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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  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

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 ...

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 ...

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

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar InstituteAttendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 10th floor, Philadelphia (Juniper St. entrance, between 13th & Broad Sts., opposite City Hall). You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.Why You Should Attend The M&A market has returned to a period of increased ...

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

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Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationMark Your Calendar. More Information to Come!

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

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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 relationships. Unfortunately, although contract ...

How To Read Financial Statements 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

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 ...

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 101: Learn the Basics

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Many have asked, what is FERC?  Indeed, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or FERC is one of the smaller and lesser known agencies in the Federal government; however, its decisions reportedly affect five percent of the Nation’s gross national product.  It received some publicity (not good) at the turn of the century during the California energy crisis, although there was plenty of blame to spread around at the time.  It ...

Delaware's Old Rules and New Statutes: Corporate Mistakes, Consequences, and Solutions

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Under longstanding Delaware case law, including STAAR Surgical, when a corporation fails to follow the procedures set forth in its certificate, bylaws or the Delaware General Corporation law when authorizing or executing corporate action, the action taken may be void or voidable.  In many cases, corporations do not realize that their prior actions were void or voidable until they are on the verge of a transformative event, like an IPO, and are ...

Pension Plan Investments 2015: Current Perspectives

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

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 legislation brought a new regulatory ...

Venture Capital 2015: Nuts and Bolts

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Webcast of live San Francisco session.Why You Should Attend A thorough understanding of current market practice, deal terms and conditions, transaction documents and applicable securities, regulatory and ethical issues is critical in the venture capital business. This program, designed for those seeking a secure foundation in the venture capital field, will teach you the essentials of venture capital. From examining the anatomy of a venture capital ...

How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

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 the nuts and bolts of an initial public ...

Tips from the Trenches to Make You an Effective Negotiator

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

A lawyer's ability to negotiate is in many ways the most important skill a lawyer can have.  In this one hour session, lawyer, author and frequent speaker on negotiating skills Mark Grossman of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP will give you the benefit of what he learned in his 30 plus years as a negotiator.  Among the many things that Mark will discuss:  Handling bullies  How to handle negotiating ...

Pennsylvania Bridge-the-Gap 2015

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Why You Should Attend Newly admitted attorneys in Pennsylvania must complete four hours of CLE Bridge-the-Gap training prior to their first CLE requirement deadline. Satisfy this mandatory requirement and learn information important to your practice by attending PLI’s Pennsylvania Bridge-the-Gap for Newly Admitted Attorneys program on April 20, 2015.  This program will take place live at the Blank Rome LLP Marvin Comisky Conference ...

Financial Services Conflicts of Interest & Fiduciary Duties 2015: Navigating the Emerging Regulatory Maze

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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 firms to identify and address ...

Sponsor's Obligations in an LBO in the Post-Crises Era: Equity Commitment Letters and Limited Guarantees

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In the context of private equity M&A transactions, how do private equity sponsors balance the competing concerns of insulating the investment fund from potential liability from the transaction and providing the seller with assurances that a deep pocket is standing behind the buyer’s obligations under the purchase agreement?  This One-Hour Briefing will explore how parties seeks to bridge this gap in the wake of the crises and sponsors ...

Securities Litigation 2015: From Investigation to Trial

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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 new strategies and tactics has never been more important. ...

Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Atlanta Bar Association Attendees in Atlanta will view the program via Groupcast at the offices of the Atlanta Bar Association, 400 International Tower, 229 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303-1601. With PLI’s Groupcasts you'll instantaneously receive streaming audio/video of the live program and be able to submit your questions electronically. At these locations you’ll also receive the printed Course Handbook upon arriving. Why ...

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2015

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Why You Should Attend 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 ...

Credit Rating Regulation from AAA to Z

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Some have said that more than any other single factor, overly optimistic credit ratings triggered the financial crisis of 2008 and the “Great Recession.”  Yet with limited exceptions, credit rating agencies flew largely under the regulatory radar screen before that.   During this program, Robert Harris, currently a consultant to the Credit Rating Agency Constituent Group of the Financial Information Services Association ...

Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2015

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This program is designed to provide attendees with a basic overview of the legal, regulatory and operational issues affecting “registered investment companies” – the universe of publicly offered pooled investment vehicles that include mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and others.  Attendees will learn the fundamentals of the extensive regulatory framework that ...

Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Please note that "ethics" in the program title refers to the “Compliance and Ethics Program” used in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations. It does not specifically refer to legal ethics. Please check the credit calculator to the right for credit information for your jurisdiction.Why You Should Attend Organizations face enormous legal and compliance risks, and the need for effective compliance and ethics programs to help ...

Leveraged Financing 2015

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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, ...

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