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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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Blockchain: Poised to Transform Business

March 10, 2020

Rarely, if ever, is there a new development that has the potential to make us rethink how we transact and communicate with each other. As the development of the internet changed our day-to day-lives, blockchain technology similarly has the ability to change how business and everyday commercial transactions are being done across industries. This emerging […]

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Brexit: What Happens Next?

January 31, 2020

With a new prime minister and a mandate from the voters, the United Kingdom’s Brexit from the European Union is finally upon us. The day after the referendum in 2016, the most searched for question on the internet in the U.K. was “What is Brexit?” As the departure works itself out, what actually will happen […]

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The New Era in Corporate Governance

January 31, 2020

For whose benefit should a corporation be governed? That question would get a very different answer 20 years ago. What’s changed since then? Well a lot, as we found out in the inaugural episode of The Sidley Podcast in which we spoke with Thomas Cole, senior counsel and chair emeritus of the Executive Committee of Sidley Austin. […]

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We’ve Launched The Sidley Podcast

January 26, 2020

For the past three months it’s been my pleasure to work with Sidley Austin to help launch The Sidley Podcast. As Executive Producer, it’s been my role to help the firm develop and execute the concept working closely with Samir Gandhi, the managing partner of Sidley’s New York office, who serves as podcast host. The podcast’s mission is to “tackle cutting […]

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