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17th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2014 Term

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Co-Sponsored by Atlanta Bar Association Attendees in Atlanta will view the program via Groupcast at the offices of the Atlanta Bar Association, 400 International Tower, 229 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303-1601. With PLI’s Groupcasts you'll instantaneously receive streaming audio/video of the live program and be able to submit your questions electronically. At these locations you’ll also receive the printed Course Handbook ...

Drafting as Negotiation

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Frequently, the choices in-house and external counsel make in drafting corporate and commercial agreements can set the stage for how critical points are perceived by key constituencies -- internal clients or opposing counsel/parties.  Starting with the first letter of intent, memorandum of understanding or term sheet, each document can set the stage for the negotiation process and ultimately, the dispute resolution process.  This briefing ...

Seeking Safety in America: The Nuts and Bolts of Representing Domestic Violence Victims as Respondents in International Child Abduction Cases 2015

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Why You Should Attend Battered parents are sometimes forced to flee with their children across international borders, seeking safety in the United States. Their abuser, the left-behind parent in these cases, may file a petition under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction for the return of the children. These cases are filed in U.S. courts, with resources focused on the prompt return of children wrongfully removed ...

Negotiation Workshop for Lawyers 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Learn effective negotiation skills and techniques from an expert negotiator and participate in useful exercises designed to explore different negotiating styles.  This program will unpack negotiation’s various stages and go beyond the “hard ball” versus “soft ball” dichotomy.  Attend this practical program and learn the various stages of negotiation, including how to prepare for the opening ...

Where to Challenge Patents? International Post Grant Practice -- Strategic Considerations Before the USPTO, EPO, SIPO and JPO

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Although the more than 1800 requests for inter partes review filed before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office have been extensively followed by many US practioners, other patent offices are even more active than the United States.  For example, the European Patent Office issued over 2100 post grant review decisions in 2014 and the State Intellectual Property Office in China more than 12,000 decisions in 2011.   With Japan’s ...

NY Nonprofit Revitalization Act: Recent Developments and Compliance Strategies

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act, which imposes significant new governance obligations on nonprofit organizations, has been in effect for a year.   Please join Laura Abel, Senior Policy Counsel at Lawyers Alliance for New York, and Karin Kunstler Goldman, Deputy Bureau Chief, Charities Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General as they discuss how the Act, along with several related guidance documents issued by ...

Securities Arbitration 2015

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Why You Should Attend FINRA arbitrations have undergone significant changes in the past year and we expect significant developments in the near future.  If you are a practitioner, arbitrator, mediator, or intend to be any above in the future, this program is an invaluable resource for cutting edge events, practical takeaways, and a means of meeting the FINRA staff who manage the forum. This year’s Securities Arbitration program will feature ...

Insider Trading Law 2015: Implications of Newman & Enforcement Trends

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Why You Should Attend Insider trading is a critical area of criminal and civil securities enforcement and will likely remain so for some time to come.  Following the Second Circuit’s recent ground-breaking decision in United States v. Newman, however, the law’s contours are in flux.  This program will discuss the state of the law, enforcement priorities in this area, and how clients can avoid the government’s crosshairs.  ...

Children's Law Institute (18th Annual)

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.Scholarships are available to attend this program. Please click this  for information. Why You Should Attend Whether representing children, parents or a child welfare or foster care agency, in private practice, government, public interest practice or as a policy advocate, the issues and the environment in which advocates operate is increasingly complex.  This year, PLI’s 18th Annual ...

ERISA 2015: The Evolving World

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Why You Should Attend We have assembled a distinguished faculty of experienced practitioners who will lead us all through a detailed two-day look at recent developments in the area of ERISA fiduciary law and pension investments. In addition to reviewing the basic ERISA regulatory framework and types of plans covered, we’ll take a deep dive into current hot topics – including the Department of Labor’s re-proposed fiduciary rule ...

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 ...

Limited Scope Representation 2015: Ethical & Practical Challenges

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PLEASE NOTE:  This program has reached our seating capacity.  Please register for the  or, if you wish to be added to our Wait List, please call Customer Service at (800) 260-4PLI (Inside the U.S.) / 001-212-824-5700 (Outside the U.S.), or email info@pli.edu. We are sorry for any inconvenience.Why You Should Attend To respond to the access to justice crisis facing the legal system, the civil legal services community and the judiciary ...

Accounting for Complex Debt vs. Equity Financial Instruments

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In the world of emerging and developing businesses financing instruments are constantly changing form and blurring the line between debt and equity accounting.  The relevant accounting literature is extremely complex, and over the last several years debt versus equity accounting has been a major cause of financial restatements.  This One Hour Briefing will help you develop the skills to identify when instruments become entangled in this ...

Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2015

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Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2015 August 5, 2015 Learn everyday insights into law practice that you wish you learned in law school.  Our expert faculty will guide attendees through a variety of commonplace duties, demands and situations that newly-admitted attorneys may face.  The lessons taught in this program are not theoretical.  More like coaches than professors, our esteemed faculty ...

California Trial Advocacy 2015

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Scholarships are available to attend PLI programs.  For information, please visit . This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session. Why You Should Attend If you think you will ever try a case, or if you want to do better the next time you are in trial, then this is the program you have been waiting for.  In this full-day program, some of the most experienced trial lawyers in California will talk about the best way to prepare ...

Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2015

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In just one hour, this briefing will provide you with a summary of federal candidate and PAC campaign law, as regulated by the Federal Election Campaign Act and administered by the Federal Election Commission’s Regulations and Disclosure Rules.  Please join Kenneth A. Gross of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Chip Nielsen of Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP and Jan Witold Baran of Wiley Rein LLP for a discussion ...

Writing for Transactional Lawyers 2015

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Co-Sponsored by Atlanta Bar Association Attendees in Atlanta will view the program via Groupcast at the offices of the Atlanta Bar Association, 400 International Tower, 229 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303-1601. With PLI’s Groupcasts you'll instantaneously receive streaming audio/video of the live program and be able to submit your questions electronically. At these locations you’ll also receive the printed Course Handbook ...

Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2015

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Why You Should Attend At this three hour program, an expert faculty will review and  provide practical guidance on current ethical issues faced by attorneys in banking and financial services. What You Will Learn Confidentiality issues when representing banking and financial services clients Ethical issues in internal investigations  Ethical concerns when representing multinational clients, including the Foreign ...

Advanced Patent Prosecution Seminar 2015: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend In this advanced two-day program, you will have a unique opportunity to receive hands-on drafting experience under the guidance of experienced patent prosecutors. By working in small technologically-distinct groups, you will receive individualized feedback on claim drafting and amendment writing skills, as well as learn practical techniques for avoiding prosecution pitfalls. Guidance will be provided on the America Invents ...

Defending Immigration Removal 2015

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.Scholarships are available to attend this program. Please click this  for information. Why You Should Attend With more than 300,000 deportation and removal cases initiated by U.S. immigration authorities each year, immigrants in the United States are in need of competent and knowledgeable representation in this important area of law.  Studies have shown that immigrants without legal representation ...

Carbon Markets and Financing Issues in Renewable Energy

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

This one-hour briefing will be divided into two parts.  The first part will provide an overview of the latest activity in existing and emerging carbon markets, including how the market approach may scale as a result of recent federal regulatory actions on greenhouse gases.  The second part will provide an overview of financing  structures (both debt and equity) that are common in today’s renewable energy industry, including a ...

The Attorney-Client Privilege and Internal Investigations 2015

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This dynamic program will cover the latest developments arising out of common and more nuanced attorney-client privilege situations arising out of internal investigation, pulled from actual events and through hypothetical scenarios.  Hear the latest case law and strategies to protect yourself from costly ethical missteps.  What you will learn Best practices in conducting investigations Conflicts between ...

Ethics and Conflicts of Interest in Law Practice 2015

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: Conflicts of interest can arise with little expectation and managing them early on or heading them off is a skill that attorneys must develop to maintain their required ethical standards.  This program will deliver a concise, current review of the latest developments and practical takeaways to help attorneys navigate this delicate area of legal ethics. What you will learn: Relevant Rules of Professional Conduct  ...

Bridge-the-Gap II for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2015

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Attend PLI’s two-day Bridge-the-Gap II program and fully satisfy your annual MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys while improving your professional skills and learning about important substantive law changes.  Our faculty of distinguished legal practitioners will help seamlessly connect the lessons you learned in law school with real-life practical applications and emerging legal trends to give you the professional edge as a new ...

Supreme Court and Civil Procedure: The Changing Landscape of Civil Litigation

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In the past few years, the Supreme Court has issued a number of decisions on various issues of civil procedure, including personal jurisdiction, removal, forum selection, and appealability.  The Court’s decisions affect many of the most important aspects of civil litigation:  how parties draft pleadings, where they bring cases, and when and what they may appeal.    Please plan to join Jeffrey B. Wall, Co-Head of the ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Clifford E. Kirsch

Clifford E. Kirsch ~ Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Tanya E. M. Wong

Tanya E. M. Wong ~ Director of Government Benefits, Legal Services NYC - Legal Support Unit

Kenneth N. Nigon

Kenneth N. Nigon ~ RatnerPrestia