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Cross Post from Legal Era: “Product Liability in Asia”

This is a Cross-Post from Legal Era.   Please contact Sarah Rathke, David Goh or Bindu Janardhanan with any questions. SPB Hong Kong partners  David Goh and Bindu Janardhanan recently published an article in Legal Era magazine discussing the development of product liability law in Asia and the driving force in the increasing awareness of consumer rights … Continue Reading

Cross-Post from CompanyWeek: The new American manufacturing policy should be clear: No job left behind

This is a Cross-Post from CompanyWeek.  Please contact Sarah Rathke with any questions. It is a new age, and the US faces challenges when competing against the global manufacturing leader, China.  The article here recaps a recent panel discussion sponsored by CompanyWeek (on which SPB partner Sarah Rathke was a panelist), discussing how American manufacturing policy would benefit US … Continue Reading

Interview with DC Velocity: China and U.S. face “reckoning” over trade disruptions in 2021

Please contact Sarah Rathke with any questions. SPB supply chain lawyer Sarah Rathke was interviewed by Ben Ames of DC Velocity regarding the potential international trade disruptions with China in 2021.  Sarah discusses the potential challenges facing the Chinese international trade supply chain and the difficulties in predicting Chinese policies this year.  You can read the full … Continue Reading

Interview with Supply Chain Dive: Biden invokes DPA to combat supply shortages, but experts say it’s no ‘magic wand’

Please contact Sarah Rathke with any questions. Through a recent executive order, the Biden administration has the authority to use the Defense Production Act (DPA).  Recently, SPB supply chain lawyer Sarah Rathke was interviewed by the Supply Chain Dive concerning use of the DPA.  The Supply Chain Dive article here explains how the DPA order will require … Continue Reading

DHS’s China “Strategic Action Plan” and Bringing Together China Supply Chains and China Policy

The year 2021 will likely be a year of geopolitical reckoning between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, which will inevitably have direct and indirect flow-down effects into US supply chains.  While the Biden Administration has not yet unveiled many specifics as to what its approach to China will be, on January 12, … Continue Reading

Cross-Post from American University Business Law Review: Why Choose LTAs? An Empirical Study of Ohio Manufacturers’ Contractual Choices Through a Bargaining Lens

This is a Cross-Post from American University Business Law Review.  Please contact Sarah Rathke with any questions. The  American University Business Law Review recently published an article entitled Why Choose LTAs? An Empirical Study of Ohio Manufacturers’ Contractual Choices Through a Bargaining Lens. In this study Case Western Reserve University Professor Juliet Kostritsky and now-Squire … Continue Reading

Cross-Post from Employment Law Worldview:  EEOC Publishes Guidance on Employer Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policies (US)

This is Cross-Post from Employment Law Worldview.  Please contact Daniel Pasternak with any questions. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) updated COVID-19 guidance indicates that employers can implement and enforce mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for their employees.  The article here breaks down the key takeaways from EEOC’s updated COVID-19 guidance.… Continue Reading

Cross-Post from Consumer Privacy World: ICE COLD MOVE: US Government Warns of Cybercriminals Targeting Cold Supply Chain for COVID-19 Vaccine

This is a Cross-Post from Consumer Privacy World.  Please contact Elliot Golding and Kristin Bryan with any questions. Last week the US Homeland Security Department issued a warning regarding supply chain cyberattacks aimed at the cold chain delivery and storage of companies and government organizations responsible for the distribution of the coronavirus vaccines worldwide.  For … Continue Reading

Cross-Post from Capital Thinking blog: Transition 2020 | Biden Pledges to Expand Buy American Policies, Promote Domestic Supply Chains

This is a Cross-Post from the Capital Thinking blog.  Please contact Perrin Brown and Ludmilla Kasulke with any questions. President-Elect Biden has pledged to strengthen Buy American orders and to implement a “Made in America” tax credit and other federal incentives to “Build Back Better” economic plan the will impact international supply chains.  Read the … Continue Reading

Cross-Post from Employment Law Worldview blog: CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance to Include Alternatives to 14-Day Quarantine Recommendation (US) Actions

This is a Cross-Post from Employment Law Worldview blog.  Please contact Melissa Legault with any questions. On December 2, 2020 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced updated COVID-19 quarantine guidelines.  The updated CDC guidelines include 10-day and 7-day quarantined alternatives to the prior 14-day quarantine recommendation, which the CDC has determined … Continue Reading

Cross-Post from Law360: Key Gov’t Tools For Addressing National PPE Shortages

This is a Cross-Post from Law360.  Please contact Sarah Rathke with any questions. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed shortcomings in U.S. supply chains requiring immediate action to continue to provide personal protective equipment (“PPE”) during the ongoing crisis.  Here, we’ve been published in Law360, discussing federal solutions for our national PPE shortages.  Read the full … Continue Reading

Cross Post from SDCE Supply & Demand Chain Executive: L.I.N.K. | The Delicate Balance of Negotiations with Scotwork, Squire Patton Boggs

This is a Cross-post from SDCE Supply & Demand Chain Executive.  Please contact Sarah Rathke with any questions. This podcast interview led by SDCE Associate Editor Brielle Jaekel discusses surprising findings regarding buyer-supplier negotiations with Scotwork CEO Brian Buck and supply chain negotiation best practices with supply chain lawyer Sarah Rathke.  You can listen to … Continue Reading

Cross-Post from The Trade Practitioner: Trump Officials to Probe Produce Imports, Raising the Risk for More Tariffs in 2020

This is a Cross-post from The Trade Practitioner blog.  On September 1, the Office of the US Trade Representative, working with the Departments of Commerce (DOC) and of Agriculture (USDA), announced a number of actions aimed at supporting domestic producers of seasonal/perishable produce.  Their plans – which include new trade actions targeting certain fruit and … Continue Reading
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