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September 13, 2022

ABA Business Law Section to hold its first hybrid meeting in Washington Sept. 15-17

CHICAGO, Sept. 13, 2022Business law professionals from around the world will hold three days of meetings and programs in the nation’s capital focusing on a variety of business areas in the first hybrid Annual Meeting of the ABA Business Law Section.

Business Law Hybrid Section Annual Meeting 2022

Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 15-17 (all times EDT)

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009

With both congressional elections and a new U.S. Supreme Court term on the fall horizon, the annual meeting will explore the implications on business of both in two showcase programs. “The 2022 Midterm Congressional Elections and Ttheir Impact on Business Lawyers” will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. on Thursday in Columbia 5 &7 on the Terrace Level. Another showcase program, “Supreme Court Business Review: Significant Cases in the October 2021 Term and Preview of the October 2022 Term,” will take place on Friday from noon-1:30 at the same location.

Altogether, there will be more than 50 programs developed by business law experts with interactive Q&A opportunities, in addition to committee and subcommittee meetings. More than 300 speakers have been lined up for the programs and other activities.

Other program highlights include:

  • “Update on White-Collar and Regulatory Issues for the Business Lawyer” The panel, including a senior DOJ prosecutor, will provide a survey of important white-collar criminal and regulatory issues confronting business lawyers, including discussions about DOJ business crime priorities, Russia sanctions, anti-money laundering laws and practice, no-poach agreements and insider trading.
    Thursday, 8-9 a.m., Monroe, Concourse Level
  • “The Impact of the Ukraine Invasion and the International Response on the Energy Industry and Energy Project Development” — The panelists will discuss the impact of the Ukraine invasion on areas such as the energy supply chain, U.S. energy exports to Europe to reduce its reliance on Russian oil and gas, and clean energy transition and commitments. The panel will also explore steps energy companies and their counsel can take to navigate these volatile times in the energy sector.
    Friday, 4-5:30 p.m., Georgetown, Concourse Level
  • “What to Do When the Government Comes a-Knockin: Advising Your Corporate Client Through a Dawn Raid — As business regulations become more complex, government enforcement is increasing on all levels. While “dawn raids” are still rare, they are a powerful and symbolic arrow the government has in its quiver. The panel of in-house and outside counsel will discuss best practices for responding to help a client when there is a knock on the door.
    Saturday, 10-11 a.m., Monroe, Concourse Level

Media are welcome to attend either in-person or virtually but must register in advance by 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 14, by emailing [email protected]. ABA COVID protocols will be in effect and mailed to those who register for in-person attendance.

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.