Akin Gump, AmCham Dubai and The Oath host webinar on the Biden Presidency
Akin Gump, AmCham Dubai and The Oath Magazine are delighted to have hosted a webinar on ‘A Look Inside the Biden Presidency’ on June 8, 2021.
The interactive, virtual event reflected on the early stages of the Biden presidency and the trajectory of the administration’s policies impacting business in the Middle East and elsewhere, led by Akin Gump’s international trade and policy professionals. The speakers included partner and former United States (U.S.) Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and senior advisor and former U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), along with partner Mac Fadlallah and Counsel Johann Strauss.
This jointly hosted event was attended by a diverse group of participants from across the region. It featured a panel discussion and Q&A session, with speakers sharing their insight on the Biden-Harris administration’s policies relating to national and economic security, sanctions and export control developments relating to Russia, China, and Iran, and recent developments involving Israel and the Middle East. It was particularly engaging for the attendees to listen to the Washington insiders break through the political lingo and provide their analysis on the topics.
Mac Fadlallah, partner, commented, “We hope the session was insightful for all those who attended the session. It was fascinating to be a part of such a well-versed team of panelists, to help analyze and put into perspective how the new Biden-Harris administration has taken shape over the past few months, what the future holds for the region and key considerations for businesses as [both domestic and international] policies come into effect.”
About the speakers:
- Former U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) served as a U.S. Senator and as a three-term U.S. representative on the Senate committees on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Armed Services; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; and the Special Committee on Aging. Mr. Donnelly also served on the House committees on Financial Services and Veterans’ Affairs.
- Former U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) is a senior advisor at Akin Gump, who advises clients on navigating the rapidly evolving geopolitical landscape. Ms. Ros-Lehtinen served for nearly three decades as a member of Congress, representing a congressional district in south Florida, and was the first Hispanic woman to serve in Congress. As a member and Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), she was a leader in crafting U.S. foreign policy.
About the event partners:
Akin Gump is a global law firm with over 900 lawyers and advisors who pride themselves on dedication to their clients and their communities. With 20 offices worldwide, the firm is renowned for numerous market-leading practices, its strengths in complex transactions and restructurings, high-stakes litigation, public policy and regulatory matters, and its unyielding pro bono commitment.
AmCham Dubai promotes and supports U.S. business interests across the region and works to strengthen the positive U.S.-United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) relationship based on trade and investment, as well as cooperation and partnership. AmCham Dubai, also known as The American Business Council in Dubai and historically as ABC Dubai, was the first bilateral trade organization established in the U.A.E. and operates under the local patronage of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry. AmCham Dubai is a member of the Global Network of American Chambers of Commerce in Washington, D.C.
the Oath is a legal news and features title in the region, with a monthly helping of indispensable news, features, interviews and analysis that enables C-level business executives across all professions to keep abreast of law-related developments. In its tenth year now, the publication is a reliable and trustworthy source of legal and business information for lawyers in the GCC and the wider Middle East region. Every issue of the Oath is dominated by news that affects the legal profession, the legislation that affects the wider business community, and the activities that are driving the legislature.