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Insider Trading in the Wake of United States v. Newman & Chiasson

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On December 10, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a unanimous decision acquitting accused insider traders, Anthony Chiasson and Todd Newman.  After his December 2012 conviction, Mr. Chiasson appealed the District Court’s failure to charge the jury that it was required to find that Mr. Chiasson knew of the personal benefit provided to the corporate insider in exchange the material nonpublic information.  Gregory ...

Understanding Financial Products 2015

Seminar  SeminarGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationThe explosion of new financial products over the past decade, the implosion of the credit markets and the resulting significant new regulatory requirements underline the importance of a basic understanding of financial products. While these instruments have been, in the view of many, invaluable investment tools, and have presented enormous potential for product ...

Drafting and Implementing International Employee Handbooks, Global Codes of Conduct and Cross-Border HR Policies (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Everyone says “HR has gone global,” but the acid test of global HR is whether a multinational employer effectively aligns its HR policies globally. And many multinationals flunk this test. Is a multinational really globally-integrated if it has a zero-tolerance discrimination policy in the states?but it imposes mandatory retirement abroad? Is a multinational globally-integrated if its U.S. headquarters claims FCPA compliance on securities ...

Hedge Fund Compliance & Regulatory Challenges 2015

Seminar  SeminarGroupcast  Groupcast

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.As our first educational conference of 2015 focused on ...

New York's Amendments to UCC Articles 1,7 and 9

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

This briefing will focus on New York's newly enacted amendments to Articles 1, 7 and 9, with special attention to the provisions which differ from those in the model amendments.   Lawrence Safran, partner at Latham & Watkins, LLP, and Janet M. Nadile, counsel at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP, are the former and current chairs of the New York City Bar's Committee on Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws, which was very active in ...

Patent Office Registration Exam Course 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Anyone with a degree in science or engineering (or sometimes, the equivalent) can take the Patent Office Exam to become a patent agent or patent attorney. Patent law is a field of challenging and ever-changing opportunities. Be at the forefront of innovation . . . lead at the forefront of innovation. PLI’s now-proven steps to success on the Exam: Unique, interactive, diagnostic software that replicates what you’re going to find ...

Basel III: U.S. Implementation

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The federal banking agencies have adopted comprehensive risk-based capital, supplementary leverage and liquidity rules that will  implement Basel III in the United States.  The largest U.S. banking organizations have been subject to some of the new Basel III rules since 2014.  Most other U.S. banking organizations will become subject to the Basel III rules starting on January 1, 2015.  Most of these rules will also apply to foreign ...

Taxation of Financial Products & Transactions 2015

Seminar  Seminar

With the possibility of fundamental tax reform receding in the near term, taxpayers and their advisers are left to contend with the morass of rules that now govern the financial products tax landscape. Staying on top of the latest developments in this area is critically important. At this program, our expert faculty of law firm and accounting firm lawyers, in-house tax advisors, and government speakers will explore new types of ...

Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2015

Seminar  SeminarGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Atlanta Bar Association Attendees in Atlanta will view the program via Groupcast at the offices of the Atlanta Bar Association, 400 International Tower, 229 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303-1601. With PLI’s Groupcasts you'll instantaneously receive streaming audio/video of the live program and be able to submit your questions electronically. At these locations you’ll also receive the printed Course Handbook ...

IP Issues in Business Transactions 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Intellectual property issues frequently arise in the context of a variety of transactions, and this program will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of these special considerations while exploring the strategic role of IP in a company. Explore how to assess intellectual property as a strategic asset and how to monetize IP while avoiding costly mistakes. Additional topics include managing and reviewing an IP portfolio, ...

Basic Negotiation Skills 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Negotiation is part of any lawyer’s everyday life. You negotiate with colleagues, clients, and staff about an array of issues, ranging from simple project deadlines to complex contractual language. This program is designed to help you gain confidence in every negotiation you conduct. The panelists represent academicians, sole practitioners, and members of leading local law firms who will share their best practices and real world ...

Changing Landscape of Injunctions in Patent Infringement Cases

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Eight years ago in eBay Inc. v. MercExchange LLC, a unanimous Supreme Court warned against “expansive principles” that would bar injunctions against patent infringers in a “broad swath of cases.” eBay changed the law on patent injunctions by rejecting a “general rule” or “categorical” approach to determining whether to enjoin infringers from using patented inventions. Instead, the Supreme Court adopted ...

Conducting Global Sweepstakes and Contests (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

With the rise in social media, and as advertisers look to create integrated global campaigns, more and more marketers are turning to global sweepstakes and contests to engage with consumers on a global basis. This program, featuring speakers from Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (“GALA”) firms from around the world, will help marketers understand the rules of the road when conducting promotions globally, including: What promotion ...

Secured Transactions 2015: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9

Seminar  Seminar

Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code applies to secured transactions, which are interests in specific collateral granted by the debtor in conjunction with the debtor’s promise to pay. At Secured Transactions 2015: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, you will learn the fundamentals of acquiring a security interest, including how to attach, to perfect (filing and non-filing methods) and to gain (and maintain) ...

Green Bonds and Social Impact Investing

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Many investors are increasingly seeking to align their financial goals with their social objectives. Various legal entity structures have evolved, such as benefit corporations. Similarly, certain financial instruments have developed that may be structured in order to align financial and social goals. An example of these trends can be seen in the development of the market for green bonds, which has grown as issuers of debt securities reach a broader ...

Mergers & Acquisitions 2015: Trends and Developments

Seminar  SeminarGroupcast  Groupcast

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.Spawned by strength in the debt markets, a strong stock market, and plentiful levels of cash, merger and acquisition activity has been robust in 2014. The ability ...

Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe (Fourteenth Annual): Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend We are proud to present Practising Law Institute’s Fourteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe, the most comprehensive securities programme available in Europe, with a unique focus on the application of U.S. securities law in the EU.  This Institute will provide the important U.S. perspective relevant to UK and European practice, featuring leading practitioners active in the U.S. and Europe, as ...

FDA Regulation of Medical Device Software and Mobile Apps: Recent Developments and What to Expect in 2015

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In just over a year, there have been significant developments in the regulatory oversight of health-related software, particularly mobile apps and other applications that could be subject to regulation by FDA as a medical device.  FDA’s final guidance on mobile medical applications and related policy pronouncements, and release of a proposed regulatory framework for the regulation of health IT, as mandated under FDASIA, have provided clarity ...

Advanced Deposition Techniques 2015

Seminar  Seminar

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Examining the CFPB: A Glimpse at the Bureau's 2015 Rulemaking Agenda

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Please join us for an update regarding the CFPB's newest proposed rules and likely 2015 rulemaking activity.  Topics covered will include the CFPB's newest mortgage servicing rules proposed on November 20, 2014, the proposed rule on prepaid accounts, and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act rule.    Benjamin G. Diehl of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP will discuss:  The CFPB's perspective on in house compliance and ...

Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Over the past year, the REIT and commercial real estate industries have continued to experience strong M&A activity, with some sectors poised for large-scale consolidation even as new property types enter the REIT universe through spin-offs, conversions and IPOs. At the same time, high profile transactions involving non-traded REITs and the increasing presence of activist investors – and a number of high-profile governance ...

Securities Products of Insurance Companies in the Course of Regulatory Reform 2015

Seminar  Seminar

The insurance industry continues to navigate the legal environment and regulatory hurdles in meeting insurance and retirement needs facing Americans. This timely program provides critical content on the prevailing and emerging legal issues practitioners must understand and insights into product development and asset management services offered by insurance company complexes. Our stellar faculty will provide you with a clear understanding ...

Shadow Banking Reform

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

International reform of the shadow banking sector mandated by the G20 and spearheaded by the FSB is well underway with a number of global and local initiatives. Areas of particular focus include the interaction of the regular banking system with shadow banking, securitisation activity, repos and stock lending and money market funds.  The FSB is also continuing its monitoring and surveillance activities to better understand the scope of shadow ...

Project Management for Lawyers 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Legal project management is fast becoming a critical way of doing business in law firms and legal departments. Lawyers are learning to implement project management principles in order to better plan, organize, and supervise projects while enhancing client service and relationships, minimizing risk and enhancing profitability or management of legal costs. In a few short years, legal organizations have moved from questioning the ...

Defending Data Privacy, Behavioral Advertising and Security Breach Class Action Suits 2015: What Every Litigator and In-House Lawyer Needs to Know

Seminar  Seminar

In recent years, there has been an explosion of new lawsuits focused on the alleged disclosure of personal information in connection with the use of mobile phones and tablets, social networks, social gaming, apps, and other technologies and in connection with behavioral advertising and the use of pixels, beacons, cookies and other persistent identifiers and geolocation tools. Like patent troll suits and stock drop cases, being ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Kevin J. Ryan

Kevin J. Ryan ~ Managing Director, Global Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley

David G. Keyko

David G. Keyko ~ Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Alyssa A. Grikscheit

Alyssa A. Grikscheit ~ Sidley Austin LLP