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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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Recorded on: Jun. 13, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2013 Recorded June, 2013 in New YorkA. Structuring and Negotiating Earn-Outs B. Ethics in Negotiating and Documenting Transactions C. Fiduciary Duties of Directors and Majority Shareholders [01:47:29] A. Structuring and Negotiating Earn-Outs [30 minutes]The problems that arise in the context of structuring and drafting contingent consideration, or earn-out, arrangements in ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2013

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From the program: Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2013 (Free)

Released on: Sep. 26, 2013

While the ethical obligations of Pro Bono legal practice are no different than a commercial law practice, there are practical considerations regarding eligibility of clients, challenging clients, challenging pro bono attorneys, conflicts similar in theory, different in practice settings), expectations on both sides, case management responsibility, and different delivery models, such as limited scope representation, that cause many professionals to ...

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 ...

Common Ethics Issues in IP Transactions

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Recorded on: Mar. 3, 2014

Taken from the Web Program IP Issues in Business Transactions 2014 Recorded February, 2014 in San FranciscoCommon Ethics Issues in IP Transactions [01:02:29] Defining the "client" within a corporation, within a corporate family and when dealing with employees The ethics and privilege impact of joint representations and joint ventures Privilege and work product issues arising during negotiations and due diligence Using common interest agreements ...

Conducting the Investigation: A) Considerations, Processes and Procedures, B) Privilege Issues and Ethical Traps in Conducting the Investigation

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Recorded on: Jul. 1, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Internal Investigations 2013 Recorded June, 2013 in New YorkConducting the Investigation: A) Considerations, Processes and Procedures, B) Privilege Issues and Ethical Traps in Conducting the Investigation [01:34:57] A. Considerations, Processes and Procedures Gathering documents Employee interviews Employee issues and obligations: advice, rights and liability in light of recent cases Former employee interviews ...

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 ...

Crisis Management and Tough Judgment Calls in Representing Emerging Growth Companies

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Recorded on: Mar. 6, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Venture Capital 2014: Nuts and Bolts Recorded February, 2014 in New YorkCrisis Management and Tough Judgment Calls in Representing Emerging Growth Companies [01:00:53] Inevitable conflicts: representing both the company and an investor Crisis management: advising the board and investors Best practices The purchase price of this segment includes the following article(s) from the Course Handbook available online: Crisis ...

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 ...

Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2013 -- Ethical Issues in Removal Proceedings

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From the program: Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2013

Recorded on: Aug. 15, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2013 recorded August, 2013 in New York.Lecture Topics  [00:57:19]Ethical Issues in Removal Proceedings  [00:57:19] Balancing your ethical obligations to your client and the court Ethical dilemmas most commonly encountered by the immigration practitioner and tips on how to resolve them The purchase price of this segment includes the following article from ...

Doing Deals in and with Emerging Markets: BRICs and Beyond 2013 -- Ethics and Anti-Corruption Enforcement

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From the program: Doing Deals in and with Emerging Markets: BRICs and Beyond 2013

Recorded on: Jul. 12, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Doing Deals in and with Emerging Markets: BRICs and Beyond 2013 recorded July, 2013 in New York.Lecture Topics  [00:59:44]Ethics and Anti-Corruption Enforcement  [00:59:44] Ethical issues for clients and their lawyers facilitating international transactions Varying corporate cultures, and avoiding impropriety Recent developments in FCPA enforcements involving Emerging Market The purchase price of this segment ...

Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2014 -- Enforcement and Ethics: A. When the Deal Goes Wrong: Enforcing Corporate Agreements and the Importance of Boilerplate B. Ethical Issues in Drafting Corporate Agreements

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From the program: Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2014

Recorded on: Jan. 15, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2014 recorded January, 2014 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:31:49]Enforcement and Ethics: A. When the Deal Goes Wrong: Enforcing Corporate Agreements and the Importance of Boilerplate B. Ethical Issues in Drafting Corporate Agreements  [01:31:49]When the Deal Goes Wrong: Enforcing Corporate Agreements and the Importance of Boilerplate Anticipating disputes and breaches ...

Elder Law Institute 2013 (25th Annual) -- Ethics in Elder Law

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From the program: Elder Law Institute 2013 (25th Annual)

Recorded on: Apr. 22, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Elder Law Institute 2013 (25th Annual) recorded April, 2013 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:02:58]Ethics in Elder Law  [01:02:58] Attorney Client problems with multiple family members - who is the client? Avoiding crossing the line - self dealing vs. client's interests and wishes Use and abuse of Power of Attorney Who can tell you what is right and wrong? The purchase price of this segment includes the ...

ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2014 -- Ethics

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From the program: ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2014

Recorded on: Feb. 6, 2014

Taken from the Web Program ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2014 recorded February, 2014 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:00:15]Ethics  [01:00:15] Advising the Chief Investment Officer Identifying the client: Chief Investment Officer vs. Chair of the Investment Committee for the Plan Information Barriers Exceptions to the attorney client privilege Exemptive Relief Relied Upon Not Available: What should you do?The purchase price ...

Ethical Challenges - Lawyers as Gatekeepers

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Recorded on: Jan. 10, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Understanding Financial Products 2014 Recorded January, 2014 in New YorkEthical Challenges - Lawyers as Gatekeepers [01:06:39] Special responsibilities of counsel: delivery of legal opinions, responses to auditors and attorney reporting requirements, CLO reporting, attorneys as whistleblowers, responsibilities of government lawyers Rating agency perspectives FINRA’s new suitability and know your customer rules Anticipated ...

Ethical Dilemmas in Preparation and Review of SEC Filings

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Recorded on: Oct. 3, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Securities Filings 2013: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment Recorded September, 2013 in New YorkEthical Dilemmas in Preparation and Review of SEC Filings [01:01:16] Ethical considerations in SEC practice Lawyers as “gatekeepers” and targets The SEC’s “reporting up” rules 2(e) (now 102(e)) proceedings Experience under the Dodd-Frank whistleblower rules The purchase price of this segment includes the following ...

Ethical Gaps, Mishaps and Traps in Real Estate Practice

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Recorded on: Nov. 12, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Negotiating Commercial Leases 2013 Recorded November, 2013 in New YorkEthical Gaps, Mishaps and Traps in Real Estate Practice [01:01:55] Engagement letter gap Conflicts issues arising from outside counsel’s dealings with in-house counsel acting as owner/officer of property management company, and independent counsel versus in-house counsel acting as a party to the transaction Virtual office, multijurisdictional practice/unauthorized ...

Ethical Issues in Cases Involving Litigants with Mental Illness

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Recorded on: Aug. 13, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts Recorded August, 2013 in New YorkEthical Issues in Cases Involving Litigants with Mental Illness [01:00:50] Legal issues regarding retention hearings and medication Ethical issues that arise in representing criminal defendants with mental illnesses The purchase price of this segment includes the following article(s) from the Course Handbook available online: New ...

Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2012 (FREE)

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From the program: Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2012

Released on: Jan. 1, 2013

This program is dedicated to the memory of Steven H. Leleiko, Vice President, Practising Law Institute, who passed away in December 2008 after serving PLI for more than 25 years. In addition to his on-going responsibilities, Steve was deeply committed and devoted much of his time to pro bono and ethics training. Using hypotheticals as the basis for discussion, the faculty will analyze new developments and everyday ethical issues that arise in ...

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.