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Securities Filings 2015: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 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 ...

Obtaining Design Rights Using the Hague System: A Guide for U.S. Practitioners

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) began accepting applications under The Hague Agreement on May 13, 2015. Under The Hague Agreement, U.S. applicants may now apply for design protection in more than 60 jurisdictions by filing a single International Design Application (IDA) in English with the USPTO.  However, filing an IDA under The Hague Agreement is not something to attempt without some significant planning up front.  ...

Corporate Counsel Institute 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend The role of the corporate counsel continues to transform to meet new challenges in relation to an increasingly global economy, financial turmoil and continually changing new technologies.  It is essential for all corporate counsel to be informed of the latest developments and to possess effective, budget-conscious strategies for managing the legal and practical business matters of corporate law departments, while adding ...

Pocket MBA Fall 2015: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend  Financial and accounting knowledge is critically important for attorneys and allied professionals to have to successfully navigate the current legal, regulatory and financial reporting environment.  This program is specifically designed for non-accountants and will enhance understanding of business strategies, accounting fundamentals and vocabulary used by management, ...

Home Court Advantage: Recent Developments and Strategies for Litigants Concerning the SEC’s Increasing Use of Administrative Proceedings

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Since the 2010 passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission has used its expanded authority to increasingly bring its enforcement actions in administrative proceedings before SEC-appointed administrative law judges, rather than in federal district court.  Recent news reports and defense bar commentary have described the SEC’s high rate of success in cases heard by ALJ’s ...

California Special Education Law 2015 (Free)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend Currently, close to 700,000 students with disabilities receive special education services in California, comprising about 10 percent of the state’s public school enrollment.  The California Special Education Law 2015 program will provide attendees with a targeted look at a number of issues affecting the practice of special education law today. What You Will Learn An understanding of laws related to individualized ...

Patent Litigation 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Rapid changes in patent law make it necessary that, whether you are the plaintiff’s or defendant’s counsel, you are up-to-date on the current state of the law and can quickly develop successful litigation strategies and tactics. This program is taught by a faculty of both outside and in-house lawyers who have earned national reputations in patent litigation by trying and managing a wide variety of bench and jury ...

Emerging Risk Management and Litigation Issues for Health Care Organizations: What Keeps Us Up at Night?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In an ideal world, the health care sector could focus exclusively on its core mission: providing high-quality care, treatment, services, supplies, and products to improve patients’ health and lives. But increased competitive dynamics, expanding government oversight, and evolving business complexities introduce legal risk at every turn. These challenges call for the incorporation of risk management strategies into every business decision. When ...

Financial Services Industry Regulatory Compliance & Ethics Forum 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationWhy You Should Attend In 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 about the relevant regulatory framework ...

Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Please note that "ethics" in the program title refers to the “Compliance and Ethics Program” used in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations. It does not specifically refer to legal ethics. Please check the credit calculator to the right for credit information for your jurisdiction. The need for companies to have effective compliance and ethics programs is greater now than ever before. This powerful ...

Six “P’s” of Professional Legal Writing

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Writing well takes commitment, practice, hard work, and a solid writing process. For many lawyers, writing well does not come easy. Lawyers also write for sophisticated and discerning readers: judges and clients.   This session covers the six “P”s of professional legal writing: Professional, Practice, Process, Preference, Placement and Punctuation. Lawyers must realize and embrace they are Professional writers. As professional ...

New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client 2015 (Free)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend This program provides an overview of New York law that affects many low-income tenants including eligibility for subsidies, procedures for challenging denials and terminations of subsidies, an overview of NYCHA administrative proceedings, and Housing Court practice and procedure basics.  What You Will Learn Common New York State/City Rental Subsidies Housing Court Practice and Procedure Basics New York ...

SEC Enforcement of Trading in Pre-IPO Securities

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Just within the past 5 years, there has been an explosion in trading in the shares of private, pre-IPO companies.  Insiders at companies looking for liquidity have found rapturous investors looking to get a piece of hot new companies before they go public.  To facilitate these sales, new on-line marketplaces have sprung up to match buyers and sellers, and to start funds akin to mutual funds, only with pre-IPO shares.   This trend ...

"Technotainment" 2015: Distributing Content Across Multiple Platforms

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

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 ...

Advertising Law Institute 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend New media outlets and the growing importance of social networking continue to create new challenges for advertisers, who are fighting harder than ever to preserve and increase market share and to reach their consumers effectively. This program, updated to reflect current legal trends cutting across the advertising industry, is led by an expert faculty who will provide important strategies needed to stay on top of a continually ...

SEC's Pay Ratio Rule: What Companies Need to do to Prepare

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On August 5, 2015, the SEC issued a long-awaited final rule to implement the Dodd-Frank requirement that issuers disclose the median annual total compensation of all their employees (minus the chief executive officer), the annual total compensation of their CEO, and the ratio of these two amounts.  The SEC’s final rule contains some significant changes from the rule proposed in 2013, most of which were designed to provide issuers with additional ...

Prison Law 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend: Prison conditions and prisoner treatment issues are getting unprecedented attention as the nation focuses on the magnitude of the national prison population.  With its sixth Prison Law program, PLI continues its examination of these important issues.  In an area where advocates face increasingly challenging legal issues whether they represent incarcerated people from a public interest practice, private practice or ...

August 2015 Amendments to the DGCL: Critical Changes Concerning Forum Selection and Fee Shifting Bylaws in Delaware

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In the face of increasing stockholder litigation, companies have utilized various tools in an attempt to limit the extent of litigation generally, and multiforum litigation, in particular.  Companies have adopted provisions in their governing documents that (1) specify the forum or forums in which stockholder litigation can occur, and (2) impose fee shifting in connection with any such litigation.  Following several high-profile decisions ...

Fundamentals of Swaps & Other Derivatives 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives are key elements in many of our financial markets.  The Dodd-Frank Act has changed and is continuing to change how these important instruments are regulated and transacted.  This program will introduce you to both the instruments and their new environment. A derivative is a financial instrument that allocates the risks and price exposures associated with a designated reference asset ...

Anti-Money Laundering: Fundamentals of U.S. Law and Compliance

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Money laundering involves financial transactions with the proceeds of criminal activity.  Yet, contrary to popular perception, money laundering predicate offenses include not only drug trafficking, terrorist finance, and violent crimes like racketeering, murder, terrorism, and human trafficking, but also a wide range of white collar crimes including mail and wire fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, tax offenses, illegal gambling ...

Intellectual Property Law Institute 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend 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 ...

SEC Reporting Skills Workshop 2015

Workshop  Workshop

Why You Should Attend: Our experienced Workshop leaders use interactive lectures and examples to give  participants 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.  Participants will also gain an understanding of how to comply with the annual proxy requirements ...

Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar Institute Attendees 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.Why You Should Attend The Dodd-Frank Act established a novel, comprehensive framework for the regulation of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives and the market participants who ...

In-House Counsel and Pro Bono -- Making the Match (Free)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

There has been a lot of interest in involving the talented cadre of in-house counsel into the pro bono volunteering world, and in recent years, tremendous momentum has been gathering.  In the spirit of the upcoming 7th Annual National Pro Bono Week, please join this one-hour briefing to learn more about the art of making the match.    Topics to be addressed in this free briefing include:  The experience of in-house ...

Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2015

Seminar  Seminar

This three-day program will focus on the tax issues presented by the entire spectrum of modern major corporate transactions, from relatively simple single-buyer acquisitions of a division or subsidiary to multi-party joint ventures, cross-border mergers, and complex acquisitions of public companies with domestic and foreign operations, including spin-offs and other dispositions of unwanted operations. Evolving techniques for structuring, financing, ...

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