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Simplifying the World of Complex Financings 2014

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Recorded on: Nov. 26, 2014

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Hello, my name is Amy Taub, and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I'd like to welcome you to today's briefing, "Simplifying the World of Complex Financings." 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 ...

Enforcement and Compliance - How Does the Board Fit In?

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Recorded on: Nov. 26, 2014

MICHAEL R. YOUNG: OK. Welcome back, everybody. We're at the homestretch. It's 4:00 PM. We're going to have an hour discussion, and then, we're done. And this panel is on enforcement and compliance, and the subtitle is "How Does the Board Fit In?" "Enforcement and Compliance - How Does the Board Fit In?" And following the tradition of the entire day, let me start out by introducing our panelists. Immediately to my left is Larry ...

Featured Speaker: Ira M. Millstein, We Have Met Short-Termism and It Is Us

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Recorded on: Nov. 26, 2014

HOLLY GREGORY: Well, good morning, everyone. I'm very pleased to be with you today. I'm Holly Gregory. I'm here to introduce our morning keynote, Ira Millstein. In the governance world, of course, he needs no introduction. He's well known as one of just a very few handful of real gurus who drove the efforts to get boards of directors more active, engaged, and independent, both here in the US and internationally. Ira is senior partner at Weil, Gotshal ...

Private Equity Issues in Real Estate

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Recorded on: Nov. 24, 2014

ELLIOT HURWITZ: OK, terrific, we're going to continue now with our 12 o'clock segment that's going to run till 1 o'clock when you'll have a lunch. The lunch, I guess, goes for an hour and 15 minutes. Boy, so until 2:15 PM, when we'll resume on real estate litigation. So this segment is going to be on private equity issues. This is a new segment for this commercial real estate Institute. We've not had it before, Addison Braendel has been kind enough ...

Insurance Issues

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Recorded on: Nov. 24, 2014

ELLIOT L. HURWITZ: Good morning everyone. Welcome back to day to of the Commercial Real Estate Institute. This is our 9:00 AM segment. And we're going to have two speakers on this segment. The first speaker will be speaking on property and liability insurance until more or less 9:45. And then, the next half hour will be on title insurance. I want to introduce our speaker on the first segment, Kevin Connolly. Kevin is for those who practice in New ...

Real Estate Litigation: A Toolkit for Transactional Lawyers

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Recorded on: Nov. 24, 2014

ELLIOT L HURWITZ: Welcome back, everyone. This is going to be our real estate litigation segment. And this segment will run from 2:15 until 3:30, at which point, at 3:30, there will be a short networking break prior to the ethics presentation, which will be the final presentation for the afternoon. Our speakers for the real estate litigation segment are on my right, Janis Mac Avoy-- she's a member of Fried Frank in the Real Estate Department and the ...

Bankruptcy, Restructurings and Workouts

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Recorded on: Nov. 24, 2014

ELLIOT L. HURWITZ: OK, welcome back, everyone. This is the 3:30 segment on bankruptcy and restructuring, which will conclude at 5:00 PM. And we have a great group here. I want to introduce our panelists. First, on my right is Jackie Marcus from Weil, Gotshal & Manges. She's my former law partner. Jackie concentrates her practice in business reorganization, securitizations, and secure transaction. Since joining the firm in '82, she has represented ...

Purchases, Sales and Closing

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Recorded on: Nov. 24, 2014

MEGHAN CARNEY: Now it is with great pleasure that I introduce to you the chair of today's program, Elliot Hurwitz, all the way at the end, there. Elliot is chief commercial counsel from Chicago Title Insurance Company in New York, where he is responsible for complex commercial transactions, including structuring, underwriting, and coordination. Prior to joining Chicago Title, Elliot was a partner at Weil, Gotshal and Manges. Elliot has had extensive ...

Land Use and Environmental Law in Real Estate Transactions

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Recorded on: Nov. 24, 2014

ELLIOT L. HURWITZ: OK, we're going to get this segment started, please. This is going to be our segment on environmental issues in real estate and land use. I'll introduce both speakers now, and they will each do approximately 45-minute segments. Our first speaker on the environmental issues is Phil Karmel. If I read Phil's resume, literally I could not finish it in 45 minutes. Phil is a leader in the bar in this area and in several other areas. He ...

Ethical Issues Facing Real Estate Attorneys

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Recorded on: Nov. 24, 2014

ELLIOT L. HURWITZ: OK, welcome back. It's 3:45, and it is our ethics segment. This segment will go from 3:45 to 4:45, at which time we're going to conclude. You have the ability to sign out on your iPads. This is very high-tech. No longer do you have to go to the front desk to sign out, as in the old days, like last year. But before we get started, I want to announce the winner of the Book Award, that this person's going to get that special book. ...

Commercial Leasing

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Recorded on: Nov. 24, 2014

ELLIOT L. HURWITZ: OK, folks. Welcome back. We are now going to start the segment on commercial leasing. This segment we have some hall of fame returning speakers and one soon-to-be hall of fame addition. On my right, we have Jill Hayman from Morgan Stanley. She has over, she says this, 30 years of experience with large complex commercial real estate transactions, both in the US and abroad. She is currently managing director in the legal and compliance ...

Mortgage Financing

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Recorded on: Nov. 24, 2014

ELLIOT HURWITZ: Thank you very much. And welcome back to the Commercial Real Estate Institute. We're going to kick it off now in the 1:30 time slot with mortgage financing, which will take us until our networking break at 3:15. I want to introduce our panelists. In the middle, we have Steven Horowitz. Steve is a partner at Cleary Gottlieb. His practice concentrates on US and international real estate finance and investment transactions, including ...

Ebola and the Workplace -- An Update on Key Issues 2014

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Recorded on: Nov. 24, 2014

BEN HUGGETT: Good afternoon, everyone. Our topic today is an update on Ebola in the workplace, which is something that many employers have been dealing with over the last month and a half. The starting point for this entire discussion is the outbreak of Ebola this year in West Africa. There are a number of affected African countries. Presently, the focus remains on the Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. As you can see on this map, Mali has been added ...

Social Media and Ambient Media

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Recorded on: Nov. 20, 2014

LAURIE GILBERTSON: So our first speaker is Fernando Bohorquez. He's a partner in BakerHostetler's New York City office. And he handles complex commercial and IP litigation and business disputes. He advises tech startups and social media clients on business law, IP, online advertising, privacy, and data security. He's a member of the firm's emerging company team and spearheads the sponsorship of the New York City German Accelerator. He speaks and ...

Negotiating Content Distribution Agreements in the Age of Multiple Platforms

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Recorded on: Nov. 20, 2014

LORI E. LESSER: Welcome back, everyone. We now have our panel on content licensing. This is always one of our more popular panels where we find four people basically with extremely cool in house jobs. I'll start introducing. To my left we have Jon Glass, who is a Vice President of Digital Legal Affairs in Warner Music. He's been with Warner since 2010, and in his current role, his main responsibility is working with the Digital Business Strategy ...

Cloud Computing: Understand the Technology to Avoid the Pitfalls

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Recorded on: Nov. 20, 2014

PETER BROWN: OK, and as you used to say in Monty Python, and now for something completely different. All right? We're going to go to the cloud and discuss a lot of issues relating to cloud computing. In order to do that, we have brought you two experts. First is Ken Adler, who specializes in complex global and domestic outsourcing and technology transactions. He's a partner at the Loeb and Loeb law firm here in New York. His practice includes drafting ...

Big Data

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Recorded on: Nov. 20, 2014

PETER: What I'd like to do is now introduce our first two speakers. Mary Ellen Callahan is a chair of Jenner & Block's privacy and information governance practice. She has unique and broad experience in the areas of privacy, civil rights, civil liberties, and cybersecurity. She's been nationally recognized in the field for over a decade. And the most outstanding piece of her experiences as is that she served as Chief Privacy Officer of US Department ...

Advertising, Interactive Marketing and Data Mining

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Recorded on: Nov. 20, 2014

PETER BROWN: Honestly, we really do read the evaluations. And programs have been shaped over the years based upon the comments. New topics have been added. And frankly, things have been eliminated as well. Yes? AUDIENCE: My iPad's frozen. PETER BROWN: If your iPad's frozen, then-- LORI LESSER: You get 20 hours of CLE. PETER BROWN: Yeah. They'll give you a piece of paper, and you can fill it in by hand. But they'd have to also make sure your CLE ...

Cybersecurity

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Recorded on: Nov. 20, 2014

PETER BROWN: We are now going to start one of the most popular and engaging sections of the program. We've done various versions of this over the years, and it never fails to get everyone's attention. And that's because we're going to talk about cyber security. We've gathered together some real experts in this field for you, and I'm pleased to introduce them. The first is professor David Opderbeck, who is a professor of law at Seton Hall Law School. ...

Establishing an Effective Private Fund Compliance Program

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Recorded on: Nov. 19, 2014

BARRY R. GOLDSMITH: Let me start introducing the panelists. Next to me is Scott Black who is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Hudson Bay. Before joining Hudson Bay in 2010, Scott was an Assistant Regional Director in the Division of Enforcement of the SEC in the New York Regional Office where he managed a group of attorneys conducting investigations into potential violations of the securities laws and was involved in a number of cases ...

Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues

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Recorded on: Nov. 19, 2014

SPEAKER 1: This is our thorny hedge fund hypotheticals. Probably should be just thorny hypotheticals, but we'll start out-- let me introduce the panel, and then you should all have the hypotheticals on your screen, and we'll go through them. To my left is Susan Brune. Susan is a partner in the law firm of Brune & Richard, focuses her practice on white collar defense and commercial litigation. Susan obtained the acquittal of a Bear Stearns hedge ...

Parallel Patent Reexaminations and PTAB Proceedings

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Recorded on: Nov. 17, 2014

CHRISTOPHER HU: Welcome back, everyone. We'll get started with our next session, which is the important, and increasingly more important, topic of patent office proceedings. The speaker is George Badenoch from Kenyon & Kenyon. George? GEORGE BADENOCH: Thank you, Chris. My topic is parallel proceedings in the US Patent and Trademark Office. Particularly I want to talk about the inter partes review proceedings, covered business method review, and ...

Access

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Recorded on: Nov. 17, 2014

LEE LEVINE: Give the panelists a second to get seated, and then we will begin. After a year's hiatus, I am happy to report and to introduce to you the return of the access panel. We took a year off last year because we had so much to talk about with respect to Snowden and leak investigations and everything, but access is back, and we're very happy to have as our principal speaker this year David McCraw. David is Vice President and Assistant General ...

The Art and Science of Persuasion

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Recorded on: Nov. 17, 2014

CHRISTOPHER K. HU: OK. Welcome back. The next topic is the Art and Science of Persuasion in Patent Cases, this is where you translate all of the substantive law into actually trying to win a case. Our speakers are Keith Hummel from Cravath, Swaine & Moore. And Dr. Gil Calvillo, one of my favorite jury researcher witness preparation experts, and an old friend, as well. Gil, Keith. KEITH R. HUMMEL: Thank you. Good afternoon. It's always tough ...

Willful Infringement, Current Defensive Strategies and the Role of Opinions

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Recorded on: Nov. 17, 2014

SPEAKER 1: And the next topic is willful infringement, opinions, and the like. And our speakers are Heather Faltin, Senior Patent Counsel at Comcast in Philadelphia, and my former colleague, Gerry Haddad, who is a old colleague and friend. not old, really. GERARD A. HADDAD: Pretty old. CHRIS: Do you want to sit or stand? HEATHER A. FALTIN: I want to sit. CHRIS: You're going to sit? OK. [INAUDIBLE] GERARD A. HADDAD: Oh, OK. That's correct. Yes. ...

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Jae  Kim

Jae Kim ~ Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rambus Inc.

Lori A. Richards

Lori A. Richards ~ Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Management Unit, JP Morgan & Co

Edwin E. Smith

Edwin E. Smith ~ Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP