21st Annual Law of Product Distribution and Franchise Seminar

09 May 2012 Milwaukee, WI Past Event

Location

777 East Wisconsin Avenue
40th Floor Conference Center
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Contact Information

Kristen R. Martin
kmartin@foley.com

Agenda

Breakfast and Registration:
8:30 a.m.

Seminar:
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please join Foley for our complimentary 21st Annual Law of Product Distribution & Franchise Seminar, "Staying Ahead of the Curve - Maximizing Potential and Minimizing Risks," where we will be discussing ways that you can help keep your business "ahead of the curve" in 2012.

Topics

  • Hidden Franchises: Avoiding Trap Doors
  • Declaratory Judgments as a Strategic Weapon: Sometimes the Best Defense Is a Good Offense
  • Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, Oh My! What Businesses Need to Know About Using Social Media
  • The Courts Step Up to the Plate: New Developments in Class Action and Arbitration Law
  • The World Wide Web of Threats to Your Company's Confidential Information: Lessons Learned in Trade Secret and Computer Crimes Litigation
  • The Top 10 Cases of 2011 – 2012
  • Making the Case for Termination
  • Buyer Beware: Distribution and Franchise Successor Liability
  • Noncompete News You Can Use
  • Tales From the Crypt: Legal Nightmares Your Marketing Department Can Cause Your Company
  • Would I Lie? The Resurgence of False Advertising Litigation as a Business Strategy
  • Strategies for Litigation Prevention: How to Stay Out of Court
  • Recent Trends in FTC and Class Action Litigation
  • Are You the Weakest Link? The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010
  • The Case for Using Commissioned Agents
  • Calling It a “Minimum Advertised Price” Won't Safely Take You Everywhere You Might Want to Go
  • Balancing Discounts, “Spiffs,” and the Robinson-Patman Act
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Overview, Developments, and Red Flags
  • Managing the Troubled Foreign Agent/Distributor: Saying "You're Fired" in Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese ...
  • Antitrust Conspiracy Liability 2012: No Handshake Required

Roundtable Lunch Sessions (Limited Seating)
Session 1: Issues in Dealer Terminations
Session 2: Pricing and Antitrust Issues
Session 3: Internet Marketing Issues
Session 4: Litigation Strategies

This year, you will have the choice to attend an interactive Roundtable Lunch Session. The sessions have very limited seating, so please select your session preference when registering.

Parking
Parking is available in the US Bank parking structure for $17. Preferred alternative parking is available in the CPS surface lot located at 701 E. Clybourn Street for $5.00.

For additional information, please contact Kristen Martin at kmartin@foley.com or 312.832.4725.

Roberta F. (Bobbi) Howell is the attorney responsible for the content of this program. She may be reached at rhowell@foley.com 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 5.25 General credits. Foley & Lardner LLP is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. Please note that participants must be in attendance on the date of the event; credit may not be obtained by viewing and/or listening to a program recording after the event.

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21st Annual Law of Product Distribution and Franchise Seminar

Location

777 East Wisconsin Avenue
40th Floor Conference Center
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Contact Information

Kristen R. Martin
kmartin@foley.com

Agenda

Breakfast and Registration:
8:30 a.m.

Seminar:
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.