ALFA International's On-Demand Webinar Recordings
ALFA International is pleased to announce that we have compiled the recordings from our CLE Webinars onto this webpage. Click on any of the hyperlinked webinar titles below to view that recording.
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2022 practice group WEBINARS
- Doing Business in Africa and the Middle East
This webinar was presented by the Africa & Middle East Practice Group. The Africa and Middle East regions are perceived as difficult places to operate and do business. The on the ground reality, country to country, is very different. Our highly experienced multi-jurisdictional panel introduces and explores effective and efficient ways and means of doing business in the region. The legal objectives always being to ensure success for global operations and supply chains. This webinar tackles the region head-on, including general legal and regulatory landscapes, international trade agreements and assistance to/ barriers to market entry.
- Is Safety Optional in the Age of the Reptile Theory?
This webinar was presented by the Product Liability & Complex Torts Practice Group. A product manufacturer's decision to provide a safety device as standard equipment or make it an option to purchase can be complicated. Defending optional safety device claims can be challenging, particularly in an era of reptile theory tactics where juries believe "safety is number one" and not an "option." Don't get bit. The panelists dissect the current law, explore real-world examples, and provide key insights and takeawys on defending these optional safety device claims.
2021 ENCORE TRANSFORMATION SERIES WEBINARS
- Ain’t It a Shame (How Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality)
This webinar is an encore presentation of a session from ALFA International’s International Client Seminar (ICS) this past March. Workplace discrimination has been prohibited in the United States since 1964, yet a recent study supported by the ABA Foundation confirms that our current legal processes may actually exacerbate employment discrimination. During this session, the panel suggests the system fails because of the toxic consequences of shaming, as described by Brené Brown and others. The panel addresses how both the system and the roles we play in it can and should be transformed.
- Corporate Accountability in a Changing Business World: Increasing Demands on Boards and Counsel
This webinar is an encore presentation of a session from ALFA International’s International Client Seminar (ICS) this past March. Every day, somewhere, a corporation is in trouble for a breach of law or a compliance failure traced back to poor corporate culture. Directors and senior management, and counsels who advise them are under increasing public scrutiny over ESG matters. ESG failures are increasingly being attributed to poor corporate culture starting from the top. Investors are determining their investment strategies by reference to corporate ESG compliance. This session works through some scenarios that ask questions about corporate culture when the rubber hits the road. In particular, the panel asks how in-house counsel advise their boards and senior management in situations that present very real conflicts between “getting business done” and compliance with laws and cultural expectations in the context of anti-corruption.
- Finding the Phoenix in the Ashes of 2020: Using Our Positions in Law to Achieve Diverse and Inclusive Workplaces That Promote Justice in the World Around Us
This webinar is an encore presentation of a session from ALFA International’s International Client Seminar (ICS) this past March. During this session, the panel discusses how 2020 was a year of change in ways most of us could not even imagine in 2019. From a pandemic that shut down the world and impacted women and minorities more sharply than white men, to protests over police violence and racial inequality in our criminal justice system, to a Supreme Court decision over LGBTQ rights in the workplace, to a new woman Supreme Court justice appointed weeks before the presidential election, there was unprecedented change in the world as we know it. As those who work in law and our system of justice, it is our dual privilege and responsibility to leverage our positions to cause positive change in 2021 and beyond in response to the events of 2020. This panel focused on how we can start discussions and bring the positive changes home to our own workplaces to increase both diversity and inclusion in our everyday world.
- Making Lemonade: Using Tools Forged During the Pandemic to Augment Complex Cases
This webinar is an encore presentation of a session from ALFA International’s International Client Seminar (ICS) this past March. During this session, the panel discusses how businesses, lawyers, and courts have had no choice but to dramatically change their ways of operations and adopt methods that have been new, unsettling, disruptive, expensive, and (in some cases) painful. While some may view these adjustments as “necessary evils,” which they hope will be nothing more than “war stories” in short order, the techniques, processes, skills, and technology forced upon us by the pandemic offer all of us some phenomenal opportunities to enhance, expand, and transform the ways in which we effectively litigate and try cases. In this webinar, the panel discusses and demonstrates how inside and outside counsel, clients, and courts have adapted to litigating and trying disputes in the COVID-imposed world. Using that as a launch point, the panel explores how, even as the world returns to semi-normalcy, we can use those adaptations to broaden the scope of how we represent clients, whether by enlisting experts regardless of location, presenting witnesses remotely who might otherwise not be available, engaging arbitrators across the globe, and otherwise thinking outside the box. After discussing what rules exist—or may be needed—to facilitate using these tools, the panel offers practical tips and suggestions that will help you cost-effectively make satisfying lemonade from the lemons presented by the pandemic.
- Transformation Through Looking in the Mirror: Tackling Blind Spots and the Amygdala Hijack
This webinar is an encore presentation of a session from ALFA International’s International Client Seminar (ICS) this past March. During this session, the panel discusses how blind spots and Amygdala Hijacks are two of the deadliest barriers to strong interpersonal relationships and healthy organizations. Successfully uncovering blind spots and avoiding Amygdala Hijacks depends on individual self-awareness and a willingness to address both issues. If you find yourself unaware of blind spots and experiencing untimely and frequent emotional outbursts, the tips and stories offered in this webinar will help you toward a trajectory of greater Emotional Intelligence and improved relationships, both at the office and at home.
- Walking the Line Without Crossing It: How to Have Respectful Conversations in the Workplace
This webinar is an encore presentation of a session from ALFA International’s International Client Seminar (ICS) this past March. During this session, the panel discusses how conversations in the workplace (and outside of the workplace) have become more difficult and contentious as people discuss racial, sexual and political issues, and react with hostility and sometimes violence to the opinions of others. This panel will explore the underlying cause of the visceral reactions we sometimes have to the comments of others and address how to have a greater understanding of varying perspectives among those in the workplace and how to engage in respectful dialogues.
- Yes in the Age of No: The Transformative Power of Yes
This webinar is an encore presentation of a session from ALFA International’s International Client Seminar (ICS) this past March. During this session, the panel explores the many ways in which positivity, creativity, and the use of “yes” can be persuasive tools in the practice of law for the benefit of clients. Don’t let the simplicity of the word “yes” fool you. This one word possesses a transcendent, transformative power.
2021 Practice group webinars
2021 future leaders forum webinars
- Bankruptcy Basics: Spotting Common Landmines and Mitigating Preferential Payments
During the webinar, the panelists provide an overview of the bankruptcy process and some helpful tips on what to do after receiving a bankruptcy notice. The panel will discuss what actions a creditor should take to preserve its claim and maximize recovery. Additionally, the panel will delve into an all too common problem for creditors – preference litigation, which often arises when a single creditor accepts an inordinate payment from a debtor shortly before the debtor files for bankruptcy. The group will discuss how to avoid preference litigation as well as the various defenses a creditor may have in these proceedings.
- Lights, Camera, Objection!
No matter where you practice, jury trials are not going anywhere. COVID has, however, impacted the way jurors see the world and how we see and assess jurors from jury selection through the end of trial. In this presentation, we will discuss preparing for jury trials post-COVID, both in-person and remotely, focus on who is more likely to appear for jury duty, and understand the impact COVID has and will continue to have on jury trials. We will also look at suggested voir dire questions and advise how to refine your trial strategy post-COVID.
- Remote Considerations: Ethical Concerns Beyond the Pandemic
COVID-19 created unprecedented situations in every job and industry, including the legal field. One area where ethical questions arose involved the virtual practice of an attorney. As remote work is here to stay, this webinar will address recent Formal Opinion 498 from the American Bar Association (ABA), which provides guidance on various ethical duties surrounding virtual practice. This webinar explores the rules articulated in the guidance, discuss German/European counterparts and perspectives and provide practical ways to abide by ethical rules while working remotely.
2020 SUMMER SERIES
- It’s How You Tell the Tale
The webinar panelists explore the methods of great storytelling by using good facts and eclipsing bad facts
- Navigating Project Default
The webinar panelists provide best practices on how to protect yourself and mitigate damages arising from project defaults.
- The Lost Art of Damages
The webinar panelists discuss the reality of what damages can be recovered and how the understanding of the abstract art of damages can be critical to mediation, setting budgets, reserves and how the litigation will be managed.
- Supreme Court 2020-2021 Preview
The webinar panelists discuss the most significant cases to be decided by the Supreme Court and how these cases can impact daily business operations.
- Combatting Counterfeiting and Gray Market Sales
Nothing is more frustrating to a company than seeing the value of its brand and goodwill diminished by counterfeit, gray market, and other unauthorized sales of its product. The webinar panelists outline proactive steps a company can take to best position itself, if and when litigation with a counterfeiter or gray market seller arises.
2020 SPRING ETHICS SERIES
2020 COVID-19 Series
- Riding the COVID-19 Turbulence in LATAM
Lawyers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico explore the impact of the pandemic in Latin America, analyze the situation in each jurisdiction, and suggest strategies for clients to navigate their way around the different issues.
- Understanding the Paycheck Protection Program
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the “CARES Act”, includes a Paycheck Protection Program which provides $349 billion for government guarantees for a modified version of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 7(a) loan program. The panel will share the four important ways The Paycheck Protection Program modifies the 7(a) loan program.
- Navigating the Ever-Changing Landscape of COVID-19
The spread of COVID-19 and the response of federal, state, and local governments continues to create unprecedented challenges for employers. Attorneys from ALFA International member firm Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL's multi-disciplinary Coronavirus COVID-19 Response Team discuss how current law is intersecting with new legislation and the impact those changes will have on businesses.