Conferences and Speeches

2014 Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 {ml-event-to} Friday, October 31, 2014
01:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Please join Labor and Employment partner Matthew Howse, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation partner Zaitun Poonja, and Litigation Partner Eric Sitarchuk as they present at the ACC Annual Meeting.

Illuminating Cross-border Noncompete Agreements
Presented in cooperation with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
October 29, 2:30 – 4:00 PM CT

Matthew Howse
Zaitun Poonja

Large multinational corporations face complex challenges when trying to protect their businesses from competition. Many organizations are starting to require that all senior employees around the globe have two-year noncompete agreements. Is this a solution your organization is considering? A global panel of in-house and employment and benefits attorneys will discuss this scenario in an interactive, 90-minute program.

The panelists will explore and discuss some of the essential questions that global employers must be asking their counsel: Is it possible or desirable to have a global noncompete? Is there a preferred duration? Does an employee need to be paid? What is a garden leave and what are the best terms to include? Are there other restrictive covenants allowed? You will be encouraged to offer your own scenarios and questions for comment.

Dealing with Government Investigations in the EU and China
Presented by the ACC International Legal Affairs Committee
October 30, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm CT

Eric Sitarchuk

In the past few years, there have been headline-grabbing government investigations of foreign companies in the European Union (EU) and China. A number of these investigations relate to anti-trust, anti-bribery and corruption matters. It is critical for the legal departments of companies operating in the EU and China to be prepared for these sorts of investigations, ensuring that the business can react quickly and deal successfully with the government inquiry at a very tense and stressful time.

The panel will look at the reasons for government investigations in the EU and China, what in-house counsel need to do to prepare their companies for the possibility of a government investigation (including the dreaded dawn raid) and provide practical tips for dealing with government investigations in the EU and China.