The globalization of American business continues to reverberate in new ways for inside counsel at U.S. companies. There’s rarely a day when some aspect isn’t reflected in a headline somewhere. All of this results from fundamental changes in our companies and in the economy. Customers are more global. Employee populations are more global. And for many companies, supply chains are more global.
This latter aspect increasingly impacts the legal obligations of U.S. companies. While in some ways this is new, in other respects it builds on trends of the past two decades.