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BABC Past Events


Faegre Drinker – Hot Topics in U.S. Immigration & Global Mobility: Pandemic Perambulation (or Moving with the Times)

The Faegre Drinker immigration and global mobility team will discuss hot topics in U.S. and global immigration from the start of the COVID-19 crisis until now. From White House proclamations to policy updates from around the world, U.S. immigration and global mobility is constantly changing. Topics that will be covered in this presentation are H-1B updates, including the selection of new H-1B cap cases in mid-August; continued changes with the public charge rule with court challenges and decisions; PERM labor certification updates; USCIS processing delays, and more. The team will cover the multiple travel bans implemented with the pandemic, including newly released guidelines for the national interest exceptions, consulate closures and the impact on worldwide travel. This discussion will also include a review of new post-Brexit U.K. immigration rules effective January 2021 and other short-term global options for remote workers.

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Faegre Drinker – Racial Justice in the Workplace: Moving the Needle

The Black Lives Matter movement has had a rapid and profound impact on building a workplace culture that promotes, values, and supports diversity and inclusion. This movement has left many organizational leaders, lawyers and Human Resources professionals firmly convinced that current equal protection measures are not doing enough to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, and determined to implement strategies, practices, and guidelines to advance these essential goals in a more urgent and meaningful way. Join Faegre Drinker labor and employment attorneys and our Chief Diversity Officer as they discuss strategies that lawyers and Human Resources professionals can utilize to guide compliant and lasting change for more diverse and inclusive workplaces.

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EisnerAmper – What is Next for The Alternative Investment Industry?

Join EisnerAmper LLP, J.P. Morgan, Kirkland & Ellis and Oaktree Capital for a timely economic update focusing on what’s next for the alternative investment industry.

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Duane Morris – Let’s Not Repeat History: Strategies to Support, Retain and Promote Diverse Attorneys During COVID-19

Too often, diverse employees and diversity and inclusion efforts are among the first casualties of economic downturns. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, will history repeat itself? With unprecedented support for the Black Lives Matter movement and widespread calls for change and action, businesses have a chance to avoid the mistakes of the past and create equitable and diverse workplaces. Our panel will share how their organizations are working to support, retain and promote diverse attorneys in these extraordinarily challenging times.

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Deloitte – Regulatory considerations for an evolving globally mobile workforce

Participants will learn about recent tax and immigration changes around the world and explore ways mobility teams can address them through planning and compliance actions.

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Deloitte – Cyber everywhere: Detect and respond anywhere, anytime

Participants will learn about cyber everywhere as a risk and an opportunity and explore ways to deploy an advanced threat defense program.

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Deloitte – Empowered well-being: Resilience in the face of disruption

Participants will explore the many positive effects of empowered well-being and discover ways they can incorporate it into their own lives even during the pandemic.

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KPMG – Resilience in energy: Collective action to weather the storm series

The unprecedented impacts of COVID-19 and the simultaneous geopolitical price war have reshaped the energy industry in unimaginable ways in just five months. Join KPMG, in conjunction with Eurasia Group, for a retrospective look back on previous discussions to glean what we’ve learned as an industry and to examine what may happen in the months to come.

Register to listen to the next discussion in this webcast series on the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the energy industry.

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KPMG – Chemicals and Transformation, Challenges and Opportunities

There are many transformation and cyber security challenges facing the global chemicals industry. Following the migration of legacy applications and email to a 100% cloud or hybrid modes, organizations shift to leveraging solutions provided by AI vendors and PAAS capabilities provided by cloud providers such as AWS, Microsoft and Google.  This brings about a fresh iteration of the of the “build vs. buy” vs.” buy-while-you-build” decision, among other considerations.

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Morgan Lewis – Fast Break: Managing COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic prompted the largest influx of federal funding to healthcare providers in the history of the United States. With the current appropriation of more than $2.6 trillion, with more projected in the coming weeks and months, healthcare providers of all types have been assisted by government funds and loans as well as extraordinary regulatory waivers.

At the same time, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Office of the Inspector General (OIG) opened investigations into COVID-19-related fraud only a few days after the declaration of the federal public health emergency; such investigations are on the uptick, focused on public health issues such as CDC infection control protocol compliance and public fund expenditures. This government scrutiny is happening now and will increase through False Claims Act investigations, state attorney general (AG) investigations, OIG audits, and federal and state surveys.

Join us for our next Fast Break webinar, where we will discuss current enforcement trends as well as strategies for managing fraud and abuse risks related to the pandemic.

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The BABCPHL recognizes our Club Level Members:

  • Almac
  • American Airlines
  • Cigna
  • Cigna
  • Deloitte
  • Duane Morris
  • EisnerAmper LLP
  • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Fisher Phillips
  • HSBC
  • International Products Corporation
  • Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc.
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Welsh Government