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Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds Regulation

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2011
Last Updated: July 2014

Updated to reflect the Dodd-Frank Act, the many FINRA amended rules, and the SEC 2010 Amendments, the new third edition of Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds Regulation offers definitive legal and compliance information, helping you to: Satisfy prospectus disclosure and delivery standards Draft airtight advisory, distribution, custodian, and other contracts Structure sound compensation agreements Exploit statutory safe harbors ...

Corporate Legal Departments

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2011
Last Updated: May 2014

Designed to help the in-house attorney deal with bigger compliance demands and tighter budgets, the new fourth edition of Corporate Legal Departments: Practicing Law in a Corporation shows you how to implement a corporate compliance program that: Detects and prevents internal legal problems Plays a greater role in developing corporate business plans and pursuing new business opportunities Makes your department more productive at less ...

Broker-Dealer Regulation

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2011
Last Updated: May 2014

Updated to include coverage of the significant FINRA and SEC responses to the economic downturn, the new second edition of Broker-Dealer Regulation provides you with a complete and practical understanding of the many requirements of this highly regulated area. This two-volume work ensures that you satisfy SEC/SRO standards governing your firm, with detailed coverage of: Registration reporting and record-keeping rules Suitability and best execution ...

Estate Planning & Chapter 14: Understanding the Special Valuation Rules

Treatise  Treatise

Published: December 2011

Chapter 14’s special valuation rules may have reduced the viability of estate freezes. But, as author Cheryl Hader emphasizes and clearly illustrates in PLI’s Estate Planning & Chapter 14: Understanding the Special Valuation Rules, you can still “achieve tax-effective results under the right set of facts.”   Estate Planning & Chapter 14 has been completely updated in light of the federal estate tax changes of ...

Investment Adviser Regulation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance and the Law

Treatise  Treatise

Published: December 2011
Last Updated: June 2014

At a time of many regulatory changes being made as a result of the economic downturn, the new third edition of Investment Adviser Regulation guides you safely through the maze of Congressional, SEC, and state standards impacting investment advisers as well as helping you understand the practical aspects of building a practice. It clarifies key status issues that determine registration and disclosure duties as well as liability exposure. Specifically, ...

Patent Litigation

Treatise  Treatise

Published: April 2012
Last Updated: March 2014

The new Second Edition of Patent Litigation enhances your ability to prevail at trial while helping you cut the costs and complexity of litigation. Many of America’s leading patent litigators guide you through all the litigation stages, helping you to understand various infringement actions and their respective burdens of proof; conduct comprehensive pre-suit investigations that streamline your cases; develop potent case themes; assemble strong litigation ...

Corporate Political Activities Deskbook

Treatise  Treatise

Published: May 2012
Last Updated: June 2014

Corporate Political Activities Deskbook provides a thorough grounding in the current state of the law on federal and state campaign finance, pay-to-play, lobbying, and gift compliance. A practical manual for in-house attorneys advising corporations about involvement in the political process, this new Deskbook draws on the extensive practice and regulatory experience of Skadden, Arps authors Ken Gross, Ki Hong and Lawrence Noble. After describing ...

Soderquist on Corporate Law and Practice

Treatise  Treatise

Published: August 2012
Last Updated: July 2014

”[Soderquist on Corporate Law and Practice] covers the vast and complex area with clarity and surprising completeness, and has a style that makes it easy to read.” Milton V. Freeman, Arnold & Porter, Washington, D.C. The role of corporate attorneys has grown dramatically over the past decade, making them even more vital players in a company’s success. PLI’s new Fourth Edition of Soderquist on Corporate Law and Practice ...

2012 Federal Circuit Yearbook: Patent Law Developments in the Federal Circuit

Treatise  Treatise

Published: August 2012

An essential resource for every patent practitioner, the 2012 Federal Circuit Yearbook: Patent Law Developments in the Federal Circuit is the easy, effective, and economical way for you to keep pace with all patent decisions published by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit during the past year. In each edition, the Yearbook’s concise yet comprehensive case synopses zero in on the prime issues, providing you with an expert account ...

Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2012

Handbook  Course Handbook

Course Handbook CD-Rom from the program Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2012 , held May, 2012.

Financial Services Regulation Deskbook

Treatise  Treatise

Published: October 2012
Last Updated: July 2014

Signed into law on July 21, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) is the most significant piece of financial legislation since the Great Depression. At over 880 pages for its 16 titles, this massive new law fundamentally changes financial services law. PLI’s Financial Services Regulation Deskbook walks you through all the significant changes made by the Act and subsequent implementing regulations. It is organized ...

Anatomy of a Mediation: A Dealmaker's Distinctive Approach to Resolving Dollar Disputes and Other Commercial Conflicts

Treatise  Treatise

Published: October 2012

For his tenth book, James C. Freund has crossed over from a lifetime of negotiating M&A and other business deals to tackle the equally demanding task a mediator confronts in resolving disputes.Jim has been honing his mediator’s craft over the past two decades, with particular emphasis on the toughest of all cases to settle – the classic zero sum game of  a sizeable one-shot dollar dispute over hotly contested issues between sophisticated, ...

The Corporate Tax Practice Series: Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2011 on Flash Drive

Handbook  Course Handbook

Course Handbook on flash drive from the program The Corporate Tax Practice Series: Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2011, held October, 2011.  

Securities Law and Practice Deskbook

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2012
Last Updated: April 2014

“Provides insight that even the most experienced practitioner will find helpful.” — John F. Olsen, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP In one concise volume, the new sixth edition of Securities Law and Practice Deskbook contains thorough but accessible insight into securities law and regulation, including the sweeping Dodd-Frank changes and the Commission’s recent enactment of the “proxy access” rules. Featuring ...

Initial Public Offerings: A Practical Guide to Going Public

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2012
Last Updated: November 2013

"There is a valuable new treatise, called “Initial Public Offerings: A Practical Guide to Going Public,” that is quickly becoming the bible of the I.P.O. market." —"The Deal Professor" Steven M. Davidoff Read the entire New York Times Dealbook article by "The Deal Professor" Steven M. Davidoff by clicking . The new second edition of Initial Public Offerings: A Practical Guide to Going Public provides battle-tested, real-world advice on how ...

Art Law

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2012

Widely acknowledged as the cornerstone reference for visual art professionals and their attorneys since it was first published in 1989, ART LAW provides unsurpassed legal, business, financial, tax, and estate planning information and guidance for this major sector of the creative arts. Written by two of America’s foremost art law authorities and stocked with more timesaving forms, checklists, charts, and procedural guides than ever before, ...

Stocker and Rikoon on Drawing Wills and Trusts

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2012
Last Updated: June 2014

“An exceptionally thorough and useful resource.” — Sanford J. Schlesinger & Arlene Harris, Kaye Scholer LLP Stocker and Rikoon on Drawing Wills and Trusts has been a staple in the library of attorneys and estate planners for more than fifty years. It offers you uniquely clear, field-tested drafting guidance that ensures wills and trusts fully express clients’ wishes without provoking costly legal challenges. Enhanced ...

Patent Law: A Practitioner's Guide (4th Edition)

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2012
Last Updated: November 2013

“An excellent guide for understanding United States patent law, and also for foreign applicants and attorneys.” — Dr. Heinrich Wirtz, Head of the Patent Department, Volkswagen AG Widely appreciated by attorneys and inventors for its clear, uncomplicated approach to a complex field, Patent Law: A Practitioner’s Guide gives you a solid working knowledge of the legal framework governing patents, including: Developments under the America Invents ...

Financial Product Fundamentals: Law, Business, Compliance

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2012
Last Updated: July 2014

Financial Product Fundamentals is a clear, comprehensive, and easy-to-use reference that gives you a thorough understanding of the regulations, benefits, advantages, pricing, distribution, marketing, and current and future viability of registered offerings. It includes expert analysis of private placements, mutual funds, hedge funds, money market funds, exchange traded funds, real estate investment trusts, international investment funds, variable ...

Variable Annuities and Variable Life Insurance Regulation

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2012
Last Updated: June 2014

At a time when the SEC, FINRA and state authorities are putting increasing regulatory pressure on the securities industry, Variable Annuities and Variable Life Insurance Regulation remains today’s most comprehensive and accessible guide to the many federal and state rules governing these instruments. Every key area is addressed to clarify your professional duties and compliance responsibilities, from product design, approval, administration and distribution, ...

Hedge Fund Regulation

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2012
Last Updated: May 2014

”For securities attorneys, Hedge Fund Regulation may become the next favorite in deciphering the tangled web of hedge funds.”   —Legal Information Alert With scores of enforcement actions over the past six years involving hedge funds, high-profile insider trader cases implicating hedge fund managers, the sweeping provisions of the new Dodd-Frank Act, and the resulting proposed SEC and CFTC rules that affect hedge funds, the legal and compliance ...

Patent Claim Construction and Markman Hearings

Treatise  Treatise

Published: January 2013

Determining the proper construction of patent claims is the necessary prelude to any determination of whether those claims have been infringed, and this construction takes place in “a litigation system that is unique to patent cases.” Patent Claim Construction and Markman Hearings is a succinct guide to both claim construction and the special procedures that have evolved to accomplish such construction. Since the decisions of the Federal ...

ERISA Benefits Litigation Answer Book

Answer Book  Answer Book

Published: April 2013

The 1974 enactment of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) brought to the federal courts an array of claims that had previously been decided under a patchwork of state and local laws. The many subsequent changes in employee retirement options and the resulting federal regulations have created a complex legal web for attorneys to navigate. The newly published ERISA Benefits Litigation Answer Book 2013 provides a comprehensive overview ...

Employment Law Yearbook 2013

Treatise  Treatise

Published: April 2013

This new 2013 edition of Employment Law Yearbook covers the most important issues facing today’s employers and employment law practitioners. In this tight employment market and amid the rapidly changing global economy, it is imperative that employers and employment law practitioners understand the legal implications of a wide range of workplace actions. Authored by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s Global Employment Law Practice Group, a nationally ...

Likelihood of Confusion in Trademark Law

Treatise  Treatise

Published: May 2013
Last Updated: May 2014

PLI’s Second Edition of Likelihood of Confusion in Trademark Law gives this vital concept the full coverage it deserves, while addressing it in the lucid, straightforward way that attorneys and interested laypersons can easily understand.  Written by a leading practitioner with more than 25 years of experience in trademark and unfair competition law, this essential reference clearly explains the generally accepted method used by the courts ...
Featured Faculty/Authors
George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Katie M. Lachter

Katie M. Lachter ~ Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Alex Hao

Alex Hao ~ Jun He Law Offices