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Manufacturing Virtual Series PART 2: Emerging Compliance and Legal Threats to Manufacturers

January 27, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Speakers: Jill M. O'Toole, Alfredo G. Fernández

January 27, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST



Join us for Part 2: Emerging Compliance and Legal Threats to Manufacturers of Shipman’s exclusive multi-session, virtual summit: The Future of Supply Chain. This complimentary session will feature a discussion of the legal threats that have arisen since the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges facing manufacturers, including workforce development, vertical integration and consolidation in the supply chain, access to capital, bankruptcy and antitrust considerations. We will explore the impact these threats have had on the manufacturing workforce, including the impact of random drug testing, the challenges of finding and maintaining a skilled workforce, the need to right-size the workforce and adjust to site closures, and the need to quickly develop vaccine distribution and compliance plans. Register to join us.

Introduction to Virtual Series: 12:00 - 12:05 PM

Jill M. O’Toole, Co-Chair of Shipman’s Business Litigation Group and member of the firm’s Manufacturing Team will introduce Part 2: Emerging Compliance and Legal Threats to Manufacturers and provide information about what topics you can expect in future sessions.

Legal Compliance and Threats Impacting the Supply Chain: 12:05 - 12:30 PM 

Speaker: Kate McGinnes Collins, Group General Counsel, MB Aerospace

Moderator: Jill M. O’Toole, Shipman

Kate will discuss business compliance and legal threats, including:

  • Contract disputes such as supply chain force majeure
  • Contract pricing considerations, such as in-contract pricing
  • Consolidation in the supply chain of “mom and pop” suppliers and suppliers with sticky product
  • Trying to right-size the business
  • Bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, and antitrust considerations

Workforce Management Issues Impacting the Supply Chain: 12:30 - 12:55 PM 

Speaker: Jane Goundrey, General Counsel, ORAFOL Americas, Inc.

Moderator: Alfredo Fernandez, Shipman

Jane will discuss workforce management concerns, including:

  • Mandatory vaccine distribution and compliance issues
  • Protecting highly valued workforce and skillsets
  • Right-sizing the workforce and adjusting to site closures caused by the pandemic
  • Impact of random drug testing on supply chain transport of product
  • What to do when an employee needs to quarantine
  • Reasonable accommodations and how remote work will evolve
  • Safe workspaces and individual employee rights

Final Question and Answer Period and Concluding Remarks: 12:55 - 1:00 PM

If you have a topic you would like us to address in future sessions, or you would like to join us as a presenter, please provide your suggestions on our registration page, here

Recent Sessions:

If you missed Part 1 of our series featuring Colin Cooper, Connecticut’s Chief Manufacturing Officer, and Ed Townley former Chief Executive Officer & President, Agri-Mark, Inc., you can watch the recording, here.


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