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Social Media 2016: Addressing Corporate Risks

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend Facebook, Foursquare, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and other social media sites are transforming not only the daily lives of consumers, but also how companies interact with consumers.  Indeed, even the largest, most conservative blue-chip corporations have embraced social media; one study revealed that, of the Fortune Global 500, 97% were on LinkedIn; 83% had Twitter accounts; 80% had ...

International Tax Issues 2016

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar Institute Why You Should Attend As the world’s economies grow increasingly integrated through trade, acquisitions and joint ventures, U.S. international tax laws impact a greater percentage of businesses and transactions.  These international tax rules affect not only large U.S. and non-U.S. based multinationals, but also increasingly affect mid-sized and smaller organizations and investors, financing ...

ACA Co-Ops: Struggling Startups with Industry-Wide Implications

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

February 9, 2016, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (E..S.T.) Established by the Affordable Care Act to increase competition in the health insurance market, nearly two dozen Co-Op insurers came into the market in 2014. Enabled by low premiums, they enrolled over a million people. Then a combination of higher than expected claims and lower than expected federal funds drove half into receivership in 2015, and leaving others teetering today.  Please ...

Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2016

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend This program will address key corporate governance issues faced by boards and principal board committees.  Public companies and their directors and officers face increasing responsibilities and risk of liability.  They are also under intense scrutiny and in at least some cases significant pressure from investors and regulators.  Changing investor expectations and increased investor willingness to seek or force ...

Federal Elections: Federal Campaign Finance Issues

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

With the 2016 federal elections gearing up, this briefing will provide you with an overview of federal campaign law finance law, and will highlight hot topics that arise during presidential election years.  Please join Patricia M. Zweibel of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for a discussion addressing:  Contributions and expenditures:  definitions, limits and restrictions  Impact of Citizens United ...

CMBS and the Real Estate Lawyer 2016: Lender and Borrower Issues in the Capital Market

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend With nearly $94 billion of CMBS issuance in 2014 and the possibility of issuance reaching $120 billion in 2015, securitized commercial mortgages now represent a considerable part of the real estate debt markets.  With an exponential increase in new conduit entrants into the market, capital markets lenders are competing aggressively with traditional main street portfolio lenders for large as well as conduit loans.  ...

Managing Global Intellectual Property Litigation in Asia

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In today’s global markets, it is critical that companies protect their IP not just in the U.S. but in all jurisdictions. However, the differences between litigation and adversarial patent procedures in Asia and the U.S. are significant, and can impact the effectiveness of overseas litigation unless they are recognized and adapted to. This presentation provides tactical tips to U.S. companies on how to manage overseas litigation and will provide ...

Broker-Dealer Advisory Services 2016: Current Legal and Compliance Issues Facing Dual Registrants

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Broker-dealers that are dually registered as investment advisers are under intense regulatory scrutiny.  At this program, attendees will be provided with expert analysis regarding today’s hot topics impacting the relevant regulatory framework, as well as practical considerations regarding the design and implementation of such programs. A distinguished faculty of practitioners and regulators will review current ...

Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues 2016

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Corporate lawyers are often met with particularly nuanced opportunities to mistakenly ensnare themselves in an ethical trap. Operating across jurisdictions, handling multiple representation and balancing a lawyer’s ethical duties with disclosure obligations are just a sample of potential ethical danger zones that attorneys must be mindful of. Our panel of legal experts will lead this program through a review of the major ...

Addressing the TLAC, the Long-Term Debt Requirement, and the Clean Holding Company Requirements

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The Federal Reserve Board’s proposed long-term debt requirement, a TLAC requirement and a clean holding company requirement for US G-SIBs, and the intermediate holding companies of foreign (non-US) G-SIBs subject to an IHC requirement will have a significant impact on bank funding. Similar requirements resulting from the Financial Stability Board’s final TLAC principles will affect non-U.S. G-SIBs.  Given that banks are frequent debt ...

Spin-offs 2016

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Why You Should Attend Business separation transactions represent a substantial portion of all M&A transactions.  Many of these take the form of spin-offs, equity carve-outs and similar architectures not involving an outright sale.  But what is a spin-off, what makes it different from other types of business separation transactions, and why are people doing more of them?  This program will provide an in-depth perspective on the ...

Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2016

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend The challenges to attaining diversity and inclusion in the legal and compliance professions remain formidable. At this year’s Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice program, a renowned faculty of attorneys and diversity professionals will discuss significant legal developments that impact diversity, the continued challenges presented by unconscious bias, and individual and organizational best practices. What ...

SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers 2016

Workshop  Workshop

Why You Should Attend: 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 a comprehensive and 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, ...

The SEC Speaks in 2016

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

At the beginning of each year, PLI presents in cooperation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission The SEC Speaks program, providing an essential update on the current initiatives at the Commission, as well as the priorities for the coming year. At this unique program, you will hear remarks by the Chairman, and  Commissioners, and Investor Advocate, as well as panel discussions by senior staff at the Divisions of Corporation Finance, ...

ABCs of ETFs

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Exchange traded funds have grown in popularity and complexity. This program will tell you what you need to know -- how they are structured, how they operate, and legal and regulatory trends that affect them.   Please join Jay G. Baris and Kelley A. Howes of Morrison & Foerster LLP as they address the following topics:  The distinctions between mutual funds and ETFs How ETFs are created and how they trade The ...

Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2016

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Why You Should Attend The program will review the professional responsibility issues confronting lawyers who advise clients in connection with securities and derivatives transactions, including the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. What You Will Learn Lawyers as gatekeepers to protect the public Who the client is - organizations, not officers When to report wrongdoing: internally (up the corporate ladder and to the Board) and ...

Presentation Skills for Attorneys 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The ability to speak clearly and confidently is important for all lawyers, whether speaking with partners, making a pitch to clients, or addressing a courtroom. At this two-hour program, you will learn techniques that will immediately improve your presentation skills.      What You Will Learn You will learn how to: Master effective physical delivery skills (eye contact, body language, ...

“Spoofing:” What Is It, How Do Regulators Detect It, and Recent Regulatory Enforcement Actions

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

There continues to be much discussion in the securities industry about the changing nature of trading in our capital markets and those who attempt to improperly take advantage of technological advances. One practice that has generated significant attention and scrutiny from regulators is manipulative trading activity such as spoofing. This briefing will provide regulatory perspectives on the identification of spoofing and other types of manipulative ...

Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2016

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend During the past twenty years, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have substantially revised the consolidated return regulations. These changes, coupled with legislative developments, judicial decisions, and published and private rulings, have dramatically changed the operating rules of consolidated returns. An understanding of these rules is critical for practitioners and corporate tax counsel who ...

Pro Bono Litigation Skills 2016 (Free)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend If you want to litigate a pro bono case, then this is the program you have been waiting for.  In this program, panelists will discuss pro bono litigation practice with examples from consumer cases.  We will cover what you need to do in litigation from both plaintiff and defense perspectives, including drafting and responding to a complaint, motion practice, discovery, and trial  The training is designed for ...

Advanced Deposition Techniques 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Whether you’ve done one deposition or one hundred, you need to be prepared to handle the special situations that arise and know how to identify and exploit the opportunities that exist.  This program covers a range of topics and scenarios that can challenge even the most seasoned litigators.  Our faculty of experienced litigators and deposition experts will outline proven solutions to some of this craft’s ...

M&A Default Rule Roulette: Winning the Bet with the Law You Pick

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

When negotiating the deal, going-silent could be pro-buyer or pro-seller depending on the law you pick. Comparing Delaware, New York and Texas laws, this panel of seasoned M&A pros will separate fact from fiction on what happens when you go silent and when you test the freedom-of-contract limits of common, yet potentially outcome-determinative deal points.   Topics will include: Sandbagging (aka preserving the benefit-of-the-bargain) ...

Estate Planning for the Non-Specialist

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

This One-Hour Briefing will review the basics of estate planning for lawyers who are not specialists in the field and wish to gain a general understanding and be able to identify the issues involved.  Among the topics covered will be:               The passing of assets at death, including wills, living trusts, beneficiary designations and intestacy  ...

Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2016

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Are you up-to-date on the important developments in federal civil practice and the implications of these developments for your cases? At Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2016, a distinguished faculty of trial lawyers and judges will review and offer their insights into significant recent developments, including the new amendments to the Federal Rules which took effect on December 1, 2015. The program will focus ...

Anti-Corruption Regimes and Enforcement in Asia Pacific

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

February 25, 2016, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (E.S.T.)Law enforcement agencies in Asia Pacific are becoming increasingly active in penalizing businesses for non-compliance with anti-corruption laws. Effective handling of anti-corruption enforcement can be essential to maintaining business-continuity.    Mark Johnson and Ralph Sellar of Debevoise & Plimpton will:   review recent anti-corruption issues which are the ...


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