In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in Real Estate Deals: Negotiation Tips and Strategies to Know and Consider. Speakers will also present all important issues surrounding this significant topic. Join us for this Knowledge Group Webinar!
A Comprehensive Guide on International Trade and National Security Policy: Hot Buttons and Best Compliance Practicesjasper.alamares2021-08-11T04:00:21-04:00
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in A Comprehensive Guide on International Trade and National Security Policy: Hot Buttons and Best Compliance Practices. Speakers will also present all important issues surrounding this significant topic. Join us for this Knowledge Group Webinar!
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in The SEC’s Enforcement Actions and Investigations: Managing Compliance Risks. Speakers will also present all important issues surrounding this significant topic. Join us for this Knowledge Group Webinar!
Practical Guidance to Antitrust Class Certification: Emerging Nuances Associated with Damages Claimsjasper.alamares2021-08-02T04:10:27-04:00
In the class certification stage, plaintiffs bear an evidentiary burden to satisfy Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. District courts are also required to consider all probative evidence regardless of overlaps or other merit issues, especially with the inclusion of unharmed class members. Recent decisions released by the Supreme Court in Goldman Sachs and TransUnion clearly define this mandate.
With the tighter restrictions on public gathering brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the international arbitration community turned to remote hearings and proceedings for a more flexible and continuous dispute resolution. However, this “new normal” has instigated significant challenges and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) has overseen an increasing volume of dispute cases. As a result, the ICDR and other leading providers released the 2021 ICDR Rules containing updates on the existing international arbitration and mediation rules to ensure efficient dispute resolution enforcement even amidst the pandemic.
Many companies anticipate an active monetization of standard-essential patents (SEPs) considering the high-investment setting for technological inventions. To mitigate risks and high expenses, many firms turn to SEPs licensing. However, it has never been an easy task, considering the discourse on which patents are essentials and which are not, particularly in negotiating for royalties, portfolio value, and infringement claims.
Representation and Warranty Insurance: Exploring Trends, Updates, and Challenges Amidst the COVID-19 PandemicIwork OJT2021-07-06T21:27:39-04:00
The current global health crisis brought by COVID-19 continues to radically modify important economic activities across the world. In response to the pandemic, the representations and warranties (R&W) insurance landscape has also started to witness notable developments, specifically in relation with COVID-19-related exclusions and due diligence expectations.
Uncertainties in today’s business landscape are presenting a host of risk issues to supply chains around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in paralyzed business operations and significant revenue losses, is one proof of how vulnerable and fragile supply chains are to disruptions. This magnifies the need for companies to reassess their service supply chain and ensure that it is prepared for any interruption.
Emerging Issues in Patent and Trade Secret Law: Protecting and Litigating Proprietary Subject Matter in the Life Sciences, and Critical Updates for Counsel and IndustryHarvey Baroso2021-09-22T22:09:49-04:00
Intellectual property (IP) rights are extremely valuable business assets, particularly in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. With various legal complexities further intensified by the pandemic and by nation-state hackers, protecting inventions has never been an easy task.
The work-from-home setup has rapidly become a trend after businesses started shutting down due to the pandemic. Although this setup can be helpful, it presents unique challenges which employers need to face, particularly in the field of wage and hour law. Typical issues several businesses are struggling with, include claims of unpaid wages, timekeeping inaccuracies, and employee misclassification.
Regulatory supervision of reporting companies is expected to intensify with the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (AMLA) amendment of Title 31 of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). Title 31 revisions include new BSA violations and penalties regarding incomplete or false reports and transactions that involve entities labeled as “primary money laundering concerns.” Reporting requirements concerning beneficial ownership and expansion of the U.S. law’s authority to subpoena foreign banks have also been added.
Storage & Backup Security; The Final Frontier jordan2021-08-27T03:58:20-04:00
Threat Landscape, Industry Readiness, and Practical Advice
Along with the digitization of many business processes, companies need to address the various cyber threats today’s landscape presents. If not properly managed, these cyber risks could lead to significant IT outages, eventually crippling business operations. As ransomware – and other cyberattacks – become more sophisticated, it further underscores the need for security teams to advance their vulnerability management programs to ensure that any susceptibility to cyberattacks is proactively detected and repaired, and their data storage systems are secure and impenetrable.
Legal professionals are expected to uphold professional ethical standards all the time. Failure to comply with these standards may lead to serious disciplinary actions which include disbarment. It is, therefore, of paramount importance that lawyers make themselves aware of today’s pitfalls and be able to know how to address them.
Broker-dealer regulations remain to be evolving and challenging. Scrutiny of anti-money laundering (AML) programs continues to be a top priority, as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) bring significant AML-related enforcement actions against member firms. Other challenges that confront legal and compliance practitioners include the intensified standard of conduct rules governing investment recommendations to retail clients and the emerging forms of trading platforms.