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Cloud Computing, Privacy & Data Security Law

Privacy and data security issues have become well-recognized concerns for every industry. They are now key concerns of every client and attorneys should be familiar with the general privacy principles and laws that apply in order to properly guide clients in any industry. More


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A “How To” Guide to Fiduciary Accountings

A panel of trusts & estates experts will discuss the when, where and how of:• Preparing accountings for executors, trustees, and guardians• Settling account judicially and non-judicially (by agreement), • Calculating executors’ and trustees’ commissions, attorney’s fees • Making distributionsProgram Co-Chairs: DOUGLAS H. More


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The Patent Reform Act And Other Developments - The Implications For Your Patent Practice

With the passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, which President Obama signed into law on September 16, 2011, broad revisions have been made to patent law. Issues such as first to file, prior art, subject matter of patents, prior commercial use and lawsuits by Non-Practicing Entities have all been affected. More


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Employment & Severance Agreements: What Both Employment & ERISA Attorneys Need to Know

The design, implementation and modification of employment and separation agreements often implicate issues under tax and employment laws. In reviewing these contracts, ERISA attorneys may encounter unfamiliar employment issues, and employment lawyers may be faced with ERISA concepts outside of their regular practice. More


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Enforcing Money Claims Pre- & Post-Judgment: Turning Your Judgment Into An Actual Financial Recovery

This course examines in detail the process of turning that judgment into an actual financial recovery for your client, and evaluates everything from the logistical issues in turning that judgment into an enforceable document in state and federal court, how to locate and identify the defendants’ assets both nationally and internationally, and how to take possession of and sell those assets to satisfy your judgment. More


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Hot Topics Affecting Estate Litigators: To Infinity & Beyond

The panelists will discuss the commencement of proceedings in Surrogate's Court and related issues of standing, beneficiary status and applicable statute of limitations. Thereafter, the panelists will address burdens of proof and some common evidentiary problems, particularly those surrounding gifts purportedly made by a decedent during his lifetime. More


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Say On Pay 2013: Planning & Tactics

With universal say on pay votes now a familiar part of the annual meeting/compensation calendar, companies are internalizing the lessons of the past few years, analyzing recent developments, and planning for 2013. Our experienced panel of practitioners – from the institutional investor, proxy advisory, compensation consulting and corporate governance fields – will share their perspectives and real-world experiences as they look at: best and emerging practices for CD & A’s; why peer group selection became a hot topic during 2012 and what companies should be taking into account when planning their peer groups for 2013; the metrics and screens that institutional investors and proxy advisory services used in determining the link between pay and performance in 2012 and possible changes for 2013; how smaller reporting companies should prepare themselves for their first time, now that their two-year exemption has expired; how say on pay is fostering increased dialog between companies and their investors; and whether say on pay continues on track to turn into “pay as I say” as some companies feel increasingly forced to craft compensation policies and practices that “toe the line” set by proxy advisory firms. Program Chair: Kenneth P. More


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When Do I Need Ethical Advice & Where Do I Get It?

Start the New Year with a comprehensive review of the most current attorney inquiries that the Committee on Professional Ethics has considered over the last year and a half of its work. This program will acquaint lawyers with the Committee’s work and explain how assistance to lawyers is provided by means of opinions, letter, and the Ethics Hotline. More


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Professional Liability, Legal Ethics & Risk Management: Preventing, Defending & Obtaining Insurance for Claims Against Law Firms

This program will address legal ethics violations and other issues that result in claims against firms. Using a series of hypotheticals, a panel of experts will explore: risk management strategies to prevent claims, how to defend the law firm while complying with ethical duties to the firm’s clients, how to obtain insurance coverage for legal malpractice claims, and how to coordinate the defense and insurance strategies.Program Chair: STEPHEN A. More


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Hot Topics in Bankruptcy Litigation 2013

There have been several important recent developments affecting bankruptcy litigation. Join a panel of experienced practitioners as they examine director and officer duties and liabilities, the significant legal issues presented in the Madoff “clawback” cases, and an update on the evolving impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Stern v. More


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Litigating Corporate Governance: Recent Developments in Shareholder Derivative Litigation

An expert faculty will examine recent developments in shareholder derivative litigation, including the spike in say-on-pay cases; the courts’ treatment of FCPA-related cases; significant awards in merger related suits; increased scrutiny of special litigation committee decisions; and the availability and proper scope of discovery.Program Chair: DONALD CORBETT, Lowenstein Sandler PCCLE credit: 3.0 total: 2.5 professional practice & 0.5 skills. More


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SEC Whistleblower Initiative: Update & Perspective

Join SEC whistleblower Chief Sean McKessy along with defense counsel, whistleblower counsel and in-house counsel for a joint DC Bar and NYC Bar Association panel on developments in the SEC’s Whistleblower Program. The panel will video link panelists and audiences in Washington D.C. More


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International Judgment Enforcement: Recovering Hidden Assets

Enforcing judgments and recovering assets across national borders can be challenging. At this program, an experienced group of practitioners will share their first-hand insights into the international judgment enforcement and asset recovery process, including: how to sequence enforcement in key Asian jurisdictions, to leverage intra-Asian treaties for judgment enforcement; when to deploy the various injunction and discovery options available to parties in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, and other offshore financial centers; how to maximize the international reach of discovery devices available in the U.S. More


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Online Evidence for Matrimonial Attorneys: Ensuring What You See is What You Get

This program covers three main topics: (1) the ease with which emails can be faked and how to validate emails used as evidence, (2) preserving web pages, and (3) minimizing costs and eliminating obstacles when subpoenaing an internet company. This seminar includes invaluable resources such as judicial orders, legal articles, statutes and case law, and sample documents for use in practice.Co-Instructors: PETER J. More


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Ethics In The Empire State: Are You Familiar With The Latest Rules Of Professional Conduct?

This course provides an overview of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct (“RPC”) for attorneys, which became effective in April 2009. Among the highlights are discussions of four key areas of change from the Code of Professional Responsibility that the RPC superseded: • New exceptions to the duty of confidentiality • What to do when your client presents false evidence to the tribunal • “Ghostwriting,” or assistance with the preparation of pleadings or other court filings for a nominally pro se client without disclosure of the attorney’s involvement • Rules regarding prospective clients Significant time will also be spent on other cutting-edge ethical issues, including problems that arise in the areas of e-discovery, electronic files, and the Internet. More


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The 10th Annual Institute on Tax Aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions: New Approaches for the Economic Recovery--Day 1

The Institute will explore current tax developments and planning opportunities relating to mergers and acquisitions. The speakers will include nationally recognized corporate tax specialists and top IRS officials. The program offers an in-depth look at a full range of issues, including taxable and tax-free acquisitions; private equity, venture capital, and LBOs; international transactions; spin-offs; tax accounting issues; negotiating a corporate acquisition; bankruptcy & insolvency; consolidated returns and ethical issues in tax practice.Program Chair: MICHAEL L. More


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The 10th Annual Institute on Tax Aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions: New Approaches for the Economic Recovery---Day 2

The Institute will explore current tax developments and planning opportunities relating to mergers and acquisitions. The speakers will include nationally recognized corporate tax specialists and top IRS officials. The program offers an in-depth look at a full range of issues, including taxable and tax-free acquisitions; private equity, venture capital, and LBOs; international transactions; spin-offs; tax accounting issues; negotiating a corporate acquisition; bankruptcy & insolvency; consolidated returns and ethical issues in tax practice.Program Chair: MICHAEL L. More


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Securities Litigation: Updates on Developments Post-Morrison

In Morrison v. National Australia Bank, the Supreme Court held that Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 only applies to “transactions in securities listed on domestic exchanges and domestic transactions in other securities.” In announcing its ruling, the Supreme Court overturned the “conduct” and “effects” tests, which had been standing precedent for over 40 years, leaving many questions unanswered. More


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Intellectual Property Considerations in China: Doing Deals & Enforcing Your Rights

China continues to grow at a torrid pace and foreign investors need to understand the complexities of doing business in china. Intellectual property issues arise in virtually every deal. Learn what you need to know about Chinese patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law, and what challenges might arise in a joint venture with a Chinese entity, and the types of agreements that may be necessary to achieve your client’s goals. More


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Practical Advice on Handling Legal Issues Confronting the Art World Today

The art world and the art market are arguably in an unprecedented state of crisis. At a time when a number of multi-million dollar forgery schemes have been exposed, scholars and foundations are increasingly unwilling to assist in evaluating the authenticity of artworks. More


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Marriage Equality - The 2nd Anniversary - Updates on Case Law and Developments

New York’s passage of a marriage equality law extended many of the rights, privileges and obligations of marriage to same-sex couples who wish to marry in New York. Because Federal Law continues to disregard same-sex marriage, this raises complex legal issues. More


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Law Review CLE: Nuts & Bolts of Commercial Collection Law

This CLE class will cover the procedures for legally collecting a winning judgment against a bad debt. Additionally, the class will discuss recovery actions and compliance with governing collection guidelines. By attending this class attorneys will be better equipped to maximize their chances to recover. Key Topics:• Finding Debtors and Their Assets• Obtaining a Judgment• Collecting a Judgment• What are the creditor's rights when a debtor files for bankruptcyFaculty: MATTHEW BROWNDORF, Firm Managing Partner, BP Law Group LLP & RUDYARD W. More


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Law Review CLE: Business Formations for Small & Emerging Companies

Small and emerging business owners must effectively manage the legal aspects of running a business. Startup operations consult with legal professionals to ensure successful completion of corporate formation, filings and other statutory regulations. Established businesses are often faced with legal matters that require knowledge of employment and independent contracting. More


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Futures & Derivatives 2013: Regulation of Derivatives in a Post Dodd-Frank World

No other aspect of Dodd-Frank has impacted a market in the way the derivatives market has been transformed by this legislation. This program presents the structure of futures regulation embodied in the Commodity Exchange Act and illustrates how Dodd-Frank has used this structure as a platform for the regulation of off-exchange derivatives. More


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Representing a Buyer or Seller of an Ongoing Business: Drafting & Negotiating Techniques Every Attorney Should Know

Representing a client who is buying or selling a small to midsize business is a complicated process, involving a myriad of legal issues and business considerations. Our informative and practical program will guide you through the various aspects of purchasing or selling an ongoing business. More


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