ACC Focus on the New Jersey Chapter - October 6, 2008 (Print All Articles)
NJCCA President's Message
by Lee Bream
The ACC Value Challenge, and beyond.
To the Membership,
On Friday, September 26th, I listened to ACC's national webcast kicking off its Value Challenge (http://www.acc.com/advocacy/valuechallenge/index.cfm). I agree with the problem statement that proper management of law firms has to be more than just controlling the number of billable hours per month. In launching the Value Challenge, ACC hopes to help in-house counsel better define its need for value-driven, high-quality legal services and to encourage efforts to develop lawyers as counselors (not just content providers) and advocates (not just process-doers).
To start a dialogue on this difficult topic, I offer the following. This is not to be critical of ACC and its effort, far from it. This is just me being provocative and hopefully hit a few chords with some of the membership. My personal reaction to the presentations was that something was still missing. This comes from my personal views of practice, so let me share that with you. I have been an in-house lawyer for about 17 years. First, I have always treated my business clients as "the client". Some outside counsel found that labeling odd - I or the company is supposed to be "the client" (obviously, in some legal matters the company must be the client and be properly protected). To some, I got the sense that in-house counsel can't have clients.
While I was listening to the webcast and hearing references to "the client" or the "voice of the client" I was unsure of whether there was a common understanding of that this means. In some circumstances, this may not be critical, but I believe that if we want to create a dialogue about defining and communicating value, small distinctions become critical. If outside counsel is going to be a better counselor or advocate for a company and its businesses, he or she needs to better understand the business, its pressures and objectives. In-house counsel has a role to ensure such information is passed on to outside counsel. The need for outside legal services doesn't start with the in-house lawyer, it starts with the internal business need. In-house counsel has the responsibility to take the first step to servce the voice of the client.
Second, in my current position, we are one of the few in-house departments that have tracked billable hours for our work. When, as in-house counsel, you must justify legal expenses to the various internal businesses, it gives you a better sense of the value of your time and service. When we use outside counsel, we have to justify why there are two lawyers billing.
During the webcast, I drew a diagram in my own notes that started with my business client on the left, me in the middle, with outside counsel on the right. The way I conceive of this 3-part relationship leading to value is that from the initial communication between the business and in-house counsel, the in-house counsel makes a judgment of whether they can properly serve the needs of their client and, if not, how and who to bring in for outside counsel. That call is a pure value proposition: if outside counsel has less or equal knowledge compared to in-house counsel and only adds to the number of lawyers billing on a matter, why bother. I want to use outside counsel that understand the business, understand the outside pressures on the business, understand the law, and can provide a risk assessment and guidance that no one in-house would have thought of. They add to and do not duplicate in-house skills.
Thus, what seemed to be missing from the initial "value" dialogue is the role that in-house counsel play (and not just GC's) in being in the middle of "the client" and outside counsel. To the in-house lawyer, it only makes sense to hire outside counsel when they add value given the needs and demands of the client. Without this key first step being considered as to when outside counsel even becomes involved, I find other discussion about law department and law firm alignment a bit too abstract. And, the burden falls to in-house counsel to clearly communicate with outside counsel their expected role and the type of outcome which will lead the business to consider they received value from legal services (combined in-house and outside). The start of assessing value to the client starts with in-house counsel.
I would love to hear more from the membership on this message and/or reaction to the Value Challenge material and/or to the webcast. Please send comments to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at our November 20th annual dinner.
NJCCA Profiles - Lee Braem
A profile of soon-to-be past president, Lee Braem.
1. Tell us a little bit about your personal background.
I grew up in Wisconsin. The family house is on the western shore of Lake Michigan (yes, I am a cheesehead). I moved to the east coast when I worked for the Environmental Protection Agency. When I left government, I moved to New Jersey – where else to practice environmental law. I am glad I did because here is where I met my wife. We actually met because of NJCCA, a Board member who knew both of us set us up for a blind date.
2. What was your first job?
It was working for the U.S. EPA in Chicago. It was fun. There were a bunch of recent graduates being hired and we all got along great.
3. Tell us about your in-house experience?
My first in-house job was with Schering-Plough as an environmental lawyer. I liked that experience because of all the international travel, including four trips to Africa, a trip to Bangkok, to Costa Rica, and many other locations. That was unique because I was monitoring the negotiations of the Montreal Protocol – the phase out of chlorofluorocarbons would have a big impact on the company’s asthma inhalers (which contained CFCs). I have also worked at Quest Diagnostics and Tyco International. I joined Evonik Degussa about two years ago. I like in-house practice because you are part of a team proactively working to identify and solve problems.
4. What do you find to be your biggest challenges as President of NJCCA?
On some days it can be dealing with all of the emails from members, sponsors, and the officers or Board members of NJCCA. Sometimes that can amount to 50% of my email volume. As I network with our national parent or other chapters, I see new ideas I’d like to get implemented at NJCCA, but it is a constant challenge to devote time for execution. All of our volunteer leaders in NJCCA face that challenge – but their devotion to the organization means we are always moving forward.
5. What do you find most rewarding about your association with NJCCA?
It’s the friendships and relations I’ve developed. This applies to my in-house colleagues as well as sponsors. I also think being on the Board or being an officer has been a tremendous professional growth opportunity.
6. What do you like to do in your spare time?
I just bought an Ipod Touch, so I’m playing with my new toy. I enjoy wine and it’s always a challenge to find wines I really enjoy. My wife and I like traveling and I enjoy acting as the travel agent. We’ve been to the Galapagos Islands, New Zealand, Argentina, Thailand and Cambodia, and many more places around the world. Our next trip will be next May to Peru to see Machu Picchu.
7. What two people would you most like to have dinner with?'
Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin.
8. What job would you most like to try/least like to try?
Most: executive director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Least: professional spelunker (fear of dark, wet, cold, tight places). If I won the lottery, I’d like to buy 80 acres in western New Jersey and set up a rescue organization for abused or abandoned animals.
9. What can’t you live without?
Other than my wife, probably coffee, wine, and the internet.
10. Any advice or tips for lawyers looking for career development opportunities?
You need to network - and I can’t think of any better place than NJCCA. That plug aside, I see a lot of attorneys move into or change in-house positions and there was never any indication that the company was looking to fill a position. By networking, you can identify those opportunities when they come up.
NJCCA's Annual Dinner Meeting
Wine, Dinner, Hiumor and Great Networking!
Lee Braem, President NJCCA
cordially invites you to the Installation of incoming Officers and Board Members at
NJCCA's Annual Dinner Meeting
November 20, 1008
6:00 p.m. –9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. Wine Tasting
The evening will welcome in the incoming Officers and Board Members with…
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception & Jazz Music
7:00 p.m. Dinner
and conclude with entertainment by the Capitol Steps
NJCCA Member & their guest
$35 p.p. Wine Tasting*
$75 p.p. Cocktail Reception & Dinner received before November 7th
$100 p.p. Cocktail Reception & Dinner received after November 7th
Non-member**& their guest
$45 p.p. Wine Tasting*
$100 p.p. Cocktail Reception & Dinner received before November 7th
$125 p.p. Cocktail Reception & Dinner received after November 7th
For additional details and to register complete the attached registration form and mail, fax or email to email@example.com:
15 Pierhead Drive
Barnegat, NJ 08005
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NJCCA'S CHARITABLE OUTREACH
PRO BONO PARTNERSHIP
The Pro Bono Partnership is a tax-exempt public charity that provides free business legal services to eligible nonprofit community-based organizations throughout
; in Westchester, Putnam,
; and in Greater Hartford and
. The Partnership’s mission is:
- To improve the effectiveness of eligible nonprofit organizations by providing them with free business legal assistance and education;
- To provide business law attorneys, particularly corporate counsel, with opportunities for volunteer service.
The Partnership's in-house attorneys match the specific legal needs of its nonprofit
clients to the legal expertise of business law attorneys from major corporations
and law firms throughout the tri-state New York region.
We ask our members to consider supporting thepro bono work that Pro Bono Partnership does by donating your time or money. Checks made payable to Pro Bono Partnership will be accepted. Donate online at www.probonopartnership.org.
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Their mission is to alleviate the direct effects of hunger and poverty in
. The Food Bank engages, educates and empowers the community to be part of its ongoing efforts.
The FoodBank distributes over 21 million pounds of food and groceries a year, ultimately serving 1,656 non-profit programs including 436 programs served by its Partner Distribution Organizations. Through their combined efforts, they assist three-quarters of a million low-income people in 18 of
’s 21 counties.
We ask our members to help support the Food Bank by bringing non-perishable and unexpired food to donate. Checks made payable to Community FoodBank of
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1401 Route 10 East, Whippany NJ 07981
FROM JERSEY SHORE Take Garden State Parkway North to Route 287 North. Follow to Exit 39, Route 10 West. Go through first traffic light (you will see the hotel on other side of highway at this point), stay in right lane and take second right after the light (sign reads Cedar Knolls U-Turn). This will bring you to Route 10 East. We are the first entrance on right.
FROM NORTHWEST NEW JERSEY Take local roads to I-80 East. Take I-80 East. Exit 43 to I-287 South. Take Exit 39B, Route 10 West. Go through first traffic light (you will see the hotel on other side of highway at this point), stay in right lane and take second right after the light (sign reads Cedar Knolls U-Turn). This will bring you to Route 10 East. We are the first entrance on right.
FROM CENTRAL & SOUTHWEST JERSEY Take NJ Turnpike North to Exit 10, Route 287 North. Follow Route 287 North to Exit 39, Route 10 West. Go through first traffic light (you will see the hotel on other side of highway at this point), stay in right lane and take second right after the light (sign reads Cedar Knolls U-Turn). This will bring you to Route 10 East. We are the first entrance on right.
FROM NEWARK AIRPORT Exit Airport to 78 West. Follow to Route 24 West. Take 24 West to Route 287 North to Exit 39, Route 10 West. Go through first traffic light (you will see the hotel on other side of highway at this point), stay in right lane and take second right after the light (sign reads Cedar Knolls U-Turn). This will bring you to Route 10 East. We are the first entrance on right.
FROM THE LINCOLN TUNNEL Take Lincoln Tunnel to Route 3 West to I-80 West. Take I-80 West to I-287 South. Take Exit 39B, Route 10 West. Go through first traffic light (you will see the hotel on other side of highway at this point), stay in right lane and take second right after the light (sign reads Cedar Knolls U-Turn). This will bring you to Route 10 East. We are the first entrance on right.
6th Annual NJCCA Conference: Resources & References
Download presentations and supporting documents presentated at the September 18, 2008 Conference.
NJCCA's SIXTH ANNUAL FULL DAY CONFERENCE
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Hanover Marriott Hotel, Route 10 East, Whippany, New Jersey
Track I: Continuing Legal Education Programs
101 Liability Concerns For In-House Counsel
Description: Today's in-house counsel provides a variety of services to her company that may result in claims by third parties. In most cases, these claims are fully indemnified by the company and/or the company's insurance programs. However, there are circumstances where these liabilities fall outside traditional indemnification and standard insurance programs, and must be addressed specifically by the company's by-laws and insurance. This panel will identify these increasingly common liability circumstances and provide practical solutions to address them. Among the topics we will address are liabilities arising from obligations as an officer, director, and compliance officer, ethics and licensing issues, pro bono activity, employment-related claims (harassment, wrongful termination) and personal injury (malicious prosecution and defamation).
Sponsor: Lowenstein Sandler
- Michael David Lichtenstein, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler
- Thomas Quinn
- Kim G. Quarles, JD, Senior Vice President, Willis Executive Risks Practice
102 Search Technology, Privilege Waivers, and Data Security
Description: The volume and nature of electronically stored information raise recurring issues of the adequacy of searches for relevant and privileged information, as well as the relationship between in-house and outside counsel for the management of searches of corporate data bases. Moreover, the nature of electronically stored information raises questions of how best to maintain the integrity and security of that information. This panel will address these issues by a discussion of, among other things, the emerging case law.
Sponsor: Nixon Peabody
103 Sanctions, Litigation Holds and Privilege - Oh My! - 10 Steps To Make Your Company E-Discovery Ready
Description: Are you ready to tackle the e-discovery issues in the next big litigation facing your company? This session will examine 10 steps you can take now to make your company "e-discovery ready," including a look at sanctions, litigation holds and the latest rulings in this every changing area.
Sponsor: Gibbons P.C.
- Mark Sidoti, Partner and Chair, Gibbons E-Discovery Task Force
- Joseph Aronds, Vice President/Program Chair, NJCCA, and Assistant Vice President, Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc.
104 How to Run the 21st Century Law Department Like a Business
Description: More than ever, general counsels are under pressure to run the law department like a business. How are GCs and department managers responding to these demands and demonstrating creative, proactive, and business-savvy leadership in managing the legal function? This panel will share their approaches on managing outside counsel spend, alternative hiring strategies, methods to reducing the general complexity of budgeting and forecasting, and generally discuss the application of business discipline to running a legal department.
- Moderator: Mehul Patel, EVP & General Manager, Axiom
- Sari Greenberg, Chief Legal Counsel, CNBC, Inc.
- Tom Larkins, VP, Deputy GC & Corporate Secretary; Honeywell
105 Immigration 101
Description: Recent developments in the law regarding hiring of foreign nationals, including non-immigrant workers (H-1B Specialty Workers, H-2B Temporary Workers, F-1 Students, J-1 Exchange Students, L-1 Intracompany transferees); the all-important "green card", 1-9 Compliance and Audits, Worksite Enforcement; and E-Verify. Interactive discussion will include avoidance of discrimination during the interview process, employer obligations with respect to the hiring of foreign nationals, ongoing obligations during employment and upon termination of foreign nationals.
Sponsor: Meyner and Landis
- Anthony F. Siliato, Partner, Meyner and Landis
- Jerard A. Gonzalez, Partner, Meyner and Landis
- Kirsten Hotchkiss, Senior Vice President, Corporate Services Compliance & Employment Counsel, Wyndham Worldwide
- Cheryl Petersen, PHR, Manager of Corporate Recruitment, AVIS BUDGET GROUP
Track 2: Continuing Legal Education Programs
201 "Free Money"- Insurance Coverage under Policies Issued to Other Companies
Description: In a variety of situations, a corporation may be entitled to protection against third-party claims under another company's insurance polices. The panel will discuss issues that impact the availability of such insurance coverage, focusing on practical solutions at the contracting and claim stages to maximize its chances of successful insurance recovery. Topics will include additional insured coverage and endorsements, vendor's coverage and endorsements, contractual indemnification and insured contract coverage, the pitfalls of over-reliance on Certificates of Insurance, the importance of primary versus excess coverage, and claims handling suggestions. The speakers also will address differing views among jurisdictions regarding a successor's right to access a predecessor's insurance, and steps to consider in corporate transactions.
Sponsor: K & L Gates
- Frederick Giordano, Partner, K & L Gates
- Donald Kiel, Partner, K & L Gates
- Anthony La Rocco, Partner, K & L Gates
- Marc Schuback, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, DELIA's, Inc.
202 NJ's Civil Union Law - A Practical Overview of the Obligations of NJ Employers
Description: Summary of the requirements of the NJ Civil Union Law and the Practical Impact on NJ Employers; panelists will provide a primer on how in-house employment attorneys should counsel their clients about this important legislation.
Sponsor: Fox Rothschild
- Anne Ciesla Bancroft, Partner, Fox Rothschild
- John Sands, Dir. of Compensation, Benefits, & HRIS at Virtual Health
- Leslie Farber, Private Practice Attorney, Montclair, NJ
203 Hot Topics in Ethics and Compliance
Description: For all companies, public and private, navigating the "minefield" of ethics and compliance becomes increasingly treacherous each day. Any misstep triggers myriad consequences, few of which are welcomed by shareholders. A distinguished panel of experts in the field will discuss what's "hot" on the agendas of regulators and prosecutors, and practical advice on how to handle these challenges.
Sponsor: Day Pitney LLP
- Warren J. Casey, Partner, Day Pitney
- Richard D. Harris, Partner, Day Pitney
- Christopher M. Santomassimo, Board of Directors, NJCCA; General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Agfa Corporation
- Stanley A. Twardy, Partner, Day Pitney
204 Managing Tort and Consumer-Fraud Liability Risk in An Evolving Litigation Climate
Description: After an initial overview of recent developments, a panel of in-house practitioners and a government relations specialist will discuss the implications of recent NJ legal developments for companies doing business in the State - and what counsel can do to better protect their companies from ever growing liability.
Sponsor: Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C.
- Panelists Profiles
- Moderator: Steve Benenson, Partner, Porzio Bromberg
- Marcus Rayner, Executive Director, New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance
- John Kim, Johnson and Johnson
- Michelangelo Troisi, Senior Counsel & Director of Risk Management, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
- Jeffry H. Koenig, Chief Litigation Counsel, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
- Katherine Ma, Association General Counsel, Honeywell Specialty Products
Track 3: Professional Development & Continuing Legal Education Programs
301 Getting Unstuck without Coming Unglued: Restoring Work-Life Balance
Description: Noted work-life and career coach and author will lead a workshop on techniques and strategies for recovering perspective, restoring balance and finding the time and energy to truly enjoy what is most important in life. The discussion will include:
Bring your challenges!
- What does work-life balance really mean, and what does it actually require of you?
- How to eliminate the energy drains in your life----the things that drag you down and drive you nuts-and doing more of the things that restore you and bring you joy.
- How to keep your batteries fully charged when the demands on your time are constant and insatiable. You will get to look at some of the classic themes and issues underlying often-ambivalent attitudes toward work-life balance and the ineffective behaviors that can result.
Speaker: Sharon Teitelbaum, M.A., M.C.C.
Sponsor: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge - Marty Aron
302 Wage and Hour Class Action Litigation-From Varying Perspectives
Description: Wage and Hour class action litigation has been exploding. These cases have been sweeping our country. They have even outpaced all other types of workplace class actions. Learn how to handle and respond to these claims from the experts-a leading plaintiffs' counsel who has collected 100s of millions for workers in overtime payments and a leading mediator/judge who knows how to help you resolve them.
Sponsor: Jackson Lewis
303 The Credit Crunch: How Sub-Prime Lending and the Securitization of Debt Infected the Financial System
Description: The credit crunch has affected everyone and everything. The causation of the credit crunch and its infectious spread will be explored. The effect of the credit crunch on residential real estate, commercial real estate, commercial banking, investment banking, private equity funds and hedge funds will be discussed.
Sponsor: Morgan Lewis
- J.J. Broderick, Partner, Morgan Lewis
- E. Martin Heldring, Senior Vice President/Managing Director, Financial Institutions and Loan Syndications, Commerce Bank
- Meredith Ruble, Principal, Stifel Nicolaus
- Kelly Broderick, Commercial Real Estate Broker-Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
304 Doing Deals in China
Description: Practical tips on structuring and negotiating cross-border transactions in the People's Republic of China.
Sponsor: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
- Jonathan Caplan, Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
- Peter Tu, NJCCA Board of Directors, VP, Legal, moksha8 Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- David Liu, President of Asian Financial Society
- Bill Huo, Associate, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
- Sherry Xue Li, President of China Opportunity Fund
Luncheon Program on Pre-Election Issues
Track 4: Plenary Session
401 How to Protect Your Company and Its Individual Officers from Exposure Created by the Bear Market
Description: An economic downturn enhances risk for potential criminal and civil liability for corporations as well their officers and in-house counsel. A panel of experts including former and current (invited) federal prosecutors, and a current General Counsel of a Fortune 100 company, will dissect the risk and lead an interactive discussion focusing on recent prosecutions and innovative regulatory actions aimed at corporations and their in-house counsel and officers.
Moderator:Philip R. Sellinger, Managing Shareholder - NJ and Head of Litigation - NJ, Greenberg Traurig
Sponsor: Greenberg Traurig LLP
- Charles B. McKenna, Chief of General Crimes and former Chief of the Criminal Division, United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey
- Thomas F. Reilly, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, former Massachusetts Attorney General
- Robert E. Rice, Managing Director, Head of Regulatory and Internal Investigations - Americas Deutsche Bank AG New York
- Jeffrey B. Sklaroff, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Track 5: Continuing Legal Education Programs
501 The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act-What You Need To Know
Description: Overview of FCPA and compliance issues faced by US companies operating abroad.
Sponsor: McCarter & English
- Scott Christie, Partner, McCarter & English
- Christopher Nowak, Group VP Legal, Wyndham Worldwide
- Lynn Neils, Senior Counsel, Johnson & Johnson
502 Eminent Domain in NJ
Description: Update on eminent domain case law in NJ.
- Eminent Domain and Redevelopment Update: What In-house Counsel Needs to Know.
- Gallenthin Realty Development, Inc. et al v. The Borough of Paulsboro, et al., Amicus Brief in No. 59,982, Sup. Ct. of New Jersey, February 9, 2006
- Harrison Redevelopment Agency v. Anthony DeRose et al, No A-3862-06T2, Superior Court of New Jersey,
- Reforming the Use of Eminet Domain for Private Redevelopment in New Jersey, Dept of the Public Advocate, May 18, 2006
- In Need of Redevlopment: Repairing New Jersey's Eminent Domain Laws, Dept of the Public Advocate, May 29, 2007
Sponsor: Castano Quigley LLC
- Gregory Castano, Partner, Castano Quigley
- Hon. James Zazzali, Of Counsel, Zazzali, Fagella, Nowak,
- Kleinbaum & Friedman, and Of Counsel, Gibbons PC
- Catherine Weiss, Director, Division of Public Interest Advocacy, Department of the Public Advocate
503 IP-Based Deals with Academic and Not-for-Profit Institutions
Description: This panel will address the considerations and issues unique to doing IP-based business deals with academic and not-for-profit institutions. Specifically, the panel will address:
- Myths and realities of Bayh-Dole
- What is the real scope of grant-back licenses that the institution can expect?
- Can you really protect your confidential information from publication?
- Tax law limitations on pre-priced option rights
- Material transfer agreements: are there legal limits on what you can and can't do with derivative materials?
- What are reasonable limits on indemnification obligations for a not-for-profit/academic institution?
- How firm a representation or warranty on IP rights should you really expect from a not-for-profit/academic institution?
Sponsor: Ropes & Gray LLP
- David R. Boyko, Esq., Legal Director, Schering-Plough Corp.
- Marc Rubenstein, Esq., Ropes & Gray LLP
- Susan Galli, Esq., Ropes & Gray LLP
504 Climate Change Debate: Where Is It All Going?
Description: This panel will discuss current developments relating to greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation and market response. The session will include a presentation on carbon trading activities and the development of financial markets for carbon. The panel will discuss the anticipated elements of federal regulation of GHG emissions from stationary sources, and the GHG control initiatives that New Jersey has taken and is planning to advance. One of the panelists will discuss what a NJ corporation with a substantial portfolio of developed real estate is doing today to control its GHG emissions. There will be discussion of developing federal and NJ disclosure requirements relating to GHG emissions.
Sponsor: Duane Morris LLP
- Peter C. Fusaro, Chairman and Founder, Global-Change Associates
- Toby Hanna, Principal, ERM, Inc.
- Curtis L. Michael, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Hartz Mountain Industries
- Seth v.d.H. Cooley, Partner, Duane Morris
New Jersey Corporate Law Update: Resources & References
Of special interest to in-house general and corporate counsel at companies incorporated under New Jersey law
2008 New Jersey Corporate Law Update:
The Experts Speak on Current Issues in New Jersey Corporate Law and How to Advise Your Board of Directors
Introduction - Douglas K. Chia, Johnson & Johnson
Advance Notice By-Law Provisions - David F. Broderick, McCarter & English, LLP
Director Indemnification Agreements & Proxy Access - Ronald H. Janis, Day Pitney LLP
Majority Voting in Director Elections - Ronald H. Janis, Day Pitney LLP
- New Jersey Assembly Bill No. 2881
, 213th Legislature. Introduced June 5, 2008
- New Jersey Assembly Bill No. 2883, 213th Legislature. Introduced June 5, 2008
- N.J.S.A. 14A:10A-3(j). Definition of "Interested Shareholder."
- N.J.S.A. 14A:10A-3(d). Definition of “Beneficial Owner”
Transparency of Beneficial Ownership - Peter H. Ehrenberg, Lowenstein Sandler PC
This program was sponsored by and with the generous support of the following organizations.
Master Class on Renegotiating Complex IT Outsourcing & Related Workouts
NJCCA Technology Law Committee
Explore the current trend in managing large scale IT outsourcing contracts.
Upcoming NJCCA Events
Register today for these relevant and insightful events.
NJCCA’s Career Management and Transition Committee First Ever Informal Networking Event
Date: October 7, 2008, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: Hanover Marriott on Route 10 in Parsippany. We will meet in the sunken bar area in the hotel lobby (Directions).
Description: An informal networking event, planned on a regular basis at different locations to provide an opportunity for NJCCA members to meet, discuss common interests and help each other. This event is open to all NJCCA members and friends.
Sponsor: NJCCA’s Career Management and Transition Committee
Chapter Contact: Mike Prokop, Chairman of the Career Management and Transition Committee
To Attend: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Free but run on a cash bar basis.
Open Source Software "OSS"
Date: October 14, 2008, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Location: Basking Ridge Country Club, 185 Madisonville Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 (Directions)
Description: An overview of key issues involving the use of OSS. Our topics will include background on the open source movement; the most important open source licenses; recent developments in enforcement of OSS licenses, and tips on deployment of OSS in various transactional settings.
Panel: Joe Giordano, Mary J. Hildebrand, Steve Parker, and Cindy Smith.
Sponsor: The Technology Committee of NJCCA and the Metro New Jersey Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society
Chapter Contact: Gail Girard, Executive Director
Register: By phone (609) 312-7772, via Email email@example.com or to pay by Credit Card
CLE: For New York attorneys, 1.5 “nontransitional” CLE credit
Cost: Members: $40 advance registration / $50 at the door; Nonmembers: $45 advance registration / $55 at the door.
Alternative Career Paths: Perspectives on Options for In-House Counsel
Date: October 16, 2008, 8:00 to 10:00 am
Location: Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, NJ (Get Directions).
Description: A highly-interactive discussion on the different career paths and experieinces of the panel and how to best assess the available options to find the alternative perfect for you. Also an opportunity to network with your in-house peers.
Panel: Doug Arone, Rich Rosenzweig, Katherin Nukk-Freeman and Jean Weiner
Sponsors: Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C., Haley Stuart, LLC and NJCCA Career Management and Transition Committee
Chapter Contact: Gail Girard, Executive Director
Register: Online or send a check (payable to NJCCA) by mail to NJCCA, 15 Pierhead Drive, Barngate, N.J. 08005
Cost: Members: $15; Nonmembers: $20
Corporate Bankruptcy 101
Date: October 21, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon
Location: Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Media Room, 721 US 202/206, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 (Directions).
Description: A basic understanding of bankruptcy law is essential for all in-house counsel and credit managers in today's volatile marketplace. Bankruptcies, and the threat of bankruptcies, drastically affect cash flow, contracts, property rights, real estate transactions, labor relations and other ongoing business relationships. Economic indicators forecast a rise in bankruptcies. This seminar provides and overview of the Chapter 11 process, the differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 proceedings, an understanding of the key players in a bankruptcy, the implications for ongoing contracts and other critical matters, and the role of in-house counsel, including participation on a creditors committee, the monitoring of a Chapter 11 case, and identifying and administering basic legal tasks that can protect your company's interest.
Sponsors: Norris McLaughlin & Marcus
To Register: Contact Cassie Coldreck via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908.252.4172
CLE: 2.5 CLE credits may be available for NY credit and are both transitional and non-transitional. NY CLE Credit issued only for attendance at an entire program or entire session of a program.
An Evening with Lisa Belkin
Date: October 23, 2008, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, NJ (Get Directions).
Description: Lisa Belkin is the acclaimed author of "Life’s Work," a New York Times column about workplace trends and office culture and a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine. She has written three books, including Life’s Work: Confessions of an Unbalanced Mom. Ms. Belkin also hosts a satellite radio show in which she and her guests discuss the increasingly demanding and difficult job of balancing life and work in the twenty-first century. On the five-year anniversary of Lisa Belkin's much-discussed New York Times article, "The Opt-Out Revolution," Ms. Belkin will discuss the impact of the article and the changes since its publication.
Agenda: 5:30 pm - cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and networking; 6:45 pm - presentation by Lisa Belkin; 8 - 8:30 pm - coffee, dessert and networking
Sponsors: STRIDES: Advancing Women in Business - a Lowenstein Sandler Initiative and The Women's Networking Committee of the NJCCA. We thank Lowenstein Sandler for their continuous support of NJCCA!
RSVP: Email email@example.com or call 973-422-2956 by Thursday, October 9.
Cost: Free but attendance is limited to keep the event relatively intimate and attendance is by invitation only.
Is Commecial Arbitration Broken? How Can It Be Fixed?
Date: October 30, 2008, 3:00 to 5:30 pm
Location: Allan V. Lowenstein Event Center, 65 Livingston Ave, Roseland, NJ.
Description: NJCCA's Alternate Dispute Resolution Committees program on Practical Stratgies for Proactively Managing the Arbitration Process
Panel: Hon. James Zazzali, David Harris, Evan Turtz, Daryl Fox, and Peter Phillips
Sponsors: Lowenstein Sandler
Chapter Contact: Daryl Fox, phone 201-949-2249 or via E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Members free; $35 non-menbers.
Pro Bono and the In-house Attorney: Getting Going, Building Momentum, and Managing Conflicts
Date: November 5, 2008
Location: DLA Piper LLP, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
Description: 1 hour roundtable discussion and 1 hour ethics CLE, followed by a cocktail reception.
Sponsors: Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Coordinators, in conjunction with City Bar Justice Center, Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, and New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association
Chapter Contact: Bret Parker, Chair of the Pro Bono and Outreach Committee
RSVP: by phone (973) 660-7978 or via Email PARKERB2@wyeth.com
NJCCCA's Master Class on Renegotiating Complex IT Outsourcing & Related Workouts
Date: November 12, 2008
Location: The Training Room, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Glenpoint Centre West, 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd., Teaneck, NJ 07666
Description: Program will present managing and reworking large-scale IT outsourcing agreements, current trends in managing long-term relationships and how to rework an outsourcing relationship.
Panel: Eugene Weitz, Edward Hansen, Akiba Stern and Dana Gilbert
Sponsor: Morgan Lewis
Chapter Contact: Gail Girard, Executive Director
Register: By phone (609) 312-7772, via Email email@example.com or Online Registration.
Cost: $45 members; $80 non-members
NJCCA Annual Dinner
Date: November 20, 2008
Location: Hanover Marriott on Route 10 in Parsippany, (Directions).
Description: Save the date for our gala Annual Meeting, featuring music and political satire by The Capitol Steps, whose motto is "We put the MOCK in Democracy." Also on the program will be Installation of 2009 officers and board members. Chapter Contact: Gail Girard, Executive Director
RSVP Phone: (973) 706-5027, by Fax (973) 706-5027 (call first) or via Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: NJCCA Member & their guest: $35 p.p. Wine Tasting; $75 p.p. Cocktail Reception & Dinner received before November 7th, $100 p.p. after November 7th
Non-member & their guest: $45 p.p. Wine Tasting; $100 p.p. Cocktail Reception & Dinner received before November 7th, $125 p.p. after November 7th
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