Events

COVID-19: Navigating Forward Webinar Series

January 28, 2021 | Webinar | Inauguration 2021: Anticipated Government Policy Updates and Changes Regarding COVID-19 Concerns
February 11, 2021 | Webinar | Cyber Risks: Learning from Months of Remote Work and Preparing for the Next Wave
February 25, 2021 | Webinar | Mitigating Civil and Criminal Antitrust Risks During a Pandemic and the "New Normal"
March 11, 2021 | Webinar | Lessons Learned from Recent Headlines and Court Rulings on Contract Cases Across Industries
March 16, 2021 | Webinar | Healthcare & COVID-19: From Mandatory Vaccination Issues to Telehealth Contracting
April 22, 2021 | Webinar | Lessons Learned from Recent Headlines and Court Rulings on Products Liability Cases Across Industries
May 6, 2021 | Webinar | Consumer Fraud and Consumer Product Safety Commission Issues in the Pandemic
May 12, 2021 | Webinar | Mitigating Securities Litigation Risks in the COVID Era: Understanding the Latest Regulatory Guidance and Trends in Shareholder Class Actions, SEC Enforcement Proceedings
May 20, 2021 | Webinar | Major Stories in Media Law Over the Course of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Recovery

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Previous Sessions

May 20, 2021 | Major Stories in Media Law Over the Course of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Recovery 

About the Program

The media has been and remains an integral tool for the dissemination of information regarding COVID-19 and serves as an interactive platform during the pandemic. Join our attorneys for a discussion on how legislative developments, including Section 230 and the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (CASE Act), affect the distribution and sharing of content. Other issues to be discussed include copyright and fair use, trademark, defamation and anti-SLAPP laws, new technologies and business trends, privacy rights, access to courts and facilities, and the First Amendment and free speech, among other topics.

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May 12, 2021 | Mitigating Securities Litigation Risks in the COVID Era: Understanding the Latest Regulatory Guidance and Trends in Shareholder Class Actions, SEC Enforcement Proceedings 

About the Program

Our attorneys will discuss the latest guidance and enforcement actions from the SEC and other regulatory agencies, review background and implications of the management's discussion and analysis (MD&A) disclosure requirement, and examine recent shareholder class actions, safe harbor rules and other securities litigation updates in connection with the pandemic.

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May 6, 2021 | Consumer Fraud and Consumer Product Safety Commission Issues in the Pandemic 

About the Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to different types of consumer fraud actions, including lawsuits related to refunds and cancellations, cures and preventions, and price gouging, that mostly affect the entertainment, travel and leisure, household goods and recreation industries. Our speakers will review Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reporting and recalls during this period; what to expect with the CPSC during the Biden administration; consumer fraud actions in California; “trending” types of consumer fraud lawsuits, such as those targeting environmental/animal welfare or social justice issues; the anatomy of a consumer fraud lawsuit and common defense strategies; and tips on how to avoid litigation and mitigate risk.

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April 22, 2021 | Lessons Learned from Recent Headlines and Court Rulings on Products Liability Cases Across Industries

About the Program

One year into the pandemic, and the legal community is still evaluating the extent of products liability litigation, problems and issues. Join our presenters for an overview and update of state and federal tort immunity and protections, especially in connection with the PREP Act and implications of extending immunity to vaccine administrators; product theories, manufacturing defects, warning defects and strategies to protect a company from liability; the focus and outlook of plaintiffs bar; and trial trends, coordination of motions and the juror mindset.

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March 16, 2021 | Healthcare & COVID-19: From Mandatory Vaccination Issues to Telehealth Contracting

About the Program

Attorneys from our Health Law and Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Groups will be discussing whether your company can or should institute mandatory vaccination in the workplace, as well as the pros and cons; proper healthcare contracting to minimize risk; telehealth contracting and key concepts to consider; and other rapidly evolving healthcare issues and guidelines during the pandemic.

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March 11, 2021 | Lessons Learned from Recent Headlines and Court Rulings on Contract Cases Across Industries

About the Program

The pandemic upended every industry, including banking and finance, real estate leasing and development, and other sectors. Our presenters will analyze how COVID-19 has impacted the contract terms for these industries; discuss the implications of new laws, a new government administration, upcoming court rulings and media headlines; and review clauses in force majeure, master contracts and insurance agreements.

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February 25, 2021 | Mitigating Civil and Criminal Antitrust Risks During a Pandemic and the “New Normal" 

About the Program

At the beginning of the pandemic, in April 2020, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and Federal Trade Commission released a joint statement announcing “they will protect competition for workers on the frontlines of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) response in the United States by enforcing the antitrust laws against those who seek to exploit the pandemic to engage in anticompetitive conduct in labor markets.” What should organizations expect as the government is closely monitoring employer collusion? Our presenters will be discussing enforcement trends and agency statements regarding antitrust enforcement; strength of defenses; joint venture and collaboration actions, including agency statements and review process; and labor market enforcement actions, including no-poach agreements and wage fixing.

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February 11, 2021 | Cyber Risks: Learning from Months of Remote Work and Preparing for the Next Wave

About the Program

With much of the workforce having transitioned to remote work in 2020, companies are facing a wide range of new challenges, such as protecting confidential information, privacy and data security, and employment law implications. In this webinar, our presenters will discuss best practices for working from home, protecting confidential information and employment issues and policies, as well as how to prepare for the pandemic’s next wave.

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January 28, 2021 | Inauguration 2021: Anticipated Government Policy Updates and Changes Regarding COVID-19 Concerns

About the Program

In this first 2021 session of the Duane Morris COVID-19: Navigating Forward Webinar Series, our attorneys will be discussing government updates and changes concerning the COVID-19 pandemic on state, federal and international levels. With a new administration in place, the panel will also review the implications on the current state of education and schooling in the United States, as well as other industries. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Coordination of state, regional and federal pandemic responses and the vaccine rollout.
  • State budgets and shortfalls, and federal stimulus programs.
  • Oversight of the distribution of vaccines and the implication on travel, reopening of schools and other aspects of life and business.
  • The dual crises of COVID-19 and a racial reckoning in 2020, which altered government priorities in education at every level, from the deployment of education technology and battles between education providers, teachers unions and school boards to reopening of schools.
  • Reviewing and updating international contracts and concerns regarding trade issues, global production, and growth and relationships with other countries.
  • Recommendations and best practices to address government policy changes and updates in industries.
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About the Series

Duane Morris is hosting a webinar series to review the rapidly evolving guidance and developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our attorneys will be regularly presenting on various topics affecting a wide range of industries and areas, including government and policy updates, privacy and data security implications of remote working, civil and criminal antitrust risks, contracts issues, healthcare disputes, products liability concerns, shareholder activism issues, consumer fraud and important court rulings.

About Duane Morris’ COVID-19 Strategy Team

The Duane Morris COVID-19 Strategy Team is advising clients on all aspects of the legal issues and implications of the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic including contractual, employment, insurance and healthcare issues. Our attorneys are fielding inquiries and providing advice in a wide range of areas, including human resources, travel and transportation, immigration and border entry, hospital and healthcare operations, medical and pharmaceutical supply, FDA, food handling and preparation, OSHA, ADA compliance, data privacy, HIPAA, environmental and EPA, international transactions, shipping, supply chain and logistics, financial reporting, insurance liability, real estate issues, including landlord and tenant matters, and all types of contracts and quasi-contracts. We have compiled resources to help keep our clients abreast of the latest developments and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.