Category Archives: PLI Talks

Free One-Hour Briefing on BEPS: What’s Next?

July 31, 2014 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)

Over the past year, the United States and other countries in the G-20 and the OECD have been working to develop and implement an Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting, commonly referred to as “BEPS.” The Action Plan includes 15 “action items” and a tight timetable over the next 18 months for delivering the identified outputs.
In this One-Hour Briefing, John L. Harrington, partner at Dentons US LLP, and Robert B. Stack, U.S. Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary (International Tax Affairs) (invited) will discuss how these BEPS developments and proposals will affect U.S. companies with cross border activities. The program will focus on:

  • Likely recommendations regarding the digital economy, hybrid mismatch arrangements, abuse of tax treaties, and transfer pricing documentation and treatment of intangibles
  • What U.S. companies should be doing to prepare for the changes likely to result from BEPS
  • What U.S. companies should be doing to provide input in the process

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

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

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

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

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.

Discover PLUS is Coming to a City Near You!

As we launch Discover PLUS, PLI wants to hear from you! Please join Alexa Robertson, our Library Relations Director, for a Librarian Advisory Lunch, where we’ll demo Discover PLUS.  After the demo, we will answer all your questions, and ask for your thoughts and suggestions.

We will be hosting luncheons in the following cities.  Email if you’d like to attend.


Atlanta, GA–Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Location:             Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta (Savannah Hall); 75 Fourteenth Street NE; Atlanta, GA 30309

Time:                    12:30 PM

RSVP Date:         September 28th, 2012


Los Angeles–Thursday, October 11, 2012

Location:             The Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza; 251 South Olive Street; Los Angeles, CA 90012

Time:                    12:30 PM

RSVP Date:         October 4, 2012


San Francisco, CA–Friday, October 12, 2012

Location:             The Palace Hotel (Pacific Heights Room); 2 New Montgomery Street; San Francisco, CA 94105

Time:                    12:30 PM

RSVP Date:         October 5th, 2012


Chicago, IL–Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Location:             The Westin Chicago River North; 320 North Dearborn Street; Chicago, IL  60654

Time:                    12:30 PM

RSVP Date:        October 11, 2012


Houston, TX–Thursday, October 18, 2012

Location:             Hyatt Regency Houston; 1200 Louisiana Street; Houston, TX 77002

Time:                    12:30 PM

RSVP Date:         October 12, 2012


Philadelphia, PA–Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Location:             The Westin Philadelphia; 99 South 17th Street; Philadelphia, PA 19103

Time:                    12:30 PM

RSVP Date:         TBA


Washington, DC–Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Location:             Hotel Monaco; 700 F Street, NW; Washington, DC 20004

Time:                    12:30 PM

RSVP Date:         October 19, 2012


New York, NY–Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Location:             Sheraton New York Hotel; 811 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

RSVP Date:         October 26, 2012


Don’t see your city on this list? Email us and let us know where you want PLUS to stop next!


PLI Helps Explain the new JOBS Act












On April 5, 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was signed into law, bringing about significant changes to the regulation of capital formation in the United States.  In response, PLI arranged a dialog with senior staff from the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance and private practitioners (audio only), which you can access here.  In addition, PLI will host a seminar on the JOBS Act on May 30.  Click here to find out more about it and sign up.