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What In-House Counsel Need to Know About Agency Guidance

Businesses need to understand how to operate in complex regulatory environments. One of the less understood ways that federal agencies regulate businesses is through the use of guidance documents. To promote transparency and fairness, President Trump recently issued two executive orders limiting federal agencies' ability to use guidance documents for policymaking and civil enforcement. 

To help clients navigate the complexities of agency guidance, Brett Shumate, a partner in the Firm's Government Regulation Practice, explained in this webinar what in-house counsel dealing with the federal government need to know about agency guidance, including:

  • How agency guidance can affect your business;
  • Proper and improper use of agency guidance;
  • Tips for spotting improper guidance;
  • Recent efforts to limit the use of improper guidance in policymaking and enforcement; and
  • Tools in-house lawyers can use to push back against improper guidance.

Watch the webinar here.

Note that CLE credit is not available when viewing the on-demand version of the webinar.

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