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    Welcome, 2018-2020 Business Law Fellows!

    August 7, 2018 1:31 PM by huntg

    The Business Law Section is pleased to welcome the newly appointed 2018-2020 Business Law Fellows!

    • Josephine BAHN
      Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
      Washington, DC
       
    • Gregory E. BOAN
      GEB Global, PA
      Miami, FL
       
    • Lev E. BREYDO
      Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
      Los Angeles, CA
       
    • Grant CHRISTENSEN
      University of North Dakota School of Law
      Grand Forks, ND
       
    • André B. COTTON 
      NAFCU
      Arlington, VA
       
    • Mareesa FREDERICK
      Finnegan Henderson et al
      Washington, DC
       
    • Miriah HOLDEN
      American Savings Bank
      Honolulu, HI
       
    • Stephanie A. KANAN
      Snell & Wilmer LLP
      Denver, CO
       
    • Elizabeth REEDER
      Strauss Troy Co LPA
      Covington, KY
       
    • Yaneris M. ROSA
      Honeywell Security Group
      Melville, NY
       
    • Susan Manship SEAMAN
      Dreher Tomkies LLP
      Columbus, OH
       
    • Randall L. TATEM
      Horizon Global Corporation
      Troy, MI
       

    The Fellows Program consists of more than 30 lawyers, with a wide range of backgrounds and practice areas, that have demonstrated leadership involvement and are eager to become more involved within the Section. If you have any projects or programs that you would like to involve a Fellow, please contact Fellows Committee Co-Chairs, Dixie Johnson or Caroline Pham, or ABA Staff Gina Dickinson.

    Free Non-CLE Webinar on 8/16: Section 953(d) Elections – The Election Process May Not BE as Easy as It Appears

    August 2, 2018 11:55 AM by brutonk


    8/2/18 11:12 AM CT l Author: Lilah Bruton

    On Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EST, the Captive Insurance Committee will present a free non-CLE webinar entitled “Section 953(d) Elections – The Election Process May Not Be as Easy as It Appears”. This webinar will discuss in depth the process of making an election under Section 953(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and the issues that have been raised by the Internal Revenue Service with regard to the acceptance of such elections and consequential repercussions.

    Free Non-CLE Webinar on 8/1: An In Depth Discussion of the Reserve Mechanical Case

    July 30, 2018 10:18 AM by huntg


    7/30/18 10:20 AM CT l Author: Lilah Bruton

    On Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EST, the Captive Insurance Committee will present a free non-CLE webinar entitled “An In Depth Discussion of the Reserve Mechanical Case”. The webinar will present an in-depth analysis of the facts and court decision in the Reserve Mechanical case which is the latest in a series of cases considered by the Tax Court which involve companies which take advantage of Section 831(b) of the Internal Revenue Code.

    Free Non-CLE Webinar on 7/24: Institutional Investors and the 2017 Tax Act

    July 10, 2018 9:09 AM by huntg


    7/10/18 9:08 AM CT l Author: Lilah Bruton

    On Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EST, the Institutional Investors Committee will present a free non-CLE webinar entitled “Institutional Investors and the 2017 Tax Act”.

    The 2017 tax legislation created many issues affecting institutional investors.  Many of these arise from imprecise statutory language and require interpretation from the Internal Revenue Service. This webinar will look at key provisions and preview the topics awaiting IRS clarification.

    Free Non-CLE Webinar on 5/21: Valuation and Lien Stripping

    April 26, 2018 10:15 AM by huntg


    4/26/18 10:15 AM CT l Author: Lilah Bruton

    The Consumer Bankruptcy Committee and the Bankruptcy Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the ABA Business Law Section will be conducting the last part of its eight-part webinar series entitled “The Basics of Consumer Bankruptcy,” on May 21st, 2018 at 12:00 pm ET. The series is co-sponsored by the Consumer Financial Services, Pro Bono and Young Lawyer Committees.

    Free Non-CLE Webinar on 4/4: Merit Management v. FTI Consulting Inc.

    April 2, 2018 10:40 AM by huntg


    4/2/18 10:45 AM CT l Author: Lilah Bruton

    By affirming the Seventh Circuit’s opinion in FTI Consulting Inc. v. Merit Management, the Supreme Court overturned the law in five circuits to substantially narrow the scope of the section 546(e) safe harbor. In this program, the lawyers that brought the case will examine the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision, the direction of future section 546(e) litigation, and discuss some of the litigation strategies that led to the Supreme Court’s adoption of a narrow interpretation of the statute.

    Free Non-CLE Webinar on 3/20: Block Chain

    March 9, 2018 2:25 PM by huntg


    3/9/18 2:30 PM CT l Author: Lilah Bruton

    On Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EST, the Banking Law Committee will present a free non-CLE webinar entitled “Block Chain: When Technology Leaps Ahead of Law”.

    The digital revolution is rapidly changing the world. Technology continues to evolve and disrupt faster and faster, outpacing existing laws and regulations. This webinar will cover the basics of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, including recent regulatory developments and taking and perfecting security interests in crypto-currencies.

    Free Non-CLE Webinar on 3/28: The Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Litigation

    March 8, 2018 2:45 PM by huntg


    3/8/18 2:50 PM CT l Author: Lilah Bruton

    The Consumer Bankruptcy Committee and the Bankruptcy Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the ABA Business Law Section will be conducting the seventh part of its eight-part webinar series entitled “The Basics of Consumer Bankruptcy,” on March 28th, 2018 at 12:00 pm ET. The series is co-sponsored by the Consumer Financial Services, Pro Bono and Young Lawyer Committees.

    Free Non-CLE Webinar on 2/13: Lending to Diverse Markets

    February 8, 2018 2:55 PM by huntg


    2/8/18 3:00 PM CT l Author: Lilah Bruton

    On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EST, the Banking Law Committee will present a free non-CLE webinar entitled “Lending to Diverse Markets: It’s More Than Risk Management…It’s About Bank Culture”.

    With all the discussion about deregulation of the banking industry and CFPB Director Mulvaney signaling that the Bureau intends to stop “pushing the envelope” in its approach to consumer protection, there is a natural inclination for banks to think about moderating the attention and resources they devote to compliance risk management. Though fair lending enforcement, including redlining, may appear dormant, supervisory and enforcement scrutiny remains active in this area, catching many banks off guard. Banks that are prepared for redlining scrutiny tend to share a common trait – they approach diverse market lending as a cultural issue – not simply a means to avoiding redlining risk. In this webinar, Andrea Mitchell and Michelle Rogers will discuss ways to approach diverse market outreach as a culture-affirming initiative as well as a business opportunity and risk management strategy.

    Free Non-CLE Webinar on 2/21: The Nuts and Bolts of Chapter 11

    February 6, 2018 12:05 PM by huntg


    2/6/18 12:05 PM CT l Author: Lilah Bruton

    The Consumer Bankruptcy Committee and the Bankruptcy Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the ABA Business Law Section will be conducting the sixth part of its eight-part webinar series entitled “The Basics of Consumer Bankruptcy,” on February 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm ET. The series is co-sponsored by the Consumer Financial Services, Pro Bono and Young Lawyer Committees.

    Free Non-CLE Webinar on 1/9: Blockchain Technology and Initial Coin Offerings

    January 5, 2018 4:47 PM by huntg


    1/5/18 4:50 PM CT l Author: Lilah Bruton

    On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EST, the Banking Law Committee will present a free non-CLE webinar entitled “Blockchain Technology and Initial Coin Offerings”. This program will offer insights into the current state of the Blockchain Industry, with a focus on regulatory issues concerning Initial Coin Offerings. The presentation will highlight recent SEC guidance concerning how the securities laws may impact token sales, as well as other key regulatory issues including financial regulations, export controls, commodities, and international compliance considerations.

    Free Non-CLE Webinar on 1/17: Small Business Debtor Provisions in Chapter 11

    January 3, 2018 11:16 AM by huntg


    1/3/18 11:30 AM CT l Author: Lilah Bruton

    More than 12 years have passed since the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA) changed the “Small Business Debtor” provisions and made them mandatory for certain business debtors. So what have we learned since that change – both from court decisions and practical experience? An experienced panel of business bankruptcy practitioners will discuss the case law and developments regarding “Small Business Debtors” and how the provisions work both under the law and in practice.

    Free Non-CLE Webinar on 1/10: The Nuts and Bolts of Chapter 13 & Practice Points

    December 19, 2017 9:27 AM by huntg


    12/19/17 9:30 AM CT l Author: Lilah Bruton

    The Consumer Bankruptcy Committee and the Bankruptcy Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the ABA Business Law Section will be conducting the fourth part of its eight-part webinar series entitled “The Basics of Consumer Bankruptcy,” on January 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm ET. The series is co-sponsored by the Consumer Financial Services, Pro Bono and Young Lawyer Committees.

    Free Non-CLE Webinar on 11/29: Consumer Bankruptcy Law Developments

    November 6, 2017 12:07 PM by Graham Hunt


    11/6/17 12:10 PM CT l Author: Leslie Archer

    Join a panel of seasoned bankruptcy practitioners and a bankruptcy judge from one of the most active bankruptcy courts in the United States to hear a lively discussion of recent developments in consumer bankruptcy cases affecting businesses operating in the consumer bankruptcy environment. This program will survey important U.S. Supreme Court decisions and Circuit Court decisions over the last year in the consumer bankruptcy environment, while providing useful feedback and commentary that will assist all business lawyers encountering consumer debtors.

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    Nominations Sought for Section Leadership Positions

    November 6, 2017 10:23 AM by Graham Hunt

    11/6/17, 10:30 AM CT | Author: ABA Business Law Section

    Do you know anyone who has what it takes to be a good Section leader? The Nominating Committee of the Section needs your recommendations for leadership positions for the 2018-2019 association year.

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    Free Non-CLE Webinar on 12/7: The Nuts and Bolts of Chapter 7 & Practice Points

    October 24, 2017 9:53 AM by Graham Hunt


    10/24/17 9:55 AM CT l Author: Leslie Archer

    The Consumer Bankruptcy Committee and the Bankruptcy Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the ABA Business Law Section will be conducting the fourth part of its eight-part webinar series entitled “The Basics of Consumer Bankruptcy,” on December 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET. The series is co-sponsored by the Pro Bono and Young Lawyer Committees.

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    Free non-CLE webinar on 10/5: Emerging Trends and Priorities in Investment Adviser Enforcement

    October 5, 2017 9:48 AM by Graham Hunt


    10/5/17 9:50 AM CT l Author: Leslie Archer

    On Thursday, October 5 at 1:00 p.m. ET, the White-Collar Crime Committee will present a free non-CLE webinar titled “Emerging Trends and Priorities in Investment Adviser Enforcement.”  Last year, the SEC brought the “most ever” cases against investment adviser cases.  This panel will explore critical issues facing investment advisers in dealing with the SEC and in particular recent trends in SEC enforcement and SEC examinations of investment advisers.  The panelists are former SEC Enforcement attorney whose practices focus on the defense of investment advisers.

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    Free non-CLE webinar on 10/2: 2016 Revision of the Model Business Corporation Act

    September 29, 2017 9:52 AM by Graham Hunt


    9/29/17 9:55 AM CT l Author: Leslie Archer

    The ABA Corporate Laws Committee recently completed work on a new edition of the Model Business Corporation Act. While through periodic revisions the MBCA has continued to evolve in significant ways since 1984 (the date of the last edition), the Committee has only recently undertaken a comprehensive revision of the MBCA. The revised MBCA incorporates all of the changes to the MBCA since 1984, provides consistency among provisions, and includes a streamlining and updating of the official comment. It also is designed to accommodate the Uniform Law Commission's Uniform Business Organizations Code for those states that choose to follow a "hub and spoke" business entity statutory approach, as well as serve as a model for those states that wish to continue with a standalone corporation statute.

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    Free non-CLE webinar on 10/4: Debtor v. Creditor and the Rest of the World

    September 28, 2017 12:17 PM by Graham Hunt


    9/28/17 12:20 PM CT l Author: Leslie Archer

    The Consumer Bankruptcy Committee and the Bankruptcy Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the ABA Business Law Section will be conducting the third part of its eight-part webinar series entitled “The Basics of Consumer Bankruptcy,” on October 4th, at 12:00 pm ET. The series is co-sponsored by the Pro Bono and Young Lawyer Committees.

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    New Legal Analytics Committee!

    July 26, 2017 9:26 AM by Graham Hunt

    7/26/17, 9:30 AM CT | Author: Warren Agin

    The Section's new Legal Analytics Committee is focused on helping business lawyers use data analytics, machine learning and other math and economics tools to solve client problems. At the Section's Annual Meeting, the Committee is sponsoring a program on Artificial Intelligence and holding its first ever Committee Meeting Friday morning, from 8:30 am to 11:00.

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    Basics of Accounting for Lawyers: Free CLE 6/29

    June 19, 2017 9:37 AM by Graham Hunt

    6/19/17 9:37 AM CT | Author: ABA Business Law Section

    Are you current on your accounting principles? How about your firm?

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    When Good Lawyers Make Bad Decisions FREE CLE: 6/15

    June 8, 2017 9:55 AM by Graham Hunt

    6/8/17 9:55 AM CT | Author: Jeff Kelton, Section Membership & Marketing Specialist

    Don’t forget to register for our upcoming In The Know CLE webinar—it’s free for ABA Business Law Section members!

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    Free non-CLE webinar on 6/8: The Tax Implications Of Managing An Immigration Workforce

    June 5, 2017 11:06 AM by Graham Hunt


    6/5/17 11:10 AM CT l Author: Stephanie Rodriguez

    The Taxation Committee invites all members of the Business Law Section to join this free non-CLE webinar on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Registration is not required – simply join us on June 8th by clicking on the meeting link.

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    Business Law Breaking News - Midland Funding LLC v. Johnson

    May 30, 2017 11:55 AM by Graham Hunt


    5/30/17 11:55 AM CT l Author: Stephanie Rodriguez

    Breaking News Program: A Look at FDCPA Regulation of Bankruptcy Practices after Midland Funding LLC v. Johnson
    Presented by The Consumer Bankruptcy Committee
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    12:00 p.m. Eastern

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    Join our free non-CLE webinar: Evidence Tips for Federal Business and Bankruptcy Litigators

    May 16, 2017 4:00 PM by Graham Hunt


    5/16/17 4:02 PM CT l Author: Stephanie Rodriguez

    The Consumer Bankruptcy Committee invites all members of the Business Law Section to attend this free non-CLE webinar on Thursday, May 25 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

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