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    Business Law Institute CLE

    Friday, October 3, 2014
    Hamline University, St. Paul Campus, Anderson Center, Room 111-112

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    8 a.m. Registration and coffee

    8:30 a.m. Welcome

    Jean F. Holloway
    Dean and Professor of Law
    Hamline University School of Law

    Introduction to the Business Law Institute

    Professor Jill Barclift
    Director, Business Law Institute
    Hamline University School of Law

    8:45-9:45 a.m. Panel 1: Drafting and Negotiating Contract Issues for In-House Counsel

    • Bill Thornton, Shareholder and Chair of Larkin Hoffman’s Corporate Law Department 
    • David Munn, Pramata Corporation and President ACC MN chapter
    • Sarah Sederstrom, KBM Group and Treasurer ACC MN chapter
      Panel is moderated by  Allen BlairProfessor of Law, Hamline University School of Law

    1 Standard CLE credit

    10-11:30 a.m. Panel 2: Compliance and Privilege Affecting In-House Counsel

    • Douglass Hiatt, Chief Compliance Officer, TCF Bank
    •  Suzanne TaylorVice President and Group CounselAmeriprise Financial, General Counsel's Organization
    • Michael Pysno, Mediation, Arbitration, Evaluation
    • Daniel Gerhan, Director and Senior Litigation Counsel, Boston Scientific Corp
      Panel is moderated by Carol Swanson, Professor of Law, Hamline University School of Law

    1.5 CLE Credit

    11:30 a.m. - Noon Lunch    

    Noon to 1 p.m. Keynote Interview: Protecting Privilege When the Government is at the Door

    Amar Sarwal, Vice President and Chief Legal Strategist, Association of Corporate Counsel, interviews special guest Lauren Stevens, former vice president and associate general counsel of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Lauren was indicted in 2010 on charges of misleading the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the pharmaceutical giant’s off-label promotion of its anti-depression drug Wellbutrin.

    1 Ethics CLE Credit

    1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Panel 3: Employment – Unconscious Bias and Discrimination

    • David Larson, Professor of Law, Hamline University School of Law
    • Megan I. Brennan, Attorney, Nichols Kaster, PLLP
    • Saly Abd Alla, Civil Rights Director and Legal Counsel, The Council on American-Islamic Relations, MN (CAIR-MN)
      Panel is moderated by  Andrew CrouseAssistant Dean for Students & Diversity, Hamline University School of Law 

    1 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

    2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Panel 4: IP – Information Security in the Age of Cyber-threats

    • Elimu Kajanju,  Chief Privacy Officer & Compliance Director, United Health Group
    • Michael Mangold, Business Consultant, Deloitte
    • Sharon Sandeen, Professor of Law, Hamline University School of Law

    1 Standard CLE Credit

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