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Just Published: Employment Law Yearbook 2013

employmentThis new 2013 edition of Employment Law Yearbook covers the most important issues facing today’s employers and employment law practitioners. In this tight employment market and amid the rapidly changing global economy, it is imperative that employers and employment law practitioners understand the legal implications of a wide range of workplace actions.

Authored by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s Global Employment Law Practice Group, a nationally recognized leader in this field, Employment Law Yearbook 2013 revises the 2012 edition and provides a review of current developments in the law, including case decisions, statutes, and other events of interest to employers in the past year, as well as practical steps employers can take to minimize their risks and comply with the law.

Revised annually, Employment Law Yearbook 2013 is an essential reference for in-house and outside corporate attorneys, human resource professionals, attorneys representing employees in lawsuits, and employees involved in lawsuits.


2012 PLI Treatise Catalog

The 2012 PLI Treatise Catalog is now available.  View it online here.  If you would like a print copy mailed to you, please email us at libraryrelations@pli.edu.

  New additions to the catalog include:

– Insider Trading Law and Compliance Answer Book 2011-2012
– Corporate Legal Departments: Practicing Law in a Corporation (4th Edition)
– The Securities Law of Public Finance (3rd Edition)
– Asset-Based Lending: A Practical Guide to Secured Financing (7th Edition)
– Corporate Whistleblowing in the Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank Era (2nd Edition)

September 2011 Course Handbook Update

Listed below are the PLI Course Handbooks that were published during the month of September 2011.

Corporate Law and Practice Series:

  • Antitrust Counseling and Compliance 2011
  • Directors’ Institute on Corporate Governance (Ninth Annual)
  • Corporate Political Activities 2011
  • Hedge Funds 2011
  • Mergers & Acquisitions 2011

Tax Law and Estate Planning Series:

  • 42nd Annual Estate Planning Institute

Intellectual Property Series:

  • Technology and Entertainment Convergence 2011

Commercial Law and Practice Series:

  • Government Contracts 2011

Please write libraryrelations@pli.edu if you have any questions or would like to order a title.

Business Liability Insurance Answer Book 2011-12

Business Liability Insurance Answer Book 2011-2012 contains answers to those common insurance issues that plague business owners and managers. Intended to be an easy reference guide that non-lawyers and business people could consult for use in risk management planning, Business Liability Insurance Answer Book 2011–12 addresses the most common forms of business liability insurance

Being held personally liable for a business-related decision is the nightmare of every company manager, officer and director. As a result of the recent economic downturn, the number of cases being brought against businesses and the people who run them has surged. Business Liability Insurance Answer Book 2011–12 provides a concise roadmap to the kinds of issues being litigated, and the types of liability insurance available to protect against suit and cover losses in the event of a successful recovery.

Written in a clear and direct Q&A format, Business Liability Insurance Answer Book 2011–12 is a handy softcover volume that will be of interest to lawyers and other legal professionals, as well as the corporate managers, officers, directors and other employees whose liability the type of insurance protects against.

To order the book click here, or write us at libraryrelations@pli.edu.

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.

To order the book click here, or write us at libraryrelations@pli.edu.

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.


Please note this program has expired.  If you are interested in current PLI Library Programs, please visit www.pli.edu/libraryaudiobriefings

See you in Philly!

PLI Library Relations hopes to see you in Philadelphia at the AALL Annual Conference.  We’ll be at booth #832 – please stop by to say “hello”.  We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions or to give a demo of PLI Discover.  Or you can drop off your entry for the Caption the Cartoon sweepstakes.  Let us know what our law book is dreaming about and the person with the cleverest entry will win an iPad.

And we hope to see you at our Cocktail Reception on Sunday from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  If you haven’t yet done so, please RSVP at libraryrelations@pli.edu.  There is still space available!

Labor Management Law Answer Book (New Title)

Increased enforcement of labor and employment laws puts a premium on the reliable guidance required to successfully anticipate and respond to compliance demands in a legally sound and enterprise-friendly manner

This “one-stop resource” allows you to easily access the vital insights you need to deal with a host of increasingly complex real-world labor management issues, including obligations under executive orders affecting labor relations of federal contractors; federal preemption of state regulation; reporting requirements of unions and employers; protected and unprotected activity; duty to bargain; unfair labor practice case procedures; and regulation of union dues and administration. Labor Management Law Answer Book 2011 incorporates planning opportunities and strategies affording you a truly actionable tool you can use to optimize proactive decision-making.

Updated annually, Labor Management Law Answer Book 2011 is a vital compliance tool for in-house and outside corporate attorneys and an important reference for corporate executives and managers.

To order the book click here, or write us at libraryrelations@pli.edu.

Consumer Financial Services Answer Book 2011 (New Title)

The “Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010” (CFPA), Title X of the Dodd-Frank Act, made major changes in how consumer financial services are regulated, and many of these important changes go into effect on July 21, 2011.  The Consumer Financial Services Answer Book describes in concise detail the regulatory structure and requirements after these revisions take place.  This new publication describes:

  • Updated requirements under such federal statutes as the Truth in Lending Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and many others
  • The regulatory authority, and the limits on that authority, of the newly created federal Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, as well as the changed authority of existing financial services regulators
  • The current federal requirements for mortgage loan servicing, foreclosure and eviction
  • The changes, effective this summer, to the federal preemption, which require specific findings before preemption may be invoked
  • The Consumer Financial Services Answer Book helps the practitioner, through an easy question and answer format, understand the revised regulations in such areas as:
  • The secondary loan market, including securitization and assignee liability
  • Mortgage loan servicing
  • Automotive financing
  • Privacy and identity theft

In addition, the Consumer Financial Services Answer Book provides practical insight on litigation practices in this area, including special coverage on e-filing and document retention requirements as well as expert, practical insights into consumer financial class actions and other issues of emerging concern.

Book Information:

Title: Consumer Financial Services Answer Book 2011

ISBN #:  978-1-4024-1570-8

Item #: 32643

Price: $235.00

To order the book click here, or write us at libraryrelations@pli.edu.

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