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How to Choose and Work with Local Law Firms

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Recorded on: Jul. 14, 2014

ALEX HAO: Well, welcome back. I think we still have some people left here. Good news for you, this is the last panel. So we've done a lot. It's been a long day. And hopefully we still have some very good insights to share with all of you. And this last panel on how to choose and work with local law firms. We're going to have a great panel of experts sharing their first hand experience selecting, working with local counsel in different jurisdictions, ...

Due Diligence and Negotiation Issues in the Middle East, Latin America, and India

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Recorded on: Jul. 14, 2014

MAURIZIO LEVI-MINZI: The topic on the agenda for the first panel involves the thorniest issues that we confront in cross-border work-- due diligence and negotiation issues. To help us consider these issues, we have an impressive panel. We've actually divided this conversation in two portions-- that first portion will focus on Brazil, India, and the Middle East followed by the second portion when we would talk about China, Russia, and Africa. Let ...

Inbound Investments

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Recorded on: Jul. 14, 2014

MAURIZIO LEVI-MINZI: Usually the tough one. Everybody had lunch, everybody's feeling a little bit sleepy. But we're going to try to wake you up with some exciting topic. So the focus of our discussion this afternoon is actually on the market that is the hottest and the most interesting one for most countries in the world, and that's the United States of America. There is a great deal of interest in investing here on the part of many companies in BRIC ...

Performance-Based Executive Compensation: Governance and Litigation Considerations for Employers, Directors, Institutional Investors and Their Counsel 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 10, 2014

AMY: It's now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Dr. Susan Mangiero. SUSAN MANGIERO: Thank you, Amy and the Practicing Law Institute for providing a venue about this important topic. And Jeff, having seen his slides, I know the audience will learn a lot today from your comments about the legal landscape. As shown in slide four, our briefing topics will address new regulations such as say on pay mandates, increasing shareholder agitations ...

Repos and Systemic Risk 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 9, 2014

AMY TAUB: Hello. My name is Amy Taub, and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, "Repos and Systemic Risk." Before you begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials for this briefing via the course material tab in the program window. Our ...

Expert Reports and Depositions

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

KENNETH I. SCHACTER: But we'll talk about expert reports-- preparing expert reports under the now three or four-year-old version of the federal rules, a new regime that went into effect in 2010. And we will also discuss expert depositions, something else we touched on a little bit in the first topic; how to depose an expert; how to get your expert ready for her deposition, from on the lawyer's perspective and the expert's perspective. We have two ...

Conflicts of Interest and Other Ethics Issues

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

YUKAKO KAWATA: OK, good morning, everybody. Well, we are going to start off our second day of this conference with our all important Ethics Credit Panel. And for that, we have with us Laura Friedrich. She is a partner in Shearman and Sterling's Investment Funds Group in New York with extensive experience in working with US and international private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds and their sponsors. And to Laura's left is Ed Sopher. He is ...

Fundamentals of Private Equity Investing

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

YUKAKO KAWATA: OK, are we set? OK. Well now we will get started with our two M&A panels. For that let me start with David Allinson, who is immediately to my left. He is the global court co-chair of the Latham and Watkins mergers and acquisitions practice, and the former co-chair of the Private Equity Practice Group and the New York Corporate Department. So David has been doing this and participating in our conference for many years, and we appreciate ...

Raising a Private Equity Fund: Current Terms

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

YUKAKO KAWATA: OK. Are we on? OK. All right. So now moving on to our next panel. This will be a fun panel. This is what I call the GP-LP. panel. And to do the GP-LP panel, we have, really, the two really perfect people to do the GP-LP panel. To my left is Bruce Lieb. He is the managing partner of Proskauer Rose. I guess he gets some time to do private fund negotiations from time to time. And he is a member of Proskauer's Private Equity Group. Many, ...

Trademark Infringement Primer

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

ANNE HOCKING: Welcome back. I'm pleased to open up the second half of the program. My name is Anne Hiaring Hocking. I'm the chair of Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the global marketplace. We had a very full morning, and we have a very informative and full afternoon as well. We will have two presentations. The first one starts now, and the second one will begin at 3:30 after a networking break. The break'll be at 3:15. So this afternoon, we're ...

Take-Private Transactions

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

YUKAKO KAWATA: OK, so we are picking up with the second part of our M&A panels, and a presentation on take-private transactions. So David and Michael, all yours. DAVID ALLINSON: Thank you. So for this panel discussion we are going to focus on take-private transactions, which are public companies that are taken private either by strategic competitors or private equity firms, and also in some cases by the controlling stockholders of the particular ...

Recent Enforcement and Other Regulatory Issues

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

YUKAKO KAWATA: OK. Well, here we are with our final panel and dealing with recent enforcement and other regulatory issues. So this is the panel where we get all scared about what sort of horrible things can happen to us if we don't behave as proper investment advisers. So let me introduce the panel. To my left is Marc Elovitz. Mark is a partner in the New York office of Schulte Roth & Zabel and is the chair of the firm's Investment Management ...

Monitoring Compliance at Private Equity Firms: Issues for CCOs

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

YAKAKO KAWATA: OK, moving on to our next panel now that we twisted our minds thinking about all kinds of conflicts, onto what it means to actually have to comply with all of these things. And we have somebody here who has to live with that directly. But anyway let's start with that to my left we have Heather Cruz. Heather is a member of Skadden Arps Investment Management Group and she represents advisers and investment banks in structuring all kinds ...

Inside the U.S. Black Box: CFIUS National Security Reviews of Foreign Acquisitions 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

AMY TAUB: My name is Amy Taub and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Inside the US Black Box, CFIUS National Security Reviews of Foreign Acquisitions. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials for this briefing via the course ...

Recent Regulatory Developments Affecting the Marketing of Private Equity Funds

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

MARCO MASOTTI: Who's going first? KENNETH J. BERMAN: I think you are. MARCO V. MASOTTI: I am? OK. Well, thank you very much, Yukako I hope everyone appreciates that Yukako is really and truly one of the deans of our business. And it's just terrific that she brings us together once a year to speak about these types of issues that you will hear about today. I think what we propose to do is maybe just-- Ken and I will make a few introductory remarks ...

Role of Expert Witnesses in Complex Litigation

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

BLAIR G CONNELLY: I'm Blair. And I think I speak for all of us, I'd like to thank Ken and Laurie for inviting us all to do this. I actually find this to be very educational and informative for myself because I get to interact with people like Celeste and Laureen, and I actually learn a lot from getting ready for this and putting these slides together. And it's like a refresher course in some ways, because when you're sort of deep in the weeds on a ...

International Searching and Filing Strategies

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

ANNE HIARING HOCKING: The next program is going to bring us to lunch. We're extremely fortunate to have Christopher George present to us today. He started practice-- I think it was in Chicago-- with Fitch Even. Is that right? CHRISTOPHER E. GEORGE: Correct. ANNE HIARING HOCKING: A boutique firm. He moved on to Morrison & Foerster, a little bit bigger firm in Washington, DC, where he worked for 5 and 1/2 years until Intel snagged him in 2008 ...

Litigation Alternatives and Hot Topics in the U.S. and Abroad

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

SPEAKER 1: So welcome back, You are participating in Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace. It's 3:30 in the afternoon, Pacific Standard Time. And we are just starting our last segment. I did mean to mention earlier for some reason, my PowerPoints were not in your materials. And I think some of the other PowerPoints are not in the materials. So if you would like them, either email PLI or email me, and I'll make sure that you get ...

Trademarks in Practice: Searching, Clearance and the Application Process in the United States

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

ANNE HIARING HOCKING: I'm going to say something. Welcome back to the PLI Global Trademark Workshop. It is my pleasure to say a few things about Richard Kirkpatrick, our next speaker. Not only is he writer of the trademark infringement manual that PLI publishes, and Likelihood of Confusion in Trademark Law, which you can buy, of course, from PLI. Which, after you realize that he wrote the book, what else can you say? But Richard has a lot of very ...

Key Principles of Trademark Law and Unfair Competition

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

ANNE HIARING HOCKING: So I couldn't start the program without mentioning one of the most important cases, really, in the trademark world in a long time, the Washington Redskins case. I recommend the opinion to you simply for you to get a feeling for the breadth of consideration that the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board is giving to the issues before it. And just by way of introduction, if you don't know what the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board is, ...

Basic Principles of Copyright Law

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Recorded on: Jul. 1, 2014

KATHERINE C. SPELMAN: Our first presentation today is a presentation I myself sit and take careful notes on because this I do believe is the only presentation in the United States-- and it's in three places that PLI organizes this-- where we actually cover the basic intros at such a gallop that you get in this presentation the value of a first year of law school in one hour and that would be Deirdre Merrill and Sophie Cohen. Let me tell you a brief ...

Copyright Licensing

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Recorded on: Jul. 1, 2014

KAY: Good after-- good after break. That's it. Not good afternoon, but good after break. We are delighted you're here. Welcome back to what is now the second building block in the fluency immersion class of copyright and all things joyously copyright. This topic is going to be Issues in Copyright Licensing. Again, I commend you to read Marcelo Halpern's bio on the web. He is an accomplished, a remarkable, and a generous knower of most everything regarding ...

Supreme Court's Landmark Limelight and Nautilus Decisions and Their Impact on Patent Litigation and Prosecution Strategies 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 1, 2014

AMY TAUB: Hello. My name is Amy Taub and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Supreme Court's Landmark Limelight and Nautilus Decisions and Their Impact on Patent Litigation and Prosecution Strategies. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing, and time permitting they will be addressed. ...

The Aereo Case and the Supreme Court - Grand Theft or Public Right?

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Recorded on: Jul. 1, 2014

KATHERINE C. SPELMAN: I'll begin the last part of a fantastic day we've spent together. I hope each of you has enjoyed building and renewing and refreshing your vocabulary of copyright-- all things important in copyright. I know I have, and it's just been terrific. We are now going to have that moment where we all get to talk about copyright. This is a panel. The panel will be going on from 3:30 to 5:00. That will be an hour and a half of galloping ...

Enforcing Copyrights Part 1

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Recorded on: Jul. 1, 2014

KATE: Our next speaker is Naomi Jane Gray. While she comes to the podium, let me tell a moment that copyright lawyers, the most interesting ones are ones who have led paths of indirection to where they are. I don't know anyone who says, in the middle of high school, I decided I was going to be a copyright lawyer. They usually are people who decide to be copyright lawyers somewhere along the line where they were somewhere else. So the wizards who ...

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