On April 23, Immigration partner Roxanne Levine will present the CLE program, “H-1B Visas – 2020 Update,” which will explore the history of the H1-B visa program, its current interpretations and policy memos affecting implementation. The H-1B program, administered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), has served as the backbone to furnish U.S. corporations with highly skilled and educated foreign talent.
On April 1, Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring partner Rocco Cavaliere will moderate the NYIC panel discussion, “Current Disruptions in Real Estate & Bankruptcy.” The panel will delve into the future of real estate in New York City, including the recent rent law changes and regulations, new retail landscape, real estate financing in the new paradigm, future increase in volume of bankruptcies and the outlook for 2020 and beyond.
On March 12, Construction associate Sean Scuderi will once again serve on the host committee for the Center for Architecture’s annual Guess-A-Sketch event. The Guess-A-Sketch event – which donates all funds raised to support the Center for Architecture’s K-12 design education programming for schools, youth and families – gathers architects, architecture enthusiasts and young professionals for an architecture-themed, Pictionary-style tournament. Honoree sketchers will draw iconic buildings as competing teams guess to win the Guess-A-Sketch trophy.
Construction partner Laurie Stanziale will moderate a session at the Greenpearl 9th Annual Real Estate Women’s Forum on February 27 in New York City. The event is designed to connect, educate, advance and highlight the accomplishments of female leaders in the commercial real estate industry. Laurie will present "Driving Smart Growth in NYC: Development Strategies that Promote Equitable, Healthy & Sustainable Communities Panel,” which will explore topics shaping the industry such as e-commerce, changing demographics and lifestyles, wellness and sustainability, rising interest rates, smart technologies, labor constraints and an affordable housing shortage.
Construction chair David Pfeffer will once again speak at the New York Construction & Development Forum on February 27. David will speak on the morning panel, "Development Pipeline/State of the Market,” which will explore how top development leaders are dealing with key pain points arising from today’s environment, including high construction costs, tightness in the labor market, open shop difficulties, risk management headaches, materials pricing and design challenges.
Giuliano Iannaccone, Partner, Chair of the International and Retail Groups and Co-Chair of the Italy Practice at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, will speak at "USA-Italy Food Incubator" on January 14, 2020, in Treviso, Italy. The event will announce the new food incubator project in New York, designed for small and mid-size businesses and start-up companies interested in entering the U.S. market. The program is hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce - Treviso and Belluno Chapters and co-sponsored by the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of New York.
On January 6, Trusts and Estates partner Robert Freedman will present Legal and Financial Planning for families affected by Alzheimer’s at CaringKind. Bob will cover how to manage legal and financial concerns that face families affected by Alzheimer’s.
On December 12, Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith and Litigation counsel Joel Rosner will present a Lawline CLE webcast, “Knockoffs and Takedowns: Protecting IP Rights on Social Media.” During this program, Amy and Joel will explore how to determine what IP rights exist with respect to an infringed product, how to remove knockoff products from social media platforms and how to take other legal measures to stop the infringement.
On December 12, Trusts & Estates, Elder Law and Special Needs partner Robert M. Freedman and associate Alexis Gruttadauria will present the CLE program, “What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Elder Law.” The program, which is part of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s CLE series, will focus on the most important legal and financial issues facing the growing aging population. Elderly clients worry about how they will manage their health care and finances for the rest of their lives and are particularly concerned about the effects of memory loss and dementia. About 15% of the population is affected by dementia by age 70 and that percentage increases to about 40% by age 90.
On December 10, Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith will present the CLE program, “Legally LinkedIn (And Other Social Media, Too!).” During the program, which is part of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s CLE series, Amy and co-presenter, Carol Schiro Greenwald from CSG MarketingPartners, will explore the various legal issues that may arise from gathering information using social media and attorney advertising.
On December 5, Construction partner Charles Pierce will speak on the impacts of climate change and weather on construction projects at the North American Construction Law Symposium III as part of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA)’s exclusive advanced trial series.
On December 4, Charles Miller, Litigation partner and co-chair of the firm’s Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group, will present a CLE program to the New York Women’s Bar Association titled, “Individual Liability for Corporate Wrongdoing: How Thick is the Corporate Veil?”
On November 19, Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring partner Rocco Cavaliere and Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith will present a CLE webcast for Lawline, an online CLE provider, “SCOTUS Review: Mission Product Holdings v. Tempnology,” where they will explain what can happen to intellectual property assets in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. Rocco and Amy will also discuss patents, copyrights and trademarks in context of the Bankruptcy Code; review cases involving patents and copyright in bankruptcy; identify best practices for IP licensors and licensees and break down the Supreme Court’s long-awaited and important decision in Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC.
On November 15, Trusts & Estates Partner Robert M. Freedman will present “Ethical Considerations for Representing an Elderly Population” as a part of the New York State Bar Association CLE program, “Basics of Elder Law & Special Needs Practice,” which will be chaired by associate Alexis Gruttadauria.
On November 12, Immigration partner Roxanne Levine will present, “The Crisis in Business Immigration; Alternatives to H-1B” at the 21st Annual New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) Advanced Corporate Immigration Law Conference in New Jersey. Roxanne will explore significant immigration changes that affect businesses including when B-1 is appropriate, problem schools, H-2B, H-4, TPS, DACA and other EADs.
On November 12, Labor and Employment partner and Employment Practice Liability Insurance chair Rich Steer will speak at the New York Staffing Association’s roundtable workshop, “Onboarding and Employing Contract Workers.” The session will delve into onboarding and employing contract workers while managing compliance, leveraging technology and scaling.
On October 29, Litigation partner and co-chair of the firm’s Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group Charles Miller will present, “Individual Liability for Corporate Wrongdoing: How Thick is the Corporate Veil?” During the program, which is part of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s CLE program series, Charles will provide a step-by-step guide to understanding the threat of individual liability for corporate acts under New York law. He will discuss the nature and scope of “veil piercing” and “alter ego” liability, using recent New York case law to provide concrete examples of conduct that will and will not subject an individual to liability for corporate acts.
On October 29, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin will host the New York Women’s Bar Association (NYWBA) panel, “The Sexist Inside You: How We All Internalize Gender Bias.” The panel will explore recognizing inherent biases, how these biases may appear, how they affect the legal practice and actions that can be taken.
On October 24, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s Chief Financial Officer Scott Ross will once again speak at Thomson Reuters’ Legal Executive Institute’s Annual Law Firm COO & CFO Forum in New York City. Scott will participate in the panel, “Agile by Design: Rethinking Law Firm Staffing Models,” which will consider innovative ways firms are reimagining their legal and professional people strategy to remain agile and competitive in the market.
On October 24, Labor and Employment partner Rich Steer will once again be a featured speaker at the Lawyers Associated Worldwide U.S./Canada Employment Group meeting, which will be held in Seattle. Rich will participate in the panel, “Sexual Harassment: Required Training and New Developments,” where he will discuss recent developments in the #MeToo movement, mandated trainings, loosening of standards for having a hostile environment and prohibitions against mandatory arbitration and confidentiality.
On October 22, Labor & Employment chair Laurent Drogin and partner David Kleinmann will once again co-present a breakfast CLE program for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) in New York City. This program titled, "2020 Foresight: Labor & Employment Law in the New Decade," will identify and discuss emerging trends and topical issues in labor and employment law that can and should be anticipated in the upcoming decade.
On October 22, Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith will present a CLE webcast for Lawline, “Intellectual Property Protection in China: Practical Realities.” During the program, Amy will discuss intellectual property protection and enforcement in China, as well as the reasons for the current intellectual property controversy. Topics to be covered include China’s membership in intellectual property treaties and conventions, how and when to file for patent, trademark and copyright protection, recordation with the Chinese Customs authorities enforcement mechanisms in China, including administrative and court proceedings and best practices regarding tech transfer.
On October 21, Intellectual Property partner Nels Lippert will attend the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 20th anniversary of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) Conference at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Nels is one of more than 140 UDRP panelists.
On October 17, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin will co-sponsor a Celebrating Women Leadership in Consumer Products event highlighting the contributions of women to the consumer products industry, with Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP. The breakfast discussion will feature hot topics and first-hand stories from women who have made their mark in the industry.
On October 11, Intellectual Property counsel Janet Linn will present a CLE program to the judicial law clerks of the Southern District of New York. Janet, along with two other attorneys in the New York Bar Association’s Patents Committee, will provide an overview on patent litigation fundamentals. Janet will discuss the patent right, substantive patent law, types of patents, parts of a patent and patent claims, and provide in-depth case studies.