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Law School for the CFO by The Minneapolis/St Paul CFO Leadership Council Wednesday, April 21, 2020 | 3:00 - 4:15 PM Program has transitioned to a WEBINAR 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

When: April 21, 2020
3:00-4:15 PM
Where: WEBINAR - Registration Required
Minneapolis, Minnesota 
United States
Contact: Mary Christensen

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This Event Has Been Transitioned to a Webinar Due to COVID-19 Concerns - Join Remotely From Your Office!


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Program Description

It’s the advice you need, without the hourly fees.


Join us for ‘Law School for the CFO,’ an informative session on the legal topics today that directly affect the health of your business. Our legal experts will deliver a series of 15-minute vignettes packed with practical and actionable advice to help you avoid unintentional pitfalls and risks. 


Learning objectives

Through this session, attendees will learn about:

  • Cyber Security/GDPR Updates
  • Minnesota Employment Law Updates, Including Wage & Hour Hot Topics
  • Aligning Your IP Portfolio with Your Business Objectives
  • COVID-19 Hot Topics




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To register for this program, simply complete the online form. Current CFO Leadership Council members may attend this program for free.   Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program for $80. 

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration. 

CPE Information

 Instructional method: Group-Live
 Recommended CPE Credits: 1.5 CPE credits in Business Law
 Experience Level: Basic
 Prerequisites/advance preparation: None

The CFO Leadership Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards-of-Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Sponsor ID 109063). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website:

More Information

For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Mary Christensen, Marketing Director, Minneapolis/Saint Paul Chapter at  

Cancellation Policy

If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please contact Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the program.


About Our Speakers

Michael Olsen, Shareholder, Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

A successful Intellectual Property transaction should protect the clients’ Intellectual Property assets and minimize the risks without disrupting the business deal. Those objectives can be particularly challenging without a thorough understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the Intellectual Property rights that will be subject to the transaction along with the business goals and risk tolerances of the client. Before any drafting or negotiating begins, Michael maps out a strategy for achieving the business objectives and ensuring the Intellectual Property assets are protected. That approach will often reveal areas where additional protection may be needed before entering into the transaction. That information also informs him on the best approach with risks areas such as indemnification, warranties, and limitations on liability that can often side track a transaction.

Michael has advised many clients’ over the years on how to protect their Intellectual Property assets especially before entering into a transaction. It is very satisfying to watch a client progress from an early stage growth oriented company with few Intellectual Property assets to a position where those assets have grown significantly. He has helped strengthen those assets through lucrative Intellectual Property transactions that have increased the value of the underlying Intellectual Property and bottom line for his clients.

Mark Pihart, Shareholder, Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Businesses are all about the people who make them run, and Mark works with clients to make sure they run smoothly.  He counsels corporate clients of all sizes to give them peace of mind as they navigate employment issues. There are any number of concerns that keep them up at night – not enough or too many employees, sexual harassment claims, wage and hour issues, protected leave, compensation issues, trade secrets, retaining key employees, and terminating problem employees – that it can be overwhelming, especially for companies that don’t have a dedicated HR department. Mark listens to clients’ concerns and counsels them on ways to proceed when an issue arises, and also on the preventative side, before something develops into a real problem.

Nadeem Schwen, Shareholder, Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

As a shareholder at Winthrop & Weinstine, Nadeem focuses on the intersection of law and technology. With more than 10 years of experience in data privacy, cybersecurity, and intellectual property matters, his background in computer engineering further enables him to develop a deep understanding of the relevant technology, and then apply that understanding to create the best available outcome for his clients. He also serves as Data Protection Officer for a number of companies, and routinely advises boards of directors and C-suite executives on various technology-related legal issues. Nadeem currently serves as cochair of the Minneapolis/St. Paul chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and is a regular speaker and author on data privacy and security topics.

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