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This eCourse outlines the basic structure of a compliance program and the regulatory framework used to develop a program. Learn how to analyze the regulatory framework and build a program that works for the company’s risk environment. more »
This eCourse explores how to conduct an effective risk assessment using a given regulatory framework and compliance program data. This framework is applicable to any subject matter from Anti-Corruption to Privacy. more »
This eCourse explores key elements of effective policies and procedures. How to draft them, what makes them effective, and how to update them. It also provides insight into modern trends, including best practices for drafting a Code of Conduct. more »
Investments in small businesses require counsel to consider various federal and state securities compliance issues in connection with such a transaction. Walk through the various securities laws considerations and filing requirements that arise when your client decides to invest in a small business organized as an LLC or an LP. more »
Session 1: The Opportunity to Trump Obama's Environmental & Energy Agenda - Review the first 100 days of the Trump Administration and what it means for the energy industry.
Session 2: Trends in Mergers and Acquisitions - Hear an update on the buying and selling of domestic assets, and trace the latest legal trends in the domestic M&A markets.
Session 3: Contract "Killer Clauses" - Identify the pitfalls and landmines to avoid in bet-the-company and other scenarios, including unexpected consequences of documents such as Memoranda of Understanding, Letters of Intent, Non-Disclosure Agreements and Commercial Arrangements. more »
Review the impact of activist shareholders on influencing M&A strategy, corporate governance practices, and the decision to go public. Explore these issues from the perspective of internal counsel, investor communications, and outside corporate and securities counsel. more »
Listen to a discussion about important actions private sellers should take to prepare for an M&A event, including buyer and seller perspectives on key deal terms and some of the ethical issues that can arise in M&A transactions. more »
An easy to understand overview of cryptocurrencies, tokens, blockchain and other applications of distributed ledger technology. Learn about exciting recent developments in the use of this technology and innovations in how funds are raised, including recent trends in ICOs, SAFTs and token pre-sales. Also hear about the securities, tax and consumer protection issues raised by these innovations. more »
Session 1: A Guide To Art. 11.07 Writs of Habeas Corpus and Other State Writs - Examine procedures, issues, and do’s and don’ts pertaining to Article 11.07 and other State writs.
Session 2: Preservation of Error and Standards of Review - Understanding how the Court evaluates the preservation of error on appeal is essential for any practitioner. Explore how the Court approaches different rights, and how this approach impacts your appeal. more »
Session 1: Pitfalls of Joint Ventures - Listen to a discussion about key issues that parties encounter in structuring and then living with joint ventures.
Session 2: Reps and Warranties Insurance - Once an obscure product, reps and warranties insurance is becoming an everyday component of many M&A deals. Learn how this increasingly prevalent way of allocating risk works, and how it can help in your next negotiation.
Session 3: Unwinding and Restructuring the Entity - Review the "nuts and bolts" of business reorganization and examine the hidden tax consequences you might not see coming. more »
Session 1: Due Diligence in Today’s M&A Marketplace - Thorough and thoughtful diligence can make or break a deal. For in-house lawyers, “diligence gone wrong” can even break a career. Through war-stories-turned-parables, gain essential and critical practice pointers that will keep your next deal—and your career—on track for a big win.
Session 2: Antitrust Issues (Where They May Not Be Obvious) - Given today’s enforcement environment, it is important that senior managers learn how to recognize and deal with potential antitrust issues in the real world. Explore common senior management-level business interactions that can unintentionally trigger an antitrust law violation. more »
Session 1: M&A Healthcare Transactions - A discussion of the current landscape of M&A healthcare transactions, including trends in hospital acquisitions (for profit and non-profit), on the buyer and seller side, and physician practice acquisitions by various health-industry stakeholders.
Session 2: Due Diligence Considerations in Today’s Healthcare Deals - Analyze the regulatory compliance issues that counsel need to address in their due diligence of today’s healthcare transactions, with an emphasis on practical considerations and issues of current interest to the Government. more »
Session 1: Governance Literacy - Governance at nonprofit organizations is often not a priority until something goes wrong. Gain practical tips to help board and staff members avoid problems, and review governance topics including fiduciary duties, governing documents, policies, procedures, and the roles of the board, officers, committees, and staff members.
Session 2: Accounting and Finance Basics - This session covers revenue and expense recognition, financial statement analysis, financial ratios, and the calculation and forecasting of firm free cash flow.
Session 3: Advising the Organization: Advanced Issues in Corporate Governance - Balancing the roles and responsibilities of the board of directors, individual board members, and staff can be an interesting exercise in corporate governance. In some cases, the individuals step out of their roles and into governance problems.
Session 4: Joint Venture Governance and Business Opportunity Issues - Joint ventures are an increasingly common vehicle for combining businesses. The continuing nature of a joint venture raises unique issues regarding the governance of the joint venture and its relationship to the other businesses of the joint venture partners. Examine alternatives for joint venture governance and the extent to which the joint ventures are obligated (by law or contract) to offer "business opportunities" to the joint venture or each other. These issues are typically addressed when the joint venture documents are negotiated, but operations under even the best documents can present unforeseen issues, including some that arise as a result of subsequent case law.
Session 5: Fiduciary Duties of Governing Persons of Business Entities - Explore current issues regarding the fiduciary duties of directors and other governing persons of entities organized in Texas and Delaware.
Session 6: Fiduciary Duties of Governing Persons of Business Entities, continued -
Session 7: Taking Cybersecurity Seriously - Nonprofit organizations of all sizes have sensitive information that needs to be protected—and increasingly, organizations need to be ready to respond when (not if) a data breach occurs. In this session, learn about the most recent cyber threats they face, the costs associated with those threats, and what you can do to help protect your organizations in an increasingly insecure landscape.
Session 8: Keeping an Eye on Privacy and Data Protection Risks - Gain practical tips for reducing the data privacy and protection risks faced by nonprofits. more »
Session 1: Fiduciary Duties of Governing Persons of Business Entities – Explore current issues regarding the fiduciary duties of directors and other governing persons of entities organized in Texas and Delaware.
Session 2: Fiduciary Duties of Governing Persons of Business Entities, continued - more »
Session 1: Where Were the Lawyers and Accountants? - Review primary liability under Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act for misstatements or omissions of attorneys, accountants and other secondary actors in the wake of Janus.
Session 2: The Intermediaries: Broker and Investment Adviser Duties in 2016 - Explore the latest on broker and investment adviser duties, and gain practical tips on how to navigate the changing landscape. What is the status of these duties today? Where might they be heading? What might a “uniform fiduciary” standard look like? What impact will the new rules for ERISA fiduciaries proposed by the Department of Labor have on advisers and brokers dealing with ERISA, IRA or pension fund clients and the services provided to such clients?
Session 3: Litigation and Enforcement in the C-Suite - Hear the latest developments in litigation and enforcement actions against corporate officers and get advice on how to help officers fulfill their fiduciary duties and avoid becoming a target. more »
Session 1: How Recent Fiduciary Duty Cases Affect Advice to Directors and Officers of Delaware and Texas Corporations - Boards of Directors continue to face difficult decisions and seek guidance from counsel as they respond to the challenges of both an economy that is in a slow recovery and new legislative and regulatory initiatives. The panel discusses the fiduciary issues that Directors and Officers face in the current M&A market and considers the lessons to be learned from recent decisions of courts in Delaware and Texas concerning the deference afforded Boards to run a sale process, the competing interests of holders of common and preferred stock and debt, and the duties of controlling stockholders in a sale process. The panel addresses fiduciary issues regarding the executive compensation process, Director oversight duties, and dealings with activist stockholders. The discussion also encompasses fiduciary duties in the context of partnerships and limited liability companies, plus ethical considerations in light of the Courts' decisions.
Session 2: How Recent Fiduciary Duty Cases Affect Advice to Directors and Officers of Delaware and Texas Corporations, continued more »
Session 1: M&A Trends in Renewable Energy - Most development projects are bought and sold at least two times prior to beginning operations, and many more are sold once they have operated for a period of time. Listen to a discussion about current trends in the industry and key issues that tend to arise. The effect of PTC expiration and tax reform on deals will be addressed in addition to the sale of single projects. Also, explore portfolio and company sales as well as the acquisition of repowered projects.
Session 2: Due Diligence and M&A for Clean Energy Projects - Learn how to utilize due diligence to identify and allocate risks in transaction documents and determine overall viability of the target. more »