Manufacturers face a minefield of legal and compliance issues every day—and too often, in-house counsel are forced to navigate some of the biggest issues affecting the industry alone.
The NAM’s Legal Center sought to change that dynamic at the first-ever Manufacturing Legal Summit, which took place Nov. 15–16 in Washington, D.C., where in-house counsel from manufacturing companies across the nation had a unique opportunity to convene and learn about the latest pressing challenges across the legal and regulatory landscape.
“The summit offered real-world, practical advice that will help in-house manufacturing counsel deal with their legal and regulatory challenges,” said NAM Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary Linda Kelly.
Kelly and NAM Deputy General Counsel for Litigation Erica Klenicki told us more.
Exploring issues: The summit covered a range of topics, including the following:
- National Labor Relations Board: A session led by NLRB board member John Ring and labor law experts from Fisher Phillips provided critical insights on the priorities and activities of an aggressively pro-labor NLRB, and how manufacturing employers can prepare for the many significant legal changes coming in the weeks, months and years ahead.
- Supply chain: A panel centered around supply chain challenges, featuring the perspectives of GE Appliances’ vice president and general counsel and including an array of experts from the law firm Foley & Lardner, covered issues like supply chain due diligence and drafting contracts to prepare for inevitable supply chain bottlenecks.
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