Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton hosted a full-day seminar on the issues organizations face when conducting business in Mexico. Our panels not only featured our own experienced attorneys, but also in-house counsel and attorneys from Mexican law firms to provide first-hand perspective and practical information. What to Expect: Want a quick snapshot of what you might learn? Click here to see the Top Takeaways of the Day. Please note you will be asked to register for each individual session. Watching for CLE Credit: Each on-demand program is approved for 1 hour of credit in CA & GA. For CLE purposes, fast-forwarding is not available and you will be prompted for a code to demonstrate that you are actively engaged and have viewed the course in its entirety. Kilpatrick Townsend will apply for TX, VA & WA credit upon request. For all other states not listed, a CA Certificate of Attendance which lawyers may use to self-apply for credit will be provided. Questions? If you have any follow-up questions, please do not hesitate to contact Beth Yates, Marketing Specialist, or any member of our Latin America Focus Committee.
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Panel One: Compliance This panel will cover topics such as aspects to consider when conducting internal investigations, audits or reviews, including a comparison of the U.S. attorney-client privilege and the Mexican professional secrecy law; new anti-corruption measures in Mexico; and recent FCPA enforcement concerning conduct in Mexico. Panel Two: Privacy U.S.-based companies of all types with a presence in Mexico (or which are looking to expand into Mexico) need to understand and comply with the Mexican privacy and data protection legal regime. Even though the Federal Law on the Protection of Personal Data held by Private Parties has been effective since 2010, there are still many companies that are failing to comply. The Mexican data protection authority has been active in imposing fines for such failures to comply, which in many cases, besides being an economic burden, significantly damages the reputation of a company and its name and brand. In this panel, we will provide you with a high-level summary of the most important obligations under the Mexican privacy and data protection Law and give you practical tips on how to comply with it. Panel Three: Cybersecurity Cybersecurity risks continue to be the number one concern that keeps in-house counsel and C-suite executives up at night. As companies become more reliant on electronic communication, including the collection and use of proprietary and personally identifiable information, the opportunity for bad actors to cause harm for businesses and the public is exploding. This presentation will explore what companies should be doing to protect against such cybersecurity risks and the potential challenges of implementing procedures across borders. We will also discuss how insurance coverage may be able to help minimize the risks of cybersecurity breaches and response. Panel Four: Intellectual Property and Brand Protection This panel will cover proactive steps a U.S. business should take to protect its intellectual property when doing business in Mexico, defensive steps to avoid an infringement claim, and how to enforce IP rights, if needed, in Mexico. We will plan to touch on trademarks, patents, trade secrets and copyrights, and the recent developments in IP law in Mexico.
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