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Where Fantasy Meets Reality: An Overview of the Legal Issues in the Fantasy Sports Industry

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

This program will look at the legal issues in the fantasy sports industry, including issues facing the burgeoning marketplace for daily fantasy sports.    Please join Marc Edelman, Legal Consultant and Law Professor at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York as he covers the following:  The application of federal and state gaming laws to fantasy sports contests; The legal differences ...

Doing Business in and with Emerging Markets 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Doing Business in and with Emerging Markets 2015 will provide a comprehensive overview of the most pressing legal issues involved in international deal making in and with emerging markets. Attorneys and other professionals in the field will benefit from the insights offered by a stellar, international faculty, who will draw on decades of combined experience to share the best practices and most effective strategies they have ...

Arizona Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission: Supreme Court Addresses the Future of Redistricting Reform in America

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On June 29, the Supreme Court rejected a claim by the Arizona Legislature that the United States Constitution prohibits voters from using the initiative power to transfer authority over congressional redistricting from the Legislature to an independent citizen commission—a ruling that came as a surprise to many. Please mark your calendar and plan to join Christopher E. Skinnell of Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP for this ...

Modern Slavery: How Corporate Policies and Corporate Action Can Combat Human Trafficking in the United States and Outside Our Borders

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Human trafficking is not just a third-world problem. It exists in the United States, where thousands of citizens and non-citizens are forced to labor for little to no wage without freedom of movement. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery that stems from the demand for cheap products, free labor and sex. Fortunately, valuable tools are available to combat human trafficking. Federal and state laws, including the California Transparency in Supply ...

Fundamentals of Investment Adviser Regulation 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Over the past few years, 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.  The SEC has also set high expectations for advisers in identifying and responding to conflicts of interests. At this program, attendees will get a solid foundation in the regulatory ...

OFCCP Compensation Discrimination: Navigating Directive 307and Item 19 of OFCCP's Itemized Listing

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Perhaps more than any other issue, equal pay bias remains at the top of OFCCP’s regulatory and enforcement agenda.  On February 28, 2013, OFCCP released its new compensation directive (“Directive 307”), which significantly expands OFCCP’s approach to analyzing a contractor’s compensation practices and pay disparities.  Directive 307 goes beyond analyzing equal work and equal pay, and explains that OFCCP will ...

Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2015: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

Seminar  Seminar

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND Attorneys are often presented with accounting information when working on cases or legal transactions.  While they are not expected to have an accountant’s expertise, understanding the story behind the numbers can only help paint the full picture of a legal matter.  A good grasp of core accounting concepts can put otherwise raw data into an informative legal context.  This program is designed for the ...

Crossroad of the U.S. Embargo and the Cuban Legal Framework -- Overview and Developments

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

With the December 17, 2014 announcement by the White House and the subsequent changes to the regulations codifying the U.S. embargo with the Cuban government, interest in Cuba as a market has intensified.  Businesses seeking to enter the Cuban market, however, must gauge the risk and rewards of such a strategy.  In doing so, they must not only evaluate what is currently permitted under the U.S. regulations but what is allowed and advisable ...

Drafting as Negotiation

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Frequently, the choices in-house and external counsel make in drafting corporate and commercial agreements can set the stage for how critical points are perceived by key constituencies -- internal clients or opposing counsel/parties.  Starting with the first letter of intent, memorandum of understanding or term sheet, each document can set the stage for the negotiation process and ultimately, the dispute resolution process.  This briefing ...

NY Nonprofit Revitalization Act: Recent Developments and Compliance Strategies

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act, which imposes significant new governance obligations on nonprofit organizations, has been in effect for a year.   Please join Laura Abel, Senior Policy Counsel at Lawyers Alliance for New York, and Karin Kunstler Goldman, Deputy Bureau Chief, Charities Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General as they discuss how the Act, along with several related guidance documents issued by ...

Securities Arbitration 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend FINRA arbitrations have undergone significant changes in the past year and we expect significant developments in the near future.  If you are a practitioner, arbitrator, mediator, or intend to be any above in the future, this program is an invaluable resource for cutting edge events, practical takeaways, and a means of meeting the FINRA staff who manage the forum. This year’s Securities Arbitration program will feature ...

Insider Trading Law 2015: Implications of Newman & Enforcement Trends

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Insider trading is a critical area of criminal and civil securities enforcement and will likely remain so for some time to come.  Following the Second Circuit’s recent ground-breaking decision in United States v. Newman, however, the law’s contours are in flux.  This program will discuss the state of the law, enforcement priorities in this area, and how clients can avoid the government’s crosshairs.  ...

Accounting for Complex Debt vs. Equity Financial Instruments

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In the world of emerging and developing businesses financing instruments are constantly changing form and blurring the line between debt and equity accounting.  The relevant accounting literature is extremely complex, and over the last several years debt versus equity accounting has been a major cause of financial restatements.  This One Hour Briefing will help you develop the skills to identify when instruments become entangled in this ...

Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2015

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In just one hour, this briefing will provide you with a summary of federal candidate and PAC campaign law, as regulated by the Federal Election Campaign Act and administered by the Federal Election Commission’s Regulations and Disclosure Rules.  Please join Kenneth A. Gross of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Chip Nielsen of Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP and Jan Witold Baran of Wiley Rein LLP for a discussion ...

Carbon Markets and Financing Issues in Renewable Energy

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

This one-hour briefing will be divided into two parts.  The first part will provide an overview of the latest activity in existing and emerging carbon markets, including how the market approach may scale as a result of recent federal regulatory actions on greenhouse gases.  The second part will provide an overview of financing  structures (both debt and equity) that are common in today’s renewable energy industry, including a ...

Bridge-the-Gap II for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Attend PLI’s two-day Bridge-the-Gap II program and fully satisfy your annual MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys while improving your professional skills and learning about important substantive law changes.  Our faculty of distinguished legal practitioners will help seamlessly connect the lessons you learned in law school with real-life practical applications and emerging legal trends to give you the professional edge as a new ...

Securities Filings 2015: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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 ...

Corporate Political Activities 2015: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws

Seminar  Seminar

Please note that this program does not qualify for legal ethics credit. Why You Should Attend Federal and state lobbying, campaign finance and ethics rules are changing, making compliance with those laws more challenging than ever. Congressional ethics rules, the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) and pay-to-play laws place additional responsibilities on companies and their executives and directors. To stay current on the latest developments, be sure ...

Hedge Fund Management 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend At this full day event, our expert faculty will focus on common structures for hedge funds, SEC priorities for and 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 issues for when a hedge fund is in distress, issues relating to expansion into the registered fund business and issues and selling a ...

Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The long-promised return of robust M&A markets was finally realized in 2014, and 2015 is exhibiting no signs of moderation Now more than ever, it is critical for dealmakers and their counsel to stay abreast of the latest trends and forecasts. What is driving the increased activity levels, and are those underlying factors sustainable? How will a more robust job market and a continued low interest rate environment affect acquisition ...

Government Contracts 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Congress and the regulators appear to have rediscovered acquisition reform in 2015.  The House and Senate Armed Services Committees are considering a host of potential acquisition changes, including what may be a renewed focus on commercial items. The Office of Federal Procurement policy is focused on IT acquisition and “category management” across Government.  Additional rules that affect the entire supply ...

Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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 ...

Third Annual Institute on Current Developments in Latin American Cross-Border Securities Transactions 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Following the highly successful First and Second Institutes, we are pleased to announce PLl's Third Annual Institute on Current Developments in Latin American Cross-Border Securities Transactions 2015. This highly anticipated Institute will once again feature leading practitioners active in U.S. and Latin American corporate and securities law, as well as government regulators, prominent investment bank professionals and in-house ...

U.S. Companies Trading on the London Stock Exchange and the Impact of EU Regulations Requiring Mandatory Electronic Settlement

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Under Article 3(2) of the European Union Regulation on Central Securities Depositories (“CSDR”) published on 28 August 2014, where transactions in transferable securities take place on a trading venue, the relevant securities should be recorded in book entry form in a Central Securities Depository (“CSD”) on or before the intended settlement date (unless already so recorded). The requirement applies irrespective of whether ...

Crowdfunding and Online Direct Lending (Peer-to-Peer) 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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 ...

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