Category: CPD/CLE

Effective Leadership: Developing Emotional Intelligence and Resilience in Ourselves and Others

April 14, 2015

In this presentation, Dr. Robert Brooks examines the mindset and actions of successful leaders, especially in the business world. In focusing on the concepts of “emotional intelligence” (as described by psychologist Daniel Goleman) and resilience, he discusses such factors as empathy, interpersonal relationships, motivation, dealing with stress and pressure, and balancing one’s personal and professional life. Dr. Brooks, an award-winning…

Leading the Defence: Practical Strategies and Legal Considerations for Effective Cybersecurity and Data Breach Incident Response Planning – Part 2

April 9, 2015

Part II – Post-Breach Best Practices It is estimated that $9 trillion to $21 trillion of economic-value creation, worldwide, depends on the robustness of cybersecurity over the next five to seven years. – McKinsey & Company, 2014 Two-Part Seminar for General Counsel and Senior Business Leaders Headlines of recent cyber-attacks and data breaches involving confidential financial and customer information, intellectual…

Leadership Series: Women in the Lead

April 7, 2015

All leaders face hurdles as they rise to the top of their organizations. Women, however, face particular challenges. Through socialization, many women respond in habitual ways that often limit their full potential as leaders and affect how they are viewed by others. It may even discourage some from taking the lead when it is offered. By understanding when gendered habits…

Leading the Defence: Practical Strategies and Legal Considerations for Effective Cybersecurity and Data Breach Incident Response Planning – Part 1

March 31, 2015

Part I – Pre-Breach Readiness It is estimated that $9 trillion to $21 trillion of economic-value creation, worldwide, depends on the robustness of cybersecurity over the next five to seven years. -McKinsey & Company, 2014 Two-Part Seminar for General Counsel and Senior Business Leaders Headlines of recent cyber-attacks and data breaches involving confidential financial and customer information, intellectual property, and…

A Prescription for Competition: The Pharma Industry and Competition Law in Canada

January 28, 2015

Please join members of the Blakes Competition & Antitrust, Foreign Investment and Intellectual Property groups for a webinar on the evolving competition law issues affecting the pharmaceutical industry in Canada, including a review of recent enforcement and policy initiatives by the Canadian Competition Bureau. Topics: • Competition issues arising from patent litigation settlements and product transition strategies • Competition Bureau’s…

Leadership Series Becoming an Effective Delegator

December 9, 2014

Delegation is a process that goes beyond shifting tasks from your desk to a colleague or junior staff member. It can (and should) be an important tool in assessing team member progress, potential and successors. In fact, used appropriately, delegation can be a huge factor in engaging and retaining employees. Becoming an effective delegator requires a framework for assigning work…

Navigating Securities Litigation Risk: A View of Recent Developments

December 4, 2014

The stakes have never been higher for defendants facing civil and enforcement proceedings relating to their capital market activities. Securities class actions, activist shareholders and an ever-changing regulatory regime pose continuous challenges for public issuers and their directors and officers. Please join us on December 4, 2014, as our panel of Blakes securities and litigation partners addresses recent trends and…

Privilege Update 2.0 – What In-House Counsel Need to Know

December 3, 2014

Privilege continues to be a topic of considerable interest to both in-house legal teams and private practitioners. Join leading lawyers from Blakes who will survey recent developments regarding the law of privilege with particular regard to the impact on general counsel and in-house legal teams. Topics to be discussed include: Deal team privilege Limits of common interest privilege in the…

Recent Developments in Class Actions Practice and Jurisprudence

November 20, 2014

Class action practice and jurisprudence continue to evolve at an accelerated rate. Contributors to this rapid evolution include a plaintiffs’ bar that continues to seek out new business models, new causes of action and novel remedies; the increasing experience of counsel and the judiciary with the common issues trial process; and the direction provided by the Supreme Court of Canada…

Making Cents of Recent Commercial Leasing Case Law

November 12, 2014

The Blakes Commercial Real Estate group will provide an insightful review of recent Canadian case law and its impact on commercial real estate. While this seminar will focus on commercial-lease-related case law, it will address issues that are also relevant to buyers, sellers, developers and lenders. Those in the commercial real estate industry should not miss this event! Topics: Limitation…