Monthly Archives: September 2011

August Treatise Update

In August PLI added two new publications to our growing catalog of Answer Book titles, the Intellectual Property Answer Book 2011-2012and Medical Device Law & Regulation Answer Book 2011-2012.

In addition, the following titles were also updated. If you are on standing order, these releases have already been shipped. If you would like to place an order, please write

  1. Asset-Based Lending 7th Ed(New Edition)
  2. Corporate Compliance Answer Book 2011-12 (New Edition)
  3. Federal Circuit Yearbook 2011 (New Edition)
  4. Mergers, Acquisitions & Tender Offers Rel. #2
  5. Soderquist on Corporate Law & Practice Rel. #4

300 Things You Can Do With A Law Degree
(Free PLI Program)

If you are considering how to better utilize your law degree, join Hindi Greenberg, a nationally known career consultant who herself practiced law for ten years and has written the best-selling Lawyer’s Career Change Handbook, and get practical ideas and pointers about the variety of job and career options that a lawyer can pursue. This is a free pro bono program brought to you by The State Bar of California and PLI.

Law students, practicing lawyers, unemployed lawyers, re-entry lawyers and anyone who has a J.D. and desires to find a good job in or out of law, and have more career satisfaction, will benefit from this program. Here’s what you will learn:

  • The possible uses for your legal training, both in and outside of the legal field
  • Ideas about jobs and categories that might fit who you are and what you want to do
  • How to go about seeking out those job opportunities
  • How to research the job market and make new contacts for employment
  • Begin identifying your skills and abilities and how they translate into new job or career possibilities
  • Illustrate how to restructure your resume and oral presentation about yourself so that an employer will understand your suitability for the job
  • Ways to best present yourself so that you can get a satisfying job, whether in or outside of law
  • Effective methods for networking and interviewing

Choose either the live or the Live Webcast program.

San Francisco and Live Webcast
October 20, 2011, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (PT)


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Corporate Compliance Answer Book 2011-12
(New Title)

What is a compliance and ethics program? What are its costs and benefits? Why do you need one? With so much confusion about corporate compliance, the attorneys at Holland & Knight have assembled a team of experts not just to ask the right questions, but to give you all the answers. PLI’s Corporate Compliance Answer Book 2011-12 has the information you need to understand what an effective compliance and ethics program is, how it should operate, and what issues and risks it must address in a variety of heavily regulated industries. Most importantly, it helps make the case to management and the board as to why your company needs such a program.

Corporate Compliance Answer Book 2011-12 covers the full range of heavily regulated industries and corporate activities in a clear, easy-to-use Q&A format, loaded with dozens of case studies, invaluable compliance facts and tips, checklists, charts, and tables. Note that the coverage in this latest edition has been expanded to two volumes. This is targeted guidance you need to design, implement, and enforce compliance programs that detect and prevent wrongdoing and minimize the legal and financial damage it can cause.

Featuring dozens of real-world case studies, compliance checklists, and best practice tips, Corporate Compliance Answer Book 2011-12 pays for itself over and over again by helping you avoid major legal and financial burdens.

Essential reading at a time when your legal and regulatory burdens continue to mount, Corporate Compliance Answer Book 2011-12 minimizes the risk of litigation, penalties, sanctions, company turmoil, and lost revenue due to noncompliance.

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Technology Licensing Basics: How to Research, Draft and Monitor a Technology License Agreement (FREE One-Hour Briefing)

October 6, 2011, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This free One-Hour Briefing will give attorneys and law librarians a better understanding of the fundamental legal issues associated with technology licensing in the high technology and biotechnology industries; and will illustrate some key legal research issues and techniques that arise during these complex technology licensing transactions.

Our first speaker, Frank X. Curci, a West Coast-based technology attorney representing entities in both the high technology and biotechnology industries, will address some of the key issues that technology licensing attorneys need to consider as they prepare and negotiate patent and other high technology and biotechnology license agreements.  Our second speaker, Hope Porter, a head law librarian from an intellectual property law firm, will discuss fundamental research strategies and databases guidelines which support and augment a technology licensing practice.

Join our speakers as they:

  • Highlight some of the major competing interests of licensors compared to licensees
  • Identify some of the key legal research tools available to technology licensing attorneys
  • Demonstrate the resources a law librarian can access to assist in drafting and monitoring a technology license agreement.

This briefing was conceived and created in cooperation with Practising Law Institute (PLI) and the Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY).  This briefing is chaired by Patricia Barbone, Gitelle Seer and Janice E. Henderson.


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July 2011 Course Handbook Update

Here are the PLI Course Handbooks that were published during the month of July 2011.

Corporate Law & Practice Series

  • Fundamentals of Investment Adviser Regulation 2011
  • Twelfth Annual Private Equity Forum

Intellectual Property Series

  • Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing 2011
  • Twelfth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Understanding Patent Law 2011

Litigation & Administrative Practice Series

  • 11th Annual Municipal Law Institute

Please write if you have any questions or would like to order a title.

Medical Devices Law and Regulation Answer Book 2011-12 (New Title)

The regulation of medical devices has grown increasingly complex since the Medical Device Amendments to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) were introduced in 1976.  Medical Devices Law and Regulation Answer Book 2011-12 walks you through the current regulatory requirements and describes every aspect from pre-market requirements for specific types of devices to post-market regulation and ongoing government enforcement and investigation.

With over 30 contributors from a variety of major law firms and consulting firms specializing in medical device work, Medical Devices Law and Regulation Answer Book 2011-12 provides practical guidance on how to handle every day questions on a wide variety of topics as well as what issues are likely to arise and how to avoid them. 

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