- February 21, 2017
Join Dykema’s panel of privacy, data security and information asset management law experts for an in-depth discussion regarding the current state of data breach litigation and strategies to help your company mitigate risk. Topics include trends in data breach enforcement and litigation, how to develop meaningful privacy and cybersecurity policies to help prevent breaches (and effectively respond to them if they happen) and key issues on regulators’ radars.
- March 7, 2017
Join Tom Alleman, Team Leader of Dykema’s Insurance Industry Group, and Kathy Kudner, Member of Dykema’s Health Care Practice Group for an in-depth discussion of risks to health care providers from data breaches and other cyber risks and information on insurance policies that provide coverage for those risks.
- Employment Law in California in the Era of Trump – What Will the Administration Do and Will it Matter for the Golden State?March 23, 2017
While plenty of activity occurred in California and federally in 2016, it is safe to assume that significant policy and enforcement changes will be made during the presidency of Donald J. Trump. Those changes will include at least one new Supreme Court Justice, dozens of judges on other federal courts, a new Secretary of Labor, two new Board Members and General Counsel at NLRB and new leadership at many other federal agencies. Many Obama-era rules and executive orders have been and will be scaled back or eliminated entirely, including “who is the employer” tests, the “persuader” rule, the fiduciary rule and the “blacklist” rule. Yet, will any of this affect California employers, who must follow the more employee-friendly rules applicable under state law, and increasingly, local ordinances?
- February 9, 2017
The sudden oil and gas price declines which hit rock bottom by mid-2014 continues to create problems in the oil and gas industry today. In this two-hour live webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help oil and gas companies understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the recent developments and updates on oil and gas companies’ restructuring strategies. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing other strategies to accelerate and stabilize the industry’s position in the market.
- Employment Law Under the Trump Administration - What Does the Future Hold and Should We "Tweet" About It?February 3, 2017
Though 2016 saw little legislative activity specifically affecting employers, that did not stop an administrative onslaught of Executive Orders, new and “reinterpreted” regulations for employers to have to learn, relearn and figure out how to comply with all while trying to run their businesses - some of which went into effect while others were stopped by the court system via injunctions and currently remain in legal limbo. Please join us for a presentation of headline issues that will be affecting businesses of all sizes under the new administration. We will provide insights into the new administration’s potential enforcement policies, what is likely to stay the same and what may change, new policy regulations and potential legislation to prepare you to handle employee matters related to wage and hour issues, EEOC reporting requirements, OSHA’s impact on post-accident drug testing, social media, union organizing, whistleblowers, workplace investigations and more.
- January 25, 2017
Civil and criminal health care fraud enforcement remains a top priority for the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Inspector General, and the Texas Attorney General. Texas has been identified by them as one of the states in which health care fraud is most prevalent and in which health care fraud enforcement is most needed. Please join several of the firm’s health care attorneys, one of whom has been Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of a major medical center, and two of whom are former Justice Department prosecutors, as they discuss current trends in health care fraud enforcement in Texas.
- Technology and the Law: Update on Vehicle-to-Vehicle Regulation and Michigan Autonomous Vehicle LegislationJanuary 24, 2017
In mid-December, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued its long-anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications – technology that enables cars to warn each other to help drivers avoid potential collisions.
- January 20, 2017
Dykema is pleased to co-sponsor the 19th Annual compliance seminar in conjunction with the HFMA Great Lakes Chapter and the HCCA. Experienced attorneys from Dykema's Health Care Group will address a variety of key health care compliance issues, with a particular emphasis on practical application.
- State Department Update, PLI’s 49th Annual Immigration and Naturalization Institute, New York, New YorkDecember 7, 2016
Kathleen Campbell Walker, El Paso-based member and leader of Dykema’s Immigration Team, will serve as a featured speaker at the Practising Law Institute's 49th Annual Immigration and Naturalization Institute on December 7, 2016, in New York, New York.
- November 17, 2016
Succession planning for a privately owned business requires special care. To meet the critical challenges posed by succession planning, owners of private businesses are often best advised to seek the assistance of independent counsel and wealth advisors to work with the company's regular and trusted professionals. In the mix of governance, tax and financial issues to consider, there are also personalities, talents and aspirations.
Telemus Capital and Dykema Gossett have unmatched experience in providing the expertise, perspective and judgment needed to address these challenges. It is a "second opinion" that owners and managers of private businesses need to invest in for everyone's benefit. You may only have one chance to get succession planning right. The benefits from getting it right are not simply financial but personal and long lasting.
- Advanced Strategies in Defending Class Action Litigation: Unresolved Issues in Consumer Product Class Action LitigationNovember 15, 2016
There are numerous unresolved issues that are, or should be, in the forefront of consumer product class action litigation. Join us for a discussion examining these issues, including the critical questions of ascertainability of class membership, the definitions of “defect” and “safety,” the proper standard of review and the true meaning of “common question,” the extent to which the Seventh Amendment precludes a court from deciding factual issues in the process of deciding class certification, and the heretofore unacknowledged analogy to collateral estoppel.
- October 18, 2016
The United States Department of Transportation (“DOT”) has issued its much anticipated “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy”, a far-reaching approach to the development, certification and regulation of Highly Automated Vehicles (“HAV”). DOT has requested comments no later than November 22, 2016, on the Policy, which also intersects with major legislative initiatives by state governments to promote (or restrict) the deployment of HAV’s on their roads. A panel of Dykema’s Automated and Connected Vehicle Team will examine the DOT Policy along with the emerging state legislation and regulation and potential litigation issues such as implications for product liability. The Dykema legal team will also provide the latest news on the NHTSA rulemaking for “vehicle to vehicle communication” – cars that warn each other to help drivers avoid collisions.
- October 13, 2016
The December 1, 2016 compliance deadline is fast approaching. New federal regulations will impact more than 4.2 million employees and change the landscape in almost every American workplace. Employers are finding that compliance is complex and has unexpected consequences. By popular demand of those who were unable to attend our live seminars earlier this summer, Dykema is providing a complimentary webinar which will examine the new rules—what has changed and what employers must do to conform their business practices to these modified regulations and avoid substantial penalties.
- September 20, 2016
Automobile and application providers are competing to fulfill increased consumer demands to be connected to the world even while driving. According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTI), engaging in visual-manual subtasks (such as reaching for a phone, dialing, and texting) associated with the use of hand-held phones and other portable devices increased the risk of getting into a crash by three times (May 29, 2013). VTI also found that typical drivers participate in some form of distracted driving activity over 50 percent of the time. Join us in a discussion regarding the clash between personal responsibility and assigning blame to an application provider or vehicle manufacturer.
- September 15, 2016
Harassment and Retaliation—yes, the issues have been around for a long time, but they continue to rank among the most popular and dangerous claims made against employers. Combine those theories and a contentious election season, and you have an environment ripe for disagreement and employment claims. We will review recent case developments involving harassment and retaliation claims in a variety of contexts, as well as address the potential for these (and related) claims during this vitriolic campaign season.