Monthly Archives: June 2015

NEW Answer Book! SEC Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book 2015

Titles-7775-SEC-Comp-Enforce-AB-2015_20150602102052Counsel to broker-dealers, investment advisers, U.S.-registered issuers and other participants in the securities markets must have a thorough and clear understanding of the SEC’s enforcement mechanisms. PLI’s new SEC Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book 2015 is a comprehensive and concise reference book organized in an easy-to-use Q&A format.

Edited by David M. Stuart (Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP), this expert Q&A guide compiles the perspectives of leading practitioners from around the country who have previously served in the SEC Enforcement Division, many of whom were in some of the most senior positions in the Division.

Leveraging the authors’ experience and expertise, SEC Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book 2015 provides nuts and bolts guidance on:

  • Conducting an effective internal investigation – while the SEC is simultaneously investigating
  • Responding to SEC requests and subpoenas for documents, interviews, and testimony
  • Cooperating effectively with SEC staff
  • The Wells process, negotiating resolutions, and litigating with the SEC
  • The complexities that arise when criminal and international law enforcement authorities becomes involved in an SEC investigation

Additionally, SEC Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book 2015 answers questions on insider trading, accounting and securities fraud, market manipulation and foreign corruption. The Q&A guide also tackles special issues related to investigations of attorneys, accountants, and those identified by whistleblowers.

If you’d like to order SEC Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book 2015please email the PLI Library Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.  SEC Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book 2015 is also available on Discover PLUS .


New & Updated Research Topic Guides

We’ve updated and added to our Discover PLUS Research Topic Guides.

Discover PLUS Research Topic Guides are for those researchers interested in learning more about current legal issues from leading practitioners and experts. We have guides on the JOBS Act, patent trolls, the Supreme Court ruling against Aereo, the use of cell phone records as trial evidence, the tax implications of DOMA and cybersecurity.

See below or check out the Training Center for new and updated Discover PLUS Research Topic Guides.

PLI Discover PLUS Research Topics JOBS Act

PLI Discover PLUS Research Topics Patent Litigation

PLI Discover PLUS Research Topics Aereo

PLI Discover PLUS Research Topics Cell Phone Evidence

PLI Discover PLUS Research Topics DOMA

PLI Discover PLUS Research Topics Cybersecurity

We’ve also started to make our guides into videos.  Click here to watch the first Research Topic Guide video on cybersecurity. PLI Discover PLUS – Research Topic Cybersecurity

Win a Free World Explorer Package at AALL

Join us on Smagnifying-glass-68204_640unday, July 19th at 7:30AM at the Philadelphia Marriott for a breakfast discussion on Discover PLUS historical content.

During the breakfast, we will offer a participant the chance to explore their very own history: attendees will be placed in a drawing for a chance to WIN a FREE World Explorer package

Please RSVP to, and we’ll include location details in your confirmation.

Labor Management Law Answer Book 2016 is now available!

Titles-4156-Labor-Management-AB-16_20150612123306Labor Management Law Answer Book 2016 is a concise overview of the controlling provisions of the NLRA and the other major federal labor legislation. Reflecting the in-depth knowledge and experience of the authors, it walks you through every requirement of federal law, including:

Labor Management Law Answer Book 2016 also provides:

  • a concise guide to all of the requirements of the NLRA, LMRA, LMRDA and other federal statutes
  • detailed guidance on what is and is not permitted activity by both unions and employers in any negotiation
  • coverage of emerging issues of critical importance like collective bargaining in the public sector
  • the context and analysis necessary to effectively plan and execute a labor strategy against the backdrop of complex and constantly evolving federal law, and
  • relevant planning opportunities and strategies to optimize proactive decision-making.

If you’d like to order Labor Management Law Answer Book 2016please email PLI Library Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.

What’s New for June on Discover PLUS

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International Law


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Communications/Telecommunications Law:

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Children’s Law:

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Health Care:

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Pro Bono:

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Corporate & Securities:

Employee Benefits:


Intellectual Property:

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Professional Skills:

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If you’d like to order any of the above titles, please email the PLI Library Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.

Accessing the PLI Course Handbook Archive on Discover PLUS

Currently, the PLI Discover PLUS archive dates back to 2004 with more archived titles being added every week.  Watch this video to learn how to access this treasure trove of content on Discover PLUS.



We will continue to add instructional videos to this channel, so stay tuned for more! Also, if you have any suggestions for future search tips videos, please contact the PLI Library Help Desk.

PLI Free Fridays

Each Friday, PLI offers everyone one week of free access to one web segment or One-Hour Audio Briefing from its catalog of more than 3,500 hours of on-demand offerings. These Free Friday segments are good for one full hour of CLE credit, and can be passed along to clients, colleagues, or anyone in need of training.

Free Fridays are brought to you by the PLI SmartBrief, a free daily e-newsletter that delivers all of the legal news you need (plus Free Fridays!) right to your desktop. Editors handpick key articles from hundreds of publications specifically with practicing attorneys in mind, summarizing the content and linking back to the original sources.  Go here to sign up for PLI SmartBrief.

This Friday, PLI is offering a segment from the 17th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum.  The segment, Current Developments, will provide an overview of the significant changes to tax law, recent legislation, case law, regulations and rulings over the past year and the impacts they have on your clients.

To view our Free Friday program, you will need to create a PLI account, if you don’t already have one.  Programs will remain free only for one week; be sure to add to your library during this period. Click here and follow the on-screen instructions.

As a reminder, PLI Privileged Members have access to all of PLI’s live programs, Webcasts, and on-demand programs.  


PLI Librarian Advisory Breakfast at AALL 2015

PLI Librarian Breakfast

Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be holding a Librarian Advisory Breakfast at the AALL 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference in Philadelphia.

At PLI, we recognize that past practices greatly affect future dealings and decisions, and we’re working hard to upload our vast archived content to PLI Discover PLUS, our eBook library containing our authoritative Treatises, Answer Books, Course Handbooks, Program Transcripts, and Legal Forms. Since PLI has been publishing authoritative secondary sources on legal matters since 1933, we are in a unique position to be able to provide our subscribers with a treasure trove of expert opinions. By the end of 2014, we had released over ten years of Course Handbook content going back to 2004, and we are continuing to provide subscribers with more archived titles every week.

During a breakfast discussion on Discover PLUS historical content, we will offer a participant the chance to explore their very own history: attendees will be placed in a drawing for a chance to WIN a FREE World Explorer package
($224 value).

We will also demonstrate the exciting future enhancements that are currently planned for Discover PLUS.

7:30 – 8:30 AM
Philadelphia Marriott

Please RSVP to, and we’ll include location details in
your confirmation.

We hope to see you in Philadelphia!


If there’s a vessel involved, you need Maritime Law Answer Book 2015.

Titles_6728_Maritime-Law-Answer-Book-15_NWedit_20150519154344Ninety percent of the world’s goods are carried in ships, with maritime commerce affecting nearly every product bought or sold in the United States.

With the modernization of the shipping industry, as well as traditional bank finance, shipping companies have gained access to the public markets in the United States, and many are now publicly held here. Add to this the global economic crisis and downturn in shipping markets, and both publicly and privately held shipping companies have sought protection from creditors under the Bankruptcy Act. It is therefore not unusual for lawyers of all types to have exposure to maritime law concepts.

If there’s a vessel involved, you need Maritime Law Answer Book 2015.

Written in a Q&A format, this volume includes step-by-step discussions of many of the unique and often confusing aspects of maritime law, including:

  • The maritime arrest of vessels
  • The exercise of pre-judgment attachment in maritime matters
  • The handling of maritime limitation of liability proceedings
  • A discussion of other unique aspects of maritime litigation

Written by partners at Winston & Strawn LLP with decades of maritime law experience, Maritime Law Answer Book 2015:

  • Describes the maritime law considerations in buying, selling, financing, leasing, and operating vessels, while providing specific illustrative examples, practice tips, and guidance
  • Offers a detailed discussion of the environmental laws and regulations that affect vessel owners, operators, and financiers
  • Covers maritime disputes and dispute resolution, providing a clear discussion of maritime arbitration practice plus the current rules of the leading maritime arbitration organizations

If you’d like to order Maritime Law Answer Book 2015please email PLI Library Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.