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SEC Reporting Skills Workshop 2014

Seminar  Seminar

By using interactive lecture and examples, workshop participants will build the foundational knowledge and practical experience necessary to prepare and review the SEC’s periodic and current reporting forms, including the 10-K Annual Report, the 10-Q Quarterly Report, and the 8-K Current Report, as well as an understanding of how to comply with the annual proxy requirements and how insider trading rules work. Participants will build a comprehensive ...

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Licensing transactions are more complex and more important than ever. The constantly evolving legal, regulatory and technical landscape drives the need to stay 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 transactions requires a broad and varied toolkit. Additionally, whether licensing patents, copyrights, ...

Developments in the World of SOX 404 ICFR Audits and COSO Workshop 2014

Seminar  Seminar

SEC registrants need to transition to the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission’s (COSO) updated Internal Control - Integrated Framework 2013 this year.  While the fundamental concepts are similar, the new 2013 Framework has added fundamental principles with points of focus for each, and considerations related to fraud, outsourcing and information technology. Using interactive lectures and examples, our experts will ...

Consumer Financial Services Institute (19th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

On July 16, 2013, the Senate confirmed Richard Cordray for a five-year term as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB has been involved in a whirlwind of regulatory, supervisory and enforcement activities since it began operations during 2011 and this level of activity is certain to intensify. In addition to the CFPB, state attorneys general and other federal regulators are pursuing initiatives focused on consumer ...

Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Joint ventures between large companies or with start-up or other smaller companies are now an everyday occurrence. Partnerships have long been the tried and true form for the holding and operation of real estate, and since the 1981 Act, for the conduct of closely-held business operations as well. Further, the increase in the number of joint ventures to develop large-scale projects, the rise of the limited liability company, the promulgation of the ...

Understanding Employment Law 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Whether you are new to the field, seeking a quick refresher, or if your law practice only touches upon employment law issues, this jam-packed employment law primer is designed for you. Our experienced and knowledgeable faculty will lead you through the major regulations and case law governing the employer/employee relationship and offer practical pointers ranging from hiring to firing and everything in between. In addition, the program will address ...

Staying Out of Trouble: What Every Attorney Must Know About Ethics 2014

Seminar  Seminar

This program will address fundamentals of ethical and professional responsibility, as well as current developments impacting the practice of inside counsel and lawyers in private practice. Topics to be reviewed include: privilege and waiver, conflicts and consent, and the thorny ethical issues involved in representing an organization and its constituent parts and representatives. The program will be focused on practical guidance, and draw from real ...

Ethics for Litigators 2014

Seminar  Seminar

At this two-hour program, you will learn, from an outstanding panel of litigators, judges, and ethics experts, practical solutions to these timely ethics issues for litigators: Ethical issues in representing the former employees of a corporate client Conflicts within a firm: navigating the rules in today’s mobile and cross-border world Ethics and social media Providing unbundled legal services in Illinois

Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2014

Seminar  Seminar

The program will review the professional responsibility issues confronting lawyers who advise clients in connection with securities and derivatives transactions, including the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Legal and compliance risks for organizations are higher than ever before. Compliance and ethics programs to help organizations manage legal risks should no longer be considered optional. And as the need for compliance and ethics programs has increased, government standards on these programs have become increasingly specific. In short, at no time has promoting and maintaining an ethical corporate culture been as essential for a company’s survival and ...

Illinois MCLE Marathon 2014

Seminar  Seminar

PLI's Illinois MCLE Marathon is specifically designed to help attorneys practicing in Illinois meet their MCLE requirements, as well as learn about best practices and new and emerging issues. If your last name begins with letters A-M (and you are not newly-admitted), June 30, 2014 is the completion deadline for your two year reporting period, at which time you must have finished 30 hours of MCLE credit, including at least six hours approved for professional ...

Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2014: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

Seminar  Seminar

This program is directed to patent prosecuting and litigating attorneys and patent agents with or without a Patent Office registration number or little patent experience. It will focus on teaching the basics of claim drafting, patent application preparation and prosecution, as well as a review of recent developments in the law. A litigator’s perspective is presented to show how drafting and prosecution can influence the development, and often the ...

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014

Seminar  Seminar

At this perennial favorite, our experienced faculty will walk you through all of the steps associated with acquiring and selling a privately held company, whether it is a large independent corporation, a division or subsidiary of a large public company, or a smaller venture capital-backed or family-owned entrepreneurial enterprise.  You will learn about the special issues that apply when a private equity firm is the buyer or owns the target company, ...

Form 10-K In-Depth Workshop 2014

Seminar  Seminar

By using an actual case study and examples, this workshop is designed to give participants a mastery of the requirements of the Form 10-K Annual Report. Interactive exercises and lectures will enhance your understanding of each Item, including the intricacies of the Management’s Discussion & Analysis (MD&A) section.

29th Midyear SEC Reporting & FASB Forum

Seminar  Seminar

The financial reporting world is ever changing and staying up-to-date is a must. The SEC staff review process continues to challenge preparers with new areas of comment and new questions on old issues. The standard-setting agendas of the Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) are full of projects that will require much thought and activity to implement. This year’s Forum will help you understand ...

Internal Investigations 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Knowing how to conduct efficient and effective internal investigations is key to protecting your clients or company. Companies and their counsel need to be diligent and proactive in identifying risks and remedying potential issues. At this program, an expert faculty will review the fundaments of conducting an effective and efficient investigation, and touch on the many more nuanced and practical issues arising today. Leave the program with a better ...

Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Copyright law continues to be pulled in different directions, and the increasing tension between it and developing technologies is being tested regularly. Attend this program in order to better understand this dynamic practice area and learn how to find solutions to various challenges that arise for your clients. Throughout the program you will build a strong foundation of copyright law’s core principles while exploring recent cases and developments, ...

Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace 2014

Seminar  Seminar

We live in a brand-driven world, where the goodwill associated with a company and its brand can be one of its most valuable assets. That’s where trademark law comes in. This program, geared towards attorneys with minimal knowledge of trademark law or for those seeking a refresher of its essential tenets, will provide attendees with a thorough background, ranging from terminology and types of marks to registration issues, infringement basics, and litigation ...

Privacy and Data Security Law Institute (Fifteenth Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

This program focuses on current critical issues of information privacy, cybersecurity and data protection faced by all companies. The Internet and evolving mobile and virtualized information technologies, wired and wireless, have prompted the development of powerful tools for the collection, processing, storage and use of personal information. More than ever, businesses are becoming digital and data driven. These trends create a wide range of compliance ...

Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2014: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

Seminar  Seminar

Accounting is a language of business. Because attorneys encounter accounting information in a wide range of legal issues, it is critical for lawyers to understand financial statements and core accounting concepts. This practical course, specifically designed for the non-accountant attorney, will provide an understanding of financial statements and the key principles of accounting, using real-life examples of accounting issues that attorneys commonly ...

Patent Office Registration Exam Course 2014

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 when you sit ...

SEC Reporting Skills Workshop 2014

Seminar  Seminar

By using interactive lecture and examples, workshop participants will build the foundational knowledge and practical experience necessary to prepare and review the SEC’s periodic and current reporting forms, including the 10-K Annual Report, the 10-Q Quarterly Report, and the 8-K Current Report, as well as an understanding of how to comply with the annual proxy requirements and how insider trading rules work. Participants will build a comprehensive ...

Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2014

Seminar  Seminar

The M&A markets were relatively flat throughout 2013, punctuated by episodic but unsustained bursts of activity. The variability in deal activity creates uncertainty and rewards preparedness. Now more than ever, it is critical for dealmakers and their counsel to stay abreast of the latest trends and forecasts. Will the tough markets of the last several years give way to greater stability and optimism in 2014? How will buyers and sellers adjust ...

International Tax Issues 2014

Seminar  Seminar

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 U.S. 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 of these international ...

Advertising Law Institute 2014

Seminar  Seminar

As the economy continues to recover in fits and starts, companies increasingly look for new ways to reach their consumers efficiently and effectively. Combined with the new opportunities digital media affords, the legal risks and pitfalls can seem endless. In this program, attendees will hear from leaders in the industry about the legal requirements for conducting interactive advertising campaigns. From sweepstakes and contest laws to endorsements ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Mina Park

Mina Park ~ Director, Banking and Capital Markets Origination Legal, Asia Pacific, Citi

Harvey I. Saferstein

Harvey I. Saferstein ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.