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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

BEPS: What's Next? (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 14, 2014

Taken from the briefing BEPS: What's Next? recorded July, 2014.Over the past year, the United States and other countries in the G-20 and the OECD have been working to develop and implement an Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting, commonly referred to as "BEPS." The Action Plan includes 15 "action items" and a tight timetable over the next 18 months for delivering the identified outputs.In this Briefing, John L. Harrington, partner at Dentons ...

Big Data Across the Atlantic - U.S. and E.U. Perspectives 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 19, 2014

Taken from the briefing Big Data Across the Atlantic - U.S. and E.U. Perspectives recorded August, 2014.Consumer data is fast becoming a currency in today's digital economy. Global companies increasing rely on such data - and their ability to collect, analyze, and move it around the globe -- to meet their business needs and the needs of their customers. However, they now face a shifting landscape of data protection obligations. Recent developments ...

California Supreme Court's BIG 3 Employment Decisions for 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 31, 2014

Taken from the briefing California Supreme Court's BIG 3 Employment Decisions for 2014 recorded July, 2014.The California Supreme Court is expected to hand down three ground-shifting decisions by early July. It has already issued the paradigm-shifting Duran opinion, which will change the landscape for proving and defending against class actions. The Court is expected to refine the scope of PAGA actions and arbitration in Iskanian v.CLS Transportation, ...

Calling All Summer Associates: Making the Most of Your Law Firm Internship (Free Audio-only)

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Released on: Jun. 16, 2014

There will be NO CLE Credit for this FREE One Hour Briefing.Taken from the briefing Calling All Summer Associates: Making the Most of Your Law Firm Internship recorded June, 2014.There is good news and bad news for summer associates. Large law firms have traditionally used summer associate programs to find permanent associates, and most still do. But some firms have eliminated summer associate programs, and others hire far smaller summer classes. ...

Critical Start-Up Business & Legal Issues 2014 (Free Audio-only)

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From the program: Critical Start-Up Business & Legal Issues 2014

Released on: Oct. 14, 2014

Taken from the program Critical Start-Up Business & Legal Issues 2014 recorded September, 2014 in Palo Alto. Lecture Topics  [Total Time: 01:33:50] Forming and organizing a start-up, including timing, documents, board composition and capital structure The place for business plans and financial projections Attracting talent through founders’ equity IP protection and commercialization, including benefits, liabilities ...

Crying for Argentina: U.S. Supreme Court Restricts Foreign Sovereign Judgment Enforcement Immunity 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 15, 2014

Taken from the briefing Crying for Argentina: U.S. Supreme Court Restricts Foreign Sovereign Judgment Enforcement Immunity recorded June, 2014.On June 16, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a “double whammy” of sorts to the Republic of Argentina and blows in favor of interpreting the U.S. Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) in plaintiffs’ favor. In the case of Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital, Ltd., arising from a 2001 Argentine sovereign ...

Defining "Waters of the United States": What is at Stake? (Audio-Only)

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Released on: Oct. 17, 2014

Taken from the briefing Defining "Waters of the United States": What is at Stake? recorded October, 2014.On April 21, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) published a rule-making proposal to revise the definition of “waters of the United States,” a key statutory term used to prescribe the extent of federal jurisdiction to regulate a variety of activities under the Clean Water Act (CWA). 79 Fed. Reg. ...

Disloyalty: Steps to Prevent Breaches of Fiduciary Duties by Employees, Officers, and Directors and What to do When They Occur 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jun. 18, 2014

Taken from the briefing Disloyalty: Steps to Prevent Breaches of Fiduciary Duties by Employees, Officers, and Directors and What to do When They Occur recorded June, 2014. Since the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 in particular, The Wall Street Journal and numerous media outlets that cover business news have profiled stories about misconduct in the executive suite. Although examples of financial self-dealing and conflicts of interest are generally ...

Ebola and the Workplace -- An Update on Key Issues 2014

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From the program: Ebola and the Workplace -- An Update on Key Issues 2014

Released on: Nov. 24, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Ebola and the Workplace -- An Update on Key Issues recorded November, 2014 in New York. Since the first Ebola patient came to the United States in late September 2014, all employers have been enormously challenged to deal with the many issues that this international emergency has engendered. While the issues have their most immediate and direct effect on health care employees, in fact all employers who require travel ...

Economic Sanctions Update: Iran and Other Hot Topics 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 8, 2014

Taken from the briefing Economic Sanctions Update: Iran and Other Hot Topics recorded June, 2014.Since early 2014, the Joint Plan of Action has governed certain transactions between the United States, members of the European Union, and Iran. The JPOA has opened up limited but important trade opportunities for Iran. Yet the JPOA is set to expire at the end of July, and it is far from clear what will happen thereafter. In the meantime, the United States ...

Emerging Regulatory Landscape for U.S. Asset-Backed Securities 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 21, 2014

Taken from the briefing Emerging Regulatory Landscape for U.S. Asset-Backed Securities recorded July, 2014.As the U.S. capital markets continue to evolve and longstanding regulatory uncertainties are resolved, ABS and MBS issuers and investors are increasingly entering or considering entering these markets once again. The years since the financial crisis have brought sweeping changes in the rules affecting structured finance in the U.S., and more ...

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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