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    Business Law Institute CLE

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

    Full Schedule 

    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 

    This panel will discuss drafting contracts from the corporate counsel perspective.  Looking at recent significant developments in the law, the panel will focus on the following clauses:  Anti-Reliance / No-Reliance for fraud reduction; Dispute Resolution, arbitration or not; and Non-Disclosure.

    Panel is moderated by  Allen Blair,Professor of Law, Hamline University School of Law

    1 Standard CLE Credit pending

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

    • Daniel Gerhan, Director and Senior Litigation Counsel, Boston Scientific Corp
    • Douglass Hiatt, Chief Compliance Officer, TCF Bank
    • Michael Pysno, Michael Pysno - Mediation, Arbitration, Evaluation
    • Suzanne Taylor, Vice President and Group Counsel Ameriprise Financial, General Counsel's Organization

    Panel is moderated by Carol Swanson, Professor of Law, Hamline University School of Law

    1.0 Standard CLE Credit and .5 Ethics Credit pending

    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 pending

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

    The panel will discuss how unconscious bias results in barriers to hiring, retention, promotion, and professional development of employees, including lawyers, who are persons of color, women, and members of other protected class. Specific examples of unconscious bias involving Muslim workers will be looked at. The panel will explore unconscious, or implicit, bias in the courtroom. Finally, they will discuss what we can do as individuals and organizations to overcome unconscious bias.

    Panel is moderated by Andrew Crouse Assistant Dean for Students & Diversity, Hamline University School of Law

    1 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit pending

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

    Law Firm Information Security
    Michael Mangold Business Consultant, Deloitte

    Multinational Organization Security Challenges
    Elimu Kajunju,  Chief Privacy Officer & Sr. Associate General Counsel, United Health Care Military & Veterans

    Protecting Information in the Cloud
    Sharon Sandeen, Professor of Law, Hamline University School of Law

    1 Standard CLE credit pending

    Minnesota CLE Event Code:  196674 pending

    We are still accepting registrations. Please contact Donna (651‐523‐2535 or drauch01@hamline.edu).