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Business Law Section Fall Meeting: Application and Regulation of Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology & Other Digital Assets

Tuesday, November 19
AMA Executive Conference Center
1601 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

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Program Description
Panelists will provide a general overview of cryptocurrency (e.g., units, tokens, coins, altcoins, smart contracts, et al.) and present the current regulatory framework for the use of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Emphasis will be placed on the use and import of each to the continued development of the digital economy, as well as the frequency of their use within certain industries. The panel will also discuss the legal and regulatory framework applied to date by the SEC, CFTC, FINRA, FinCEN and other regulators when using cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Panelists will discuss the changing legal and regulatory landscape with regard to digital assets, including recent enforcement actions and regulatory priorities, implications of their use in specific industries, and the interplay between these assets and intellectual property, supply chain, identity management, advertising, AML and more. 

Program Faculty

James G. Gatto, Esq., Sheppard Mullin, LLC, Washington D.C.
Doug Pepe, Esq., Joseph Hage Aaronson, LLC, NYC
Emmanuel Aidoo, Credit Suisse, NYC
Joshua A. Klayman, Esq., Linklaters, NYC

9:40 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
3.0 MCLE Credits: 3.0 Areas of Professional Practice

Afternoon Committee-Sponsored CLE Programs

SESSION ONE | 1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Can You Keep A Secret? The Ever-Evolving Landscape of Attorney Client Privilege | Securities Regulation Committee
1.0 MCLE Credits; 1.0 Ethics

Agenda Topics

  • What Constitutes Privileged Communications?
  • The Difference Between Legal Advice and Business Advice
  • How to Create an “Expectation of Privacy”
  • The Impact of Hiring Consultants

Program Faculty
Richard Rosenfeld, Esq., Mayer Brown, LLP, NYC
Matt Rossi, Esq., Mayer Brown LLP, NYC

SESSION TWO | 2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Track One:  Representations and Warranties Insurance in Mergers and Acquisitions | Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
1.0 MCLE Credits; 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice 

Program Faculty
James Rieger, Esq., Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP, NYC
Jeff Rubocki, Risk Strategies Co., NYC 

Track Two: Big Changes to Small Business Bankruptcies: An Overview of Small Business Bankruptcy Cases and the Small Business Reorganization Act | Bankruptcy Law Committee
1.0 MCLE Credit; 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice

Program Faculty
Brian Ryniker, CPA, Ryniker Consultants, LLC
Matthew V. Spero, Esq., Rivkin Radler LLP

SESSION THREE | 3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Track One: Privacy Law & Data Management Protection | Banking Law Committee
1.0 MCLE Credit; 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice

Program Faculty
Debbie L. Miede, Esq., FDIC, Washington D.C.

Track Two: The Impact of Recent Joint Employment Developments on the Franchisor/Franchisee Relationship | Franchise, Licensing and Distribution Law Committee
1.0 MCLE Credit: 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice

Agenda Topics

  • Impact of Recent Joint Employment Developments on the Franchisor/Franchisee Relationship

Program Faculty
Aaron Van Nostrand, Esq., Greenberg Traurig, NYC
Bret Permesly, Esq., Greenberg Traurig, NYC

Co-Sponsored by the Business Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education

Live CLE Program
Business Law Section Member: $190
Business Law Section Members admitted 5 years or less: $85
NYSBA Members: $215
Non-Member: $310
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Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.

Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.

Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.


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 [email protected].

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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