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If you attend a conference at which U.S. government officials speak about economic sanctions, you will get an earful about national security, and exhortatory words about the importance of the international trade community as the front line in protecting national security. Strong rhetoric about the importance of making sure the most dangerous regimes and actors do not gain any succor from the U.S. economy. Emphasis on the need for U.S. entities that conduct international business to help fight the fight against terrorists, drug traffickers, weapons proliferators, cyber criminals and other global miscreants.
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By Phil Brown
As we enter 2018, public companies across the United States will begin, in earnest, their preparations for this year’s proxy season and annual shareholder meetings. It is not an understatement to say that 2017 was a tumultuous year on many fronts — economically, politically and globally. As a result, general counsel should have several issues on their radar that could play a role in 2018’s proxy season.
The #MeToo movement has empowered victims of sexual harassment and abuse previously silenced by powerful business and political leaders. No longer silent, these victims are using their experiences to challenge the powerful and raze structures that have permitted abuse. We have compiled a panel of legal experts to analyze how the law and the legal profession failed the workplace. The panelists discuss legal and environmental conditions that led to abuse, and what lawyers and businesses can do to curb the powerful and protect the vulnerable.
By Sandra Feldman
This edition of the Quarterly State Compliance Review looks at some legislation of interest to corporate lawyers that went into effect from Oct.1, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018. It also looks at recent decisions of interest from Delaware.
By Robert G. Brody and Katherine M. Bogard
The Basics, the Skeletons In Your Closet, and How to Be Prepared
Harvey Weinstein has put the spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace. Under this light we see multiple industries struggling with their own sexual harassment allegations and revelations.