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Courts & Judiciary

The Challenge of Corruption in Global Supply Chains: Compliance Risks Posed by Labor Protection Contracts in Mexico

The negotiation of “labor protection contracts” is a common but contested practice in Mexico that involves foreign and Mexican companies entering into labor agreements with “official” trade unions at the establishment of an enterprise, without the participation of workers and frequently before any workers have been hired. Less widely discussed is the significant corporate compliance risk the practice poses under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-bribery laws, including for corporations that use subcontractors with supply chains in Mexico.

Leadership Development

Young Lawyers Network: Filling the Mentorship Gap

A mentor can be one of the greatest assets for a young attorney. Seasoned attorneys often have a story or two about how a mentor shaped their experiences. These stories can often create expectations about mentorship for young attorneys. Such expectations may include having a mentor from your own office assist you in learning your practice area, navigating the politics of your office, and coping with the challenges that come with being a new attorney.

Cybersecurity legislation would enhance ability to share cyber threat information, ABA says

The ABA urged the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs this month to support H.R. 584, a bill passed by the House earlier this year that would foster the sharing of cyber threat information among federal, state and local agencies. Provisions in the bipartisan legislation “will increase our ability to successfully protect our nation’s cyber infrastructure,” ABA Governmental Affairs Director Thomas M. Susman wrote in a June 13 letter to the committee.