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Critical Start-Up Business & Legal Issues 2014 (Free Audio-only)

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From the program: Critical Start-Up Business & Legal Issues 2014

Released on: Oct. 14, 2014

Taken from the program Critical Start-Up Business & Legal Issues 2014 recorded September, 2014 in Palo Alto. Lecture Topics  [Total Time: 01:33:50] Forming and organizing a start-up, including timing, documents, board composition and capital structure The place for business plans and financial projections Attracting talent through founders’ equity IP protection and commercialization, including benefits, liabilities ...

Defining "Waters of the United States": What is at Stake? (Audio-Only)

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Released on: Oct. 17, 2014

Taken from the briefing Defining "Waters of the United States": What is at Stake? recorded October, 2014.On April 21, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) published a rule-making proposal to revise the definition of “waters of the United States,” a key statutory term used to prescribe the extent of federal jurisdiction to regulate a variety of activities under the Clean Water Act (CWA). 79 Fed. Reg. ...

Delaware's Old Rules and New Statutes: Corporate Mistakes, Consequences, and Solutions

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From the program: Delaware's Old Rules and New Statutes: Corporate Mistakes, Consequences, and Solutions

Released on: Apr. 9, 2015

Taken from the briefing Delaware's Old Rules and New Statutes: Corporate Mistakes, Consequences, and Solutions recorded March, 2015 in New York. Under longstanding Delaware case law, including STAAR Surgical, when a corporation fails to follow the procedures set forth in its certificate, bylaws or the Delaware General Corporation law when authorizing or executing corporate action, the action taken may be void or voidable. In many cases, ...

Demystifying Cyber-Attacks: How Directors and Officers Can Best Prepare Themselves and the Follow-On Shareholder Litigation

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From the program: Demystifying Cyber-Attacks: How Directors and Officers Can Best Prepare Themselves and the Follow-On Shareholder Litigation

Released on: Mar. 24, 2015

Taken from the Web Program Demystifying Cyber-Attacks: How Directors and Officers Can Best Prepare Themselves and the Follow-On Shareholder Litigation recorded March, 2015 in New York. No director or officer can afford to ignore the threat posed to their company by cyber-attacks. Recent events have shown that cyber-attacks can disrupt business operations and revenue flow, and that poses a greater danger than the theft of personally identifiable ...

Derivatives Regulatory Update

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From the program: Derivatives Regulatory Update

Released on: Mar. 18, 2015

Taken from the briefing Derivatives Regulatory Update recorded March, 2015 in New York. Expert faculty in this Briefing will update the current state of play regarding the implementation of U.S. regulations under Title VII of Dodd-Frank. Lecture Topics [01:09:45] The recently released proposals of the CFTC and the Federal banking agencies that would require margin for uncleared swaps; Efforts to harmonize the U.S. regulations ...

Disguised Investment Management Fees: Where Are We Now?

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From the program: Disguised Investment Management Fees: Where Are We Now?

Released on: Jun. 10, 2015

Taken from the briefing Disguised Investment Management Fees: Where Are We Now? recorded May, 2015 in New York. The UK tax treatment of distributions to private equity executives will change substantially from 6 April this year, and will affect any investment manager who undertakes some activity in the UK (even if just meeting with a potential investor). The new rules seek to tax "disguised investment management fees" to UK income tax rather than ...

DOI's New Fracking Regulations: Impact on Industry, the States, and the Public

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From the program: DOI's New Fracking Regulations: Impact on Industry, the States, and the Public

Released on: Jun. 11, 2015

Taken from the briefing DOI's New Fracking Regulations: Impact on Industry, the States, and the Public recorded May, 2015 in New York. On June 24, 2015, new regulations published by the Bureau of Land Management of the Department of the Interior go into effect. These new regulations govern oil and gas drilling utilizing hydraulic fracturing on Federal lands and lands owned by Native Americans. The new regulations cover a number of areas not ...

Drafting and Implementing International Employee Handbooks, Global Codes of Conduct and Cross-Border HR Policies 2015

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From the program: Drafting and Implementing International Employee Handbooks, Global Codes of Conduct and Cross-Border HR Policies 2015

Released on: Jan. 21, 2015

Taken from the briefing Drafting and Implementing International Employee Handbooks, Global Codes of Conduct and Cross-Border HR Policies recorded January, 2015 in New York. Everyone says “HR has gone global,” but the acid test of global HR is whether a multinational employer effectively aligns its HR policies globally. And many multinationals flunk this test. Is a multinational really globally-integrated if it has a zero-tolerance discrimination ...

Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses: Tips, Considerations and Pitfalls to Avoid

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From the program: Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses: Tips, Considerations and Pitfalls to Avoid

Released on: Jun. 3, 2015

Taken from the briefing Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses: Tips, Considerations and Pitfalls to Avoid recorded May, 2015 in New York. Millions of business contracts provide for mediation and arbitration as ways of resolving disputes. Too often the drafting of the dispute resolution clause is treated as an afterthought in contract negotiations. While no one wants to think about a dispute when entering into a deal, well-crafted dispute ...

Emerging Regulatory Landscape for U.S. Asset-Backed Securities 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 21, 2014

Taken from the briefing Emerging Regulatory Landscape for U.S. Asset-Backed Securities recorded July, 2014.As the U.S. capital markets continue to evolve and longstanding regulatory uncertainties are resolved, ABS and MBS issuers and investors are increasingly entering or considering entering these markets once again. The years since the financial crisis have brought sweeping changes in the rules affecting structured finance in the U.S., and more ...

Emotional Intelligence, the Law, and Professionalism: A Practical Introduction

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From the program: Emotional Intelligence, the Law, and Professionalism: A Practical Introduction

Released on: Feb. 26, 2015

Please note that CLE credit is not available for this program. Taken from the briefing Emotional Intelligence, the Law, and Professionalism: A Practical Introduction recorded February, 2015 in New York. Have you ever wondered why some very bright lawyers who are well educated and know the law very well struggle in their career while others who may possess solid, but not extraordinary, intellectual and technical legal skills soar through ...

Evolving Employee Benefits: A Modern Approach to Traditional Severance

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From the program: Evolving Employee Benefits: A Modern Approach to Traditional Severance

Released on: Jun. 4, 2015

Taken from the briefing Evolving Employee Benefits: A Modern Approach to Traditional Severance recorded May, 2015 in New York. When it comes to planning layoffs, decision makers tend to take their old severance policy off the shelf, dust it off, and re-apply to the current situation. This may seem like a safe strategy for an uncomfortable topic, but by leaving severance so largely unexamined, many major considerations for a Reduction ...

Examining the CFPB: A Glimpse at the Bureau's 2015 Rulemaking Agenda

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From the program: Examining the CFPB: A Glimpse at the Bureau's 2015 Rulemaking Agenda

Released on: Feb. 4, 2015

Taken from the Web Program Examining the CFPB: A Glimpse at the Bureau's 2015 Rulemaking Agenda recorded January, 2015 in New York. Listen for an update regarding the CFPB's newest proposed rules and likely 2015 rulemaking activity.  Topics covered will include the CFPB's newest mortgage servicing rules proposed on November 20, 2014, the proposed rule on prepaid accounts, and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act rule.   Lecture ...

Exporting EEO: Aligning a Multinational's Approaches to Discrimination, Harassment and Diversity Compliance Overseas 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Sep. 25, 2014

Taken from the briefing Exporting EEO: Aligning a Multinational's Approaches to Discrimination, Harassment and Diversity Compliance Overseas 2014 recorded September, 2014.A multinational might proclaim “zero tolerance” for discrimination and harassment across its U.S. operations. But does it ignore sex harassment in its Dubai office? Does it tolerate mandatory retirement in its Berlin facility? And does it excuse blatant race and gender discrimination ...

False Claims Act: 2014 Year in Review

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From the program: False Claims Act: 2014 Year in Review

Released on: Feb. 25, 2015

Taken from the Web Program False Claims Act: 2014 Year in Review recorded February, 2015 in New York. The False Claims Act (“FCA”) continued to be a significant focus of government and whistleblower activity in 2014. The U.S. Department of Justice reported another record-breaking year of recoveries – more than $5.6 billion in settlements and judgments from cases arising under the FCA in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. ...

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 101: Learn the Basics

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From the program: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 101: Learn the Basics

Released on: Apr. 8, 2015

Taken from the briefing Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 101:  Learn the Basics recorded March, 2015 in New York. Many have asked, what is FERC? Indeed, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or FERC is one of the smaller and lesser known agencies in the Federal government; however, its decisions reportedly affect five percent of the Nation’s gross national product. It received some publicity (not good) at the turn of the ...

Financial Due Diligence and the Specter of Fraud in the Private M&A Context 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Oct. 7, 2014

Taken from the briefing Financial Due Diligence and the Specter of Fraud in the Private M&A Context 2014 recorded September, 2014.In the context of private M&A transactions, where do the boundaries exist between proper negotiation and fraudulent conduct? A buyer may believe that the seller has a duty to disclose negative facts about the company, while the seller may believe that the buyer has the responsibility to ask the right questions and ...

First Annual Form 10-K Tune-Up

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Recorded on: Feb. 13, 2015

Taken from the Web Program First Annual Form 10-K Tune-Up recorded January, 2015 in New York. As you draft your annual report on Form 10-K it is always a challenge to be sure that you have effectively dealt with new and emerging issues and the ever-evolving focus areas of the SEC. Our workshop leaders Carol A. Stacey and George M. Wilson, both directors at the SEC Institute Division will review the key issues to address in this year’s ...

Food Marketing Law: Hot Topics

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From the program: Food Marketing Law: Hot Topics

Released on: Feb. 12, 2015

Taken from the Web Program Food Marketing Law: Hot Topics recorded January, 2015 in New York. Along with the rise in consumer interest in healthier foods is increasing legal risk for food companies. This Briefing will describe the latest regulatory actions, along with emerging legal pitfalls that food businesses, big and small, need to be advised of. Lauren Handel and Michele Simon, two experienced food and farming lawyers from Foscolo & Handel ...

Fundamentals of Delaware Limited Liability Companies

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From the program: Fundamentals of Delaware Limited Liability Companies

Released on: May. 18, 2015

Taken from the briefing Fundamentals of Delaware Limited Liability Companies recorded May, 2015 in New York. During little more than two decades, the Delaware limited liability company (LLC) has become one of the most commonly used forms of business entity. The great flexibility offered by the Delaware LLC Act enables parties to form entities tailored precisely to their needs, avoiding entity-level income tax yet shielding owners from entity-level ...

Getting the Engagement Letter Right

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From the program: Getting the Engagement Letter Right

Released on: Oct. 28, 2014

Taken from the briefing Getting the Engagement Letter Right recorded October, 2014 in New York. When risk managers audit a law practice for legal malpractice risk, they often look first to see if every file contains an executed engagement letter, retainer letter, or fee contract. These documents are some of the most reliable indicators of whether a law practice has systems in place to effectively reduce the risks of malpractice claims in a modern-day ...

Green Bonds and Social Impact Investing

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From the program: Green Bonds and Social Impact Investing

Released on: Feb. 27, 2015

Taken from the briefing Green Bonds and Social Impact Investing recorded February, 2015 in New York. Many investors are increasingly seeking to align their financial goals with their social objectives. Various legal entity structures have evolved, such as benefit corporations. Similarly, certain financial instruments have developed that may be structured in order to align financial and social goals. An example of these trends can be seen in ...

Hot Potatoes! Update on Handling Underfunded ERISA Pensions

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From the program: Hot Potatoes! Update on Handling Underfunded ERISA Pensions

Released on: Dec. 31, 2014

Taken from the briefing Hot Potatoes! Update on Handling Underfunded ERISA Pensions recorded December, 2014 in New York. For many employers, ERISA pension underfunding can be hard to live with:  Congress recently gave plan sponsors a cash flow break by relaxing the rules on required funding contributions -- but those interest-bearing liabilities are still there, grinding away.  Meanwhile, the federal pension guarantor, PBGC, often ...

Hype or Help? How Can Alternative Fee Arrangements Add Demonstrable Value to Your Practice and Your Clients? (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 3, 2012

This program has expired for credit in many states. Please check the credit calculator to the right. No certificate will be issued if credit has expired in your state.Taken from the briefing Hype or Help? How Can Alternative Fee Arrangements Add Demonstrable Value to Your Practice and Your Clients? recorded June 2012.The discussion of AFA's (aka alternative fee arrangements or value-based fees), is no longer a discussion of "alternatives" ...

Import Practice 101

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From the program: Import Practice 101

Released on: Jun. 25, 2015

Taken from the Web Program Import Practice 101 recorded June, 2015 in New York. In 2014, goods and services valued at nearly $3 trillion were imported into the United States, the majority of which was commercial goods. Importing commercial goods involves complying with the many complex laws and regulations administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Customs law is a highly specialized area in which customs brokers, accountants, and customs ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Clifford E. Kirsch

Clifford E. Kirsch ~ Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Tanya E. M. Wong

Tanya E. M. Wong ~ Director of Government Benefits, Legal Services NYC - Legal Support Unit

Kenneth N. Nigon

Kenneth N. Nigon ~ RatnerPrestia