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Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2013 -- A. Structuring and Negotiating Earn-Outs B. Ethics in Negotiating and Documenting Transactions C. Fiduciary Duties of Directors and Majority Shareholders

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From the program: Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2013

Recorded on: Jun. 12, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2013 recorded June, 2013 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:46:48]A. Structuring and Negotiating Earn-Outs B. Ethics in Negotiating and Documenting Transactions C. Fiduciary Duties of Directors and Majority Shareholders  [01:46:48]A. Structuring and Negotiating Earn-Outs [30 minutes]The problems that arise in the context of structuring and drafting contingent consideration, ...

Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2013 -- Enhancing Helpline and Reporting Procedures and Conducting Investigations

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From the program: Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2013

Recorded on: Nov. 19, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2013 recorded November, 2013 in San Francisco.Lecture Topic  [01:00:20]Enhancing Helpline and Reporting Procedures and Conducting Investigations  [01:00:20] Helpline and investigation protocols Communicating with employees about helplines and investigations Responding to Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower provisions Best practices in handling investigations Legal and ethical ...

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 -- Ethical Considerations in Licensing

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From the program: Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014

Recorded on: Feb. 4, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 recorded January, 2014 in San Francisco.Lecture Topics  [00:53:35]Ethical Considerations in Licensing  [00:53:35] Drafting in anticipation/avoidance of litigation What happens when a friendly deal turns litigious Deceit and candor Cross-border transactions Communications with adverse partiesThe purchase price of this segment includes the following article from ...

Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2013 -- Derivatives and Professional Responsibility

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From the program: Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2013

Recorded on: Oct. 23, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2013 recorded October, 2013 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:02:00]Derivatives and Professional Responsibility  [01:02:00] Representing an organization SEC Rule of Professional Responsibility for Issuer’s Counsel Reporting wrongdoing up the ladder within an organization Reporting a client’s fraud to regulators Lawyer’s role in complex structured finance transactions ...

Advanced Trademark Law Annual Review 2014 -- Ethics for Trademark Attorneys Practicing before the USPTO

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From the program: Advanced Trademark Law Annual Review 2014

Recorded on: Apr. 4, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Advanced Trademark Law Annual Review 2014 recorded April, 2014 in New York.Lecture Topics  [00:59:19]Ethics for Trademark Attorneys Practicing before the USPTO  [00:59:19] Ethical issues unique to the conduct of trademark practitioners and authorized representatives appearing before the USPTO The canons and disciplinary rules relevant to this area of practice Best practices for contact with ...

Antitrust Counseling & Compliance 2013 -- Ethics and Compliance

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From the program: Antitrust Counseling & Compliance 2013

Recorded on: Nov. 4, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Antitrust Counseling & Compliance 2013 recorded November, 2013 in New York.Lecture Topics  [00:57:39]Ethics and Compliance  [00:57:39] Using a fun, interactive method, learn how to avoid ethical problems that recur in the antitrust arena, including those that relate to document preservation obligations in investigations and litigation, duties to employees, conflicts of interest, and practice before the ...

Antitrust Institute 2013: Developments & Hot Topics -- Corporate Compliance and Ethics

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From the program: Antitrust Institute 2013: Developments & Hot Topics

Recorded on: May. 9, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Antitrust Institute 2013: Developments & Hot Topics recorded May, 2013 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:01:45]Corporate Compliance and Ethics  [01:01:45] Designing an effective compliance program Sentencing Commission Guidelines Attorney-client privilege including Akzo-Nobel Monitoring, auditing and reporting mechanisms Conflicts of interest The purchase price of this segment includes the following ...

Asset Based Financing Strategies 2014 -- Ethics in Asset Based Lending

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From the program: Asset Based Financing Strategies 2014

Recorded on: Mar. 4, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Asset Based Financing Strategies 2014 recorded February, 2014 in New York.Lecture Topics  [00:59:07]Ethics in Asset Based Lending  [00:59:07] Concurrent representations Successive representations Multi-lender transactions Ethics in negotiations The purchase price of this segment includes the following article from the Course Handbook available online: Selected Ethical Issues in Asset-Based Financing ...

Audit Committee Workshop 2013 -- Ethical Challenges for Audit Committees and Their Advisors: Look Outthe SEC and DOJ are Watching

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From the program: Audit Committee Workshop 2013

Recorded on: Jun. 24, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Audit Committee Workshop 2013 recorded June, 2013 in New York.Lecture Topics  [00:59:47]Ethical Challenges for Audit Committees and Their Advisors: Look Out...the SEC and DOJ are Watching  [00:59:47] How to deal with tough disclosure and financial reporting issues without getting your fingers burned When does the audit committee need its own counsel? Outside audit advice? What do you tell, to whom to you ...

Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2013: Current Developments -- Creditors' Committees, Examiners, Role of the U.S. Trustee, and Ethics

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From the program: Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2013: Current Developments

Recorded on: May. 1, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2013: Current Developments recorded April, 2013 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:15:23]Creditors' Committees, Examiners, Role of the U.S. Trustee, and Ethics  [01:15:23] Critical issues for the U.S. Trustee in Chapter 11 cases, including appointments, solicitation and venue issues; proposed new fee guidelines Committee and examiner functions and selection processes, Rule 2019 ...

Basic Immigration Law 2014 -- Overview of the U.S. Immigration System, Current Trends and Ethical Issues

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From the program: Basic Immigration Law 2014

Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Basic Immigration Law 2014 recorded March, 2014 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:06:26]Overview of the U.S. Immigration System, Current Trends and Ethical Issues  [01:06:26] Non-immigrants and immigrants; immigrant intent Quotas and priority dates Understanding the morass of agencies Legislative update Unique ethical issues in immigration practice The purchase price of this segment includes the ...

Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2013: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know -- Current Topics in Professional Ethics for Accountants and Attorneys

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From the program: Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2013: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

Recorded on: Jul. 23, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2013: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know recorded July, 2013 in San Francisco.Lecture Topics  [01:30:05]Current Topics in Professional Ethics for Accountants and Attorneys  [01:30:05] As law, accounting and finance continue to intersect, every practicing attorney should be alert to areas of ethical risk, learn from the mistakes of others, and have a basic understanding ...

Building a Law Department IP Licensing Program 2013: Driving Shareholder Value -- Ethics: How the Business Role Impacts the Attorney-Client Privilege, and Waiver Risks

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From the program: Building a Law Department IP Licensing Program 2013: Driving Shareholder Value

Recorded on: Sep. 23, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Building a Law Department IP Licensing Program 2013: Driving Shareholder Value recorded September, 2013 in San Francisco.Lecture Topics  [01:00:00]Ethics: How the Business Role Impacts the Attorney-Client Privilege, and Waiver Risks  [01:00:00] Unique issues arising from law department responsibility for a revenue-driven IP licensing business How to stay an ethical lawyer while driving critical business opportunities ...

Building Better Construction Contracts 2013 -- Ethics in Arbitration and Mediation

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From the program: Building Better Construction Contracts 2013

Recorded on: Oct. 1, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Building Better Construction Contracts 2013 recorded September, 2013 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:00:27]Ethics in Arbitration and Mediation  [01:00:27]A. Ethics in Arbitration Is arbitration "really" confidential? Who has to disclose what and when? Arbitrator Disclosures and Counsel Disclosures Is an arbitrator allowed to do independent research upon which the Arbitrator will render an Award? Post ...

California Employment Law Update 2013 -- Ethical Considerations in Trade Secret Litigation: A California Employment Law Case Study

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From the program: California Employment Law Update 2013

Recorded on: Sep. 11, 2013

Taken from the Web Program California Employment Law Update 2013 recorded September, 2013 in San Francisco.Lecture Topics  [01:02:25]Ethical Considerations in Trade Secret Litigation: A California Employment Law Case Study  [01:02:25] Joint representation issues The attorney-client privilege: who holds it and to what does it apply? Potential conflicts minefields Whether Plaintiff or Defendant: different considerations? The purchase ...

Class Action Litigation 2013 -- Ethics in Class Action Litigation

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From the program: Class Action Litigation 2013

Recorded on: Jul. 11, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Class Action Litigation 2013 recorded July, 2013 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:01:59]Ethics in Class Action Litigation  [01:01:59] What issues are judges seeing in class action cases? How have class certification issues changed litigation? The Supreme Court has ruled recently on several class action issues – what messages are being sent and how are district court judges interpreting them? Waiver of ...

Cloud Computing 2013: Cut Through the Fluff & Tackle the Critical Stuff -- Legal Ethics and the Cloud

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From the program: Cloud Computing 2013: Cut Through the Fluff & Tackle the Critical Stuff

Recorded on: Jun. 11, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Cloud Computing 2013: Cut Through the Fluff & Tackle the Critical Stuff recorded June, 2013 in San Francisco.Lecture Topics  [00:58:50]Legal Ethics and the Cloud  [00:58:50] Ethical duty of technical competence Client confidentiality and the cloud Due diligence and supervision of cloud providers E-discovery issues in connection with the cloud The purchase price of this segment includes the following ...

Commercial Real Estate Financing 2014 -- Malpractice Prevention in Commercial Real Estate Financing (Legal Ethics)

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From the program: Commercial Real Estate Financing 2014

Recorded on: Feb. 18, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Commercial Real Estate Financing 2014 recorded February, 2014 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:03:44]Malpractice Prevention in Commercial Real Estate Financing (Legal Ethics)  [01:03:44] Getting the Documents Right Common Causes of Mistakes Representation of Multiple Parties (Model Rules 1.6 and 1.7) Ex-Parte Communication, Communication with Represented Parties and Dealing with Unrepresented Parties (Model ...

Commercial Real Estate Institute 2013 (15th Annual) -- Ethical Issues Facing Real Estate Attorneys

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From the program: Commercial Real Estate Institute 2013 (15th Annual)

Recorded on: Nov. 6, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Commercial Real Estate Institute (15th Annual) recorded November, 2013 in San Francisco.Lecture Topics  [00:59:32]Ethical Issues Facing Real Estate Attorneys  [00:59:32] Who is the client? Conflicts and screening Engagement letters and advance retainers Technology and confidentiality Moral and ethical considerations of the lawyer as counselor The purchase price of this segment includes the following ...

Communications Law in the Digital Age 2013 -- Legal Ethics for Media Lawyers: Current Issues

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From the program: Communications Law in the Digital Age 2013

Recorded on: Nov. 18, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Communications Law in the Digital Age 2013 Recorded November 2013 in New YorkLecture TopicLegal Ethics for Media Lawyers: Current Issues [01:02:08] What happens when professional judgment and a client’s litigation directions collide? Are porn trolls unethical? And what about lawyer sock puppets? Do lawyers have a First Amendment right to blog about their clients’ cases (and how do social media platforms create other ...

Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2013 -- Helplines, Investigations and Responding to Misconduct/Legal Ethics

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From the program: Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2013

Recorded on: Jun. 12, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2013 recorded May, 2013 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:02:20]Helplines, Investigations and Responding to Misconduct/Legal Ethics  [01:02:20] Managing Helplines and Dealing with Whistleblowers How to Combat the Fear of Retaliation Best Practices and Guidelines for Handling Internal Investigations Maintaining the Attorney-Client (and Other) Privileges Legal and ...

Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2014 -- Selected Topics in Ethics

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From the program: Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2014

Recorded on: Feb. 13, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2014 recorded February, 2014 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:00:36]Selected Topics in Ethics  [01:00:36] Representing the company . . . what does it mean? When is separate representation of senior management and/or directors and/or the board required? Preferable? Privilege and related issues – attorney-client privilege, work product, common interest and joint defense ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2013 - Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Videogames & Computer Entertainment; Building an Entertainment Law Practice; Ethics -- Ethics

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From the program: Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2013 - Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Videogames & Computer Entertainment; Building an Entertainment Law Practice; Ethics

Recorded on: Mar. 6, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2013 - Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Videogames & Computer Entertainment; Building an Entertainment Law Practice; Ethics recorded March, 2013 in New York. Lecture Topics  [01:00:59] Ethics  [01:00:59] Recent developments in professional responsibility and discipline, e.g., ABA “ethics ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Videogames & Software Apps; Building an Entertainment Law Practice; Ethics -- Ethics

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From the program: Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Videogames & Software Apps; Building an Entertainment Law Practice; Ethics

Recorded on: Mar. 5, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Videogames & Software Apps; Building an Entertainment Law Practice; Ethics recorded March, 2014 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:00:55]Ethics  [01:00:55] Recent developments in professional responsibility and discipline, e.g., ABA “ethics 20/20” rule changes, multijurisdictional ...

Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2014 -- Ethics Update

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From the program: Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2014

Recorded on: Jan. 30, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2014 recorded January, 2014 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:01:46]Ethics Update  [01:01:46] Conflicts of interest, waivers, and disqualification Client identity, joint clients, and joint defense agreements Ex parte contacts with represented persons Inadvertent disclosure of documents Privileges and confidentiality Trials and settlements The purchase price ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Mina Park

Mina Park ~ Director, Banking and Capital Markets Origination Legal, Asia Pacific, Citi

Harvey I. Saferstein

Harvey I. Saferstein ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.