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Demystifying Cyber-Attacks: How Directors and Officers Can Best Prepare Themselves and the Follow-On Shareholder Litigation

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Recorded on: Mar. 24, 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, Demystifying Cyber-Attacks-- How Directors and Officers Can Best Prepare Themselves and the Follow-On Shareholder Litigation. 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 ...

Derivatives Regulatory Update

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Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2015

AMY: It's now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Julian Hammer. JULIAN HAMMER: Thank, you, Amy, and good afternoon, everybody. Thanks for joining us today. And I just want to thank PLI also on behalf of Jim and myself for inviting us to speak today. Today, as Amy said, a nature of a briefing, and update on recent developments in derivatives topics. And what we're going to cover today, first, I'm going to do an overview of the status of the ...

Credit Risk Retention: Dodd-Frank Final Rule

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Recorded on: Mar. 12, 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, Credit Risk Retention-- Dodd-Frank Final Rule. 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 the program ...

Being Prepared for M&A Strike Suits: How Do You Avoid Disclosure Pitfalls in M&A Litigation?

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Recorded on: Mar. 11, 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, Being Prepared for M and A Strike Suits: How Do You Avoid Disclosure Pitfalls in M and A Litigation? 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 ...

Putting Yard-Man Out to Pasture: Supreme Court in Tackett Rejects Inference Regarding Vesting of Retiree Medical Benefits

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Recorded on: Mar. 10, 2015

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, Putting Yard-Man Out to Pasture: Supreme Court in Tackett Rejects Inference Recording Vesting of Retiree Medical Benefits. 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 ...

Book Publishing (& E-Books)

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Recorded on: Mar. 6, 2015

KENNETH M. KAUFMAN: Thanks very much, [? Tamara ?]. It's nice to see all of you here on a rainy morning in New York. This morning, we're going to be talking about book publishing and particularly the impact of ebooks and digital media on the book publishing industry. In the last couple of days, we've talked about the impact of digital media on television and video productions. This afternoon, we'll be talking about film. Books are the source material ...

Cloud Computing: BIS Reinforces the Export Control Insulation for Cloud Computing Services

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Recorded on: Mar. 6, 2015

SPEAKER: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Tom deButts. THOMAS DEBUTTS: Thank you, Amy. And thank you everyone for attending this briefing. Thanks to PLI for putting this webinar on as well. Today we're going to cover the export control responsibilities of parties to cloud computing arrangements, primarily, with a few little other things thrown in. On the table of contents slide we're going to start with export control responsibilities ...

Film: Key Legal Issues in the Development, Financing, Production & Distribution of Theatrical Motion Pictures

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Recorded on: Mar. 6, 2015

HOWARD SIEGEL: All right, good afternoon and welcome back. This morning you had three or four different topics-- somewhat eclectic. This afternoon we have not only consistency but, as you did this morning, excellence in the presentation. But all afternoon is about the film business. And it is my pleasure to introduce three returning PLI speakers. On my immediate left is Emerson Bruns, who is a founding partner of Bruns, Brennan & Berry, entertainment ...

Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation

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Recorded on: Mar. 6, 2015

KENNETH KAUFMAN: Welcome back for the next segment of our program this morning. I'm delighted to welcome an extremely distinguished faculty to talk about current developments in entertainment and sports litigation. To my immediate left is Elizabeth McNamara. Liz has more than 25 years of litigation and counseling experience in media and intellectual property law, representing publishers, including books, magazines, newspapers, and websites, television ...

Music Publishing

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Recorded on: Mar. 5, 2015

TAMARA KIWI: OK. Welcome back, everybody. I hope you had a good lunch. Before we begin today's afternoon session, I'd like to choose to the co-chair and one of our panel members for today, Howard Siegel. Howard is a senior partner in Pryor Cashman's Entertainment Group. He has more than 40 years of experience in representing clients in all aspects of the entertainment business, with a particular emphasis on the music industry, during which time he ...

Sound Recordings

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Recorded on: Mar. 5, 2015

KENNETH M. KAUFMAN: You, Nick. NICHOLAS C. FERRARA: Thank you. JULIE SWIDLER: Thank you, Ken. So we have the pleasure this morning of talking about sound recordings and the negotiation of a recording agreement. And you'll find that we're not going to go through an individual agreement, because every agreement is different. So the most important thing for us to do is go through concepts, things to think about, what you need to understand when you're ...

Cyber Security After Sony: Practice Points and Risk Mitigation Strategies

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Recorded on: Mar. 4, 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, Cyber Security after Sony, Practice Points and Risk Mitigation Strategies. 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 ...

Personal Management & Agency Contracts

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Recorded on: Mar. 3, 2015

HOWARD SIEGEL: And welcome back. This first announcement, which is brief-- it's a surprise to me-- Tamara just gave me this. Apparently I wasn't here in the morning. There was a raffle held where you would drop your card and the card drawn would win this book, Intellectual Property Law. I now have the card, and hence the name of the winner. I'm told that this book can be picked up at the front desk immediately following this session. And the winner's ...

Moving Away From the C-Corporation: Understanding REITs, MLPs and PTPs

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Recorded on: Mar. 3, 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, "Moving Away from the C Corporation, Understanding REITs, MLPs, and PTPs." 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 ...

Television, Video & User-Generated Content

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Recorded on: Mar. 3, 2015

KENNETH M. KAUFMAN: We have some slides that we're going to go through that will essentially track some outlines that begin in the course handbook on page volume 151 and which will be viewable as well for those of you in the room on your iPads. There have been a few newspaper articles and studies recently that I think for us epitomize a number of the things that's been happening in the industry and the fact that we're dealing with a much broader range ...

Building an Entertainment Law Practice

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Recorded on: Mar. 3, 2015

HOWARD SIEGEL: And welcome back, not that most of you went anywhere in the last two minutes. But the final session this evening as you know is building, maintaining, growing, an entertainment law practice. And I can't think of two people better qualified to explain the mystery of all that to you than the panelists to my left. Immediate left is Rosemary Carroll, who is the founding partner of Carroll, Guido, and Groffman here in New York, apparently ...

Videogames & Software Apps

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Recorded on: Mar. 3, 2015

TAMARA KIWI: Welcome back, everybody, for our afternoon session. I'd like to start by introducing you to the co-chair of our program, Howard Siegel. To my immediate left is Howard. Howard is a senior partner in Pryor Cashman's entertainment group. He has more than 40 years of experience in representing clients in all aspects of the entertainment business with a particular emphasis on the music industry, during which time he has served as counsel ...

Ethics

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Recorded on: Mar. 3, 2015

HOWARD SIEGEL: Welcome back, again, for the always interesting and all important session on ethics. I've known Jack for so many years. I do genuinely consider him a friend as well as a professional colleague. He's a faculty director of the Miller Becker Center for Professional Responsibility at the University of Akron School of Law, where he teaches professional responsibility and other subjects. He also teaches at Yale University and at the CEIDA ...

Licensing and Bankruptcy Issues in IP Transactions

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Recorded on: Mar. 2, 2015

KAREN BALLACK: Ready? OK. Great. Thank you and welcome back, everyone. Our last session this morning is on licensing and bankruptcy issues in IP transactions. And I'm very pleased to be able to introduce two of my colleagues, two partners of mine from our New York office, Weil's New York office. Debra Dandeneau and Jeff Osterman. Debra is a partner in our Business Finance and Restructuring department. Since joining the firm in 1986, she has concentrated ...

Case Study: Designing, Creating and Pruning an IP Portfolio

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Recorded on: Mar. 2, 2015

KAREN BALLACK: Thank you very much, everyone for returning from your break. We are going to get started here on our next session, which is Designing, Creating, and Pruning and IP Portfolio. I know the agenda says a case study. But actually Mark Valetti-- who I'll introduce to you in a moment-- and I have a few case studies that we've woven into our presentation today which hopefully will be helpful and make the presentation a little bit more interesting. Mark-- ...

Priority and Enforcement

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Recorded on: Mar. 2, 2015

EDWIN E SMITH: OK, welcome back everybody. We're now going to spend the next hour talking a little bit about enforcement and mostly about intercreditor agreements. I have my partner, Joanne De Silva, here. She's had a lot of experience negotiating intercreditor agreements. It's been part of your daily life, I think. Let me just say a few words about enforcement. A lot of people have said over the years, well, enforcement is really irrelevant because ...

Overview: How IP Issues Arise in Business Transactions

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Recorded on: Mar. 2, 2015

CARLA: Now, I'd like to introduce the co-chairs for today's program, Karen N. Ballack and Lothar Determann. Karen N. Ballack is a partner in Well, Gotshal, & Manges technology and IP transactions practice in their Silicon Valley office. Her practice emphasis is on representing technology companies, particularly in the computer, internet, semiconductor, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. She has extensive experience ...

IP Issues for In-House Counsel

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Recorded on: Mar. 2, 2015

LOTHAR DETERMANN: So Karen and the last panel finished on a very practical note what in house counsel expects from outside counsel. We'll now have an in depth session, which has always been the favorite of the attendees at the prior conferences here where we hear an hour view from the trenches, the view of in house counsel on a number of operational, procedural, and legal topics associated with IP and business transaction. I have the great pleasure ...

Equipment Financing

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Recorded on: Mar. 2, 2015

CHRISTINE GOULD HAMM: OK, thank you. We're going to switch gears a little bit here and talk about equipment finance, which from my perspective is so much easier than all that complicated accounts receivable and inventory financing. But I'm a little biased because I'm an equipment finance lawyer. The first caveat that although I I'm an in house counsel that does equipment finance, the views expressed in the materials and during this presentation are ...

Critical License Terms - A Clause by Clause Review

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Recorded on: Mar. 2, 2015

SPEAKER 1: I'm looking here in hope that the next panel is here SPEAKER 2: The next panel's here, if you want to start introducing. SPEAKER 1: I'll be happy to start introducing them as they wander in. The next panel will be moderated by Tessa Schwartz, who's a partner in the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster, the Technology Transaction Group there, advises on a range of strategic transaction, patent license acquisition, technology ...

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