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20th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 2015 will mark the 20th year of this marquee PLI program.  The 2015 Institute will focus on the most current regulatory, enforcement and litigation updates touching on a wide range of consumer financial services, including mortgages, auto finance, credit, debit and prepaid cards, deposit accounts, emerging payment systems, including mobile pay-services and e-wallets, as well as other products and services that are reviving ...

Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2015: Current Developments

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Webcast of live New York session.Why You Should Attend Staying abreast of the current developments in restructuring, bankruptcy and reorganizations is essential, and this advanced conference assembles a remarkable faculty of bankruptcy judges and leading practitioners who will provide you with a thorough review and analysis of hot topics and recent decisions in diverse industries. They will cover the Supreme Court’s decisions of Stern v. Marshall ...

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 online resources and all related sources of guidance. Participants will learn, understand and apply the ...

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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 ...

Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Over the past decade partnerships have emerged as a major form of doing business. Joint ventures between large companies or with start-up or other smaller companies are now an everyday occurrence. Managed fund growth has exploded, as these entities have taken on activities once dominated by the great financial institutions, such as trading, lending and mergers and acquisitions.  In addition, partnerships have long been ...

Credit Rating Regulation from AAA to Z

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Some have said that more than any other single factor, overly optimistic credit ratings triggered the financial crisis of 2008 and the “Great Recession.”  Yet with limited exceptions, credit rating agencies flew largely under the regulatory radar screen before that.   During this program, Robert Harris, currently a consultant to the Credit Rating Agency Constituent Group of the Financial Information Services Association ...

Disability Accommodations in the Digital Age

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”) requires covered entities – which include employers, businesses, and educational institutions – to take steps to ensure that they are accessible to people with disabilities.  Since the ADA’s passage in 1990, digital technology has become ubiquitous and has changed the way we work, shop, manage our finances, and learn.  As a result, businesses and institutions increasingly ...

IP Monetization 2015: Maximize the Value of Your IP Assets

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend The rapidly evolving field of Intellectual property ("IP") monetization and value extraction has become a core consideration for many companies.  IP monetization transactions that can have a significant financial impact are maturing, adding significant value-creating options for IP owners and investors.  Examples of such options include (i) carve-outs of IP assets in M&A and other strategic transactions, for ...

Venture Capital 2015: Nuts and Bolts

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend A thorough understanding of current market practice, deal terms and conditions, transaction documents and applicable securities, regulatory and ethical issues is critical in the venture capital business. This program, designed for those seeking a secure foundation in the venture capital field, will teach you the essentials of venture capital. From examining the anatomy of a venture capital deal, to participating in a mock ...

Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend This program is designed to provide attendees with a basic overview of the legal, regulatory and operational issues affecting “registered investment companies” – the universe of publicly offered pooled investment vehicles that include mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and others.  Attendees will learn the fundamentals of the extensive regulatory framework that dictates ...

Trusts and Estates: Back to the Basics of Death and Taxes

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Thomas P. Gannon, a partner of Schlesinger Gannon & Lazetera LLP, will review the fundamentals of substantive and tax aspects of the trusts and estates practice, including the following:  Dispositions at Death – Wills, property passing under a Will, the process of probating a Will, the role of an Executor, intestacy laws and property passing outside of a Will by contract, beneficiary designation, title and/or operation of law ...

Understanding Employment Law 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Whether you are new to the field, seeking a quick refresher, or if your law practice only touches upon employment law issues, this jam-packed employment law primer is designed for you. An expert faculty will lead you through the major regulations and case law governing the employer/employee relationship and offer practical pointers ranging from hiring to firing and everything in between. In addition, the program will address ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Jae  Kim

Jae Kim ~ Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rambus Inc.

Lori A. Richards

Lori A. Richards ~ Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Management Unit, JP Morgan & Co

Edwin E. Smith

Edwin E. Smith ~ Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP