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Nota Bene Episode 85: Trade Wars - The Rise of Export Controls and the Impact on the Growth of Technology with Reid Whitten [PODCAST]

What is the next move in the China-U.S. trade war? Where does the U.S. currently stand, what changes in exports have been implemented since the beginning of the trade war, and how might the war impact the growth of the technology sector?

Joining Michael for this conversation is Reid Whitten. Reid is the Managing Partner of Sheppard Mullin's London office, practicing in international trade regulations and investigations. He shares his time serving clients out of the Washington, D.C. office. Reid is a thought leader on cross-border business regulations. Reid is an Adjunct Professor at the New College of the Humanities in London and at Wake Forest University in the U.S., where he teaches courses on the law of international business. He is the lead author and editor of The CFIUS Book and is the head of the firm's CFIUS Team.

What We Discussed in This Episode:  

  • Where do we currently stand with respect to our trade war with China?

  • What concessions has China made since we began the trade war a couple years ago?

  • How have the current administration’s decisions affected the amount of power the U.S. holds regarding trade?

  • How has China managed to gain stronger geopolitical and economic standing around the world?

  • How can the U.S. regain some economic and political standing?

  • Is it possible for China to assert its newfound political power to assert its economic goals?

How will the trade wars affect the growth of the technology sector?

  • How, in the battle over technology, can the U.S. government apply pressure against Chinese companies?

  • What should multinational companies be thinking about now in order to successfully navigate the world as it is today?

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 Michael P.A. Cohen Partner DC Antitrust and Competition
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Michael is a partner with the Antitrust and International Competition Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Areas of Practice

Michael began his career as an Assistant Special Prosecutor, investigating and prosecuting organized crime involvement with the failure of local financial institutions in the early 1990s. After his government service, Michael joined the historic Washington, D.C. antitrust firm Howrey & Simon, where in 1996, he became one of the youngest partners in that unique firm’s history. In 2003, Michael joined Heller Ehrman as...

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Reid Whitten, partner, Sheppard Mullin Law Firm
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Reid Whitten works with clients around the world to plan, prepare, and succeed in global business transactions.

In the areas of U.S. and international sanctions, export and defense export controls, and anti-corruption regulations, he supports clients in detecting and deterring potential compliance issues as well as conducting and defending investigations and enforcements. Mr. Whitten also advises on anti-dumping, anti-money laundering, and anti-boycott regulations.

Mr. Whitten is a thought leader on cross-border business regulations. He teaches a seminar on The Law of International Business as a professor at the Law School of the Université Catholique de Lille, in France. He writes and comments regularly and is called on by trade publications to provide analysis on the latest changes to cross-border transactional regulations. Mr. Whitten also teaches seminars on regulatory updates industry groups in the United States, France, and Belgium. He speaks French fluently.

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