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New York Times v. Sullivan at 50: A Look Back and the Road Ahead 2014

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From the program: New York Times v. Sullivan at 50: A Look Back and the Road Ahead

Released on: Apr. 7, 2014

No judicial decision has been more influential in defining the “central meaning of the First Amendment” than Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.’s opinion for the United States Supreme Court in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan. In the fifty years since it was decided, Sullivan has transformed both our national understanding of the “freedom of speech or of the press” and the litigation of claims for defamation, invasion of privacy and related torts. To commemorate ...

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2013

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From the program: Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2013

Released on: Jun. 21, 2013

In this perennial favorite, our experienced faculty will walk you through all of the steps associated with acquiring and selling a privately held company, whether it is a large independent corporation, a division or subsidiary of a large public company, or a smaller venture capital-backed or family-owned entrepreneurial enterprise. You will learn about the special issues that apply when a private equity firm is the buyer or owns the target company, ...

Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2013

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From the program: Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2013

Released on: Dec. 3, 2013

Legal drivers for corporate compliance and ethics programs continue to grow in complexity and importance. Compliance programs are now widely expected by enforcement personnel and key stakeholders, and good practices continue to evolve. In addition, the costs of non-compliance have never been greater. Enforcement risks increase as governments work together more than ever before, and harsh penalties are increasingly becoming the norm both inside and ...

Advanced Copyright Law Annual Review 2013

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From the program: Advanced Copyright Law Annual Review 2013

Released on: May. 3, 2013

Copyright law has become an increasingly complex area in the face of new technologies and new ways of doing business. To help you keep up-to-date and provide the sophisticated, pragmatic legal advice your clients expect, PLI has brought together a group of leading experts on copyright law. The speakers at this advanced seminar will address critical issues in copyright law, drawing on their extensive experience and judgment.Current issues will be examined ...

Advanced Copyright Law Annual Review 2014

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From the program: Advanced Copyright Law Annual Review 2014

Released on: Apr. 18, 2014

Copyright law has become an increasingly complex area in the face of new technologies and new ways of doing business. To help you keep up-to-date and provide the sophisticated, pragmatic legal advice your clients expect, PLI has brought together a group of leading experts on copyright law. The speakers in this advanced seminar will address critical issues in copyright law, drawing on their extensive experience and judgment. Current issues will ...

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 Licensing Agreements 2014

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From the program: Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014

Released on: Feb. 12, 2014

Licensing transactions are more complex and more important than ever. The constantly evolving legal, regulatory and technical landscape drives the need to stay current in a wide variety of key areas. Whether utilized to develop technology, expand or create market opportunities, or generate returns from existing assets, managing complex licensing transactions requires a broad and varied toolkit. Additionally, whether licensing patents, copyrights, ...

Advanced Patent Licensing 2013: How to Make Money Without Getting Sued

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From the program: Advanced Patent Licensing 2013: How to Make Money Without Getting Sued

Released on: Nov. 8, 2013

In the current economy, the heat is on to monetize patent portfolios. Thus, understanding patent transactions has never been more important. Experts in patent licensing will tell you how to get the most money from patent licensing, how to negotiate patent license agreements, and discuss “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” examples from actual patent license agreements. The program will emphasize practical tips for structuring, negotiating and drafting ...

Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2013

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From the program: Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2013

Released on: Nov. 1, 2013

The Dodd-Frank Act establishes a novel, comprehensive framework for the regulation of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives and the market participants who transact in these products.  That regulatory framework is now being implemented and its effect are becoming clear.The new regulatory regime touches the activities of all participants in the swaps markets, from end users to major swap participants to swap dealers.  The new regulations will ...

Advanced Trademark Law Annual Review 2013

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From the program: Advanced Trademark Law Annual Review 2013

Released on: May. 2, 2013

Up-to-date knowledge of current trends and case law involving trademarks is essential for corporate and law firm attorneys who specialize in, or often find themselves involved in, this critical area of intellectual property. The 2013 Advanced Trademark Law Annual Review brings together an outstanding faculty of practitioners and industry experts who will provide up-to-date developments in trademark law and practice. This seminar is also noted for ...

Advanced Venture Capital 2013

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From the program: Advanced Venture Capital 2013

Released on: Dec. 17, 2013

In this program, our expert faculty of lawyers, venture capitalists and business executives will analyze the legal and business issues relevant to  navigating today’s evolving venture capital world. Geared toward the experienced venture capital practitioner who knows the basics of venture capital and is seeking an in-depth analysis of current market conditions and the changing legal environment, this program will also address the latest ...

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” ...

Antitrust Counseling & Compliance 2013

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From the program: Antitrust Counseling & Compliance 2013

Released on: Nov. 15, 2013

Lawyers counseling businesses must possess a solid foundation in principles of antitrust law and an understanding of the latest antitrust developments. Running afoul of antitrust rules can result in class actions and treble damage litigation as well as government enforcement and adverse publicity. Are you prepared to provide practical answers to the antitrust questions your clients will ask? You will be after this program, developed with the purpose ...

Antitrust Institute 2013: Developments & Hot Topics

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From the program: Antitrust Institute 2013: Developments & Hot Topics

Released on: May. 21, 2013

From mergers and acquisitions to enforcement priorities, resale price maintenance to international competition, you can be certain to hear about all of the developments in antitrust law at this program led by top experts in the field.  Hear from leading antitrust practitioners, senior government officials, and state regulators about how to manage all of the challenges new developments might throw your way.  Whether you are a seasoned antitrust ...

Approaching Veterans Issues: A Legal Overview Including an Update of California Penal Code Section 1170.9

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From the program: Approaching Veterans Issues: A Legal Overview Including an Update of California Penal Code Section 1170.9

Released on: Jun. 7, 2013

Certain laws and courtroom practices have the potential to impact veterans differently than the rest of the population. This three hour overview will provide useful information to attorneys, judicial officers and others who interact with veterans about the implications of certain laws and practices with regards to veterans’ pasts and futures. The program will focus on Penal Code 1170.9, especially with regard to the 2013 enhancements and will address ...

Asset Based Financing Strategies 2014

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From the program: Asset Based Financing Strategies 2014

Released on: Mar. 14, 2014

Asset based financing is a key source of credit for small and medium-size companies and for some larger, publicly traded companies as well. In contrast to equity financing where ownership in the company is diluted, asset-based financing allows companies to use their own assets to generate cash flow.In structuring these loans, lenders and their counsel must consider all senior interests in the collateral, as well as the practical difficulties in obtaining ...

Audit Committee Workshop 2013

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From the program: Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2013: Recent Developments and Current Issues

Released on: Jul. 5, 2013

As we continue to see many new regulations from the SEC, PCAOB and financial institution regulators, we also continue to see numerous challenges emerge for the audit committee. If you are a director or member of an audit committee, or if you advise audit committees, this program will help you understand what is required of the audit committee, and those who advise them, in this rapidly changing environment. You will hear from an expert faculty of ...

Bankruptcy, Mortgages and Foreclosure: What Bankruptcy Can and Can't Do for Borrowers in Distress 2012

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From the program: Bankruptcy, Mortgages and Foreclosure: What Bankruptcy Can and Can't Do for Borrowers in Distress

Released on: Apr. 12, 2012

In this training you will get an overview of how consumer bankruptcy interacts with mortgage debt and foreclosures.  During the session, practitioners working at the intersection of these two crucial areas in consumer law will provide a basic overview of consumer bankruptcy; share tools for assessing whether bankruptcy might help - or harm - a delinquent borrower; and discuss how bankruptcy can be used to address mortgage ...

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2013

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From the program: Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2013 (Free)

Released on: Oct. 10, 2013

Although the recession is beginning to even out and foreclosures in many parts of the country are in the decline, the recession continues to affect financially marginalized people in disproportionate numbers. Many debtors are unrepresented and bankruptcy clinics are still in great demand. There is a critical need for pro bono attorneys to assist low-income clients at all levels. The practice of bankruptcy law changed dramatically with the Bankruptcy ...

Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2013: Current Developments

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From the program: Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2013: Current Developments

Released on: Apr. 26, 2013

The credit markets continue to be volatile and in today’s weak economy, staying abreast of the current developments in restructuring, bankruptcy and reorganizations is essential. This advanced conference assembles a remarkable faculty of bankruptcy judges and leading practitioners who will provide you with a thorough review and analysis of hot topics, developments, and recent decisions in diverse industries. They will cover the ramifications of the ...

Basic Immigration Law 2014

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From the program: Basic Immigration Law 2014

Released on: Mar. 27, 2014

This program will explain the basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure, and discuss current developments and trends, including a legislative update on immigration reform.Lecture Topics  [Total time 07:03:29]Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Opening Remarks and Introduction* [00:06:19]Cyrus D. Mehta Overview of the U.S. Immigration System, Current Trends and Ethical Issues ...

Basic Negotiation Skills 2014

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From the program: Basic Negotiation Skills 2014

Released on: Jan. 27, 2014

Negotiation is part of any lawyer’s everyday life.  You negotiate with colleagues, clients, and staff about an array of issues, ranging from simple project deadlines to complex contractual language.  This program is designed to help you gain confidence in every negotiation you conduct.  The panelists represent academicians, sole practitioners, and members of leading local law firms.Lecture Topics  [Total time 06:10:39]Segments ...

Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2013: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

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From the program: Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2013: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

Released on: Aug. 2, 2013

Accounting is a language of business. Because attorneys encounter accounting information in a wide range of legal issues, it is critical for lawyers to understand financial statements and core accounting concepts. This practical course, specifically designed for the non-accountant attorney, will provide an understanding of financial statements and the key principles of accounting, using “real life” examples of accounting issues that attorneys commonly ...

Basics of International Taxation 2013 (New York)

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From the program: Basics of International Taxation 2013 (New York)

Released on: Aug. 7, 2013

In a global business, the tax laws of the United States may impact transactions regardless of where the transactions take place. A working knowledge of the U. S. international tax rules is, therefore, of paramount importance to a wide variety of tax and corporate professionals.In this program, some of the world’s leading tax experts will discuss the current rules of U.S. international taxation. Each panel will focus upon a distinct international ...

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.