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

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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 ...

Health Care IT 2015: Critical Issues

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Why Should You Attend IT and Health Care are rapidly converging as a result of fast-paced innovation in health-focused information technology and new regulatory and operational requirements posed by those innovations. This requires institutions, IT companies and the lawyers who advise them  to reevaluate and revise existing agreements, address intellectual property issues, and formulate new forms of agreements for new technology -- including ...

Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2015

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Why You Should Attend In just one day, this exciting program will explore the basics of patent litigation, whether in the District Court or in the International Trade Commission, from the Rule 11 pre-filing investigation through the appeal to the Federal Circuit.  Attendees will learn essential practical details, such as how to prepare complaints and answers in a patent case, as well as the nuts and bolts of patent-related discovery.  We ...

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

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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 ...

Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2015

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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 ...

Hot Topics in Advertising Law 2015

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Why You Should Attend This advanced-level program is updated every year to provide up-to-the-minute information related to the practice of advertising law. Led by an outstanding faculty of experts, this program will address the many challenges companies face each day as they strive to increase market share in a fast-changing landscape increasingly dominated by social networks and other new media outlets. Hear real-world advice and learn practical ...

Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2015

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Real estate continues to be a strong investment in 2015 and anyone involved in deal construction must know the latest strategies and lessons learned from the previous year. Our expert faculty will address current industry trends and case law to help practitioners negotiate a variety of real estate deals.  The program will begin with a review of the current transaction market, exploring the recent factors that are ...

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

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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, ...

15th Annual School Law Institute

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Why You Should Attend To effectively counsel parents, students, and school districts, practitioners must continue to develop and expand their understanding of the most recent developments in case law, and keep abreast of legislative and regulatory changes. At PLI’s 15th Annual School Law Institute, an expert faculty will examine significant new developments in education law and policy, and the implications of these developments for your clients. What ...

Protecting Domestic Violence Survivors and Children in California: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Domestic Violence Restraining Order Cases 2015 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend Attend this program so that you can receive the training you need to represent low-income domestic violence survivors seeking domestic violence restraining orders in California, including crafting safe and effective child custody and visitation orders.  Experienced attorneys will give you a practical training to enable you to obtain orders critical to protecting victims of abuse.  A sitting judicial officer will give ...

Cloud Computing 2015: Key Issues and Practical Guidance

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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 ...

Sixteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law

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Why You Should Attend This program focuses on current critical issues of information privacy, cybersecurity and data protection faced by all companies.  The Internet and evolving mobile and virtualized information technologies, wired and wireless, have prompted the development of powerful tools for the collection, processing, storage and use of personal information.   More than ever, businesses are becoming digital and data driven.  ...

Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2015

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Why You Should Attend Over the past decade partnerships have emerged as a major form of doing business. Joint ventures between large companies or with start-up or other smaller companies are now an everyday occurrence. Managed fund growth has exploded, as these entities have taken on activities once dominated by the great financial institutions, such as trading, lending and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, partnerships have long been the tried ...

Internal Investigations 2015

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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 ...

International Arbitration 2015

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Why You Should Attend If your company or client has a dispute arising out of a contract with a foreign party, international arbitration represents the best method of resolving that dispute in a neutral forum and enforcing any subsequent award.  However, the resolution of international business disputes through arbitration raises issues that are simply not present in the litigation context.  In many ways, arbitration offers more choices ...

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2015

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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 ...

Environmental Regulation 2015: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance

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Why You Should Attend The 2015 program will review recent activities in environmental regulation affecting compliance obligations for a range of businesses and organizations.  Taking a comprehensive look at how new developments in environmental regulations and recent case law will affect deal negotiations, daily operations and corporate compliance efforts, our expert faculty will lead practical and timely discussions on new and recurring legal ...

Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2015

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Why You Should Attend Relentless advancement in online media continues to test copyright law’s limits.  This program will focus on copyright in the digital data era, ensuring that attendees will gain a firm understanding of copyright basics and the rising issues challenging copyright enforcement.  The Supreme Court’s 2014 Aereo decision illustrated this tension between emerging technology and copyright law with its landmark ...

Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2015: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

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.Why You Should Attend This program is directed to patent prosecuting and litigating attorneys and patent agents with or without a Patent Office registration number and with no or little patent experience. It will focus on teaching the basics of claim drafting, patent application preparation and prosecution, and will provide a review of recent developments in the law. A litigator’s perspective is included to show how drafting and prosecution ...

Patent Eligibility, Prior Art and Obviousness 2015: Current Trends in Sections 101, 102 and 103

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Why You Should Attend The Supreme Court has, in recent years, taken a renewed and profound interest in the U.S. patent system. This means, for many of us, 35 USC 101 has become a topic of conversation between ourselves and our clients. The conundrum is not just what the guidelines or decisions are today, but where will we be in the years and decades ahead during the enforcement period of patents now acquired.  Many older patents in the diagnostic, ...

Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace 2015

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Why You Should Attend In today’s online media and e-commerce environment, lawyers are increasingly called upon to provide advice about trademark-related issues.  Familiarity with basic trademark law is quickly becoming a vital part of any lawyer’s equipment, whether one is a neophyte or a twenty-year veteran to the practice.  Knowing the trademark law basics can help you fend off a baseless accusation or even eliminate a serious ...

California Guardianship Law 2015

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Why You Should Attend Learn the basics of guardianship law and procedure so that you can competently represent a child or adult petitioner in establishing a guardianship of the person.  This program will teach you how to represent parties in both uncontested and contested guardianship proceedings.   What You Will Learn Guardianship of the Person Law and Procedure Alternatives to Guardianship Public Benefits for Guardians  ...

Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2015

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Why You Should Attend  This program, designed for employment law practitioners and human resources professionals at all levels, brings together prominent practitioners from the management and plaintiffs’ bars, in-house counsel and members of the judiciary, to analyze and provide practical guidance on the latest developments in the employment discrimination arena.  In addition to providing critical updates on recent developments in ...

Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2015: Recent Developments and Current Issues

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WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND As we continue to see many new regulations from the SEC, PCAOB and financial institution regulators, we also continue to see numerous challenges emerge for the audit committee.  If you are a director or member of an audit committee, or if you advise audit committees, this program will help you understand what is required of the audit committee, and those who advise them, in this rapidly changing environment.  You ...

Fundamentals of Broker-Dealer Regulation 2015

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Why You Should Attend Major changes in broker-dealer industry and regulatory framework continue as a result of the financial services crisis, the resulting regulatory reform and other trends and developments.  At the same time, FINRA’s rewrite of its Rulebook as part of its Rulebook Consolidation process is almost complete, and broker-dealers became subject to FINRA’s new supervision rules in December 2014.  Moreover, FINRA ...

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