Monthly Archives: May 2015

New Treatise! Global Business Fraud and the Law: Preventing and Remedying Fraud and Corruption

AnotheTitles_7655_Global-Business-Fraud-and-the-Law_20150519154305r new PLI title has been added to Discover PLUS: Global Business Fraud and the Law: Preventing and Remedying Fraud and Corruption.

This brand-new book presents a comprehensive and practical guide to preventing business fraud and corruption, and remedying unlawful behavior should it occur. Expert practitioners from around the globe offer an international perspective based on their extensive experience.

Whether you run a company that operates across international borders or provide legal counsel to such a company, this book provides an invaluable resource.

Part I of Global Business Fraud and the Law explores the nuts and bolts of global compliance issues and potential for internal investigations that could confront organizations and individuals conducting international commerce.

Chapter 1 Design, Implementation, and Operation of Global Compliance Programs
Chapter 2 Considerations in Global Internal Investigations
Chapter 3 The Audit Committee’s Evolving Role in Overseeing Corporate Investigations
Chapter 4 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Chapter 5 Conducting an FCPA Internal Investigation
Chapter 6 Global Antitrust Cartel Enforcement: Identifying Risks and Ensuring Compliance
Chapter 7 The Economic Espionage Act
Chapter 8 International Intellectual Property Protection
Chapter 9 OFAC Enforcement of U.S. International Economic Sanctions

Part II provides country-specific practice guides to the law of business fraud and corruption in several countries key to global commerce:

Chapter 10 Brazil
Chapter 11 Russia
Chapter 12 India
Chapter 13 China
Chapter 14 Australia
Chapter 15 United States
Chapter 16 United Kingdom

If you’d like to order Global Business Fraud and the Law: Preventing and Remedying Fraud and Corruption, please email the PLI Library Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.

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

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

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 read the program transcript for last year’s program, “Calling All Summer Associates:  Making the Most of Your Law Firm Internship,” or listen here.

  • 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

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“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.