the e-discovery burden and costs associated with today's litigation.

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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