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Broker-Dealer Advisory Services 2016: Current Legal and Compliance Issues Facing Dual Registrants

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Broker-dealers that are dually registered as investment advisers are under intense regulatory scrutiny.  At this program, attendees will be provided with expert analysis regarding today’s hot topics impacting the relevant regulatory framework, as well as practical considerations regarding the design and implementation of such programs. A distinguished faculty of practitioners and regulators will review current ...

Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Corporate lawyers are often met with particularly nuanced opportunities to mistakenly ensnare themselves in an ethical trap. Operating across jurisdictions, handling multiple representation and balancing a lawyer’s ethical duties with disclosure obligations are just a sample of potential ethical danger zones that attorneys must be mindful of. Our panel of legal experts will lead this program through a review of the major ...

Spin-offs 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Business separation transactions represent a substantial portion of all M&A transactions.  Many of these take the form of spin-offs, equity carve-outs and similar architectures not involving an outright sale.  But what is a spin-off, what makes it different from other types of business separation transactions, and why are people doing more of them?  This program will provide an in-depth perspective on the ...

Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The challenges to attaining diversity and inclusion in the legal and compliance professions remain formidable. At this year’s Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice program, a renowned faculty of attorneys and diversity professionals will discuss significant legal developments that impact diversity, the continued challenges presented by unconscious bias, and individual and organizational best practices. What ...

Presentation Skills for Attorneys 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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, you will learn techniques that will immediately improve your presentation skills.      What You Will Learn You will learn how to: Master effective physical delivery skills (eye contact, body language, ...

Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The program will review the professional responsibility issues confronting lawyers who advise clients in connection with securities and derivatives transactions, including the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. What You Will Learn Lawyers as gatekeepers to protect the public Who the client is - organizations, not officers When to report wrongdoing: internally (up the corporate ladder and to the Board) and ...

Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend During the past twenty years, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have substantially revised the consolidated return regulations. These changes, coupled with legislative developments, judicial decisions, and published and private rulings, have dramatically changed the operating rules of consolidated returns. An understanding of these rules is critical for practitioners and corporate tax counsel who ...

Social Media 2016: Addressing Corporate Risks

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Facebook, Foursquare, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and other social media sites are transforming not only the daily lives of consumers, but also how companies interact with consumers.  Indeed, even the largest, most conservative blue-chip corporations have embraced social media; one study revealed that, of the Fortune Global 500, 97% were on LinkedIn; 83% had Twitter accounts; 80% had ...

Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2016

Seminar  Seminar

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 2016, a distinguished faculty of trial lawyers and judges will review and offer their insights into significant recent developments, including the new amendments to the Federal Rules which took effect on December 1, 2015. The program will focus ...

Bridge-the-Gap II: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Please note that only the "Ethics in Social Media" segment, which runs from 9:00 a.m. until 11:35 a.m., will be available via the Live Webcast.  Why You Should Attend Attorneys admitted in New York within the last two years can satisfy their annual MCLE ethics and skills requirements by attending this one-day program. You can satisfy your professional practice and law practice management MCLE requirements at other programs. What You Will ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2016 – Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Media's Transformation: OTTs, MCNs & Mobile-Driven Video; Videogames; Building an Entertainment Law Practice; Ethics

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, business, and ethical issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of delivery. Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content;  Videogames & Software Apps & Media's Transformation - OTTs, MCNs & Mobile-Driven Video The morning session will address high-level ...

Asset Based Financing Strategies 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Asset based financing is a key source of credit for small and medium-size companies and for some larger, publicly traded companies as well. In contrast to equity financing where ownership in the company is diluted, asset-based financing allows companies to borrow funds against their own assets as collateral to generate cash for working capital and capital acquisitions. In structuring these loans, lenders rely on their collateral ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2016 - Sound Recordings; Music Publishing

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, business, and ethical issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of delivery. Sound Recordings; Music Publishing The morning will be geared towards a basic understanding of an artist-record company agreement with a mock negotiation as the format, and will address current issues and trends in the record ...

Psychological Issues in Employment Law 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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, and play a central role in preventing, pursuing and resolving litigation.  With the continued increase in mental disability accommodation requests and discrimination charges, attorneys and mental health professionals frequently work together.  ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2016 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film

Seminar  Seminar

Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film The morning will provide an overview of book publishing agreements and current developments in the publishing industry, followed by trends and hot topics in sports, entertainment and internet litigation.  The afternoon will provide a basic understanding of motion picture terms and concepts, plus advanced film issues involving financing, production and distribution. ...

Investment Management Institute 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend You’ll hear expert panelists discuss: significant business and legal developments in the investment management area over the past year and important regulatory initiatives such as: The SEC’s regulatory agenda New money-market fund regulations New SEC staff guidance Potential new rulemakings relating to target date funds Exchange-traded products initiatives The proposed fund ...

Ethics for Government Lawyers 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This interactive program will provide a unique opportunity to learn more about ethics rules and regulations by employing hypothetical examples based on current events. Government and non-government lawyers alike will be sure to find the discussion timely and relevant. What You Will Learn The scope and application of the attorney-client privilege in the public sector Ethics rules that apply to government lawyers ...

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Intellectual property licensing continues to grow increasingly complex.  The legal, regulatory and technical landscape is constantly evolving.  Building and maintaining a successful and effective practice requires that practitioners stay sharp and current in a wide variety of key areas. Whether utilized to develop technology, expand or create market opportunities, or generate returns from existing assets, managing ...

Doing Deals 2016: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The M&A market boom returned in 2015.   In addition to the reappearance of the mega deal, the market has also seen a flurry of hostile deals, cross-border “inversion” transactions (which have been slowed by recent regulatory action), as well as spin-offs and a record number of activist campaigns. Continued high levels of M&A litigation is also giving rise to a flurry of decisions and bench rulings ...

Basic Immigration Law 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The program will provide an overview of U.S. immigration law, including basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure and current developments and trends. What You Will Learn  President Obama’s Executive Actions, litigation, current status and future recourse The difference between nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent/green card) visas Family-sponsored visas Why immigrants ...

Negotiating Commercial Leases 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Leases, known as the building blocks of value for all real estate, are a primary business asset, but also contain landmines of liability.  If written poorly or administered without expertise, they can be the downfall of an otherwise sound real estate investment. From the tenant’s perspective, lack of attention or in depth knowledge can impair operations, increase costs and limit growth. Attending this course should ...

Securities Offerings 2016: A Public Offering: How it is Done

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This course will provide a solid understanding of the legal framework for securities offerings under the Securities Act of 1933. Topics covered include the basics, such as definitions and regulations of “offers” and “sales” of “securities” and the distinctions between public and private offerings, including the need to register public offerings (and how that is done) and basic exemptions ...

Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2016: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The number of accuracy-related penalties assessed against individual taxpayers increased from 58,366 in 2005 to 554,467 in 2014.  That is nearly a 1,000% increase over the past decade!  Are there more bad taxpayers?  Or, is the IRS just getting more aggressive about asserting penalties?  Regardless of the answer, responsible tax practitioners must understand what triggers a penalty assessment and how to ...

USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Join our expert faculty, including PTAB and District Court Judges, to learn all you need to know about critical Post-Grant proceedings. Over the past 12 months, post-grant patent challenge proceedings have been pursued in record number. The CAFC is now seeing the beginning of a substantial new workflow based on PTAB trial decisions. These CAFC decisions are not only evolving PTAB trial practice, but all aspects of patent enforcement ...

16th Annual School Law Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend At PLI’s 16th Annual School Law Institute, an expert faculty will examine significant developments in education law and policy, as well as the implications for your clients. Attend this year’s program to get an in depth look at recent developments and practical strategies regarding timely and important topics like sexual assault on campus, transgender youth, and the rights of recently-arrived immigrants and English ...


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