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The Sidley Podcast: Insider Trading and the COVID-19 Impact

September 23, 2020

Volatile stock markets are creating more opportunities for insider trading. As U.S. businesses try to return to normal amid COVID-19, the SEC is ramping up its response to potential securities violations. In the UK, the Financial Conduct Authority is warning companies to further protect inside information. How has enforcement of insider trading changed, and how […]

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The Sidley Podcast: Can the Yellow School Bus Go Green?

September 22, 2020

The classic yellow school bus is turning green. Electric buses may continue to grow in popularity, and the so-called “vehicle-to-grid” technology enables the new buses both to store and draw power. Yet, there is a state-versus-federal regulatory battle that could stifle this innovation. Who can benefit from this technology, and how can companies, utilities, and […]

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Shareholder Activism in the COVID-19 Era

July 21, 2020

https://www.sidley.com/en/insights/newsupdates/2020/07/podcast-shareholder-activism-in-the-covid19-era The COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges for businesses and their boards of directors. One of the critical matters boards always contend with is the threat of shareholder activism. Now, there is increased scrutiny of how well boards are managing the COVID-19 crisis. How are activists responding, and how can companies plan and react effectively? […]

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We’ve shifted The Sidley Podcast to Remote Recording

June 12, 2020

For the past three months during the stay at home orders, we’ve shifted The Sidley Podcast to remote recording technologies. The Sidley Podcast has not missed a beat as the firm has pushed out numerous updates on the impact of the COVID crisis on the legal landscape. The lawyers have recorded the podcasts from their […]

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COVID-19 Places Corporate Social Responsibility in Sharp Relief

June 12, 2020

https://www.sidley.com/en/insights/newsupdates/2020/06/podcast-covid19-places-corporate-social-responsibility-in-sharp-relief Two distinct and important trends have emerged in the COVID-19 era for businesses and their boards. Corporate social responsibility and expanding concerns about social justice have become amplified amid the pandemic. Added to this is that investors and Delaware courts are focusing on the role of boards of directors in oversight. The courts are […]

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COVID-19: Walking the Line Between Worker Safety and Privacy

April 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges for employers. Businesses must walk the line between keeping workers safe and respecting their privacy. How do employers ensure a safe and healthy workplace? And how do they manage layoffs, furloughs and benefits in this rapidly deteriorating economic environment? Our latest episode of The Sidley Podcastgrapples with those questions and […]

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High Times for the Cannabis Business

April 23, 2020

The cannabis business is booming. Social acceptance of marijuana has led jurisdictions to legalize its sale and use for both medicinal and recreational reasons. Companies see enormous business opportunities in it. But marijuana is still illegal under federal law. And the political landscape about its regulation is complicated. What should companies know about the opportunities […]

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Life Science Innovators Tackle COVID-19: Developing Pathways to Diagnose, Prevent and Treat the Virus

April 23, 2020

Life sciences companies are rushing to find ways to diagnose, prevent and treat the COVID-19 virus. They face legal challenges, from regulatory oversight to supply chain disruption and product liability. What are the opportunities in trying to solve the COVID-19 virus puzzle? And how do these global innovators handle the risks? Our latest episode of The […]

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Managing Through Crisis: How Boards Can Navigate COVID-19

March 28, 2020

An informed discussion of how boards can navigate COVID-19 The COVID-19 virus is spreading around the world and is officially a pandemic. With global markets falling to their lowest since the financial crisis, fears of a recession have increased. As companies scramble to deal with this rapidly evolving and dangerous reality, how do boards of […]

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The Perfect Storm: The Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Oil Price War on the Energy Industry

March 28, 2020

Just as the coronavirus (COVID-19) has the whole world in crisis, an oil price war is now further roiling global markets and the business world. These seismic events raise substantial legal issues for the energy industry. What is the impact on energy market participants? How can businesses navigate the storm? Our latest episode of The Sidley Podcast grapples […]

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