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Investment Management Institute 2015

Seminar  Seminar

You’ll hear expert panelists discuss: significant business and legal developments in the investment management area over the past year and important regulatory initiatives such as: The SEC’s regulatory agenda New money-market fund regulations New SEC staff guidance Potential new rulemakings relating to target date funds and exchange-traded funds Possible modifications of the fund reporting regime Governance matters ...

Ethics for Government Lawyers 2015

Seminar  Seminar

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Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Intellectual property licensing continues to grow increasingly complex. The legal, regulatory and technical landscape is constantly evolving. Building and maintaining a successful and effective practice requires that practitioners stay sharp and current in a wide variety of key areas. Whether utilized to develop technology, expand or create market opportunities, or generate returns from existing assets, managing complex licensing ...

Doing Deals 2015: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The M&A market has returned to a period of increased activity, characterized by the reemergence of larger transactions.   In addition to large deals, the market has also seen a flurry of cross-border “inversion” transactions (which have been slowed by recent regulatory action), as well as spin-offs and a record number of activist campaigns. Continued high levels of M&A litigation is also giving ...

Negotiating Commercial Leases 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Leases can be a primary business asset and also contain landmines of liability.  Known as the building blocks of value for all real estate, if leases are written poorly or administered without expertise, they can be the downfall of an otherwise sound real estate investment. This course is not to be missed for anyone who represents users or occupiers of space or owners as investors in real estate.  There’s no ...

Basic Immigration Law 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program will explain the basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure, and discuss current developments and trends, including a legislative update on immigration reform.  You will receive a course handbook with articles by leading practitioners and sample documents and forms to assist you in your practice.  What You Will Learn An overview of U.S. immigration law, including current developments and ...

Securities Offerings 2015: A Public Offering: How it is Done

Seminar  Seminar

Why Should You Attend This course will provide a solid understanding of the legal framework for securities offerings under the Securities Act of 1933. Topics covered include the basics, such as definitions and regulations of “offers” and “sales” of “securities” and the distinctions between public and private offerings, including the need to register public offerings (and how that is done) and basic exemptions ...

Ethics in Social Media 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Ethics permeates all areas of today's legal practice.  Risks to attorneys have increased dramatically with fines, censure and disbarment.  With the proliferation of social media, what types of personal information are companies permitted to access without the consent of their employees or applicants?  How is privacy and security addressed?  What do Federal Regulations require (e.g. FFIEC Social Media Guidance)? ...

Psychological Issues in Employment Law 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Psychological issues in employment law are both unavoidable and fascinating. They help to determine counsels’ day-to-day advice regarding a variety of employment issues, play a central role in litigation, shape damages analyses, and motivate or impede resolution of disputes, including employment lawsuits. Psychological issues often are at the core of incentivizing employees, negotiating workplace disputes or trying an employment ...

Social Security Disability 2015: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend After the Social Security Administration denies an initial disability claim, a claimant may find it confusing, difficult, and even overwhelming to appeal a denial. Many claimants cannot afford legal representation and must navigate the appeals process on their own. By attending this program, you will learn about Social Security disability benefits and how to represent disabled children and adults in appealing benefit claim ...

Fundamental Concepts in Drafting Contracts: What Most Attorneys Fail to Consider 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The reduction to writing of an agreed-upon understanding among parties can sometimes be viewed as a cursory step in formalizing a business relationship. Yet the manner in which concepts are expressed on a page is often as important as the concepts themselves. Solid contract-drafting skills are therefore essential tools to any professional who deals with transactions or business relationships. Unfortunately, although contract ...

How To Read Financial Statements 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Financial statements provide information on the financial performance of companies and are the language of business.  Attorneys are often required to understand financial statements in order to provide solutions to their clients’ problems, including structuring financial transactions and litigating business disputes. At this practical half-day event, a distinguished panel of experts will provide a primer for understanding ...

Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2015

Seminar  Seminar

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Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2015: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The number of accuracy-related penalties assessed against individual taxpayers increased from 58,366 in 2005 to 731,696 in 2013.  That is more than a 1,200% increase in less than a decade!  Are there more bad taxpayers?  Or, is the IRS just getting more aggressive about asserting penalties?  Regardless of the answer, responsible tax practitioners must understand what triggers a penalty assessment and how ...

New York CPLR 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Every year, the New York Courts interpret, and re-interpret, the important procedural rules that govern litigation in New York State.  Perhaps of pre-eminent importance is the ongoing development of the law with respect to the draconian statute of limitations.  The Courts lack the power to extend the applicable statute, or to exercise discretion to assist a tardy plaintiff for good cause shown, or in the interest of ...

Consumer Bankruptcy Cases 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Consumer bankruptcy lawyers are the solution for millions of individuals facing financial difficulties. This half-day program will provide legal and practical information for both experienced consumer bankruptcy lawyers and lawyers who do not regularly practice in this field, but are finding an increasing need to understand essential information in this area. The program will also feature an important review of recent cases, ...

SEC Reporting Skills Workshop 2015

Workshop  Workshop

Why You Should Attend: Our experienced Workshop leaders use interactive lectures and examples to give  participants the foundational knowledge and practical experience necessary to prepare and review the SEC’s periodic and current reporting forms, including the 10-K Annual Report, the 10-Q Quarterly Report and the 8-K Current Report.  Participants will also gain an understanding of how to comply with the annual proxy requirements ...

Advanced Trademark Law Annual Review 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This advanced level program will provide an up-to-the-minute review of current trends and case law impacting the practice of trademark law today.  Essential for corporate and law firm attorneys who specialize in, or often find themselves involved in trademark law, this program brings together an outstanding expert faculty of practitioners and industry experts who will provide current information on the most recent developments ...

Advanced Copyright Law Annual Review 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend As copyright law continues to become increasingly complex in the face of new technologies and new ways of doing business, it is more important than ever to stay up-to-date.  In order to continue to provide the sophisticated, pragmatic legal advice your clients expect, attend this program where you will learn about the latest developments from a group of leading experts on copyright law. The speakers at this advanced seminar ...

USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Join our expert faculty, including PTAB and District Court Judges, to learn all you need to know about critical Post-Grant proceedings. Post-grant patent challenge proceedings were pursued in record number – more than twice what was predicted – before the USPTO’s Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) in 2014. The level of filing continues to accelerate well beyond initial expectations as both the public ...

Understanding Employment Law 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Whether you are new to the field, seeking a quick refresher, or if your law practice only touches upon employment law issues, this jam-packed employment law primer is designed for you. An expert faculty will lead you through the major regulations and case law governing the employer/employee relationship and offer practical pointers ranging from hiring to firing and everything in between. In addition, the program will address ...

Ethics for the Negotiating Lawyer 2015

Seminar  Seminar

What you will learnEthics rules that govern behavior in negotiation, including: When is it permissible to communicate with adverse clients, directly or indirectly? What exposure does counsel have for participating in the negotiation and execution of contracts containing express or implied misrepresentations? Protecting sensitive information and responding to opponent’s probes for sensitive information Cross-border negotiation rules

Nuts & Bolts of State and Local Tax 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend State and local taxation has become increasingly important.  The state and local tax liabilities of many companies exceed their federal tax liabilities and state revenue departments have intensified their audit activities in a search for revenue. PLI is delighted to present this essential program in which leading state and local tax experts will describe basic principles of state and local taxation and explore cutting-edge ...

Pension Plan Investments 2015: Current Perspectives

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Experienced practitioners in the area of pension investment law, together with senior representatives of the Department of Labor, will give their perspectives, and illuminate issues, on current topics and recent developments. Continued statutory, regulatory and market changes ensure a full agenda of new developments to be debated and analyzed by the panelists. The Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation brought a new regulatory ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Angela J. Grayson

Angela J. Grayson ~ Associate General Counsel, Global Leverage, Intellectual Property & Privacy, Walmart Legal

Adam O. Emmerich

Adam O. Emmerich ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Ellen Moran Dwyer

Ellen Moran Dwyer ~ Managing Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP