Thirsty (For Knowledge) Thursdays

A 30-minute series bringing powerful legal insight and analysis to hot topics in compliance

Nov 12, 2021

Privacy Watch: Our Top 5 Year-End Considerations

When it comes to privacy law, 2021 has been one for the books. From emerging state initiatives, technological restrictions, and the start of CCPA enforcement, it’s no wonder privacy and data security concerns continue to top the list of C-Suite worries. Join Josh Stevens for a discussion that includes enforcement in the ad tech space, the CPRA’s lookback period, opt-out [...]

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Oct 29, 2021

The Cannabis Effect: How Evolving State Laws are Impacting Employment Policy and the Workplace

From hiring policies to drug testing to meeting on-site safety requirements, evolving state cannabis laws are raising new questions and changing the game rapidly for employers. Join us for a discussion of what every business needs to know about this growing area of employment and labor law, and learn best practices to keep your business ahead of the curve and in [...]

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Sep 23, 2021

Beyond Marketing: Legal Considerations for Maximizing the Value of Your Trademark Assets

Not all trademarks are equal in the eyes of the law. Join Ben Sigall for a discussion of the key issues trademark owners should consider, and learn how leveraging your IP legal counsel as a branding resource can help you steer your trademarks from successful conception through a long fruitful life.

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Jul 22, 2021

Taking Your Dispute Out of the Courtroom: Is Mediation Right for you?

How do you know if mediation is right for your unique situation? Bringing insight from decades of experience in litigation, and serving as mediator in wide-ranging matters including class-wide settlements, Lisa Messner shares important considerations in choosing the mediation route, what to expect during the process, and the preparation steps you can take to help ensure a successful outcome for [...]

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Jun 17, 2021

Call Centers, Cannabis, and Compliance: Entering the Emerging Cannabis Industry

The burgeoning cannabis industry continues to take the nation by storm with record growth. With estimates projecting sales reaching up to $92 billion in 2021, cannabis businesses are turning to call centers to reach new consumers and increase sales. Join us for a discussion of the opportunities and risks in supporting the growing cannabis industry and how to work with [...]

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May 13, 2021

What Employers Need to Know About FCRA Compliance

The Fair Credit Reporting Act is one of the most impactful – and confusing – pieces of consumer protection regulation enacted. Learn about your obligations as an employer, best practices to stay in compliance, and how to avoid the common pitfalls that may be putting your business at risk of costly violations.

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Mar 11, 2021

A Cross-Country Journey: Emerging State Privacy Laws

Not to be outdone by California’s CCPA, state legislatures from coast to coast are considering similar sweeping privacy reforms that will fundamentally change the regulatory landscape for U.S. businesses. States are creating their own unique privacy frameworks encompassing issues including enhanced consumer rights, detailed disclosure obligations, and intricate risk assessments. Learn about this emerging patchwork of privacy bills and get [...]

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Feb 11, 2021

The Devil is in the Details: How to Avoid the Hidden Risks in Your Agreements

In the excitement of starting a new venture or vendor relationship, businesses often neglect to review or suggest revisions to service agreements, terms of service, or other key contractual agreements. Learn the 5 riskiest contract issues, and how to successfully negotiate terms to minimize the risk of future uncertainty becoming a bet-the-company event.

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Jan 07, 2021

What Lies Ahead: TCPA, Marketing, and Privacy Compliance Forecasts for 2021

We’ve dusted off the crystal ball! With 2020 behind us, what should you know to prepare for the regulatory challenges of 2021? Will the TCPA be significantly revised? Will other states fall in line behind California’s new privacy initiatives? What are the legislative and regulatory priorities in 2021? A can’t-miss session for businesses looking to get ahead of the curve.

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Nov 12, 2020

Understanding UDAP Laws: When Does “Creative” Marketing Become Deceptive?

Violations of unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices laws (UDAP) are among the most common—and expensive—enforcement actions that businesses can face related to their marketing tactics. What advertising claims need to be substantiated? How do you know if you’ve unwittingly crossed the line? Don’t wait until your latest marketing campaign catches the eye of a regulator or puts you [...]

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