Association Law Essentials for Nonlawyers Online Seminar Series

Association Law Essentials for Nonlawyers Online Seminar Series

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Feb 11, 2019 - Feb 14, 2019


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM



United States

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CAE Credits: Registrants will earn a maximum of 4 CAE credits.

Awareness of legal issues that may affect your organization is critical for all association professionals. This online seminar series provides fundamental, up-to-date information on essential legal topics specifically for nonattorneys whose work may encompass legal questions. During this virtual program, you’ll have an opportunity to network with colleagues and gather tips and practical tools from association law experts that you can implement immediately at the office.

Register now to:

  • explore topics in association law through presentations and facilitated chat discussions.
  • gain new knowledge to help you assess the legal implications of your decisions.
  • network with fellow association professionals and legal subject-matter experts.

This online seminar series consists of four 60-minute live online sessions that feature facilitated audio content and conversations. Before the first session, registrants will receive login information and links to test their computer and become acquainted with the platform. Participants will have access to recorded sessions, reference materials, and more for up to 30 days following the program.

Registration for this online seminar series will close Friday, February 8, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Session 1: Human Resources and Employment Law

Session 2: Protect Your Association From Cyber Liability

Session 3: Antitrust Fundamentals

Session 4: Navigating Social Media Risks

  • Agenda

    • Monday, February 11, 2019

      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
      Human Resources and Employment Law

      Human resources management and employment law are constantly evolving to meet the needs of the modern workplace. Association professionals need to stay up to date on these changes to ensure that their organization’s HR policies and practices comply with current law. This session covers essential topics such as recruitment, hiring, and termination practices; the Americans with Disabilities Act; forms of employment discrimination; investigation of sexual and other workplace harassment complaints; and issues arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, including exempt/nonexempt determinations and eligibility for overtime pay.

      Tuesday, February 12, 2019

      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
      Protect Your Association From Cyber Liability

      Associations accumulate huge amounts of data, some of it with personally identifiable information that needs to be protected. In this session, discuss how to protect your association from liability if you experience a data breach. Examine the importance of an information security plan, cyber insurance options, and steps to take when your data is compromised. Identify holes in your security systems and how to deal with the aftermath of an attack that may affect outside stakeholders.

      Wednesday, February 13, 2019

      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
      Antitrust Fundamentals

      Associations, accreditation and certification organizations, and standard-setting bodies often work to promote practices that benefit consumers and increase competition. This session covers basic elements of antitrust law and their implications for various association activities. Gather the tips and tools your association needs to increase sensitivity to antitrust issues. Recognize how antitrust laws apply to standard setting, membership restrictions, tradeshows, codes of ethics, and discussions at meetings.

      Thursday, February 14, 2019

      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
      Navigating Social Media Risks

      Whether through an online forum, blog, Facebook page, or YouTube channel, today’s associations use social media to communicate with their members and other important constituencies quickly and cost effectively. While social media engagement has many benefits, its usage also raises legal risks. In this session, examine potential liability associated with social media activities, including copyright and trademark infringement, defamation, and privacy and antitrust violations. Learn what to include in your website disclaimers, forum terms of use, and social media policies to minimize liability.

  • Speakers

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      Jack R. Bierig, Esq.

      Jack Bierig is a partner at Sidley Austin LLP and has extensive experience in the general representation of associations; antitrust counseling; copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters; and healthcare and FDA regulation. He has been recognized in “Chambers USA 2012–2016” in antitrust and in “Legal 500 US 2014–2016” for nonprofit. Jack was most recently recognized for outstanding client service in the 14th annual “BTI Client Service All-Stars” report for antitrust. He has also been recognized in “The Best Lawyers in America” since 1995 in the areas of corporate law: nonprofit organizations and charitable giving, healthcare law and nonprofit/charities law, as well as being named Chicago Healthcare Lawyer of the Year in “Best Lawyers 2011.”

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      Eric Biderman

      Eric Biderman is a Counsel in the Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Protection and Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Groups of the law firm Arent Fox LLP. He has over 10 years of experience advising clients on various complex regulatory issues and has extensive knowledge of cybersecurity compliance and regulation. Eric is frequently quoted in trade publications on matters related to: GDPR, the National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s model cybersecurity regulation, and the cybersecurity laws and regulations recently enacted in New York and California. Eric also has extensive knowledge of cyber insurance, having recently co-authored a two-part article entitled, “Cyber Phishing Scams: Do You Have Coverage?” that appeared in Pratt’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Report for July/August 2018.

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      Dion Beatty

      Dion Beatty is an Associate of Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice area. He represents employers in a variety of labor and employment and employee benefits matters. While in law school, he received a certificate in Labor and Employment law, was a five-time CALI Award recipient, served as student editor of the Employment Rights and Employment Policy Journal, and was a member of both the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy teams, where he won two awards as a top oral advocate, and led the trial team to a third place victory in the National Black Law Students Association trial competition. Also, he was a Teaching Assistant for courses in Legislation and Property. In addition to his J.D., he has earned a Master of Science in Human Resources and an M.B.A. from DePaul University, as well as a Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degrees from the University of Michigan.

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      Nina Tandon

      Nina R. Tandon is the Associate General Counsel at the American Psychological Association where she serves as APA’s lead attorney in contract and risk management, intellectual property matters, legal compliance programs, internet related issues and privacy. She also provides legal advice and guidance on corporate and governance issues and manages outside counsel, including with respect to commercial disputes with third parties. Prior to joining the APA, Ms. Tandon was in private practice where she counseled nonprofits, for-profits and trade associations on a variety of legal issues. Additionally, she served as a judicial law clerk for two U.S. federal district court judges.

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