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Dealing with fraud and crime in cryptocurrency is now an essential part of practicing securities, business, and banking law. As activity in cryptocurrencies has grown, criminals and bad actors have proliferated, taking advantage of victims with deceptive investment and business opportunities such as Ponzi schemes, phishing scams, and misleading marketing. Financial losses due to crypto fraud and crime are estimated to exceed billions of dollars.
Now with the crypto crash and onslaught of crypto bankruptcies in 2022, the stakes and potential losses will only continue to rise. Join us for this all-new program, designed to help you navigate the world of crypto to protect your clients' interests.
The planning of an exempt offering – and preparation of the offering materials – puts counsel at the forefront of practical decision making for the client and can make the different between a successful capital raising and a failure.
The first step in an exempt offering, and possibly the most crucial, is the creation of a Private Placement Memorandum (PPM). Preparation of the PPM is counsel’s most high-profile work product in exempt offering ...and likely counsel’s highest exposure.
A deposition is one of the essential building blocks of a civil litigators’ case. Weak deposition testimony can cause your case to collapse. But, with strong deposition testimony, you can build a case that will allow you to either reach a favorable settlement for your client or, ultimately, prevail at trial. Despite the importance of strong deposition testimony, many lawyers learn how to take or defend depositions with what amounts to on-the-job training. While real world experience is vital to taking better depositions, it is also important to learn (or be reminded of) some basic skills that will make your deposition examination more effective. Take this course to get on the fast-track to developing stronger deposition skills!
Despite still being deemed an illegal narcotic under federal law, the cannabis industry continues to grow. Three dozen states have now legalized marijuana for medical use, and nearly 20 have authorized recreational use as well. This rapidly evolving and thriving area of business poses complex regulatory, licensing, tax, corporate, and real estate issues ripe for legal representation, yet attorneys interested in taking on cannabis clients find themselves at an ethical crossroads: Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.2 prohibits counseling or assisting clients with engaging in criminal conduct. Selected states have issued ethics opinions or rule comments that carve out exceptions for legal advice limited to state law, yet the issue of federal law pre-emption remains. What can an attorney do to reconcile this conflict and stay in their ethical lane?
Technological developments come along rapidly, yet the law, legislation, and regulation are often slow to keep pace. Although proposals have been introduced in Congress, no federal laws exist to date. As a result, a number of states have passed legislation to protect the consumers and residents in its state. Federal and state regulatory agencies have also adopted or proposed standards affecting privacy and security, such as the SEC’s proposed rules on cybersecurity governance. Courts across the country have also been doing their part to fill in the gaps. With a patchwork of guidance, and daily headlines about data breaches, how is today’s lawyer – or business client – expected to keep up and comply?
In this one hour program– the second in a three part series -- we’ll provide a concise review of the current state of data privacy and the regulation of technology behind it.
The attorney-client relationship officially starts with the engagement letter. This agreement establishes and confirms, in writing, the expectations and obligations of both lawyer and client, including who the firm is representing and the scope of that representation. A well-crafted engagement letter will help with future conflicts analyses, reduce the risk of confusion and miscommunication, and hopefully prevent disputes between lawyer and client. While not an insurance policy, it can provide a form of defensive lawyering when the attorney’s decisions are being second-guessed and the potential consequences could be significant.
In this one hour program, two professional responsibility lawyers will explore the importance of engagement letters and the critical elements each one should have to protect both the attorney and client’s interests.
In times of economic uncertainty, being able to understand and analyze financial statements is often critical for advising your clients on transactions, disputes, employment, and finance. Knowing where to look and what to look for in a balance sheet, an income statement, or a statement of cash flow can give you the knowledge to negotiate a better deal or stop a bad deal before it even begins
Thoughtful estate planning and life insurance selection, when properly combined, provides financial support and stability to individual or family business clients after death. Fully integrated and well-executed, these tools also provide clients peace of mind until their passing. Often times, “fully-integrated” and “well-executed” are the missing components of a balanced planning equation. In fact, there are quite a few common and less common life insurance mistakes – made by sophisticated and novice practitioners alike – that frequently compromise the effectiveness of what would otherwise be an effective estate plan. Help your clients balance the planning equation, after attending this useful video webcast that will teach you how to execute life insurance plans in tandem with estate plans.
This authoritative overview is what you need to develop a comprehensive understanding of the complex federal and state regulatory framework governing life insurance company products and underlying investments. Designed for those new to this space, as well as seasoned practitioners looking for a refresher on finer practice pointers, this highly acclaimed workshop is attended annually by attendees who value its practical insights and perspectives on regulatory matters pertaining to the design, distribution, marketing, and administration of variable annuity, variable life insurance products, and other SEC- registered insurance products, as well as the exemptions from securities regulation applicable to fixed, fixed indexed, tax-qualified, and privately placed insurance products.