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Corporate Practice of Medicine Financings

This presentation included a discussion of high-level issues surrounding the corporate practice of medicine transactions, including considerations around structural, diligence, healthcare regulatory, and related considerations for transactions involving healthcare (including dental and veterinary) providers that are supported, through management services arrangements or otherwise, by private equity firms and other corporate actors.  Presented by Jesse K. Sheff, John A. Lister, Betty C. Pang, and James Ktsanes, all Partners from Latham & Watkins LLP. Presentation and Replay now available for LSTA Members.

A Perfect Storm? Successfully Handling Ransomware and Other Cybersecurity Incidents

Our panel of experts from Hogan Lovells presented this exciting training program on cybersecurity legal risks and associated best practices. The presentation was based on a case study that followed a significant cybersecurity incident suffered by a fictional global organization. Over the course of three “acts”, which are facilitated by three short professionally produced videos, our panel explored the various legal and risk issues that are introduced as the story unfolds. Presented by Jasmeet K. Ahuja, Counsel, Peter M. Marta, Partner, Hogan Lovells and Allison M. Wuertz, Partner, all from Hogan Lovells. Presentation and replay will not be made available.

Collapse of SVB and What it Means for the Loan Market

On Friday, March 10, 2023, the FDIC was appointed a receiver of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). This receivership has far-reaching effects on companies across many sectors. Our team of experts from Sidley discussed points of consideration for companies interfacing with a bank in receivership. They also examined the LSTA’s Defaulting Lender Provision and discussed what parties can do if SVB is considered a defaulting lender in their syndicate. Presented by Thomas R. Califano, Michael D. Lewis, Ellen P. Pesch, and Joshua W. Thompson, all Partners from Sidley Austin LLP. Presentation now available for LSTA Members.

2023 LSTA and LMA Joint London Conference

This conference was aimed at senior and middle management professionals working in the UK, Europe and US and it was an ideal opportunity to discuss some of the key challenges and opportunities facing the syndicated loan market on either side of the Atlantic. Presentations are now available to LSTA Members.

Sustainability Linked Loans: Unpacking Sustainability Linked Loans, ESG Considerations and Avoiding ESG-washing

During this webinar the panelists discussed sustainability linked loans (SLLs) and the growing importance that SLLs play in advancing ESG considerations in the loan market. The webinar also delved into the topic of ESG-washing and its impact on SLLs and sustainable finance. Presented by Vadim Avdeychik, Partner, Clifford Chance - New York, Moderator, Sam Mason, Executive Director, North America ESG Debt Capital Markets, J.P. Morgan, Steve Nickelsburg, Partner, Clifford Chance - Washington D.C., Daniel Winick, Partner, Clifford Chance - New York and Tess Virmani, DGC & EVP - Public Policy, Head of ESG, LSTA - Intro. Presentation is available for LSTA Members. A replay of this webinar will not be made available.

Antitrust Compliance

LSTA is committed to ensuring that its activities comply with the antitrust laws.  This webcast explained background legal principles and antitrust guidelines for LSTA members. Presented by Charlie Beller, Associate, Latham & Watkins LLP, Anna Rathbun, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP and Tess Virmani, Deputy General Counsel & EVP – Public Policy, Head of ESG, LSTA – Intro. Presentation and replay now available to LSTA Members.

Unconscious Bias Through the Lens of Pop Culture

We all have them – unconscious biases. In this fun and engaging lawyer competence CLE, you learned to identify these biases through the lens of pop culture. Using a combination of videos from TV and movies, comedy, and serious discussions, this presentation discussed the implicit biases demonstrated in pop culture as a vehicle to learn how you can make sure that your company, colleagues, and employees avoid some of the pitfalls unconscious biases create. This CLE will also teach the steps to create a healthier work environment and combat the problems these biases can present. Presented by Neel Chatterjee, Partner, Goodwin and Ifrah Hassan, Associate, Goodwin. Presentation and replay is now available for LSTA Members.

Sustainability Linked Loans: Key Trends and Considerations in the US SLL Market

A team of market-leading practitioners discussed key considerations relating Sustainability Link Loans. Presented by Christian Fundo, Director, Legal Counsel at SVB Securities, Betty Huber, Global Co-Chair, ESG Practice at Latham & Watkins and Tess Virmani, Deputy General Counsel & EVP - Public Policy, Head of ESG at the LSTA. Presentation and Replay now available to LSTA Members.

Conflicts Between Lawyers and Their Clients

This interactive program used hypotheticals to explore situations in which lawyers' interests might conflict with their clients' interests, including: ​​​the applicability of ethics rules to lawyers' non-legal activities; doing business with clients; accepting gifts from clients; representing unpopular clients; lawyers' agreements to limit their practice in partnership agreements or in litigation settlements; limiting liability to clients; disclosing malpractice to clients; resolving disputes with clients; file ownership after representations end; duty to protect former clients. Presentation and replay now available for LSTA Members.

Semi-Annual Oil & Gas December 2022 Update

Energy lawyers from Haynes Boone, LLP discussed the latest trends in oil and gas. Presented by Kraig Grahmann, Partner, Co-Chair of the Energy Transactions Group, Jeremy Kennedy, Partner, Energy Practice Group, Kim Mai, Partner, Energy Practice Group, and Jeff Nichols, Partner, Co-Chair of the Energy Practice Group, all from Haynes and Boone, LLP. Presentation and replay now available for download for LSTA Members.

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Good Friday…no SOFR?

Earlier this month the New York Fed announced that there will be no SOFR rate published on or for Friday, April 7th even though April…

CLOs: No Conflicts…But Big Problems

March 30, 2023 - On Monday, the LSTA submitted the first of three letters responding to the SEC’s Proposed Rule on “Conflicts of Interest in…