Joe Dever, Kathy Jaffari, Heather Marx, John McDonald, and Kristi Zentner will be presenting at the ACC Greater Philadelphia In-House Counsel Conference. John, Joe, and Kathy will be presenting "Practical Tips for General Counsel Faced with a Government Investigation." The panel will discuss the complex decisions general counsel must make when facing a government inquiry or investigation, including what to do when you first learn your company is the subject of an investigation, selection of outside counsel, preservation of documents (including emails and texts), production of documents, employee interviews, whether to conduct a parallel internal investigation, reporting to your board and executive management team, assertion of attorney-client privilege, and public disclosure of the pending inquiry/investigation.
Heather and Kristi will be presenting "Trade War Challenges: How Businesses Can Navigate the Obstacles of China & Beyond." The ongoing trade war between the United States and China has not only imposed tariffs on billions of dollars of goods, but it has brought to the surface long-simmering disputes regarding unfair trading practices. With negotiations between the countries proving difficult, and progress in resolving the dispute incremental (at best), U.S. businesses looking to survive these uncharted waters are evaluating their import and supply chain practices with increasing scrutiny and creativity. In this seminar, they will both bring you up to date on the latest developments in the trade war and also arm you with strategies to evaluate your supply chain and import practices so that your business can more readily adapt to the changed and continually evolving trade landscape. They will examine how the trade war, not only with China but with the passage of the new USMCA agreement, has affected American businesses in the global marketplace, the responsive recent changes in customs practices and court rulings, and how successful businesses are responding to the new developments in anti-dumping and countervailing duty measures.