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IPO: Your Guide to Going Public Workshop 2014

Workshop  Workshop

By using interactive lecture and examples, this workshop will give participants an in-depth understanding of the initial public offering (IPO) process, including preparing a company for the offering process, the detailed steps in the IPO process, the SEC’s registration process, preparing the registration statement and completing the offering.

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2014 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

The need for pro bono assistance with administrative hearings has never been higher. The increased trend of employers challenging all Unemployment Benefits claims has been combined with the explosion of Unemployment Insurance claims during the recession. Budget cuts and program changes have created a “perfect storm” for public assistance recipients. Several significant changes to key benefits programs have occurred in recent years, imposing new ...

California Special Education Law 2014 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Currently, close to 700,000 students with disabilities receive special education services in California, comprising about 10 percent of the state’s public school enrollment. The California Special Education Law 2014 program will provide attendees with a targeted look at a number of hot topics and cutting edge issues affecting the practice of Special Education Law today.

Advertising Law Institute 2014

Seminar  Seminar

With the continued expansion of new media outlets and the growing importance of social networking, advertisers are fighting harder than ever to preserve and increase market share and to reach their consumers effectively. This program brings together top in-house and firm practitioners who will share their expertise and provide strategies for managing the legal risks and avoiding the pitfalls that arise in the context of running interactive advertising ...

Intellectual Property Law Institute 2014

Seminar  Seminar

PLI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute is a “must-attend” program for IP lawyers. This program provides a complete analysis of key events in all areas of IP, providing updates on cases, legislation and government agency developments that IP lawyers need to know.A highlight of the program will be a panel of in-house IP counsel from prominent companies discussing the many facets of current interest for dealing with IP and suggesting some best practices ...

California Trial Evidence 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Mastering the complexities of California evidence often can be the difference between winning and losing at trial. Recent case law and statutory developments in the law of evidence render this mastery critical in modern litigation and trials. This program is designed to give you the most up-to-date information on California evidence standards. The panelists represent top-flight trial attorneys and judges who will provide winning strategies for your ...

Managing Complex Litigation 2014: Class Actions; Mass Torts & MDL

Seminar  Seminar

High stakes aggregate litigation continues to be an evolving area of practice that has experienced a significant shift due to landmark decisions over the last few years.  In this half-day program, learn from an experienced faculty of judges, plaintiff and defense counsel, and dispute resolution professionals the latest strategies and techniques to navigate the developing landscape of these complex cases. The faculty will propose best practices ...

Representing the Games Industry Client 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Interactive console and computer games and downloadable software applications represent an enormous and growing segment of the worldwide entertainment marketplace. Intellectual property, including videogames and downloadable application products, is one of America’s leading exports in the 21st Century. The introduction of new Xbox and PlayStation consoles in late 2013, continued growth of the smartphone and tablet computer markets, greater availability ...

Securities Filings 2014: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment

Seminar  Seminar

This popular program will analyze in detail the principal forms used for filings with the SEC under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”), and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”), with particular emphasis on the mechanics of and timing for assembling particular filings. Each segment of the program will incorporate practical tips and/or interactive drafting exercises. Ethics credit and recent legislation and SEC rule changes ...

Patent Office Registration Exam Course 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Anyone with a degree in science or engineering (or sometimes, the equivalent) can take the Patent Office Exam to become a patent agent or patent attorney. Patent law is a field of challenging and ever-changing opportunities. Be at the forefront of innovation . . . lead at the forefront of innovation.PLI’s now-proven steps to success on the Exam: Unique, interactive, diagnostic software that replicates what you’re going to find when you sit ...

Patent Licensing Today 2014: Making Money Without Getting Sued

Seminar  Seminar

In the current economy, the heat is on to monetize patent portfolios. Thus, understanding patent transactions has never been more important. Experts in patent licensing will tell you how to get the most money from patent licensing, how to negotiate patent license agreements, and discuss “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” examples from actual patent license agreements. The program will emphasize practical tips for structuring, negotiating and drafting ...

Working with Survivors of Human Trafficking: Learning about Immigration, Criminal, Civil, and Benefits Legal Remedies in California 2014 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

You should attend this training if you would like to provide pro bono services to survivors of human trafficking, with a special emphasis on immigrant survivors of human trafficking. Many human trafficking survivors have complex and diverse needs that require the knowledge and intersection between multiple legal practices. This day-long program attempts to address the many legal needs that an immigrant trafficking survivor may require. Experienced ...

Law and Regulation of "Intermediary" Businesses 2014: Consumer-Facing Technology Providers, Online Platforms, and Online Media

Seminar  Seminar

The Internet has spawned many new business models that arise from empowering consumers and satisfying their desires, providing technologies or services that bring individuals and businesses together in new marketplaces, shaking up old industries and networks, and creating new business opportunities and challenges. New technologies and online platforms and marketplaces have changed not only the world of publishing and entertainment but also varied ...

Commercial Real Estate Institute (16th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

Commercial real estate fundamentals (rents, vacancy rates and development activity), although slow, are visibly recovering, with REITs outperforming other asset classes. Practitioners with a broad skill set will find it easier to achieve and maintain a viable real estate practice in this environment, given the general economy’s downward pressures on tenant retention, rental growth, development revenue, refinancing and asset values. This program helps ...

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2014 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

There are over 21 million veterans in the U.S; many of them are not aware of the benefits to which they are entitled. Medical and financial assistance are available to men and women who have served in the military, but some who can qualify are not receiving the benefits that they need. Attorneys can assist veterans with the problems that preclude them from receiving benefits, such as: Lack of proper paper trails to “service-connect” their injuries ...

Tracking and Targeting Customers and Prospects Online, on Mobile Devices, and in Social Media 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Collecting data from and about customers and consumers is a modern business mandate. What consumerfacing company is not now engaged in a “know our customers better” initiative? These data are collected online, in mobile apps, and in social media, and often appended to data gathered by others about the same consumers elsewhere. Most brands use these data in some way, such as to personalize messages and content, to optimize their sites or apps, or to ...

Bolstering Your Company’s Fraud Defenses 2014: Proactive Prevention and Responses

Seminar  Seminar

Companies face greatly increased risks of being a victim of fraud in today's challenging business climate; no company is too big or too small to fall victim. In light of the high costs of fraud, both in actual revenues lost, potential legal exposure and opportunity costs, it is imperative that companies develop and implement proactive strategies to prevent and detect business fraud. Strong fraud prevention and response processes can bolster the confidence ...

Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Corporate compliance and ethics programs are increasingly important to organizations. Indeed, never in the history of criminal or corporate law has the existence of an effective compliance and ethics program been more valuable.A host of factors have together upped the ante on compliance programs, including: The enormity of recent criminal fines and other sanctions The aggressive enforcement of criminal laws against organizations and their executives ...

PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2014: Current Developments in Legal Ethics - Substance Abuse - Elimination of Bias in the Profession

Seminar  Seminar

Satisfy all of California’s MCLE special requirements at this fast-paced and up-to-the-minute program. If your last name begins with a letter from H through M, your MCLE compliance deadline of January 31, 2015 is fast approaching.The MCLE Marathon, taught by a faculty of outstanding California lawyers and other professionals who are recognized leaders in their field, will conveniently provide all of the California required-subjects that you need: 4 ...

Advanced Venture Capital 2014

Seminar  Seminar

This program provides an in-depth analysis of current market conditions and the changing legal environment, and is geared toward the experienced venture capital practitioner. Our expert faculty of lawyers, venture capitalists and business executives will analyze the legal and business issues relevant to navigating today’s evolving venture capital world.This program will also address the latest financing trends, current deal terms, exit strategies, ...

Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Companies continue to turn to licensing because it offers valuable economic and strategic opportunities. Licensing can be used to gain access to intellectual property at a lower cost than developing or purchasing intellectual property assets, and as a way to generate new sources of revenue out of existing intellectual property assets. Virtually every business today must confront licensing issues, and therefore, a solid base of knowledge about licensing ...

Advanced Accounting & Reporting for SEC Professionals Workshop 2014

Workshop  Workshop

Using interactive lecture and examples, this workshop delivers an in-depth update on current Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) projects and pronouncements, including current focus areas of the SEC. Workshop includes updates on major developments at the FASB, including the projects on leases, revenue recognition and financial instruments.

Open Source and Free Software 2014: Benefits, Risks and Challenges

Seminar  Seminar

Continuous changes in the legal and technical landscape make it critical for IP, technology and business lawyers to keep abreast of the legal and technical issues presented by the open source paradigm. “Open source” software, which is freely available in the form of operating systems, applications, utility code and programming tools, presents an attractive option. However, use of such software can also expose a company to unexpected and unacceptable ...

Form 10-K In-Depth Workshop 2014

Workshop  Workshop

By using an actual case study and examples, this workshop is designed to give participants a mastery of the requirements of the Form 10-K Annual Report. Interactive exercises and lectures will enhance your understanding of each Item, including the intricacies of the Management’s Discussion & Analysis (MD&A) section.

30th Annual SEC Reporting & FASB Forum

Seminar  Seminar

Staying up-to-date in the ever-changing world of accounting and SEC Reporting is a must. The Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB) completed their Revenue Recognition convergence project this year setting off a flurry of transition activity, and they have a multitude of other projects to stay abreast of. The SEC staff review process continues to challenge preparers with new areas of comment and new questions on perpetual favorites. The Public ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Mark D. Roellig

Mark D. Roellig ~ Executive Vice President and General Counsel, MassMutual Financial Group

Jodie Berger

Jodie Berger ~ Regional Counsel, Legal Services of Northern California

David G. Wilkins

David G. Wilkins ~ Chief Compliance Officer, SNC-Lavalin Group