Upcoming NJCCA Events
GIRLS BEST FRIENDS PARTY: Diamonds, Champagne and Choclate.
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 2, 5:30-7:30pm
Program: An informal networking opportunity for in-house counsel at the historic Morris Museum..
Sponsors: Porzios' Women's Initiative Network and The Women's Networking Committee of the NJCCA
Location: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ
RSVP: Renee Davis at Porzio, (973) 889-4206, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 25th
Mayo v. Prometheus: Bringing "Fire" to Medical Diagnostics or Extinguishing It?
Date & Time: Friday, May 11, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Description: Just a few weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling that claims directed toward the relationship between concentrations of blood metabolites and patient response to a therapeutic drug essentially claimed underlying laws of nature and were therefore unpatenable. This ruling not only reversed the Federal Circuit's earlier decision in the case, but also vacated the Federal Circuit's decision in the Myriad gene patent case, sending that decision back for reconsideration. How will this affect patentability decisions for diagnostic method patents? How will this affect actions of PTO examiners and patent prosecutors? What is the impact on litigation and enforceability?.
Speakers: Gerard P. Norton, Ph.D., Chair Intellectual Property Department of Fox Rothschild LLP; Janet M. MacLeod, Ph.D., Fox Rothschild LLP; Peter J. Butch, Fox Rothschild LLP; Alysia Finnegan, Assistant Counsel, Merck and Melissa Miller, Associate Counsel, Bristol-Meyers Squibb
Sponsor: Fox Rothschild, LLP.
Location: Fox Rothschild LLP, 997 Lenox Drive, Building 3, Third Floor, Lawrenceville, NJ 08543-5231, (Directions) If you plan to attend in person, please send an email to Fox Rothschild at email@example.com.
Webcast: The seminar will also be simulcast via Internet, If you plan attend via Internet, please Register Online. You will receive confirmation, instructions on how to sign on to the webinar (if not attending in person), sign/in/out form and CLE Survey early next week.
CLE: 1.0 CLE Credit for NJ and NY.
Cost: THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS SEMINAR. The program is open to NJCCA Members and Non-members (must be in-house counsel).
SPRING COCKTAIL RECEPTION & CLE Programs
Date & Time: MAY 16, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description: Need CLE Credits? Want to network with other in-house counsel? Meet our valuable sponsors,..Then you must attend the 2012 Spring Cocktail Reception!! The day starts off with 2 - 1 hour CLE programs presented from our Platinum Sponsors: Greenberg Traurig and Lowenstein and Sandler. Enjoy a bountiful buffet, open bar and entertainment.. A walking tour of the beautiful grounds of the Pleasantdale Chateau will be available after the programs.
CLE Programs: Spitballs, "Kick Me" and Noogies...What Employers Can Do When Bullies Come to Work: Employers may soon be liable for harassment and bullying that occurs for reasons unrelated to any protected class. This program will review the proposed NJ and federal anti-bullying legislation, discuss the pros and cons, and explain how this legislation, if passed, with further erode what is left of the at-will doctrine. The program will also identify some tangible steps that employers can take to address the issue to avoid litigation. Presented by Greenberg Traurig
Attorney-Client Privilege Issues for In-House Counsel: This program will analyze attorney-client privilege issues unique to the role of in-house counsel and address privilege issues that arise in the course of communications with company employees, outside counsel, subsidiaries and affiliates, and co-parties and co-counsel in joint defense situations. The program will also review whether the privilege applies to specific roles undertaken by in-house counsel, such as regulatory compliance, contract negotiation and drafting and dealing with public relations consultants. It is critical for in-house counsel to be aware of when their communications are protected by the privilege and when they are not. This program is designed to shed meaningful light on this question. Presented by Lowenstein Sandler
Location: PLEASANTDALE CHATEAU, 757 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07009
Cost: NJCCA Member fee: $85, Guest of NJCCA Member: $85; Non-member fee (Must be in-house counsel): $100, Guest of Non-member: $100
RSVP: Download the Registration Form
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Healthcare Fraud: Avoiding & Managing Government Investigations.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 7, 2012, 8am (Registration & Breakfast), 8:30-10:00am (Program)
Description: Health care fraud enforcement is a top priority of federal prosecutors, and there has been a dramatic increase in the number of health care fraud investigations and prosecutions. Come hear from the Chief of the Health Care & Government Fraud Unit at the USAO-DNJ about the recent enforcement actions and trends in the District of New Jersey. You’ll also hear from veteran defense counsel, in-house counsel, and the government about what you can do – and should be doing – to lessen the chances that you will find yourself the subject of investigative scrutiny or prosecution, and how to best position yourself if those situations ever should occur.
Speakers: Jill Anderson, Senior Pharmaceuticals Counsel, Novartis; Maureen Ruane, Chief, Health Care & Government Fraud Unit, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey; Richard Solano, Partner, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman, LLP; Martin Teicher, Attorney, Axiom – currently engaged at Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Sponsors: Axiom and NJCCA’s Life Sciences Committee
Location: The Westin Governor Morris, 2 Whippany Road, Morristown, NJ
CLE: 1.5 Hours NY and NJ CLE Credit; PA CLE Credit Pending
RSVP: Gail Girard at (609) 312-7772 or NJCCA@Comcast.net by May 25
HER PLACE AT THE TABLE: Negotiating Optimum Conditions for Your Career Success.
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 6:00pm - Networking Cocktail Hour; 7:00pm - Presentation; 8:00pm - Coffee, dessert, networking
Program: Carol Frohlinger, JD will discuss negotiating strategies for professional women, focusing on both formal negotiations as well as informal day-to-day professional interactions that can be opportunities to negotiate.
Sponsors: STRIDES®—Advancing Women in Business, Lowenstien Sandler, LLP and the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association's Women's Networking Committee
Location: Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center, 175 Park Avenue , Florham Park, NJ 07932
Golf, Tennis & Spa Outing - June 21, Dolce Seaview Resort, Galloway, NJ
10th Annual All-Day Conference - September 21
Annual Dinner Meeting - November 7, Dolce Basking Ridge Hotel