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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 2014

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From the program: Basics of Export Controls 2014

Released on: Dec. 15, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Basics of Export Controls 2014 recorded December, 2014 in New York. 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 ...

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 ...

CFIUS's Web: From Pig Farms to the Waldorf -- How Real Estate and Other Transactions Outside the Defense Sector May Trigger CFIUS Review

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From the program: CFIUS's Web: From Pig Farms to the Waldorf -- How Real Estate and Other Transactions Outside the Defense Sector May Trigger CFIUS Review

Released on: Feb. 20, 2015

Taken from the briefing CFIUS's Web: From Pig Farms to the Waldorf -- How Real Estate and Other Transactions Outside the Defense Sector May Trigger CFIUS Review recorded February, 2015 in New York. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) reviews foreign acquisitions of U.S. businesses to assess their impact on U.S. national security. Under CFIUS oversight, acquisitions deemed to threaten U.S. security may be restructured, ...

Cloud Computing: BIS Reinforces the Export Control Insulation for Cloud Computing Services

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From the program: Cloud Computing: BIS Reinforces the Export Control Insulation for Cloud Computing Services

Released on: Mar. 6, 2015

Taken from the briefing Cloud Computing: BIS Reinforces the Export Control Insulation for Cloud Computing Services recorded February, 2015 in New York. Cloud computing services, including the use of Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) are becoming standard industry practices and the U.S. export control regimes are not keeping up with these fundamental shifts in remote computing ...

Conducting Global Sweepstakes and Contests

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From the program: Conducting Global Sweepstakes and Contests

Released on: Jan. 28, 2015

Taken from the briefing Conducting Global Sweepstakes and Contests recorded January, 2015 in New York. With the rise in social media, and as advertisers look to create integrated global campaigns, more and more marketers are turning to global sweepstakes and contests to engage with consumers on a global basis. This program, featuring speakers from Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (“GALA”) firms from around the world, will help ...

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 ...

Drafting and Implementing International Employee Handbooks, Global Codes of Conduct and Cross-Border HR Policies 2015

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From the program: Drafting and Implementing International Employee Handbooks, Global Codes of Conduct and Cross-Border HR Policies 2015

Released on: Jan. 21, 2015

Taken from the briefing Drafting and Implementing International Employee Handbooks, Global Codes of Conduct and Cross-Border HR Policies recorded January, 2015 in New York. Everyone says “HR has gone global,” but the acid test of global HR is whether a multinational employer effectively aligns its HR policies globally. And many multinationals flunk this test. Is a multinational really globally-integrated if it has a zero-tolerance discrimination ...

Ebola and the Workplace -- An Update on Key Issues 2014

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From the program: Ebola and the Workplace -- An Update on Key Issues 2014

Released on: Nov. 24, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Ebola and the Workplace -- An Update on Key Issues recorded November, 2014 in New York. Since the first Ebola patient came to the United States in late September 2014, all employers have been enormously challenged to deal with the many issues that this international emergency has engendered. While the issues have their most immediate and direct effect on health care employees, in fact all employers who require travel ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Integrating Human Rights Compliance into Corporate Strategy and Operations: The Role of Lawyers

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From the program: Integrating Human Rights Compliance into Corporate Strategy and Operations: The Role of Lawyers

Released on: Feb. 11, 2015

Taken from the Web Program Integrating Human Rights Compliance into Corporate Strategy and Operations: The Role of Lawyers recorded January, 2015 in New York. Global policy and law increasingly require companies to identify and address their human rights impacts. By doing so, companies not only avoid adverse human rights impacts to individuals and communities, but also can avoid substantial business risks. These include: legal liability under transnational ...

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 ...

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 ...

Shadow Banking Reform

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From the program: Shadow Banking Reform

Released on: Feb. 5, 2015

Taken from the Web Program Shadow Banking Reform recorded January, 2015 in New York. International reform of the shadow banking sector mandated by the G20 and spearheaded by the FSB is well underway with a number of global and local initiatives. Areas of particular focus include the interaction of the regular banking system with shadow banking, securitisation activity, repos and stock lending and money market funds. The FSB is also continuing ...

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 ...

U.S. Sanctions Relating to the Unrest in Ukraine: Compliance Challenges

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From the program: U.S. Sanctions Relating to the Unrest in Ukraine: Compliance Challenges

Released on: Oct. 24, 2014

Taken from the briefing U.S. Sanctions Relating to the Unrest in Ukraine: Compliance Challenges recorded October, 2014 in New York. The United States began by imposing sanctions on persons and entities associated with the unrest in the Ukraine, but the sanctions have been expanded to target broader segments of the Russian economy with the adoption of new sectoral sanctions. Lecture Topics [01:03:31] The scope of the U.S. sanctions administered ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Jae  Kim

Jae Kim ~ Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rambus Inc.

Lori A. Richards

Lori A. Richards ~ Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Management Unit, JP Morgan & Co

Edwin E. Smith

Edwin E. Smith ~ Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP