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Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Please note that "ethics" in the program title refers to the “Compliance and Ethics Program” used in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations. It does not specifically refer to legal ethics. Please check the credit calculator to the right for credit information for your jurisdiction.Why You Should Attend Organizations face enormous legal and compliance risks, and the need for effective compliance and ethics programs to help ...

Appellate Advocacy 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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 ...

Hot Topics in Advertising Law 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This advanced-level program is updated every year to provide up-to-the-minute information related to the practice of advertising law. Led by an outstanding faculty of experts, this program will address the many challenges companies face each day as they strive to increase market share in a fast-changing landscape increasingly dominated by social networks and other new media outlets. Hear real-world advice and learn practical ...

Delaware Law Developments 2015: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Delaware law continues to play a critical role in U.S. corporate and securities law, particularly in today’s challenging and changing business environment. This unique annual program focuses on the important Delaware corporate law developments over the past year and the practical impact on your corporate or legal practice. The very top Delaware corporate law experts from the Delaware judiciary, leading law firms and corporations, ...

Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Real estate continues to be a strong investment in 2015 and anyone involved in deal construction must know the latest strategies and lessons learned from the previous year. Our expert faculty will address current industry trends and case law to help practitioners negotiate a variety of real estate deals.  The program will begin with a review of the current transaction market, exploring the recent factors that are ...

15th Annual School Law Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend To effectively counsel parents, students, and school districts, practitioners must continue to develop and expand their understanding of the most recent developments in case law, and keep abreast of legislative and regulatory changes. At PLI’s 15th Annual School Law Institute, an expert faculty will examine significant new developments in education law and policy, and the implications of these developments for your clients. What ...

Sixteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program focuses on current critical issues of information privacy, cybersecurity and data protection faced by all companies.  The Internet and evolving mobile and virtualized information technologies, wired and wireless, have prompted the development of powerful tools for the collection, processing, storage and use of personal information.   More than ever, businesses are becoming digital and data driven.  ...

International Arbitration 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend If your company or client has a dispute arising out of a contract with a foreign party, international arbitration represents the best method of resolving that dispute in a neutral forum and enforcing any subsequent award.  However, the resolution of international business disputes through arbitration raises issues that are simply not present in the litigation context.  In many ways, arbitration offers more choices ...

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend At this perennial favorite, our experienced faculty will walk you through all of the steps associated with acquiring and selling a privately held company, whether it is a large independent corporation, a division or subsidiary of a large public company, or a smaller venture capital-backed or family-owned entrepreneurial enterprise. You will learn about the special issues that apply when a private equity firm is the buyer or ...

Environmental Regulation 2015: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The 2015 program will review recent activities in environmental regulation affecting compliance obligations for a range of businesses and organizations.  Taking a comprehensive look at how new developments in environmental regulations and recent case law will affect deal negotiations, daily operations and corporate compliance efforts, our expert faculty will lead practical and timely discussions on new and recurring legal ...

Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2015: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

Seminar  Seminar

.Why You Should Attend This program is directed to patent prosecuting and litigating attorneys and patent agents with or without a Patent Office registration number and with no or little patent experience. It will focus on teaching the basics of claim drafting, patent application preparation and prosecution, and will provide a review of recent developments in the law. A litigator’s perspective is included to show how drafting and prosecution ...

Ethical Issues in New York State Escrow Accounts

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend If you are a lawyer practicing in New York State who handles client funds, you must maintain an IOLA or other escrow account  and must be aware of the ethical rules regarding such accounts.  This panel will identify how ethical violations – even unwitting ones – can arise and will explain how violations are handled by the Attorney Disciplinary/Grievance Committees.  The program  will highlight ...

Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend  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 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 ...

How to Succeed As A Summer Associate 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend A summer associate position is really a twelve-week interview. Simply avoiding career-limiting behavior is not enough; you need to successfully navigate the dilemmas and challenges you’ll face during the summer. Our experts will help you figure out how to turn this opportunity into a permanent position at the firm. If you haven’t yet secured a summer position and want to be ready to put yourself out there next ...

Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2015: Recent Developments and Current Issues

Seminar  Seminar

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND As we continue to see many new regulations from the SEC, PCAOB and financial institution regulators, we also continue to see numerous challenges emerge for the audit committee.  If you are a director or member of an audit committee, or if you advise audit committees, this program will help you understand what is required of the audit committee, and those who advise them, in this rapidly changing environment.  You ...

Fundamentals of Broker-Dealer Regulation 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Major changes in broker-dealer industry and regulatory framework continue as a result of the financial services crisis, the resulting regulatory reform and other trends and developments.  At the same time, FINRA’s rewrite of its Rulebook as part of its Rulebook Consolidation process is almost complete, and broker-dealers became subject to FINRA’s new supervision rules in December 2014.  Moreover, FINRA ...

Internal Investigations 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Knowing how to conduct efficient and effective internal investigations is key to protecting your clients or company. Companies and their counsel need to be diligent and proactive in identifying risks and remedying potential issues. At this program, an expert faculty will use an accounting fraud scenario with a graphic novel presentation to review the fundamentals of conducting an effective and efficient investigation, as well ...

Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2015: Understanding Risk

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Approximately 20 percent of Americans experience some type of mental illness in a given year,  and the  prevalence of mental disorders among individuals involved in the criminal justice system, and some areas of the civil legal system is even higher.  This timely program will focus on the intersection of individuals living with mental illness and their involvement in both the criminal and civil justice systems ...

International Employment Law 2015

Seminar  Seminar

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND Employment law is now a global issue.  Multinational employers no longer look at their labor and employment matters from a purely local perspective.  As they protect their global brands, they coordinate approaches across borders.  In doing so, multinational employers must grapple with often conflicting standards for hiring, retaining, disciplining, and terminating employees.  The issues are all the more challenging ...

Expert Witness 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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 ...

Understanding Patent Law 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Understanding Patent Law 2015 will guide you through foundational patent law concepts and practice points then progress toward current legal issues relevant to new and seasoned lawyers in the arena.  Over a single day, this practical program will cover the basics, such as defining what is patentable and how to prosecute and protect patents, then move onto a diverse range of patent issues that may affect your practice, whether ...

Sixteenth Annual Private Equity Forum

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Since the financial crisis a few years ago, private equity firms have been dealing with its aftermath, including increased regulatory and legislative scrutiny of their activities and the activities of their funds as well as difficult environments in which to raise new funds and to get deals done.  Many firms were required to register as investment advisers with the SEC and a number of newly registered firms are now undergoing ...

Writing for Litigators 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Good writing skills are one of a handful of skills necessary for success in the practice of law.  What actually is good legal writing?  This program will teach you the secrets of successful legal writing, whether you are writing for judges, partners, or clients.  What You Will Learn • Getting started: planning your document and getting it done • Writing to persuade • Legal writing ...

The Successful Solo/Small Firm Practice 2015: The Tools You Need to Succeed in Today's Economy

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Are you thinking about “hanging out a shingle,” either on your own or with a colleague?  Many attorneys consider this career option, but how do you actually make it work? Setting up the office and getting business are top concerns. Solos also face a host of critical business and practice management decisions that will determine whether the new practice thrives or fails. At ...

Class Action Litigation 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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.  ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Jae  Kim

Jae Kim ~ Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rambus Inc.

Lori A. Richards

Lori A. Richards ~ Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Management Unit, JP Morgan & Co

Edwin E. Smith

Edwin E. Smith ~ Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP