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Overview of Program; Who is an Investment Adviser?

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Recorded on: Jul. 17, 2014

LAUREN NOCHTA: Now at last it is my pleasure to introduce you to the chair of today's program, Clifford Kirsch. Cliff is a partner with Sutherland Asbill and Brennan. He began his career at the SEC, became chief legal officer for one of the country's largest, duly registered broker dealer advisers, and then join Sutherland in 2006. He relies on his regulatory and in-house background and an up-to-date knowledge of regulatory developments to provide ...

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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Recorded on: Jul. 17, 2014

AMY TAUB: Hello, my name is Amy Taub, and I am a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Alice Corporation versus CLS Bank International-- Supreme Court Rules that General Purpose Computers Cannot Save Claims Directed to Abstract Ideas. 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 ...

Regulation of Advisers (Part II): Brokerage and Trading Practices

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Recorded on: Jul. 17, 2014

CLIFFORD E. KIRSCH: All right. Thanks, and welcome back from lunch, everyone. As I mentioned in the opening session, we wanted to have a dedicated panel on brokerage and trading practices, given the importance of an investment adviser interaction with a broker-dealer, and the issues relating to trading, and just various regulatory restrictions, and guidance that folks need to be mindful of. And I couldn't ask for a better person to present this material ...

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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Recorded on: Jul. 16, 2014

AMY TAUB: My name is Amy Taub, and I am a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Halliburton versus Erica P. John Fund-- What's the Practical Impact of the Supreme Court's Opinion on Securities Class Actions? 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 ...

Halliburton and Trends in Securities Class Actions

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Recorded on: Jul. 15, 2014

HOWARD: Our next panel is going to talk more about some recent class action developments in the securities litigation field, particularly the Supreme Court's very recent decision in Halliburton. And for this presentation we have-- It's going to be like point, counterpoint. We've got a leading lawyer on the plaintiff's bar side, who I'll introduce in a moment, and a leading securities defense counsel. And I'm glad I'm not in between them, because there ...

Ethics in Class Action Litigation

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Recorded on: Jul. 15, 2014

DAVID G KEYKO: Welcome back, everybody. And to everyone on the web as well, just a reminder for the folks who are participating on the web. You should feel free to email us any questions that you have. And we'll do our best to respond. We've received some really good questions from folks in the live audience here but. We also welcome any emailed questions as well. And we'll do our best to address them. We're going to kick off our afternoon program ...

Litigation Strategies

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Recorded on: Jul. 15, 2014

HOWARD SUSKIN: OK, everybody, welcome back for the final stretch, and what I really do think is going to be a pretty insightful-- really from a very practical standpoint, basically what it's like to be a class action lawyer in our current environment, which is, as I think we'll hear, pretty challenging sometimes, both on the plaintiff side and on the defense side. I'm going to just quickly introduce our panelists, and as has been our custom, as you've ...

Pitfalls of Class Action Notice and Claims Administration

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Recorded on: Jul. 15, 2014

JAYNE GOLDSTEIN: I have the pleasure of announcing the next panel. This is "Pitfalls of Class Action Notice and Claims Administration." And we have with us today Cameron Azari, who is the director of legal notice for Epiq Systems, who oversees both its Hilsoft Notifications and Epiq Legal Noticing groups. He has 14 years of experience in the design and implementation of legal notification and claims administration programs. With him is Lauren ...

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

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Recorded on: Jul. 15, 2014

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Hello, my name is Amy Taub and I am a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Crying for Argentina: US Supreme Court Restricts Foreign Sovereign Judgment Enforcement Immunity. 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 during ...

Recent Developments in Class Action Litigation

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Recorded on: Jul. 15, 2014

GEORGENE VAIRO: It's always nice to get eulogized when you're still alive. Thank you, Howard. I live in California now, but I did grow up in New York, and I'll probably have to speak quickly to get through all the information. You have the materials, I guess, on your iPad loaded up, and you get to consult them after the program. And I think if you've taken a look at all of my slides-- I think there's 36 of them-- you will see that they're all classically ...

Public Interest / Nonprofit Class Action Litigation

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Recorded on: Jul. 15, 2014

JAYNE GOLDSTEIN: We're now going to begin our program on public interest and nonprofit class action litigation. We're happy to have on our panel for this part of the program Lisa Cleary from Patterson Bekknap Webb and Tyler. Lisa's a partner, and works closely with a broad range of corporations and tax exempt organization, clients on employment issues related to their highest level executives, and other key employees. For over 20 years, she's regularly ...

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 ...

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, ...

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Enforcement

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Recorded on: Jul. 14, 2014

ALEX HAO: Now we're on to our second or third panel. And this is very interesting, a huge hot topic. Ethics and corruption enforcement. While the BRICS countries and the emerging markets, these different countries we've been talking about this morning, they do offer tremendous business opportunities. But at the same time, I think it's also evident that they also pose grave risks for corruption and FCPA and other anti-bribery law violations. In addition ...

Due Diligence and Negotiation Issues in Africa, China, and Russia

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Recorded on: Jul. 14, 2014

ALEX HAO: I think this is something that you're never going to see in a World Cup soccer match even in the second half, which is you have six national teams and everybody wins. We'll try to be as interesting for the second half. I know it's been a long mega panel. When Mauricio and I talked about this, we were excited by the idea of splitting this into two panels actually I think for the first time in the many years of history of this particular ...

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 ...

Antitrust Considerations in International Deals

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Recorded on: Jul. 14, 2014

MAURIZIO LEVI-MINZI: So our next topic is antitrust considerations in international deals. And to talk about that, we have speakers if you have already met earlier today, so I don't need to do extensive introduction but we have again Yingling from Junhe firm in China, Ben Newland from King & Spalding in Dubai and we have Amadeu Ribeiro, from New York-- I should say rather than Sao Paolo. Anyway, so antitrust. Well, antitrust clearances are often ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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