The Tennessee World Affairs Council
invites you to the
Global Dialogue International Speaker Series
“US-China Relations in the Pandemic Age”
Baker Donelson Global Business Team Chief
With Host Patrick Ryan, President, TNWAC
May 5, 2020
7:00 p.m. CT
Via Zoom Webinar
Join us Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. for a conversation about U.S.-China relations.
Our Zoom Webinar will include a conversation among John Scannapieco, Jeremy Goldkorn and host Patrick Ryan and your questions.
Registration is free but we ask you to consider making a donation to offset our unanticipated expenses to create video-based programming, and to become a member of the World Affairs Council.
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About John Scannapieco
John M. Scannapieco is a shareholder in the Nashville office of Baker Donelson and is a co-leader of the Firm’s Global Business Team. Business is increasingly global in scope with improved technology, transportation and communication, as well as increased migration and the movement of people, all of which has increased globalization, making cross-border business and trade more practical. John provides strategic guidance and counsel to businesses and individuals regarding their existing global operations or to those contemplating global expansion.
Mr. Scannapieco assists U.S. and foreign clients in connection with the sale or disposition of assets, as well as the negotiation and drafting of distribution, manufacturing, employment and agency agreements throughout the world, including the United States, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. He works with a variety of U.S.-based companies in connection with their business activities in China, Europe, the Americas and Africa. He also advises companies that are contemplating pursuing a China strategy, as well as those companies that are currently doing business in China or with China-based businesses. Mr. Scannapieco assists U.S. manufacturing companies with their activities overseas and foreign companies desiring to expand operations to the United States. He works with U.S.-based health care companies in a number of foreign jurisdictions, including China, Europe, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Mr. Scannapieco also has worked with several companies in connection with the expansion of their global workforce.
Mr. Scannapieco is a board member of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s International Business Council and a member of the board of the Japan American Society of Tennessee. He also represents the firm in TerraLex and Mackrell International, two leading international legal networks. Through his involvement in these organizations, he routinely helps clients locate resources, including legal, financial accounting or other assistance, to complete transactions or to resolve disputes throughout the world. He has been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers in International Law.
Domestically, Mr. Scannapieco handles all types of ERISA disputes, including class action and individual claims relating to denials of claims for benefits, severance plans, fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction provisions, ERISA Section 510 claims, plan investment losses, subrogation/reimbursement claims and claims brought against managed care organizations. His typical clients include plan sponsors, welfare and pension plans, fiduciaries, insurance companies, claim administrators and managed care organizations.
About Jeremy Goldkorn
Jeremy Goldkorn is editor-in-chief of SupChina.com and co-host of the Sinica Podcast. He moved to China in 1995 and became managing editor of Beijing’s first independent English-language entertainment magazine. In 2003, he founded the website and research firm, Danwei, which tracked Chinese media, markets, politics and business. It was acquired in 2013 by the Financial Times.
While in China, Goldkorn published and edited several magazines, books, and websites. He also lived in a workers dormitory, produced a documentary film about African soccer players in Beijing, and rode a bicycle from Peshawar to Kathmandu via Kashgar and Lhasa. He moved to Nashville Tennessee in 2015 and is a board member of the Tennessee China Network. He is a graduate of the University of Cape Town.
THANKS TO BELMONT UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
THANKS TO THE NASHVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COUNCIL
THANKS TO THE TNWAC WEEKLY QUIZ PARTNERS
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