October 21 - 24, 2018

ACC Annual Meeting 2018

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Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701

Deeply committed to the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Venable proudly continues to support the ACC Annual Meeting as a Gold Sponsor. We invite you to meet with us in Austin as several of our partners will attend, exhibit, and speak during this year’s meeting to share their insights and recommendations.

ACC's Annual Meeting is the world's largest gathering of the in-house counsel community and is a great professional development value. Attendees can earn a year's worth of CLE/CPD credit in just three days, exchange ideas with peers during networking events, and gather information from more than 100 law firms and legal service providers.

We look forward to seeing you at our booth (#528) and at our special educational sessions during the ACC Annual Meeting:

Monday, October 22, 2018

Session 309 - Maximizing Impact through Corporate Philanthropy: Creating and Managing Corporate Foundations and Giving Programs

Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Meeting Room 16

Robert L. Waldman, Partner and Chair, Business Division, Venable LLP
Gemma Heckendorf, Chief Counsel, CSG International, Inc.
Anna Lisa Lukes, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility and Executive Director, GSF Foundation, Golden State Foods
Sharon Ware, Counsel, State Farm

A panel of experts with experience representing nonprofit and for-profit entities will present strategic and legal considerations for setting up and managing corporate foundations and giving programs. Panelists will explore alternative financial structures companies are using for social impact investment (a topic of growing interest, particularly among millennials), compare and contrast strategies for corporate philanthropy, explain IRS private foundation rules and compliance considerations, share best practices for managing related entities and highlight considerations for making and monitoring corporate grants (e.g., avoiding self-dealing). Walk away with practical tips for maximizing companies' philanthropic impact through such entities and programs, while taking steps to minimize potential risks.

Session 412 - Legal Ethics in Today's Reality

Time: 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Location: Ballroom G

Michael Robinson, Partner, Venable LLP
Susan Divers, Senior Advisor, LRN
Angelina LaPenotiere, Associate General Counsel, Fannie Mae
Jim Slattery, Attorney, In Transition

Many issues arise from the reality that in-house counsel serve as both lawyer to, and employee/officer of, the organizational client. As a result, questions abound: Who is the client? What is the corporate and attorney–client relationship among subsidiaries, parent or sister, and spun-off companies? How can client confidences be protected in the business setting? Explore and vote on a series of hypothetical situations such as conflicts among affiliated companies, maintaining client confidences, confidences and whistleblower actions, technology and cybersecurity concerns, and preventing and addressing corporate misconduct.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Session 503 - Nonprofit Event Risk Management from A to Z

Time: 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Location: Meeting Room 15

Cynthia Lewin, Partner, Venable LLP
Thomas Cluderay, General Counsel, Yellowstone Forever
Robert Falk, General Counsel, Truth Initiative
Jesse Raben, General Counsel, The Common Application
Christine Yang, Associate General Counsel, Brookings Institution

This interactive workshop will focus on risk management considerations when planning nonprofit events. After an introductory overview from the nonprofit experts, you will rotate every 15 to 20 minutes for guided discussions with your industry peers about such topics as negotiating event-related contracts; insurance and permit issues; health and safety issues such as alcohol, security and conduct; auction, give-away and charitable tax deductibility issues; and photo releases, waivers and social media.

Session 611 - HIPAA 2018: Avoiding the Top 10 Compliance Pitfalls

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Meeting Room 18AB

Thora Johnson, Partner, Venable LLP
Jenny Barnes, Vice President, Legal, Quantum Health
Jennifer Elliott, Privacy Officer, JD, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is the data privacy and security law with which covered entities and their business associates must comply. While HIPAA clearly governs healthcare providers, it also affects every employer that offers health insurance benefits to its employees. The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights is actively enforcing HIPAA regulations, levying significant monetary penalties for noncompliance. This session will review HIPAA's data privacy and security requirements, identify the top 10 compliance challenges that covered entities and their business associates face in 2018 and offer strategies to minimize HIPAA violations in this high-risk environment.

Session 705 - Do's and Don'ts for Social Media in the Financial Services Industry

Time: 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room 17

Amy Mudge, Partner, Venable LLP
Susan Duarte, Senior Counsel, Sprint
Nathan Howard, Chief Compliance Officer, Moneta Group Investment Advisors, LLC
Andrea Negroni, Professor, American University

As social media continues to grow more prevalent every day, it’s critical to stay current on recent developments. Discover the answers to these questions and many more: Are the do's and don’ts for counsel using social media? What are the risks and best practices for using social media in the financial services industry? What are the latest legal and regulatory trends? What advertising law principles come into play?

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