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Advanced Copyright Law Annual Review 2014

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From the program: Advanced Copyright Law Annual Review 2014

Released on: Apr. 18, 2014

Copyright law has become an increasingly complex area in the face of new technologies and new ways of doing business. To help you keep up-to-date and provide the sophisticated, pragmatic legal advice your clients expect, PLI has brought together a group of leading experts on copyright law. The speakers in this advanced seminar will address critical issues in copyright law, drawing on their extensive experience and judgment. Current issues will ...

Advanced Patent Licensing 2013: How to Make Money Without Getting Sued

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From the program: Advanced Patent Licensing 2013: How to Make Money Without Getting Sued

Released on: Nov. 8, 2013

In the current economy, the heat is on to monetize patent portfolios. Thus, understanding patent transactions has never been more important. Experts in patent licensing will tell you how to get the most money from patent licensing, how to negotiate patent license agreements, and discuss “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” examples from actual patent license agreements. The program will emphasize practical tips for structuring, negotiating and drafting ...

Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2014

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From the program: Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California (Free)

Released on: May. 9, 2014

In this program you can receive the basic information you need to represent low-income children in California with education, regional center, and public benefits issues. Learn the basic substantive law regarding special education, school discipline, regional center eligibility, foster care benefits, CalWORKs, and SSI, so you can take a pro bono case to assist a low-income child in California.Lecture Topics [Total time 06:12:40]Segments with ...

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2013

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From the program: Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2013 (Free)

Released on: Oct. 10, 2013

Although the recession is beginning to even out and foreclosures in many parts of the country are in the decline, the recession continues to affect financially marginalized people in disproportionate numbers. Many debtors are unrepresented and bankruptcy clinics are still in great demand. There is a critical need for pro bono attorneys to assist low-income clients at all levels. The practice of bankruptcy law changed dramatically with the Bankruptcy ...

Broker/Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2013

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From the program: Broker/Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2013

Released on: Nov. 6, 2013

The Dodd-Frank Act - frequently described as the most sweeping reform legislation in decades - and the contemplated, proposed or final rules implementing it, have significant implications for broker-dealers. The concurrent proliferation of new regulation and record-breaking enforcement activity by the DOJ, SEC, CFTC, states and SROs have created a strained and overburdened environment for legal and compliance personnel. This program brings ...

California Employment Law Update 2013

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From the program: California Employment Law Update 2013

Released on: Sep. 24, 2013

PLI’s California Employment Law Update addresses the issues confronted by employment law advisers, litigators and human resources management and professionals, with particular emphasis on California State law considerations. This program combines a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and practical guidance about best practices to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk ...

California Eviction Defense: Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2014 (Free)

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From the program: California Eviction Defense: Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2014 (Free)

Released on: Mar. 26, 2014

In the current economic climate an increasing number of low-income Californians are facing eviction.  Unfortunately, many tenants are evicted without the benefit of legal counsel to guide them through the process or the representation necessary to vigorously defend against unlawful actions.  As a result, families face the very real possibility of homelessness. This training is designed to help mitigate the crisis by providing attorneys with ...

California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2014 (Free)

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From the program: California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2014 (Free)

Released on: Apr. 15, 2014

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 process 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 who ...

California Special Education Law 2013

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From the program: California Special Education Law 2013

Released on: Oct. 23, 2013

Currently, approximately 686,000 students with disabilities receive special education services in California, comprising about 10 percent of the state’s public school enrollment. The California Special Education Law Program will provide you with an overview of the basics of Special Education Law, as well as an opportunity to hear from experts in the field on the trends and cutting edge issues affecting the practice today.Lecture Topics  ...

Corporate Counsel Institute 2013

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From the program: Corporate Counsel Institute 2013

Released on: Oct. 16, 2013

The role of the corporate counsel continues to transform to meet new challenges in relation to an increasingly global economy, recent financial turmoil and continually changing new technologies. It is essential for all corporate counsel to be informed of the latest issues and trends and possess effective, budget-conscious strategies for managing the legal and practical business matters of corporate law departments and adding value to the enterprise.Lecture ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film

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From the program: Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film

Released on: Mar. 19, 2014

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 entertainment product delivery.Lecture Topics  [Total time 06:07:03]Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Introduction * [00:03:46]Kenneth M. Kaufman, Howard Siegel Book Publishing [01:31:02]John Schline, ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Videogames & Software Apps; Building an Entertainment Law Practice; Ethics

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From the program: Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Videogames & Software Apps; Building an Entertainment Law Practice; Ethics

Released on: Mar. 17, 2014

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 entertainment product delivery.Lecture Topics  [Total time 07:10:05] Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Introduction & Overview of Entertainment Law Issues* [00:01:41]Kenneth M. Kaufman, Howard ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Sound Recordings; Music Publishing

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From the program: Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Sound Recordings; Music Publishing

Released on: Mar. 18, 2014

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 entertainment product delivery.Lecture Topics  [Total time 06:07:02] Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Introduction* [00:04:50]Kenneth M. Kaufman, Howard Siegel Sound Recordings [03:01:24]Julie Swidler, ...

Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2013

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From the program: Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2013

Released on: Aug. 26, 2013

With more than 300,000 deportation and removal cases initiated by U.S. immigration authorities each year, immigrants in the United States need competent and knowledgeable representation in this important area of law. Over half of those facing removal proceedings are unrepresented, and studies have shown that those without legal representation face a significantly higher risk of removal, regardless of eligibility for relief. In response to the acute ...

Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance 2013 (Eleventh Annual)

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From the program: Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Eleventh Annual)

Released on: Sep. 25, 2013

In the past year, new expectations have been placed on boards in critical areas of governance, including disclosure, oversight of complex operational issues, and responsiveness to and communication with investors pressing different concerns, such as short-term shareholder value, traditional governance issues and social responsibility. In addition, the Dodd-Frank Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and other anti-bribery laws have put new requirements ...

Doing Deals 2014: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice

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From the program: Doing Deals 2014: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice

Released on: Mar. 26, 2014

The M&A market has been in a period of great expectations, with economic anxiety continuing to create uncertainty about the future.  Increased volumes of tender offers, hostile deals, activist campaigns, as well as spin-offs, has been an important trend, while the use of innovative structuring mechanisms, such as contingent value rights, has been another.  The rise in M&A litigation has also brought with it a flurry of decisions ...

Fashion and Retail Law 2014: Going Global and Mobile

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From the program: Fashion and Retail Law 2014: Going Global and Mobile

Released on: Jun. 3, 2014

Fashion brands and retailers operate in an increasingly global and mobile marketplace. The dynamic forces shaping the retail industry provide consumers with a greater variety of products, more information, and expanded retail platforms. Yet, these forces also pose significant and evolving legal risks for brands and retailers. This program will explore the key legal challenges for brands and retailers in the current environment and will offer practical ...

Financial Services IT 2014: Avoidance of Risk

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From the program: Financial Services IT 2014: Avoidance of Risk

Released on: Jun. 4, 2014

The Financial Services Industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries and the regulations are constantly changing. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act changed the landscape and companies must maintain their vigilance to comply with its requirements, even four years after it was enacted. The last six months has yielded further regulations. In October 2013, the OCC implemented compliance requirements for banks for ...

Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2014

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From the program: Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2014

Released on: Jul. 14, 2014

Copyright law continues to be pulled in different directions, and the increasing tension between it and developing technologies is being tested regularly. View this program in order to better understand this dynamic practice area and learn how to find solutions to various challenges that arise for your clients. Throughout the program you will build a strong foundation of copyright law’s core principles while exploring recent cases and developments, ...

Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2014

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From the program: Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2014

Released on: May. 28, 2014

Patent litigation continues to be one of the hottest legal practice areas today. If you are a litigator and have wondered how patent litigation differs from your practice or if you have considered pursuing patent litigation but want to learn how it differs from other types of commercial litigation, then you will not want to miss this program. Covering the spectrum of patent litigation topics and exploring patent litigation from the inside out, this ...

Fundamentals of Swaps & Other Derivatives 2013

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From the program: Fundamentals of Swaps & Other Derivatives 2013

Released on: Oct. 30, 2013

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.  ...

Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2014: Raising Capital in an Evolving Regulatory Environment

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From the program: Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2014: Raising Capital in an Evolving Regulatory Environment

Released on: Jun. 18, 2014

Capital markets are adjusting to a wide range of evolving regulatory standards which affect the way in which offerings are conducted around the world. At the same time, issuers around the world are subject to changing accounting and corporate governance standards, while market participants navigate new ground in derivative product regulation. Issuers and market participants also face an increasingly active global enforcement environment targeting ...

Health Care and Life Sciences Law 2013

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From the program: Health Care and Life Sciences Law 2013

Released on: Oct. 18, 2013

Our expert faculty of health care and life sciences practitioners, in-house counsel, government regulators, and prosecutors will 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 discourse ...

Holistic Legal Advocacy for the Homeless: Strategies for Addressing Benefits, Housing and Social Services Issues Facing Homeless Populations (Free)

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From the program: Holistic Legal Advocacy for the Homeless: Strategies for Addressing Benefits, Housing and Social Services Issues Facing Homeless Populations

Released on: Jun. 19, 2014

This introduction to the Holistic Legal Advocacy Model and substantive law training provides the powerful tools needed to transform the lives of homeless clients. Practitioners from the Homeless Advocacy Project (“HAP”) at the Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco will share their expertise in holistic legal advocacy and insights for effectively assisting homeless clients. View this free program and then volunteer ...

Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2013

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From the program: Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2013

Released on: Oct. 29, 2013

The M&A markets continue to surprise and confound the experts. With the equity markets climbing into record territory in early 2013 and the debt markets continuing to experience favorable pricing, the environment seems ripe for a strong M&A rebound. Yet the M&A market remains choppy. The volatility in deal activity creates challenges and rewards preparedness. Now more than ever, it is critical for dealmakers and their counsel to stay abreast ...

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