Nonprofit Organizations Committee
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A global reach is increasingly the goal for many, if not most, U.S.-based nonprofit organizations. Indeed, it is difficult these days to find a U.S. nonprofit not engaged in or contemplating expansion of its operations and activities overseas. Yet, there are numerous difficult and sometimes conflicting legal issues that need to be addressed to keep your nonprofit out of trouble -- both at the initial stages, as well as when undertaking growth or expansion opportunities.
From hosting meetings or conferences, hiring local representatives, affiliating with foreign entities, and determining appropriate corporate and tax structures for overseas operations; to considering foreign payment and dispute resolution options and analyzing compliance with the anti-corruption laws, anti-boycott requirements, and U.S. export controls and sanctions programs; to determining trademark availability, establishing brand registration and control, and building brand strength and value – among many others – there is no shortage of legal issues and concerns that must be carefully considered.
This webcast will examine some of the most complicated issues challenging successful and compliant nonprofit operations outside of the United States. The program will provide an in-depth focus on several areas, in particular: determining the right corporate structure for your overseas operations and how this structure may impact local (foreign) filings and registrations required for your nonprofit; protecting your intellectual property, including your trademarks and brand; and seeking to maximize compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other foreign anti-corruption laws. For any nonprofit operating – or contemplating operating – outside of U.S. borders, this is an invaluable session your in-house legal counsel cannot afford to miss.
Catherine Bocskor, Esq, General Counsel, ABC Imaging of Washington
Lindsay Meyer, Esq., Co-Managing Partner and Co-Chair of the International Trade Practice, Venable LLP
Carrie Kroll, Esq., Associate in the International Trade Practice, Venable LLP