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Upcoming CLE Courses

Enhancing Anti-Discrimination Laws in Employment & Education

Friday, November 12, 2021 | 10: 00 am – 5:45 pm ET

Via Zoom Webinar

A Symposium co-hosted by the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, the National Institute for Workers' Rights, and the American explores how the law can be used to address discrimination and advance diversity and equity in workplaces and educational institutions.

CLE Credit Information: 5 CLE credit hours in California, Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas and 6 CLE credit hours in Colorado, Florida, Missouri, New Jersey, and New York. Attorneys licensed in New York may obtain CLE credit through the state's Approved Jurisdiction Policy.

** Accreditation applications are pending in California, Colorado, Georgia, Missouri, and Texas.

Please contact for more information.

CLE COST: This CLE event is free of charge, but advance registration is required.

Recent CLE Events

American University Law Review
Volume 71 Federal Circuit Symposium

Friday, November 5, 2021 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)
Via Zoom Webinar

The American University Law Review is proud to present its Volume 71 of the Federal Circuit Symposium on patent law, trademark law, international trade, and government contracts. The symposium offers 4 CLE credits in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, presenting cutting-edge discussion on:

  • Unpredictability of patent subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101 | Friday, November 5, 2021 - 10:30 AM–11:30 AM (EST)
  • The functionality of trademarks mirroring the recent Third Circuit decision in Ezaki Glico Kabushiki Kaisha v. Lotte Int’l America Corp. | Friday, November 5, 2021 - 12:00 PM–1:00 PM (EST)
  • Intersection of trade and technology | Friday, November 5, 2021 - 1:30 PM–2:30 PM (EST)
  • Intersection of government contracts and intellectual property rights and valuation | Friday, November 5, 2021 - 3:00 PM–4:00 PM (EST)

CLE Credit Information: 4 CLE credits in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Attorneys licensed in New York may obtain CLE credit through the state's Approved Jurisdiction Policy. Please contact for more information.

CLE COST: $55.00

Event Agenda

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The 2021 Digital Accessibility Legal Summit: A Training Course on Organizational Risk Assessments and Risk Mitigation Tools

     Wednesday, November, 10, 2021 – Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Via Zoom Webinar

Presented by Accessibility Track,  this training course brings experts from both the plaintiff and defendant side of the legal landscape concerning the violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable federal and state laws regarding accessibility legal matters.  In addition to providing guidance for legal professionals on how to make adjustments in accessibility programs to lower future legal risks associated with their legal practice, our instructors will discuss the most recent digital accessibility legal issues, case law, and the best law management practices

CLE Credit Information: 7 CLE credits in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Attorneys licensed in New York may obtain CLE credit through the state's Approved Jurisdiction Policy. Please contact for more information.


The training course fee as an add-on to the Summit Day is $475 (see also Discounts, below)

  • Registration includes accessible electronic notes, resource guides, and step-by-step guidance from the speakers
  • Registration includes access to password-protected recordings of each session through the end of December 2021. (Recordings will be available the day after each session for catch-up or review if needed.)
  • Course fee if not an attendee of the October Summit: $675
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Lawyers Have Heart

Importance of Mental Health as it relates to the legal community and cardiovascular diseases

Tuesday April 27, 2021 | 11:00 AM (EST)
Via Zoom Webinar

The America Heart Association in partnership with American University Washington College of Law is hosting a virtual webinar on April 27, 2021 for an important conversation regarding lawyers and mental health. Lawyers are 3.6 times as likely to be depressed as other professions, and over 20 percent have substance abuse disorder. Statistics have only worsened amidst the ongoing pandemic, as 45% of adults across all professions say COVID has negatively impacted their mental health. Among the many side-effects of poor mental health is the physical and emotional stress associated with such conditions, stress which puts you at an increased risk for heart disease and stroke.

CLE Credit: 1 CLE credit in lawyer’s wellness, ethics and professionalism or competence issues category in California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia. Please contact for more information.

This CLE event is free of charge but registration is required.

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law: Current and Evolving Regulatory Framework and the Impact of COVID-19

Wednesday April 14, 2021 | 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM ET
Via Zoom Webinar

Presented by Lowenstein Sandler LLP, a national law firm with decades of legal expertise in all sectors of the global economy, this free CLE event will discuss the practical regulatory and policy implications on data privacy, Biden administration positions, new and evolving legal regimes, the global impact and use of information, and the effects of the pandemic and remote employees on privacy and data security.

CLE Credit: 1 CLE credit hour in substantive law category in California, Pennsylvania, and Virginia

Registration is required


Kelly M. Matoney
Kelly M. Matoney, Privacy & Risk Management Strategist
Kathleen A. McGee Partner, The Tech Group
Kathleen A. McGee, Partner at The Tech Group
Thomas Hiney
Thomas Hiney, Partner at FTI Consulting

Legal Implications of US-China National Security Policy - How Companies Can Prepare

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM (EST) | Live Webinar

Presented by Lowenstein Sandler LLP, a national law firm with decades of legal expertise in all sectors of the global economy, this CLE event will discuss practical regulatory implications of the recent US-China national security tensions, including regulatory challenges related to CFIUS, export controls, sanctions, and import tariffs. 

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Information:

Total 60-minute hours: 1 CLE credit hour in Pennsylvania (approved) | Virginia (pending)

Attorneys licensed in Alaska, Connecticut, Colorado, Maine, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, and Wisconsin may obtain CLE credit for courses approved by Pennsylvania or Virginia. Attorneys licensed in California and Hawaii may obtain CLE credit hours through reciprocity only if they were physically outside of their state while attending the online course. Please contact for more information.

Price: $55.00

Event Speakers:

Abbey E. Baker

Abbey E. Baker
Counsel, Global Trade & Policy
Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Abbey counsels both large industry players and small tech start-ups on a broad array of trade compliance issues, including the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) export controls for commercial goods; the Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) registration and compliance requirements related to the manufacture, brokering, or export of Defense Products and Services; Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) economic sanctions considerations and prohibitions (including those on Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Syria, and Russia/Crimea); anti-bribery compliance; U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) procedures and obligations; and Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) inbound and outbound foreign investment filings. She assist clients in completing import and export classifications, country of origin determinations, voluntary disclosures, and licensing requests, as well as responding to BIS, DDTC, OFAC, and CBP inquires, import seizures, and other trade enforcement matters. Notably, she delivers honed skill in the following industries: aerospace and aviation, night vision and thermal imaging, software as a service (SAAS), biotech, fintech, and other new and emerging technology spaces.

Christian Contardo

Christian C. Contardo
Associate, Global Trade & Policy
Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Christian advises clients on a variety of national security, global trade and government contracting matters. He also advises on Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) reviews, import and export control, and economic sanctions. Specifically, Christian also represents clients in federal government contract matters regarding agreements for foreign military sales under the Arms Export Control Act, and advises defense contractors and subcontractors on related issues, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance, export controls, foreign ownership and control, and facility clearance. Christian has over a decade of experience serving in federal agencies, including the Department of the Treasury, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). His deep knowledge of government policies concerning data privacy, financial intelligence, and economic sanctions enhance his ability to effectively counsel businesses on investigations, compliance programs, and potential risks to global transactions.

Chaz Gates

Chaz Gates
Legal Counsel
Texas Instruments

Chaz Gates currently serves as Legal Counsel at Texas Instruments (TI) where his practice focuses on data privacy, cybersecurity, e-commerce law, advertising law, digital marketing and issues related to the global expansion of TI’s online catalog business. He is a proud 2013 graduate of American University Washington College of Law where he served as a Senator in the Student Bar Association and wrote for the National Security Law Brief. Chaz started his legal career at White & Case in NYC where he worked in the Banking and Finance Group and focused on syndicated finance. Prior to his legal career, Chaz worked in Congress as a policy advisor where he focused on trade, defense/homeland security and foreign affairs (Asia). During that time, he also attended night classes as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University where he received a Master’s Degree in Government and his thesis focused on the U.S.-China trade relationship. His experience in Congress and at Johns Hopkins led him to an opportunity to work in Shanghai, China as a Lecturer at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Chaz currently lives in Dallas, TX with his wife and French bulldog – Prince.

Jen Maki

Jen Maki
Director of Global Trade Compliance at Micron

Jen Maki is the Director of Global Trade Compliance at Micron.  Prior to joining Micron, Jen has lead trade compliance teams at Tyco Electronics and United Technologies and worked at Am-Law 100 law firm and Magic Circle law firms in DC.

Her responsibilities include driving compliance program initiatives and counseling the business on regulatory compliance with export controls, sanctions, and customs compliance. She oversees program development, manages a global team of trade compliance professionals, and advises on emerging market strategy.

Jen graduated from William & Mary School of Law.  In her free time she is actively engaged as Board President in nonprofit work for a large animal rescue organization and serves as the lead admin for her children’s social calendars and head chauffeur