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Global Trademark Search and Application Workshop 2014

Seminar  Seminar

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., Europe, and Asia, with particular emphasis on China. Using real-world examples, this practice-based, hands-on workshop will get attendees involved and provide takeaway tips that can be put into use in daily practice immediately. Learn about the differences and similarities of differing search strategies ...

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

Seminar  Seminar

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.

USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Post-grant patent proceedings were pursued in record numbers at the USPTO in 2013. The level of filing continues to accelerate beyond initial expectations, as both the public and the courts recognize the value of these fast-track administrative proceedings. The substantial costs and uncertainty of patent litigation require the development of alternative case management strategies, which at least require consideration of challenging patents at the ...

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014

Seminar  Seminar

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 owns the target company, ...

Pocket MBA Summer 2014: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

Seminar  Seminar

Whether you are a transactional lawyer, litigator or other advisor, to have a successful practice, you must understand finance, accounting, economics and tax principles, as well as their application.Pocket MBA Summer 2014: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals is designed specifically for anyone whose practice requires a thorough understanding of finance. Our expert faculty includes partners and senior level practitioners from the nation’s top ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2014 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented. Attend this program to learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills.

Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2014 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

You should attend this training if you would like to provide pro bono services to immigrant clients in the areas of housing, immigration, or domestic violence or you would like to improve your representation of immigrant clients generally. Many immigrant clients require assistance with a constellation of related yet distinct issues. This day-long program attempts to address these particular areas of overlap. Experienced practitioners in the areas ...

Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Patent litigation continues to be one of the hottest legal practice areas today. If you are a litigator and have wondered how patent litigation differs from your practice or if you have considered pursuing patent litigation but want to learn how it differs from other types of commercial litigation, then you will not want to miss this program. Covering the spectrum of patent litigation topics and exploring patent litigation from the inside out, this ...

Information Technology Law Institute 2014: Cybersecurity, Mobile Payments, Cloud Computing, Big Data and the Internet of Things

Seminar  Seminar

Virtually every American business has turned to technology to improve efficiency and deliver new, Internet and cloud-based services or information. The fastest growing companies in our recovering economy are the technology innovators. Courts are ordering lawyers to have a fundamental understanding of technology issues in litigation and clients are demanding sophisticated counsel who provide insight and value to their technology contract negotiations.In ...

Privacy and Data Security Law Institute (Fifteenth Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

This program focuses on current critical issues of information privacy, cybersecurity and data protection faced by all companies. The Internet and evolving mobile and virtualized information technologies, wired and wireless, have prompted the development of powerful tools for the collection, processing, storage and use of personal information. More than ever, businesses are becoming digital and data driven. These trends create a wide range of compliance ...

How to Find and Handle Your First Pro Bono Case 2014

Seminar  Seminar

This program is a great opportunity to get a strong overview of the world of pro bono, how it can enrich and advance your professional development, and how to make it happen.

SEC Reporting Skills Workshop 2014

Seminar  Seminar

By using interactive lecture and examples, workshop participants will build the foundational knowledge and practical experience necessary to prepare and review the SEC’s periodic and current reporting forms, including the 10-K Annual Report, the 10-Q Quarterly Report, and the 8-K Current Report, as well as an understanding of how to comply with the annual proxy requirements and how insider trading rules work. Participants will build a comprehensive ...

IPO: Your Guide to Going Public Workshop 2014

Seminar  Seminar

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.

Advanced Accounting & Reporting for SEC Professionals Workshop 2014

Seminar  Seminar

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.

Holistic Legal Advocacy for the Homeless: Strategies for Addressing Benefits, Housing and Social Services Issues Facing Homeless Populations

Seminar  Seminar

This introduction to the Holistic Legal Advocacy Model and substantive law training provides the powerful tools needed to transform the lives of homeless clients. Practitioners from the Homeless Advocacy Project (“HAP”) at the Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco will share their expertise in holistic legal advocacy and insights for effectively assisting homeless clients. Attend this free program and then volunteer ...

Cloud Computing 2014: Key Issues and Practical Guidance

Seminar  Seminar

Corporations, government organizations and millions of consumers are shifting massive quantities of data and their software applications to cloud computing facilities. Cloud computing uses the Internet to give every size organization access to large, dynamically scalable resources (data storage, software applications and computing power). “The cloud” allows users, at all levels, to avoid large capital outlays for hardware and up-front licensing fees ...

Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Joint ventures between large companies or with start-up or other smaller companies are now an everyday occurrence. Partnerships have long been the tried and true form for the holding and operation of real estate, and since the 1981 Act, for the conduct of closely-held business operations as well. Further, the increase in the number of joint ventures to develop large-scale projects, the rise of the limited liability company, the promulgation of the ...

Representing California Homeowners and Tenants in Foreclosure (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

This substantive training provides a comprehensive overview of the laws governing foreclosures in California. The full-day program is designed with advocates with limited housing experience in mind, but practitioners at all experience levels will benefit from this training. The panelists are noted experts in consumer and housing law who will cover a broad-range of topics in foreclosure defense using real-world examples.

Prior Art and Obviousness 2014: Current Trends in Sections 102 and 103

Seminar  Seminar

How has patent reform impacted the touchstones of patentability, prior art and obviousness? Already a complicated concept for patent practitioners because of evolving interpretations in the PTO and CAFC, 102 has been complicated further by the AIA. What aspects of current 102 understanding carry over to new 102? How does the concept of “prior art” and circumstance collide in the 21st century? How does prior art on the web impact the practice? What ...

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 ...

29th Midyear SEC Reporting & FASB Forum

Seminar  Seminar

The financial reporting world is ever changing and staying up-to-date is a must. The SEC staff review process continues to challenge preparers with new areas of comment and new questions on old issues. The standard-setting agendas of the Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) are full of projects that will require much thought and activity to implement. This year’s Forum will help you understand ...

Pretrial Practice 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Pretrial practice in federal civil litigation has undergone tremendous change. As fewer civil cases are tried, the staples of pretrial practice - pleadings, motions to dismiss, discovery, Daubert motions, summary judgment, and settlement - have replaced trials as the focus of litigation. What does the changing nature of pretrial practice in litigation mean for your practice? Join our faculty of experienced plaintiffs’ and defense attorneys, ...

Developments in the World of SOX 404 ICFR Audits and COSO Workshop 2014

Seminar  Seminar

SEC registrants need to transition to the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission’s (COSO) updated Internal Control - Integrated Framework 2013 this year.  While the fundamental concepts are similar, the new 2013 Framework has added fundamental principles with points of focus for each, and considerations related to fraud, outsourcing and information technology. Using interactive lectures and examples, our experts will ...

Implementing the FASB/IASB New Revenue Recognition Standard Workshop 2014

Seminar  Seminar

By using interactive lecture, examples and case studies, workshop participants will learn the provisions of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) new revenue recognition standard. Participants will build an understanding of how the new standard will change revenue recognition accounting, how it will affect the related estimates and judgments required, and discuss the issues involved ...

Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Copyright law continues to be pulled in different directions, and the increasing tension between it and developing technologies is being tested regularly. Attend this program in order to better understand this dynamic practice area and learn how to find solutions to various challenges that arise for your clients. Throughout the program you will build a strong foundation of copyright law’s core principles while exploring recent cases and developments, ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Mina Park

Mina Park ~ Director, Banking and Capital Markets Origination Legal, Asia Pacific, Citi

Harvey I. Saferstein

Harvey I. Saferstein ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.