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May 31st - 7th Annual Corporate Counsel Forum

(We anticipate that all program materials will be available for download one day prior to the event, but it is possible there may be late submissions)

Sponsored by The Association of Corporate Counsel, Iowa Chapter

Program Location Drake University Law School, Cartwright Hall, Des Moines


Activity Number:              328923 

Total CLE Hours Approved:   6.75

Ethics Hours Approved:        1.0               

Parking Pass for ACC CLE Event   This pass is good in any commuter lot on campus. The Public Safety Department recommends Lot 1, which is on the east side of 25th Street, between Forest and Carpenter Avenues. It's just a quick block and a half walk to the Law School. Also provided is a map which highlights Lot 1 and Cartwright Hall.

Map of Drake University with ACC CLE Location and Parking Location highlighted

Menu for Breakfast, Lunch and Reception

WiFi Connection Instructions for Drake University




7:30 - 9:30          Registration & Hot Breakfast Buffet 

8:00 - 8:05          Welcome – Beth Mack, CLE chairperson & ACC board member 

8:05-9:05            Iowa Law Update: New and Notable legal developments – William J. Miller, Dorsey & Whitney

9:05 – 9:15          BREAK

9:15 - 9:45           Intellectual Property Update:  Swearing, Sharing & Staring – Scott Johnson, McKee Voorhees & Sease

9:45 - 10:15         Access to Justice – Angela N. Reier, Associate General Counsel, HNI Corporation (ETHICS CREDIT)

10:15-10:25         BREAK 

10:25-10:15        Preliminary Injunctions – Mike Reck, Belin McCormick

11:15-11:55        Mergers and Acquisition Trends:  What You Need to Know About Data Privacy & Security – Brett Roberts and Sten-Erik Hoidal, Fredrickson & Byron

11:55 – 12:15      LUNCH

12:15- 12:45       Lunch Speaker – Simple Nutrition Strategies for Corporate Professionals – Kelly Timmerman, Kelly Timmerman Nutrition

12:45 – 12:55     BREAK 

12:55 – 1:55       Inside Out(side):  A Panel Discussion on the Roles of In-House and Outside Counsel  – Gary Goudelock, Whitfield & Eddy, Jennifer Drake, General Counsel, Heart of America Group, & Jay Farley, Merchants Bonding

1:55-2:05            BREAK

2:05 – 2:50         General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & Related Corporate Concerns – Stacey Shadden & a representative from McGrath North 

2:50-3:15           Difficult Accommodation Issues Under the American with Disabilities Act – Recent ADA Changes, Employer Obligations, Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation and Case Law Update - Brian Fasan, Simmons, Perrine, Moyer, Bergman, PLC

3:15-3:25            BREAK

3:25-3:50            eDiscovery – Data Retention, Spoliation & Effective Data Retrieval  – Abram Carls, Simmons, Perrine, Moyer, Bergman, PLC

3:50-4:50            Recent Developments in Ethics – Including updates on Iowa Opinions, Corporate Counsel Privilege & Duty of Confidentiality, Upjohn/Corporate Miranda Warnings, and Going Beyond Attorney-Client Privilege and the Duty of Confidentiality - Matt Barnd & Mitch Plimmer, Bradley & Riley (ETHICS CREDIT) 

4:50                       Networking Reception


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