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Handling a Securities Case 2014: From Investigation to Trial and Everything in Between

Groupcast  Groupcast

The landscape of securities litigation is constantly evolving and changing. This program takes you through all the issues that can arise in the most complex securities matters — from the initial government investigation to the filing of the civil cases to either settlement or trial. If you practice in this dynamic field, you know that the need to stay current and develop new strategies and tactics has never been more important. Our faculty of leading ...

Enforcement 2014: Perspectives from Government Agencies

Groupcast  Groupcast

We continue to see unprecedented changes in our economic, business and regulatory regimes in general, and in enforcement efforts in particular.  This unique program brings together panels of senior staff from the various enforcement and regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, FINRA, New York State Department of Financial Services, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department ...

Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2014: Current Developments

Groupcast  Groupcast

The credit markets continue to be volatile and in today’s weak economy, staying abreast of the current developments in restructuring, bankruptcy and reorganizations is essential. This advanced conference assembles a remarkable faculty of bankruptcy judges and leading practitioners who will provide you with a thorough analysis of hot topics and recent decisions and how to strategically respond to them.   They will cover the cases after the ...

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments in 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) is at the top of most companies’ key risk areas. DOJ and SEC resources devoted to investigation and enforcing the law remain at an all-time high. Recent FCPA enforcement actions and disclosures demonstrate that no industry is immune from FCPA scrutiny, and FCPA sweep investigations across industry sectors are becoming more common and challenging. Beyond the FCPA, an increasing number of countries, as well ...

Antitrust Institute 2014: Developments & Hot Topics

Groupcast  Groupcast

With an emphasis on new developments while providing a refresher of key principles, this year’s Institute will examine current merger issues, price fixing, the legality of joint ventures and other competitor collaborations, "vertical" restraints on customers and suppliers, including resale price maintenance, standards for complying with price discrimination laws, and the latest information on the state and federal enforcement priorities. Also included ...

Leveraged Financing 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

At this conference, the country’s leading experts in leveraged finance will examine key concepts and strategies in serving leveraged companies, including portfolio companies of private equity firms. You will learn about the leveraged finance marketplace today, including new deal activity, continuing refinancing needs, evolving trends in leveraged finance, funding sources and product offerings, current covenant approaches, and financing product alternatives.

Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2014: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

Groupcast  Groupcast

Accounting is a language of business. Because attorneys encounter accounting information in a wide range of legal issues, it is critical for lawyers to understand financial statements and core accounting concepts. This practical course, specifically designed for the non-accountant attorney, will provide an understanding of financial statements and the key principles of accounting, using real-life examples of accounting issues that attorneys commonly ...

Delaware Law Developments 2014: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know

Groupcast  Groupcast

Delaware law continues to play a critical role in U.S. corporate and securities law, particularly in today’s challenging and changing business environment. This unique annual program focuses on the important Delaware corporate law developments over the past year and the practical impact on your corporate or legal practice. The very top Delaware corporate law experts from the Delaware judiciary, leading law firms and corporations, and academia, will ...

Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

Legal and compliance risks for organizations are higher than ever before. Compliance and ethics programs to help organizations manage legal risks should no longer be considered optional. And as the need for compliance and ethics programs has increased, government standards on these programs have become increasingly specific. In short, at no time has promoting and maintaining an ethical corporate culture been as essential for a company’s survival and ...

Hot Topics in Advertising Law 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

Updated every year to provide the most cutting-edge information related to the practice of advertising law, this advanced program is led by an all-star faculty of experts and will address the many challenges companies face each day as they develop advertising campaigns. As companies strive to increase market share in a dynamic landscape increasingly dominated by social networks and other new media outlets, legal pitfalls abound. Attend this program ...

Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

Real estate has become a favored asset class once again. Offshore investors are becoming more active in acquiring real estate, particularly as joint venture partners. All of this is having an impact on the structuring of transactions, availability of financing, availability of equity capital, bankruptcy remote structures, the role of the bankruptcy process, joint venture considerations, work-out pitfalls, carve-out guaranties and unanticipated judicial ...

Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2014: Raising Capital in an Evolving Regulatory Environment

Groupcast  Groupcast

Capital markets are adjusting to a wide range of evolving regulatory standards that affect the way in which offerings are conducted around the world. At the same time, issuers around the world are subject to changing accounting and corporate governance standards, while market participants navigate new ground in derivative product regulation. Issuers and market participants also face an increasingly active global enforcement environment targeting activities ...

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

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, ...

International Arbitration 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

If your company or client has a dispute arising out of a contract with a foreign party, international arbitration represents the best method of resolving that dispute. International arbitration provides a neutral forum to resolve the dispute and a robust mechanism for enforcing a subsequent award. The resolution of international business disputes through arbitration raises issues that are simply not present in the litigation context. In many ways, ...

International Employment Law 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

Employment law is no longer a local issue. Multinational employers must grapple with often conflicting standards for hiring, retaining, disciplining, and terminating employees. The issues are all the more challenging today, as employment laws, corruption laws, and whistleblower laws, from the U.S. and overseas, impose standards of conduct across borders.This program brings together highly experienced and sophisticated practitioners, in-house counsel, ...

Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

This program, designed for employment law practitioners and human resources professionals at all levels, brings together prominent practitioners from the management and plaintiffs’ bars, in-house counsel, EEOC representatives and members of the judiciary, to analyze and provide practical guidance on the latest developments in the employment discrimination arena. In addition to providing critical updates on recent developments in the law, our expert ...

Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues

Groupcast  Groupcast

As we continue to see many new regulations from the SEC, PCAOB and financial institution regulators, we also continue to see numerous challenges emerge for the audit committee. If you are a director or member of an audit committee, or if you advise audit committees, this program will help you understand what is required of the audit committee, and those who advise them, in this rapidly changing environment. You will hear from an expert faculty of ...

Fundamentals of Broker-Dealer Regulation 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

Major changes in broker-dealer regulation and the industry continue as a result of the financial services crisis and the resulting regulatory reform. At the same time, FINRA’s rewrite of its Rulebook as part of its Rulebook Consolidation process is almost complete, and broker-dealers will be subject to FINRA’s new supervision rules in 2014. This program will provide attendees with a solid foundation in the regulatory regime applying to broker-dealers, ...

Internal Investigations 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

Knowing how to conduct efficient and effective internal investigations is key to protecting your clients or company. Companies and their counsel need to be diligent and proactive in identifying risks and remedying potential issues. At this program, an expert faculty will review the fundaments of conducting an effective and efficient investigation, and touch on the many more nuanced and practical issues arising today. Leave the program with a better ...

Building Better Construction Contracts 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

Construction is a risky business. A good construction contract goes a long way to define and manage that risk. Unfortunately, there are not as many well-drafted and intelligent agreements in use in the industry as there should be. This course is designed to tackle that problem. We also cover what to do in the event a dispute arises. Disputes are inevitable, but they don’t have to cripple a job or its participants. Dispute management is critical, and ...

Expert Witness 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

For many attorneys, searching for, retaining, and using expert witnesses can be a daunting experience. Don’t miss out on the critical benefits conferred by the effective use of expert witnesses in complex litigation. Our faculty of experienced litigators and expert witnesses will demystify the challenges of selecting, preparing, and using experts. You will come away with practical tools to handle the myriad of issues involved with expert witness preparation ...

Understanding Patent Law 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

If you are looking for a way to learn the basic concepts of patent law, this program is for you. In just one day, this complicated field will be boiled down to easy to understand, accessible sessions covering all types of patent issues that may arise in the context of every day practice and business management. Bringing together top experts in the field, this program will begin with a thorough foundation of patent principles, including what is patentable ...

Private Equity Forum (Fifteenth Annual)

Groupcast  Groupcast

Since the financial crisis a few years ago, private equity firms have been dealing with its aftermath, including increased regulatory and legislative scrutiny of their activities and the activities of their funds as well as difficult environments in which to raise new funds and to get deals done. Many firms were required to register as investment advisers with the SEC and a number of newly registered firms are now undergoing their first SEC audits.At ...

Writing for Litigators 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

Good writing skills are one of the top qualities of the best practitioners. Writing for Litigators will teach you the secrets of successful legal writing, whether you are writing for judges, partners, or clients.

Class Action Litigation 2014

Groupcast  Groupcast

Class action lawsuits remain an integral part of high stakes litigation and the courts, including the Supreme Court, have taken notice. This year’s program will give you the tools and strategies you need to effectively handle these complex cases. Our outstanding faculty of plaintiffs’ and defense counsel and academics will bring you up-to-date on important developments in class action litigation. You and your clients will benefit from this program ...

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.