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Handling a Securities Case 2014: From Investigation to Trial and Everything in Between

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The landscape of securities litigation is constantly evolving and changing. This program takes you through all the issues that can arise in the most complex securities matters — from the initial government investigation to the filing of the civil cases to either settlement or trial. If you practice in this dynamic field, you know that the need to stay current and develop new strategies and tactics has never been more important. Our faculty of leading ...

Enforcement 2014: Perspectives from Government Agencies

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We continue to see unprecedented changes in our economic, business and regulatory regimes in general, and in enforcement efforts in particular. This unique program brings together panels of senior staff from the various enforcement and regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, FINRA, New York State Department of Financial Services, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department ...

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments in 2014

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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) is at the top of most companies’ key risk areas. DOJ and SEC resources devoted to investigation and enforcing the law remain at an all-time high. Recent FCPA enforcement actions and disclosures demonstrate that no industry is immune from FCPA scrutiny, and FCPA sweep investigations across industry sectors are becoming more common and challenging. Beyond the FCPA, an increasing number of countries, as well ...

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

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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 ...

Delaware Law Developments 2014: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know

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Delaware law continues to play a critical role in U.S. corporate and securities law, particularly in today’s challenging and changing business environment. This unique annual program focuses on the important Delaware corporate law developments over the past year and the practical impact on your corporate or legal practice. The very top Delaware corporate law experts from the Delaware judiciary, leading law firms and corporations, and academia, will ...

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014

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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, ...

Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues

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As we continue to see many new regulations from the SEC, PCAOB and financial institution regulators, we also continue to see numerous challenges emerge for the audit committee. If you are a director or member of an audit committee, or if you advise audit committees, this program will help you understand what is required of the audit committee, and those who advise them, in this rapidly changing environment. You will hear from an expert faculty of ...

Internal Investigations 2014

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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 ...

Building Better Construction Contracts 2014

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Construction is a risky business. A good construction contract goes a long way to define and manage that risk. Unfortunately, there are not as many well-drafted and intelligent agreements in use in the industry as there should be. This course is designed to tackle that problem. We also cover what to do in the event a dispute arises. Disputes are inevitable, but they don’t have to cripple a job or its participants. Dispute management is critical, and ...

Expert Witness 2014

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For many attorneys, searching for, retaining, and using expert witnesses can be a daunting experience. Don’t miss out on the critical benefits conferred by the effective use of expert witnesses in complex litigation. Our faculty of experienced litigators and expert witnesses will demystify the challenges of selecting, preparing, and using experts. You will come away with practical tools to handle the myriad of issues involved with expert witness preparation ...

Understanding Patent Law 2014

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If you are looking for a way to learn the basic concepts of patent law, this program is for you. In just one day, this complicated field will be boiled down to easy to understand, accessible sessions covering all types of patent issues that may arise in the context of every day practice and business management. Bringing together top experts in the field, this program will begin with a thorough foundation of patent principles, including what is patentable ...

Class Action Litigation 2014

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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. You and your clients will benefit from this program ...

Basics of International Taxation 2014

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In a global business, the tax laws of the United States may impact transactions regardless of where the transactions take place. 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 revised schedule including new sessions on outbound investments, IRS reporting requirements ...

Supreme Court Review (16th Annual): October 2013 Term

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At PLI’s 16th Annual Supreme Court Review program, a distinguished faculty of constitutional scholars, Supreme Court advocates, and a Supreme Court journalist will analyze and discuss the leading Supreme Court decisions of the October 2013 Term for their precedential, doctrinal and, where appropriate, societal significance.

Securities Arbitration 2014

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FINRA continues to focus on perceived fairness in the arbitration process and in so doing is developing new rules and procedures regarding arbitrator classification, the compositions of arbitration panels and broadening the arbitrators’ authority to make referrals during an arbitration proceeding. In 2014, FINRA will continue its efforts with regard to employment disputes, requests for expungement and resolving disputes through mediation.This year’s ...

ERISA: The Evolving World 2014

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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 responsibilities and other ...

Attorney-Client Privilege and Internal Investigations 2014

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Best practices in conducting investigations Conflicts between the company and employees on privilege waiver issues Ethical issues in conducting the investigation Privilege issues arising from cooperation with the government Recent trends in government agency approaches to internal investigations, cooperation and waiver of privilege Issues arising in international internal investigations Conflict of interest issues arising in the representation ...

Securities Filings 2014: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment

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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 and recent legislation and SEC rule changes ...

Cybersecurity 2014: Managing the Risk

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White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak

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From the Trenches: High Profile Trials 2014

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Electronic Discovery Institute 2014: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know

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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 in the years since ...

Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2014

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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 ...

Pocket MBA Fall 2014: Finance for Lawyers

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Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (31st Annual)

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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.