May 13, 2019

Past Program Materials

2018: Music to Your Ears

W1
When is a Lie Actionable? Litigating Misrepresentation Claims and the Requirement of Reasonable Reliance 

W2
Effective and Failed Strategies to Compel or Avoid Arbitration 

W3
Judicial Panel

W4
Joining Forces: Preparing Clients for Litigation

W5
Claim Evaluation for the Franchisee Attorney

W6
Winning Round One: A Preliminary Injunction Motion in a Franchise Case

W7
Confidentiality Clauses – Scope and Effectiveness

W8
Franchising – Litigating the Definitional Elements

W9
When the Franchise Agreement Ends but the Relationship Continues 

W10
Enforcing System Standards – A Franchisor’s Prerogative? 

W11
Cybersecurity: Putting the Toothpaste Back in the Tube – Best Practices for Responding to a Security Breach 

W12
In Sync: What In-House Counsel and Business Clients Expect from Their Outside Counsel

W13
Beyond the Franchise Agreement: A Look at the “Other” Agreements Between the Franchisor and Franchisee

W14
Indemnification Provisions in Franchise Agreements: How to Draft Them and How to Enforce Them

W15
The Intersection of Franchise and Real Estate Law

W16
“Oh No, They Did What?! What Do We Do Now?” 

W17
The New FASB Rules

W18
Domain Name Management and Enforcement 

W19
Drafting the FDD for Multiple or Otherwise Complex Offerings

W20
Perspectives on Non-traditional Franchise Ownership Structures 

W21
Ethics: See Something, Say Something – The Ethical Obligation to Report an Attorney’s Misconduct 

W22
Regulatory Update 

W23
Establishing and Maintaining an International Compliance Program 

W24
How to Protect Your Brand in Foreign Countries

2017: An Oasis of Opportunity

W1
Storytelling — The Importance of Theme-Building to Create a Persuasive Legal Narrative at All Stages of an Action

W2
Nipping It in the Bud — Effective Early Evaluation and Resolution of Franchise Disputes

W3
Basics of Franchisee Bankruptcies

W4
A New World for Trade Secrets in Franchising — New Options and Strategies Under the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act

W5
Enforcing the Bargain or Buying Your Way Out? The Right to Specific Performance in Franchise Agreements versus the Concept of Efficient Breach

W6
Litigating Franchise Cases Under Unfair Trade Practices Statutes

W7 States' Rights — Multi-State Franchise Relationships and the Application of Multiple States' Franchise Relationship Laws

W8
Caught in a Trap — Dealing with Customer and Patron Claims under the TCPA and ADA Against Franchisors and Franchisees

W9
Investigations Gone Wild — Use and Misuse of Private Investigators

W10
Yes I Can — Intellectual Property Fair Use in Franchising

W11
Privilege Issues in Franchise Systems

W12
New Fees, Same Work — Preparing and Responding to Alternative Fee Arrangements

W13
As My Franchisor Lay Dying — Franchisee and Franchisor Options in a Struggling System

W14
The Unwelcome Phone Call — Responding to Regulatory Audits & Investigations

W15
Regulatory Update

W16
Franchisee Associations to the Rescue — Using Associations and Advisory Councils to Avoid Joint Employer Risk and Enhance the Brand

W17
What's New and What's Next — The New Administration and Beyond

W18
Mergers & Acquisitions — The Basics for Buying and Selling the System

W19
Franchise Whole Business Securitization — Structure, Regulatory and Operational Considerations

W20
Click to Win — Boosting the Brand with Sweepstakes and Contests

W21
Between You and Me — A Toolkit for Counsel in and to Smaller Systems

W22
Franchising 201 — Effective and Compliant Use of Brokers and Sales Agents

W23
Canadian Fundamentals of Franchising

W24
International — The Subfranchisees Are Doing What?!

2016: Soak Up the Franchising

W1
Cutting Edge or Bleeding Edge
Paper

W2
Griffin and Weil One Year Later
Paper

W3
Show Me the Money!
Paper

W4
Mine is Better Than Yours!
Paper

W5
Plowing New Ground
Paper

W6
Litigation 201: The Use and Misuse of Experts
Paper

W7
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
Paper

W8
Changes to the Federal Rules on Discovery
Paper

W9
Vicarious Liability in Developing Areas
Paper

W10
Pawn to D4
Paper

W11
Is there Peril in Seeking Private Justice
Paper

W12
Good Faith and Fair Dealing
Paper

W13
Advanced Drafting of Financial Performance
Paper

W14
Menu Labeling
Paper

W15
Where's the Line
Paper

W16
Structuring Shared Services
Paper

W17
Advanced Issues in Franchisior Acquisitions
Paper

W18
My Addenda Say What?
Paper

W19
Coming to America
Paper

W20
Insurance Dilemma
Paper

W21
International: When Signing on the Dotted Line Isn't Enough
Paper

W22
How to Navigate Landscape of Global Privacy
Paper

W23
In the Trenches
Paper

W24
Regulatory Update
Paper

2015: The Soul of Franchising

2014: The Cutting Edge

2013: Franchising in Full Animation

2012: Franchising: Your Backstage Pass

2011: Flying the Flag of Franchising

2010: Franchising: Some Like It Hot!

2009: The Architecture of Franchising

2008: Deep in the Heart of Franchising

2007: Franchising’s Next Frontier

2006: The Fine Art of Franchise Law

2005: Bridging the Divide