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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 2014

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From the program: Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014

Released on: Jun. 20, 2014

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

Please note that "ethics" in the program title refers to the “Compliance and Ethics Program” used in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations. It does not specifically refer to legal ethics. Please check the credit calculator to the right for credit information for your jurisdiction. Legal drivers for corporate compliance and ethics programs continue to grow in complexity and importance. Compliance programs are now widely expected by ...

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 Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2014: Special Populations (Free)

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From the program: Advanced Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2014: Special Populations (Free)

Released on: Aug. 15, 2014

PLI recently offered training on basic Public Assistance and Food Stamps (SNAP) eligibility. The intricate web of rules for these two programs is further complicated by the fact that there are special rules for certain populations. Immigrants, people who are homeless, and people with disabilities are among the populations who experience various exceptions or modifications of the usual program rules and who are among those most in need of assistance ...

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 2014

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From the program: Advanced Trademark Law Annual Review 2014

Released on: Apr. 18, 2014

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 2014 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 ...

Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2014

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From the program: Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California (Free)

Released on: May. 9, 2014

In this program you can receive the basic information you need to represent low-income children in California with education, regional center, and public benefits issues. Learn the basic substantive law regarding special education, school discipline, regional center eligibility, foster care benefits, CalWORKs, and SSI, so you can take a pro bono case to assist a low-income child in California.Lecture Topics [Total time 06:12:40]Segments with ...

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

IMPORTANT!! GET ACCREDITED BY THE VA BEFORE YOU ATTEND THIS TRAINING.Attorneys and other advocates must be accredited to practice before the VA. To obtain accreditation you must complete this form: . Accreditation by the VA may take several weeks, so do not delay filing your application. You can speed up the process by emailing the form to and including a copy of your State Bar Certificate of Good StandingWithin 12 months of accreditation you are ...

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 2014: Developments & Hot Topics

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From the program: Antitrust Institute 2014: Developments & Hot Topics

Released on: May. 20, 2014

With an emphasis on new developments while providing a refresher of key principles, this year’s Institute will examine current merger issues, price fixing, the legality of joint ventures and other competitor collaborations, "vertical" restraints on customers and suppliers, including resale price maintenance, standards for complying with price discrimination laws, and the latest information on the state and federal enforcement priorities. Also included ...

Appellate Advocacy 2014

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From the program: Appellate Advocacy 2014

Released on: May. 22, 2014

Appellate Advocacy will give you real-world insight into effective appellate advocacy. You will learn about all aspects of the appellate process, from things to do (and not to do) in the trial court, to strategies and techniques for persuasive brief writing and oral argument, to how and when to seek amicus support, to the rehearing and certiorari processes. You will also hear the "View from the Bench" - what judges find persuasive and effective.Lecture ...

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 ...

Attorney-Client Privilege and Internal Investigations 2014

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From the program: Attorney-Client Privilege and Internal Investigations 2014

Released on: Aug. 26, 2014

The following topics are discussed: Best practices in conducting investigations Conflicts between the company and employees on privilege waiver issues Ethical issues in conducting the investigation Privilege issues arising from cooperation with the government Recent trends in government agency approaches to internal investigations, cooperation and waiver of privilege Issues arising in international internal investigations Conflict of ...

Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues

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From the program: Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues

Released on: Jul. 4, 2014

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

This program has expired for credit in many states. Please check the credit calculator at right. No certificate  will be issued if credit has expired in your state.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; ...

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 Basics for Low-Income Clients 2014 (Free)

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From the program: Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2014 (Free)

Released on: Sep. 24, 2014

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 2014: Current Developments

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From the program: Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2014: Current Developments

Released on: May. 12, 2014

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 analysis of hot topics and recent decisions and how to strategically respond to them. They will cover the cases after the Supreme Court's ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Oren Bass

Oren Bass ~ Co-Founder, Pave, Inc.

Brad L. Peterson

Brad L. Peterson ~ Mayer Brown LLP

John F. Delaney

John F. Delaney ~ Morrison & Foerster LLP