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Hedge Fund Regulation

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2012
Last Updated: May 2015

”For securities attorneys, Hedge Fund Regulation may become the next favorite in deciphering the tangled web of hedge funds.”   —Legal Information Alert With the increased number of enforcement actions involving hedge funds, high-profile insider trading cases implicating hedge fund managers, and ongoing changes in SEC rules aimed at hedge funds, the legal and compliance pressures on the industry have never been higher. ...

Patent Claim Construction and Markman Hearings

Treatise  Treatise

Published: January 2013
Last Updated: July 2015

In 1995, the Federal Circuit ruled in the Markman case that the determination of the scope of a patent claim is a question of law exclusively for the judge to decide. Subsequently, most judges have held separate hearings, usually called “Markman hearings,” to decide the scope of claims. And since, as one judge put it, “To decide what the claims mean is nearly always to decide the case,” the subsequent body of case law has grown ...

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 ...

Likelihood of Confusion in Trademark Law

Treatise  Treatise

Published: May 2013
Last Updated: May 2015

The second edition of Likelihood of Confusion in Trademark Law illuminates the pivotal multiple-factor test, giving you a strong grasp of the key elements used by the courts to determine if likelihood of confusion exists. It’s packed with hundreds of real-world examples that help to spotlight the kinds of trademarks that are likely to be confused with established trademarks, and those that are not. Included are effective, trial-tested strategies ...

Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Treatise  Treatise

Published: June 2013
Last Updated: May 2015

The America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) created the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, which replaced the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and which presides over various new proceedings designed to provide parties with a more effective venue in which to litigate patent validity. The most commonly used procedure is inter partes review, which effectively replaced inter partes reexamination as of September 16, 2012. Other post-grant proceedings include ...

Social Media and the Law

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Published: July 2013
Last Updated: March 2015

A great legal resource. . . .[It] provides excellent practice materials for attorneys and business owners.” – Jackie Beem, Focalize (blog) “. . . the only useful social media law guide I have been able to find.” – Galen Criscione, Esq., Social Media Law (blog) “General counsel in almost any industry would do well to have this book on hand.” – Nicholas Wells, Wells IP Law Social Media ...

Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers

Treatise  Treatise

Published: September 2013

“If you want to be successful in the fashion industry, but haven’t had the time to go to law school . . . I highly recommend Fashion Law and Business.” – Fern Mallis, former Executive Director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, creator of New York Fashion Week, and fashion industry consultant “Up until now, starting a business in fashion has been a trial and error process. With this book, Lois Herzeca ...

Blattmachr on Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts (16th Edition)

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Published: September 2013
Last Updated: October 2014

“This book is essential to my practice and an invaluable reference tool. It’s the next best thing to having Blattmachr on speed dial.” – Charles M. Sarowitz, Sarowitz Milito & Company, CPAs Blattmachr on Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts offers today’s most comprehensive treatment of how the Internal Revenue Code taxes estates and trusts in light of recent legislative, regulatory, and judicial developments. ...

Kane on Trademark Law: A Practitioner's Guide

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Published: September 2013
Last Updated: June 2015

"Smart attorneys should turn to Kane’s penetrating analysis of the precedents as the foundation of their research, for there is no better starting point . . . Practitioners can easily and instantaneously find the point in question in this very well formatted, clearly articulated treatise." - Judge Paul Michel, Former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit "Kane on Trademark Law is the perfect resource for both the novice ...

Electronic Discovery Deskbook

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Published: October 2013
Last Updated: October 2014

The second edition of Electronic Discovery Deskbook enables you to meet the legal, procedural, and technical challenges of e-discovery while cutting its costs and risks. The Deskbook helps you to develop information and litigation management policies and procedures that guide you to identify, preserve, collect, prepare, and produce discoverable, electronically-stored information (ESI) in cost-effective, legally defensible ways. Written by some ...

Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation, Forms

Treatise  Treatise

Published: October 2013
Last Updated: November 2014

Now in the Second Edition, Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy • Negotiation • Forms has been completely updated and significantly expanded to include additional strategies for successfully monetizing a patent portfolio.  Featuring hundreds of sample licensing clauses and provisions, Patent Licensing and Selling, Second Edition shows you how to draft fair and litigation-free patent license and patent purchase agreements that serve your clients’ ...

Doing Business Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (2nd Edition)

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2013
Last Updated: October 2014

Doing business overseas means learning new ways of negotiating. It also means understanding when an accepted and even expected “gift” to the other party will be considered a bribe under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The new second edition of Doing Business Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act gives you that vital legal and procedural information. This comprehensive reference helps you to: Develop internal ...

Commercial Ground Leases

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2013
Last Updated: August 2015

Including adaptable time-saving sample agreement language, the new third edition of Commercial Ground Leases is your definitive guide to drafting, negotiating, and finalizing equitable, error-free leasing documents that minimize the possibility of legal conflicts. It covers the full range of relevant commercial ground leasing issues, including: Basic rent and other payments Percentage rent as well as tenant, subordinated fee, and leasehold ...

Hillman on Commercial Loan Documentation (6th Edition)

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2013
Last Updated: May 2015

“An original, incisive and useful explanation of commercial loan documents for both the new attorney and the experienced practitioner.” – Michael L. Cook, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP At a time when the commercial lending environment is especially unpredictable and anxiety-inducing, it’s more important than ever that you know how to document transactions in ways that secure lenders’ interests, minimize their risks, ...

Manning on Estate Planning (7th Edition)

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2013
Last Updated: November 2014

“[Manning on Estate Planning is a] penetrating, thoughtful treatment presented in a most winning style.” – Estate Planning “[Manning on Estate Planning] covers all of the major areas with which the planner must be familiar, and does so in significant detail . . . an outstanding text.” – New York Law Journal “This comprehensive book combines a readable overview for the student or the non-specialist ...

Federal Bail and Detention Handbook 2014

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Published: March 2014

“The savings in time alone, as you try to prepare for an initial or detention hearing, makes the Handbook a bargain.” – Defense Magazine The 2014 Federal Bail and Detention Handbook, written by the Honorable John L. Weinberg, provides judges and lawyers alike with quick, on-point answers to all aspects of federal bail and detention law. The Handbook provides legal professionals with a comprehensive guide to the Bail Reform ...

Advanced Copyright Law Annual Review 2014

Handbook  Course Handbook

Course Handbook from the program Advanced Copyright Law Annual Review 2014, held April, 2014.

Derivatives Deskbook: Close-Out Netting, Risk Mitigation, Litigation (2nd Edition)

Treatise  Treatise

Published: April 2014
Last Updated: June 2015

While under increased regulation since the economic crisis, derivatives continue to play a huge role in today’s financial markets. Derivatives Deskbook: Close-Out Netting, Risk Mitigation, Litigation, Second Edition is a comprehensive derivatives resource geared to all users of swap agreements and derivatives, from financial institutions to corporate end users. This new second edition: defines the key terminology and identifies the ...

Employment Law Yearbook 2014

Treatise  Treatise

Published: April 2014

The 2014 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 Employment Law Practice Group, a nationally ...

Legal Opinions in Business Transactions

Treatise  Treatise

Published: May 2014

“Finally, an easy-to-read treatise on the basic tenets of legal opinions in business transactions.” – Joseph Halliday, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP “Easy-to-find material relevant to your questions and an easy-to-read style.” – Mike Sigal, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP The fully updated new third edition of Field and Smith’s Legal Opinions in Business Transactions provides unique ...

Bankruptcy Deskbook

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Published: May 2014
Last Updated: April 2015

Bankruptcy Deskbook, Fifth Edition provides you with practical guidance to help clients achieve fair remedies in the current economic climate, in the new era of the challenging Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA), and to ensure you avoid legal problems along the way. Now in a new fifth edition, Bankruptcy Deskbook gives you all the essential details and specific knowledge you need to guide clients wisely through these ...

Ethics in Context: Summer Ethics 2014

Handbook  Course Handbook

Course Handbook from the program Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2014, held June, 2014.

Anti-Money Laundering Deskbook: A Practical Guide to Law and Compliance

Treatise  Treatise

Published: July 2014
Last Updated: July 2015

Money laundering by drug cartels, terrorists, and other criminal groups is a fast-growing problem in today’s global economy. The illegal proceeds provide economic fuel for military conflicts across the globe, as well as all manner of other kinds of illegal activity. Anti-Money Laundering Deskbook: A Practical Guide to Law and Compliance is your roadmap to understanding this complex area. The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes ...

Business Liability Insurance Answer Book 2015

Answer Book  Answer Book

Published: August 2014

Being held personally liable for a businessrelated decision is the nightmare of every company manager, officer and director. As a result of the recent economic downturn, the number of cases being brought against businesses and the people who run them has surged. Business Liability Insurance Answer Book 2015 provides a concise roadmap to the kinds of issues being litigated, and the types of liability insurance available to protect against suit and ...

Medical Devices Law and Regulation Answer Book 2015

Answer Book  Answer Book

Published: August 2014

Medical Devices Law and Regulation Answer Book 2015 walks you through the current regulatory requirements and provides in-depth coverage of individual FDA programs that cover everything from conducting clinical trials, preparing successful premarket submissions, adhering to quality system requirements, and fulfilling post-market obligations. With over thirty contributors from a variety of major law firms and consulting firms specializing in medical ...
Featured Faculty/Authors
Clifford E. Kirsch

Clifford E. Kirsch ~ Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Tanya E. M. Wong

Tanya E. M. Wong ~ Director of Government Benefits, Legal Services NYC - Legal Support Unit

Kenneth N. Nigon

Kenneth N. Nigon ~ RatnerPrestia