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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 ...

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 ...

Where to Challenge Patents? International Post Grant Practice - Strategic Considerations Before the USPTO, EPO, SIPO and JPO

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Although the more than 1800 requests for inter partes review filed before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office have been extensively followed by many US practitioners, other patent offices are even more active than the United States.  For example, the European Patent Office issued over 2100 post grant review decisions in 2014 and the State Intellectual Property Office in China more than 12,000 decisions in 2011.   With Japan’s ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Enforcing Wage Claims for Low-Income Workers

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

State wage and hour laws were a Progressive Era reform that initially met fierce resistance from industry and the United States Supreme Court, most famously in Lochner v. New York, which invalidated New York’s law prescribing maximum working hours for bakery employees. In 1937, however, the Supreme Court narrowly changed its course, upholding Washington State’s minimum wage law by a 5-4 vote in West Coast Hotel Company v. Parrish. This ...

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 ...

Hedge Fund Management 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend At this full day event, our expert faculty will focus on common structures for hedge funds, SEC priorities for and the regulatory environment surrounding hedge funds, and the day to day operational issues of running a hedge fund operation. The faculty will also explore strategies for addressing issues for when a hedge fund is in distress, issues relating to expansion into the registered fund business and issues and selling a ...

11th Annual SEC Reporting & FASB Forum for Mid-sized & Smaller Companies

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend: Our Forum for mid-sized and smaller companies is designed to keep you up-to-date with the ever-changing world of accounting and SEC reporting. The Division of Corporation Finance reviewed more than 4,000 issuers last year; the review process continues to challenge issuers with new areas of comment and new approaches to old issues. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) standard-setting agenda is full of major projects ...

Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The long-promised return of robust M&A markets was finally realized in 2014, and 2015 is exhibiting no signs of moderation Now more than ever, it is critical for dealmakers and their counsel to stay abreast of the latest trends and forecasts. What is driving the increased activity levels, and are those underlying factors sustainable? How will a more robust job market and a continued low interest rate environment affect acquisition ...

Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend As the economy shifts and the legislature, SEC and shareholders respond, the design, implementation and disclosure of executive compensation undergoes continual change. At this program, experts in the area – from major corporations, the SEC, the IRS and shareholder activist groups, as well as from leading law and consulting firms – will lead you through the emerging best practices and the current reactions to the ...

Government Contracts 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Congress and the regulators appear to have rediscovered acquisition reform in 2015.  The House and Senate Armed Services Committees are considering a host of potential acquisition changes, including what may be a renewed focus on commercial items. The Office of Federal Procurement policy is focused on IT acquisition and “category management” across Government.  Additional rules that affect the entire supply ...

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 ...

Third Annual Institute on Current Developments in Latin American Cross-Border Securities Transactions 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Following the highly successful First and Second Institutes, we are pleased to announce PLl's Third Annual Institute on Current Developments in Latin American Cross-Border Securities Transactions 2015. This highly anticipated Institute will once again feature leading practitioners active in U.S. and Latin American corporate and securities law, as well as government regulators, prominent investment bank professionals and in-house ...

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 ...

Advertising Law Institute 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend New media outlets and the growing importance of social networking continue to create new challenges for advertisers, who are fighting harder than ever to preserve and increase market share and to reach their consumers effectively. This program, updated to reflect current legal trends cutting across the advertising industry, is led by an expert faculty who will provide important strategies needed to stay on top of a continually ...

Developments in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Law 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Pharmaceutical and biotech patent law is an important and rapidly changing practice area, and the program is designed to give you the information you need to maintain your practice edge, concentrating on new developments from 2014 & 2015 and placing them in the context of constantly evolving areas of the law. Technological innovation, Federal Circuit appellate oversight, and Supreme Court decisions continue to drive significant ...

New FCC TCPA Ruling -- Significant Compliance Challenges for Companies

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On July 11, the FCC issued its long-awaited Declaratory Ruling and Order on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act which went into effect immediately.  The Ruling is not generally favorable to industry and significantly impacts how companies in all business sectors may communicate with customers and prospects via telephone and text message.   This briefing will address a host of issues covered by the new ruling, including a consumer’s ...

Crowdfunding and Online Direct Lending (Peer-to-Peer) 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Recent market activity demonstrates that crowdfunding is now a bona fide alternative form of early and mid-stage corporate finance and can lead to exits in the M&A and capital markets arenas. In the face of this tremendous growth trajectory, the industry has divided into several categories, each with its own legal risks and challenges. Will this growth continue? Join our expert faculty for a practical discussion on where ...

Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster 2015 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend A major disaster is likely to strike in California within our lifetime.  In the aftermath, survivors will need help to resolve legal issues related to the disaster.  By attending this program, you will learn about the most common post-disaster legal issues and then be able to participate in a regionally coordinated disaster legal services pro bono effort by providing brief phone assistance to disaster legal helpline ...

Basics of Federal Natural Gas Law

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Natural gas is frequently in today’s headlines, either as the bane of environmentalists who oppose hydraulic fracturing (fracking) or the savior of environmentalists who see it as a fuel to replace coal for generating electricity.  Less than ten years ago, however, the United States was supposedly running out of natural gas, and the issue of the day was the siting of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities to import supplies from the Middle ...

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