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Binding Electronic Signatures: Leveraging Technology in High-Risk Online Transactions

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Recorded on: Jan. 27, 2016

AMY: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Reggie Davis. REGGIE DAVIS: Amy, thank you very much. Hi. This is Reggie Davis, and I'm the general counsel a DocuSign. First of all, thanks to everyone who's joined. We're really excited. I think Ian and I have had an opportunity to put together a really exciting program, and we've got lots of interesting information. And we're looking forward to walking you through some of the topics. Broadly, ...

FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool: Best Practices and Practical Scenarios

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Recorded on: Jan. 27, 2016

WILLIS: And now to begin today's call, I'll turn it over to Lisa Ledbetter. LISA M. LEDBETTER: Thank you, Willis. Today, our agenda is to first set the stage for you by describing the current environment around cyber security. We'll next give you an overview of the FFIEC Cyber Security Assessment tool and answer some key questions. Next slide. We're going to spend a couple of minutes here on the first slide of content where we describe the current ...

Top 10 Tips to Building and Maintaining a Successful Legal Career

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Recorded on: Jan. 27, 2016

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. Top 10 tips to building and maintaining a successful legal career. 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 ...

Pension Developments

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Recorded on: Jan. 22, 2016

JOAN BOROS: The next panel is focused on an item that many of us are totally focused on all the time, and that's the DOL rule. And approaching the lectern are Michael Kreps, who is a principal at the Groom Law Group in Washington. And as you know, they are a premier employer, plan sponsor, financial institution, trade associate law firm. He specializes in issues relating to public policy, fiduciary responsibility, and plan funding. Previously, ...

Derivatives 5 Years after Dodd Frank

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Recorded on: Jan. 22, 2016

JOAN E. BOROS: Our next panel is entitled derivatives five years after Dodd-Frank. Oh my, time flies when you're having fun, right? I want to introduce the panel-- Carl Wilkerson, who was quoted earlier. And now you can take a bow, Carl, for my quote of you earlier. He is the vice president and Chief Counsel of Securities and Litigation of the ACLI, American Council of Life Insurers, that he has led the ACLI and its Dodd-Frank Act reform on derivatives ...

Delaware's Benefit Corporation Statute: What You Need to Know About the Corporate Governance Structure

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Recorded on: Jan. 22, 2016

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, Delaware's Benefit Corporation Statute, what you need to know about the corporate governance structure. 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 ...

Introduction and Insurance Product Insights and Hindsights

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Recorded on: Jan. 22, 2016

SEEMA LAI MEEHAN: Now it is my pleasure to introduce you to the co-chairs of today's program, Joan Boros and Jeffrey Puretz. Joan Boros is counsel in Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP's Washington, DC office. Her securities, corporate, and insurance law experience includes all aspects of the design, organization, qualifications, state and federal registration, regulation, and compliance of retail investment companies, variable insurance products ...

Federal Regulation: The FED in the Kitchen

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Recorded on: Jan. 22, 2016

JEFFREY PURETZ: OK, we're going to resume our program. Thank you all for getting back so quickly. We appreciate it. The next panel, and a fascinating panel, gets into issues of federalism involving the insurance industry, which as everyone in this room knows, has traditionally been regulated by the states. And we always have-- well, I guess since Dodd-Frank, this has always been a very interesting panel for this conference. And we have two experts ...

Regulation of Variable Products Under the 1940 Act

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Recorded on: Jan. 22, 2016

JEFFREY PURETZ: OK, we're going to resume with the program. We're now-- when John and I started this conference back in 1995, we did it as a conference for people who were just starting in the field. It was sort of a primer focused conference, and all of our panels were really designed to be educational. We've morphed and what's, Joan, your metaphor of the river? You never step in the same river? JOAN: You never this step-- Heraclitus, you never ...

Bringing the Delaware Advantage to Alternative Dispute Resolution: An Overview of the New Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act

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Recorded on: Jan. 21, 2016

AMY: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Elena Norman. ELENA C NORMAN: Thank you very much Amy, and Greg, and Jane. Thank you very much for joining me here today. We are going to be talking about the new Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act which became effective under a year ago in May 2015. Because of that, and because it's so new as you'll hear, we are excited to tell you about the statute and the rules, and how the procedures under ...

Tax Corner – Untying Gordian Tax Knots in REIT deals

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Recorded on: Jan. 20, 2016

KAREN TURK: Hi, welcome, everybody. My name is Karen Turk. I'm a partner at Goodwin Procter. And I'm going to moderate this panel. I'm going to start with some brief introductions. And then we'll each take a segment of the presentation. My practice focuses principally on partnership and REIT transactions. I represent both public and private REITs. To my right is Mike Brody. He's a partner at Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm's tax practice. ...

REIT Spin-Offs and REIT Conversions, REIT-REIT Spins and OpCo-PropCo Separations

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Recorded on: Jan. 20, 2016

ROBIN PANOVKA: Good morning, I'm Robin Panovka from Wachtell Lipton, and this panel is about REIT spins and conversions. [INAUDIBLE] started out by saying that we had somehow gotten the short straw in panel selection. I would say-- let me stand so I can see everyone. Let me say that I think the rumors of our demise have been much exaggerated. We'll talk a lot about some of the new tax rules and Congress's action about REIT spins and conversions. ...

Introduction and Overview of the Landscape

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Recorded on: Jan. 20, 2016

WILLIS GOODMOORE: And last, but certainly not least, it's my pleasure to introduce you to the chairs of today's program. Joining us in just a little while is Robin Panovka, who co-heads Wachtell Lipton's Real Estate and REIT M and A groups. He focuses principally on M and A and strategic transactions across the real estate, REIT, hospitality, gaming and retail sectors, and also advises on general cross-border M and A and large scale projects, such ...

Current Topics in REIT JVs and REIT M&A

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Recorded on: Jan. 20, 2016

ADAM EMMERICH: Good afternoon. Thanks. Thanks all of you for coming back. My name is Adam Emmerich. I'm a partner at Wachtell Lipton. Very, very pleased to be here today and to have such a great panel to talk about two subjects which we're going to cover or attempt to cover in this panel. Very disparate subjects. One is the subjects of JVs in which REITs engaged, property and otherwise. And the other one is a little bit on public company M&A in the ...

Planning the Transaction

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Recorded on: Jan. 19, 2016

KEVIN: I'd like to introduce my partner, David Brown. David is the co-chair of Alston & Bird's corporate practice, which includes its corporate, energy, finance, health care, real estate, and public policy groups. And a partner in its financial services and products group. On a personal note, I would just like to tell you that David is the reason I joined Alston & Bird. He may not know that. Might be a surprise to him. He may regret it. But I will ...

Federal Tax Considerations

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Recorded on: Jan. 19, 2016

KEVIN MILLER: OK, we're going to move on to our next panel. I'd like to introduce you to-- STUART M. FINKELSTEIN: Panel of one. KEVIN MILLER: Sometimes those are the best, this one will be. Stuart Finkelstein is the head of Skadden's New York tax department, and he's also a graduate, undergrad in law school from the University of Michigan STUART M. FINKELSTEIN: Go blue. KEVIN MILLER: So, go blue. STUART M. FINKELSTEIN: Good morning. Let's see. ...

California Privacy Law – Field Guide for Companies Within and Outside California

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Recorded on: Jan. 19, 2016

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, "California Privacy Law-- Field Guide for Companies Within and Outside California." 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 ...

Picking Up the Pieces After a Cyber Disaster: Risk Management and Litigation Strategies

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Recorded on: Jan. 19, 2016

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, Picking Up the Pieces After a Cyber Disaster, Risk Management, and Litigation 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 ...

Negotiating the Public Company Merger Agreement

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Recorded on: Jan. 19, 2016

KEVIN MILLER: Good morning, everyone. And welcome back to the second day of our PLI seminar, Mergers and Acquisitions 2016: Trends and Developments. This morning we have a panel. They have a high bar set by yesterday's panels, but they've assured me that they're going to be able to meet and surpass the quality of the panels we had yesterday. This first panel, I believe, should be one of the highlights of the entire seminar. We have three distinguished ...

Global Advertising Law: Year in Review

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Recorded on: Jan. 19, 2016

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, Global Advertising Law, Year in Review. 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 ...

Current Trends and Developments in Private Equity

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Recorded on: Jan. 19, 2016

SPEAKER: Well, we're going to move directly onto our next panel, our private equity panel. This panel's going to be moderated by someone who I now count as a close friend, John Hughes, Sidley Austin. John is a kind of a Renaissance man of M&A. He represents all kinds of clients, and for a while there has developed a specialty in private equity, and moved-- created the ABA's private equity committee, vice chair to chair, immediate past chair. He's ...

Deal Protection Trends & Developments

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Recorded on: Jan. 19, 2016

KEVIN MILLER: Well, welcome back everyone. We're going to move on to our next panel. I just wanted to put in a quick plug for the juice that's in the breakout room here for those of you [INAUDIBLE], that red stuff. I've been reliably told it's called conference juice, and it's delicious. And I keep coming back to PLI, not only for the educational programs, but that conference juice is just amazing. STEPHEN M. KOTRAN: This is not a Grateful Dead concert, ...

Investment Banker Issues & Considerations

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Recorded on: Jan. 19, 2016

KEVIN MILLER: Welcome back, everybody. We're going to begin the next panel, which is entitled Financial Advisors and M&A Transactions-- Issues and Considerations. I'm delighted to have as co-panelists for this panel Barbara Becker from Gibson Dunn and David Schwartzbaum from Greenberg Traurig. Both of them advise a number of financial advisors frequently on M&A transactions. I probably do it for 95% of my practice. They have slightly broader practices, ...

Ethical Traps for the M&A Practitioner

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Recorded on: Jan. 19, 2016

KEVIN MILLER: Welcome back, everybody. We're going to get started with our last presentation of the day. I'd like to introduce you to Jim Walker from Richards Kibbe & Orbe. He's not only a noted authority on ethical issues, but he also serves-- probably because of that-- as Richard Kibbe's general counsel. And general counsels, as most of you know that work in or with law firms, have become an increasingly important internal control mechanism and ...

Common, Uncommon and Special Collateral Types and Anti-Assignment Clause Overrides

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Recorded on: Jan. 14, 2016

KENNETH CHIN: OK. Good afternoon. Welcome back. I am going to talk a little bit about common assets and uncommon collateral and special collateral types. This morning, you heard the basic building blocks of Article 9, tips on how to draft a security agreement, tips on filing, as well as recent case law developments. The portion of my presentation is going to gear itself towards some practical applications you may have. Because you have heard all ...


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