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2019 UT System Legal Conference

 

MCLE Credit: 13.0 credits, including 1.0 ethics credit

Note: The approved MCLE Course No. will be emailed to all attendees, following the conference. 
The CLE hours for this conference are SELF-REPORTED to the State Bar.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

7:45 - 9:00 am

9:00 - 9:15 am

Breakfast (2nd Floor)

Welcome by Daniel H. Sharphorn, Vice Chancellor and General Counsel, The University of Texas System (Room 2.206)

9:15 - 10:15 am

(1.0 CLE credit)

Session 1 - Integrity in All Matters: UTRGV and the Battle for Academic (Re)Accreditation (Room 2.206)

  • Janna Arney, Ph.D., Deputy President, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Karen E. Adams, J.D., Chief Legal Officer, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

10:15 - 10:30 am

 

Break

10:30 - 11:30 am

(1.0 CLE credit)

Session 2 - From Counselor to Captain: The (Legal) Eagle Has Landed (Room 2.206)

  • Abhay "Rocky" Dhir, J.D., President & CEO, Atlas Legal Research LP
  • Leah Witcher Jackson Teague, J.D., Associate Dean & Professor of Law, Baylor University School of Law
 

 

11:30 - 12:40 pm

  • 12:10 - 12:40pm

Lunch (2nd Floor)

  • Session 3 - Greetings from the Chancellor (Room 2.206)

    • James B. Milliken, Chancellor, The University of Texas System 

 

12:40 - 1:30 pm

(1.0 CLE credit, per breakout session)

Session 4a - Combating Fraud and Misconduct in Research Institutions and Healthcare Systems (Room 2.206)

  • Sara A. Brinkmann, Reed Smith LLP, Houston

or

Session 4b - Advocating for Texas: Supporting the Mission of Texas Universities (Room 12.106)

  • Darren McCarty, Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation, Texas Attorney General's Office
  • Nichole Bunker-Henderson, Associate Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation, Texas Attorney General's Office

1:30 - 1:40 pm

Break 

1:40 - 2:40 pm

(1.0 CLE credit)

Session 5 - Legislative Update (Room 2.206)

  • Stacey Napier, J.D., Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations, The University of Texas System

2:40 - 3:40 pm

(1.0 CLE credit)
 

Session 6 - 1 Stolen Laptop, 2 Lost Thumb Drives, and 7 Years Later - One Institution's Long Walk with the OCR (Room 2.206)

  • Allyson H. Kinzel, J.D., Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Matt Bourgeois, J.D., Senior Legal Officer and Director, Institutional Compliance, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Gregory N. Etzel, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Houston

3:40 - 3:50 pm


3:50 - 4:50 pm

(1.0 CLE credit)



4:50 - 5:20pm

 

5:30 - 6:30 pm

 

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Break


Session 7 - Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court (Room 2.206)

  • Simon Tam, author, musician, activist, troublemaker; Founder/bassist, The Slants
     

Musical Break

 

Reception, Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que (217 Congress Avenue, Austin 78701)


Dinner, Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que (217 Congress Avenue, Austin 78701)

Friday, September 27, 2019

7:30 - 8:15 am

Breakfast (2nd Floor)

8:15 - 9:15 am

(1.0 CLE credit)

 

Session 8 - No Typical Day: A Little Wit and a Lot of Wisdom from the General Counsels (Room 2.206)

Moderator: Daniel H. Sharphorn, Vice Chancellor & General Counsel, The University of Texas System

  • Eric Bentley, Vice Chancellor & General Counsel, Texas Tech University System
  • Ray Bonilla, General Counsel, The Texas A&M University System
  • Dona Cornell, Vice Chancellor/VP for Legal Affairs & General Counsel, University of Houston System
  • Nancy Footer, Vice Chancellor & General Counsel, University of North Texas System
  • Fernando Gomez, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor & General Counsel, The Texas State University System

9:15 - 10:30 am

(1.25 CLE credit)

Session 9 - Academic Freedom, National Security and International Collaborations (Room 2.206)

Moderator: Max Weber, J.D., M.B.A., Vice President & Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

  • Bernard Arulanandam, Ph.D., Jane and Roland Blumberg Professor of Biosciences and Interim Vice President for Research, Economic Development, and Knowledge Enterprise, The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Trey Atchley, J.D., Chief Inquiry Officer, The University of Texas System
  • Nelson Dong, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Seattle

10:30-10:45 am

Break 

10:45 -11:45 am

(1.0 CLE credit, per breakout session)

Session 10a - Trauma-Informed Investigations (Room 2.206)

  • Scott Schneider, Husch Blackwell LLP, Austin

or

Session 10b - Provider Transactions: Structures, Trends, and How to Minimize Antitrust Risk (Room 12.106)

  • Adam Robison and Kristin M. Roshelli, King & Spalding LLP, Houston
  • John Carroll, King & Spalding LLP, Washington, D.C.

11:45 -12:45 pm

Lunch (2nd Floor)

12:45 -1:30 pm

(0.75 CLE credit)

 

Session 11 - A Look Back and a Peek Forward: Developments and Trends in Employment Law (Room 2.206)

  • Ehsan Tabesh, Fisher Phillips LLP, Houston

1:30 - 2:30 pm

(1.0 CLE credit)

 

Session 12 - Free Speech Doctrine and Anti-Harassment Policy on Campus (Room 2.206)

  • Alexander Tsesis, Raymond & Mary Simon Chair in Constitutional Law and Professor of Law, Loyola University School of Law, Chicago

2:30 - 2:45 pm

 

2:45 - 3:45 pm

(1.0 CLE credit - Legal Prof. Responsibility/Law Practice Management)

 

3:45 - 4:45 pm

(1.0 CLE credit; [1.0 ethics credit])

 

 

 

Break

 

Session 13 - How to Manage Outside Counsel: An Outside Counsel’s Perspective (Room 2.206)

  • Myrna Salinas Baumann, King & Spalding LLP, Austin

 


Session 14 - Communicating in a Crisis (Room 2.206)

  • Keri K. Stephens, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Gary Susswein, Chief Communications Officer, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Robert L. Noto, J.D., Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel Emeritus, Michigan State University, East Lansing

 

Thank you for attending! Safe travels!