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Tips from the Trenches to Make You an Effective Negotiator

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

A lawyer's ability to negotiate is in many ways the most important skill a lawyer can have.  In this one hour session, lawyer, author and frequent speaker on negotiating skills Mark Grossman of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP will give you the benefit of what he learned in his 30 plus years as a negotiator.  Among the many things that Mark will discuss:  Handling bullies  How to handle negotiating ...

SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers 2015

Workshop  Workshop

Many lawyers learn SEC reporting through on-the-job training, which often is piecemeal, at best. This Workshop is intended to replace that ad-hoc learning process by helping participants develop an in-depth understanding of the reporting requirements of the U.S. federal securities laws, including how to use the SEC’s online resources and all related sources of guidance. Participants will learn, understand and apply the ...

Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Atlanta Bar AssociationAttendees in Atlanta will view the program via Groupcast at the offices of the Atlanta Bar Association, 400 International Tower, 229 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303-1601. With PLI’s Groupcasts you'll instantaneously receive streaming audio/video of the live program and be able to submit your questions electronically. At these locations you’ll also receive the printed Course Handbook upon arriving.What ...

27th Annual Elder Law Institute

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend The 27th Annual Elder Law Institute presents current legal topics important to your older clients, and your younger clients with aging parents. Many of the subjects covered this year focus on planning for incapacity, paying for health care and maintaining the legal autonomy and dignity of your aging clients.  The subject of elder law is a part of every practice – we cannot stop the aging process, nor the reality ...

Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend In just one day, this exciting program will explore the basics of patent litigation, whether in the District Court or in the International Trade Commission, from the Rule 11 pre-filing investigation through the appeal to the Federal Circuit.  Attendees will learn essential practical details, such as how to prepare complaints and answers in a patent case, as well as the nuts and bolts of patent-related discovery.  We ...

Financial Services Conflicts of Interest & Fiduciary Duties: Navigating the Emerging Regulatory Maze

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Webcast of live New York session.Why You Should Attend The SEC and DOL continue to consider rulemaking that could dramatically change the regulatory framework establishing fiduciary duties and obligations for broker-dealers, advisors and service providers in the retirement marketplace. Likewise, commodity trading and municipal advisors have to be mindful of fiduciary obligations that apply to their activity. At the same time, regulators are pressing ...

Pennsylvania Bridge-the-Gap 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Newly admitted attorneys in Pennsylvania must complete four hours of CLE Bridge-the-Gap training prior to their first CLE requirement deadline. Satisfy this mandatory requirement and learn information important to your practice by attending PLI’s Pennsylvania Bridge-the-Gap for Newly Admitted Attorneys program on April 20, 2015.  This program will take place live at the Blank Rome LLP Marvin Comisky Conference ...

Sponsor's Obligations in an LBO in the Post-Crises Era: Equity Commitment Letters and Limited Guarantees

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In the context of private equity M&A transactions, how do private equity sponsors balance the competing concerns of insulating the investment fund from potential liability from the transaction and providing the seller with assurances that a deep pocket is standing behind the buyer’s obligations under the purchase agreement?  This One-Hour Briefing will explore how parties seeks to bridge this gap in the wake of the crises and sponsors ...

Securities Litigation 2015: From Investigation to Trial

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationWhy You Should Attend The landscape of securities litigation is constantly evolving and changing. This program takes you through all the issues that can arise in the most complex securities matters — from the initial government investigation to the filing of the civil cases to either settlement or trial. If you practice in this dynamic field, you know that the need to stay current ...

Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2015 (Free)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.Why You Should Attend Attend this program so that you can receive the basic information you need to represent low-income children in California with education, regional center, and public benefits issues.  Learn the basic substantive law regarding special education, school discipline, regional center eligibility, foster care benefits, CalWORKs, and SSI, so you can take a pro bono case to assist ...

Global Trademark Search and Application Workshop 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Webcast of live New York session.Why You Should Attend Join a faculty of domestic and international legal experts as they provide practical guidance for the trademark search and application process in the U.S. and abroad, including Canada and Mexico. This practice-based program will get attendees involved and provide take-away tips that can be put into use in daily practice immediately. Learn about the differences and similarities of differing ...

Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Atlanta Bar Association Attendees in Atlanta will view the program via Groupcast at the offices of the Atlanta Bar Association, 400 International Tower, 229 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303-1601. With PLI’s Groupcasts you'll instantaneously receive streaming audio/video of the live program and be able to submit your questions electronically. At these locations you’ll also receive the printed Course Handbook upon arriving. Why ...

Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2015: Current Developments

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationWhy You Should Attend Staying abreast of the current developments in restructuring, bankruptcy and reorganizations is essential, and this advanced conference assembles a remarkable faculty of bankruptcy judges and leading practitioners who will provide you with a thorough review and analysis of hot topics and recent decisions in diverse industries. They will cover the Supreme Court’s ...

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend At this perennial favorite, our experienced faculty will walk you through all of the steps associated with acquiring and selling a privately held company, whether it is a large independent corporation, a division or subsidiary of a large public company, or a smaller venture capital-backed or family-owned entrepreneurial enterprise. You will learn about the special issues that apply when a private equity firm is the buyer or ...

Credit Rating Regulation from AAA to Z

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Some have said that more than any other single factor, overly optimistic credit ratings triggered the financial crisis of 2008 and the “Great Recession.”  Yet with limited exceptions, credit rating agencies flew largely under the regulatory radar screen before that.   During this program, Robert Harris, currently a consultant to the Credit Rating Agency Constituent Group of the Financial Information Services Association ...

Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend Over the past decade partnerships have emerged as a major form of doing business. Joint ventures between large companies or with start-up or other smaller companies are now an everyday occurrence. Managed fund growth has exploded, as these entities have taken on activities once dominated by the great financial institutions, such as trading, lending and mergers and acquisitions.  In addition, partnerships have long been ...

IP Monetization 2015: Maximize the Value of Your IP Assets

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend The rapidly evolving field of Intellectual property ("IP") monetization and value extraction has become a core consideration for many companies.  IP monetization transactions that can have a significant financial impact are maturing, adding significant value-creating options for IP owners and investors.  Examples of such options include (i) carve-outs of IP assets in M&A and other strategic transactions, for ...

Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend This program is designed to provide attendees with a basic overview of the legal, regulatory and operational issues affecting “registered investment companies” – the universe of publicly offered pooled investment vehicles that include mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and others.  Attendees will learn the fundamentals of the extensive regulatory framework that dictates ...

Higher Education Law 2015: Current Issues & Recent Developments

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend  At PLI’s Higher Education Law 2015: Current Issues & Recent Developments, an expert faculty, comprised of attorneys working both in private practice and in universities, will provide updates  and best practices in three important  areas of higher education law today.. What You Will Learn Title IX and claims of sexual harassment ...

Patent Eligibility, Prior Art and Obviousness 2015: Current Trends in Sections 101, 102 and 103

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend The Supreme Court has, in recent years, taken a renewed and profound interest in the U.S. patent system. This means, for many of us, 35 USC 101 has become a topic of conversation between ourselves and our clients. The conundrum is not just what the guidelines or decisions are today, but where will we be in the years and decades ahead during the enforcement period of patents now acquired.  Many older patents in the diagnostic, ...

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) is at the top of most companies’ key risk areas. DOJ and SEC resources devoted to investigating violations and enforcing the law remain at an all-time high. Recent FCPA enforcement actions and disclosures demonstrate that no industry is immune from FCPA scrutiny, and FCPA sweep investigations across industry sectors are ...

Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Please note that "ethics" in the program title refers to the “Compliance and Ethics Program” used in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations. It does not specifically refer to legal ethics. Please check the credit calculator to the right for credit information for your jurisdiction.Why You Should Attend Organizations face enormous legal and compliance risks, and the need for effective compliance and ethics programs to help ...

Making Sense of Mobilehomes – Homeowner and Tenants’ Rights

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend Approximately 6% of all occupied housing in the United States consists of manufactured homes (generally referred to as mobilehomes).  This almost uniquely American version of housing has been and continues to be a more affordable option for many people, but it is an option fraught with dangers that most homeowners do not understand or consider before making that choice.  It is also an option regulated by an array of ...

Staying Out of Trouble: Ethical Necessities 2015

Seminar  Seminar

What You Will Learn This program will serve both as a refresher of ethical obligations, and also review recent developments impacting the professional responsibilities of attorneys in private practice as well as those who serve as inside counsel.  The program will be focused on practical guidance, and draw from real life lessons learned from other lawyers who have found themselves in ethical peril.

Leveraged Financing 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend At this conference, the country’s leading experts in leveraged finance will examine key concepts and strategies in serving leveraged companies, including portfolio companies of private equity firms. You will learn about the leveraged finance marketplace today, including new deal activity, continuing refinancing needs, evolving trends in leveraged finance, funding sources and product offerings, current covenant approaches, ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Jae  Kim

Jae Kim ~ Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rambus Inc.

Lori A. Richards

Lori A. Richards ~ Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Management Unit, JP Morgan & Co

Edwin E. Smith

Edwin E. Smith ~ Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP