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Psychological Issues in Employment Law 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Psychological issues in employment law are both unavoidable and fascinating.  They help to determine counsels’ day-to-day advice regarding a variety of employment issues, and play a central role in preventing, pursuing and resolving litigation.  With the continued increase in mental disability accommodation requests and discrimination charges, attorneys and mental health professionals frequently work together.  ...

Investment Management Institute 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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 money-market fund regulations New SEC staff guidance Potential new rulemakings relating to target date funds Exchange-traded products initiatives The proposed fund ...

Ethics for Government Lawyers 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This interactive program will provide a unique opportunity to learn more about ethics rules and regulations by employing hypothetical examples based on current events. Government and non-government lawyers alike will be sure to find the discussion timely and relevant. What You Will Learn The scope and application of the attorney-client privilege in the public sector Ethics rules that apply to government lawyers ...

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Intellectual property licensing continues to grow increasingly complex.  The legal, regulatory and technical landscape is constantly evolving.  Building and maintaining a successful and effective practice requires that practitioners stay sharp and current in a wide variety of key areas. Whether utilized to develop technology, expand or create market opportunities, or generate returns from existing assets, managing ...

TechLaw Institute 2016: The Digital Evolution

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend We are in the midst of a Digital Evolution. Technology is evolving at a rapid pace, leapfrogging existing laws and regulations. Traditional businesses grapple with disruptive and “sharing” technologies on a daily basis. The virtual and mobile workplace is presenting new and unique challenges for employers. Data security has become the foremost concern for C-suite executives. The Internet has spread beyond computers ...

Basic Immigration Law 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The program will provide an overview of U.S. immigration law, including basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure and current developments and trends. What You Will Learn  President Obama’s Executive Actions, litigation, current status and future recourse The difference between nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent/green card) visas Family-sponsored visas Why immigrants ...

Negotiating Commercial Leases 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Leases, known as the building blocks of value for all real estate, are a primary business asset, but also contain landmines of liability.  If written poorly or administered without expertise, they can be the downfall of an otherwise sound real estate investment. From the tenant’s perspective, lack of attention or in depth knowledge can impair operations, increase costs and limit growth. Attending this course should ...

Securities Offerings 2016: A Public Offering: How it is Done

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This course will provide a solid understanding of the legal framework for securities offerings under the Securities Act of 1933. Topics covered include the basics, such as definitions and regulations of “offers” and “sales” of “securities” and the distinctions between public and private offerings, including the need to register public offerings (and how that is done) and basic exemptions ...

Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2016: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The number of accuracy-related penalties assessed against individual taxpayers increased from 58,366 in 2005 to 554,467 in 2014.  That is nearly a 1,000% increase over the past decade!  Are there more bad taxpayers?  Or, is the IRS just getting more aggressive about asserting penalties?  Regardless of the answer, responsible tax practitioners must understand what triggers a penalty assessment and how to ...

16th Annual School Law Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend At PLI’s 16th Annual School Law Institute, an expert faculty will examine significant developments in education law and policy, as well as the implications for your clients. Attend this year’s program to get an in depth look at recent developments and practical strategies regarding timely and important topics like sexual assault on campus, transgender youth, and the rights of recently-arrived immigrants and English ...

Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Evolving regulatory and compliance challenges have created an environment with rising potential for ethical pitfalls.  Attorneys involved in commercial litigation should know the latest ethics case law and rules interpretations to avoid costly ethical missteps.  This program will review some of the most impactful developments in many common and not so common areas that have confounded even the most prepared litigators. What ...

Ethics in Social Media 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Ethics permeates all areas of today's legal practice.  Risks to attorneys have increased dramatically with fines, censure and disbarment.  With the proliferation of social media, what types of personal information are companies permitted to access without the consent of their employees or applicants?  How is privacy and security addressed?  What do Federal Regulations require (e.g. FFIEC Social Media Guidance)? ...

Advanced Trademark Law Annual Review 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This advanced level program will provide an up-to-the-minute review of current trends and case law impacting the practice of trademark law today.  Essential for corporate and law firm attorneys who specialize or often find themselves involved in trademark law, this program brings together an outstanding expert faculty of practitioners and industry experts who will provide current information on the most recent developments ...

Ethics for the Negotiating Lawyer 2016

Seminar  Seminar

What You Will Learn  Ethics rules that govern behavior in negotiation, including: When is it permissible to communicate with adverse clients, directly or indirectly? What exposure does counsel have for participating in the negotiation and execution of contracts containing express or implied misrepresentations? Protecting sensitive information and responding to opponent’s probes for sensitive information Cross-border ...

Understanding Employment Law 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Whether you are new to the field, seeking a quick refresher, or if your law practice only touches upon employment law issues, this jam-packed employment law primer is designed for you.  An expert faculty will lead you through the major regulations and case law governing the employer/employee relationship and offer practical pointers ranging from hiring to firing and everything in between. In addition, the program will address ...

Commercial Real Estate Financing 2016

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Why You Should Attend This year's seminar will explore new and advanced topics in commercial real estate financing.  Our faculty of experienced attorneys, in conjunction with non-attorney real estate professionals, will discuss (i) capital stack structuring vehicles such as joint ventures, mezzanine financing and (in New York only) crowd-funding, (ii) how interest rate hedging works for borrowers and lenders, (iii) issues relating to leasehold ...

How to Handle Your First Pro Bono Case in New York 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program will address practical issues that often arise in pro bono representation and strategies for successfully handling them. What You Will Learn Strategies for providing pro bono legal services Anticipating circumstances that may arise in pro bono representation Preparing for appearances on behalf of pro bono clients before tribunals, courts, officers and agencies Communicating effectively with ...

Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Our program provides junior through mid-level attorneys with an overview of the applicable Federal and New York State Rules of Civil Procedure, and continues with strategic practice tips to use when taking and defending depositions, preparing witnesses and understanding your client’s expectations.   Our experienced faculty provides their unique perspectives on the best and most creative uses for deposition transcripts ...

10th Annual Patent Law Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The Institute is designed to be of ultimate practice value to all three subgroups in the patent law community: patent prosecutors, patent litigators, and strategic/transactional lawyers. The two-day schedule includes six plenary sessions of interest to all patent lawyers and six breakout sessions in each of the three subgroups. You design the two-day schedule that best meets your professional needs. Do not miss this unique ...

Securities Litigation 2016: From Investigation to Trial

Seminar  Seminar

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND 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 ...

28th Annual Elder Law Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program is designed for elder law practitioners, lawyers who represent elderly clients or younger clients with aging parents, and also for attorneys interested in getting into this evolving field.  Faculty will discuss recent developments and will review elder law fundamentals such as Medicare and Medicaid, the backbones of the health insurance upon which the elderly rely. End of life issues, housing issues, and ethics ...

Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2016: Current Developments

Seminar  Seminar

Updated every year to review the latest developments, this program will cover: Practical information about recent cases and trends: Momentive, Radio Shack, Caesar’s, ResCap, Lehman, Madoff, Fairfield Sentry, Vitro and more Wellness Int’l, Stern v. Marshall, Bellingham, and subsequent appellate cases — drastic implications for bankruptcy and reorganization cases?  New developments regarding unsecured and secured ...

Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Partnerships and limited liability companies are now the entity of choice for doing business. Joint ventures between large companies or with start-up or other smaller companies are 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 ...

Enforcement 2016: Perspectives from Government Agencies

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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 ...


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