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Navigating the U.S. Criminal Law Maze in the Corporate Deal (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

There has been a surge in global M&A and financing activity, with no end in sight. At the same time, U.S. and foreign prosecutors continue aggressively to investigate corporations for an array of potential crimes rooted in national security concerns, ranging from domestic and foreign bribery to sanctions, export controls and money laundering violations. Today, more than ever, it is critical for transactional lawyers to understand the enforcement ...

Employment Law Institute 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

This two-day annual event combines a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and best practices to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk and achieve business objectives. The faculty is comprised of nationally recognized management and plaintiffs’ attorneys, members of the judiciary, in-house counsel and government agency representatives who share ...

Managing Complex Litigation 2014: Class Actions; Mass Torts & MDL

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

High stakes aggregate litigation continues to be an evolving area of practice that has experienced a significant shift due to landmark decisions over the last few years.  In this half-day program, learn from an experienced faculty of judges, plaintiff and defense counsel, and dispute resolution professionals the latest strategies and techniques to navigate the developing landscape of these complex cases. The faculty will ...

Ethical Issues in Limited Scope Representation (Free Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Limited scope representation, also known as unbundling, is a way to connect lawyers needing work to clients needing affordable or pro bono legal assistance. It allows the lawyer and the client to agree in advance that the lawyer will undertake certain tasks, such as drafting pleadings or appearing at a contested hearing, and the client will represent him or herself for other parts of the case. This is a valuable tool in increasing access to justice ...

Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (31st Annual)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Section 1983 authorizes the assertion of federal constitutional claims against state and local officials and municipalities. These claims are filed in the courts on an ongoing basis by individuals alleging police misconduct, public employees asserting free speech violations, landowners, licensees, and prisoners, among others. Section 1983 litigation is often complex, raising issues of federal constitutional and federal statutory ...

Accessing Justice: Ethics and Lawsuit Financing in a New Era (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The expense of bringing a case to trial for attorneys, firms, and the parties themselves can be astronomical. How often in your practice do you reject cases because neither your firm nor the client will be able to shoulder the costs of litigation, particularly in cases that will be complicated or protracted? Have you found yourself at the receiving end of a scorched-earth defense strategy that has swallowed up firm resources and profits? Have your ...

Nuts & Bolts of Electronic Discovery 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Whether you’re a newcomer to e-discovery or an experienced professional seeking a refresher, you should make sure this program is on your docketWith e-discovery permeating nearly every facet of litigation today, attorneys managing today’s complicated e-discovery requirements must learn to recognize the nuances and technicalities involved. This program will provide a solid grounding in the basics of e-discovery law and practice.What ...

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2014 (Free)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

IMPORTANT!! GET ACCREDITED BY THE VA BEFORE YOU ATTEND THIS TRAINING. 1. Attorneys and other advocates must be accredited to practice before the VA. To obtain accreditation you must complete this form: www.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/VA21a.pdf.2. Accreditation by the VA may take several weeks, so do not delay filing your application. You can speed up the process by emailing the form to OGCAccreditationMailbox@va.gov.3. Within 12 months of accreditation ...

Fiduciary Duty Obligations in Construction Contracts: How They are Created and How to Avoid Them (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Construction professionals, especially design professionals, are commonly hired as consultants to owners on significant projects. Those same owners place a significant amount of trust and confidence in their consultants to complete complicated projects. What happens when the relationship between an owner and its consultants becomes so dependent that a fiduciary relationship is created? This program deals with this exact situation using the City of ...

Trial by Jury 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Gain authoritative insights into jury trials from masters of the bar and the benchBe sure to attend this popular program where experienced and respected state and federal judges, as well as many distinguished litigators, come together to give you their valuable perspectives on jury trials. Whether you are a new trial attorney or an experienced courtroom litigator, this course will ...

Post Cyber Attack Litigation -- Trends and Predictions

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

With the constant onslaught of cyber-attacks facing the private sector, a key question every lawyer should be asking themselves is what does the post-attack litigation landscape look like? Can companies rest relatively easily knowing that most cases will be readily dismissed, or are there are lurking threats that could open up a free-for-all for plaintiff’s counsel. Please join Brian E. Finch of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP as he reviews:  ...

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 ...

Electronic Discovery in Criminal Investigations and Trials 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Electronic information pervades our society. Not surprisingly, electronic information may be central to the investigation of criminal activity and to the prosecution and defense of that activity. The use of electronic information in criminal investigations and proceedings leads to many questions. Under what circumstances are search warrants required for electronic devices and information? How does the right against self-incrimination ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Mark D. Roellig

Mark D. Roellig ~ Executive Vice President and General Counsel, MassMutual Financial Group

Jodie Berger

Jodie Berger ~ Regional Counsel, Legal Services of Northern California

David G. Wilkins

David G. Wilkins ~ Chief Compliance Officer, SNC-Lavalin Group