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SEC's New Conflict Minerals Rules: Current Status and Compliance Guidance 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Feb. 28, 2014

AMY: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Amy Goodman. AMY L. GOODMAN: Thank you very much, Amy. And welcome everyone. I hope you are all cozy and warm, given the weather. We only have an hour this afternoon, and so we're going to try to devote our time to answering and addressing practical issues that are cropping up under the Conflict Minerals Rules. As you all know, back in 2010, in the Dodd-Frank Act, Congress enacted Section ...

Securities Enforcement and Energy - Recent Trends and Developments 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Feb. 25, 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, "Securities Enforcement and Energy - Recent Trends and Developments." 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 ...

HRE v. Florida Entertainment Management: Addressing the Presumption of Irreparable Harm Post eBay and Winter (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Feb. 20, 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, HRE v. Florida Entertainment Management: Addressing the Presumption of Irreparable Harm Post eBay and Winter. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be 1 hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials ...

Friending, Tagging and Tweeting: Social Media Overview

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Recorded on: Feb. 11, 2014

JOHN F. DELANEY: OK, so I'm going to start with kind of an introduction, overview of social media and some of the key issues that I'm seeing in my practice at Morrison & Foerster's Social Media Practice Group. I'm going to start with just giving some data and statistics about the explosive growth of social media. And those of you who've seen this, who came to the conference last year, I do this every year-- I start with this. But every year the ...

Privacy Issues in the Social Media and Mobile Apps Era

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Recorded on: Feb. 11, 2014

JOHN F. DELANEY: Welcome back. So throughout the morning, we heard mention to privacy laws and privacy issues in connection with the internet, I think in all three presentations. And of course, privacy is one of the major issues that companies need to deal with in utilizing social media. And we're very fortunate to have one of the real gurus on privacy issues as it relates both to the internet generally, but social media in particular. And mobile ...

Derivatives Regulation: Dodd-Frank Title VII vs. EMIR (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Feb. 11, 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, Derivatives Regulation, Dodd-Frank Title VII versus EMIR. 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 ...

Everyone's Doing It, But Is It Legal? Web Scraping and Online Data Harvesting

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Recorded on: Feb. 11, 2014

JOHN F. DELANEY: As our next speakers come up, I'll tee this up. So as I mentioned first, I encourage all of you to fill out your evaluations. Tell us what topics to cover. Because this next topic came directly out of comments that we received for the 2013 conference. Someone said, what about data harvesting? And it's interesting, because data harvesting is one of these great secrets that no one wants to talk about, but everyone's doing it. Anecdotally, ...

User-Generated Content: Liability Concerns and Safe Harbors

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Recorded on: Feb. 11, 2014

JOHN DELANEY: OK. So I'm very happy to introduce Lisa Oratz, who is of counsel at Perkins Coie and a member of its technology transactions and privacy practice group. She also co-chairs the firm's arts entertainment and sports industry crew. Her practice focuses on technology, intellectual property, and entertainment law. Lisa councils internet social media and traditional companies on a broad range of issues relating to social media, including content ...

Drafting and Updating Social Media Policies and Guidelines

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Recorded on: Feb. 11, 2014

JOHN DELANEY: Today, we're packed. It's 11:30, California time. Next up, both Lisa and I mentioned, a couple times, social media policies and guidelines. And in my opinion, that's probably the single most important thing for reducing your liability exposure in using social media. And so, we're fortunate to have one of the country's top experts on social media policies and guidelines, Chris Lyon. Chris is a partner in Morrison & Foerster's Palo ...

A View from the Trenches: Hot Issues, Creative Solutions

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Recorded on: Feb. 11, 2014

JOHN DELANEY: Hello. We're back. We've been doing this, as I mentioned, I think this is the fourth year. And every year, we've always ended with a view from the trenches. And the idea-- and it's always proven to be the most popular segment of the conference-- the idea being you've now heard mostly lawyers in private practice talk about their view of these issues, but we wanted to make sure from the get go we have an opportunity for the people on the ...

Partnership and LLC Introduction - Tax Allocations, Drafting Agreements, Joint Ventures, Real Estate Private Equity Funds - Today's Transactional Tax Issues

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Recorded on: Feb. 7, 2014

SANFORD C. PRESANT: Here, I'm going to introduce the guys as they come up, and it'll be like an awards presentation. Robert Schachat. Larry Wolf. There you go. OK. How are you, buddy? Good to see you, give me a hug. SANFORD C. PRESANT: Yeah, you got one. Come on, come on, you already got a hug. So joining us on the panel now are Bob Schachat, and Larry Wolf, and Jim Lowy. Here comes Jim up to the stage. Let's hear it for these people, there you ...

Workouts and Debt Restructuring

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Recorded on: Feb. 7, 2014

SANFORD C. PRESANT: Hi, folks. Welcome to the home stretch. I have to adjust the microphone. Pardon the annoyance. There you go. We're in the home stretch for our last panel, where we're talking about bankruptcy and workouts. Let's see who's in order here. At the very end of the panel, we have Jim Sowell, who's a principle in the pass-throughs group of the Washington National Tax Practice of KPMG. The principle, that's equivalent of a partner. Prior ...

Real Estate Investment Trusts - What's New in the REIT World & Non-U.S. Investors Participating in Your U.S. Real Estate Deal

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Recorded on: Feb. 7, 2014

LESLIE H. LOFFMAN: OK, we are back. SANFORD C. PRESANT: Hi, folks. We're going to introduce our latest victim on the panel here. And this is sad Dianne Umberger, who's the national tax REIT leader for Ernst & Young in the national tax department of EY out of Washington, DC. She comes out of the IRS as an attorney adviser with FIP in the Office of Chief Counsel, financial institutions, and products. Over the years, she's worked very closely with ...

Sophisticated Partnership Structures and Issues - Moving Property to and from Partnerships and REITs

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Recorded on: Feb. 7, 2014

BLAKE RUBIN: OK. Let's get started. We've had a new person join the panel. That's Andrea Whiteway down at the end past Lary Wolf. Andrea's my partner at McDermott Will and Emery in DC. She's the head of the firm's pass through tax practice. LESLIE LOFFMAN: So that would make you her partner, really. BLAKE RUBIN: You could think of it that way. She's my boss. LARY WOLF: Your boss? BLAKE RUBIN: Yeah. LESLIE LOFFMAN: There you go. BLAKE RUBIN: ...

Current Developments

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Recorded on: Feb. 7, 2014

SPEAKER 1: With that, Sandy and Blake, do you want to say anything? SANFORD PRESANT: Well, Blake's going to talk for an hour. We are in a time of change. And change is coming, or least change is trying to come. We have the Baucus proposals that came out of the Senate Finance Committee. We have Dave Camp's stuff. And these are major things that can have major impacts on the real estate markets. And this reg project that Les is going to probably ...

Transactions Involving Real Estate - Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems

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Recorded on: Feb. 7, 2014

BLAKE D. RUBIN: Time to start. Good morning, everybody. Welcome back. Happy to be here. We've got some new speakers joining us on the podium here. To my far left is Jill Darrow. Jill's a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman, here in New York City. She's the head of the New York Tax Planning Practice. Specializes, really, in real estate and partnership taxation. Recently was listed as one of the top 100 New York Super Lawyers. And has been listed in Best ...

Breakout Sessions V: Litigation, Prosecution, Strategic/Transactional

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Recorded on: Feb. 6, 2014

GERALD M. MURPHY, JR: So a bunch of us have had this situation. So I actually had to research this years ago, and there's a case in here we'll talk about later, Ruschig (1967) CCPA case. And fortunately, I found that years ago. And I think when I've had to do this, I think I've done it the right way. They kind of did it the wrong way here, and a lot of it was because-- I'm not saying it was attorney error, just it's not the best way. So we'll go through ...

Heading for the Exit: Best Practices for Successful PE-Backed IPOs 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Feb. 6, 2014

AMY HAUB: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Steve Slutzky. STEVEN J. SLUTZKY: Hi. Good afternoon, everyone. I want to thank you for joining today's presentation on Best Practices for Successful Private Equity-Backed Initial Public Offerings. My name is Steven Slutzky. I am a corporate partner in the Capital Markets Practice at Debevoise & Plimpton. My Co-presenter today, Matt Kaplan, is also a partner in the Capital Markets ...

Corporate Counsel Roundtable

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Recorded on: Feb. 6, 2014

MODERATOR: to our corporate counsel panel. And this kind of has the sub-heading of what keeps corporate counsel up at night. And it's going to have a similar format to what we had before, a number of questions for our panelists. And so we want to encourage them to also have a little back-and-forth banter as well, and, again, encourage the audience to ask questions as we go along with all this. So to my left, your right, is Kathy Card Beckles. She's ...

Recent Cases

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Recorded on: Feb. 6, 2014

DOUGLAS R. NEMEC: Thank you very much for that insider's view. And for everything you did as director. While I don't prosecute patent applications in the first instance, my clients do, and they have certainly perceived the efficiencies that you've added to the system and are most appreciative. So thank you for joining us today for that presentation. And thanks to all of you for joining the 8th Annual Patent Law Institute, with a particular shout ...

Litigating Against Non-Practicing Entites

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Recorded on: Feb. 6, 2014

DOUGLAS R. NEMEC: All right, welcome back from the break, everybody. We'll get started with the next plenary session for this afternoon. Through the course of the last day and a half, I think the term NPE or non-practicing entity has been mentioned once or twice in the presentations. I heard it a few times in the hallways. And not everybody agrees on what they are. Not everybody agrees on whether they're doing something that advances the patent system ...

Ethics at the PTO: The New Frontier

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Recorded on: Feb. 6, 2014

JOHN M. WHITE: OK, welcome back. It is exactly the stroke of 4:00 o'clock, which means we must be in our last hour of the Patent Institute. Now, this last hour runs from 4:00 o'clock to 5:00 o'clock. It is ethics. And this is why you are still here, right? Because we all know that regardless of anything else, we all come up short on ethics, not in life, but according to our bar association. We know that in private, patent attorneys are boringly ethical. ...

Trademark Enforcement Update

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Recorded on: Feb. 4, 2014

BRIAN BROKATE: Good afternoon everyone. Welcome back. I could see from the number of people in the room here we didn't lose too many to Superbowl Boulevard. So that's certainly good news. So we're going to continue with the program this afternoon, and the primary focus is going to be on trademarks, the new GTLD's, new developments in trademark enforcement, and then we're going to finish up today with our panel on ethics. So for the next panel it's ...

Anti-counterfeiting Update

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Recorded on: Feb. 4, 2014

KATIE: And now we're on next to anti-counterfeiting issues, and Brian has our-- Brian Brokate, has already been introduced to you all. And Brian, I'm trying if I have any factoids about you that I can-- BRIAN BROKATE: No, there's nothing fun about me. KATIE: I think maybe you're a twin, are you a Twin BRIAN BROKATE: Yes, I am a twin. KATIE: There you go. Brian's a twin. And speaking with Brian, we have Shane Berry from Abercrombie & Fitch, ...

Patent Enforcement Update

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Recorded on: Feb. 4, 2014

KATHLEEN E. MCCARTHY: So I don't want to spend too much time with introductions on the patent panel. Because there's really, as probably all of you know, a lot going on in the patent field these days. And I don't want to take too much time away from what they have to say. And certainly while our update of recent developments in patent law this year is going to be very lively, I think next year is probably going to be even more lively. Because there's ...

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