12th Annual California MCLE Seminar—Los Angeles

Date: January 17, 2017

Time: 7:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m.

Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, 300 South Grand Avenue, Suite 4100, Los Angeles, CA 90071


Please join us for our Los Angeles office section of Nixon Peabody’s 12th Annual California MCLE seminar for corporate counsel and other legal executives. Stay up to date on cutting-edge legal topics impacting every organization.

For over a decade, lawyers from across the state have been educated at our sessions on a wide range of interesting topics. This year our LA program will include presentations on real estate, technology, marijuana, employment, and autonomous vehicles. We will also include sessions that fulfill the ethics, elimination of bias, and competence issues.

REMINDER: The Group 3 (last names beginning with N–Z) deadline for completion of requisite credits is February 1, 2017.


7:30 a.m.

Registration and continental breakfast

8:00 a.m.

Hot topics in land use, affordable housing and syndication
Bryan LeRoy, Sonia Nayak, Ed Campbell

9:00 a.m.

Real estate and finance: The what, where, and how of technology’s impact
Justin Thompson, Rudy Salo, Garth Bostic

10:00 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

Substance abuse in the legal profession: Prevention—Detection—Treatment (competence credit)
Jerry Braun

11:15 a.m.

Marijuana in California
Erin Holyoke, Jack Rose, Shannon Egan

12:15 p.m.


12:30 p.m.

Implicit bias, explicit impact: Understanding and learning from implicit bias in the 2016 political season (elimination of bias credit)
Dr. Arin N. Reeves

1:30 p.m.

Ethical considerations in a digital age (ethics credit)
Raquel Aragón, Erik Birkeneder, Daniel Eliav

2:30 p.m.


2:45 p.m.

L&E gets Trumped for 2017: New year, new laws and what to expect from the new presidential administration
Alicia Anderson, Mae Hau, Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan

3:45 p.m.

Deal breakers—Ethical dilemmas throughout the life of a deal (ethics credit)
Eric Ideta, Jennifer Cormano, Alexandra Busto

Reception immediately following.


  • Alicia Anderson, Associate
  • Raquel Aragón, Counsel
  • Erik Birkeneder, Associate
  • Garth Bostic, Associate
  • Jerome Braun, President, The Other Bar
  • Alexandra Busto, Associate
  • Edward Campbell, Associate
  • Jennifer Cormano, Associate
  • Shannon Egan, Associate
  • Daniel Eliav, Associate
  • Mae Hau, Associate
  • Erin Holyoke, Associate
  • Eric Ideta, Associate
  • Bryan LeRoy, Partner
  • Sonia Nayak, Counsel
  • Dr. Arin N. Reeves, President, Nextions
  • Jack Rose, Associate
  • Rudy Salo, Partner
  • Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan, Associate
  • Justin Thompson, Partner

Continuing Education

This course is eligible for 8.0 MCLE credits (4.0 general, 2.0 ethics, 1.0 elimination of bias, and 1.0 competence issues) based on CA MCLE rules. See details here.

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