Second Annual Corporate Counsel Institute: Strategies for the New Year

Second Annual Corporate Counsel Institute:

Strategies for the New Year

8:30am – 3:15pm CST • January 28, 2005

2555 Grand Blvd • Top Floor (24)

8:30 – 9:30 Plenary Session: The Savvy Personal Injury Lawyers’ Key Tactics  for the Future: How Civil Justice Reform Can Help Blunt Them [60 min]
  Victor E. Schwartz
  SHB Washington, DC
9:30 – 10:15   Sarbanes-Oxley’s Effect on Private and Non-Profit Organizations, and Other Trends on the Corporate Front [45 min]                
  Craig L. Evans
  Mischa Buford Epps
  SHB Kansas City
10:15 –10:25   10-Minute Break
10:25 –  11:25     Morning Concurrent Sessions [60 min]         
(specific room assignments will be based on sign-up numbers)              
  New Developments in Tax, HSAs& Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation
  Robert D. Grossman
  Alson R. Martin
  John W. Simpson (Jay)
  SHB Overland Park & Kansas City
  Selected Acquisition Issues
  Stephen D. Aliber (Moderator)
  Elizabeth C. Lawrence (Employment Issues)
  David R. Erickson (Environmental Issues)
  SHB Kansas City
  Corporate Crime – the Musical: Lessons for Legal Compliance
  James R. Eiszner
  Guy A. Lewis
  Carol A. Poindexter
  SHB Miami & Kansas City
11:25 – 11:40   15-Minute Break to Retrieve Boxed Lunches
11:40 – 12:25    Luncheon Plenary: Best Practices in Selecting Convergence
Counsel & Managing Legal Resources
[45 min]
  Harvey L. Kaplan
  SHB Kansas City
  Steven J. Miller
  Assistant General Counsel
  Akzo Nobel Inc.
John Weresh
Associate General Counsel
Microsoft Corporation
12:25 – 12:35         10-Minute Break
12:35 – 1:35   Afternoon Concurrent Sessions [60 min]
  (specific room assignments will be based on sign-up numbers)
  Succession Planning for Privately Owned Businesses
  Nancy Schmidt Roush
  SHB Kansas City
  Gordon Slaney
  Director and Executive Vice President (retired)
  Former Chair, Ownership Committee
  The HNTB Companies
  Current Developments in Business Litigation
  William C. Martucci
  Todd W. Ruskamp
  SHB Kansas City
  Intellectual Property Issues: Risk Avoidance & Turning IP into a Profit Center
  Scott B. Strohm  
  B. Trent Webb
  SHB Kansas City
1:35 – 1:45    10-Minute Break
1:45 – 3:15    Ethics Plenary: Tattletales or Crimestoppers – Disclosure Ethics Under Model Rules 1.6 and 1.13 [90 min ethics credit]
  Maryann Clifford
  Corporate Vice President, Law Department
  Ethics & Compliance Officer
  Motorola, Inc.
  John M. Barkett
  Stanley D. Davis
  Joan M. Haratani
  SHB Miami, Kansas City & San Francisco
3:15 – 4:45 Reception

This agenda anticipates 360 minutes of instruction, which will translate into 6 or 7 hours of CLE credit (including at least 1.5 ethics hours) in most jurisdictions.

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