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Sheppard Mullin's Nota Bene

Jul 3, 2019

In this recap episode, I’m extracting the valuable lessons shared by our guests in the prior 5 episodes. I offer my two cents about the practical advice shared by our guests to help the C-Suite understand the legal, political, and economic underpinnings impacting the 21st intercontinental business landscape in which they operate.

In Episode 37, we discussed business crimes with Chuck Kreindler. We surveyed the current active landscape in business crimes ranging from human trafficking to trade secret offenses. My conversation with Chuck revealed that these business crimes are occurring fairly regularly, both within business in the U.S. and abroad. We also explored the U.S.’s ability to successfully compete with corrupt businesses in foreign countries.

In Episode 38, we tackled food law with Professor Michael Roberts and Sascha Henry. We explored food law and what it entails. My guests shared their vision for the Los Angeles Food Law Conference which brought together many of today’s food law experts to discuss topics such as food fraud, food safety, and cannabis in food.

In Episode 39, we looked at what it takes to do business with the U.S. with Townsend Bourne.  Townsend shared her insight on what businesses hoping to obtain government contracts should pay attention to including privacy and other cybersecurity laws, federal regulations, and Executive Orders. 

In Episode 40, I invited former guest Scott Maberry to join me to discuss the U.S.-China trade war.  Scott described the weapons used and more importantly, not used, and their impact in this trade war. Scott and I also discussed how surprisingly quiet multinational companies have been on questions relating to the trade war.

In Episode 41, we covered the U.S.-China trade war further however this time from the China perspective with Michael Zhang. Michael expressed the “complicated” feelings by the Chinese people towards the trade war and its impact. Aside from the inability to obtain certain American goods, Michael states that China seems to be relatively unphased by the trade war.

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