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Acquisition Agreements

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Recorded on: Jan. 15, 2015

ALYSSA GRIKSCHEIT: We now have all the basic agreements in place to move on to the most complex session that we have today, which is the acquisition agreements. And it gives me pleasure to introduce Sarkis as he's walking up. Hello. Sarkis Jebejian is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, where he focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. And the idea for our panel here today is to go back and forth in sort of a dialogue into some ...

The Filing System and Case Law Developments

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Recorded on: Jan. 15, 2015

KENNETH CHIN: OK. Welcome back. Next up on the speaker list, I have the pleasure of introducing Darrell Pierce. Darrell is a member of Dykema Gossett's Corporate Finance Group. He handles debt financing transactions, restructurings, and workouts. He's a co-leader of the firm's lending team. Darrell also had served as a member of the Article 9 Study Committee as chair of the Article 9 filing project. He's co-chair of the ABA's Filing Office Operations ...

Outlining Negotiation Types and Processes

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Recorded on: Jan. 13, 2015

DOUG MACKAY: Our agenda then. So the first thing we want to do this morning between now and 10:15 is talk about the various types of negotiations that you may encounter. Then we'll understand the six steps of a negotiation process. So I'm happy to say that successful negotiations break down into six steps and you need to follow all six of these steps in order to conduct a successful negotiation. And some of those steps you'll spend a little more ...

Setting the Climate and Flexing Your Communication and Negotiation Style

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Recorded on: Jan. 13, 2015

DOUG MACKAY: Welcome back. I'd like to introduce our panelists for our 11:30 discussion, which is about "Setting the Climate and Flexing Your Communication and Negotiation Style." So to my right is Todd Cleary, and Todd is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Todd's practice primarily focuses on buyout and investment transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs, and carveouts-- that may be ...

Strategizing Before a Negotiation

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Recorded on: Jan. 13, 2015

DOUG MACKAY: All right. Thank you all for joining us today. I am happy to introduce our three panelists for this morning. To my right is Michael Dickstein. And Michael is a full time mediator, arbitrator, and negotiation ADR teacher. Mr. Dickstein teaches negotiation and mediation at Stanford Law School, and is a former partner at Heller Ehrman. Mr. Dickstein has meditated-- meditated, I'm sure you've meditated, yes. Mediated and successfully settled ...

Managing the Bargaining and Concession-Making Process While Mastering Tactics and Deflecting Ploys

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Recorded on: Jan. 13, 2015

DOUG MACKAY: Let me welcome you back to the beginning of the afternoon session. And for the next two hours, we're going to be discussing "Managing the Bargaining and Concession-Making Process While Mastering Tactics and Deflecting Ploys." That's our longest title of the day for our longer session of the day. Let me introduce you to our panelists, please. To my right is Rollin Chippey. Rollin is a partner in Morgan Lewis's litigation practice. ...

Negotiating with Colleagues and Peers

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Recorded on: Jan. 13, 2015

DOUG MACKAY: All right, welcome to our last panel, which is on negotiating with colleagues and peers. So during the day, we've talked about negotiating with clients and other attorneys. And today we want to end the day by giving you the opportunity to realize how you have to do some negotiating within your own workplace. And that's where we're going to talk about here. And I have two very distinguished panelists who are joining us for this, Anthony ...

Securitized Products

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Recorded on: Jan. 7, 2015

ROBERT RISOLEO: Welcome to day two of our program. This morning we will wrap up our examination of different types of capital markets-- financial products-- with a discussion of securitization structures, focusing mainly on non-mortgage-backed securities. But many of the principles are applicable to all types of securitizations. And I can't think of anyone better to conduct this discussion than Stuart Litwin. Stuart is a veteran of many years of ...

Capital Markets Products

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Recorded on: Jan. 7, 2015

ROBERT RISOLEO: OK. Thank you, and welcome back. In this segment, we will consider several different types of financial products. Joining us on the panel-- welcome back first to Gary Brown. And next to Gary is Ken Josselyn, who's the general counsel for Finance and Corporate Legal at Goldman Sachs. Ken's been with Goldman Sachs since 1988 and has been a managing director there since 2001. Before joining Goldman, Ken was an associate at Sullivan & ...

Mortgage-Related Products and CDOs

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Recorded on: Jan. 7, 2015

ROBERT RISOLEO: OK. Welcome back for the final segment of the day, covering mortgage-related products and CDOs or Collateralized Debt Obligations. I'd like to welcome back Rebecca Simmons. And sitting between Rebecca and me is Chris Gavin, who's a partner at Perkins Coie, here in New York. Chris is a returning faculty member. He joined us two years ago. Then, as now-- and thank you Chris-- in a pinch-hitting situation, we had a last minute cancellation ...

Mutal Funds, Closed End Funds, BDCs and ETFs

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Recorded on: Jan. 7, 2015

MARY JOAN HOENE: Great. Thank you very much, [? Willis. ?] Can everybody hear us out there? Good. So this morning, we're moving to a broadly known, but not well understood segment of the financial products market, and that is the investment company universe. And we'll be particularly focused on mutual funds because they are the most common variety that we all experience in our daily life. With me today I have the pleasure of introducing two very ...

Variable Insurance Products, Distribution, and Current Developments

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Recorded on: Jan. 7, 2015

MARY JOAN HOENE: Good afternoon, everybody. We are back on to have the second segment of the registered mutual fund part of the program, registered investment company. And we have Tom back with us. And I'd like to welcome Paul Cellupica who is now the general counsel for securities law at TIAA-CREF. His bio in the program reflects that he was at MetLife where he had been for a number of years-- PAUL CELLUPICA: Until two weeks ago. MARY JOAN HOENE: ...

Derivatives Products

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Recorded on: Jan. 7, 2015

ROBERT RISOLEO: OK, welcome back. For the panel on derivatives products, I'd like to introduce two additional members of our faculty who will be joining Rebecca Simmons. Next to Rebecca is Kiye Sakai, who's a managing Director and Counsel at UBS, where she leads the Derivatives and Structured Products legal team in the Americas. This team supports all of UBS's derivatives businesses and structured products businesses. Before UBS, Kiye was a counsel ...

Hedge Funds and Other Private Funds

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Recorded on: Jan. 7, 2015

MARY JOAN HOENE: Well, that allows me to introduce Scott Lederman, who is here from Grosvenor Capital Management in Chicago and has done this program for many years on hedge funds. And we are in for a treat, I can tell you, because I always try to come to this even if I'm not presenting. And along with Scott is Tram Nguyen, who is now at Stroock as a partner but prior to that spent a number of years during the development and aftermath of Dodd-Frank ...

Laying the Foundation - Financial Product Fundamentals

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Recorded on: Jan. 7, 2015

ROBERT S. RISOLEO: Thank you, Willis. And good morning to everyone in the room and to those listening on the web. I'd like to welcome everyone to PLI's first program of 2015, and to the, I guess, roughly 17th or 18th installment of this program, which had a different name at the beginning. It used to be called Nuts and Bolts of Financial Products. I think the nuts and bolts descriptor was abandoned a few years ago in favor of something more anodyne ...

Children and Emerging Issues for New American Families

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Recorded on: Jan. 5, 2015

AUSTIN T. FRAGOMEN, JR.: Well, why don't we get started with our next panel. You know I'd mentioned in my opening remarks the challenges posed by the unaccompanied children situation and what it really points up is a larger issue, which is really the importance of children and families in immigration context. And this has become a really major focus in the field, which is quite different because it used to be years ago there were practitioners that ...

Asylum and Removal

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Recorded on: Jan. 5, 2015

CYNTHIA J LANGE: Welcome back. We're going to be starting with our next panel, Asylum and Removal. I wanted to welcome our speakers. We're really excited to have both Lenni Benson and Mark von Sternberg. Mark's going to start. Just by way of introduction, he's a senior attorney with Catholic Charities, has been an adjunct professor, and has, again, terrific experience in the area. Following him Lenni Benson will speak who is a good, long time friend ...

Challenges to Entrepreneurs Coming to the United States

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Recorded on: Jan. 5, 2015

AUSTEN FRAGOMEN: Well, we're ready for our last session of the day. You've been a great audience, and we appreciate your input and involvement and whatnot. But we're getting down to the end. So fortunately we have a fascinating topic dealing with entrepreneurs and investors, dealing with EB-5s, and we have two of the outstanding practitioners in this area in terms of experience and depth of knowledge. So I think we should be able to tell you some ...

Focus on PERM

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Recorded on: Jan. 5, 2015

AUSTIN T. FRAGOMEN, JR.: Good afternoon. This afternoon we're going to start off with one of our always exciting topics, such as PERM, and this is another one of those areas where the government likes to make policy through what they do, rather than announcing the policy changed. And all of a sudden, one day, after getting a thousand cases approved that used exactly the same words, the thousand and first gets denied because they now have come up with ...

Ethics in Immigration Practice: Where Zealous Representation Starts and Ends

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Recorded on: Jan. 5, 2015

CYNTHIA J. LANGE: Well, welcome back. Sorry to just switch out the panel members. For our last panel on ethics, we'll have an hour of ethics training. We'll have Lenni Benson, and Bob Juceam again will be returning for that. Lenni, maybe you can just give us an overview of what you guys will be talking about, so we can prepare for that. LENNI B. BENSON: So first of all, in your book materials, Bob Juceam has a book within a book, right? His article ...

Peering into the Future of Immigration Law and Practice

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Recorded on: Jan. 5, 2015

CYNTHIA LANGE: Thank you so much. So we saved the best for last. We have a different panel than we've had in the past. And we have just two panels left to go and. We get to end up with a fabulous ethics panel. But week we decided to put a panel in here talking about peering into the future. What do we see for the future of immigration law? What kind of practice will there be? What changes will happen within the agency? We already know we'll have ...

Responding to Government Audits and Investigations

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Recorded on: Jan. 5, 2015

CYNTHIA J LANGE: Good morning. Welcome to the second day of the PLI Immigration and Naturalization Institute. We're going to kick off the morning with an interesting topic-- responding to government audits and investigations. And we have two very seasoned immigration lawyers to talk to us. First, to my immediate left is Bill Stock. He's founding partner of Klasko Immigration Law Partners, and handles all aspects of immigration law-- truly every aspect. ...

SEC Guidance Regarding Investment Advisors and Proxy Firms

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Recorded on: Jan. 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, SEC Guidance Regarding Investment Advisers and Proxy Firms. 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 ...

Hot Potatoes! Update on Handling Underfunded ERISA Pensions

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Recorded on: Dec. 31, 2014

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, Hot Potatoes! Update on Handling Underfunded ERISA Pensions. 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 ...

Modifying and Eliminating Fiduciary Duties in Alternative Entities -- How Far Can You Go?

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Recorded on: Dec. 29, 2014

SPEAKER 1: It is now my pleasure to turn the speaking over to Elena Norman. ELENA C NORMAN: Hi. Thank you very much, and thank you everyone for dialing in. I'm Elena Norman. I'm a partner in the corporate litigation section of Young, Conaway, Stargatt, & Taylor in Wilmington, Delaware. And we're very excited to present this program today. Speaking with me are two of my colleagues, both of whom focus their practices on alternative entity. And ...

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