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"Technotainment" 2014: Distributing Content Across Multiple Platforms

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From the program: "Technotainment" 2014: Distributing Content Across Multiple Platforms

Released on: Oct. 1, 2014

This year’s program includes today’s major legal and business issues in the convergence of entertainment and technology. The program brings together a faculty of experienced of in-house lawyers, law firm attorneys and senior business executives on the cutting-edge of this challenging and burgeoning practice.The expert faculty will address recent litigation and key cases involving convergence issues, such as the myriad of issues raised by new platforms ...

15th Annual Municipal Law Institute

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From the program: 15th Annual Municipal Law Institute

Released on: Aug. 31, 2015

This Institute provides you with analyses of important developments, emerging legal issues and best practices in the field of municipal law and, regardless of experience level, municipal attorneys practicing in a city law department will want. Lecture Topics [Total time 06:21:43] Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Introduction and Opening Remarks* [00:05:04] June A. Witterschein, ...

15th Annual School Law Institute

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From the program: 15th Annual School Law Institute

Released on: Jun. 19, 2015

To effectively counsel parents, students, and school districts, practitioners must continue to develop and expand their understanding of the most recent developments in case law, and keep abreast of legislative and regulatory changes. In PLI’s 15th Annual School Law Institute, an expert faculty will examine significant new developments in education law and policy, and the implications of these developments for your clients. This program is ...

17th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum

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From the program: Real Estate Tax Forum (17th Annual)

Released on: Feb. 20, 2015

Our 17th anniversary program will continue to focus on transactions, highlighting the tax problems encountered by practitioners in today’s typical commercial real estate transactions and structures, and examining the simple and sophisticated solutions being used by the experts. Panels of nationally-recognized real estate tax experts from major law and accounting firms will provide attorneys, accountants and real estate professionals with a detailed ...

17th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2014 Term

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From the program: 17th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2014 Term

Released on: Aug. 11, 2015

A distinguished faculty of constitutional scholars, civil rights experts, Supreme Court advocates, and a Supreme Court journalist and biographer will analyze and discuss the leading Supreme Court decisions of the October 2014 Term. The faculty represents a variety of views and perspectives on constitutional interpretation and the work of the Supreme Court. This Term the Supreme Court agreed to decide whether there is a federal constitutional right ...

18th Annual Children's Law Institute

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From the program: 18th Annual Children's Law Institute

Released on: Aug. 14, 2015

Whether representing children, parents or a child welfare or foster care agency, in private practice, government, public interest practice or as a policy advocate, the issues and the environment in which advocates operate is increasingly complex.  This year, PLI’s 18th Annual Children’s Law Institute will focus on a variety of social and legal issues affecting child welfare and juvenile justice practice. Lecture Topics [Total time ...

2015 Federal Contractor Compliance: Are You Ready for the OFCCP?

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Recorded on: Mar. 2, 2015

Taken from the briefing 2015 Federal Contractor Compliance: Are You Ready for the OFCCP? recorded March, 2015 in New York. 2014 was a year of unprecedented change for Federal contractors. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued final regulations on protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. President Obama issued a series of Executive Orders addressing LGBT protections and discrimination in pay ...

20th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute

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From the program: Consumer Financial Services Institute (20th Annual)

Released on: Apr. 21, 2015

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 enduring legal concerns ...

27th Annual Elder Law Institute

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From the program: 27th Annual Elder Law Institute

Released on: Apr. 30, 2015

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 that we live longer and ...

31st Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation

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From the program: Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (31st Annual)

Released on: Nov. 6, 2014

Section 1983 authorizes the assertion of federal constitutional claims against state and local officials and municipalities. These claims are filed in the courts on an ongoing basis by individuals alleging police misconduct, public employees asserting free speech violations, landowners, licensees, and prisoners, among others. Section 1983 litigation is often complex, raising issues of federal constitutional and federal statutory interpretation, pleadings, ...

Patent Eligibility, Prior Art and Obviousness 2015: Current Trends in Sections 101, 102 and 103

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From the program: Patent Eligibility, Prior Art and Obviousness 2015: Current Trends in Sections 101, 102 and 103

Released on: Jun. 29, 2015

The Supreme Court has, in recent years, taken a renewed and profound interest in the U.S. patent system. This means, for many of us, 35 USC 101 has become a topic of conversation between ourselves and our clients. The conundrum is not just what the guidelines or decisions are today, but where will we be in the years and decades ahead during the enforcement period of patents now acquired.  Many older patents in the diagnostic, genetic, and computer ...

ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2015

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From the program: ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2015

Released on: Feb. 18, 2015

This course provides an introduction to the basics of ERISA fiduciary law using a case-study vehicle. In this year’s program, you will learn about the principal issues in ERISA’s regulation of plan investments through a case study of a hypothetical plan asset hedge fund exploring entry in the plan marketplace and a plan investor considering such an alternative investment. The program also will utilize a hypothetical fiduciary training ...

401(k) Plan Fiduciary Training

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Recorded on: Feb. 6, 2014

Taken from the Web Program ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2014 Recorded February, 2014 in New York 401(k) Plan Fiduciary Training [01:02:33] Through the process of a fiduciary training session, review the fundamental fiduciary considerations applicable to 401(k) and other plans with participant directed account investment: What are the basic fiduciary responsibilities in the context of a 401(k) plan? How does participant direction ...

ERISA 2015: The Evolving World

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From the program: ERISA 2015: The Evolving World

Released on: Aug. 18, 2015

We have assembled a distinguished faculty of experienced practitioners who will lead you through a detailed look at recent developments in the area of ERISA fiduciary law and pension investments.  In addition to reviewing the basic ERISA regulatory framework and types of plans covered, we’ll take a deep dive into current hot topics – including the Department of Labor’s re-proposed fiduciary rule and its potential impact ...

47th Annual Immigration and Naturalization Institute

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From the program: Immigration and Naturalization Institute (47th Annual)

Released on: Jan. 8, 2015

In this year’s Institute, an outstanding faculty of leading practitioners will discuss recent developments, key immigration trends and hot topics. The conference planners are closely monitoring the 2014 immigration reform debate, and speakers will discuss the potential impact of proposed or enacted provisions on an issue-by-issue basis. Lecture Topics [Total time 11:33:06] Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase ...

9th Annual Patent Law Institute

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From the program: Patent Law Institute (9th Annual)

Released on: Mar. 31, 2015

The Institute is designed to be of ultimate practice value to all three subgroups in the patent law community: patent prosecutors, patent litigators, and strategic/transactional lawyers. The schedule includes six plenary sessions of interest to all patent lawyers and six breakout sessions. Do not miss this unique opportunity to sharpen your practice skills and network with federal judges, USPTO officials, in-house counsel and outside patent lawyers! Patent ...

Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: An In-House Counsel Perspective

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From the program: Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: An In-House Counsel Perspective

Released on: Nov. 12, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: An In-House Counsel Perspective recorded October, 2014 in New York. The Alice decision held that patent claims directed to certain abstract ideas are invalid under 35 U.S.C. Sec. 101. This represents the fourth time in the past five years that the Supreme Court has tackled the question of whether a patent was directed to patent-eligible subject matter. The decision impacts the future of software ...

Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC: Supreme Court Confirms Patent License Fees Cannot Extend Beyond Patent Term

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Recorded on: Jul. 20, 2015

Taken from the briefing Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC: Supreme Court Confirms Patent License Fees Cannot Extend Beyond Patent Term Recorded July 2015 in New York Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC: Supreme Court Confirms Patent License Fees Cannot Extend Beyond Patent Term [01:02:20] Presentation Material Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC: Supreme Court Confirms Patent License Fees Cannot Extend Beyond Patent Term Joel E. Lehrer, Michael ...

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 ...

Sierra Club v. EPA: Clean Air Act Permitting Becomes Even More Complicated and Onerous 2013

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Released on: May. 21, 2013

Taken from the briefing Sierra Club v. EPA: Clean Air Act Permitting Becomes Even More Complicated and Onerous recorded May, 2013.On January 22, 2013, the court in Sierra Club v. EPA, No. 10-1413 (D.C. Cir. Jan. 22, 2013) issued a decision with far reaching implications for sources seeking a Clean Air Act permit under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. The decision addressed two screening tools – Significant Impact Levels (SILs) ...

From the Trenches: High Profile Trials 2014

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From the program: From the Trenches: High Profile Trials 2014

Released on: Oct. 13, 2014

From the Trenches is all about the best part of litigation - the trials themselves. The program will focus on critical issues and strategies raised in the most significant white collar, regulatory and civil fraud trials of the prior year. Come inside the courtroom with the litigators on the front line who were involved in these cases, including attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC, prominent defense counsel, and federal judges. ...

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2015

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From the program: Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2015

Released on: Jun. 26, 2015

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, ...

Venture Capital 2015: Nuts and Bolts

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From the program: Venture Capital 2015: Nuts and Bolts

Released on: Apr. 23, 2015

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 term sheet negotiation, to ...

Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2015

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From the program: Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2015

Released on: Jan. 23, 2015

In this perennial favorite, our expert faculty will teach you the basics of drafting and negotiating corporate agreements -- from how the provisions of an agreement fit together, to the fundamental drafting and negotiating principles common to all corporate agreements. You will learn how to reduce your client’s goals to a complete, clearly written and enforceable agreement, and how to identify what issues are most likely to come up in a ...

Abbreviated Debt Tender Offers and Other Liability Management Developments

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Recorded on: Jun. 24, 2015

Taken from the briefing Abbreviated Debt Tender Offers and Other Liability Management Developments recorded June, 2015 in New York. A recently issued SEC no-action letter provides for an abbreviated approach to tender offers and exchange offers involving non-convertible debt securities provided certain conditions are met. The new guidance may offer increased flexibility to issuers that are considering restructuring their liabilities. Issuers ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Clifford E. Kirsch

Clifford E. Kirsch ~ Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Tanya E. M. Wong

Tanya E. M. Wong ~ Director of Government Benefits, Legal Services NYC - Legal Support Unit

Kenneth N. Nigon

Kenneth N. Nigon ~ RatnerPrestia