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39. Enforcement is on the Rise Against Non-Compete Agreements. Is Your Business Ready?

February 3, 2024

January 2024 A whopping one in five workers in the U.S. has signed a non-compete agreement. Companies use these contracts to protect trade secrets, reduce employee turnover, and improve their business leverage. Detractors say non-competes decrease wages and are burdensome to workers. Private litigation is on the rise against non-competes and some states are now […]

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2. Accelerating Energy: Are Tax Incentives Enough to Spur the U.S. Energy Transition Forward?

February 1, 2024

The United States government is authorizing millions of dollars in grants to electric cooperatives in the hopes of promoting grid resiliency and alternative energy adoption. Will grants and other incentives entice businesses to adopt clean energy? Or will political uncertainty in this election year tamp down these efforts?    In the second episode of Accelerating Energy, host […]

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38. Is Your M&A Contract Vulnerable to Post-Closing Litigation? We Break it Down

January 9, 2024

January 2024 When an M&A deal closes, is it done? Not always. More and more disputes are arising after closing, which results in lost time and expense for both buyers and sellers as they realize they don’t actually have a done deal. Not all disputes after closing can be avoided, but their effects can be […]

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Takis J. Metaxas, Stalwart of Hellenism

December 19, 2023

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST: President Frank Wu, a Much Needed Ally of Modern Greek & Byzantine Studies at Queens College CUNY

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President Frank Wu, a Much Needed Ally of Byzantine & Modern Greek Center at Queens College CUNY

December 19, 2023

Center Makes Fundraising Push in Face of CUNY Budget Cuts In this second episode of the Podcast of the Center for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies at Queens College CUNY, I speak with the College’s President, Frank Wu, who has emerged as an important ally for the Center as it deals with a cut-off of […]

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1. How Energy Transmission Can Save the Grid – and Electrify the U.S. Economy

November 30, 2023

November 27, 2023 U.S. energy regulators warn that elevated threats of outages from storms and prolonged cold snaps will continue to impact our electric grid and the economy. The Biden administration recently announced $3.5 billion in grants to fund clean energy projects that combat climate change and promote renewable energy; but mounting costs, development snags, […]

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37. How the Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling May Impact Your Business

November 23, 2023

November 2023 The U.S. Supreme Court has declared that university admissions policies must be “color blind” under the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution, breaking with decades of legal precedent and resulting in challenges to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at universities and elsewhere. Many employers worry their own DEI policies and programs may be […]

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36. How the Cases Before the Supreme Court Could Impact You and Your Business

November 1, 2023

October 2023 The Supreme Court of the United States is in session. After its seismic decisions last term, SCOTUS has set its sights on another slate of high-stakes cases that could again transform elections, policy, and public life. On the docket are the First Amendment, gun rights, racial gerrymandering, and the power of the executive […]

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35. SEC’s Cybersecurity Disclosure Rules Are Here. Is Your Company Ready to Comply?

October 6, 2023

September 2023 Companies are facing more attacks on their information systems. And, as their cyber risk skyrockets, the SEC has stepped in with new regulations, telling businesses what to disclose about these incidents — and requiring detailed disclosures on cyber risk management more broadly. With the deadline for compliance fast approaching, businesses are scrambling to […]

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34. Is the Airline Industry Flying High or In for a Tough Landing?

June 28, 2023

Airlines have hit their share of turbulence, from supply chain issues and staffing shortages to the Russia-Ukraine conflict and elevated fuel prices. As interest rates rise and some airlines file for bankruptcy, the industry’s carbon emissions efforts are getting off the ground. Join The Sidley Podcast host and Sidley partner, Sam Gandhi, as he speaks with three of […]

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