Laura Nava is a registered foreign legal consultant in California and is licensed to practice in Mexico and New York. She is a member of the Corporate and Labor and Employment Practice Groups in the firm's San Diego (Del Mar) and New York offices.
In effect since July 1, 2020, the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”). Although the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic largely overshadowed the effective date of this new international agreement, its new labor provisions should not go overlooked. While the USMCA retains most of the NAFTA commitments, it revamped the old agreement … Continue Reading
The Biden Administration took office on January 20, 2021. Many executive orders have been executed since that date, some of which directly change the manner of handling immigration matters. However, the U.S. and the world are still dealing with the global pandemic and this directly affects submissions, filings, and consular appointments. This update provides a list … Continue Reading
On May 22, 2020, the Mexico Committee of the ABA – Section of International Law published a Special Edition Newsletter regarding the Legal Impact of COVID-19 in Mexico. As the Co-Chair of the Mexico Committee of the ABA – Section of International Law, I worked with the ABA Mexico Committee to get this publication out … Continue Reading
On May 13, 2020, Sheppard Mullin co-sponsored a webinar hosted by the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce involving Mexico’s economic outlook and the impact on the maquiladora industry. Below are some interesting take-aways from the program. Economic Outlook Sergio Luna, Director of the Department of Economic Research and Chief Economist at Citibanamex, explained that notwithstanding … Continue Reading
The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) in its implementation of the CARES Act just released an updated loan application form for borrowers who want to avail themselves of Title I – Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans. This form may be found here.… Continue Reading
Doing business across cultural lines can be challenging. The spoken and unspoken rules will change depending on where in the world you find yourself. A misstep or unintended faux pas can be the difference between landing the deal or successfully negotiating a resolution to a disagreement and failing. This article is a companion piece to … Continue Reading