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Ethical Considerations in Leveraged Financings

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Recorded on: May. 7, 2015

SPEAKER 1: Go straight to our ethics panel. So there will not be a break. PATRICK RYAN: And I will go ahead and introduce the panelists as they come up. Edwin Smith is second in line, is a partner in the New York City in Boston offices of Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius. He will help to lead the presentation today. And Peter Kostant is a visiting professor at New York Law School and an adjunct professor at Fordham University Law School. PETER KOSTANT: ...

Acquisition Finance Update

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Recorded on: May. 7, 2015

PATRICK J. RYAN: On to our next panel, which is titled Leverage Financing 2015, which is always a very interesting topic to cover as part of our conference today. So I'll briefly introduce our three panelists. Immediately to my left is Byung Choi who is a partner at Ropes & Gray. He's co-head of the firm's global finance practice group, and he focuses his practice, as you would expect, on leveraged finance transactions. Immediately to-- in the ...

Leveraged Financing Today

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Recorded on: May. 7, 2015

PATRICK RYAN: So with that I think we'll kick it off. We'll hand it over to Brian and we'll get into some interesting stuff. BRIAN TRAMONTOZZI: Oh, great. Thank you. And this is pretty dry material, so if you have any questions, please stop along the way. I might not see you so you just shout out any questions and I'll repeat them so everyone can hear them. Right now we've got pretty good themes for the market overall. We had a good year last year. ...

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: The Changing Legal Landscape

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Recorded on: May. 6, 2015

Hello. My name is Amy Taub and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I'd like to welcome you to today's briefing, Unmanned Aircraft Systems: the Changing Legal Landscape. Before I 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 materials tab in the program window. ...

Sponsor's Obligations in an LBO in the Post-Crises Era: Equity Commitment Letters and Limited Guarantees

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Recorded on: May. 5, 2015

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Hello, my name is Amy Taub and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Sponsor's Obligations in an LBO in the Post-Crisis Era-- Equity Commitment Letters and Limited Guarantees. 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 ...

The Evolution of an Industry: Approaching 75 Years of Retail Fund Regulation

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Recorded on: May. 4, 2015

CLIFFORD E. KIRSCH: --introduce Professor Facciolo. Jay has practiced for 10 years as a transactional corporate attorney before becoming a professor. And I haven't worked with Jay one of these programs, but I've wanted to because he's done a lot of work in the 40 acts, and teaches a 40 act course at-- FRANCIS "JAY" FACCIOLO: One of the few in the country. CLIFFORD E. KIRSCH: Yeah. FRANCIS "JAY" FACCIOLO: There are only a handful ...

Warranty, Repossession and Financing Problems – Homeowner Rights

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Recorded on: May. 4, 2015

MAEVE ELISE BROWN: Now they both say 11:30. Hi. This is Maeve Elise Brown. We're back for our third hour. And in this third hour, building on our first two great hours, we have Eugene "Gene" Haydu, who will be talking to us about warranties and actually litigating defects in parks and defects with the homes themselves. Without further ado, Gene. EUGENE HAYDU: Thank you. Well, I wanted to talk about the perspective of a private practitioner ...

Recent Case Law Developments Impacting on Patent Monetization

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Recorded on: May. 4, 2015

JOSE ESTEVES: So thank you everyone for coming back. We're going to get started on our next segment. We've got two presentations, or actually one presentation and one panel. We're going to start with Ira Levy. And we'll present on recent case law developments impacting on IP monetization. And then we'll have a panel and I'll step back up to the mic at just about 11:25 or 11:30 to introduce our panel presentation on antitrust. Ira is a partner in ...

Fund Litigation

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Recorded on: May. 4, 2015

LAUREN BLUMENTHAL KLEIMAN: Welcome back, everybody. So as I promised, now the fun begins. What I told the audience-- I don't know if you were listening-- is that what we started with in the afternoon, or at least in my part of the afternoon was what you have to worry about if you get crosswise with a regulator. So now we're going to talk about what happens if you get crosswise with your investors or anybody else who undertakes to sue you. And I have ...

Investing in IP: The Investor Perspective

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Recorded on: May. 4, 2015

JOSE A. ESTEVES: OK, so our last panel of the day focused on the IP Investor Perspective, we've got three participants on our panel, Ed Klaris, David Morland, and Mikael Nabati. Ed Klaris is senior vice president at Conde Nast. Well, he was senior vice president at Conde Nast for more than eight years where he conducted business in 28 countries forging deals with foreign companies to start ventures such as events, schools, product licensing, and ...

Successfully Extracting Value from IP in the Current Environment

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Recorded on: May. 4, 2015

JOSE ESTEVES: So for our panel here for the next hour, we'll be focused on monetization, extracting value from IP in the current environment in light of all the things that we've been talking about today. And I will introduce the three panelists in alphabetical order, and then turn it over to them for a discussion. So we have David Cohen. David is the Chief Legal and IP officer at Vringo, Inc. where, among other things, he oversees Vringo's worldwide ...

Current Trends and Developments

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Recorded on: May. 4, 2015

LAURIN BLUMENTHAL KLEIMAN: While we're reorganizing, I'll go ahead and start the introductions. This is the panel where we're going to look forward-- look currently, I guess, and then look forward to what's on the horizon for registered investment companies. And really try to keep in mind all the things that we talked about during the day because in deciding, in looking at the landscape as it exists now, and the opportunities for new products and ...

Beyond Patents: Sourcing and Leveraging Innovation

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Recorded on: May. 4, 2015

JOSE ESTEVES: OK, so welcome back, everyone. We're going to get started on the afternoon portion of today's seminar. And as I mentioned earlier, we've got three panels this afternoon. We've got our first panel focused on looking beyond patents to sourcing innovation. We'll then take a 15 minute break and then have our last two panels of the day. One will focus on monetizing and extracting value from patents in the current environment in light of ...

Fund Anatomy

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Recorded on: May. 4, 2015

CLIFFORD E. KIRSCH: OK. Welcome back, everyone. And we are here for our second panel on fund anatomy. And as I mentioned, on this panel we're going to look at the role of the board, of all the adviser/shareholder voting, and really give you a look inside the mutual fund and some of the issues that come up in this area. Just like we did in the first panel, keep the questions coming in. We don't have time set aside for questions, just raise your hand, ...

Manufactured Housing (Mobilehomes) – Regulatory Framework

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Recorded on: May. 4, 2015

MAEVE ELISE BROWN: So without further ado, let me go ahead and turn the mic over to Ron Javor. RON JAVOR: Thank you. Good morning, everybody. I think I'd like to start by just asking you all to imagine you're dropped into another planet somewhere, or a country where the lettering is not English kind of lettering, and the words don't sound anything like English, and everything looks real different. Because that's what mobile home park law is all about. ...

Overview and Current Developments in IP Monetization Techniques, and Managing Infringement Litigation Risk

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Recorded on: May. 4, 2015

JOSE A. ESTEVES: When we talk about IP monetization, I'm using the term to mean techniques, not just for monetizing, say a patent, but for extracting value or otherwise financially leveraging the IP for benefit. And when we think about monetizing IP, if you go back historically, the basic approach generally was you create some IP, some technology, you embed it in a product or use it to create a product, and you go out and market it. If someone's copying ...

Renter Concerns – Fair Housing Problems and Mobilehome Parks

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Recorded on: May. 4, 2015

ILENE JACOBS: Thank you, Maeve Elise. I will try to cover both renter of space issues and renter of home issues, which, for purposes of mobile home parks and those of you who practice law representing mobile home owners or mobile home park owners or renters, are very key distinctions, as Ron has alluded to, especially under the Mobile Home Residency Law. My job here today is to talk about some of the common issues that we see in mobile home parks. ...

Fund Marketing and Sale of Fund Shares

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Recorded on: May. 4, 2015

CLIFFORD E. KIRSCH: --lunch. And our next session is fund marketing and sale of fund shares. And just to lay out the afternoon a little bit, we're going to cover, as I say, marketing and sale of fund shares. Then, go into fund regulation, a little bit more of the nuts and bolts of day-to-day regulation on mutual funds. And then we're going to break and have a panel on fund litigation. And then a panel on current trends and developments. So a full ...

Fund Regulation

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Recorded on: May. 4, 2015

LAUREN BLUMENTHAL KLEIMAN: I'm Lauri Kleiman. I'm a partner at Sidley Austin's New York office. I'm co-head of the firm's investment funds and advisers practice, and thrilled to be once again co-chairing this mutual funds and registered investment companies program here at PLI with Cliff. At this point, you've gotten a very good foundation in the fundamentals of mutual funds and other registered investment companies. And we've designed this program, ...

Basics of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) 2015

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Recorded on: May. 1, 2015

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, Basics of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2015. 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 Materials tab in the program ...

Breaking Bad Technology Habits: Email, Social Media and Document Management

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Recorded on: Apr. 30, 2015

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, Breaking Bad Technology Habits-- Email, Social Media, and Document Management. 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 ...

B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries: Supreme Court Gives New Life to Preclusion in Trademark Proceedings and Other Agency Litigation

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Recorded on: Apr. 28, 2015

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, B&B Hardware versus Hargis Industries. Supreme Court gives new life to preclusion in trademark proceedings and other agency litigation. Before I 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 ...

International Search and Application Process: Mexico and Canada

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Recorded on: Apr. 28, 2015

SPEAKER 1: Welcome back to the global trademark search and application workshop with PLI. You heard from two US lawyers-- Richard Kirkpatrick, and Anne Hiaring Hocking about from the US perspective out. But what good is that going to do you? You have the whole rest of the world. On our immediate borders, of course, are Canada and Mexico. It's extremely important for clients to consider these markets in protecting their marks. And you are going to ...

Typical Case Study: Domestic Search and Application Process

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Recorded on: Apr. 28, 2015

RICHARD L KIRKPATRICK: I will take us first to my icon. I got a cover story years ago in Trademark World, and the artist did a very good job of doing an image of trademark practice skipping across the pond happily and finding yourself on the back of an alligator. This is where we hope not to be in our practice. And I hope that today's program might help you avoid that situation. Now this is a workshop, and so we've developed a hypothetical case ...

Tips from the Trenches to Make You an Effective Negotiator

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Recorded on: Apr. 27, 2015

SPEAKER 1: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Mark Grossman. MARK GROSSMAN: Good afternoon, everyone. Mark here. And we were talking about something that I thoroughly enjoy, negotiating. And negotiating comes to you in so many different contexts. I mean, we negotiate with coworkers. We negotiate with spouses, partners, kids. We have major business deals. The airline is insisting on charging you with a $200 change fee. That's a negotiation ...

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Kenneth N. Nigon ~ RatnerPrestia