July 20, 2016

Inside Business Law (July 2016)

Launched in February 2013, the Business Law Section’s In the Know CLE webinars have become one of the premier benefits of the Section. Members can earn valuable CLE on cutting-edge business law topics that feature the industry’s top legal experts.

“FinTech—Introduction and Overview” was the 39th In the Know program in July. This webinar had more than 800 participants and focused on Financial Technology (FinTech) companies and was presented by the Consumer Financial Services Committee. Like most In the Know programs, the participant was provided with an overview of the subject and then received solid explanations on the issues and challenges facing the business law practitioner.

Attendance for all In the Know programs has exceeded 33,000, and it has become hugely popular for Section members who wish to widen their legal knowledge in a wide spectrum of business law topics.

Upcoming In the Know programming includes:

From Enron to Volkswagen: The Critical Importance of Governance, Culture, Compliance, and Corporate Governance
Date: August 11, 2016
Sponsoring Committee: Corporate Governance

Commercial Law Developments 2015–2016
Date: September 15, 2016
Sponsoring Committee: UCC/Commercial Finance

Views from In-House Attorneys on the Increased Importance of Intellectual Property Identification and Protection
Date: October 6, 2016
Sponsoring Committee: Intellectual Property

Ethical Thickets and Pitfalls in Major Corporate Transactions and Litigation
Date: November 10, 2016
Sponsoring Committee: Business and Corporate Litigation/Mergers and Acquisitions

“The only thing more popular than In the Know is Pokemon Go,” observed Jeff Kelton, BLS membership and marketing specialist.

Audio and materials from all In the Know Programs are available to Section members shortly after each webinar. Access the BLS CLE Webinar Archive here.

BLS Trivia Answer: Senate Bill 690, which became the Maryland Benefit Corporation Act, was sponsored by Senator Jamin B. (“Jamie”) Raskin, a member of the American Bar Association and a professor of constitutional law. Senator Raskin was joined by Senator Brian E. Frosh, Maryland’s current attorney general, in sponsoring Senate Bill 690.