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Picture This: Litigating Copyright Infringement of Photographs

📆 Thursday, November 15, 2018, 2:00-3:00 PM ET | Intellectual Property Litigation and Business Torts & Unfair Competition Committees | Digital technology has led to an explosion of litigation regarding the infringement of photographs. This program will explore strategies for claimants and defendants in copyright photography litigation through an examination of recent cases. | Speakers: Kevin McCulloch and Cynthia Arato, along with Mickey Osterreicher, General Counsel of the National Press Photographers Association.

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Rizo v. Yovino and the Practical Effects on the Gender Pay Gap

📆 Thursday, November 29, 2018, 1:00 PM ET | Employment & Labor Relations Law | According to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, employers can no longer use an employee's prior salary, alone or in combination with other factors, to justify payment of a lower wage when determining starting salary. To hold otherwise, the court concluded, would be contrary to the Equal Pay Act (EPA). The Rizo v. Yovino decision, handed down April 9, 2018, has already been cited by courts in other states, and reflects continued progress toward eliminating systems which can perpetuate the gender pay gap. Some states and municipalities are following suit with the passage of “no ask” statutes and regulations.

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What You Really Need to Know When You’re Going Small

📆 Friday, November 30, 2018 | 1:00-2:00 PM ET | Young Advocates Committee | Whether you don’t think Big Law is for you and choose to go to a small firm or you are choosing to take the plunge and hang up your own shingle is a big and scary step. Not only are you learning about the practice of law, but you are more involved with the business of law. If you are a young lawyer trying to learn more about life in Small Law, this is the Roundtable for you.

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The Evolving Definition of an Automatic Telephone Dialing System under the TCPA

📆 Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET | Consumer Litigation Committee | What is an “automatic telephone dialing system” (ATDS)? This year’s decision in ACA Int’l v. FCC, 885 F.3d 687 (D.C. Cir. 2018) seems to have raised more questions than it answered as courts and the FCC continue to grapple with this definitional component of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Courts are divided as to how to define an ATDS as demonstrated by subsequent decisions in the Ninth and Third Circuits, and various district courts. This difference of opinion among the courts has prompted the FCC to extend the time period for public comment on what constitutes an ATDS and has created confusion for industry participants and TCPA practitioners. Our panelists will discuss these and other recent case law developments relating to the definition of an ATDS, the FCC rulemaking process, and the implications for TCPA litigation.

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