Today was the last stop on our Discover PLUS national tour. We wrapped things up in our home city, NYC, which has been through a lot these past few weeks. A big thanks to everyone who attended one of our lunches–we learned a lot and now have some amazing feedback on Discover PLUS, which we can’t wait to implement.
If you couldn’t attend one of the lunches, not to worry! Check out our introductory video here (or press play below) or contact us to set up a WebEx demo.
Businesses and their insurers must respond to real property losses from Hurricane Sandy, as well as direct and contingent business interruption losses from facility closures, interruption in supply chains, disruption of transportation systems and other considerations. These losses present a variety of important commercial insurance questions, both for the insurers who may be asked to pay for these losses and for the companies seeking to recoup any diminished profits.
Laura A. Foggan and Dale E. Hausman, partners at Wiley Rein LLP, who regularly represents insurers in important coverage matters, and Lorelie S. Masters a partner at Jenner & Block LLP and a leading policyholder advocate, will discuss key legal issues in insurance for such losses during this important briefing. The program will provide an overview of:
The insurance coverage issues that may be implicated by U.S. business losses
Steps businesses and insurers can take now to review relevant insurance programs
Coverage limitations in widely-used property, specialty and other policy forms
Relevant U.S. case law from other events causing business losses, such as 9/11and Hurricane Katrina
Because the insider trading laws apply to everyone — not just corporate insiders — a proper understanding of both the basics of insider trading law as well as some of the complexities and nuances of this important area of the law is important to anyone who invests in the securities markets. Insider Trading Law and Compliance Answer Book 2013provides you with a step-by-step understanding of the legal requirements imposed upon all investors. It walks you through:
The elements of an insider trading claim
What is legitimate company research that can be freely acted upon and what is nonpublic information that may not
When acting on a “tip” can incur legal liability
The framework of penalties when insider trading has been successfully proved
Insider Trading Law and Compliance Answer Book 2013provides both the lawyer and the lay investor with a complete understanding of the criminal and civil issues that can arise, the possible penalties that could be incurred and the defenses available. It reflects the in-depth knowledge of legal practitioners who provide ongoing counseling and litigation representation to a wide array of clients.
In today’s turbulent financial markets, a claim of insider trading often hits the newspapers. Insider Trading Law and Compliance Answer Book 2013, which fully integrates recent regulatory changes, provides a concise road map, helping the reader to navigate the legal requirements safely.
Signed into law on July 21, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) is the most significant piece of financial legislation since the Great Depression. At over 880 pages for its 16 titles, this massive new law fundamentally changes financial services law. PLI’s Financial Services Regulation Deskbookwalks you through all the significant changes made by the Act and subsequent implementing regulations. It is organized by subject matter and is accompanied by commentary on the practical effects of the legislation on industry practice, including pointing out areas of legal ambiguity that must be solved only by advocacy with the relevant regulators.
created two new significant federal agencies, the Financial Stability Oversight FSOC (Council) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB);
require significant heightened prudential standards for systemically significant financial companies;
prohibit, subject to exceptions, banks from engaging in proprietary trading and sponsoring and investing in hedge funds and private equity funds;
require U.S. banks and other entities that receive federal “financial assistance” to push-out much of their derivatives businesses to nonbank affiliates;
create a new “Orderly Liquidation Authority” for systemic financial firms;
impose increased prudential regulation on banks and their holding companies; and
for the first time, comprehensively regulate derivatives activities.
Written by Arthur Long, a partner at Davis Polk who is a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions Group, theFinancial Services Regulation Deskbook includes a full discussion of the context surrounding the changes made by Dodd-Frank, including a discussion of the Senate and House legislative history, the specific issues during the economic crisis period that many of the changes were meant to address, as well as the impact of the steady flow of implementing regulations that have been issued since the Act went into effect.
If you would like to order a copy or need more information, please contact Library Relations (877-900-5291; email@example.com).
In the wake of the destruction brought on by Super Storm Sandy, PLI moved our Discover PLUS NYC Librarian Advisory lunch to Friday, November 16th at 12:30 PM. The lunch will be held at the same location — Sheraton New York Hotel; 811 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019. We hope to see you there!
From November 1st, 2012 onwards, no PLI content will be available on Westlaw.
After a twenty-five year partnership with Westlaw, PLI content will no longer be accessible via the Thomson Reuters Westlaw site. PLI was unable to reach an agreement for ongoing distribution by Westlaw of PLI content, including both PLI Course Handbooks and PLI Treatises. Presently and in the future, you may continue to access all PLI Treatises on Bloomberg Law.
PLI continues to offer access to our Course Handbooks, Treatises, Answer Books, Legal Forms and Program Transcripts via the Discover PLUS eBook platform. Please feel free to contact your PLI account manager, Library Relations at libraryrelations@pliedu or (877) 900-5291 or Customer Service at (800) 260-4754 with any questions or concerns.