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Understanding the Conflict Minerals Rule

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $35.00


Deadline to Register: February 9, 2014
Register now by clicking on the "Regsiter" button on the top of this page

Beginning 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.

The Computer & Technology Law Section Council will meet at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and the CLE at Noon.

Alycia 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 team.

Kevin 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 ventures.

CLE Credits:
1 Standard CLE credit approved | Event Code: 187696

Remote Participation:
Teleconferencing is available. Please indicate that you will attend by teleconference when registering. Teleconferencing instructions will be sent via e-mail on February 10.

Cost (includes lunch):
MSBA Member (but not CTLS member): $15
Non-MSBA Member: $35
Law Student: FREE

Deadline to Register: February 9 , 2014
Register now by clicking on the "Regsiter" button on the top of this page

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Tram Nguyen | 612.278.6316 |

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