DC Law: Association Law Symposium

DC Law: Association Law Symposium

Event Information


Oct 28, 2016 - Oct 28, 2016 Eastern


8:30 AM - 6:00 PM


Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
United States

CAE Hours:



Applied, Strategic

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NonMember Price:



Access Pass Points: 16

The DC Law: Association Law Symposium is the definitive legal education event addressing the most pressing issues in association and nonprofit law today. Whether you are an in-house counsel for an association, an attorney with association clients, a CEO, or a senior-level association executive, this program will give you the insider perspectives you need to keep abreast of critical legal issues. You'll hear timely and relevant updates and changes to existing laws and legal precedents, explanations of new laws and regulations, and tips and practical tools that can be implemented back at the office.

  • Examine critical legal issues through powerful conversations, real-time collaboration, and high-level discussion with thought leaders.
  • Cultivate your network of in-house or outside counsel and senior association executives willing to hold you accountable to your learning goals.

To register for CLE credits, please complete the CLE Registration Form in addition to completing your registration purchase.

  • Agenda

    • Friday, October 28, 2016
      8:30 – 9:00 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfast
      9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Welcome Remarks
      Eileen Morgan Johnson, CAE, Partner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP
       Opening Keynote: State of Affairs: What You “Need to Know” About Politics
      Steven Anderson, IOM, CAE, President and CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores
      10:00 – 10:15 a.m.      Break
      10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

      A Contract's GPS: Navigating Hotel Contract Legal Issues
      Naomi Angel, Partner, Howe & Hutton, Ltd

       Association Governance: Keeping Up to Date in Changing Times
      Thomas Stefaniak, MBA, CAE, Director, Membership, Constituency Engagement, and Organizational Development, National Association for Music Education
      Kenneth Alderfer, Senior Counsel, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
      Ann Springer, Associate General Counsel, American Psychological Association
       Intellectual Property (Current Events and Publishing)
      Rhonda Lees, CAE, Legal and Nonprofit Executive
      David Morales, Senior Vice President and Senior Associate
      General Counsel, AARP
      Monica Richman, Partner, Dentons
      11:15 – 11:30 a.m.      Break
      11:30 – 12:30 p.m.      Data Security
      S. Keith Moulsdale, Partner and Cochair, Cyber Security, Data Management, and Privacy Group, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP
      Scott Godes, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg
      April Doss, Partner and Chair, Cybersecurity and Privacy, Saul Ewing, LLP

      Hot Topics in Employment Law
      Karen Doner, Founding Partner, Roth, Doner, Jackson, PLC
      Mike Fortunato, Shareholder, Rubin Fortunato
      Robin Maril, Senior Policy Counsel, Human Rights Campaign


      Negotiation Skills and Technique: You Can’t Always Get What You Want—But if You Try Sometime, You Might Find You Get What You Need
      Jed Mandel, Founding Member, Chicago Law Partners, LLC
      James Wilson Jr., Partner, Webster, Chamberlain & Bean, LLP

      12:30 – 2:00 p.m.        Lunch

      Introduction of Legal Section Council and Keynote
      Rhonda Lees, CAE, Legal and Nonprofit Executive


      Luncheon Keynote: Current Messages from Exempt Organizations
      Tamera Ripperda, TEGE Division Director, Internal Revenue Service

      2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Break
      2:15 – 3:15 p.m.Ethics in Action
      Kimberly Pendo, Founding Member, Chicago Law Partners, LLC
      Isham R. Jones III, General Counsel, American Veterinary Medical Association

      Protecting Associations From Themselves: Antitrust Do's and Don'ts
      Andrew Bigart, Partner, Venable, LLP

      3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Break
      3:30 – 4:30 p.m.              

      Trends in Executive Compensation and Legal Developments for Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation
      James Wynn, Principal/Consultant, Quatt Associates, Inc.
      Dan Brandenburg, Partner, Saul Ewing, LLP


      Global Legal Hotspots: New China Nonprofit Law and the State of EU Privacy Rules
      Moderator: Jefferson Glassie, FASAE, Partner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP
      Dorothy Deng, Partner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP
      Mark Gleeson, Partner (Barrister), Browne Jacobson, LLP

      4:30 – 5:30 p.m.          Closing Remarks
      Eileen Morgan Johnson, CAE, Partner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP

      Agenda with Session Descriptions

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