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Artificial Intelligence

U.S. Efforts to Advance the Development and Use of AI

Lamar Smith, a former U.S. Congressman, and Hans Rickhoff, both of Akin Gump, describe how new initiatives designed by the U.S. government will help advance the development and deployment of artificial intelligence.

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Career Development

Confront Bias, Then Provide Support

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Manufacturing

Dynamic Change Roils International Trade Waters

Change with a capital “C” is the watchword for those practicing in Akin Gump’s international trade practice, where Anne Borkovic focuses primarily on export controls and anti-money laundering actions and Lars-Erik Hjelm leads the customs and import controls efforts.

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Board of Directors | Corporate Governance | Corporate Social Responsibility | Cybersecurity | Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) | Tax

Top 10 Topics for Directors in 2019

CCBJ takes a look at Akin Gump’s annual list of issues and topics that will get significant attention in corporate boardrooms this year, drawn from the full report and edited for length and style. For more details, visit bit.ly/AkinTop10.

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Energy

Taking Stock of the Surge of Deals in Oil & Gas

David Sweeney and Andrew Lehman, partners in the oil and gas practice at Akin Gump, have different – but complementary – specialties. Sweeney focuses on acquisitions and development, while Lehman works on mergers and acquisitions. We spoke to them about the recent surge of deals in the oil and gas sector, and how recent regulatory developments in the United States and abroad could impact the industry’s outlook going forward.

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Renewable Energy Welcomes All Comers

For investors and companies looking for renewable opportunities to back, lower but more reliable returns are rewarding. Akin Gump’s John Marciano and Daniel Sinaiko explain why.

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FinTech

Fast Take: Minimizing Settlement Risk in Cryptocurrency Transactions

  Seeking liquidity, confidentiality and reduced slippage, large market participants have pushed the over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency exchange volume to exceed, by some estimates, $12 billion daily. With settlement fees starting in the low single digits, as a percentage of trade size, and...

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