Insights: Events Doing Business in the European Union: Exploring Cross-Border Legal Issues

Presented with the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel

Monday, December 7, 2020

Online

The ACC Georgia Chapter is excited to offer again this year an international seminar in partnership with Kilpatrick Townsend. This year, the seminar will be held virtually, with an hour-long session taking place each day of the week (Monday - Thursday). Speakers will cover the issues organizations face when conducting business in the EU, with panels that feature Kilpatrick Townsend’s attorneys, in-house counsel, and local counsel to provide first-hand perspective and practical information. 

December 7-10, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Daily
Presented Virtually

Privacy and Data Transfers
Monday, December 7, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST
Presented by Heidi Baltes-Braniff, Senior Corporate Legal and Privacy Counsel, IHG; Niko Härting, Partner, HÄRTING Rechtsanwälte, Robert Jett, VP, Chief Privacy Officer, Crawford & Company; Amanda Witt, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend; and John Brigagliano, Associate, Kilpatrick Townsend

Following the Schrems II decision, U.S.-based companies have been scrambling to address data transfers from the EU. This panel will discuss strategies to address transatlantic data transfers, including complying with the GDPR, consequences of the Schrems II decision, review of the latest guidance from the European Data Protection Board, the updated Standard Contractual Clauses from the European Commission and looking ahead, the effect of Brexit. Our panelists, including in-house counsel and an attorney based in Germany, will offer practical tips on what technical safeguards, contractual measures, and organizational policies companies should have in place in this rapidly changing field.

Intellectual Property
Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST
Presented by Maria Baratta, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend; Jonathan Clegg, Partner, Cleveland Scott York; Heather McNay, Group IP Counsel at ANDRITZ AG

In today’s market, brand protection is critical, requiring cost-efficient strategies to identify infringing and unauthorized uses.  Our Intellectual Property panel will tackle the issues companies face when protecting and enforcing their brands abroad, including a comparative analysis of US and EU law and practice, the consequences of Brexit on enforcement you need to know, and strategies for maintaining both broad and specific protection on a budget.

Litigation and Pre-Trial Discovery
Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST
Presented by Ray Aghaian, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend; Nicole Allen, Senior E-Discovery Attorney, Kilpatrick Townsend; David Cardiff, Associate General Counsel, Levi Strauss & Co.; and Virginia Ring, E-Discovery Of Counsel, Kilpatrick Townsend

This panel will cover recent US case law in which courts address GDPR-related data privacy and cross-border transfer issues, practical considerations in managing e-discovery in US litigation involving EU data, and implications of Schrems II and US data privacy laws in relation to European companies doing business in “the United States of California.”

Anti-Corruption, Ethics, and Compliance
Thursday, December 10, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST
Presented by Elizabeth Ames, Compliance Counsel, CRH Americas, Inc.; Julia Arbery, Managing Director, StoneTurn; Scott Marrah, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend; Adria Perez, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend

This panel will cover recent corporate criminal enforcement in the EU as well as U.S. enforcement of EU-based companies; how privacy laws and governance frameworks affect internal investigations and other compliance efforts, and ways to overcome those obstacles; and what elements or aspects of due diligence frameworks and systems have worked.

Event Details

Monday, December 7, 2020-

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Online

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