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Immigration and Naturalization Institute (47th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

At 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.What you will learn The latest updates about immigration reform legislation and the effects ...

Understanding Financial Products 2015

Seminar  SeminarGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationThe explosion of new financial products over the past decade, the implosion of the credit markets and the resulting significant new regulatory requirements underline the importance of a basic understanding of financial products. While these instruments have been, in the view of many, invaluable investment tools, and have presented enormous potential for product ...

Insider Trading in the Wake of United States v. Newman & Chiasson

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On December 10, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a unanimous decision acquitting accused insider traders, Anthony Chiasson and Todd Newman.  After his December 2012 conviction, Mr. Chiasson appealed the District Court’s failure to charge the jury that it was required to find that Mr. Chiasson knew of the personal benefit provided to the corporate insider in exchange the material nonpublic information.  Gregory ...

Drafting and Implementing International Employee Handbooks, Global Codes of Conduct and Cross-Border HR Policies (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Everyone says “HR has gone global,” but the acid test of global HR is whether a multinational employer effectively aligns its HR policies globally. And many multinationals flunk this test. Is a multinational really globally-integrated if it has a zero-tolerance discrimination policy in the states?but it imposes mandatory retirement abroad? Is a multinational globally-integrated if its U.S. headquarters claims FCPA compliance on securities ...

Hedge Fund Compliance & Regulatory Challenges 2015

Seminar  SeminarGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar InstituteAttendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 10th floor, Philadelphia (Juniper St. entrance, between 13th & Broad Sts., opposite City Hall). You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.As our first educational conference of 2015 focused on ...

New York's Amendments to UCC Articles 1,7 and 9

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

This briefing will focus on New York's newly enacted amendments to Articles 1, 7 and 9, with special attention to the provisions which differ from those in the model amendments.   Lawrence Safran, partner at Latham & Watkins, LLP, and Janet M. Nadile, counsel at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP, are the former and current chairs of the New York City Bar's Committee on Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws, which was very active in ...

Basel III: U.S. Implementation

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The federal banking agencies have adopted comprehensive risk-based capital, supplementary leverage and liquidity rules that will  implement Basel III in the United States.  The largest U.S. banking organizations have been subject to some of the new Basel III rules since 2014.  Most other U.S. banking organizations will become subject to the Basel III rules starting on January 1, 2015.  Most of these rules will also apply to foreign ...

Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2015

Seminar  SeminarGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Atlanta Bar Association Attendees in Atlanta will view the program via Groupcast at the offices of the Atlanta Bar Association, 400 International Tower, 229 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303-1601. With PLI’s Groupcasts you'll instantaneously receive streaming audio/video of the live program and be able to submit your questions electronically. At these locations you’ll also receive the printed Course Handbook ...

Conducting Global Sweepstakes and Contests (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

With the rise in social media, and as advertisers look to create integrated global campaigns, more and more marketers are turning to global sweepstakes and contests to engage with consumers on a global basis. This program, featuring speakers from Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (“GALA”) firms from around the world, will help marketers understand the rules of the road when conducting promotions globally, including: What promotion ...

Secured Transactions 2015: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9

Seminar  Seminar

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. At Secured Transactions 2015: 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) ...

Green Bonds and Social Impact Investing

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Many investors are increasingly seeking to align their financial goals with their social objectives. Various legal entity structures have evolved, such as benefit corporations. Similarly, certain financial instruments have developed that may be structured in order to align financial and social goals. An example of these trends can be seen in the development of the market for green bonds, which has grown as issuers of debt securities reach a broader ...

Mergers & Acquisitions 2015: Trends and Developments

Seminar  SeminarGroupcast  Groupcast

Spawned by strength in the debt markets, a strong stock market, and plentiful levels of cash, merger and acquisition activity has been robust in 2014. The ability to be an effective negotiator in an M&A transaction requires staying abreast of the latest deal trends. This program will help you stay up-to-date on recent trends in deal making such as developments regarding material adverse change provisions, lessons in addressing ...

Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe (Fourteenth Annual): Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend We are proud to present Practising Law Institute’s Fourteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe, the most comprehensive securities programme available in Europe, with a unique focus on the application of U.S. securities law in the EU.  This Institute will provide the important U.S. perspective relevant to UK and European practice, featuring leading practitioners active in the U.S. and Europe, as ...

Examining the CFPB: A Glimpse at the Bureau's 2015 Rulemaking Agenda

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Please join us for an update regarding the CFPB's newest proposed rules and likely 2015 rulemaking activity.  Topics covered will include the CFPB's newest mortgage servicing rules proposed on November 20, 2014, the proposed rule on prepaid accounts, and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act rule.    Benjamin G. Diehl of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP will discuss:  The CFPB's perspective on in house compliance and ...

Securities Products of Insurance Companies in the Course of Regulatory Reform 2015

Seminar  Seminar

The insurance industry continues to navigate the legal environment and regulatory hurdles in meeting insurance and retirement needs facing Americans. This timely program provides critical content on the prevailing and emerging legal issues practitioners must understand and insights into product development and asset management services offered by insurance company complexes. Our stellar faculty will provide you with a clear understanding ...

Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Over the past year, the REIT and commercial real estate industries have continued to experience strong M&A activity, with some sectors poised for large-scale consolidation even as new property types enter the REIT universe through spin-offs, conversions and IPOs. At the same time, high profile transactions involving non-traded REITs and the increasing presence of activist investors – and a number of high-profile governance ...

Shadow Banking Reform

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

International reform of the shadow banking sector mandated by the G20 and spearheaded by the FSB is well underway with a number of global and local initiatives. Areas of particular focus include the interaction of the regular banking system with shadow banking, securitisation activity, repos and stock lending and money market funds.  The FSB is also continuing its monitoring and surveillance activities to better understand the scope of shadow ...

Integrating Human Rights Compliance into Corporate Strategy and Operations: The Role of Lawyers

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Global policy and law increasingly require companies to identify and address their human rights impacts.  By doing so, companies not only avoid adverse human rights impacts to individuals and communities, but also can avoid substantial business risks.  These include: legal liability under transnational tort suits and other commercial disputes, reputational damage; increased costs of doing business; lower productivity; reduced access to financial ...

Food Marketing Law: Hot Topics

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Along with the rise in consumer interest in healthier foods is increasing legal risk for food companies. This One-Hour Briefing will describe the latest regulatory actions, along with emerging legal pitfalls that food businesses, big and small, need to be advised of.  Lauren Handel and Michele Simon, two experienced food and farming lawyers from Foscolo & Handel PLLC (“The Food Law Firm”) will explain the latest developments including:  ...

First Annual Form 10-K Tune-Up

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

As you draft your annual report on Form 10-K it is always a challenge to be sure that you have effectively dealt with new and emerging issues and the ever-evolving focus areas of the SEC.  Join our workshop leaders Carol A. Stacey and George M. Wilson, both directors at the SEC Institute Division as they review the key issues to address in this year’s Form 10-K.  Topics addressed will include:  SEC staff focus areas for ...

ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2015

Seminar  Seminar

This course provides an introduction to the basics of ERISA fiduciary law using a case-study vehicle. At 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 ...

CFIUS's Web: From Pig Farms to the Waldorf -- How Real Estate and Other Transactions Outside the Defense Sector May Trigger CFIUS Review

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) reviews foreign acquisitions of U.S. businesses to assess their impact on U.S. national security.  Under CFIUS oversight, acquisitions deemed to threaten U.S. security may be restructured, or mitigation requirements may be imposed to protect national security interests.  If national security concerns cannot be addressed, the President has authority to veto the transaction, ...

Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2015

Seminar  Seminar

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, as well as overall changing expectations in the marketplace contribute to this new challenging environment. Corporate governance provides the framework within which directors and officers must ...

Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risks

Seminar  Seminar

Did you know that Facebook now has over 1.3 billion monthly active users? (By contrast, the entire population of the United States is 317 million people.) Or that 72% of online adults visit Facebook at least once a month? And that over 350 million photographs are posted to Facebook each day? Or that Twitter users are expected to send over 182 billion tweets during 2014? And that over six billion hours of video are viewed each ...

CMBS and the Real Estate Lawyer 2015: Lender and Borrower Issues in the Capital Markets

Seminar  Seminar

As commercial real estate and its financing reemerge strongly from the turmoil and the dislocation of the downturn of the late ‘00s, securitization is once again becoming a significant part of the real estate debt and equity markets. Capital markets lenders are again competing aggressively with traditional main street portfolio lenders for large as well as conduit loans. But is the securitized loan market now different ...

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