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Nuts & Bolts of Electronic Discovery 2014

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Whether you’re a newcomer to e-discovery or an experienced professional seeking a refresher, you should make sure this program is on your docketWith e-discovery permeating nearly every facet of litigation today, attorneys managing today’s complicated e-discovery requirements must learn to recognize the nuances and technicalities involved. This program will provide a solid grounding in the basics of e-discovery law and practice.

Negotiating Commercial Leases 2014

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Leases can be a primary business asset and also contain landmines of liability. Known as the building blocks of value for all real estate, if leases are written poorly or administered without expertise, they can be the downfall of an otherwise sound real estate investment. This course is not to be missed for anyone who represents users or occupiers of space or owners as investors in real estate. There’s no disputing the importance of intimately knowing ...

Patent Litigation 2014

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Rapid changes in patent law make it necessary that, whether you are plaintiff’s or defendant’s counsel, you are up-to-date on the current state of the law and can quickly develop successful litigation strategies and tactics. This program is taught by a faculty of both outside and in-house lawyers who have earned national reputations in patent litigation by trying and managing a wide variety of bench and jury patent trials, and provides comprehensive ...

Communications Law in the Digital Age 2014

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As today’s digital media environment continues to bend and stretch the boundaries of communications law, you need to stay current with strategy, best practices and practical knowledge.Long recognized as the most comprehensive conference in the field, Communications Law in the Digital Age 2014 covers the latest legal developments in: Electronic media Digital communications First Amendment Intellectual property Privacy Right of publicity ...

Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2014: Get Fluent in Technology

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It has been thirty years since Apple’s introduction of the original Macintosh computer started the personal computing revolution. The original floppy disk has been replaced by current thumb drives that can store an entire library on a single device. The availability of cheap and ubiquitous computing power is changing all aspects of business. As businesses evolve into new models, the legal issues they confront only multiply. A lawyer who does not understand ...

Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement and Regulatory Developments 2014

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Over the past few years and once again in FY2013, cases against investment advisers have come to represent the single largest component of the SEC’s enforcement docket. At the same time, the SEC’s exam program, working closely with Enforcement, continues to hone its focus on private equity and hedge funds, announcing a series of initiatives targeting new registrants under Dodd-Frank as well as established firms who have not been examined in recent ...

Trial by Jury 2014

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You won’t want to miss this popular program, in which the masters of the bar and the bench come together to give you valuable and useful insights on jury trials. We have assembled the most experienced and respected state and federal judges, as well as many distinguished litigators, to give you their perspectives on jury trials. There is no better way to learn about jury trial practice than from the attorneys who try the nation's most important cases ...

Commercial Real Estate Institute (16th Annual)

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Commercial real estate fundamentals (rents, vacancy rates and development activity), although slow, are visibly recovering, with REITs outperforming other asset classes. Practitioners with a broad skill set will find it easier to achieve and maintain a viable real estate practice in this environment, given the general economy’s downward pressures on tenant retention, rental growth, development revenue, refinancing and asset values. This program helps ...

Annual Disclosure Documents 2014

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Stay current on disclosure requirements and developments affecting annual disclosure documents, proxy soliciting materials, and ongoing disclosure practices of SEC reporting companies, as well as financial reporting developments, ethical compliance challenges facing lawyers, and more. Hear from an expert faculty, including SEC staff, in-house counsel and private practitioners who will focus on current “hot issues,” best practices and practical ...

New Developments in Securitization

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As the securitization world continues to emerge from the financial crisis, it faces a continuing flow of new regulation and, in some cases, uncertainty. Some asset-backed securities (ABS), collateralized mortgage obligations (CLOs), and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) markets are experiencing robust activity, with issuance volumes steadily rising. Other markets such as residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) are slower to reemerge. The regulatory ...

Environmental Regulation 2014: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance

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Join us for a detailed discussion of recent developments in environmental policy, regulation and caselaw in 2014. We will provide incisive analysis of the new regulatory requirements and their compliance implications for businesses, institutions and real estate organizations, and for deal-making.Our faculty of experienced practitioners have in-depth knowledge of the issues and will provide practical advice for addressing and managing corporate compliance ...

Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2014

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Businesses in financial distress are not an unusual sight these days, and as a result, it is essential for attorneys of all levels and in all practice areas to become familiar with the fundamental tenets of bankruptcy law. Whether you are just starting out in your career, thinking about broadening your practice area to include this field, or want to be able to spot the issues when advising your clients, this program will provide you with an essential ...

Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2014

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Banking Law Institute 2014

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The banking industry is in the midst of a fundamental transformation of the regulatory framework in which it operates, as well as shifting regulatory approaches and enforcement priorities. These changes, taking place in an environment of continuing global economic challenges, require bankers and counsel who practice in the financial services industry to reexamine basic assumptions about business operations and future trends. With changing regulations ...

Understanding the Securities Laws Fall 2014

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Whether you are new to the field or seeking a quick refresher or an update, this is a securities law primer that you won’t want to miss. This program provides an overview and discussion of the basic aspects of the U.S. federal securities laws by leading in-house and law firm practitioners and key SEC representatives. Emphasis will be placed on the interplay among the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and related SEC regulations, ...

Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2014

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At this unique interactive program, faculty will review various everyday ethical scenarios and “quiz“ you on the ethical implications.

Staying Out of Trouble: What Every Attorney Must Know About Ethics 2014

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Understanding the new New York ethics rules, including conflicts of interest, confidentiality, advertising and the no-contact rule. How to protect yourself and your law firm if a partner suddenly leaves, becomes disabled or passes away.We will examine: How to identify transactional and other difficult-to-spot conflicts The difference between “advertizing” and “solicitation” Contacting opposing counsel’s employees Succession planning for law ...

Non-Practicing Entity Patent Litigation 2014: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives

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Non-practicing entity (NPE) patent litigation is proliferating. It is estimated that 60 percent of patent lawsuits are filed by NPEs and that these litigations cost the economy $29 billion annually in direct legal costs.President Obama, Congress, state Attorneys General and the FTC have each taken aim – with varying levels of success – at NPEs focusing national and international attention on NPE litigation. It is a significant and growing problem ...

Advanced Deposition Techniques 2015

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Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2015

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International Tax Issues 2015

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Real Estate Tax Forum (17th Annual)

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Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2015

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Featured Faculty/Authors
George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Katie M. Lachter

Katie M. Lachter ~ Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Alex Hao

Alex Hao ~ Jun He Law Offices