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Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District: A Blow to Monetary Exactions in the Land-Use Permitting Context 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 28, 2013

Taken from the briefing Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District: A Blow to Monetary Exactions in the Land-Use Permitting Context recorded August, 2013.On June 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision with significant implications for land-use regulation. The Court held that permitting agencies have a constitutional obligation to prove that any monetary exaction imposed as a condition of permit approval bear an essential nexus ...

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) ...

Basel III: Complying with the New Rules 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 21, 2013

Taken from the briefing Basel III: Complying with the New Rules recorded August, 2013.The federal banking agencies have just adopted comprehensive regulatory capital rules that will  implement Basel III in the U.S.  In turn, it is time for banking organizations to understand the new rules and bring themselves into compliance with them by the beginning of 2015 (2014, for the largest banking organizations).  The new rules make important ...

Basics of Export Controls 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Dec. 3, 2013

Taken from the briefing Basics of Export Controls 2013 recorded November, 2013.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 important role in administering ...

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 ...

Brazil's New Anti-Corruption Law: Overview and Analysis 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Dec. 3, 2013

Taken from the briefing Brazil's New Anti-Corruption Law: Overview and Analysis recorded November, 2013. While the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is relatively old news, the U.S. government continues to enforce the law vigorously.  There is no sign that will abate.  Further complicating many companies' international business is the fact that other countries are rewriting - and modifying enforcement of - their own anti-corruption laws.  ...

Career Moves and the Experienced Attorney: Building Relationships, Job Search Strategy and Common Interview Mistakes 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jun. 12, 2013

There will be NO CLE CREDIT for this briefing.Taken from the briefing Career Moves and the Experienced Attorney: Building Relationships, Job Search Strategy and Common Interview Mistakes recorded May, 2013.The good news is that the legal marketplace is dynamic; the bad news is that it is ever-changing and uncertain. Frequent job changes and career shifts are going to become part of every legal career.  This program is geared to experienced ...

CFPB's Responsible Business Conduct: Scope and Application 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Sep. 25, 2013

Taken from the briefing CFPB's Responsible Business Conduct: Scope and Application recorded September, 2013. Over the summer, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued important new guidance on the factors it will consider in exercising its enforcement discretion.  CFPB Bulletin 2013-06,  Responsible Business Conduct:  Self-Policing, Self-Reporting, Remediation, and Cooperation provides details on the four factors used to ...

CFPB Finalizes June 2013 Amendments and Clarifications to Mortgage Rules (Audio-only)

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Released on: Dec. 3, 2013

Taken from the briefing CFPB Finalizes June 2013 Amendments and Clarifications to Mortgage Rules recorded November, 2013. On September 13, 2013, in response to questions and suggestions from industry participants, the CFPB finalized amendments and clarifications to its January 2013 mortgage rules.  The amendments, which were originally proposed in June 2013, principally address concerns raised with respect to the mortgage servicing and ...

Chapter 9 - Recent and Possible Future Developments in Chapter 9 in Light of the Detroit, Jefferson County, Stockton and Other Cases 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Oct. 22, 2013

Taken from the briefing Chapter 9 - Recent and Possible Future Developments in Chapter 9 in Light of the Detroit, Jefferson County, Stockton and Other Cases recorded October, 2013.While the country has not been beset by the flood of municipality bankruptcies that some have predicted, during the last five years, Detroit, Jefferson County, Alabama, and three significant California cities (populations of approximately 300,000, 215,000 and 130,000) ...

Combination Therapies, Pharma Claiming Strategies, and the CAFC 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Oct. 30, 2013

Taken from the briefing Combination Therapies, Pharma Claiming Strategies, and the CAFC recorded October, 2013.This lecture, presented by Brian C. Trinque, Ph.D., a partner in the Boston office of Lathrop & Gage LLP, provides a summary of the most recent Federal Circuit cases pertaining to patents claiming combination therapy treatments.  When these cases are considered collectively, they provide important insight into effective patent specification ...

Delaware's Corporation and Alternative Entity Laws: 2013 Amendments You Must Know About (Audio-only)

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Released on: Sep. 24, 2013

Taken from the briefing Delaware's Corporation and Alternative Entity Laws: 2013 Amendments You Must Know About recorded September, 2013.The Delaware General Corporation Law and Delaware’s alternative entity statutes are amended periodically to keep them current and maintain their preeminence.  This year is no exception.  Numerous amendments have been enacted in 2013.  The amendments are relevant to lawyers with transactional ...

FCPA Compliance in Latin America 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 15, 2013

Taken from the briefing FCPA Compliance in Latin America recorded August, 2013.It is old news that the U.S. government is aggressively enforcing the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.S. law that prohibits bribery of foreign public officials. Particularly over the last decade, the U.S. Justice Department and Securities & Exchange Commission have been hitting wrongdoers with significant monetary penalties and, in the case of individuals, prison ...

Fracking: Drilling Down on the Latest Regulatory, Research and Litigation Developments 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 8, 2013

Taken from the briefing Fracking: Drilling Down on the Latest Regulatory, Research and Litigation Developments 2013 recorded July, 2013.Viewed by many as the key to our nation’s energy independence, expanded hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in the United States has raised concerns from some about potentially adverse environmental, health, and safety impacts. These concerns have generated a considerable amount of publicity and media coverage ...

How to Start - and Succeed - at Pro Bono 2013 (Free Audio-only)

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Released on: Nov. 7, 2013

Please note that CLE credit is not available for this Free Briefing.Taken from the briefing How to Start - and Succeed - at Pro Bono recorded October, 2013. Sure, you know pro bono is a good idea, and brings many benefits to you, your firm, and the clients you serve.  But where do you start?  How do you know what work is available, and what would be interesting?  What work would fit best with your career goals, your time commitments, ...

Immigration After Windsor: Benefits, Pitfalls, and Open Questions for Lesbian and Gay Immigrant Families in a Post-DOMA World 2013 (Free Audio-only)

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Released on: Nov. 6, 2013

This is a free one-hour briefing in recognition of National Pro Bono Celebration Week!Taken from the briefing Immigration After Windsor: Benefits, Pitfalls, and Open Questions for Lesbian and Gay Immigrant Families in a Post-DOMA World recorded October, 2013.On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court declared Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, opening a path to immigration benefits for same-sex families for the first time ...

International Implications of the JOBS Act Amendments Eliminating the Prohibition on General Solicitation and General Advertising Under Rule 506(c) of Regulation D and Rule 144A (Audio-only)

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Released on: Oct. 3, 2013

Taken from the briefing International Implications of the JOBS Act Amendments Eliminating the Prohibition on General Solicitation and General Advertising Under Rule 506(c) of Regulation D and Rule 144A recorded September, 2013. Experts will lead a panel and discuss the SEC’s newly-adopted and amended rules under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”) that allow “general solicitation” and “general advertising” in private placements ...

Lateral Hiring in the New Normal: What Partner Candidates Should Expect 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Dec. 4, 2013

Please note that CLE credit is not available for this program. Taken from the briefing Lateral Hiring in the New Normal: What Partner Candidates Should Expect recorded November, 2013.While law firms continue to bring in lateral partners at a high level, studies show that law firm leaders are reporting mixed results in these efforts. As a result, firms are beginning to become even more rigorous in evaluating lateral partner candidates. In this Briefing, ...

Leveraged Buyouts: A Discussion with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 14, 2013

Taken from the briefing Leveraged Buyouts: A Discussion with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation recorded July, 2013.The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation recently announced that it will become more aggressive in leverage buyout transactions involving underfunded pension plans.  In a similar vein, in April, the PBGC initiated proceedings to terminate a pension plan in connection with Compagnie de Saint-Gobain’s sale of its U.S. metal ...

Life Sciences M&A: You are Not Buying Widgets - Special Considerations that You Need to Know to Buy and Sell Life Sciences Companies or Assets 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Mar. 27, 2013

Taken from the briefing Life Sciences M&A: You are Not Buying Widgets - Special Considerations that You Need to Know to Buy and Sell Life Sciences Companies or Assets recorded March, 2013. Handling an acquisition or divestiture deal involving pharmaceutical products, biologics, medical devices, diagnostics or the like can be challenging. These deals often involve critical intellectual property and complex regulatory assets and/or third party ...

Mentoring: The Best Kept Secret to Success in the Recovery 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Mar. 18, 2013

There will be no CLE credit for this briefing. Taken from the briefing Mentoring: The Best Kept Secret to Success in the Recovery recorded March, 2013. Mentoring has not been a priority in many law firms during the recent years of economic turbulence and rapid change. Yet it is an essential investment in legal talent because firms cannot function or survive without well-prepared and confident associates to meet current and future client needs, ...

Mobile Targeting and Tracking: Breaking News! (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 29, 2013

Taken from the briefing Mobile Targeting and Tracking: Breaking News! recorded August 2013. Companies who engage in mobile targeting and tracking, beware!  The Digital Advertising Alliance, a self-regulatory consortium made up of a variety of industry groups, recently released a guidance on how its online behavioral advertising and multi-site tracking principles apply in the mobile environment.  This guidance gives directions to companies ...

New York State Department of Financial Services - Recent Initiatives in Consumer Protection and Capital Markets 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Oct. 24, 2013

Taken from the briefing New York State Department of Financial Services - Recent Initiatives in Consumer Protection and Capital Markets recorded October, 2013.The New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) was formed in October 2011, merging the former state banking and insurance departments into a dynamic new regulatory agency. Two senior executives from DFS will speak about some of the groundbreaking work their divisions have been pursuing ...

PLI's Patent Briefing Series: Patent Eligibility in an Unsettled Time 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Nov. 18, 2013

Taken from the briefing PLI's Patent Briefing Series: Patent Eligibility in an Unsettled Time recorded November, 2013.Ten years ago if you said that patent eligibility would become one of the most important, hotly debated issues in the patent field everyone would have thought you simply didn’t know what you were talking about. Five years ago some may have seen issues percolating that would raise an eyebrow, but certainly most thought the Supreme Court ...

Private Fund Sales and Marketing: A Conversation with Senior Staff from the SEC Division of Trading and Markets 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Oct. 10, 2013

Taken from the briefing Private Fund Sales and Marketing: A Conversation with Senior Staff from the SEC Division of Trading and Markets recorded September, 2013. David Blass, Chief Counsel of the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets at the SEC, gave a speech in April 2013 before a group of lawyers at the American Bar Association about potential broker-dealer issues that may arise when private funds use internal marketing and sales teams or external ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Katie M. Lachter

Katie M. Lachter ~ Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Alex Hao

Alex Hao ~ Jun He Law Offices