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Patent Office Registration Exam Course 2014

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

Government Contracts 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Government Contracts law and practice continue to evolve. Congress has responded to budgetary pressures with calls for more reform of the acquisition system. New regulations, such as the imposition of rules requiring avoidance, detection, and reporting of counterfeit or suspect electronic parts and other counterfeit items ripple all the way down the supply chain. False claims Act recoveries and qui tam filings are at an all time high. Congress also ...

Accounting for Business Combinations Workshop 2014

Workshop  Workshop

By using interactive lectures and examples, this workshop will give participants an in-depth understanding of how to apply the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) standard (codified in ASC 805) on business combinations, how to make journal entries in specific situations, the areas where judgment is required, the SEC requirements for business combinations, and the appropriate financial statement disclosure.

Basics of International Taxation 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

In a global business, the tax laws of the United States may impact transactions regardless of where the transactions take place. A working knowledge of the U.S. international tax rules is, therefore, of paramount importance to a wide variety of tax and corporate professionals.This year’s program will be led by international tax experts and feature a substantially revised schedule including new sessions on outbound investments, IRS reporting requirements ...

Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Litigators 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Newly admitted attorneys in New York State are required, during each of their first two years after admission to the Bar, to complete at least 16 transitional CLE credit hours in ethics and professionalism, skills, and law practice management and/or areas of professional practice. By attending one of PLI’s one-day Bridge-the-Gap programs, you can fulfill your ethics and skills requirements and can satisfy the professional practice and law practice ...

White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  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 ...

Crowdfunding and Online Direct Lending (Peer-to-Peer) 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Recent market activity demonstrates that crowdfunding is now a bona fide alternative form of early and mid-stage corporate finance and can lead to exits in the M&A and capital markets arenas. In the face of this tremendous growth trajectory, the industry has divided into several categories, each with its own legal risks and challenges. Will this growth continue? Join our expert faculty for a practical discussion on where we are now and where we ...

Outsourcing 2014: Sourcing Critical Services

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

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 ...

From the Trenches: High Profile Trials 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

From the Trenches is all about the best part of litigation - the trials themselves. The program will focus on critical issues and strategies raised in the most significant white collar, regulatory and civil fraud trials of the prior year. Come inside the courtroom with the litigators on the front line who were involved in these cases, including attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC, prominent defense counsel, and federal judges. ...

Securities Law and Practice 2014: How the SEC Works

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Securities lawyers need to have a firm grasp of not only the federal securities laws, but also how the SEC works to administer the securities laws. In this program, you will be given an introduction to the federal securities laws as well as the operating divisions at the SEC that administer the laws. You will be provided with what you need to know about how the SEC administers the securities laws - and the other agencies that the SEC interacts with ...

SEC Reporting Skills Workshop 2014

Workshop  Workshop

By using interactive lecture and examples, workshop participants will build the foundational knowledge and practical experience necessary to prepare and review the SEC’s periodic and current reporting forms, including the 10-K Annual Report, the 10-Q Quarterly Report, and the 8-K Current Report, as well as an understanding of how to comply with the annual proxy requirements and how insider trading rules work. Participants will build a comprehensive ...

Electronic Discovery Institute 2014: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

This seminar is a must for all practitioners tasked with meeting today’s complicated e-discovery requirementsThe demands and costs of e-discovery in litigation continue to grow. With nearly every case now involving some aspect of e-discovery, expertise in handling the many issues that can arise is critical. Our outstanding faculty of experienced lawyers, judges, and e-discovery professionals will: Analyze the current state of e-discovery Share ...

Critical Start-Up Business & Legal Issues 2014

Seminar  SeminarOne-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Free Live Lunch Program for Entrepreneurs and Attorneys Who Advise Start-UpsPlease join our expert faculty for PLI’s first free 90-minute lunch program, live from the heart of Silicon Valley. If you cannot make it to the live lunch program, you can participate via the Live Audiocast.Entrepreneurs often have great ideas for new products or services, but need help navigating legal, organizational and competitive challenges to turning an idea into a ...

Corporate Counsel Institute 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

It is essential for all corporate counsel to be informed of the latest developments and to possess effective, budget-conscious strategies for managing the legal and practical business matters of corporate law departments, while adding value to the enterprise. The role of the corporate counsel continues to transform to meet new challenges in relation to an increasingly global economy, financial turmoil and continually changing new technologies.

IPO: Your Guide to Going Public Workshop 2014

Workshop  Workshop

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.

Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

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 ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2014 (Free)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

The need for pro bono assistance with administrative hearings has never been higher. The increased trend of employers challenging all Unemployment Benefits claims has been combined with the explosion of Unemployment Insurance claims during the recession. Budget cuts and program changes have created a “perfect storm” for public assistance recipients. Several significant changes to key benefits programs have occurred in recent years, imposing new ...

Patent Litigation 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Rapid changes in patent law make it necessary that, whether you are the plaintiff’s or defendant’s counsel, you are up-to-date on the current state of the law and can quickly develop successful litigation strategies and tactics. This program is taught by a faculty of both outside and in-house lawyers who have earned national reputations in patent litigation by trying and managing a wide variety of bench and jury patent trials and U.S. Patent Office ...

Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Corporate compliance and ethics programs are increasingly important to organizations. Indeed, never in the history of criminal or corporate law has the existence of an effective compliance and ethics program been more valuable.A host of factors have together upped the ante on compliance programs, including: The enormity of recent criminal fines and other sanctions The aggressive enforcement of criminal laws against organizations and their executives ...

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