Marc Dedman of Barton LLP
An Inspiring Thought for the Week
" Be the change you wish to see in the world. "
- Mahatma Gandhi -
Be The Change
B y: Marc Dedman

Social injustice. Civil unrest.  Unemployment. Inability to travel to see friends and loved ones. It is 2020 and we are witnessing a tremendous shock to society …. again
Blindsided
B y: Jack Buchanan

During the last several weeks we have written about the leadership crises in the United States and its effects on the evolving Covid-19 crises. During the first few weeks of this crises, we were initially optimistic that the lockdowns many of us went through for five, six or more weeks, would have methodically brought this pandemic under control by mid-summer.
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The Primerus Optimistic Index
Primerus is at a 3.5. See the Blindsided article in this issue for an analysis. The pessimistic perspective is based upon a very serious leadership crises in this country with little chance for improvement in the near future.
How Optimistic Are You?
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Three Quick Thoughts on Motivation
B y: Nick Kacher

Imagine stepping into a hot, crowded room with mats on the floor, pads on the walls, pullup bars, ninja-warrior equipment, ropes and 75 elementary school kids that are ready to explode after a day in the classroom. 
How to Utilize Primerus Speaking Opportunities
B y: Katie Bundyra

With the use of virtual platforms to communicate at an all-time high, speaking opportunities have become a more accessible marketing tool. Since the pandemic hit, Primerus has worked to create and innovate new opportunities for the members to speak – each option providing value in its own unique way. 
July 21: To Trace or Not to Trace?: Compliance in the Era of COVID-19 and Remote Surveillance

A few of the topics that will be discussed are as follows:
  • In this environment of increased scrutiny of data privacy compliance on the second year anniversary of GDPR, and enforcement of CCPA beginning officially on July 1, 2020 in addition to new privacy directives in New York and Brazil among other jurisdictions, focus on privacy enforcement is high.
  • As offices open post COVID-19, contact tracking and remote access surveillance apps sound attractive but may expose the company to state and national data protection violations, and business morale and reputation risks.
  • What are the right questions to ask concerning uses of these apps, and to ask the private vendors who provide them?
  • Questions and considerations for technical and legal guidance for making decisions in this rapidly changing environment, a framework for analysis of the challenge and risks, and whether these apps are a good idea at all, will be discussed.
August 6th - Forensic Insurance and Recovery

BDO has a leading practice focused on financial recovery and insurance claims services on behalf of clients and policyholders. With over 30 dedicated forensic accounting and finance professionals dedicated to assisting claimants with financial recovery, this practice has assisted clients with claims ranging from the 9/11 terrorist attacks to every major hurricane causing property damage in the U.S. and abroad, to major cyber-attacks causing financial losses.
August 11th - Remote Proceedings: Preparation, Tools, and Tactics

Working remotely is the new normal, but what does it take to continue to litigate in this digital world? This webinar will provide best practices and key considerations for preparing for your virtual proceeding, demonstrations in remote and exhibit sharing tools, discussions on how to keep your remote proceeding secure, and more!
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"Phibbs & Kahns"
Morning Coffee with Friends

Join us next week for Coffee and Conversation. We are honored and pleased that Brian Wagner of Mateer Harbert P.A. in Orlando, Florida will be hosting our next C&C. In order to keep the conversation manageable, we must limit it to 15 attendees so that everyone can participate. We will do this on a first come basis. If you cannot do it this week, then please put your name in for a future “Coffee and Conversation.”

Monday, July 20th - 10:00 AM EDT/2:00 PM GMT

Email abos@primerus.com to Sign Up
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