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White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak

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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

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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

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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

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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 in 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 and proxy soliciting materials prepared by SEC reporting companies.  2014 has been another interesting year with significant events and uncertainties covering a wide spectrum of matters affecting public company disclosures, including the Dodd-Frank Act mandated rulemaking by the SEC; domestic and international economic, political and regulatory uncertainties ...

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), collateralized mortgage obligations (CLOs), and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) markets are experiencing robust activity, with issuance volumes steadily rising. Other markets such as residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) are slower to reemerge. The regulatory ...

Understanding the Securities Laws Fall 2014

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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, ...

Understanding Financial Products 2015

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The explosion of new financial products over the past decade, the implosion of the credit markets and the resulting significant new regulatory requirements underline the importance of a basic understanding of financial products. While these instruments have been, in the view of many, invaluable investment tools, and have presented enormous potential for product manufacturers and investors, they also create potentially significant legal risks and challenges ...

Hedge Fund Compliance & Regulatory Challenges 2015

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As our first educational conference of 2015 focused on hedge funds, this afternoon program will deliver insights from three distinguished panels of experts who will discuss the regulatory and compliance challenges expected to face hedge fund managers in 2015.A stellar faculty composed of hedge fund general counsels and chief compliance officers, representatives from the SEC and NFA, and law firms will share their insights on building effective compliance ...

Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2015

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Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2015

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Asset Based Financing Strategies 2015

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Asset based financing is a key source of credit for small and medium-size companies and for some larger, publicly traded companies as well. In contrast to equity financing where ownership in the company is diluted, asset-based financing allows companies to borrow funds against their own assets as collateral to generate cash for working capital and capital acquisitions.In structuring these loans, lenders rely on their collateral as their ultimate source ...

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

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How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2015

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Antitrust Institute 2015: Developments & Hot Topics

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Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2015

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Featured Faculty/Authors
Oren Bass

Oren Bass ~ Co-Founder, Pave, Inc.

Brad L. Peterson

Brad L. Peterson ~ Mayer Brown LLP

John F. Delaney

John F. Delaney ~ Morrison & Foerster LLP