Amid the global challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Wiley is a pillar of stability in the nation’s capital, convening the robust knowledge and capabilities of our diverse practices to support our clients worldwide. As this crisis continues to affect all sectors of the economy, our core strengths as a Washington institution remain the same. Drawing on our legal, regulatory, and policy capabilities, combined with our interdisciplinary depth and unparalleled mastery of the DC landscape, we are helping companies and organizations of all sizes respond to business risks stemming from this global public health crisis.

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Wiley’s COVID-19 Task Force is advising clients on a multitude of issues across numerous practice areas – including employment and labor; environment and product regulation; government contracts; health care; insurance; international trade; litigation, national security, privacy, cyber, and data governance; telecommunications, media, and technology; and white collar defense and government investigations. Our close relationships with decision-makers on Capitol Hill and in federal agencies, as they oversee the government’s ongoing response to COVID-19, enable us to provide real-time advice and valuable insights to clients, with impact around the globe.

Through our partnership with Signal Group, which offers strategic communications, digital, and government relations strategies, Wiley is uniquely positioned to help our clients navigate these uncharted waters and the uncertainty that abounds.

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US/UK Trade Relations – One Year Into the Biden Administration

In this session, Simmons’ and Wiley’s international trade and national security attorneys discuss the current trade relations between the United States and the United Kingdom, one year into the Biden Administration. They’ll examine fallouts from COVID, trade policy, tariffs and Brexit, exports controls, and foreign investment (CFIUS regimes). 

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MARCH 13, 2021 | WEBINAR 

National Security Concerns in International Supply Chains

The United States, China, and multiple nations are implementing new laws, policies, and funding to address supply chain security. Such changes may greatly impact international trade flows and compliance requirements for business. Please join us for a discussion on: The national and economic security concerns over international supply chains; The United States’ policy and legal efforts to strengthen supply chains in strategic sectors including semiconductors, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and high-capacity batteries; Developments in defense procurement; and Priorities of the Biden Administration.

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MARCH 24, 2021 | WEBINAR 

TechFocus: Trade Relations Between China and the United States and Europe

In this session, Simmons’ and Wiley’s technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) and international trade attorneys discuss trade relations between the United States and China under the Biden Administration, and what changes we can anticipate over the next couple of years. We'll also discuss the Biden Administration’s approach to big tech and the current state of trade relations between China and Europe and any implications of Brexit and COVID-19.

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MARCH 18, 2021 | 2:00 P.M. ET 

What Every General Counsel Needs to Know About Insurance in Light of COVID-19

Benjamin Eggert will join the Georgetown Law 25th Anniversary Corporate Counsel Institute to discuss business interruption insurance for COVID-19 closures, common issues affecting coverage, and ways that insureds can navigate the marketplace to get the most coverage in place.

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JANUARY 19, 2021 | webinar

The Biden Administration and International Trade

On the eve of the inauguration, with some appointees already announced, join us for an updated discussion on the latest trade updates that will come from the Biden Administration.

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December 8, 2020 | webinar

Federal Consumer Protection Priorities in 2021: Reading the Tea Leaves

Join us as we discuss the changing consumer protection regulatory landscape, our predictions on priorities in 2021 and beyond, and how companies can best anticipate and adapt to these changes.

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OCTOBER 29, 2020 | 12:00 P.M. ET 

Roundtable Webinar with DFC, EverGlade, and Wiley

Please join us for a virtual roundtable to discuss the new Defense Production Act (DPA) loan program offered through the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). The program's mission is to re-shore domestic production of strategic resources needed to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, and to strengthen any relevant domestic supply chains.

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SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 | 12:00 P.M. ET 

2020 U.S. Election and the Future of Trade Policy

This year's U.S. presidential election is between President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and former Vice President Joe Biden and his vice presidential nominee, California Sen. Kamala Harris. This webinar will cover the future of trade policy under each candidate's administration and COVID-19 global pandemic effects.

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 | 12:00 P.M. ET 

Preparing for COVID-19 Fraud-Related Investigations and Enforcement

The influx of more than $2 trillion in federal funds into the U.S. economy has brought scrutiny into how those taxpayer dollars are being used, and presents challenges for businesses that are recipients of the funds – including legal, political, public relations, and policy risks. This webinar will review DOJ’s enforcement landscape during the pandemic, with a focus on the False Claims Act, joint agency enforcement, congressional investigations, state False Claims Act enforcement, and what’s next and preparing for COVID-19 related investigations.

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August 13, 2020 

What Companies Should Know Before Importing COVID-19 Safety Products into the United States

In this presentation, Tracy Heinzman and Martha Marrapese review important COVID-19 import considerations, the rules for various product types, enforcement and the consequences of noncompliance. 

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JUNE 23, 2020 | 12:00 P.M. ET

International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA)

Join us for a discussion on the background and use of IEEPA and its application to U.S. sanctions programs, the Executive Orders on Technology and Services Supply Chain and Bulk-Power Systems, and the effects from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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JUNE 11, 2020 | 12:30 P.M. ET

Government Contracts M&A and Due Diligence Risks in Times of COVID-19

Jon Burd and Jerita Salley join the ACC NCR Corporate Forum for a discussion to review the unique government contracts aspects of M&A transactions, the challenges of conducting due diligence in a mostly virtual environment, and the potential impact of the coronavirus crisis on future deals. (NOTE: Clients of Wiley should register as “Guest of Presenters” to avoid a fee.)

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June 11, 2020 | 1 P.M. ET

Managing Consumer Protection Risks: State AG Priorities and Enforcement in the COVID-19 World

Wiley attorneys from our State Attorneys General Practice will give an update on current priorities of State Attorneys General and tips on managing consumer protection risks.

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MAY 29, 2020 | 1 P.M. ET

Reopening America: Employment Law Considerations

Wiley attorneys Todd Bromberg, Christine Connelly, Tracye Howard, and Posi Oshinowo will present a webinar titled “Reopening America: Employment Law Considerations.” The webinar will address issues that all employers should consider as they reopen or ramp up operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, and will highlight additional considerations for government contractors. This webinar is part of JSchaus & Associates’ multi-part COVID-19 webinar series.

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MAY 27, 2020 | 12 P.M. ET

Coronavirus Impact on Grantees

Brian Walsh and Kendra Perkins Norwood will cover COVID-19 related memoranda issued by OMB and other agencies concerning federal financial assistance during and relating to the pandemic; best practices for contracting for emergency services using federal grant funds; avoiding compliance missteps and preparing for subsequent audits and investigations for waste, fraud and abuse; and COVID-19 related funding opportunities to help fight the pandemic.

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MAY 19, 2020 | 12 P.M. ET

Sections 232 and 301 Investigations, and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA)

In this webinar, attorneys from our International Trade group will discuss certain provisions of the trade laws that have received increased attention during the current Administration, including Section 232, Section 301, and IEEPA, as well as the effects on tariffs due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

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MAY 14, 2020 | 12 P.M. ET

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

Please join Wiley partners Dan Pickard and Lori Scheetz for a discussion of recent sanctions developments, including the restrictions imposed by the U.S. government on Iran, Venezuela, and Russia/Ukraine; U.S. cyber-related prohibitions and advisories; as well as OFAC’s guidance on permissible humanitarian assistance and corporate compliance expectations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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MAY 8, 2020 | 4 P.M. ET

Asian Pacific American Bar Association – DC Virtual General Counsel Panel

In celebration of AAPI Heritage Month, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Greater Washington DC Area (APABA) hosted virtual general counsel panel which was moderated by Michael C. Wu, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Madewell.

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MAY 7, 2020 | 12 P.M. ET

Trade 101: Overview of AD/CVD Cases, Injury Determinations, and Section 201

In this webinar, attorneys from our International Trade group will provide a practical overview of the U.S. trade remedy laws, including the processes involved in antidumping, countervailing duty (AD/CVD) and Section 201 (safeguards) cases. The webinar will cover how U.S. manufacturers can benefit from trade remedies and address unfairly traded imports that are injuring their business and the U.S. market.

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MAY 6, 2020 | 12 P.M. ET

COVID-19: Contractors’ Road to Recovery

Join Wiley's own Kendra Perkins Norwood for an outstanding 60-minute webinar with the National Bar Association and George Washington University Law School’s Government Procurement Program, to discuss contractors’ road to recovery – the challenges and opportunities facing government contractors as the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 30, 2020 | 12 P.m. ET

Too Good to Be True? What You and Your Company Need to Know about the Laws and Regulations Governing Disinfectants and Devices Claiming to Be Effective Against the Novel Coronavirus

Wiley attorneys Erik C. Baptist, Tracy Heinzman, and Duane C. Pozza will discuss the laws and regulations governing disinfectants and devices that claim to kill the novel coronavirus, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19.

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April 29, 2020 | 1 P.m. ET

Clarification in the Time of COVID-19: Updates on the CARES Act and FFCRA

Wiley attorneys Todd A. Bromberg, Jessica N. Rosenthal, and Martha G. Vázquez will discuss clarifications issued by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for businesses with fewer than 50 employees that may qualify for an exemption from the FFCRA leave requirements.

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April 29, 2020 | 2 P.M. ET

Updates on COVID-Related Loan Programs for Broadcasters

Broadcasters continue to play a key part during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Unfortunately, many broadcast companies have announced furloughs or layoffs and taken other severe cost-cutting measures.

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April 23, 2020 | 2 P.m. ET

Telemedicine Priorities & Funding Opportunities in a COVID-19 World

Shawn H. Chang and Duane C. Pozza join Signal Group to discuss how coronavirus (COVID-19) has rattled communities and economies worldwide. In particular, the foundation of the health care system has been challenged and disrupted with a two-fold challenge, caring for patients diagnosed with COVID-19, and virtually managing the care of patients with chronic and other conditions. 

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April 22, 2020 | 11 A.m. ET

Entering Federally-Funded Government Contracts Because of COVID-19? Look Out for Byrd Amendment and Lobbying Restrictions Pitfalls

Mark Renaud will lead attendees through a discussion of the Byrd Amendment and potential lobbying pitfalls.

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April 15, 2020 

COVID-19 Lobbying by CEOs and Executives and Registration/Reporting Under the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA)

Mark Renaud, a partner in Wiley’s Election Law & Government Ethics Practice, led attendees through a discussion of the LDA and its application in these unusual times.

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April 7, 2020 

COVID-19: Impact on Congressional Oversight & Investigations

Listen to hear a discussion on the new Congressional oversight landscape (including the creation of a new inspector general authority) as the government continues to grapple with responding adequately to the pandemic.

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April 1, 2020

Part Two: Employee Rights and Privacy During the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Review of Key Laws and Best Practices

As the country confronts the coronavirus pandemic, discussions about personal health information have become more common, and companies will need to take special care to protect the rights and privacy of their employees. This webinar provides an overview of the legal framework relating to health information, both under federal law, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and state law. We also discuss confidentiality obligations more broadly, including best practices for discussing sensitive health matters. Finally, we provide updates on legislation in the pipeline, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This webinar addresses any questions stemming from Part One.

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April 1, 2020

No COVID-19 Relief for Lobbying Disclosure, Filing Your April Lobbying Reports

This webinar helps identify registration and reporting triggers in the states, as well as best practices for keeping track of deadlines and dates. We also walk you through best practices for collecting and reporting information required by the Federal Lobbying Disclosure Act.

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March 26, 2020

Part One: Employee Rights and Privacy During the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Review of Key Laws and Best Practices 

As the country confronts the coronavirus pandemic, discussions about personal health information have become more common, and companies will need to take special care to protect the rights and privacy of their employees. This webinar provides an overview of the legal framework relating to health information, both under federal law, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and state law. We also discuss confidentiality obligations more broadly, including best practices for discussing sensitive health matters. Finally, we provide updates on legislation in the pipeline, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This webinar is appropriate for in-house legal personnel, as well as team members who are responsible for overseeing a range of employee touchpoints, including those in Compliance and Human Resources. 

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March 25, 2020

Get Your Priorities Straight: Navigating the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) in Coronavirus Times 

The Federal Government’s power to redirect the efforts of contractors reaches its peak during times of crisis. So it should come as no surprise that the Administration may wield long-established statutory discretion, under the Defense Production Act of 1950 (DPA), to control what companies make and do (and when) as things are needed to address the current COVID-19 public health emergency. This topic is now front-page news following the President’s invocation of the DPA to provide such powers to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on March 18, 2020.

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March 25, 2020

Coronavirus Disinformation: Costs and Consequences for Brands and Companies

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is unsettling the economies, communities, and healthcare worldwide. Some disruptors are using this opportunity to market products and make claims that are inaccurate and could exacerbate the outbreak – and government agencies are beginning to issue warnings and penalties.

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March 25, 2020

The Pandemic Response and Insider Trading: How Trading Around Governmental Actions Will Be Evaluated by SEC, DOJ and the Congressional Ethics Committees

The volatility in the securities markets resulting from the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and governmental responses, presents opportunities and risks for a variety of market participants. This webinar explores how allegations of insider trading by members of Congress and their staffs, executive branch employees, and members of the public will be evaluated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and Congressional Ethics Committees with a focus on trading based on governmentally sourced information.

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March 24, 2020

Public Contracts and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Wiley attorney Ryan Frazee was a featured panelist on The George Washington University Law School's Online Colloquium: Public Contracts and the Coronavirus. The colloquium featured several industry professionals speaking on the effects of COVID-19 on the international procurement community. Mr. Frazee addressed work stoppages and delays under the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

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