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Global Trademark Search and Application Workshop 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Join a faculty of domestic and international legal experts as they provide practical guidance for the trademark search and application process in the U.S. and abroad, including Canada and Mexico. This practice-based program will get attendees involved and provide take-away tips that can be put into use in daily practice immediately. Learn about the differences and similarities of differing search strategies here and abroad, ...

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 online resources and all related sources of guidance. Participants will learn, understand and apply the ...

Venture Capital 2015: Nuts and Bolts

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend A thorough understanding of current market practice, deal terms and conditions, transaction documents and applicable securities, regulatory and ethical issues is critical in the venture capital business. This program, designed for those seeking a secure foundation in the venture capital field, will teach you the essentials of venture capital. From examining the anatomy of a venture capital deal, to participating in a mock ...

Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2015

Seminar  Seminar

This program is designed to provide attendees with a basic overview of the legal, regulatory and operational issues affecting “registered investment companies” – the universe of publicly offered pooled investment vehicles that include mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and others.  Attendees will learn the fundamentals of the extensive regulatory framework that ...

Higher Education Law 2015: Current Issues & Recent Developments

Seminar  Seminar

Scholarships are available to attend this program. Please click this  for information. Why You Should Attend At PLI’s Higher Education Law 2015: Current Issues & Recent Developments, an expert faculty, comprised of attorneys working both in private practice and in universities, will provide updates  and best practices in three important  areas of higher education law today.. What You Will Learn  ...

Antitrust Institute 2015: Developments & Hot Topics

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend With an emphasis on new developments while providing a refresher of key principles, the Institute will examine current merger issues, price fixing, the legality of joint ventures and other competitor collaborations, "vertical" restraints on customers and suppliers, including resale price maintenance, standards for complying with price discrimination laws, and the latest information on the state and federal enforcement priorities. ...

Cloud Computing 2015: Key Issues and Practical Guidance

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Corporations, government organizations and millions of consumers are shifting massive quantities of data and their software applications to cloud computing facilities. Cloud computing uses the Internet to give every size organization access to large, dynamically scalable resources (data storage, software applications and computing power). “The Cloud” allows users, at all levels, to avoid large capital outlays for ...

Pretrial Practice 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Pretrial practice in federal civil litigation has undergone tremendous change. As fewer civil cases are tried, the staples of pretrial practice — pleadings, motions to dismiss, discovery, Daubert motions, summary judgment, and settlement — have replaced trials as the focus of litigation. What does the changing nature of pretrial practice in litigation mean for your practice? Join our faculty of experienced plaintiffs’ ...

New Jersey Basic CLE Marathon 2015

Seminar  Seminar

This program contains 4 NJ Newly Admitted categories for 7.5 hours. They are 3 credits of New Jersey Civil or Criminal Trial Preparation (NA3), 1.5 credits of New Jersey Basic Estate Planning (NA2), 1.5 credits of New Jersey Family Law Practice (NA4), and 1.5 credits of New Jersey Law Office Management (NA9). This program, in conjunction with , fulfills the  of 15 credits in 5 of 9 Newly Admitted Subject Areas. Satisfy ...

Fashion and Retail Law 2015: Trends and Developments

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Fashion brands and retailers operate in an increasingly competitive and technological marketplace. The dynamic forces shaping the retail industry provide consumers with a greater variety of products, more information, and expanded retail platforms. Yet, these forces also pose significant and evolving legal risks for brands and retailers. This program will explore the key legal challenges for brands and retailers, and investors ...

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

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 ...

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