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Five Things Every Long-Term Care Facility Should Know When Facing a Class Action

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CFPB Proposes Mortgage Servicing Changes to Prevent Wave of COVID-19 Foreclosures

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COVID‐19 and Court Procedures

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A New Paradigm for Trial Teams – Embedding Appellate Lawyers at an Early Stage

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The Argument for Litigating COVID-19 Cases Against Nursing Homes in Federal Court

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FHFA Extends COVID-19 Forbearance Period and Foreclosure and REO Eviction Moratoriums

Mar 19, 2021

FHFA Extends Foreclosure and REO Eviction Moratoriums and COVID Forbearance Period

Feb 19, 2021

FHFA Further Extends COVID-Related Loan Flexibilities

Feb 19, 2021

CALPELRA “Death by a Thousand Meetings” Bankruptcy Presentation

Jan 26, 2021

New 2021 Employment Laws in California

Jan 25, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program Reopened and Modified

Jan 8, 2021

Webinar: 2020 Update on the Low Income Housing Tax Credit

Dec 28, 2020

EEOC Weighs in on COVID-19 Vaccine

Dec 17, 2020

A Practical Guide to Shaping Force Majeure Provisions During the Pandemic

Dec 15, 2020

Another Cost of COVID-19 Remote Work – States Want their Cut of Payroll Taxes

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Considerations for California School Districts: Audit Delays and Continuing Disclosure Compliance

Nov 25, 2020

Just a SEC – Agency Adopts New Rules Impacting Pay Equity Shareholder Proposals

Nov 9, 2020

Municipal Bankruptcy: Using and Avoiding Chapter 9 in Times of Fiscal Stress

Nov 6, 2020

Profiting off Public Panic – Abbott Laboratories et al v. Brown

Nov 2, 2020

Oregon OSHA Issues Revised Standards Regarding COVID-19 – Employers Should Take Note and Take Action

Oct 6, 2020

COVID‐19 and Debt Restructuring

Oct 5, 2020

California Enacts Legislation Codifying COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Presumption…

Oct 5, 2020

Orrick Public Policy Podcast #15 – A Conversation with Pennsylvania Speaker Bryan Cutler

Oct 1, 2020

Orrick Public Policy Podcast #14 – A Conversation with Louisiana Senator Sharon Hewitt

Sep 23, 2020

Navigating California’s New Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law – Guidance on Key…

Sep 23, 2020

Orrick Public Policy Podcast #13 – A Conversation with Montana Attorney General Tim Fox

Sep 3, 2020

The Solution to Resuming Civil Trials in California During the Pandemic: Agree to Less Jurors

Sep 1, 2020

Denise Mingrone Advises Companies on Protecting Software IP Against Piracy

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Orrick Public Policy Podcast #12 – A Conversation with Maine State Treasurer…

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When Recovery Fails: State Intervention and Local Government Bankruptcy

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Chinese and Russian Hackers Targeting COVID-19 Vaccine Research

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Annual Distressed Round Table: Supreme Court Term Wrap-Up

Jul 30, 2020

Orrick Public Policy Podcast #11 – A Conversation with Missouri Senate Majority…

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Jul 27, 2020

Where From Here – Webinar Series

May 14: ESG and the push toward net zero have quickly become considerations for companies in every sector. Companies are becoming increasingly invested in the process, choosing renewable energy sources to significantly reduce carbon emissions. Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and carbon offsets are key considerations for many large commercial, industrial and institutional (C&I) buyers. Yet, the standards for carbon offsets and RECs are not well defined. In fact, some have described it as the “wild west” -- where sustainability assumptions are not always carefully vetted and disclosures may not hold up under regulatory scrutiny. We hosted a timely conversation on disclosure obligations and mitigating risks connected with renewable energy reporting.
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April 15: With the arrival of Spring and the vaccine, we're all feeling pent-up demand to re-open and travel. Vaccination rates are climbing and there's light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. Countries and companies are looking to "vaccine passports" to help structure re-opening plans, but technical complexity, lack of uniformity and mixed governmental support threaten to slow adoption and sow uncertainty and risk. We hosted a practical conversation on the basics of vaccine passports, and the potential key privacy and security issues, employment concerns and U.S. constitutional and other federal civil liberties issues.
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April 1: While concerns over the power and influence of Big Tech have been simmering for years, #techlash may be on the brink of boiling over. Combined with what appears to be an increasing appetite for legislation coupled with more regulatory regimes in the U.S. and worldwide, it’s more important than ever to see around corners in the areas of merger regulation, competition policy, and intellectual property enforcement.
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March 18: Machine learning and AI are transforming data into one of your company’s core assets. Business is generating, scraping, and onboarding data from myriad of sources at an ever-increasing pace. The situation is further complicated as lawmakers are struggling to keep up with the ever-evolving use of data in the real world. We discussed the IP, privacy and ethics issues that your company could be facing. We also touched on guidance on how to think about your company’s data usage and how to evaluate risks and institute best practices to manage and monitor your data usage.
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March 4: ESG and sustainability continue to grow as strategic priorities for corporations of all stages. Investors, employees, government, and other stakeholders are increasingly focusing on substantive and material approaches for addressing these issues. To help you and your team prepare, we discussed approaches and legal considerations for incorporating ESG into decision-making and the impact of operations, investors, and reporting.
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February 4: Last year saw unprecedented levels of cyber-privacy legislation, enforcement and malfeasance. 2021 promises no slowdown in this space. To help you and your team prepare, we discussed the digital transformation companies are experiencing due to Covid-19 and how to avoid the digital risks associated with this transformation.
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January 28: Gia Lee, General Counsel at Clover Health, joined us for a discussion on the increasingly popular special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) transactions. We discussed Clover's SPAC journey and why they decided to go the SPAC route, what was most surprising about the process, and the key takeaways that came about during the deal. In addition, we addressed some of the common myths and provide the latest developments and market trends for 2021.
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January 21: 2020 showed record-setting sanctions with more guidance from regulators. It remains to be seen how the Biden Administration will prioritize and otherwise approach these complex matters. We discussed how the pandemic and other factors have changed the international trade and FCPA landscape. Listen to hear more about import and national security-related regimes, the global anti-corruption landscape, pandemic related fraud and compliance program expectations.
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