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Trial Evidence 2015: Advocacy, Analysis, Illustrations

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Trial Evidence features a unique blend of evidentiary doctrinal analysis and practical application.  You will learn about fundamental evidence law, as well as important recent trends and developments.   Program Format Numerous evidentiary issues will be illustrated by actual cases, movies, and novels.The program faculty is highly experienced and accomplished, including a professor of evidence, a litigator, and ...

Consumer Financial Services Institute (20th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 2015 will mark the 20th year of this marquee PLI program.  The 2015 Institute will focus on the most current regulatory, enforcement and litigation updates touching on a wide range of consumer financial services, including mortgages, auto finance, credit, debit and prepaid cards, deposit accounts, emerging payment systems, including mobile pay-services and e-wallets, as well as other products and services that are reviving ...

California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2015 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Low-income clients need your help to protect their rights to potentially life-saving benefits. Many low-income clients have difficulty navigating the confusing and bureaucratic processes to establish and maintain eligibility for public benefits. Without legal assistance and advocacy, large numbers of clients go without the benefits to which they are entitled, which can often lead to unnecessary hunger and homelessness. Attorneys ...

TechLaw Institute 2015: The Digital Evolution

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Virtually every global business has turned to technology to improve efficiency and deliver new, Internet and cloud based services or information. The fastest growing companies are the technology innovators.  Courts expect lawyers to have a fundamental understanding of technology issues in litigation and clients demand sophisticated counsel who provide insight and value to help them solve their technology-related issues ...

Venture Capital 2015: Nuts and Bolts

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend A thorough understanding of current market practice, deal terms and conditions, transaction documents and applicable securities, regulatory and ethical issues is critical in the venture capital business. This program, designed for those seeking a secure foundation in the venture capital field, will teach you the essentials of venture capital. From examining the anatomy of a venture capital deal, to participating in a mock ...

Commercial Real Estate Financing 2015

Seminar  Seminar

This seminar will revisit the building blocks of commercial real estate financing. It will focus on the steps counsel needs to take to get a deal closed – what lender’s counsel needs to do to deliver a valid mortgage lien without surprises, and what borrower’s counsel needs to do to get the borrower the money it needs. We will look at how lenders review leases; how surveys work and interact with title insurance; ...

How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2015

Seminar  Seminar

The IPO market is as hot as ever. Given the continued uptick in activity, this program is extremely timely.  In almost any market, however, understanding the IPO process is an essential skill for both legal and business advisors. Hear from an experienced faculty, including attorneys, an underwriter, and a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission staff, who will analyze the nuts and bolts of an initial public ...

Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2015

Seminar  Seminar

What you will learn This concise program will deliver the latest case law and practical takeaways concerning legal ethics issues stemming from commercial litigation.  Our faculty of seasoned litigators, who collectively have represented a wide range of commercial legal matters and understand the ethical gray areas attorneys face in practice, will discuss clear pathways and some consensus thinking for some of these murky issues. A sample ...

27th Annual Elder Law Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The 27th 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 ...

USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Join our expert faculty, including PTAB and District Court Judges, to learn all you need to know about critical Post-Grant proceedings. Post-grant patent challenge proceedings were pursued in record number – more than twice what was predicted – before the USPTO’s Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) in 2014. The level of filing continues to accelerate well beyond initial expectations as both the public ...

Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2015

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

Financial Services Conflicts of Interest & Fiduciary Duties 2015: Navigating the Emerging Regulatory Maze

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The SEC and DOL continue to consider rulemaking that could dramatically change the regulatory framework establishing fiduciary duties and obligations for broker-dealers, advisors and service providers in the retirement marketplace. Likewise, commodity trading and municipal advisors have to be mindful of fiduciary obligations that apply to their activity. At the same time, regulators are pressing firms to identify and address ...

Pennsylvania Bridge-the-Gap 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Newly admitted attorneys in Pennsylvania must complete four hours of CLE Bridge-the-Gap training prior to their first CLE requirement deadline. Satisfy this mandatory requirement and learn information important to your practice by attending PLI’s Pennsylvania Bridge-the-Gap for Newly Admitted Attorneys program on April 20, 2015.  This program will take place live at the Blank Rome LLP Marvin Comisky Conference ...

Securities Litigation 2015: From Investigation to Trial

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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 ...

How To Read Financial Statements 2015

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

Global Trademark Search and Application Workshop 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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. and abroad, including Canada and Mexico. This practice-based program will get attendees involved and provide take-away tips that can be put into use in daily practice immediately. Learn about the differences and similarities of differing search strategies here and abroad, ...

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 ...

Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2015 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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.  What ...

Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend We continue to see unprecedented enforcement efforts by government and regulatory agencies. 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 of the Treasury, U.S. Department ...

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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 ...

Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2015: Current Developments

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Staying abreast of the current developments in restructuring, bankruptcy and reorganizations is essential, and this advanced conference assembles a remarkable faculty of bankruptcy judges and leading practitioners who will provide you with a thorough review and analysis of hot topics and recent decisions in diverse industries. They will cover the Supreme Court’s decisions of Stern v. Marshall and Bellingham, and their ...

Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Over the past decade partnerships have emerged as a major form of doing business. Joint ventures between large companies or with start-up or other smaller companies are now an everyday occurrence. Managed fund growth has exploded, as these entities have taken on activities once dominated by the great financial institutions, such as trading, lending and mergers and acquisitions.  In addition, partnerships have long been ...

IP Monetization 2015: Maximize the Value of Your IP Assets

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The rapidly evolving field of Intellectual property ("IP") monetization and value extraction has become a core consideration for many companies.  IP monetization transactions that can have a significant financial impact are maturing, adding significant value-creating options for IP owners and investors.  Examples of such options include (i) carve-outs of IP assets in M&A and other strategic transactions, for ...

Understanding Employment Law 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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. An expert 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 ...

Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2015

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 ...

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