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Estate Planning Institute (45th Annual)

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If you handle estate planning, life insurance or transfer tax planning . . . be sure to add this program to your calendar!Significant developments regarding state transfer tax laws are occurring right now. However, notwithstanding the changes to the federal transfer tax system that were made by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, many valuable estate planning techniques are still viable under the current tax laws.Add to this the fact that President ...

Cybersecurity 2014: Managing the Risk

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In today’s interconnected world, cyber attacks are wreaking havoc on organizations around the globe. No entity is immune, and cybercrime targets are found in every industry sector from retail to banking to government. Media reports of the staggering number of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks attest to this trend, and more recent events have dwarfed earlier hacking incidents.In February, the Obama Administration finalized a key initiative ...

Hedge Fund Management 2014

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At this program, our expert faculty will focus on hedge fund structures, the regulatory environment surrounding hedge funds, and the day to day operational issues of running a hedge fund operation. The faculty will also explore strategies for addressing new business issues such as expanding their business to include regulated funds, selling a portion of their business to an outside investor and managing a hedge fund in crisis.

White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak

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In an increasingly global and coordinated fashion, the Department of Justice, the SEC, the CFTC, and other U.S. and foreign agencies are pressing forward with a white collar enforcement program of unprecedented scope and severity. With a spotlight on the financial services sector, the authorities are advancing novel theories and exacting increasingly draconian penalties. The government’s enforcement agenda is broad and complex, encompassing benchmark ...

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

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This seminar is a must for all practitioners tasked with meeting today’s complicated e-discovery requirementsThe demands and costs of e-discovery in litigation continue to grow. With nearly every case now involving some aspect of e-discovery, expertise in handling the many issues that can arise is critical. Our outstanding faculty of experienced lawyers, judges, and e-discovery professionals will: Analyze the current state of e-discovery Share ...

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. By contrast, 2014 appears to be off to a more robust start. 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 ...

Pocket MBA Fall 2014: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

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The ability to identify and appropriately use financial and accounting information is relevant to a wide range of legal and regulatory matters for attorneys and other professionals. Litigators and transactional attorneys will benefit from this practical course designed specifically for non-accountants and taught by members of the nation’s top accounting, tax and advisory firms, leading law firms, in-house counsel and universities.

Fundamentals of Swaps & Other Derivatives 2014

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Over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives are key elements in many of our financial markets. The Dodd-Frank Act is substantially changing how these important instruments are regulated and transacted. This program will introduce you to both the instruments and their new environment.A derivative is a financial instrument that allocates the risks and price exposures associated with a designated reference asset or entity between the parties thereto. Derivatives ...

Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2014

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The Dodd-Frank Act establishes a novel, comprehensive framework for the regulation of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives and the market participants who transact in these products. That regulatory framework, split primarily between the SEC and CFTC, has been substantially implemented by the CFTC, with SEC progress, as well.The new regulatory regime touches the activities of all participants in the swaps markets, from end users to major swap participants ...

Employment Law Institute 2014

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This two-day annual event combines a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and best practices to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk and achieve business objectives. The faculty is comprised of nationally recognized management and plaintiffs’ attorneys, members of the judiciary, in-house counsel and government agency representatives who share their perspectives, insights ...

Health Care and Life Sciences Law 2014

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Join PLI’s expert faculty of health care and life sciences practitioners, in-house counsel, government regulators, and prosecutors as we examine the current state of health care and life sciences law and what the future might hold for affected parties. This program will cover the broad range of issues confronting the health care and life sciences industry: structuring of compliant financial and other relationships; recent developments in scientific ...

Outsourcing 2014: Sourcing Critical Services

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PLI’s Outsourcing 2014 is a “must” for every lawyer with business clients engaged in outsourcing transactions!Outsourcing brings new opportunities and new risks for companies sourcing or providing critical services such as information technology, finance and accounting, human resources, facilities management, analytics and other critical non-core functions.And there are newer and better approaches to negotiating agreements for critical services and ...

Financial Services Industry Regulatory Compliance & Ethics Forum 2014

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In the aftermath of the financial crisis and recent scandals, and targeted examination and enforcement scrutiny, financial services firms’ corporate compliance and ethics programs are under intense observation. At this program, attendees will get a solid foundation in the relevant regulatory framework, as well as practical considerations regarding the design and implementation of such programs. A distinguished faculty of practitioners and regulators ...

Antitrust Counseling & Compliance 2014

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Lawyers counseling businesses need to have a solid foundation in principles of antitrust law and an understanding of the latest antitrust developments in order to appropriately advise their clients. The consequences of running afoul of antitrust rules can be costly: class actions, treble damage litigation, government enforcement, and adverse publicity are all possible outcomes if mistakes are made.Do you have the tools needed to help your clients ...

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 ...

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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Gain authoritative insights into jury trials from masters of the bar and the benchBe sure to attend this popular program where experienced and respected state and federal judges, as well as many distinguished litigators, come together to give you their valuable perspectives on jury trials. Whether you are a new trial attorney or an experienced courtroom litigator, this course will provide a distinctive approach to jury trials and the best tactics ...

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 and proxy soliciting materials prepared by SEC reporting companies.  2014 has been another interesting year with significant events and uncertainties covering a wide spectrum of matters affecting public company disclosures, including the Dodd-Frank Act mandated rulemaking by the SEC; domestic and international economic, political and regulatory uncertainties ...

New Developments in Securitization 2014

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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 ...

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, ...

Hedge Fund Compliance & Regulatory Challenges 2015

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As our first educational conference of 2015 focused on hedge funds, this afternoon program will deliver insights from three distinguished panels of experts who will discuss the regulatory and compliance challenges expected to face hedge fund managers in 2015.A stellar faculty composed of hedge fund general counsels and chief compliance officers, representatives from the SEC and NFA, and law firms will share their insights on building effective compliance ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Jan Witold Baran

Jan Witold Baran ~ Wiley Rein LLP

Kenneth A. Gross

Kenneth A. Gross ~ Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Chip Nielsen

Chip Nielsen ~ Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP