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Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2015: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND Attorneys are often presented with accounting information when working on cases or legal transactions.  While they are not expected to have an accountant’s expertise, understanding the story behind the numbers can only help paint the full picture of a legal matter.  A good grasp of core accounting concepts can put otherwise raw data into an informative legal context.  This program is designed for the ...

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 ...

Form 10-K In-Depth Workshop 2015

Workshop  Workshop

By using a case study and actual example filings, 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.What you will learnThis workshop will lead you through Form 10-K item-by-item, using PLI’s SEC Reporting ...

Disguised Investment Management Fees: Where Are We Now?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

May 27, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (E.D.T.) The UK tax treatment of distributions to private equity executives will change substantially from 6 April this year, and will affect any investment manager who undertakes some activity in the UK (even if just meeting with a potential investor).  The new rules seek to tax "disguised investment management fees" to UK income tax rather than under the lower tax rates offered by the capital gains tax ...

30th Midyear SEC Reporting & FASB Forum

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend: Our Midyear Forum is designed to keep you up-to-date with the ever-changing world of accounting and SEC Reporting. The Division of Corporation Finance reviewed more than 4,000 issuers last year; the review process continues to challenge issuers with new areas of comment and new approaches to old issues. The Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB) standard-setting agenda provides a wide range of complexity from simplification ...

Health Care IT 2015: Critical Issues

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why Should You Attend IT and Health Care are rapidly converging as a result of fast-paced innovation in health-focused information technology and new regulatory and operational requirements posed by those innovations. This requires institutions, IT companies and the lawyers who advise them  to reevaluate and revise existing agreements, address intellectual property issues, and formulate new forms of agreements for new technology -- including ...

DOI's New Fracking Regulations: Impact on Industry, the States, and the Public

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On June 24, 2015, new regulations published by the Bureau of Land Management of the Department of the Interior go into effect.  These new regulations govern oil and gas drilling utilizing hydraulic fracturing on Federal lands and lands owned by Native Americans.  The new regulations cover a number of areas not previously regulated, or lightly regulated, by the Federal government.  Not surprisingly, the regulations have been criticized ...

Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar InstituteAttendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Professional Development Conference Center, Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, 7th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-2517. You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.Mark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

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 ...

Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend Organizations face enormous legal and compliance risks, and the need for effective compliance and ethics programs to help manage those risks is greater than ever. Indeed, compliance and ethics programs should no longer be considered optional. Government expectations and standards for compliance and ethics programs have become increasingly specific, and good practices continue to ...

Complying with the Final Tangible Property Regulations -- Opportunities and Pitfalls

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

June 2, 2015, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) In 2013 and 2014, the government issued final regulations providing rules for the acquisition, maintenance, improvement and disposition of tangible property.  The regulations, which are generally effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, likely affect all taxpayers with tangible property. The government has also issued several revenue procedures providing guidance on how to ...

Patent Office Registration Exam Course 2015

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 ...

Appellate Advocacy 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Appellate Advocacy will give you real-world insight into effective appellate advocacy. Attendees will learn about all aspects of the appellate process, from things to do (and not to do) in the trial court, to strategies and techniques for persuasive brief writing and oral argument, to how and when to seek amicus support, to the rehearing and certiorari processes.  Attendees will also hear the "View from the Bench" - what ...

Proxy Access Proposals in the 2015 Proxy Season

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Shareholder proposals seeking proxy access – a mechanism by which shareholders meeting certain shareholding requirements can nominate directors and have their nominees included in the company’s proxy materials – have been increasingly popular this proxy season.  While in 2013 and 2014, just over a dozen proxy access shareholder proposals went to a vote at Russell 3000 companies, in the 2015 proxy season, 75 proxy access proposals ...

Hot Topics in Advertising Law 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar InstituteAttendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Professional Development Conference Center, Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, 7th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-2517. You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook. Why You Should Attend This advanced-level program is updated every year to provide ...

Delaware Law Developments 2015: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know

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Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar Institute Attendees 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.Why You Should Attend Delaware law continues to play a critical role ...

Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Real estate continues to be a strong investment in 2015 and anyone involved in deal construction must know the latest strategies and lessons learned from the previous year. Our expert faculty will address current industry trends and case law to help practitioners negotiate a variety of real estate deals.  The program will begin with a review of the current transaction market, exploring the recent factors that are ...

OFCCP Audits and the New Scheduling Letter

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In  late 2014, OFCCP issued a new, expanded and more detailed form of scheduling letter. Virtually every OFCCP audit includes both a detailed review of a contractor's affirmative action plan and program, as well as an in-depth review of a contractor's hiring, promotion, termination, and pay practices. Under the Obama Administration, and at the direction of the President, OFCCP has taken the lead in investigating the workplace for potential systemic ...

15th Annual School Law Institute

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend To effectively counsel parents, students, and school districts, practitioners must continue to develop and expand their understanding of the most recent developments in case law, and keep abreast of legislative and regulatory changes. At PLI’s 15th Annual School Law Institute, an expert faculty will examine significant new developments in education law and policy, and the implications of these developments for your clients. What ...

Protecting Domestic Violence Survivors and Children in California: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Domestic Violence Restraining Order Cases 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 training you need to represent low-income domestic violence survivors seeking domestic violence restraining orders in California, including crafting safe and effective child custody and visitation orders.  Experienced attorneys will give you a practical training to enable you to obtain orders critical to protecting victims ...

Very Little Trouble with Tibble -- Supreme Court Unanimously Holds that ERISA's Statute of Limitations Does Not Bar Claims for Inadequate Fund Monitoring

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On May 18, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided the case of Tibble v. Edison International.  In Tibble, the Court held that the statute of limitations under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) allows participants to bring fiduciary-breach claims challenging the inclusion of particular investment options even if the options have been in the plan’s menu for more than six years, under the theory ...

Privacy and Data Security Law Institute (Sixteenth Annual)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar InstituteAttendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Professional Development Conference Center, Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, 7th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-2517. You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.Why You Should Attend This program focuses on current critical issues of information ...

Cloud Computing 2015: Key Issues and Practical Guidance

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend Corporations, government organizations and millions of consumers are shifting massive quantities of data and their software applications to cloud computing facilities. Cloud computing uses the Internet to give every size organization access to large, dynamically scalable resources (data storage, software applications and computing power). “The Cloud” allows users, at all levels, to avoid large capital outlays for ...

Navigating an Accounting and SEC Restatement

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Financial statement restatements are disastrous, disruptive and costly events in the life of a public company.  Restatements inevitably damage a company’s relationship with investors, and almost always involve the company with the SEC’s Division of Enforcement.  This One-Hour Briefing provides an overview of how to deal with the restatement process.  After review of the relevant accounting and SEC reporting issues in restatements ...

Burnout 911: Tools to Thrive in Your Legal Career and Life

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

There will be NO CLE credit for this briefing. Did you know that the average recovery time from burnout is 100 days?  Chronic low energy, frequent colds, sore lower back, anxiety and a general lack of vitality are symptoms of an experience referred to as "burnout".  This 60-minute briefing teaches concrete tools to prevent it, or recover if you're already there.    This briefing is for you if ...

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