On Wednesday, November 9th, 2011, the CFO RoundTable welcomed its members and guests to participate in Law School for the CFO, a 3-hour program focused on upcoming regulations and laws that will directly affect the way CFOs conduct their businesses.

Hosted by a panel of expert attorneys from Goodwin Procter LLP, a national law firm dedicated to helping clients manage risk, maximize opportunities and move their business forward, Law School for the CFO covered a breadth of topics, including:

Updates on Employment Law, including:

  • Worker classification issues, including employees, independent contractors and non-exempt employees, and current enforcement perspectives
  • The key principles for drafting non-competition agreements, and an update on developments regarding their enforcement
  • An overview of Sarbanes-Oxley & Dodd-Frank whistleblower protection issues, including the scope of coverage and the nature of protected activity
  • Social media policies, including a review of recent National Labor Relations Board decisions regarding protection of employee speech in social media contexts

To view the most recent Labor and Employment alerts from Goodwin Procter LLP, click here.

The Risks of Email Communications, including:

  • The risks of e-mail: litigation and investigation horror stories
  • Email and waiver of the attorney-client privilege
  • Attorney/Client privileged email and in-house counsel
  • Federal rules of civil procedure and e-discovery

Assessing and Managing the Risks of Personal Liability, including:

  • The liability landscape facing CFOs
  • Must-know facts about D&O insurance coverage and how it works
  • Company indemnification obligations and how to maximize your protections
  • FCPA liability traps for even the wary (could be separate topic)

To download a PDF copy of the Personal Liability presentation given by Carl Metzger, Partner, Goodwin Procter, please click here.

The Legal Issues in Offering a 401(k) Plan, including:

  • Employee contributions must be timely deposited
  • Fiduciary responsibilities in selecting and monitoring investment funds
  • Plan documents and timely adoption of compliance amendments
  • Operation issues and IRS correction procedures if plan is not operated in accordance with its terms.

To download a PDF copy of the 401(k) presentation given by Marian Tse, Partner, Goodwin Procter, please click here.

Big Data Legal Issues, including:

  • Recent Trends in Intellectual Property, including a review of the new patent law (first to file, accelerated examination procedures, post grant reviews and other changes to litigation)
  • Collection, analysis, use and distribution of data, including the legal traps for companies that collect, analyze and use consumer data, issues related to the aggregation and repurposing of data from numerous sources, HIPPA, COPA, and the legal protections available to help companies guard against data misuse

To download a PDF copy of the Big Data presentation given by Joel Lehrer, Partner, Goodwin Procter, please click here. 

For more information, or to contact any of our panel members, we invite you to download the presentations above or contact us today.