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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 ...

Implementing the FASB/IASB New Revenue Recognition Standard Workshop 2014

Workshop  Workshop

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 ...

California Employment Law Update 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

PLI’s California Employment Law Update addresses the issues confronted by employment law advisers, litigators and human resources management and professionals, with particular emphasis on California State law considerations. This program combines a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and practical guidance about best practices to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal ...

Current Developments in Latin American Cross-Border Securities Transactions Institute 2014 (Second Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

PLI has offered continuing legal education seminars in the United States since 1933, primarily in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C. In 2001, PLI added the Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe, held in London, UK; and in 2013, we moved into Asia, holding the First Annual Institute on Corporate & Securities Law in Hong Kong. Also in 2013, we continued our expansion into Latin America with PLI’s First Annual Institute ...

10th Annual SEC Reporting & FASB Forum for Mid-sized & Smaller Companies

Seminar  Seminar

The financial reporting world is ever changing and staying up-to-date is a must. The standard-setting agendas of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) are full of projects that will impact preparers and auditors, and they will undoubtedly require much thought and activity to implement. The activity in the SEC’s Corporation Finance and Enforcement Divisions and the PCAOB’s Registration ...

"Technotainment" 2014: Distributing Content Across Multiple Platforms

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

This year’s program includes today’s major legal and business issues in the convergence of entertainment and technology. The program brings together a faculty of experienced of in-house lawyers, law firm attorneys and senior business executives on the cutting-edge of this challenging and burgeoning practice.The expert faculty will address recent litigation and key cases involving convergence issues, such as the myriad of issues raised by new platforms ...

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 ...

Government Contracts 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Government Contracts law and practice continue to evolve. Congress has responded to budgetary pressures with calls for more reform of the acquisition system. New regulations, such as the imposition of rules requiring avoidance, detection, and reporting of counterfeit or suspect electronic parts and other counterfeit items ripple all the way down the supply chain. False claims Act recoveries and qui tam filings are at an all time high. Congress also ...

Accounting for Business Combinations Workshop 2014

Workshop  Workshop

By using interactive lectures and examples, this workshop will give participants an in-depth understanding of how to apply the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) standard (codified in ASC 805) on business combinations, how to make journal entries in specific situations, the areas where judgment is required, the SEC requirements for business combinations, and the appropriate financial statement disclosure.

Basics of International Taxation 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

In a global business, the tax laws of the United States may impact transactions regardless of where the transactions take place. A working knowledge of the U.S. international tax rules is, therefore, of paramount importance to a wide variety of tax and corporate professionals.This year’s program will be led by international tax experts and feature a substantially revised schedule including new sessions on outbound investments, IRS reporting requirements ...

Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Litigators 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Please note that if you have already attended a PLI Bridge-the-Gap I program, you cannot attend this program for MCLE credit.Newly admitted attorneys in New York State are required, during each of their first two years after admission to the Bar, to complete at least 16 transitional CLE credit hours in ethics and professionalism, skills, and law practice management and/or areas of professional practice. By attending one of PLI’s one-day Bridge-the-Gap ...

White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

In an increasingly global and coordinated fashion, the Department of Justice, the SEC, the CFTC, and other U.S. and foreign agencies are pressing forward with a white collar enforcement program of unprecedented scope and severity. With a spotlight on the financial services sector, the authorities are advancing novel theories and exacting increasingly draconian penalties. The government’s enforcement agenda is broad and complex, encompassing benchmark ...

Crowdfunding and Online Direct Lending (Peer-to-Peer) 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Recent market activity demonstrates that crowdfunding is now a bona fide alternative form of early and mid-stage corporate finance and can lead to exits in the M&A and capital markets arenas. In the face of this tremendous growth trajectory, the industry has divided into several categories, each with its own legal risks and challenges. Will this growth continue? Join our expert faculty for a practical discussion on where we are now and where we ...

Outsourcing 2014: Sourcing Critical Services

Seminar  Seminar

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 better approaches to negotiating agreements for critical services and ...

Securities Law and Practice 2014: How the SEC Works

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Securities lawyers need to have a firm grasp of not only the federal securities laws, but also how the SEC works to administer the securities laws. In this program, you will be given an introduction to the federal securities laws as well as the operating divisions at the SEC that administer the laws. You will be provided with what you need to know about how the SEC administers the securities laws - and the other agencies that the SEC interacts with ...

From the Trenches: High Profile Trials 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

From the Trenches is all about the best part of litigation - the trials themselves. The program will focus on critical issues and strategies raised in the most significant white collar, regulatory and civil fraud trials of the prior year. Come inside the courtroom with the litigators on the front line who were involved in these cases, including attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC, prominent defense counsel, and federal judges. ...

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 will build a comprehensive ...

Electronic Discovery Institute 2014: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

This seminar is a must for all practitioners tasked with meeting today’s complicated e-discovery requirementsThe demands and costs of e-discovery in litigation continue to grow. With nearly every case now involving some aspect of e-discovery, expertise in handling the many issues that can arise is critical. Our outstanding faculty of experienced lawyers, judges, and e-discovery professionals will: Analyze the current state of e-discovery Share ...

Critical Start-Up Business & Legal Issues 2014 (Free)

Seminar  SeminarOne-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Free Live Lunch Program for Entrepreneurs and Attorneys Who Advise Start-UpsPlease join our expert faculty for PLI’s first free 90-minute lunch program, live from the heart of Silicon Valley. If you cannot make it to the live lunch program, you can participate via the Live Audiocast.Entrepreneurs often have great ideas for new products or services, but need help navigating legal, organizational and competitive challenges to turning an idea into a ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Liisa M. Thomas

Liisa M. Thomas ~ Winston & Strawn LLP

Kiran Lingam

Kiran Lingam ~ General Counsel, SeedInvest, LLC

Abby  Ginzberg

Abby Ginzberg ~ Producer and Director of "Walk the Walk", Ginzberg Productions