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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 ...

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  ...

Daubert - The Practice

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Recorded on: Sep. 24, 2013

NATHAN A. SCHACHTMAN: I could start my narrative with Lord Mansfield in England, in one of the first decisions on expert witnesses, but I'll bring my narrative, for the sake of time, up to the case that involved James Frye who tried to beat a murder rap by using William Marston's blood pressure detection machine, a very early version of the lie detector test. The trial court excluded the blood pressure detection test. And the DC Circuit affirmed ...

Daubert Practice 2013: How to Avoid Getting Sliced by Cutting-Edge Developments in Expert Witness Challenges

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From the program: Daubert Practice 2013: How to Avoid Getting Sliced by Cutting-Edge Developments in Expert Witness Challenges

Released on: Oct. 7, 2013

This illuminating seminar is presented by highly experienced Daubert practitioners who have litigated Daubert and similar issues under state law in federal and state courts throughout the country. Their insights into how Daubert challenges should be prepared, executed, and argued will assist counsel in developing and deploying effective Daubert strategies in any case where the admissibility of expert witness opinion testimony is likely to be challenged.Lecture ...

Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.: Supreme Court Sets New Limits on Extraterritorial Human Rights Suits 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: May. 22, 2013

Taken from the briefing Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.: Supreme Court Sets New Limits on Extraterritorial Human Rights Suits recorded May, 2013.On April 17, 2013, the Supreme Court held in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. that the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), which allows suits in federal courts for violations of international law (including international human rights law), is subject to the presumption against extraterritoriality. Chief Justice ...

Sierra Club v. EPA: Clean Air Act Permitting Becomes Even More Complicated and Onerous 2013

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Released on: May. 21, 2013

Taken from the briefing Sierra Club v. EPA: Clean Air Act Permitting Becomes Even More Complicated and Onerous recorded May, 2013.On January 22, 2013, the court in Sierra Club v. EPA, No. 10-1413 (D.C. Cir. Jan. 22, 2013) issued a decision with far reaching implications for sources seeking a Clean Air Act permit under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. The decision addressed two screening tools – Significant Impact Levels (SILs) ...

California Employment Law Update 2013

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From the program: California Employment Law Update 2013

Released on: Sep. 24, 2013

PLI’s California Employment Law Update addresses the issues confronted by employment law advisers, litigators and human resources management and professionals, with particular emphasis on California State law considerations. This program combines a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and practical guidance about best practices to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk ...

Accommodation in Practice: Do I Really Have to Pay for Her to Fly First Class?

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Recorded on: Jun. 25, 2012

SPEAKER 1: This panel deals with accommodations, both in disabilities but in other contexts as well. And we're delighted to be able to have an in-house counsel on the panel, Mary Schuette, because in-house counsel are the ones who really are on the front lines of dealing with requests for accommodation and the potential problems at arise out of it. Mary Schuette is vice president of legal services, responsible for the labor relations benefits, workers' ...

ADA and Mental Disorders: Employee Threats and Violence, Employer Assessments and Accommodations

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Recorded on: Oct. 28, 2013

ZACHARY FASMAN: Well, good morning everyone. Welcome back. Hope you had a good night last night. I see a bunch of empty seats here. Those are the people who really got a good night, I guess. They'll wander in, one way or another. A couple of housekeeping announcements. After this session, which is going to be for-- I better check this. I was messing this up yesterday-- for an hour. We will not break. We will go immediately to litigating employment ...

Employment Law Institute 2013

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From the program: Employment Law Institute 2013

Released on: Nov. 5, 2013

Our annual Employment Law Institute combines a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and best practices to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk and achieve business objectives. The faculty is comprised of nationally recognized management and plaintiffs’ attorneys, members of the judiciary, in-house counsel and government enforcement agency officials who share their ...

Addressing Disputes Over Stockholder Meetings

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Recorded on: Jul. 11, 2013

A. THOMPSON BAYLISS: So name that judge who said the following, "I'm just going to confess out loud that I have reached the point in my career of what I will call 'disclosure fatigue.' That is the struggle that the court goes through to try to figure out what information, about a target's financial advisor's analysis, needs to be disclosed to stockholders." Well everybody's voting. I'll just ask the panel, who here suffers from disclosure ...

M&A Litigation 2013

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From the program: M&A Litigation 2013

Released on: Jul. 11, 2013

What better way to learn about M&A litigation than from the attorneys that litigate the nation’s most important M&A disputes and the judges who preside over them? We have assembled judges from the Delaware Supreme Court and the Court of Chancery - the most experienced and respected courts on M&A matters - and distinguished M&A litigators to give you their perspectives on the best ways to handle corporate M&A disputes.Whether you ...

Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2013 (Free)

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From the program: Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts (Free)

Released on: Aug. 23, 2013

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in a 12-month period, 26.2% of American adults will have a diagnosable mental disorder, and 5.8% will have a mental illness classified as severe. The prevalence of mental disorders among individuals involved in the criminal justice system and some areas of the civil legal system is even higher.  This timely program will focus on the intersection of individuals living with mental illness and ...

Advanced Deposition Techniques 2014

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From the program: Advanced Deposition Techniques 2014

Released on: Feb. 4, 2014

Depositions provide a unique forum to put forth your best case and get a glimpse at your adversary’s evidence. Whether you’ve done one deposition or 100, you need to be prepared to handle the special situations that arise and know how to identify and exploit the opportunities that exist.  This program covers a range of topics and scenarios that can challenge even the most seasoned litigators.  Our faculty of experienced litigators and deposition ...

Advanced Deposition Tools, Skills and Challenges for the Modern Age

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Recorded on: Jan. 29, 2013

SUSAN DICICCO: Good morning, everyone. I'm Susan DiCicco, and with me today is Rich Marooney and Todd Marcus. Let me briefly introduce them. Rich Marooney, on my far right, is a partner in King & Spalding's Business Litigation group here in New York. He specializes in complex litigation in the financial services and energy industries. And he's head of the firm's financial services practice. And he's tried numerous cases in federal and New York ...

Advanced Deposition Tools, Skills and Challenges for the Modern Age

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Recorded on: Feb. 2, 2012

LAURIE GILBERTSON: Good morning. My name is Laurie Gilbertson. I'm a program attorney here with PLI. I'd like to welcome you to Advanced Deposition Techniques 2012. It's my pleasure to introduce to you the co-chairs of today's program, David Balabanian and Kimo Peluso. David is the co-chair of Bingham McCutchen's Financial Institutions Litigation Group. He has taught more than 150 continuing legal education courses. And he's written extensively on ...

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 -- Litigation and Case Law Issues for Licensing Lawyers

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From the program: Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014

Recorded on: Feb. 4, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 recorded January, 2014 in San Francisco.Lecture Topics  [01:00:15]Litigation and Case Law Issues for Licensing Lawyers  [01:00:15] Strategic drafting considerations to account for litigation risks Pitfalls, and examples, of sloppy wording Impact of recent cases on drafting and negotiating Arbitration and other dispute resolution considerations Case law updateThe purchase ...

Advising Nonprofit Organizations 2014

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From the program: Advising Nonprofit Organizations 2014

Released on: Feb. 26, 2014

The business of running a nonprofit organization has become increasingly complex, as nonprofits are under heightened scrutiny to account for their management and fiduciary practices. The repercussions from the economic crisis and the need to cope with ongoing financial uncertainty have also brought into focus new legal standards for proper investment conduct. At the same time, the changing technological landscape forces nonprofits to confront new ...

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2013 (Free)

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From the program: Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2013 (Free)

Released on: Nov. 15, 2013

There are over 21 million veterans in the U.S.; many of them are not aware of the benefits to which they are entitled.  Medical and financial assistance are available to men and women who have served in the military, but some who can qualify are not receiving the benefits that they need.  Attorneys can assist veterans with the problems that preclude them from receiving benefits, such as: Lack of proper paper trails to “service-connect” ...

Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2013

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From the program: Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2013

Released on: Jul. 4, 2013

Any attorney or human resources professional who advises or represents employers, employees, labor unions or government, or who has judicial/arbitral/mediator responsibility, must keep abreast of changes in the employment discrimination arena, and must also be aware of cutting-edge developments on the litigation front.This program, designed for employment law practitioners and human resources professionals at all levels, brings together prominent ...

Agency's Review of the Decision; Federal Court Review in Social Security Cases

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Recorded on: Mar. 26, 2012

ANNE CALLAGY: So my section is going to be covering what happens at the Appeals Council, what their function is, and sort of what are some strategies for developing appeals in front of them. I just want to point you to sort of the back of your book. At page 119, if you want it, there is a copy of the PowerPoint with note lines if you wanted to take notes along with it. Though I think most of the stuff that I'm saying is actually in the written material ...

Agency's Review of the Decision; Federal Court Review in Social Security Cases

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Recorded on: Mar. 27, 2013

ANNE CALLAGY: My name is Anne Callagy, and I'm going to be talking about the Appeals Council review of ALJ decisions. I think, at the moment, we have the wrong PowerPoint up on the screen. I think we have jumped to Part 3. KYLA L. RATLIFF: All right. ANNE CALLAGY: There we go. So, you know, we're going in order of the administrative process. So Kyla has just gone through the initial application through the ALJ hearing. And then you get a decision ...

Social Security Disability 2014: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice (Free)

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From the program: Social Security Disability 2014: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice (Free)

Released on: Apr. 1, 2014

Disabled children and adults need your help! After the Social Security Administration denies an initial disability claim, a claimant may find it confusing, difficult, and even overwhelming to appeal a denial. Many claimants cannot afford legal representation and must navigate the appeals process on their own.In this free PLI program, you will learn about Social Security disability benefits and how to represent disabled children and adults in appealing ...

All Things Chemical and Biotechnical at the PTO, Part I (or, Why We're Special)

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Recorded on: Feb. 24, 2011

JOHN M. WHITE: Welcome to the second day of The Patent Law Institute. This is a special section devoted to all things chemical. That's what we'll be working on for the next two hours. Its chemical and pharma. And I know that we have a lot of people out there in northern New Jersey especially but also others that are quite interested in what happens in the chemical and pharma world at the PTO, because it's a little different now isn't it. You know ...

All Things Chemical and Biotechnical at the PTO, Part II

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Recorded on: Feb. 24, 2011

JOHN WHITE: Welcome back to the second hour of our morning. We're going to continue with chemical practice. And after another hour of more chemical doings at the patent office, we're going to transition to PTO-related related topics from a PLI author. And I'll go ahead and reintroduce our chemical speaker, Gerry Murphy. He's with the firm Birch, Stewart, Kolasch, & Birch, down there in Virginia, with offices also in San Diego. And they've been ...

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