Monthly Archives: April 2016

Special Report: FinCEN’s Proposed Anti-Money Laundering Rule

On April 4, 2016, FinCEN announced a proposal to amend the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) definition of broker-dealers to include “funding portals,” that is, online crowdfunding platforms involved in offering or selling securities.

The rule is not yet final; the comment period is open until June 3, 2016. If adopted, however, funding portals would be required to comply with the full array of BSA requirements applicable to broker-dealers, including implementing and maintaining effective anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing (“AML/CFT”) controls, developing and implementing an effective AML/CFT compliance program, maintaining certain customer and transaction records, and reporting suspicious transactions to the government.

Nicole S. Healy (Ropers Majeski Kohn and Bentley), author of PLI’s Anti-Money Laundering Deskbook provides a summary of the proposed new rule and its potential impact on funding portals. Download the report here or find it in the table of contents for Anti-Money Laundering Deskbook.



Discover PLUS Research Topic Video – The Aereo Case and Public Performance Rights

With more than 60,000 secondary source legal documents, PLI Discover PLUS is a great place to begin research or to support a more in-depth research project. Our publications, form templates, and program transcripts provide users with authoritative background information, as well as insights into the positions of leading practitioners from law firms, corporations, government, and academia.

Scenario: After the Supreme Court’s recent decision against Aereo, an online streaming service,a researcher would like know how this may effect future public performance rights cases. Since this topic is currently evolving, the researcher chooses to search across PLI transcripts.

Search: Aereo /10 “public perform!”

Click below to watch the full Research Topic Guide video on the Aereo case. 

What’s New on PLI Discover PLUS for April

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We add content to PLI Discover PLUS every month to ensure our subscribers have access to the most up-to-date and relevant secondary source legal documents. Renowned legal experts regularly updated our acclaimed Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books, Transcripts and Forms to reflect recent changes and developments in the law.

Click here to see what we added in April.

Last Day – National Library Week Book Sale!

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In celebration of National Library Week, Practising Law Institute is offering a 20% discount on all Treatises and Answer Books from April 10 – 16. Today is the last day of our sale!

Prefer to do your research digitally?  We encourage you to access our publications online through a subscription to PLI’s research database, Discover PLUS.   Discover PLUS gives you access to our Course Handbooks, Treatises and Answer Books, in addition to over 3,000 downloadable forms and close to 1,000 program transcripts.



Happy National Library Week – Libraries Transform

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This year, National Library Week is celebrating library transformation. The Library Relations team here at PLI is aware that many libraries are undergoing their own transformations from print to digital and we’re here to help! Schedule a Discover PLUS demo or training at any time.

Happy National Library Week & National Library Workers Day from PLI!

Happy National Library Week from the librarians at PLI!  We have librarians filling various roles across our Legal Information Services (LIS), IT, and Customer Service departments.

2016 National Library Week photo

Photo details: back row from left to right: Andrew Lissenden; Alexa Robertson; Cory Goetze; Elizabeth Beller; Olivene White; Zehava Brickner; Emma Kelly; Alexandra Stoilas. Front row from back to right: Lauren Allshouse; Jennifer Stefanic; Christina Davis; Samantha Sumulong; Katie Hut.