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Our podcast series, “AGG Talks: Cross-Border Business,” is hosted by Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner, leader of the Ireland & Northern Ireland practice, and administrative partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Mike is joined by fellow AGG attorneys and experts in international business to discuss legal issues impacting both inbound and outbound foreign investment.

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In this episode, Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner and co-chair of the firm’s International Initiative, sits down with Clive Gilmore, co-founder of Hanley Energy, to explore Hanley Energy’s journey from Ireland to the United States. Mike and Clive examine the strategic decisions that fueled its cross-border success, from inception in an Irish incubation center to establishing a prominent presence in the U.S. market. They also discuss the challenges encountered, growth strategies implemented, ...
In this episode, Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner and co-chair of the firm’s International Initiative, is joined by Rebecca Davis and Caroline Magee, leaders of AGG's ESG team, to unpack the challenges and opportunities of Environmental, Social, and Governance ("ESG") issues in the U.S. Despite being a well-known term, ESG lacks a shared definition and is surrounded by political and regulatory challenges. Mike, Rebecca, and Caroline discuss the uncertain waters of ESG, how companies can bala...
In this episode, Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner and co-chair of the firm’s International Initiative, is joined by Megan Mitchell, AGG Employment Law partner, to discuss the complexities of classifying independent contractors in the United States. Mike and Megan cover the intricacies foreign investors and U.S.-based employers face in distinguishing between independent contractors and employees. Megan shares her extensive experience in advising employers on compliance concerns and management...
In this episode, Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner and co-chair of the firm’s International Initiative, is joined by his fellow co-chair of the International Initiative, Glenn Hendrix, who also serves as a partner in AGG's International Arbitration and Healthcare practices. Mike and Glenn take a deep dive into the complexities of resolving disputes in cross-border agreements. Together, they explore the challenges and considerations when selecting arbitration venues, the advantages of arbitrat...
In this episode, Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner and co-leader of the firm’s International Initiative, is joined by Henry Perlowski, AGG Employment Law co-chair, to discuss various challenges foreign investors may encounter when employing U.S. personnel and how to overcome them. Mike and Henry address employment contracts, wage and hour issues, conducting due diligence on potential U.S. hires, managing performance issues, and more.
In this two-part episode, Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner and co-leader of the firm’s International Initiative, is joined by Allison Raley, AGG Emerging Technologies and Women in Tech Law co-chair, to discuss what general counsels should consider when their companies are seeking international expansion. Allison, a former GC of a tech company, brings first-hand experience to the conversation, which touches on the importance of maintaining strong relationships with regulators, pri...
In this two-part episode, Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner and co-leader of the firm’s International Initiative, is joined by Allison Raley, AGG Emerging Technologies and Women in Tech Law co-chair, to discuss what general counsels should consider when their companies are seeking international expansion. Allison, a former GC of a tech company, brings first-hand experience to the conversation, which touches on the importance of maintaining strong relationships with regulators, pri...
In this episode, Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner and co-leader of the firm’s International Initiative, is joined by Lorna Conn, CEO of talent solutions organization Cpl, to discuss "Brand Ireland." Mike and Lorna look at the ethos of the island of Ireland, the importance of education in the Irish economy, Ireland's foreign direct investment into the U.S., and more.
In this episode, Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner and co-leader of the firm’s International Initiative, is joined by Anuj Desai, AGG Intellectual Property partner and head of Trademarks, to discuss the steps non-U.S. companies can take to protect their IP as they prepare to expand into the U.S. and provide guidance on how to handle trademark issues.
In this episode, Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner and co-leader of the firm’s international initiative, is joined by Terri Morrison, best-selling author of Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands, for a discussion on intercultural communications and best practices for professionals doing business in foreign countries. They cover the nuances of business etiquette and entertainment from various countries around the globe.
In this episode, Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner and co-leader of the firm’s international initiative, is joined by Jackie Cooney, AGG Privacy & Cybersecurity co-chair, to discuss privacy and cybersecurity issues impacting non-U.S. companies with regard to their operations in the U.S.
In this two-part episode, Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner and co-leader of the firm’s international initiative, is joined by Gadens partner John Kettle to discuss trans-pacific business expansion and doing business in Australia.
In this two-part episode, Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner and co-leader of the firm’s international initiative, is joined by Gadens partner John Kettle to discuss trans-pacific business expansion and doing business in Australia.
In this two-part episode, Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner and co-leader of the firm’s international initiative, is joined by Teri Simmons, director of AGG’s International/Immigration practice, to discuss immigration matters relating to companies expanding into the U.S. They also address immigration issues companies should consider while preparing for such endeavors.
In this two-part episode, Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner and co-leader of the firm’s international initiative, is joined by Teri Simmons, director of AGG’s International/Immigration practice, to discuss immigration matters relating to companies expanding into the U.S. They also address immigration issues companies should consider while preparing for such endeavors.
In this episode, Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner and leader of the Ireland & Northern Ireland practice, is joined by Leo Clancy, CEO of Enterprise Ireland to discuss Enterprise Ireland’s investment approach to high-performing Irish companies, as well as the challenges Irish companies are experiencing as they expand to the U.S.Enterprise Ireland is the state agency that helps Irish companies to start, scale, and grow globally. As the agency’s CEO, Leo is responsible for more than 800 pro...
In this episode, Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner and leader of the Ireland & Northern Ireland practice, is joined by AGG Economic Development & Public Finance attorneys Andrew Schutt and Ansly Moyer to discuss economic incentive programs available for foreign companies entering the U.S.Andrew is a partner in AGG’s Corporate & Finance practice and chair of the Economic Development & Public Finance team. He counsels fast-growing companies through complex issues, including corp...
In this episode, Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner and leader of the Ireland & Northern Ireland practice, is joined by Erica Tokar and Leah Braukman, attorneys in AGG’s Corporate practice, to discuss inbound franchising of foreign franchisors in the U.S.Erica is of counsel in the Corporate practice, with a focus on guiding franchisors through a variety of transactional franchise matters. She has negotiated international transactions in markets around the world across a variety of industri...
In this episode, Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner and leader of the Ireland & Northern Ireland practice, continues his conversation with Sean King, founder and president of Align Global Consulting Inc., on considerations for foreign companies when scaling to the U.S. Mike and Sean discuss corporate-related issues, including choice of entity, state of formation, and corporate governance.
In this episode, Mike Burke, AGG Corporate partner and leader of the Ireland & Northern Ireland practice, explores U.S. tax considerations for foreign businesses scaling to the U.S., including issues such as the branch profits tax and the impact of U.S. tax treaties. Mike is joined by Sean King, founder and president of Align Global Consulting Inc. Sean has more than 23 years of experience advising U.S. and foreign companies on structuring cross-border ventures, mergers and acquisitions, ...
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