January 16: Business Law Section Committee Meetings


January 16, 2019 (Wednesday)

All meetings are at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 

9:00 a.m .- 12:30 p.m.    Business Law Section MCLE program (details and registration)

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.   Reception and luncheon (details and registration)

1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.     Committee meetings (registration)

BLS Committee meeting registration is separate from NYSBA Annual Meeting registration.

Committee Session 1 (choose one) | 1:45-3:15 p.m.
Banking Law Committee | Bryant, 2nd floor
Mergers and Acquisitions Committee | Midtown, 4th floor
Not-for-Profit Corporations Law Committee | Clinton, 2nd floor

Committee Session 2 (choose one) | 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Bankruptcy Law Committee | Hilton Board Room, 4th floor
Securities Regulation Committee | Murray Hill East, 2nd floor
Technology and Venture Law Committee | East, 4th floor

Register for One or More of the Committee Meetings

There is no charge for NYSBA members to attend this Committee program ($25 for non-members, or contact [email protected] to inquire about attending as a first-time guest). Annual Meeting registration is not required to attend this committee event.

Register online, or register by phone during business hours (8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.) by calling the Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452. Please reference event code BUSJA19, and indicate which committee meeting/s you plan to attend.

Want to join a BLS Committee as a member? There is no cost to join if you are a NYSBA and Business Law Section member. View BLS committee details 

Committee Meeting Descriptions (alphabetical)

Additional information will be posted as available.

Banking Law Committee | 1:45-3:15 p.m.
• Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Reform - Warren W. Traiger, Esq., BuckleySandler LLP, New York, NY: Topics - CRA exploring facelift as it enters its 5th decade; OCC revised Policies and Procedures Manual; OCC Stands Alone, Breaking 40 Years’ Practice; The ANPR: OCC CRA reform recommendations; Preliminary Overview of ANPR Comments
• GDPR, the new California Consumer Privacy Act, and monetizing data - Anna M. Rudawski, Esq., Norton Rose Fulbright, New York, NY:  Discussion on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); The new California Consumer Privacy Act and how this law will bring the EU approach stateside; Opportunities and challenges that come with monetizing data in this new regulatory climate. This program offers 1.5 CLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys.

Bankruptcy Law Committee | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Topic: 2018: The Bankruptcy Year in Review
Adam Wofse, Esq.
| LaMonica Herbst & Mainscalco, LLP |  Wantagh, NY
Matthew V. Spero, Esq. (Committee Chair) | Rivkin Radler LLP | Uniondale, NY
This will be a non-CLE presentation.

Mergers and Acquisitions Committee | 1:45-3:15 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the NYSBA Committee on Cannabis Law
Topic: Mergers & Acquisitions in Cannabis
This emerging industry has received a plethora of press recently and a panel including U.S. and Canadian lawyers, investment bankers and institutional investors will discuss trends and developments in the space. It is a great opportunity for those curious about the developing field as well as experienced M&A lawyers to learn more about what should be one of the most talked about industries of 2019. This will be a non-CLE presentation.
James Rieger, Tannenbaum Helpen Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP
Roy Bingham, CEO, BDS Analytics
Harrison S. Phillips, CFA, Vice President, Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC
Jeffrey Schultz, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer,  Navy Capital Green Management, LLC
Jon Trauben, Partner, Altitude Investment Management, LLC

Not-for-Profit Corporations Law Committee | 1:45-3:15 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Real Property Law Section's Committee on Not-for-Profit Entities and Concerns
Topic: A View from the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau
James Sheehan, Charities Bureau Chief, will be our featured speaker. In addition to Charities Bureau Chief Sheehan’s presentation, a portion of the program will focus specifically on the work of the Charities Bureau Transactions Section. This program will offer 1.5 CLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys.

Securities Regulation Committee | 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Topic: 2018 Securities Litigation Update
William J. O’Brien from the Complex Litigation and Trials group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP will discuss several of the most significant securities litigation decisions from 2018, including the impact these decisions might have on practitioners and courts in 2019 and beyond. Joining him as speakers are Collin Rose, Esq. and Mina Chang, Esq., also of Skadden. This program offers 1.5 CLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys.

Technology and Venture Law Committee | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Topic: Artificial Intelligence and the Practice of Law
(1) eDiscovery, diligence and artificial intelligence; (2) Transactional aspects of what corporate attorneys who represent artificial intelligence companies need to be thinking about from A-Z when the client contemplates a future financing; (3) Practical uses of artificial intelligence for lawyers. This program offers 1.5 CLE credits in Law Practice Management for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys.
Everett Carbajal, Esq. | The Carbajal Law firm PC | New York, NY
Chris Edwards, Esq. (Committee Chair) | Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC | New York, NY