FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2018

Contact:
Oliver F. Hays
Phillips Lytle LLP
716-847-5444

PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP TO HOST SEMINAR “FROM JCOPE TO #METOO: HELPING MUNICIPALITIES STAY AHEAD OF TODAY’S CHANGING ENVIRONMENT” AT ONE CANALSIDE OFFICE IN DOWNTOWN BUFFALO

Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP will host a seminar titled “From JCOPE to #MeToo: Helping Municipalities Stay Ahead of Today’s Changing Environment” at its Buffalo office located downtown at One Canalside. The event will take place on Wednesday, August 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Phillips Lytle Partner and Government Operations Practice Team Leader Kenneth A. Manning will serve as moderator.

The seminar is intended to provide recent developments in the law of government operations, including important legislative and case law changes over the past year and is designed for town, village and county attorneys, elected officials, developers, municipal administrators – IT and HR managers, and businesses affected by state and local regulation.

Topics include:

  • New Comprehensive Lobbying and Source of Funding Disclosure Regulations Promulgated by the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE)
    Presented by Phillips Lytle Partner, Craig R. Bucki, and President of Masiello, Martucci, Calabrese & Associates, Anthony M. Masiello

    This presentation will provide an overview of the new lobbying regulations implemented by the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics that will take effect in 2019.

  • Data Security and Privacy Considerations for Municipal Governments
    Presented by Phillips Lytle Special Counsel Christopher L. Hayes

    The presentation will provide best practices for organizations in creating a robust cybersecurity plan, including the evaluation of administrative and policy programs, technical capabilities and physical controls. Education and training will be important in further developing these plans and programs.

  • #MeToo: Preventing and Responding to Workplace Harassment
    Presented by Phillips Lytle Partner James D. Donathen

    This presentation will provide an overview of the best practices and strategies to prevent and respond to workplace harassment, and to protect your organization from liability.

  • Land Use and Zoning Case Law Update/Community Opposition
    Presented by Phillips Lytle Partner Adam S. Walters

    This presentation will provide a land use and zoning case law update summarizing important decisions and new trends in municipal land use and zoning issues from our state courts. It will also review current municipal trends for trying to address and resolve community opposition to development projects.

Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices in New York State, Washington, D.C., and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base including FORTUNE 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit www.phillipslytle.com.

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