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Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2014: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

Seminar  Seminar

Accounting is a language of business. Because attorneys encounter accounting information in a wide range of legal issues, it is critical for lawyers to understand financial statements and core accounting concepts. This practical course, specifically designed for the non-accountant attorney, will provide an understanding of financial statements and the key principles of accounting, using real-life examples of accounting issues that attorneys commonly ...

Securities Arbitration 2014

Seminar  SeminarGroupcast  Groupcast

FINRA continues to focus on perceived fairness in the arbitration process and in so doing is developing new rules and procedures regarding arbitrator classification, the compositions of arbitration panels and broadening the arbitrators’ authority to make referrals during an arbitration proceeding. In 2014, FINRA will continue its efforts with regard to employment disputes, requests for expungement and resolving disputes through mediation.This year’s ...

Bridge-the-Gap II for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Newly admitted attorneys in New York State are required to complete at least sixteen transitional CLE credit hours in ethics and professionalism, skills, and law practice management and/or areas of professional practice during each of their first two years after admission to the Bar.By attending PLI’s two-day Bridge-the Gap II for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys program, you can satisfy all of your annual MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys ...

Securities Filings 2014: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment

Seminar  SeminarGroupcast  Groupcast

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 and recent legislation and SEC rule changes ...

Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2014

Seminar  SeminarGroupcast  Groupcast

The M&A markets were relatively flat throughout 2013, punctuated by episodic but unsustained bursts of activity. By contrast, 2014 appears to be off to a more robust start. The variability in deal activity creates uncertainty and rewards preparedness. Now more than ever, it is critical for dealmakers and their counsel to stay abreast of the latest trends and forecasts. Will the tough markets of the last several years give way to greater stability ...

Cybersecurity 2014: Managing the Risk

Seminar  SeminarGroupcast  Groupcast

In today’s interconnected world, cyber attacks are wreaking havoc on organizations around the globe. No entity is immune, and cybercrime targets are found in every industry sector from retail to banking to government. Media reports of the staggering number of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks attest to this trend, and more recent events have dwarfed earlier hacking incidents.In February, the Obama Administration finalized a key initiative ...

Hedge Fund Management 2014

Seminar  SeminarGroupcast  Groupcast

At this program, our expert faculty will focus on hedge fund structures, the regulatory environment surrounding hedge funds, and the day to day operational issues of running a hedge fund operation. The faculty will also explore strategies for addressing new business issues such as expanding their business to include regulated funds, selling a portion of their business to an outside investor and managing a hedge fund in crisis.

Corporate Political Activities 2014: Complying With Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws

Seminar  Seminar

Lobbying, campaign finance and ethics rules in Washington – and in every state – are changing, and new court cases are affecting lobbyists, corporations, associations, and unions. Compliance with federal, state and local laws is more complex than ever. Congressional ethics rules, the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA), pay-to-play laws, as well as increasing pressure on corporations to disclose to shareholders their contributions and lobby expenditures, ...

Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2014

Seminar  Seminar

As the economy shifts and the legislature, SEC and shareholders respond, the design, implementation and disclosure of executive compensation undergoes continual change. At this program, experts in the area - from major corporations, the SEC, the IRS and shareholder activist groups, as well as from leading law, and consulting firms - will lead you through the emerging best practices and the current reactions to the changing landscape.

Current Developments in Latin American Cross-Border Securities Transactions Institute 2014 (Second Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

PLI has offered continuing legal education seminars in the United States since 1933, primarily in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C. In 2001, PLI added the Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe, held in London, UK; and in 2013, we moved into Asia, holding the First Annual Institute on Corporate & Securities Law in Hong Kong. Also in 2013, we continued our expansion into Latin America with PLI’s First Annual Institute ...

Government Contracts 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Government Contracts law and practice continue to evolve. Congress has responded to budgetary pressures with calls for more reform of the acquisition system. New regulations, such as the imposition of rules requiring avoidance, detection, and reporting of counterfeit or suspect electronic parts and other counterfeit items ripple all the way down the supply chain. False claims Act recoveries and qui tam filings are at an all time high. Congress also ...

White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak

Seminar  SeminarGroupcast  Groupcast

In an increasingly global and coordinated fashion, the Department of Justice, the SEC, the CFTC, and other U.S. and foreign agencies are pressing forward with a white collar enforcement program of unprecedented scope and severity. With a spotlight on the financial services sector, the authorities are advancing novel theories and exacting increasingly draconian penalties. The government’s enforcement agenda is broad and complex, encompassing benchmark ...

Crowdfunding and Online Direct Lending (Peer-to-Peer) 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Recent market activity demonstrates that crowdfunding is now a bona fide alternative form of early and mid-stage corporate finance and can lead to exits in the M&A and capital markets arenas. In the face of this tremendous growth trajectory, the industry has divided into several categories, each with its own legal risks and challenges. Will this growth continue? Join our expert faculty for a practical discussion on where we are now and where we ...

Outsourcing 2014: Sourcing Critical Services

Seminar  SeminarGroupcast  Groupcast

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 for critical services and ...

Securities Law and Practice 2014: How the SEC Works

Seminar  SeminarGroupcast  Groupcast

Securities lawyers need to have a firm grasp of not only the federal securities laws, but also how the SEC works to administer the securities laws. In this program, you will be given an introduction to the federal securities laws as well as the operating divisions at the SEC that administer the laws. You will be provided with what you need to know about how the SEC administers the securities laws - and the other agencies that the SEC interacts with ...

Corporate Counsel Institute 2014

Seminar  Seminar

It is essential for all corporate counsel to be informed of the latest developments and to possess effective, budget-conscious strategies for managing the legal and practical business matters of corporate law departments, while adding value to the enterprise. The role of the corporate counsel continues to transform to meet new challenges in relation to an increasingly global economy, financial turmoil and continually changing new technologies.

Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Corporate compliance and ethics programs are increasingly important to organizations. Indeed, never in the history of criminal or corporate law has the existence of an effective compliance and ethics program been more valuable.A host of factors have together upped the ante on compliance programs, including: The enormity of recent criminal fines and other sanctions The aggressive enforcement of criminal laws against organizations and their executives ...

Pocket MBA Fall 2014: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

Seminar  SeminarGroupcast  Groupcast

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.

Fundamentals of Swaps & Other Derivatives 2014

Seminar  SeminarGroupcast  Groupcast

Over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives are key elements in many of our financial markets. The Dodd-Frank Act is substantially changing how these important instruments are regulated and transacted. This program will introduce you to both the instruments and their new environment.A derivative is a financial instrument that allocates the risks and price exposures associated with a designated reference asset or entity between the parties thereto. Derivatives ...

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

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

Katie M. Lachter

Katie M. Lachter ~ Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Alex Hao

Alex Hao ~ Jun He Law Offices