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  • Free One-Hour Briefing on SEC v. Obus: Insider Trading and Taking the SEC to Trial

    Date: 2014.07.28 | Category: PLI, PLI Talks, Programs (free) | Response: 0

    July 29, 2014 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)

    On May 30, 2014, a ten-person jury in the Southern District of New York returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the defendants in SEC v. Obus, one of the longest-running insider trading cases in history. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP represented Nelson Obus, a New York-based hedge fund manager, in the SEC’s trial against him and two co-defendants for allegedly trading in the securities of SunSource, Inc. on the basis of material non-public information that the company was about to be sold. The jury’s verdict marks the end of a long fight by Mr. Obus to clear his name. The SEC first subpoenaed Mr. Obus and his co-defendants, as well as his hedge funds, in 2002 and filed the complaint in 2006. Gibson Dunn succeeded in winning summary judgment in the case in 2010, a ruling that was reversed by the Second Circuit two years later. Defendants proceeded to trial in May 2014, and the jury’s unanimous verdict came on May 30, 2014, after just one day of deliberations.
    Please join Joel M. Cohen and Mary Kay Dunning of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP as they discuss:

    • The classical and misappropriation theories of insider trading
    • Strategies for defending clients during the SEC investigation phase
    • Exploring case theories during discovery
    • Developing offensive trial themes
    • Countering SEC trial tactics
    • Dealing with old evidence and witness testimony
    • Tippee liability under SEC v. Obus
    • The SEC’s plan to pursue more insider trading actions administratively

    Register now and don’t miss this important free briefing!

  • Free One-Hour Briefing on Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer: Supreme Court Eschews Moench Presumption, But Recognizes Limitations on Stock-Drop Litigation Under ERISA

    Date: 2014.07.28 | Category: PLI, PLI Talks, Programs (free) | Response: 0

    July 28th, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 pm. (E.D.T.)

    Join this One-Hour Briefing and listen to attorneys involved in both sides of the Dudenhoeffer case, as well as an attorneyinvolved with the case for the Department of Labor, for a discussion of its background and impact. The discussion will be moderated by expert faculty who has hosted our series of Hot Topic Briefings on various ERISA cases as they are decided.

    Please join Robert Long (Covington & Burling LLP), Professor Ronald J. Mann (Columbia Law School) and Thomas Tso (United States Department of Labor) for a free One-Hour Briefing on the Supreme Court’s decision on Fifth Third Bank v. Dudenhoeffer.

    Attorneys of all backgrounds, expertise, and experience are welcome.

  • Free One-Hour Briefing on Helping Child Migrants: Learn How to Represent Children Who Need Immigration and Family Court Assistance

    Date: 2014.06.25 | Category: PLI, PLI Talks, Programs (free) | Response: 0

    June 26, 2014, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)

    You can participate in this One-Hour Briefing and learn how to volunteer as pro bono counsel for an immigrant child. In the past eight months, the Customs and Border Protection announced that more than 47,000 children have been apprehended at the Southern border and placed in deportation proceedings. In some immigration courts, 12 to 15% of the dockets are unaccompanied minor children. Sadly, there is no right to free counsel for children in immigration proceedings. The children are primarily arriving on the Southern border and come from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador but children are also sent, sometimes against their will from many countries including China, South Asia and the Caribbean. The median age of the children being apprehended in 2014 is approximately 14 but even toddlers have been arrested and placed into removal poceedings.

     
    Please join Professor Lenni B. Benson, Director of the Safe Passage Project, Deborah Lee, Senior Staff Attorney, Immigration Intervention Project, Sanctuary for Families and Lisa Frydman, Associate Director and Managing Attorney, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, for a free One-Hour briefing on Representing Unaccompanied Children Who Need Immigration and Family Court Assistance, and learn how you, too, can help.

    Attorneys of all backgrounds, expertise, and experience are welcome. No prior immigration experience is needed.

  • Calling All Summer Associates! Free One-Hour Briefing on Making the Most of Your Law Firm Internship

    Date: 2014.05.22 | Category: Programs (free) | Response: 0

    June 2, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)

    There will be NO CLE Credit for this FREE One Hour Briefing.

    There is good news and bad news for summer associates. Large law firms have traditionally used summer associate programs to find permanent associates, and most still do. But some firms have eliminated summer associate programs, and others hire far smaller summer classes. Firms’ expectations changed with the recession: summer associate programs are no longer seasonal recruiting extravaganzas characterized by light research or make-work assignments, ballgames, sunset sailing, and lavish meals. Partners assume their summer associates are capable of good legal work, but they’re looking for more.

    To succeed in the summer and beyond, law students must take early opportunities seriously. Within the summer program, they must produce superior work, identify the firm’s culture and contribute to it, and create an impression of professionalism, discretion, reliability, and likability. This one-hour briefing, presented by Andrea Lee Negroni, Of Counsel at BuckleySandler LLP, is based on comments from hiring partners and summer associate managers of several midsize and large law firms. Ms. Negroni will share specific suggestions for law students seeking to make the most of summer associateships.

    Register now and don’t miss this important free briefing!

  • Free One-Hour Briefing on Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action and the Roberts Court’s Vision of a Post-Racial America

    Date: 2014.05.06 | Category: Programs (free) | Response: 0

    May 19, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)

    In April, the United States Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to Michigan’s statewide ban on race and sex-based affirmative action. Although the vote was 6-2, the ruling produced no majority opinion for the Court. The plurality opinion repudiated the reasoning, but not the results, of an earlier line of decisions that had forbidden states from transferring authority over programs that benefit racial minorities from local to state decision makers. The ruling also produced a sharp disagreement over the continuing need for affirmative action and the social meaning of opposition to affirmative action.

    Please join Cornell University Law School Professors Michael C. Dorf and Aziz F. Rana as they discuss:

    • The rise and fall of the “political process” doctrine that was repudiated in Schuette;
    • The constitutional status of race-conscious government decision making;
    • How Schuette fits with various Justices’ views about whether we are living in a “post-racial” society; and
    • The practical implications of Schuette.

    Don’t miss this important free presentation!

  • Free One-Hour Briefing on the Supreme Court and Informational Privacy: Bringing the Fourt Amendment into the 21st Century

    Date: 2014.04.14 | Category: Programs (free) | Response: 0

    April 30, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)

    On January 17, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases that will hopefully force it to bring the Fourth Amendment into the 21st century. In United States v. Wurie and California v. Riley, the Court will consider whether the police, after arresting an individual, may look at the contents of his or her cellphone. These cases may force the Court to confront a question that it has so far ducked: What is the Fourth Amendment’s protection for informational privacy? That is, to what extent should people be able to keep information from the government until it has probable cause to obtain it?

    The presentation will address:

    • Emerging issues of technology and the Fourth Amendment
    • Recent cases concerning informational privacy and the Fourth Amendment
    • United States v. Wurie and California v. Riley

    Register now for this free special event in celebration of Law Day and join Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law for this important discussion.

  • Free One-Hour Briefing on Legal Issues for Startups: What Non-Lawyer Entrepreneurs Need to Know

    Date: 2014.04.08 | Category: Programs (free) | Response: 0

    April 24, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)

    Early stage companies (startups) are critical to economic growth. But startups face complicated legal issues because of their limited financial resources, the dynamic phase of product development, their hiring requirements, and their pursuit of investment. Put simply: startups always have legal questions and never have money; attorneys have answers, but always cost money.

    With a conversation that will speak to both non-attorneys (startups) as well as attorneys, please join Charles Belle (Executive Director at the Institute for Innovation Law at UC Hastings) and attorney Ken Priore (General Counsel of Grindr) as they provide an overview of the legal issues startups face from launch to Series A funding.
    Specific topics include:

    • Understanding the lifecyle basics of a startup, from bootstrapped to Series A
    • Critical legal needs startups need to be aware of
    • When lawyers over lawyer: what startups don’t need
    • When startups should be charged for services and when not
    • Practical steps startups should consider in their funding options as they develop
    • The impact of the new crowdfunding legislation as a funding mechanism

    Mark you calendar and don’t miss this important Free Briefing!

  • Our Free Library One-Hour Briefing on Changing from Two to One Legal Database Vendor is Now Available On-Demand!

    Date: 2014.02.24 | Category: Just for librarians, Law Libraries, Programs (free) | Response: 0

    35336PLI and LLAGNY have teamed up to offer free one-hour audio briefings for librarians, researchers, attorneys, and allied professionals. Last month we offered a session on moving from two legal database vendors to one, which is now available on-demand!

    Our new economic world continually requires cost savings as a constant standard. Law Firms, Legal Departments and Government Libraries have subscribed to multiple major legal vendors since the 1980s. But currently, there are questions as to whether this should remain the standard. Can legal research be effectively performed with only one database? If a choice has to be made, how will that affect the efficacy of legal research?

    Lecture Topics:

    • Responding to the new normal: How many legal databases can/should we provide?
    • Learn what steps should be taken in making the decision to select one vendor.
    • Review your usage and content to maximize the offerings in your contract.
    • What issues may you face after the decision has been made to go to one vendor?

    The program faculty members are: Nancy Hancock of CURRENT ISSUES: A Library Service; Susan van Beek-McKenna of Budd Larner, P.C.; and Tanya Whorton of Crowell & Moring, LLP.

    This briefing, featuring instruction from experts in library management, was conceived and created in cooperation with the Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY) and Practising Law Institute (PLI). This briefing is chaired by Janice E. Henderson, Patricia Barbone and Jill Gray.

    Click here to listen to the on-demand program.

  • Free Library One-Hour Briefing on Changing from Two to One Legal Database Vendor on Wednesday, January 29

    Date: 2014.01.16 | Category: Just for librarians, Programs (free) | Response: 0

    One hour BriefingPLI and LLAGNY have teamed up to offer free one-hour audio briefings for librarians, researchers, attorneys, and allied professionals. Next up, we’re offering a session on changing from two legal database vendors to one.

    January 29, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (E.S.T.)
    Our new economic world continually requires cost savings as a constant standard. Law Firms, Legal Departments and Government Libraries have subscribed to multiple major legal vendors since the 1980s. But currently, there are questions as to whether this should remain the standard. Can legal research be effectively performed with only one database? If a choice has to be made, how will that affect the efficacy of legal research?

    Lecture Topics:

    • Responding to the new normal: How many legal databases can/should we provide?
    • Learn what steps should be taken in making the decision to select one vendor.
    • Review your usage and content to maximize the offerings in your contract.
    • What issues may you face after the decision has been made to go to one vendor?

    The program faculty members are: Nancy Hancock of CURRENT ISSUES: A Library Service; Susan van Beek-McKenna of Budd Larner, P.C.; and Tanya Whorton of Crowell & Moring, LLP.

    This briefing, featuring instruction from experts in library management, was conceived and created in cooperation with the Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY) and Practising Law Institute (PLI). This briefing is chaired by Janice E. Henderson, Patricia Barbone and Jill Gray.

    Click here to register.

  • Free One-Hour Briefing on How to Start–and Succeed–at Pro Bono

    Date: 2013.10.09 | Category: PLI, Programs (free) | Response: 0

    October 24, 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)

    This is a free one-hour briefing in recognition of National Pro Bono Celebration Week!

    Sure, you know pro bono is a good idea, and brings many benefits to you, your firm, and the clients you serve. But where do you start? How do you know what work is available, and what would be interesting? What work would fit best with your career goals, your time commitments, and your work situation? What work will prove to be fascinating and rewarding (and what won’t?) How can you do pro bono work when you don’t have any experience in any of the areas you think there are pro bono opportunities?

    As part of the ABA’s National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, please join Adam Friedl, Pro Bono Coordinator at ProBono.Net, and Tiela Chalmers, Pro Bono and Legal Services Consultant, for a free one-hour briefing on How to Start – and Succeed – at Pro Bono – and learn how you can build a pro bono practice that allows you to do well while doing good.

    Topics to be addressed include:

    • How to figure out what work appeals to you, and will build your professional skills
    • Working within the constraints, opportunities and systems of your current situation
    • What types of work are available, and where to find them

    Attorneys of all backgrounds, expertise, and experience are welcome. Register now, and learn more about pro bono today!

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