CLE - Threats and Red Flags: Export Control Risks and Regulations

03/17/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Export control compliance is expanding to address threats posed by foreign nationals and governments seeking to unlawfully obtain U.S. technology. Our panelists will discuss the best practices for advising corporate, academic, and non-governmental organizations to protect them from these threats....
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Pandemic Planning for Institutions

03/11/2015 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Panelists from Mass General Hospital Center for Global Health, Partners Healthcare, and Tufts University will discuss past experiences with pandemics and planning for future pandemics....
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Universities Operating Globally

02/24/2015 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Join the discussion on the kinds of activities universities pursue abroad, such as academic programs, collaborations, fundraising, and online education, and issues those activities raise....
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Investigations and Privilege

02/11/2015 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
This program will discuss the attorney-client privilege, the attorney work-product doctrine, and the common interest doctrine in the context of internal investigations at colleges and universities....
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Strategies in Life Sciences Collaborations

12/11/2014 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Experts who lead efforts to sponsor research, enter joint R&D, license technology and otherwise fill pharmaceutical pipelines will discuss strategies, risks, and war stories in an informal setting. ...
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CLE - Federal Grants: What You Need to Know About the New OMB Rules

Learn everything you need to know about the upcoming changes the new OMB "Super Circular". Our panel will cover the requirements of the current guidance documents that govern federal grants, what grantees--including nonprofits, universities, and hospitals--need to do to get ready for the new rules, and how to assist your clients in doing so....
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Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment Teams

12/10/2014 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
The panel will provide an overview of current best practices in campus threat assessment and behavioral intervention. Panelists will analyze how different schools approach the challenge of handling emergent student situations and how teams engage in the process of assessment, response and follow-up. The panelists will address how they determine team composition and charge, the types of cases to handle, the process to be followed, and the subsidiary issues that arise in these complex cases....
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The State of Fair Use in Academia After the 11th Circuit’s Opinion in the Georgia State Copyright Case

11/19/2014 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
One of the biggest IP issues facing educational institutions today is the application of copyright law to emerging technological opportunities....
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ACA Update for Colleges and Universities: What Higher Education Employers Should Be Doing to Prepare for 2015 and Beyond

11/12/2014 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Our panelist will discuss recent guidance issued under the ACA and how employers in higher education should be preparing for compliance. The discussion will include identifying full-time employees, special categories of employees unique to higher education employees, nondiscrimination rules and the Cadillac tax. We will also focus on some of the administrative complexities associated with compliance....
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College & University Law Section Annual Fall Social

10/09/2014 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Mark your calendars now for our annual social event with the College and University Law Section. Enjoy drinks, food, and the company of terrific colleagues!...
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You're NOT ALONE -- A Roundtable Discussion About Meeting Your Campus Safety Obligations

09/10/2014 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Complying with campus safety obligations is a challenging process, and colleges and universities diligently pursue best practices. At this roundtable discussion, colleagues from the College & University Section will have the opportunity to discuss successful strategies....
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Annual Legislative Update by Rob McCarron of AICUM

06/11/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
The Association of Independent Colleges & Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM) is the leading voice on public policy matters affecting independent colleges and universities in the Commonwealth. Rob McCarron, AICUM’s Vice President for Government Relations and General Counsel, will offer an update on federal and state legislative initiatives that may be of interest to members of the higher education community....
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2014 Non-Profits and Charities Conference

06/10/2014 - 7:30AM to 3:00PM
Please join us for the Attorney General’s Office Charities Conference, June 10, 2014 in Norwood....
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Executive Compensation: Evolving Trends and Best Practices

05/22/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
The past year has seen several new developments in executive compensation at the state level. The Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division of the Attorney General’s office issued a CEO Compensation Review, based on a survey of 25 of the largest public charities in Massachusetts. More recently, the Attorney General’s office brought suit against the CEO of a Massachusetts graduate school and entered into an Assurance of Discontinuation agreement with the school’s board of trustees, both focused on executive compensation....
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CLE - Managing Mismanagement: Fraud, Misconduct, and Conflicts of Interest in the Research Realm

Allegations converning fraud, misconduct, and conflicts of interest in connection with grants and clinical research frequently surface in the news. Such events can not only result in sanctions and lasting harm for the reputations of institutions and individual researchers; dealing with these issues costs time and money. Our panel of experts will examine the latest cases concerning fraud and misconduct, how to prevent them, and how to deal with them when they do occur....
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Investing Endowment Funds: Legal and Compliance Issues

04/10/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Many colleges and universities have become increasingly active investors. This program will focus on investor compliance and on issues that arise in negotiating alternative investments like private equity or hedge funds....
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