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30th Annual SEC Reporting & FASB Forum

Webcast  Webcast

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 ...

Understanding Financial Products 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

The explosion of new financial products over the past decade, the implosion of the credit markets and the resulting significant new regulatory requirements underline the importance of a basic understanding of financial products. While these instruments have been, in the view of many, invaluable investment tools, and have presented enormous potential for product manufacturers and investors, they also create potentially significant ...

Insider Trading in the Wake of United States v. Newman & Chiasson

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On December 10, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a unanimous decision acquitting accused insider traders, Anthony Chiasson and Todd Newman.  After his December 2012 conviction, Mr. Chiasson appealed the District Court’s failure to charge the jury that it was required to find that Mr. Chiasson knew of the personal benefit provided to the corporate insider in exchange the material nonpublic information.  Gregory ...

Drafting and Implementing International Employee Handbooks, Global Codes of Conduct and Cross-Border HR Policies (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Everyone says “HR has gone global,” but the acid test of global HR is whether a multinational employer effectively aligns its HR policies globally. And many multinationals flunk this test. Is a multinational really globally-integrated if it has a zero-tolerance discrimination policy in the states?but it imposes mandatory retirement abroad? Is a multinational globally-integrated if its U.S. headquarters claims FCPA compliance on securities ...

Patent Office Registration Exam Course 2015

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 ...

Hedge Fund Compliance & Regulatory Challenges 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

As our first educational conference of 2015 focused on hedge funds, this afternoon program will deliver insights from three distinguished panels of experts who will discuss the regulatory and compliance challenges expected to face hedge fund managers in 2015.A stellar faculty composed of hedge fund general counsels and chief compliance officers, representatives from the SEC and NFA, and law firms will share their insights on building ...

New York's Amendments to UCC Articles 1,7 and 9

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

This briefing will focus on New York's newly enacted amendments to Articles 1, 7 and 9, with special attention to the provisions which differ from those in the model amendments.   Lawrence Safran, partner at Latham & Watkins, LLP, and Janet M. Nadile, counsel at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP, are the former and current chairs of the New York City Bar's Committee on Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws, which was very active in ...

Taxation of Financial Products & Transactions 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

With the possibility of fundamental tax reform receding in the near term, taxpayers and their advisers are left to contend with the morass of rules that now govern the financial products tax landscape. Staying on top of the latest developments in this area is critically important. At this program, our expert faculty of law firm and accounting firm lawyers, in-house tax advisors, and government speakers will explore new types of ...

Basel III: U.S. Implementation

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The federal banking agencies have adopted comprehensive risk-based capital, supplementary leverage and liquidity rules that will  implement Basel III in the United States.  The largest U.S. banking organizations have been subject to some of the new Basel III rules since 2014.  Most other U.S. banking organizations will become subject to the Basel III rules starting on January 1, 2015.  Most of these rules will also apply to foreign ...

Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend At this perennial favorite, our expert faculty will teach you the basics of drafting and negotiating corporate agreements -- from how the provisions of an agreement fit together, to the fundamental drafting and negotiating principles common to all corporate agreements. You will learn how to reduce your client’s goals to a complete, clearly written and enforceable agreement, and how to identify what issues are most likely ...

IP Issues in Business Transactions 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Intellectual property issues frequently arise in the context of a variety of transactions, and this program will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of these special considerations while exploring the strategic role of IP in a company. Explore how to assess intellectual property as a strategic asset and how to monetize IP while avoiding costly mistakes. Additional topics include managing and reviewing an IP portfolio, ...

Basic Negotiation Skills 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Negotiation is part of any lawyer’s everyday life. You negotiate with colleagues, clients, and staff about an array of issues, ranging from simple project deadlines to complex contractual language. This program is designed to help you gain confidence in every negotiation you conduct. The panelists represent academicians, sole practitioners, and members of leading local law firms who will share their best practices and real world ...

Changing Landscape of Injunctions in Patent Infringement Cases

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Eight years ago in eBay Inc. v. MercExchange LLC, a unanimous Supreme Court warned against “expansive principles” that would bar injunctions against patent infringers in a “broad swath of cases.” eBay changed the law on patent injunctions by rejecting a “general rule” or “categorical” approach to determining whether to enjoin infringers from using patented inventions. Instead, the Supreme Court adopted ...

Conducting Global Sweepstakes and Contests (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

With the rise in social media, and as advertisers look to create integrated global campaigns, more and more marketers are turning to global sweepstakes and contests to engage with consumers on a global basis. This program, featuring speakers from Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (“GALA”) firms from around the world, will help marketers understand the rules of the road when conducting promotions globally, including: What promotion ...

Secured Transactions 2015: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code applies to secured transactions, which are interests in specific collateral granted by the debtor in conjunction with the debtor’s promise to pay. At Secured Transactions 2015: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, you will learn the fundamentals of acquiring a security interest, including how to attach, to perfect (filing and non-filing methods) and to gain (and maintain) ...

LinkedIn for Lawyers -- Maximize This Effective Networking Tool

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Please note that CLE credit is not available for this program. If you search the Internet, you will find a lot has been written about LinkedIn, clearly the most widely used on-line professional networking site.  Potential clients and business colleagues may visit your profile before an important meeting, search firms constantly use this tool to identify new candidates for positions, and your former and current colleagues who are sources of ...

Mergers & Acquisitions 2015: Trends and Developments

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Spawned by strength in the debt markets, a strong stock market, and plentiful levels of cash, merger and acquisition activity has been robust in 2014. The ability to be an effective negotiator in an M&A transaction requires staying abreast of the latest deal trends. This program will help you stay up-to-date on recent trends in deal making such as developments regarding material adverse change provisions, lessons in addressing ...

Green Bonds and Social Impact Investing

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Many investors are increasingly seeking to align their financial goals with their social objectives. Various legal entity structures have evolved, such as benefit corporations. Similarly, certain financial instruments have developed that may be structured in order to align financial and social goals. An example of these trends can be seen in the development of the market for green bonds, which has grown as issuers of debt securities reach a broader ...

Danger Lurking in the Tall Grass -- Legal Ethics and Marijuana

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The marijuana industry has been described as the next (Acapulco) Gold Rush. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some form.  Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, and the District of Columbia recently passed laws legalizing recreational use; the remaining states allow consumption for medical purposes.  In 2016, five more states are expected to introduce ballot measures to legalize recreational marijuana, ...

Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe (Fourteenth Annual): Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend We are proud to present Practising Law Institute’s Fourteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe, the most comprehensive securities programme available in Europe, with a unique focus on the application of U.S. securities law in the EU.  This Institute will provide the important U.S. perspective relevant to UK and European practice, featuring leading practitioners active in the U.S. and Europe, as ...

FDA Regulation of Medical Device Software and Mobile Apps: Recent Developments and What to Expect in 2015

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In just over a year, there have been significant developments in the regulatory oversight of health-related software, particularly mobile apps and other applications that could be subject to regulation by FDA as a medical device.  FDA’s final guidance on mobile medical applications and related policy pronouncements, and release of a proposed regulatory framework for the regulation of health IT, as mandated under FDASIA, have provided clarity ...

Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Over the past year, the REIT and commercial real estate industries have continued to experience strong M&A activity, with some sectors poised for large-scale consolidation even as new property types enter the REIT universe through spin-offs, conversions and IPOs. At the same time, high profile transactions involving non-traded REITs and the increasing presence of activist investors – and a number of high-profile governance ...

Securities Products of Insurance Companies in the Course of Regulatory Reform 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

The insurance industry continues to navigate the legal environment and regulatory hurdles in meeting insurance and retirement needs facing Americans. This timely program provides critical content on the prevailing and emerging legal issues practitioners must understand and insights into product development and asset management services offered by insurance company complexes. Our stellar faculty will provide you with a clear understanding ...

Examining the CFPB: A Glimpse at the Bureau's 2015 Rulemaking Agenda

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Please join us for an update regarding the CFPB's newest proposed rules and likely 2015 rulemaking activity.  Topics covered will include the CFPB's newest mortgage servicing rules proposed on November 20, 2014, the proposed rule on prepaid accounts, and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act rule.    Benjamin G. Diehl of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP will discuss:  The CFPB's perspective on in house compliance and ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Kevin J. Ryan

Kevin J. Ryan ~ Managing Director, Global Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley

David G. Keyko

David G. Keyko ~ Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Alyssa A. Grikscheit

Alyssa A. Grikscheit ~ Sidley Austin LLP