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Is the Supreme Court Reshaping the Patent System?

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Recorded on: Oct. 20, 2014

ROBERT TAYLOR: Let's gather back and come to order here. PLI is trying to make the trains run on time, and so I've gotten the start command from the monitor here. I'm going to be talking about the Supreme Court and its jurisprudence in recent years-- not just the last term, but I'm going to have a lot of emphasis on the cases decided last term. Anyone that's been paying close attention to the patent system knows that the court has become extremely ...

Defining "Waters of the United States": What is at Stake? (Audio-Only)

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Recorded on: Oct. 17, 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, Defining "Waters of the United States," What is at Stake. 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 ...

Capital Structure

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Recorded on: Oct. 16, 2014

EWA KNAPIK: Welcome to our second panel of today-- Capital Structures. I would like to introduce our speakers, to my left. Al Browne, who's a partner of the Cooley business department and is a partner in charge of the firm's Boston office. Al specializes in mergers and acquisitions, late-stage venture-capital and growth-equity transactions, cross-border transactions, and complex intellectual-property transactions, particularly in the software industry. ...

A Detailed Look at Financial Statements

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Recorded on: Oct. 16, 2014

EWA KNAPIK: Welcome to our second session, second panel, a detailed look at financial statements. We have three panelists, I'm very pleased to make the announcements. They are all my colleagues. They are from PwC, from forensic practice of PwC in New York. To my left, Sandra Maria Parrado. She has over 18 years of experience in providing advisory services. She's a partner in PwC forensic services practice, with a focus on investigations of fraud ...

Economic Judgments and the Reality of Financial Statements

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Recorded on: Oct. 16, 2014

DANA MCFERRAN: My name is Dana McFerran. I'm one of the other co-chairs of the program. And I'm pleased to join you all on the second half of our day today. To start off the next section, we will have economic judgments and the reality of financial statements. This program will run from 1:00 to 2:15, and then we will have another networking break at 2:15. But just wanted to introduce you to our panelists. To my immediate left is Chad Kokenge. He ...

Valuation Application and Methodologies

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Recorded on: Oct. 16, 2014

DANA G MCFERRAN: Welcome back. The next section is going to be Valuation Application Methodologies And this program will run from 2:30 to 3:45. We will not have a break, in between that session and the last session. So I'd like to welcome our speakers, for this panel. Phil Antoon is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services, in New York. Since 1989, he has been assisting clients, worldwide, in the valuation of corporate entities ...

Opening Remarks and Introduction

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Recorded on: Oct. 16, 2014

DANIELLE COHEN: It's my pleasure to introduce you to the co-chairs of today's program, James Agar, Ewa Knapik, and Dana McFerran. Jim Agar, who's sitting to my left, is a director in PwC's advisory forensic services practice, where he serves in the leadership of the firm's National Post M&A Disputes practice and has more than 21 years of professional practice experience. Ewa Knapik all the way at the end over here is also a director in the forensic ...

Key Factors Shaping Financial Reporting

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Recorded on: Oct. 16, 2014

MARK S. RADKE: --to give a little bit of an overview, and perhaps appropriate, because I am not an accountant, I'm a lawyer, and come really from the perspective of the SEC. Where in the discussion today you'll hear a lot of alphabetic nomenclature. The Securities and Exchange Commission is for US GAAP, sort of where all answers originate. And I'm going to take a few minutes and try to explain the role of the SEC in the oversight of accounting with ...

Using Financial Information in Business Transactions

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Recorded on: Oct. 16, 2014

EWA KNAPIK: It's my pleasure to introduce our two panelists-- distinguished panelists. To my immediate left is Professor Jennifer Blouin, who is an associate professor of accounting, at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. She studies taxation, in many contexts, including capital structure, asset pricing, payout policy, and multinational firm behavior. She also is known for her research, and her research has been published in top-tier ...

Evaluating the Financial Health of an Entity

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Recorded on: Oct. 16, 2014

JIM AGAR: Good morning, everybody. Hope that you had a nice evening last night and a good night of sleep. For those of you who did not join us yesterday or at the beginning of the day, my name is Jim Agar. I'm a director with PricewaterhouseCoopers forensic practice. I'm one of the co-chairs of the Pocket MBA this year. You'll meet my co-chairs [INAUDIBLE], also a director at PwC Forensic, and our counterpart at KPMG, Dana McFerran, our third co-chair. ...

Practical and Ethical Considerations for Corporate Transactions Today

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Recorded on: Oct. 16, 2014

JAMES AGAR: One last time, hi everybody. This is our ethics module, "Practical and Ethical Considerations for Corporate Transactions Today." Our panelists are, first, partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed here in New York, Ellen Friedenberg. She is the co-chair of the M&A and the corporate governance groups at Hughes Hubbard. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale and a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School. Sitting to her right ...

Closing Business Transactions

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Recorded on: Oct. 16, 2014

JAMES J. AGAR: Next topic is, if you look at your agenda, it's capital structures. I'm pleased to introduce, coming up on to the stage right now, Bartholomew A. Sheehan, III, and Ann Beth Stebbins. Both are with law firms here in New York. Ann Beth is with Skadden. And Bart is with Sidley Austin. Both are graduates of both New York University and Georgetown. Both have their undergraduate degrees from Georgetown, as well as Ann Beth is a graduate ...

Legal and Accounting Perspectives on Financial Improprieties, Reporting Irregularities and Fraud

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Recorded on: Oct. 16, 2014

JIM AGAR: Welcome back. Again, my name is Jim Agar. I'm a director at PwC and a co-chair of the Pocket MBA Conference. Our next segment is legal and accounting perspectives on financial improprieties, reporting irregularities, and fraud. And I'm pleased to introduce our panelists. First Matthew Shelhorse, Matt is a partner at PwC's forensic services practice. He's a colleague of mine. Here in New York, he has 22 years of forensic accounting and ...

Telling the Story of Your Complex Case 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Oct. 16, 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-- telling the story of your complex case. 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 window. Our ...

Litigating Under Patent Local Rules: Avoiding the Pitfalls 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Oct. 15, 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, Litigating Under Patent Local Rules, Avoiding the Pitfalls. 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 ...

Welcome and Opening Remarks

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Recorded on: Oct. 14, 2014

SPEAKER 1: It's now my pleasure to introduce one of our co-chairs for the program who will be handling the program this morning, Ms. Lisa Thomas. Lisa is a partner based in Winston & Strawn, Chicago office and is the chair of the firm's privacy and data security practice. Ms. Thomas was born in Finland and has lived in France, Egypt, and Spain. And she frequently coordinates global efforts in the privacy area for her clients, which include major ...

Kids These Days! Everything You Need to Know about Marketing to Children

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Recorded on: Oct. 14, 2014

SPEAKER 1: Up next, we have Angela Tiffin with us. Angela flew out from New York earlier this morning. Angela is the Senior Staff Attorney with the Children's Advertising Review Unit CARU which is a self-regulatory program that promotes truthful and responsible children's advertising. She is responsible for validating child-directed advertising in all media, as well as pre-clearing advertising at various stages of development to assure compliance ...

New Issues In Mobile, Online Behavioral Advertising and Tracking

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Recorded on: Oct. 14, 2014

LIISA M THOMAS: OK. AUDIENCE: [INAUDIBLE]. LIISA M THOMAS: I ran. So we're going to get started again. And we are going to now turn back to the topic that Holly alluded to a little bit, this tracking issue underlying ad networks. And we're going to delve into that in much more detail. And in this section-- actually, somebody asked me last night, so do you even consider yourself an advertising lawyer anymore? And my practice has always been in the ...

Advertising of Regulated Industries and Publisher Liability

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Recorded on: Oct. 14, 2014

LISA: We ready? OK. Good morning, everyone. Welcome back. It's nice to see all of you back here again. So this morning we are continuing our journey through all of the hot topics and important things to know in advertising law. And we are going to hear from my co-chair, Holly Grochmal who is the Lead Interactive Advertising Attorney, which I think it means the person who does all of the crazy law stuff at Pandora Media. And she's got a lot of really ...

Social Media and Infringement

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Recorded on: Oct. 14, 2014

HOLLY GROCHMAL: Well, welcome back everyone and good afternoon to those of you on the web. It is with pleasure that I'm about to introduce our next speaker. And they say that you save the best for last. So this afternoon we have Brian Murphy with us, who's a partner at Frankfurt Kurnit in New York. And he's an expert on, I think, a little bit of everything advertisement, entertainment, IP. And I can honestly say he's one of my favorite speakers I've ...

This Must be Your Lucky Day: Promotions and Sweepstakes in the Digital Age

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Recorded on: Oct. 14, 2014

LIISA M. THOMAS: So we're ready to get started again. Thank you all for coming back and wrapping up your conversations. I am so thrilled that everybody is networking and getting along. So my housekeeping issues, earlier, were housekeeping issues or things just for the people in the room. This, now, is housekeeping just for the people on the web. And so for people on the web, we do have two co-chairs to this event or to this program. And those of ...

Songs for Sale - Music Licensing for Advertisers

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Recorded on: Oct. 14, 2014

LISA: So we are sticking exactly to time. So we're going to do a quick transition and I will introduce the next speaker as he walks up Rob Newman is one of my colleagues at Winston and Strawn and he deals with advertisers, advertising issues every day, day in, day out. Our offices are next to each other. So I hear him dealing with them. ROBERT H NEWMAN: For better or worse. LISA: Yeah, he's not really thrilled about that fact because I always go ...

Recent Developments in False Advertising Class Actions

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Recorded on: Oct. 14, 2014

LIISA M. THOMAS: All right. So we're doing a little speaker swap. And as we do that, a question had come in that I think leads us-- so thank you, whoever sent the question anonymously. It might have been someone in the room or someone on the web. But a question came up about-- we started out and we're talking about-- you can come up. Yeah. Yeah, come on. It's all good. We're doing the switch. I'd like to-- filler as we do the switch. There we go. ...

Ethics in Advertising Counseling

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Recorded on: Oct. 14, 2014

HOLLY GROCHMAL: Well, welcome back everyone. Thank you for sticking around for our last presentation of the seminar this week. I am pleased to present Randy Shaheen, who is a partner at Venable in their regulatory and advertising and marketing practice groups. Randy flew out from DC, so we're really excited to have him here today. And in his general practice, he represents clients before numerous regulatory agencies, including the FTC and the Consumer ...

On Sale Today! Effectively Structuring Rebates, Coupons and Other Pricing Offers

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Recorded on: Oct. 14, 2014

CHRISTINA THOMPSON: All right, thank you, everyone. We're going to get started again. I just quickly wanted to take a moment to introduce our other co-chair for the program today, Ms. Holly Grochmal. Holly is the Lead Interactive Advertising Attorney for Pandora Media, Inc., where she leads a team responsible for supporting Pandora's advertising products and revenue operations. She regularly is involved in negotiating commercial transactions with ...

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