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White Collar Crime 2015: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak

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Why You Should Attend In an increasingly global and coordinated fashion, the Department of Justice, the SEC, the CFTC, and other U.S. and foreign agencies are pressing forward with a white collar enforcement program of unprecedented scope and severity. With a spotlight on the financial services sector, the authorities are advancing novel theories and exacting increasingly draconian penalties. The government’s enforcement agenda is broad and ...

Pocket MBA Fall 2015:Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

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Why You Should Attend  Financial and accounting knowledge is critically important for attorneys and allied professionals to have to successfully navigate the current legal, regulatory and financial reporting environment.  This program is specifically designed for non-accountants and will enhance understanding of business strategies, accounting fundamentals and vocabulary used by management, investors, auditors and bankers.  Practical ...

Financial Services Industry Regulatory Compliance & Ethics Forum 2015

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Why You Should Attend In the aftermath of the financial crisis and recent scandals, and targeted examination and enforcement scrutiny, financial services firms' corporate compliance and ethics programs are under intense observation.  At this program, attendees will get a solid foundation about the relevant regulatory framework as well as practical considerations regarding the design and implementation ...

New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client 2015 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend This program provides an overview of New York law that affects many low-income tenants including eligibility for subsidies, procedures for challenging denials and terminations of subsidies, an overview of NYCHA administrative proceedings, and Housing Court practice and procedure basics.  What You Will Learn Common New York State/City Rental Subsidies Housing Court Practice and Procedure Basics New York ...

Prison Law 2015

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Why You Should Attend: Prison conditions and prisoner treatment issues are getting unprecedented attention as the nation focuses on the magnitude of the national prison population.  With its sixth Prison Law program, PLI continues its examination of these important issues.  In an area where advocates face increasingly challenging legal issues whether they represent incarcerated people from a public interest practice, private practice or ...

Fundamentals of Swaps & Other Derivatives 2015

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Why You Should Attend Over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives are key elements in many of our financial markets.  The Dodd-Frank Act has changed and is continuing to change how these important instruments are regulated and transacted.  This program will introduce you to both the instruments and their new environment. A derivative is a financial instrument that allocates the risks and price exposures associated with a designated reference asset ...

Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2015

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Why You Should Attend Join our expert faculty of leading practitioners and regulators as we discuss and analyze the changing regulatory framework and market for private offerings. We will address the changes to private and exempt offerings brought about by the JOBS Act, including matchmaking platforms, "accredited investor" crowdfunding, offerings using general solicitation, Rule 144A offerings, and the practical implications of these changes ...

Judges' Pet Peeves 2015: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice

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Why You Should Attend Do you wonder what the judges really think about pre-trial and trial practices? At Judges' Pet Peeves: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice, you will hear directly from judges how they view communications with the Court and trial practice, as well as how lawyers can help (or sabotage) their cases. What You Will Learn Based on a series of hypotheticals, this year's panel of state and federal judges will discuss: - ...

Life Sciences 2015: Navigating Legal Challenges in the Drug and Device Industries

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Join our expert faculty of life sciences practitioners, in-house counsel, government regulators, and prosecutors as we examine the current state of life sciences law and what the future might hold for the pharmaceutical, biologics, device, and health technology industries. This program will cover the broad range of issues confronting the life sciences industry: trends and best practices in FDA premarket review; recent developments in scientific discourse ...

Outsourcing 2015: Sourcing Critical Services

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Why You Should Attend Outsourcing has firmly established itself as a common practice - often being standard for new companies.  Sourcing agreements raise numerous legal and compliance concerns that counsel are challenged to manage.  Whether in the pre-contract negotiation phase or when problems arise during fulfillment, attorneys on both sides of the agreement must know the risks that might befall them, as well as the available countermeasures.  ...

Antitrust Counseling & Compliance 2015

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Why You Should Attend Lawyers counseling businesses need to have a solid foundation in principles of antitrust law and an understanding of the latest antitrust developments in order to advise their clients smartly.  The consequences of running afoul of antitrust rules can be costly: government enforcement, jail time for executives, treble damage litigation, class actions, and adverse publicity are all possible if companies step over the line. ...

Open Source and Free Software 2015: Benefits, Risks and Challenges - New York

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Why You Should Attend This program will address the critical issues that IP, technology and business lawyers need to consider when handling open source software in today’s economy. Armed with this information, you will be better able to help your clients make intelligent choices and decisions about how to take advantage of the benefits and manage the risks presented by open source software.   What You Will Learn • What is open ...

Trial by Jury 2015

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Why You Should Attend You won’t want to miss this popular program, in which the masters of the bar and the bench come together to give you valuable and useful insights on jury trials.  We have assembled the most experienced and respected state and federal judges, as well as many distinguished litigators, to give you their perspectives on jury trials.  There is no better way to learn about jury trial practice than from the attorneys ...

Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2015: Get Fluent in Technology

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Why You Should Attend The lawyer who understands his or her client’s technology will stand out as a trusted counselor who can be given the most challenging and complex issues. It has been thirty years since Apple’s introduction of the original Macintosh computer started the personal computing revolution. The original floppy disk has been replaced by current thumb drives that can store an entire library on a single device. The availability ...

Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2015

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Why You Should Attend Companies continue to turn to licensing because it offers extremely valuable economic and strategic opportunities. Licensing can be used to gain access to intellectual property at a lower cost than developing or purchasing intellectual property assets, and as a way of generating new sources of revenue out of existing intellectual property assets. This introductory course will give you an overview of how to negotiate and draft ...

Health Care Law Institute 2015: Emerging Challenges and Trends in Reimbursement, Enforcement and Other Hot Topics

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Why You Should Attend Join our expert faculty of health care practitioners, in-house counsel, government regulators, and prosecutors as we examine the current state of health care law and what the future might hold for affected parties. This program will cover the a broad range of issues confronting the health care industry: payment reforms; structuring of compliant financial and other relationships; recent developments in scientific discourse ...

Nonprofit Organizations 2015: Governance, Form 990 Reporting, and Compensation Issues

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Why You Should Attend This program will bring you up-to-date on the latest developments and unique financial and regulatory issues that impact the nonprofit sector.  What You Will Learn Recent financial, regulatory, and legal developments that impact nonprofit organizations Nonprofit governance developments and best practices Compensation issues: federal and state statutory framework, what is “reasonable” compensation, ...

17th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute

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Why You Should Attend Improving the skill of identifying, appreciating and weighing your client’s leverage in negotiating the Commercial Real Estate Fundamentals (rents, vacancy rates and development activity) will be the focus of the 2015 Commercial Real Estate Institute in this improving market.  Practitioners with this understanding will find it easier to achieve and maintain a viable real estate practice where your advice adds value.  ...

48th Annual Immigration and Naturalization Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend At this year’s Institute, an outstanding faculty of leading practitioners will discuss recent developments, key immigration trends and hot topics.  The conference speakers will discuss the potential impact of proposed or enacted provisions and initiatives on an issue-by-issue basis as well as important practical tips for immigration law practitioners.  What You Will Learn  The latest updates about ...

Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2015

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As part of PLI’s commitment to public service and the pro bono activities of the legal community, there is no fee to attend this program. Why You Should Attend Using a lively, interactive format, Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2015 will examine everyday issues of ethics and professional responsibility in pro bono and public interest practice.  What You Will Learn Within the context of pro bono representation, using “all-new” ...

Human Trafficking in Immigrant Communities: Legal Responses

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Why You Should Attend An expert faculty of judges and practitioners will address the complex legal issues that arise when working with immigrant survivors of human trafficking, as well as immigration remedies and benefits available. What You Will Learn Trafficking in immigrant communities: common patterns and best practices for identifying victims Immigration remedies and benefits for victims of trafficking Challenges and ...

Building Better Construction Contracts 2015

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Why You Should Attend Design and construction firms often must collaborate to respond to owner proposals. Negotiating and drafting these teaming agreements are complex tasks. This course will provide you with what you need to know to prepare teaming agreements, including a discussion of the new AIA teaming agreement. We will also explore what you need to know to maximize your client's insurance, with a focus on design, excess and additional insured ...

Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2015

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Businesses in financial distress are not an unusual sight these days, and as a result, it is essential for attorneys of all levels and in all practice areas to become familiar with the fundamental tenets of bankruptcy law. Whether you are just starting out in your career, thinking about broadening your practice area to include this field, or want to be able to spot the issues when advising your clients, this program will provide you with an essential ...

Understanding the Securities Laws Fall 2015

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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 ...

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