CLE Classifieds

CLE LISTINGS FOR October 13, 2014
THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL

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This is a directory of major continuing legal education programs being conducted throughout the country during the next several months.

Within each subject category seminars are listed chronologically by the date the program is being conducted. Also included are the locations and sponsors of each seminar. The sponsors pay for inclusion in this listing.

The next CLE directory will be published on December 15th, 2014. For further information and reservations contact The National Law Journal: Indera Singh, Senior Account Manager (212) 457-9471 or isingh@alm.com at 120 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10271.

Index of Subjects

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Antitrust

October 23, 2014. Live Webcast – Court Rules NCAA Violated Antitrust Laws: But Did The NCAA Win By Losing?

Location: www.westlegaledcenter.com
Sponsor: West LegalEdcenter
Contact: 1.800.308.1700; e-mail west.wlec-sales@thomson.com; Internet www.westlegaledcenter.com
Speakers: Jason C. Hicks - Partner - Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP, Washington D.C.; Amanda Norris Ames - Associate - Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP, Washington D.C.

Highlights: A federal court has ruled that the NCAA cannot ban schools from giving athletes money based on their name, image and likeness, and cannot impose a salary cap below $5,000. See O'Bannon v. NCAA (N.D. Calif Aug. 8, 2014). The newspaper headlines will call this a defeat for the NCAA, but there may be a silver lining for the NCAA. This engaging webcast program will examine and review:

• The 99-page decision

• Near term and long term impact of the decision

• Silver lining and how the decision may be to the benefit of the NCAA

Credits: 1.0

Cost: $195

Banking & Finance

November 13, 2014. Live Webcast – Russia and Ukraine: What Financial Institutions, Asset Managers, Investors and Companies Need to Know About the New U.S. and EU Sanctions

Location: www.westlegaledcenter.com
Sponsor: West LegalEdcenter
Contact: 1.800.308.1700; e-mail west.wlec-sales@thomson.com; Internet www.westlegaledcenter.com
Speakers: Mario Mancuso - Partner - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Washington D.C.; Elyse B. Feuer - Associate - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Washington D.C.; Michael T. Gershberg - Special Counsel - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Washington D.C.; Tobias Caspary - Partner - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, London

Highlights: This webcast discusses recent United States and European Union ("EU") actions to implement and expand sanctions in response to the crisis in Ukraine. The webcast will specifically address:

• Overview of the situation in the Ukraine

• U.S. Sanctions in Response to the Ukraine Crisis

• EU Sanctions in Response to the Ukraine Crisis

• Key Implications

• Conclusion

Credits: 1.0

Cost: $195

Business Law

November 13-14, 2014. Negotiating Business Acquisitions

Location: Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Hotel | Las Vegas, NV
Sponsor: American Bar Association Business Law Section
Contact: Shannon Burke (312) 988-6192; Email: Shannon.Burke@americanbar.org; Internet: www.americanbar.org

Speakers: For a complete list of the speakers visit www.shopaba.org/2014negotiating

Highlights: This two-day National Institute will provide you with an expert perspective on negotiating business acquisitions. Panelists include nationally known mergers & acquisitions attorneys from across the country who will discuss all facets of the acquisition process, including techniques used in structuring and negotiating M&A deals; the tax and securities law aspects of business acquisitions; and the impact of legal and regulatory issues and developments on M&A transactions. The program will examine both fundamental and cutting-edge issues, with sessions addressing:

• The key business, financial, and legal terms of the acquisition agreement

• Special issues in asset acquisitions

• Tax considerations in M&A transactions

Number of Credit: 8.75 CLE Requested

Cost: $1,300 General Public | $1,115 ABA Members | $990 ABA Criminal Justice Section | $990 ABA Business Law Section | $990 Section of Litigation

November 6 & 7, 2014. Live Conference – The 19th Annual Law Firm Leaders Forum

Location: New York, NY
Sponsor: West LegalEdcenter
Contact: 1.800.308.1700; e-mail west.wlec-sales@thomson.com; Internet www.westlegaledcenter.com

Highlights: What do the significant changes in the legal industry mean for how legal work will get done and how it will be delivered going forward? Join us at this event where leaders from law firms will gather to address these questions, as well as:

• The present and future health of "big" law

• The changing nature of the legal process

• The changing model for education, training and career opportunities for lawyers

• Key Implications

• Law firm dissolutions – why they occur and how to prevent them

• Law firm mergers – what firm leaders should know

Credits: NA

Cost: $2,295

CLE

November 5, 2014. LawTech Miami

Location: Miami, FL
Sponsor: ALM Events
Contact: Program: Jennifer Coniglio (212) 457-7926; e-mail: jconiglio@alm.com
; Sales: Al Liberty (212) 457-9486: aliberty@alm.com; Internet www.almevents.com

Who Should Attend: Law Firm attorneys and professionals including: Information Technology, Law Firm management, Library/Information Management, VAR, Marketing and Business Development, Law Firm/Legal Department support

Highlights: LawTech Miami, presented by The Daily Business Review, ALM's flagship brand in Florida, features an agenda jam-packed with cutting-edge content focused on how technology can be applied to disrupt ineffective processes and innovate legal practices. Our speaking faculty and exhibitors showcasing the latest, most innovative product offerings provide practical information for optimizing and redefining corporate and law practice management.

Corporate Counsel

October 23, 2014. The 2014 National Law Journal Regulatory Summit

Location: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: ALM Events
Contact: Program: Jennifer Coniglio (212) 457-7926; e-mail: jconiglio@alm.com
; Sales: Al Liberty (212) 457-9486: aliberty@alm.com; Internet www.almevents.com

Who Should Attend: in-house counsel; Regulatory law, government

Highlights: The publishers of The National Law Journal & Legal Times are hosting the most respected top federal regulators, legislators, law firm consultants and lobbyists that practice in various areas of regulatory law and policy to brief attendees on best practices and must-know information for 2014. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to earn CLE credits, network with Washington's legal power elite, and get ahead with insights and information vital for the year ahead.

October 23, 2014. The Compliance Technology Summit

Location: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: ALM Events
Contact: Program: Jennifer Coniglio (212) 457-7926; e-mail: jconiglio@alm.com
; Sales: Al Liberty (212) 457-9486: aliberty@alm.com; Internet www.almevents.com

Who Should Attend: in-house counsel; Regulatory law, government, attorneys, technology professionals

Highlights: The National Law Journal and Law Technology News are proud to join forces at the 1st Annual Compliance Technology Summit. We've surveyed our network of counsel to bring you the most pressing ways in which speed, cost-effectiveness, transparency and thoroughness can be enhanced in your legal department. This event will highlight the following universal dilemmas:

Why It's Time to Rethink Your Approach to Managing the Electronic Communications Archive, Safeguards to Monitor for and Reduce Overbilling (Ethics), Integrating Big Data into Compliance Strategies and Investigations, and Effective Alternatives for Compliance Training and Communications.

October 28-29, 2014. IP Trademark, Copyright and Licensing Counsel Forum

Location: Convene Times Square, New York, NY
Sponsor: ALM Events
Contact: Program: Jennifer Coniglio (212) 457-7926; e-mail: jconiglio@alm.com
; Sales: Al Liberty (212) 457-9486: aliberty@alm.com; Internet www.almevents.com

Who Should Attend: in-house counsel; Intellectual property counsel; intellectual property attorneys

Highlights: ALM and Corporate Counsel are proud to announce the Annual IP Trademark, Copyright & Licensing Counsel Forum, taking place October 28-29, 2014 at Convene Times Square in New York City.

Join us for two days of educational sessions and interactive discussions focused on the latest strategies and solutions for safeguarding and strengthening your brand while networking with fellow General Counsel, Chief Legal Offices, IP law practice heads and IP counsel/litigators.

November 12, 2014. The 2014 Chicago Regulatory Summit

Location: Chicago, IL
Sponsor: ALM Events
Contact: Program: Jennifer Coniglio (212) 457-7926; e-mail: jconiglio@alm.com
; Sales: Al Liberty (212) 457-9486: aliberty@alm.com; Internet www.almevents.com

Who Should Attend: in-house counsel; Regulatory law, government

Highlights: To assist its audience in prioritizing and addressing regulatory needs, the publishers of The National Law Journal & Legal Times are pleased to present The 2014 NLJ Chicago Regulatory Summit. This full-day symposium will take place on November 12, 2014 at the Chicago Mart Plaza to provide cutting edge insights into critical regulatory competencies for in-house counsel.

Corporate & Securities

November 11, 2014. Live Conference – Defending Corporation and Individuals in Government Investigations

Location: www.westlegaledcenter.com
Sponsor: West LegalEdcenter
Contact: 1.800.308.1700; e-mail west.wlec-sales@thomson.com; Internet www.westlegaledcenter.com

Highlights: Government enforcement agencies are investigating corporate conduct with unprecedented vigor and creating a regulatory environment that poses enormous risk to companies and their executives. This conference will provide (i) an overview by federal and state enforcement officials of the current regulatory landscape and of their enforcement priorities and (ii) the invaluable insight and expertise of leading white collar practitioners, including former prosecutors and government officials, on how best to deal with the substantive, procedural and logistical challenges that inevitably arise in complex white collar and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions.

Cost: $595

Criminal Law

Data Breach Dissected: Reviewing and Assessing the Evolution of Data Breach Laws

Location: www.westlegaledcenter.com
Sponsor: West LegalEdcenter
Contact: 1.800.308.1700; e-mail west.wlec-sales@thomson.com; Internet www.westlegaledcenter.com
Speakers: Eric S. Boos - Attorney, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP; Christopher Burgio - Vice-President, Marsh & McLennan Agency; Jamie Crabtree - Attorney, Head of Compliance, B4P, Business for the Planet

Highlights: Consumers continue to share ever-increasing amounts of personal data with the companies they do business with. As these firms find new uses for such data, regulators and the courts have stepped in to ensure the protection of this information. Forty-seven states, plus several US territories, have passed data breach notification laws governing company responsibilities in the wake of a data breach. By analyzing the two most recently enacted data breach notification laws—Florida's Information Protection Act and Kentucky's H.R. 232—this webinar provides general and outside counsel a sense of the obligations imposed on companies that maintain consumer data.

Credits: 1.0

Cost: $195

Criminal Tax Fraud

December 10-12, 2014. Criminal Tax Fraud and Tax Controversy National Institute

Location: Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Hotel | Las Vegas, NV
Sponsor: American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section
Contact: Shannon Burke (312) 988-6192; Email: Shannon.Burke@americanbar.org; Internet: www.americanbar.org

Speakers: For a complete list of the speakers visit www.shopaba.org/2014criminal

Highlights: The 31st Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud is the annual gathering of the criminal tax defense bar combined with the Fourth Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy. This program brings together high-level government representatives, judges, corporate counsel, and private practitioners engaged in all aspects of tax controversy, tax litigation, and criminal tax defense.

Number of Credit: 13.25 CLE Requested

Cost: Advance Rates October 15 through November 11, 2014: $1,235 General Public | $1,050 ABA Members | $925 ABA Criminal Justice Section Members | $925 ABA Section of Taxation Members | $1,050 AAA-CPA Members |$440 Government Rate

Employment Law

December 3, 2014. Employment Law Essentials and Best Practices

Location: Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, Philadelphia PA or Live Webcast;
Sponsor: American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education
Contact: Pam McCutcheon, (215) 243-1633 or 800-CLE-NEWS, ext. 1633; FAX: (215) 243-1664, refer to course CW030, code NLJ; e-mail: pmccutcheon@ali-cle.org; Internet: www.ali-cle.org/CW030/

Planning Chairs: Edward T. Ellis, Littler Mendelson, P.C., Philadelphia; Patricia V. Pierce, Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, Philadelphia

Tuition: $399 for onsite course/$299 for webcast. Receive 15% Off your Registration Use Coupon Code CW030NLJ

Highlights: Designed specifically for general practitioners, in-house counsel, and employment lawyers, this concise, one-day program provides practical, focused instruction on the essential areas of employment practice today. Get a comprehensive review and up-to-date review of the myriad of laws and regulations governing employment relationships. Attend this program and come away with guidance on the big issues arising in your employment practice.

Ageism in Employment: A High-Tech Trend?

Location: www.westlegaledcenter.com
Sponsor: West LegalEdcenter
Contact: 1.800.308.1700; e-mail west.wlec-sales@thomson.com; Internet www.westlegaledcenter.com
Speakers: Ms. Davida S. Perry – Partner - Schwartz & Perry LLP, New York, NY; Mr. Brian Heller – Partner - Schwartz & Perry LLP, New York, NY

Highlights: In 2007, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told a Stanford audience, "Young people are just smarter." This notion, which rests on longstanding stereotypes about older employees, seems to permeate the technology sector. While it may be the new "high-tech trend" of Silicon Valley, age discrimination is not "new" to the American workplace. This webcast discusses the purpose and intent of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 ("the ADEA"), as well as the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. The webcast also discusses how claims of age discrimination are analyzed and examines various defenses that may arise.

Credits: 1.0

Cost: $195

December 15, 2014. Live Webcast – Castagnera's Employment and Labor Law Update

Location: www.westlegaledcenter.com
Sponsor: West LegalEdcenter
Contact: 1.800.308.1700; e-mail west.wlec-sales@thomson.com; Internet www.westlegaledcenter.com
Speakers: Dr. Jim Castagnera - Managing Director of K&C Human Resource Enterprises and legal counsel at New Jersey's Rider University

Highlights: From DOMA to off-duty marijuana use to proof issues in retaliation claims, the Supreme Court issues this year have made human resource law hotter than it's ever been! The always hot issue of social media in the workplace will also be addressed, as well as the many emerging trends in today's employment and labor law. Join us to find out how the decisions the Court made will affect your practice.

Credits: 1.0

Cost: $195

Environmental Law

November 17 - 18, 2014. Clean Water Act: Law and Regulation

Location: Hunton & Williams LLP, Washington, DC or Live Webcast;
Sponsor: American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education
Contact: Carole Finley, (215) 243-1632 or 800-CLE-NEWS, ext. 1632; FAX: (215) 243-1664, refer to course CW023, code NLJ; e-mail: cfinley@ali-cle.org; Internet: www.ali-cle.org/CW023/

Planning Chairs: Kristy A. Niehaus Bulleit, Hunton & Williams LLP, Washington, D.C.; Rachel L. Jean-Baptiste, Managing Editor, Environmental Law Reporter, Environmental Law Institute, Washington, D.C.; Tom E. Lindley, Perkins Coie LLP, Portland, Oregon

Tuition: $1,299 for onsite course/$999 for webcast. Receive 15% Off your Registration Use Coupon Code CW023NLJ

Highlights: Much has been achieved in protecting the nation's waterways and wetlands since the Clean Water Act (CWA) was passed in 1972. However, as federal and state agencies seek to tackle the most intractable water quality problems, the greatest challenges remain. Join us for this in-depth course, and learn not only about recent programmatic, litigation, and regulatory developments, but also about the larger, emerging issues that will strongly influence water law and practice in the years to come. This advanced-level program is more than an update on current developments; it brings together cutting-edge issues in water law and examines them in an integrated fashion. A top-flight faculty – including senior public officials from federal and state/local regulators and enforcement agencies, private practitioners, scientists, academics, and public interest advocates – provide in-depth legal analyses, key policy perspectives, and insights on the future of this sacred resource.

Ethics & Professionalism

October 27, 2014. Live Webcast – Ethics of Legal Representation: Who Calls the Shots – Lawyer or Client?

Location: www.westlegaledcenter.com
Sponsor: West LegalEdcenter
Contact: 1.800.308.1700; e-mail west.wlec-sales@thomson.com; Internet www.westlegaledcenter.com
Speaker: Stuart I. Teicher - Lead Educator, Teicher Professional Growth

Highlights: It's not easy to determine who is responsible for making particular decisions – is it the lawyer or client? The rules have something to say about it, but there are also critical places where they don't have anything to say on the topic. Join Stuart Teicher as he helps lawyers make sense of Rule 1.2, Rule 3.3, and the other rules that address the division of decision making responsibility.

Credits: 1.0

Cost: $195

December 15, 2014. Live Webcast – Things You Should Tell Your Staff: Ethical Issues Between Lawyers and Non-Lawyer Personnel

Location: www.westlegaledcenter.com
Sponsor: West LegalEdcenter
Contact: 1.800.308.1700; e-mail west.wlec-sales@thomson.com; Internet www.westlegaledcenter.com
Speaker: Stuart I. Teicher - Lead Educator, Teicher Professional Growth

Highlights: Everyone knows that the ethics rules apply to lawyers, but there are several areas that affect our non-lawyer staff. Plus, some of the rules that impact staff place obligations on lawyers. Join Stuart Teicher as he discusses Rules 5.3, 1.6 and others, and provides direction on the things all lawyers should be discussing with the non-lawyers in their office.

Credits: 1.0

Cost: $195

December 30, 2014. Live Webcast – Pro Bono, Poverty, and Ethics

Location: www.westlegaledcenter.com
Sponsor: West LegalEdcenter
Contact: 1.800.308.1700; e-mail west.wlec-sales@thomson.com; Internet www.westlegaledcenter.com
Speaker: Stuart I. Teicher - Lead Educator, Teicher Professional Growth

Highlights: Lawyers need to give back and that's what Rule 6.1 is all about. Join Stuart Teicher as he explains what the ethics rules require about pro bono and the other rules like Rule 1.8 which govern our actions regarding indigent clients.

Credits: 1.0

Cost: $195

Gaming Law

February 13-14, 2015. Gaming Law Minefield National Institute

Location: Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Hotel | Las Vegas, NV
Sponsor: American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section
Contact: Earnestine Murphy (312) 988-6204; Email: Earnestine.Murphy@americanbar.org; Internet: www.americanbar.org

Speakers: For a complete list of the speakers visit www.shopaba.org/2015gaming

Highlights: This program will discuss revolutionary legal, regulators, and ethical issues confronting both commercial and Native American gaming. Attendees will learn about global anti-corruption initiatives, Internet gaming, and the challenges faced by commercial and Native American gaming.

Number of Credit: 10.0 CLE Requested

Cost: Early Bird Rates Available Now: $825 General Public | $700 ABA Members | $615 ABA Criminal Justice Section | $615 Business Law Section

Health Law

December 10-12, 2014. Medical Device & Legal Professionals: A Collaborative Exchange National Institute

Location: Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Hotel | Las Vegas, NV
Sponsor: American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section
Contact: Earnestine Murphy (312) 988-6204; Email: Earnestine.Murphy@americanbar.org; Internet: www.americanbar.org

Speakers: For a complete list of the speakers visit www.shopaba.org/2014mddevice

Highlights: This program is a must for those who want to interact with medical device executives, those who are responsible for managing compliance programs or those who wish to increase their competency in managing internal investigations. This program is ultimately designed to assist medical device executives and their counsel, in a practical and hands-on manner, with facing the many significant compliance threats of today and tomorrow.

Highlights: This program is a must for those who want to interact with medical device executives, those who are responsible for managing compliance programs or those who wish to increase their competency in managing internal investigations. This program is ultimately designed to assist medical device executives and their counsel, in a practical and hands-on manner, with facing the many significant compliance threats of today and tomorrow.

The program brings together general counsel, private practice lawyers and medical device executives to discuss effective compliance programs, best practices and emerging trends in such areas as off-label marketing and mHealth, among others. This practicum day will highlight best practices, effective investigative and settlement strategies, and how to avoid knotty ethical issues

Number of Credit: 7.5 CLE Requested

Cost: $845 General Public | $945 ABA Members | $845 ABA Health Law Section Members | $845 Medical Device Manufacturers Association Members

In-House Counsel

December 3, 2014. Employment Law Essentials and Best Practices

Location: Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, Philadelphia PA or Live Webcast;
Sponsor: American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education
Contact: Pam McCutcheon, (215) 243-1633 or 800-CLE-NEWS, ext. 1633; FAX: (215) 243-1664, refer to course CW030, code NLJ; e-mail: pmccutcheon@ali-cle.org; Internet: www.ali-cle.org/CW030/

Planning Chairs: Edward T. Ellis, Littler Mendelson, P.C., Philadelphia; Patricia V. Pierce, Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, Philadelphia

Tuition: $399 for onsite course/$299 for webcast. Receive 15% Off your Registration Use Coupon Code CW030NLJ

Highlights: Designed specifically for general practitioners, in-house counsel, and employment lawyers, this concise, one-day program provides practical, focused instruction on the essential areas of employment practice today. Get a comprehensive review and up-to-date review of the myriad of laws and regulations governing employment relationships. Attend this program and come away with guidance on the big issues arising in your employment practice.

Insurance Law

November 12-14. Conference on Life Insurance Company Products

Location: Capital Hilton Washington D.C. or Live Webcast;
Sponsor: American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education
Contact: Carole Finley, (215) 243-1632 or 800-CLE-NEWS, ext. 1632; FAX: (215) 243-1664, refer to course CW003, code NLJ; e-mail: cfinley@ali-cle.org; Internet: www.ali-cle.org/CW003/

Planning Chairs: Stephen E. Roth, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, Washington, D.C.; Richard T. Choi, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A., Washington, D.C.

Tuition: $1,399 for onsite course / $1099 for webcast. Receive 15% Off your Registration Use Coupon Code CW0031NLJ

Highlights: For professionals involved with the life insurance industry, this is the must-attend conference of the year. It has the updates you need, the signature faculty you admire, and the networking opportunities you value!

This advanced two-day CLE program on life insurance company products is specifically designed for insurance industry professionals who need to stay abreast of key legal, legislative, and compliance developments affecting annuities, life insurance, and related investment products. Register today to learn from and network with professionals from across the financial services industry, including insurance companies, broker-dealers, investment advisers, mutual fund organizations, and the agencies that regulate them.

International Law

October 23, 2014. The 2014 National Law Journal Regulatory Summit

Location: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: ALM Events
Contact: Program: Jennifer Coniglio (212) 457-7926; e-mail: jconiglio@alm.com
; Sales: Al Liberty (212) 457-9486: aliberty@alm.com; Internet www.almevents.com

Who Should Attend: in-house counsel; Regulatory law, government

Highlights: The publishers of The National Law Journal & Legal Times are hosting the most respected top federal regulators, legislators, law firm consultants and lobbyists that practice in various areas of regulatory law and policy to brief attendees on best practices and must-know information for 2014. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to earn CLE credits, network with Washington's legal power elite, and get ahead with insights and information vital for the year ahead.

November 12, 2014. The 2014 Chicago Regulatory Summit

Location: Chicago, IL
Sponsor: ALM Events
Contact: Program: Jennifer Coniglio (212) 457-7926; e-mail: jconiglio@alm.com
; Sales: Al Liberty (212) 457-9486: aliberty@alm.com; Internet www.almevents.com

Who Should Attend: in-house counsel; Regulatory law, government

Highlights: To assist its audience in prioritizing and addressing regulatory needs, the publishers of The National Law Journal & Legal Times are pleased to present The 2014 NLJ Chicago Regulatory Summit. This full-day symposium will take place on November 12, 2014 at the Chicago Mart Plaza to provide cutting edge insights into critical regulatory competencies for in-house counsel.

Intellectual Property

October 28-29, 2014. IP Trademark, Copyright and Licensing Counsel Forum

Location: Convene Times Square, New York, NY
Sponsor: ALM Events
Contact: Program: Jennifer Coniglio (212) 457-7926; e-mail: jconiglio@alm.com
; Sales: Al Liberty (212) 457-9486: aliberty@alm.com; Internet www.almevents.com

Who Should Attend: in-house counsel; Intellectual property counsel; intellectual property attorneys

Highlights: ALM and Corporate Counsel are proud to announce the Annual IP Trademark, Copyright & Licensing Counsel Forum, taking place October 28-29, 2014 at Convene Times Square in New York City.

Join us for two days of educational sessions and interactive discussions focused on the latest strategies and solutions for safeguarding and strengthening your brand while networking with fellow General Counsel, Chief Legal Offices, IP law practice heads and IP counsel/litigators.

Labor Law

December 3, 2014. Employment Law Essentials and Best Practices

Location: Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, Philadelphia PA or Live Webcast;
Sponsor: American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education
Contact: Pam McCutcheon, (215) 243-1633 or 800-CLE-NEWS, ext. 1633; FAX: (215) 243-1664, refer to course CW030, code NLJ; e-mail: pmccutcheon@ali-cle.org; Internet: www.ali-cle.org/CW030/

Planning Chairs: Edward T. Ellis, Littler Mendelson, P.C., Philadelphia; Patricia V. Pierce, Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, Philadelphia

Tuition: $399 for onsite course/$299 for webcast. Receive 15% Off your Registration Use Coupon Code CW030NLJ

Highlights: Designed specifically for general practitioners, in-house counsel, and employment lawyers, this concise, one-day program provides practical, focused instruction on the essential areas of employment practice today. Get a comprehensive review and up-to-date review of the myriad of laws and regulations governing employment relationships. Attend this program and come away with guidance on the big issues arising in your employment practice.

Land Use

November 17 - 18, 2014. Clean Water Act: Law and Regulation

Location: Hunton & Williams LLP, Washington, DC or Live Webcast;
Sponsor: American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education
Contact: Carole Finley, (215) 243-1632 or 800-CLE-NEWS, ext. 1632; FAX: (215) 243-1664, refer to course CW023, code NLJ; e-mail: cfinley@ali-cle.org; Internet: www.ali-cle.org/CW023/

Planning Chairs: Kristy A. Niehaus Bulleit, Hunton & Williams LLP, Washington, D.C.; Rachel L. Jean-Baptiste, Managing Editor, Environmental Law Reporter, Environmental Law Institute, Washington, D.C.; Tom E. Lindley, Perkins Coie LLP, Portland, Oregon

Tuition: $1,299 for onsite course/$999 for webcast. Receive 15% Off your Registration Use Coupon Code CW023NLJ

Highlights: Much has been achieved in protecting the nation's waterways and wetlands since the Clean Water Act (CWA) was passed in 1972. However, as federal and state agencies seek to tackle the most intractable water quality problems, the greatest challenges remain. Join us for this in-depth course, and learn not only about recent programmatic, litigation, and regulatory developments, but also about the larger, emerging issues that will strongly influence water law and practice in the years to come. This advanced-level program is more than an update on current developments; it brings together cutting-edge issues in water law and examines them in an integrated fashion. A top-flight faculty – including senior public officials from federal and state/local regulators and enforcement agencies, private practitioners, scientists, academics, and public interest advocates – provide in-depth legal analyses, key policy perspectives, and insights on the future of this sacred resource.

Law Practice

October 23, 2014. The Compliance Technology Summit

Location: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: ALM Events
Contact: Program: Jennifer Coniglio (212) 457-7926; e-mail: jconiglio@alm.com
; Sales: Al Liberty (212) 457-9486: aliberty@alm.com; Internet www.almevents.com

Who Should Attend: in-house counsel; Regulatory law, government, attorneys, technology professionals

Highlights: The National Law Journal and Law Technology News are proud to join forces at the 1st Annual Compliance Technology Summit. We've surveyed our network of counsel to bring you the most pressing ways in which speed, cost-effectiveness, transparency and thoroughness can be enhanced in your legal department. This event will highlight the following universal dilemmas:

Why It's Time to Rethink Your Approach to Managing the Electronic Communications Archive, Safeguards to Monitor for and Reduce Overbilling (Ethics), Integrating Big Data into Compliance Strategies and Investigations, and Effective Alternatives for Compliance Training and Communications.

Legal Technology

November 5, 2014. LawTech Miami

Location: Miami, FL
Sponsor: ALM Events
Contact: Program: Jennifer Coniglio (212) 457-7926; e-mail: jconiglio@alm.com
; Sales: Al Liberty (212) 457-9486: aliberty@alm.com; Internet www.almevents.com

Who Should Attend: Law Firm attorneys and professionals including: Information Technology, Law Firm management, Library/Information Management, VAR, Marketing and Business Development, Law Firm/Legal Department support

Highlights: LawTech Miami, presented by The Daily Business Review, ALM's flagship brand in Florida, features an agenda jam-packed with cutting-edge content focused on how technology can be applied to disrupt ineffective processes and innovate legal practices. Our speaking faculty and exhibitors showcasing the latest, most innovative product offerings provide practical information for optimizing and redefining corporate and law practice management.

Litigation

October 20, 2014. Live Webcast – Fluff Is For Pillows, Not Legal Writing

Location: www.westlegaledcenter.com
Sponsor: West LegalEdcenter
Contact: 1.800.308.1700; e-mail west.wlec-sales@thomson.com; Internet www.westlegaledcenter.com
Speaker: Stuart I. Teicher - Lead Educator, Teicher Professional Growth

Highlights: Lawyers write too much and it's just that simple. Usually, that means that we produce unwieldy contracts, leases, and other transactional documents. Join Stuart Teicher, Esq., as he teaches us how to make our legal writings clear, concise and direct. Get down and dirty with some technicalities of sentence structure, get the lowdown on Stuart's "Peripatetic Method" for reducing long sentences, and get the skinny on "the only punctuation you'll ever need to know."

Credits: 1.0

Cost: $195

November 21, 2014. Live Webcast – Effective Use of Arbitrations

Location: www.westlegaledcenter.com
Sponsor: West LegalEdcenter
Contact: 1.800.308.1700; e-mail west.wlec-sales@thomson.com; Internet www.westlegaledcenter.com
Speakers: Michael Weinstein – Partner - Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A. ;Sid Bluming – Partner – Meister Seelig & Fein LLP; Deborah Masucci - Chair and Board Member - International Mediation Institute

Highlights: This webinar brings together highly experienced arbitrators and practitioners who have a real-world, ongoing feel for what applications and arguments are effective in defining the scope and breadth of arbitration proceedings. It will provide examples of various approaches both to litigating the case, and to panel applications which can improve counsel’s ability to arbitrate a matter.

Credits: 1.5

Cost: $195

Mergers & Acquisitions

November 5, 2014. – Santa Clara, CA Live Conference – 5th Annual Western M&A Forum

Location: Santa Clara, CA
Sponsor: West LegalEdcenter
Contact: 1.800.308.1700; e-mail west.wlec-sales@thomson.com; Internet www.westlegaledcenter.com
Co-Chairs: David W. Healy – Partner, Fenwick & West LLP; Gregory E. Wolski – Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Highlights: Thomson Reuters 5th Annual Western M&A Forum will take an in-depth look at the latest developments impacting pending and possible deals and M&A activity in the west coast region. Special attention will be given to activity within the technology sector

Factors driving the M&A market

Industry drill downs into technology markets

Economic trends likely to impact M&A deals this year

Equity and debt markets landscape

Cross border transactions

Private equity and investment trends

Attributes of a successful M&A program

Cost: $695

New Partners

National Institute for New Partners

Location: ABA Washington DC Office | 1050 Connecticut Av., N.W. Ste. 400 | Washington, DC
Sponsor: American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Contact: Albert Lee (202) 662-1874; Email: Albert.Lee@americanbar.org; Internet: www.americanbar.org

Speakers: For a complete list of the speakers visit www.shopaba.org/2015newpartners

Highlights: Recently made partner or on the partner-track? What’s the next step — where should you hone your focus? This special event will answer questions that many new partners ponder and provide practical insight and solutions that you can take back to your firm and implement immediately.

<• Understand expectations and anticipate client and firm needs

<• Successfully navigate internal dynamics, ethical issues, and risks

<• Learn how to effectively increase profitability for the firm

<• Build long-standing relationships with top national practitioners and your new partner class

Number of Credit: 4 hours of CLE Requested including 2.5 hours of Ethics

Cost: Early Bird Rates Available Now: $450 General Public | $375 ABA Members | $325 ABA Young Lawyers Division Members

Non-profit Organizations

November 13 - 14, 2014. Tax Exempt Organizations: An Advanced Course

Location: Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC or Live Webcast;
Sponsor: American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education
Contact: Pam McCutcheon, (215) 243-1633 or 800-CLE-NEWS, ext. 1633; FAX: (215) 243-1664, refer to course CW011, code NLJ; e-mail: pmccutcheon@ali-cle.org; Internet: www.ali-cle.org/CW011/

Planning Chairs: James P. Joseph, Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington, D.C.

Tuition: $1,199 for onsite course/$899 for webcast. Receive 15% Off your Registration Use Coupon Code CW011NLJ

Highlights: This annual program brings together the nation’s leading practitioners to discuss today’s sophisticated issues and tomorrow’s anticipated challenges for tax exempt organizations. An unparalleled faculty, composed of private practitioners, foundation executives, strategic consultants, accountants, state regulators, and communications specialists provide forward-thinking, in-depth discussions to help attendees stay current in a broad range of recent developments and legal, legislative, and tax issues affecting the nonprofit field.

Online CLE

Earn CLE Credits Online at CLECenter.com

Location: www.CLECenter.com
Sponsor: CLECenter.com
Contact: Call a CLE Counselor at (800) 348-0466; CLE-Counselor@alm.com

Highlights: Publishers of The National Law Journal and Law.com bring you CLECenter.com, the premier provider of Online Continuing Legal Education. CLECenter.com makes compliance simple and convenient with seamless online tracking and 24/7 access. We feature state accredited, high-quality audio and video content in various practice areas from the New York City Bar, the Los Angeles County Bar, The Recorder, Texas Lawyer, and many more. Take advantage of this exclusive offer for The National Law Journal subscribers and enter promotion code NLJCLE20 at checkout to receive 20% off your entire purchase at CLECenter.com. Offer ends 12/15/2014.

Securities and Business Organizations

November 20 - 21 2014. The New Face of Capital Formation

Location: The Bar Association of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Sponsor: American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education
Contact: Pam McCutcheon, (215) 243-1633 or 800-CLE-NEWS, ext. 1633; FAX: (215) 243-1664, refer to course CW022, code NLJ; e-mail: pmccutcheon@ali-cle.org; Internet: www.ali-cle.org/CW022/

Planning Chairs: $1,499 for onsite course/$1,299 for webcast. Receive 15% Off your Registration Use Coupon Code CW022NLJ

Tuition: $1,199 for onsite course/$899 for webcast. Receive 15% Off your Registration Use Coupon Code CW011NLJ

Highlights: The JOBS Act of 2012 upended private placements, permitting general solicitation and public advertising for the first time and calling for the promulgation of SEC rules to permit crowdfunding and to provide for a new, larger, and more useful form of Reg A for offerings up to $50 million (called Reg A+). While the market awaits the crowdfunding regulations, promoters are already having success with “accredited investor crowdfunding” and forms of capital raising that do not involve a securities offering, such as Kickstarter and RocketHub. The JOBS Act also worked a revolution in IPOs for emerging growth companies (EGCs), providing for relaxed disclosures and confidential filings. It also raised the threshold for mandatory registration under Section 12(g) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 from 500 to 2,000 shareholders of record, thereby creating an entirely new creature - the very large private company funded throughly the use of public advertising. In this environment, every lawyer engaged in capital-raising at any level must have current expertise in private placements and Regulation D, as well as in the new options for capital formation, such as Regulation A+. This highly-engaging and all-new CLE program on capital formation reviews current and developing issues in private placements and explores how private placements will work in the new regulatory environment

Securities Fraud

November 13-14, 2014. Ninth Annual National Institute on Securities Fraud

Location: Westin New Orleans Canal Place | New Orleans, LA
Sponsor: American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section
Contact: Earnestine Murphy(312) 988-6204; Email: Earnestine.Murphy@americanbar.org; Internet: www.americanbar.org

Speakers: For a complete list of the speakers visit www.shopaba.org/2014securities

Highlights: Each year, this National Institute draws elite officials from both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an exclusive educational and professional forum to examine current legal and ethical issues relating to securities fraud.

Program highlights include:

• Wall Street to the Hill: The Continuing Evolution of Insider Trading Investigations

• FCPA Matters: Pushing the Envelope on Enforcement and Penalties

• Bitcoin or Bit Player? SEC and State Regulators Weigh In

Number of Credit: 8.75 CLE Requested

Cost: $1,365 General Public | $1,175 ABA Members | $1,255 ABA Criminal Justice Section | $1,095 ABA Business Law Section | $1,095 Section of Litigation

Taxation

November 13 - 14, 2014. Tax Exempt Organizations: An Advanced Course

Location: Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC or Live Webcast;
Sponsor: American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education
Contact: Pam McCutcheon, (215) 243-1633 or 800-CLE-NEWS, ext. 1633; FAX: (215) 243-1664, refer to course CW011, code NLJ; e-mail: pmccutcheon@ali-cle.org; Internet: www.ali-cle.org/CW011/

Planning Chairs: James P. Joseph, Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington, D.C.

Tuition: $1,199 for onsite course/$899 for webcast. Receive 15% Off your Registration Use Coupon Code CW011NLJ

Highlights: This annual program brings together the nation’s leading practitioners to discuss today’s sophisticated issues and tomorrow’s anticipated challenges for tax exempt organizations. An unparalleled faculty, composed of private practitioners, foundation executives, strategic consultants, accountants, state regulators, and communications specialists provide forward-thinking, in-depth discussions to help attendees stay current in a broad range of recent developments and legal, legislative, and tax issues affecting the nonprofit field.

Technology

October 23, 2014. The Compliance Technology Summit

Location: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: ALM Events
Contact: Program: Jennifer Coniglio (212) 457-7926; e-mail: jconiglio@alm.com
; Sales: Al Liberty (212) 457-9486: aliberty@alm.com; Internet www.almevents.com

Who Should Attend: in-house counsel; Regulatory law, government, attorneys, technology professionals

Highlights: The National Law Journal and Law Technology News are proud to join forces at the 1st Annual Compliance Technology Summit. We've surveyed our network of counsel to bring you the most pressing ways in which speed, cost-effectiveness, transparency and thoroughness can be enhanced in your legal department. This event will highlight the following universal dilemmas:

Why It's Time to Rethink Your Approach to Managing the Electronic Communications Archive, Safeguards to Monitor for and Reduce Overbilling (Ethics), Integrating Big Data into Compliance Strategies and Investigations, and Effective Alternatives for Compliance Training and Communications.

November 5, 2014. LawTech Miami

Location: Miami, FL
Sponsor: ALM Events
Contact: Program: Jennifer Coniglio (212) 457-7926; e-mail: jconiglio@alm.com
; Sales: Al Liberty (212) 457-9486: aliberty@alm.com; Internet www.almevents.com

Who Should Attend: Law Firm attorneys and professionals including: Information Technology, Law Firm management, Library/Information Management, VAR, Marketing and Business Development, Law Firm/Legal Department support

Highlights: LawTech Miami, presented by The Daily Business Review, ALM's flagship brand in Florida, features an agenda jam-packed with cutting-edge content focused on how technology can be applied to disrupt ineffective processes and innovate legal practices. Our speaking faculty and exhibitors showcasing the latest, most innovative product offerings provide practical information for optimizing and redefining corporate and law practice management.

White Collar Crime

March 4-6, 2015. 29th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime

Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel | New Orleans, LA
Sponsor: American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section
Contact: Earnestine Murphy (312) 988-6204; Email: Earnestine.Murphy@americanbar.org; Internet: www.americanbar.org

Speakers: For a complete list of the speakers visit www.shopaba.org/2015wcc

Highlights: The 29th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime will be held March 4-6, 2015 in New Orleans. Last year, attendance exceeded 1,100 at this annual gathering of the national white collar bar. Please note that given the demand for additional panels and an earlier end to the conference on Friday morning, the 2015 Institute will begin on Wednesday morning (rather than on Wednesday afternoon, as it had in past years). This additional half day of programming will allow for an additional plenary panel, additional breakout panels, including the regional updates, and other targeted and specific programming. We encourage all participants to plan to arrive in New Orleans on Tuesday evening to take advantage of the entire program.

Number of Credit: 11.5 CLE Requested

Cost: Early bird rates available NOW! $1, 225 General Public | $1,185 ABA Members | $1,025 ABA Criminal Justice Section | $1,025 ABA Section of Science & Technology Law | $1,025 Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division | $1,025 Young Lawyers Division