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Collapse Brexit 101: What U.S.-based Lawyers Need to Know (podcast w/credit)

In a result that shocked many observers around the world, the UK voted in late June that it would withdraw from the European Union. Leaving in its wake a legion of legal, political, regulatory and economic uncertainty, Brexit has emerged as one of the hottest and most rapidly developing topics of the summer.

Join a panel of London and U.S.-based lawyers from the Dechert law firm for an hour-long webinar to bring you up to speed on recent developments connected to Brexit and a discussion of what might come next. Topics may include:

  • Brexit basics - a brief recap of the developments that led to June’s referendum vote and the campaigns to leave and remain.
  • Mechanics of a vote to Leave - Our expert faculty panel will facilitate an introductory discussion of the logistical next steps in the UK’s exit from the EU, including invocation of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty
  • A look ahead - You will hear a sample of the many questions spurred by Brexit, including:
    • What could Brexit mean to American businesses with operations in the UK and in Europe more broadly?
    • What advice should attorneys be giving to U.S. Company boards regarding preparing for Brexit?
    • What do we expect the impact of Brexit to be on cross-border M&A activity? Into the U.K? Into the EU?
    • What areas of U.K. law may be subject to change, or require an overhaul, as a result of the U.K.'s pending exit from the EU?

Recorded during a live webinar in July 2016.

POD 3459

Formats Available: Podcast
Original Product Date: July 25, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Cyberterrorism (w/credit)

    CYBERTERRORISM: A PBI Public Policy Examining Risks, Probability, Vulnerability and Defenses

     

    We hear frequently about the frightening threat of terrorism generally in our 21st Century world and about the increasing odds of cyberterrorism attacks. This public policy will examine the threat of cyberterrorism by addressing some of the following questions:

    • What is Cyberterrorism?
    • What are the chances that these acts will target American power systems, transportation systems, financial systems, government institutions and/or private industry?
    • Who are the most likely perpetrators of cyberterrorism and on what scale?
    • How is the US most vulnerable to such attacks?
    • What governmental agencies are tasked with protecting against and responding to such attacks?
    • Can law and policy change our risk level at all?
    • What is the potential impact on our courts and legal systems of a cyberterrorism attack?
    • How is “hacking” related to terrorism?
    • Are we prepared to defend against these largely unknown threats? 
    • Are residents of the northeast section of the US more at risk than other areas of the country? 


    Join a group of experts in this field as they share their insights, debate the issues and answer your questions on this critically important topic. Cyberterrorism is already happening and the possibility of it impacting on a much larger scale is frightening. Being educated about the issues is essential, so sign up today and mark your calendar for this timely public policy presentation.

     


     

    Course Planner: Alan Brill

     

     

    Course Materials

    One copy of the course materials is included in your registration. These materials are not available for separate purchase.

     

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    9407
    OL 3430

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: May 24, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 2.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse In Guns We Trust: The Changing World of Gun Trusts (w/credit)

    Firearms are one of the most heavily regulated products in the country. We often hear about Gun Trusts. What are they? In what circumstances can they be a useful tool? Most importantly, what are the latest changes?

    New regulations for Gun Trusts will be in effect as of July 13, 2016. These changes will be reviewed in this session.

    Join our expert faculty as they cover these important topics:

    • Acquisition, possession, disposition and transportation of firearms
    • How people become disqualified to interact with firearms
    • The National Firearms Act and its implications for Gun Trusts
    • When a Gun Trust will work for your client - and when it won't

    Recorded during a live webinar in July 2016.

    OL 3461

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: July 28, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Power of Attorney Statute and Act 95: Practical Updates in Light of Significant Changes (podcast w/credit)

    Examine the Latest Updates

    Receive a refresher to the Power of Attorney Statute and Act 95 and discover what you need to know NOW to update your documents. Learn how the NEW statute will impact your practice and explore the changes you will need to make including identifying the new provisions and suggested language to use in your documents. 

    Course Materials

    One copy of the course materials is included in your registration. These materials are not available for separate purchase. 

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    9413

    Recorded during a live webcast in April 2016.

    Formats Available: Podcast
    Original Product Date: April 26, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Power of Attorney Statute and Act 95: Practical Updates in Light of Significant Changes (podcast w/credit)
    Collapse Power of Attorney Statute and Act 95: Practical Updates in Light of Significant Changes (w/credit)

    Examine the Latest Updates

    Receive a refresher to the Power of Attorney Statute and Act 95 and discover what you need to know NOW to update your documents. Learn how the NEW statute will impact your practice and explore the changes you will need to make including identifying the new provisions and suggested language to use in your documents. 

    Course Materials

    One copy of the course materials is included in your registration. These materials are not available for separate purchase. 

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    9413

    Recorded during a live webcast in April 2016.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: April 26, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Power of Attorney Statute and Act 95: Practical Updates in Light of Significant Changes (w/credit)
    Collapse Questions Remain after Supreme Court Ruling on the Amendments to the False Claims Act (podcast w/credit)

    Understand and apply the decision of Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar

    The False Claims Act (FCA) has become a significant potential hazard for almost any company that does business with the federal government, particularly in the health care, defense, and education industries.

    Between January 2009 and September 2015, more than $26.4 billion has been recovered in suits brought under the FCA, with $3.5 billion recovered in FY 2015 alone. Increased government regulation and new theories such as legal falsity, implied false certification, and condition of payment have expanded the scope of the statute, added layers of complexity for litigants in high-stakes matters and led to diverging standards among the different circuits.

    While the Supreme Court's decision does establish some basic ground rules, it also raises a number of questions still to be resolved, including:

    • At what point does a claim become "false?"
    • How is the statute's materiality requirement to be applied going forward?
    • Is every case going to raise factual questions, or is there still relief for defendants to be had at the pleading stage?
    • When discovery does open, what are the best strategies for proving or disproving a claim in light of the Supreme Court's decision?

    Please join our expert faculty as they take you through these issues and provide an understanding of Escobar's impact and how to apply the decision going forward.

    Recorded during a live webinar in July 2016.

    POD 3460

    Formats Available: Podcast
    Original Product Date: July 27, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Questions Remain after Supreme Court Ruling on the Amendments to the False Claims Act (w/credit)

    Understand and apply the decision of Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar

    The False Claims Act (FCA) has become a significant potential hazard for almost any company that does business with the federal government, particularly in the health care, defense, and education industries.

    Between January 2009 and September 2015, more than $26.4 billion has been recovered in suits brought under the FCA, with $3.5 billion recovered in FY 2015 alone. Increased government regulation and new theories such as legal falsity, implied false certification, and condition of payment have expanded the scope of the statute, added layers of complexity for litigants in high-stakes matters and led to diverging standards among the different circuits.

    While the Supreme Court's decision does establish some basic ground rules, it also raises a number of questions still to be resolved, including:

    • At what point does a claim become "false?"
    • How is the statute's materiality requirement to be applied going forward?
    • Is every case going to raise factual questions, or is there still relief for defendants to be had at the pleading stage?
    • When discovery does open, what are the best strategies for proving or disproving a claim in light of the Supreme Court's decision?

    Please join our expert faculty as they take you through these issues and provide an understanding of Escobar's impact and how to apply the decision going forward.

     

    Recorded during a live webinar in July 2016.

    OL 3460

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: July 27, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Questions Remain after Supreme Court Ruling on the Amendments to the False Claims Act (w/credit)
    Collapse U.S. v. Texas: Presidential Powers and Discretion & Possible Remedies for Potential DACA/DAPA Applicants (w/credit)

    The ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Texas, although an affirmance by a 4-4 vote of the lower court ruling, creates a number of immediate and foreseeable matters to be addressed by immigration as well as for the attorneys and others representing or assisting the large community affected by this case. This includes the current DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Plus) and potential DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) applicants.

    Topics of discussion:

    • The current eligibility these programs
    • The status of prosecutorial discretion
    • The priorities of the Department of Homeland Security and possible alternative remedies

    Hear the panel discuss future proceedings in the U.S. v Texas litigation and possible future matters involving Presidential powers in this area and other issues such as standing and administrative law that may be addressed by this or other cases.

     

    This session will be important if you represent or may represent potential DACA and DAPA applicants including current DACA beneficiaries. You also will gain important information if you have an interest in possible future jurisprudence in this area.

     

    Recorded during a live webinar in July 2016.

    OL 3458

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: July 18, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO U.S. v. Texas: Presidential Powers and Discretion & Possible Remedies for Potential DACA/DAPA Applicants (w/credit)