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Online CLE FCPA M&A Transactions

FCPA Compliance and M&A Transactions: Due Diligence, Integration, Investigations and Controls

02/28/2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Practicing effective and efficient due diligence is critical for companies involved in M&A deals, especially with the heightened anti-corruption enforcement across the globe. In the U.S., anti-bribery and anti-corruption due diligence has become a significant component of an M&A deal, as...
Online CLE Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence and The Patent Law: Promises and Perils

03/20/2018 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
With the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI), managing huge volumes of data, identifying patterns and creating the most optimal solutions for the day-to-day demands are now made easier, faster and more efficient than before. AI has been applied and used in numerous industries, resulting to an...
Online CPE Regulation A+ vs. Crowdfunding

Regulation A+ vs. Crowdfunding: Exploring Similarities and Differences

01/22/2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
With all the recent developments and issues surrounding Reg A+, it is crucial for issuers to be well-versed with all the legal considerations and guidelines when structuring and preparing their crowdfunding strategies to maximize the potentials of Reg A+ while minimizing risks. Speakers will also...
Online CLE Whistleblowers

Dealing with Whistleblowers: What Employers Need to Know in 2018 and Beyond

02/14/2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Whistleblowing in the workplace poses a host of issues for employers. Those who make a ‘qualifying and protected disclosure’ are legally protected from employer retaliation which arises from such disclosure. Managers and employers who violate this protection could be subject to claims...
Online CLE REIT and Real Estate

The REIT and Real Estate: What Lies Ahead in 2018 and Beyond

01/12/2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) and commercial real estate in the US continue to confront a number of important issues in 2017. These include the risks of a downturn in the real estate markets, potential impact of the Trump Administration to the economy and real estate investment market,...
Online CLE Marketplace Lending

Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding: What to Watch For in 2017

01/27/2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Marketplace lending and crowdfunding are methods of raising capital on the internet by using technology to match borrowers and investors on everything from microcredit personal loans to million-dollar business-financing arrangements. These peer-to-peer arrangements also allow investors to pool their...
Online CLE SEC Investigations

SEC Investigations, Accounting and Disclosure Fraud: Significant Issues for 2017

11/08/2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Compared to 84 actions in 2015 and prior years averaging between 40 and 50 cases annually, 2016 saw a record high of 92 actions brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against public companies. Digging deeper on some of these cases shows SEC's focus on significant issues...
Online CLE Food Beverage

Food & Beverage Litigation: What’s Hot & What’s Not in 2017 & Beyond

09/26/2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Due to the growing number of claims from misleading product advertising or labels, consumer class action lawsuits filed against food and beverage companies are no longer uncommon. In the coming years, liability from food labeling is expected to proliferate considering  the increasing complexity...
Online CLE FCPA Guidance

FCPA Guidance: Effective Benchmarks for Your Anti-Corruption Compliance Program

03/08/2017 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Since its enactment, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has been a major catalyst behind anti-corruption investigations and enforcement actions around the world. With its intensive scrutiny, it is crucial for companies to have sound anti-corruption programs that will detect and minimize...
Online CLE SEC Administrative

The Revamped SEC Administrative Enforcement Process: Balancing Out a Lopsided Warfare

03/01/2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will give an overview of the new rule amendments, an analysis of their advantages and a critique of their shortcomings that could form the basis of renewed due process challenges. Key topics...
Online CLE Crowdfunding Rules & Regulations

Crowdfunding Rules & Regulations in 2017: What Every Attorney Should Know

01/11/2017 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Over the years, crowdfunding has gained popularity as a business investment, especially in companies that could not secure traditional financing. Active global crowdfunding platforms have generated billions of dollars that led to key innovations. However, before investors decide to participate in...
Complying with Affordable Care Act

Complying with Affordable Care Act (ACA): An Employer’s Practical Guide

09/14/2016 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has made significant changes to the healthcare industry, impacting every American in some capacity. For employers, PPACA imposes a serious number of requirements that directly affect the operations of a business. Failure to comply with these...
real estate crowdfunding CPE

Real Estate Crowdfunding: Latest Trends and Developments

07/14/2016 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
In the year 2015, according to a research and advisory firm, crowdfunding platforms in real estate investment have generated about $34.4 billion and is conservatively expected to greatly increase this year. The rapid growth has been spurred by a number of regulatory amendments made by SEC, thus,...
bankruptcy oil gas industries CLE/CPE

Bankruptcy & Restructuring in the Oil & Gas Industries in 2016 & Beyond

06/22/2016 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
The rushing decline of commodity prices is persistently disrupting the oil and gas industry since last year. According to restructuring advisors, some broke U.S. oil and gas companies have considered various restructuring techniques to survive. However, many of these companies have failed to...
Real Estate Investing Through Crowfunding CLE/CPE

Real Estate Investing Through Crowdfunding: What’s New for 2016 and Beyond

04/26/2016 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Crowdfunding is under the limelight these days as investors find it as an easier means to capitalize on an investment asset that will ensure a higher yield and capital especially in funding real estate projects.  It is considered as one of the newest tools in the commercial real estate industry...
Competitor's Comparative Advertising CLE/CPE

Competitor’s Comparative Advertising: Practical Guide and Best Practices in Winning Your Claims in 2016

03/31/2016 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
A competitor’s false and deceptive campaign through comparative advertising can have potential damages to your products and marketing efforts. One may challenge a competitor’s comparative advertising through a false advertising claim under the Lanham Act. To ensure winning and minimize a...
Proposed Margin Rule

CFTC Proposed Rule for the Cross Border Application of the Margin Requirements

01/22/2016 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
To address the margin requirements for uncleared cross-border swaps not subject to U.S. banking regulations, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) proposed a rule on June 29, 2015. Under the proposed rule, if the duties of a non-US CSE are guaranteed by a US person or if a non-US CSE is a...
Bring-Your-Own-Device Pitfalls

Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Pitfalls Unveiled: Is Your Firm Prepared?

12/09/2015 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
The increased adoption of convergent technologies by businesses predominantly is driven by the need to improve efficiency, collaboration, and service. The continuing demand from employees for mobile and more flexible working practices also plays a part. However, there are still many business...
Crowdfunding through Funding Portals CLE/CPE

Crowdfunding through Funding Portals: New Regulations, New Risks – What You Need to Know in 2015

09/10/2015 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Crowdfunding involves the raising of money via the internet through small investments of many investors. To permit crowdfunding, the JOBS Act Title III added two provisions to the Securities Act. Issuers may offer and sell securities in unregistered offerings provided that certain disclosures are...
Your Firm and the ISDA Resolution CLE/CPE

Your Firm and the ISDA Resolution Stay Protocol

06/17/2015 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) has laid out a new Resolution Stay Protocol intended to support cross-border resolution, strengthen the systemic stability, and reduce risks of bank failure. Eighteen major global banks agreed to adhere to the protocol, imposing early...
Crowdfunding & Real Estate Projects

Crowdfunding & Real Estate Projects in 2015

01/15/2015 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
In this two-hour LIVE webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help Real Estate Practitioners and Investors understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of Creative Finance’s Crowdfunding for Finance Real...

Advertising Law: What’s New for 2014 and Beyond?

06/27/2014 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
This course offers marketing and advertising companies, an overview of the latest trends; critical issues and best practices with respect to advertising law. Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are Detailed discussion of the concept of Advertising Law...

Social Media for Attorneys and In Litigation: Hot Topics in 2013 and Beyond

08/28/2013 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
While social networking sites provide an array of opportunities for attorneys to market their services, connect with other lawyers and potential clients, a reality check dictates that they also have the potential to pose significant risks especially with respect to ethics. Consequently, attorneys...

Sunshine Act: The Final Rule

06/24/2013 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
As The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implement the Final Rule of Section 6002 of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Sunshine Act.” The industry continues to craft the best compliance policies for their organizations. The provision aims to increase...

Advertising Law: What’s New for 2013 and Beyond?

12/04/2012 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
With today’s stringent competition in advertising, marketers view online media as an avenue to effectively promote their products. And today, as they continuously search for ways to connect with their clients using this medium; they too have conquered the world of blogs and social media. But...

Class Action for Attorneys: Hot Topics in 2012

09/24/2012 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
The continuous development in class action cases continues to challenge attorneys in 2012.Join us in this LIVE two-hour webcast as our key thought leaders and practitioners provide timely overview on significant developments in class action litigation with key updates on class action law,...

Your Company Has Been Cyber Hacked! Strategies For Dealing With The Fallout

09/20/2012 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Damage caused by cyber-attacks is increasing exponentially and can cause huge losses for companies and consumers. Businesses must take cyber security seriously to avoid the threats that cybercrime possess to their networks and customers.Damage caused by cyber-attacks is increasing exponentially and...

Finance in the Clouds: Exploring the Best Practices

12/09/2011 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
In the fast-paced Internet Age, technology used by finance departments is moving to the cloud computing model. Business experts believe in its ability to render competitive advantage with potentially high revenue return while reducing costs. However, this alternative approach brings up a number of...

Securities Offerings in the Global Market: Focus on 2012

12/08/2011 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Against the backdrop of rapidly changing global financial markets, there have been many regulatory developments affecting cross-border capital markets transactions, including changes relating to accounting standards, listing requirements on foreign stock exchanges, corporate governance, and...
Final Rule on Fraud Prevention

Understanding the New System: Final Rule on Fraud Prevention in Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP

10/03/2011 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule effective March 25, 2011, which enacts a number of program integrity provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). These provisions aim to reduce fraud, waste and abuse in Medicare, Medicaid, and...
Liquidation Authority Provisions of Dodd-Frank

Understanding the Orderly Liquidation Authority Provisions of Dodd-Frank

09/27/2011 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law in July 21, 2010. Title II of the Reform Act creates a new “orderly liquidation authority” and provides a mechanism for appointing the Federal Insurance Corporation. This will give the FDIC have the full...
FCPA Actions and New Compliance Guidelines

FCPA Actions and New Compliance Guidelines: Are You Prepared?

08/25/2011 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
In November 2010, the joint effort of DOJ and the SEC has resolved several investigations wherein international companies pleaded guilty to the violation of anti-bribery provisions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). With these latest FCPA actions in mind, foreign companies as well as...

2011 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

07/22/2011 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
On April 8, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2011-34, which provides supplemental preliminary guidance on the preparation, documentation and withholding requirements under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), provisions of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment...
Employment and Labor Law

Employment and Labor Law: What to Watch for in 2011 and Beyond

07/21/2011 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
The Obama Administration is taking important steps to update and enforce employment and labor laws in order to ensure equal opportunity for all workers. Given these emerging trends, employers and attorneys must always be on the look out for the latest developments in labor and employment regulations...
Federal Privacy Legislation in 2011

Federal Privacy Legislation in 2011

06/23/2011 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Businesses are collecting, sharing, using and retaining more information about people than ever before. With so much information flying around in cyberspace, the commercial use of personal information is receiving serious attention by lawmakers and regulators. In Congress, various legislative...
Sweeping Changes in Revenue

Sweeping Changes in Revenue Recognition Coming

04/21/2011 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
A joint proposal issued by The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) may significantly alter how companies approach revenue recognition. The proposal could impact the timing and amount of revenue recognized by companies across a variety...
Healthcare Reform and Its Impact

Healthcare Reform and Its Impact on Insurance Carriers

02/16/2011 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
The tectonic changes ushered in by the new healthcare laws have affected every facet of the industry. First in line of course are the insurance carriers – how will the changes affect them financially? This is the question we aim to address. The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of...
Social Media & Its Impact

Social Media & Its Impact on Non-Disclosure Agreements for Attorneys

02/03/2011 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
The emergence and meteoric rise of social media into the business world has turned issues surrounding non-disclosure agreements (NDA) upside down. Social media, with its fuzzy and ambiguous lines has completely changed the playing field with respect to NDAs. We are entering a new world of business...
Software as a Service

Understanding Software as a Service (SaaS) 101

01/20/2011 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Software as a Service or SaaS is an emerging trend which derives large customer interest. SaaS is being used in relatively all processing of online information. Software companies must greatly consider the potential impact of this trend to their business relations. This is a must attend webcast...

Transfer Pricing & IRS Audits

12/21/2010 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Recently, there have been a lot of regulatory changes and stepped up enforcement efforts with respect to transfer pricing. Tax and accounting professionals must be continuously in-the-know about transfer pricing and audit updates to avoid penalties and fines.  The Knowledge Group has...

Understanding Distressed Asset and Real Estate: The New Paradigm

10/13/2010 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Distressed assets and real estate are the latest and possibly the greatest aftershocks of the credit crisis that rocked the US market three years ago, and their tremors are still widely felt until today. Not all the news is bad however. Well-financed firms can have once-in-a-lifetime...

FAS 109: FIN 48

09/03/2008 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Due to difficulties in meeting the compliance deadline, the FASB has postponed the operation of FIN 48 for private entities and hedge funds. Conflicts with the implementation, as well as the imposition of withholding taxes are just two of the issues the aforementioned entities are facing these days....
Online CLE Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement: Bigger Challenges and Developments in 2018

02/27/2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET
The rise of IP rights violation for the past years have continually posed significant challenges for companies and IP holders, that leveraging ones' IP protection program has now become a tough job. Problems such as counterfeiting, trade secrets theft, and copyright infringement have continually...
Online CPE Forensic Accounting

Forensic Accounting & Litigation: Hot Buttons in 2018

06/19/2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Enforcement activity by the United States Department of Justice and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission slowed a bit during 2017, likely resulting from the change in administration.  Despite this decline in 2017, both agencies continue to have strong enforcement agendas in...
Online CPE Forensic Accounting

Forensic Accounting & Litigation: Hot Buttons in 2018

06/19/2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Enforcement activity by the United States Department of Justice and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission slowed a bit during 2017, likely resulting from the change in administration.  Despite this decline in 2017, both agencies continue to have strong enforcement agendas in...
Online CLE Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Crowdfunding in 2019: Trends and Updates to Watch For

12/13/2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET
The popularity of crowdfunding as an entirely new way of financing business has skyrocketed in recent years, as proven by many million-dollar projects that it had brought to life. Now, another emerging major investment theme is on its way forward blockchain in crowdfunding. With the many...
Online CLE Alice Storm

Alice Storm Aftermath: Cost Effective & Winning Strategies

07/17/2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
After the Supreme Court's decision in Alice v. CLS Bank, the number of patent eligibility cases from district courts skyrocketed and are now reshaping the patent eligibility case law. With the rise of significant legal and regulatory developments surrounding the patent landscape under the...
Online CLE Sports Betting

Legalized Sports Betting in a Post-PASPA World – What You Need to Know

11/13/2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Sports betting in the U.S. paved its way to legalization in the first half of 2018, striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) that barred, if not limited, sports gambling and betting in most states in the country. For the past years, gambling and gaming...
Online CPE Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones: Opportunities and Challenges Explored

12/11/2018 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) were created through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to encourage investors with capital gains to invest in low-income areas by providing tax benefits such as capital gains tax deferral, reduction of that capital gain, and a potential tax free-exit on the sale of the...
Online CLE Class Action

Significant Trends and Developments in Class Action Litigation: Implications to the Year Ahead

05/07/2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Over the years, the evolving landscape of class action litigation has posed challenges among employers and related practitioners as updates and trends continue to emerge. Because of this, companies and organizations should always keep themselves abreast with the developments and latest trends in...
Online CLE Opportunity Zone

Opportunity Zones & Opportunity Funds: Promises and Perils in 2019

05/23/2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET
Qualified opportunity zones (QOZ) are emerging as a significant economic development tool to help economically distressed areas to prosper. Under the QOZ program, investors are encouraged to invest in qualified opportunity funds (QOF) through tax incentives. While investors are drawn to QOZ and...

Darryl Steinhause

01/01/1970 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am ET
In this Webcast a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in Darryl Steinhause. Speakers will also present all important issues surrounding this significant topic.
Online CLE 3D Printing

3D Printing in the Intellectual Property Landscape: A Comprehensive Guide

04/25/2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
The increasing number of materials used for 3D printing is indicative of its sweeping impact on a wide range of industries. Through 3D printing, companies are able to cut costs in improving their existing products or in developing new ones. However, as companies take advantage of the innovation and...
Online CLE Managing Diversity

Understanding and Managing Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

05/29/2019 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
In today’s business landscape, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) play a significant role in improving innovation and bottom line. Business leaders recognize that diverse and inclusive workplaces are more than just “nice-to-haves.” Diverse teams are a significant business advantage...
Online CLE Opportunity Zone

Opportunity Zone Funds Due Diligence: Practical Tips and Strategies Explored

12/18/2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Opportunity Zone Funds (OZFs) continue to thrive since its implementation. With considerable tax incentives, more businesses are starting to realize its potentials. However, given the complex and changing regulatory landscape of tax laws, investing in the OZF may create a myriad of risk issues and...
Online CPE Opportunity Funds

Qualified Opportunity Funds: Trends and Updates to Watch Out For

09/26/2019 at 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET
Earlier this year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released and proposed a new regulation that will provide additional guidance for investors in completely understanding the robust regulatory framework of Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) and Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs). Under the...
Online CLE Class Action Litigation

Class Actions and Complex Litigation in 2020: Creating a Cutting-Edge Solution to Class Action Litigation

04/07/2020 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Class action and complex litigation cases become more and more intricate over the years. With the rising number of lawsuits being filed in addition to heightened regulatory and litigation enforcement uptakes, companies are in the midst of higher financial risks. These growing complexities need to be...

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