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Explore ACC's selection of global, regional, and country-focused resources to help in-house counsel navigate legal, business and career issues arising from the COVID-19 (coronavirus / 2019-nCov) crisis.

Kristy Grant-Hart, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Spark Compliance Consulting
4 pages

Strict liability will be imposed by the UK’s Office of Financial Sanctions starting June 15, 2022, on individuals or companies for violations of the UK’s sanction measures, regardless of whether the individuals or companies knew or should have known they were violating the sanction measures. In this article, learn about the new strict liability offenses and what can be done to manage them.

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Interest Area: Compliance and Ethics
Region: United Kingdom, Global
Kristy Grant-Hart, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Spark Compliance Consulting
6 pages

On October 28, 2021, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced changes regarding how the Department of Justice (DOJ) will prosecute corporations. The Monaco Memo, as it’s come to be known, raises the stakes, especially for corporations that are frequent flyers when it comes to enforcement actions and settlement agreements. In this article, learn five key takeaways from the Monaco Memo, including how it can be used as an educational opportunity for the Board and C-Suite.

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Interest Area: Compliance and Ethics
Region: United States
Ellen M. Hunt, JD, Principal Consultant & Advisor, Spark Compliance Consulting
6 pages

On March 21, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed long-awaited rule changes for climate-related disclosures for investors. In this article, learn five things that every compliance professional should know about ESG and five steps to take now.

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Interest Area: Environmental
Collection: Sustainability
Region: United States
Danita N. Merlau, Partner, and Benjamin J. Conley, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw
10 pages

In light of recent state-level trends, businesses have begun exploring avenues to assist employees in states with restrictive abortion laws with travel to nearby states to receive abortion services. In implementing these programs, employers should
consider the various ERISA and tax code-related provisions that may impact design.
This article was published by Seyfarth on May 13, 2022.

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Region: United States
Timothy J. Stanton and Kristine M. Bingman, Ogletree Deakins
2 pages

In the wake of the US Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, employers with health plans that cover abortion services will have to determine whether or how to provide continued access to this relatively little-used benefit, especially in states that will automatically restrict abortion access now that the ruling has been issued, or that are expected to do so.

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Region: United States
Claire Marblestone, Foley Lardner

Health care providers that provide a full spectrum of women’s health care services, including abortion, will need to understand how the Dobbs decision impacts the care they can provide to patients. Absent a federal protection of a patient’s ability to obtain an abortion, providers operating in this space will need to understand the scope of State laws that apply to abortion services.

Read about the Implications for in-house counsel of the US Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization in a selection of resources.

Patricia Anderson Pryor, Joy M. Napier-Joyce, Melissa Ostrower, and Tasos C. Paindiris, Jackson Lewis
2 pages

Implications of US Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization for employers in the United States

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Region: United States
Paula Pagano, Business Management Specialist/VP, Legal Operations, TD Bank
2 pages

Covid-19 has profoundly rewritten the rules and beliefs of what the workspace should be before the pandemic hit the entire nation. "Pandemic Life" has forever changed the way we think, how we travel, personal interactions and of course, how we work. The impact Covid has had on today's workforce has brought many changes in the way employers and employees interact with one another. Something that started as a temporary work-from-home scenario quickly changed into a two-year mandatory remote work situation.

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Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: Global
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House, Legal Operations, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
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