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26th Annual Law of Product Distribution & Franchise Seminar: Gearing up for Growth

17 May 2017


  • Foley & Lardner LLP
    777 East Wisconsin Avenue
    40th Floor Conference Center
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Seminar

Contact Information

Kayla Huven
With the structure of franchises continuously evolving, and federal and state distribution laws becoming more complex, it’s important to consider them from a fresh perspective.

Please join us for our complimentary 26th Annual Law of Product Distribution & Franchise Seminar: Gearing up for Growth, where we will offer you the benefit of what we’ve learned over the past 26 years and how current developments will affect the future of domestic and global distribution and franchise markets.

Topics will include:

  • Reaping What You Sow: Protecting Your Future Yields with Non-Competes and Trade Secret Law
    Dave Lucey/Tim Patterson
  • Changing Gears: Evaluating Proposed Franchise/Dealership Transfer
    Andy Barragry

  • Ratcheting Up Standards: Improving Performance Without Busting the Litigation Budget
    Mike Lockerby

  • What Every Lawyer Should Know About Antitrust Issues with Distributors
    Jim McKeown

  • Resale Price Maintenance & MAP Policies: Where to Draw the Line to Maximize Growth
    Elizabeth Haas

  • Top 10 Cases of 2016–17
    Connor Sabatino

  • The Exceptions That Prove the Rule: Using Franchise Exclusions and Exemptions to Your Advantage
    Bobbi Howell

  • I’m Confused: When is Someone Infringing My Trademark?
    Jeff Simmons

  • Keeping it Legal: An Advertising Law Primer
    Rich Casper

  • Sand in the Gears: Turning Dealers Into Accidental Franchisees
    Nate Imfeld

  • International Trade & Investment Under the Trump Administration: Risks and Opportunities
    Greg Husisian/Christopher Swift

  • Green Eggs and Spam: From CAN-SPAM to CASL, Your Daily Compliance Filling of Electronic Marketing Laws
    Aaron Tantleff

  • Getting in the Right Gear: Best Practices for Compliance Programs
    Lisa Noller/David Simon

  • Recent Developments in Consumer Class Actions
    Michael Leffel

  • Mitigating the Risks of Commercial Litigation: An Ounce of Prevention is a Pound of Cure
    Nick Ellis

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – Overcoming Compliance Paralysis
    John Turlais

  • Emerging Markets: Expanding Distribution in Latin America
    Carlos Abarca/Mike Lockerby

  • The Termination from Hell
    Trent Johnson/Chelsey Metcalf

Roundtable Lunch Sessions

Session 1: Dealer Terminations
Session 2: Pricing and Antitrust
Session 3: International Compliance
Session 4: The Ins and Outs of the Attorney-Client Privilege for In-House Counsel

There is no cost to participate in this program, but advance registration is required. To participate, click on the “Register Today” button above or below, or simply register here.


Our parking structure is behind the U.S. Bank Center, and the cost is $18. Preferred alternative parking is available in the CPS surface lot located at 701 E. Clybourn Street for $5.
If you have any questions, please contact Kayla Huven at khuven

Roberta F. (Bobbi) Howell is the Foley attorney responsible for the content of this program. She may be reached at rhowell or 608.258.4273.

Foley & Lardner LLP will apply for CLE credit after the program, wherever applicable. Foley & Lardner LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for California MCLE credits by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 General credit hour. Foley & Lardner LLP is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. Credit may not be obtained by viewing and/or listening to a program recording after the event. Certificates of attendance will be distributed to eligible participants approximately eight weeks after the program via email.

Important Information for New York Attorneys: This program is appropriate for experienced attorneys only.