October 15, 2019

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

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

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