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Fundamentals of Delaware Limited Liability Companies

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

During little more than two decades, the Delaware limited liability company (LLC) has become one of the most commonly used forms of business entity.  The great flexibility offered by the Delaware LLC Act enables parties to form entities tailored precisely to their needs, avoiding entity-level income tax yet shielding owners from entity-level debts.  The Delaware LLC Act’s permissive nature, however, can also result in unintended consequences ...

Evidence for Everyone (Including Judges)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Please join The Honorable William G. Young, Judge of the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts for an informal but informative look at how the rules of evidence work today in our federal district courts.  This presentation will provide the opportunity to:  Hear trial stories illustrating hearsay and the attorney-client privilege; Review and understand a series of simple diagrams you can use to frame key evidentiary ...

Compliance and the Regulatory Enforcement Environment in the Pharmaceutical Industry - 2015

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The enforcement environment affecting the pharmaceutical industry has and continues to be in a constantly evolving state. Anyone providing guidance to those involved in any  aspect of industry practice must be knowledgeable as to the complexities of the regulatory, compliance and legal framework that form the basis of oversight and enforcement by a range of government and private sources.    To identify and address the requirements ...

Veteran Benefits: Maximizing Benefits for Servicemembers Discharged for Misconduct

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Not all servicemembers will receive access to veterans’ benefits and services from the VA.  A major obstacle to getting health care and services arises when a servicemember is discharged for misconduct.  In those cases, the VA will decide whether their conduct should make them ineligible for veteran benefits.  This affects a large number of servicemembers.  Since 2001, over 140,000 people have been separated from military ...

Evolving Employee Benefits: A Modern Approach to Traditional Severance

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

When it comes to planning layoffs, decision makers tend to take their old severance policy off the shelf, dust it off, and re-apply to the current situation. This may seem like a safe strategy for an uncomfortable topic, but by leaving severance so largely unexamined, many major considerations for a Reduction in Force may be overlooked, perhaps resulting in greater organization liability, unnecessary spending, and inefficiently utilized employee benefits ...

Disguised Investment Management Fees: Where Are We Now?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

May 27, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (E.D.T.) The UK tax treatment of distributions to private equity executives will change substantially from 6 April this year, and will affect any investment manager who undertakes some activity in the UK (even if just meeting with a potential investor).  The new rules seek to tax "disguised investment management fees" to UK income tax rather than under the lower tax rates offered by the capital gains tax ...

Complying with the Final Tangible Property Regulations -- Opportunities and Pitfalls

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

June 2, 2015, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) In 2013 and 2014, the government issued final regulations providing rules for the acquisition, maintenance, improvement and disposition of tangible property.  The regulations, which are generally effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, likely affect all taxpayers with tangible property. The government has also issued several revenue procedures providing guidance on how to ...

Proxy Access Proposals in the 2015 Proxy Season

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Shareholder proposals seeking proxy access – a mechanism by which shareholders meeting certain shareholding requirements can nominate directors and have their nominees included in the company’s proxy materials – have been increasingly popular this proxy season.  While in 2013 and 2014, just over a dozen proxy access shareholder proposals went to a vote at Russell 3000 companies, in the 2015 proxy season, 75 proxy access proposals ...

Investigating and Litigating Fraud Issues Post-Merger

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Dashed buyer expectations in the post-merger context can often lead to litigation.  What are the remedies available to a financial or strategic buyer who believes that fraud may have impacted a stock purchase or asset sale?  One available option for buyers is to conduct a post-merger investigation into whether fraud exists with respect to the assets of the company purchased or the sale transaction itself.  In many cases, a buyer may ...

Import Practice 101

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In 2014, goods and services valued at nearly $3 trillion were imported into the United States, the majority of which was commercial goods.  Importing commercial goods involves complying with the many complex laws and regulations administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  Customs law is a highly specialized area in which customs brokers, accountants, and customs attorneys work together with importers and their corporate and tax ...

Protecting Critical Energy Infrastructure Information: FERC CEII Rules and Related Federal and State Regulations and Protocols

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Protecting critical infrastructure information is axiomatically important – an axiom that U.S. energy companies recognize regardless of government regulations.  Nevertheless, they are subject to such regulations, and understanding how those regulations work is necessary for those companies to be compliant with the rules.  In addition, at times, other companies and members of the public need to access information on the regulated companies’ ...

Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2015

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In just one hour, this briefing will provide you with a summary of federal candidate and PAC campaign law, as regulated by the Federal Election Campaign Act and administered by the Federal Election Commission’s Regulations and Disclosure Rules.  Please join Kenneth A. Gross of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Chip Nielsen of Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP and Jan Witold Baran of Wiley Rein LLP for a discussion ...

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 ...

Basics of Federal Natural Gas Law

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Natural gas is frequently in today’s headlines, either as the bane of environmentalists who oppose hydraulic fracturing (fracking) or the savior of environmentalists who see it as a fuel to replace coal for generating electricity.  Less than ten years ago, however, the United States was supposedly running out of natural gas, and the issue of the day was the siting of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities to import supplies from the Middle ...

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