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Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches: Avoid the Pitfalls of Being Unprepared 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Apr. 15, 2014

Taken from the briefing Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches: Avoid the Pitfalls of Being Unprepared recorded April, 2014.Whether it be a few thousand stolen personal records or a complete disruption of a company’s operations, cyber attacks and data breaches are real and here to stay. No company is immune from such an event. Cyber criminals and enemy nation states are too well equipped and the incentives for cyber theft or destruction are too high to quash ...

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. ...

Disloyalty: Steps to Prevent Breaches of Fiduciary Duties by Employees, Officers, and Directors and What to do When They Occur 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jun. 18, 2014

Taken from the briefing Disloyalty: Steps to Prevent Breaches of Fiduciary Duties by Employees, Officers, and Directors and What to do When They Occur recorded June, 2014. Since the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 in particular, The Wall Street Journal and numerous media outlets that cover business news have profiled stories about misconduct in the executive suite. Although examples of financial self-dealing and conflicts of interest are generally ...

Doing Deals in Africa: Challenges and Risks 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Apr. 7, 2014

Taken from the briefing Doing Deals in Africa: Challenges and Risks recorded March, 2014.Africa, home to more than half of the world’s 20 fastest growing economies and its own “BRICS” economy, is increasingly attracting the interest of investors beyond the well-established natural resource players who have long been active there. The potential opportunities in Africa are matched only by the complexities of investing there, including dealing with legal ...

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 ...

Economic Sanctions Update: Iran and Other Hot Topics 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 8, 2014

Taken from the briefing Economic Sanctions Update: Iran and Other Hot Topics recorded June, 2014.Since early 2014, the Joint Plan of Action has governed certain transactions between the United States, members of the European Union, and Iran. The JPOA has opened up limited but important trade opportunities for Iran. Yet the JPOA is set to expire at the end of July, and it is far from clear what will happen thereafter. In the meantime, the United States ...

Electronic Discovery in the Delaware Courts: What Delaware Counsel, Outside Counsel, and In-House Attorneys Need to Know 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Apr. 2, 2014

Taken from the briefing Electronic Discovery in the Delaware Courts: What Delaware Counsel, Outside Counsel, and In-House Attorneys Need to Know recorded March, 2014.While Delaware courts have earned a prestigious reputation for commercial litigation, the Delaware courts have also been active in addressing issues related to discovery of electronically stored information. Attorneys – whether they are licensed in Delaware, appear pro hac vice, or work ...

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 ...

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: 2013 Year in Review (Audio-only)

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Released on: Apr. 1, 2014

Taken from the briefing False Claims Act: 2013 Year in Review recorded February, 2014.The False Claims Act (“FCA”) continued to be a significant focus of government and whistleblower activity in 2013. The rate of FCA filings increased, resulting in a record number of private whistleblower suits filed in a single year – 752 qui tam suits in 2013 alone. The U.S. Department of Justice, moreover, reported more than $3.8 billion in settlements and judgments ...

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. ...

FATCA Withholding and Reporting Rules: The IRS Issues the Latest (and Last?) Round of Substantial Guidance 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Mar. 31, 2014

Taken from the briefing FATCA Withholding and Reporting Rules: The IRS Issues the Latest (and Last?) Round of Substantial Guidance recorded March, 2014.Since the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA") withholding and reporting rules were enacted in 2010, the Treasury Department has been issuing regulatory guidance, negotiating intergovernmental agreements, and creating the administrative infrastructure for the enforcement of FATCA. The latest ...

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 ...

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 ...

HIPAA Compliance: Law, Accounting and Other Professional Service Firms - Are You a Business Associate With Respect to Your Clients? (Audio-only)

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Released on: Apr. 23, 2014

Taken from the briefing HIPAA Compliance: Law, Accounting and Other Professional Service Firms - Are You a Business Associate With Respect to Your Clients? recorded April, 2014.HIPAA privacy has been around since 2003, but the recent “HITECH” requirements have upped the ante: increased enforcement and specifically making HIPAA applicable to professional service firms, such as law firms and accounting firms, who assist their covered entity clients.The ...

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" ...

Insider Trading in the Wake of United States v. Newman & Chiasson

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From the program: Insider Trading in the Wake of United States v. Newman & Chiasson

Released on: Jan. 20, 2015

Taken from the briefing Insider Trading in the Wake of United States v. Newman & Chiasson recorded January, 2015 in New York. On December 10, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a unanimous decision acquitting accused insider traders, Anthony Chiasson and Todd Newman. After his December 2012 conviction, Mr. Chiasson appealed the District Court’s failure to charge the jury that it was required to find that Mr. Chiasson ...

Inside the U.S. Black Box: CFIUS National Security Reviews of Foreign Acquisitions 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 2, 2014

Taken from the briefing Inside the U.S. Black Box: CFIUS National Security Reviews of Foreign Acquisitions recorded June, 2014.Global capital is on the move again, and United States businesses continue to attract foreign purchasers and investors. The pace of U.S. M&A has picked up substantially in recent months. Many of the deals involve companies with sensitive national-security issues and foreign buyers. Transactions are more complex. There ...

Integrating Human Rights Compliance into Corporate Strategy and Operations: The Role of Lawyers

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From the program: Integrating Human Rights Compliance into Corporate Strategy and Operations: The Role of Lawyers

Released on: Feb. 11, 2015

Taken from the Web Program Integrating Human Rights Compliance into Corporate Strategy and Operations: The Role of Lawyers recorded January, 2015 in New York. Global policy and law increasingly require companies to identify and address their human rights impacts. By doing so, companies not only avoid adverse human rights impacts to individuals and communities, but also can avoid substantial business risks. These include: legal liability under transnational ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Jae  Kim

Jae Kim ~ Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rambus Inc.

Lori A. Richards

Lori A. Richards ~ Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Management Unit, JP Morgan & Co

Edwin E. Smith

Edwin E. Smith ~ Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP