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Handling a Securities Case 2014: From Investigation to Trial and Everything in Between

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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. Our faculty of leading ...

Enforcement 2014: Perspectives from Government Agencies

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We continue to see unprecedented changes in our economic, business and regulatory regimes in general, and in enforcement efforts in particular. 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 ...

Consumer Financial Services Institute (19th Annual)

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On July 16, 2013, the Senate confirmed Richard Cordray for a five-year term as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB has been involved in a whirlwind of regulatory, supervisory and enforcement activities since it began operations during 2011 and this level of activity is certain to intensify. In addition to the CFPB, state attorneys general and other federal regulators are pursuing initiatives focused on consumer ...

Understanding Employment Law 2014

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Whether you are new to the field, seeking a quick refresher, or if your law practice only touches upon employment law issues, this jam-packed employment law primer is designed for you. Our experienced and knowledgeable faculty will lead you through the major regulations and case law governing the employer/employee relationship and offer practical pointers ranging from hiring to firing and everything in between. In addition, the program will address ...

Ethics for Litigators 2014

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At this two-hour program, you will learn, from an outstanding panel of litigators, judges, and ethics experts, practical solutions to these timely ethics issues for litigators: Ethical issues in representing the former employees of a corporate client Conflicts within a firm: navigating the rules in today’s mobile and cross-border world Ethics and social media Providing unbundled legal services in Illinois

Appellate Advocacy 2014

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Appellate Advocacy will give you real-world insight into effective appellate advocacy. Attendees will learn about all aspects of the appellate process, from things to do (and not to do) in the trial court, to strategies and techniques for persuasive brief writing and oral argument, to how and when to seek amicus support, to the rehearing and certiorari processes. Attendees will also hear the "View from the Bench" - what judges find persuasive and ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2014 (Free)

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Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented. Attend this program to learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills.

Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2014: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

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Accounting is a language of business. Because attorneys encounter accounting information in a wide range of legal issues, it is critical for lawyers to understand financial statements and core accounting concepts. This practical course, specifically designed for the non-accountant attorney, will provide an understanding of financial statements and the key principles of accounting, using real-life examples of accounting issues that attorneys commonly ...

Illinois MCLE Marathon 2014

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PLI's Illinois MCLE Marathon is specifically designed to help attorneys practicing in Illinois meet their MCLE requirements, as well as learn about best practices and new and emerging issues. If your last name begins with letters A-M (and you are not newly-admitted), June 30, 2014 is the completion deadline for your two year reporting period, at which time you must have finished 30 hours of MCLE credit, including at least six hours approved for professional ...

Pretrial Practice 2014

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Pretrial practice in federal civil litigation has undergone tremendous change. As fewer civil cases are tried, the staples of pretrial practice - pleadings, motions to dismiss, discovery, Daubert motions, summary judgment, and settlement - have replaced trials as the focus of litigation. What does the changing nature of pretrial practice in litigation mean for your practice? Join our faculty of experienced plaintiffs’ and defense attorneys, ...

International Employment Law 2014

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Employment law is no longer a local issue. Multinational employers must grapple with often conflicting standards for hiring, retaining, disciplining, and terminating employees. The issues are all the more challenging today, as employment laws, corruption laws, and whistleblower laws, from the U.S. and overseas, impose standards of conduct across borders.This program brings together highly experienced and sophisticated practitioners, in-house counsel, ...

Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2014

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This program, designed for employment law practitioners and human resources professionals at all levels, brings together prominent practitioners from the management and plaintiffs’ bars, in-house counsel, EEOC representatives and members of the judiciary, to analyze and provide practical guidance on the latest developments in the employment discrimination arena. In addition to providing critical updates on recent developments in the law, our expert ...

Building Better Construction Contracts 2014

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Construction is a risky business. A good construction contract goes a long way to define and manage that risk. Unfortunately, there are not as many well-drafted and intelligent agreements in use in the industry as there should be. This course is designed to tackle that problem. We also cover what to do in the event a dispute arises. Disputes are inevitable, but they don’t have to cripple a job or its participants. Dispute management is critical, and ...

Expert Witness 2014

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For many attorneys, searching for, retaining, and using expert witnesses can be a daunting experience. Don’t miss out on the critical benefits conferred by the effective use of expert witnesses in complex litigation. Our faculty of experienced litigators and expert witnesses will demystify the challenges of selecting, preparing, and using experts. You will come away with practical tools to handle the myriad of issues involved with expert witness preparation ...

M&A Litigation 2014

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What better way to learn about M&A litigation than from the attorneys who litigate the nation’s most important M&A disputes and the judges who preside over them? We have assembled judges and former judges from the Delaware Supreme Court and the Court of Chancery - the most experienced and respected courts on M&A matters - and distinguished M&A litigators to give you their perspectives on the best ways to handle corporate M&A disputes.Whether ...

Writing for Litigators 2014

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Good writing skills are one of the top qualities of the best practitioners. Writing for Litigators will teach you the secrets of successful legal writing, whether you are writing for judges, partners, or clients.

The Successful Solo/Small Firm Practice: The Tools You Need to Succeed in Today's Economy

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Are you thinking about “hanging out a shingle” on your own or joining forces with another solo practitioner? Do you operate your own practice but often wonder what costs you can eliminate and how you can attract new clients? Solos face a host of business and practice management decisions, from what to spend on overhead to how to win clients and handle difficult or non-paying clients. At this program, you will get expert advice from a faculty of top ...

Class Action Litigation 2014

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Class action lawsuits remain an integral part of high stakes litigation and the courts, including the Supreme Court, have taken notice. This year’s program will give you the tools and strategies you need to effectively handle these complex cases. Our outstanding faculty of plaintiffs’ and defense counsel and academics will bring you up-to-date on important developments in class action litigation. You and your clients will benefit from this program ...

Supreme Court Review (16th Annual): October 2013 Term

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At PLI’s 16th Annual Supreme Court Review program, a distinguished faculty of constitutional scholars, Supreme Court advocates, and a Supreme Court journalist will analyze and discuss the leading Supreme Court decisions of the October 2013 Term for their precedential, doctrinal and, where appropriate, societal significance.

Featured Faculty/Authors
George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Mina Park

Mina Park ~ Director, Banking and Capital Markets Origination Legal, Asia Pacific, Citi

Harvey I. Saferstein

Harvey I. Saferstein ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.