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Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance 2016

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Why You Should Attend Wage and hour litigation remains steady in the courts, and is on the rise in arbitration.  Attorneys, as well as human resources and compliance personnel must keep up to date on the latest legal developments, be informed about DOL initiatives and regulations, have knowledge of the nuances of paying employees correctly, and understand the pros and cons of arbitration agreements and class action waivers.  For litigators, ...

International Tax Issues 2016

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Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar Institute Why You Should Attend As the world’s economies grow increasingly integrated through trade, acquisitions and joint ventures, U.S. international tax laws impact a greater percentage of businesses and transactions.  These international tax rules affect not only large U.S. and non-U.S. based multinationals, but also increasingly affect mid-sized and smaller organizations and investors, financing ...

Corporate Governance -- A Master Class 2016

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Why You Should Attend This program will address key corporate governance issues faced by boards and principal board committees.  Public companies and their directors and officers face increasing responsibilities and risk of liability.  They are also under intense scrutiny and in at least some cases significant pressure from investors and regulators.  Changing investor expectations and increased investor willingness to seek or force ...

CMBS and the Real Estate Lawyer 2016 - Lender and Borrower Issues in the Capital Market

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Why You Should Attend With nearly $94 billion of CMBS issuance in 2014 and the possibility of issuance reaching $120 billion in 2015, securitized commercial mortgages now represent a considerable part of the real estate debt markets.  With an exponential increase in new conduit entrants into the market, capital markets lenders are competing aggressively with traditional main street portfolio lenders for large as well as conduit loans.  ...

Broker-Dealer Advisory Services 2016: Current Legal and Compliance Issues Facing Dual Registrants

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Why You Should Attend Broker-dealers that are dually registered as investment advisers are under intense regulatory scrutiny.  At this program, attendees will be provided with expert analysis regarding today’s hot topics impacting the relevant regulatory framework, as well as practical considerations regarding the design and implementation of such programs. A distinguished faculty of practitioners and regulators will review current ...

Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues 2016

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Why You Should Attend Corporate lawyers are often met with particularly nuanced opportunities to mistakenly ensnare themselves in an ethical trap. Operating across jurisdictions, handling multiple representation and balancing a lawyer’s ethical duties with disclosure obligations are just a sample of potential ethical danger zones that attorneys must be mindful of. Our panel of legal experts will lead this program through a review of the major ...

Spin-offs 2016

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Why You Should Attend Business separation transactions represent a substantial portion of all M&A transactions.  Many of these take the form of spin-offs, equity carve-outs and similar architectures not involving an outright sale.  But what is a spin-off, what makes it different from other types of business separation transactions, and why are people doing more of them?  This program will provide an in-depth perspective on the ...

Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2016

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Why You Should Attend The program will review the professional responsibility issues confronting lawyers who advise clients in connection with securities and derivatives transactions, including the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. What You Will Learn Lawyers as gatekeepers to protect the public Who the client is - organizations, not officers When to report wrongdoing: internally (up the corporate ladder and to the Board) and ...

Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2016

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Why You Should Attend Are you up-to-date on the important developments in federal civil practice and the implications of these developments for your cases? At Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2016, a distinguished faculty of trial lawyers and judges will review and offer their insights into significant recent developments, including the new amendments to the Federal Rules which took effect on December 1, 2015. The program will focus ...

Asset Based Financing Strategies 2016

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Why You Should Attend Asset based financing is a key source of credit for small and medium-size companies and for some larger, publicly traded companies as well. In contrast to equity financing where ownership in the company is diluted, asset-based financing allows companies to borrow funds against their own assets as collateral to generate cash for working capital and capital acquisitions. In structuring these loans, lenders rely on their collateral ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2016 - Sound Recordings; Music Publishing

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Why You Should Attend Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, business, and ethical issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of delivery. Sound Recordings; Music Publishing The morning will be geared towards a basic understanding of an artist-record company agreement with a mock negotiation as the format, and will address current issues and trends in the record ...

Psychological Issues in Employment Law 2016

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Why You Should Attend Psychological issues in employment law are both unavoidable and fascinating.  They help to determine counsels’ day-to-day advice regarding a variety of employment issues, and play a central role in preventing, pursuing and resolving litigation.  With the continued increase in mental disability accommodation requests and discrimination charges, attorneys and mental health professionals frequently work together.  ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2016 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film

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Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film The morning will provide an overview of book publishing agreements and current developments in the publishing industry, followed by trends and hot topics in sports, entertainment and internet litigation.  The afternoon will provide a basic understanding of motion picture terms and concepts, plus advanced film issues involving financing, production and distribution. ...

Ethics for Government Lawyers 2016

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Why You Should Attend This interactive program will provide a unique opportunity to learn more about ethics rules and regulations by employing hypothetical examples based on current events. Government and non-government lawyers alike will be sure to find the discussion timely and relevant. What You Will Learn The scope and application of the attorney-client privilege in the public sector Ethics rules that apply to government lawyers ...

Doing Deals 2016: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice

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Why You Should Attend The M&A market boom returned in 2015.   In addition to the reappearance of the mega deal, the market has also seen a flurry of hostile deals, cross-border “inversion” transactions (which have been slowed by recent regulatory action), as well as spin-offs and a record number of activist campaigns. Continued high levels of M&A litigation is also giving rise to a flurry of decisions and bench rulings ...

Basic Immigration Law 2016

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Why You Should Attend The program will provide an overview of U.S. immigration law, including basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure and current developments and trends. What You Will Learn  President Obama’s Executive Actions, litigation, current status and future recourse The difference between nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent/green card) visas Family-sponsored visas Why immigrants ...

Negotiating Commercial Leases 2016

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Why You Should Attend Leases, known as the building blocks of value for all real estate, are a primary business asset, but also contain landmines of liability.  If written poorly or administered without expertise, they can be the downfall of an otherwise sound real estate investment. From the tenant’s perspective, lack of attention or in depth knowledge can impair operations, increase costs and limit growth. Attending this course should ...

Securities Offerings 2016: A Public Offering: How it is Done

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Why You Should Attend This course will provide a solid understanding of the legal framework for securities offerings under the Securities Act of 1933. Topics covered include the basics, such as definitions and regulations of “offers” and “sales” of “securities” and the distinctions between public and private offerings, including the need to register public offerings (and how that is done) and basic exemptions ...

Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2016: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax

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Co-Sponsored by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Why You Should Attend The number of accuracy-related penalties assessed against individual taxpayers increased from 58,366 in 2005 to 554,467 in 2014.  That is nearly a 1,000% increase over the past decade!  Are there more bad taxpayers?  Or, is the IRS just getting more aggressive about asserting penalties?  Regardless of the answer, responsible tax practitioners must ...

16th Annual School Law Institute

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Why You Should Attend At PLI’s 16th Annual School Law Institute, an expert faculty will examine significant developments in education law and policy, as well as the implications for your clients. Attend this year’s program to get an in depth look at recent developments and practical strategies regarding timely and important topics like sexual assault on campus, transgender youth, and the rights of recently-arrived immigrants and English ...

How to Read Financial Statements 2016

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How to Read Financial Statements 2016 New York City and Live Webcast, , March 16  Why You Should Attend Financial statements provide information on the financial performance of companies and are the language of business.  Attorneys are often required to understand financial statements in order to provide solutions to their clients’ problems, including structuring financial transactions and litigating business disputes.  At ...

Ethics in Social Media 2016

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Why You Should Attend Ethics permeates all areas of today's legal practice.  Risks to attorneys have increased dramatically with fines, censure and disbarment.  With the proliferation of social media, what types of personal information are companies permitted to access without the consent of their employees or applicants?  How is privacy and security addressed?  What do Federal Regulations require (e.g. FFIEC Social Media Guidance)? ...

Government Investigations 2016: Handling Corporate Investigations Resulting from a Breach of Electronic Information and Parallel Proceedings

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Why You Should Attend Corporations and other organizations create, store, and utilize that information in all facets of business. Unfortunately, corporate electronic information can be breached and any such breach can lead to investigations by various government agencies at the federal and State levels. Those investigations may lead to disputes about scope and the volume of corporate information to be produced. This program will explore the role ...

Advanced Trademark Law Annual Review 2016

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Why You Should Attend This advanced level program will provide an up-to-the-minute review of current trends and case law impacting the practice of trademark law today.  Essential for corporate and law firm attorneys who specialize or often find themselves involved in trademark law, this program brings together an outstanding expert faculty of practitioners and industry experts who will provide current information on the most recent developments ...

Advanced Copyright Law Annual Review 2016

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Why You Should Attend As copyright law continues to become increasingly complex in the face of new technologies and new ways of doing business, it is more important than ever to stay up-to-date.  In order to continue to provide the sophisticated, pragmatic legal advice your clients expect, attend this program where you will learn about the latest developments from a group of leading experts on copyright law. The speakers at this advanced seminar ...


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