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International Sanctions Law -- Russia, Cuba and Iran -- Recent Developments

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

With rapid-fire developments occurring on the international scene, sanctions laws have been quickly developing.  Beginning with the Russian incursion into Ukraine a year ago, a new variety of sanctions laws – sectoral sanctions – have been developed in the United States against Russia.  In January 2015, the White House eased certain sanctions with respect to Cuba.  The current negotiations with Iran could radically change ...

Consumer Financial Services Institute (20th Annual)

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Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar InstituteAttendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 5080 Ritter Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.Why You Should Attend 2015 will mark the 20th year of this marquee PLI program.  The 2015 Institute will focus on the most current regulatory, enforcement and litigation ...

Capital-Raising Using Regulation A+

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission unanimously adopted final rules, which will be effective this summer, that amend Regulation A.  Regulation A+ will provide an important capital-raising alternative for private companies in the United States and Canada.  A Regulation A+ offering may be used in connection with a primary offering of newly issued shares by a company or to resell securities held by existing stockholders.  ...

Treatment of Commercial End-Users of Swaps

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

This briefing will review the status and responsibilities of commercial end users of swaps under Title VII of Dodd-Frank and the regulations thereunder.  In analyzing the impact of Title VII on commercial end users, we will review the ways in which the regulators have distinguished between commercial end-users and other types of swap market participants, including with respect to clearing, swap execution, margin, reporting and recordkeeping requirements.   Please ...

Commercial Real Estate Financing 2015

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This seminar will revisit the building blocks of commercial real estate financing. It will focus on the steps counsel needs to take to get a deal closed – what lender’s counsel needs to do to deliver a valid mortgage lien without surprises, and what borrower’s counsel needs to do to get the borrower the money it needs. We will look at how lenders review leases; how surveys work and interact with title insurance; ...

Sponsor's Obligations in an LBO in the Post-Crises Era: Equity Commitment Letters and Limited Guarantees

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In the context of private equity M&A transactions, how do private equity sponsors balance the competing concerns of insulating the investment fund from potential liability from the transaction and providing the seller with assurances that a deep pocket is standing behind the buyer’s obligations under the purchase agreement?  This One-Hour Briefing will explore how parties seeks to bridge this gap in the wake of the crises and sponsors ...

Credit Rating Regulation from AAA to Z

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Some have said that more than any other single factor, overly optimistic credit ratings triggered the financial crisis of 2008 and the “Great Recession.”  Yet with limited exceptions, credit rating agencies flew largely under the regulatory radar screen before that.   During this program, Robert Harris, currently a consultant to the Credit Rating Agency Constituent Group of the Financial Information Services Association ...

Leveraged Financing 2015 BOS

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Co-Sponsored by Massachusetts CLE Attendees in Boston will be seeing the live broadcast from New York City at the conveniently located offices of Massachusetts CLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston, Massachusetts. Remote Location participants will receive all course materials.Why You Should Attend At this conference, the country’s leading experts in leveraged finance will examine key concepts and strategies in serving leveraged companies, including ...

The Volcker Rule 2015: What it Means for Financial Institutions and Markets

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Why You Should Attend Two years have passed since the Volcker Rule’s final regulations were published.  And with the July 21, 2015 extended deadline looming, domestic and international banks, as well as related market participants, continue to work their way through the rule’s complex requirements, evaluating their business lines and determining how to build and apply an effective compliance program across their institution. With ...

Financial Services IT 2015: Avoidance of Risk

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Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar InstituteAttendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 10th floor, Philadelphia (Juniper St. entrance, between 13th & Broad Sts., opposite City Hall). You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.Mark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

U.S. Companies Trading on the London Stock Exchange and the Impact of EU Regulations Requiring Mandatory Electronic Settlement

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Under Article 3(2) of the European Union Regulation on Central Securities Depositories (“CSDR”) published on 28 August 2014, where transactions in transferable securities take place on a trading venue, the relevant securities should be recorded in book entry form in a Central Securities Depository (“CSD”) on or before the intended settlement date (unless already so recorded). The requirement applies irrespective of whether ...

Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2015

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Real estate continues to be a strong investment in 2015 and anyone involved in deal construction must know the latest strategies and lessons learned from the previous year. Our expert faculty will address current industry trends and case law to help practitioners negotiate a variety of real estate deals.  The program will begin with a review of the current transaction market, exploring the recent factors that are ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2015 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented.  Attend this program to learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills. What You Will Learn Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection Introduction to Fair Credit Reporting Act  ...

Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2015

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Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar Institute Attendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 5080 Ritter Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.Why You Should Attend At this two hour program, an expert faculty will review and  provide practical guidance on current ethical issues faced by attorneys in banking ...

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2015 (Free)

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Banking Law Institute 2015

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Co-Sponsored by Massachusetts CLE Attendees in Boston will be seeing the live broadcast from New York City at the conveniently located offices of Massachusetts CLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston, Massachusetts. Remote Location participants will receive all course materials.Mark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

Featured Faculty/Authors
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