Legal Courses

Lawi’s Legal Courses are designed for today’s busy professionals. In just some minutes, you have access to in-depth coverage of an ever-changing array of current topics, including the latest trends and developments, new and revised laws and regulations, and legal principles and precedent. Get expert insights into compliance requirements, as well as authoritative and practical guidance on the issues that matter most to you and your clients.

With our legal course topics covering the broad spectrum of legal practice areas and corporate issues, from Intellectual Property to Privacy to Pensions & Benefits, you can count on Lawi to bring you quality content on today’s hottest topics. What’s more, in the United States, Lawi’s Legal courses are CLE/CPE eligible, making it easy to stay compliant with your continuing education needs.

Sample of Legal Courses

  • Keeping SERPs out of the 409A Penalty Box: How to Safeguard Supplemental Executive Retirement Plans (SERPs) Under Section 409A at All Stages: Because they have relatively few moving parts, SERPS appear simple – but unfortunately the Section 409A analysis of the SERPs is complex, presenting significant tax risk in a variety of circumstances and at various stages of their lifecycle. Understanding key sources of risk and how to navigate around them is essential to safeguarding SERPs under 409A. Join us on September 14 for Keeping SERPs out of the 409A Penalty Box, as our expert panel identifies common 409A pitfalls for SERPs and provides practical tips for accomplishing plan objectives at all stages of the SERP lifecycle while avoiding 409A’s penalties.
  • Global Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits in High Definition – Litigation Risk Management Through Minor Plan Amendments: This course will focus on a remarkable range of new case law that has occurred in the first half of 2011 with respect to executive compensation, non-competition agreements, and ERISA litigation. Employers will hear about changes they could make to their ERISA plans and executive agreements in order either to protect against increased litigation risks or to position to assert their rights under business protection agreements such as non-competes.
  • The Use of Social Media in Government Investigations and Prosecutions and Trials: This course explores the circumstances under which social media may be of interest to the federal government. What might the government be interested in? How might the government access social media? What, if anything, may individuals or entities do in response to government inquiries?.
  • Fraud and Abuse: Four Cases Tell the Tale: This Lawi course will examine the set of “blockbuster” decisions in the fraud and abuse arena involving hospitals and physicians, and the threat of the Stark Law and the False Claims Act (“FCA”) to their dealings. Through these four cases we examined the application of the Stark Law and the FCA to closed staff departments, physician acquisitions, and transaction negotiations and dissect the lessons to be learned. The four cases that will be discussed include: United States ex rel. Kosenske v. Carlisle HMA, Inc.; United States ex rel. Drakeford v. Toumey d/b/a Toumey Healthcare System, Inc.; United States ex rel. Singh v. Bradford Regional Medical Center; and United States v. Campbell.
  • What You Need to Know About Global Equity Compensation: This Lawi course will focus on the legal and regulatory impact of offering equity compensation to a global workforce. You will learn about the securities, tax, labor, data privacy, and corporate governance requirements for global stock programs, including requirements for securities filings, segregated payroll deductions, collection and transfer of employee information across borders, financial intermediaries (broker/stock plan administrators), and works council co-determination rights. During the webinar, speakers will also discuss recent enforcement actions taken by various authorities worldwide against companies offering equity compensation to their employees and the factors that you should consider in assessing your company’s exposure to these risks.
  • The SEC’s New Whistleblower Rules: How to Manage New Compliance and Legal Challenges: This program will explain what the rules say, how they operate and how they affect corporate governance and compliance programs. The panel will suggest practical measures to modify internal reporting, compliance, and HR programs in light of the new rules. The group will also discuss how the whistleblower rules change the way that companies deal with SEC investigations and examinations.
  • Therasense – Does It Make Sense? Is The Patent Law Doctrine of Inequitable Conduct Now Fixed?: A decision in the Therasense inequitable conduct case in the Federal Circuit has been much anticipated. It promises to transform the law. It has provoked about 32 amicus briefs, from organizations and companies including the PTO, ABA, IPO, AIPLA, FCBA, BIO, Johnson & Johnson, Intel, Verizon, 22 patent prosecution firms and practitioners, and nine law professors. In this course, you’ll learn about the decision and its implications through reasoned analysis and thoughtful insights from a panel including well-recognized, well-versed authors of the case briefs and articles on inequitable conduct, and experienced advocates who have pursued and defended many inequitable conduct charges under existing and past standards.
  • ERISA Bubbles: The Sequel – Cases & Issues Ready to Pop: ERISA litigation is a constantly evolving subject matter. Although the Supreme Court recently answered some long-standing questions, it has, as always, let other questions go unaddressed. Meanwhile, the circuit courts have been busy reaching conflicting results in high-stakes ERISA cases. This Lawi course is no garden-variety review of the Supreme Court’s last term. Our panel, consisting of leading ERISA practitioners from across the country, will not only dissect recent Supreme Court rulings, but will debate the issues that are likely to appear on the Supreme Court’s docket in the coming years. Join us for our second annual ERISA Bubbles webinar as panelists share their from-the-trenches views on what the future of ERISA litigation holds.
  • The ‘Ins and ‘Outs’ of Electronic Information in Government Investigations: Investigations by both federal and state government agencies are commonplace and can have serious consequences, both civil and criminal. This BNA webinar, moderated by a former federal judge and with a faculty of highly experienced attorneys who conduct and respond to investigations, will focus on how electronic information has changed the nature of investigations and has multiplied the opportunities for conflict and meaningful cooperation.
  • The Role of the Specification in Claim Construction: Is It a Guidepost or a Fence?: The federal circuit has struggled literally since its inception with the role of a patent’s specification, or “written description,” in the claim construction process. On the one hand, the court has issued dozens of opinions decrying the practice of “reading in” limitations from the specification to the claims. On the other hand, the court has cautioned that claim scope may not exceed the scope of the invention as described in the written description. The result for practitioners is a conundrum: where does one draw the line between reading limitations into the claims and properly limiting the claims to what the specification supports? The answer is far from clear, but an examination of the role of the specification historically, and its handling in the seemingly disparate federal circuit decisions, sheds light on where the line may fall. Moreover, the ever-growing body of cases that grapple with this issue provides helpful guidance in predicting what evidence will be important and how the issue might be resolved at the district court level.
  • ICANN’s gTLD Expansion: Legal Implications for Trademark Holders and Others: ICANN introduced new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) to the internet root. Although some brand owners and others in the trademark community continue to have concerns over these new namespaces, others are also seeing new unique branding opportunities in applying for, and owning, their own corporate gTLD. With a final vote on the plan scheduled to take place at a meeting in Singapore on June 20, now is the time to prepare for what has been called the largest expansion of the Internet domain name system to date.
  • Can Technology Beat Humans at Document Review?: There is a prevailing myth in the legal community that the best way to identify responsive or privileged documents in a large collection of electronically stored information is to gather a group of attorneys together to review each and every document. This course will present evidence that technology-assisted review can not only be more efficient than exhaustive manual review, but also more effective. Join us for this fascinating Lawi course to learn about the measurement and defensibility of automated search tools in e-discovery.
  • The FDA’s 510(k) Program: Much is happening with the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) Premarket Notification (510(k)) program. This Lawi course will walk you through the changes that have been made to the program to date, covering general trends seen within the program and discussing what may be on the horizon.

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