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Understanding Generic Drug Antitrust Litigation: A Look at “Pay For Delay” and FTC v. Actavis

In 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision involving patent and antitrust law in Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc., 570 U.S. , 133 S. Ct. 2,rns (2013). The Court held that a "pay for delay" or "reverse payment" settlement agreement between a brand name pharmaceutical company and a generic pharmaceutical company to delay generic entry could constitute a violation of the antitrust laws. The Court identified a number of factors lower courts should consider under the "rule...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Demystifying Jury Selection in a Criminal Case

Quite simply, winning a case starts with picking the right jury. Jury selection, or voir dire, is the most important part of a trial. The right jury can mean victory even in the most difficult of cases. But how does an attorney pick the right jury? Where does one start? What type of people do you want on your case? How do you communicate effectively to a group of people that don’t want to be jurors? This course is meant to demystify jury selection. The topics discussed in this CLE will go thr...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Law And Practice Of Representing Comic Book Creators

This CLE course will provide an overview of the comic book industry over the past year, highlight new areas of litigation and transactional work, and provide the fundamentals of representing comic book industry clients. Some of the issues explored in this CLE: The state of the comic book industry and legal practice in 2019 Diversity and inclusion issues for the comic book industry practitioner Emerging intellectual property issues in the comic book industry Key contracts every co...

General Credits
3
Price$150

Essentials of Corporations, Partnerships and LLC's

This CLE program will provide an overview on the four principal business entities – Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, General Partnerships and Limited Partnerships. Business lawyers Eli Greenberg and Mark Silverstein will discuss organizing, financing and managing entities, mergers and acquisitions and option plans. Additional topics include fiduciary duties and indemnification of those managing an entity’s affairs.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Coming to America: The Basics of Investment Based Immigration Law

This CLE is designed to serve as a brief introduction into the exciting and complex world of investment based immigration laws. Today, some of the largest companies in the US were founded by immigrants and many of these investors relied on one of these visa categories in order to be physically present in the US and grow their businesses. This CLE course will navigate the most common visa categories for investors, both temporary and permanent, their respective legal requirements, and key prac...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Will Contests: Saving Your Inheritance

This CLE is designed for those new to Surrogate’s Court practice as well as experienced estate planners and litigators who want to bring their practice to the next level, this comprehensive program will review the laws, rules and procedures involved in Will contests from the viewpoints of both the proponent and the objectant. Get practical and time saving tips together with step-by-step guidance to navigating a contested estate.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Top 10 Considerations For Your Employee Handbooks

From harassment and discrimination to leave policies, and from social media and confidentiality to progressive discipline, 2019 continues to see an explosion of regulation and decisions governing the employer-employee relationship. How employers communicate company policies and practices is often critical to ensuring a good relationship. This CLE course offers a top 10 list of issues to consider when drafting or reviewing/revising a primary form of company communication: employee handbooks....

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Intellectual Property Case Law Update and General IP Overview

This CLE lecture will go through key 2019 IP case decisions in the areas of patents, trademarks, and copyrights, including Supreme Court decisions on the interplay of the First Amendment and Trademark restrictions, and whether a copyright registration is required to file a lawsuit. In addition to the case law updates, Mr. Popowitz will discuss the basic aspects of each discipline of intellectual property and some of the key considerations for securing the Intellectual Property (prosecution) a...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

What All Lawyers Need to Know about US Banking Law

Bank regulatory issues can crop up in any lawyer’s practice, whether or not the lawyer represents a bank or has a client who is a counterparty to a bank on a transaction. This CLE program will provide an overview to general practitioners of the complexities of the US banking system and its applicable laws and regulations in order to familiarize them with subjects as who the relevant regulators are and what do they do, how banks are formed and what are they permitted to do, and transaction-rel...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Mergers & Acquisitions in the Cannabis Industry

The Cannabis industry is arguably the fastest growing industry in the United States, if not globally. Opportunities abound both with respect to hemp and marijuana, but it’s critical to understand the landscape and nuances that are unique to the industry when considering transactions in the space. Join Brent Johnson, CEO of Hoban Law Group (a leading global law firm dedicated exclusively to the Cannabis space), as he provides a high-level overview of the Cannabis industry, conducting mergers...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Stranger Than Fiction 2.0: True Crime Legal Issues

The popular demand for true-crime content continues to be a sustained force in the entertainment industry. But as production companies and networks push the boundaries to distinguish themselves from the crowd, clients need advice to ensure that they don’t take on unnecessary risk while chasing the next big hit. Topics include: Tips for negotiating law enforcement access agreements What to know when obtaining materials from law enforcement Managing the risk of defamation and right of...

General Credits
1
Price$50

A Sports Law Primer: Salient Topics in a Changing Legal Landscape

This CLE presentation will discuss the major legal issues, changes and trends in an area of rapid change. Aimed for a general audience, it will discuss a broad array of issues, from the court rulings point to a growing professionalization of college athletes to the quick expansion of legalized sports betting. Other topics include concussion litigation, intellectual property/right of publicity, the sex abuse scandals and sports governance organizations and arbitration/dispute resolution.

General Credits
1
Price$50

An Attorney’s Guide to Online Defamation & Website Removal

This CLE lecture will provide you with a thorough overview of the developing area of internet defamation. It will focus on how an internet defamation case begins and the different strategies to resolve it. You will learn how to identify and address defamation attacks from likely perpetrators and motives. You understand how free speech online applies to individuals in defamation cases and will teach you pitfalls to avoid in your own lawsuit (if that’s the route taken). By looking at authentic cas...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Scanning Copyright: Surveying the Fundamentals

Just about everything we use, watch, buy or sell, photograph or display, perform or copy is an outgrowth of copyright. But what is copyright and how is it defined, described, protected, exploited, and secured internationally and what are the myths surrounding its use, authorized or not; when does it come into effect, why is it established in the first place, and what are the conditions of its establishment and continued existence? If it is property, how does it differ from concrete objects...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Drafting Enforceable Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Clauses: Important Considerations to Know

Restrictive covenants in the form of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements are often used by employers . Currently, millions of employees in the United States are under some type of restrictive covenant. Courts, however, strictly construe restrictive covenants in order to ensure that they are reasonable and not restraints upon fair competition. This CLE program will provide best practices to attorneys in the drafting of restrictive covenants. Issues regarding adequate consideration,...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Using the Department of Labor Regulation for Fair Claims Practices in ERISA Claims to your Advantage in a Litigation

The Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 – Is a comprehensive highly reticulated federal statute enacted to protect the interests of employees who participate in the employers’ pension plans and welfare benefit plans. While there are solid arguments to be advanced that ERISA has achieved its laudable goal of protecting valuable pension and retirement plans, it has had the opposite effect on disappointed plan beneficiaries seeking to enforce their rights to compensation under th...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Anatomy of a False Arrest and Excessive Force Case under Section 1983: Part 1

This CLE program covers the first steps in successful litigation of a high-frequency police liability case, whether you are for the plaintiff or the defense. Programs to follow will cover discovery, evidence, and motions; and pre-trial, trial and post-trial from the plaintiff’s and defense perspective. In this practical program that is based on a hypothetical fact pattern, you will learn how to select a winning plaintiff’s case, identify the legal claims and defenses, draft representation agre...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Effective Corporate Governance and Oversight

Effective corporate governance and oversight is critical for any corporation to mitigate the possibility of governmental prosecutions and enforcement actions, but what exactly does this term mean and what does it require? This presentation will attempt to define the term and describe the critical parts that a board of directors, senior management and other components of an organization play in effecting an effective corporate governance and oversight structure. It will also discuss the element...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Strategies for Successful Mediations and Negotiations

In the mediation process, there are certain strategies that may be employed to maximize the likelihood of a favorable outcome. While the goal is always Win-Win, the means to get to that goal is one that is often tailored to the parties, the nature of the dispute, the relative bargaining positions of the parties, etc. In this CLE course there will be a discussion of a number of strategies that might be employed in a particular mediation. Any discussion on mediation needs to discuss posi...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Swimming Against the Tide: Maintaining Athletic and Institutional Integrity in Collegiate Athletics

With decisions pending in two class action cases Alston & Jenkins, in the District Court for the Northern District of California, that go to the heart of compensating collegiate athletes, the fundamental moorings of intercollegiate athletics could be set to undergo significant changes in 2019. This CLE course looks both the current antitrust litigation that could change the financial model of intercollegiate athletics for decades to come and the major legal issues that challenge universities...

General Credits
1
Price$50

1031 Exchange Basics and Beyond

1031 Exchanges are not nearly as simple as they may seem. This CLE course will explain the basics of a 1031 Exchange in a user-friendly, easy to understand format. The course will explain the purpose of the exchange and take you through the process step-by-step. Designed for novice attorneys, the course is also relevant for those who could use a refresher.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Religion and Estate Planning

Planning a client’s estate involves more than just the transfer of wealth. To draft a customized plan that achieves a client’s unique goals requires an understanding the client’s values and convictions, and in many cases, his or her religious beliefs. A 2017 Gallup Poll on the role of religion in the United States, 37% of respondents self-identified as “Highly Religious.” That same year Americans donated upwards of $127B to support religious organizations and causes. Yet despite the central ro...

General Credits
1
Price$50

International Income and Estate Tax Planning

Jacob Stein, Esq. and Manya Deva Natan, Esq. discuss several key aspects of international tax planning. Using real-life scenarios from case studies. Manya covers estate tax planning, providing an overview in the dramatic differences between estate tax exclusions for U.S. persons, and for non-resident aliens. She discusses the importance of planning for NRA investors and the best structures to use. In addition, she touches on the dream inheritance and how to plan for U.S. citizens and resident...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Practicing Law with Civility

This CLE lecture will focus on the impact civility or the lack thereof has on everyday practice. From interactions with clients, opposing counsel, judges and courtroom staff, the rules of professional conduct require lawyers to act civilly. This lecture will discuss the requirements of keeping client’s reasonably informed of the progress of their case, dealing with opposing counsel in a way that advances your client’s position in a way the does not compromise your ability to rely on working re...

Prof. & Civility
1.5
Price$75

U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law: An Overview of Immigration Law under the Trump Administration

In this CLE program, Professor Wildes takes a broad survey of immigration law, and reviews how foreign nationals immigrate to the United States, as well as how they fall out of legal status. He also looks at local issues from a mayor's point of view, such as drivers' licenses for undocumented foreign nationals, stacking, sanctuary cities, and how to spot fraudulent marriages. Finally, he concludes this CLE program by looking at how immigration policy has shifted in the Trump administration, and...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Professionalism & Tips for Meeting Minimal Legal Standards

All lawyers should aspire to meet the highest ethical standards. All lawyers should and must also satisfy their minimal legal duties to their client. This CLE presentation discusses how to do both, and presents a simple framework to meet aspirational ethical standards and minimal legal duties. This topic crosses practice areas and is a must watch for litigators and transactional lawyers alike.

Prof. & Civility
1
Price$50

Sentencing Considerations in Federal Court: A Defense Perspective

White collar criminal cases have a methodology all their own and preparing for federal sentences as defense counsel requires particular considerations. This CLE course, presented by noted criminal defense attorney Benjamin Brafman, Esq. will explain the complex federal sentencing guidelines, the process for preparing a formal sentence memorandum and the legal and factual issues to consider specifically as they relate to fraud cases. The course will also offer strategies for preparing the clien...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Professionalism in High Stakes Litigation

This CLE program is designed to give the trial lawyer/practitioner a real life sense of how to address rules of professionalism/ethics and civility in high stakes litigation, when your opponent’s zealous advocacy of his/her client’s interests can lead to heated debate or obstructive behavior during the course of prosecuting the case. The presenter will use 2 real-life examples to demonstrate her points, including a Georgia case and 1 Florida case.

Prof. & Civility
1.5
Price$75

How to Prepare for a Wage-Hour Audit or Lawsuit

Today employers are facing increased challenges to their wage-hour employment practices. Federal and state departments of labor are active and conducting unannounced audits throughout the nation. Class actions seeking and winning millions of dollars are on the rise. For in-house counsel and HR Directors the antidote to assure your employment practices withstand scrutiny is to prepare for an audit or lawsuit by implementing the tips provided in this lecture. Before you receive a knock on yo...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Legal Ethics 101: Avoiding Common Mistakes and Conducting your Practice with Honesty and Integrity

This CLE program examines some of the common mistakes made by new attorneys and explores some of the best ways to deal with them once they've occurred. Using the framework of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, we will discuss common issues you may encounter with supervising attorneys, opposing counsel and clients. The material also covers best practices in setting and handling fees, as well as the requirements for properly managing trust accounts. We will review recent case law related...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

99 Years & Counting: Genocide, Human Rights, Cyber Terrorism, and International Crimes

Benjamin Ferencz was only 27 years old when he was assigned the role of Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials and successfully convicted all 22 Nazi defendants for their participation in the murder over a million people. Now in his 100th year of life, Mr. Ferencz recounts his lifetime of work focusing on issues of international criminal justice in this captivating CLE course. Mr. Ferencz discusses the growth of international criminal law and the prosecution crimes of aggression including ge...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Top 10 Things You Should Tell Your Startup Client

It seems that everyone is working in start-ups today. And while some take off beyond anyone’s wildest dream, more fail or never take off at all. Startup clients, even those who have unique expertise in the product they are creating, often lack experience in setting up and running a business. Lawyers can help fill the gap and help position companies for future success. This CLE presentation will highlight issues in corporate, intellectual property, commercial and employment law that startups ne...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Would You Take That Bet? The Effects of Legalized Betting on Sports

With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Murphy v. NCAA, striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in May 2018, opening the door to the possibility of legalized sports wagering in every state, at least those willing to start down this path, this course will examine what the possible long and short term effects of sports betting may be on the legal and regulatory environment surrounding professional and collegiate sports in the United States. Participants will g...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Equitable and Not So Equitable Division of Real Estate in Divorce

The process of dividing and distributing real property between spouses in a divorce complex, inconsistent, and confusing. What factors do courts consider in deciding whether a sale, buyout or deferred sale is appropriate? Who will keep the marital home? How do courts divide the proceeds of sale? Can your client recover the money that his or her parents lent on the marital home? Real estate, unlike liquid assets, does not automatically become marital property subject to a 50/50 division even if...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

How to Win Big at Trial

From two of the most experienced and successful trial lawyers in America, this CLE course will tell you the key things you need to know and do to win big at trial particularly a jury trial. This is not your grandfather’s trial course. It is about the “whys” and “how tos” that lead to success. Since there are as many styles as there are trial lawyers, there is really no right or wrong way to try a case. There are, however, some very real “do’s” and “don’ts” and this course will cover the key on...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Diversity and Inclusion: The Concept of Implicit Bias

Implicit bias is a phenomenon that is under increasing study. It is unconscious bias formed by associations in the brain that link two ideas together, and is formed by experiences, cultural affirmations, society, media and other influences. This CLE program will address how implicit bias can affect a workplace, and how companies can incorporate best practices and measures to address bias and promote morale.

Prof. & Civility
1
Price$50

Advance Conflict of Interest Waivers: Do's and Don'ts

In recent years, advance conflict of interest waivers have become increasingly common in law firm retainer agreements. In this CLE program, Ronald Minkoff, one of New York’s leading ethics lawyers and head of the Professional Responsibility Group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C., will discuss these popular waivers: what they mean; what Rules of Professional Conduct govern them; their history in New York and nation-wide; relevant cases and ethics opinions; and their application in par...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Copyright Infringement: How to Defend Lawsuits and Protect Assets

The instructors provide an overview on copyright infringement, the importance of registration, fair use or unsure defense. They touch on the available damages for copyright and the importance of registration, delving into the actual damages and profits. The discussion also covers liability for the actions of employees, and the use of independent contractors and the avoidance of liability. With a strong bases on theory and its practical implications, the discussion advances to protecting assets i...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Asset Protection and Estate Planning Under the New Tax Act

Jacob Stein and Michelle Lerman discuss the changes brought on by the 2017 tax act. The discussion will cover the three critical steps in light of the new tax act, temporary planning opportunities in transfer tax law, pitfalls to avoid in estate planning, the use of irrevocable trusts to protect assets in the event of a divorce. The instructors will provide an overview of asset protection planning under the new tax act, advanced trust structures, offshore structures and how to protect specifi...

General Credits
1
Price$50
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