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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 ...

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 ...

Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC: Supreme Court Confirms Patent License Fees Cannot Extend Beyond Patent Term

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From the program: Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC: Supreme Court Confirms Patent License Fees Cannot Extend Beyond Patent Term

Released on: Aug. 3, 2015

Taken from the briefing Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC: Supreme Court Confirms Patent License Fees Cannot Extend Beyond Patent Term Recorded July 2015 in New York Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC: Supreme Court Confirms Patent License Fees Cannot Extend Beyond Patent Term [01:02:20] Presentation Materials Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC: Supreme Court Confirms Patent License Fees Cannot Extend Beyond Patent Term Joel E. Lehrer, Michael ...

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 ...

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) ...

Abbreviated Debt Tender Offers and Other Liability Management Developments

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From the program: Abbreviated Debt Tender Offers and Other Liability Management Developments

Released on: Jul. 7, 2015

Taken from the briefing Abbreviated Debt Tender Offers and Other Liability Management Developments recorded June, 2015 in New York. A recently issued SEC no-action letter provides for an abbreviated approach to tender offers and exchange offers involving non-convertible debt securities provided certain conditions are met. The new guidance may offer increased flexibility to issuers that are considering restructuring their liabilities. Issuers ...

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 ...

Accounting for Complex Debt vs. Equity Financial Instruments

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Recorded on: Aug. 18, 2015

Taken from the briefing Accounting for Complex Debt vs. Equity Financial Instruments recorded August, 2015 in New York. In the world of emerging and developing businesses financing instruments are constantly changing form and blurring the line between debt and equity accounting. The relevant accounting literature is extremely complex, and over the last several years debt versus equity accounting has been a major cause of financial restatements. ...

A Deeper Dive into Inter Partes Review/Covered Business Method Results

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From the program: A Deeper Dive into Inter Partes Review/Covered Business Method Results

Released on: Jul. 14, 2015

Taken from the briefing A Deeper Dive into Inter Partes Review/Covered Business Method Results recorded June, 2015 in New York. While top level studies of the rate of unpatentability findings in PTAB review proceedings suggest a challenger friendly forum, more detailed analysis suggests that the differences between PTAB and district court review is more nuanced. In addition, the evolution of the rules and other trends may further alter ...

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 ...

Arizona Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission: Supreme Court Addresses the Future of Redistricting Reform in America

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From the program: Arizona Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission: Supreme Court Addresses the Future of Redistricting Reform in America

Released on: Jul. 24, 2015

Taken from the briefing Arizona Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission: Supreme Court Addresses the Future of Redistricting Reform in America recorded July, 2015 in New York. On June 29, the Supreme Court rejected a claim by the Arizona Legislature that the United States Constitution prohibits voters from using the initiative power to transfer authority over congressional redistricting from the Legislature to an independent ...

Auditor Independence -- Reminders and Current Issues for Auditors and Companies

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Recorded on: Jun. 29, 2015

Taken from the briefing Auditor Independence -- Reminders and Current Issues for Auditors and Companies recorded June, 2015 in New York. The foundation of the audit process is the auditor’s independence from the client. The SEC and the PCAOB are continually focused on the importance of auditor independence and they have recently sent important reminders through public statements and enforcement proceedings. Lecture Topics [01:02:37]  ...

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 ...

Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2015

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From the program: Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2015

Released on: Aug. 19, 2015

Taken from the briefing Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2015 recorded August, 2015 in New York. 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 [01:04:15] Contribution definitions, limits, and prohibitions ...

Basics of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) 2015

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From the program: Basics of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) 2015

Released on: May. 1, 2015

Taken from the briefing Basics of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) 2015 recorded April, 2015 in New York. Within the last decade, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement has become a juggernaut of U.S. enforcement agencies. The U.S. authorities that enforce the statute, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), brought five enforcements actions, combined, in 2004. Over ...

B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries: Supreme Court Gives New Life to Preclusion in Trademark Proceedings and Other Agency Litigation

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From the program: B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries: Supreme Court Gives New Life to Preclusion in Trademark Proceedings and Other Agency Litigation

Released on: Apr. 28, 2015

Taken from the briefing B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries:  Supreme Court Gives New Life to Preclusion in Trademark Proceedings and Other Agency Litigation recorded April, 2015 in New York. On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., No. 13-352, which addressed when a decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board may also bind a federal district court, through ...

Being Prepared for M&A Strike Suits: How Do You Avoid Disclosure Pitfalls in M&A Litigation?

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From the program: Being Prepared for M&A Strike Suits: How Do You Avoid Disclosure Pitfalls in M&A Litigation?

Released on: Mar. 11, 2015

Taken from the briefing Being Prepared for M&A Strike Suits: How Do You Avoid Disclosure Pitfalls in M&A Litigation? recorded February, 2015 in New York. Almost every public M&A deal draws instant litigation – oftentimes, multiple lawsuits in more than one jurisdiction. In M&A litigation, plaintiffs frequently seek an injunction, alleging that disclosures were inadequate or misleading in various ways. In resolving such claims, ...

Breaking Bad Technology Habits: Email, Social Media and Document Management

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From the program: Breaking Bad Technology Habits: Email, Social Media and Document Management

Released on: Apr. 30, 2015

Taken from the briefing Breaking Bad Technology Habits: Email, Social Media and Document Management recorded April, 2015 in New York. The practice of law has gone digital, for better or worse. Technology can make the practice of law easier for attorneys but it also creates a new set of risks. Fortunately, many such risks are foreseeable and avoidable. Even though the paperless law practice is a fairly recent development for attorneys, many ...

Burnout 911: Tools to Thrive in Your Legal Career and Life

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From the program: Burnout 911: Tools to Thrive in Your Legal Career and Life

Released on: Jun. 23, 2015

Taken from the briefing Burnout 911: Tools to Thrive in Your Legal Career and Life recorded June 2015 in New York. There will be NO CLE credit for this on-demand program. Lecture Topics  [01:00:11] Did you know that the average recovery time from burnout is 100 days?  Chronic low energy, frequent colds, sore lower back, anxiety and a general lack of vitality are symptoms of an experience referred to as "burnout".  This ...

Business Development for Aspiring Partners in Today's Legal Economy: Strategies and Techniques (Audio-only / No CLE)

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Released on: Oct. 18, 2012

Please note that CLE credit is not available for this program.Taken from the briefing Business Development for Aspiring Partners in Today's Legal Economy: Strategies and Techniques 2012 recorded December 2012.In this briefing, our faculty – a mix of partners and associates heavily involved in business development – will share their experience and insights into business development in today's legal market.  They will discuss the fundamentals ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Clifford E. Kirsch

Clifford E. Kirsch ~ Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Tanya E. M. Wong

Tanya E. M. Wong ~ Director of Government Benefits, Legal Services NYC - Legal Support Unit

Kenneth N. Nigon

Kenneth N. Nigon ~ RatnerPrestia