to Register: February 9,
Register now by clicking on the "Regsiter" button on the top of this
May 31, 2014, publicly-held companies will need to make certain disclosures as
to whether their products contain Conflict Minerals - currently cassiterite/tin,
columbite-tantalite/tantalum, wolframite/tungsten or gold (the “3TGs”) -
originating from mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo or its adjoining
countries where human rights abuses have taken place. It is estimated that 6,000 publicly-held
companies and over 280,000 private companies will need to perform some diligence
in their supply chain, with compliance costs estimated to be in the billions of
U.S. dollars. Counsel for private
companies that supply publicly-held companies will now need to review customer
and vendor requirements carefully to ensure that compliance obligations can be
met and that liability for breaches is fairly allocated among the parties in the
supply chain. This CLE will provide an overview of the Conflict Minerals Rule,
requirements for compliance with the rule, and practical advice for managing
compliance, customer demands and supplier inquiries.
R. Kirkevold is in-house corporate counsel at Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.,
a leading provider of Machine to Machine (M2M) solutions. As in-house counsel,
Alycia provides legal and business guidance on a number of issues affecting the
organization, including regulatory compliance, supply chain and procurement,
intellectual property and technology transactions.Karna
Peters is Senior Counsel at 3M.
Karna provides legal advice in the area of EHS (product and facility) and
supply chain regulatory matters. She is a member of 3M's Conflict Minerals core
Maler is a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in the Firm’s technology
commerce and emerging companies practice.
He regularly advises a wide variety of
clients, both large and small, in structuring, drafting and negotiating complex
commercial agreements, including intellectual property licenses, distribution
agreements, supply agreements and joint
Credits:1 Standard CLE credit approved | Event Code: 187696
is available. Please indicate that you
will attend by teleconference when registering. Teleconferencing instructions will be sent via
e-mail on February 10.
CTLS Member: FREEMSBA
Member (but not CTLS member): $15Non-MSBA
Member: $35Law Student: FREE
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