CLE in the City Series

San Francisco CLE in the City

San Francisco CLE in the City

SELECT from 11 unique topics

SAVE on the cost of a full meeting registration! Tickets are only $35 per session.

EARN up to 3.0 credits in 60 minute states and 3.6 credits in 50 minute states. Please note: Actual CLE credits issued are based on attendance.

Thursday, August 8 | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Employee Mobility, Secrets and Competition: Non-Competes and More
Dentons US LLP | One Market Plaza, Spear Tower, 24th Floor

The stakes have gotten higher when an employee leaves to work for a competitor. Important intellectual property has gotten easier to take, and its value can be in the multi-millions of dollars. A panel consisting of antitrust, employment, and intellectual property practitioners will examine employee mobility issues through their respective lenses.  They will discuss current trends, the legal and practical protections available to manage risk, and best practices for new, current, and departing employees.

Chair and Moderator:
Sandra R McCandless, Dentons US LLP, San Francisco, CA

Speakers:
Bonnie Lau, Dentons US LLP, San Francisco, CA
Sandra R. McCandless, Dentons US LLP, San Francisco, CA
Randy Omid, Dentons US LLP, San Francisco, CA

Four BIG Cash Flow Mistakes to Avoid in Divorce
Morrison & Foerster LLP | 425 Market Street

Co-Sponsored By:  ABA Section of Family Law

A proper cash flow analysis is imperative within the marital dissolution and settlement process. Join us for an insightful look at four big, and common, mistakes that can dramatically impact a client's cash flow. This presentation will provide practical advice on how you can better serve your clients.

Chairs and Moderators:
Lyne Ranson, Lyne Ranson Law Offices PLLC, Charleston, WV
Thad F. Woody, Kessler & Solomiany, Atlanta, GA

Speaker:
Justin T. Miller, J.D., LL.M., TEP, AEP®, CFP®, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, San Francisco, CA

Immigration Law and Pro Bono
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP | Session Located at The Vault, 415 Jackson St., Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94111

Guests must buzz in at the front door to enter the building, and will be required to sign in when entering The Vault

Migration has taken on a greater importance in the world dialogue. This panel will examine important considerations related to pro bono engagement in immigration. The panelists will consider various types of immigration-related pro bono cases of interest to law firms.The panel will provide a holistic view of this representation including insight into a law firm’s vetting process for case selection, an overview of these types of cases, how they are processed, and best practices for successful pro bono representation, even for those without immigration expertise.

Chair:
Lisa Ryan, Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP, San Francisco, CA

Speakers:
Katie Anand, Managing Attorney, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), San Francisco, CA
Jeffrey M. Crusha, Partner, Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP, New York, NY
Andrea J. Fitanides, Pro Bono Counsel, Morgan Lewis, San Francisco, CA
Sandra Sheridan Reguerin, Partner, Fragomen, Phoenix, AZ

What Every Lawyer Should Know About Workplace Laws Protecting Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Baker & McKenzie | Two Embarcadero Center

Co-Sponsored By: 
ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence and the
Bar Association of San Francisco Labor and Employment Law Section

Domestic violence affects workplaces across the country, and federal and state laws address these significant issues. This program will survey those laws, describe employer's best practices to compile with them, and obtain a safer and more productive workplace.

Chair:
Angela C. Vigil, Baker & McKenzie, Miami, FL

Moderator:
Vivian Huelgo, American Bar Association -  Commission on Domestic & Sexual, Washington, DC

Speakers:
Protima Pandey, Director of Office of Women’s Policy, County of Santa Clara, San Jose, CA
Jennifer Reisch, Equal Rights Advocates, San Francisco, CA
Mark I. Schickman, Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP, San Francisco, CA

Thursday, August 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Equal Pay: Trends in Litigation, Emerging Legislation & Corporate Equity Initiatives
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP | 275 Battery Street, 29th Floor

Co-Sponsored By: ABA Civil Rights & Social Justice Section and Equal Rights Advocates


This program will examine the causes of gender and racial wage gaps, including pay discrimination, occupational segregation, and implicit bias. Panelists will address trends in equal pay-related litigation, including the distinction between anti-discrimination versus equal pay claims. Can employers rely on prior salary to justify pay disparities under federal or state equal pay laws? What particular issues arise in equal pay cases within the legal profession? The panel will also discuss settlement considerations and trends in legislation, including pay transparency requirements; limits on employer inquiries into and reliance on prior salary; and narrowing employer defenses. Finally, the program will examine proactive measures taken by employers to discover and remedy pay disparities and promote gender and racial equity. 

Chairs:
Jessica Stender,
Senior Counsel, Workplace Justice & Public Policy, Equal Rights Advocates, San Francisco, CA
Kelly M. Dermody, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, San Francisco, CA 

Moderator:
Jessica Stender,
 Senior Counsel, Workplace Justice & Public Policy, Equal Rights Advocates, San Francisco, CA

Speakers: 
Fred Alvarez
, Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass, LLP, San Francisco, CA
Lori Andrus, Andrus Anderson LLP, San Francisco, CA
Jessica R.L. James, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Sacramento, CA

Keeping Order in the New Public Square of Social Media: Freedom of Content vs. Social Responsibility 
Goodwin Procter LLP | Three Embarcadero Center

While social media platforms have increased connections and conversations among friends, families and professionals, they have also been used by proponents of hate speech, and foreign actors seeking to subvert democratic institutions. What obligations do or should social media platforms have to moderate their platforms, and when does editorial discretion become censorship? Attendees will obtain a better understanding of social media platforms and the issues surrounding filtering of content, and have a better understanding of the ethical issues surrounding social media.

Chair:
Darryl M. Woo, Goodwin Procter LLP, San Francisco, CA

Moderator:
Kevin P. Martin, Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston, MA

Speakers:
Matthew T. Cagle, American Civil Liberties Union, San Francisco, CA
Harmeet K. Dhillon, Dhillon Law Group Inc., San Francisco, CA
David Greene, Senior Staff Attorney and Civil Liberties Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Eric Goldman, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, CA
 

Views from West Coast DOJ and SEC Leadership on Current Priorities and Recent Developments 
Fenwick & West LLP | 555 California Street

Co-Sponsored by the Section of Litigation

A panel discussion with senior leaders from the San Francisco U.S. Attorney’s Office and SEC Regional Office on recent developments in white collar and SEC enforcement, and a discussion of each office’s current priorities. 

Chairs:
Michael Dicke, Fenwick & West LLP, San Francisco, CA
Laurence Pulgram, Fenwick & West LLP, San Francisco, CA

Moderator:
Michael Dicke, Fenwick & West LLP, San Francisco, CA

Speakers:
David L. Anderson, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, San Francisco, CA
Hartley West, Kobre & Kim, San Francisco, CA
Monique Winkler, Assistant Regional Director for Enforcement, Securities & Exchange Commission, San Francisco, CA

What to do With the Boilerplate in Your Technology Agreements?
Jones Day | 555 California Street

With the sheer volume of technology agreements negotiated and entered into every day, boilerplate provisions are a necessary and useful, fact of life. But when push comes to shove, do you really know what those "standard" clauses mean or how they will be interpreted in court? The panel will discuss what you may not know about such provisions and how to craft them to your advantage. 

Chair:
Randall Schai, Jones Day, San Francisco, CA

Moderator:
Joseph Melnik, Jones Day, San Francisco, CA

Speakers: 
Jason McDonell, Jones Day, San Francisco, CA
Ka-on Li,
Jones Day, San Francisco, CA

Thursday, August 8 | 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

10 Things to Help Your Courtroom Success
Morrison & Foerster LLP | 425 Market Street

San Francisco's most prominent litigators will share the best secrets on how to be effective in the courtroom.

Chair and Moderator: 
James J. Brosnahan Jr. (2019 John H. Pickering Award Receipient), Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, CA
Speakers:
Cynthia McGuinn, Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn, San Francisco, CA
Doris Cheng, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, San Francisco, CA

Protectionism, Nationalism, and National Security: The Convergence in Business Immigration
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP | Session Located at The Vault, 415 Jackson St., Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94111

Guests must buzz in at the front door to enter the building, and will be required to sign in when entering The Vault

What legal changes have occur and might occur in business immigration in response to an increased focus on protectionism, nationalism, and national security? The panel will address the latest developments regarding business travel, temporary work permits (e.g. H-1B), and permanent residency in this increasingly complex environment, and what the business community is doing in response.

Chair:
Lisa Ryan, Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP, San Francisco, CA

Speakers:
Kathy Khol, Attorney, Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP, San Francisco, CA
Rodney Malpert, Partner, Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP, Phoenix, AZ

Top 10 Ways for Family Law Attorneys to Avoid Malpractice
Morrison & Foerster LLP | 425 Market Street

Co-Sponsored By:  ABA Section of Family Law

The panel will present practical advice on the ten most important steps to avoid malpractice, including useful forms and checklists.

Chairs:
Lyne Ranson, Lyne Ranson Law Offices PLLC, Charleston, WV
Thad F. Woody, Kessler & Solomiany, Atlanta, GA

Speaker: 
Mark Chinn, Esq., Chinn & Associates, PC, Jackson, MS