Greenville County Bar “Year-End” CLE

SC Course # 192210- February 8, 2019

For the afternoon session, participants may choose between the Civil, Corporate, Criminal, Family or Probate Court/Elder Law tracks. Participants are free to attend any track and/or switch tracks.


Corporate Law AFTERNOON SESSION- Room 202C


1:15 - 1:45

spear Phishing, harpooning and other cybersecurity Risks
(30 Minute CLE)

+ Special agent bob Tartaglia

Special Agent Robert Tartaglia has been with the Federal Bureau of Investigation since 2010. His first assignment was to the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC. He is currently assigned to the Columbia, South Carolina Field Office where he works national security and criminal related cyber violations. Case topics have included extremism hacking, state-sponsored intrusions, banking intrusions and ransomware. Prior to working cyber violations, SA Tartaglia was assigned to the South Carolina Joint Terrorism Task Force.


What to do when your client has a data breach
(30 minute CLE)


+ Kirsten E. Small

Kirsten Small is a member in Nexsen Pruet’s Greenville, South Carolina office. A member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Kirsten came to the field of privacy law through her work as a litigator and appellate lawyer, a background that gives her a unique insight on how a company’s policies and actions before a data breach can help mitigate—or avoid—liability if a breach occurs. Kirsten takes a proactive approach to information management, working with businesses of all sizes to develop tailored, cost-effective solutions for managing information and meeting data privacy challenges.Kirsten also maintains an active litigation practice, focusing on appeals and complex federal matters, including antitrust and False Claims Act cases. Her work at the trial and appellate levels has involved her in cases at the leading edge of computer fraud litigation, theft of proprietary information by employees, and the use of social media evidence in civil proceedings and criminal trials.Before joining Nexsen Pruet in 2007, Kirsten began her legal career serving as senior law clerk to the Honorable William W. “Billy” Wilkins, whom she is now proud to call “partner,” as well as “Judge.”

2:15 - 2:45

immigration policy and practice: what you think you know and why being right matters
(30 Minute CLE) 

Immigration Flowchart

+ Taylor Speer

Taylor Speer is a shareholder in Turner | Padget’s Greenville office where he maintains a multi-state practice; chairs the firm’s energy industry group; and represents client’s in the areas of business litigation, employment counseling and defense, and immigration.

Break with refreshments



IP Issues in corporate Transactions
(30 Minute CLE)



+ Tim st.Clair

Tim St.Clair is a partner in the Greenville, SC office of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein. He is a registered patent attorney and his practice is devoted exclusively to intellectual property law issues. Tim routinely prepares patent and trademark registration applications, and he is often litigation counsel in patent, trademark, and copyright disputes. A significant portion of his practice is directed toward IP opinion work, focused on minimizing IP risks and maximizing IP value. Tim is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and of Virginia Tech, where he majored in mechanical engineering.

Measuring a business: 5 Secrets attorneys should know about business Valuations
(30 Minute CLE)





+ Catherine stoddard

Catherine Stoddard is a Certified Public Accountant and a Senior Manager at DHG, a full-service, top 20 accounting firm with more than 2,000 professionals in 12 states. She has over 30 years of experience in the field of accounting and over 20 years working as an expert in litigation. Her practice specializes in domestic litigation, shareholder disputes, contract disputes, fraud, complex commercial litigation, and business valuations. She is a member of DHG’s Forensic, Litigation Support, and Valuation Services Group, a team of over 50 professionals holding a combination of more than 135 credentials specific to forensics and valuation work. Catherine holds the Accredited in Business Valuation, Certified Valuation Analyst, and Certified Fraud Examiner, and Master Analyst in Financial Forensic credentials. She has testified in family court and circuit court and has served as both a joint expert and a court appointed expert. She has been a frequent speaker on topics related to valuation, accounting, and litigation support. Catherine grew up in Columbia but settled in Greenville after graduating from Furman University. She served as past chair of the South Carolina Association of CPA’s Business Valuation/Litigation Services committee. She is a graduate of Leadership Greenville and Leadership South Carolina. She has served on the boards of Centre Stage, South Carolina Children’s Theater, Upstate Community Mediation Center, Visit GreenvilleSC, Foothills Presbytery, and the United Way Women's Leadership Council.