Seminar  One-Hour Briefing

Political Law Due Diligence in M&A Transactions


  • Webcast


    Jul. 12, 2018

    1:00 PM Eastern

When a company violates the complex rules governing its interactions with government officials, it faces not only criminal or civil penalties but also potential business losses and headline and reputational risks.  Despite these significant risks, acquirers sometimes overlook political law issues when conducting due diligence on a target company.  Government contractors, target companies with PACs, government affairs departments or outside lobbyists, and companies operating in regulated industries such as financial services, insurance, utilities, and gaming companies are particularly vulnerable to political law risks.    

Zachary G. Parks, Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, is a member of the firm's Election & Political Law group.  In addition to frequently leading political law due diligence for investment firms and companies, he also routinely advises corporations and corporate executives on instituting political law compliance programs and conducts compliance training for senior corporate executives and lobbyists. 

The One-Hour Briefing will cover:

  • How to identify previously undetected pay-to-play violations by the target
  • Campaign finance compliance red flags
  • Steps for evaluating the target's compliance with lobbying laws
  • Warning signs for potential violations of government gift and ethics rules

Program Level:  Overview

Intended Audience:  In-house counsel, outside attorneys, board members, corporate officers, and other professionals responsible for conducting due diligence or responding to due diligence requests in the mergers and acquisitions context

Prerequisites:  A familiarization with the corporate mergers and acquisitions process

Advanced Preparation:  None 


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Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Speaker(s)
Zachary G. Parks ~ Covington & Burling LLP
Program Attorney(s)
Amy Taub ~ Director, One-Hour Briefings, Practising Law Institute
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U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live one-hour briefings.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live one-hour briefings.

California:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “eCLE” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of eCLE per reporting period.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “in-house” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 in-house credits per reporting period.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live one-hour briefings.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “distance education” credit. Attorneys are limited to 9 credits of distance education per reporting period.

Iowa:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live one-hour briefings.

Kansas:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live one-hour briefings.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live one-hour briefings.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 4 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Maine:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live one-hour briefings.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live one-hour briefings.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live one-hour briefings.

Montana:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live one-hour briefings.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “computer-based learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of computer-based learning per reporting period.

Nevada:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live one-hour briefings.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live one-hour briefings.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live one-hour briefings can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live one-hour briefings. Skills credits may not be earned via live one-hour briefings.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live one-hour briefings.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live one-hour briefings.

Ohio:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live one-hour briefings.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live one-hour briefings.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “alternatively delivered” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of alternatively delivered programs per reporting period.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live one-hour briefings.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live one-hour briefings.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of online instruction per reporting period.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live one-hour briefings.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live one-hour briefings.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live one-hour briefings can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 points of distance learning programs per reporting period.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live one-hour briefings can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live one-hour briefings may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live one-hour briefings vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live one-hour briefings may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as the “Group-Internet-Based” (GIB) delivery method. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live one-hour briefings may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live one-hour briefings may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live one-hour briefings may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live one-hour briefings may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live one-hour briefings qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live one-hour briefings.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live one-hour briefings may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live one-hour briefings may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live one-hour briefings may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live one-hour briefings may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

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