Brown Bag Seminars

The Office of the General Counsel is proud to present and educate the Northeastern University community with some new and exciting upcoming brown bag seminars this summer.  If you would like to attend any or all of the seminars listed below, please contact Lisa Stoddart at x2157 to make a reservation as soon as possible.  This will help us arrange for adequate space.

Seminar

What's New with E-Verify?  Updates, Issues and Solutions

Date

Wednesday, July 17 2013 from 10:00–11:00 am and Thursday July 18 from 2:00–3:00 pm

Location

320 Behrakis Health Sciences Center

Subject Matter

E-Verify has grabbed headlines recently as legislation proposing a dramatic expansion of the E-Verify program was making its way through Congress.  The Office of the General Counsel is delighted to present this timely brown bag with Human Resources Management.  We will discuss the new electronic I-94 form and its impact on E-Verify, review best practices and more in an interactive refresher for everyone who is tasked with administering E-Verify at the University.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone responsible for administering E-Verify on behalf of the University and/or managing personnel matters or interested in learning about this required employment eligibility verification system.

 Sign Up

 To enroll, please contact Lisa Stoddart.  Provide your name, department, seminar title, and seminar date.

 

Seminar 

Lights, Camera, Music, Video... Legal?!

Date      

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from noon to 1pm

Location

Cabral Center

Subject Matter

Scene: Your department is excited to begin work on a video showcasing your department's new initiative. You want your project to reflect today's multimedia world.  Most likely, though, you won't be creating your own material.  You may need to retain a videographer to create the video.  You may wish to use well-known songs as a soundtrack to your video, or to showcase student work.  Your department does not want to be constrained by using any single image, work, or medium but rather wants to explore multiple platforms for displaying the finished product.

The Office of General Counsel can advise your team on how to engage in these sorts of creative endeavors legally.  This seminar will explain the process for retaining outside videographers or photographers, as well as resources that already exist within the University.  We will explain why and how to obtain permission from people you would like to include in your multimedia presentation.  We will also discuss copyright, trademark and other related intellectual property issues, including how to comply with ownership rights for media found on sites such as YouTube, and in the complex world of music rights.

Who Should Attend?

 If you fit into the scenario described above, interface with media, media projects, intellectual property issues, or are simply interested in the topic!

 Sign Up

 To enroll, please contact Lisa Stoddart.  Provide your name, department, and seminar title.

 

Seminar

Contract Negotiation: Deal or No Deal?

Date

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from noon to 1pm

Location

TBD

Subject Matter

All of us handle negotiations of one variety or another in our daily lives.  Business negotiations are a special type of negotiations.   Spend an hour with us and ask a distinguished panel of your colleagues your questions about the elements of a successful negotiation, the practical keys to handling business negotiations as well as how to deal with bad negotiators, so that you can get to an agreement.  The panel will be moderated by Assistant General Counsel Matt McIntyre.  

Our distinguished panelists are:

ELMER R. FREEMAN is the Director of the Office of Urban Health Programs and Policy at the University.   Mr. Freeman has 35 years of experience in Boston's communities of color as a community organizer, health care clinician, administrator, public health practitioner, and more recently as community researcher. Mr. Freeman is a recognized expert in the application of community-based participatory research principles in partnerships with academic researchers to address disparities and inequities in health and health care of underserved communities. His research areas of interest are in the social, economic and political determinants of health status of minority populations; the impact of the internalization of racism on the manifestation of health risk behaviors among oppressed groups; and "practice based evidence" in the management of chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension in health center patient populations.  He is a member of the External Advisory Board of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Heath Research; and co-founder of the Community Health and Academic Medicine Partnership with Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He just completed a four year term on the Council of Public Representatives, an advisory committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health. In 2011 he was selected for the prestigious Barr Foundation Fellowship.

KATHY A. SPIEGELMAN is the Vice President and Chief of Campus Planning and Development at Northeastern University.  Ms. Spiegelman joined the University in 2013 and is responsible for the effective use of the University's existing land and buildings in Massachusetts, North Carolina and Washington.  Prior to her work at the University, Kathy provided consulting services for clients in need of strategic planning for real estate and facilitating spanning campus, community and private/public partnerships.  This consulting followed 25 years of increasingly expansive responsibility for physical planning and strategic real estate activities at Harvard University. 

SAMUEL B. SOLOMON was elected Treasurer of Northeastern University in July 2008.  Dr. Solomon joined the University in 1989 as the Business Manager in the Athletic Department.  Dr. Solomon came to the Finance Office in 1993 as the Senior Budget Analyst and was promoted to Assistant Budget Director in 1997.  He became the Budget Director in 1998, the Assistant Treasurer in 2003 and in January of 2008, the University's Director of Finance.  Dr. Solomon holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. from Northeastern University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). 

EDWARD G. WERTHEIM is an Associate Professor and Group Coordinator of Management and Organizational Development in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business.  Dr. Wertheim holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Yeshiva University and a B.S. from Tufts University.  Dr. Wertheim teaches organizational behavior, negotiation, and mediation and extensively in Executive Education Programs as well as International Programs.   Internationally, he has taught in Reims, France, Budapest, Prague, Cairo, Egypt, and most recently in a Southeast Asia Program in Bangkok and Singapore, and in VietNam. He is currently involved in a revision of Northeastern's MBA program charged with bringing an emphasis on developing and measuring managerial skills of MBA students.  Dr. Wertheim's recent research focuses mostly on negotiation and mediation.  He is the author of a number of articles, book chapters, and cases with his most recent article focusing on rational and non-rational behavior in negotiations. 

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who manages, maintains, enters into, is responsible for, is in any way connected to and/or, yes, negotiates contracts! You are also welcome to attend if you would just like to keep current or learn more about the contract process at the University.

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 To enroll, please contact Lisa Stoddart.  Provide your name, department, and seminar title.

 

Seminar

Electronic Privacy: "Like" This, Not That

Date

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 from noon to 1pm

Location

Cabral Center

Subject Matter

Director of IT Security Mark Nardone and Assistant General Counsel Nick Bradley will present a synopsis of legal and technical concerns surrounding business items and services that many use on a daily basis, including email, social media and cloud storage.  Following the presentation, we will host a question-driven, roundtable-style discussion about the potential issues in this area that we confront when conducting our day-to-day business

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who uses any of the above items or services in their work at the University or is interested in the topic.

 Sign Up

 To enroll, please contact Lisa Stoddart.  Provide your name, department, and seminar title.

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