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Electronic Discovery Institute 2015: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend The demands and costs of e-discovery in litigation continue to grow. Nearly every case now involves some sort of e-discovery, and it is essential to know how to effectively and fairly handle the many issues that can arise. Our outstanding faculty of experienced lawyers, judges, and e-discovery professionals will provide an inside look at the current state of e-discovery, give tips ...

Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2015 (Free)

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.Why You Should Attend While the ethical obligations of pro bono legal practice are no different than a commercial law practice, there are practical considerations regarding eligibility of clients, challenging clients, conflicts (similar in theory, different in practice settings), expectations on both sides, case management responsibility, and different delivery models, such as limited scope representation, ...

Securities Filings 2015: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend This popular program will analyze in detail the principal forms used for filings with the SEC under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”), and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”), with particular emphasis on the mechanics of and timing for assembling particular filings. Each segment of the program will incorporate practical tips and/or ...

Hotels 2015: Law and Practice

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend Hotels are being bought, built and financed at a dizzying pace across the U.S. and globally. This program will draw on the experience of in-house counsel with major hotel operators and lenders, hotel management executives, outside counsel, and other hospitality professionals to explain how your client or company can capitalize on many of the dynamic issues of this interdisciplinary ...

Estate Planning Institute (46th Annual)

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend Significant developments regarding state transfer tax laws are occurring at the present time.  In addition, many valuable estate planning techniques are still viable (if not more so) under the current tax laws, notwithstanding the changes to the federal transfer tax system that were made by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.  Further, President Obama’s budget ...

Hedge Fund Management 2015

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend At this full day event, our expert faculty will focus on common structures for hedge funds, SEC priorities for and the regulatory environment surrounding hedge funds, and the day to day operational issues of running a hedge fund operation. The faculty will also explore strategies for addressing issues for when a hedge fund is in distress, issues relating to expansion into the registered ...

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2015 (Free)

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.Why You Should Attend Although the economy is improving and foreclosures in many parts of the country are in decline due to rising home values, financially marginalized people still file bankruptcy in disproportionate numbers.  Many debtors are unrepresented and bankruptcy clinics are still in great demand.  There is a critical need for pro bono attorneys to assist low-income clients ...

Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2015

Webcast  Webcast

Webcast of live New York session.Why You Should Attend As the economy shifts and the legislature, SEC and shareholders respond, the design, implementation and disclosure of executive compensation undergoes continual change. At this program, experts in the area – from major corporations, the SEC, the IRS and shareholder activist groups, as well as from leading law and consulting firms – will lead you through the emerging best practices ...

Government Contracts 2015

Webcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend Congress and the regulators appear to have rediscovered acquisition reform in 2015.  The House and Senate Armed Services Committees are considering a host of potential acquisition changes, including what may be a renewed focus on commercial items. The Office of Federal Procurement policy is focused on IT acquisition and “category management” across Government.  Additional rules that affect the entire supply ...

Developments in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Law 2015

Webcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend Pharmaceutical and biotech patent law is an important and rapidly changing practice area, and the program is designed to give you the information you need to maintain your practice edge, concentrating on new developments from 2014 & 2015 and placing them in the context of constantly evolving areas of the law. Technological innovation, Federal Circuit appellate oversight, and Supreme Court decisions continue to drive significant ...

Crowdfunding and Online Direct Lending (Peer-to-Peer) 2015

Webcast  Webcast

Webcast of live New York session.Why You Should Attend Recent market activity demonstrates that crowdfunding is now a bona fide alternative form of early and mid-stage corporate finance and can lead to exits in the M&A and capital markets arenas. In the face of this tremendous growth trajectory, the industry has divided into several categories, each with its own legal risks and challenges. Will this growth continue? Join our expert faculty for ...

Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster 2015 (Free)

Webcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend A major disaster is likely to strike in California within our lifetime.  In the aftermath, survivors will need help to resolve legal issues related to the disaster.  By attending this program, you will learn about the most common post-disaster legal issues and then be able to participate in a regionally coordinated disaster legal services pro bono effort by providing brief phone assistance to disaster legal helpline ...

Select Concepts in Drafting Contracts 2015: Analyzing Ambiguities and Contract Boilerplate

Webcast  Webcast

Webcast of live New York session.Mark Your Calendar. More Information to Come.

Representing Clients with Mental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors 2015 (Free)

Webcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend You should attend this training if you are a pro bono or legal services attorney who provides, or would like to provide, legal services to clients with mental disabilities in disability cases and/or improve your representation of clients with challenging behaviors in any area of law. This two part training provides instruction on 1) components of a mental status exam and insight into interviewing clients with mental disabilities ...

Cybersecurity 2015: Managing the Risk

Webcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend Cyber attacks have wreaked havoc on organizations in nearly every industry sector. From Sony to JPMorgan Chase to Target, cyber criminals have made it clear that no entity is immune. In today’s interconnected world, cybercrime targets are found in every industry sector. Media reports of the staggering number of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks attest to this trend, and the events of 2014 have dwarfed earlier hacking ...

Basics of International Taxation 2015

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.Why You Should Attend In a global business environment, transactions with customers and suppliers often transcend national borders and investment and activities are frequently cross-border as well.   A working knowledge of the U.S. international tax rules is, therefore, of paramount importance to a wide variety of tax and corporate professionals. This year’s program will be led ...

Securities Law and Practice 2015: How the SEC Works

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend Securities lawyers need to have a firm grasp of not only the federal securities laws, but also how the SEC works to administer the securities laws.  In this program, you will be given an introduction to the federal securities laws as well as the operating divisions at the SEC that administer the laws.  You will be provided with what you need to know about how the SEC administers ...

Shareholder Activism: What You Need To Be Doing Now 2015

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Mark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

Cutting Edge Employment Law Issues 2015: The California Difference

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.Why You Should Attend This full day event addresses the issues confronted by employment law advisers, litigators and human resources management and professionals, with particular emphasis on California state law considerations. This program combines a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and practical guidance about best practices ...

Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (32nd Annual)

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend Section 1983 litigation is typically multi-faceted and often complex. The law governing Section 1983 claims is voluminous and continues to develop on an ongoing basis. At PLI’s 32nd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program, a highly experienced and accomplished faculty, including a law school dean, retired federal district court judge, legal scholars, and plaintiff ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2015 (Free)

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.Why You Should Attend The need for pro bono assistance with administrative hearings has never been higher.   Program changes and budget cuts have created a “perfect storm” for public assistance recipients.  Several significant changes to key benefits programs have occurred in recent years, imposing new complex rules.  At the same time, county staff has shrunk, ...

Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2015

Webcast  Webcast

Webcast of live New York session.Why You Should Attend The long-promised return of robust M&A markets was finally realized in 2014, and 2015 is exhibiting no signs of moderation Now more than ever, it is critical for dealmakers and their counsel to stay abreast of the latest trends and forecasts. What is driving the increased activity levels, and are those underlying factors sustainable? How will a more robust job market and a continued low interest ...

White Collar Crime 2015: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend In an increasingly global and coordinated fashion, the Department of Justice, the SEC, the CFTC, and other U.S. and foreign agencies are pressing forward with a white collar enforcement program of unprecedented scope and severity. With a spotlight on the financial services sector, the authorities are advancing novel theories and exacting increasingly draconian penalties. The government’s ...

Corporate Counsel Institute 2015

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend The role of the corporate counsel continues to transform to meet new challenges in relation to an increasingly global economy, financial turmoil and continually changing new technologies.  It is essential for all corporate counsel to be informed of the latest developments and to possess effective, budget-conscious strategies for managing the legal and practical business matters ...

California Special Education Law 2015 (Free)

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.Why You Should Attend Currently, close to 700,000 students with disabilities receive special education services in California, comprising about 10 percent of the state’s public school enrollment.  The California Special Education Law 2015 program will provide attendees with a targeted look at a number of issues affecting the practice of special education law today. What You Will Learn  ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Clifford E. Kirsch

Clifford E. Kirsch ~ Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Tanya E. M. Wong

Tanya E. M. Wong ~ Director of Government Benefits, Legal Services NYC - Legal Support Unit

Kenneth N. Nigon

Kenneth N. Nigon ~ RatnerPrestia