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Pocket MBA Fall 2015:Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend  Financial and accounting knowledge is critically important for attorneys and allied professionals to have to successfully navigate the current legal, regulatory and financial reporting environment.  This program is specifically designed for non-accountants and will enhance understanding of business strategies, accounting fundamentals and vocabulary used by management, investors, auditors and bankers.  Practical ...

Patent Litigation 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Rapid changes in patent law make it necessary that, whether you are the plaintiff’s or defendant’s counsel, you are up-to-date on the current state of the law and can quickly develop successful litigation strategies and tactics. This program is taught by a faculty of both outside and in-house lawyers who have earned national reputations in patent litigation by trying and managing a wide variety of bench and jury ...

Financial Services Industry Regulatory Compliance & Ethics Forum 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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 about the relevant regulatory framework as well as practical considerations regarding the design and implementation ...

Advertising Law Institute 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend New media outlets and the growing importance of social networking continue to create new challenges for advertisers, who are fighting harder than ever to preserve and increase market share and to reach their consumers effectively. This program, updated to reflect current legal trends cutting across the advertising industry, is led by an expert faculty who will provide important strategies needed to stay on top of a continually ...

Prison Law 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend: Prison conditions and prisoner treatment issues are getting unprecedented attention as the nation focuses on the magnitude of the national prison population.  With its sixth Prison Law program, PLI continues its examination of these important issues.  In an area where advocates face increasingly challenging legal issues whether they represent incarcerated people from a public interest practice, private practice or ...

Intellectual Property Law Institute 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend PLI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute is a “must-attend” program for IP lawyers. This program provides a complete analysis of key events in all areas of IP, providing updates on cases, legislation and government agency developments that IP lawyers need to know. A highlight of the program will be a panel of in-house IP counsel from prominent companies discussing the many facets of current interest for ...

Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The Dodd-Frank Act established 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. For their part, the SEC has made substantial progress and at the direction of Chair Mary Jo White is making Title VII implementation ...

Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2015

Seminar  Seminar

This three-day program will focus on the tax issues presented by the entire spectrum of modern major corporate transactions, from relatively simple single-buyer acquisitions of a division or subsidiary to multi-party joint ventures, cross-border mergers, and complex acquisitions of public companies with domestic and foreign operations, including spin-offs and other dispositions of unwanted operations. Evolving techniques for structuring, financing, ...

Employment Law Institute 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Our annual Employment Law Institute 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 enforcement agency ...

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 ...

Understanding the Securities Laws Fall 2015

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WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND  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 will provide 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, the Securities Exchange ...

Judges' Pet Peeves 2015: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Do you wonder what the judges really think about pre-trial and trial practices? At Judges' Pet Peeves: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice, you will hear directly from judges how they view communications with the Court and trial practice, as well as how lawyers can help (or sabotage) their cases. What You Will Learn Based on a series of hypotheticals, this year's panel of state and federal judges will discuss: - ...

Securities Regulation Institute (47th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

    For more than four decades, PLI’s Annual Institute on Securities Regulation has been the premier conference on securities regulation and corporate governance for lawyers, from new associates to seasoned practitioners.  This year’s Institute will once again bring you the nation’s leading securities and corporate legal experts to deliver practical insights and real-world strategies and solutions to the many challenges ...

Outsourcing 2015: Sourcing Critical Services

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Outsourcing has firmly established itself as a common practice - often being standard for new companies.  Sourcing agreements raise numerous legal and compliance concerns that counsel are challenged to manage.  Whether in the pre-contract negotiation phase or when problems arise during fulfillment, attorneys on both sides of the agreement must know the risks that might befall them, as well as the available countermeasures.  ...

Antitrust Counseling & Compliance 2015

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Why You Should Attend 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 advise their clients smartly.  The consequences of running afoul of antitrust rules can be costly: government enforcement, jail time for executives, treble damage litigation, class actions, and adverse publicity are all possible if companies step over the line. ...

Open Source and Free Software 2015: Benefits, Risks and Challenges - New York

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program will address the critical issues that IP, technology and business lawyers need to consider when handling open source software in today’s economy. Armed with this information, you will be better able to help your clients make intelligent choices and decisions about how to take advantage of the benefits and manage the risks presented by open source software.   What You Will Learn • What is open ...

Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Companies continue to turn to licensing because it offers extremely valuable economic and strategic opportunities. Licensing can be used to gain access to intellectual property at a lower cost than developing or purchasing intellectual property assets, and as a way of generating new sources of revenue out of existing intellectual property assets. This introductory course will give you an overview of how to negotiate and draft ...

17th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Improving the skill of identifying, appreciating and weighing your client’s leverage in negotiating the Commercial Real Estate Fundamentals (rents, vacancy rates and development activity) will be the focus of the 2015 Commercial Real Estate Institute in this improving market.  Practitioners with this understanding will find it easier to achieve and maintain a viable real estate practice where your advice adds value.  ...

Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2015: Get Fluent in Technology

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The lawyer who understands his or her client’s technology will stand out as a trusted counselor who can be given the most challenging and complex issues. 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 ...

Securities Filings 2015: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This popular program will analyze in detail the principal forms used for filings with the SEC under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”), and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”), with particular emphasis on the mechanics of and timing for assembling particular filings. Each segment of the program will incorporate practical tips and/or interactive drafting exercises. Ethics credit ...

Communications Law in the Digital Age 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The era of digital media continues to push the boundaries of communications law. In practice areas such as intellectual property, privacy, access, defamation, First Amendment, and Reporter’s privilege, how has the law evolved in response to new challenges created by digital platforms?  This program, unlike any other in the industry and the most comprehensive of its kind, brings together an expert faculty of law firm ...

Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The SEC and other government agencies continue to focus enforcement efforts on hedge funds and private equity firms.  While insider trading continues to be a priority, examinations and sweeps have turned to issues that private funds deal with on a daily basis - valuation, conflicts of interest, big data and transparency of fees and allocation of expenses. As the regulators’ and prosecutors’ expertise and sophistication ...

48th Annual Immigration and Naturalization Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend At this year’s Institute, an outstanding faculty of leading practitioners will discuss recent developments, key immigration trends and hot topics.  The conference speakers will discuss the potential impact of proposed or enacted provisions and initiatives on an issue-by-issue basis as well as important practical tips for immigration law practitioners.  What You Will Learn  The latest updates about ...

Annual Disclosure Documents 2015

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Why You Should Attend Stay up-to-date on the latest disclosure requirement changes and developments affecting annual disclosure documents and annual meeting soliciting materials prepared by SEC reporting companies. Hear from the SEC staff and our faculty, who will focus on current “hot issues,” best practices, and practical pointers. In 2015 we expect further regulatory and practice changes affecting public company disclosures. These ...

Building Better Construction Contracts 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Design and construction firms often must collaborate to respond to owner proposals. Negotiating and drafting these teaming agreements are complex tasks. This course will provide you with what you need to know to prepare teaming agreements, including a discussion of the new AIA teaming agreement. We will also explore what you need to know to maximize your client's insurance, with a focus on design, excess and additional insured ...

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