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California Supreme Court's BIG 3 Employment Decisions for 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 31, 2014

AMY TAUB: My name is Amy Taub. And I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, California Supreme Court's BIG 3 Employment Decisions for 2014. 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 materials for this briefing via the course materials tab in the ...

Social Media Marketing on a Global Basis 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 30, 2014

AMY: Now it is my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Chris Chase. CHRISTOPHER R. CHASE: Thank you, Amy. And good morning or good afternoon for everyone out there listening. First want to thank PLI for putting this together. I really appreciate it. It should be a good webinar. I want to thank all of you attendees for listening as well. So I am a marketing intellectual property attorney with Frankfurt Kurnit here in New York, where I work brands ...

Raising Venture Capital Funds: Reach More Limited Partners Using General Solicitation 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 29, 2014

SPEAKER: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Kiran Lingam. KIRAN LINGAM: Thanks, Amy. A quick disclaimer before we get going. The opinions expressed here are solely the opinions of the respective speaker. Nothing herein shall create an attorney client privilege. Seek the advice of a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction before taking any action that may affect your rights. So with that out of the way, I'm honored to be here with ...

National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning: What are the Practical Implications of the Supreme Court's Holding? (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 25, 2014

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, National Labor Relations Board versus Noel Canning; What are the Practical Implications of the Supreme Court's Holding? 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 ...

Using Poison Pills to Address Shareholder Activism 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 24, 2014

AMY: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Frank Aquila. FRANK AQUILA: Thank you, Amy. Today we're going to talk about a particularly timely topic, and that is shareholder activism and how poison pills-- technically, shareholder rights plans, but we'll call them poison pills for today's program-- how poison pills and other defensive measures can be used in the context of shareholder activists coming after a company. Next slide, please. ...

Pom Wonderful v. Coca-Cola: Supreme Court Rules on Lanham Act and FDCA Food and Beverage Labeling Interplay 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 23, 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, Pom Wonderful v. Coca Cola, Supreme Court rules on Lanham Act and FDCA food and beverage labeling interplay. 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 ...

Managing a Cyber Disaster: Cyber Insurance and Tools to Mitigate Losses and Liability 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 22, 2014

AMY: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Roberta Anderson. ROBERTA D. ANDERSON: Thank you, Amy. Hello everyone, and thank you so much for registering today. I hope the program is informative for you all, and as exciting as insurance related webcasts can be. I think the cyber aspect helps in that regard. And Brian and I look forward to your questions. By way of introduction, as Amy said, my name is Roberta Anderson. I'm a cyber security ...

Select Concepts in Drafting Contracts 2014: Analyzing Ambiguities and Contract Boilerplate

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Recorded on: Jul. 22, 2014

GRACE: Program. It's my pleasure to introduce the chair of today's program, Vincent Martorana. Vinny is counsel in the corporate and securities group with Reed Smith's New York office. His practice includes the representation of clients in domestic and cross border mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, licensing arrangements, corporate restructurings, private equity investments, and securities ...

Emerging Regulatory Landscape for U.S. Asset-Backed Securities 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 21, 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, Emerging Regulatory Landscapes for US Asset-Backed Securities. 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 ...

Aereo: What Does the Supreme Court's Decision Mean for Other Internet Video and Cloud-Based Services? (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 17, 2014

SPEAKER 1: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Bruce Keller. BRUCE KELLER: Welcome everybody. We're going to organize today's briefing by having a series of questions that we've created largely based on comments that we've seen in the press, in the blogosphere, all public record information and all part of the intense interest that has accompanied this case since it was filed. And we thought that since it's an audio conference only, ...

Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l: Supreme Court Rules that General Purpose Computers Cannot Save Claims Directed to Abstract Ideas 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 17, 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 Corporation versus CLS Bank International-- Supreme Court Rules that General Purpose Computers Cannot Save Claims Directed to Abstract Ideas. 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 ...

Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund - What's the Practical Impact of the Supreme Court's Opinion on Securities Class Actions? (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 16, 2014

AMY TAUB: My name is Amy Taub, and I am a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Halliburton versus Erica P. John Fund-- What's the Practical Impact of the Supreme Court's Opinion on Securities Class Actions? 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 ...

Litigation Strategies

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Recorded on: Jul. 15, 2014

HOWARD SUSKIN: OK, everybody, welcome back for the final stretch, and what I really do think is going to be a pretty insightful-- really from a very practical standpoint, basically what it's like to be a class action lawyer in our current environment, which is, as I think we'll hear, pretty challenging sometimes, both on the plaintiff side and on the defense side. I'm going to just quickly introduce our panelists, and as has been our custom, as you've ...

Halliburton and Trends in Securities Class Actions

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Recorded on: Jul. 15, 2014

HOWARD: Our next panel is going to talk more about some recent class action developments in the securities litigation field, particularly the Supreme Court's very recent decision in Halliburton. And for this presentation we have-- It's going to be like point, counterpoint. We've got a leading lawyer on the plaintiff's bar side, who I'll introduce in a moment, and a leading securities defense counsel. And I'm glad I'm not in between them, because there ...

Public Interest / Nonprofit Class Action Litigation

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Recorded on: Jul. 15, 2014

JAYNE GOLDSTEIN: We're now going to begin our program on public interest and nonprofit class action litigation. We're happy to have on our panel for this part of the program Lisa Cleary from Patterson Bekknap Webb and Tyler. Lisa's a partner, and works closely with a broad range of corporations and tax exempt organization, clients on employment issues related to their highest level executives, and other key employees. For over 20 years, she's regularly ...

Recent Developments in Class Action Litigation

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Recorded on: Jul. 15, 2014

GEORGENE VAIRO: It's always nice to get eulogized when you're still alive. Thank you, Howard. I live in California now, but I did grow up in New York, and I'll probably have to speak quickly to get through all the information. You have the materials, I guess, on your iPad loaded up, and you get to consult them after the program. And I think if you've taken a look at all of my slides-- I think there's 36 of them-- you will see that they're all classically ...

Pitfalls of Class Action Notice and Claims Administration

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Recorded on: Jul. 15, 2014

JAYNE GOLDSTEIN: I have the pleasure of announcing the next panel. This is "Pitfalls of Class Action Notice and Claims Administration." And we have with us today Cameron Azari, who is the director of legal notice for Epiq Systems, who oversees both its Hilsoft Notifications and Epiq Legal Noticing groups. He has 14 years of experience in the design and implementation of legal notification and claims administration programs. With him is Lauren ...

Crying for Argentina: U.S. Supreme Court Restricts Foreign Sovereign Judgment Enforcement Immunity 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 15, 2014

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Hello, my name is Amy Taub and I am a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Crying for Argentina: US Supreme Court Restricts Foreign Sovereign Judgment Enforcement Immunity. 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 and, time permitting, they will be addressed during ...

Ethics in Class Action Litigation

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Recorded on: Jul. 15, 2014

DAVID G KEYKO: Welcome back, everybody. And to everyone on the web as well, just a reminder for the folks who are participating on the web. You should feel free to email us any questions that you have. And we'll do our best to respond. We've received some really good questions from folks in the live audience here but. We also welcome any emailed questions as well. And we'll do our best to address them. We're going to kick off our afternoon program ...

How to Choose and Work with Local Law Firms

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Recorded on: Jul. 14, 2014

ALEX HAO: Well, welcome back. I think we still have some people left here. Good news for you, this is the last panel. So we've done a lot. It's been a long day. And hopefully we still have some very good insights to share with all of you. And this last panel on how to choose and work with local law firms. We're going to have a great panel of experts sharing their first hand experience selecting, working with local counsel in different jurisdictions, ...

Due Diligence and Negotiation Issues in Africa, China, and Russia

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Recorded on: Jul. 14, 2014

ALEX HAO: I think this is something that you're never going to see in a World Cup soccer match even in the second half, which is you have six national teams and everybody wins. We'll try to be as interesting for the second half. I know it's been a long mega panel. When Mauricio and I talked about this, we were excited by the idea of splitting this into two panels actually I think for the first time in the many years of history of this particular ...

Antitrust Considerations in International Deals

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Recorded on: Jul. 14, 2014

MAURIZIO LEVI-MINZI: So our next topic is antitrust considerations in international deals. And to talk about that, we have speakers if you have already met earlier today, so I don't need to do extensive introduction but we have again Yingling from Junhe firm in China, Ben Newland from King & Spalding in Dubai and we have Amadeu Ribeiro, from New York-- I should say rather than Sao Paolo. Anyway, so antitrust. Well, antitrust clearances are often ...

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Enforcement

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Recorded on: Jul. 14, 2014

ALEX HAO: Now we're on to our second or third panel. And this is very interesting, a huge hot topic. Ethics and corruption enforcement. While the BRICS countries and the emerging markets, these different countries we've been talking about this morning, they do offer tremendous business opportunities. But at the same time, I think it's also evident that they also pose grave risks for corruption and FCPA and other anti-bribery law violations. In addition ...

Inbound Investments

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Recorded on: Jul. 14, 2014

MAURIZIO LEVI-MINZI: Usually the tough one. Everybody had lunch, everybody's feeling a little bit sleepy. But we're going to try to wake you up with some exciting topic. So the focus of our discussion this afternoon is actually on the market that is the hottest and the most interesting one for most countries in the world, and that's the United States of America. There is a great deal of interest in investing here on the part of many companies in BRIC ...

Due Diligence and Negotiation Issues in the Middle East, Latin America, and India

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Recorded on: Jul. 14, 2014

MAURIZIO LEVI-MINZI: The topic on the agenda for the first panel involves the thorniest issues that we confront in cross-border work-- due diligence and negotiation issues. To help us consider these issues, we have an impressive panel. We've actually divided this conversation in two portions-- that first portion will focus on Brazil, India, and the Middle East followed by the second portion when we would talk about China, Russia, and Africa. Let ...

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