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Sixteenth Annual Private Equity Forum

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Why You Should Attend Since the financial crisis a few years ago, private equity firms have been dealing with its aftermath, including increased regulatory and legislative scrutiny of their activities and the activities of their funds as well as difficult environments in which to raise new funds and to get deals done.  Many firms were required to register as investment advisers with the SEC and a number of newly registered firms are now undergoing ...

The Successful Solo/Small Firm Practice 2015: The Tools You Need to Succeed in Today's Economy

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Why You Should Attend Are you thinking about “hanging out a shingle,” either on your own or with a colleague?  Many attorneys consider this career option, but how do you actually make it work? Setting up the office and getting business are top concerns. Solos also face a host of critical business and practice management decisions that will determine whether the new practice thrives or fails. At ...

Class Action Litigation 2015

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Why You Should Attend Class action lawsuits remain an integral part of high stakes litigation and the courts, including the Supreme Court, have taken notice.  This year’s program will give you the tools and strategies you need to effectively handle these complex cases.  Our outstanding faculty of plaintiffs’ and defense counsel and academics will bring you up-to-date on important developments in class action litigation.  ...

Fundamentals of Investment Adviser Regulation 2015

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Why You Should Attend Over the past few years, the SEC has put the regulation of investment advisers under the microscope, establishing new rules related to adviser custody, political contributions and adviser disclosure and has retooled its adviser exam program.  The SEC has also set high expectations for advisers in identifying and responding to conflicts of interests. At this program, attendees will get a solid foundation in the regulatory ...

Basics of International Taxation 2015

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Why You Should Attend In a global business environment, transactions with customers and suppliers often transcend national borders and investment and activities are frequently cross-border as well.   A working knowledge of the U.S. international tax rules is, therefore, of paramount importance to a wide variety of tax and corporate professionals. This year’s program will be led by international tax experts and feature a substantially ...

17th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2014 Term

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Why You Should Attend A distinguished faculty of constitutional scholars, civil rights experts, Supreme Court advocates, and a Supreme Court journalist and biographer will analyze and discuss the leading Supreme Court decisions of the October 2014 Term. The faculty represents a variety of views and perspectives on constitutional interpretation and the work of the Supreme Court. What You Will Learn This Term the Supreme Court agreed to decide ...

Securities Arbitration 2015

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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 ...

ERISA 2015: The Evolving World

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Why You Should Attend A working knowledge of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act’s (ERISA) framework is crucial for lawyers, HR practitioners and other professionals in the area of employee benefits and compensation planning. Our experienced faculty of leading practitioners will discuss a broad array of topics, including the basic regulatory framework, the types of plans covered, the requirements for intended tax treatment, fiduciary ...

Writing for Transactional Lawyers 2015

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Why You Should Attend By attending this program you will learn principles of effective writing and drafting to enhance your transactional practice. Particular emphasis will be given to the perspectives of the end users: your clients and those who litigate commercial disputes. What You Will Learn Crisp and clear drafting techniques, including the use of “Plain English” Tailoring your writing to suit different purposes and ...

Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2015

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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 removal, regardless of eligibility for relief.  In response to the acute need for trained ...

Nuts & Bolts of Electronic Discovery 2015

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Why You Should Attend This program will acquaint you with the basics of e-discovery law and practice.  E-discovery permeates nearly every facet of litigation today, and attorneys tasked with meeting today’s complicated e-discovery requirements must recognize the nuances and technicalities involved.  Join our faculty of experienced e-discovery practitioners to gain the tools and strategies to efficiently and competently navigate the ...

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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Hedge Fund Management 2015

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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 ...

From the Trenches: High Profile Trials 2015

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Cybersecurity 2015: Managing the Risk

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Why You Should Attend Cyber attacks have wreaked havoc on organizations in nearly every industry sector. From Sony to JPMorgan Chase to Target, cyber criminals have made it clear that no entity is immune. In today’s interconnected world, cybercrime targets are found in every industry sector. Media reports of the staggering number of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks attest to this trend, and the events of 2014 have dwarfed earlier hacking ...

Securities Law and Practice 2015: How the SEC Works

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32nd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation

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Why You Should Attend Section 1983 litigation is typically multi-faceted and often complex. The law governing Section 1983 claims is voluminous and continues to develop on an ongoing basis. At PLI’s 32nd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program, a highly experienced and accomplished faculty, including a law school dean, retired federal district court judge, legal scholars, and plaintiff and defendant practitioners will analyze recent ...

Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2015

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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 ...

White Collar Crime 2015: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak

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Why You Should Attend In an increasingly global and coordinated fashion, the Department of Justice, the SEC, the CFTC, and other U.S. and foreign agencies are pressing forward with a white collar enforcement program of unprecedented scope and severity. With a spotlight on the financial services sector, the authorities are advancing novel theories and exacting increasingly draconian penalties. The government’s enforcement agenda is broad and ...

Pocket MBA Fall 2015:Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

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Why You Should Attend  Financial and accounting knowledge is critically important for attorneys and allied professionals to have to successfully navigate the current legal, regulatory and financial reporting environment.  This program is specifically designed for non-accountants and will enhance understanding of business strategies, accounting fundamentals and vocabulary used by management, investors, auditors and bankers.  Practical ...

Financial Services Industry Regulatory Compliance & Ethics Forum 2015

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Why You Should Attend In the aftermath of the financial crisis and recent scandals, and targeted examination and enforcement scrutiny, financial services firms' corporate compliance and ethics programs are under intense observation.  At this program, attendees will get a solid foundation about the relevant regulatory framework as well as practical considerations regarding the design and implementation ...

"Technotainment" 2015: Distributing Content Across Multiple Platforms

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Why You Should Attend This year’s program includes today’s major legal and business issues in the convergence of entertainment and technology. The program brings together a faculty of experienced in-house lawyers, law firm attorneys and senior business executives on the cutting-edge of this challenging and burgeoning practice. The expert faculty will address recent litigation and key cases involving convergence issues, such as the ...

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