A Look Back at 2023 and What Lies Ahead in 2024
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McDonald Hopkins is pleased to present "A Look Back at 2023 and What Lies Ahead in 2024,” a half-day educational webcast and in-person event taking place on Wednesday, December 13. This event will include four breakout sessions focused on issues and potential concerns for business owners facing a rigid market, data privacy trends and compliance procedures that can help manage risk in 2024, innovation opportunities in economic downturns and how to protect them, and insights on markets, economy and business.
For those joining us in person, a reception will follow the presentations at our newly redesigned Cleveland office (600 Superior Avenue, East, Suite 2100).
Identifying Issues and Making Changes to Accommodate Potential Restructuring of Your Business in a Tight Market
1:00 - 1:50 p.m. ET
With the country still dealing with a rigid market, McDonald Hopkins strategic advisory and restructuring attorneys Maria Carr and Ashley Jericho will highlight potential concerns for business owners, including how conflicts like war and workers' strikes can affect all aspects of a business.
Topics will include: corporate governance challenges, liquidity concerns, messaging with vendors and suppliers, making necessary disclosures in times of distress, and communications with leaders and employees.
Data Privacy Trends and Compliance Procedures to Manage Risk in 2024
2:00 - 2:50 p.m. ET
McDonald Hopkins attorneys Heather Shumaker and Nick Miguel will provide an overview of the latest data privacy trends, and threats, while also offering practical guidance for compliance. This session will cover some best practices in data management and security so that businesses can be prepared for what is coming next year.
Topics will include: tips on how to better protect your organization from threats and attacks, and properly preparing for regulatory investigations.
IP Portfolio Strategies to Maximize Your Return on Investment
3:00 - 3:50 p.m. ET
Today’s technology-driven, information-based global marketplace requires you to rethink how intellectual property can boost and protect your bottom line. In this session, McDonald Hopkins intellectual property attorneys Rob Baraona, Todd Benni, Ivan Gracic, and Jim Muraff will discuss strategies to leverage the value of your IP.
Topics will include: software licensing including AI, identifying and assessing your patents, designs, trademarks, and trade secrets, and best practices to protect, maintain, and maximize value from your IP portfolio.
Markets, Economy and Business Updates
4:00 - 4:50 p.m. ET
As we move into 2024, hear what Huntington Bank’s Chief Investment Officer, John Augustine, CFA, sees in the coming year for markets, economy and business. John will provide views and insights into all three areas and entertain questions. Following John’s presentation, a perspective on the commercial M&A deal markets will be provided by Frank Wardega, a Member in McDonald Hopkins' M&A practice, and Kevin Mayer, Managing Director and Head of Industrials – Investment Banking from Stout.
- John AugustineChief Investment Officer | Huntington National Bank
- Kevin MayerManaging Director and Head of Industrials – Investment Banking | Stout