Celesq® Announces February CLE in Ethics; Tax/Estate Planning & the Fiscal Cliff .
01/25/2013

In order to assist attorneys with legal developments in Ethics; securities law and white collar; tax and estate planning issues in the wake of the fiscal cliff; employment law issues following the EEOC’s crackdown on systemic discrimination; and more,

Online PR News – 25-January-2013 – Boca Raton, Florida – January 31, 2013-In order to assist attorneys with legal developments in Ethics; securities law and white collar; tax and estate planning issues in the wake of the fiscal cliff; employment law issues following the EEOC’s crackdown on systemic discrimination; and more, Celesq® AttorneysEd Center has announced the following February 2013 web casts:

Ethical Considerations in Conducting Internal Corporate Investigations (2313)
Live web cast: February 6, 2013 (12:00 noon ET)

Ed Fishman, K&L Gates, highlights ethical issues that must be considered by internal and external counsel when conducting internal corporate investigations, including conflicts of interest, attorney-client privilege issues and privilege waiver, cooperation credit and remediation considerations (U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, the DOJ Principles, and the SEC Seaboard Report), and ethical pitfalls concerning data privacy (e.g., U.S. and EU laws).

Ethics of Witness Preparation (2314)
Live web cast: February 12, 2013 (12:00 noon ET)

Steve Bennett of Jones Day examines some of the common ethical problems involved in witness preparation, including protection of privilege, candor toward the tribunal, and "coaching." Ethics Rules covered include Model Rules of Professional Responsibility 3.3(a)(4) (duty to tribunal to avoid offering false evidence) and 3.4(b) (duty to avoid assisting a witness in testifying falsely).

EEOC Cracks Down on Systemic Discrimination: What In-House and Employment Lawyers Need to Know to Minimize Risks in Hiring Practices (2307)
Live web cast: February 25, 2013 (12:00 noon ET)

In this program, especially for in-house and employment lawyers, Jon Hyman provides valuable insights to help identify and avoid the various risks that come with one of the EEOC’s highest enforcement priorities—systemic discrimination—in the hiring process.

Tax and Other Considerations Specific to Asset Protection and Estate Planning Attorneys in the Wake of the Fiscal Cliff (2319)
Live web cast: February 13, 2013 (12:00 noon ET)

Estate planning dramatically changed as a result of the enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“ATRA”). Ed Brown and John Garland discuss why the focus of planning must now shift to take into account the ancillary, sometimes not-readily-apparent, consequences of ATRA.

The “New” DOJ and SEC Guidance on the FCPA: Is There Anything New? (2320)
Live web cast: February 28, 2013 (12:00 noon ET)

Tom Gorman addresses the key issues involved in the new DOJ and SEC guidance on the FCPA, including the requests for guidance and the demands for statutory reform; analyzes the FCPA Booklet’s provisions, including what is old and what is new; and illuminates the most important features of the guidance for today and tomorrow.

Avoiding a Mess! Part II: Why Business Lawyers Should Call Litigators before the Contract Is Executed (2305)
Live web cast: February 27, 2013 (12:00 noon ET)

Matthew Karlyn and Courtney Worcester continue their discussion of why a team effort early on in the process of reviewing and drafting contracts provides the best protection and long-term value for clients. Using real life examples of contract provisions, they provide helpful drafting tips and cautionary tales to protect clients under a variety of circumstances.

Attorneys wishing to register for any of the live web casts, or to learn more about the programs, may visit www.celesq.com and click on Celesq® Upcoming Webcasts, accessed at btly link to http://www.celesq.com/news/category/hot_topic.

The web casts will be recorded and, like all Celesq® programs, will be available on demand and on CD directly from Celesq® (www.celesq.com). For more information about any of the programs, or to place an order from Celesq®, you may visit their web site at www.celesq.com and click on the program(s) in which you are interested; or email them at customer.care@celesq.com.
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