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Seeing From Both Sides of the Table

When clients of Akin’s global white collar and regulatory practice ask what the other side is thinking, former federal prosecutors Michael Asaro and Charles Connolly know the answer.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Assessing China’s M&A Activity in 2020 and Beyond

Allen Shyu, partner at Akin Gump in Beijing, has more than 20 years of experience in the cross-border M&A space. Here, he discusses the current state of Chinese M&A activity and how various world events, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, are affecting these deals.

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Oil & Gas

Over a Barrel, Fighting to Stay Afloat

David Sweeney and Sarah Schultz, partners with Akin Gump’s oil and gas and restructuring practice groups in Houston and Dallas, discuss the current state of the industry, and how oil and gas companies are navigating these turbulent times.

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EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on COVID-19 and Federal Disability Discrimination Laws

Esther Lander, Anastasia Marie Kerdock and James Crowley of Akin Gump discuss the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s new guidance regarding how employers can appropriately respond to COVID-19 as they relate to hiring new employees, protecting current ones and bringing them back to work.

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Federal Protections Against Liability for Businesses Combatting COVID-19

Anthony Pierce, Caroline Wolverton and Sina Kimiagar of Akin Gump discuss Federal emergency authorities targeting COVID-19 and how they provide important protections to businesses, as well as how future legislation and other government action may create additional protections. This contribution was recently published by Akin Gump as a litigation alert.

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Technology

Drone Technology Soars to Dizzying Heights Despite the Drag of Regulatory Uncertainty

Jennifer Richter is a partner at Akin Gump with an extensive background working in technology, media and telecommunications. Here, she discusses the innovative world of unmanned aerial vehicles, including the nascent regulatory landscape around this technology and the cooperative effort that will be needed to move it forward.

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Cannabis

Navigating the Cannabis Industry Gray Zone

Legal advice surrounding the regulatory status of cannabis and hemp-based products is a moving target, but Howard Sklamberg keeps his clients apace.

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