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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 ...

Basics of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) 2015

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From the program: Basics of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) 2015

Released on: May. 1, 2015

Taken from the briefing Basics of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) 2015 recorded April, 2015 in New York. Within the last decade, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement has become a juggernaut of U.S. enforcement agencies. The U.S. authorities that enforce the statute, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), brought five enforcements actions, combined, in 2004. Over ...

Calling All DREAMers 2012 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 3, 2012

Taken from the briefing Calling all DREAMers recorded July, 2012. The DREAM Act was first introduced in 2007 and has subsequently been reintroduced annually since 2009.  The Act aims to provide conditional permanent residence to individuals who were brought to the U.S. as children to continue their education, leading to the possibility of permanent residence.  The Act, however, has yet to become law.  In furtherance of DHS’s ...

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 ...

Crossroad of the U.S. Embargo and the Cuban Legal Framework -- Overview and Developments

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From the program: Crossroad of the U.S. Embargo and the Cuban Legal Framework -- Overview and Developments

Released on: Aug. 10, 2015

Taken from the briefing Crossroad of the U.S. Embargo and the Cuban Legal Framework -- Overview and Developments recorded July, 2015 in New York. With the December 17, 2014 announcement by the White House and the subsequent changes to the regulations codifying the U.S. embargo with the Cuban government, interest in Cuba as a market has intensified. Businesses seeking to enter the Cuban market, however, must gauge the risk and rewards ...

Debunking Criticisms of Investor-State Dispute Settlement

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From the program: Debunking Criticisms of Investor-State Dispute Settlement

Released on: Jul. 23, 2015

Taken from the briefing Debunking Criticisms of Investor-State Dispute Settlement recorded July, 2015 in New York. Investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) has become an increasingly common means of resolving cross-border disputes between corporate or individual investors and host governments. Over the three decades that the United States has had ISDS, it has been the subject of 17 such cases. This private dispute mechanism has recently come ...

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 ...

European Unified Patents Court: When Will the UPC Arrive and What Will You Need to Know?

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From the program: European Unified Patents Court: When Will the UPC Arrive and What Will You Need to Know?

Released on: Apr. 17, 2015

Taken from the briefing European Unified Patents Court:  When Will the UPC Arrive and What Will You Need to Know? recorded April, 2015 in New York. The European Unified Patents Court (UPC) is coming in early 2016, and all U.S. companies that hold patents and do business in Europe need to be prepared. Olswang's pan-EU IP team has identified procedural features that could attract “patent trolls”/NPEs to this new system. This is ...

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 ...

Import Practice 101

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From the program: Import Practice 101

Released on: Jun. 25, 2015

Taken from the Web Program Import Practice 101 recorded June, 2015 in New York. In 2014, goods and services valued at nearly $3 trillion were imported into the United States, the majority of which was commercial goods. Importing commercial goods involves complying with the many complex laws and regulations administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Customs law is a highly specialized area in which customs brokers, accountants, and customs ...

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 Sanctions Law -- Russia, Cuba and Iran -- Recent Developments

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From the program: International Sanctions Law -- Russia, Cuba and Iran -- Recent Developments

Released on: Apr. 15, 2015

Taken from the Web Program International Sanctions Law -- Russia, Cuba and Iran -- Recent Developments recorded March, 2015 in New York. With rapid-fire developments occurring on the international scene, sanctions laws have been quickly developing. Beginning with the Russian incursion into Ukraine a year ago, a new variety of sanctions laws – sectoral sanctions – have been developed in the United States against Russia. In January 2015, ...

Maritime Liens and Bankruptcy

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From the program: Maritime Liens and Bankruptcy

Released on: Jul. 27, 2015

Taken from the Web Program Maritime Liens and Bankruptcy recorded July, 2015 in New York. The world of maritime liens and maritime bankruptcies is like no other, with rules of perfection, priority, and enforcement of rights that are significantly different from the “shoreside” world. A failure to appreciate the differences can lead to confusion and expensive misunderstandings. Maritime liens are traditional rights in vessels and cargoes ...

Patent Harmonization Benefits: The Global Dossier

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From the program: Patent Harmonization Benefits: The Global Dossier

Released on: Jul. 8, 2015

Taken from the Web Program Patent Harmonization Benefits: The Global Dossier recorded June, 2015 in New York. The IP5 Offices (IP5)-- the United States Patent Office (USPTO), the European Patent Office (EPO), the Japanese Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), and the Chinese Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) handle about 80 percent of the world's patent applications, and 95 per cent of all work carried out under ...

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 ...

"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. Net Neutrality Developments and Comparisons with Europe

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From the program: U.S. Net Neutrality Developments and Comparisons with Europe

Released on: Apr. 9, 2015

Taken from the briefing U.S. Net Neutrality Developments and Comparisons with Europe recorded March, 2015 in New York. The FCC's net neutrality proceeding has generated unprecedented consumer and business interest and acrimonious debate among industry players, not to mention strong White House and Congressional interest. Now that the FCC has adopted its Open Internet decision, businesses are assessing the legal and compliance risks of these ...

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
Clifford E. Kirsch

Clifford E. Kirsch ~ Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Tanya E. M. Wong

Tanya E. M. Wong ~ Director of Government Benefits, Legal Services NYC - Legal Support Unit

Kenneth N. Nigon

Kenneth N. Nigon ~ RatnerPrestia