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Corporate Counsel Section Website › Newsletters › The Business Lawyer, July 2011 › Save the Date! Corporate Counsel CLE and Networking Social

Save the Date! Corporate Counsel CLE and Networking Social

Article Date: Monday, July 11, 2011

The Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Corporate Counsel section is pleased to announce a half-day CLE program for Corporate Counsel on Sept. 22, 2011 at the NC Bar Center in Cary.  The program will begin at 1pm and will feature four 45-minute sessions which we believe will be timely and of significant interest to in-house counsel.  The program will provide 3 hours of CLE credit and will feature an extended 30 minute social/networking event in the middle of the program, to provide attendees with an opportunity to meet and network with other corporate counsel.
Our scheduled speakers and topics are as follows:

• Amie Flowers Carmack will present “Fundamentals of Employment Law for Corporate Counsel.” Ms. Carmack is a Partner with K&L Gates in Raleigh, NC and focuses her practice in the areas of employment law, litigation and dispute resolution.  Ms. Carmack regularly advises employers on compliance and litigation avoidance related to state and federal employment laws and regulations, FINRA rules, and third party compliance agency procedures; represents clients before administrative, regulatory and investigative agencies; and represents employers in state and federal court and arbitration venues with respect to a full spectrum of employment matters.

• Jill Crawley Griset will present “Emerging Trends in E-discovery and Leveraging Cutting Edge Technology to Reduce Costs.”  Ms. Griset is a Partner with McGuireWoods in Charlotte, NC and has extensive expertise in the preservation, collection and production of electronic discovery. She co-heads McGuireWoods’ Discovery Counsel Services Group and manages the firm’s Charlotte e-discovery site.

• M. Todd Sullivan will present “Trade Secret and Confidential Information Disclosure Risks in The Networked World.”  Mr. Sullivan is a Partner with Womble Carlyle in Raleigh, North Carolina and has a national practice focused on employee departures and defections  including federal intellectual property and criminal laws such as the Economic Espionage Act of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.  Mr. Sullivan has served as lead plaintiff’s counsel in the largest-ever reported trade secrets theft case in North Carolina.

• Steve Terranova will present “Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Law for Corporate Counsel.”  Mr. Terranova is a Member of Withrow & Terranova in Cary, NC and has expertise in preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications, providing representation in patent and trademark infringement litigation and in technology transfer transactions.  Prior to forming the firm of Withrow & Terranova, Mr. Terranova was a practicing patent attorney and was General Patent Counsel and Assistant General Counsel of Marconi Commerce Systems (Gilbarco).

For questions, please contact Jason Hensley at jasonhensley@bernhardt.com or(828) 759-6356.
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