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Annual Disclosure Documents 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationStay current on disclosure requirements and developments affecting annual disclosure documents and proxy soliciting materials prepared by SEC reporting companies.  2014 has been another interesting year with significant events and uncertainties covering a wide spectrum of matters affecting public company disclosures, including the Dodd-Frank Act mandated rulemaking ...

Basics of Export Controls 2014

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

U.S. and multinational corporations are increasingly affected by the range of U.S. laws and regulations governing international trade. The Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) each plays an important role in administering and enforcing the intricate web of restrictions governing trade in ...

BRIDGE-THE-GAP II: Ethics & Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Newly admitted attorneys in New York State are required to complete at least sixteen transitional CLE credit hours in ethics and professionalism, skills, and law practice management and/or areas of professional practice during each of their first two years after admission to the Bar.By attending PLI’s Bridge-the Gap II – Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys program, you can satisfy all of your annual MCLE ethics ...

New Developments in Securitization 2014

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.As the securitization world continues to emerge from the financial crisis, it faces a continuing flow of new regulation and, in some cases, uncertainty. Some asset-backed securities (ABS), collateralized mortgage obligations (CLOs), and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) markets are experiencing robust activity, with issuance volumes steadily rising. Other markets such as residential ...

U.S. Companies Trading on the London Stock Exchange and the Impact of EU Regulations Requiring Mandatory Electronic Settlement

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Under Article 3(2) of the European Union Regulation on Central Securities Depositories (“CSDR”) published on 28 August 2014, where transactions in transferable securities take place on a trading venue, the relevant securities should be recorded in book entry form in a Central Securities Depository (“CSD”) on or before the intended settlement date (unless already so recorded). The requirement applies irrespective of whether ...

Understanding the Securities Laws Fall 2014

Webcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Whether you are new to the field or seeking a quick refresher or an update, this is a securities law primer that you won’t want to miss. This program provides an overview and discussion of the basic aspects of the U.S. federal securities laws by leading in-house and law firm practitioners and key SEC representatives. Emphasis will be placed on the interplay among the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ...

Modifying and Eliminating Fiduciary Duties in Alternative Entities -- How Far Can You Go?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Alternatives to the traditional corporate form, such as limited liability companies and limited partnerships, may appeal to investors for a variety of reasons.  One reason is the flexibility of these entities.  In this briefing we discuss one aspect of this flexibility:  the ability to contractually eliminate or modify fiduciary duties.  This one-hour briefing, focusing on the Delaware perspective, will consider the scope of a ...

Coping With U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Export controls and sanctions continue to change rapidly. It is more important than ever for institutions in all sectors of the economy to stay on top of developments in the United States and other countries. Companies and financial institutions must be aware of their compliance and disclosure obligations, enforcement trends and priorities, and emerging risks. Implementing and strengthening compliance programs is an increasingly ...

Hot Potatoes! Update on Handling Underfunded ERISA Pensions

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

For many employers, ERISA pension underfunding can be hard to live with:  Congress recently gave plan sponsors a cash flow break by relaxing the rules on required funding contributions -- but those interest-bearing liabilities are still there, grinding away.  Meanwhile, the federal pension guarantor, PBGC, often takes a keen interest -- and sometimes intrusive action -- in sales and spinoffs and other transactions that may compromise a plan ...

Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2014

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What you will learnAt this unique interactive program, faculty will review various everyday ethical scenarios in corporate practice and “quiz” you on the ethical implications.You will learn about: The reach of the duty of confidentiality, and the obligation of disclosure of mistakes Misrepresentation, fraudulent nondisclosure and omissions Responsibilities of the firm/legal department, supervising, and subordinate attorneys for an attorney’s ...

SEC Guidance Regarding Investment Advisors and Proxy Firms

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The SEC's Division of Investment Management and Division of Corporation Finance published joint guidance on June 30, 2014 regarding investment advisers' responsibilities in voting client proxies, and two exemptions from the federal proxy rules that are often relied upon by proxy advisory firms. The staff noted that the guidance may require investment advisers and proxy advisory firms to make changes to their systems and processes. In light of this ...

Immigration and Naturalization Institute (47th Annual)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

At this year’s Institute, an outstanding faculty of leading practitioners will discuss recent developments, key immigration trends and hot topics. The conference planners are closely monitoring the 2014 immigration reform debate, and speakers will discuss the potential impact of proposed or enacted provisions on an issue-by-issue basis.What you will learn The latest updates about immigration reform legislation and the effects ...

Understanding Financial Products 2015

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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.The explosion of new financial products over the past decade, the ...

Drafting and Implementing International Employee Handbooks, Global Codes of Conduct and Cross-Border HR Policies (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Everyone says “HR has gone global,” but the acid test of global HR is whether a multinational employer effectively aligns its HR policies globally. And many multinationals flunk this test. Is a multinational really globally-integrated if it has a zero-tolerance discrimination policy in the states?but it imposes mandatory retirement abroad? Is a multinational globally-integrated if its U.S. headquarters claims FCPA compliance on securities ...

Hedge Fund Compliance & Regulatory Challenges 2015

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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.As our first educational conference of 2015 focused on ...

Basel III: U.S. Implementation

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The federal banking agencies have adopted comprehensive risk-based capital, supplementary leverage and liquidity rules that will  implement Basel III in the United States.  The largest U.S. banking organizations have been subject to some of the new Basel III rules since 2014.  Most other U.S. banking organizations will become subject to the Basel III rules starting on January 1, 2015.  Most of these rules will also apply to foreign ...

Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2015

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend At this perennial favorite, our expert faculty will teach you the basics of drafting and negotiating corporate agreements -- from how the provisions of an agreement fit together, to the fundamental drafting and negotiating principles common to all corporate agreements. You will learn how to reduce your client’s goals to a complete, clearly written and enforceable agreement, ...

Conducting Global Sweepstakes and Contests (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

With the rise in social media, and as advertisers look to create integrated global campaigns, more and more marketers are turning to global sweepstakes and contests to engage with consumers on a global basis. This program, featuring speakers from Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (“GALA”) firms from around the world, will help marketers understand the rules of the road when conducting promotions globally, including: What promotion ...

Secured Transactions 2015: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9

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Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code applies to secured transactions, which are interests in specific collateral granted by the debtor in conjunction with the debtor’s promise to pay. At Secured Transactions 2015: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, you will learn the fundamentals of acquiring a security interest, including how to attach, to perfect (filing and non-filing methods) and to gain (and maintain) ...

Mergers & Acquisitions 2015: Trends and Developments

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.Spawned by strength in the debt markets, a strong stock market, and plentiful levels of cash, merger and acquisition activity has been robust in 2014. The ability to be an effective negotiator in an M&A transaction requires staying abreast of the latest deal trends. This program will help you stay up-to-date on recent trends in deal making such as developments regarding material ...

Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe (Fourteenth Annual): Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice

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Why You Should Attend We are proud to present Practising Law Institute’s Fourteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe, the most comprehensive securities programme available in Europe, with a unique focus on the application of U.S. securities law in the EU.  This Institute will provide the important U.S. perspective relevant to UK and European practice, featuring leading practitioners active in the U.S. and Europe, as ...

Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2015

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Co-Sponsored by Massachusetts CLE Attendees in Boston will be seeing the live broadcast from New York City at the conveniently located offices of Massachusetts CLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston, Massachusetts. Remote Location participants will receive all course materials.Over the past year, the REIT and commercial real estate industries have continued to experience strong M&A activity, with some sectors poised for large-scale ...

Securities Products of Insurance Companies in the Course of Regulatory Reform 2015

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The insurance industry continues to navigate the legal environment and regulatory hurdles in meeting insurance and retirement needs facing Americans. This timely program provides critical content on the prevailing and emerging legal issues practitioners must understand and insights into product development and asset management services offered by insurance company complexes. Our stellar faculty will provide you with a clear understanding ...

Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2015

Seminar  Seminar

If you have already attended a PLI Bridge-the-Gap I program, you cannot attend a second Bridge-the-Gap I program and receive MCLE credit.Learn everyday insights into law practice that you wish you learned in law school. Our expert faculty will guide attendees through a variety of commonplace duties, demands and situations that newly-admitted attorneys may face. The lessons taught in this program are not theoretical. More like ...

ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2015

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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 also will utilize a hypothetical fiduciary ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker ~ Kaplan & Walker LLP

K. Susan Grafton

K. Susan Grafton ~ K&L Gates LLP

Garner K. Weng

Garner K. Weng ~ Hanson Bridgett LLP