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ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2015

Webcast  Webcast

This is a live webcast of the New York session.This course provides an introduction to the basics of ERISA fiduciary law using a case-study vehicle. At this year’s program, you will learn about the principal issues in ERISA’s regulation of plan investments through a case study of a hypothetical plan asset hedge fund exploring entry in the plan marketplace and a plan investor considering such an alternative investment. The program ...

Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risks

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.Did you know that Facebook now has over 1.3 billion monthly active users? (By contrast, the entire population of the United States is 317 million people.) Or that 72% of online adults visit Facebook at least once a month? And that over 350 million photographs are posted to Facebook each day? Or that Twitter users are expected to send over 182 billion tweets during 2014? ...

Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2015

Webcast  Webcast

Webcast of live New York Session. Public companies and their directors and officers face increasing responsibilities and are under intense scrutiny from investors and regulators. Legal and regulatory changes, including Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and listing standards, as well as overall changing expectations in the marketplace contribute to this new challenging environment. Corporate governance provides the framework within ...

CMBS and the Real Estate Lawyer 2015: Lender and Borrower Issues in the Capital Markets

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session. As commercial real estate and its financing reemerge strongly from the turmoil and the dislocation of the downturn of the late ‘00s, securitization is once again becoming a significant part of the real estate debt and equity markets. Capital markets lenders are again competing aggressively with traditional main street portfolio lenders for large as well as conduit loans. But ...

Broker-Dealer Advisory Services 2015: Current Legal and Compliance Issues Facing Dual Registrants

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session. Broker-dealers that are dually registered as investment advisers are under intense regulatory scrutiny.  At this program, attendees will be provided with expert analysis regarding today’s hot topics impacting the relevant regulatory framework, as well as practical considerations regarding the design and implementation of such programs. A distinguished ...

Spin-offs 2015

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend An increasing proportion of global M&A transactions take the form of spin-offs, equity carve-outs and similar architectures not involving an outright sale.  But what is a spin-off, what makes it different from other types of business separation transactions, and why are people doing more of them?  This program will provide an in-depth perspective on:  the factors ...

Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2015

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.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.What you will learn Who the client is - organizations, not officers When to report wrongdoing: internally (up the corporate ladder and to the Board) and externally (to ...

The SEC Speaks in 2015

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live Washington, D.C session.Why You Should Attend At the beginning of each year PLI presents, in cooperation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, The SEC Speaks program, providing an essential update on the current initiatives at the Commission as well as the priorities for the coming year. At this unique program, you will hear remarks by the Chairman and Commissioners, as well as panel discussions by senior ...

Asset Based Financing Strategies 2015

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Asset based financing is a key source of credit for small and medium-size companies and for some larger, publicly traded companies as well. In contrast to equity financing where ownership in the company is diluted, asset-based financing allows companies to borrow funds against their own assets as collateral to generate cash for working capital and capital acquisitions.In structuring ...

Investment Management Institute 2015

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.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 ...

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

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.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 ...

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

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.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 ...

Fundamental Concepts in Drafting Contracts: What Most Attorneys Fail to Consider 2015

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend The reduction to writing of an agreed-upon understanding among parties can sometimes be viewed as a cursory step in formalizing a business relationship. Yet the manner in which concepts are expressed on a page is often as important as the concepts themselves. Solid contract-drafting skills are therefore essential tools to any professional who deals with transactions or business ...

How To Read Financial Statements 2015

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend Financial statements provide information on the financial performance of companies and are the language of business.  Attorneys are often required to understand financial statements in order to provide solutions to their clients’ problems, including structuring financial transactions and litigating business disputes. At this practical half-day event, a distinguished ...

Pension Plan Investments 2015: Current Perspectives

Webcast  Webcast

Webcast of live New York Session.Why You Should Attend Experienced practitioners in the area of pension investment law, together with senior representatives of the Department of Labor, will give their perspectives, and illuminate issues, on current topics and recent developments. Continued statutory, regulatory and market changes ensure a full agenda of new developments to be debated and analyzed by the panelists. The Dodd-Frank financial reform ...

Venture Capital 2015: Nuts and Bolts

Webcast  Webcast

Webcast of live San Francisco session.Mark Your Calendar. More Information to Come.

How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2015

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session. The IPO market is as hot as ever. Given the continued uptick in activity, this program is extremely timely.  In almost any market, however, understanding the IPO process is an essential skill for both legal and business advisors. Hear from an experienced faculty, including attorneys, an underwriter, and a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission staff, who will analyze ...

Private Placements and Other Financing Alternatives 2015

Webcast  Webcast

Webcast of live New York session.Mark Your Calendar. More Information to Come!

Financial Services Conflicts of Interest & Fiduciary Duties: Navigating the Emerging Regulatory Maze

Webcast  Webcast

Webcast of live New York session.Why You Should Attend The SEC and DOL continue to consider rulemaking that could dramatically change the regulatory framework establishing fiduciary duties and obligations for broker-dealers, advisors and service providers in the retirement marketplace. Likewise, commodity trading and municipal advisors have to be mindful of fiduciary obligations that apply to their activity. At the same time, regulators are pressing ...

Securities Litigation 2015: From Investigation to Trial

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend 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 ...

Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Mark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2015

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Mark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2015

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Mark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

Leveraged Financing 2015

Webcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend At this conference, the country’s leading experts in leveraged finance will examine key concepts and strategies in serving leveraged companies, including portfolio companies of private equity firms. You will learn about the leveraged finance marketplace today, including new deal activity, continuing refinancing needs, evolving trends in leveraged finance, funding sources and product offerings, current covenant approaches, ...

Pocket MBA Summer 2015:Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

Webcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.Why You Should Attend The ability to identify and appropriately use financial and accounting information is relevant to a wide range of legal and regulatory matters for attorneys and other professionals. Transactional and litigation attorneys will benefit from this practical course designed specifically for non-accountants and taught by members of the nation’s top accounting, tax and advisory ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Angela J. Grayson

Angela J. Grayson ~ Associate General Counsel, Global Leverage, Intellectual Property & Privacy, Walmart Legal

Adam O. Emmerich

Adam O. Emmerich ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Ellen Moran Dwyer

Ellen Moran Dwyer ~ Managing Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP