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Nonprofit Organizations 2014: Governance, Form 990 Reporting, and Compensation Issues

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

This program will bring you up-to-date on the latest developments and unique financial and regulatory issues that impact the nonprofit sector.

Nuts & Bolts of Electronic Discovery 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Whether you’re a newcomer to e-discovery or an experienced professional seeking a refresher, you should make sure this program is on your docketWith e-discovery permeating nearly every facet of litigation today, attorneys managing today’s complicated e-discovery requirements must learn to recognize the nuances and technicalities involved. This program will provide a solid grounding in the basics of e-discovery law and practice.

Law and Regulation of "Intermediary" Businesses 2014: Consumer-Facing Technology Providers, Online Platforms, and Online Media

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

The Internet has spawned many new business models that arise from empowering consumers and satisfying their desires, providing technologies or services that bring individuals and businesses together in new marketplaces, shaking up old industries and networks, and creating new business opportunities and challenges. New technologies and online platforms and marketplaces have changed not only the world of publishing and entertainment but also varied ...

Negotiating Commercial Leases 2014

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Leases can be a primary business asset and also contain landmines of liability. Known as the building blocks of value for all real estate, if leases are written poorly or administered without expertise, they can be the downfall of an otherwise sound real estate investment. This course is not to be missed for anyone who represents users or occupiers of space or owners as investors in real estate. There’s no disputing the importance of intimately knowing ...

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2014 (Free)

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There are over 21 million veterans in the U.S; many of them are not aware of the benefits to which they are entitled. Medical and financial assistance are available to men and women who have served in the military, but some who can qualify are not receiving the benefits that they need. Attorneys can assist veterans with the problems that preclude them from receiving benefits, such as: Lack of proper paper trails to “service-connect” their injuries ...

Tracking and Targeting Customers and Prospects Online, on Mobile Devices, and in Social Media 2014

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Collecting data from and about customers and consumers is a modern business mandate. What consumerfacing company is not now engaged in a “know our customers better” initiative? These data are collected online, in mobile apps, and in social media, and often appended to data gathered by others about the same consumers elsewhere. Most brands use these data in some way, such as to personalize messages and content, to optimize their sites or apps, or to ...

Form 10-K In-Depth Workshop 2014

Workshop  Workshop

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.

Open Source and Free Software 2014: Benefits, Risks and Challenges

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Continuous changes in the legal and technical landscape make it critical for IP, technology and business lawyers to keep abreast of the legal and technical issues presented by the open source paradigm. “Open source” software, which is freely available in the form of operating systems, applications, utility code and programming tools, presents an attractive option. However, use of such software can also expose a company to unexpected and unacceptable ...

Communications Law in the Digital Age 2014

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As today’s digital media environment continues to bend and stretch the boundaries of communications law, you need to stay current with strategy, best practices and practical knowledge.Long recognized as the most comprehensive conference in the field, Communications Law in the Digital Age 2014 covers the latest legal developments in: Electronic media Digital communications First Amendment Intellectual property Privacy Right of publicity ...

Bolstering Your Company’s Fraud Defenses 2014: Proactive Prevention and Responses

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Companies face greatly increased risks of being a victim of fraud in today's challenging business climate; no company is too big or too small to fall victim. In light of the high costs of fraud, both in actual revenues lost, potential legal exposure and opportunity costs, it is imperative that companies develop and implement proactive strategies to prevent and detect business fraud. Strong fraud prevention and response processes can bolster the confidence ...

Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2014: Get Fluent in Technology

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It has been thirty years since Apple’s introduction of the original Macintosh computer started the personal computing revolution. The original floppy disk has been replaced by current thumb drives that can store an entire library on a single device. The availability of cheap and ubiquitous computing power is changing all aspects of business. As businesses evolve into new models, the legal issues they confront only multiply. A lawyer who does not understand ...

30th Annual SEC Reporting & FASB Forum

Seminar  Seminar

Staying up-to-date in the ever-changing world of accounting and SEC Reporting is a must. The Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB) completed their Revenue Recognition convergence project this year setting off a flurry of transition activity, and they have a multitude of other projects to stay abreast of. The SEC staff review process continues to challenge preparers with new areas of comment and new questions on perpetual favorites. The Public ...

Hedge and Private Fund 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 ...

Trial by Jury 2014

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Gain authoritative insights into jury trials from masters of the bar and the benchBe sure to attend this popular program where experienced and respected state and federal judges, as well as many distinguished litigators, come together to give you their valuable perspectives on jury trials. Whether you are a new trial attorney or an experienced courtroom litigator, this course will provide a distinctive approach to jury trials and the best tactics ...

Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Twelfth Annual)

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Learn how to manage today’s heightened scrutiny and expectations of corporate boardsThe past year has seen a host of new expectations imposed on corporate boards in critical areas of governance, including: Risk management and compliance Disclosure Audit committee oversight of financial reporting Shareholder relations Additionally, the Dodd-Frank Act created new requirements for companies and boards, and boards must now be mindful not only ...

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 ...

PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2014: Current Developments in Legal Ethics - Substance Abuse - Elimination of Bias in the Profession

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Satisfy all of California’s MCLE special requirements at this fast-paced and up-to-the-minute program. If your last name begins with a letter from H through M, your MCLE compliance deadline of January 31, 2015 is fast approaching.The MCLE Marathon, taught by a faculty of outstanding California lawyers and other professionals who are recognized leaders in their field, will conveniently provide all of the California required-subjects that you need: 4 ...

Advanced Venture Capital 2014

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This program provides an in-depth analysis of current market conditions and the changing legal environment, and is geared toward the experienced venture capital practitioner. Our expert faculty of lawyers, venture capitalists and business executives will analyze the legal and business issues relevant to navigating today’s evolving venture capital world.This program will also address the latest financing trends, current deal terms, exit strategies, ...

Accounting for Derivatives & Hedging Activities Workshop 2014

Workshop  Workshop

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.

Bridge-the-Gap II: Ethics & Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Newly admitted attorneys in New York State are required to complete at least sixteen transitional CLE credit hours in ethics and professionalism, skills, and law practice management and/or areas of professional practice during each of their first two years after admission to the Bar.By attending PLI’s Bridge-the Gap II – Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys program, you can satisfy all of your annual MCLE ethics and skills requirements ...

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 ...

Telecommunications Policy & Regulation Institute (32nd Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

Presented by Practising Law Institute in cooperation with the Federal Communications Bar Association, this premier conference on telecommunications policy and regulation features a faculty of expert practitioners, in-house counsel from telecommunications organizations, and key officials from the FCC and the Administration who will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the hot button issues facing the telecommunications industry today. ...

Environmental Regulation 2014: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance

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Join us for a detailed discussion of recent developments in environmental policy, regulation and caselaw in 2014. We will provide incisive analysis of the new regulatory requirements and their compliance implications for businesses, institutions and real estate organizations, and for deal-making.Our faculty of experienced practitioners have in-depth knowledge of the issues and will provide practical advice for addressing and managing corporate compliance ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Mark D. Roellig

Mark D. Roellig ~ Executive Vice President and General Counsel, MassMutual Financial Group

Jodie Berger

Jodie Berger ~ Regional Counsel, Legal Services of Northern California

David G. Wilkins

David G. Wilkins ~ Chief Compliance Officer, SNC-Lavalin Group