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Supreme Court—A Year in Review

During the October 2014 Term, the Supreme Court decided some of the most contested legal issues in years, including the “gay marriage” cases, making for an exciting “year in review.” At this program, a prominent panel of Supreme Court litigators, former Supreme Court law clerks, constitutional scholars, and federal judges will examine, review, and debate the leading Supreme Court decisions of the Term and their impact on the future. More


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10th Annual Lawyering in the Fashion Industry: A Practical Guide to Licensing, Trademark Protection & Other Industry Issues

To bring value when dealing with their clients’ most pressing issues, fashion industry lawyers draw on a variety of disciplines, including intellectual property, contracts, international trade, and litigation. At this seminar an experienced panel will provide participants with practical insights on how to: structure successful license deals; navigate license disputes; manage trademark/copyright enforcement programs, including litigating trademark actions; deal with issues around fashion modeling, including contract, labor & employment, immigration and IP considerations; understand the ins and outs of customs, imports and related regimes; and implement and administer human rights compliance programs. More


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16-Hour New Jersey Bridge-the-Gap, Day 1

Have you recently been admitted to practice in New Jersey? Newly admitted New Jersey attorneys can satisfy the mandatory requirement of taking 15 MCLE credits in specified New Jersey subject areas, taught by attorneys licensed and practicing New Jersey law by attending this program here at the House of the Association. More


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16-Hour New Jersey Bridge-the-Gap, Day 2

Have you recently been admitted to practice in New Jersey? Newly admitted New Jersey attorneys can satisfy the mandatory requirement of taking 15 MCLE credits in specified New Jersey subject areas, taught by attorneys licensed and practicing New Jersey law by attending this program here at the House of the Association. More


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2014 Litigation Summit for In-House Counsel, Outside Counsel and Judges: What Comes Next in Federal and State Court Litigation?

This full-day program will examine the ever-changing and evolving practice of litigation. A faculty comprised of nationally recognized judges, academics, in-house counsel and outside counsel will cover current topics including: • How New Federal Rules affect Litigation in Federal Courts • What Litigators Need to Know about Appearing in the Commercial Division and New York State Courts• Cybersecurity-- What Lawyers Can and Should do to Help Clients Deal with Cyber Issues and Avoid Fall-Out• How to Navigate Governmental Investigations and Enforcement Actions• Cost Reduction Strategies and Techniques to Enhance the Value of Legal ServicesAttendees will be provided with an update on litigation changes affecting their practice and improve litigation skills to better manage litigation and serve clients. AGENDA8:15 - 8:30 Welcome Beth L. More


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2nd Annual Institute on Not-for-Profit Law--Full Day

This full-day program will provide a comprehensive overview of nonprofit law, with a focus on key developments in the area. Topics to be discussed include compensation, political and legislative activities limitations, charitable solicitations, update on accounting issues, IRS update, the Attorney General’s regulatory authority, update on the Attorney General’s reform bill, including focus on interested party rules, government contracting for nonprofits and ethics issues. More


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3rd Annual Corporate Counsel Institute

The role of corporate counsel continues to evolve to adapt to an increasingly global economy and new technology so it is important that they be up-to-date on the latest thinking and best practices. In this Institute, participants will be updated on these important issues: Global Companies: tax inversions, understanding OFAC and US law limits of doing business, advising international companies on ethics in a global setting; Directors and Shareholders: proxy season trends, planning executive succession; confronting regulatory scrutiny of Boards and ISS hot issues and shareholder activism; Compliance : regulatory regimes, best practices in risk assessment and mitigation, dealing with whistleblowers, FCPA and audit committees; Managing Corporate Risks: cybersecurity and data privacy, discovery and social media, keeping confidential information secure and speaking publicly about the company and its business; Intellectual Property: dealing with patent trolls and patent litigation, dealing with Chinese copying of products protected by patent; and Complex Dispute Resolution: ADR, early resolutions in government and regulatory investigations, duplicative litigation and pre-trial agreements This program is a “must-attend” for in-house corporate counsel as well as outside counsel who work with them to understand the latest developments affecting the practice of corporate counsel. More


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3rd Annual Securities Litigation & Enforcement Institute (Full Day)

In the past year, there have been numerous, significant developments in securities litigation and enforcement. While lawsuits arising from the credit crisis are on the wane, a new wave of securities class actions has replaced them. At the same time, as a result of the internationalization of the enforcement landscape, financial institutions are regularly involved in multiple, cross-border investigations and enforcement actions conducted by federal, state and foreign regulators. More


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3rd Annual White Collar Crime Institute

White collar criminal prosecutions continue to dominate the headlines. In this evolving enforcement landscape, where the trend is toward requiring admissions of wrongdoing as a condition of settlement, there seems to be less of an opportunity for traditional advocacy on behalf of corporate clients. 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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A Practical Guide to LLCs

In this seminar, an experienced panel will provide a practical introduction to LLCs. The panel will compare the LLC structure to those corporations (including S corporations), partnerships and limited partnerships, citing the advantages and disadvantages of each such entity and how such advantages and disadvantages can shape one’s choice-of-entity decision. More


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Anatomy of a Trial: Tips & Strategies to Win Your Case

As Judge Herbert Stern notes in his classic Trying Cases to Win, most of us stumble out of schools of law and into courts of law, with little knowledge of how actually to try a case. And few tasks are as intimidating as presenting a case to a jury. But trial practice can be learned and mastered. More


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Answers to Everyday Ethical Questions

Join us to discuss how the Rules of Professional Conduct, and related decisions, opinions and commentary are applied to concrete situations that confront lawyers in everyday practice. A prominent faculty will discuss and take questions from the audience on a series of ethical conundrums. More


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Are Patent Trolls Ruining US Businesses & the US Patent System?

Patent holding companies, patent assertion entities and other non-practicing entities (“NPEs”)— often pejoratively called “patent trolls”—are back in the headlines. NPE legislation is pending before Congress in multiple forms, over 3,000 infringement suits are being filed each year by patent owners who do not practice their patents, and the Federal Trade Commission is taking a closer look at the impact of NPEs on the economy. More


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Attorneys, Agents and Managers in the Entertainment Industry: Roles & Relationships

In the entertainment industry, attorneys often find themselves working with agents and managers who are also involved with the talent or with some other aspect of a transaction or project. In some instances, attorneys themselves may even take on these additional roles. More


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Briefwriting 101

Your filing deadline is approaching -- What do you do? This seminar presents, in step-by-step fashion, tried and true tips for researching and drafting a professional-quality brief. Plus: tricks for reducing page-count and word-count, which alone are worth the price of admission. More


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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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Construction Contracts 101: Demystifying Design & Construction Contracts for the Successful Project

Through the use of case studies, real-world examples, and panel discussions, this program comprised of a panel of experienced construction and development attorneys will revisit the successful Construction Contract 101 series and walk participants through an in-depth analysis of the major contracting documents that compromise every construction project, including Owner/Architect agreements, Owner/Contractor agreements and Contractor/Subcontractor agreements. More


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Construction Contracts 201: Contracting for the Complex Construction Project- A Roadmap to the Key Clauses You Need to Know

Building off the successful Construction Contract 101 series, this advanced program will provide participants, through the use of a series of case studies, simulations and discussions, with an in-depth roadmap to the 10 key clauses that every design and construction practitioner should understand and know when drafting and documenting a complex construction project. More


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Construction Industry Investigations & Prosecutions

This program will address a range of topics, including MWBE participation in public construction projects, strategies for compliance, and recent investigations. The panel will include representatives from government agencies, anti-corruption monitors, and counsel for construction firms. More


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Copyright Basics

This program will cover the basics of copyright law and how to identify and address copyright issues. Attendees will learn about the nature, scope and duration of copyright protection; ownership and transfer of copyrights; and the litigation process, including the standards for infringement, the availability of injunctive and monetary recovery, and available defenses to claims of copyright infringement, including fair use. More


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Current Developments in Commercial Division Practice

Commercial Division justices and practitioners will review and update practice and procedure in the Supreme Court’s Commercial Division. The program will cover recent rule changes and proposals and noteworthy commercial decisions rendered in the Commercial and Appellate Divisions, including on discovery, motions to dismiss, and summary judgment. More


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Current Developments in Elder Law 2014

This program will provide an overview of significant developments in the practice of elder law.Experienced practitioners will discuss the viability of assisted living residences as nursing home alternatives and the available types of assisted living options including profit, non- profit, and SSI/Medicaid funded facilities and programs. More


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Current Ethical Issues for In-House Counsel & Those Who Advise Them

This ethics program is designed especially for in-house counsel and outside counsel advising their in-house clients. Using a stimulating series of hypotheticals based on real-life experience, a panel of experts will review a variety of important professional responsibility issues that affect corporate counsel on a daily basis. More


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Current Governance Issues in Coops & Condos

This updated annual seminar is intended for attorneys who represent cooperatives and condominiums and, in particular, those who serve as directors on cooperative and condominium boards. If you attended the Hot Topics in Coops & Condos program in April, you won’t want to miss this program!Program Chair: Dale J. More


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Current Issues in Insurance Regulation 2015

The 25th annual program on Current Issues in Insurance Regulation features regional and national leaders exploring topical issues of importance to the insurance industry, with opportunities for questions and interaction with the faculty. As in prior programs, we will address up-to-the-minute, cutting edge regulatory issues affecting industry and consumers alike. More


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