From artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, and cryptocurrency, the rapid evolution of technology shows no sign of slowing down. Companies in the digital technology sector are among the world’s most highly valued companies, with good reason. And businesses in every sector now use digital technology in all kinds of ways, from basic email to sophisticated data analytics.
Fresh water is becoming a scarce resource in the United States and across the globe as demand continues to rise due to population and business growth. This emergent scarcity means businesses will face more consequences of the complex regulatory and legal frameworks governing water use and water quality.
Michael Best’s Water team understands those issues. We guide clients through the heavily regulated, politically sensitive environment surrounding the management of, investment in, and development of water resources.
All businesses have to comply with government regulations—some more so than others. Our Regulatory practice is designed to serve clients in heavily regulated industries, such as manufacturing and utility services, as well as across various industries in regulated areas that impact business as a whole, such as environmental regulation.
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Maryelena draws on her extensive background as an employment attorney, affirmative action consultant, and employee relations manager to assist clients in navigating the complex statutes and regulations governing compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action requirements binding federal contractors. Clients rely on Maryelena’s experience and ability to provide practical advice and compliance strategies tailored to their business and corporate environment.
As a Senior Public Affairs Advisor for Michael Best Strategies, Evan provides public affairs, crisis communications, and public relations services to a broad range of local, regional, and national clients. Evan has more than 30 years of experience working with C‐suite level executives on major issues, and a strong track record of successful strategic communications and public affairs projects on challenging assignments during his career.
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Blaine assists clients in patent preparation and prosecution, as well as aiding in the preparation of invalidity/non-infringement, freedom to operate, and patentability opinions. He draws on the technical insights and scientific knowledge he gained as a biomedical engineer to tackle the challenges facing biomedical, life science and physical science innovators.
Chelsea serves clients in a wide variety of litigation matters.
Leah takes a big-picture approach in advising clients as they face challenges on environmental, food safety and regulatory compliance issues. She draws on experience gained in cases involving the EPA, FDA and other public agencies. Leah’s success as a counselor, litigator and negotiator reflects her combination of subject matter expertise, industry knowledge and creativity.
Angie is an immigration administrator in the firm’s Labor and Employment Relations practice. She is a specialist in immigration docketing and compliance.
Jessica assists in all aspects of business-related immigration matters, including nonimmigrant work authorization, green-card processing, and visa applications. Prior to joining Michael Best, Jessica served as a legal assistant for an immigration law firm and, previously, as a human resources professional.
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