Breaking News | CARES/COVID-19 CLE Webinar Series

The Business Law Section's CARES/COVID-19 CLE Webinar Series provides an in-depth, analytical perspective of how the new law and pandemic affects different areas of practice, including banking, bankruptcy, commercial finance, employee benefits, tax, and more.

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Exploration/Evolution of CARES Act

This dynamic multi-part series is designed to help practitioners understand the Act, starting with an overview and followed by comprehensive exploration of different areas. Programs in the series will evolve as implementation changes, issues arise and additional details are finalized.  

Upcoming Programs

The Questioning Begins: Potential Liability Under the Paycheck Protection Program

July 6, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was enacted on March 27, 2020 as part of the CARES Act. It is a small business lending program under the Small Business Administration’s Section 7(a) authority that provides for government-guaranteed loans to be made through a private lender, and was designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. Further, the SBA will forgive the loans made under the program if employees are kept on the payroll for a certain period of time and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.


  • Jonice Gray Tucker (moderator), Buckley LLP, Washington, DC
  • Dan Stipano, Buckley LLP, Washington, DC
  • James Petkun, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Philadelphia, PA
  • Richard Rosenfeld, Mayer Brown LLP, Washington, DC

Presented by: Banking Law Committee

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CARE(S) to Elaborate? Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation in a COVID19 WORLD

July 15, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Eastern

This webinar will provide employee benefits counsel and plan sponsors an in-depth analysis of the impact of the CARES Act on qualified retirement plans. The panel will discuss the CARES Act’s major provisions (and related agency guidance) as related to qualified retirement plans, options for plan sponsors in implementing changes under the CARES Act, and the critical next steps for plan sponsors.  This webinar will also cover approaches to existing and new compensation arrangements and associated disclosure and other governance considerations with respect to executive compensation in light of COVID-19.


  • Susan Daley (moderator), Perkins Coie LLP, Chicago, IL
  • Andrew Oringer (moderator), Dechert LLP, New York, NY
  • Teresa Napoli, Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago, IL
  • Phillip Long, FMR LLC, Durham, NC
  • Alex Bahn, Hogan Lovells, Washington DC
  • Renata Ferrari, Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston, MA

Presented by: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Committee, Federal Regulations of Securities Committee, and Joint Committee on Employee Benefits

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Fair Servicing in Wake of COVID-19

July 20, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Minority communities are poised to suffer outsized financial repercussions as our nation continues to grapple with the fallout of COVID-19; and accordingly, are likely to have a disproportionate need for loan servicing support as they face default on consumer loans.  During this webinar, panelists will discuss the applicability of anti-discrimination laws to loan servicing, relevant regulatory guideposts, and lessons learned from the 2008 foreclosure crisis that may be applicable here. Panelists also will discuss best practices for management of fair servicing risk as we face this new wave of financial crisis.


  • Agnes Bundy Scanlan (moderator), The Cambridge Group, Boston, MA
  • Jonice Gray Tucker, Buckley LLP, Washington, DC
  • Patrice Ficklin, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, DC

Presented by: Banking Law Committee

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Out of Court Workouts in the COVID Era

August 11, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

With the focus on mid-market companies, panelists will discuss the impact Covid is having on the negotiations between Lenders and Companies with respect to defaulted loans and trends, if any, being seen.


  • Yasamin Kaye (moderator), Perkins Coie, Chicago, Illinois
  • Jonathan Aberman, Dykema Gossett PLLC, Chicago, Illinois
  • Dan Dooley, Morris Anderson, Chicago, Illinois

Presented by: Business Bankruptcy Committee

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Additional Programs in the Series

Telehealth Issues

August 2020


State Tax Fallout

August 19, 2020

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Accreditation Information

The ABA will seek credit for this program in the states indicated on this page.  The ABA will seek 1.5 hours of general CLE credit in 60-minute states and 1.8 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. Visit for general information on CLE at the ABA.


Audio, video, and materials from Business Law CARES programs will available to Business Law Section members shortly after each webinar.

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