Video Firm Report
Insights Into the Digital Ecosystems Ahead & the Structuring of Crypto-Funds
Earlier this year, Bain Capital launched a US$560 million fund focused exclusively on the crypto ecosystem. With big names like Sequoia Capital looking to raise up to US$600 million for its first cryptocurrency-focused fund, these are the latest in a series of traditional investment firms pivoting their focus to the cryptocurrency sector. This is part of a wider phenomenon for institutional investors, with the digitalization of businesses across a range of sectors.
In our upcoming seminar, we will be discussing the complex architecture of the digital ecosystem, involving a novel approach to creating brand value, the imperative to evaluate equity and risk both from traditional and crypto token perspectives including tokenomics and token economics, opportunities and considerations within the fledgling crypto start-up ecosystem, and the creation of organic and widespread communities within crypto as a significant factor in network effects for businesses.
In this webinar, we will also discuss, with experienced practitioners and panelists who are well-versed in the commercial side of digitalization, the vast possibilities for traditional business, practitioners and C-suite managers to foray into the world of rapid technology (and metaverse technology) adoption. Pertinent to this is the potential for collaboration and finding synergies as parties navigate this growing space.
We will also be sharing the legal, regulatory and tax considerations to take note of in setting up a cryptocurrency fund in Singapore, BVI and the Cayman Islands as well as some commonly used structures for crypto funds.
Raising Venture Debt: Who, What, When, Why and How Much?
Venture debt is playing a critical role in helping early stage, startup companies drive business growth during the pandemic in Southeast Asia. For venture-backed companies, venture debt can be a smarter financing option as founders and other early investors face less equity dilution in each funding round. For more information, visit the event page.
Doing Deals in the Land of OZ Webinar Series 2022
It’s been four years since the opportunity zones (OZ) tax incentive program began. Under the now well-established framework, countless deals have closed and investors have learned multiple lessons along the way. This year promises more of the same, so join us for a look at the state of OZ right now and what to expect just around the corner.
Top 10 Cannabis Startup Legal and Business Considerations
The cannabis industry is ripe with potential and fraught with peril for budding startup businesses. Between the regulatory hurdles and investment challenges unique to the industry, there are many factors in play for those seeking success in hemp and cannabis. This webinar was a discussion of the 10 things cannabis startups need to consider from the viewpoints of both entrepreneurs and investors, including the legal and accounting issues cannabis businesses must face.
The Past, Present and Future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through the Eyes of Our Pioneers
In celebration of Black History Month, Duane Morris presented a panel discussion featuring Black pioneers of Duane Morris LLP. For more information, please visit the event page.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Webinar Series 2022
Among the nonfinancial criteria businesses must increasingly consider to stay relevant to their employees, customers and boards is ESG ‒ Environmental, Social and Governance. Beyond making smart business sense, ESG initiatives can help drive efficiency, increase engagement and involve constituents in critical ecological and social improvements. Increasingly, investors and money managers want to know that a company does more than just turn a profit; indeed, having a positive impact on the world at large is now often a metric used to gauge the long-term health and viability of a commercial enterprise. Investments in real estate and development are now being evaluated for ESG sustainability by and for players in capital markets. Please visit the event page for more information.
The New FTC Data Security Requirements for Institutions of Higher Education
Join the Duane Morris Education Team for an overview of the FTC’s revised Safeguards Rule, published on October 27, 2021, which strengthened data security requirements for financial institutions, including all Title IV institutions of higher education.
Doing Deals in the Land of OZ Webinar Series 2021
This webinar series discusses the impact on investments and real estate, lessons learned, and strategies and solutions going forward. Please visit the event page for more information.
Annual Fall Finance and Restructuring Seminar, 2021
Hurricane Ida Relief Efforts: A Briefing with U.S. Rep. Troy Carter, Sr. and Laurence Fishburne
As you all know, on August 29, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Southeastern Louisiana, causing catastrophic damage, extensive flooding and widespread power outages in New Orleans as well as in 13 parishes throughout the state. A weakened version of the storm continued its destructive path throughout the Northeast, causing significant damage there as well. While much of the Northeast has recovered and returned to normal, hundreds of thousands of people in Louisiana are now homeless or have no access to food, water, electricity or sanitary conditions. To help, Duane Morris is working with the Greater New Orleans Foundation to provide vitally needed resources and assistance to the affected region. Please visit the event page for more information.
Local Law 97 in New York City: Energy Conservation Requirements That Open Opportunities
This webinar series reviews the new requirements and opportunities the law presents, the benefits it could carry for the planet and how it will help establish New York City as a leader in the global sustainability movement and the battle against climate change. Please visit the event page for more information.
The Data Privacy and Security Landscape: Legal Developments in the United States and Beyond Webinar Series
This series explores the latest developments in this rapidly changing intersection of the law and technology to help companies navigate new and sweeping regulations in the United States and beyond, protect against increasingly sophisticated cybercrimes and safeguard valuable consumer information. Please visit the event page for more information.
Everything Schools Need to Know About Protecting Records in the Cloud and Negotiating Technology Agreements
A webinar on key considerations for schools on cloud-based systems and providers managing student records and other sensitive information, as well as risks of data breaches and other cyber threats. Please visit the event page for more information.
WINS Impactful Women Summit
This first-ever summit features keynote speaker Diane von Furstenberg and a panel of impactful women GCs and executives from SAP America, LEGO Toy (Shanghai) and Chico's. Please visit the event page for more information.
A Pride Month Celebration and Town Hall
A webinar with state Senator Toni G. Atkins, former state Senator Kehoe and San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria about the history of LGBTQ political campaigns and successes from 1993 to the present and future. Please visit the event page for more information.
COVID-19: Navigating Forward Webinar Series
Duane Morris hosts a webinar series to review the rapidly evolving guidance and developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our attorneys present on various topics affecting a wide range of industries and areas, including government and policy updates, privacy and data security implications of remote working, civil and criminal antitrust risks, contracts issues, healthcare disputes, products liability concerns, shareholder activism issues, consumer fraud and important court rulings. Please visit the event page for more information.
State of the Workplace in 2021: Reopening in a Partially Vaccinated Environment and the New Administration
In this webinar, Duane Morris Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice attorneys examine the legal issues that employers will face as the workplace reopens, along with analysis of the Biden administration’s overhaul of federal labor law and the likely increased enforcement to follow. Please visit the event page for more information.
2021 George Boyer Vashon Lecture
This webinar discusses the work of the commission generally, as well as offer a specific analysis of Rule 8.4, its far-reaching impact and the various states that have adopted iterations of the rule. Please visit the event page for more information.
Reviewing the Third Round of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF III)
This webinar provides a detailed review of HEERF III processes, conditions, key forms and other related topics.
Cannabis Investment: How Greece Is Embracing the Opportunity and Leading the EU Market
Greece is a newcomer to hemp cultivation for medicinal purposes. However, the country is gradually emerging as a key European player, mainly due to its recent innovative regulation. This webinar provides latest developments and trends in the country. Please visit the event page for more information.
Game Changers: Strategies for the Business of Sports and Gaming Webinar Series
Duane Morris and SeventySix Capital Sports Advisiory are hosting this webinar series to explore the emerging opportunities in gaming and sports in a vastly different and increasingly virtual world. Please visit the event page for more information.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration: A Conversation with Congressman Andy Kim and Journalist Nydia Han
U.S. Representative Andy Kim and Nydia Han, Emmy-Award winning journalist, share insight on life as an Asian Pacific American in the United States and the collective steps we all must take to combat stereotypes, microaggressions and other harmful behaviors and attitudes. Please visit the event page for more information.
Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF): The Latest Guidance for Schools
Duane Morris education attorneys provide an overview and analysis of the HEERF II and HEERF III allocation, uses and Department guidance, as well as a summary of the higher education provisions of the ARPA. Please visit the event page for more information.
Veterans' Voices: Experiences of African Americans in the Armed Forces
African Americans have served courageously and honorably in the U.S. military throughout the country’s history. This town hall honors the contributions of Black service members and veterans and provides insight into the African American military experience. Please visit the event page for more information.
New Frontiers in Post-Conviction Relief for Trafficking & Domestic Violence Survivors
This webinar discusses advances in legal remedies for trafficking/domestic violence survivors who were convicted of crimes as a result of the violence they experienced. Please visit the event page for more information.
The History of Black Judges and Lawyers in California
Duane Morris LLP, the National Bar Association Region 9, the California Association of Black Lawyers, the California Lawyers Association Racial Justice Committee, the California Lawyers Association Litigation Section and the Charles Houston Bar Association present The History of Black Judges and Lawyers in California. Please visit the event page for more information.
Let's Not Repeat History: Strategies to Support, Retain and Promote Diverse Attorneys During COVID-19
Presenters from Duane Morris LLP, NAPABA, The Belonging Project, LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, King & Spalding and Walmart Inc. shared how their organizations are working to support, retain and promote diverse attorneys, particularly Asian Pacific Americans, in these extraordinarily challenging times. Please visit the event page for more information.
Critical Care: Addressing Healthcare Disparities in Communities of Color
Duane Morris hosted the meeting, "Critical Care: Addressing Healthcare Disparities in Communities of Color," to share insights on the long-standing healthcare crisis in minority communities across the United States and the efforts underway to ensure equal access to quality healthcare for everyone. Please visit the event page for more information.
A Tribute to the Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Next COVID-19 Wave: False Claims Act Liability and Enforcement
Duane Morris attorneys provided guidance on government certifications, how to avoid common mistakes and false certifications and what to expect when facing a whistleblower complaint or internal investigation. Please visit the event page for more information.
COVID-19: From Sea to Shining Sea: A Quick Update of U.S. and International COVID-Related Restrictions
Duane Morris attorneys reviewed the latest COVID-related restrictions throughout the United States and across the pond. Please visit the event page for more information.
The New Reality of Workplace Law and Practice in the COVID-19 Era
This series, presented by the Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group, discusses the legal issues and challenges employers face as the COVID-19 pandemic transforms the workplace and life in general. Please visit the event page for more information.
Understanding the CCPA 2.0: the California Privacy Rights Act
On November 3, 2020, California voters approved the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). The CPRA is sometimes referred to as “CCPA 2.0” because it includes substantial revisions to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) while adding new privacy and security obligations for covered businesses. This webinar discusses the wide range of implications. Please visit the event page for more information.
Doing Deals in the Land of OZ Webinar Series
Now that Opportunity Zones have been around for two years and numerous deals have been completed as part of the program, this webinar series discusses the impact on investments and real estate, lessons learned, and strategies and solutions going forward. Please visit the event page for more information.
Commercial Contracts Checkup Series
A CLE webinar series that that reviews important and/or relevant contract topics. Please visit the event page for more information.
Tensions Between Nonobviousness and Written Description in U.S. Patent Law
This webinar discusses the background on Biogen International GmbH v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., including claims at issue and Biogen’s prosecution strategy, and the best practices and lessons learned from the court decision.Please visit the event page for more information.
Tech Investment Opportunities in India
In 2020, because of global geopolitical, economic and business considerations, foreign business leaders are more focused than ever on India’s potential as a market and as the next high tech generating powerhouse. Our panel shares insights into the opportunities in India’s technology market, along with key considerations and challenges for U.S. companies seeking to invest or expand operations in India, as well as Indian companies seeking outsourcing opportunities in the United States and beyond. Please visit the event page for more information.
2020 ASU + GSV Summit
Duane Morris attorneys presented at the 2020 ASU + GSV Summit, an annual event connecting leading minds focused on transforming society and business around learning and work. Please visit the event page for more information.
Telephone Consumer Protection Act: What Cannabis Companies Need to Know
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) presents a minefield of legal issues for cannabis companies. 2020 has witnessed a number of high profile TCPA consumer class actions in the cannabis industry. This webinar covers the basics of the TCPA, a primer on lead generation and the telemarketing world, tips for compliance and best practices. Please visit the event page for more information.
Professional Sports & CBD: The Journey Ahead
This panel discussion, featuring NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, explores the legality of CBD use for professional athletes and provides an overview of the consumer and investor markets for CBD in the sports nutrition and recovery industries. Please visit the event page for more information.
Duane Morris Cannabis Webinar, Series 300
A series of webinars throughout 2020 to discuss issues affecting the cannabis industry. Each session features a “Hot Topics” segment to cover recent developments in the industry.
Entering the U.S. Market for European Pharma: Essential IP and Regulatory Considerations
This webinar provides insight on leveraging European data and regulatory approvals to obtain marketing clearance for generic drugs from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; analyzing the IP landscape to identify potential pipeline products; and establishing strategies for identifying products with market potential. Please visit the event page for more information.
Preparing for the USMCA: Key Issues for the Automotive Industry
On April 24, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative notified Congress that the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) will take effect on July 1, 2020. The USMCA has significant differences from its predecessor, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), along with new requirements that will have profound implications for many companies, especially those in the automotive industry. In this webinar, members of the Duane Morris Transportation, Automotive and Logistics Industry Team provide an overview of the USMCA, discuss key changes from NAFTA, and offer practical strategies to help companies prepare for doing business under the USMCA. Please visit the event page for more information.
Doing Deals in the COVID-19 Era Webinar Series
With the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, businesses have taken dramatic measures to restrict or eliminate in-person meetings and gatherings. But what happens when transactions still need to close according to schedule? Learn about the necessary documents that need to be signed and notarized in this new era of social distancing and working remotely. Please visit the event page for more information.
COVID-19 Screenings: Employment, Healthcare and Regulatory Perspectives
As states coordinate the reopening of the country, employers are planning how to respond to requirements and restrictions in order to resume business activities. Among many factors, this includes COVID-19 screenings, which present a wide range of implications. This webinar discusses the COVID-19 screening process from different legal perspectives. Please visit the event page for more information.
CRISPR: What Is It and Why Should I Care?
CRISPR is a powerful genome-editing technology that has grabbed the public’s attention. This webinar provides an introduction to the CRISPR technology, discuss some of the social issues surrounding CRISPR and review legal and scientific battles with an overview of the changing intellectual property landscape. Please visit the event page for more information.
Improving the Prognosis: Addressing COVID-19 Induced Stress at Your Institution
Governing boards, leadership and general counsel of institutions of higher education have fiduciary and legal obligations to assess threats and safeguard the long-term health of the educational institutions they serve. The COVID-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-century event, creating unprecedented financial and operational challenges that have shaken even the healthiest institutions to their cores. This webinar assists institutional leadership in assessing the current situation, developing a path forward, identifying and overcoming challenges, and increasing the chances for success.
How COVID-19 Is Affecting Life Sciences and Medical Technologies
Duane Morris partners discuss how the life sciences and medical technologies industry is responding and adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include: FDA’s Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for devices and diagnostics testing policies; Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) immunity from liability; implications on intellectual property, such as patent strategy, in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals; and license and collaboration agreements in the wake of COVID-19.
Duane Morris Cannabis Webinar, Series 200
A series of webinars throughout 2019 to discuss issues affecting the cannabis industry. Each session covers a specific subject and features a “Hot Topics” segment to cover recent developments in the industry.
Overview of the New Federal Rules on Hemp Production
On October 29, 2019, the USDA established the long-awaited regulatory framework fully implementing the legalization of hemp under federal law in the 2018 Farm Bill. While the new regulations should provide enhanced uniformity in certain areas of hemp production and distribution in the U.S., states may still regulate hemp more stringently than the federal government and differently from one state to another. Duane Morris attorneys and Michael Bronstein, a founder of ATACH, provide an overview of and answer questions about the new regulatory framework
The U.S. Department of Education Title IV Borrower Defense to Repayment (BDR) and Financial Responsibility Rule Changes Webinar Series
This series of webinars reviews changes in the new BDR Rule and how it differs from the current BDR Rule.
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Webinar Series
Led by an interdisciplinary team of Duane Morris attorneys, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Webinar Series offers an in-depth discussion and analysis of the CCPA, along with timely and practical strategies to prepare your business for compliance with this complex rule. Please visit the event page for more information.
Real Estate Roundtable: A Panel Discussion Focusing on Real Estate Trends in Opportunity Zones
Words Matter: Tips for Finding the “Right” Words in Challenging Workplace Conversations
A selection from Duane Morris Institute program featuring Natalie F. Hrubos.
SFO Trends and Techniques Webinar Series
Q&A Webinar on the 2018 Farm Bill
Presenters reviewed the provisions and implications of the 2018 Farm Bill and responded to questions about this legislation. The 2018 Farm Bill, known as the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018,” proposes the removal of hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and conferral on the Department of Agriculture authority over hemp, including CBD derived from hemp, and will allow states to be authorized as the primary regulator of hemp grown in their states. Interstate commerce of hemp and CBD derived from hemp will not be restricted. As anticipated, President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill on December 20, 2018, removing hemp from the Controlled Substances Act.
The Federal Opportunity Zone Program in Real Time: Doing Opportunity Fund Deals Now
Tacked onto the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed last year, the federal Opportunity Zone (OZ) program could well become the most impactful federal incentive for equity capital investment in low-income communities. It is designed to access the United States’ $6 trillion in unrealized corporate and individual capital gains, encouraging investors in Opportunity Funds (OFs) to redeploy capital to finance new and expanded business activities in low-income communities nationally. Yet, regulations implementing this program still seem far off.
The Duane Morris Cannabis Webinar, Series 100
A series of webinars throughout 2018 to discuss issues affecting the cannabis industry. Each session covers a specific subject and features a “Hot Topics” segment to cover recent developments in the industry. Please visit the event page for more information.
The U.S. Department of Education Negotiated Rulemaking Sessions: The Title IV, Higher Education Act (HEA) Borrower Defense to Repayment (BDR) and Gainful Employment (GE) Rules
A series of webinars presented at the conclusion of each rulemaking negotiation session for BDR and GE. With federal lawsuits pending that challenge the authority of Secretary Betsy DeVos to renegotiate these rules, the webinars closely track these significant policy discussions and their ramifications for all higher education stakeholders. Please visit the event page for more information.
Borrower Defense to Repayment Post-Negotiated Rulemaking Session Webinar Recap
Gainful Employment Post-Negotiated Rulemaking Session
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Webinar Series
A series of webinars on strategic planning and compliance with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation, a far-reaching EU law that affects any company doing business in the European Union. Please visit the event page for more information.