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HHS Proposes New Rules To Eliminate Drug Rebates And Encourage Direct Discounts For Federal Beneficiaries
On January 31, 2019, the United States Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced a proposed rule,
United States
7 Feb 2019
Eight Compliance Enhancements That Automotive Companies Can Take To Cope With The Aggressive Enforcement Of International Regulations
Two years into the new administration, regulators have imposed three of the ten largest Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) ...
United States
29 Jan 2019
Weathering The (Winter) Storm
Extreme winter weather can cause serious problems. For children, winter weather often means snow days and an escape from the confines of the classroom.
United States
8 Mar 2016
Role Of Talent In Site Selection For Manufacturers
One of the leading challenges facing many manufacturers in the U.S. is the attraction and retention of talent.
United States
3 Dec 2015
Coming To America Part I: Legal & Cultural Challenges For Emerging Companies
As of late, many emerging companies have decided to enter the US market. While international expansion is an important business milestone, there are multiple legal and cultural considerations companies must reflect on.
United States
14 May 2015
Buying Someone Else’s Headache – Top Five Supply Chain Pitfalls To Consider When Expanding Through Acquisition
As the economic recovery continues to pick up steam, manufacturers are looking to grow their capacity and expand their markets.
United States
15 Apr 2015
What Could Go Wrong? It's A Point System
Managers have difficult jobs, and changes in the legal landscape are generally making things harder. So, it is easy to think that a points-based attendance system is one way to help.
United States
4 Feb 2015
Key In-House Counsel Interview Questions Every Automotive Supplier Needs to Ask
As automotive suppliers continue to add employees to keep up with industry growth, legal departments or top management may desire to hire experienced in-house counsel to support the business.
United States
3 Feb 2015
Tips For Protecting Your Data
With the global economic cost of cybercrime totaling more than $400 billion per year, companies of all sizes across all industries should be thinking about how to better safeguard their data.
United States
22 Jan 2015
Stopping Products Liability Claims Is Cheaper Than Defending Them
While manufacturers inevitably face products-liability claims, certain business practices could enable your company to limit or even prevent exposure.
United States
21 Jan 2015
Advanced Manufacturing Requires Next-Generation Employees
Last week, Scott Kaspar addressed the "skills gap" that concerns high-tech manufacturers with state-side production facilities.
United States
6 Jun 2014
Are You Making The Most Of The Explosion In Proprietary Device Technology?
Consolidation, in the form of mergers and acquisitions, is relatively new to the medical device industry, and it certainly can have benefits to medical device companies. For example, a national medical instrumentation company, with market expansion possibilities, may advantageously merge with an international pharmaceutical company that lacks strength in instrumentation technology but is wise in global market strategy.
United States
13 Sep 2006
Steps to an Effective Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Program
Corporate in-house counsel are challenged to do more with less in this highly regulated post-Enron, post-9/11 period.
United States
25 Aug 2006
Caveat Emptor or "Let The Buyer Beware" Applying Diligent Investor Principles to Trademark and Copyright Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions
A fundamental premise in analyzing trademark and copyright issues in merger and acquisition transactions is the importance of due diligence. An investor seeking to maximize the value of a transaction should conduct robust due diligence to determine the risks and benefits associated with the assets to be acquired.
United States
8 Dec 2004
Patent Issues Relating to Acquisitions: Conducting Intellectual Property Due Diligence
Thorough and comprehensive Intellectual Property (IP) due diligence requires much more than compiling a listing of the company's IP assets. Rather, IP due diligence requires assessing the strength of the company's IP rights in the marketplace, the strength of the competitors.
United States
3 Dec 2004
Due Diligence in Acquisitions: Focus on Product Distribution Issues
All too frequently, the combination of business entities is completed without the proper examination of the feasibility of combining or eliminating overlapping channels of distribution.
United States
2 Dec 2004
Identifying and Dealing With Troubled Suppliers
A troubled supplier - generally smaller Tier 1 or any Tier 2 - in the automotive industry very often has relatively few customers and is at risk of losing its business if it cannot meet production schedules.
United States
1 Dec 2004
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