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Pocket MBA Fall 2014: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

Seminar  Seminar

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. Litigators and transactional 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 universities.What ...

Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2014

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Companies continue to turn to licensing because it offers valuable economic and strategic opportunities. Licensing can be used to gain access to intellectual property at a lower cost than developing or purchasing intellectual property assets, and as a way to generate new sources of revenue out of existing intellectual property assets. Virtually every business today must confront licensing issues, and therefore, a solid base of ...

Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2014

Seminar  Seminar

This three-day program will focus on the tax issues presented by the entire spectrum of modern major corporate transactions, from relatively simple single-buyer acquisitions of a division or subsidiary to multi-party joint ventures, cross-border mergers, and complex acquisitions of public companies with domestic and foreign operations, including spin-offs and other dispositions of unwanted operations. Evolving techniques for structuring, ...

Securities Regulation Institute (46th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

We are pleased to co-chair the 46th edition of PLI’s Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, the most highly anticipated annual review of the current state of securities regulation and corporate law and practice.This year’s agenda reflects significant developments in the securities laws, as well as changes in the business and legal environment, including: Continued implementation of the Dodd-Frank and JOBS Acts The latest ...

Commercial Real Estate Institute (16th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

Commercial real estate fundamentals (rents, vacancy rates and development activity), although slow, are visibly recovering, with REITs outperforming other asset classes. Practitioners with a broad skill set will find it easier to achieve and maintain a viable real estate practice in this environment, given the general economy’s downward pressures on tenant retention, rental growth, development revenue, refinancing and asset values. ...

Negotiating Commercial Leases 2014

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Leases can be a primary business asset and also contain landmines of liability. Known as the building blocks of value for all real estate, if leases are written poorly or administered without expertise, they can be the downfall of an otherwise sound real estate investment. This course is not to be missed for anyone who represents users or occupiers of space or owners as investors in real estate. There’s no disputing the importance ...

Patent Litigation 2014

Seminar  Seminar

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 patent trials ...

Open Source and Free Software 2014: Benefits, Risks and Challenges

Seminar  Seminar

Continuous changes in the legal and technical landscape make it critical for IP, technology and business lawyers to keep abreast of the legal and technical issues presented by the open source paradigm. “Open source” software, which is freely available in the form of operating systems, applications, utility code and programming tools, presents an attractive option. However, use of such software can also expose a company to unexpected ...

Communications Law in the Digital Age 2014

Seminar  Seminar

As today’s digital media environment continues to bend and stretch the boundaries of communications law, you need to stay current with strategy, best practices and practical knowledge.Long recognized as the most comprehensive conference in the field, Communications Law in the Digital Age 2014 covers the latest legal developments in: Electronic media Digital communications First Amendment Intellectual property Privacy ...

Securities Filings 2014: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment

Seminar  Seminar

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 and recent legislation ...

Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2014

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Over the past few years and once again in FY2013, cases against investment advisers have come to represent the single largest component of the SEC’s enforcement docket. At the same time, the SEC’s exam program, working closely with Enforcement, continues to hone its focus on private equity and hedge funds, announcing a series of initiatives targeting new registrants under Dodd-Frank as well as established firms who have not been ...

Annual Disclosure Documents 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Stay current on disclosure requirements and developments affecting annual disclosure documents and proxy soliciting materials prepared by SEC reporting companies.  2014 has been another interesting year with significant events and uncertainties covering a wide spectrum of matters affecting public company disclosures, including the Dodd-Frank Act mandated rulemaking by the SEC; domestic and international economic, political ...

PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2014: Current Developments in Legal Ethics - Substance Abuse - Elimination of Bias in the Profession

Seminar  Seminar

Satisfy all of California’s MCLE special requirements at this fast-paced and up-to-the-minute program. If your last name begins with a letter from H through M, your MCLE compliance deadline of January 31, 2015 is fast approaching.The MCLE Marathon, taught by a faculty of outstanding California lawyers and other professionals who are recognized leaders in their field, will conveniently provide all of the California required-subjects ...

Representing Unaccompanied Children in California – Best Practices & Key Avenues for Relief from Deportation: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Asylum

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Unaccompanied immigrant children (UACs) from Central America have been coming to California in increasing numbers for the past few years.  These children are placed in removal proceedings, and without access to government appointed counsel, they have difficulties navigating the confusing and complex immigration system alone.  Many children are eligible for some form of humanitarian relief or have other avenues to avoid ...

Environmental Regulation 2014: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance

Seminar  Seminar

Join us for a detailed discussion of recent developments in environmental policy, regulation and caselaw in 2014. We will provide incisive analysis of the new regulatory requirements and their compliance implications for businesses, institutions and real estate organizations, and for deal-making.Our faculty of experienced practitioners have in-depth knowledge of the issues and will provide practical advice for addressing and managing ...

Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2014

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Businesses in financial distress are not an unusual sight these days, and as a result, it is essential for attorneys of all levels and in all practice areas to become familiar with the fundamental tenets of bankruptcy law. Whether you are just starting out in your career, thinking about broadening your practice area to include this field, or want to be able to spot the issues when advising your clients, this program will provide ...

Coping With U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Export controls and sanctions continue to change rapidly. It is more important than ever for institutions in all sectors of the economy to stay on top of developments in the United States and other countries. Companies and financial institutions must be aware of their compliance and disclosure obligations, enforcement trends and priorities, and emerging risks. Implementing and strengthening compliance programs is an increasingly ...

Understanding the Securities Laws Fall 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Whether you are new to the field or seeking a quick refresher or an update, this is a securities law primer that you won’t want to miss. This program provides an overview and discussion of the basic aspects of the U.S. federal securities laws by leading in-house and law firm practitioners and key SEC representatives. Emphasis will be placed on the interplay among the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ...

Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2014

Seminar  Seminar

What you will learnAt this unique interactive program, faculty will review various everyday ethical scenarios in corporate practice and “quiz” you on the ethical implications.You will learn about: The reach of the duty of confidentiality, and the obligation of disclosure of mistakes Misrepresentation, fraudulent nondisclosure and omissions Responsibilities of the firm/legal department, supervising, and subordinate attorneys for an attorney’s ...

Staying Out of Trouble: What Every Attorney Must Know About Ethics 2014

Seminar  Seminar

What you will learnUnderstanding the new New York ethics rules, including conflicts of interest, confidentiality, advertising and the no-contact rule. How to protect yourself and your law firm if a partner suddenly leaves, becomes disabled or passes away.We will examine: How to identify transactional and other difficult-to-spot conflicts The difference between “advertising” and “solicitation” Contacting opposing counsel’s employees Succession ...

Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2014 (Free)

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As part of PLI’s commitment to public service and the pro bono activities of the legal community, there is no fee to attend this program.Using a lively, interactive format, Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2014 will examine everyday issues of ethics and professional responsibility in pro bono and public interest practice.What you will learnWithin the context of pro bono representation, using “all-new” hypotheticals as ...

Immigration and Naturalization Institute (47th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

At this year’s Institute, an outstanding faculty of leading practitioners will discuss recent developments, key immigration trends and hot topics. The conference planners are closely monitoring the 2014 immigration reform debate, and speakers will discuss the potential impact of proposed or enacted provisions on an issue-by-issue basis.What you will learn The latest updates about immigration reform legislation and the effects ...

Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2015

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Why You Should Attend At 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 ...

Mergers & Acquisitions 2015: Trends and Developments

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Spawned by strength in the debt markets, a strong stock market, and plentiful levels of cash, merger and acquisition activity has been robust in 2014. The ability to be an effective negotiator in an M&A transaction requires staying abreast of the latest deal trends. This program will help you stay up-to-date on recent trends in deal making such as developments regarding material adverse change provisions, lessons in addressing ...

Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2015

Seminar  Seminar

This program is designed to bring you up-to-date on intellectual property rights enforcement. From the physical world to the Internet, learn how to protect against infringement by the billion dollar piracy industry the intellectual property your company or client has developed and in which it has invested. This program will put you in a better position to think outside of the box when it comes to enforcement options and strategies. ...

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