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Basics of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) 2015

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Within the last decade, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement has become a juggernaut of U.S. enforcement agencies.  The U.S. authorities that enforce the statute, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), brought five enforcements actions, combined, in 2004.  Over the following decade the SEC and DOJ brought hundreds of enforcement actions and collected billions from corporations ...

Commercial Real Estate Financing 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar InstituteAttendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 10th floor, Philadelphia (Juniper St. entrance, between 13th & Broad Sts., opposite City Hall). You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook. This seminar will revisit the building blocks of commercial ...

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 ...

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: The Changing Legal Landscape

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Hobbyists, businesses, law enforcement, and the military are embracing the widespread use of unmanned aircraft systems, yet national civil aviation authorities and State/local governments are struggling to keep pace with clear rules of the skies.  Business and research applications for “drones” are poised to take off, literally, but what will be the consequences for your business, privacy, safety, and security?   Some estimate ...

How To Read Financial Statements 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend Financial statements provide information on the financial performance of companies and are the language of business.  Attorneys are often required to understand financial statements in order to provide solutions to their clients’ problems, including structuring financial transactions and litigating business disputes. At this practical half-day event, a distinguished panel of experts will provide a primer for understanding ...

Securities Litigation 2015: From Investigation to Trial

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why 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 and develop new strategies and tactics has never been more ...

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

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 search strategies here and abroad, ...

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Intellectual property licensing continues to grow increasingly complex. The legal, regulatory and technical landscape is constantly evolving. Building and maintaining a successful and effective practice requires that practitioners stay sharp and current in a wide variety of key areas. Whether utilized to develop technology, expand or create market opportunities, or generate returns from existing assets, managing complex licensing ...

Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend We continue to see unprecedented enforcement efforts by government and regulatory agencies. This unique program brings together panels of senior staff from the various enforcement and regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, FINRA, New York State Department of Financial Services, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Attorney’s ...

Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund: The Recent Supreme Court Decision

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In the past several years, the Supreme Court has issued a number of decisions that have shaped the contours of securities litigation.  The Court’s most recent decision was released last month.  Please join Lynn K. Neuner and Michael D. Nathan  of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP as they address the following key topics from both a litigation and corporate perspective:  How does the Supreme Court’s standard ...

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 ...

Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2015: Current Developments

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why 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 decisions of Stern v. Marshall and Bellingham, and their ...

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 ...

Consumer Financial Services Institute (20th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 2015 will mark the 20th year of this marquee PLI program.  The 2015 Institute will focus on the most current regulatory, enforcement and litigation updates touching on a wide range of consumer financial services, including mortgages, auto finance, credit, debit and prepaid cards, deposit accounts, emerging payment systems, including mobile pay-services and e-wallets, as well as other products and services that are reviving ...

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 ...

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 ...

Venture Capital 2015: Nuts and Bolts

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend A thorough understanding of current market practice, deal terms and conditions, transaction documents and applicable securities, regulatory and ethical issues is critical in the venture capital business. This program, designed for those seeking a secure foundation in the venture capital field, will teach you the essentials of venture capital. From examining the anatomy of a venture capital deal, to participating in a mock ...

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 ...

Disability Accommodations in the Digital Age

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”) requires covered entities – which include employers, businesses, and educational institutions – to take steps to ensure that they are accessible to people with disabilities.  Since the ADA’s passage in 1990, digital technology has become ubiquitous and has changed the way we work, shop, manage our finances, and learn.  As a result, businesses and institutions increasingly ...

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 ...

Trusts and Estates: Back to the Basics of Death and Taxes

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Thomas P. Gannon, a partner of Schlesinger Gannon & Lazetera LLP, will review the fundamentals of substantive and tax aspects of the trusts and estates practice, including the following:  Dispositions at Death – Wills, property passing under a Will, the process of probating a Will, the role of an Executor, intestacy laws and property passing outside of a Will by contract, beneficiary designation, title and/or operation of law ...

Understanding Employment Law 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Whether you are new to the field, seeking a quick refresher, or if your law practice only touches upon employment law issues, this jam-packed employment law primer is designed for you. An expert faculty will lead you through the major regulations and case law governing the employer/employee relationship and offer practical pointers ranging from hiring to firing and everything in between. In addition, the program will address ...

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