Harris Bricken Welcomes Paralegal Emily Chen

Harris Bricken welcomes paralegal Emily Chen. Emily is a junior international business and legal advisor serving in the Seattle office. She works with the immigration, corporate, and China law practice groups and assists on a wide range of non-immigrant and immigrant matters, including advising clients applying for their visas as students, investors, and specialty occupation

Continuing to put pressure on Russia-origin goods

Russia: Tightening the Screws, One Turn of the Screwdriver at a Time

As the war in Ukraine enters its sixth month, the U.S. and its allies continue to look for opportunities to undermine Russia’s ambitions using economic means. While this dynamic has played out primarily in the export realm, import policy is also proving to be a pressure point. A prime example of this involves the Biden

Hilary Bricken and Jonathan Bench Named Super Lawyers Washington Rising Stars

Harris Bricken attorneys Hilary Bricken and Jonathan Bench have been named Super Lawyers Washington Rising Stars 2022. Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Washington state, selected via a peer nomination process and based on the results of independent research. Selected lawyers are those who receive the highest point totals during the nomination,

Foreign Companies Doing Business in the United-States

State Law Differences in the U.S.

The differences between U.S. state laws can be considerable. For many observers from abroad, this is one of the most striking features of the American legal system. Understanding these differences is key for the success of foreign businesses that want to establish a presence in the United States. One key consideration is taxes. Most states

Jihee Ahn Named One of Law360’s Rising Stars of 2022

Harris Bricken attorney Jihee Ahn has been named one of Law360’s Rising Stars of 2022. Jihee was one of five attorneys named in the International Arbitration category, and one of only 176 attorneys honored nationwide. Each year, Law360 highlights attorneys under 40 whose career accomplishments distinguish them from their peers. The annual Rising Stars list

Upcoming CLE Webinar on Structuring International Contracts

Register HERE! Join Harris Bricken attorney Jonathan Bench for a live 90-minute CLE webinar on structuring international contracts with an interactive Q&A. “This CLE course will guide counsel to companies doing business internationally on key considerations when structuring international contracts. The panel will discuss core contract provisions and offer strategies for addressing and minimizing the risks

Upcoming CLE Webinar on DAOs, Blockchain and Smart Contracts

REGISTER HERE Join Harris Bricken attorney Jonathan Bench for a live 90-minute CLE webinar on DAOs, Blockchain and Smart Contracts with an interactive Q&A. “This CLE course will discuss this emerging new form of organization, the decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), and how blockchain and smart contracts permit this novel form of governance structure. The panel

Doing Business with a High Risk China TODAY

A Live Discussion on Doing Business With a High Risk China

Register HERE! China has become high risk. In just the last couple of months, China has changed and doing business with China has reached another level of risk. Unprecedented multilateral sanctions have been placed on Russia and there is talk about extending some or all of those sanctions to China. Even if the EU and

U.S. Issuing Passports with X Gender Marker

Back in December, we discussed the U.S. State Department’s plans to start issuing gender-neutral passports. On April 11, 2022, the new policy took effect, with passport application forms (DS-11) now offering an X gender marker. The DS-11 describes the X as standing for “unspecified or another gender identity.” Passport applicants can select the X gender

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Mexico Employment Law Basics Part 2: Am I Negotiating Now?!

In our first post in this series, we discussed what constitutes an employment relationship under Mexico’s employment laws, the types of employees you can hire, and the importance of having a written employment agreement with your Mexican employees. We also described the basic working conditions your employment agreements must contain. In this post we will