Message from the Managing Partner
To Our Clients, Colleagues, and Community:
As the rapidly escalating coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis creates new challenges every day, 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.
While these circumstances are unprecedented and much uncertainty lies ahead in all sectors of the global 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 here to help companies, associations, and startups across the world respond to the immediate and long-term business risks stemming from this global public health emergency.
In response to abrupt – and still emerging – changes in the business environment due to the coronavirus pandemic, Wiley has established a Task Force dedicated to advising on a multitude of COVID-19 issues. The Task Force draws on the expertise of our diverse 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 roll out the government’s urgent 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.
Peter D. Shields
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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 15, 2020
COVID-19 Lobbying by CEOs and Executives and Registration/Reporting Under the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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