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Career Development | Collaboration

Exceptional Firm Culture Starts at the Top

Deborah Festa, partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, discusses the qualities that contribute to a great culture at a firm, including the crucial role of leadership.

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Taking Advantage of Tax Equity

Shariff Barakat, partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, discusses the tax-equity and project finance implications of upcoming Biden administration legislation.

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Corporate Governance | Cryptocurrency

New Administration, New Trends for the White Collar Space

Parvin Moyne and Claudius Modesti, partners with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, share their thoughts on the white collar space under new administration, recent increased activity in cases, and the industries they believe will be the subject of regulatory focus.

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Space Exploration: A Bold New Legal Frontier

Thomas McCarthy, partner with Akin Gump, talks about the incredible advances that have been made in the field of space exploration, what the laws and regulatory landscape around the industry look like today, and where it’s all going in the future.

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The Expanding Scope of False Claims Enforcement Activity

Michael Vernick, government contracts partner with Akin Gump, discusses various aspects of the False Claims Act, including the potential for increased enforcement activity under the Biden administration, especially actions related to the CARES Act, and how companies and institutions can mitigate whistleblower and compliance related risks.

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Recent ESG-Developments Affecting The Energy Industry

Climate activists' election to Exxon’s board of directors, Chevron’s approval of emissions cuts to its energy products and a court ruling ordering Shell to lower carbon emissions by 45 percent are a series of ESG events presented to the world just weeks ago. What does this have in store for the energy industry?

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Private Equity

The Key Dynamics of Private Debt

Private equity still saw strong activity, even given the COVID-19 pandemic. In the world of private debt, the trend of larger fund managers closing on great sized pools of capital remained. Now in 2021, fund managers will see rising demand from PE firms, halting other opportunities for capital deployment.

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