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2016 Corporate Counsel and Trade Regulation Seminar Materials
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2016 Corporate Counsel & Trade Regulation Seminar Materials


2016 Corporate Counsel & Trade Regulation Seminar (In-Person or Live Webinar)
Friday, September 23, 2016
ISBA Headquarters
625 E. Court Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309

CLE CREDIT (APPROVED):  6.75 state hours which includes 1 ethics hour and 5.50 federal hours

Download or print the materials below before attending the event. Simply click on the the topics below you wish to print or download materials by topic. To download the complete PDF of the seminar materials click here (as of 9/19/2016).  This link will be updated as additional materials are provided.

If you have any questions, please contact ISBA CLE Director Christy Cronin at 515-697-7874 or

8:00 - Registration
8:30 - 8:45
- Welcome
Sarah Crane, Trade Regulation Chair, Davis Brown Law Firm and Charlie Nichols, Corporate Counsel CLE Chair, Principal
8:45 - 9:30 - An Introduction to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Speaker: Prof. Cathy Mansfield, Drake Law School and Former Policy Analyst with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
9:30-10:15 - Iowa Supreme Court Update

Speaker: Ryan Koopmans, Nyemaster Goode PC
10:15 - 10:30 - Break
10:30 - 11:15 - Surviving the Fire Swamp: I-9s, Immigration-related Anti-discrimination and Unexpected Challenges of Unusual Size

Speaker: Lori Chesser, Davis Brown Law Firm
11:15 - 11:45 - Franchise Law Update

Speakers: Mark Hamer, Hamer Law Office PLLC and Emily Alward, Attorney at Law
11:45 - 12:00 - Lunch (provided with registration)
12:00 - 12:45 - Antitrust Law Update

Speaker: Justice Edward Mansfield, Iowa Supreme Court
12:45 - 1:30 - U.S. Supreme Court Update
(No materials provided at this time)
Speaker: Samuel Langholz, Administrator, Administrative Hearings Division at Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals
1:30 - 1:45 - Break
1:45 - 2:30 - Employment Law Update

Speakers: Elizabeth Coonan, Brown Winick PLC and Ann Holden Kendall, Brown Winick
2:30 - 3:15 - Current Topics in Corporate Governance

Speaker: David Repp, Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen PC 
3:15 - 4:15
- Ethics Panel (No Materials provided at this time)
Speaker: Tara van Brederode, Office of Professional Regulation; Charlie Nichols, Principal; and Prof. Maura Strassberg, Drake University
4:15 - 5:00 - Complimentary Networking Reception


Take the Uncertainty Out of Transitioning To In-house Counsel (Sept. 27, 2016) - click here to register
Topics covered during this seminar will include:

  • What are you looking for in a new in-house attorney?
  • What should people newer to practice know about the structure of in-house practice?
  • What tools are out there to help?
  • With your experience as an attorney now, what advice would you have given yourself as an attorney with 1-5 years’ experience?

Corporate Counsel Institute (Nov. 17) - click here to register

Please join us for the first ISBA Corporate Counsel Institute (ICCI) sponsored by ISBA Corporate Counsel Section.  The ICCI seeks to provide a meaningful opportunity for new and experienced attorneys to interact with in-house counsel, corporate counsel and outside practitioners all while attending excellent continuing legal education programs. 

We have brought  together distinguished practitioners to address a wide array of issues important to in-house and corporate counsel.  In six content packed plenary sessions, the ICCI presenters will cover topics important to in-house counsel, including contract review and working with outside counsel; delivering in-house legal services; building an effective code of conduct, protecting trade secrets and preservation obligations; and ethical considerations for in-house counsel. You don’t want to miss this opportunity.

Ecommerce & Intellectual Property Law Seminar (Dec. 2) - click here to register

This seminar, presented by the ISBA eCommerce and Intellectual Property sections, touches on many current headline-making technology news topics such as ADA Website Compliance, Trade Secret Law Update, FTC and eCommerce Issues and a Patent Law Update will offer attendees the insight they need as legal professionals to practice ethically at a time when technology is changing at a rapid pace.


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