Business Law Institute 2020 Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Pennsylvania Business Lawyers gather to learn, share, challenge and engage at the premier business law event of the year.

Join PBI VIRTUALLY for our 2020 Business Law Institute.

Live Webcast Nov. 17 & 18

Simulcast: Lancaster County Bar Association

Tuesday: 8:50 am to 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 4:20 pm

10 substantive / 2 ethics

Program Highlights

Please visit PBI.org for the complete schedule.

Day One

Tuesday, November 17

8:55 AM - 9:05 AM

Presentation of W. Edward Sell Business Lawyer Award

Presented by the PA Bar Association Business Law Section, the W. Edward Sell Business Lawyer Award honors the contributions to the practice of business law at the highest level, either through the practice of law or through teaching.

Lisa R. Jacobs, Esq., DLA Piper LLP, Philadelphia

Join the Section in honoring Lisa R. Jacobs of DLA Piper LLP in Philadelphia as the recipient of the ninth annual W. Edward Sell Business Lawyer Award, which will be presented virtually at the beginning of the Institute on November 17th.

9:05 – 10:05 AM

W. Edward Sell Keynote Session:

Lawyers Beware: The Pandemic Ushers in New Ethical Duties


Day Two

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

How COVID Will Impact Government Investigations

Andrew D. Goldstein, Esq., Cooley LLP

Highly acclaimed former Federal Prosecutor Andrew Goldstein shares how COVID will impact government investigations.

Goldstein gives a presentation that impacts all areas of business law and all business lawyers.

Andrew Goldstein was one of the top deputies to Robert Mueller III, working on the special counsel investigation at the U.S. Department of Justice. He also served as chief of the Public Corruption Unit at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.

Be a part of all that’s trending.

Virtual annual meetings

Comparing and Contrasting the Business Transition Options (ESOPs, Management Buy-Outs, and Third-Party Sales) for Closely-Held Business Owners

Inclusive Leadership 2021 and Beyond

COVID has had a profound impact on domestic and global business practices. This is your timely summary of what to expect next.

Social media, IP, and the pandemic … What has changed?

Bankruptcy during COVID

Lawyers Beware: The Pandemic Ushers in New Ethical Duties

ADR in the time of COVID

Plus, the industry updates to keep you current and competitive.

Corporate litigation update

Employment and labor law updates: Employment & Labor Law Update with the 2021 Forecast

The CCPA: One Year Later

The Impact of Anti-Corruption Statutes on Global Business Transactions

Thank You to Our Faculty

Hon. Timothy K. Lewis (Ret), Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP (DC)

Hon. Lisa M. Rau (Ret.), Resonate Mediation & Arbitration

Rodney R. Akers, Esq., Office of General Counsel

Sharifa A. Anderson, Esq., FHLBank Pittsburgh, Senior Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Pittsburgh

Eric L. Brossman, Esq., Bybel Rutledge LLP

Peter S. Clark II, Esq., Reed Smith LLP (Phila)

Virginia G. Essandoh, Esq., Ballard Spahr LLP (Phila)

Nicole D. Galli, Esq., Managing Member, ND Galli Law LLC, Philadelphia

Andrew D. Goldstein, Esq., Cooley LLP

Christopher M. Hayden, Chief Operating Officer – US, Georgeson LLC, New York, NY

Timothy A. Hoy, Esq., Mette, Evans & Woodside

Odia Kagan, Esq., Fox Rothschild LLP (Phila)

Roger J. LaLonde, Esq., Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC (Phila)

Kathryn Goldstein Legge, Esq., Legge Law LLC

Sean-Tamba Matthew, Esq., SES ESOP Strategies, Bala Cynwyd

Mary J. Mullany, Esq., Ballard Spahr LLP (Phila)

Richard E. Peirce, Esq., Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC (Phila)

John L. Reed, Esq., DLA Piper LLP US (DE)

Abraham C. Reich, Esq., Fox Rothschild LLP (Phila)

Paul T. Rushton, Esq., Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP

Marc J. Sonnenfeld, Esq., Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP (Phila)

Dennis Unkovic, Esq., Meyer Unkovic & Scott LLP

Catherine E. Walters, Esq., Bybel Rutledge LLP

Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr., Esq., Cozen O'Connor (Phila)

Maribeth Wilt-Seibert, Esq., Pennsylvania Department of Education

Deborah A. Winokur, Esq., Cozen O'Connor (Phila)

John B. Wright II, Esq., Ballard Spahr LLP (Phila)

Designed by some of the sharpest legal minds in Pennsylvania...

the Business Law Institute is exactly what you need today to advise your business clients tomorrow.

Co-sponsored with the:

PA Bar Association Business Law Section

In-House Counsel Committee