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28 Feb 2024 Webinar: California United States

Against the backdrop of an ever-changing capital markets landscape, Cooley’s Market Talks virtual series cuts through the noise and drills down on what you need to know about the current market.

In this installment of Market Talks, our panel of thought leaders will discuss the current landscape for capital markets and expected trends for 2024, with a particular focus on the healthcare and life sciences industry.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Summary of recent market activity
  • Characteristics of life sciences companies that have successfully exited or raised capital
  • Specific industries of investor focus
  • Considerations for healthcare and life sciences companies preparing to go public

In a quickly shifting market, this virtual series arms leaders with clear and topical insights to help guide decision-making.

29 Feb 2024 Webinar: California United States

Alumni Ventures – America’s largest venture firm for individual investors – is hosting a one-hour webinar that will explore the transformative role of artificial intelligence in the legal industry, highlighting its potential as a powerful tool for efficiency and precision, as well as the ethical concerns it brings to the forefront. This session will provide you with valuable insights into AI’s impact on law and how venture investors are capitalizing on its growth in the legal field.

Topics will include:

  • How AI is revolutionizing legal research, contract analysis, and predictive analytics to transform the efficiency and accuracy of legal practices.
  • Leveraging AI in legal operations while navigating its challenges.
  • Essential ethical considerations and risk management strategies for integrating AI into legal practices without compromising professional integrity.

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06 Mar 2024 Conference: San Francisco United States

Cooley is proud to sponsor the American Bar Association’s 39th National Institute on White Collar Crime, where notable panelists from the corporate sector, the federal judiciary and government agencies will share insights into some of the most significant issues of our time. The faculty typically includes some of the top members of the white collar bar in the US and abroad.

This in-person event will be attended by federal and state judges and prosecutors, law enforcement officials, defense attorneys, corporate in-house counsel, and members of the academic community, as well as legal professionals just starting to concentrate in the white collar area.

As in previous years, the institute will offer valuable updates on developments and strategies in white collar criminal law, along with opportunities to meet new colleagues, renew acquaintances and exchange ideas.

06 Mar 2024 Webinar: California United States

This seminar will examine the latest trends in consumer mass actions. Speakers will compare and contrast the risks associated with class actions versus mass arbitration, as well as what companies should consider in drafting dispute resolution clauses. This virtual event is recommended for US-based businesses, as well as UK businesses with operations in the US.

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08 Mar 2024 Symposium: Los Angeles United States

Co-hosted by The McCarthy Institute and UCLA Law, the 2024 Copyright Symposium will focus on authorship and artificial intelligence, community authors, cultural property, and more. Held annually, this one-day event brings together copyright scholars, legal practitioners, and industry leaders to discuss emerging and pressing issues within copyright law.

Authorship After Warhol

Cooley partner Bobby Ghajar will speak on this panel.

Corporate Authorship

Cooley partner JP Oleksiuk will speak on this panel.

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08 Mar 2024 Seminar: San Francisco United States

You’re invited to join the VC-Backed Board Academy (VCBA), an inaugural program for both new and seasoned directors of venture capital-backed companies, crafted to elevate your leadership in the boardroom.

Presented by Cooley, the UC Center for Business Law, San Francisco, and Nasdaq, the VCBA is a first-of-its-kind executive education seminar tailored to the unique challenges and opportunities faced by board members of venture-backed companies.

Led by a diverse roster of speakers, the curated agenda will address the critical business and legal developments impacting the VC ecosystem. You will come away from the event with actionable insights, equipped with the tools necessary to effectively govern a venture-backed company in 2024 and beyond.

This is an exclusive program with limited space – register today to reserve your spot.

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12 Mar 2024 Conference: Utah United States

The Winter Bankruptcy Conference will bring leading scholars and practitioners to Park City, Utah, to present cutting-edge research on bankruptcy, reorganization and distressed debt.

Dinner & Keynote Panel: Women Leaders in the Restructuring Field

Cooley partner Cullen Drescher Speckhart will speak on this panel, comprised of several prominent women attorneys who have left an indelible mark on the law. These bankruptcy professionals will discuss their experiences in shaping bankruptcy law and policy.

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13 Mar 2024 Conference: San Francisco United States

Cooley is proud to host the first edition of the GAR Live: Technology Disputes conference, which is taking place as part of California International Arbitration Week.

Join an audience of arbitrators, counsel, in-house practitioners, expert witnesses and more to network, debate, and analyze the pressing developments in a sector that’s potentially ripe with disputes.

ISDS Tech Disputes – An Incoming Wave?

Cooley partner Rachel Thorn will present at this session, along with Catherine Amirfar, partner at Debevoise & Plimpton, and Mark Stadnyk, senior legal counsel at thyssenkrupp nucera. The session will be moderated by Brody Greenwald, partner at White & Case.

The panelists are expected to discuss:

  • Do states have a clearer right to regulate the tech sector in the public interest?
  • Will this new regulatory landscape be the basis for new ISDS claims?
  • How likely are such claims to succeed, and what would their real objective be?
20 Mar 2024 Webinar: California United States

In 2024, the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will release the maximum fair price for the first 10 drugs selected for the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program created under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). In addition, the National Institute of Standards and Technology will release guidance – including the use of price – for exercising march-in rights under the Bayh-Dole Act. In this webinar, Chad Shear, experienced Cooley life sciences patent trial lawyer, and Vince Sampson, who leads the firm’s public policy practice, will discuss the process and impacts of the IRA’s drug pricing program – and what expanded march-in rights could mean for federally funded life science research.

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28 Mar 2024 Webinar: California United States

The new Merger Guidelines, jointly issued by the DOJ and FTC in December 2023, reflect many of the aggressive and novel theories of harm that senior officials at the agencies have enunciated in speeches and pursued during the Biden administration through enforcement actions.

The new guidelines replace the Horizontal Merger Guidelines issued by the Obama administration in 2010 and the Vertical Merger Guidelines issued by the Trump administration in 2020. It remains to be seen whether the new guidelines will be followed by courts or have a lasting impact.

Join Cooley partners Megan Browdie and Howard Morse, as they discuss the new Merger Guidelines and what they mean for dealmakers, including:

  • A summary of the new Merger Guidelines and critical changes adopted by the guidelines.
  • How the theories enunciated in the new guidelines have played out in recent enforcement actions.
  • What dealmakers should take away from the new guidelines.
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