Urgent Legal Issues for Corporate Counsel Arising Out of the COVID-19 Pandemic
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4/17/2020
When: Friday, April 17, 2020
2:00 PM -3:30 PM CT

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MCLE Accreditation
NE MCLE #192734. 1.5 CLE Hours (Distance Learning)
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Registration Fees
$97.50 – Regular Registration
$75.00 – NSBA Voluntary Dues-Paying Member
$37.50 – NSBA Voluntary Dues-Paying Member Junior Actives
Free – Corporate Counsel Section Members
Free – Law students

Corporate Counsel Section Members:  To receive your discounted rate, please select the Corporate Counsel Section Members - Urgent Legal Issues (2020) ticket when registering.  If you are unsure of your section member status, please contact the NSBA offices at (402) 475-7091.

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Corporate Counsel are struggling with a variety of urgent legal issues as their organizations make difficult decisions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This CLE will address key aspects of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ; the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act; and the most recent information available on the evolving issues Corporate Counsel must address for their clients in the face of the pandemic.

Kelli P. Lieurance, Baird Holm LLP
Kelli P. Lieurance is a partner who focuses on labor and employment law compliance, assisting employers with proactive, rather than just defensive, compliance efforts. Her practical approach not only offers clients a realistic view of their legal obligations, but also assists clients in implementing such obligations in a way that best suits their business needs.

Kelli received her Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2005, where she was awarded the Justice Lloyd Kagey Leadership Award. While in law school she served as Senior Publications Editor for the Kansas Journal of Law: Public Policy and was a Student Bar Association Officer and Class President. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English, with honors and distinction, from the University of Kansas in 2002. Kelli’s legal work within employment and labor law was recognized by Super Lawyers who has named her a “Rising Star” in 2018 and 2019.

Kelli advises and trains clients on general day-to-day employment issues, including those related to the FLSA, FMLA, and other federal and state regulations. She also advises and defends employers on EEO matters, and prior to joining the firm, served as a legal intern for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Federal Operations, in Washington D.C. She develops and has successfully defended many Affirmative Action Programs before the OFCCP, and counsels clients on all aspects of Affirmative Action compliance. Kelli also focuses on the implications of technology and social media use in the workplace, and advises employers on how best to protect themselves. Additionally, she provides counsel to employers on payroll card implementation and e-pay stub use.

Morgan L. Kreiser, Baird Holm LLP
Morgan L. Kreiser practices in the area of employee benefits, ERISA, tax law, and public employer retirement systems. She represents clients with respect to all aspects of ERISA compliance and employee benefit programs, including retirement and 401(k) plans, deferred compensation, and health and welfare benefits.

Morgan received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Creighton University School of Law, where she served on the Creighton Law Review. There, she was also inducted into the National Order of the Barristers based on her outstanding participation and performance as a student advocate, and received a CALI Excellence for the Future award in State and Local Tax. She graduated from Central College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.

Aaron B. Johnson, Baird Holm LLP
Aaron B. Johnson has a broad-based transactional practice, focusing on commercial lending, real estate, corporate finance and general business matters. Aaron regularly represents lenders and borrowers in various types of financing transactions, including acquisition and construction financing, asset-based lending, syndicated credit facilities, tax credits, and working capital lines of credit. He has experience in all aspects of commercial real estate development, including land acquisition and disposition, negotiation of design and construction documents, tax increment financing, and leasing and related matters. Aaron also routinely advises clients in a variety of industries on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, debt and equity financing, and general commercial matters. Prior to joining the firm, Aaron was General Counsel for a full-service real estate development company operating throughout the Midwest.