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Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2014

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New developments in confidentiality, the attorney-client privilege, and the attorney work-product doctrine (including disclosure obligations to third parties, the status of government pressure to waive, congressional legislation, selective waiver and inadvertent waiver) Lawyer’s exposure to civil liability Whistle-blower remedies for lawyers Recent developments impacting the "no-contact" rules and lawyer "dissemblance" Recent cases involving ...

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2014

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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) is at the top of most companies’ key risk areas. DOJ and SEC resources devoted to investigation 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 the FCPA, an increasing number of countries, as well ...

Antitrust Institute 2014: Developments & Hot Topics

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With an emphasis on new developments while providing a refresher of key principles, this year’s 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. Also included ...

Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2014: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

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Accounting is a language of business. Because attorneys encounter accounting information in a wide range of legal issues, it is critical for lawyers to understand financial statements and core accounting concepts. This practical course, specifically designed for the non-accountant attorney, will provide an understanding of financial statements and the key principles of accounting, using real-life examples of accounting issues that attorneys commonly ...

Hot Topics in Advertising Law 2014

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Updated every year to provide the most cutting-edge information related to the practice of advertising law, this advanced program is led by an all-star faculty of experts and will address the many challenges companies face each day as they develop advertising campaigns. As companies strive to increase market share in a dynamic landscape increasingly dominated by social networks and other new media outlets, legal pitfalls abound. Attend this program ...

Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2014

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Real estate has become a favored asset class once again. Offshore investors are becoming more active in acquiring real estate, particularly as joint venture partners. All of this is having an impact on the structuring of transactions, availability of financing, availability of equity capital, bankruptcy remote structures, the role of the bankruptcy process, joint venture considerations, work-out pitfalls, carve-out guaranties and unanticipated judicial ...

Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2014: Raising Capital in an Evolving Regulatory Environment

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Capital markets are adjusting to a wide range of evolving regulatory standards that affect the way in which offerings are conducted around the world. At the same time, issuers around the world are subject to changing accounting and corporate governance standards, while market participants navigate new ground in derivative product regulation. Issuers and market participants also face an increasingly active global enforcement environment targeting activities ...

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014

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At this perennial favorite, our experienced faculty will walk you through all of the steps associated with acquiring and selling a privately held company, whether it is a large independent corporation, a division or subsidiary of a large public company, or a smaller venture capital-backed or family-owned entrepreneurial enterprise.  You will learn about the special issues that apply when a private equity firm is the buyer or owns the target company, ...

International Arbitration 2014

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If your company or client has a dispute arising out of a contract with a foreign party, international arbitration represents the best method of resolving that dispute. International arbitration provides a neutral forum to resolve the dispute and a robust mechanism for enforcing a subsequent award. The resolution of international business disputes through arbitration raises issues that are simply not present in the litigation context. In many ways, ...

International Employment Law 2014

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Employment law is no longer a local issue. Multinational employers must grapple with often conflicting standards for hiring, retaining, disciplining, and terminating employees. The issues are all the more challenging today, as employment laws, corruption laws, and whistleblower laws, from the U.S. and overseas, impose standards of conduct across borders.This program brings together highly experienced and sophisticated practitioners, in-house counsel, ...

Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues

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As we continue to see many new regulations from the SEC, PCAOB and financial institution regulators, we also continue to see numerous challenges emerge for the audit committee. If you are a director or member of an audit committee, or if you advise audit committees, this program will help you understand what is required of the audit committee, and those who advise them, in this rapidly changing environment. You will hear from an expert faculty of ...

Fundamentals of Broker-Dealer Regulation 2014

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Major changes in broker-dealer regulation and the industry continue as a result of the financial services crisis and the resulting regulatory reform. At the same time, FINRA’s rewrite of its Rulebook as part of its Rulebook Consolidation process is almost complete, and broker-dealers will be subject to FINRA’s new supervision rules in 2014. This program will provide attendees with a solid foundation in the regulatory regime applying to broker-dealers, ...

Internal Investigations 2014

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Knowing how to conduct efficient and effective internal investigations is key to protecting your clients or company. Companies and their counsel need to be diligent and proactive in identifying risks and remedying potential issues. At this program, an expert faculty will review the fundaments of conducting an effective and efficient investigation, and touch on the many more nuanced and practical issues arising today. Leave the program with a better ...

Private Equity Forum (Fifteenth Annual)

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Since the financial crisis a few years ago, private equity firms have been dealing with its aftermath, including increased regulatory and legislative scrutiny of their activities and the activities of their funds as well as difficult environments in which to raise new funds and to get deals done. Many firms were required to register as investment advisers with the SEC and a number of newly registered firms are now undergoing their first SEC audits.At ...

Doing Business in and with Emerging Markets 2014

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With emerging markets players, including those of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries, playing an ever greater role in the global economy, attorneys and other professionals facilitating cross-border transactions need to familiarize themselves with their perspective on inbound and outbound investments.This program will provide a comprehensive overview of the most pressing legal issues involved in international dealmaking in and with ...

Fundamentals of Investment Adviser Regulation 2014

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In the aftermath of the financial crisis and the resulting regulatory reform, the SEC has advanced significant rulemaking and enforcement to impose a greater degree of controls on investment advisers’ operations. In fact, the SEC has put the regulation of investment advisers under the microscope, establishing new rules related to adviser custody, political contributions and adviser disclosure and has retooled its adviser exam program.At this program, ...

Basics of International Taxation 2014

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In a global business, the tax laws of the United States may impact transactions regardless of where the transactions take place. 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 by international tax experts and feature a substantially revised schedule including new sessions on outbound investments, IRS reporting requirements ...

ERISA: The Evolving World 2014

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A working knowledge of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act’s (ERISA) framework is crucial for lawyers, HR practitioners and other professionals in the area of employee benefits and compensation planning. Our experienced faculty of leading practitioners will discuss a broad array of topics, including the basic regulatory framework, the types of plans covered, the requirements for intended tax treatment, fiduciary responsibilities and other ...

Estate Planning Institute (45th Annual)

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Cybersecurity 2014: Managing the Risk

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Hedge Fund Management 2014

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White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak

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Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2014

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The M&A markets were relatively flat throughout 2013, punctuated by episodic but unsustained bursts of activity. The variability in deal activity creates uncertainty and rewards preparedness. Now more than ever, it is critical for dealmakers and their counsel to stay abreast of the latest trends and forecasts. Will the tough markets of the last several years give way to greater stability and optimism in 2014? How will buyers and sellers adjust ...

Pocket MBA Fall 2014: Finance for Lawyers

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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.