CLE - Securities Enforcement 2014: An Inside Look at New Developments at the SEC, the USAO, and the Insider Trading Trials of the Year

04/09/2014
This program will review recent SEC / DOJ trends, explore strategies to take in the courtroom, and will provide helpful approaches for practitioners representing clients under investigation, when indicted, and during appeals....
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CLE - The FCPA, Public Corruption and Government Prosecutions: An Update

04/03/2014
The BBA will bring you insight from leading practitioners in this comprehensive overview of the FCPA and public corruption and government fraud prosecutions. The program will be followed by a reception....
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United States v. Mathew Martoma: Lessons Learned from One of the Country’s Largest and Most Significant Insider-Trading Trials

03/28/2014 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
In February 2014, a federal jury sitting in the Southern District of New York convicted Mathew Martoma, a former SAC Capital Advisors LP portfolio manager, of insider-trading for conducting trades resulting in profits and avoiding losses of approximately $275 million as a result of allegedly obtaining confidential information in connection with a clinical trial for an experimental Alzheimer’s drug....
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Compliance Programs and Corporate Monitors

03/24/2014 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
The first panel will focus on compliance programs with attention to the purpose of compliance programs, what they should include, how a good compliance can help if a company is investigated and how to successfully administer a compliance program. We will also discuss Compliance programs as part of Corporate Integrity Agreements and the government's view of post investigation compliance programs....
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The New Marijuana Laws: How They Affect Public Health Policy, Personal Rights, and Law Enforcement

03/17/2014 - 12:00PM to 1:30PM
We will explore the myriad issues confronting the courts, the public, and law enforcement agencies as a result of the legalization of medical marijuana and the decriminalization of possession of less than one ounce of marijuana in the Commonwealth. Topics for discussion will include whether and how consumers and dispensers of medical marijuana can exercise their rights under the new law without running afoul of existing federal prohibitions against possession and distribution, as well as changes in the law of arrest and search and seizure brought about by partial decriminalization of marijuana possession....
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CLE - Cutting Edge Issues in Criminal Law - REGISTRATION CLOSED

01/30/2014
We have reached capacity for this program and are no longer accepting registrations. If you would like to purchase a copy of the course for viewing on your own, please visit the CLE Bookstore....
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13th Annual Criminal Law Bench Bar

01/21/2014 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
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CLE - Criminal Law Appellate Practice

12/10/2013
Join us to learn about the ins and outs of criminal appellate practice from strategy and brief-writing to meeting with clients and oral argument....
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BBA Roundtable With Paul Levenson, Head of SEC's Boston Office

12/10/2013 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
This roundtable discussion with recently appointed SEC Boston Office Director Paul Levenson offers an opportunity for those who practice before the SEC's Boston office to engage in a public discussion about the SEC's policies and practices, possible areas of future focus, and suggestions for maximizing the effectiveness of the SEC's regulatory and enforcement mission....
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Senior Lawyers Authors Series: The Hanging Judge by Judge Michael A. Ponsor

12/03/2013 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join the Senior Lawyers Section as they welcome Judge Michael A. Ponsor to discuss his new novel The Hanging Judge. A discussion about his experiences as both a judge and an author will be followed by a Q&A session and a networking reception....
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Pursuing Erroneous Conviction Claims: From Complaint Through Trial

11/19/2013 - 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
This panel presentation – consisting of both plaintiff and Attorney General representatives – will discuss the latest caselaw and practice tips in this emerging area of the law. Topics will include initiating an erroneous conviction case and the applicable eligibility requirements, all aspects of discovery, and finally settlement or trial....
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Recognizing and Responding to Suicidal Persons: What Lawyers Need to Know

11/19/2013
It is important for attorneys to understand the risk of suicide and related warning signs that may be demonstrated by clients, witnesses, and defendants facing criminal prosecution or incarceration. Learn how to assess suicide risks and how to connect clients with available resources. ...
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Social Media – It's All Online: Obtaining and Using Evidence from Facebook and Other ISPs

11/05/2013 - 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
This panel of experienced professionals will discuss use of subpoenas and other discovery tools to investigate and obtain social media evidence (texts, email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). The panel will also present ways to successfully introduce this evidence in court proceedings. Topics will include use of Grand Jury subpoenas, notice requirements when using subpoenas and applicable state or federal statutes....
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A Candid Bench-Bar Conversation on Judicial Evaluations

11/04/2013 - 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey will discuss the issues concerning judicial evaluation and why it matters. Moderator Jack Cinquegrana,will encourage lawyers to ask questions of the panel and engage in a candid and constructive dialogue to identify ways to improve participation and boost the practical value of the evaluation system....
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Criminal Law 101 – What Every New Lawyer Needs to Know

11/01/2013 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
This brown bag program will feature a discussion on basic constitutional rights of the criminally accused. The discussion will be geared towards non-criminal practitioners and will include practical tips from a former federal prosecutor concerning Fourth Amendment search and seizure jurisprudence; right to counsel under the Sixth Amendment; Miranda rights; and other topics....
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Criminal Investigations and the Future of Data Privacy in the Wake of Edward Snowden and the NSA Surveillance Program

09/18/2013 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join Assistant United States Attorney Amy Burkart, and The Ashcroft Group's Data Privacy Counsel, Ellen Giblin, for an informative and lively discussion about the future of criminal investigations and data privacy in the wake of recent global events....
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Barbarians At The Digital Gate: Cyber Risk Liability And Insurance Coverage Issues

06/11/2013 - 01:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Hardly a day passes without a new report of a data security breach. A panel of cyber security experts will discuss the skyrocketing number and costs of data security breaches, efforts to prevent, mitigate, and respond to breaches, criminal prosecution of cyber-related crimes, and the use of forensic consultants in responding to data security incidents. The panel will also address insurance coverage for data security breaches, including issues arising under cyber risk policies, as well as commercial general liability and other traditional insurance policies....
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CLE - Human Trafficking: A Call to Action (FREE)

06/06/2013
Human trafficking is one of the largest and fastest-growing illegal industries in the world. Join us for this complimentary program in which attendees will learn about the issue at large, what is being done in Massachusetts to address it, and ways you can get involved. There is no fee to attend this seminar, which is sponsored by the BBA's Public Interest Leadership Program (PILP). ...
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Criminal Post-Conviction Relief in Massachusetts after Chaidez: Will Padilla Continue to be Applied Retroactively?

05/23/2013 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
In 2010, in Padilla v. Kentucky, the U.S. Supreme Court held that criminal defense attorneys must advise non-citizen clients about the immigration consequences of criminal pleas. In Commonwealth v. Clarke, Massachusetts SJC concluded under federal law that Padilla was not a new rule and therefore should be applied retroactively to April 1, 1997...
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CLE - Health Care Fraud 2013: There Are New Sheriffs in Town

05/22/2013
In the past year both the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office have appointed new Fraud Chiefs relative to Health Care and Medicaid. This program presents a unique opportunity to hear from both of these "new sheriffs" as well as defense and in-house practitioners who will speak to a wide variety of current Health Care Fraud issues....
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State Sentencing Issues: White Collar Crime, Lobby Conferences, Sentencing Advocacy, The Development of the Adolescent Brain

05/15/2013 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
This seminar will discuss various issues in state court sentencing practice and will focus on three distinct issues facing practitioners. Superior Court judges and experienced counsel will offer tips and strategies on how to use the lobby conference to enhance sentencing advocacy. The panelists will also discuss sentencing and dispositional strategy and options in white collar crime cases, including large and small-scale economic crimes, fraud, corruption, environmental and computer offenses....
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