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Insider Trading in the Wake of United States v. Newman & Chiasson

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On December 10, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a unanimous decision acquitting accused insider traders, Anthony Chiasson and Todd Newman.  After his December 2012 conviction, Mr. Chiasson appealed the District Court’s failure to charge the jury that it was required to find that Mr. Chiasson knew of the personal benefit provided to the corporate insider in exchange the material nonpublic information.  Gregory ...

Basic Negotiation Skills 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Negotiation is part of any lawyer’s everyday life. You negotiate with colleagues, clients, and staff about an array of issues, ranging from simple project deadlines to complex contractual language. This program is designed to help you gain confidence in every negotiation you conduct. The panelists represent academicians, sole practitioners, and members of leading local law firms who will share their best practices and real world ...

LinkedIn for Lawyers -- Maximize This Effective Networking Tool

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Please note that CLE credit is not available for this program. If you search the Internet, you will find a lot has been written about LinkedIn, clearly the most widely used on-line professional networking site.  Potential clients and business colleagues may visit your profile before an important meeting, search firms constantly use this tool to identify new candidates for positions, and your former and current colleagues who are sources of ...

Danger Lurking in the Tall Grass -- Legal Ethics and Marijuana

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The marijuana industry has been described as the next (Acapulco) Gold Rush. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some form.  Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, and the District of Columbia recently passed laws legalizing recreational use; the remaining states allow consumption for medical purposes.  In 2016, five more states are expected to introduce ballot measures to legalize recreational marijuana, ...

Advanced Deposition Techniques 2015

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.Mark Your Calendar. More Information to Come!

Defending Data Privacy, Behavioral Advertising and Security Breach Class Action Suits 2015: What Every Litigator and In-House Lawyer Needs to Know

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

In recent years, there has been an explosion of new lawsuits focused on the alleged disclosure of personal information in connection with the use of mobile phones and tablets, social networks, social gaming, apps, and other technologies and in connection with behavioral advertising and the use of pixels, beacons, cookies and other persistent identifiers and geolocation tools. Like patent troll suits and stock drop cases, being ...

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 ...

Food Marketing Law: Hot Topics

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Along with the rise in consumer interest in healthier foods is increasing legal risk for food companies. This One-Hour Briefing will describe the latest regulatory actions, along with emerging legal pitfalls that food businesses, big and small, need to be advised of.  Lauren Handel and Michele Simon, two experienced food and farming lawyers from Foscolo & Handel PLLC (“The Food Law Firm”) will explain the latest developments including:  ...

Expanding Your Practice Using Limited Scope Representation 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program will provide an introduction to the rapidly changing practice of limited scope representation (often called “unbundling”) in a family law context, including all of the fee agreements, forms and other materials you will need to practice limited scope representation competently, safely and profitably. What You Will Learn The ethical rules governing limited scope representation How to limit ...

Patent Law Institute (9th Annual)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

The Institute is designed to be of ultimate practice value to all three subgroups in the patent law community: patent prosecutors, patent litigators, and strategic/transactional lawyers. The two-day schedule includes six plenary sessions of interest to all patent lawyers and six breakout sessions in each of the three subgroups.You design the two-day schedule that best meets your professional needs.Do not miss this unique opportunity ...

Collaboration and Conflict: Litigating Felony Sex Trafficking Cases 2015 (Free)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Human Trafficking has long been a hidden problem in New York State and the US. In 2000, Congress passed the federal Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA) and has since re-authorized it three times making important modifications. In 2005, the US ratified the UN Trafficking Protocol. This was followed by passage of the New York State Trafficking Victim Protection ...

Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Wage and hour litigation remains steady in the courts, and is on the rise in arbitration. Attorneys, as well as human resources and compliance personnel must keep up to date on the latest legal developments and litigation trends, have knowledge of the nuances of paying employees correctly under state and federal law, and understand the pros and cons of arbitration agreements and class action waivers. For litigators, it is essential ...

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

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 ...

Presentation Skills for Attorneys 2015

Seminar  Seminar

The ability to speak clearly and confidently is important for all lawyers, whether speaking with partners, making a pitch to clients, or addressing a courtroom. At this two-hour program, taught by a former practicing lawyer, you will learn techniques that will immediately improve your presentation skills.What you will learnYou will learn how to: Master effective physical delivery skills (eye contact, body language, voice, gesturing) ...

Being Prepared for M&A Strike Suits: How Do You Avoid Disclosure Pitfalls in M&A Litigation?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Almost every public M&A deal draws instant litigation – oftentimes, multiple lawsuits in more than one jurisdiction. In M&A litigation, plaintiffs frequently seek an injunction, alleging that disclosures were inadequate or misleading in various ways. In resolving such claims, the courts frequently find that additional disclosures would not be material, but in some cases – notably those involving alleged conflicts of interest, financial ...

Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend Are you up-to-date on the important developments in federal civil practice and the implications of these developments for your cases? At Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2015, a distinguished faculty of trial lawyers and judges will review and offer their insights into significant recent developments in the law.  The program will focus on the application of these ...

Basic Immigration Law 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 ...

Psychological Issues in Employment Law 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Psychological issues in employment law are both unavoidable and fascinating. They help to determine counsels’ day-to-day advice regarding a variety of employment issues, play a central role in litigation, shape damages analyses, and motivate or impede resolution of disputes, including employment lawsuits. Psychological issues often are at the core of incentivizing employees, negotiating workplace disputes or trying an employment ...

Limited Scope Representation 2015: Ethical & Practical Challenges (Free)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Mark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Mark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2015

Groupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Government Investigations 2015: The Expanding Role of Electronic Information in Investigation and Response

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.Mark Your Calendar. More Information to Come!

New York CPLR 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend Every year, the New York Courts interpret, and re-interpret, the important procedural rules that govern litigation in New York State.  Perhaps of pre-eminent importance is the ongoing development of the law with respect to the draconian statute of limitations.  The Courts lack the power to extend the applicable statute, or to exercise discretion to assist a tardy plaintiff for good cause shown, or in the interest of ...

Understanding Employment Law 2015

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 Whether you are new to the field, seeking a quick ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Kevin J. Ryan

Kevin J. Ryan ~ Managing Director, Global Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley

David G. Keyko

David G. Keyko ~ Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Alyssa A. Grikscheit

Alyssa A. Grikscheit ~ Sidley Austin LLP