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ERISA 2015: The Evolving World

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Why You Should Attend A working knowledge of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act’s (ERISA) framework is crucial for lawyers, HR practitioners and other professionals in the area of employee benefits and compensation planning. Our experienced faculty of leading practitioners will discuss a broad array of topics, including the basic regulatory framework, the types of plans covered, the requirements for intended tax treatment, fiduciary ...

Limited Scope Representation 2015: Ethical & Practical Challenges

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Why You Should Attend To respond to the access to justice crisis facing the legal system, the civil legal services community and the judiciary have partnered in the expansion of services based on limited scope representation. Information tables, drop-in legal clinics, websites and help lines are all models in which an attorney takes limited responsibility for a client’s case. Many of these models expand access by employing volunteer ...

Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2015

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Why You Should Attend At this three hour program, an expert faculty will review and  provide practical guidance on current ethical issues faced by attorneys in banking and financial services. What You Will Learn Confidentiality issues when representing banking and financial services clients Ethical issues in internal investigations  Ethical concerns when representing multinational clients, including the Foreign ...

Advanced Patent Prosecution Seminar 2015: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

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Why You Should Attend In this advanced two-day program, you will have a unique opportunity to receive hands-on drafting experience under the guidance of experienced patent prosecutors. By working in small technologically-distinct groups, you will receive individualized feedback on claim drafting and amendment writing skills, as well as learn practical techniques for avoiding prosecution pitfalls. Guidance will be provided on the America Invents ...

Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Scholarships are available to attend this program. Please click this  for information. Why You Should Attend With more than 300,000 deportation and removal cases initiated by U.S. immigration authorities each year, immigrants in the United States are in need of competent and knowledgeable representation in this important area of law.  Over half of those facing removal proceedings are unrepresented, and studies have shown that those ...

Ethics and Conflicts of Interest in Law Practice 2015

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: Conflicts of interest can arise with little expectation and managing them early on or heading them off is a skill that attorneys must develop to maintain their required ethical standards.  This program will deliver a concise, current review of the latest developments and practical takeaways to help attorneys navigate this delicate area of legal ethics. What you will learn: Relevant Rules of Professional Conduct  ...

The Attorney-Client Privilege and Internal Investigations 2015

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This dynamic program will cover the latest developments arising out of common and more nuanced attorney-client privilege situations arising out of internal investigation, pulled from actual events and through hypothetical scenarios.  Hear the latest case law and strategies to protect yourself from costly ethical missteps.  What you will learn Best practices in conducting investigations Conflicts between ...

Municipal Law Institute (15th Annual)

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Why You Should Attend This Institute provides attendees with analyses of important developments, emerging legal issues and best practices in the field of municipal law and, regardless of experience level, municipal attorneys practicing in a city law department will want to attend. What You Will Learn Key topics for municipal lawyers such as: Ethics for the municipal lawyer Employment law update Supreme Court review update  ...

Electronic Discovery Institute 2015: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The demands and costs of e-discovery in litigation continue to grow. Nearly every case now involves some sort of e-discovery, and it is essential to know how to effectively and fairly handle the many issues that can arise. Our outstanding faculty of experienced lawyers, judges, and e-discovery professionals will provide an inside look at the current state of e-discovery, give tips for avoiding pitfalls litigants have encountered ...

Securities Filings 2015: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment

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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 ...

Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2015 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend While the ethical obligations of pro bono legal practice are no different than a commercial law practice, there are practical considerations regarding eligibility of clients, challenging clients, conflicts (similar in theory, different in practice settings), expectations on both sides, case management responsibility, and different delivery models, such as limited scope representation, that cause many professionals to hesitate ...

46th Annual Estate Planning Institute

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Why You Should Attend Significant developments regarding state transfer tax laws are occurring at the present time.  In addition, many valuable estate planning techniques are still viable (if not more so) under the current tax laws, notwithstanding the changes to the federal transfer tax system that were made by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.  Further, President Obama’s budget for the government’s fiscal year ending ...

Hedge Fund Management 2015

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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

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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 ...

Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2015

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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 ...

Advertising Law Institute 2015

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Why You Should Attend New media outlets and the growing importance of social networking continue to create new challenges for advertisers, who are fighting harder than ever to preserve and increase market share and to reach their consumers effectively. This program, updated to reflect current legal trends cutting across the advertising industry, is led by an expert faculty who will provide important strategies needed to stay on top of a continually ...

Developments in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Law 2015

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Why You Should Attend Pharmaceutical and biotech patent law is an important and rapidly changing practice area, and the program is designed to give you the information you need to maintain your practice edge, concentrating on new developments from 2014 & 2015 and placing them in the context of constantly evolving areas of the law. Technological innovation, Federal Circuit appellate oversight, and Supreme Court decisions continue to drive significant ...

Outsourcing 2015: Sourcing Critical Services

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Why You Should Attend Outsourcing has firmly established itself as a common practice - often being standard for new companies.  Sourcing agreements raise numerous legal and compliance concerns that counsel are challenged to manage.  Whether in the pre-contract negotiation phase or when problems arise during fulfillment, attorneys on both sides of the agreement must know the risks that might befall them, as well as the available countermeasures.  ...

Intellectual Property Law Institute 2015

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Why You Should Attend PLI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute is a “must-attend” program for IP lawyers. This program provides a complete analysis of key events in all areas of IP, providing updates on cases, legislation and government agency developments that IP lawyers need to know. A highlight of the program will be a panel of in-house IP counsel from prominent companies discussing the many facets of current interest for ...

Cutting Edge Employment Law Issues 2015: The California Difference

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Why You Should Attend This full day event addresses the issues confronted by employment law advisers, litigators and human resources management and professionals, with particular emphasis on California state law considerations. This program combines a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and practical guidance about best practices to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate ...

Securities Law and Practice 2015: How the SEC Works

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Pocket MBA Fall 2015:Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

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Why You Should Attend  Financial and accounting knowledge is critically important for attorneys and allied professionals to have to successfully navigate the current legal, regulatory and financial reporting environment.  This program is specifically designed for non-accountants and will enhance understanding of business strategies, accounting fundamentals and vocabulary used by management, investors, auditors and bankers.  Practical ...

Patent Litigation 2015

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Why You Should Attend Rapid changes in patent law make it necessary that, whether you are the plaintiff’s or defendant’s counsel, you are up-to-date on the current state of the law and can quickly develop successful litigation strategies and tactics. This program is taught by a faculty of both outside and in-house lawyers who have earned national reputations in patent litigation by trying and managing a wide variety of bench and jury ...

Financial Services Industry Regulatory Compliance & Ethics Forum 2015

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Why You Should Attend In the aftermath of the financial crisis and recent scandals, and targeted examination and enforcement scrutiny, financial services firms' corporate compliance and ethics programs are under intense observation.  At this program, attendees will get a solid foundation about the relevant regulatory framework as well as practical considerations regarding the design and implementation ...

Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2015

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Why You Should Attend The Dodd-Frank Act established a novel, comprehensive framework for the regulation of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives and the market participants who transact in these products.  That regulatory framework, split primarily between the SEC and CFTC, has been substantially implemented by the CFTC. For their part, the SEC has made substantial progress and at the direction of Chair Mary Jo White is making Title VII implementation ...

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