8:55 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 Department of Justice Update
Brian J. Smith, K&L Gates LLP, Chicago, IL
Dive into a discussion regarding recent enforcement actions brought by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, including civil and criminal proceedings and investigations in various industries, technology, food supply, healthcare, and telecom. The presenter considers the shift in administration priorities in the last year, and the Department's response to COVID-19.
10:10 Privacy Update: Welcome to the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)‡
Matthew A. Cordell, VF Corporation, Greensboro
Clara R. Cottrell, BASF Corporation, Research Triangle Park
This presentation discusses what the new California Privacy Rights Act means for the future of privacy. Through a practical discussion, this session also highlights the key differences between the CPRA and the CCPA and the impact on various industries.
11:20 Mental Health Spotlight—Prioritizing Our Mental Health During COVID-19†
Lynn S. Garson, BakerHostetler, Atlanta, GA
Everything we do is exponentially more difficult than it was in February 2020. Stressors include family, client, work, technology, finances, isolation, medical issues, grief and reaction to stress. Then there is "racial stress" meaning the disproportionate impact of so many of these stressors on Black people and other people of color. In all settings, including in house, lawyers are often perfectionists who minimize or ignore the emotional toll as a matter of culture and habit.
†Indicates portion providing Substance Abuse/Mental Health credit
‡Indicates portion providing Technology Training credit