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Financial Services IT 2014: Avoidance of Risk

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The Financial Services Industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries and the regulations are constantly changing. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act changed the landscape and companies must maintain their vigilance to comply with its requirements, even four years after it was enacted. The last six months has yielded further regulations. In October 2013, the OCC implemented compliance requirements for banks for ...

Form 10-K In-Depth Workshop 2014

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By using an actual case study and examples, this workshop is designed to give participants a mastery of the requirements of the Form 10-K Annual Report. Interactive exercises and lectures will enhance your understanding of each Item, including the intricacies of the Management’s Discussion & Analysis (MD&A) section.

Law Department as Profit Center 2014: Successful Patent Licensing Programs

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The role of the law department in managing the IP assets of a company is expanding in new and challenging ways. Whether driven by shareholder activism, the Board of Directors, or pressure from the C-suite, companies are increasingly looking for new methods to extract value from their intellectual property portfolios. Innovative law departments have a rare opportunity to provide corporate leadership by developing revenue-generating patent licensing ...

The Volcker Rule: What it Means for Financial Institutions and Markets

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More than three years after the passage of the Dodd Frank Act, regulators adopted final Volcker Rule regulations late last year. U.S. and foreign banks and other market participants will now have to come to grips with the law’s requirements, and the Volcker Rule is likely to shape capital markets, funds and securitization activities for years to come. Banking organizations are busy assessing the impact of the Volcker Rule on their global trading and ...

Institute on Corporate & Securities Law in Hong Kong 2014 (Second Annual)

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Our Second Annual Institute on Corporate & Securities Law in Hong Kong 2014 will feature a faculty composed of the leading legal and business practitioners active in the Asian, U.S. and U.K. corporate and securities law fields, as well as key government regulators, prominent investment bank professionals and distinguished general counsel who will provide timely, practical guidance on the most critical issues facing corporate and securities law ...

How to Find and Handle Your First Pro Bono Case 2014

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This program is a great opportunity to get a strong overview of the world of pro bono, how it can enrich and advance your professional development, and how to make it happen.

New Jersey Basic CLE Marathon 2014

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Satisfy your mandatory continuing legal education requirements in New Jersey and hone your legal professionalism by attending PLI’s New Jersey Basic CLE Marathon program on May 27, 2014. In accordance with New Jersey’s requirements, this one-day program will include New Jersey-specific instruction and discussion on topics authorized by the Supreme Court of New Jersey Board.

Delaware Law Developments 2014: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know

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Delaware law continues to play a critical role in U.S. corporate and securities law, particularly in today’s challenging and changing business environment. This unique annual program focuses on the important Delaware corporate law developments over the past year and the practical impact on your corporate or legal practice. The very top Delaware corporate law experts from the Delaware judiciary, leading law firms and corporations, and academia, will ...

IPO: Your Guide to Going Public Workshop 2014

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By using interactive lecture and examples, this workshop will give participants an in-depth understanding of the initial public offering (IPO) process, including preparing a company for the offering process, the detailed steps in the IPO process, the SEC’s registration process, preparing the registration statement and completing the offering.

Advanced Accounting & Reporting for SEC Professionals Workshop 2014

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Using interactive lecture and examples, this workshop delivers an in-depth update on current Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) projects and pronouncements, including current focus areas of the SEC. Workshop includes updates on major developments at the FASB, including the projects on leases, revenue recognition and financial instruments.

Hot Topics in Advertising Law 2014

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Updated every year to provide the most cutting-edge information related to the practice of advertising law, this advanced program is led by an all-star faculty of experts and will address the many challenges companies face each day as they develop advertising campaigns. As companies strive to increase market share in a dynamic landscape increasingly dominated by social networks and other new media outlets, legal pitfalls abound. Attend this program ...

Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2014

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Real estate has become a favored asset class once again. Offshore investors are becoming more active in acquiring real estate, particularly as joint venture partners. All of this is having an impact on the structuring of transactions, availability of financing, availability of equity capital, bankruptcy remote structures, the role of the bankruptcy process, joint venture considerations, work-out pitfalls, carve-out guaranties and unanticipated judicial ...

Patent Office Registration Exam Course 2014

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Anyone with a degree in science or engineering (or sometimes, the equivalent) can take the Patent Office Exam to become a patent agent or patent attorney. Patent law is a field of challenging and ever-changing opportunities. Be at the forefront of innovation . . . lead at the forefront of innovation.PLI’s now-proven steps to success on the Exam: Unique, interactive, diagnostic software that replicates what you’re going to find when you sit down ...

Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2014: Raising Capital in an Evolving Regulatory Environment

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Capital markets are adjusting to a wide range of evolving regulatory standards that affect the way in which offerings are conducted around the world. At the same time, issuers around the world are subject to changing accounting and corporate governance standards, while market participants navigate new ground in derivative product regulation. Issuers and market participants also face an increasingly active global enforcement environment targeting activities ...

Holistic Legal Advocacy for the Homeless: Strategies for Addressing Benefits, Housing and Social Services Issues Facing Homeless Populations

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This introduction to the Holistic Legal Advocacy Model and substantive law training provides the powerful tools needed to transform the lives of homeless clients. Practitioners from the Homeless Advocacy Project (“HAP”) at the Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco will share their expertise in holistic legal advocacy and insights for effectively assisting homeless clients. Attend this free program and then volunteer ...

International Arbitration 2014

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If your company or client has a dispute arising out of a contract with a foreign party, international arbitration represents the best method of resolving that dispute. International arbitration provides a neutral forum to resolve the dispute and a robust mechanism for enforcing a subsequent award. The resolution of international business disputes through arbitration raises issues that are simply not present in the litigation context. In many ways, ...

Accounting for Derivatives & Hedging Activities Workshop 2014

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Through interactive lectures, examples and case studies, workshop participants will build the foundational knowledge and practical experience necessary to appropriately account for derivative instruments and hedging relationships, including interest rate hedges, commodity hedges and other risk management strategies.

Internal Investigations 2014

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Knowing how to conduct efficient and effective internal investigations is key to protecting your clients or company. Companies and their counsel need to be diligent and proactive in identifying risks and remedying potential issues. At this program, an expert faculty will review the fundaments of conducting an effective and efficient investigation, and touch on the many more nuanced and practical issues arising today. Leave the program with a better ...

International Employment Law 2014

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Employment law is no longer a local issue. Multinational employers must grapple with often conflicting standards for hiring, retaining, disciplining, and terminating employees. The issues are all the more challenging today, as employment laws, corruption laws, and whistleblower laws, from the U.S. and overseas, impose standards of conduct across borders.This program brings together highly experienced and sophisticated practitioners, in-house counsel, ...

Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2014

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Copyright law continues to be pulled in different directions, and the increasing tension between it and developing technologies is being tested regularly. Attend this program in order to better understand this dynamic practice area and learn how to find solutions to various challenges that arise for your clients. Throughout the program you will build a strong foundation of copyright law’s core principles while exploring recent cases and developments, ...

Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace 2014

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We live in a brand-driven world, where the goodwill associated with a company and its brand can be one of its most valuable assets. That’s where trademark law comes in. This program, geared towards attorneys with minimal knowledge of trademark law or for those seeking a refresher of its essential tenets, will provide attendees with a thorough background, ranging from terminology and types of marks to registration issues, infringement basics, and litigation ...

Representing California Homeowners and Tenants in Foreclosure (Free)

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This substantive training provides a comprehensive overview of the laws governing foreclosures in California. The full-day program is designed with advocates with limited housing experience in mind, but practitioners at all experience levels will benefit from this training. The panelists are noted experts in consumer and housing law who will cover a broad-range of topics in foreclosure defense using real-world examples.

Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2014

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This program, designed for employment law practitioners and human resources professionals at all levels, brings together prominent practitioners from the management and plaintiffs’ bars, in-house counsel, EEOC representatives and members of the judiciary, to analyze and provide practical guidance on the latest developments in the employment discrimination arena. In addition to providing critical updates on recent developments in the law, our expert ...

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

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

Mina Park

Mina Park ~ Director, Banking and Capital Markets Origination Legal, Asia Pacific, Citi

Harvey I. Saferstein

Harvey I. Saferstein ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.