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Cybersecurity 2015: Managing the Risk

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Cyber attacks have wreaked havoc on organizations in nearly every industry sector. From Sony to JPMorgan Chase to Target, cyber criminals have made it clear that no entity is immune. In today’s interconnected world, cybercrime targets are found in every industry sector. Media reports of the staggering number of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks attest to this trend, and the events of 2014 have dwarfed earlier hacking ...

Intellectual Property Law Institute 2015

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Why You Should Attend PLI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute is a “must-attend” program for IP lawyers. This program provides a complete analysis of key events in all areas of IP, providing updates on cases, legislation and government agency developments that IP lawyers need to know. A highlight of the program will be a panel of in-house IP counsel from prominent companies discussing the many facets of current interest for ...

Securities Law and Practice 2015: How the SEC Works

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Mark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

32nd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation

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Why You Should Attend Section 1983 litigation is typically multi-faceted and often complex. The law governing Section 1983 claims is voluminous and continues to develop on an ongoing basis. At PLI’s 32nd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program, a highly experienced and accomplished faculty, including a law school dean, retired federal district court judge, legal scholars, and plaintiff and defendant practitioners will analyze recent ...

Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2015

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Why You Should Attend The long-promised return of robust M&A markets was finally realized in 2014, and 2015 is exhibiting no signs of moderation Now more than ever, it is critical for dealmakers and their counsel to stay abreast of the latest trends and forecasts. What is driving the increased activity levels, and are those underlying factors sustainable? How will a more robust job market and a continued low interest rate environment affect acquisition ...

Developments in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Law 2015

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Why You Should Attend Pharmaceutical and biotech patent law is an important and rapidly changing practice area, and the program is designed to give you the information you need to maintain your practice edge, concentrating on new developments from 2014 & 2015 and placing them in the context of constantly evolving areas of the law. Technological innovation, Federal Circuit appellate oversight, and Supreme Court decisions continue to drive significant ...

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 ...

Corporate Counsel Institute 2015

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Why You Should Attend The role of the corporate counsel continues to transform to meet new challenges in relation to an increasingly global economy, financial turmoil and continually changing new technologies.  It is essential for all corporate counsel to be informed of the latest developments and to possess effective, budget-conscious strategies for managing the legal and practical business matters of corporate law departments, while adding ...

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 ...

Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2015

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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. The need for companies to have effective compliance and ethics programs is greater now than ever before. This powerful ...

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 ...

"Technotainment" 2015: Distributing Content Across Multiple Platforms

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Why You Should Attend This year’s program includes today’s major legal and business issues in the convergence of entertainment and technology. The program brings together a faculty of experienced in-house lawyers, law firm attorneys and senior business executives on the cutting-edge of this challenging and burgeoning practice. The expert faculty will address recent litigation and key cases involving convergence issues, such as the ...

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 ...

Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2015

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Why You Should Attend The Dodd-Frank Act established a novel, comprehensive framework for the regulation of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives and the market participants who transact in these products.  That regulatory framework, split primarily between the SEC and CFTC, has been substantially implemented by the CFTC. For their part, the SEC has made substantial progress and at the direction of Chair Mary Jo White is making Title VII implementation ...

Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2015

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This three-day program will focus on the tax issues presented by the entire spectrum of modern major corporate transactions, from relatively simple single-buyer acquisitions of a division or subsidiary to multi-party joint ventures, cross-border mergers, and complex acquisitions of public companies with domestic and foreign operations, including spin-offs and other dispositions of unwanted operations. Evolving techniques for structuring, financing, ...

Employment Law Institute 2015

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Why You Should Attend Our annual Employment Law Institute combines a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and best practices to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk and achieve business objectives. The faculty is comprised of nationally recognized management and plaintiffs’ attorneys, members of the judiciary, in-house counsel and government enforcement agency ...

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 the SEC’s final rules relaxing the ban on general solicitation for certain Rule 506 offerings and 144A offerings, and the practical implications of these changes for ...

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: - ...

Securities Regulation Institute (47th Annual)

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    For more than four decades, PLI’s Annual Institute on Securities Regulation has been the premier conference on securities regulation and corporate governance for lawyers, from new associates to seasoned practitioners.  This year’s Institute will once again bring you the nation’s leading securities and corporate legal experts to deliver practical insights and real-world strategies and solutions to the many challenges ...

Winning New Business in Changing Times 2015

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Why You Should Attend Today’s law firms face tough new business challenges that were previously hard to imagine. The traditional hourly-rate model is increasingly questioned by clients demanding more billing transparency, more control over who handles their matters and more value from their fees. In response, firms and clients are engaging in more alternative fee arrangements that can require greater administrative cost for the firm.  ...

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.  ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Clifford E. Kirsch

Clifford E. Kirsch ~ Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Tanya E. M. Wong

Tanya E. M. Wong ~ Director of Government Benefits, Legal Services NYC - Legal Support Unit

Kenneth N. Nigon

Kenneth N. Nigon ~ RatnerPrestia