October 19 - 22, 2021

ACC Virtual Annual Meeting 2021

Venable is going virtual and joining the Association of Corporate Counsel for the 2021 Annual Meeting.

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Many of our professionals are former regulators, senior government staffers, state attorneys general, and members of Congress. At the same time, we foster a diverse culture that helps ensure our ability to attract, retain, and elevate the most talented professionals in the country, who work on behalf of our clients.

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Our Speaking Engagements 

Fairness in an Unfair World: How “Neo-banks” and other Fintech Players Help Underserved Communities Gain Access to Credit & Innovative New Technologies 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021  |  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Speakers:

  • Allyson Baker, Partner, Venable LLP
  • Stella Kim, Product Counsel, Plaid
  • Rebecca Kronlund, General Counsel, Stearns Bank N.A. 

It is estimated that roughly 55 million adults in the US are either “unbanked” (no bank account), or “underbanked” (have a bank account, but no access to credit). Thanks to a volume of new fintech companies aimed at these groups, a full range of banking products from deposit accounts to credit cards are now within reach. This session will provide an overview of the state and federal financial services regulatory landscape and the challenges it poses to service providers. Additionally, we will explore technological innovations that have facilitated financial inclusion, including the use of alternative data sources and artificial intelligence in underwriting cryptocurrencies and fraud detection and prevention software.

International Data Transfers in the Schrems II Era: Developments from the First Year 

Thursday, October 28, 2021  |  2:00 - 3:00 PM

Speakers:

  • Hemanshu Nigam, Partner, Venable LLP
  • Kara DeAngelis, Counsel, Privacy and Information Governance, McDonald's Corporation
  • Lewis Dolezal, Corporate Counsel, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
  • Kirk Herath, Former Chief Privacy Officer, Nationwide Insurance

In a July 2020 decision, the EU Court of Justice dealt a blow to international data transfers that invalidated the US Privacy Shield program. The decision also placed upon European data exporters an obligation to ensure adequacy when transferring data under other permissible methods. Our panel will discuss the current state of recommendations and guidance, in the wake of the 2020 decision, the effects of the European Data Protection Board’s comments, and the revised standard clauses on cross-border transfers.

ACC Resources

The New Normal: COVID Resource Center

Explore our collection of timely and relevant alerts, webinars, and news as we consider the impact of evolving COVID-19 mandates and protocols in the workplace and beyond.

Infrastructure Outlook

With President Joe Biden and both parties in Congress making infrastructure a major priority, there is intense focus on substantially increasing the federal investment in this space. Explore our collection of timely and relevant alerts, webinars, and news examining what lies ahead for infrastructure, and how these developments may impact your business.

Diverse. Dynamic. Dedicated – Diversity at Venable

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.

Connecting Clients to the Future – Firm Video

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.

Who Inspires You?

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?

Venable Foundation Annual Report | 2020

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 2020.