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Ralls Corporation v. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States: Is This Landmark Ruling the Dawn of Due Process for CFIUS? (Audio-only)

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Released on: Oct. 2, 2014

Taken from the briefing Ralls Corporation v. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States: Is This Landmark Ruling the Dawn of Due Process for CFIUS? recorded September, 2014.In 2012, President Obama vetoed the acquisition of windfarms in Oregon by Ralls Corporation, an American company owned and controlled by two senior officials of the Sany Group, a Chinese corporation, based on their proximity to a sensitive military installation. Ralls ...

Basics of Export Controls 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Dec. 3, 2013

Taken from the briefing Basics of Export Controls 2013 recorded November, 2013.U.S. and multinational corporations are increasingly affected by the range of U.S. laws and regulations governing international trade. The Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) each plays an important role in administering ...

Big Data Across the Atlantic - U.S. and E.U. Perspectives 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 19, 2014

Taken from the briefing Big Data Across the Atlantic - U.S. and E.U. Perspectives recorded August, 2014.Consumer data is fast becoming a currency in today's digital economy. Global companies increasing rely on such data - and their ability to collect, analyze, and move it around the globe -- to meet their business needs and the needs of their customers. However, they now face a shifting landscape of data protection obligations. Recent developments ...

Brazil's New Anti-Corruption Law: Overview and Analysis 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Dec. 3, 2013

Taken from the briefing Brazil's New Anti-Corruption Law: Overview and Analysis recorded November, 2013. While the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is relatively old news, the U.S. government continues to enforce the law vigorously.  There is no sign that will abate.  Further complicating many companies' international business is the fact that other countries are rewriting - and modifying enforcement of - their own anti-corruption laws.  ...

Compliance Issues Facing U.S. Importers - A Review and Update of Recent Developments 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Feb. 19, 2014

Taken from the briefing Compliance Issues Facing U.S. Importers - A Review and Update of Recent Developments recorded February, 2014.Imports are a vital part of the American economy, with U.S. companies importing over two trillion dollars’ worth of merchandise last year alone.  Basic compliance with the laws governing these transactions requires knowledge of the U.S. Customs rules governing the tariff classification, valuation and country of ...

Crying for Argentina: U.S. Supreme Court Restricts Foreign Sovereign Judgment Enforcement Immunity 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 15, 2014

Taken from the briefing Crying for Argentina: U.S. Supreme Court Restricts Foreign Sovereign Judgment Enforcement Immunity recorded June, 2014.On June 16, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a “double whammy” of sorts to the Republic of Argentina and blows in favor of interpreting the U.S. Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) in plaintiffs’ favor. In the case of Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital, Ltd., arising from a 2001 Argentine sovereign ...

Doing Deals in Africa: Challenges and Risks 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Apr. 7, 2014

Taken from the briefing Doing Deals in Africa: Challenges and Risks recorded March, 2014.Africa, home to more than half of the world’s 20 fastest growing economies and its own “BRICS” economy, is increasingly attracting the interest of investors beyond the well-established natural resource players who have long been active there. The potential opportunities in Africa are matched only by the complexities of investing there, including dealing with legal ...

Economic Sanctions Update: Iran and Other Hot Topics 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 8, 2014

Taken from the briefing Economic Sanctions Update: Iran and Other Hot Topics recorded June, 2014.Since early 2014, the Joint Plan of Action has governed certain transactions between the United States, members of the European Union, and Iran. The JPOA has opened up limited but important trade opportunities for Iran. Yet the JPOA is set to expire at the end of July, and it is far from clear what will happen thereafter. In the meantime, the United States ...

Essentials of Maritime Law 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jan. 23, 2014

Taken from the briefing Essentials of Maritime Law recorded January, 2014.90% of the world’s goods are carried in ships.  Accordingly, maritime commerce affects nearly every product bought or sold in the United States.  As the shipping industry has modernized, in addition to traditional bank finance, shipping companies have gained access to the public markets in the United States, and many shipping companies are now publicly listed here.  ...

Ethical Considerations for Trade Controls Lawyers 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Mar. 11, 2014

Taken from the briefing Ethical Considerations for Trade Controls Lawyers recorded February, 2014.Lawyers that advise on economic sanctions and export controls (“trade controls”) matters face unique ethical and compliance challenges. These laws can restrict not only commercial transactions, but also can create obligations for lawyers, or restrict their ability to provide advice in some circumstances. Lawyers that are active in these areas accordingly ...

Exporting EEO: Aligning a Multinational's Approaches to Discrimination, Harassment and Diversity Compliance Overseas 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Sep. 25, 2014

Taken from the briefing Exporting EEO: Aligning a Multinational's Approaches to Discrimination, Harassment and Diversity Compliance Overseas 2014 recorded September, 2014.A multinational might proclaim “zero tolerance” for discrimination and harassment across its U.S. operations. But does it ignore sex harassment in its Dubai office? Does it tolerate mandatory retirement in its Berlin facility? And does it excuse blatant race and gender discrimination ...

Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act Explained 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: May. 2, 2014

Taken from the briefing Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act Explained recorded April 2014.Globalization has enabled national governments to expand the scope of their traditionally political and diplomatic activities into the commercial sphere. As a result of such phenomena as state-controlled enterprises playing major roles in the international energy or aviation sectors and national sovereign wealth funds investing in foreign markets and property, legal ...

Helping Child Migrants: Learn How to Represent Children Who Need Immigration and Family Court Assistance 2014 (Free Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 11, 2014

Taken from the briefing Helping Child Migrants: Learn How to Represent Children Who Need Immigration and Family Court Assistance recorded June, 2014.Learn how to volunteer as pro bono counsel for an immigrant child. In the past 8 months, the Customs and Border Protection announced that more than 47,000 children have been apprehended at the Southern border and placed in deportation proceedings. In some of the immigration courts, 12 to 15% of the dockets ...

Immigration After Windsor: Benefits, Pitfalls, and Open Questions for Lesbian and Gay Immigrant Families in a Post-DOMA World 2013 (Free Audio-only)

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Released on: Nov. 6, 2013

This is a free one-hour briefing in recognition of National Pro Bono Celebration Week!Taken from the briefing Immigration After Windsor: Benefits, Pitfalls, and Open Questions for Lesbian and Gay Immigrant Families in a Post-DOMA World recorded October, 2013.On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court declared Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, opening a path to immigration benefits for same-sex families for the first time ...

Inside the U.S. Black Box: CFIUS National Security Reviews of Foreign Acquisitions 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 2, 2014

Taken from the briefing Inside the U.S. Black Box: CFIUS National Security Reviews of Foreign Acquisitions recorded June, 2014.Global capital is on the move again, and United States businesses continue to attract foreign purchasers and investors. The pace of U.S. M&A has picked up substantially in recent months. Many of the deals involve companies with sensitive national-security issues and foreign buyers. Transactions are more complex. There ...

International Market and the JOBS Act Amendments Eliminating the Prohibition on General Solicitation and General Advertising Under New Rule 506(c) of Regulation D and Rule 144A (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jun. 25, 2014

Taken from the briefing International Market and the JOBS Act Amendments Eliminating the Prohibition on General Solicitation and General Advertising Under New Rule 506(c) of Regulation D and Rule 144A recorded June, 2014.In a follow-up to the September 2013 discussion surrounding the SEC’s adopted and amended rules under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act” that allow “general solicitation” and “general advertising” in private placements ...

Internet of Things: Everything is Connected and How are European and US Regulators Responding (or Not)? (Audio-only)

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Released on: Mar. 24, 2014

Taken from the briefing Internet of Things: Everything is Connected and How are European and US Regulators Responding (or Not)? recorded March, 2014.The word “Internet” typically brings up images of people communicating with other people through email and social media. Increasingly it will also be about people communicating with things, things communicating with people and things communicating with other things. Welcome to the future and the Internet ...

Raising Venture Capital Funds: Reach More Limited Partners Using General Solicitation 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 29, 2014

Taken from the briefing Raising Venture Capital Funds: Reach More Limited Partners Using General Solicitation recorded July, 2014.Under new JOBS Act rules, venture capital funds can now generally solicit and advertise their funds to prospective LPs. This creates new opportunities for funds to talk openly and publicly about their performance and to market themselves to new investors, as well as for the fund industry to enhance transparency in the venture ...

Social Media Marketing on a Global Basis 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 30, 2014

Taken from the briefing Social Media Marketing on a Global Basis recorded July, 2014.Brands are now, more than ever, marketing their products and services on a global basis and are increasingly using social media to do so. Because of the global reach of such marketing platforms, the laws of multiple jurisdictions apply, making compliance difficult. It’s critical for global advertisers to understand the pitfalls when using social media to reach consumers ...

"Tightening the Chokehold" - An Overview of Enhanced OFAC Sanctions and Enforcement 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Mar. 20, 2013

Taken from the briefing "Tightening the Chokehold" - An Overview of Enhanced OFAC Sanctions and Enforcement recorded March, 2013. The United States has ratcheted up its pressure on bad-actor states- Iran, in particular - through a series of enactments that strengthen sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”). In the words of one Congresswoman, this legislation “seeks to tighten the chokehold . . . ...

U.S. and EU Sanctions Against Russia and Ukraine: Key Considerations 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: May. 20, 2014

Taken from the briefing U.S. and EU Sanctions Against Russia and Ukraine: Key Considerations This field is required.recorded May, 2014.In response to the situation in Ukraine and the Crimea, the United States and the European Union have each announced sanctions directed at Russian and Ukrainian individuals and some Russian companies.Lecture Topics  [Total Time: 01:08:35] Offer an in-depth discussion of the applicability of the US and EU sanctions ...

UK White Collar Crime Enforcement: Latest Developments 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Mar. 14, 2014

Taken from the briefing UK White Collar Crime Enforcement: Latest Developments recorded February, 2014.This presentation covers the on-going reform of UK white collar crime enforcement in the UK, and comes just a few days after Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) are made available. As well as DPAs, it will cover the details of the first ever formal sentencing guidelines for corporate offenders convicted of fraud, bribery and money laundering published ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Michael T. Fishman

Michael T. Fishman ~ Greenberg Traurig LLP

Rebecca S. Eisner

Rebecca S. Eisner ~ Mayer Brown LLP

Tamar Kraft-Stolar

Tamar Kraft-Stolar ~ Director, Women in Prison Project, Correctional Association of New York