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Patent Litigation Before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and in MDL Proceedings in 2015

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Although the number of patent cases consolidated by the Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) for pretrial purposes declined in 2014, pretrial consolidation remains an important consideration in multi-defendant and multi-jurisdictional cases.  In addition, with the Supreme Court’s recent decision limiting the reach of general jurisdiction in Daimler AG v. Bauman, there may be an uptick in MDL patent cases, particularly Hatch-Waxman ...

Nuts & Bolts of State and Local Tax 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend State and local taxation has become increasingly important.  The state and local tax liabilities of many companies exceed their federal tax liabilities and state revenue departments have intensified their audit activities in a search for revenue. PLI is delighted to present this essential program in which leading state and local tax experts will describe basic principles of state and local taxation and explore cutting-edge ...

International Sanctions Law -- Russia, Cuba and Iran -- Recent Developments

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

With rapid-fire developments occurring on the international scene, sanctions laws have been quickly developing.  Beginning with the Russian incursion into Ukraine a year ago, a new variety of sanctions laws – sectoral sanctions – have been developed in the United States against Russia.  In January 2015, the White House eased certain sanctions with respect to Cuba.  The current negotiations with Iran could radically change ...

Pension Plan Investments 2015: Current Perspectives

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Experienced practitioners in the area of pension investment law, together with senior representatives of the Department of Labor, will give their perspectives, and illuminate issues, on current topics and recent developments. Continued statutory, regulatory and market changes ensure a full agenda of new developments to be debated and analyzed by the panelists. The Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation brought a new regulatory ...

Trial Evidence 2015: Advocacy, Analysis, Illustrations

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Trial Evidence features a unique blend of evidentiary doctrinal analysis and practical application.  You will learn about fundamental evidence law, as well as important recent trends and developments.   Program Format Numerous evidentiary issues will be illustrated by actual cases, movies, and novels.The program faculty is highly experienced and accomplished, including a professor of evidence, a litigator, and ...

Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements: Due Diligence, Documentation and Key Issues

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Because many of the issues one encounters when structuring, diligencing, and negotiating purchase and sale transactions are common to other areas of real estate law, understanding purchase and sale transactions is fundamental to the practice of real estate law and is essential to the success of any junior real estate associate.    Please join Steven G. Horowitz and Steven L. Wilner, partners at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton ...

European Unified Patents Court: When Will the UPC Arrive and What Will You Need to Know?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The European Unified Patents Court (UPC) is coming in early 2016, and all U.S. companies that hold patents and do business in Europe need to be prepared.  Olswang's pan-EU IP team has identified procedural features that could attract “patent trolls”/NPEs to this new system.  This is particularly so given the UPC opens its doors at a time when such entities are seeking a new forum to monetize their patents as U.S. ...

Consumer Financial Services Institute (20th Annual)

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 ...

Capital-Raising Using Regulation A+

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission unanimously adopted final rules, which will be effective this summer, that amend Regulation A.  Regulation A+ will provide an important capital-raising alternative for private companies in the United States and Canada.  A Regulation A+ offering may be used in connection with a primary offering of newly issued shares by a company or to resell securities held by existing stockholders.  ...

California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Low-income clients need your help to protect their rights to potentially life-saving benefits. Many low-income clients have difficulty navigating the confusing and bureaucratic processes to establish and maintain eligibility for public benefits. Without legal assistance and advocacy, large numbers of clients go without the benefits to which they are entitled, which can often lead to unnecessary hunger and homelessness. Attorneys ...

Treatment of Commercial End-Users of Swaps

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

This briefing will review the status and responsibilities of commercial end users of swaps under Title VII of Dodd-Frank and the regulations thereunder.  In analyzing the impact of Title VII on commercial end users, we will review the ways in which the regulators have distinguished between commercial end-users and other types of swap market participants, including with respect to clearing, swap execution, margin, reporting and recordkeeping requirements.   Please ...

TechLaw Institute 2015: The Digital Evolution

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Virtually every global business has turned to technology to improve efficiency and deliver new, Internet and cloud based services or information. The fastest growing companies are the technology innovators.  Courts expect lawyers to have a fundamental understanding of technology issues in litigation and clients demand sophisticated counsel who provide insight and value to help them solve their technology-related issues ...

Venture Capital 2015: Nuts and Bolts

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

Life Sciences Acquisitions and Divestitures: Special Considerations

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Whether you are acquiring a company or its assets or divesting a portion of your business, if you are involved in mergers and acquisitions relating to  pharmaceutical products, biologics, medical devices, diagnostics or similar assets, it is important to understand the products, their regulatory environment, the intellectual property landscape, the supply chain and other market factors.  These deals often involve a high degree of complexity ...

Commercial Real Estate Financing 2015

Seminar  Seminar

This seminar will revisit the building blocks of commercial real estate financing. It will focus on the steps counsel needs to take to get a deal closed – what lender’s counsel needs to do to deliver a valid mortgage lien without surprises, and what borrower’s counsel needs to do to get the borrower the money it needs. We will look at how lenders review leases; how surveys work and interact with title insurance; ...

How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2015

Seminar  Seminar

The IPO market is as hot as ever. Given the continued uptick in activity, this program is extremely timely.  In almost any market, however, understanding the IPO process is an essential skill for both legal and business advisors. Hear from an experienced faculty, including attorneys, an underwriter, and a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission staff, who will analyze the nuts and bolts of an initial public ...

Tips from the Trenches to Make You an Effective Negotiator

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

A lawyer's ability to negotiate is in many ways the most important skill a lawyer can have.  In this one hour session, lawyer, author and frequent speaker on negotiating skills Mark Grossman of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP will give you the benefit of what he learned in his 30 plus years as a negotiator.  Among the many things that Mark will discuss:  Handling bullies  How to handle negotiating ...

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 ...

B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries: Supreme Court Gives New Life to Preclusion in Trademark Proceedings and Other Agency Litigation

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., No. 13-352, which addressed when a decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board may also bind a federal district court, through the doctrine of issue preclusion (collateral estoppel).  In a 7-2 decision authored by Justice Samuel Alito, the Supreme Court held that, when the Board holds that there is a “likelihood of confusion” ...

Breaking Bad Technology Habits: Email, Social Media and Document Management

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The practice of law has gone digital, for better or worse.  Technology can make the practice of law easier for attorneys but it also creates a new set of risks.  Fortunately, many such risks are foreseeable and avoidable.  Even though the paperless law practice is a fairly recent development for attorneys, many attorneys have already formed 'bad habits' when it comes to email, document management, and social media.  This session ...

27th Annual Elder Law Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The 27th Annual Elder Law Institute presents current legal topics important to your older clients, and your younger clients with aging parents. Many of the subjects covered this year focus on planning for incapacity, paying for health care and maintaining the legal autonomy and dignity of your aging clients.  The subject of elder law is a part of every practice – we cannot stop the aging process, nor the reality ...

USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Join our expert faculty, including PTAB and District Court Judges, to learn all you need to know about critical Post-Grant proceedings. Post-grant patent challenge proceedings were pursued in record number – more than twice what was predicted – before the USPTO’s Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) in 2014. The level of filing continues to accelerate well beyond initial expectations as both the public ...

Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend In just one day, this exciting program will explore the basics of patent litigation, whether in the District Court or in the International Trade Commission, from the Rule 11 pre-filing investigation through the appeal to the Federal Circuit.  Attendees will learn essential practical details, such as how to prepare complaints and answers in a patent case, as well as the nuts and bolts of patent-related discovery.  We ...

Basics of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) 2015

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Within the last decade, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement has become a juggernaut of U.S. enforcement agencies.  The U.S. authorities that enforce the statute, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), brought five enforcements actions, combined, in 2004.  Over the following decade the SEC and DOJ brought hundreds of enforcement actions and collected billions from corporations ...

Financial Services Conflicts of Interest & Fiduciary Duties 2015: Navigating the Emerging Regulatory Maze

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The SEC and DOL continue to consider rulemaking that could dramatically change the regulatory framework establishing fiduciary duties and obligations for broker-dealers, advisors and service providers in the retirement marketplace. Likewise, commodity trading and municipal advisors have to be mindful of fiduciary obligations that apply to their activity. At the same time, regulators are pressing firms to identify and 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