In The Know

In The Know

In The Know is an exclusive Business Law Section member benefit. Earn free business law CLE by attending these hot-topic webinars developed by practice-area experts.

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Audio, video, and materials from In The Know programs are available to Business Law Section members shortly after each webinar. CLE credit is only available for programs that are live or in the on-demand library.

Where Is the Law on Safe Harbor? A Guide for Trustees on Recent Decisions on Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs)

September 17, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern

It has been an eventful several years for the 546(e) safe harbor provision. What the Merit decision seemed to narrow, the subsequent Tribune II opinion and later bankruptcy court rulings have since broadened. This panel will discuss the current state of the law with respect to 546(e) safe harbor, including the implications of recent decisions on LBO activity. 


  • Charles Rubio (moderator), Parkins Lee & Rubio LLP, New York, NY
  • Barbra R. Parlin, Holland & Knight, New York, NY
  • Emily Slater, Burford Capital, New York, NY
  • Deborah J. Newman, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, New York, NY

Presented by: Business Bankruptcy Committee

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Lobbying without a Lobby: The Challenge of Government Relations During a Pandemic, Why You Need Help with Government, and Lobbying Ethics

October 6, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

How do you engage with government when it’s working remotely?  The pandemic has demonstrated the need for business lawyers to seek assistance from those with access (even when offices are closed) to government officials on a wide variety of issues including obtaining financial relief for companies and nonprofits, receiving essential business designations, advancing legislation, and determining whether to reopen.  This webinar will help you determine how to best access these resources in advance of and after the upcoming crucial November election, as well as understand the reporting obligations and ethics of interacting with government.


  • Jonathan L. Bing (moderator), Government Law & Policy Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP and former New York State Assembly Member, New York, NY
  • Jim Hodges, President & CEO, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP and former Governor of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • Jennie Unger Skelton, Co-Founder/Partner, Politicom Law, Sausalito, CA
  • Kia D. Floyd, Head of Public Policy, U.S. East & Midwest Regions, Facebook, New York, NY
  • David Sterling, Chief Counsel, Arkansas Department of Human Services, Little Rock, AR
  • Dayan Hochman-Vigil, State Representative, New Mexico, Owner/Managing Partner, DHV Law, LLC, Albuquerque, NM

Presented by: Government Affairs Practice Committee

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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.

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Audio, video, and materials from In The Know programs are available to Business Law Section members shortly after each webinar.

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