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Ensure Your Insurance Insures Cyber-attacks! (Also, 3 Macro-Recommendations to Maximize Protection)

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, several topics have taken center stage, among them: economic sanctions, wheat and food shortages, and the exits of famous brands like Starbucks, McDonald’s, and PepsiCo.  (What will Red Square do without its Happy Meals?)   Yes, Russia “exports” foreign brands; it also “exports” cyber-terrorism and ransomware attacks.  (To be …

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Don’t Let Your EIDL Loans Breach Contracts and Cloud Title!

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government offered COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (“EIDL”) through the Small Business Administration (‘SBA”).  The SBA stopped accepting new loan applications as of January 1, 2022.  Due to program design, the EIDL might cloud title without providing adequate public notice.  This means that an EIDL loan could …

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Sanctions: Just the FAQs

Internationally-minded companies should have systems in place to ensure compliance with a vast array of foreign and domestic economic sanctions.  That said:  before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the topic of “economic sanctions” was often relegated to overworked supply chain managers (or the dark, dingy offices of…well, lawyers like us). Fast-forward to the present:  with apologies …

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Sustainability and ESG: What are they and why should you care?

By now, many of you have digested every nail-biting moment of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, or COP26.  There, in Scotland, the IFRS created the ISSB to assist with standard ESG disclosure standards. (There is truly nothing like a global conference to create an indecipherable acronymic word salad.) Sustainability and ESG as …

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