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10b5-1 Trading Plans and Insider Trading Under the Spotlight: Key Issues Companies and Executives Must Consider 2013 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Feb. 7, 2013

AMY: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to John Tuttle. JONATHAN TUTTLE: Hello all and welcome and thanks for joining on the call today. What Matt and I are going to talk about really had its most recent origin in some newspaper articles that Matt will discuss later talking about 10b5-1 trading plans and bringing those plans kind of back to the forefront of both the enforcement and the corporate issuer context. I think what we're going ...

2011 Practice Highlights: A. Purchase Money Security Interest (PMSI) and Consignment Transactions; B. Default and Enforcement; C. Bankruptcy

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Recorded on: Jan. 20, 2011

SPEAKER 1: OK, welcome back from your break. On our next topic, we're going to cover Purchase Money Security Interest and Consignments. And for this presentation, I'm proud to introduce Ken Karl from Sheppard Mullin in Los Angeles and I thank him for flying out here. And as you may remember this morning, I introduced one of the speakers and told you that he'd given me my first job out of law school. Well, Ken has done something slightly even more ...

Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice and Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund: Recent Supreme Court Decisions and Developments in Securities Litigation 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Apr. 9, 2014

Taken from the briefing Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice and Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund: Recent Supreme Court Decisions and Developments in Securities Litigation recorded March, 2014.In the past several years, the Supreme Court has issued a number of decisions that have shaped the contours of securities litigation. The Court’s avid interest in securities cases continues in 2014.Lecture Topics  ...

Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice and Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund: Recent Supreme Court Decisions and Developments in Securities Litigation 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Apr. 9, 2014

AMY TAUB: Hello. My name is Amy [? Taub, ?] and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing-- Chadbourne and Parke versus Troice, and Omnicare versus Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund. Recent Supreme Court decisions and Developments in Securities Litigation. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions ...

Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer: Supreme Court Eschews Moench Presumption, but Recognizes Limitations on Stock-Drop Litigation Under ERISA 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 11, 2014

Taken from the briefing Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer: Supreme Court Eschews Moench Presumption, but Recognizes Limitations on Stock-Drop Litigation Under ERISA 2014 recorded July, 2014.The Supreme Court has decided the long-awaited case of Dudenhoeffer v. Fifth Third Bank. In Dudenhoeffer, the Court declines to recognize a presumption in favor of the acquisition and holding of company stock under an employee stock ownership plan, or "ESOP," ...

FTC v. Wyndham and the Future of the FTC's Unfairness Doctrine Applied to Data Breaches 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jun. 17, 2014

Taken from the briefing FTC v. Wyndham and the Future of the FTC's Unfairness Doctrine Applied to Data Breaches recorded June, 2014. In April, a federal district court handed down an opinion in the much-watched FTC v. Wyndham case affirming the FTC’s authority to commence enforcement actions against companies that engage in unfair data security practices. The decision marks the first time a court has ruled on the FTC’s unfairness authority as applied ...

FTC v. Wyndham and the Future of the FTC's Unfairness Doctrine Applied to Data Breaches 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jun. 17, 2014

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Hello. My name is Amy Taub, and I am a Program Attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing FTC versus Wyndham and the Future of the FTC's Unfairness Doctrine Applied to Data Breaches. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials for ...

Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund - What's the Practical Impact of the Supreme Court's Opinion on Securities Class Actions? (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 16, 2014

AMY TAUB: My name is Amy Taub, and I am a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Halliburton versus Erica P. John Fund-- What's the Practical Impact of the Supreme Court's Opinion on Securities Class Actions? Before I begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access ...

Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund - What's the Practical Impact of the Supreme Court's Opinion on Securities Class Actions? (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 16, 2014

Taken from the briefing Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund - What's the Practical Impact of the Supreme Court's Opinion on Securities Class Actions? recorded July, 2014.In the final week of its 2013-2014 term, the United States Supreme Court issued its much anticipated ruling in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, declining to overturn the fraud on the market presumption but clarifying how defendants may rebut that presumption at the class certification ...

McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission: The Supreme Court Dramatically Changes the Political Landscape Once Again 2014

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Released on: May. 6, 2014

Taken from the briefing McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission: The Supreme Court Dramatically Changes the Political Landscape Once Again recorded April, 2014.Just four years after the United State Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United opened the door to Super PACs and billions of dollars of new political activity, the Supreme Court has again dramatically changed the landscape of campaign finance laws with it decision in McCutcheon v. FEC. ...

McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission: The Supreme Court Dramatically Changes the Political Landscape Once Again 2014

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Recorded on: May. 6, 2014

AMY: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Steve Lucas. STEVE LUCAS: Thank you, Amy, and thank you to all the listeners for attending this PLI webinar about an important recent development in the area of campaign finance. I'm Steve Lucas. My co-presenter is Elli Abdoli. As Amy indicated, we are both with Neilsen Merksamer in California, a firm that specializes in political law, represents corporations, trade associations, PACs, and ...

Ralls Corporation v. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States: Is This Landmark Ruling the Dawn of Due Process for CFIUS? (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Oct. 2, 2014

AMY TAUB: Hello. My name is Amy Taub, and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Ralls Corporation versus Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States: Is This Landmark Ruling the Dawn of Due Process for CFIUS? Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that ...

Ralls Corporation v. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States: Is This Landmark Ruling the Dawn of Due Process for CFIUS? (Audio-only)

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Released on: Oct. 2, 2014

Taken from the briefing Ralls Corporation v. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States: Is This Landmark Ruling the Dawn of Due Process for CFIUS? recorded September, 2014.In 2012, President Obama vetoed the acquisition of windfarms in Oregon by Ralls Corporation, an American company owned and controlled by two senior officials of the Sany Group, a Chinese corporation, based on their proximity to a sensitive military installation. Ralls ...

SEC v. Obus: Insider Trading and Taking the SEC to Trial 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Aug. 12, 2014

AMY TAUB: Hello, my name is Amy Taub, and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, SEC versus Obus, insider trading, and taking the SEC to trial. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials for this briefing via the Course Materials tab ...

SEC v. Obus: Insider Trading and Taking the SEC to Trial 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 12, 2014

Taken from the briefing SEC v. Obus: Insider Trading and Taking the SEC to Trial 2014 recorded July, 2014. On May 30, 2014, a ten-person jury in the Southern District of New York returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the defendants in SEC v. Obus, one of the longest-running insider trading cases in history. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP represented Nelson Obus, a New York-based hedge fund manager, in the SEC’s trial against him and two co-defendants ...

A. Applying Private Placement Techniques to Other Financings; B. Rule 144A Offerings

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Recorded on: May. 3, 2011

ANNA T. PINEDO: OK, we're going to start again with our next series of sessions, and we're going to focus on how a lot of the techniques that developed in connection with private placements have been applied to an even broader set of transactions in recent years, particularly to confidentially marketed public offerings and register directs. So with us this afternoon we have So Young Lee, and she is a director and assistant general counsel in the equity ...

A. Basic Building Blocks: Attachment, Perfection,and Priority; B. Drafting the Security Agreement

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Recorded on: Jan. 14, 2013

KENNETH CHIN: When Grace talked about the audience feedback, we really do welcome that. I just want to tell you that people last year said they appreciated some of the props I brought along for my presentation. I'm doing a slightly different one this year. But I also want to let you know that us UCC lawyers are a special breed, we actually have our own coffee. So if you want a taste of this, I'm going to pour some in my cup, but I'll leave the open ...

A. Basic Building Blocks: Attachment, Perfection, and Priority B. Drafting the Security Agreement

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Recorded on: Jan. 16, 2014

KENNETH CHIN: I am delighted to introduce our first two speakers this morning who are sitting here on the podium. Steve Weise is a partner at Proskauer, and Ed Smith is a partner at Bingham McCutchen. Both of them frequently lecture on commercial law topics. And they both participated in drafting the current version of Article 9. Now, here's a little story about them. I've told this story to Steve but not to Ed, because I haven't seen Ed since this ...

Secured Transactions 2014: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9

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From the program: Secured Transactions 2014: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9

Released on: Jan. 29, 2014

Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code applies to secured transactions, which are interests in specific collateral granted by the debtor in conjunction with the debtor’s promise to pay. In Secured Transactions 2014: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, you will learn the fundamentals of acquiring a security interest, including how to attach, to perfect (filing and non-filing methods) and to gain (and maintain) priority in the collateral ...

A. Basic Building Blocks: Attachment, Perfections, and Priority; B. Drafting the Security Agreement

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Recorded on: Jan. 20, 2011

STEVEN O. WEISE: Thanks Penny and Ken. As Penny said, feel free to ask questions as I go. Just sort of wave your arms and I'll try to see you and get back to you. In terms of materials, there's an outline starting at page 25 of the book and there was a handout, which is the traditional ubiquitous PowerPoint. Which is substantively the same and follows the same order as the outline in the book. So whatever your preferences is, you'll get the same ...

A. Common Assets/Uncommon Collateral; B. The Filing System

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Recorded on: Jan. 20, 2011

KENNETH CHIN: OK so good afternoon and welcome back from lunch. I hope you all enjoyed your lunch. This afternoon, I'm going to focus my presentation on something which I've titled Common Assets and Uncommon Collateral. As you heard this morning, you heard a lot of the technical UCC terms being thrown around and those of us who practice in the field generally understand what sort of assets fit into what sort of asset categories, but a lot of people ...

A. Common Assets/Uncommon Collateral and Special Collateral Types; B.LLC and Limited Partnership Interests as Collateral; C.The UCC and Anti-Assignment Clause Overrides

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Recorded on: Jan. 14, 2013

KENNETH CHIN: OK, welcome back. It's 1:30. And our first speaker this afternoon is Mae Rogers who is special counsel at Kramer Levin. And Mae focuses primarily on general banking and finance matters, including sales, foreclosure sales, done in accordance with the UCC. Mae has spoken at the City Bar Association as well. And without further ado, I'm going to let Mae take over. And her presentation is Common Assets, Uncommon Collateral, and Special ...

A. Common Assets/Uncommon Collateral and Special Collateral Types B. LLC and Limited Partnership Interests as Collateral and Anti-Assignment Clause Overrides

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Recorded on: Jan. 16, 2014

KENNETH CHIN: OK. Welcome back. So for this afternoon, what I'm going to do is start off by having a presentation with Penny. We're going to talk about common assets, uncommon collateral. Now, finance lawyers-- if you've noticed from this morning's presentations-- finance lawyers, and particularly UCC lawyers, oftentimes have their own terminology. Oftentimes we use terms that are dictated by the UCC. We know what those terms all mean but other people ...

A. Communications Issues Arising in Connection with Private Offerings; B. Financings in Close Proximity to One Another

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Recorded on: May. 3, 2011

ANNA T. PINEDO: All right, well we're going to get started again. And for the 10:00 to 11:00 hour, we're going to cover two very interesting set of topics, communications in connection with private placements. And both David and Jerry on our first panel, alluded to many of the issues regarding general solicitation. And Jerry provided some insight regarding the staff's review following the exchange with the Hill concerning general solicitations. So ...

A. Default and Enforcement; B. Bankruptcy

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Recorded on: Jan. 14, 2013

KENNETH CHIN: And for our next speaker we have Ken Carl, who's a partner at Sheppard Mullin from Los Angeles. I'm so happy he's traveled all the way across the country in order to give this presentation. Ken's practice focuses on lender and borrower representation and financing transactions, loan workouts, and bankruptcies. And Ken is a classmate of mine from law school. And I'm so happy that he's here. So Ken will talk to us about default and remedies. ...

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