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Basics of Export Controls 2015

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

U.S. and multinational corporations are increasingly affected by the range of U.S. laws and regulations governing international trade. The Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) each plays an important role in administering and enforcing the intricate web of restrictions governing trade in ...

SEC's Regulation Crowdfunding: Path to Financing or a Tangled Web of Red Tape?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The SEC recently adopted Regulation Crowdfunding (RC) nearly three years after the 2012 deadline.  Crowdfunding rules applicable to a nationwide investor base have caused great excitement in the investment community, particularly around start-up companies and small businesses looking to raise capital from non-accredited investors without the burdens and complexities of a public registration statement.    Please join Brian S. Korn ...

California's and New York's Equal Pay Acts: Equal Pay for Equal Work?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

California and New York recently passed equal pay laws that will dramatically change the landscapes in both states for gender discrimination claims based on actual or perceived pay disparities. Please join Timothy J. Long and Christopher Wilkinson of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP as they discuss these new laws and the impact they will have on employers and practitioners.  Among the topics they will explore:  What “equal ...

PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2015: Current Developments in Legal Ethics - Competence Issues - Elimination of Bias

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Satisfy all of California’s MCLE special requirements at this fast-paced and up-to-the-minute program.  If your last name begins with a letter from A through G (Group 1), your MCLE compliance deadline of February 1, 2016 is fast approaching. The MCLE Marathon, taught by a faculty of outstanding California lawyers and other professionals who are recognized leaders in their field, will conveniently provide all ...

Virtual Currencies, Bitcoin and the Blockchain: The Intersection of Technology and Law

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The news and business reports have been full of developments in virtual currencies, particularly Bitcoin, over the past few years.  While some have been suitably salacious (e.g., Silk Road), others have pointed out the growing pains of a new marketplace.  Recently, there have been many reports about innovative applications of the blockchain technology to achieve business purposes far beyond the movement of a digital “currency.”  This ...

Anatomy of a Successful Hospital-Based Medical-Legal Partnership

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

It is not uncommon for legal issues to affect the health of patients.  As more providers turn to holistic care, more providers are looking for solutions to resolve the legal issues that affect the well-being of their patients.  Thus, many providers are exploring a medical-legal partnership (“MLP”).  A successful MLP requires two professionals, each with well-established processes and procedures, to collaborate in the interest ...

Managing Your IP Litigation Spend: Containing Costs and Maintaining Quality

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

A primary challenge in managing IP litigation is to secure high quality legal work while keeping a lid on cost.  In this interactive discussion, inside and outside counsel debunk the myth that clients must choose between handing a blank check to a firm or suffering substandard representation.  Together we offer a roadmap to achieving the goal of the highest quality legal work for a set price.  The questions to be addressed include:   ...

Multi Time Machine v. The End of Initial Interest Confusion and the Beginning of Judges Replacing Juries in Internet Trademark Infringement Cases?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In July 2015 the Ninth Circuit in Multi Time Machine, Inc. v., Inc., 792 F.3d 1070 (9th Cir. 2015) vacated the district court’s grant of summary judgment on likelihood confusion in favor of defendant Amazon on the plaintiff’s initial interest confusion theory, holding that factual issues precluded the grant of summary judgment.  In an unusual reversal, however, the Ninth Circuit reversed itself on October 21, 2015, affirming ...

Financings in Close Proximity to Acquisitions

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Often, public companies would like to raise capital in connection with a proposed acquisition. Depending upon the significance of the acquisition, its probability, and the timing of various announcements, the company and its advisers may face a number of challenges in devising a capital-raising plan.   Please join Anna T. Pinedo and James R. Tanenbaum of Morrison & Foerster LLP as they discuss the following:  Materiality ...

Second Annual Form 10-K Tune-Up

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

As you draft your annual report on Form 10-K it is always a challenge to be sure that you deal effectively with new and emerging issues and the ever-evolving focus areas of the SEC.  Join our workshop leaders Carol A. Stacey and George M. Wilson, both Directors at PLI’s SEC Institute Division, as they review the key issues to address in this year’s Form 10-K.  Topics addressed will include:  SEC staff focus areas ...

Global Advertising Law: Year in Review

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

With the ever-growing importance of social media, mobile marketing, and the internet, advertising has truly gone global.  Whether creating traditional advertising, innovative social media campaigns, or sweepstakes and contests with global reach, advising clients on global marketing campaigns is a challenge.  Members of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance will provide an overview of some of the key developments in advertising law around ...

Delaware's Benefit Corporation Statute: What You Need to Know About the Corporate Governance Structure

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Over 3,000 corporations have adopted the benefit corporation governance model, Delaware's statute in now being used by many well-known corporations backed by well-known private investors, and the model is beginning to make its way into the public markets.  By using Delaware's benefit corporation model,  companies can align their governance structure with their mission, in order to create long term value for all stakeholders, including stockholders.  Frederick ...

ABCs of ETFs

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Exchange traded funds have grown in popularity and complexity. This program will tell you what you need to know -- how they are structured, how they operate, and legal and regulatory trends that affect them.   Please join Jay G. Baris of Morrison & Foerster LLP as he addresses the following topics:  The distinctions between mutual funds and ETFs How ETFs are created and how they trade The regulatory infrastructure ...

How to Engage Personnel in Places Where the Employer Has No Registered Payrolling Presence: Tiptoeing into a New Country

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

When a multinational business or nonprofit enters some new foreign market where it has never done business before to launch a “greenfield” presence?a new local office, facility or factory?the path is clear. The organization marches into the new market flying its flag, heading straight for local governmental authorities’ offices. The organization declares its intent to enter the country. It registers a local branch, representative ...

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