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Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend At 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 ...

Credit Rating Regulation from AAA to Z

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Some have said that more than any other single factor, overly optimistic credit ratings triggered the financial crisis of 2008 and the “Great Recession.”  Yet with limited exceptions, credit rating agencies flew largely under the regulatory radar screen before that.   During this program, Robert Harris, currently a consultant to the Credit Rating Agency Constituent Group of the Financial Information Services Association ...

Venture Capital 2015: Nuts and Bolts

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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 ...

Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2015

Seminar  Seminar

This program is designed to provide attendees with a basic overview of the legal, regulatory and operational issues affecting “registered investment companies” – the universe of publicly offered pooled investment vehicles that include mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and others.  Attendees will learn the fundamentals of the extensive regulatory framework that ...

Fundamentals of Delaware Limited Liability Companies

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

During little more than two decades, the Delaware limited liability company (LLC) has become one of the most commonly used forms of business entity.  The great flexibility offered by the Delaware LLC Act enables parties to form entities tailored precisely to their needs, avoiding entity-level income tax yet shielding owners from entity-level debts.  The Delaware LLC Act’s permissive nature, however, can also result in unintended consequences ...

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) is at the top of most companies’ key risk areas. DOJ and SEC resources devoted to investigating violations and enforcing the law remain at an all-time high. Recent FCPA enforcement actions and disclosures demonstrate that no industry is immune from FCPA scrutiny, and FCPA sweep investigations across industry sectors are becoming more common and challenging. Beyond ...

Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Please note that "ethics" in the program title refers to the “Compliance and Ethics Program” used in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations. It does not specifically refer to legal ethics. Please check the credit calculator to the right for credit information for your jurisdiction.Why You Should Attend Organizations face enormous legal and compliance risks, and the need for effective compliance and ethics programs to help ...

Leveraged Financing 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend At this conference, the country’s leading experts in leveraged finance will examine key concepts and strategies in serving leveraged companies, including portfolio companies of private equity firms. You will learn about the leveraged finance marketplace today, including new deal activity, continuing refinancing needs, evolving trends in leveraged finance, funding sources and product offerings, current covenant approaches, ...

Pocket MBA Summer 2015: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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. Transactional and litigation 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 ...

Antitrust Institute 2015: Developments & Hot Topics

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend With an emphasis on new developments while providing a refresher of key principles, the 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. ...

Illinois MCLE Marathon 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend PLI’s Illinois MCLE Marathon 2015 is designed to help attorneys practicing in Illinois meet their MCLE requirements, as they learn best practices and new and emerging legal issues. What You Will Learn At this engaging and instructive program, expert faculty will discuss and analyze current and emerging issues and new developments in: Professionalism and Legal Ethics: The Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct; ...

Cloud Computing 2015: Key Issues and Practical Guidance

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Corporations, government organizations and millions of consumers are shifting massive quantities of data and their software applications to cloud computing facilities. Cloud computing uses the Internet to give every size organization access to large, dynamically scalable resources (data storage, software applications and computing power). “The Cloud” allows users, at all levels, to avoid large capital outlays for ...

Compliance and the Regulatory Enforcement Environment in the Pharmaceutical Industry - 2015

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The enforcement environment affecting the pharmaceutical industry has and continues to be in a constantly evolving state. Anyone providing guidance to those involved in any  aspect of industry practice must be knowledgeable as to the complexities of the regulatory, compliance and legal framework that form the basis of oversight and enforcement by a range of government and private sources.    To identify and address the requirements ...

Institute on Corporate & Securities Law in Hong Kong 2015 (Third Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend   Our Third Annual Institute on Corporate & Securities Law in Hong Kong 2015 will feature a faculty composed of the leading legal and business practitioners active in the Asian, U.S. and U.K. corporate and securities law fields, as well as key government regulators, prominent investment bank professionals and distinguished general counsel who will provide timely, practical guidance on the most critical issues ...

New Jersey Basic CLE Marathon 2015

Seminar  Seminar

This program contains 4 NJ Newly Admitted categories for 7.5 hours. They are 3 credits of New Jersey Civil or Criminal Trial Preparation (NA3), 1.5 credits of New Jersey Basic Estate Planning (NA2), 1.5 credits of New Jersey Family Law Practice (NA4), and 1.5 credits of New Jersey Law Office Management (NA9). This program, in conjunction with , fulfills the  of 15 credits in 5 of 9 Newly Admitted Subject Areas. Satisfy ...

Fashion and Retail Law 2015: Trends and Developments

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Fashion brands and retailers operate in an increasingly competitive and technological 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, and investors ...

Evolving Employee Benefits: A Modern Approach to Traditional Severance

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

When it comes to planning layoffs, decision makers tend to take their old severance policy off the shelf, dust it off, and re-apply to the current situation. This may seem like a safe strategy for an uncomfortable topic, but by leaving severance so largely unexamined, many major considerations for a Reduction in Force may be overlooked, perhaps resulting in greater organization liability, unnecessary spending, and inefficiently utilized employee benefits ...

Silicon Valley Corporate Law Update 2015: Start-Ups, Financings, IPOs, M&A

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Silicon Valley remains one of the most active deal markets and the center of the venture capital industry in the world today.  The broad array of fast-growing companies –  from start-ups to major public companies, and the constantly evolving industry sectors – has long attracted top legal, investor and investment banking talent, and produced a wide variety of transactions ranging from seed and venture capital ...

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 ...

Disguised Investment Management Fees: Where Are We Now?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

May 27, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (E.D.T.) The UK tax treatment of distributions to private equity executives will change substantially from 6 April this year, and will affect any investment manager who undertakes some activity in the UK (even if just meeting with a potential investor).  The new rules seek to tax "disguised investment management fees" to UK income tax rather than under the lower tax rates offered by the capital gains tax ...

Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Capital markets are adjusting to a wide range of evolving regulatory standards which affect the way in which offerings are conducted around the world.  At the same time, issuers around the world are subject to changing accounting and corporate governance standards, while market participants navigate new ground in derivative product regulation.  Issuers and market participants also face an increasingly active global ...

Complying with the Final Tangible Property Regulations -- Opportunities and Pitfalls

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

June 2, 2015, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) In 2013 and 2014, the government issued final regulations providing rules for the acquisition, maintenance, improvement and disposition of tangible property.  The regulations, which are generally effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, likely affect all taxpayers with tangible property. The government has also issued several revenue procedures providing guidance on how to ...

Proxy Access Proposals in the 2015 Proxy Season

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Shareholder proposals seeking proxy access – a mechanism by which shareholders meeting certain shareholding requirements can nominate directors and have their nominees included in the company’s proxy materials – have been increasingly popular this proxy season.  While in 2013 and 2014, just over a dozen proxy access shareholder proposals went to a vote at Russell 3000 companies, in the 2015 proxy season, 75 proxy access proposals ...

Delaware Law Developments 2015: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Delaware law continues to play a critical role in U.S. corporate and securities law, particularly in today’s challenging and changing business environment. This unique annual program focuses on the important Delaware corporate law developments over the past year and the practical impact on your corporate or legal practice. The very top Delaware corporate law experts from the Delaware judiciary, leading law firms and corporations, ...

Internal Investigations 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Knowing how to conduct efficient and effective internal investigations is key to protecting your clients or company. Companies and their counsel need to be diligent and proactive in identifying risks and remedying potential issues. At this program, an expert faculty will use an accounting fraud scenario with a graphic novel presentation to review the fundamentals of conducting an effective and efficient investigation, as well ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Jae  Kim

Jae Kim ~ Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rambus Inc.

Lori A. Richards

Lori A. Richards ~ Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Management Unit, JP Morgan & Co

Edwin E. Smith

Edwin E. Smith ~ Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP