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Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2015 - Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Videogames & Software Apps; Personal Management & Agency Contracts; Building an Entertainment Law Practice; Ethics

Seminar  Seminar

Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, business, and ethical issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of delivery.What you will learnDay 1 - Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Videogames & Software Apps; Personal Management & Agency ContractsThe morning session will address high-level ...

2015 Federal Contractor Compliance: Are You Ready for the OFCCP?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

2014 was a year of unprecedented change for Federal contractors.  The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued final regulations on protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  President Obama issued a series of Executive Orders addressing LGBT protections and discrimination in pay and new regulations have been proposed and/or issued to implement these Executive Orders.  OFCCP has also modified ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2015 - Sound Recordings; Music Publishing

Seminar  Seminar

Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, business, and ethical issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of delivery.What you will learnDay 2 - Sound Recordings; Music PublishingThe morning will be geared toward a basic understanding of an artist-record company agreement with a mock negotiation as the format, and will address current issues and ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2015 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film

Seminar  Seminar

Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, business, and ethical issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of delivery.What you will learnDay 3 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment & Sports Litigation; FilmThe morning will provide an overview of book publishing agreements and current developments in the publishing industry, ...

Derivatives Regulatory Update

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Expert faculty in this One-Hour Briefing will update the current state of play regarding the implementation of U.S. regulations under Title VII of Dodd-Frank.   Julian E. Hammar and James Schwartz of Morrison & Foerster LLP will discuss, among other topics:    The recently released proposals of the CFTC and the Federal banking agencies that would require margin for uncleared swaps; Efforts to harmonize the ...

Investment Management Institute 2015

Seminar  Seminar

You’ll hear expert panelists discuss: significant business and legal developments in the investment management area over the past year and important regulatory initiatives such as: The SEC’s regulatory agenda New money-market fund regulations New SEC staff guidance Potential new rulemakings relating to target date funds and exchange-traded funds Possible modifications of the fund reporting regime Governance matters ...

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Intellectual property licensing continues to grow increasingly complex. The legal, regulatory and technical landscape is constantly evolving. Building and maintaining a successful and effective practice requires that practitioners stay sharp and current in a wide variety of key areas. Whether utilized to develop technology, expand or create market opportunities, or generate returns from existing assets, managing complex licensing ...

Demystifying Cyber-Attacks: How Directors and Officers Can Best Prepare Themselves and the Follow-On Shareholder Litigation

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

No director or officer can afford to ignore the threat posed to their company by cyber-attacks. Recent events have shown that cyber-attacks can disrupt business operations and revenue flow, and that poses a greater danger than the theft of personally identifiable information or health records. This briefing will inform directors and officers of just how broad the threat from cyber-attacks can be, offer tips on how to establish policies and procedures ...

California Eviction Defense 2.0: Beyond the Basics of Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend “Renters across the nation, and in particular in California, are locked in a pernicious squeeze of rising rents and stagnant incomes that has diverted a growing share of their paycheck to rent,” reports the Wall Street Journal (Conor Dougherty, “California’s Affordable Rental Housing Crisis,” February 11, 2014).  The Journal continues, “In the Golden State, as elsewhere, the burden ...

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 ...

Doing Deals 2015: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The M&A market has returned to a period of increased activity, characterized by the reemergence of larger transactions.   In addition to large deals, the market has also seen a flurry of cross-border “inversion” transactions (which have been slowed by recent regulatory action), as well as spin-offs and a record number of activist campaigns. Continued high levels of M&A litigation is also giving ...

Negotiating Commercial Leases 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Leases can be a primary business asset and also contain landmines of liability.  Known as the building blocks of value for all real estate, if leases are written poorly or administered without expertise, they can be the downfall of an otherwise sound real estate investment. This course is not to be missed for anyone who represents users or occupiers of space or owners as investors in real estate.  There’s no ...

Basic Immigration Law 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program will explain the basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure, and discuss current developments and trends, including a legislative update on immigration reform.  You will receive a course handbook with articles by leading practitioners and sample documents and forms to assist you in your practice.  What You Will Learn An overview of U.S. immigration law, including current developments and ...

Securities Offerings 2015: A Public Offering: How it is Done

Seminar  Seminar

Why Should You Attend This course will provide a solid understanding of the legal framework for securities offerings under the Securities Act of 1933. Topics covered include the basics, such as definitions and regulations of “offers” and “sales” of “securities” and the distinctions between public and private offerings, including the need to register public offerings (and how that is done) and basic exemptions ...

Psychological Issues in Employment Law 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Psychological issues in employment law are both unavoidable and fascinating. They help to determine counsels’ day-to-day advice regarding a variety of employment issues, play a central role in litigation, shape damages analyses, and motivate or impede resolution of disputes, including employment lawsuits. Psychological issues often are at the core of incentivizing employees, negotiating workplace disputes or trying an employment ...

Patent Law Institute (9th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

The Institute is designed to be of ultimate practice value to all three subgroups in the patent law community: patent prosecutors, patent litigators, and strategic/transactional lawyers. The two-day schedule includes six plenary sessions of interest to all patent lawyers and six breakout sessions in each of the three subgroups.You design the two-day schedule that best meets your professional needs.Do not miss this unique opportunity ...

Affordable Care Act in 2015: The State of the Law for Employers, Individuals, and Health Care Providers Five Years After Enactment

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

This March marks the fifth anniversary of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act.  Employers, individuals, and health care providers are now required to comply with the core provisions of the law that expand access and regulate health coverage.  Meanwhile, the thousands of pages of implementing regulations and the administrative positions adopted by federal agencies have given rise to additional legal issues.   Please join Catherine ...

Social Security Disability 2015: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice

Seminar  Seminar

Scholarships are available to attend this program.  Please click this  for information. Why You Should Attend After the Social Security Administration denies an initial disability claim, a claimant may find it confusing, difficult, and even overwhelming to appeal a denial. Many claimants cannot afford legal representation and must navigate the appeals process on their own. By attending this program, you will learn about Social ...

Open Source Software Scanning and Management

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Open source software has rapidly evolved from being an IP curiosity to a critical element of today’s software. The vast majority of mainstream technology companies and enterprises are using open source components as an important pillar of their software development. But open source is not without risks that need to be managed, and management strategies and processes have lagged adoption.  By proactively managing, organizations can enjoy ...

Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Skilled litigators use depositions to gather information, learn about an adversary’s case, and get a close-up look at the performance of potential trial witnesses.  Our faculty of experienced litigators will share their diverse insights and provide practical advice to guide you through every facet of the deposition process and give you the fundamental skills you need when taking and defending depositions. This program ...

How a Lender Looks at Commercial Leases

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Whenever a commercial real estate lender considers any real property collateral, the lender’s first questions relate to the rental income from the property. And the leases are the documents that create and define that income. So the leases become tremendously important. In this program, Joshua Stein, the program chair (since 1997) for PLI’s annual two-day seminar on commercial real estate financing drills down on how a lender and its counsel ...

Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2015: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The number of accuracy-related penalties assessed against individual taxpayers increased from 58,366 in 2005 to 731,696 in 2013.  That is more than a 1,200% increase in less than a decade!  Are there more bad taxpayers?  Or, is the IRS just getting more aggressive about asserting penalties?  Regardless of the answer, responsible tax practitioners must understand what triggers a penalty assessment and how ...

Consumer Bankruptcy Cases 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Consumer bankruptcy lawyers are the solution for millions of individuals facing financial difficulties. This half-day program will provide legal and practical information for both experienced consumer bankruptcy lawyers and lawyers who do not regularly practice in this field, but are finding an increasing need to understand essential information in this area. The program will also feature an important review of recent cases, ...

Government Investigations 2015: The Expanding Role of Electronic Information in Investigation and Response

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend In many ways, 2014 was the year that highlighted privacy and security issues involving electronic information. As revelations of massive data breaches and the loss of private information became public, both regulators and corporate entities grappled with the consequences of those revelations and the investigations that followed.  At the same time, regulators and corporations continued to deal with the challenges of the ...

New York CPLR 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Every year, the New York Courts interpret, and re-interpret, the important procedural rules that govern litigation in New York State.  Perhaps of pre-eminent importance is the ongoing development of the law with respect to the draconian statute of limitations.  The Courts lack the power to extend the applicable statute, or to exercise discretion to assist a tardy plaintiff for good cause shown, or in the interest of ...

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