Countering the Crisis
Modern slavery and human trafficking laws and the shifting regulatory landscape

Modern slavery and human trafficking laws and the shifting regulatory landscape

October 14, 2021

Pressure is mounting for businesses to get a handle on their obligations under modern slavery and human trafficking laws. Countries across the globe are introducing new and tougher modern slavery requirements, shifting the onus on businesses to prevent slavery and trafficking from occurring in their supply chains and operations. In this episode, Reed Smith partner Rosanne Kay and senior associate Emma Shafton provide an overview of the latest developments in this field of law and offer practical tips to achieve compliance.

Leadership and launching a life sciences company during the pandemic

Leadership and launching a life sciences company during the pandemic

September 30, 2021

Pharmacosmos Therapeutics’ Chief Commercial Officer Josh Franklin speaks with Reed Smith’s International Arbitration Partner JP Duffy about the challenges and leadership skills needed to launch a greenfield life sciences company during the pandemic.

Managing clinical trials remotely and overcoming other challenges caused by the pandemic

Managing clinical trials remotely and overcoming other challenges caused by the pandemic

August 31, 2021

Arena Pharmaceuticals Associate General Counsel Stacy Yeung speaks with International Arbitration Partner JP Duffy about the challenges and opportunities involved in moving to a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company during the pandemic.

Employee Whistleblowers – Corporate preparedness before, during and after a complaint

Employee Whistleblowers – Corporate preparedness before, during and after a complaint

April 8, 2021

Partners Betty Graumlich and Kate Seikaly discuss the impact a whistleblower complaint can have on a company and address scenarios related to internal reporting. They offer perspectives on key points, including:

  • Training managers to be sensitive to complaints
  • Determining the best way to investigate these type of complaints
  • Types of whistleblowers
  • Best practices for handling employment decisions involving whistleblowers

Graumlich is a partner in Reed Smith’s Labor & Employment Group, and Seikaly is a partner in the firm’s Regulatory Enforcement Group.

Weathering privacy and national security-related storms

Weathering privacy and national security-related storms

November 19, 2020

The collection, use and disclosure of personal information is increasingly viewed as a national security issue. New rules from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States have increased the need for privacy diligence in deals involving foreign investments. Hear from Reed Smith partners Gerard Stegmaier, Michael Lowell and A. Scott Bolden about what policy trends to expect and how to prepare for and respond to an investigation of this kind.  

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's IP, Tech & Data page.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

Price Gouging in Europe: Excessive pricing in and beyond the pandemic era

Price Gouging in Europe: Excessive pricing in and beyond the pandemic era

September 17, 2020

Reed Smith antitrust lawyers focus on the situation around price gouging (excessive pricing) in the EU, France, Germany and the UK. Max Seuster, Lucile Chneiweiss, Ross Mackenzie and Tilman Siebert from our Brussels, Paris, London, and Munich offices (respectively), give an overview of the laws and explain what the rules are. They will discuss how the COVID-19 crisis has changed enforcement by authorities and describe what businesses can do to protect themselves against such practices. This is the last of a three-part podcast series relating to price gouging.

Part 1 discussed U.S. price gouging laws and Part 2 addressed price gouging rules in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong.  

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Regulatory & Investigations page.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

Leadership in a Crisis: A Q&A with San Francisco Partner and Army Colonel, Jesse Miller

Leadership in a Crisis: A Q&A with San Francisco Partner and Army Colonel, Jesse Miller

September 3, 2020

In a crisis situation, there are often many eyes on leadership at every level.  Developing a well thought out strategy and concrete, actionable next steps to address the crisis are keys to combatting problems and mitigating future risk. In this Q&A, hear about San Francisco partner and California National Guard Colonel, Jesse Miller’s leadership role during his current deployment conducting humanitarian assistance operations to protect California’s most vulnerable population at food banks, hospitals, nursing homes and more. Jesse will discuss how his experiences crossover to his work as a trial lawyer.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

APAC Price Gouging: Navigating through a changing regulatory landscape in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

APAC Price Gouging: Navigating through a changing regulatory landscape in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

August 27, 2020

Reed Smith regulatory enforcement lawyers Dora Wang and Asha Sharma discuss the regulatory landscape in light of COVID-19 and the impact it may be having on your business. This episode analyses rules and regulations designed to tackle price gouging in the People’s Republic of China, and to deal with anti-competitive conduct in Hong Kong. It considers how one can report price gouging/anti-competitive conduct as well as defend oneself against antitrust risks or price gouging claims. The team also discusses penalties.

This is the second of a three-part podcast series relating to price gouging. Part 1 discussed U.S. price gouging laws and part 3 will consider the EU position where no specific price gouging laws exist.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Regulatory & Investigations page.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

U.S. Price Gouging: What companies really need to know before raising prices during a pandemic

U.S. Price Gouging: What companies really need to know before raising prices during a pandemic

August 13, 2020

Reed Smith regulatory enforcement lawyers Danielle Stewart, Michelle Mantine and Jennifer Driscoll provide an overview of the U.S. laws around price gouging in light of COVID-19. This episode addresses various ways to spot and report alleged price gouging, as well as ways to protect against price gouging claims. The team also shares their thoughts on pending legislation and what to expect next in today’s unpredictable landscape. This is the first of a three-part podcast series relating to price gouging. Parts 2 and 3 will focus on non-U.S. pricing developments.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Regulatory & Investigations page.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

Americans with Disabilities Act in the time of COVID-19: Accommodating the Virus

Americans with Disabilities Act in the time of COVID-19: Accommodating the Virus

August 6, 2020

COVID-19 has transformed the accommodations landscape, and employers must be flexible in order remain compliant and support their employees in meaningful and compassionate ways. Reed Smith partner Betty Graumlich and associate Mark Passero address some of the challenges employers face, including testing, mask-wearing, privacy considerations, and the interactive process.

For more information please visit Reed Smith's Labor, Employment & Benefits page.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

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