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IRS and Treasury’s New Guidance Issued Under Sections 7874 and 385

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On April 4, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury Department issued Temporary Regulations under Section 7874 of the Code implementing Notice 2014-52 and Notice 2015-79, to address certain transactions structured to avoid the purposes of section 7874 and certain post-inversion transactions.  On the same day, the IRS and the Treasury Department issued Proposed Regulations under section 385 of the code to treat certain related ...

October Term 2015: The Death of Justice Antonin Scalia -- What It Means for the Supreme Court This Year and in the Future

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The Supreme Court has an unusually large number of cases before it this term on controversial issues: abortion, affirmative action, the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act, the First Amendment rights of non-union members, immigration and voting districting.  The long-established procedure is that for a justice to participate in a ruling, he or she must be on the bench at the time the decision is handed down. Justice Scalia's vote, ...

How the Private Bar Can Impact America's Indigent Defense Crisis

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Many misdemeanor courts across the country fail to provide lawyers to the indigent accused despite the constitutional imperative to do so.  Those that do often provide lawyers who are so financially conflicted, or who juggle so many cases at once, or who are appointed so late in the life of a case, that the defendants have in effect no legal counsel advocating on their behalf. This leads to one of two results.  Either the courts experience ...

Transparency of Beneficial Ownership: The New Persons with Significant Control (PSC) Regime – What You Need to Know

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

May 4, 2016, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm (E.D.T.) From 6 April 2016, UK companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) will be required to hold, and maintain, a register of people with significant control (PSC register). They will also be required to file the information with Companies House from 30 June 2016. U.S. companies with UK subsidiaries also need to be aware of the regime as each of their UK subsidiaries will be required to keep a PSC register.  Nilufer ...

Your Voice: What You Say and How You Say It Influence Your Success and Your Legal Career

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

For lawyers on the move, whether a litigator or transactional attorney, your voice, physical presence, style and polished negotiation skills will all determine your career success in court, with clients and other parties. You may consider yourself to be a good communicator, but new barriers to effective persuasion have exploded along with advances in technology; linguistic, cultural and generational differences in the workplace require new training ...

Leadership for Lawyers

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Leadership training is growing rapidly for lawyers.  In 2001 only one state in the Union provided CLE credit for leadership training. Today, over 30 states provide CLE credit for “leadership for lawyers courses” based on the recognition that lawyers are called upon to be leaders every day and need formal training in leadership just as much as they need formal training in civil procedure, taking an excellent deposition, and drafting ...

Global Issues in Green Marketing

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Environmental marketing claims continue to be a powerful way for advertisers around the world to promote their products and to distinguish themselves from the competition.  Making green marketing claims that are both effective and legally compliant isn’t easy however.  Consumers may not understand what “renewable,” “sustainable,” and other green marketing claims mean.  Advertisers face big hurdles to substantiate ...

Worker Misclassification in 2016: The “Gig Economy” and Beyond

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Allegations of worker misclassification remain front and center in 2016.  Federal and state government agencies continue to devote substantial resources to challenging classifications, and employers that rely heavily on contracted labor are increasingly under attack.  The plaintiffs’ bar is right in the middle of the fray, filing multi-million dollar lawsuits as part of the latest wage and hour class-action craze.   Please ...

Intellectual Property for Startups: Key Concepts

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Intellectual property (“IP”) has always been a key component of a startup’s success.  While many new innovative startups fail to execute on their strategies due to a competitive landscape, IP protection allows these companies to level the playing field against established behemoths.   By protecting their IP, startups can attract investors, block competitors and provide a hedge in case they are unsuccessful.  In ...

Veteran Benefits Update: Maximizing Benefits for Service Members Discharged for Misconduct (Free)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

This briefing will provide attorneys with information to help certain veterans access health care, disability, housing and other services, if they are otherwise excluded due to their discharge characterization.  About 4% of veterans, including 6.5% of recent-era veterans, are unable to access basic veteran services because their character of discharge is less than Honorable.  Many veterans, veteran advocates, and even VA staff are unaware ...

Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts: Driving Widespread Change in Business, Government and the Law

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Although blockchain technology is best known as the underlying technology of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, the conversation about blockchain has shifted. This peer-to-peer distributed ledger technology has utility beyond cryptocurrencies, and lawyers should be paying attention.   Alternative applications of blockchain technology are emerging, including so-called “smart contracts” — applications involving assets controlled ...

DOL Update: Compliance with the Fiduciary Rule, Other DOL Initiatives, and Recent DOL Enforcement Activities

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On April 6, 2016 the Department of Labor (DOL) released the long-awaited ERISA Fiduciary Regulation.  The rule re-writes the definition of “investment advice” and is accompanied by the Best Interest Contract Exemption, which sets forth a labyrinthine scheme of required terms, disclosures, and exception.  At the same time, DOL has been busier than ever aggressively pursuing its enforcement initiatives and filing litigation nationwide.  ...

Ethics and ERISA for the Inside/Outside Attorney: Addressing Conflicting Voices

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The ERISA lawyer practices in an area that is particularly susceptible to concerns regarding conflicts of interest.  Clients and client representatives are often wearing the proverbial "two hats," and the personal interests of an individual client contact can diverge from those of the employer-client in a range of circumstances.  In addition, there can be special concerns for the ERISA attorney who serves as inside counsel.    Please ...


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