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Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2015: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

Seminar  Seminar

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND Attorneys are often presented with accounting information when working on cases or legal transactions.  While they are not expected to have an accountant’s expertise, understanding the story behind the numbers can only help paint the full picture of a legal matter.  A good grasp of core accounting concepts can put otherwise raw data into an informative legal context.  This program is designed for the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.  ...

Doing Business in and with Emerging Markets 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Doing Business in and with Emerging Markets 2015 will provide a comprehensive overview of the most pressing legal issues involved in international deal making in and with emerging markets. Attorneys and other professionals in the field will benefit from the insights offered by a stellar, international faculty, who will draw on decades of combined experience to share the best practices and most effective strategies they have ...

Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Relentless advancement in online media continues to test copyright law’s limits.  This program will focus on copyright in the digital data era, ensuring that attendees will gain a firm understanding of copyright basics and the rising issues challenging copyright enforcement.  The Supreme Court’s 2014 Aereo decision illustrated this tension between emerging technology and copyright law with its landmark ...

SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers 2015

Workshop  Workshop

Many lawyers learn SEC reporting through on-the-job training, which often is piecemeal, at best. This Workshop is intended to replace that ad-hoc learning process by helping participants develop an in-depth understanding of the reporting requirements of the U.S. federal securities laws, including how to use the SEC’s ...

Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend In today’s online media and e-commerce environment, lawyers are increasingly called upon to provide advice about trademark-related issues.  Familiarity with basic trademark law is quickly becoming a vital part of any lawyer’s equipment, whether one is a neophyte or a twenty-year veteran to the practice.  Knowing the trademark law basics can help you fend off a baseless accusation or even eliminate a serious ...

Fundamentals of Investment Adviser Regulation 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Over the past few years, the SEC has put the regulation of investment advisers under the microscope, establishing new rules related to adviser custody, political contributions and adviser disclosure and has retooled its adviser exam program.  The SEC has also set high expectations for advisers in identifying and responding to conflicts of interests. At this program, attendees will get a solid foundation in the regulatory ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance, Food Stamp, and Health Care Advocacy 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This year's program will provide attorneys with a greater understanding of public assistance, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and will focus on select public assistance budgeting issues, recent developments concerning SNAP, and key aspects of Medicaid expansion under the ACA. What You Will Learn Topics to be covered include: Public assistance: ...

Basics of International Taxation 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend In a global business environment, transactions with customers and suppliers often transcend national borders and investment and activities are frequently cross-border as well.   A working knowledge of the U.S. international tax rules is, therefore, of paramount importance to a wide variety of tax and corporate professionals. This year’s program will be led by international tax experts and feature a substantially ...

Understanding the Securities Laws Summer 2015

Seminar  Seminar

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND Whether you are new to the field or seeking a quick refresher or an update, this is a securities law primer that you won’t want to miss. This program will provide an overview and discussion of the basic aspects of the U.S. federal securities laws by leading in-house and law firm practitioners and key SEC representatives. Emphasis will be placed on the interplay among the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange ...

Ethics for Discovery 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program is designed to provide counsel with an understanding of their ethical responsibilities in connection with document preservation and discovery practices.  Learn about discovery failures and how you can avoid sanctions.  Ethical issues arising with respect to document management practices, new search technologies, case management orders, and preserving the attorney-client privilege also will be addressed. ...

The Ethics Game Show: A Review of Ethical Issues 2015

Seminar  Seminar

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Ethics for In-House Corporate Counsel 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Attend this program to get an update about important ethical issues that arise for in-house corporate counsel. What You Will Learn The FCPA guidelines and related ethical issues New developments in corporate governance Crisis management, corporate compliance, and litigation management Corporate whistleblowing and ethical obligations Attorney-client privilege; Kovel privilege Ethics and outsourcing ...

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