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Broadband and Cable Industry Law 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.Attend this renowned program and hear cutting-edge analysis ...

SEC Reporting Skills Workshop 2015

Workshop  Workshop

Why You Should Attend: Our experienced Workshop leaders use interactive lectures and examples to give  participants 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.  Participants will also gain an understanding of how to comply with the annual proxy requirements ...

IP Pitfalls Every Non-IP Lawyer Should Know

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Intellectual property (IP) represents a large and increasing portion of corporate value.  In many respects IP is similar to other forms of property, but some of the substantive areas of IP law have special rules that might not be obvious to the generalist. This briefing will provide an overview of the patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret-related issues that non-IP lawyers are most likely to encounter, how to spot those issues, how to ...

Integrating Human Rights Compliance into Corporate Strategy and Operations: The Role of Lawyers

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Global policy and law increasingly require companies to identify and address their human rights impacts.  By doing so, companies not only avoid adverse human rights impacts to individuals and communities, but also can avoid substantial business risks.  These include: legal liability under transnational tort suits and other commercial disputes, reputational damage; increased costs of doing business; lower productivity; reduced access to financial ...

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.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 ...

Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2015

Seminar  Seminar

If you have already attended a PLI Bridge-the-Gap I program, you cannot attend a second Bridge-the-Gap I program and receive MCLE credit.Learn everyday insights into law practice that you wish you learned in law school. Our expert faculty will guide attendees through a variety of commonplace duties, demands and situations that newly-admitted attorneys may face. The lessons taught in this program are not theoretical. More like ...

Food Marketing Law: Hot Topics

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Along with the rise in consumer interest in healthier foods is increasing legal risk for food companies. This One-Hour Briefing will describe the latest regulatory actions, along with emerging legal pitfalls that food businesses, big and small, need to be advised of.  Lauren Handel and Michele Simon, two experienced food and farming lawyers from Foscolo & Handel PLLC (“The Food Law Firm”) will explain the latest developments including:  ...

Advising Nonprofit Organizations 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Running a nonprofit organization has become increasingly complex, as nonprofits are under heightened scrutiny to account for their management and fiduciary practices. The need to cope with ongoing financial uncertainty has also brought into focus new legal standards for proper investment conduct. At the same time, the changing technological landscape forces nonprofits to confront ...

Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 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.Effective risk prevention practice, and the weak recovery ...

Expanding Your Practice Using Limited Scope Representation 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Note:  Although the program is broken into one-hour segments for convenience, it is strongly recommended that you take each segment in sequence and not skip ahead, as they build on each other.Why You Should Attend This program will provide an introduction to the rapidly changing practice of limited scope representation (often called “unbundling”) in a family law context, including all of the fee agreements, forms and other materials ...

First Annual Form 10-K Tune-Up

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

As you draft your annual report on Form 10-K it is always a challenge to be sure that you have effectively dealt with new and emerging issues and the ever-evolving focus areas of the SEC.  Join our workshop leaders Carol A. Stacey and George M. Wilson, both directors at the SEC Institute Division as they review the key issues to address in this year’s Form 10-K.  Topics addressed will include:  SEC staff focus areas for ...

Patent Law Institute (9th Annual)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

The Institute is designed to be of ultimate practice value to all three subgroups in the patent law community: patent prosecutors, patent litigators, and strategic/transactional lawyers. The two-day schedule includes six plenary sessions of interest to all patent lawyers and six breakout sessions in each of the three subgroups.You design the two-day schedule that best meets your professional needs.Do not miss this unique opportunity ...

California Family Law Basics: Pro Bono Representation in Low- Income Family Law Cases 2015 (Free)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Millions of Californians are unrepresented in Family Court matters (estimated 80% of litigants are unrepresented). Low-income clients are in desperate need of your pro bono help. Attend this free two-day PLI program for an introduction to family law practice and then volunteer with your local legal services agency to represent low-income family law litigants in need. What you will learn Working with Pro Bono Low-Income ...

ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

This course provides an introduction to the basics of ERISA fiduciary law using a case-study vehicle. At this year’s program, you will learn about the principal issues in ERISA’s regulation of plan investments through a case study of a hypothetical plan asset hedge fund exploring entry in the plan marketplace and a plan investor considering such an alternative investment. The program also will utilize a hypothetical fiduciary ...

Private Placement Related Developments

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

During this session we will provide a brief update of how the world of private offerings has changed following the JOBS Act.  Please join Anna T. Pinedo of Morrison & Foerster LLP and Tymour A. Okasha of Bank of America Merrill Lynch as they address the following:  Complying with the bad actor rule; Documentation changes to engagement letters to address Rule 506 and Rule 144A changes; The CFTC’s limited relief ...

Real Estate Tax Forum (17th Annual)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Our 17th anniversary program will continue to focus on transactions, highlighting the tax problems encountered by practitioners in today’s typical commercial real estate transactions and structures, and examining the simple and sophisticated solutions being used by the experts. Panels of nationally-recognized real estate tax experts from major law and accounting firms will provide ...

CFIUS's Web: From Pig Farms to the Waldorf -- How Real Estate and Other Transactions Outside the Defense Sector May Trigger CFIUS Review

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) reviews foreign acquisitions of U.S. businesses to assess their impact on U.S. national security.  Under CFIUS oversight, acquisitions deemed to threaten U.S. security may be restructured, or mitigation requirements may be imposed to protect national security interests.  If national security concerns cannot be addressed, the President has authority to veto the transaction, ...

Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend At this perennial favorite, our expert faculty will teach you the basics of drafting and negotiating corporate agreements -- from how the provisions of an agreement fit together, to the fundamental drafting and negotiating principles common to all corporate agreements. You will learn how to reduce your client’s goals to a complete, clearly written and enforceable agreement, and how to identify what issues are most likely ...

Collaboration and Conflict: Litigating Felony Sex Trafficking Cases 2015 (Free)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Human Trafficking has long been a hidden problem in New York State and the US. In 2000, Congress passed the federal Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA) and has since re-authorized it three times making important modifications. In 2005, the US ratified the UN Trafficking Protocol. This was followed by passage of the New York State Trafficking Victim Protection ...

Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance 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.Why ...

CPO and CTA Annual Reviews and Examinations: Current Trends

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In the last two years, the number of registered CPOs and CTAs has ballooned, a direct result of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's revocation of an exemption commonly claimed by hedge fund managers.  CPOs and CTAs that are also advising hedge funds or that are managing accounts using hedge fund-like strategies for large institutional managers have had to grapple with becoming familiar with a new regulatory regime that is often enforced, ...

False Claims Act: 2014 Year in Review

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The False Claims Act (“FCA”) continued to be a significant focus of government and whistleblower activity in 2014.  The U.S. Department of Justice reported another record-breaking year of recoveries – more than $5.6 billion in settlements and judgments from cases arising under the FCA in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014.  In addition, the number of new FCA lawsuits exceeded 700 for the second year in a row – ...

Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risks

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Did you know that Facebook now has over 1.3 billion monthly active users? (By contrast, the entire population of the United States is 317 million people.) Or that 72% of online adults visit Facebook at least once a month? And that over 350 million photographs are posted to Facebook each day? Or that Twitter users are expected to send over 182 billion tweets during 2014? And that over six billion hours of video are viewed each ...

Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Public companies and their directors and officers face increasing responsibilities and are under intense scrutiny from investors and regulators. Legal and regulatory changes, including Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and listing standards, as well as overall changing expectations in the marketplace contribute to this new challenging environment. Corporate governance provides the framework within which directors and officers must ...

International Tax Issues 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

As the world’s economies grow increasingly integrated, the international tax laws of the U.S. impact a greater percentage of businesses and transactions. These international tax rules affect not only large US and foreign-based multinationals, but also increasingly affect mid-sized and smaller firms, financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other commercial activity. As a result, a working knowledge of these international ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Angela J. Grayson

Angela J. Grayson ~ Associate General Counsel, Global Leverage, Intellectual Property & Privacy, Walmart Legal

Adam O. Emmerich

Adam O. Emmerich ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Ellen Moran Dwyer

Ellen Moran Dwyer ~ Managing Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP