National Security > COVID-19 Resource Center
29 Jul '20

Akin Gump public law and policy practice head Brian Pomper, partner Ed Pagano and senior policy advisor Casey Higgins have been named 2020 Top Music Lawyers by Billboard, which featured the firm’s work with the National Independent Venue Association, as that organization seeks to receive federal assistance to help its members recover from losses incurred during the pandemic.

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28 Jul '20

COVID-19 Policy Update - July 28, 2020

With Introduction of HEALS Act, Bipartisan Negotiations on Phase 4 Begin in Earnest: An Analysis of the House and Senate Positions

Senate Republicans on Monday unveiled their next COVID-19 response legislation in the form of the $1 trillion Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act. Similar to the House Democrats’ HEROES Act, Senate Republicans have proposed providing a second round of stimulus checks to individuals and addresses necessary changes to the unemployment insurance (UI) benefits and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) established by the CARES Act earlier this year. The HEALS Act would also provide $16 billion in additional funds for virus testing, approximately $105 billion for schools and a five-year shield from COVID-19 lawsuits, except in the case of gross negligence or intentional misconduct.

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26 Jul '20

Whatever your business—whether you are a government entity in charge of mega projects, an oil and gas major responsible for energy security, an investor looking at new investments, managing existing positions or planning exits, or a corporate concerned with protecting and enhancing your business—the current public health crisis has brought a host of additional risks and challenges to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

Read more to access the latest updates on the government and industry actions across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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24 Jul '20

Akin Gump has launched a cross-practice initiative focused on the domestication of the U.S. supply chain. Firm lawyers from multiple practices and offices will help clients anticipate, prepare for and shape the legal and policy environment surrounding this issue in order to address the U.S. supply chain’s national and economic security concerns.

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20 Jul '20

In this new episode of the OnAir with Akin Gump podcast, Akin Gump intellectual property partners Cono Carrano and David Vondle discuss the U.S. International Trade Commission’s role and work; look at its effectiveness as a forum to pursue cross-border IP claims, especially those involving Chinese companies; review the impact of COVID-19 on the ITC’s work; and compare the ITC to the other forum of choice, U.S. district court.

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19 Jul '20

Whatever your business—whether you are a government entity in charge of mega projects, an oil and gas major responsible for energy security, an investor looking at new investments, managing existing positions or planning exits, or a corporate concerned with protecting and enhancing your business—the current public health crisis has brought a host of additional risks and challenges to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

Read more to access the latest updates on the government and industry actions across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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12 Jul '20

Whatever your business—whether you are an investor looking at new investments, managing existing positions or planning exits, or a corporate concerned with protecting and enhancing your business—the current public health crisis has brought a host of additional risks and challenges to the UAE.

Read more to access the latest updates on the Government and Industry Actions across the UAE.

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