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Navigating the U.S. Criminal Law Maze in the Corporate Deal (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

There has been a surge in global M&A and financing activity, with no end in sight. At the same time, U.S. and foreign prosecutors continue aggressively to investigate corporations for an array of potential crimes rooted in national security concerns, ranging from domestic and foreign bribery to sanctions, export controls and money laundering violations. Today, more than ever, it is critical for transactional lawyers to understand the enforcement ...

Who's the Boss (of Compliance)? (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Over the past decade the reporting line of the compliance function has generated much debate. Should the Compliance Officer report to the GC, CEO or the Board? In the midst of significant momentum for an independent elevated CCO with direct, unfiltered access to the governing body, regulators and prosecutors have heightened their scrutiny of the CCO's positioning and empowerment. Please join Donna C. Boehme and Joseph E. Murphy for a lively discussion ...

Employment Law Institute 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar InstituteAttendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 10th floor, Philadelphia (Juniper St. entrance, between 13th & Broad Sts., opposite City Hall). You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.This two-day annual event combines a comprehensive review ...

California Trial Evidence 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

*Scholarships are available! PLI's scholarship program makes it easy for those working for nonprofit organizations and public interest law firms, law clerks, professors, students, low-income or unemployed attorneys, and others to attend this program for free. The simple form takes just a few moments to complete and we highly encourage you to submit your application. Please fill out the application at www.pli.edu/ScholarshipForm and return it by fax ...

Ethical Issues in Limited Scope Representation (Free Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Limited scope representation, also known as unbundling, is a way to connect lawyers needing work to clients needing affordable or pro bono legal assistance. It allows the lawyer and the client to agree in advance that the lawyer will undertake certain tasks, such as drafting pleadings or appearing at a contested hearing, and the client will represent him or herself for other parts of the case. This is a valuable tool in increasing access to justice ...

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

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

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 ...

Representing the Games Industry Client 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.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 ...

Broker/Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

This program will focus on the many significant developments in the regulation and oversight of broker-dealers. New rules are continuously promulgated under the Dodd-Frank Act and have substantial implications for broker-dealers and the industry. At the same time, there is heightened enforcement of the federal securities laws. The SEC Division of Enforcement has established a new task force focused specifically on broker-dealers. ...

Understanding the Securities Laws Fall 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Whether you are new to the field or seeking a quick refresher or an update, this is a securities law primer that you won’t want to miss. This program provides an overview and discussion of the basic aspects of the U.S. federal securities laws by leading in-house and law firm practitioners and key SEC representatives. Emphasis will be placed on the interplay among the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ...

Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (31st Annual)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Section 1983 authorizes the assertion of federal constitutional claims against state and local officials and municipalities. These claims are filed in the courts on an ongoing basis by individuals alleging police misconduct, public employees asserting free speech violations, landowners, licensees, and prisoners, among others. Section 1983 litigation is often complex, raising issues ...

Health Care and Life Sciences Law 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar InstituteAttendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 5080 Ritter Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.Join PLI’s expert faculty of health care and life sciences practitioners, in-house counsel, government regulators, and prosecutors as we examine the current ...

SEC's Conflict Minerals Rules: What We Learned from 2013 and What Happens Next (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Over 1,300 companies filed Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Form SDs and, in most cases, Conflict Mineral Reports (CMR) for 2013. The SEC's Conflict Minerals Rule left unanswered many of the filing details and challenges that issuers dealt with up until the end. In addition, late-breaking developments in the ongoing legal challenge to the Rule and formal and informal SEC guidance further complicated what companies understood they needed to ...

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 ...

Outsourcing 2014: Sourcing Critical Services

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.PLI’s Outsourcing 2014 is a “must” for every lawyer with business clients engaged in outsourcing transactions!Outsourcing brings new opportunities and new risks for companies sourcing or providing critical services such as information technology, finance and accounting, human resources, facilities management, analytics and other critical non-core functions.And there are newer and ...

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. ...

Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: An In-House Counsel Perspective (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The Alice decision held that patent claims directed to certain abstract ideas are invalid under 35 U.S.C. Sec. 101. This represents the fourth time in the past five years that the Supreme Court has tackled the question of whether a patent was directed to patent-eligible subject matter. The decision impacts the future of software patents, other business method patents, and patent troll (NPE) activity. This One-Hour Briefing will address what inside ...

Financial Services Industry Regulatory Compliance & Ethics Forum 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationIn the aftermath of the financial crisis and recent scandals, and targeted examination and enforcement scrutiny, financial services firms’ corporate compliance and ethics programs are under intense observation. At this program, attendees will get a solid foundation in the relevant regulatory framework, as well as practical considerations regarding the design and ...

Patent Office Registration Exam Course 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Please note: You MUST use a .edu email address as your primary email address in order to get the student discount automatically. By doing so, you certify that you are a currently enrolled student and that you are not buying the course for someone who is not currently a student. If you have any questions in this regard or would like to ask about a discount even though you are not a student (e.g., unemployed, government attorney), do not hesitate to ...

Prison Law 2014 (Free)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Whether representing incarcerated people while in private practice, public interest practice or as a policy advocate, the issues and the environment in which advocates operate is increasingly challenging and complex. This year, PLI’s fifth program on Prison Law will address the legal framework for civil litigation filed on behalf of incarcerated people in federal and state courts ...

Accessing Justice: Ethics and Lawsuit Financing in a New Era (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The expense of bringing a case to trial for attorneys, firms, and the parties themselves can be astronomical. How often in your practice do you reject cases because neither your firm nor the client will be able to shoulder the costs of litigation, particularly in cases that will be complicated or protracted? Have you found yourself at the receiving end of a scorched-earth defense strategy that has swallowed up firm resources and profits? Have your ...

SEC Reporting Skills Workshop 2014

Workshop  Workshop

 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 ...

Antitrust Counseling & Compliance 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar InstituteAttendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Professional Development Conference Center, Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, 7th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-2517. You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.Lawyers counseling businesses need to have a solid foundation in ...

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