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Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: An In-House Counsel Perspective

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Recorded on: Nov. 12, 2014

AMY TAUB: Hello. My name is Amy Taub, and I am a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, "Alice Corp v. CLS Bank-- An In-House Counsel Perspective." 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 ...

Representing the Games Industry Client 2014

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Recorded on: Nov. 7, 2014

JIM CHARNE: Sitting next to Dan is Gitta Kaplan. Gitta is Deputy General Counsel at Majesco Entertainment Company, a developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of interactive entertainment located in Edison, New Jersey. In her position as Deputy General Counsel, Gitta overseas business negations and agreements, protection and management of the company's intellectual property, corporate governance, litigation, and day-to-day day employment and ...

SEC's Conflict Minerals Rules: What We Learned from 2013 and What Happens Next

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Recorded on: Nov. 7, 2014

SPEAKER 1: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Michael Littenberg. MICHAEL R. LITTENBERG: Thank you very much, Amy. It's a pleasure to be here with everybody today. And I would also like to thank Chris and Bev them for inviting me to be on today's program with them so I'm very excited to be doing this. Chris and I have spoken on many other programs in the past. So it's always a pleasure to work him, and of course to work with Bev ...

HR - Employee and Contractor Issues

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JIM CHARNE: Are we rolling? OK, I'd like to welcome back everyone from our lunch break, both of our attendees in the room and our internet audience. We talked at the beginning of the day about how this program has evolved over the years. And this year, we've added a new segment and invited a new speaker who's joining us for the first time. I'd like you all to meet Alexa Morgan. Alexa is a founder and partner of Fox, Wang & Morgan, who was in ...

Evidence and Expert Witnesses

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SPEAKER: OK, it's 11:30, and we're going to get started with our next panel. The next panel we have is evidence and the expert witness, and I think it's a great panel to have following Tom and Julie's presentation because you heard Tom say a number of times that experts are nimble. There are a lot of things that you can do to present your case through experts that help with some of the evidentiary issues including hearsay. You can get the demonstratives ...

Internet App and Social Games Issues: EULAS, TOS, Privacy Policies

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JAMES CHARNE: --morning program, which is the Internet and Social Gaming Issues, EULAs, Terms of Service, and Privacy Policies. Joining me here on the dais to my right is Jamie Cook. James Alan Cook has been an attorney and an executive in the interactive entertainment and personal computer industries for more than 30 years. Jamie was named the general counsel and SVP, business and legal affairs, for OnLive, a leader in on-demand cloud gaming and ...

Effective Use of Demonstrative Evidence

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PATRICIA L. PEDEN: OK. Our next panel is on the topic of Effective Use of Demonstrative Evidence. Almost every trial today has demonstratives. Jurors expect not only to be told, or to be talked to, they expect to see things visually. That's particularly true for the younger jurors who grew up seeing everything visually. But telling a story visually is a challenge for a trial lawyer. You need to pay particular attention to your demonstratives, to ...

Case Management of Complex Class Actions and MDLs

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CATHY YANNI: Thank you, everyone for coming back. And congratulations to the raffle winner. Our next panel is going to address Case Management of Complex Class Actions and MDLs. They're going to cover methods of efficient case management, coordinating between state and federal courts, and also best practices. The members of the panel are Michelle Childers, Mike Kelly, the Honorable Sandra Moss, the Honorable Carl West. And with that, I'm going to ...

Ethics and Beyond

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CATHY YANNI: All right. Gretchen's going to do the ethical presentation. But I was viewing it more as all of us could hit on the topics and discuss the topics. And the first thing that we need to discuss is, as you just said, the Pella case. So talk to us about when you're the class rep. What you need to be as class rep? GRETCHEN FREEMAN CAPPIO: Well, first of all, don't be related to your lawyers. And I know that sounds like the most basic thing ...

Evidence in the Online World

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PATRICIA L. PEDEN: Joining us right now is our first panelist, Paulette Taylor. With almost 20 years of experience, Paulette Taylor is among the most respected trial consultants in the field. She has selected hundreds of juries throughout the country, in virtually every type of civil and criminal case. Well-known cases that Paulette has consulted on include the prosecutions of Timothy McVeigh, Scott Peterson, Frank Quattrone, and Martha Stewart; the ...

Formation Issues and Financing

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DAN OFFNER: This is Dan Offner, and I'm delighted to be doing the afternoon sessions with my co-panelists. Jeff Lapin to my right, first person to my right, is a longstanding friend, client, and a former lawyer, who now is both a CEO of a consumer products company in LA, and also an Active Angel Investor in LA, and president of the LA chapter of Tech Coast Angels. And I'll ask Jeff to give a little bit of background on himself and his career after ...

Exits

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DAN OFFNER: We're back for the second half of exits, but we're not quite done with formation issues. We've reached a deal where Eddie the Entrepreneur said what all my entrepreneurial clients say when the girl shows up in the room. She's really pretty and she has a big wad of cash and says, hey, I want this instead of that. And Eddie the Entrepreneur said sure Series A Preferred Financing, yes. Talk to my lawyer, Greg Roussel. And so now, Greg Rousell ...

Settlement and Approval

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SPEAKER: I'm lucky I got out alive. HON. CARL WEST: I'll get out of the way. CATHY YANNI: Our final panel is chaired by myself. We're going to discuss settlement, both settlement of MDLs and also settlement of class actions. And the last half hour, we're going to devote to ethical issues in both MDLs and class actions. And on the panel is Gretchen Cappio, who's a plaintiff lawyer in large class action cases; Gail Lees, who specializes in defending ...

On Sale Today! Effectively Structuring Rebates, Coupons and Other Pricing Offers

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CHRISTINA THOMPSON: All right, thank you, everyone. We're going to get started again. I just quickly wanted to take a moment to introduce our other co-chair for the program today, Ms. Holly Grochmal. Holly is the Lead Interactive Advertising Attorney for Pandora Media, Inc., where she leads a team responsible for supporting Pandora's advertising products and revenue operations. She regularly is involved in negotiating commercial transactions with ...

Kids These Days! Everything You Need to Know about Marketing to Children

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SPEAKER 1: Up next, we have Angela Tiffin with us. Angela flew out from New York earlier this morning. Angela is the Senior Staff Attorney with the Children's Advertising Review Unit CARU which is a self-regulatory program that promotes truthful and responsible children's advertising. She is responsible for validating child-directed advertising in all media, as well as pre-clearing advertising at various stages of development to assure compliance ...

Special Issues in Cause-Related Marketing

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LAURA: For our last speaker of the day, Rob LaPlaca flew out here from Connecticut this morning to speak with us. He is a partner at Levett Rockwood in Westport, Connecticut and leads the firm's motion law practice. Rob councils clients on cause marketing programs, including commercial co-ventures and charitable promotions. He represents both noted charities and major brands. For those of you who have engaged in a cause marketing promotion before, ...

Valuation Application and Methodologies

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DANA G MCFERRAN: Welcome back. The next section is going to be Valuation Application Methodologies And this program will run from 2:30 to 3:45. We will not have a break, in between that session and the last session. So I'd like to welcome our speakers, for this panel. Phil Antoon is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services, in New York. Since 1989, he has been assisting clients, worldwide, in the valuation of corporate entities ...

A Detailed Look at Financial Statements

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EWA KNAPIK: Welcome to our second session, second panel, a detailed look at financial statements. We have three panelists, I'm very pleased to make the announcements. They are all my colleagues. They are from PwC, from forensic practice of PwC in New York. To my left, Sandra Maria Parrado. She has over 18 years of experience in providing advisory services. She's a partner in PwC forensic services practice, with a focus on investigations of fraud ...

Advertising of Regulated Industries and Publisher Liability

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LISA: We ready? OK. Good morning, everyone. Welcome back. It's nice to see all of you back here again. So this morning we are continuing our journey through all of the hot topics and important things to know in advertising law. And we are going to hear from my co-chair, Holly Grochmal who is the Lead Interactive Advertising Attorney, which I think it means the person who does all of the crazy law stuff at Pandora Media. And she's got a lot of really ...

Key Factors Shaping Financial Reporting

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MARK S. RADKE: --to give a little bit of an overview, and perhaps appropriate, because I am not an accountant, I'm a lawyer, and come really from the perspective of the SEC. Where in the discussion today you'll hear a lot of alphabetic nomenclature. The Securities and Exchange Commission is for US GAAP, sort of where all answers originate. And I'm going to take a few minutes and try to explain the role of the SEC in the oversight of accounting with ...

Social Media and Infringement

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HOLLY GROCHMAL: Well, welcome back everyone and good afternoon to those of you on the web. It is with pleasure that I'm about to introduce our next speaker. And they say that you save the best for last. So this afternoon we have Brian Murphy with us, who's a partner at Frankfurt Kurnit in New York. And he's an expert on, I think, a little bit of everything advertisement, entertainment, IP. And I can honestly say he's one of my favorite speakers I've ...

New Issues In Mobile, Online Behavioral Advertising and Tracking

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LIISA M THOMAS: OK. AUDIENCE: [INAUDIBLE]. LIISA M THOMAS: I ran. So we're going to get started again. And we are going to now turn back to the topic that Holly alluded to a little bit, this tracking issue underlying ad networks. And we're going to delve into that in much more detail. And in this section-- actually, somebody asked me last night, so do you even consider yourself an advertising lawyer anymore? And my practice has always been in the ...

Breakouts: LICENSING & COPYRIGHT

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BOB TAYLOR: Let's get started here in order to keep the trains running on time. This is the Copyright Breakout session. We have three panelists who will be talking about different aspects of copyright law for the next one and a half hours. And the first is Bill Coats, William Sloan Coats, who is with Novak, Druce, Connolly, Bove + Quigg in their San Francisco office. Bill was a former partner of mine. I've known him for many, many years. He is a ...

The Misuse of Fair Use: Google Books and Other Transformative Purpose Cases

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SPEAKER 1: Good morning, and welcome back. Is there anybody here that doesn't know who won the ball game last night? Apparently, everyone knows. It was the most enjoyable game from the standpoint of a San Franciscan. Our first speaker this morning is Ray Nimmer. He is the Leonard Childs Professor of Law at the University of Houston. He's Co-director of the Houston Intellectual Property and Law Institute. He has been actively involved with both the ...

Economic Judgments and the Reality of Financial Statements

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DANA MCFERRAN: My name is Dana McFerran. I'm one of the other co-chairs of the program. And I'm pleased to join you all on the second half of our day today. To start off the next section, we will have economic judgments and the reality of financial statements. This program will run from 1:00 to 2:15, and then we will have another networking break at 2:15. But just wanted to introduce you to our panelists. To my immediate left is Chad Kokenge. He ...

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