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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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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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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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33. Regulatory Considerations For Businesses Following Recent Bank Failures

April 19, 2023

Bank failures have roiled the financial sector, leading consumers and businesses to brace for economic fallout. In the latest episode of The Sidley Podcast, we discuss just how steady the #banking system is and whether regulators can make it any safer. What are the tools businesses can use to mitigate risk, and could a crisis […]

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32. How Businesses Should Navigate a Tightly Divided New Congress

March 3, 2023

Feb. 23, 2023 After a contentious State of the Union Address, President Joe Biden faces off against a divided United States Congress over the debt ceiling. The business world is paying very close attention. Will Speaker Kevin McCarthy be able to corral his slim House majority? Are any compromises possible, and can any legislation actually […]

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31. What it Takes to Score in High-Stakes Sports Acquisitions

February 10, 2023

It’s time to play ball, both on the field and off. As this year’s pro football season culminates with the big game, the business of sports is booming. More teams are for sale, buyers are lining up, and valuations are through the roof. Join The Sidley Podcast host and Sidley partner, Sam Gandhi, as he speaks with two […]

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30. How SCOTUS May Rule on Potentially Seismic Cases for Business and Society

November 26, 2022

This could be the most controversial United States Supreme Court term ever. After overturning Roe v. Wade, the court now considers more profound change in election law, affirmative action, and other regulations affecting businesses. As SCOTUS welcomes a new justice, it faces questions over its own legitimacy and how far the conservative majority will go. Join The […]

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