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Accountants' Liability

Treatise  Treatise

Published: May 1996
Last Updated: October 2013

The liability exposure of accountants has widened dramatically over the past decade in the wake of numerous front-page corporate and financial scandals. PLI’s Accountants’ Liability has been the reliable and readable resource that accountants have turned to for guidance on how they can meet their professional responsibilities, comply with relevant rules, and avoid the increased number of legal land mines. Accountants see clearly the trouble ...

A Practical Guide to the Red Flag Rules: Identifying and Addressing Identity Theft Risks

Treatise  Treatise

Published: October 2008

On October 31, 2007, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), along with the federal banking regulators, promulgated final “Red Flag Rules” pursuant to sections 114 and 315 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA). Under the Red Flag Rules, all financial institutions and issuers of credit must have “Red Flag” identity theft policies and programs in place. Covered entities ...

Associate's Survival Kit

Treatise  Treatise

Published: October 2009

PLI’s Associate’s Survival Kit gives fledgling attorneys the practical legal and business skills they need to work more effectively for the firm from the very start.The Third Edition of Thinking Like a Writer shows associates how to write clearly and persuasively about complex legal matters when time is tight and the stakes are high. Packed with drafting examples and tips, it enables lawyers to craft letters, emails, memos, briefs, and judicial opinions ...

Bankruptcy Deskbook

Treatise  Treatise

Published: August 2006
Last Updated: September 2013

Today’s economic earthquake has triggered a staggering number of bankruptcy filings. In the midst of this turmoil, attorneys involved in bankruptcy proceedings need a firm grasp of the bankruptcy process to advise their clients wisely and devise effective plans to help them get back on their feet. PLI’s Bankruptcy Deskbook gives you that essential knowledge, illuminating the purpose, features, mechanics, advantages, and drawbacks of Chapters 7, 11, ...

Broker-Dealer Regulation

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2011
Last Updated: April 2014

Updated to include coverage of the significant FINRA and SEC responses to the economic downturn, the new second edition of Broker-Dealer Regulation provides you with a complete and practical understanding of the many requirements of this highly regulated area. This two-volume work ensures that you satisfy SEC/SRO standards governing your firm, with detailed coverage of: Registration reporting and record-keeping rules Suitability and best execution ...

Conducting Due Diligence in a Securities Offering

Treatise  Treatise

Published: April 2009
Last Updated: August 2013

Today’s major financial scandals demonstrate what can happen when investigators fail to uncover illegal activity because they failed to do effective background searches.   PLI’s new Conducting Due Diligence in a Securities Offering provides you with clear, step-by-step legal and procedural information that helps ensure you to do a thorough investigation of a company’s records and its top managers — and reduce the potential for legal problems ...

Consumer Product Safety Regulation: Impact of the 2008 Amendments

Treatise  Treatise

Published: October 2008

PLI’s Consumer Product Safety Regulation gives you comprehensive, compliance-enabling insight into the 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, the most dramatic overhaul of consumer product safety legislation since the 1970s.   Written by one of the country’s foremost experts in the field, Consumer Product Safety Regulation shows you how the 2008 amendments bring substantially lower lead limits for children’s products; ...

Corporate Legal Departments

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2011
Last Updated: October 2013

Designed to help the in-house attorney deal with bigger compliance demands and tighter budgets, the new fourth edition of Corporate Legal Departments: Practicing Law in a Corporation shows you how to implement a corporate compliance program that: Detects and prevents internal legal problems Plays a greater role in developing corporate business plans and pursuing new business opportunities Makes your department more productive at less ...

Corporate Political Activities Deskbook

Treatise  Treatise

Published: May 2012
Last Updated: July 2013

Corporate Political Activities Deskbook provides a thorough grounding in the current state of the law on federal and state campaign finance, pay-to-play, lobbying, and gift compliance. A practical manual for in-house attorneys advising corporations about involvement in the political process, this new Deskbook draws on the extensive practice and regulatory experience of Skadden, Arps authors Ken Gross, Ki Hong and Lawrence Noble. After describing ...

Corporate Whistleblowing in the Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank Era

Treatise  Treatise

Published: September 2011
Last Updated: August 2013

This second edition of Corporate Whistleblowing in the Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank Era is designed to provide the practitioner, companies, and individuals who believe they have claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act or Dodd-Frank Act with a detailed understanding of the whistleblower provisions of the Acts, their regulations, and the rapidly developing case law coming both from the administrative process and the federal courts. With the planned supplements, ...

Covered Bonds Handbook

Treatise  Treatise

Published: August 2010
Last Updated: June 2013

With the possibility of new legislation coming that would create a statutory framework for covered bonds in the U.S., Covered Bonds Handbook arrives at an ideal time for you, as it: Shows how covered bonds have been prominent financing tools in Europe for centuries. Shows the many benefits of covered bonds, including potential advantages over securitization and comparative funding costs. Explains how covered bond transactions are ...

Credit Market and Subprime Distress: Responding to Legal Issues

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2008

When it comes to today’s global financial storm, attorneys, allied professionals, and investors need a "survival guide" to weather the economic turmoil. PLI’s new Credit Market and Subprime Distress gives you that vital guidance on the central legal issues and financial opportunities arising from this crisis. Designed to help you manage risk, this comprehensive, easy-to-read reference examines the causes of the financial ...

Derivatives Deskbook: Close-Out Netting, Risk Mitigation, Litigation (2nd Edition)

Treatise  Treatise

Published: April 2014

Derivatives Deskbook: Close-Out Netting • Risk Mitigation • Litigation is a comprehensive derivatives resource geared to all users of swap agreements and derivatives, from financial institutions to corporate end users. This new second edition defines the key terminology; identifies the major players; discusses the full range of documentation; and highlights risk mitigation techniques and best practices that can significantly minimize risks. Derivatives ...

Deskbook on Internal Investigations Corporate Compliance and White Collar Issues

Treatise  Treatise

Published: February 2007
Last Updated: October 2013

”The book is breathtaking in scope. I can’t imagine a more important resource to have near at hand.”  —John Feerick, Professor of Law and former Dean of Fordham Law School ”An excellent tool for the experienced, and an important guide for everyone to the pitfalls that await you.” —Bart M. Schwartz, Former Chief, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorneys’ Office, Southern District of New ...

Directors' and Officers' Liability

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2005
Last Updated: October 2013

Executives in corporations and financial firms are on the hot seat as never before in the wake of scandals that have infuriated investors and the public at large. PLI’s Directors’ and Officers’ Liability has never been more necessary, providing executives and their legal counsel with the guidance needed to minimize the legal exposure of corporate heads and help them meet the professional performance expectations of demanding shareholders. Directors’ ...

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act--A Summary

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2010

This past year has seen some enormous changes in the law. The sweeping Dodd-Frank Act, the various stimulus legislation, and the regulatory changes by the SEC, the Fed, and the U.S. Treasury have had a significant impact on many legal practice areas such as business, corporate, securities, banking, tax, and employment.  Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act – A Summary provides a practical overview of the historic new ...

Doing Business Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (2nd Edition)

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2013

Doing business overseas means learning new ways of negotiating. It also means understanding whenan accepted and even expected “gift” to the other party will be considered a bribe under the U.S. ForeignCorrupt Practices Act (FCPA).The new second edition of Doing Business Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act gives you that vital legal and procedural information. This comprehensive reference helps you to:Develop internal compliance programs that detect ...

Drafting for Corporate Finance

Treatise  Treatise

Published: September 2007

Written by a veteran corporate legal skills trainer, PLI’s Drafting for Corporate Finance: What Law School Doesn’t Teach You offers the legal, financial, business, accounting, and drafting information that lawyers must understand for corporate finance documentation, especially debt documentation. Drafting for Corporate Finance covers all the components of effective contract drafting, including basic structural issues, including the parties, ...

Employment Law Yearbook 2013

Treatise  Treatise

Published: April 2013

This new 2013 edition of Employment Law Yearbook covers the most important issues facing today’s employers and employment law practitioners. In this tight employment market and amid the rapidly changing global economy, it is imperative that employers and employment law practitioners understand the legal implications of a wide range of workplace actions. Authored by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s Global Employment Law Practice Group, a nationally ...

Employment Law Yearbook 2014

Treatise  Treatise

Published: April 2014

This new 2014 edition of Employment Law Yearbook covers the most important issues facing today’s employers and employment law practitioners. In this tight employment market and amid the rapidly changing global economy, it is imperative that employers and employment law practitioners understand the legal implications of a wide range of workplace actions. Authored by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s Global Employment Law Practice Group, ...

Equipment Leasing-Leveraged Leasing

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2010
Last Updated: March 2014

Hailed as ”authoritative” by The Tax Executive, PLI’s Equipment Leasing-Leveraged Leasing is the trusted tool to turn to when structuring and documenting leasing transactions. Equipment Leasing-Leveraged Leasing is a trusted tool to turn to when structuring and documenting leasing transactions. More than thirty leading leasing authorities provide you with the comprehensive legal, tax, economic, accounting, environmental, and insurance information ...

Exempt and Hybrid Securities Offerings (2nd Edition)

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2011
Last Updated: April 2014

Exempt transactions and hybrid transactions are among the key financing methodologies in the U.S. capital markets. Exempt and Hybrid Securities Offerings, Second Edition provides you with comprehensive guidance on how to structure these offerings. Packed with checklists, transactional timelines, SEC guidance, and a wealth of time-saving sample documents, Exempt and Hybrid Securities Offerings describes the relative advantages and drawbacks of the ...

Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers

Treatise  Treatise

Published: September 2013

“If you want to be successful in the fashion industry, but haven’t had the time to go to law school . . . I highly recommend Fashion Law and Business.” – Fern Mallis, former Executive Director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, creator of New York Fashion Week, and fashion industry consultant “Up until now, starting a business in fashion has been a trial and error process. With this book, Lois Herzeca and Howard Hogan have created a ...

Federal Financial Markets Rescue: The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 and Other Government Actions

Treatise  Treatise

Published: September 2009

The Federal Financial Markets Rescue provides you with complete yet concise coverage of the government’s sweeping legislative and regulatory efforts to address and ameliorate the 2008-09 financial crisis. Essential reading for every professional affected by the 2008 Emergency Economic Stabilization Act and related rescue efforts, The Federal Financial Markets Rescue explains how the EESA and a host of initiatives, including the Troubled ...

Financial Product Fundamentals: Law, Business, Compliance

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2012
Last Updated: November 2013

Financial Product Fundamentals is a clear, comprehensive, and easy-to-use reference that gives you a thorough understanding of the regulations, benefits, advantages, pricing, distribution, marketing, and current and future viability of registered offerings. It includes expert analysis of private placements, mutual funds, hedge funds, money market funds, exchange traded funds, real estate investment trusts, international investment funds, variable ...
Featured Faculty/Authors
George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Mina Park

Mina Park ~ Director, Banking and Capital Markets Origination Legal, Asia Pacific, Citi

Harvey I. Saferstein

Harvey I. Saferstein ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.