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Godfrey & Kahn's 10th annual Corporate Counsel Symposium in Milwaukee

November 10, 2016|Milwaukee, WI|1:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Please join Godfrey & Kahn for a complimentary, informative symposium addressing current issues and challenges facing in-house legal departments. This program has been pre-approved for 3.0 CLE credits by the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners and 2.75 CLE credits by the Illinois Board of Bar Examiners. We will apply for other states upon request.

This event is intended for in-house counsel only. If you are interested in attending, please contact Hannah Hewitt at or 414.287.9303.


1:30 – 2 p.m.  Registration

2 – 5 p.m.  Program
Facilitator: Nic Wahl, president and managing partner - Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

5 – 6:30 p.m.  Cocktail reception & networking
Please join Godfrey & Kahn for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails immediately following the program.

detailed program Agenda

2 – 3:15 p.m.  Cybersecurity threats: Practical considerations for understanding, preventing and mitigating risk, and responding to a cybersecurity crisis
This panel discussion will address best practices for insuring against and responding to cybersecurity threats. The panel will include a forensic expert and cyber insurance professional to discuss common causes of data breaches, steps to prevent your company from becoming a victim, and how to identify and select the best insurance coverage to protect your company.

Moderator: Sean Bosack, litigation shareholder – Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Panelists: David Aberman, director of forensic and valuation services – Grant Thornton, LLP and Andrew Laubmeier, senior broker – Aon Risk Solutions

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.  Break

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.  Recent trends in credit agreements
This presentation will highlight certain market changes to terms of credit agreements including London Interbank Offered Rates (LIBOR) floors and increasingly broader representations and covenants regarding the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), USA Patriot Act and other U.S. regulatory requirements.

Speaker: Jennifer Wolff, corporate shareholder – Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

3:45 – 4:15 p.m.  OFAC or fiction: From Cuban cigars and Persian rugs to acquisition and credit agreements
This presentation will address OFAC and how it applies to your company, including OFAC’s application to customers, credit agreements, insurance policies and merger/acquisition agreements. Additionally, it will highlight OFAC enforcement trends and pitfalls, and discuss best practices and strategies for OFAC compliance.

Speakers: Wendy Arends, litigation special counsel – Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. and Patrick Murphy, banking & financial institutions shareholder – Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

4:15 – 5 p.m.  2016 Labor and employment developments: A year-end recap
This presentation will highlight workplace issues that were front and center during 2016 and provide insight into how they will impact employers, and inside counsel in particular, in 2017. From federal developments including new overtime regulations, EEO-reporting requirements, and the Department of Labor’s expansive view of who is an “employer” and “employee”; to state-specific developments throughout the United States, including two states adopting a $15 minimum wage, new paid leave entitlements and restrictions on background screenings. Finally, we will summarize recent employment-related cases in Wisconsin, including the Lanning decision, invalidating an employee non-solicitation provision that may look strikingly similar to a provision you may find in your company’s employment agreements.

Speakers: Margaret Kurlinski, labor, employment & immigration shareholder – Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. and Rebeca López, labor, employment & immigration associate – Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

For information about our Madison session, please click here.

Date & Time

November 10, 2016

1:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Pier Wisconsin at Discovery World (Pilot House)

500 North Harbor Drive

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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