In an era where supply chain disruptions and risks are regular front-page news, the Biden Administration has been undertaking a range of initiatives intended to create resilient supply chains that reflect the Administration’s policies around national security, foreign policy, human rights, and the US economy.
Considering the non-stop legal and compliance developments in this space, with more on the horizon, in-house counsel and compliance professionals for companies with supply chains that touch the United States want to know what to focus on, and what they should be doing. Baker McKenzie’s global supply chain team have been advising clients across every industry and geography on these very questions and are pleased to share our real world and practical legal and business insights with you in a 5-part series we are launching this month.
The first of our short videos features a discussion between Kerry Contini (Partner, Washington DC), Reagan Demas (Partner, Washington DC), Christina Conlin (Partner, Chicago) and Maria Piontkovska (Associate, Los Angeles), and focuses on some of the key trends and priorities for companies across sectors and industries as well as what GCs should be doing now to prepare for further developments and mitigate risk.
Picking back up in January, the four remaining videos will deep dive into the business and legal implications of the Biden Administration’s policies on four critical supply chains that have been a major focus of the Administration’s efforts so far: semiconductor and advanced packaging, high-capacity batteries, critical minerals and strategic materials, and pharmaceutical supply chains, with each video focused on a different supply chain.