ACC Indiana Virtual CLE and Networking Event
Lucy Dollens, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP
Joel Tragesser, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP
12:00 to 12:15 p.m. - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Getting Everyone in the Game and Off of the Bench.
Description: This session explored the topic of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), a topic that has been brought to the forefront of national discussion following the summer of racial unrest that followed the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. Corporate legal departments have been tasked to do their part as these discussions have continued. We explored how having good performance management practices can have a positive impact on DEI efforts, and for the broader benefit of all in the department. We discussed how in-house counsel has a major impact in the long-term success of under-represented attorneys.
Speaker: N. Cornell Boggs, III, Of Counsel / Senior Strategic Advisor, Quarles & Brady LLP
12:15 to 12:25 p.m. - Networking
12:25 to 12:40 p.m. - Patenting for Every Corporate Counsel
Description: Maybe your business relies on patents for its business model, or maybe you are just noticing that a new product line is innovative and wondering whether a patent might be possible. This session discussed how to merge patent opportunities with business goals. We talked about what should be patented, when to file a patent application, and how to get a business-focused patent that lets you leverage the innovation commercially.
Speaker: Christine M. Hansen, Life Science & Chemical Patent Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP
12:40 to 12:50 p.m. - Networking
12:50 - 1:05 p.m. - Practicing Law in the Time of COVID-19: Remote Depositions
Description: As COVID-19 related health risks continue to persist, attorneys and their clients have to decide how to best proceed with civil litigation—in-person or virtually. While remote depositions are not a new concept, their popularity has increased this year and they have become part of the new normal for litigators in the face of the restrictions placed on in-person meetings and travel. This session discussed the pros and cons of remote depositions and a few best practices.
Speaker: Parwana Noorzad, Product Liability Litigation Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP
1:05 to 1:15 p.m. - Networking
1:15 - 1:30 p.m. - Business Law Hot Topics in 2020
Description: 2020 is turning out to be a very unique year for business lawyers with new programs such as the PPP loan program implemented and contract provisions such as force majeure coming into focus. Companies are worried about COVID-19 for their employees and customers and liability associated therewith. Companies are also looking to give back to their communities in new ways and be more charitable. We discussed what hot topics faced business lawyers in 2020, and look into 2021 for issues on the horizon.
Speaker: Courtney Lynch, Business Law & Tax-Exempt Organizations Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP
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