December 20, 2016

Inside Business Law (December 2016)

In this issue of “Inside Business Law,” we provide links to register for several upcoming stand-alone committee meetings that will be held in January as well as the Section Spring Meeting that will be held in New Orleans in April.

Register for an Upcoming Committee Meeting or the Section Spring Meeting

2017 Banking Law Committee Meeting

The Banking Law Committee will meet January 5–7 at the Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC. You may register for the meeting here, and view the draft agenda for the meeting here.

2017 Consumer Financial Services Committee Meeting

The Consumer Financial Services Committee will meet January 12–15 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Carlsbad, California. While the meeting agenda is subject to change, you may view the agenda here, and register for the meeting here.

2017 Derivatives and Futures Law Committee Meeting

The Derivatives and Futures Law Committee will meet January 19–21 at the LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples, Florida. The meeting agenda is available here, and you may register for the meeting here.

2017 Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Meeting

The Mergers and Acquisitions Committee will meet January 27–28 at the Montage Laguna Beach in Laguna Beach, California. The agenda for this meeting is currently being developed, but the full committee meeting is tentatively scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 28, from 3:00 to 5:30 pm PST. You may register for the meeting here.

2017 Cyberspace Law Institute and Winter Working Meeting

The Cyberspace Law Committee will meet January 27–28 at the US Grant, A Luxury Collection Hotel, in San Diego, California. The agenda is being developed but a quick view of the tentative schedule is available here. You may register for the Institute and Winter Working Meeting here.

2017 Section Spring Meeting

Registration for the 2017 Business Law Section Spring Meeting, which will be held from April 6 to 8 in New Orleans, Louisiana, is now open. The Spring Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The Spring Meeting will offer attendees the opportunity to:

  • Expand your knowledge to stay on the cutting edge of the law and learn from the experts from over 90 CLE programs
  • Design your experience to connect with thought leaders at substantive meetings and social events
  • Collaborate with professionals in every practice area
  • Build your network with corporate counsel, private practitioners, judges and regulators
  • Experience committee dinners hosted at restaurants throughout New Orleans

Early bird registration, which will be available until March 3, 2017, can be found here. Laissez les bons temps rouler!


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