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2023 KJ University

Security National Bank - 1120 South 101 Street, Omaha, NE 68124

Koley Jessen formally invites you to attend KJ University. If you are interested in a variety of legal topics and are in need of CLE credit, we hope you will join us!

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8:15 AM - 8:30 AM

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Estate Planning 101 | 30 minutes
Craig W. Benson
What do you need to know when considering the legacy you want to leave behind? How do you ensure assets pass in a manner that minimizes family conflict and ensures any operating businesses continue into the future? This presentation will answer those questions and provide an overview of key considerations in crafting an effective estate plan.

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
My Vendor Just Suffered a Data Breach. Now What?: Strategies to Safeguard Your Company From Vendor Security Incidents | 45 minutes
Maureen E. Fulton
In an era of interconnected business operations, when a company’s vendor that stores its personal information suffers a data breach, this situation could pose significant risks to operations, create indemnification obligations, and even in some cases lead to public relations nightmares. As legal requirements related to data security evolve, it has become paramount for businesses to understand the risks present in the lifecycle of a vendor data breach. This presentation will equip attendees with steps to take during contract negotiations with the vendor to address a potential data breach, such as key terms to include in data processing and security addendums. It will also offer tips on how to navigate the hours, days, and weeks after your vendor notifies you that they have been breached, including a discussion of notification and regulatory obligations, costs allocation, and ongoing requirements such as credit monitoring.

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
The Corporate Transparency Act: Nuts, Bolts, and Headaches | 30 minutes
Taylor C. Dieckman
Taylor will provide an overview of the Corporate Transparency Act, providing information on who is required to report, what information is required to be reported, and when reports are required.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
AI: Key Contracting Issues | 60 minutes
Jack D. Horgan
With the rapid expansion of Generative Artificial Intelligence, individuals and businesses are increasingly harnessing its capabilities. Join Jack as he shares some background on AI, insight on the AI legal landscape; as well as contracting considerations for AI customers and providers. 

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Current and Emerging Issues in Finance | 60 minutes
Banking and Finance Team
This presentation will explore current and emerging issues in finance including: cash management strategies in the face of bank insolvency risk; the applicability of the Corporate Transparency Act in lending transactions; preparing your business for customer insolvencies; the use of AI in lending; and alternatives to traditional bank financing.

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Protecting Your IP: How to Monitor, Enforce, and Defend Your Intellectual Property Rights | 30 minutes
John V. Matson
Intellectual property (IP) is a valuable asset for any business, especially in today’s competitive and innovative market. However, IP protection is not only about obtaining trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, or other forms of IP rights. It also involves monitoring the use of your IP by others, enforcing your IP rights against infringers, and defending your IP rights against challenges.

Learn about the best practices and strategies for protecting your IP in various scenarios. You will also learn about the common pitfalls and risks that IP owners face, and how to avoid or overcome them.

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM
Adapting to AI: Insights for HR Professionals and Attorneys | 30 minutes
Erin E. Schroeder
Join Erin as she explores the different considerations that HR advisors and legal counsel must consider when dealing with the emergence and evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in business, including: safeguarding against inadvertent discrimination; drafting compliant agreements, offers, and terms of employment; and ensuring that clients and employees use AI appropriately and do not expose confidential information or improperly delegate duties to AI functions.

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Trends in Environmental Due Diligence and Emerging Environmental Issues | 30 minutes
Michael J. Linder and Kianna L. Moore
Proper due diligence in commercial real estate transactions is critical and a discussion of trends and topics in the area will be presented.  Also, we will take a quick look at several environmental issues that have caught the headlines such as: the emergence and regulation of “forever chemicals” or PFAS; the Supreme Court weighing in on federal jurisdictional waters and Waters of the United States (WOTUS); environmental justice and other emerging topics. 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Ethics Issues for In-House Counsel | 60 minutes
Kristin M. Krueger
This presentation will discuss ethics issues from the perspective of in-house counsel, including advance conflict waivers, specific attorney-client privilege questions, and ethics updates from 2023.

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CLE Information

  • CLE approved for 6.25 hours including 1 professional responsibility hour in the State of Nebraska
  • CLE approved for 6.25 hours including 1 ethics hour in the State of Iowa

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