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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 ...

Real Estate Tax Forum (17th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

Our 17th anniversary program will continue to focus on transactions, highlighting the tax problems encountered by practitioners in today’s typical commercial real estate transactions and structures, and examining the simple and sophisticated solutions being used by the experts. Panels of nationally-recognized real estate tax experts from major law and accounting firms will provide attorneys, accountants and real estate professionals ...

Collaboration and Conflict: Litigating Felony Sex Trafficking Cases 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Human Trafficking has long been a hidden problem in New York State and the US. In 2000, Congress passed the federal Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA) and has since re-authorized it three times making important modifications. In 2005, the US ratified the UN Trafficking Protocol. This was followed by passage of the New York State Trafficking Victim Protection and Justice Act in 2007. The New York law has ...

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 ...

Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Public companies and their directors and officers face increasing responsibilities and are under intense scrutiny from investors and regulators. Legal and regulatory changes, including Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and listing standards, as well as overall changing expectations in the marketplace contribute to this new challenging environment. Corporate governance provides the framework within which directors and officers must ...

International Tax Issues 2015

Seminar  Seminar

As the world’s economies grow increasingly integrated, the international tax laws of the U.S. impact a greater percentage of businesses and transactions. These international tax rules affect not only large US and foreign-based multinationals, but also increasingly affect mid-sized and smaller firms, financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other commercial activity. As a result, a working knowledge of these international ...

CMBS and the Real Estate Lawyer 2015: Lender and Borrower Issues in the Capital Markets

Seminar  Seminar

As commercial real estate and its financing reemerge strongly from the turmoil and the dislocation of the downturn of the late ‘00s, securitization is once again becoming a significant part of the real estate debt and equity markets. Capital markets lenders are again competing aggressively with traditional main street portfolio lenders for large as well as conduit loans. But is the securitized loan market now different ...

International Estate & Tax Planning 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Individuals and business taxpayers are increasingly globalizing their personal and commercial activity and exposing themselves to greater legal and tax obligations.  Legal advisors must consult their clients with a complete understanding of applicable tax regimes and multijurisdictional issues.  Comprehensive international tax and estate planning must consider marital property and inheritance laws, immigration and ...

Bridge-the-Gap II: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Newly admitted attorneys in New York State are required to complete at least sixteen transitional CLE credit hours in ethics and professionalism, skills, and law practice management and/or areas of professional practice during each of their first two years after admission to the Bar. By attending PLI’s Bridge-the Gap II: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys program, you can satisfy all of your annual ...

Broker-Dealer Advisory Services 2015: Current Legal and Compliance Issues Facing Dual Registrants

Seminar  Seminar

Broker-dealers that are dually registered as investment advisers are under intense regulatory scrutiny.  At this program, attendees will be provided with expert analysis regarding today’s hot topics impacting the relevant regulatory framework, as well as practical considerations regarding the design and implementation of such programs. A distinguished faculty of practitioners and regulators will review current ...

Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The challenges of creating an inclusive work environment remain great. At this year’s Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice program, a renowned faculty of attorneys and diversity professionals will discuss significant  legal developments that impact diversity, implicit bias, the current status of key diversity initiatives, and  the challenges and best practices for achieving a diverse workplace.   ...

SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers 2015

Workshop  Workshop

Many lawyers learn SEC reporting through on-the-job training, which often is piecemeal, at best. This Workshop is intended to replace that ad-hoc learning process by helping participants develop an in-depth understanding of the reporting requirements of the U.S. federal securities laws, including how to use the SEC’s online resources and all related sources of guidance. Participants will learn, understand and apply the ...

Spin-offs 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend An increasing proportion of global M&A transactions take the form of spin-offs, equity carve-outs and similar architectures not involving an outright sale.  But what is a spin-off, what makes it different from other types of business separation transactions, and why are people doing more of them?  This program will provide an in-depth perspective on:  the factors that drive the recent trend towards business ...

Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2015

Seminar  Seminar

The program will review the professional responsibility issues confronting lawyers who advise clients in connection with securities and derivatives transactions, including the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act.What you will learn Who the client is - organizations, not officers When to report wrongdoing: internally (up the corporate ladder and to the Board) and externally (to regulators) SEC professional responsibility ...

Presentation Skills for Attorneys 2015

Seminar  Seminar

The ability to speak clearly and confidently is important for all lawyers, whether speaking with partners, making a pitch to clients, or addressing a courtroom. At this two-hour program, taught by a former practicing lawyer, you will learn techniques that will immediately improve your presentation skills.What you will learnYou will learn how to: Master effective physical delivery skills (eye contact, body language, voice, gesturing) ...

Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2015

Seminar  Seminar

During the past twenty years, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have substantially revised the consolidated return regulations. These changes, coupled with legislative developments, judicial decisions, and published and private rulings, have dramatically changed the operating rules of consolidated returns. An understanding of these rules is critical for practitioners and corporate tax counsel who ...

Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risks

Seminar  Seminar

Did you know that Facebook now has over 1.3 billion monthly active users? (By contrast, the entire population of the United States is 317 million people.) Or that 72% of online adults visit Facebook at least once a month? And that over 350 million photographs are posted to Facebook each day? Or that Twitter users are expected to send over 182 billion tweets during 2014? And that over six billion hours of video are viewed each ...

Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2015

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 2015, a distinguished faculty of trial lawyers and judges will review and offer their insights into significant recent developments in the law.  The program will focus on the application of these developments for best pretrial and trial practices. ...

Asset Based Financing Strategies 2015

Seminar  Seminar

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 2015 - Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Videogames & Software Apps; Personal Management & Agency Contracts; Building an Entertainment Law Practice; Ethics

Seminar  Seminar

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.What you will learnDay 1 - Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Videogames & Software Apps; Personal Management & Agency ContractsThe morning session will address high-level ...

Form 10-K In-Depth Workshop 2015

Workshop  Workshop

By using a case study and actual example filings, this workshop is designed to give participants a mastery of the requirements of the Form 10-K Annual Report. Interactive exercises and lectures will enhance your understanding of each item, including the intricacies of the Management’s Discussion & Analysis (MD&A) section.What you will learnThis workshop will lead you through Form 10-K item-by-item, using PLI’s SEC Reporting ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2015 - Sound Recordings; Music Publishing

Seminar  Seminar

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.What you will learnDay 2 - Sound Recordings; Music PublishingThe morning will be geared toward a basic understanding of an artist-record company agreement with a mock negotiation as the format, and will address current issues and ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2015 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film

Seminar  Seminar

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.What you will learnDay 3 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment & Sports Litigation; FilmThe morning will provide an overview of book publishing agreements and current developments in the publishing industry, ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Angela J. Grayson

Angela J. Grayson ~ Associate General Counsel, Global Leverage, Intellectual Property & Privacy, Walmart Legal

Adam O. Emmerich

Adam O. Emmerich ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Ellen Moran Dwyer

Ellen Moran Dwyer ~ Managing Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP