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Cybersecurity 2014: Managing the Risk

Groupcast  Groupcast

In today’s interconnected world, cyber attacks are wreaking havoc on organizations around the globe. No entity is immune, and cybercrime targets are found in every industry sector from retail to banking to government. Media reports of the staggering number of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks attest to this trend, and more recent events have dwarfed earlier hacking incidents.In February, the Obama Administration finalized a key initiative ...

Hedge Fund Management 2014

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At this program, our expert faculty will focus on hedge fund structures, the regulatory environment surrounding hedge funds, and the day to day operational issues of running a hedge fund operation. The faculty will also explore strategies for addressing new business issues such as expanding their business to include regulated funds, selling a portion of their business to an outside investor and managing a hedge fund in crisis.

White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak

Groupcast  Groupcast

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 complex, encompassing benchmark ...

Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2014

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The M&A markets were relatively flat throughout 2013, punctuated by episodic but unsustained bursts of activity. By contrast, 2014 appears to be off to a more robust start. The variability in deal activity creates uncertainty and rewards preparedness. Now more than ever, it is critical for dealmakers and their counsel to stay abreast of the latest trends and forecasts. Will the tough markets of the last several years give way to greater stability ...

Pocket MBA Fall 2014: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

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The ability to identify and appropriately use financial and accounting information is relevant to a wide range of legal and regulatory matters for attorneys and other professionals. Litigators and transactional attorneys will benefit from this practical course designed specifically for non-accountants and taught by members of the nation’s top accounting, tax and advisory firms, leading law firms, in-house counsel and universities.

Fundamentals of Swaps & Other Derivatives 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

Over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives are key elements in many of our financial markets. The Dodd-Frank Act is substantially changing 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 or entity between the parties thereto. Derivatives ...

Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

The Dodd-Frank Act establishes 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, with SEC progress, as well.The new regulatory regime touches the activities of all participants in the swaps markets, from end users to major swap participants ...

Outsourcing 2014: Sourcing Critical Services

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PLI’s Outsourcing 2014 is a “must” for every lawyer with business clients engaged in outsourcing transactions!Outsourcing brings new opportunities and new risks for companies sourcing or providing critical services such as information technology, finance and accounting, human resources, facilities management, analytics and other critical non-core functions.And there are newer and better approaches to negotiating agreements for critical services and ...

Financial Services Industry Regulatory Compliance & Ethics Forum 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

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 of such programs. A distinguished faculty of practitioners and regulators ...

Antitrust Counseling & Compliance 2014

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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 appropriately advise their clients. The consequences of running afoul of antitrust rules can be costly: class actions, treble damage litigation, government enforcement, and adverse publicity are all possible outcomes if mistakes are made.Do you have the tools needed to help your clients ...

Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement and Regulatory Developments 2014

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Over the past few years and once again in FY2013, cases against investment advisers have come to represent the single largest component of the SEC’s enforcement docket. At the same time, the SEC’s exam program, working closely with Enforcement, continues to hone its focus on private equity and hedge funds, announcing a series of initiatives targeting new registrants under Dodd-Frank as well as established firms who have not been examined in recent ...

Annual Disclosure Documents 2014

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Stay current on disclosure requirements and developments affecting annual disclosure documents, proxy soliciting materials, and ongoing disclosure practices of SEC reporting companies, as well as financial reporting developments, ethical compliance challenges facing lawyers, and more. Hear from an expert faculty, including SEC staff, in-house counsel and private practitioners who will focus on current “hot issues,” best practices and practical pointers. ...

New Developments in Securitization 2014

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As the securitization world continues to emerge from the financial crisis, it faces a continuing flow of new regulation and, in some cases, uncertainty. Some asset-backed securities (ABS) and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) markets are experiencing robust activity, with issuance volumes steadily rising. Other markets are slower to reemerge. The regulatory landscape continues tobe unclear, although significant new regulatory developments have occurred ...

Understanding the Securities Laws Fall 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

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 provides 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 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and related SEC regulations, ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Katie M. Lachter

Katie M. Lachter ~ Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Alex Hao

Alex Hao ~ Jun He Law Offices