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20. Can Private Businesses Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations?

May 22, 2021

Summary Three COVID-19 vaccines are now authorized for use in the U.S., and more than half of all U.S. adults have received at least one shot. The push for vaccinations is raising ethical and legal questions. Can private employers mandate vaccinations for their workers? What are the ramifications if they do? How should businesses navigate […]

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Covering the Debate Debacle #2 — COVID

September 30, 2020

WCBS asked me to cover first the Presidential Debate from the station’s studios, where we maintain a severely limited in-person staff and a strict COVID protocol. I was tasked with reporting, writing and producing four 90-second reports for morning drive time. Each covers a different substantive slice of the debate and aired in a four-part […]

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12. 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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10. Shareholder Activism in the COVID-19 Era

July 21, 2020 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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June 22, 2020

PANELISTS DR. PANAGIOTIS BEHRAKIS, DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH, THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GREECE Dr. Behrakis is a pulmonologist and leading Public Health expert in respiratory physiology and tobacco control. He is the Director and Founder of the Institute of Public Health at the American College of Greece, Director of the George D. Behrakis Research Lab of […]

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U.S. Amb. Pyatt says Greece’s Successful COVID Response is a ‘Moment of National Pride’

June 19, 2020

My talk with U.S. Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt, June 18, 2020 Ambassador says response was guided by scientific advice. Such U.S. companies as Microsoft, Google and Cisco aided with technology. Silver lining of effort was the progress Greece made in digital governance. The interview is an excerpt from the NHSTalks presentation by the National […]

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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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9. COVID-19 Places Corporate Social Responsibility in Sharp Relief

June 12, 2020 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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NHS Talks – Episode 5 – Back in the Game – May 28, 2020

June 1, 2020

PANELISTS PETER FEIGEN, PRESIDENT, MILWAUKEE BUCKS AND FISERV FORUM Peter serves as President of the Milwaukee Bucks and the world-class, half billion dollar home of the Bucks, Fiserv Forum. Under Peter’s stewardship the team’s progress has been transformational resulting in increased revenues, ticket attendance, merchandise sales, TV viewership and related benchmarks of success. The Bucks have consistently […]

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May 22, 2020

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