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Cyber 360: The Business Law Update

2018 Business Law Section Fall Meeting
A review of recent cybersecurity developments from a diverse set of legal perspectives in the world of business and finance.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 | New York, NY

8:50 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with reception following

Executive Conference Center
8th Floor, 1601 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

7.0 MCLE credits: 6.0 in Areas of Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics, for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys

Section Chair:
Peter W. LaVigne, Esq., Goodwin Procter LLP, New York, NY

Program Chair:
Drew Jaglom, Esq., Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP, New York, NY

Attend the Business Law Section Fall Meeting for a Cybersecurity update every business or corporate lawyer needs to hear. The Section’s committees will examine cybersecurity regulatory, compliance and best practice developments from their particular perspectives, for a well-rounded perspective of the issues. Plus a panel on cybersecurity ethical requirements every lawyer should know.

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For updated speaker list, see below.

Program Topics:

  • The Brave New (Private) World
  • Cybersecurity Regulation: You Can Bank On It
  • Best Practices for Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity for Securities
  • Where Cybersecurity and M&A Intersect
  • Insuring Against the Inevitable - Cybersecurity Risk Management
  • The Legal Ethics of Cybersecurity
  • Keynote: Critical Infrastructure Cyber Threats

Join us for a networking reception following!

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Or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at (800) 582-2452 (M-F, 8:45am-4:45pm); event code BUSFA18.

Cost (includes continental breakfast, lunch, and networking reception)
$190
 Business Law Section member
$215 NYSBA member* 
$310 Non-Member
Special rate for Business Law Section members admitted to practice 5 years or less: $85

* NYSBA members who are not yet members of the Business Law Section will receive membership in the Section included with registration at the $215 rate. The membership will be activated following the program date and will be effective through 12/31/2019, provided concurrent NYSBA membership.


AGENDA


8:00 – 8:50 a.m. | Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:50 – 9:00 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

9:00 – 9:50 a.m. | The Brave New (Private) World 
GDPR and developments in U.S. privacy law (e.g., California’s new privacy law), and how they will affect U.S. business organizations

Peter Day, Esq., LeClairRyan (San Francisco, CA); Matthew J. Moisan, Esq., LeClairRyan (New York, NY)

Presented by the Business Organizations Law Committee (Matthew J. Moisan, Esq., Chair)

9:50 – 10:40 a.m. |  Cybersecurity Regulation: You Can Bank on It
NY DFS rule implementations status; What are federal banking regulators doing?; GDPR issues for banks

Louis Bruno, Principal, EisnerAmper (New York, NY); Lena Licata, Director, EisnerAmper; Elizabeth Murphy, Esq., Cullen & Dykman (Garden City, NY); Tanweer S. Ansari, Esq., The First National Bank of Long Island (Moderator; Glen Head, NY)

Presented by the Banking Law Committee (Tanweer S. Ansari, Esq., Chair)

10:40 – 11:30 a.m. | Best Practices for Cybersecurity
A look at best cybersecurity practices from emerging-growth companies’ legal documents and business practices

Everett S. Carbajal, Esq., The Carbajal Law Firm PC (New York, NY); Robert W. Clarida, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, LLC (New York, NY); Christopher S. Edwards, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC, (New York, NY)

Presented by the Technology and Venture Law Committee (Christopher S. Edwards, Esq., Chair)

11:30 – 11:45 a.m. | Networking Break

11:45 a.m.– 12:35 p.m. | Current Cybersecurity Regulatory Issues
An examination of regulatory response to cybersecurity developments

Brad Carpenter, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Cyber Division (New York, NY); Keith E. Cassidy, Esq., Associate Director, Technology Controls Program, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (Washington, D.C.); Mekalia Reid, Esq., Associate Director, SDDCO Regulatory Services LLC (New York, NY)

Presented by the Securities Regulation Committee (Anastasia T. Rockas, Esq., Chair)

12:35 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch (Included) | Keynote: Critical Infrastructure Cyber Threats
Jay Kramer, Esq.
, former FBI Supervisor, Cyber Intrusion Squad; Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP (New York, NY)

1:45 – 2:35 p.m. | Where Cybersecurity and M&A Intersect
Cybersecurity issues in due diligence; issues in M&A of cybersecurity vendors

Art Ehuan, Alvarez & Marsal Holdings LLC (Washington, D.C.); David R. Lallouz, Esq., Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP (New York, NY); James Rieger, Esq., Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP (New York, NY

Presented by the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee (James Rieger, Esq., Chair)

2:35 – 3:25 p.m. | Insuring Against the Inevitable: Cybersecurity Risk Management
What cybersecurity risks are covered by general liability policies? What cyber insurance coverage is available? What are the issues and pitfalls for lawyers and clients to look out for?

Davey Gibian, White House Presidential Innovation Fellow (Moderator; Brooklyn, NY); Dr. Thaier Hayajneh, University Professor at Fordham University; Director, Fordham Center for Cybersecurity (New York, NY); Neeraj Sahni, Senior Vice President, Cyber Security and Privacy Risk, Willis Towers Watson (New York, NY); Michael Pepe, Esq., Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C. (Trumbull, CT), William Goddard, Esq., Day Pitney LLP (Hartford, CT)

Presented by the Insurance Law Committee (Giancarlo M. Stanton, Esq., Chair)

3:25 – 3:40 p.m. | Networking Break

3:40 – 4:30 p.m. | The Legal Ethics of Cybersecurity
Attorneys as vendors – Ethical obligations to clients (under professional rules  and DFS regulations) Duty to understand technology and risks; Attorney escrow accounts – avoiding cyber scams; Security breach notification acts – New York law and cross-border issues; cloud computing – can you safely put client data in the cloud; Email encryption – should you or shouldn't you; can you be partially pregnant? Best practices – passwords, data retention and destruction, access limits, avoidance of toxic data and mor

Jay L. Hack, Esq., Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP (New York, NY); Drew Jaglom, Esq., Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP (New York, NY)

4:30 pm – 5:30 p.m. Reception

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For questions, contact businesslaw@nysba.org or call Kathy Plog at (518) 487-5681.


Discounts and Scholarships: New York State Bar Association members and non-members may apply for a discount or scholarship to attend this program, based on financial hardship. This discount applies to the educational portion of the program only. Under that policy, any member of our Association or non-member who has a genuine basis of his/her hardship, if approved, can receive a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances. To apply for a discount or scholarship, please send your request in writing to Stephanie Bugos at: New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207 or sbugos@nysba.org.

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities: NYSBA welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities. NYSBA is committed to complying with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimina¬tion against individuals on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services, programs, activities, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations. To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact Stephanie Bugos at (518) 487.5524 or sbugos@nysba.org.

Update 2018 Continuing Legal Education Program

NYSBA CLE is pleased to present Update 2018, covering the most recent developments in areas of practice that New York attorneys regularly handle, including: Civil Procedure; Matrimonial and Family Law; Trusts and Estates Law; Business and Corporate Law; Criminal Law; and Ethics and Professionalism.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Albany | New York State Bar Association
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | NYC | CFA Society New York
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Earn 7.0 MCLE credits by attending this full-day program.

For additional information or to register online, click the dates above or go to Update2018

Emerging Issues in Environmental Insurance

Friday, November 2, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Latham & Watkins 
885 3rd Avenue
New York City

4 MCLE Credits: Areas of Professional Practice 

NYSBA Member: $150 ($125 if you register by October 3, 2018)
Non-Member: $250
Business Law Section Member: $125
Environmental and Energy Law Section Member: $125
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section Member: $125

Register online

Co-Sponsors:
Business Law Section, Insurance Law Committee
Environmental & Energy Law Section, Environmental Insurance Committee
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
Committee on Continuing Legal Education  

Program Co-Chairs
Gerard P. Cavaluzzi, Esq., Vice President & General Counsel, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Inc.
Michele Schroeder, Esq., Owner and Principal, Environmental Risk Inc.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Join key decision makers from the leading environmental insurance carriers, including AWAC, Beazley, Chubb, Ironshore and XL along with a skilled panel of experienced environmental insurance counsel, brokers and risk management specialists as they examine critical aspects of environmental insurance coverage and provide valuable information on using environmental insurance as a risk management tool in transactions, litigation and operations. 

Sessions will address emerging areas of  legal liability in the environmental arena and evolving coverages and will feature practical tips from environmental insurance and coverage professionals. Lessons learned will also be presented to update practitioners with the latest case law and insightful strategies to maximize available environmental coverage and minimize disputes with carriers. Leaders of major environmental insurance companies will contribute to  an  informative environmental insurance market update and experts will discuss current coverage issues and claim trends. 

Who Should Attend:  Transactional and environmental attorneys, including in-house counsel; commercial insurance litigators; real estate attorneys engaged in commercial transactions; risk managers; insurance brokers; and underwriters involved in environmental matters.

Learn more about the Environmental and Energy Law Section of the New York State Bar Association!

Public Utility Law 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

New York State Bar Association
1 Elk Street | Albany, NY  12207

The Public Utility Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Business Law Section is pleased to present Public Utility Law 2018, featuring experienced practitioners presenting on topics of particular importance and timeliness in the energy and telecommunications areas.  

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Recorded April 20, 2018 in New York City

BUSINESS LAW BASICS: FILL IN THE GAPS 2018

6.5 MCLE Credits in Areas of Professional Practice

New to the practice area or just need a refresher? This program is structured for those new to the practice as well as seasoned business law attorneys who want to fill in the gaps of their business law knowledge. It provides a wide-ranging overview of business law topics, including:

  • Business Organizations
  • Anti-Money Laundering / Bank Security Act (AML/BSA) Compliance
  • Franchise Law
  • Derivatives & Securities
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Not-For-Profit Law

Cost: $75 Business Law Section members (or purchase individual segments for $10 per credit)*
$175 NYSBA members / $275 Non-members

*Not a member of the Business Law Section? Dues are only $25 with NYSBA membership. Join today to save on this program! Join online, or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452. 

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Recorded October 13, 2017 at the Business Law Section's Fall Meeting, New York, NY

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FINANCIAL REGULATION AND DEREGULATION: WHAT’S NEXT?


6.0 MCLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice
 
This course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York State for experienced attorneys only (admitted more than 2 years).

  • The Future of Financial Services Regulation
  • Changes in Banking Regulation in the New Administration
  • The Impact of FinTech Innovations on the Delivery of Financial Services
  • Securities Regulation, Deregulation and Enforcement

Speakers: James P. Bergin, Federal Reserve Bank of New York | David W. Blass, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett | Prof. John C. Coffee, Columbia Law School | Robert L. D. Colby, FINRA | Edward G. Eisert, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe | Ashby G. Hilsman,  FDIC | Daniel S. Kahl, SEC OCIE | Roberta Kotkin, New York Bankers Association | Peter W. LaVigne, Goodwin Procter | Katherine C. Milgram, NYS Office of the Attorney General | Richard H. Neiman, Lending Club | Anastasia T. Rockas, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom | Seth Rosenbloom, Betterment LLC | Jonathan H. Rushdoony, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency | Kathleen A. Scott, Norton Rose Fulbright US | Manisha M. Sheth, Esq., Executive Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice |  Subhankar Sinha, PwC | Valerie Szczepanik, Esq., U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission | Maria T. Vullo, Esq., NYS Department of Financial Services

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NYSBA Member price: $200 | Non-Member Price: $300
Business Law Section Member Price: $150

Not a member of the Business Law Section? Dues are only $25 a year with NYSBA membership. Join today to save on this program! Join online, or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452.

Recorded October 14, 2016: Business Law Section and Corporate Counsel Section Fall Meeting, Albany, NY

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Total Credits: 1.5 in Areas of Professional Practice, for experienced attorneys only (admitted more than 2 years).

Presented by the NYSBA Business Law Section on October 14, 2016, at the Business Law/Corporate Counsel Sections' Joint Fall Meeting in Albany, "Doing Business in NYS: Challenges & Opportunities."

Topics:

  • I'm Not Lobbying; or Am I?: An overview of New York State's Lobbying Act
  • You Don't Know What You Don't Know: Challenges of Doing Business in New York State

Also included - a look at NYSBA's Legislative Program and the Department of Governmental Relations (non-CLE bonus segment)

NYSBA Member price: $50 | Non-Member Price: $75
Business Law Section or Corporate Counsel Section Member Price: $35

Not a member of the Business Law or Corporate Counsel Sections? Dues are only $25 (Business) and $30 (Corporate Counsel) per year with NYSBA membership. Join today to save on this program! Join online: Corporate Counsel | Business Law or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452.

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See also: Emerging Technology, Automation and Ethics (Corporate Counsel Section panel recorded October 14/2016)
1.5 MCLE credits in Ethics, for experienced attorneys - Discount for Business Law Section and Corporate Counsel Section members


Bonus segment (Free)
Keynote Luncheon Address: "Building Smarter Cities: Trends, Research & Lessons Learned"
Speaker: Meghan Cook, Program Director for the Center of Technology in Government, University at Albany
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MISSED OUR 2016 ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM? 

Never fear... We recorded it!

Now available free for Business Law and Corporate Counsel Section members. (If you're not a Business Law Section member... Why not join? Dues are just $25 with NYSBA membership. Join online, or call 800-582-2452, M-F, 8am-5pm)


PART 1: CROWDFUNDING: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS AFTER REALLY TRYING TO RAISE CAPITAL

All the general business lawyer needs to know about Crowdfunding but is too busy to ask

Crowdfunding AM16

Presented by the Business Law Section at the NYSBA Annual Meeting in New York City, January 27, 2016. 

1.5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys
Those who attended the live presentation are not eligible to receive credit twice.

So your client wants to use Crowdfunding to raise capital . . . A practical presentation in the form of a client conference to explore how businesses can raise capital under the SEC's new crowdfunding regulations. This presentation is designed primarily for the general business law practitioner representing small businesses or small investors.

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Business Law Section Member Access Instructions: Please log in to your NYSBA member record before attempting to access the recording. Once you do so, the "Your Price" listing at the bottom of the page of the access link will show as $0. Add the program to your cart and check out as you would for an ordinary purchase, but you will not be asked for payment, and you will not be charged (BLS members only). Non-Section members will be charged the member/non-member fees indicated.

For log-in assistance, visit the log-in help page, or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452 (M-F, 8am-5pm).


PART 2: CYBERCRIME - BEFORE AND AFTER

Key Legal and Strategic Considerations and Practical Tips on How Organizations Can Navigate Issues of Civil Liability, Regulatory Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution.

Presented by the Corporate Counsel Section at the NYSBA Annual Meeting in New York City, January 27, 2016. 

2.0 credits in Areas of Professional Practice for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys
Those who attended the live presentation are not eligible to receive credit twice.

> ACCESS THE RECORDING

Business Law Section Member Access Instructions: Please log in to your NYSBA member record before attempting to access the recording. Once you do so, the "Your Price" listing at the bottom of the page of the access link will show as $0. Add the program to your cart and check out as you would for an ordinary purchase, but you will not be asked for payment, and you will not be charged (BLS members only). Non-Section members will be charged the member/non-member fees indicated.

For log-in assistance, visit the log-in help page, or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452 (M-F, 8am-5pm).

Committees that Enhance Your Expertise

Business Law Section committees address unique issues facing attorneys, the profession and the public. Committees allow you to network with other business law attorneys from across the state, and give you the opportunity to research issues and influence the laws that can affect your practice. Committees are also an outstanding way to achieve professional recognition.

Banking Law Committee
Bankruptcy Law Committee
Business Organizations Law Committee
Derivatives and Structured Products Law Committee
Diversity Committee
Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Committee
Insurance Law Committee
Legislative Affairs Committee
Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
Not-for-Profit Corporations Law Committee
Public Utility Law Committee
Securities Regulation Committee
Technology and Venture Law Committee

Join a Committee

Committee membership is a free benefit of Business Law Section membership. If you are a current Section member, you may join one or more committees by emailing your request to businesslaw@nysba.org.

If you are not yet a Section member, you may join the Business Law Section here

View the Latest NY Business Law Journal

The NY Business Law Journal features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of business law. It is designed to provide practice-oriented insight and guidance relevant to the business law practitioner, with special emphasis on lawyers who practice in the State of New York. The NY Business Law Journal is published twice per year by the Business Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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New! Business Law Section Private Online Professional Community

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We are pleased to announce the launch of an Internet-based private online professional Community for the Business Law Section. We invite you to participate. Members of our Section run the gamut from law students and newly admitted attorneys who are just finding their way all the way to national and international experts in many categories of business law. We want all of you to share your experiences and your knowledge while also being free to ask questions of others in the Section and participating in the intellectual discourse we hope to generate. 

The Community is private for BLS members only. (Not a member? Dues are only $25/year with NYSBA membership: Join here.) Commercial search engines are excluded and only BLS members can search the site or identify other members.

As an exciting additional feature of the BLS Community, we have created sub-Communities for our practice area committees. If you are a member of the BLS, you can access all of the committee discussions and information. If you join that committee, you can post on that committee’s sub-Community. You can also elect to get real time or daily summary emails of all new discussion posts on the BLS Community and any sub-Communities you select.

Learn about NYSBA's private online professional Communities (video)

View FAQs about the Business Law Section Community (PDF)

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