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International Sanctions Law -- Russia, Cuba and Iran -- Recent Developments

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

With rapid-fire developments occurring on the international scene, sanctions laws have been quickly developing.  Beginning with the Russian incursion into Ukraine a year ago, a new variety of sanctions laws – sectoral sanctions – have been developed in the United States against Russia.  In January 2015, the White House eased certain sanctions with respect to Cuba.  The current negotiations with Iran could radically change ...

Pension Plan Investments 2015: Current Perspectives

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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 ...

Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements: Due Diligence, Documentation and Key Issues

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Because many of the issues one encounters when structuring, diligencing, and negotiating purchase and sale transactions are common to other areas of real estate law, understanding purchase and sale transactions is fundamental to the practice of real estate law and is essential to the success of any junior real estate associate.    Please join Steven G. Horowitz and Steven L. Wilner, partners at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton ...

Capital-Raising Using Regulation A+

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission unanimously adopted final rules, which will be effective this summer, that amend Regulation A.  Regulation A+ will provide an important capital-raising alternative for private companies in the United States and Canada.  A Regulation A+ offering may be used in connection with a primary offering of newly issued shares by a company or to resell securities held by existing stockholders.  ...

Treatment of Commercial End-Users of Swaps

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

This briefing will review the status and responsibilities of commercial end users of swaps under Title VII of Dodd-Frank and the regulations thereunder.  In analyzing the impact of Title VII on commercial end users, we will review the ways in which the regulators have distinguished between commercial end-users and other types of swap market participants, including with respect to clearing, swap execution, margin, reporting and recordkeeping requirements.   Please ...

Life Sciences Acquisitions and Divestitures: Special Considerations

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Whether you are acquiring a company or its assets or divesting a portion of your business, if you are involved in mergers and acquisitions relating to  pharmaceutical products, biologics, medical devices, diagnostics or similar assets, it is important to understand the products, their regulatory environment, the intellectual property landscape, the supply chain and other market factors.  These deals often involve a high degree of complexity ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Basics of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) 2015

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Within the last decade, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement has become a juggernaut of U.S. enforcement agencies.  The U.S. authorities that enforce the statute, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), brought five enforcements actions, combined, in 2004.  Over the following decade the SEC and DOJ brought hundreds of enforcement actions and collected billions from corporations ...

Pennsylvania Bridge-the-Gap 2015

Seminar  Seminar

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: Navigating the Emerging Regulatory Maze

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

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 ...

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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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 ...

How To Read Financial Statements 2015

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This is a webcast of the live San Francisco 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 ...

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: The Changing Legal Landscape

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Hobbyists, businesses, law enforcement, and the military are embracing the widespread use of unmanned aircraft systems, yet national civil aviation authorities and State/local governments are struggling to keep pace with clear rules of the skies.  Business and research applications for “drones” are poised to take off, literally, but what will be the consequences for your business, privacy, safety, and security?   Some estimate ...

Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

 Why You Should Attend We continue to see unprecedented enforcement efforts by government and regulatory agencies. 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 of the Treasury, ...

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

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 ...

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

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar Institute Attendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Professional Development Conference Center, Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, 7th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-2517. You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.Why You Should Attend The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) is at ...

Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2015

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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, ...

Antitrust Institute 2015: Developments & Hot Topics

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar InstituteAttendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 5080 Ritter Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.Mark Your Calendar. More Information to Come!

Pocket MBA Summer 2015: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

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 firms, leading law firms, in-house counsel and ...

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