Business/Corporate Law

Ethics Issues for Corporate Counsel


This program will review the ethical issues inherent in identifying who exactly is the corporate or government client in an investigation or litigation matter. The program will also explore the circumstances in which an in-house attorney or outside counsel is deemed to represent the interests of the corporation rather than those of the client individually. Finally, the panel will discuss ethical issues associated with government attorneys entering into private practice and private practitioners entering into public service.

Thursday, October 18
2:10 – 3 p.m.

1.0 MCLE Hour, including 1.0 Ethics hour

Presenters:
Alan D. Pratzel, Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Jefferson City
Dennis J. CapriglioneEdward Jones, St. Louis


Insights on Issues - A Roundtable Discussion with General Counsel


Thursday, October 18
3:10 – 4 p.m.
1.0 MCLE Hour

Moderator:
Ignatius "Iggy" Yuan, First National Bank of St. Louis, St. Louis

Presenters:
Dee Joyce-HayesMetro, St. Louis
Jan Robey AlonzoUnigroup, Inc., Fenton
James A. Tricarico, Edward Jones, St. Louis


Labor Employment, IP and Foreign Exchange Rules and Developments in China


This presentation will cover “hot issues” in the context of the Chinese export slow-down, labor cost increases and foreign exchange fluctuations that are affecting western companies doing business in China. Chinese labor employment termination and risk prevention, successful intellectual property strategies and enforcement cases, foreign exchange rule changes, and related policies encouraging outbound investments will be the focus of the presentation. The goal is to analyze these new challenges in a cohesive manner to help companies form a comprehensive China legal strategy.

Thursday, October 18
4:10 – 5 p.m.

1.0 MCLE Hour

Presenter:
Jia "Holly" You, Armstrong Teasdale, LLP, St. Louis


White Collar Worries: Representing the Corporate Client Under Federal Investigation - A Practical Overview

 

The presenters will give you the sometimes divergent views of the prosecutor and defense attorney on the topics of how to handle the grand jury subpoena, the federal search warrant, attempts by agents to interview employees, the preservation of records, and other issues that arise during a criminal investigation in the white collar arena.

Friday, October 19
8:30 – 9:20 a.m.

1.0 MCLE Hour

Presenters:
Thomas C. Albus, United States Attorney's Office, St. Louis 
Jim Martin, Armstrong Teasdale, LLP, St. Louis


Who Is Afraid of A Work Visa? A Business Lawyer's Guide Through the Unknown While the Land is Becoming Flat


This program will provide an update for in-house counsel/corporate attorneys on inbound and outbound international personnel, including work visa, visa-related compliance and expat issues.  

Friday, October 19
9:30 – 10:20 a.m.

1.0 MCLE Hour

Presenter:
Mira Mdivani, The Mdivani Law Firm, LLC, Overland Park, Kansas