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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 ...

Derivatives Regulatory Update

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Expert faculty in this One-Hour Briefing will update the current state of play regarding the implementation of U.S. regulations under Title VII of Dodd-Frank.   Julian E. Hammar and James Schwartz of Morrison & Foerster LLP will discuss, among other topics:    The recently released proposals of the CFTC and the Federal banking agencies that would require margin for uncleared swaps; Efforts to harmonize the ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2015 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, business, and ethical issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of delivery.What you will learnDay 3 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment & Sports Litigation; FilmThe morning will provide an overview of book publishing agreements and ...

Investment Management Institute 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

You’ll hear expert panelists discuss: significant business and legal developments in the investment management area over the past year and important regulatory initiatives such as: The SEC’s regulatory agenda New money-market fund regulations New SEC staff guidance Potential new rulemakings relating to target date funds and exchange-traded funds Possible modifications of the fund reporting regime Governance matters ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Effective Written Advocacy 2015 (Free)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend This program will teach new attorneys and seasoned professionals effective writing techniques to assist pro bono clients with a variety of legal issues.  Learn the tools to draft concise complaints, declarations and briefs to help your pro bono clients assert their legal rights and win their cases!  What You Will Learn Drafting Effective Briefs Preparing Witness Declarations Crafting Complaints Who ...

Ethics for Government Lawyers 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

What you will learn: The scope and application of the attorney-client privilege in the public sector Ethics rules that apply to government lawyers Understanding who the client is The interaction between ethics rules and other regulations that affect government lawyers Transitioning between the private and public sectors

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 ...

Demystifying Cyber-Attacks: How Directors and Officers Can Best Prepare Themselves and the Follow-On Shareholder Litigation

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

No director or officer can afford to ignore the threat posed to their company by cyber-attacks. Recent events have shown that cyber-attacks can disrupt business operations and revenue flow, and that poses a greater danger than the theft of personally identifiable information or health records. This briefing will inform directors and officers of just how broad the threat from cyber-attacks can be, offer tips on how to establish policies and procedures ...

Doing Deals 2015: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend The M&A market has returned to a period of increased activity, characterized by the reemergence of larger transactions.   In addition to large deals, the market has also seen a flurry of cross-border “inversion” transactions (which have been slowed by recent regulatory action), as well as spin-offs and a record number of activist campaigns. Continued high levels of M&A litigation is also giving ...

California Eviction Defense 2.0: Beyond the Basics of Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.Why You Should Attend “Renters across the nation, and in particular in California, are locked in a pernicious squeeze of rising rents and stagnant incomes that has diverted a growing share of their paycheck to rent,” reports the Wall Street Journal (Conor Dougherty, “California’s Affordable Rental Housing Crisis,” February 11, 2014).  The Journal continues, “In ...

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 ...

Basic Immigration Law 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Atlanta Bar Association Attendees 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 ...

Negotiating Commercial Leases 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend Leases can be a primary business asset and also contain landmines of liability.  Known as the building blocks of value for all real estate, if leases are written poorly or administered without expertise, they can be the downfall of an otherwise sound real estate investment. This course is not to be missed for anyone who represents users or occupiers of space or owners as investors ...

Securities Offerings 2015: A Public Offering: How it is Done

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why Should You Attend This course will provide a solid understanding of the legal framework for securities offerings under the Securities Act of 1933. Topics covered include the basics, such as definitions and regulations of “offers” and “sales” of “securities” and the distinctions between public and private offerings, including the need to register public offerings (and how that is done) and basic exemptions ...

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 ...

Psychological Issues in Employment Law 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Psychological issues in employment law are both unavoidable and fascinating. They help to determine counsels’ day-to-day advice regarding a variety of employment issues, play a central role in litigation, shape damages analyses, and motivate or impede resolution of disputes, including employment lawsuits. Psychological issues often are at the core of incentivizing employees, negotiating ...

Ethics in Social Media 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar InstituteAttendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 5080 Ritter Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.Why You Should Attend Ethics permeates all areas of today's legal practice.  Risks to attorneys have increased dramatically with fines, censure and disbarment.  With ...

Social Security Disability 2015: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Scholarships are available to attend this program.  Please click this  for information. Why You Should Attend After the Social Security Administration denies an initial disability claim, a claimant may find it confusing, difficult, and even overwhelming to appeal a denial. Many claimants cannot afford legal representation and must navigate the appeals process on their own. By attending this program, you will learn about Social ...

Fundamental Concepts in Drafting Contracts: What Most Attorneys Fail to Consider 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend The reduction to writing of an agreed-upon understanding among parties can sometimes be viewed as a cursory step in formalizing a business relationship. Yet the manner in which concepts are expressed on a page is often as important as the concepts themselves. Solid contract-drafting skills are therefore essential tools to any professional who deals with transactions or business relationships. Unfortunately, although contract ...

Affordable Care Act in 2015: The State of the Law for Employers, Individuals, and Health Care Providers Five Years After Enactment

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

This March marks the fifth anniversary of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act.  Employers, individuals, and health care providers are now required to comply with the core provisions of the law that expand access and regulate health coverage.  Meanwhile, the thousands of pages of implementing regulations and the administrative positions adopted by federal agencies have given rise to additional legal issues.   Please join Catherine ...

How To Read Financial Statements 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

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 ...

Open Source Software Scanning and Management

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Open source software has rapidly evolved from being an IP curiosity to a critical element of today’s software. The vast majority of mainstream technology companies and enterprises are using open source components as an important pillar of their software development. But open source is not without risks that need to be managed, and management strategies and processes have lagged adoption.  By proactively managing, organizations can enjoy ...

Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend Skilled litigators use depositions to gather information, learn about an adversary’s case, and get a close-up look at the performance of potential trial witnesses.  Our faculty of experienced litigators will share their diverse insights and provide practical advice to guide you through every facet of the deposition process and give you the fundamental skills you need ...

How a Lender Looks at Commercial Leases

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Whenever a commercial real estate lender considers any real property collateral, the lender’s first questions relate to the rental income from the property. And the leases are the documents that create and define that income. So the leases become tremendously important. In this program, Joshua Stein, the program chair (since 1997) for PLI’s annual two-day seminar on commercial real estate financing drills down on how a lender and its counsel ...

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 ...

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