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NY Nonprofit Revitalization Act: Recent Developments and Compliance Strategies

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act, which imposes significant new governance obligations on nonprofit organizations, has been in effect for a year.   Please join Laura Abel, Senior Policy Counsel at Lawyers Alliance for New York, and Karin Kunstler Goldman, Deputy Bureau Chief, Charities Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General as they discuss how the Act, along with several related guidance documents issued by ...

Securities Arbitration 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend FINRA arbitrations have undergone significant changes in the past year and we expect significant developments in the near future.  If you are a practitioner, arbitrator, mediator, or intend to be any above in the future, this program is an invaluable resource for cutting edge events, practical takeaways, and a means of meeting the FINRA staff who manage the forum. This year’s Securities Arbitration program will feature ...

Insider Trading Law 2015: Implications of Newman & Enforcement Trends

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Insider trading is a critical area of criminal and civil securities enforcement and will likely remain so for some time to come.  Following the Second Circuit’s recent ground-breaking decision in United States v. Newman, however, the law’s contours are in flux.  This program will discuss the state of the law, enforcement priorities in this area, and how clients can avoid the government’s crosshairs.  ...

18th Annual Children's Law Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Scholarships are available to attend this program. Please click this  for information. Why You Should Attend Whether representing children, parents or a child welfare or foster care agency, in private practice, government, public interest practice or as a policy advocate, the issues and the environment in which advocates operate is increasingly complex.  This year, PLI’s 18th Annual Children’s Law Institute will focus on a ...

ERISA 2015: The Evolving World

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend We have assembled a distinguished faculty of experienced practitioners who will lead us all through a detailed two-day look at recent developments in the area of ERISA fiduciary law and pension investments. In addition to reviewing the basic ERISA regulatory framework and types of plans covered, we’ll take a deep dive into current hot topics – including the Department of Labor’s re-proposed fiduciary rule ...

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 ...

Accounting for Complex Debt vs. Equity Financial Instruments

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In the world of emerging and developing businesses financing instruments are constantly changing form and blurring the line between debt and equity accounting.  The relevant accounting literature is extremely complex, and over the last several years debt versus equity accounting has been a major cause of financial restatements.  This One Hour Briefing will help you develop the skills to identify when instruments become entangled in this ...

Limited Scope Representation 2015: Ethical & Practical Challenges

Seminar  Seminar

PLEASE NOTE:  This program has reached our seating capacity.  Please register for the  or, if you wish to be added to our Wait List, please call Customer Service at (800) 260-4PLI (Inside the U.S.) / 001-212-824-5700 (Outside the U.S.), or email info@pli.edu. We are sorry for any inconvenience.Why You Should Attend To respond to the access to justice crisis facing the legal system, the civil legal services community and the judiciary ...

Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2015

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In just one hour, this briefing will provide you with a summary of federal candidate and PAC campaign law, as regulated by the Federal Election Campaign Act and administered by the Federal Election Commission’s Regulations and Disclosure Rules.  Please join Kenneth A. Gross of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Chip Nielsen of Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP and Jan Witold Baran of Wiley Rein LLP for a discussion ...

Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Scholarships are available to attend this program. Please click this  for information. Why You Should Attend With more than 300,000 deportation and removal cases initiated by U.S. immigration authorities each year, immigrants in the United States are in need of competent and knowledgeable representation in this important area of law.  Studies have shown that immigrants without legal representation face a significantly higher risk of ...

Carbon Markets and Financing Issues in Renewable Energy

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

This one-hour briefing will be divided into two parts.  The first part will provide an overview of the latest activity in existing and emerging carbon markets, including how the market approach may scale as a result of recent federal regulatory actions on greenhouse gases.  The second part will provide an overview of financing  structures (both debt and equity) that are common in today’s renewable energy industry, including a ...

Advanced Patent Prosecution Seminar 2015: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend In this advanced two-day program, you will have a unique opportunity to receive hands-on drafting experience under the guidance of experienced patent prosecutors. By working in small technologically-distinct groups, you will receive individualized feedback on claim drafting and amendment writing skills, as well as learn practical techniques for avoiding prosecution pitfalls. Guidance will be provided on the America Invents ...

Bridge-the-Gap II for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Attend PLI’s two-day Bridge-the-Gap II program and fully satisfy your annual MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys while improving your professional skills and learning about important substantive law changes.  Our faculty of distinguished legal practitioners will help seamlessly connect the lessons you learned in law school with real-life practical applications and emerging legal trends to give you the professional edge as a new ...

Supreme Court and Civil Procedure: The Changing Landscape of Civil Litigation

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In the past few years, the Supreme Court has issued a number of decisions on various issues of civil procedure, including personal jurisdiction, removal, forum selection, and appealability.  The Court’s decisions affect many of the most important aspects of civil litigation:  how parties draft pleadings, where they bring cases, and when and what they may appeal.    Please plan to join Jeffrey B. Wall, Co-Head of the ...

Reentry in California - Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2015 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend In the past three decades, incarceration rates have exploded in the U.S., such that today we incarcerate over two million people, more than any other country in the world. The result is that many more people encounter the criminal justice system at some point in their lives. Indeed, an estimated 1 in 4 adults in California has an arrest or conviction record, and low-income people and people of color are disproportionately ...

15th Annual Municipal Law Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This Institute provides attendees with analyses of important developments, emerging legal issues and best practices in the field of municipal law and, regardless of experience level, municipal attorneys practicing in a city law department will want to attend. What You Will Learn Key topics for municipal lawyers such as: Ethics for the municipal lawyer Employment law update Supreme Court review update  ...

How to Write an Accounting White Paper

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Creating appropriate documentation for complex accounting judgments and decisions is an important part of every company’s financial reporting and crucial to documenting the effectiveness of Internal Control Over Financial Reporting.  Creating accounting white papers for such decisions can be a challenging process depending on the subjectivity of such decisions.  In addition, the wide variety of issues they must address, ranging from ...

Electronic Discovery Institute 2015: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The demands and costs of e-discovery in litigation continue to grow. Nearly every case now involves some sort of e-discovery, and it is essential to know how to effectively and fairly handle the many issues that can arise. Our outstanding faculty of experienced lawyers, judges, and e-discovery professionals will provide an inside look at the current state of e-discovery, give tips for avoiding pitfalls litigants have encountered ...

Securities Filings 2015: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This popular program will analyze in detail the principal forms used for filings with the SEC under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”), and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”), with particular emphasis on the mechanics of and timing for assembling particular filings. Each segment of the program will incorporate practical tips and/or interactive drafting exercises. Ethics credit ...

Hotels 2015: Law and Practice

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Hotels are being bought, built and financed at a dizzying pace across the U.S. and globally. This program will draw on the experience of in-house counsel with major hotel operators and lenders, hotel management executives, outside counsel, and other hospitality professionals to explain how your client or company can capitalize on many of the dynamic issues of this interdisciplinary type of practice. Panelists will discuss material ...

International Tax Issues 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend As the world’s economies grow increasingly integrated, the international tax laws of the U.S. impact a greater percentage of businesses and transactions.  These international tax rules affect not only large US and foreign-based multinationals, but also increasingly affect mid-sized and smaller firms, financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other commercial activity.  As a result, a working knowledge ...

Corporate Political Activities 2015: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws

Seminar  Seminar

Please note that this program does not qualify for legal ethics credit. Why You Should Attend Federal and state lobbying, campaign finance and ethics rules are changing, making compliance with those laws more challenging than ever. Congressional ethics rules, the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) and pay-to-play laws place additional responsibilities on companies and their executives and directors. To stay current on the latest developments, be sure ...

Ambush Marketing: International Regulation and Enforcement

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Events like the Olympics, FIFA World Cup, and Super Bowl also feature competition among brand marketers and rights holders - specifically, the high-stakes battles between non-sponsoring brands and official event sponsors. How can brands reference these events? What event symbols may marketers safely use without permission? How can official rights holders and exclusive sponsors protect their investment? Members of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance ...

46th Annual Estate Planning Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Significant developments regarding state transfer tax laws are occurring at the present time.  In addition, many valuable estate planning techniques are still viable (if not more so) under the current tax laws, notwithstanding the changes to the federal transfer tax system that were made by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.  Further, President Obama’s budget for the government’s fiscal year ending ...

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2015 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Although the economy is improving and foreclosures in many parts of the country are in decline due to rising home values, financially marginalized people still file bankruptcy in disproportionate numbers.  Many debtors are unrepresented and bankruptcy clinics are still in great demand.  There is a critical need for pro bono attorneys to assist low-income clients at all levels.  The practice of bankruptcy law ...

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