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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

ACA's Cadillac Tax: Impact and Outlook

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From the program: ACA's Cadillac Tax: Impact and Outlook

Released on: Nov. 4, 2015

Taken from the briefing ACA's Cadillac Tax:  Impact and Outlook recorded November, 2015 in New York. A key provision of the Affordable Care Act is the so-called "Cadillac Tax," a 40% nondeductible excise tax on the value of employer-provided health insurance coverage exceeding specified dollar limits. Controversial when first enacted, the tax has only grown in controversy since enactment. Even though the tax will not be levied until 2018, ...

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. ...

Accounting Materiality: In Fraud or in Fair Weather

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From the program: Accounting Materiality: In Fraud or in Fair Weather

Released on: Nov. 20, 2015

Taken from the briefing Accounting Materiality:  In Fraud or in Fair Weather recorded November, 2015 in New York. When is an error in a financial statement considered material? Tune in to hear from distinct perspectives – from the viewpoint of the accountant, the attorney, and former SEC regulator - on what “materiality” in financial statements means in both good and troubled times. FTI Consulting, Inc. Senior Managing Directors, ...

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, ...

Ambush Marketing: International Regulation and Enforcement

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From the program: Ambush Marketing: International Regulation and Enforcement

Released on: Sep. 24, 2015

Taken from the briefing Ambush Marketing:  International Regulation and Enforcement recorded September, 2015 in New York. Events like the Olympics, FIFA World Cup, and Super Bowl also feature competition among brand marketers and rights holders - specifically, the high-stakes battles between non-sponsoring brands and official event sponsors. How can brands reference these events? What event symbols may marketers safely use without ...

Amgen v. Sandoz: Federal Circuit Interprets “Patent Dance” Provisions of BPCIA to Permit Biosimilar Applicant to Refuse to Disclose Application and Manufacturing Information

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From the program: Amgen v. Sandoz: Federal Circuit Interprets “Patent Dance” Provisions of BPCIA to Permit Biosimilar Applicant to Refuse to Disclose Application and Manufacturing Information

Released on: Oct. 6, 2015

Taken from the briefing  Amgen v. Sandoz:  Federal Circuit Interprets “Patent Dance” Provisions of BPCIA to Permit Biosimilar Applicant to Refuse to Disclose Application and Manufacturing Information recorded October, 2015 in New York. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit interpreted for the first time provisions relating to patent infringement contained in the Biologic Products Competition and Innovation ...

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 ...

Anatomy of a Successful Hospital-Based Medical-Legal Partnership

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From the program: Anatomy of a Successful Hospital-Based Medical-Legal Partnership

Released on: Dec. 10, 2015

Taken from the briefing Anatomy of a Successful Hospital-Based Medical-Legal Partnership recorded December, 2015 in New York. It is not uncommon for legal issues to affect the health of patients. As more providers turn to holistic care, more providers are looking for solutions to resolve the legal issues that affect the well-being of their patients. Thus, many providers are exploring a medical-legal partnership (“MLP”). A successful ...

Anti-Money Laundering: Fundamentals of U.S. Law and Compliance

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From the program: Anti-Money Laundering: Fundamentals of U.S. Law and Compliance

Released on: Oct. 23, 2015

Taken from the briefing Anti-Money Laundering:  Fundamentals of U.S. Law and Compliance recorded October, 2015 in New York. Money laundering involves financial transactions with the proceeds of criminal activity. Yet, contrary to popular perception, money laundering predicate offenses include not only drug trafficking, terrorist finance, and violent crimes like racketeering, murder, terrorism, and human trafficking, but also a wide range ...

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]  ...

August 2015 Amendments to the DGCL: Critical Changes Concerning Forum Selection and Fee Shifting Bylaws in Delaware

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From the program: August 2015 Amendments to the DGCL: Critical Changes Concerning Forum Selection and Fee Shifting Bylaws in Delaware

Released on: Oct. 21, 2015

Taken from the briefing August 2015 Amendments to the DGCL:  Critical Changes Concerning Forum Selection and Fee Shifting Bylaws in Delaware recorded October, 2015 in New York. In the face of increasing stockholder litigation, companies have utilized various tools in an attempt to limit the extent of litigation generally, and multiforum litigation, in particular.  Companies have adopted provisions in their governing documents that ...

Basics of Export Controls 2015

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From the program: Basics of Export Controls 2015

Released on: Dec. 10, 2015

Taken from the briefing Basics of Export Controls 2015 recorded December, 2015 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 Federal Natural Gas Law

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From the program: Basics of Federal Natural Gas Law

Released on: Sep. 28, 2015

Taken from the briefing Basics of Federal Natural Gas Law recorded September, 2015 in New York. Natural gas is frequently in today’s headlines, either as the bane of environmentalists who oppose hydraulic fracturing (fracking) or the savior of environmentalists who see it as a fuel to replace coal for generating electricity. Less than ten years ago, however, the United States was supposedly running out of natural gas, and the issue of ...

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, ...

Binding Electronic Signatures: Leveraging Technology in High-Risk Online Transactions

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From the program: Binding Electronic Signatures: Leveraging Technology in High-Risk Online Transactions

Released on: Jan. 27, 2016

Taken from the briefing Binding Electronic Signatures: Leveraging Technology in High-Risk Online Transactions recorded January, 2016 in New York. Savvy businesses increasingly consider using electronic signatures for sensitive, high-risk online transactions. Although Federal and State laws (E-SIGN and UETA) permit parties to create binding contracts using electronic signatures, these laws hold that such contracts are not enforceable unless ...

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 ...

Bringing the Delaware Advantage to Alternative Dispute Resolution: An Overview of the New Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act

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From the program: Bringing the Delaware Advantage to Alternative Dispute Resolution: An Overview of the New Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act

Released on: Jan. 21, 2016

Taken from the briefing Bringing the Delaware Advantage to Alternative Dispute Resolution:  An Overview of the New Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act recorded January, 2016 in New York. The Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act (the “DRAA”), which became effective on May 4, 2015, provides Delaware entities a way to resolve business disputes in a prompt and cost-effective manner, through voluntary arbitration conducted by expert arbitrators. ...


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