Jonathan Bench


Jonathan is chair of Harris Sliwoski's corporate practice group, where he helps international and domestic companies with their global business strategies.

Fred Rocafort


Fred is the co-chair of Harris Sliwoski's international team and a regular contributor to the firm's award-winning blogs.

Madeline J. Williams


Madeline is Harris Sliwoski's Marketing Manager in addition to producing and managing the Global Law and Business podcast.

About Us

Every week, we take a bite-sized look at legal and economic developments in locales around the world as we try to decipher global trends in law and business with the help of our international guests. No topic is too big, too small, too simple, or too complicated. We plan to cover continents, countries, regimes, governance, finances, legal developments, and whatever is trending on Twitter.


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