John E. Kelly and Allison Wiseman Acker

John E. Kelly is a member at Bass, Berry & Sims PLC and serves as managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He represents companies and individuals in internal investigations, government investigations, criminal prosecutions and civil litigation in matters related to various enforcement, regulatory and compliance issues.
Allison Wiseman Acker is an associate at Bass, Berry & Sims PLC. She represents clients in complex business litigation, including securities class actions, government investigations and litigation related to mergers and acquisitions and breach of fiduciary duty.
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Though the COVID-19 pandemic has caused considerable upheaval to many businesses, regulators continue to press forward with investigations. In fact, the pandemic and the related CARES Act have ushered in additional oversight. Bass, Berry & Sims’ John Kelly and Allison Wiseman Acker explore these initiatives. Companies are being required to consistently innovate and develop new approaches to their business models in the...

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