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Limited Scope Representation 2014: Ethical & Practical Challenges (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

To respond to the access to justice crisis facing the legal system, the civil legal services community and the judiciary have partnered in the expansion of services based on limited scope representation models.In limited scope representation, known as unbundled legal services in the private sector, an attorney takes responsibility for only a portion of a client’s case. It offers a partial solution to the access to justice crisis facing the legal system ...

How to Handle Your First Pro Bono Case in New York 2014 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Pro bono representation is a vital component to ensuring access to justice for low-income New Yorkers. In addition, New York State now requires that attorneys registering or reregistering in New York report the number of pro bono hours voluntarily spent providing legal services free of charge to poor and underserved clients. Attend this helpful program to learn best practices for successfully representing your pro bono client and managing your pro ...

Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2014

Seminar  Seminar

New developments in confidentiality, the attorney-client privilege, and the attorney work-product doctrine (including disclosure obligations to third parties, the status of government pressure to waive, congressional legislation, selective waiver and inadvertent waiver) Lawyer’s exposure to civil liability Whistle-blower remedies for lawyers Recent developments impacting the "no-contact" rules and lawyer "dissemblance" Recent cases involving ...

Elder Law Institute (26th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

The 26th Annual Elder Law Institute presents current legal topics important to your older clients, and your younger clients with aging parents.Many of the subjects covered this year focus on planning for incapacity, paying for health care and maintaining the legal autonomy and dignity of your aging clients. The subject of elder law is a part of every practice - we cannot stop the aging process, nor the reality that we live longer and at the same ...

Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Patent litigation continues to be one of the hottest legal practice areas today. If you are a litigator and have wondered how patent litigation differs from your practice or if you have considered pursuing patent litigation but want to learn how it differs from other types of commercial litigation, then you will not want to miss this program. Covering the spectrum of patent litigation topics and exploring patent litigation from the inside out, this ...

International Estate & Tax Planning 2014

Seminar  Seminar

You should attend this program to strengthen your understanding and expand your perspective of the fundamental and advanced issues in estate and tax planning for international private clients. Individuals with connections to more than one country - international private clients - need sophisticated succession and tax planning advisors to help them navigate a complex and sometimes treacherous legal, tax and regulatory environment. These clients include ...

Financial Services Fiduciary Duties: Navigating the Emerging Regulatory Maze 2014

Seminar  Seminar

The SEC and DOL both have active rulemaking that could dramatically change the regulatory framework establishing fiduciary duties and obligations for broker-dealers, advisers and service providers in the retirement marketplace. At the same time, commodity trading advisers and municipal advisors have to mindful of fiduciary obligations which apply to their commodity and municipal securities activity. In this program, we review the respective frameworks ...

Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2014

Seminar  Seminar

This program is designed to provide attendees with a basic overview of the legal, regulatory and operational issues affecting “registered investment companies” - the universe of publicly offered pooled investment vehicles that include mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and others. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of the extensive regulatory framework that dictates the structure and operations of retail investment ...

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Licensing transactions are more complex and more important than ever. The constantly evolving legal, regulatory and technical landscape drives the need to stay 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 transactions requires a broad and varied toolkit. Additionally, whether licensing patents, copyrights, ...

Global Trademark Search and Application Workshop 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Join a faculty of domestic and international legal experts as they provide practical guidance for the trademark search and application process in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, with particular emphasis on China. Using real-world examples, this practice-based, hands-on workshop will get attendees involved and provide takeaway tips that can be put into use in daily practice immediately. Learn about the differences and similarities of differing search strategies ...

Handling a Securities Case 2014: From Investigation to Trial and Everything in Between

Seminar  Seminar

The landscape of securities litigation is constantly evolving and changing. This program takes you through all the issues that can arise in the most complex securities matters — from the initial government investigation to the filing of the civil cases to either settlement or trial. If you practice in this dynamic field, you know that the need to stay current and develop new strategies and tactics has never been more important. Our faculty of leading ...

Enforcement 2014: Perspectives from Government Agencies

Seminar  Seminar

We continue to see unprecedented changes in our economic, business and regulatory regimes in general, and in enforcement efforts in particular. This unique program brings together panels of senior staff from the various enforcement and regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, FINRA, New York State Department of Financial Services, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department ...

Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Attend this program so that you can receive the basic information you need to represent low-income children in California with education, regional center, and public benefits issues. Learn the basic substantive law regarding special education, school discipline, regional center eligibility, foster care benefits, CalWORKs, and SSI, so you can take a pro bono case to assist a low-income child in California.

Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2014: Current Developments

Seminar  Seminar

The credit markets continue to be volatile and in today’s weak economy, staying abreast of the current developments in restructuring, bankruptcy and reorganizations is essential. This advanced conference assembles a remarkable faculty of bankruptcy judges and leading practitioners who will provide you with a thorough analysis of hot topics and recent decisions and how to strategically respond to them. They will cover the cases after the Supreme Court's ...

USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Post-grant patent proceedings were pursued in record numbers at the USPTO in 2013. The level of filing continues to accelerate beyond initial expectations, as both the public and the courts recognize the value of these fast-track administrative proceedings. The substantial costs and uncertainty of patent litigation require the development of alternative case management strategies, which at least require consideration of challenging patents at the ...

Consumer Financial Services Institute (19th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

On July 16, 2013, the Senate confirmed Richard Cordray for a five-year term as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB has been involved in a whirlwind of regulatory, supervisory and enforcement activities since it began operations during 2011 and this level of activity is certain to intensify. In addition to the CFPB, state attorneys general and other federal regulators are pursuing initiatives focused on consumer ...

Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Joint ventures between large companies or with start-up or other smaller companies are now an everyday occurrence. Partnerships have long been the tried and true form for the holding and operation of real estate, and since the 1981 Act, for the conduct of closely-held business operations as well. Further, the increase in the number of joint ventures to develop large-scale projects, the rise of the limited liability company, the promulgation of the ...

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014

Seminar  Seminar

At this perennial favorite, our experienced faculty will walk you through all of the steps associated with acquiring and selling a privately held company, whether it is a large independent corporation, a division or subsidiary of a large public company, or a smaller venture capital-backed or family-owned entrepreneurial enterprise.  You will learn about the special issues that apply when a private equity firm is the buyer or owns the target company, ...

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

Seminar  Seminar

This program will address fundamentals of ethical and professional responsibility, as well as current developments impacting the practice of inside counsel and lawyers in private practice. Topics to be reviewed include: privilege and waiver, conflicts and consent, and the thorny ethical issues involved in representing an organization and its constituent parts and representatives. The program will be focused on practical guidance, and draw from real ...

IP Monetization 2014: Maximize the Value of Your IP Assets

Seminar  Seminar

The rapidly evolving field of Intellectual property ("IP") monetization has become a core strategic consideration for many companies. On an increasingly regular basis, companies are considering (i) carve-outs of IP assets in M&A and other strategic transactions, for sale or monetization in separate transactions (including privateering arrangements), (ii) IP-collateralized loans, (iii) IP litigation financing, (iv) creative technology development ...

Ethics for Litigators 2014

Seminar  Seminar

At this two-hour program, you will learn, from an outstanding panel of litigators, judges, and ethics experts, practical solutions to these timely ethics issues for litigators: Ethical issues in representing the former employees of a corporate client Conflicts within a firm: navigating the rules in today’s mobile and cross-border world Ethics and social media Providing unbundled legal services in Illinois

Preparing the 2014 Form SD (Conflict Minerals Disclosure)

Seminar  Seminar

As the first filing deadline in connection with the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) conflict minerals disclosure rules rapidly approaches, registrants and their advisors are focused on the disclosures required to be included in the Specialized Disclosure Form (Form SD) and if applicable, the Conflict Minerals Report (CMR). This event will provide attendees with practical perspectives and leading practices in preparing the Form SD and CMR ...

Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2014

Seminar  Seminar

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.

Understanding Employment Law 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Whether you are new to the field, seeking a quick refresher, or if your law practice only touches upon employment law issues, this jam-packed employment law primer is designed for you. Our experienced and knowledgeable faculty will lead you through the major regulations and case law governing the employer/employee relationship and offer practical pointers ranging from hiring to firing and everything in between. In addition, the program will address ...

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments in 2014

Seminar  Seminar

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) is at the top of most companies’ key risk areas. DOJ and SEC resources devoted to investigation and enforcing the law remain at an all-time high. Recent FCPA enforcement actions and disclosures demonstrate that no industry is immune from FCPA scrutiny, and FCPA sweep investigations across industry sectors are becoming more common and challenging. Beyond the FCPA, an increasing number of countries, as well ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Mina Park

Mina Park ~ Director, Banking and Capital Markets Origination Legal, Asia Pacific, Citi

Harvey I. Saferstein

Harvey I. Saferstein ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.