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Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: An In-House Counsel Perspective (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The Alice decision held that patent claims directed to certain abstract ideas are invalid under 35 U.S.C. Sec. 101. This represents the fourth time in the past five years that the Supreme Court has tackled the question of whether a patent was directed to patent-eligible subject matter. The decision impacts the future of software patents, other business method patents, and patent troll (NPE) activity. This One-Hour Briefing will address what inside ...

Accessing Justice: Ethics and Lawsuit Financing in a New Era (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The expense of bringing a case to trial for attorneys, firms, and the parties themselves can be astronomical. How often in your practice do you reject cases because neither your firm nor the client will be able to shoulder the costs of litigation, particularly in cases that will be complicated or protracted? Have you found yourself at the receiving end of a scorched-earth defense strategy that has swallowed up firm resources and profits? Have your ...

Ebola and the Workplace -- An Update on Key Issues

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Since the first Ebola patient came to the United States in late September 2014, all employers have been enormously challenged to deal with the many issues that this international emergency has engendered.  While the issues have their most immediate and direct effect on health care employees, in fact all employers who require travel or who whose employees may have contact with individuals who may have been exposed to the disease, have been faced ...

Simplifying the World of Complex Financings (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Expert faculty will focus on equity-linked instruments that may be offered in securities financing and other strategic transactions, including warrants and convertible securities. They will discuss the principal negotiating issues in connection with such instruments and the associated accounting and financial reporting consequences. Anna T. Pinedo of Morrison & Foerster LLP and Jarrod M. Rhen of WithumSmith+Brown, PC will address the following:  ...

Surviving the SOX 404 Audit of Internal Control over Financial Reporting for 2014 -- Tips for Issuers

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In the years since the Sarbanes/Oxley Act created the requirement for the annual evaluation of Internal Control Over Financial Reporting issuers have dealt with challenges and uncertainty about how to effectively meet this requirement.  From the first days of the PCAOB's Audit Standard 2, which many would argue drove issuers and auditors to do more work than necessary, to the changes introduced by Audit Standard 5 and the interpretive guidance ...

Fiduciary Duty Obligations in Construction Contracts: How They are Created and How to Avoid Them (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Construction professionals, especially design professionals, are commonly hired as consultants to owners on significant projects. Those same owners place a significant amount of trust and confidence in their consultants to complete complicated projects. What happens when the relationship between an owner and its consultants becomes so dependent that a fiduciary relationship is created? This program deals with this exact situation using the City of ...

Post Cyber Attack Litigation -- Trends and Predictions

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

With the constant onslaught of cyber-attacks facing the private sector, a key question every lawyer should be asking themselves is what does the post-attack litigation landscape look like? Can companies rest relatively easily knowing that most cases will be readily dismissed, or are there are lurking threats that could open up a free-for-all for plaintiff’s counsel. Please join Brian E. Finch of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP as he reviews:  ...

U.S. Companies Trading on the London Stock Exchange and the Impact of EU Regulations Requiring Mandatory Electronic Settlement

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Under Article 3(2) of the European Union Regulation on Central Securities Depositories (“CSDR”) published on 28 August 2014, where transactions in transferable securities take place on a trading venue, the relevant securities should be recorded in book entry form in a Central Securities Depository (“CSD”) on or before the intended settlement date (unless already so recorded). The requirement applies irrespective of whether ...

Drafting and Implementing International Employee Handbooks, Global Codes of Conduct and Cross-Border HR Policies (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Everyone says “HR has gone global,” but the acid test of global HR is whether a multinational employer effectively aligns its HR policies globally. And many multinationals flunk this test. Is a multinational really globally-integrated if it has a zero-tolerance discrimination policy in the states?but it imposes mandatory retirement abroad? Is a multinational globally-integrated if its U.S. headquarters claims FCPA compliance on securities ...

Conducting Global Sweepstakes and Contests (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

With the rise in social media, and as advertisers look to create integrated global campaigns, more and more marketers are turning to global sweepstakes and contests to engage with consumers on a global basis. This program, featuring speakers from Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (“GALA”) firms from around the world, will help marketers understand the rules of the road when conducting promotions globally, including: What promotion ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Michael T. Fishman

Michael T. Fishman ~ Greenberg Traurig LLP

Rebecca S. Eisner

Rebecca S. Eisner ~ Mayer Brown LLP

Tamar Kraft-Stolar

Tamar Kraft-Stolar ~ Director, Women in Prison Project, Correctional Association of New York