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Pension Plan Investments 2015: Current Perspectives

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Experienced practitioners in the area of pension investment law, together with senior representatives of the Department of Labor, will give their perspectives, and illuminate issues, on current topics and recent developments. Continued statutory, regulatory and market changes ensure a full agenda of new developments to be debated and analyzed by the panelists. The Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation brought a new regulatory ...

Trial Evidence 2015: Advocacy, Analysis, Illustrations

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Trial Evidence features a unique blend of evidentiary doctrinal analysis and practical application.  You will learn about fundamental evidence law, as well as important recent trends and developments.   Program Format Numerous evidentiary issues will be illustrated by actual cases, movies, and novels.The program faculty is highly experienced and accomplished, including a professor of evidence, a litigator, and ...

Consumer Financial Services Institute (20th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 2015 will mark the 20th year of this marquee PLI program.  The 2015 Institute will focus on the most current regulatory, enforcement and litigation updates touching on a wide range of consumer financial services, including mortgages, auto finance, credit, debit and prepaid cards, deposit accounts, emerging payment systems, including mobile pay-services and e-wallets, as well as other products and services that are reviving ...

TechLaw Institute 2015: The Digital Evolution

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Virtually every global business has turned to technology to improve efficiency and deliver new, Internet and cloud based services or information. The fastest growing companies are the technology innovators.  Courts expect lawyers to have a fundamental understanding of technology issues in litigation and clients demand sophisticated counsel who provide insight and value to help them solve their technology-related issues ...

How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2015

Seminar  Seminar

The IPO market is as hot as ever. Given the continued uptick in activity, this program is extremely timely.  In almost any market, however, understanding the IPO process is an essential skill for both legal and business advisors. Hear from an experienced faculty, including attorneys, an underwriter, and a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission staff, who will analyze the nuts and bolts of an initial public ...

Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2015

Seminar  Seminar

What you will learn This concise program will deliver the latest case law and practical takeaways concerning legal ethics issues stemming from commercial litigation.  Our faculty of seasoned litigators, who collectively have represented a wide range of commercial legal matters and understand the ethical gray areas attorneys face in practice, will discuss clear pathways and some consensus thinking for some of these murky issues. A sample ...

27th Annual Elder Law Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The 27th Annual Elder Law Institute presents current legal topics important to your older clients, and your younger clients with aging parents. Many of the subjects covered this year focus on planning for incapacity, paying for health care and maintaining the legal autonomy and dignity of your aging clients.  The subject of elder law is a part of every practice – we cannot stop the aging process, nor the reality ...

Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend In just one day, this exciting program will explore the basics of patent litigation, whether in the District Court or in the International Trade Commission, from the Rule 11 pre-filing investigation through the appeal to the Federal Circuit.  Attendees will learn essential practical details, such as how to prepare complaints and answers in a patent case, as well as the nuts and bolts of patent-related discovery.  We ...

Commercial Real Estate Financing 2015

Seminar  Seminar

This seminar will revisit the building blocks of commercial real estate financing. It will focus on the steps counsel needs to take to get a deal closed – what lender’s counsel needs to do to deliver a valid mortgage lien without surprises, and what borrower’s counsel needs to do to get the borrower the money it needs. We will look at how lenders review leases; how surveys work and interact with title insurance; ...

Financial Services Conflicts of Interest & Fiduciary Duties 2015: Navigating the Emerging Regulatory Maze

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The SEC and DOL continue to consider rulemaking that could dramatically change the regulatory framework establishing fiduciary duties and obligations for broker-dealers, advisors and service providers in the retirement marketplace. Likewise, commodity trading and municipal advisors have to be mindful of fiduciary obligations that apply to their activity. At the same time, regulators are pressing firms to identify and address ...

Securities Litigation 2015: From Investigation to Trial

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The landscape of securities litigation is constantly evolving and changing. This program takes you through all the issues that can arise in the most complex securities matters — from the initial government investigation to the filing of the civil cases to either settlement or trial. If you practice in this dynamic field, you know that the need to stay current and develop new strategies and tactics has never been more ...

Global Trademark Search and Application Workshop 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Join a faculty of domestic and international legal experts as they provide practical guidance for the trademark search and application process in the U.S. and abroad, including Canada and Mexico. This practice-based program will get attendees involved and provide take-away tips that can be put into use in daily practice immediately. Learn about the differences and similarities of differing search strategies here and abroad, ...

Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend We continue to see unprecedented enforcement efforts by government and regulatory agencies. This unique program brings together panels of senior staff from the various enforcement and regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, FINRA, New York State Department of Financial Services, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Department ...

SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers 2015

Workshop  Workshop

Many lawyers learn SEC reporting through on-the-job training, which often is piecemeal, at best. This Workshop is intended to replace that ad-hoc learning process by helping participants develop an in-depth understanding of the reporting requirements of the U.S. federal securities laws, including how to use the SEC’s online resources and all related sources of guidance. Participants will learn, understand and apply the ...

Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2015: Current Developments

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Staying abreast of the current developments in restructuring, bankruptcy and reorganizations is essential, and this advanced conference assembles a remarkable faculty of bankruptcy judges and leading practitioners who will provide you with a thorough review and analysis of hot topics and recent decisions in diverse industries. They will cover the Supreme Court’s decisions of Stern v. Marshall and Bellingham, and their ...

Venture Capital 2015: Nuts and Bolts

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend A thorough understanding of current market practice, deal terms and conditions, transaction documents and applicable securities, regulatory and ethical issues is critical in the venture capital business. This program, designed for those seeking a secure foundation in the venture capital field, will teach you the essentials of venture capital. From examining the anatomy of a venture capital deal, to participating in a mock ...

IP Monetization 2015: Maximize the Value of Your IP Assets

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The rapidly evolving field of Intellectual property ("IP") monetization and value extraction has become a core consideration for many companies.  IP monetization transactions that can have a significant financial impact are maturing, adding significant value-creating options for IP owners and investors.  Examples of such options include (i) carve-outs of IP assets in M&A and other strategic transactions, for ...

Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2015

Seminar  Seminar

This program is designed to provide attendees with a basic overview of the legal, regulatory and operational issues affecting “registered investment companies” – the universe of publicly offered pooled investment vehicles that include mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and others.  Attendees will learn the fundamentals of the extensive regulatory framework that ...

Patent Eligibility, Prior Art and Obviousness 2015: Current Trends in Sections 101, 102 and 103

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The Supreme Court has, in recent years, taken a renewed and profound interest in the U.S. patent system. This means, for many of us, 35 USC 101 has become a topic of conversation between ourselves and our clients. The conundrum is not just what the guidelines or decisions are today, but where will we be in the years and decades ahead during the enforcement period of patents now acquired.  Many older patents in the diagnostic, ...

Higher Education Law 2015: Current Issues & Recent Developments

Seminar  Seminar

Scholarships are available to attend this program. Please click this  for information. Why You Should Attend At PLI’s Higher Education Law 2015: Current Issues & Recent Developments, an expert faculty, comprised of attorneys working both in private practice and in universities, will provide updates  and best practices in three important  areas of higher education law today.. What You Will Learn  ...

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) is at the top of most companies’ key risk areas. DOJ and SEC resources devoted to investigating violations and enforcing the law remain at an all-time high. Recent FCPA enforcement actions and disclosures demonstrate that no industry is immune from FCPA scrutiny, and FCPA sweep investigations across industry sectors are becoming more common and challenging. Beyond ...

Leveraged Financing 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend At this conference, the country’s leading experts in leveraged finance will examine key concepts and strategies in serving leveraged companies, including portfolio companies of private equity firms. You will learn about the leveraged finance marketplace today, including new deal activity, continuing refinancing needs, evolving trends in leveraged finance, funding sources and product offerings, current covenant approaches, ...

Antitrust Institute 2015: Developments & Hot Topics

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend With an emphasis on new developments while providing a refresher of key principles, the Institute will examine current merger issues, price fixing, the legality of joint ventures and other competitor collaborations, "vertical" restraints on customers and suppliers, including resale price maintenance, standards for complying with price discrimination laws, and the latest information on the state and federal enforcement priorities. ...

Cloud Computing 2015: Key Issues and Practical Guidance

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Corporations, government organizations and millions of consumers are shifting massive quantities of data and their software applications to cloud computing facilities. Cloud computing uses the Internet to give every size organization access to large, dynamically scalable resources (data storage, software applications and computing power). “The Cloud” allows users, at all levels, to avoid large capital outlays for ...

Implementing the FASB/IASB New Revenue Recognition Standard Workshop 2015

Workshop  Workshop

By using interactive lecture, examples and case studies, workshop participants will learn the provisions of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) new revenue recognition standard. Participants will build an understanding of how the new standard will change revenue recognition accounting, how it will affect the related estimates and judgments required, ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Jae  Kim

Jae Kim ~ Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rambus Inc.

Lori A. Richards

Lori A. Richards ~ Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Management Unit, JP Morgan & Co

Edwin E. Smith

Edwin E. Smith ~ Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP