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Gibson Dunn webcasts present a wealth of information and diverse viewpoints from our uniquely skilled lawyers and invited panelists. From periodic updates to reports on emerging trends and developments, the programs address key issues for today’s legal and business communities.

February 6, 2018

Webcast: Shareholder Litigation Developments and Trends

Shareholder lawsuits are not only complicated to litigate, but due to the high financial stakes, these actions can be among the most threatening to a company and its directors and officers. It has been over twenty years since Congress enacted the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and since that time, private actions under the federal securities laws have continued to be filed at a steady pace. In addition, shareholders have aggressively pursued state-law claims to contest mergers or to assert claims purportedly on behalf of companies. Over the last decade, the U.S. Supreme Court and the Delaware Supreme Court have issued multiple decisions impacting the way shareholder actions are litigated and decided. This One-Hour Briefing will highlight recent developments and trends in this constantly evolving and complex area of the law. View Slides https://player.vimeo.com/video/254735933 Expert faculty discuss: Shareholders actions filing and settlement trends. Developments in appraisal litigation, in which shareholders whose shares will be cashed out in a merger or consolidation seek judicial appraisal of the value of their shares. Developments concerning loss causation in Section 10(b) cases precipitated by short sellers PANELISTS: Jennifer L. Conn is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is co-editor of PLI’s Securities Litigation: A Practitioner’s Guide, Second Edition. Ms. Conn has extensive experience in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters, including those involving securities, accounting malpractice, antitrust, contracts, insurance and information technology. She is also a member of Gibson Dunn's General Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation, Appellate, and Privacy, Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Practice Groups. Gabrielle Levin is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is co-author of PLI’s Securities Litigation: A Practitioner’s Guide, Second Edition. Her practice focuses on representing corporate clients in securities, employment, and general litigation matters. She has extensive experience in securities class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, SOX and Dodd-Frank whistleblower litigation, and employment litigation. Ms. Levin is a member of Gibson Dunn's Securities Litigation Practice, Labor and Employment Practice, and Media, Entertainment and Technology Practice Group, as well as the Firm's Diversity Committee. Alexander K. Mircheff is a partner in the Los Angeles office Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is co-author of PLI’s Securities Litigation: A Practitioner’s Guide, Second Edition. His practice emphasizes securities and appellate litigation, and he has substantial experience representing issuers, officers, directors, and underwriters in class action and shareholder derivative matters. MCLE CREDIT INFORMATION: This program has been approved for credit in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.0 credit hour, of which 1.00 credit hour may be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement.  This course is approved for transitional/non-transitional credit. Attorneys seeking New York credit must obtain an Affirmation Form prior to watching the archived version of this webcast.  Please contact Jeanine McKeown (National Training Administrator), at 213-229-7140 or jmckeown@gibsondunn.com to request the MCLE form. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 hour. California attorneys may claim “self-study” credit for viewing the archived version of this webcast.  No certificate of attendance is required for California “self-study” credit.
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January 24, 2018

Webcast – Challenges in Compliance and Corporate Governance -14th Annual Briefing

Our constantly-evolving regulatory landscape expands existing obligations while creating new compliance risks for companies big and small. Join our panel of experts as they review key developments in 2017 and offer valuable insight on how to address challenges forecasted for 2018. Topics discussed include: Global Enforcement and Regulatory Developments Change and Continuity in the New Administration Key Tips for Identifying and Addressing Top Areas of Compliance Risk Practical Recommendations for Improving Corporate Compliance DOJ and SEC Priorities, Policies, and Penalties Update on Key Governance Issues and Regulatory Requirements View Slides [PDF] https://player.vimeo.com/video/252768169 PANELISTS: This year’s presentation assembles a deep bench of experts with broad expertise. The following panelists join moderator Joe Warin for the 14th annual installment of ‘Challenges in Compliance and Corporate Governance’: Gibson Dunn partner Stephanie L. Brooker, Co-Chair of the firm’s Financial Institutions Practice Group, is former Director of the Enforcement Division at the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). As a federal prosecutor, Stephanie served as the Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. She represents financial institutions, multi-national companies, and individuals in connection with criminal, regulatory, and civil enforcement actions involving anti-money laundering (AML)/Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), sanctions, anti-corruption, securities, tax, and wire fraud New Gibson Dunn partner Avi S. Garbow, the former EPA General Counsel and co-chair of Gibson Dunn’s Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort Practice Group. As General Counsel, he successfully managed one of the most active regulatory and defensive litigation dockets among large federal agencies. Avi previously held positions in EPA’s enforcement office and served as a distinguished prosecutor in DOJ’s Environmental Crimes Section New Gibson Dunn partner Caroline Krass, the former CIA General Counsel and chair of Gibson Dunn's National Security Practice Group. As General Counsel, Caroline oversaw more than 150 attorneys and advised on complex, highly sensitive issues, including cybersecurity, foreign investment in the U.S. and export controls, government investigations and litigation, and crisis management.  Previously, Caroline served as Acting Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice, as Special Counsel to the President for National Security Affairs, as a federal prosecutor, at the National Security Council, and at the Treasury and State Departments. Gibson Dunn partner Stuart Delery, the former Acting Associate Attorney General, the No. 3 position in the Justice Department. In that role, Stuart was a member of DOJ’s senior management and oversaw the civil and criminal work of five litigating divisions — Antitrust, Civil, Tax, Civil Rights, and Environment and Natural Resources — as well as other components. Previously, Stuart led the Civil Division, overseeing litigation involving the False Claims Act among other matters. Gibson Dunn partner Adam M. Smith, an experienced international trade lawyer who previously served in the Obama Administration as the Senior Advisor to the Director of OFAC and as the Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council. Adam focuses on international trade compliance and white collar investigations, including with respect to federal and state economic sanctions enforcement, the FCPA, embargoes, and export controls. Gibson Dunn partner Lori Zyskowski, a member of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group who was previously Executive Counsel, Corporate, Securities & Finance at GE. Lori advises clients on a wide array of securities, compliance and corporate governance issues, and provides a unique perspective gained from over 12 years working in-house at S&P 500 corporations. Gibson Dunn partner F. Joseph Warin, Co-Chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice and former Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C. Joe is one of only ten lawyers in the United States with Chambers rankings in five categories. Chambers recently honored him with the Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession Award in 2017. Chambers Global 2017 ranked Mr. Warin a “Star” in USA – FCPA “with exceptional expertise across all aspects of anti-corruption law”. Chambers USA 2017 ranked him a “Star” in Nationwide FCPA and D.C. Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations. Chambers USA 2017 also selected him as a Leading Lawyer in the nation in the areas of Securities Regulation Enforcement and Securities Litigation, as well as in D.C. Securities Litigation. From 2015–2017, he has been selected by Chambers Latin America as a top-tier lawyer in Latin America-wide, Fraud & Corporate Investigations. In 2017, Who’s Who Legal selected him as a “Thought Leader: Investigations,” including “only the best of the best” of those listed in their guides and who obtained the biggest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources. In 2016, Who’s Who Legal and Global Investigations Review also named Mr. Warin to their list of World’s Ten-Most Highly Regarded Investigations Lawyers. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® every year from 2006 – 2017 for White Collar Criminal Defense. BTI Consulting named Mr. Warin to its 2017 BTI Client Service All-Stars list, recognizing lawyers who “truly stand out as delivering the absolute best client service.” Best Lawyers® also named Mr. Warin 2016 Lawyer of the Year for White Collar Criminal Defense in the District of Columbia. In 2016, he was named among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Mr. Warin also was recognized by Latinvex as one of its 2017 Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers. He was selected as a 2015 Top Lawyer for Criminal Defense by Washingtonian magazine. U.S. Legal 500 has repeatedly named Mr. Warin a Leading Lawyer for White Collar Criminal Defense Litigation. Benchmark Litigation has recognized him as a U.S. White Collar Crime Litigator Star for seven consecutive years (2011–2017). MCLE CREDIT INFORMATION: This program has been approved for credit in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 3.0 credit hours, of which 3.00 credit hours may be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement.  This course is approved for transitional/non-transitional credit. Attorneys seeking New York credit must obtain an Affirmation Form prior to watching the archived version of this webcast.  Please contact Jeanine McKeown (National Training Administrator), at 213-229-7140 or jmckeown@gibsondunn.com to request the MCLE form. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 2.50 hours. California attorneys may claim “self-study” credit for viewing the archived version of this webcast.  No certificate of attendance is required for California “self-study” credit.
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January 10, 2018

Webcast: The Current (and Future) State of Oil and Gas M&A

Commodity prices tend to drive M&A and A&D activity in the energy sector, and one can argue that price stability is as important, if not more important, than whether prices are high or low. Obviously, it is a bit more complicated than that, as a number of factors come into play. While it is impossible to predict the future, particularly in regard to oil prices, we can discuss what we have been seeing, what we are seeing now, and what we expect to see in the future. Please join members of Gibson Dunn’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Oil and Gas Practice Groups for a 60 minute presentation to (1) discuss the current state of mergers and acquisitions at the corporate level (“M&A”) and acquisitions and divestitures at the asset level (“A&D”) in those segments of the energy sector comprised of upstream oil and gas, midstream oil and gas, and oilfield services; (2) identify trends in M&A and A&D in those segments; and (3) use their crystal balls to attempt to foresee what the future holds for M&A and A&D in those sectors. View Slides [PDF] https://player.vimeo.com/video/250689180 PANELISTS: Michael P. Darden is Partner-in-Charge of the Houston office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, chair of the firm's Oil & Gas practice group, and a member of the firm's Energy and Infrastructure and Mergers and Acquisitions practice groups. His practice focuses on international and U.S. oil and gas ventures, including LNG, deep-water and unconventional resource development projects, international and U.S. infrastructure projects, asset acquisitions and divestitures and energy-based financings, including project financings, reserve-based loans and production payments. Tull Florey is a partner in the Houston office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Oil & Gas and Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance practice groups. He has an extensive corporate and securities law practice, emphasizing transactional and governance matters. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings for companies in the energy industry. He has particular experience with clients engaged in oilfield service, oil and gas exploration and production, oilfield equipment manufacturing, midstream and seismic. Justin T. Stolte is a corporate partner in the Houston office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and a member of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions, Energy and Infrastructure, and Oil and Gas practice groups. He represents exploration and production companies, midstream companies, private equity clients, and other financial institutions in complex transactions across the energy sector, with a particular focus on acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures involving upstream and midstream oil and gas assets. He also has significant experience representing management teams in line-of-equity investments from private equity sponsors. MODERATOR: Jeffrey A. Chapman is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Global Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group. He maintains an active M&A practice representing private equity firms and public and private companies in diverse cross-border and domestic transactions in a broad range of industries. MCLE CREDIT INFORMATION: This program has been approved for credit in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.0 credit hour, of which 1.00 credit hour may be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement.  This course is approved for transitional/non-transitional credit. Attorneys seeking New York credit must obtain an Affirmation Form prior to watching the archived version of this webcast.  Please contact Jeanine McKeown (National Training Administrator), at 213-229-7140 or jmckeown@gibsondunn.com to request the MCLE form. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 hour. California attorneys may claim “self-study” credit for viewing the archived version of this webcast.  No certificate of attendance is required for California “self-study” credit.
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January 9, 2018

Webcast: FCPA Trends in the Emerging Markets of China, Russia, Latin America, India and Africa

Corruption was a defining characteristic of a roller-coaster 2017, with landmark Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) enforcement actions, the passage of historic anti-bribery legislation in key markets, and sustained grassroots anti-corruption movements threatening to upend established political orders. As companies increasingly look to do business in emerging markets, the ever-present threat of corruption creates an environment fraught with commercial, legal and reputation risk. Join our team of experienced international anti-corruption attorneys to learn more about how to do business in China, Russia, Latin America, India and Africa without running afoul of anti-corruption laws, including the FCPA. View Slides [PDF] https://player.vimeo.com/video/250503366 Topics to be discussed: An overview of FCPA enforcement statistics and trends for 2017; The corruption landscape in key emerging markets, including recent headlines and scandals; Lessons learned from local anti-corruption enforcement in China, Russia, Latin America, India and Africa; Key anti-corruption legislative changes in China, Russia, Latin America, India and Africa; and Mitigation strategies for businesses operating in high-risk markets. PANELISTS: Kelly Austin Partner-in-Charge of Gibson Dunn's Hong Kong office and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Ms. Austin's practice focuses on government investigations, regulatory compliance and international disputes. She has extensive experience in government and corporate internal investigations, including those involving the FCPA, anti-money laundering, securities, and trade control laws. Ms. Austin also regularly guides companies on creating and implementing effective compliance programs. Joel Cohen Trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor, Mr. Cohen is a partner in Gibson Dunn's New York office, Co-Chair of the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations Group, and a member of its Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Antitrust & Competition Practice Groups. He has been lead or co-lead counsel in 24 civil and criminal trials in federal and state courts, and he is equally comfortable in leading confidential investigations, managing crises or advocating in court proceedings. Mr. Cohen's experience includes all aspects of FCPA/anticorruption issues, in addition to financial institution litigation and other international disputes and discovery. Sacha Harber-Kelly New Partner in Gibson Dunn’s London office and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group. Mr. Harber-Kelly was a prosecutor from 2007 to 2017 with the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office, in the Anti-Corruption and Bribery Division. He handled some of the largest and most complex cases brought by the SFO, and he was centrally involved in the U.K.’s development of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) regime. Benno Schwarz German-qualified partner in Gibson Dunn's Munich office and a member of the firm's International Corporate Transactions and White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Groups. Mr. Schwarz has many years of experience in the area of corporate anti-bribery compliance, especially issues surrounding the enforcement of the US FCPA and the UK Bribery Act as well as Russian law. F. Joseph Warin Partner in Gibson Dunn's Washington, D.C. office, Chair of the office's Litigation Department, and Co-Chair of the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group. Mr. Warin is regarded as a top lawyer in FCPA investigations, FCA cases, and special committee representations. He has handled cases and investigations in more than 40 states and dozens of countries in matters involving federal regulatory inquiries, criminal investigations and cross-border inquiries by dozens of international enforcers, including UK's SFO and FCA, and government regulators in Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong, and the Middle East. MCLE CREDIT INFORMATION: This program has been approved for credit in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 2.50 credit hours, of which 2.50 credit hours may be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement.  This course is approved for transitional/non-transitional credit. Attorneys seeking New York credit must obtain an Affirmation Form prior to watching the archived version of this webcast.  Please contact Jeanine McKeown (National Training Administrator), at 213-229-7140 or jmckeown@gibsondunn.com to request the MCLE form. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 2.00 hours. California attorneys may claim “self-study” credit for viewing the archived version of this webcast.  No certificate of attendance is required for California “self-study” credit.
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December 6, 2017

Webcast: State of the Art: Critical Developments and Trends in M&A

This fast-paced program will explore the latest trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities in M&A. The presentation will address pertinent topics including: "Lock box" deal structures; Representation and warranty insurance update; Latest M&A-related SEC guidance; Termination fees and suits for breach; Developments in appraisal rights claims; and Issues in purchase price adjustment provisions. View Slides [PDF] [embed]https://player.vimeo.com/video/246318060[/embed] PANELISTS: Robert B. Little is a partner in the Dallas office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he is a member of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Energy and Infrastructure, Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance, and Global Finance Practice Groups. Mr. Little's practice focuses on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, joint ventures, investments in public and private entities, and commercial transactions. He also advises business organizations regarding matters such as securities law disclosure, corporate governance, and fiduciary obligations. In addition, he represents investment funds and their sponsors along with investors in such funds. Mr. Little has represented clients in a variety of industries, including energy, retail, technology, transportation, manufacturing, and financial services. Candice S. Choh is a partner in the Century City office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she is a member of the firm's Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Investment Funds, and Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Groups. Ms. Choh has a broad-based corporate practice encompassing mergers and acquisitions, private equity and capital markets transactions. She has represented both public and private companies as well as private equity funds in domestic and international business combination transactions across a wide variety of industries. Ms. Choh has also represented private equity funds in fund formation transactions and both issuers and underwriters in several debt and equity offerings. Jonathan L. Corsico is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he is a member of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, and Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Groups. Mr. Corsico's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, where he represents corporations, private equity firms and boards of directors in a wide range of matters, public and private, friendly and hostile, domestic and cross-border. Mr. Corsico also has significant experience representing clients in connection with stockholder activism, joint ventures and minority investments. MCLE CREDIT INFORMATION: This program has been approved for credit in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.50 credit hours, of which 1.50 credit hours may be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement.  This course is approved for transitional/non-transitional credit. Attorneys seeking New York credit must obtain an Affirmation Form prior to watching the archived version of this webcast.  Please contact Jeanine McKeown (National Training Administrator), at 213-229-7140 or  jmckeown@gibsondunn.com   to request the MCLE form. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.50 hours. California attorneys may claim "self-study" credit for viewing the archived version of this webcast.  No certificate of attendance is required for California "self-study" credit.  
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November 17, 2017

Webcast: Hot Topics in Securities and Governance

With the final quarter of 2017 upon us and the 2018 calendar year fast approaching, it is time to focus on several hot topics in securities and corporate governance to prepare for your upcoming board meetings, 10‑K and proxy season. Please join us for a one-hour discussion of hot topics in securities and governance, focusing on: Key considerations that companies and their boards of directors should be focusing on as they approach upcoming pay ratio disclosure requirements for 2018 proxy statements and key takeaways from recent SEC and Staff interpretive guidance; The PCAOB's new audit reporting standard which will require additional disclosures in the auditor's report on companies' financial statements; Preparing for upcoming 10-K disclosures related to the long-anticipated revenue recognition standard, ASC 606, which is required for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017; and Effective practices for board oversight of cybersecurity risks and legal risks that boards should consider in an environment of cybersecurity breaches and disruptive cyberattacks, including risks arising from how and when cyber-incidents are disclosed. View Slides [PDF] [embed]https://player.vimeo.com/video/244676881[/embed]   PANELISTS: Lori I. Zyskowski is a partner in the New York office of Gibson Dunn where she is a member of the Firm's Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group. Ms. Zyskowski advises public companies and their boards of directors on a wide range of corporate law matters, including corporate governance, compliance with U.S. federal securities laws and the requirements of the major U.S. stock exchanges, and shareholder engagement and activism matters. She formerly served as Executive Counsel, Corporate, Securities & Finance at the General Electric Company, where she advised GE's board of directors and senior management on corporate governance and securities law issues. Caroline D. Krass is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson Dunn where she is Chair of the Firm's National Security Practice Group. Ms. Krass' practice focuses on advising clients on the most complicated and sensitive matters involving national security, intelligence, cybersecurity, data privacy, government investigations, and regulatory issues. Until January 2017, she was the Central Intelligence Agency's General Counsel. She also served as the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice and as a senior national security lawyer in the Obama and George W. Bush Administrations. Ms. Krass is widely recognized for her extensive experience, both in Washington and abroad. Michael J. Scanlon is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson Dunn where he is a member of the Firm's Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance, and Securities Enforcement Practice Groups. Mr. Scanlon has an extensive practice representing U.S. and foreign public company and audit firm clients on regulatory, corporate governance, and enforcement matters. He advises corporate clients on SEC compliance and disclosure issues, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and corporate governance best practices, with a particular focus on financial reporting matters. Maia R. Gez is of counsel in the New York office of Gibson Dunn where she is a member of the Firm's Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group. Ms. Gez advises public companies and their boards of directors on a wide range of corporate law matters, including corporate governance, compliance with U.S. federal securities laws and the requirements of the major U.S. stock exchanges, board and executive compensation and pay ratio disclosure, and shareholder engagement and activism matters. MCLE CREDIT INFORMATION: This program has been approved for credit in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1. 0 credit hour, of which 1.0 credit hour may be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement.  This course is approved for transitional/non-transitional credit. Attorneys seeking New York credit must obtain an Affirmation Form prior to watching the archived version of this webcast.  Please contact Jeanine McKeown (National Training Administrator), at 213-229-7140 or  jmckeown@gibsondunn.com  to request the MCLE form. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 hour. California attorneys may claim "self-study" credit for viewing the archived version of this webcast.  No certificate of attendance is required for California "self-study" credit.
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