Campaign Finance and Political Law
In this session, our political law attorneys will give an introduction to laws and regulations governing participation in the political process. We will provide a general overview of “political” laws governing lobbying, campaign finance, gifts, and other contacts with legislative and executive branch officials and employees. This program can be tailored to be topical and news-focused. It can address the current outlook in Washington, as well as the make-up of Con...
Fashion and Retail, Advertising Counseling and Compliance, Consumer Product Safety Regulation, Manufacturing
With the complexity of today’s product safety regulatory environment and the drastic increase in civil penalty amounts for failure to report safety hazards, it is more important than ever for manufacturers and retailers to identify and resolve potential liability issues confidentially before they have the potential to draw scrutiny from regulators and negative publicity. This session helps companies improve their internal compliance programs and decide how and when potentially hazardous...
Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods, Antitrust Counseling and Compliance, Food and Drug Regulation, Manufacturing
In this session, our food and drug law attorneys will review recent FDA and DOJ enforcement cases and trends, highlighting the government’s increasing reliance on criminal enforcement tools in actions taken against both companies and their executives for alleged violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and other laws. They will also address key issues presented by the Yates Memo and offer tips and best practices for navigating the current enforcement environment.
Advertising Counseling and Compliance, Food and Drug Regulation
This session is based on our FDLI publication covering FDA & USDA labeling and advertising law topics for human food, pet food, dietary supplements, cosmetics, OTC drugs and OTC devices. The session can be tailored to focus on the products and claims that have greatest interest for the particular audience.
Privacy and Information Security Counseling and Compliance
With more and more data arriving at an alarming rate, companies need to understand the legal ramifications it presents. This is an extended session devoted to examining the legal promises and problems associated with Big Data from both the government’s perspective as well as the perspective of industry, privacy advocates, and others.
Privacy and Information Security Counseling and Compliance, Cybersecurity Counseling and Compliance
In this session our cybersecurity attorneys will review the legal aspects of cyber incident preparedness and provides best practices to help keep you out of the papers. The program will discuss proactive legal strategies, including developing and testing a comprehensive incident response plans which include training and vulnerability assessments, and review of company processes, as well as roles and responsibilities of individuals throughout the organization.
Advertising Counseling and Compliance
Consumer brands are increasingly seeking to stand for something bigger than their product and nowhere is this clearer than in their advertising. In this session, our advertising attorneys will examine top advertising theme trends – Saving the World, Saving Ourselves, and Taking a Stand – and offer practical insights to help the in-house lawyer be prepared when marketing pitches their next great idea. We will delve into the evolving legal, ethics and philanthropic concerns for...
Campaign Finance and Political Law, Government Relations and Public Policy
In this session, our political law attorneys will provide the compliance guidelines necessary for communicating with Congress and the federal Executive Branch. We will outline the requirements imposed under the federal Lobbying Disclosure Act, including the thresholds requiring registration as a lobbyist and special rules and standards applicable to lobbyists. We will also cover proper recordkeeping of expenses and lobbying activities, reporting of these activities and expenses, a...
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions, Mergers and Acquisitions, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), International Trade, Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)
One of the biggest concerns for companies in mergers and acquisitions is successor liability, but many companies overlook trade compliance when conducting due diligence. Evaluation of potential international trade compliance issues should be standard practice in corporate transactions. Even inadvertent violations of U.S. export controls, economic sanctions and customs laws can lead to significant fines and penalties; negatively impact share value; and impair government, investor and cus...
Financial Institutions , White Collar, Investigations and Compliance
What do financial service providers need to do to strengthen their sanctions compliance programs and capture the ongoing risks associated with the global financial system? In this session, our sanctions attorneys will examine what internal compliance procedures must be in place to respond to the increased focus on sanctions enforcement; what protections should be included in contracts and transaction documents to cover current and/or future sanctions; how to develop a robust and well-ru...