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17th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Improving the skill of identifying, appreciating and weighing your client’s leverage in negotiating the Commercial Real Estate Fundamentals (rents, vacancy rates and development activity) will be the focus of the 2015 Commercial Real Estate Institute in this improving market.  Practitioners with this understanding will find it easier to achieve and maintain a viable real estate practice where your advice adds value.  ...

Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2015

Seminar  Seminar

This three-day program will focus on the tax issues presented by the entire spectrum of modern major corporate transactions, from relatively simple single-buyer acquisitions of a division or subsidiary to multi-party joint ventures, cross-border mergers, and complex acquisitions of public companies with domestic and foreign operations, including spin-offs and other dispositions of unwanted operations. Evolving techniques for structuring, financing, ...

Advanced Venture Capital 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program provides an in-depth analysis of current market conditions and the changing legal environment, and is geared toward the experienced venture capital practitioner. Our expert faculty of lawyers, venture capitalists and business executives will analyze the legal and business issues relevant to navigating today’s evolving venture capital world.  This program will also address the latest financing trends, ...

Basics of Export Controls 2015

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

U.S. and multinational corporations are increasingly affected by the range of U.S. laws and regulations governing international trade. The Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) each plays an important role in administering and enforcing the intricate web of restrictions governing trade in ...

33rd Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Presented by Practising Law Institute in cooperation with the Federal Communications Bar Association, this premier conference on telecommunications policy and regulation features a faculty of expert practitioners, in-house counsel from telecommunications organizations, and key officials from the FCC and the Administration who will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of cutting-edge issues facing the telecommunications ...

48th Annual Immigration and Naturalization Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend At this year’s Institute, an outstanding faculty of leading practitioners will discuss recent developments, key immigration trends and hot topics.  The conference speakers will discuss the potential impact of proposed or enacted provisions and initiatives on an issue-by-issue basis as well as important practical tips for immigration law practitioners.  What You Will Learn  The latest updates about ...

SEC's Regulation Crowdfunding: Path to Financing or a Tangled Web of Red Tape?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The SEC recently adopted Regulation Crowdfunding (RC) nearly three years after the 2012 deadline.  Crowdfunding rules applicable to a nationwide investor base have caused great excitement in the investment community, particularly around start-up companies and small businesses looking to raise capital from non-accredited investors without the burdens and complexities of a public registration statement.    Please join Brian S. Korn ...

31st Annual SEC Reporting & FASB Forum

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Staying up-to-date in the ever-changing world of accounting and SEC Reporting is a must. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is set to delay the adoption of their Revenue Recognition standard, but don’t shelve it yet; there is a flurry of activity with the TRG and lots of implementation issues being debated. Don’t miss the last-minute changes to the Leases project as it is expected to be issued before ...

California's and New York's Equal Pay Acts: Equal Pay for Equal Work?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

California and New York recently passed equal pay laws that will dramatically change the landscapes in both states for gender discrimination claims based on actual or perceived pay disparities. Please join Timothy J. Long and Christopher Wilkinson of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP as they discuss these new laws and the impact they will have on employers and practitioners.  Among the topics they will explore:  What “equal ...

Virtual Currencies, Bitcoin and the Blockchain: The Intersection of Technology and Law

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The news and business reports have been full of developments in virtual currencies, particularly Bitcoin, over the past few years.  While some have been suitably salacious (e.g., Silk Road), others have pointed out the growing pains of a new marketplace.  Recently, there have been many reports about innovative applications of the blockchain technology to achieve business purposes far beyond the movement of a digital “currency.”  This ...

Annual Disclosure Documents 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Stay up-to-date on the latest disclosure requirement changes and developments affecting annual disclosure documents and annual meeting soliciting materials prepared by SEC reporting companies. Hear from the SEC staff and our faculty, who will focus on current “hot issues,” best practices, and practical pointers. In 2015 we expect further regulatory and practice changes affecting public company disclosures. These ...

Anatomy of a Successful Hospital-Based Medical-Legal Partnership

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

It is not uncommon for legal issues to affect the health of patients.  As more providers turn to holistic care, more providers are looking for solutions to resolve the legal issues that affect the well-being of their patients.  Thus, many providers are exploring a medical-legal partnership (“MLP”).  A successful MLP requires two professionals, each with well-established processes and procedures, to collaborate in the interest ...

Managing Your IP Litigation Spend: Containing Costs and Maintaining Quality

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

A primary challenge in managing IP litigation is to secure high quality legal work while keeping a lid on cost.  In this interactive discussion, inside and outside counsel debunk the myth that clients must choose between handing a blank check to a firm or suffering substandard representation.  Together we offer a roadmap to achieving the goal of the highest quality legal work for a set price.  The questions to be addressed include:   ...

New Developments in Securitization 2015

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Why You Should Attend As the securitization world continues to emerge from the financial crisis, it faces a continuing flow of new regulation.  Some asset-backed securities (ABS) markets, such as auto securitizations, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) are experiencing robust activity, with issuance volumes steadily rising.  Other markets such as residential mortgage-backed securities ...

Building Better Construction Contracts 2015

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Why You Should Attend Design and construction firms often must collaborate to respond to owner proposals. Negotiating and drafting these teaming agreements are complex tasks. This course will provide you with what you need to know to prepare teaming agreements, including a discussion of the new AIA teaming agreement. We will also explore what you need to know to maximize your client's insurance, with a focus on design, excess and cyber risk coverages. ...

Human Trafficking in Immigrant Communities: Legal Responses 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend An expert faculty of judges and practitioners will address the complex legal issues that arise when working with immigrant survivors of human trafficking, as well as immigration remedies and benefits available. What You Will Learn Trafficking in immigrant communities: common patterns and best practices for identifying victims Immigration remedies and benefits for victims of trafficking Challenges and ...

Multi Time Machine v. The End of Initial Interest Confusion and the Beginning of Judges Replacing Juries in Internet Trademark Infringement Cases?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In July 2015 the Ninth Circuit in Multi Time Machine, Inc. v., Inc., 792 F.3d 1070 (9th Cir. 2015) vacated the district court’s grant of summary judgment on likelihood confusion in favor of defendant Amazon on the plaintiff’s initial interest confusion theory, holding that factual issues precluded the grant of summary judgment.  In an unusual reversal, however, the Ninth Circuit reversed itself on October 21, 2015, affirming ...

Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Businesses in financial distress are not an unusual sight these days, and as a result, it is essential for attorneys of all levels and in all practice areas to become familiar with the fundamental tenets of bankruptcy law. Whether you are just starting out in your career, thinking about broadening your practice area to include this field, or want to be able to spot the issues when advising your clients, this program will provide you with an essential ...

Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Companies continue to turn to licensing because it offers extremely valuable economic and strategic opportunities. Licensing can be used to gain access to intellectual property at a lower cost than developing or purchasing intellectual property assets, and as a way of generating new sources of revenue out of existing intellectual property assets. This introductory course will give you an overview of how to negotiate and draft ...

Open Source and Free Software 2015: Benefits, Risks and Challenges - San Francisco

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program will address the critical issues that IP, technology and business lawyers need to consider when handling open source software in today’s economy. Armed with this information, you will be better able to help your clients make intelligent choices and decisions about how to take advantage of the benefits and manage the risks presented by open source software.   What You Will Learn • What is open ...

Banking Law Institute 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The banking industry continues its work to comply with the raft of regulations in recent years.  New compliance standards are demanding greater disclosure, stricter risk-avoidance measures and higher capital requirements across various business lines, which are raising operational costs for many industry participants and, in some cases, resulting in a full overhaul of key business processes.  But as the previous ...

Understanding the Securities Laws Fall 2015

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WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND  Whether you are new to the field or seeking a quick refresher or an update, this is a securities law primer that you won’t want to miss. This program will provide an overview and discussion of the basic aspects of the U.S. federal securities laws by leading in-house and law firm practitioners and key SEC representatives. Emphasis will be placed on the interplay among the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange ...

Coping With U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Export controls and economic sanctions continue to change rapidly. It is more important than ever for institutions in all sectors of the economy to stay on top of developments in the United States and other countries. Companies and financial institutions must be aware of their compliance and disclosure obligations, enforcement trends and priorities, and emerging risks. Implementing and strengthening compliance programs is an ...

Patent Office Exam Course 2016

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 ...

Financings in Close Proximity to Acquisitions

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Often, public companies would like to raise capital in connection with a proposed acquisition. Depending upon the significance of the acquisition, its probability, and the timing of various announcements, the company and its advisers may face a number of challenges in devising a capital-raising plan.   Please join Anna T. Pinedo and James R. Tanenbaum of Morrison & Foerster LLP as they discuss the following:  Materiality ...

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