Speaking Engagement - 06/20/2013

New Free Trade Agreements: Compare and Contrast NAFTA and its Progeny

Drinker Biddle Webinar

Chicago partner Randy Rucker hosted a webinar that discussed some of the key bilateral and multilateral FTAs and highlighted their similarities and unique differences. To view the webinar, click the play button below.



Obama Board Reaffirms Successor’s Right to Set Initial Terms of Employment when Taking Over Unionized Operation

Client Alert
Gerald T. Hathaway

Last week, the National Labor Relations Board issued a refreshingly employer-friendly decision which allowed a successor company to implement new pay terms without having to first bargain with the labor union.

CBP Requesting Comments on Collection of Trusted Trader Information

Client Alert
Kathleen M. Murphy, Mollie D. Sitkowski

On Monday, August 31, 2015, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced it will be collecting comments on the draft application for its Trusted Trader Program (the Program).

The NLRB Expands the Definition of “Joint Employer”


William R. Horwitz, Philippe A. Lebel

Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or “Board”) issued a decision greatly expanding the standard for determining whether a company may be deemed a “joint employer.”

The Tide Continues to Turn: Texas Appellate Court Confirms High Burden for SSPA “Best Interest” Standard

Life Insurance & Annuities Alert
Christian Brito , Michael J. Miller, Lisa D. Stern

Since the enactment of Section 5891 of the Internal Revenue Code and the various structured settlement protection acts (“SSPAs”), the volume of structured settlement factoring transactions has soared.

Third Circuit Again Reviews Equitable Mootness Doctrine for Bankruptcy Appeals

The Legal Intelligencer
Joseph N. Argentina, Jr., Andrew C. Kassner

Andy and Joe discuss the implementation of the equitable mootness doctrine in chapter 11 reorganization appeals.