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Together at hOMMe - O’Melveny’s Alumni Webinar Series

August 27, 2020

Autonomous Vehicles in the Age of COVID: The Promise of AVs and Roadblocks to Deployment

Melody Drummond Hansen, chair of O'Melveny's Automated & Connected Vehicles Industry Group, John Kwant, Global Director of Government Relations at Ford Motor Company, and Emily Frascaroli, Managing Counsel at Ford Motor Company, will discuss developments in AV technology and how COVID-19 is influencing industry thinking, from design priorities to use cases for deployment. Home delivery demands are soaring, our national supply chain is of central concern, and we are all looking for safer transportation options that minimize human contact. What potential do AVs have for addressing these needs and others? What roadblocks stand in the way of testing and deployment? How does regulatory action (or inaction) factor in? And why are AVs important to being ready for the next major crisis?

Panelists

  • Melody Drummond Hansen, Partner, O’Melveny
  • Emily Frascaroli, Managing Counsel, Product Litigation Group, Ford Motor Company
  • John F. Kwant, Global Director, Government Relations for Mobility and Advanced Technologies, Ford Motor Company

Resources

This program is pending approval for one hour of General credit in California and one hour of Professional Practice credit in New York. O’Melveny & Myers LLP is an accredited provider of CLE in California and New York. If you have any questions regarding CLE, please feel free to contact O’Melveny’s Attorney Training & CLE Manager, Hilary Herrington at hherrington@omm.com.




PAST WEBINARS



July 23, 2020

An Environmental Silver Lining? Effects of COVID-19’s Shutdown on Companies’ Sustainability Priorities

Apollo Global Management Inc.’s ESG Counsel Robert Esposito, Rainforest Alliance’s Chief Program Officer Nigel Sizer, and O’Melveny partner Eric Rothenberg discuss COVID-19’s impact on the environment. COVID has impacted all walks of life, including efforts to build sustainability into worldwide social and economic systems, with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. While COVID shut-downs have had some collateral beneficial effects on these efforts, it has also caused disruption to others. Our panelists will offer views on what sustainable enterprise will look like near and long term in a world facing pandemics.

Panelists

  • Eric Rothenberg, Partner, O’Melveny
  • Robert Esposito, ESG Counsel, Apollo
  • Nigel Sizer, Chief Program Officer, Rainforest Alliance

Resources

This program is pending approval for one hour of General credit in California and one hour of Professional Practice credit in New York. O’Melveny & Myers LLP is an accredited provider of CLE in California and New York. If you have any questions regarding CLE, please feel free to contact O’Melveny’s Attorney Training & CLE Manager, Hilary Herrington at hherrington@omm.com.



July 16, 2020

Cybersecurity on Steroids: Navigating COVID-19’s New Threats to Companies and Private Households

Blue Cross North Carolina's Senior VP, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Danielle C. Gray, O'Melveny partner Steve Bunnell, and counsel John Dermody discuss cybersecurity threats during the pandemic. What should companies do to protect consumer information as more people rely on digital platforms? How has the shift to remote work increased data protection and privacy risks? How can we make remote learning a safe experience for students and their parents? What immediate and practical steps can individuals take to lead safer virtual lives? Our panel of experts will share tips and strategies for protecting ourselves in these unprecedented times.

Panelists

  • Steve Bunnell, Partner, O’Melveny
  • John Dermody, Counsel, O’Melveny
  • Danielle C. Gray, Senior VP, Chief Legal Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Resources

This program is pending approval for one hour of General credit in California and one hour of Professional Practice credit in New York. O’Melveny & Myers LLP is an accredited provider of CLE in California and New York. If you have any questions regarding CLE, please feel free to contact O’Melveny’s Attorney Training & CLE Manager, Hilary Herrington at hherrington@omm.com.



July 9, 2020

The Business of Water in a Time of Pandemic, Climate Change, and Fraught Politics: Significant Opportunities and Challenges

This program features a special conversation with Matt Kline, head of O’Melveny’s water industry practice, Buzz Thompson, professor at Stanford Law School, and Heather Welles, member of O’Melveny’s water industry practice. Our panelists will discuss the “Business of Water”—a class that Buzz and Matt teach at Stanford—and how COVID-19 and other major forces of disruption have imperiled smart water policy and created a need for reform, as well as opened the door for important business opportunities.

Panelists

Resources

This program is pending approval for one hour of General credit in California and one hour of Professional Practice credit in New York. O’Melveny & Myers LLP is an accredited provider of CLE in California and New York. If you have any questions regarding CLE, please feel free to contact O’Melveny’s Attorney Training & CLE Manager, Hilary Herrington at hherrington@omm.com.



June 25, 2020

Reimagining Education in the Shadows of COVID-19

Framroze “Fram” Virjee, President of California State Fullerton, and O’Melveny partner Apalla Chopra have a virtual Fireside Chat: “Reimagining Education In the Shadows of COVID-19.” Fram will detail his university’s journey from “normal, to abnormal, to the new normal, the bumps along the way, and what he expects will be long-term changes,” including a few unexpected silver linings. As the fall semester looms, Apalla, who leads O’Melveny’s Colleges & Universities and Labor & Employment practices, will discuss pandemic-related lawsuits and other unprecedented challenges universities are grappling with from socially distanced-housing to lecture hall reconfiguration. Fram and Apalla will also comment on the public/private and digital divides while exploring whether “equal access to education” is an attainable goal during a dual crisis: public health emergency framed by painful and widespread racial and social unrest. Lastly, and most importantly, they will share some specific and meaningful ways we can come together as a community to support disadvantaged students who most need our help.

Panelists

  • Framroze “Fram” Virjee, President, California State Fullerton
  • Apalla U. Chopra, Partner, O’Melveny

Resources

This program is pending approval for one hour of General credit in California and one hour of Professional Practice credit in New York. O’Melveny & Myers LLP is an accredited provider of CLE in California and New York. If you have any questions regarding CLE, please feel free to contact O’Melveny’s Attorney Training & CLE Manager, Hilary Herrington at hherrington@omm.com.



June 9, 2020

Participant’s “Contagion” Tried to Warn Us...So Now What? Navigating Re Entry to the Workplace

Participant’s General Counsel, Jeannine Tang, and O’Melveny partners Aparna Joshi and Adam Karr discuss how, nearly a decade ago, Participant released a film predicting a global pandemic. How did they conceive of and create their story? Why did they create it? And now that states are looking to open up more broadly, what does that mean for employers navigating the legal risks involved? Knowing what they know, how is Participant managing their reopening, balancing business needs with their team’s safety? Where did “Contagion” accurately predict current events and where does our current reality differ? What’s next as the race for a vaccine accelerates and how should employers stay a step ahead?

Panelists

Resources

This program is pending approval for one hour of General credit in California and one hour of Professional Practice credit in New York. O’Melveny & Myers LLP is an accredited provider of CLE in California and New York. If you have any questions regarding CLE, please feel free to contact O’Melveny’s Attorney Training & CLE Manager, Hilary Herrington at hherrington@omm.com.



May 28, 2020

Fighting More Than COVID-19: Healing Pandemic-Fueled Inequality and Hatred

O’Melveny and Asian Americans Advancing Justice hosted a special panel conversation about the surge of racist incidents targeting Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic and the opportunity for hope as we emerge. Our panelists discussed the impact of COVID-19-related intolerance, the history of anti-Asian racism in the United States, the disproportionate impact this virus has had on people of color, and what we can do to combat it.

  • What types of virus-related racism are Asian Americans experiencing?
  • What is the history of blaming Asians for the spread of disease, and what influence does that have in the age of COVID?
  • Does COVID-19 have a disparate impact on people of color from both a health and economic perspective?
  • How can we meaningfully address this anti-Asian sentiment moving forward? How can we build a coalition between all communities of color?

Panelists

  • William K. Pao, Partner, O’Melveny
  • Manjusha P. Kulkarni, Executive Director, A3PCON
  • Betty Hung, Staff Director, UCLA Labor Center

Resources

This program is pending approval for one hour of Elimination of Bias credit in California. O’Melveny & Myers LLP is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider. If you have any questions regarding CLE, please feel free to contact O’Melveny’s Attorney Training & CLE Manager, Hilary Herrington at hherrington@omm.com.