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Writing for Litigators 2015

Groupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Atlanta Bar Association Attendees in Atlanta will view the program via Groupcast at the offices of the Atlanta Bar Association, 400 International Tower, 229 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303-1601. With PLI’s Groupcasts you'll instantaneously receive streaming audio/video of the live program and be able to submit your questions electronically. At these locations you’ll also receive the printed Course Handbook ...

The Successful Solo/Small Firm Practice 2015: The Tools You Need to Succeed in Today's Economy

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend Are you thinking about “hanging out a shingle,” either on your own or with a colleague?  Many attorneys consider this career option, but how do you actually make it work? Setting up the office and getting business are top concerns. Solos also face a host of critical business and practice management decisions that will determine whether the ...

Class Action Litigation 2015

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Why You Should Attend Class action lawsuits remain an integral part of high stakes litigation and the courts, including the Supreme Court, have taken notice.  This year’s program will give you the tools and strategies you need to effectively handle these complex cases.  Our outstanding faculty of plaintiffs’ and defense counsel and academics will bring you up-to-date on important developments in class action litigation.  ...

Patent Office Registration Exam Course 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Anyone with a degree in science or engineering (or sometimes, the equivalent) can take the Patent Office Exam to become a patent agent or patent attorney. Patent law is a field of challenging and ever-changing opportunities. Be at the forefront of innovation . . . lead at the forefront of innovation. PLI’s now-proven steps to success on the Exam: Unique, interactive, diagnostic software that replicates what you’re going to find ...

Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2015: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

Seminar  Seminar

.Why You Should Attend This program is directed to patent prosecuting and litigating attorneys and patent agents with or without a Patent Office registration number and with no or little patent experience. It will focus on teaching the basics of claim drafting, patent application preparation and prosecution, and will provide a review of recent developments in the law. A litigator’s perspective is included to show how drafting and prosecution ...

Where Fantasy Meets Reality: An Overview of the Legal Issues in the Fantasy Sports Industry

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

This program will look at the legal issues in the fantasy sports industry, including issues facing the burgeoning marketplace for daily fantasy sports.    Please join Marc Edelman, Legal Consultant and Law Professor at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York as he covers the following:  The application of federal and state gaming laws to fantasy sports contests; The legal differences ...

Doing Business in and with Emerging Markets 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Doing Business in and with Emerging Markets 2015 will provide a comprehensive overview of the most pressing legal issues involved in international deal making in and with emerging markets. Attorneys and other professionals in the field will benefit from the insights offered by a stellar, international faculty, who will draw on decades of combined experience to share the best practices and most effective strategies they have ...

Debunking Criticisms of Investor-State Dispute Settlement

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) has become an increasingly common means of resolving cross-border disputes between corporate or individual investors and host governments.   Over the three decades that the United States has had ISDS, it has been the subject of 17 such cases.  This private dispute mechanism has recently come under virulent attack from US politicians on both ends of the political spectrum at a time when the United ...

Arizona Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission: Supreme Court Addresses the Future of Redistricting Reform in America

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On June 29, the Supreme Court rejected a claim by the Arizona Legislature that the United States Constitution prohibits voters from using the initiative power to transfer authority over congressional redistricting from the Legislature to an independent citizen commission—a ruling that came as a surprise to many. Please mark your calendar and plan to join Christopher E. Skinnell of Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP for this ...

Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Relentless advancement in online media continues to test copyright law’s limits.  This program will focus on copyright in the digital data era, ensuring that attendees will gain a firm understanding of copyright basics and the rising issues challenging copyright enforcement.  The Supreme Court’s 2014 Aereo decision illustrated this tension between emerging technology and copyright law with its landmark ...

Maritime Liens and Bankruptcy

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The world of maritime liens and maritime bankruptcies is like no other, with rules of perfection, priority, and enforcement of rights that are significantly different from the “shoreside” world.  A failure to appreciate the differences can lead to confusion and expensive misunderstandings.  Maritime liens are traditional rights in vessels and cargoes that can arise silently, without filings or notice, and can stay with a vessel ...

Sixteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program focuses on current critical issues of information privacy, cybersecurity and data protection faced by all companies.  The Internet and evolving mobile and virtualized information technologies, wired and wireless, have prompted the development of powerful tools for the collection, processing, storage and use of personal information.   More than ever, businesses are becoming digital and data driven.  ...

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 ...

Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend In today’s online media and e-commerce environment, lawyers are increasingly called upon to provide advice about trademark-related issues.  Familiarity with basic trademark law is quickly becoming a vital part of any lawyer’s equipment, whether one is a neophyte or a twenty-year veteran to the practice.  Knowing the trademark law basics can help you fend off a baseless accusation or even eliminate a serious ...

Foreclosure Litigation – Real World Solutions That Work For Both Sides 2015 (Free)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend This substantive training provides an overview of: Ways to avoid foreclosure litigation by resolving disputes before filing suit, with the commentary of industry leaders representing both borrowers’ and the servicers’ perspectives; Foreclosure litigation and where there is common ground - which arguments help your case, which do not add anything to it, and which actually hurt your client’s chances ...

Modern Slavery: How Corporate Policies and Corporate Action Can Combat Human Trafficking in the United States and Outside Our Borders

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Human trafficking is not just a third-world problem. It exists in the United States, where thousands of citizens and non-citizens are forced to labor for little to no wage without freedom of movement. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery that stems from the demand for cheap products, free labor and sex. Fortunately, valuable tools are available to combat human trafficking. Federal and state laws, including the California Transparency in Supply ...

Fundamentals of Investment Adviser Regulation 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar Institute Attendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Professional Development Conference Center, Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, 7th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-2517. You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.Why You Should Attend Over the past few years, the SEC has put the regulation of investment ...

Advanced Patent Prosecution Seminar 2015: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend In this advanced two-day program, you will have a unique opportunity to receive hands-on drafting experience under the guidance of experienced patent prosecutors. By working in small technologically-distinct groups, you will receive individualized feedback on claim drafting and amendment writing skills, as well as learn practical techniques for avoiding prosecution pitfalls. Guidance will be provided on the America Invents ...

Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2015: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND Attorneys are often presented with accounting information when working on cases or legal transactions.  While they are not expected to have an accountant’s expertise, understanding the story behind the numbers can only help paint the full picture of a legal matter.  A good grasp of core accounting concepts can put otherwise raw data into an informative legal ...

SEC Reporting Skills Workshop 2015

Workshop  Workshop

Why You Should Attend: Our experienced Workshop leaders use interactive lectures and examples to give  participants the foundational knowledge and practical experience necessary to prepare and review the SEC’s periodic and current reporting forms, including the 10-K Annual Report, the 10-Q Quarterly Report and the 8-K Current Report.  Participants will also gain an understanding of how to comply with the annual proxy requirements ...

OFCCP Compensation Discrimination: Navigating Directive 307and Item 19 of OFCCP's Itemized Listing

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Perhaps more than any other issue, equal pay bias remains at the top of OFCCP’s regulatory and enforcement agenda.  On February 28, 2013, OFCCP released its new compensation directive (“Directive 307”), which significantly expands OFCCP’s approach to analyzing a contractor’s compensation practices and pay disparities.  Directive 307 goes beyond analyzing equal work and equal pay, and explains that OFCCP will ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance, Food Stamp, and Health Care Advocacy 2015 (Free)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend This year's program will provide attorneys with a greater understanding of public assistance, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and will focus on select public assistance budgeting issues, recent developments concerning SNAP, and key aspects of Medicaid expansion under the ACA. What You Will Learn Topics ...

Designing Effective Consumer Surveys in Trademark Infringement and False Advertising Disputes

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In trademark cases and false advertising disputes, consumer perception surveys often play a critical evidentiary role.  Frequently, though, the federal courts and other tribunals that adjudicate and decide these disputes find that the proffered consumer perception studies are entitled to “little weight” or are excluded from evidence completely.  This presentation is aimed at assisting trial counsel in maximizing the effectiveness ...

Basics of International Taxation 2015

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Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationWhy 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 ...

Worker Misclassification: An Uber-Problem for All Industries

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Uber and various other “on demand services” businesses are only the latest in a long string of companies under attack for allegedly misclassifying employees as independent contractors.  What was once an issue most employers rarely faced outside of local unemployment eligibility proceedings has now morphed into the latest class action craze.  And—as with so many other wage and hour issues—there are many millions of ...

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