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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

Effective July 1, 2014, the requires 1 hour in each of the following special requirements: Competence Issues (formerly known as Prevention, Detection & Treatment of Substance Abuse or Mental Illness) Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society (formerly Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession) PLI's California MCLE Marathon is approved for 1 hour of Competence Issues (which is listed as Substance ...

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, ...

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 ...

Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2014

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2014

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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)

Seminar  Seminar

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

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

IP Issues in Business Transactions 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Intellectual property issues frequently arise in the context of a variety of transactions, and this program will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of these special considerations while exploring the strategic role of IP in a company. Explore how to assess intellectual property as a strategic asset and how to monetize IP while avoiding costly mistakes. Additional topics include managing and reviewing an IP portfolio, ...

Mergers & Acquisitions 2015: Trends and Developments

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe (Fourteenth Annual): Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend We are proud to present Practising Law Institute’s Fourteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe, the most comprehensive securities programme available in Europe, with a unique focus on the application of U.S. securities law in the EU.  This Institute will provide the important U.S. perspective relevant to UK and European practice, featuring leading practitioners active in the U.S. and Europe, as ...

Project Management for Lawyers 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Legal project management is fast becoming a critical way of doing business in law firms and legal departments. Lawyers are learning to implement project management principles in order to better plan, organize, and supervise projects while enhancing client service and relationships, minimizing risk and enhancing profitability or management of legal costs. In a few short years, legal organizations have moved from questioning the ...

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. ...

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015

Seminar  Seminar

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 complex licensing ...

Expanding Your Practice Using Limited Scope Representation 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program will provide an introduction to the rapidly changing practice of limited scope representation (often called “unbundling”) in a family law context, including all of the fee agreements, forms and other materials you will need to practice limited scope representation competently, safely and profitably. What You Will Learn The ethical rules governing limited scope representation How to limit ...

Patent Law Institute (9th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

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 opportunity ...

ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2015

Seminar  Seminar

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

Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Wage and hour litigation remains steady in the courts, and is on the rise in arbitration. Attorneys, as well as human resources and compliance personnel must keep up to date on the latest legal developments and litigation trends, have knowledge of the nuances of paying employees correctly under state and federal law, and understand the pros and cons of arbitration agreements and class action waivers. For litigators, it is essential ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker ~ Kaplan & Walker LLP

K. Susan Grafton

K. Susan Grafton ~ K&L Gates LLP

Garner K. Weng

Garner K. Weng ~ Hanson Bridgett LLP