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New York Times v. Sullivan at 50: A Look Back and the Road Ahead 2014

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From the program: New York Times v. Sullivan at 50: A Look Back and the Road Ahead

Released on: Apr. 7, 2014

No judicial decision has been more influential in defining the “central meaning of the First Amendment” than Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.’s opinion for the United States Supreme Court in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan. In the fifty years since it was decided, Sullivan has transformed both our national understanding of the “freedom of speech or of the press” and the litigation of claims for defamation, invasion of privacy and related torts. To commemorate ...

Advanced Deposition Techniques 2014

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From the program: Advanced Deposition Techniques 2014

Released on: Feb. 4, 2014

Depositions provide a unique forum to put forth your best case and get a glimpse at your adversary’s evidence. Whether you’ve done one deposition or 100, you need to be prepared to handle the special situations that arise and know how to identify and exploit the opportunities that exist.  This program covers a range of topics and scenarios that can challenge even the most seasoned litigators.  Our faculty of experienced litigators and deposition ...

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014

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From the program: Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014

Released on: Feb. 12, 2014

Licensing transactions are more complex and more important than ever. The constantly evolving legal, regulatory and technical landscape drives the need to stay current in a wide variety of key areas. Whether utilized to develop technology, expand or create market opportunities, or generate returns from existing assets, managing complex licensing transactions requires a broad and varied toolkit. Additionally, whether licensing patents, copyrights, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Basic Immigration Law 2014

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From the program: Basic Immigration Law 2014

Released on: Mar. 27, 2014

This program will explain the basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure, and discuss current developments and trends, including a legislative update on immigration reform.Lecture Topics  [Total time 07:03:29]Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Opening Remarks and Introduction* [00:06:19]Cyrus D. Mehta Overview of the U.S. Immigration System, Current Trends and Ethical Issues ...

Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2014

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From the program: Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2014

Released on: Feb. 10, 2014

In this renowned program, hear cutting-edge analysis of federal initiatives and FCC regulations.  Plus, examine the latest negotiation trends, current case law, and the latest technology forecasts. View the country’s leading outside and in-house counsel representing cable operators, programming networks, and online video distributors - and the regulators themselves - to gain an understanding of what has transpired in broadband ...

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 ...

California Eviction Defense: Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2014 (Free)

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From the program: California Eviction Defense: Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2014 (Free)

Released on: Mar. 26, 2014

In the current economic climate an increasing number of low-income Californians are facing eviction.  Unfortunately, many tenants are evicted without the benefit of legal counsel to guide them through the process or the representation necessary to vigorously defend against unlawful actions.  As a result, families face the very real possibility of homelessness. This training is designed to help mitigate the crisis by providing attorneys with ...

California Family Law for Low-Income Litigants: Motion and Hearing Practice, Including a Discussion of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

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From the program: California Family Law for Low-Income Litigants: Motion and Hearing Practice, Including a Discussion of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders 2014 (Free)

Released on: Feb. 18, 2014

An estimated 80% of family law litigants are self-presented, and the statistic is higher for survivors of domestic violence. Thus, low-income clients are in great need of your pro bono help.  In this free PLI program and volunteer with your local legal services agency to represent low-income family law litigants in need.  With a limited time commitment, you can help obtain essential legal protections needed for low-income families.Lecture ...

California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2014 (Free)

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From the program: California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2014 (Free)

Released on: Apr. 15, 2014

Low-income clients need your help to protect their rights to potentially life-saving benefits.  Many low-income clients have difficulty navigating the confusing and bureaucratic process to establish and maintain eligibility for public benefits.  Without legal assistance and advocacy, large numbers of clients go without the benefits to which they are entitled, which can often lead to unnecessary hunger and homelessness.  Attorneys who ...

Commercial Real Estate Financing 2014

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From the program: Commercial Real Estate Financing 2014

Released on: Feb. 28, 2014

This seminar will explore commercial real estate financing issues in a market that continues to improve - in some cases very dramatically. We will focus on the use of multiple lenders and creative deal structures. We have also seen nontraditional lenders such as hedge funds enter the market, providing equity-flavored (and priced) financing through joint venture vehicles, which will be a focus of this year’s seminar. We will again look at CMBS 2.0 ...

Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2014

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From the program: Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2014

Released on: Mar. 10, 2014

During the past nineteen years, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have substantially revised the consolidated return regulations. These changes, coupled with legislative developments, judicial decisions, and published and private rulings, have dramatically changed the operating rules of consolidated returns. An understanding of these rules is critical for practitioners and corporate tax counsel who practice in this area. ...

Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2014

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From the program: Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2014

Released on: Feb. 26, 2014

Public companies and their directors and officers face increasing responsibilities and are under intense scrutiny from investors and regulators. Legal and regulatory changes, including Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and listing standards, and overall changing expectations in the marketplace contribute to this new challenging environment. Corporate governance provides the framework within which directors and officers must operate in fulfilling their responsibilities. ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film

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From the program: Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film

Released on: Mar. 19, 2014

Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, business, and ethical issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of entertainment product delivery.Lecture Topics  [Total time 06:07:03]Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Introduction * [00:03:46]Kenneth M. Kaufman, Howard Siegel Book Publishing [01:31:02]John Schline, ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Videogames & Software Apps; Building an Entertainment Law Practice; Ethics

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From the program: Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Videogames & Software Apps; Building an Entertainment Law Practice; Ethics

Released on: Mar. 17, 2014

Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, business, and ethical issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of entertainment product delivery.Lecture Topics  [Total time 07:10:05] Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Introduction & Overview of Entertainment Law Issues* [00:01:41]Kenneth M. Kaufman, Howard ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Sound Recordings; Music Publishing

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From the program: Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Sound Recordings; Music Publishing

Released on: Mar. 18, 2014

Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, business, and ethical issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of entertainment product delivery.Lecture Topics  [Total time 06:07:02] Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Introduction* [00:04:50]Kenneth M. Kaufman, Howard Siegel Sound Recordings [03:01:24]Julie Swidler, ...

Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2014

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From the program: Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2014

Released on: Feb. 12, 2014

Are you up-to-date on the important developments in federal civil practice and the implications of these developments for your cases? In Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2014, a distinguished faculty of trial lawyers and judges will review and offer their insights into significant recent developments in the law. The program will focus on applying these developments for best pretrial and trial practices.Lecture Topics  [Total time ...

Doing Deals 2014: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice

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From the program: Doing Deals 2014: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice

Released on: Mar. 26, 2014

The M&A market has been in a period of great expectations, with economic anxiety continuing to create uncertainty about the future.  Increased volumes of tender offers, hostile deals, activist campaigns, as well as spin-offs, has been an important trend, while the use of innovative structuring mechanisms, such as contingent value rights, has been another.  The rise in M&A litigation has also brought with it a flurry of decisions ...

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 ...

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 ...

Exposing and Responding to Human Trafficking in 2014 (Free)

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From the program: Exposing and Responding to Human Trafficking in 2014 (Free)

Released on: Feb. 21, 2014

Human Trafficking has long been a hidden problem in New York state and the US.  In 2000, Congress passed the federal Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA) and has since re-authorized it three times making important modifications.  In 2005, the US ratified the UN Trafficking Protocol.  This was followed by passage of the New York state Trafficking Victim Protection and Justice Act in 2007.  The New York law has ...

Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2014

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From the program: Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2014

Released on: Mar. 25, 2014

Depositions have become increasingly important for use in motion practice, at trial, and when evaluating the merits of a case for settlement. Skilled litigators use depositions to gather information, learn about an adversary’s case, and get a close-up look at the performance of potential trial witnesses. Our faculty of experienced litigators will share their insights and provide practical advice to guide you through every facet of the deposition process ...

Hedge Fund Compliance & Regulatory Challenges 2014

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From the program: Hedge Fund Compliance & Regulatory Challenges 2014

Released on: Feb. 11, 2014

Nearly 40% of investment advisers that are currently registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission manage at least one private fund.  As a result, the SEC’s examination staff has developed new strategies and processes to address the risks associated with managing hedge funds and other private funds.  In addition, in light of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s increased jurisdiction over private funds, the National Futures ...

Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2014

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From the program: Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2014

Released on: Feb. 14, 2014

This program is designed to bring you up to date on intellectual property enforcement, not only in the U.S. but around the world. From the physical world to the Internet, learn how to protect the intellectual property your company or client has invested in and developed against infringement by the billion dollar piracy industry. This program will put you in a better position to think outside of the box when it comes to enforcement options and strategies. ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Mina Park

Mina Park ~ Director, Banking and Capital Markets Origination Legal, Asia Pacific, Citi

Harvey I. Saferstein

Harvey I. Saferstein ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.