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Class Action Litigation 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

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. You and your clients will benefit from this program ...

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, ...

Ethics for Discovery 2014

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Pre-litigation document management and preservation — best practices and ethical duties for:Technology assessments and inventory Employee education Designing and implementing document retention policies and preservation plans Litigation risk assessments The discovery process - recent developments and emerging issues, including:New search technologies Navigation of court-imposed duties and associated ethical obligations in litigation Metadata, mobile ...

Basics of International Taxation 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

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 ...

Supreme Court Review (16th Annual): October 2013 Term

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At PLI’s 16th Annual Supreme Court Review program, a distinguished faculty of constitutional scholars, Supreme Court advocates, and a Supreme Court journalist will analyze and discuss the leading Supreme Court decisions of the October 2013 Term for their precedential, doctrinal and, where appropriate, societal significance.

Securities Arbitration 2014

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FINRA continues to focus on perceived fairness in the arbitration process and in so doing is developing new rules and procedures regarding arbitrator classification, the compositions of arbitration panels and broadening the arbitrators’ authority to make referrals during an arbitration proceeding. In 2014, FINRA will continue its efforts with regard to employment disputes, requests for expungement and resolving disputes through mediation.This year’s ...

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 ...

Writing for Transactional Lawyers 2014

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By attending this program you will learn principles of effective writing and drafting to enhance your transactional practice. Particular emphasis will be given to the perspectives of the end users: your clients and those who litigate commercial disputes.

Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2014

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The intersection of banking and brokerage regulation: What are the ethical and practical issues for lawyers in an era of overlapping regulatory jurisdictions? The dangers and pitfalls of broker-dealer enforcement: What are the ethical and practical issues for lawyers in handling enforcement matters? The ethical responsibilities of legal and compliance professionals in regulated companies: What are the duties and potential liabilities of outside ...

Writing for Transactional Lawyers 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

By attending this program you will learn principles of effective writing and drafting to enhance your transactional practice. Particular emphasis will be given to the perspectives of the end users: your clients and those who litigate commercial disputes.

Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2014

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With more than 300,000 deportation and removal cases initiated by U.S. immigration authorities each year, immigrants in the United States are in need of competent and knowledgeable representation in this important area of law. Over half of those facing removal proceedings are unrepresented, and those without legal representation face a significantly higher risk of removal, regardless of eligibility for relief.At this comprehensive program, panels ...

Ethics and Conflicts of Interest in Law Practice 2014

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Managing client conflicts is an important skill that will help you build strong client relationships. This program will provide the tools you need to identify, analyze and resolve client conflicts in your practice; sustain your client relationships; and protect yourself against potential liability.

Attorney-Client Privilege and Internal Investigations 2014

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Best practices in conducting investigations Conflicts between the company and employees on privilege waiver issues Ethical issues in conducting the investigation Privilege issues arising from cooperation with the government Recent trends in government agency approaches to internal investigations, cooperation and waiver of privilege Issues arising in international internal investigations Conflict of interest issues arising in the representation ...

Securities Filings 2014: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment

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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 interactive drafting exercises. Ethics credit and recent legislation and SEC rule changes ...

Estate Planning Institute (45th Annual)

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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 for the government’s fiscal year ending September 30, 2015 contains additional major ...

From the Trenches: High Profile Trials 2014

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Securities Law and Practice 2014: How the SEC Works Columbus CBA

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Electronic Discovery Institute 2014: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know

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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 for avoiding pitfalls litigants have encountered in the years since ...

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 ...

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.