Seminar January 15, 2019

2019 California CLE Seminar

Event Detail
Jeffrey Dintzer, Jonathan M. Gordon, Elizabeth Sperling, Martha S. Doty, Rachel Lowe, Lisa L. Garcia, David Caplan, Gillian H. Clow
January 15, 2019
Alston & Bird's Los Angeles Office
333 S. Hope Street, 16th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90071

Grant Alexander, Jeffrey Dintzer, Jon Gordon, Elizabeth Sperling, Martha Doty, Rachel Lowe, Lisa Garcia, David Caplan, and Gillian Clow will be speaking at the 2019 California CLE Seminar co-sponsored by ACC SoCal and Alston & Bird.

Jon Gordon, David Caplan, and Gillian Clow will be speaking on “California Consumer Privacy Act – How to Stay Ahead of the Curve.” Though California’s landmark Consumer Privacy Act passed this summer, industry groups and legislators are working to amend it a second time before the January 2020 deadline; and regulations addressing important aspects of the CCPA have yet to be promulgated by California’s attorney general—leaving companies with an unclear path to readiness. This program provides an overview of the legislation, analyzes the challenges surrounding implementation, offers practical guidance and best practices for compliance, and explains the potential liabilities for noncompliance, including enforcement actions, civil penalties, and class action litigation.

Grant Alexander and Rachel Lowe will be speaking on “Free Speech in the Workplace and Its Impact on Social Media.” The argument over what constitutes free speech has trickled down into all aspects of our daily life: sports, news, television ads, and especially work and social media. This program is focused on what private employers need to be aware of when addressing matters involving free speech in the workplace and on social media.

Elizabeth Sperling, Martha Doty, and Lisa Garcia will be speaking on “Moving Beyond Bias.” With each new generation that enters the workforce, companies are presented with the challenge of effectively bridging the generational gap and establishing an inclusive and productive culture that attracts and retains top talent. Panelists will take a deeper dive into issues surrounding implicit and generational bias in the legal profession and workplace, and how to overcome its effects.

Jeffrey Dintzer and Jon Gordon will be speaking on “Out with the Old, In with the New: What You Need to Know About California’s New Rules of Professional Conduct.” For the first time in nearly 30 years, California licensed attorneys are now subject to a reformed code of ethics that—like the rest of the country—aligns more with the structure of the ABA Model Rules. This program will guide in-house counsel through the significant changes and highlights in these new rules and the practical effects on ethical compliance.

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