Venable is going virtual and joining the Association of Corporate Counsel for the 2020 Annual Meeting.
As a network of trusted legal advisors, we serve businesses, organizations, and individuals in many of the most important aspects of their work. Our capabilities span virtually every industry and all areas of regulatory and government affairs, corporate and business law, intellectual property, and complex litigation. With more than 850 professionals delivering services around the world, we help clients connect quickly and effectively to the experience and insights that help them achieve their most pressing objectives.
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Meet our ACC Team
- Allyson Baker, Consumer Financial Services
- Ronn Davids, Corporate Transactions
- Karen Hermann, Mergers & Acquisitions
- Jim Nelson, Technology and IP Transactions
- Bill Russell, Technology and IP Transactions
Our Speaking Engagements
LIBOR is Leaving in 2021: What You Need to Know
- Allyson Baker, Partner & Co-chair, Consumer Financial Services Practice, Venable LLP
- Brian Goodrich, Deputy General Counsel, MidFirst Bank
Friday, October 16, 2020, 11:15 a.m.
LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) will no longer be a reference rate in 2021. This means that for promissory notes and other lending documents that rely on LIBOR as the reference rate, in-house counsel and others will have to rely on another default reference rate. How does the phasing out of LIBOR affect promissory notes and other contracts that have long referenced LIBOR, since many older promissory notes and contracts that do not reference any alternative reference rate? The US Federal Reserve's AARC has proposed an alternative reference rate and replacement language, are there potential consequences that stem from enforcing notes that have LIBOR as a reference rate, but have no alternative reference rate language? We will discuss how to best prepare your lending operations to address these concerns and others stemming from the LIBOR phase-out against the back-drop of other world events, such as Brexit.
As the global impact of the COVID-19 continues to unfold, Venable attorneys are working with clients to evaluate and respond to emerging business, legal, and operational issues arising from the crisis. Explore our services.
We recognize that the quality of our counsel relies on the diversity of our perspectives. To realize the true power of a diverse and inclusive workforce, an organization must encourage an environment where all professionals feel supported and have a sense of belonging. Learn more about diversity at Venable.
Being a good legal advisor means not always telling your clients the answer that they want; it means telling your client the answers that will put them in the place they want to be. Hear from the Venable professionals who are making this a priority every day.
As part of Venable’s broader efforts to advance economic, racial, and gender equality, we have invited our professionals to share their thoughts about the people whose commitment to furthering social justice has most inspired them. Who inspires you?
At Venable, the understanding that, as a people, we are all connected has long been integral to our firm’s culture. When the communities in which we live and work prosper, we thrive too. Learn how we worked to give back and pay forward in 2019.