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McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission: The Supreme Court Dramatically Changes the Political Landscape Once Again 2014

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Released on: May. 6, 2014

Taken from the briefing McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission: The Supreme Court Dramatically Changes the Political Landscape Once Again recorded April, 2014.Just four years after the United State Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United opened the door to Super PACs and billions of dollars of new political activity, the Supreme Court has again dramatically changed the landscape of campaign finance laws with it decision in McCutcheon v. FEC. ...

Ralls Corporation v. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States: Is This Landmark Ruling the Dawn of Due Process for CFIUS? (Audio-only)

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Released on: Oct. 2, 2014

Taken from the briefing Ralls Corporation v. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States: Is This Landmark Ruling the Dawn of Due Process for CFIUS? recorded September, 2014.In 2012, President Obama vetoed the acquisition of windfarms in Oregon by Ralls Corporation, an American company owned and controlled by two senior officials of the Sany Group, a Chinese corporation, based on their proximity to a sensitive military installation. Ralls ...

SEC v. Obus: Insider Trading and Taking the SEC to Trial 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 12, 2014

Taken from the briefing SEC v. Obus: Insider Trading and Taking the SEC to Trial 2014 recorded July, 2014. On May 30, 2014, a ten-person jury in the Southern District of New York returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the defendants in SEC v. Obus, one of the longest-running insider trading cases in history. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP represented Nelson Obus, a New York-based hedge fund manager, in the SEC’s trial against him and two co-defendants ...

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014

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From the program: Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014

Released on: Jun. 20, 2014

In 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 owns the target company, ...

Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2013

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From the program: Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2013

Released on: Dec. 3, 2013

Please note that "ethics" in the program title refers to the “Compliance and Ethics Program” used in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations. It does not specifically refer to legal ethics. Please check the credit calculator to the right for credit information for your jurisdiction. Legal drivers for corporate compliance and ethics programs continue to grow in complexity and importance. Compliance programs are now widely expected by ...

Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2014

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From the program: Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2014

Released on: Oct. 22, 2014

Corporate compliance and ethics programs are increasingly important to organizations. Indeed, never in the history of criminal or corporate law has the existence of an effective compliance and ethics program been more valuable. A host of factors have together upped the ante on compliance programs, including: The enormity of recent criminal fines and other sanctions The aggressive enforcement of criminal laws against organizations and ...

Advanced Patent Licensing 2013: How to Make Money Without Getting Sued -- Analysis of a Patent License Agreement

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

Recorded on: Oct. 28, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Advanced Patent Licensing 2013: How To Make Money Without Getting Sued recorded October, 2013 in San Francisco.Lecture Topics  [02:00:10]Analysis of a Patent License Agreement  [02:00:10] Not all licenses are created equal: how to get the upper hand 50 page license agreement winds up in your email: where are the land mines? What are the hot legal buttons? Are patent owners becoming more willing to indemnify ...

Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2014

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From the program: Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2014

Released on: Oct. 31, 2014

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 ...

Advanced Venture Capital 2013

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From the program: Advanced Venture Capital 2013

Released on: Dec. 17, 2013

In this program, our expert faculty of lawyers, venture capitalists and business executives will analyze the legal and business issues relevant to  navigating today’s evolving venture capital world. Geared toward the experienced venture capital practitioner who knows the basics of venture capital and is seeking an in-depth analysis of current market conditions and the changing legal environment, this program will also address the latest ...

Antitrust Counseling & Compliance 2013

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From the program: Antitrust Counseling & Compliance 2013

Released on: Nov. 15, 2013

Lawyers counseling businesses must possess a solid foundation in principles of antitrust law and an understanding of the latest antitrust developments. Running afoul of antitrust rules can result in class actions and treble damage litigation as well as government enforcement and adverse publicity. Are you prepared to provide practical answers to the antitrust questions your clients will ask? You will be after this program, developed with the purpose ...

Antitrust Institute 2014: Developments & Hot Topics

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From the program: Antitrust Institute 2014: Developments & Hot Topics

Released on: May. 20, 2014

With an emphasis on new developments while providing a refresher of key principles, this year’s Institute will examine current merger issues, price fixing, the legality of joint ventures and other competitor collaborations, "vertical" restraints on customers and suppliers, including resale price maintenance, standards for complying with price discrimination laws, and the latest information on the state and federal enforcement priorities. Also included ...

Asset Based Financing Strategies 2013 -- Bankruptcy -- Hot Issues for Secured Creditors

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From the program: Asset Based Financing Strategies 2013

Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Asset Based Financing Strategies 2013 recorded March, 2013 in New York. Lecture Topics  [01:01:22] Bankruptcy -- Hot Issues for Secured Creditors  [01:01:22] Automatic stay Post-petition interest and attorneys’ fees Executory contracts Post-petition financing Bankruptcy trustee avoiding powers Credit bidding “Cram down” and “cram up” ...

Asset Based Financing Strategies 2014

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From the program: Asset Based Financing Strategies 2014

Released on: Mar. 14, 2014

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 use their own assets to generate cash flow.In structuring these loans, lenders and their counsel must consider all senior interests in the collateral, as well as the practical difficulties in obtaining ...

Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues

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From the program: Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues

Released on: Jul. 4, 2014

As we continue to see many new regulations from the SEC, PCAOB and financial institution regulators, we also continue to see numerous challenges emerge for the audit committee. If you are a director or member of an audit committee, or if you advise audit committees, this program will help you understand what is required of the audit committee, and those who advise them, in this rapidly changing environment. You will hear from an expert faculty of ...

Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2014: Current Developments -- Acquiring Assets from the Debtor Estate, Corporate Governance and D&O Duties and Liability

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From the program: Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2014: Current Developments

Recorded on: May. 1, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2014: Current Developments recorded April, 2014 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:01:39]Acquiring Assets from the Debtor Estate, Corporate Governance and D&O Duties and Liability  [01:01:39] Process, procedures and litigation - break-up and topping fees Structuring and negotiating bids - Los Angeles Dodgers; Texas Rangers, and small and medium cases Assignments ...

Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2014: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

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From the program: Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2014: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

Released on: May. 26, 2014

Accounting is a language of business. Because attorneys encounter accounting information in a wide range of legal issues, it is critical for lawyers to understand financial statements and core accounting concepts. This practical course, specifically designed for the non-accountant attorney, will provide an understanding of financial statements and the key principles of accounting, using real-life examples of accounting issues that attorneys commonly ...

Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2013 -- Fund Marketing and Sale of Fund Shares

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From the program: Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2013

Recorded on: Apr. 30, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2013 recorded April, 2013 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:01:23]Fund Marketing and Sale of Fund Shares  [01:01:23] How are Fund Shares Distributed? “Funds are sold, not bought”: the role of sales charges and no-load funds, and the future of Rule 12b-1 (or (2)) (let’s do on the last panel) How funds are priced: the critical importance of fund ...

Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2014

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From the program: Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2014

Released on: May. 7, 2014

This program is designed to provide you 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. You will learn the fundamentals of the extensive regulatory framework that dictates the structure and operations of retail investment ...

Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Sep. 18, 2014

Taken from the briefing Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2014 recorded August, 2014.In just one hour, this briefing will provide you with a summary of federal candidate and PAC campaign law, as regulated by the Federal Election Campaign Act and administered by the Federal Election Commission’s Regulations and Disclosure Rules.Lecture Topics  [Total Time: 01:05:58] Contribution definitions, limits, and prohibitions Contributions ...

BEPS: What's Next? (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 14, 2014

Taken from the briefing BEPS: What's Next? recorded July, 2014.Over the past year, the United States and other countries in the G-20 and the OECD have been working to develop and implement an Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting, commonly referred to as "BEPS." The Action Plan includes 15 "action items" and a tight timetable over the next 18 months for delivering the identified outputs.In this Briefing, John L. Harrington, partner at Dentons ...

Broker-Dealer Advisory Services 2014: Current Legal and Compliance Issues Facing Dual Registrants

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From the program: Broker-Dealer Advisory Services 2014: Current Legal and Compliance Issues Facing Dual Registrants

Released on: Mar. 5, 2014

Broker-dealers that are dually registered as investment advisers are under intense regulatory scrutiny and are subject to a number of new and evolving regulatory framework. In this program, you 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 ...

Broker/Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2014

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From the program: Broker/Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2014

Released on: Nov. 5, 2014

This program will focus on the many significant developments in the regulation and oversight of broker-dealers. New rules are continuously promulgated under the Dodd-Frank Act and have substantial implications for broker-dealers and the industry. At the same time, there is heightened enforcement of the federal securities laws. The SEC Division of Enforcement has established a new task force focused specifically on broker-dealers. FINRA is considering ...

Building Better Construction Contracts 2014

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From the program: Building Better Construction Contracts 2014

Released on: Jul. 9, 2014

Construction is a risky business, and a good construction contract goes a long way to define and manage that risk. This course is designed to help you master drafting intelligent construction contracts. You will learn about the new AIA Building Information Modeling (BIM) documents and how to use them to manage coordination risk, ethical dilemmas confronting insurer-appointed counsel and how to get the “most bang for the buck.” You will learn the ten ...

Cloud Computing 2014: Key Issues and Practical Guidance

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From the program: Cloud Computing 2014: Key Issues and Practical Guidance

Released on: Jun. 23, 2014

Corporations, government organizations and millions of consumers are shifting massive quantities of data and their software applications to cloud computing facilities. Cloud computing uses the Internet to give every size organization access to large, dynamically scalable resources (data storage, software applications and computing power). “The cloud” allows users, at all levels, to avoid large capital outlays for hardware and up-front licensing fees ...

Commercial Real Estate Financing 2014 -- Advanced Issues in Loan Enforcement

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From the program: Commercial Real Estate Financing 2014

Recorded on: Feb. 18, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Commercial Real Estate Financing 2014 recorded February, 2014 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:00:50]Advanced Issues in Loan Enforcement  [01:00:50] Litigation Strategies Enforcement vs Negotiation Role of Bankruptcy Problems and Solutions Deeds in Lieu – Are They Worth the Effort? Richard S. FriesThe purchase price of this segment includes the following article from the Course Handbook available ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Michael T. Fishman

Michael T. Fishman ~ Greenberg Traurig LLP

Rebecca S. Eisner

Rebecca S. Eisner ~ Mayer Brown LLP

Tamar Kraft-Stolar

Tamar Kraft-Stolar ~ Director, Women in Prison Project, Correctional Association of New York