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Annual Disclosure Documents 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Stay current on disclosure requirements and developments affecting annual disclosure documents and proxy soliciting materials prepared by SEC reporting companies.  2014 has been another interesting year with significant events and uncertainties covering a wide spectrum of matters affecting public company disclosures, including the Dodd-Frank Act mandated rulemaking by the SEC; domestic and international economic, political ...

PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2014: Current Developments in Legal Ethics - Substance Abuse - Elimination of Bias in the Profession

Seminar  Seminar

Effective July 1, 2014, the requires 1 hour in each of the following special requirements: Competence Issues (formerly known as Prevention, Detection & Treatment of Substance Abuse or Mental Illness) Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society (formerly Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession) PLI's California MCLE Marathon is approved for 1 hour of Competence Issues (which is listed as Substance ...

Representing Unaccompanied Children in California – Best Practices & Key Avenues for Relief from Deportation: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Asylum

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Unaccompanied immigrant children (UACs) from Central America have been coming to California in increasing numbers for the past few years.  These children are placed in removal proceedings, and without access to government appointed counsel, they have difficulties navigating the confusing and complex immigration system alone.  Many children are eligible for some form of humanitarian relief or have other avenues to avoid ...

BRIDGE-THE-GAP II: Ethics & Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Newly admitted attorneys in New York State are required to complete at least sixteen transitional CLE credit hours in ethics and professionalism, skills, and law practice management and/or areas of professional practice during each of their first two years after admission to the Bar.By attending PLI’s Bridge-the Gap II – Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys program, you can satisfy all of your annual MCLE ethics ...

Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2014

Seminar  Seminar

This three-day program will focus on the tax issues presented by the entire spectrum of modern major corporate transactions, from relatively simple single-buyer acquisitions of a division or subsidiary to multi-party joint ventures, cross-border mergers, and complex acquisitions of public companies with domestic and foreign operations, including spin-offs and other dispositions of unwanted operations. Evolving techniques for structuring, ...

New Developments in Securitization 2014

Seminar  Seminar

As the securitization world continues to emerge from the financial crisis, it faces a continuing flow of new regulation and, in some cases, uncertainty. Some asset-backed securities (ABS), collateralized mortgage obligations (CLOs), and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) markets are experiencing robust activity, with issuance volumes steadily rising. Other markets such as residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) are slower ...

32nd Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation

Seminar  Seminar

Presented by Practising Law Institute in cooperation with the Federal Communications Bar Association, this premier conference on telecommunications policy and regulation features a faculty of expert practitioners, in-house counsel from telecommunications organizations, and key officials from the FCC and the Administration who will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the hot button issues facing the telecommunications ...

Environmental Regulation 2014: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance

Seminar  Seminar

Join us for a detailed discussion of recent developments in environmental policy, regulation and caselaw in 2014. We will provide incisive analysis of the new regulatory requirements and their compliance implications for businesses, institutions and real estate organizations, and for deal-making.Our faculty of experienced practitioners have in-depth knowledge of the issues and will provide practical advice for addressing and managing ...

Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Businesses in financial distress are not an unusual sight these days, and as a result, it is essential for attorneys of all levels and in all practice areas to become familiar with the fundamental tenets of bankruptcy law. Whether you are just starting out in your career, thinking about broadening your practice area to include this field, or want to be able to spot the issues when advising your clients, this program will provide ...

Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Companies continue to turn to licensing because it offers valuable economic and strategic opportunities. Licensing can be used to gain access to intellectual property at a lower cost than developing or purchasing intellectual property assets, and as a way to generate new sources of revenue out of existing intellectual property assets. Virtually every business today must confront licensing issues, and therefore, a solid base of ...

Banking Law Institute 2014

Seminar  Seminar

The banking industry is in the midst of a fundamental regulatory transformation. Many of the most significant Dodd-Frank rulemakings have been completed, and the focus of regulators and industry participants alike has shifted to the challenges of applying and adapting to these complex and far-reaching regulations. In addition, bankers are beginning to think again about mergers and acquisitions as a strategic tool, but the regulatory ...

Open Source and Free Software 2014: Benefits, Risks and Challenges

Seminar  Seminar

Continuous changes in the legal and technical landscape make it critical for IP, technology and business lawyers to keep abreast of the legal and technical issues presented by the open source paradigm. “Open source” software, which is freely available in the form of operating systems, applications, utility code and programming tools, presents an attractive option. However, use of such software can also expose a company to unexpected ...

Understanding the Securities Laws Fall 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Whether you are new to the field or seeking a quick refresher or an update, this is a securities law primer that you won’t want to miss. This program provides an overview and discussion of the basic aspects of the U.S. federal securities laws by leading in-house and law firm practitioners and key SEC representatives. Emphasis will be placed on the interplay among the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ...

Coping With U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Export controls and sanctions continue to change rapidly. It is more important than ever for institutions in all sectors of the economy to stay on top of developments in the United States and other countries. Companies and financial institutions must be aware of their compliance and disclosure obligations, enforcement trends and priorities, and emerging risks. Implementing and strengthening compliance programs is an increasingly ...

Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2014

Seminar  Seminar

What you will learnAt this unique interactive program, faculty will review various everyday ethical scenarios in corporate practice and “quiz” you on the ethical implications.You will learn about: The reach of the duty of confidentiality, and the obligation of disclosure of mistakes Misrepresentation, fraudulent nondisclosure and omissions Responsibilities of the firm/legal department, supervising, and subordinate attorneys for an attorney’s ...

Staying Out of Trouble: What Every Attorney Must Know About Ethics 2014

Seminar  Seminar

What you will learnUnderstanding the new New York ethics rules, including conflicts of interest, confidentiality, advertising and the no-contact rule. How to protect yourself and your law firm if a partner suddenly leaves, becomes disabled or passes away.We will examine: How to identify transactional and other difficult-to-spot conflicts The difference between “advertising” and “solicitation” Contacting opposing counsel’s employees Succession ...

Electronic Discovery in Criminal Investigations and Trials 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Electronic information pervades our society. Not surprisingly, electronic information may be central to the investigation of criminal activity and to the prosecution and defense of that activity. The use of electronic information in criminal investigations and proceedings leads to many questions. Under what circumstances are search warrants required for electronic devices and information? How does the right against self-incrimination ...

Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2014 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

As part of PLI’s commitment to public service and the pro bono activities of the legal community, there is no fee to attend this program.Using a lively, interactive format, Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2014 will examine everyday issues of ethics and professional responsibility in pro bono and public interest practice.What you will learnWithin the context of pro bono representation, using “all-new” hypotheticals as ...

Immigration and Naturalization Institute (47th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

At this year’s Institute, an outstanding faculty of leading practitioners will discuss recent developments, key immigration trends and hot topics. The conference planners are closely monitoring the 2014 immigration reform debate, and speakers will discuss the potential impact of proposed or enacted provisions on an issue-by-issue basis.What you will learn The latest updates about immigration reform legislation and the effects ...

Understanding Financial Products 2015

Seminar  Seminar

The explosion of new financial products over the past decade, the implosion of the credit markets and the resulting significant new regulatory requirements underline the importance of a basic understanding of financial products. While these instruments have been, in the view of many, invaluable investment tools, and have presented enormous potential for product manufacturers and investors, they also create potentially significant ...

Hedge Fund Compliance & Regulatory Challenges 2015

Seminar  Seminar

As our first educational conference of 2015 focused on hedge funds, this afternoon program will deliver insights from three distinguished panels of experts who will discuss the regulatory and compliance challenges expected to face hedge fund managers in 2015.A stellar faculty composed of hedge fund general counsels and chief compliance officers, representatives from the SEC and NFA, and law firms will share their insights on building ...

Taxation of Financial Products & Transactions 2015

Seminar  Seminar

With the possibility of fundamental tax reform receding in the near term, taxpayers and their advisers are left to contend with the morass of rules that now govern the financial products tax landscape. Staying on top of the latest developments in this area is critically important. At this program, our expert faculty of law firm and accounting firm lawyers, in-house tax advisors, and government speakers will explore new types of ...

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 ...

IP Issues in Business Transactions 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Intellectual property issues frequently arise in the context of a variety of transactions, and this program will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of these special considerations while exploring the strategic role of IP in a company. Explore how to assess intellectual property as a strategic asset and how to monetize IP while avoiding costly mistakes. Additional topics include managing and reviewing an IP portfolio, ...

Basic Negotiation Skills 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Negotiation is part of any lawyer’s everyday life. You negotiate with colleagues, clients, and staff about an array of issues, ranging from simple project deadlines to complex contractual language. This program is designed to help you gain confidence in every negotiation you conduct. The panelists represent academicians, sole practitioners, and members of leading local law firms who will share their best practices and real world ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker ~ Kaplan & Walker LLP

K. Susan Grafton

K. Susan Grafton ~ K&L Gates LLP

Garner K. Weng

Garner K. Weng ~ Hanson Bridgett LLP