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Basic Immigration Law 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The program will provide an overview of U.S. immigration law, including basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure and current developments and trends. What You Will Learn  President Obama’s Executive Actions, litigation, current status and future recourse The difference between nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent/green card) visas Family-sponsored visas Why immigrants ...

Negotiating Commercial Leases 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Leases, known as the building blocks of value for all real estate, are a primary business asset, but also contain landmines of liability.  If written poorly or administered without expertise, they can be the downfall of an otherwise sound real estate investment. From the tenant’s perspective, lack of attention or in depth knowledge can impair operations, increase costs and limit growth. Attending this course should ...

Securities Offerings 2016: A Public Offering: How it is Done

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should 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 ...

USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Join our expert faculty, including PTAB and District Court Judges, to learn all you need to know about critical Post-Grant proceedings. Over the past 12 months, post-grant patent challenge proceedings have been pursued in record number. The CAFC is now seeing the beginning of a substantial new workflow based on PTAB trial decisions. These CAFC decisions are not only evolving PTAB trial practice, but all aspects of patent enforcement ...

Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2016: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The number of accuracy-related penalties assessed against individual taxpayers increased from 58,366 in 2005 to 554,467 in 2014.  That is nearly a 1,000% increase over the past 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 to ...

16th Annual School Law Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend At PLI’s 16th Annual School Law Institute, an expert faculty will examine significant developments in education law and policy, as well as the implications for your clients. Attend this year’s program to get an in depth look at recent developments and practical strategies regarding timely and important topics like sexual assault on campus, transgender youth, and the rights of recently-arrived immigrants and English ...

How to Read Financial Statements 2016

Seminar  Seminar

How to Read Financial Statements 2016 New York City and Live Webcast, , March 16  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 ...

Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Evolving regulatory and compliance challenges have created an environment with rising potential for ethical pitfalls.  Attorneys involved in commercial litigation should know the latest ethics case law and rules interpretations to avoid costly ethical missteps.  This program will review some of the most impactful developments in many common and not so common areas that have confounded even the most prepared litigators. What ...

Social Security Disability 2016: 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. In this program, you will learn the basics of Social Security law and practice and how to represent disabled children and adults in appealing benefit claim denials. What ...

Ethics in Social Media 2016

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)? ...

New York CPLR 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This instructive program will provide a comprehensive review of developments concerning the important procedural rules that govern litigation in New York State.  What You Will Learn The most recent interpretations of the landmark Supreme Court Daimler decision, and other jurisdiction issues Important Court of Appeals decision, and other cases, regarding enforcement of judgments Recent important cases ...

Appellate Advocacy 2016

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 ...

Government Investigations 2016: Handling Corporate Investigations Resulting from a Breach of Electronic Information and Parallel Proceedings

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Corporations and other organizations create, store, and utilize that information in all facets of business. Unfortunately, corporate electronic information can be breached and any such breach can lead to investigations by various government agencies at the federal and State levels. Those investigations may lead to disputes about scope and the volume of corporate information to be produced. This program will explore the role ...

SEC Reporting Skills Workshop 2016

Workshop  Workshop

Please see our other  locations for July - December 2016. Why You Should Attend: In this workshop designed primarily for financial reporting professionals, 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 ...

Advanced Trademark Law Annual Review 2016

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 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 2016

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 ...

Nuts & Bolts of State and Local Tax 2016

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 ...

Ethics for the Negotiating Lawyer 2016

Seminar  Seminar

What You Will Learn  Ethics 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 ...

Pension Plan Investments 2016: Current Perspectives

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Experienced practitioners in the area of pension investment law, 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 structure for pension investment activities in the derivatives ...

Trial Evidence 2016: Advocacy, Analysis, Illustrations

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Trial Evidence is a fast-moving program, featuring a unique blend of evidence doctrinal analysis and practical applications. You will learn fundamental evidence law, as well as important recent trends and developments. Program Format and Faculty The program is both highly informative and entertaining. Numerous evidentiary issues will be illustrated by actual cases, movies, novels and music. The faculty includes an emeritus ...

Understanding Employment Law 2016

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 ...

21st Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently celebrated its fourth anniversary and the consumer financial services industry is struggling to keep pace with the CFPB’s extraordinary number of regulatory and enforcement initiatives.  At the same time state and other federal regulators and attorneys general are ramping up their activities, and the volume of private litigation, including class actions, remains ...

TechLaw Institute 2016: The Digital Evolution

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend We are in the midst of a Digital Evolution. Technology is evolving at a rapid pace, leapfrogging existing laws and regulations. Traditional businesses grapple with disruptive and “sharing” technologies on a daily basis. The virtual and mobile workplace is presenting new and unique challenges for employers. Data security has become the foremost concern for C-suite executives. The Internet has spread beyond computers ...

How to Handle Your First Pro Bono Case in New York 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program will address practical issues that often arise in pro bono representation and strategies for successfully handling them. What You Will Learn Strategies for providing pro bono legal services Anticipating circumstances that may arise in pro bono representation Preparing for appearances on behalf of pro bono clients before tribunals, courts, officers and agencies Communicating effectively with ...

How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend In almost any market, understanding the IPO process is an essential skill for both legal and business advisors. Hear from an experienced faculty, including attorneys, underwriters, and a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission staff, who will analyze the nuts and bolts of an initial public offering. The speakers will guide you through the initial public offering process and highlight issues presented by new regulations ...


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