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ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2014

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From the program: ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2014

Released on: Feb. 19, 2014

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 ...

ERISA: The Evolving World 2014

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From the program: ERISA: The Evolving World 2014

Released on: Aug. 18, 2014

A working knowledge of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act’s (ERISA) framework is crucial for lawyers, HR practitioners and other professionals in the area of employee benefits and compensation planning. Our experienced faculty of leading practitioners will discuss a broad array of topics, including the basic regulatory framework, the types of plans covered, the requirements for intended tax treatment, fiduciary responsibilities and other ...

Secured Transactions 2014: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9

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From the program: Secured Transactions 2014: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9

Released on: Jan. 29, 2014

Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code applies to secured transactions, which are interests in specific collateral granted by the debtor in conjunction with the debtor’s promise to pay. In Secured Transactions 2014: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, you will learn the fundamentals of acquiring a security interest, including how to attach, to perfect (filing and non-filing methods) and to gain (and maintain) priority in the collateral ...

Private Placements and Other Financing Alternatives 2014

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From the program: Private Placements and Other Financing Alternatives 2014

Released on: Apr. 9, 2014

Our expert faculty of leading practitioners and regulators as will discuss and analyze the changing regulatory framework and market for private offerings. We will address the changes to private and exempt offerings brought about by the JOBS Act, including the SEC’s final rules relaxing the ban on general solicitation for certain Rule 506 offerings and 144A offerings, and the practical implications of these changes for issuers, broker-dealers and investment ...

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, ...

Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2014

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From the program: Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2014

Released on: Jan. 24, 2014

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 negotiation ...

Venture Capital 2014: Nuts and Bolts

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From the program: Venture Capital 2014: Nuts and Bolts

Released on: Mar. 13, 2014

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 ...

Reentry in California - Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration Following Incarceration 2014

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From the program: Reentry in California - Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration Following Incarceration 2014 (Free)

Released on: Aug. 29, 2014

In the past three decades, incarceration rates have exploded in the U.S., such that today we incarcerate over two million people, more than any other country in the world. The result is that many more people encounter the criminal justice system at some point in their lives. Indeed, an estimated 1 in 4 adults in California has an arrest or conviction record, and people of color are disproportionately affected.A person with a prior record faces significant ...

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 ...

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 ...

Pocket MBA Fall 2014: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

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From the program: Pocket MBA Fall 2014: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

Released on: Oct. 24, 2014

The ability to identify and appropriately use financial and accounting information is relevant to a wide range of legal and regulatory matters for attorneys and other professionals. Litigators and transactional attorneys will benefit from this practical course designed specifically for non-accountants and taught by members of the nation’s top accounting, tax and advisory firms, leading law firms, in-house counsel and universities. Lecture Topics ...

Pocket MBA Summer 2014: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

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From the program: Pocket MBA Summer 2014: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

Released on: May. 5, 2014

Whether you are a transactional lawyer, litigator or other advisor, to have a successful practice, you must understand finance, accounting, economics and tax principles, as well as their application.Pocket MBA Summer 2014: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals is designed specifically for anyone whose practice requires a thorough understanding of finance. Our expert faculty includes partners and senior level practitioners from the nation’s top ...

Advanced Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2014: Special Populations (Free)

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From the program: Advanced Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2014: Special Populations (Free)

Released on: Aug. 15, 2014

Spanish captioning is only available in MP4 ONLY.PLI recently offered training on basic Public Assistance and Food Stamps (SNAP) eligibility. The intricate web of rules for these two programs is further complicated by the fact that there are special rules for certain populations. Immigrants, people who are homeless, and people with disabilities are among the populations who experience various exceptions or modifications of the usual program rules ...

Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2014: Get Fluent in Technology

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From the program: Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2014: Get Fluent in Technology

Released on: Dec. 1, 2014

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 of cheap and ubiquitous computing power is changing all aspects of business. As businesses evolve into new models, the legal issues they confront only multiply. A lawyer who does ...

Advertising Law Institute 2014

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From the program: Advertising Law Institute 2014

Released on: Oct. 24, 2014

With the continued expansion of new media outlets and the growing importance of social networking, advertisers are fighting harder than ever to preserve and increase market share and to reach their consumers effectively. This program brings together top in-house and firm practitioners who will share their expertise and provide strategies for managing the legal risks and avoiding the pitfalls that arise in the context of running interactive advertising ...

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 ...

Fundamentals of Investment Adviser Regulation 2014

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From the program: Fundamentals of Investment Adviser Regulation 2014

Released on: Jul. 30, 2014

In the aftermath of the financial crisis and the resulting regulatory reform, the SEC has advanced significant rulemaking and enforcement to impose a greater degree of controls on investment advisers’ operations. In fact, the SEC has put the regulation of investment advisers under the microscope, establishing new rules related to adviser custody, political contributions and adviser disclosure and has retooled its adviser exam program.In this ...

Advising Nonprofit Organizations 2014

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From the program: Advising Nonprofit Organizations 2014

Released on: Feb. 26, 2014

The business of running a nonprofit organization has become increasingly complex, as nonprofits are under heightened scrutiny to account for their management and fiduciary practices. The repercussions from the economic crisis and the need to cope with ongoing financial uncertainty have also brought into focus new legal standards for proper investment conduct. At the same time, the changing technological landscape forces nonprofits to confront new ...

Elder Law Institute 2014 (26th Annual)

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From the program: Elder Law Institute (26th Annual)

Released on: May. 2, 2014

The 26th 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 at the same ...

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 ...

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2014

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From the program: Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2014 (Free)

Released on: Nov. 24, 2014

IMPORTANT!!  GET ACCREDITED BY THE VA BEFORE YOU WATCH THIS TRAINING. 1.    Attorneys and other advocates must be accredited to practice before the VA.  To obtain accreditation you must complete this form:  . 2.    Accreditation by the VA may take several weeks, so do not delay filing your application.  You can speed up the process by emailing the form to .  3.    Within ...

Social Security Disability 2014: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice (Free)

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From the program: Social Security Disability 2014: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice (Free)

Released on: Apr. 1, 2014

Disabled children and adults need your help! After the Social Security Administration denies an initial disability claim, a claimant may find it confusing, difficult, and even overwhelming to appeal a denial. Many claimants cannot afford legal representation and must navigate the appeals process on their own.In this free PLI program, you will learn about Social Security disability benefits and how to represent disabled children and adults in appealing ...

Understanding Patent Law 2014

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From the program: Understanding Patent Law 2014

Released on: Jul. 11, 2014

If you are looking for a way to learn the basic concepts of patent law, this program is for you. In just one day, this complicated field will be boiled down to easy to understand, accessible sessions covering all types of patent issues that may arise in the context of every day practice and business management. Bringing together top experts in the field, this program will begin with a thorough foundation of patent principles, including what is patentable ...

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 ...

Outsourcing 2014: Sourcing Critical Services

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From the program: Outsourcing 2014: Sourcing Critical Services

Released on: Nov. 10, 2014

PLI’s Outsourcing 2014 is a “must” for every lawyer with business clients engaged in outsourcing transactions! Outsourcing brings new opportunities and new risks for companies sourcing or providing critical services such as information technology, finance and accounting, human resources, facilities management, analytics and other critical non-core functions. And there are newer and better approaches to negotiating agreements ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Kevin J. Ryan

Kevin J. Ryan ~ Managing Director, Global Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley

David G. Keyko

David G. Keyko ~ Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Alyssa A. Grikscheit

Alyssa A. Grikscheit ~ Sidley Austin LLP