• Updates to Public Company Deskbook: Complying with Federal Governance & Disclosure Requirements (3rd Edition)

    Date: 2015.05.18 | Category: PLI Discover PLUS (our upgraded eBook library), PLI Publications, Treatise Supplements | Response: 0

    Titles-177-Pub-Company-3rd-Ed_20141016095115“The most comprehensive of all the texts in the marketplace today.”  – New York Law Journal

    “The ‘bible’ for securities lawyers.” – Fortune Magazine

    Expanded and completely reorganized to meet the needs of today’s increasingly prescriptive environment, Public Company Deskbook: Complying with Federal Governance and Disclosure Requirements is your one-stop center for expert counsel on how to deal effectively with the overlapping legislative, regulatory and private initiatives to reform public company governance and disclosure practices over the past decade.

    The enhanced Deskbook provides in-depth practical guidance centered around each of the following areas: Board Structure & Governance; Shareholder Meetings; Audit Committee, Auditor Policy & Auditor Disclosure; Compensation Committee, Compensation Policy & Compensation Disclosure; Public Company Reporting & Compliance; and Corporate Investigations & Whistleblowing. Included are numerous sample forms, checklists and documents, such as sample committee charters, director and officer questionnaires and annual meeting timelines for both NYSE- and Nasdaq-listed companies. Also addressed are current shareholder relations, including the prevalence, SEC-profile and outcome of common shareholder proposals, an analysis of proxy-advisor withhold recommendations and a comprehensive activist update.

    Written by three partners with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Public Company Deskbook: Complying with Federal Governance & Disclosure Requirements, Third Edition is an indispensable resource for securities practitioners, compliance officers, directors, officers, accountants, auditors, and research analysts, and an important reference for securities regulators.

    If you’d like to order Public Company Deskbook: Complying with Federal Governance & Disclosure Requirements, Third Edition, please email PLI Library Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.

  • The 12 Week Interview

    Date: 2015.05.12 | Category: Law Firms, PLI, Programs (free) | Response: 0

    Across the country, law students are surfacing from their stacks of books and papers and are feeling the sun on their skin for the first time since final exams started over a month ago.  However, a summer vacation is not next on the agenda, instead it is time to get ready for the summer associate program, also known as the legal profession’s 12 week interview process.

    Other than a shopping trip to buy breathable, moisture-wicking professional attire to keep cool during your commute and that rooftop bar happy hour(s), how else can you prepare for the upcoming summer months?

    • Attend a FREE PLI program
      • On June 23, PLI will hold an in-person, interactive breakfast session specifically designed for summer associates at our New York Conference Center. The program, How to Succeed As A Summer Associate 2015, will offer practical advice and highlight the skills summer associates need to make the most of their experience including:
        • Workload and time management expectations
        • Getting feedback and dealing with criticism
        • Making the most of your mentor
        • How to take advantage of pro bono and training opportunities
        • and Social expectations.

    If you can’t attend the June 23 program, you can take a look at what was said last year in the program transcript.

    • Have fun!
      • Part of your job as a a summer associate is to attend firm-organized social events.   Make sure to attend as many events as possible and get to know your potential future colleagues.  Read up on the Top Ten Networking Tips including number ten, “Carry your drink in your left hand – if it’s not in your right, you’ll have to move your drink in order to shake hands, plus, your hand will be cold and wet.  Yuck!”.

    And about that wardrobe….you may want to add a few pieces in royal blue, yellow, and dark green. Why Find out here.

  • Your Courtroom Companion

    Date: 2015.05.05 | Category: EBooks, PLI, PLI Discover PLUS (our upgraded eBook library), PLI Publications, Treatise | Response: 0

    Titles-207-Trial Handbook Spring 2015_20150413125919





    “A valuable reference tool that should be a part of every litigator’s library.”
    – New York Law Journal


    “For federal court practitioners, [Trial] Handbook is a must.”
    – Trial Lawyer


    Trial Handbook is the one-stop resource you can trust in the planning, trial, and post-trial stages of litigation. Designed for quick reference in the courtroom, Trial Handbook is keyed to the Federal Rules of Evidence and focuses on the presentation of proof and the evidentiary problems faced by counsel.

    Packed with practical checklists, charts, outlines, sample jury selection questions, Trial Handbook gives you the knowledge and tools to:

    • Develop solid trial briefs and strong case plans
    • Prepare lay and expert witnesses and organize your exhibits more effectively
    • Master voir dire to maximize your chances of getting the most sympathetic jurors
    • Make a clear record at trial to aid jurors’ understanding of your case
    • Build a rapport and your credibility with the jury throughout the trial
    • Use opening statements to put your cases, clients, and proof in the most favorable light
    • Give summations that blend evidence and issues to paint a thoroughly persuasive picture
    • Exploit discovery materials at trial to get an additional edge
    • Lay the proper foundation for various forms of evidence
    • Capitalize on the powerful probative impact of visual aids at trial
    • Apply proven direct examination and cross-examination techniques
    • Use pretrial, trial, and post-trial motions to gain strategic advantages
    • Draft clear, legally sound jury instructions that subtly sway judges

    At the heart of Trial Handbook is its unique Evidence Guide, now also included as a laminated fold-out, which clearly explains the meaning, purpose, operation, and history of every rule, including how each rule applies to other cases and how leading cases construe a particular rule.

    Volume 2, the Case Authority, includes thousands of case summaries of decisions under the rules, arming you with the latest evidentiary resources to help you prevail at trial.

    If you’d like to order Trial Handbook (Spring 2015)please email PLI Library Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.



    Date: 2015.05.04 | Category: Answer Book, PLI, PLI Publications, Treatise | Response: 0



    Date: 2015.05.01 | Category: Answer Book, PLI, PLI Publications, Treatise | Response: 0


  • It’s official…

    Date: 2015.05.01 | Category: PLI | Response: 0


    american-flag-378140_1280“NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in accordance with Public Law 87-20, as amended, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2015, as Law Day, U.S.A. I call upon all Americans to acknowledge the importance of our Nation’s legal and judicial systems with appropriate ceremonies and activities, and to display the flag of the United States in support of this national observance.”

    The White House Office of the Press Secretary,. LAW DAY, U.S.A., 2015.


    Learn more about Law Day and the 2015 theme, Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law, by visiting the American Bar Association on the web at:  http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/initiatives_awards/lawday_2015.html


  • The NFL Draft and Sports Entertainment Law

    Date: 2015.04.30 | Category: Course Handbooks, PLI Discover PLUS (our upgraded eBook library), PLI Publications | Response: 0

    quarterback-558046_1280With the 2015 NFL Draft just hours away and the top NCAA football players anxiously awaiting their fate, what better way to ‘kickoff’ (pun intended) the festivities then a refresher on  sports entertainment law. A quick search on PLI Discover PLUS gives us these results:

    Athletes’ Publicity Rights: A New Enforcement Paradigm

    Contradictions Re Athletes’ Rights of Publicity: A Tale of Two Cases

    Licensing Rights of Publicity for Athletes and Leagues

    Sports Law: The Use of Athletes‘ Images – The Right of Publicity in a Sports Context

    Transforming the Judicial Tests for Balancing Publicity Rights and the First Amendment: Protecting the Rights of Amateur Athletes

    For more information, email PLI Library Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.


  • The 2015 Am Law 100

    Date: 2015.04.29 | Category: Law Firms | Response: 0

    Earlier this week, The American Lawyer, released their annual ranking of the top 100 law firms.  The big news:  with a 14% increase in revenue, Latham & Watkins LLP become the 4th firm ever, in the thirty year history of the Am Law 100, to reach the top of the Am Law’s gross revenue rankings.   However, Latham & Watkins LLP wasn’t the only firm to experience sizable growth in 2014; taken as a whole, the Am Law 100 grew 4.6% in gross revenue from last year.

    View the slideshow below to get the full visual breakdown of the 2015 Am Law 100.

    The 2015 Am Law 100 Slideshow: By the Numbers


    Don’t forget to check back here on Friday for our Law Day promotion!

  • And the 2015 Webby Award for Best Law Website goes to….

    Date: 2015.04.27 | Category: Just for librarians, Law Libraries | Response: 0


    perma.cc Built & Run by Libraries

    The 2015 winner of the Webby Award for best law website goes to Harvard Law School Library – Innovation Lab for the beta site perma.cc.

    According to a study by Harvard Law, approximately 70% of all citation links published in law journals from 1999 to 2011 are now defunct.  perma.cc plans to prevent all future broken links in legal citation through perma.cc’s three step approach: create, vest, archive.

    Create: A user enters a URL creating a Perma Link associated with a temporary archive.

    Vest:  A Vesting User, someone affiliated with one or more Vesting Organizations such as law journals or courts, reviews and approves the Perma Link making the archive permanent.

    Archive: An archive type is chosen (Live Page View, Screen Capture View, Archived Page View.

    Visit https://perma.cc/ to learn more!

    Perma.cc is powered by libraries because we’re in the forever business. We’re already looking after printed materials. It’s time we did the same for links.”


  • Happy Earth Day!

    Date: 2015.04.22 | Category: EBooks, PLI, PLI Discover PLUS (our upgraded eBook library), PLI Publications | Response: 0

     Did you know Discover PLUS has more than 200 documents pertaining to Environmental Law? 

    Course Handbooks: More than 160 chapters

    Answer Books: More than 25 chapters

    Transcripts: 27 segments

    Forms: 9



    Also, don’t miss the next live seminar of Environmental Regulation 2015: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance on June 12, 2015 in New York, NY.

    Join your fellow colleagues and our expert faculty for an insightful look into the current environmental law landscape and for many helpful takeaways to support your practice.

    The 2015 program will cover the following issues among other topics:

    • Recent changes in air and climate regulation with practical suggestions for compliance and annual Title V certifications
    • Examination of new and proposed air and climate change regulatory standards for existing sources
    • International environmental regulation issues including chemical regulation, waste disposal and transboundary pollution
    • Clean Water Act issues, New NEPA guidance and EIS analysis issues
    • Hazardous waste sites and toxic tort issues and recent CERCLA case law
    • Environmental due diligence and negotiating real estate and corporate deals
    • Legal ethics in the environmental context

    For more information, email PLI Library Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.





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