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Roundtable Luncheon: Legal Pitfalls for German Businesses in the U.S.

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11.04.2012 | 12:00
- 14:00
New York



The German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. together with its member Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP invites you to a


Roundtable Luncheon


Legal Pitfalls for German Businesses in the U.S.

Please join us on

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

at the offices of
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
2 Wall Street, 19th Floor
 New York, NY 10005


During this roundtable, we will present and discuss selected U.S. legal risks that German businesses are confronted with when operating in the U.S. Our experts will discuss appropriate safeguards and steps that businesses can take to mitigate these risks in a cost-efficient manner. We would like to discuss the following topics:

1. Litigation – Document Retention Policies - “Our company was just sued, what do we do with our documents now?”  (Peter Flägel  / Jeff Boxer)

  • Document discovery rules in U.S. litigation, in general and in light of electronic communication and documentation.
  • Effect of destruction of relevant documents in the due course of business.
  • Value and importance of document retention policies as a means to protect your business from significant costs, legal fees and expenses associated with discovery under U.S. laws.

2. U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) – “No worries, this legislation only affects U.S. companies, correct?” (Robert A. McTamaney)

  • The elements of the FCPA.
  • Applicability to U.S. subsidiaries of foreign companies and applicability to foreign persons.

3. Bankruptcy – “How do I protect myself from the bankruptcy of my supplier or customer?” (James Gadsen)

  • The risks associated with bankruptcies of your business counterparties. 
  • Techniques available to mitigate these risks: security interests; exercise of special remedies; contract terminations before the counterparty files for bankruptcy. 

Questions and lively participation will be welcomed and encouraged.

Lunch will be served during the discussion. Admission is free.


Free admission! Space is limited! To register, please email Mariana Behrmann at mbehrmann(at)gaccny.com by April 9, 2012. For questions, please call (212) 974-8841.



Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP is a New York general practice law firm with approximately 100 attorneys. Building on the foundation of 150 years of legal service, we continue to maintain and develop the broad experience and diverse skills necessary to assist our clients in anticipating and managing business and personal matters in often fast-paced, changing environments.