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Leadership Connect has helped clients influence policy and win business for 50 years. Our people intelligence service is used by federal agencies and on the Hill to build relationships with corporate boards, government affairs teams, and senior counsels.

We’ve organically developed an in-house counsel peer community. Community members gain valuable insights to changes and trends in the field, networking within and outside the legal community, and the development of relationships to grow personally and professionally.

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  • Recruitment

Brian BethBrian Beth, Legal Community Research Manager, leads the community development.

If you and your legal team are looking to join or you have a referral of interested counsel, please contact Brian to join. 

(202) 552-3438  bbeth@leadershipconnect.io  

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Selected Policy Resources from our Partners

  • Organized and updated monthly as part of the peer community
  • Big picture news updates
  • Policy research from Think Tanks such as Center for American Progress and Heritage Foundation
  • Stay in front of policy coming down from the Hill

New Privacy Laws Are Shaping Legal Teams

Facebook’s latest privacy lapse came a few months after it received a record-setting $5 billion fine from the Federal Trade Commission over last year’s Cambridge Analytica scandal. The government is obviously serious about privacy and it’s in your best interest to get in front of a potential problem. The counsel in charge of privacy in the modern corporate environment is now closer to a seat at the executive table. Is yours?

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Center for American Progress

Corporate Governance and Workers: Why Today’s Economy Fails Working Families—and What To Do About It

August 14, 2019— The economic headlines are chock full of soaring corporate profits, booming CEO pay, and record share buybacks. Yet, America’s working families and communities are struggling to get by since wages and family wealth have barely budged after decades of stagnation. This is a dangerous situation, as the deep imbalances in how the U.S. economy works—and whom it fails to work well for—increasingly expose America to social and political division. This issue brief explores why companies share their benefits overwhelmingly with those at the top, leaving little for working families. It discusses why this is the case and what can be done to shift corporate accountability and governance so that economic growth is genuine, lasting, and more equitably shared with working families.

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Harassment, Accountability, and the Erosion of Judicial Legitimacy

August 5, 2019— In order to counter the diminishing perception of its legitimacy, the judiciary must address issues of sexual harassment in the workplace and repair its reputation of impartiality. Effectively tackling sexual harassment requires expanding and mandating training for all judicial actors—including judges, clerks, and judicial staff—as well as establishing a confidential system that allows individuals to report sexual harassment anonymously. Prioritizing increased diversity of judges, establishing mandatory reporting mechanisms for judicial staff and judges who learn about issues of sexual harassment, and strengthening judicial ethics requirements and enforcement mechanisms in order to hold judges accountable for their misconduct are all also critical to improving the situation. Ultimately, enhancing public confidence in the judicial branch and redeeming judicial legitimacy is an ongoing process, but taking the necessary steps to combat the lack of accountability is imperative to the successful function of America’s courts.

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Bernhardt Is Making It Harder for Environmental Watchdogs to Hold Interior Accountable

August 27, 2019— Interior Secretary Bernhardt appears to be following in former EPA Administrator Pruitt’s footsteps by catering to conservatives who don’t want citizens and public interest groups to act as an effective government watchdog. Congress shouldn’t be swayed by Bernhardt’s false narrative and should uphold the EAJA—a key law that continues to demonstrate its many benefits, which include empowering Americans to get the government to do the job that the law requires it to do.

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Advancing Racial Equity in Career and Technical Education Enrollment

August 28, 2019— On July 31, 2018, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) was signed into law, giving state leaders a new opportunity to improve career and technical education (CTE) programs. High-quality CTE programs offer rigorous academic content alongside technical courses in specific occupations as well as hands-on learning experiences. However, these programs cannot only be available in the best-resourced schools. They must be available in schools that serve primarily historically disadvantaged students, designed so that these students have the skills and experience to participate in the high-wage jobs that comprise the future of the workforce. In doing so, they help prepare students for the future, allowing them greater flexibility to pursue career opportunities after high school. CTE courses are considered electives in most schools. Thus, racial disparities and opportunity gaps in access to and completion of these programs show the need for CTE programs that reflect the demands of their communities and align with fast-growing and high-paying careers of the future. Perkins V adds flexibility for states to address the specific needs of students, schools, and employers by requiring applicants to create program performance objectives and local needs assessments and by encouraging states to better align CTE programs with local employment needs. In order to take full advantage of CTE programs, however, states must create objectives that address racial inequities in access and participation. High-quality CTE programs should address this alignment and be designed with equity in access and opportunity as a central goal.

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How to Create a Durable U.S.-South Korea Alliance: Finding Common Ground Among Progressives

August 20, 2019— The United States and South Korea have a close, long-standing alliance. However, as with many alliances, there exist inherent tensions and various ups and downs. More often than not, the most contentious disagreements between the two countries are heightened when progressives are in power in Seoul, no matter which political party is in power in Washington, D.C. Understanding why this is the case and whether more can be done to improve the United States’ relationship with South Korean progressives is an important step toward building an alliance that can weather political changes and policy disagreements. There is space for progressives in both countries to find common ground so that the alliance can more effectively deal with pressing political issues. This report focuses on issues in the foreign policy sphere, including North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and a rising China, as well as the issue of trade between South Korea and the United States.

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