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2015 Federal Contractor Compliance: Are You Ready for the OFCCP?

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From the program: 2015 Federal Contractor Compliance: Are You Ready for the OFCCP?

Released on: Mar. 16, 2015

Taken from the briefing 2015 Federal Contractor Compliance: Are You Ready for the OFCCP? recorded March, 2015 in New York. 2014 was a year of unprecedented change for Federal contractors. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued final regulations on protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. President Obama issued a series of Executive Orders addressing LGBT protections and discrimination in ...

Aereo: What Does the Supreme Court's Decision Mean for Other Internet Video and Cloud-Based Services? (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 17, 2014

Taken from the briefing Aereo: What Does the Supreme Court's Decision Mean for Other Internet Video and Cloud-Based Services? recorded July, 2014.This briefing will review the implications of the Supreme Court's June 25 Aereo decision. The Court held that, regardless of the technological means used, a business engaged in the retransmission of television broadcasts to its subscribers violates the public performance right. The Court repeatedly ...

Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: An In-House Counsel Perspective

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From the program: Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: An In-House Counsel Perspective

Released on: Nov. 12, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: An In-House Counsel Perspective recorded October, 2014 in New York. The Alice decision held that patent claims directed to certain abstract ideas are invalid under 35 U.S.C. Sec. 101. This represents the fourth time in the past five years that the Supreme Court has tackled the question of whether a patent was directed to patent-eligible subject matter. The decision impacts the future of software ...

Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l: Supreme Court Rules that General Purpose Computers Cannot Save Claims Directed to Abstract Ideas 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 17, 2014

Taken from the briefing Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l: Supreme Court Rules that General Purpose Computers Cannot Save Claims Directed to Abstract Ideas recorded June, 2014.In this recent decision, the Supreme Court addressed some of the Federal Circuit’s confusion regarding the scope of patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C § 101. Particularly, the unanimous Court struck down Alice’s claims directed to mitigation of settlement risk. The Justices ...

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 ...

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. ...

National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning: What are the Practical Implications of the Supreme Court's Holding? (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 25, 2014

Taken from the briefing National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning: What are the Practical Implications of the Supreme Court's Holding? recorded July, 2014.In NLRB v. Noel Canning, the Supreme Court held that President Obama’s recess appointment of three members of the National Labor Relations Board in January, 2012 was not authorized by the Recess Appointments clause of the Constitution, Art. II, §2, Cl. 3. In doing so, the Court effectively ...

Octane Fitness and Highmark: The Supreme Court Eases the Standard for Recovering Attorney Fees in Patent Cases 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: May. 21, 2014

Taken from the briefing Octane Fitness and Highmark: The Supreme Court Eases the Standard for Recovering Attorney Fees in Patent Cases recorded May, 2014.The U.S. Supreme Court’s April 29, 2014 decisions in Octane Fitness LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness Inc. and Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management Systems Inc. tossed the frameworks under which the Federal Circuit has handled attorney fees cases for the past decade. The statute at issue in ...

Pom Wonderful v. Coca-Cola: Supreme Court Rules on Lanham Act and FDCA Food and Beverage Labeling Interplay 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 23, 2014

Taken from the briefing Pom Wonderful v. Coca-Cola: Supreme Court Rules on Lanham Act and FDCA Food and Beverage Labeling Interplay recorded July, 2014.On June 12, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court issued an eagerly anticipated decision in Pom Wonderful, LLC v. Coca-Cola Co. In its second false advertising opinion this term, the Court held that competitors may bring Lanham Act claims challenging food and beverage labeling, even in the case of labels regulated ...

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 ...

Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action and the Roberts Court's Vision of a Post-Racial America 2014 (Free Audio-only)

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Released on: Jun. 3, 2014

Taken from the briefing Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action and the Roberts Court's Vision of a Post-Racial America recorded May, 2014. In April, the United States Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to Michigan’s statewide ban on race and sex-based affirmative action. Although the vote was 6-2, the ruling produced no majority opinion for the Court. The plurality opinion repudiated the reasoning, but not the results, ...

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 ...

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) ...

Accessing Justice: Ethics and Lawsuit Financing in a New Era

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From the program: Accessing Justice: Ethics and Lawsuit Financing in a New Era

Released on: Nov. 13, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Accessing Justice: Ethics and Lawsuit Financing in a New Era recorded October, 2014 in New York. The expense of bringing a case to trial for attorneys, firms, and the parties themselves can be astronomical. How often in your practice do you reject cases because neither your firm nor the client will be able to shoulder the costs of litigation, particularly in cases that will be complicated or protracted? Have you found ...

Affordable Care Act in 2015: The State of the Law for Employers, Individuals, and Health Care Providers Five Years After Enactment

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From the program: Affordable Care Act in 2015: The State of the Law for Employers, Individuals, and Health Care Providers Five Years After Enactment

Released on: Mar. 31, 2015

Taken from the briefing Affordable Care Act in 2015: The State of the Law for Employers, Individuals, and Health Care Providers Five Years After Enactment recorded March, 2015 in New York. This March marks the fifth anniversary of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. Employers, individuals, and health care providers are now required to comply with the core provisions of the law that expand access and regulate health coverage. Meanwhile, ...

A Millennial Makeover: How Millennials May Change the Way We Do Business (Audio-only / No CLE)

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Released on: Aug. 14, 2012

Please note that CLE credit is not available for this program.Taken from the briefing A Millennial Makeover: How Millennials May Change the Way We Do Business recorded July, 2012.Law firms, like many business services organizations, work under an “apprenticeship” model.  Junior staff spend years learning their craft in the shadows of senior partners.  Historically, this structure has often resulted in a focus on billable hours and “face ...

Analyzing CLOs in 2015: Regulatory and Structural Considerations

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From the program: Analyzing CLOs in 2015: Regulatory and Structural Considerations

Released on: Feb. 6, 2015

Taken from the Web Program Analyzing CLOs in 2015: Regulatory and Structural Considerations recorded January, 2015 in New York. The global CLO market continues to evolve as the CLO asset class has reemerged in the post-credit crisis era. Features in current CLO transactions have been influenced in part by lessons learned from pre-credit crisis transactions as well as by developments in the underlying loan market. Going forward, the changing regulatory ...

Bank Financings: Commercial Paper and Certificate of Deposit Programs 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: May. 9, 2014

Taken from the briefing Bank Financings: Commercial Paper and Certificate of Deposit Programs recorded April, 2014.Commercial paper and certificate of deposit programs remain popular financing methods used by banks. In this Briefing, we will discuss considerations relating to the establishment and operation of these two types of programs.Lecture Topics  [Total Time: 01:08:58] The legal framework for these programs; The documentation that ...

Basel III: U.S. Implementation 2015

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From the program: Basel III: U.S. Implementation 2015

Released on: Jan. 23, 2015

Taken from the briefing Basel III: U.S. Implementation recorded January, 2015 in New York. The federal banking agencies have adopted comprehensive risk-based capital, supplementary leverage and liquidity rules that will implement Basel III in the United States. The largest U.S. banking organizations have been subject to some of the new Basel III rules since 2014. Most other U.S. banking organizations will become subject to the Basel III rules ...

Basics of Export Controls 2014

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From the program: Basics of Export Controls 2014

Released on: Dec. 15, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Basics of Export Controls 2014 recorded December, 2014 in New York. U.S. and multinational corporations are increasingly affected by the range of U.S. laws and regulations governing international trade. The Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) each plays an ...

Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Oct. 2, 2013

Taken from the briefing Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2013 recorded September, 2013.In just one hour, this briefing will provide you with a summary of federal candidate and PAC campaign law, as regulated by the Federal Election Campaign Act and administered by the Federal Election Commission’s Regulations and Disclosure Rules.Lecture Topics  [Total Time: 01:06:18] Contribution definitions, limits, and prohibitions Expenditures ...

Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Sep. 18, 2014

Taken from the briefing Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2014 recorded August, 2014.In just one hour, this briefing will provide you with a summary of federal candidate and PAC campaign law, as regulated by the Federal Election Campaign Act and administered by the Federal Election Commission’s Regulations and Disclosure Rules.Lecture Topics  [Total Time: 01:05:58] Contribution definitions, limits, and prohibitions Contributions ...

Before Series A - Convertible Note and Series Seed Funding for Startups 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: May. 27, 2014

Taken from the briefing Before Series A - Convertible Note and Series Seed Funding for Startups recorded May, 2014.In recent years there has been a surge in early stage investing by sophisticated angel investors and early stage venture capital firms. In 2013, angel investing alone exceeded $1 Billion. In this Briefing you will learn about the two most common deal structures used to finance early-stage startups – convertible notes and seed stage ...

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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