A Comprehensive Guide on International Trade and National Security Policy: Hot Buttons and Best Compliance Practices

2021-08-11T04:00:21-04:00

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!

The SEC’s Enforcement Actions and Investigations: Managing Compliance Risks

2021-09-22T03:57:30-04:00

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 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 Claims

2021-08-02T04:10:27-04:00

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.

International Arbitration: Trends, Developments, and Critical Issues

2021-08-18T01:24:31-04:00

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.

Standard Essential Patents Implementation and Enforcement: How to Mitigate Risk Issues

2021-09-09T04:04:12-04:00

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.

Rethinking Your Supply Chain Strategies: What You Need to Know and What Lies Ahead

2021-09-20T23:12:46-04:00

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 Industry

2021-09-22T22:09:49-04:00

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.

Remote Workforce and Wage and Hour Issues: How to Address Potential Class Action Risks

2021-09-15T23:54:46-04:00

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.

Bank Secrecy Act (Title 31) Regulations: Enforcement Priorities and Compliance Issues Explored

2021-09-23T21:37:53-04:00

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.

Demystifying the Current Landscape of Broker-Dealer Regulation: Hot Buttons Explored

2021-09-15T03:00:54-04:00

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.

Class Certification in Antitrust: Key Considerations to Avoid Pitfalls

2021-09-15T04:23:06-04:00

Class certification standards continue to evolve as new litigation trends emerge and sweeping decisions come down from courts. In the antitrust class action landscape, recent issues include the use of statistical analysis, the preponderance of evidence standards, and the resolution of conflicts regarding the number of uninjured class members.

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