Celesq® Announces January CLE: Important Legal Developments in Employment (Ban-the-Box); IP (Patents); Data Security and Privacy; Corporate and Securities Compliance

Boca Raton, FL, January 06, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Celesq® AttorneysEd Center has announced the following web casts starting January 12, 2015:

Ban-the-Box and Other Pre-Employment Dilemmas: Finding Qualified Candidates without Finding Trouble (2507)
Live web cast: January 14, 2015 (12:00 noon ET)

Many employers have adopted processes designed to identify latent issues with applicants, such as criminal history inquiries and background checks, but trends such as “ban-the box” are now sweeping across the country, and agencies like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are taking aggressive action to combat perceived areas for potential discrimination and unfairness in pre-employment inquiries. This program, of particular interest to in-house lawyers, covers the legislative and enforcement trends and explores the best ways employers can continue taking diligent efforts to identify strong employment candidates while remaining on the right side of the law.

Ethical Issues in Litigation Practice (2429)
Moderated web cast: January 21, 2015 (12:00 noon ET)

Attorneys who missed this important web cast on June 17, 2014 can attend this moderated web cast. Bruce Kelly, Arnold & Porter LLP, covers issues that repeatedly arise in litigation practice, focusing on the relevant New York ethical rules and their counterpart rules in the ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility.

Challenging The Validity of Patents Using Inter Partes Review, from the Celesq®-West LegalEdcenter IP Master Series (2504IP)
Live web cast: January 12, 2015 (12:00 noon ET)

Michael J. Kasdan, Wiggin and Dana LLP, provides an overview of inter partes review, covers the ins and outs of using it as a strategy, either independent from, or in parallel with, litigation, as a tool to invalidate asserted patents, and shares lessons learned and best practices.

Data Security and Credit Cards for In-House Counsel: How Your Organization’s Contractual Relationship with Credit Card Processors Is Changing (2510)
Live web cast: January 22, 2015 (12:00 noon ET)

A liability shift is forcing credit and debit card transactions to be conducted using chip-based (i.e., EMV) payment cards by 2015. This program covers new requirements of the payment card network rules (i.e., Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover), the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), and President Obama’s Executive Order (October 2014) regarding chip technology, and additional measures (a combination of EMV, Tokenization and Encryption) that can be taken to increase an organization’s data security practices and procedures for credit and debit card processing and Corporate Purchasing Card programs.

What In-House Counsel Should Know about Arbitration, the Preferred Method of Resolution of International Disputes (2511)
Live web cast: January 27, 2015 (12:00 noon ET)

Arbitration is a preferred dispute resolution mechanism in international commercial transactions for a variety of reasons (confidentiality, speed, cost, expertise, neutrality, and ease of award enforcement). This program provides an overview of the U.S. enforcement regime with respect to international arbitrations; examines recent case law; compares and contrasts the rules and practice of two major domestic arbitral bodies, AAA and JAMS, and four leading international arbitral organizations, ICC, ICDR, LCIA and HKIAC; and offers practical tips on drafting arbitration provisions in commercial agreements.

The New FERC and CFTC Market Manipulation Cases: Effective Compliance (2502)
Live web cast: January 28, 2015 (12:00 noon ET)

FERC and the CFTC have taken very aggressive and sometimes conflicting positions in bringing market manipulation cases. Those cases present significant questions regarding the jurisdiction of each agency and what constitutes manipulation, making effective compliance difficult. Dorsey & Whitney partners Tom Gorman and Joe Hall analyze critical cases and initiatives by each agency and distill the critical points necessary to build effective compliance programs.

Patent Law Decisions in 2014: The Year in Review, from the Celesq®-West LegalEdcenter IP Master Series (2506IP)
Live web cast: January 29, 2015 (12:00 noon ET)

Dan Foster and Chris Bright, McDermott Will & Emery, discuss and analyze the major developments and changes in patent law during 2014 and the key cases to watch in 2015.

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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