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Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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, be informed about DOL initiatives and regulations, have knowledge of the nuances of paying employees correctly, and understand the pros and cons of arbitration agreements and class action waivers.  For litigators, ...

Social Media 2016: Addressing Corporate Risks

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Facebook, Foursquare, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and other social media sites are transforming not only the daily lives of consumers, but also how companies interact with consumers.  Indeed, even the largest, most conservative blue-chip corporations have embraced social media; one study revealed that, of the Fortune Global 500, 97% were on LinkedIn; 83% had Twitter accounts; 80% had ...

Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program will address key corporate governance issues faced by boards and principal board committees.  Public companies and their directors and officers face increasing responsibilities and risk of liability.  They are also under intense scrutiny and in at least some cases significant pressure from investors and regulators.  Changing investor expectations and increased investor willingness to seek or force ...

The SEC Speaks in 2016

Seminar  Seminar

At the beginning of each year, PLI presents in cooperation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission The SEC Speaks program, providing an essential update on the current initiatives at the Commission, as well as the priorities for the coming year. At this unique program, you will hear remarks by the Chairman, and  Commissioners, and Investor Advocate, as well as panel discussions by senior staff at the Divisions of Corporation Finance, ...

IP Issues in Business Transactions 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Attorneys confront intellectual property issues frequently in the context of a variety of corporate, commercial, and other business transactions. By attending this program, you will acquire, update or refine an in-depth understanding of IP considerations as they arise in business transactions.  The program will begin with a brief update of key developments, and will explore the strategic role of IP in a company and its ...

Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Are you up-to-date on the important developments in federal civil practice and the implications of these developments for your cases? At Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2016, a distinguished faculty of trial lawyers and judges will review and offer their insights into significant recent developments, including the new amendments to the Federal Rules which took effect on December 1, 2015. The program will focus ...

Asset Based Financing Strategies 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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 borrow funds against their own assets as collateral to generate cash for working capital and capital acquisitions. In structuring these loans, lenders rely on their collateral ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2016 – Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Media's Transformation - Over-the-Top Content (OTT), Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs) & Mobile-Driven Video; Videogames & Software Apps; Ethics; Building an Entertainment Law Practice

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, business, and ethical issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of delivery. Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content;  Videogames & Software Apps & Media's Transformation - OTTs, MCNs & Mobile-Driven Video The morning session will address high-level ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

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 ...

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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