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Designing Effective Consumer Surveys in Trademark Infringement and False Advertising Disputes

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Recorded on: Aug. 4, 2015

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Hello. My name is Amy Taub, and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Designing Effective Consumer Surveys in Trademark Infringement and False Advertising Disputes. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials for ...

OFCCP Compensation Discrimination: Navigating Directive 307and Item 19 of OFCCP's Itemized Listing

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Recorded on: Jul. 30, 2015

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Hello, my name is Amy Taub, and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, OFCCP compensation discrimination, navigating Directive 307 and Item 19 of OFCCP's itemized listing. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials ...

Modern Slavery: How Corporate Policies and Corporate Action Can Combat Human Trafficking in the United States and Outside Our Borders

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Recorded on: Jul. 28, 2015

LAUREL G. BELLOWS: Good afternoon, everyone. We have a lot of territory to cover on a relatively new topic. So I wanted to give you right up front the fact that you can see that we've titled this Modern Slavery-- How Corporate Policies and Corporate Action Can Combat Human Trafficking in the United States and Outside Our Borders. There is much to talk about that is not corporate related, but we're not going to be emphasizing that here. What we found ...

Arizona Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission: Supreme Court Addresses the Future of Redistricting Reform in America

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Recorded on: Jul. 24, 2015

AMY: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Chris Skinnell. CHRIS SKINNELL: Thanks, Amy. And thank you all for joining me today to talk about a subject that's near and dear to my heart, redistricting reform. Amy's comments ought to give you a little bit of the flavor of my background and my biases. We represented redistricting reform advocates in 2008 and 2010, but this is actually an issue that, for me, actually goes back even further. ...

Debunking Criticisms of Investor-State Dispute Settlement

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Recorded on: Jul. 23, 2015

AMY TAUB: Hello. My name is Amy Taub, and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Debunking Criticisms of Investor-State Dispute Settlement. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials for this briefing via the course materials tab in ...

Where Fantasy Meets Reality: An Overview of the Legal Issues in the Fantasy Sports Industry

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Recorded on: Jul. 22, 2015

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Hello, my name is Amy Taub and I'm a Program Attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Where Fantasy Meets Reality-- An Overview of the Legal Issues in the Fantasy Sports Industry. Before I begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to material for this ...

Adviser Registration; Regulatory Jurisdiction

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Recorded on: Jul. 17, 2015

CLIFFORD KIRSCH: All righty, while folks are selling back, let me just make introductions and set up. As I mentioned, we're on this panel looking to give you an overview of the federal scheme and the state scheme. And we'll use the next hour to do that at a high level. And it's always great to do this with and to be able to introduce Philip Rutledge. Phil is a partner of Bybel and Rutledge in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. And Phil's primary purpose focuses ...

Regulation of Advisers (Part II): Brokerage and Trading Practices

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Recorded on: Jul. 17, 2015

CLIFFORD E. KIRSCH: OK, welcome back, everyone. Hope you had a nice lunch. And we are ready to get into the afternoon. We have a very important panel. We're going to look at-- as we mentioned earlier, we have a panel set aside, this panel, looking at brokerage and trading practices, and the rule and the framework applying to advisers engaging in such activities. I'm delighted to invite Steve Stone back with us again this year. Steve is the leader ...

Regulatory Roundup

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Recorded on: Jul. 17, 2015

CLIFFORD E. KIRSCH: All right, we are back and ready for our final wrap-up session. And, as I mentioned this morning, the way we're looking in terms of presenting this material, it's hot topics. It's a regulatory roundup of things that now that we have the framework explained to us, discuss some of it in application to current issues. And the way we're going to do that is first look at the current SEC exam focus. And then we're going to have a discussion ...

Regulation of Advisers (Part III): Compliance; Recordkeeping and Exams; Trends and Developments

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Recorded on: Jul. 17, 2015

CLIFFORD E. KIRSCH: We are ready to start. And this is part three of the substantive regulation. What we're going to look at on this panel is the rule, the regulatory framework, applying to exams, the requirement to establish and maintain a compliance program, SEC exam authority. And I'm very pleased to welcome to this panel and back to this program-- to my left is Michael Koffler. Michael is my colleague at Sutherland. Michael is a partner in Sutherland's ...

Regulation of Advisers (Part I): Attracting Clients and Establishing the Adviser-Client Relationship

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Recorded on: Jul. 17, 2015

CLIFFORD E. KIRSCH: Welcome back, everyone. And we're here for our next panel. And in this next session, we're going to look at the rules and the framework applying to attracting clients and establishing the adviser/client relationship. And I'm very pleased to introduce, again back to this faculty, Maureen Baker Fialcowitz. Maureen, to my left, is Chief Regulatory Counsel of Prudential's asset management business, where she provides support on diverse ...

Overview of Program; Who is an Investment Adviser?

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Recorded on: Jul. 17, 2015

CLIFF KIRSCH: So with that, I'm very, very pleased to introduce Ken Berman. Ken and I-- Ken's been doing this program for a number of years and it's always a pleasure to introduce Ken and to have Ken up here. Ken is a partner with Debevoise and Plimpton, and he's in Debevoise's Washington DC office. And he focuses his practice on providing regulatory and compliance advice to financial services firms, particularly advisers and mutual fund sponsors, ...

Litigating Foreclosure Cases from Both Sides of the Aisle

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Recorded on: Jul. 14, 2015

STEPHEN T HICKLIN: All right, so now we're going to start talking about what happens if all of the things that Lisa and Christine were talking about don't succeed, and you end up in litigation. And one of the problems is that if you're in litigation, something's gone wrong. It just hasn't turned out the way you'd hoped, because litigation really is not a success story for anybody. It's certainly not for a servicer and it's certainly not for a borrower, ...

Loan Modifications, Short Sales, Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure, and Cash for Keys

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Recorded on: Jul. 14, 2015

LISA SITKIN: Good morning. CHRISTINE SONTAG: Good morning. LISA SITKIN: So we're going to kind of toggle back and forth, since this is getting perspectives from both sides, but I wanted to say first that it's very important doing this work, particularly from the consumer side, which is where I'm coming from, to understand the basic options that are presented to a borrower who is in some form of distress. Whether that means they're still current ...

A Deeper Dive into Inter Partes Review/Covered Business Method Results

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Recorded on: Jul. 14, 2015

AMY: --agreement. It is now my pleasure to turn everything over to Justin Oliver. JUSTIN OLIVER: Thank you, Amy, and welcome everyone. Thanks for joining us. As Amy mentioned, we're going to be talking today about IPRs and CBMs primarily, and looking at a little bit deeper dive. I'll give a short overview of these proceedings, but because the intention of this talk is to look a little bit more deeply at some of the statistics and activities and ...

Case Law Updates: Recent Cases Interpreting the Homeowner Bill of Rights and CFPB Mortgage Servicing Rules

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Recorded on: Jul. 14, 2015

KENT QIAN: Case law and the California Home Owner Bill of Rights. Well, it may be hard to follow the intense litigation session we just had. This is necessarily a little bit more academic. But we hope that you learn from this panel, too, and you find it entertaining and educational, more importantly. So this panel will first-- the first half of this panel, we'll talk about the new mortgage servicing rules that was released by the Consumer Financial ...

Investments in Infrastructure

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Recorded on: Jul. 10, 2015

ARMANDO RIVERA JACOBO: Welcome, everyone. My name's Armando Rivera from Debevoise and Plimpton. We are here for the doing business within emerging markets PLI seminar. Here with us are a panel from-- sorry. There's Carlos Lobo from Veriano, Ken Hansen from Chadbourne and Parke, and Alan Kartashkin from the Moscow office of Debevoise and Plimpton. So we're going to speak about doing business in Latin America. And I think that I want to start a conversation ...

Inbound Investments

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Recorded on: Jul. 10, 2015

MAURIZIO LEVI-MINZI: Welcome back. We will now move to our next panel, where we are going to discuss inbound investments. We'd been talking earlier today about the fact that there are-- that this is increasingly a global market, a global economy. One trend-- that has been a trend for a number of years now, but it has accelerated in the last few years, perhaps-- is that we are seeing, increasingly, companies from emerging markets making investments ...

The General Counsel's Perspective on Emerging Markets: What Keeps Them Up at Night

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Recorded on: Jul. 10, 2015

ALEX HAO: All right guys, well welcome back. Welcome back. Not just from the bathroom because I overheard, on the last panel that Ken Hanson basically took you to 54 different countries. So welcome back to New York after a grand tour of infrastructure in different emerging markets. So I present to you the grand finale panel. I present to you the masters of the universe. Masters of the legal universe at least. The [? TC's. ?] For us lawyers, at law ...

What's Hot (and what's not) in Emerging Markets: Latin America, Russia, and India

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Recorded on: Jul. 10, 2015

JAIME HERRERA: Thank you Maurizio. Not necessarily. As you pointed out, there has been a slowdown in investment, not only all over the world, but especially in Latin America. When you compare the affluent years, starting in 2008 to 2014, we have seen in the past two years a reduction in the inflow of foreign investment in the region. Actually, investment fell by 14% in the year 2014, and it has continued to fall in this year, 2015. Even there, the ...

What's Hot (and what's not) in Emerging Markets: China, Africa, and the U.S. Perspective

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Recorded on: Jul. 10, 2015

ALEX HAO: My name is Alex Hao. I'm the other co-chair. I know it's too much for Maurizio to moderate six panels throughout the day so I'm here to help out. You know we don't have a break. You know, actually, the original plan was to have one mega panel, comprising of all these developing, emerging regions. But of course, that would be too daunting a task, so we divided it into two panels. So basically, we're going to cover the same topical issues ...

Anti-Corruption Considerations in International Deals

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Recorded on: Jul. 10, 2015

ALEX HAO: Welcome back. We're starting at 1:47. That's about now. And hopefully, you had some good sessions this morning. Again, I'm Alex Hao, one of your co-chairs. We're going to start the afternoon with a very important panel on anti-bribery robbery and anti-corruption. It's called Ethics and Anti-Corruption Enforcement. Before I introduce the panelists, let me just offer you some quick observations. First, FCPA enforcement-- we'll hear this ...

Recent Developments in Class Action Notice and Claims Administration

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Recorded on: Jul. 9, 2015

JAYNE A. GOLDSTEIN: Welcome back. We have next on our program Alan Vasquez, who is the director of Larkspur Design Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gilardi. Alan's a court-recognized notice expert, who appeared as an expert witnesses on issues related to notice. And he oversees the design and development of the notice plans implemented by Gilardi and has personally designed the plans for more than 500 different matters. With out further ado, I'll ...

Ethics in Class Action Litigation

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Recorded on: Jul. 9, 2015

HOWARD S. SUSKIN: Hi, everybody. Welcome back. Our first afternoon panelist is again, a returning champion here. He's been with us for the last several years. And this is really not only one of the most interesting segments that we've had, but it's also one of the most valuable, because we all get ethics credit as a result of David Keyko's great presentation. David is a partner at the Pillsbury firm here in New York. He is really recognized nationally ...

Litigation Strategies

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Recorded on: Jul. 9, 2015

JANE GOLDSTEIN: I want to welcome everybody back. This panel is probably, hopefully the most practical panel. It will be on litigation strategies, and we have with us a very large panel. I'm going to ask them each to introduce themselves so that you don't get bored from hearing my voice read their bios. They're all prominent members of the bar. And we're going to start with, after your introduction, we'd like you just to briefly address how things ...

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