Our newest collection of videos takes a deeper dive into our recent Hybrid Spring Meeting CLE programs, covers chats with authors of newly released Business Law books, and provides insight into business law practice areas. Watch now!
Read more about the three business law video series and eleven videos in the collection below.
CLE: A Deeper Dive
Shannon “A.J.” Singleton and Alicia Still delve into the ethical requirements for in-house counsel and outside counsel, extending the discussion of a Showcase CLE program at the ABA Business Law Section’s 2022 Hybrid Spring Meeting (now available as on-demand CLE). Their conversation hits on the in-house implications of ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 4.2, what it takes to forge relationships with colleagues on the business side and why it matters, and more.
Neera Chatterjee, E. Christopher Johnson, Jr., and Martina E. Vandenberg explore the ins and outs of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk criteria, extending the discussion of a Showcase CLE program at the ABA Business Law Section’s 2022 Hybrid Spring Meeting (now available as on-demand CLE). “They’re not their own silos with separate strategies,” Chatterjee said. “Everything is interconnected… you’ve got to think across the organization.” In this video, they discuss dealing with climate-related financial risks in the banking world, addressing forced labor from multiple perspectives, and companies’ role in looking toward solutions.
A dynamic panel including a top journalist, legal practitioners, and senior executives in sports dives into social justice issues in the field and their legal implications, extending the discussion of a Showcase CLE program at the ABA Business Law Section’s 2022 Hybrid Spring Meeting (now available as on-demand CLE). With Jeffrey Schlerf leading the discussion, the panelists—Sterling Hawkins, Terence Moore, Ashley Hibbett Page, and Ty Thomas—weigh in on a broad range of trends. Their conversation ranges from athlete activism and discrimination lawsuits, to league policies that contribute to DEI issues, to legal developments in the realm of name, image, and likeness for collegiate athletes, and more.
Alexander Denton and Stephanie Maxwell explore the state of gaming law in Tennessee and Georgia and how it fits into developments across the country, extending the discussion of a CLE program at the ABA Business Law Section’s 2022 Hybrid Spring Meeting (now available as on-demand CLE). “Tennessee is on the forefront of a national conversation that’s happening about the authorization of legal sports wagering,” Denton said. Their conversation touches on the unique features of Tennessee’s sports wagering regulations, skill gaming in Georgia, the speed of recent changes, and more.
Practice Area Insights
“Artificial intelligence with human intelligence really works together to increase productivity, check for error, keep everything cost-effective,” says Ingeuneal C. Gray. In this video, Gray—Commercial Vice President of the American Arbitration Association and chair of the CLE program “Artificial Intelligence in International Arbitration” at the ABA Business Law Section’s 2022 Hybrid Spring Meeting—provides an incisive overview of AI’s power and growing effects on the legal profession.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought “the kind of supply chain disruption that really had not been contemplated on such a scale before,” says Susan A. Maslow. Maslow is deeply knowledgeable about supply chain complexities; she and David V. Snyder are vice chair and chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Working Group to Draft Model Contract Clauses to Protect Human Rights in International Supply Chains. In their conversation, they discuss their work on the Model Contract Clauses (MCCs) as a means to bring human rights policies into practice, the tricky commercial law issues at play, shifts between the first version and recent second version of the MCCs, and more.
A draft of amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code to address emerging technologies is nearing completion. In this conversation, vice chair of the drafting committee Juliet Moringiello, R. Marshall Grodner, and Christopher Odinet discuss the amendments’ effort to provide a broad framework for transacting with digital assets, from cryptocurrency to non-fungible tokens and “just about any other digital thing that we may not think of right now.” Delving into consumer concerns related to NFTs, the challenges of enacting UCC amendments in the states, and more, these experts provide a perceptive look at the nuts and bolts behind digital assets’ hype.
Special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, have attracted tremendous attention in recent years, with a spike in SPAC IPOs in 2021 since tempered by increased litigation and scrutiny from regulators. In this video, Business Law Today author Frantz Jacques, who has written about the evolution of the SPAC landscape, delves into the driving forces behind SPACs’ meteoric rise; recent developments including the SEC’s SPAC rules proposal; and what’s next in the SPAC world.
“There is no such thing as a company that isn’t a technology company today,” says Michael Fleming, contributor to Director’s Technology Handbook: Tips and Strategies for Advising Corporate Directors. “Even if you’re making buggy whips, you’re running a website on Buggy Whip Dot Com, or whatever the case may be.” Designed to be a practical reference tool, Director’s Technology Handbook provides guidance to help boards of directors and lawyers who advise them to decipher critical technology issues and the legal implications that can affect the organizations they serve. In this conversation, Fleming discusses the book’s origins, the range of expertise of its contributors, and its attempt to empower corporate directors to ask the right questions.
With ESG, CSR, and sustainability now a dynamic and critical focus of corporate governance, ESG in the Boardroom: A Guidebook for Directors provides needed insight on ESG matters, including discussions on the role of the board, ESG landscape, litigation and risk management, corporate culture and governance, and more. In this conversation, editors Katayun I. Jaffari and Stephen A. Pike discuss the shifts that put ESG on the radar, the increased sophistication of stakeholders and asset managers in engaging with businesses, and the depth of knowledge among the book’s contributors.
The Model Business Corporation Act Annotated, Fifth Edition, is an invaluable resource for understanding developments under the MBCA, the general corporation statute for 30+ states and the source of many provisions in the general corporation’s statutes of states that have entirely adopted it. The annotation is created by the ABA Business Law Section’s Corporate Laws Committee, which promulgates the MBCA. In this conversation, Jonathan C. Lipson of the Corporate Laws Committee explains the development and uses of the annotation, which surveys “all of the important case law, all the important analysis of each provision of this Model Act,” as well as the comprehensive, searchable online site that accompanies purchases of the four-volume set available from the ABA.