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Celesq® Announces April-May CLE involving Developments in Corporate/Sec. Enforcement; Litigation Skills; IP, Asset Protection

Celesq® AttorneysEd Center has announced the following web casts for April and May 2013:

Update on Say on Pay Litigation (2326)
Live web cast: April 3, 2013 (4:00 PM ET)

Courtney Worcester and Michael Thompson, Foley & Lardner LLP, provide an update on say on pay litigation, discuss what guidance companies and their counsel can draw from that litigation, and provide advice for smaller issuers facing their first shareholder advisory vote after Dodd-Frank.

The SEC's Continued Focus on the Private Equity Industry: What their Lawyers Need to Know (2327)
Live web cast: May 16, 2013 (12:00 noon ET)

Roger Lane and Courtney Worcester discuss several areas that the SEC is expected to concentrate on, including valuation practices during a fundraising period; conflicts of interest; and the fiduciary duties owed by the Chief Operating Officers and Chief Financial Officers of private equity funds, and best practices to avoid or mitigate the risks of SEC scrutiny.

Litigation Holds and the Duty to Preserve-2013: Important Updates for Corporate Counsel and Litigators (2311)
Live web cast: April 8, 2013 (4:00 PM ET)

Jeffrey Fowler, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, a full-time e-discovery litigator, covers recent developments in the legal duty to preserve evidence, including proposed new amendments to the Federal Rules and recent sanctions cases. He also provides practical tips for how to plan, execute and defend an effective preservation strategy.

Patent Infringement Litigation before the International Trade Commission: Hot Topics, from the Celesq®-West LegalEdcenter IP Master Series (2324IP)
Live web cast: May 8, 2013 (12:00 noon ET)

Michael Kasdan provides an overview of Section 337 Actions before the ITC and discusses key recent developments in ITC jurisprudence, including the satisfaction of the domestic industry requirement by non-practicing entities and the availability of exclusion orders on essential patents for which FRAND commitments have been made.

IP Due Diligence in M&A Transactions for IP and Transactional Counsel (2330)
Live web cast: May 21, 2013 (12:00 noon ET)

In M&A transactions, the results of a legal due diligence investigation can significantly impact the terms of the transaction. Aaron Tantleff, Chris Rasmussen and Steven Cade, Foley & Lardner LLP, discuss review of the deal terms and structure and the seller's intellectual property, analysis of potential pending or threatened infringement claims; limitations on buyer's rights to fully exploit the intellectual property; and other considerations when drafting a due diligence memorandum, purchase agreement or related transaction documents.

Asset Protection for the Operating Business, Professional Practice and Real Estate Holdings (2315)
Live web cast: April 30, 2013 (12:00 noon ET)

Barry Engel discusses various principles, concepts and strategies designed to provide asset protection for a client’s operating business, professional practice and/or real estate holdings.

Attorneys wishing to register for any of the live web casts, or to learn more about the programs, may visit Celesq®.

The web casts will be recorded and, like all Celesq® programs, will be available on demand and on CD directly from Celesq® . For more information about any of the programs, or to place an order from Celesq®, you may visit their web site at and click on the program(s) in which you are interested; or email them at

About Celesq® AttorneysEd Center
Celesq® AttorneysEd Center , a nationally-recognized leader in providing high-quality continuing legal education programs to attorneys throughout the United States, focuses on the hottest topics and latest trends in practice areas of particular interest to outside and in-house corporate attorneys and litigators. A pioneer in online CLE, Celesq® today offers its programs in a variety of convenient formats, including live web casts, online streaming audio and audio CDs.