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Disaster Fundraising in Texas

October 24, 2017

A guide to fundraising laws for individuals who are interested in raising or donating money to a Texas charity in light of Hurricane Harvey

OSHA Inspections: Reassessing Compliance and Inspection Preparedness Under Secretary of Labor Acosta

October 16, 2017

Please click here to listen to our OSHA Inspections: Reassessing Compliance and Inspection Preparedness Under Secretary of Labor Acosta webinar.

The Bid Submission Process - Some Practical Tips

October 4, 2017

This overview provides some practical tips on managing the process of submitting a competitive bid tender as well as some suggestions to avoid common pitfalls.  Also included are some best practices that will help make a complex and demanding task easier.

Privileged Communications in Patent Law

This presentation discusses attorney-client privilege for patent documents, global attorney client privilege issues, and the privilege from the “common-interest” doctrine. Most companies have a global portfolio of intellectual property in the form of patents, copyrights, and trademarks that are secured and maintained in different jurisdictions. In-house counsel face special challenges in managing the attorney-client privilege for these matters, especially during global disputes and investigations. Another challenge for controlling privilege arises in the context of mergers and acquisitions and these issues have to be addressed before and after the deal closes. Different jurisdictions differ in their approach, and corporate counsel should be aware of how privilege can be managed or transferred.

Clean Air Act Residual Risk And Technology Review -Environmental Law Seminar, Spring 2017

May 4, 2017

This presentation explains EPA’s responsibility to conduct a Risk and Technology Review (RTR) of nearly 100 standards addressing hazardous air pollutants at various categories of stationary sources.  It describes the components of the Risk Review and of the Technology Review and explains how recent court decisions have increased the agency’s activity in  this area. It provides a brief summary of the types of regulatory changes EPA may consider and the challenges the agency faces as it conducts RTR rulemakings in the near future.

Boiler MACT Litigation - Environmental Law Seminar, Spring 2017

May 4, 2017

An introduction to the history and current status of EPA’s standards addressing hazardous air pollutants from industrial, commercial, and institutional major source boilers.  The presentation discusses the latest developments in federal litigation over the standards.  Then, it describes the issues still pending at EPA and looks ahead to how the agency might resolve them.

Unusual Dynamics Of Upstream Distress - Environmental Law Seminar, Spring 2017

May 4, 2017

A high-level presentation on financial distress affecting upstream oil and gas companies. The presentation discusses factors that precipitated this distress (such as low commodity prices), the effects of such distress (such as accelerated decommissioning obligations), and highlights key challenges and takeaways of note.