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Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014

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From the program: Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014

Released on: Jun. 20, 2014

In 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 owns the target company, ...

Antitrust Institute 2014: Developments & Hot Topics

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From the program: Antitrust Institute 2014: Developments & Hot Topics

Released on: May. 20, 2014

With an emphasis on new developments while providing a refresher of key principles, this year’s 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. Also included ...

Asset Based Financing Strategies 2014

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From the program: Asset Based Financing Strategies 2014

Released on: Mar. 14, 2014

Asset based financing is a key source of credit for small and medium-size companies and for some larger, publicly traded companies as well. In contrast to equity financing where ownership in the company is diluted, asset-based financing allows companies to use their own assets to generate cash flow.In structuring these loans, lenders and their counsel must consider all senior interests in the collateral, as well as the practical difficulties in obtaining ...

Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues

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From the program: Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues

Released on: Jul. 4, 2014

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 will hear from an expert faculty of ...

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

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

Released on: May. 26, 2014

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 ...

Building Better Construction Contracts 2014

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From the program: Building Better Construction Contracts 2014

Released on: Jul. 9, 2014

Construction is a risky business, and a good construction contract goes a long way to define and manage that risk. This course is designed to help you master drafting intelligent construction contracts. You will learn about the new AIA Building Information Modeling (BIM) documents and how to use them to manage coordination risk, ethical dilemmas confronting insurer-appointed counsel and how to get the “most bang for the buck.” You will learn the ten ...

Cloud Computing 2014: Key Issues and Practical Guidance

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From the program: Cloud Computing 2014: Key Issues and Practical Guidance

Released on: Jun. 23, 2014

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 hardware and up-front licensing fees ...

Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2014

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From the program: Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2014

Released on: Jun. 13, 2014

Legal and compliance risks for organizations are higher than ever before. Compliance and ethics programs to help organizations manage legal risks should no longer be considered optional. And as the need for compliance and ethics programs has increased, government standards on these programs have become increasingly specific. In short, at no time has promoting and maintaining an ethical corporate culture been as essential for a company’s survival and ...

Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2014

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From the program: Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2014

Released on: Feb. 26, 2014

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

Delaware Law Developments 2014: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know

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From the program: Delaware Law Developments 2014: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know

Released on: Jun. 11, 2014

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, and academia, will ...

Doing Business in and with Emerging Markets 2014

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From the program: Doing Business in and with Emerging Markets 2014

Released on: Jul. 24, 2014

With emerging markets players, including those of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries, playing an ever greater role in the global economy, attorneys and other professionals facilitating cross-border transactions need to familiarize themselves with their perspective on inbound and outbound investments.This program will provide a comprehensive overview of the most pressing legal issues involved in international dealmaking in and with ...

Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2014

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From the program: Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2014

Released on: Jan. 24, 2014

In this perennial favorite, our expert faculty will teach you the basics of drafting and negotiating corporate agreements - from how the provisions of an agreement fit together, to the fundamental drafting and negotiating principles common to all corporate agreements. You will learn how to reduce your client’s goals to a complete, clearly written and enforceable agreement, and how to identify what issues are most likely to come up in a negotiation ...

Enforcement 2014: Perspectives from Government Agencies

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From the program: Enforcement 2014: Perspectives from Government Agencies

Released on: May. 9, 2014

We continue to see unprecedented changes in our economic, business and regulatory regimes in general, and in enforcement efforts in particular. This unique program brings together panels of senior staff from the various enforcement and regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, FINRA, New York State Department of Financial Services, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department ...

ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2014

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From the program: ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2014

Released on: Feb. 19, 2014

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

Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2014

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From the program: Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2014

Released on: Mar. 7, 2014

The program will review the professional responsibility issues confronting lawyers who advise clients in connection with securities and derivatives transactions, including the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act.Lecture Topics  [Total time 01:56:02] Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2014 [01:56:02]Michael S. Sackheim, Howard Schneider The purchase ...

Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2014

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From the program: Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2014

Released on: Aug. 21, 2014

The following topics are discussed:The intersection of banking and brokerage regulation: What are the ethical and practical issues for lawyers in an era of overlapping regulatory jurisdictions?The dangers and pitfalls of broker-dealer enforcement: What are the ethical and practical issues for lawyers in handling enforcement matters? The ethical responsibilities of legal and compliance professionals in regulated companies: What are the duties and potential ...

Fundamentals of Broker-Dealer Regulation 2014

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From the program: Fundamentals of Broker-Dealer Regulation 2014

Released on: Jul. 7, 2014

Major changes in broker-dealer regulation and the industry continue as a result of the financial services crisis and the resulting regulatory reform. At the same time, FINRA’s rewrite of its Rulebook as part of its Rulebook Consolidation process is almost complete, and broker-dealers will be subject to FINRA’s new supervision rules in 2014. This program will provide you with a solid foundation in the regulatory regime applying to broker-dealers, including ...

Fundamentals of Investment Adviser Regulation 2014

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From the program: Fundamentals of Investment Adviser Regulation 2014

Released on: Jul. 30, 2014

In the aftermath of the financial crisis and the resulting regulatory reform, the SEC has advanced significant rulemaking and enforcement to impose a greater degree of controls on investment advisers’ operations. In fact, 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.In this ...

Handling a Securities Case 2014: From Investigation to Trial and Everything in Between

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From the program: Handling a Securities Case 2014: From Investigation to Trial and Everything in Between

Released on: May. 8, 2014

The landscape of securities litigation is constantly evolving and changing. This program takes you through all the issues that can arise in the most complex securities matters - from the initial government investigation to the filing of the civil cases to either settlement or trial. If you practice in this dynamic field, you know that the need to stay current and develop new strategies and tactics has never been more important. Our faculty of ...

Hedge Fund Compliance & Regulatory Challenges 2014

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From the program: Hedge Fund Compliance & Regulatory Challenges 2014

Released on: Feb. 11, 2014

Nearly 40% of investment advisers that are currently registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission manage at least one private fund.  As a result, the SEC’s examination staff has developed new strategies and processes to address the risks associated with managing hedge funds and other private funds.  In addition, in light of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s increased jurisdiction over private funds, the National Futures ...

Hedge Fund Management 2014

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From the program: Hedge Fund Management 2014

Released on: Sep. 25, 2014

In 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.Lecture Topics  ...

Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2014

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From the program: Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2014

Released on: Sep. 26, 2014

As the economy shifts and the legislature, SEC and shareholders respond, the design, implementation and disclosure of executive compensation undergoes continual change. In 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.Lecture ...

Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2014

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From the program: Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2014

Released on: Oct. 16, 2014

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 ...

Internal Investigations 2014

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From the program: Internal Investigations 2014

Released on: Jul. 8, 2014

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. In this program, an expert faculty will review the fundaments of conducting an effective and efficient investigation, and touch on the many more nuanced and practical issues arising today. Leave the program with a ...

Investment Management Institute 2014

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From the program: Investment Management Institute 2014

Released on: Mar. 21, 2014

You’ll hear expert panelists discuss: significant business and legal developments in the investment management area over the past year and important regulatory initiatives such as: The SEC’s regulatory agenda New regulations affecting money-market funds Potential SEC staff guidance regarding valuation, derivatives and other areas Potential new regulatory initiatives relating to target date funds and exchange-traded funds Possible modifications ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Mark D. Roellig

Mark D. Roellig ~ Executive Vice President and General Counsel, MassMutual Financial Group

Jodie Berger

Jodie Berger ~ Regional Counsel, Legal Services of Northern California

David G. Wilkins

David G. Wilkins ~ Chief Compliance Officer, SNC-Lavalin Group