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Delaware's Old Rules and New Statutes: Corporate Mistakes, Consequences, and Solutions

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Recorded on: Apr. 9, 2015

EMILY V. BURTON: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over Jim Hughes. JAMES P. HUGHES: Good afternoon. Thanks for being with us. I'm going to give a little roadmap of what Emily and I hope to cover this afternoon. We're going to start out with just a quick cursory review of section 204 and 205, the Delaware statutory scheme that we're focusing on today. We're going to talk a little bit about what things the statute does not supplant, such ...

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 101: Learn the Basics

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Recorded on: Apr. 8, 2015

AMY TAUB: Hello, my name is Amy Taub and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I'd like to welcome you to today's briefing, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 101, Learn the Basics. 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 ...

How a Lender Looks at Commercial Leases

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Recorded on: Apr. 2, 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-- how a lender looks at commercial leases. 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 window. Our ...

Open Source Software Scanning and Management

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Recorded on: Apr. 1, 2015

AMY: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Phil Odence. PHILIP ODENCE: Hey, thanks Amy. And thanks on behalf of Karla and myself, thanks to everyone for taking time out of your busy day to be here. We are going to be talking about open source scanning and management today. And Karla and I will be tag teaming it. Karla, why don't you introduce yourself? And I think it'd be useful to the folks out there if you could talk a little bit ...

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 ...

Strategic Use of the Deposition Transcript and Video Clips

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Recorded on: Mar. 23, 2015

GERALD STEIN: What we've been doing, as we discussed in the morning, is we are progressing from the theoretical, and we're getting more and more practical. With this afternoon's session, what we're going to do is pick up where we left off in our continuum. Right before the break we were hearing about defending depositions, preparing witnesses, how to go about that. We discussed what it's like being in the deposition room. We saw videos of witnesses ...

Practice Tips and Logistics

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Recorded on: Mar. 23, 2015

GERALD A. STEIN: --in the progression of our program. So now we have a understanding of the fundamental rules, and now we're going to take that to the next step, and Denise Plunkett and Randi Singer are going to discuss some of the strategies. And, again, I encourage you to harken back to that video that you saw earlier. There are many strategies that you can employ during the course of a deposition. Again, the full bios are in the materials, but ...

Overview and Application of Deposition Rules

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Recorded on: Mar. 23, 2015

GERALD A. STEIN: OK, we have two outstanding panelists this morning. Dan Anziska is a partner at the law firm Troutman Sanders. I'm going to refrain from giving too long winded introductions. Everything is in your bios. But Dan has been a practicing attorney for many years. He focuses on antitrust law. He's a good friend, and welcome him to the panel. With him is David Piedra, who is a partner at the business litigation group of Morrison and Cohen ...

Ethical Dilemmas Arising With Depositions

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Recorded on: Mar. 23, 2015

GERALD STEIN: OK. Thank you, Dana. And welcome back for the final session for today. This is going to be the most unique session that we've had for today's program. You're going to see several videos, vignettes highlighting certain ethical issues that arise both during preparations for depositions and also at the depositions. And I'll introduce David Keyko, who is the mastermind of the format. I've known David a long time. David is a partner at Pillsbury ...

Preparing the Witness, Defending the Deposition, and Understanding Client Expectations

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Recorded on: Mar. 23, 2015

GERALD STEIN: Welcome back. Thank you very much. And I didn't realize until a few moments ago that our panels have been boy, girl, boy. But here we are. In the afternoon, we mix it up a little bit more. But anyway, welcome back. And I want to introduce our next panel. And the next panel is going to talking about preparing the witnesses, defending the deposition, and most importantly understanding what your clients' expectations are during this process. ...

Psychiatric and Psychological Exams of Employees

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Recorded on: Mar. 20, 2015

STEPHEN P. SONNENBERG: So I want to introduce our next panelists. Walking on stage right now is Dr. Marc Cohen. And Dr. Cohen is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. We've come a long way. Thank you. Dr. Cohen has conducted over 750 forensic evaluations related to a wide variety of legal matters involving disability and employment issues, effective ...

Ethical Issues and Professional Responsibilities: When Lawyers Work With Psychiatrists and Psychologists

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Recorded on: Mar. 20, 2015

STEPHEN SONNENBERG: Our last panel focuses on the ethical issues, Ethical Issues and Professional Responsibilities When Lawyers Work with Psychiatrists and Psychologists. And we are very pleased to have with us, on my immediate left, Anne Clark, who's a partner at Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, and concentrates on employment discrimination and other employment-related matters, represents employees. And Anne, before joining Vladeck, she served ...

Resolving, Mediating and Settling Emotionally Charged Disputes Before and During Litigation

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Recorded on: Mar. 20, 2015

STEPHEN SONNENBERG: I've got a few comments with respect to the topic for our first panel. But since I worked into my opening comments those few tidbits about social media and discovery of psychological conditions, I'm just tempted to ask Pearl, what's your reaction to that? PEARL ZUCHLEWSKI: Well, one of the things you do have as an advantage as a plaintiff's lawyer is you can control the nature of the dispute. So if you're concerned about Rule ...

More Advanced Concepts

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Recorded on: Mar. 19, 2015

VINCENT MARTORANA: We are back for Part Two, More Advanced Concepts in Drafting Contracts. We'll do a recap of some basic concepts, then move on to conditional language and language of exception and subordination. Remember, I said that that was sort of the limited exception to my rule that all clauses ought to be uniquely identified, associated with the category of contract drafting language. We'll talk about the wonderful concept of "deemed", ...

Basic Concepts

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Recorded on: Mar. 19, 2015

GRACE O'HANLON: 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 agreements, corporate restructurings, private equity investments, and securities offerings. He's ...

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 ...

Overview of Social Security Benefits and the Administrative Law Judge Hearing

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Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2015

MARIE I. MOMBRUN: Thank you, Jocelyne. And hello, everyone, here in the live presentation as well as the webinar. As Jocelyne already told you, my name is Marie Mombrun. I was just thinking, I was in Legal Aid 10 years by the time you graduated. And so I actually rely very heavily on my colleagues and that's not going to be any different today. So during my presentation, we hope to be able to communicate with each other as well as you on these issues ...

It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals

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Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2015

IGOR KIRMAN: Welcome back. I'm sorry, I lied. I thought I wouldn't be able to make this introduction of this panel, but here I am. And it's a real pleasure for me, because this is the panel that I told you you'd all be waiting for, and the culmination of the full day's program, the heavyweight group. The hostile guys, unfriendly guys. To my left, Steve Kotran who is a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, does a lot of work in the financial institutions, ...

Getting the Deal Started: Preliminary Agreements and the Role of Financial Advisors

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Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2015

IGOR KIRMAN: Welcome back from your break, everyone. And I have the pleasure of introducing the next panel. The next part of the program, now that you've heard about structuring, we're going to talk about some preliminary considerations that we, as M&A lawyers, face. And first, let me introduce my panel. I'll actually participate in this one myself. I think you know me. To my left is James Ben. This is what I'll call affectionately the "Sullivan ...

The Nuts and Bolts of it: Negotiating Acquisition Agreements

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Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2015

IGOR KIRMAN: Welcome back to all of you, and to all of you on the web. So as I mentioned, this program is sequential in nature, and you've gotten, I don't know, maybe the soup and the salad course earlier this morning. And now we're ready for the main course and to learn about M&A agreements. And this panel in particular will take you through the heart of an M&A agreement, various components. And we have an excellent panel here. To my left ...

Federal Court Review in Social Security Cases

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Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2015

SPEAKER 1: Now we have Andrei-- ANDREI ZIABKIN: Hi. How are you? SPEAKER 1: Who will talk with you about the federal practice. ANDREI ZIABKIN: OK. So it's probably the most exciting part of this training. I practice law in the Bronx, and I don't just do disability-- Am I too close to the microphone? Bronx. I have some supporters here. So I also do some other work. Social security is not my main work, but the same time I do a lot of those cases. Mostly ...

Agency’s Review of the Decision

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Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2015

SUSAN J. HORWITZ: So I'm going to be talking about the Appeals Council review of hearing decisions, aka the black hole in Social Security practice. The reason why I call it the black hole is because when our claimants apply for Social Security, some of them can do it online and not actually have to talk to a person. More often, claimants will apply in a local field office where they'll meet with someone in Social Security. They'll sign some forms. ...

The Art of Deal Structuring

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Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2015

LOUIS GOLDBERG: Good morning. I'm Louis Goldberg. I'm going to kick this off. I'm going to talk without necessarily looking at the slides the whole time, although I'll try to keep current with the slides. I think I'm going to try to be sort of the building block and transition to what Ray and Sarah are going to cover. I'm going to look at the underlying ways and methods available to us to do acquisitions. And I'm going to transition into Ray and ...

Attorneys and Social Media

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Recorded on: Mar. 17, 2015

RICHARD RAYSMAN: Thank you, [? Willis. ?] We're onto our third and last panel for today, Attorneys and Social Media, obviously very important for us in our practices. Our two panelists are Jane Shahmanesh, who's to my immediate left, is the Managing Director with Adherence Consulting Group, which provides outsourced regulatory compliance, general counsel, and operational services to asset managers and broker dealers. Prior to Adherence, Jane worked ...

Risks of Social Media

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Recorded on: Mar. 17, 2015

WILLIS GOODMOORE: It's my pleasure to introduce you to the chair of today's program. Richard Raysman is a partner in the New York office of Holland & Knight. He concentrates his practice in outsourcing, technology transactions, intellectual property licensing and litigation issues and e-commerce. Mr. Raysman has been selected by Chambers as one of America's leading technology lawyers and is on the Intellectual Property and Technology advisory ...

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Lori A. Richards ~ Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Management Unit, JP Morgan & Co

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