GLG Law Newsletter:
Putting Inflation into Context

Inflation has surged across advanced economies as increased consumer demand meets pandemic-related shortages and supply chain disruptions.

This spike is the subject of debate amongst policymakers over whether it is a temporary phenomenon associated with reopening and disruptions due to the pandemic or will the current inflation feed into market expectations that sustain inflation increases beyond reopening.

To better understand the current state of inflation and the impact the Delta variant might have on economic recovery, we spoke with Prof. Maurice Obstfeld, Professor of Economics at Berkeley, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

You can listen to our conversation here.

All best,

David Solomon
General Manager, GLG Law

Maurice Obstfeld: Inflation, COVID-19, and the Economy

In our latest Deciding Factors podcast, Prof. Maurice Obstfeld, Professor of Economics at Berkeley, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, discusses the current rapid inflation we’re seeing as economies reopen from the pandemic and what the impact of the Delta variant can have on economic recovery.

Finding a Radiopharmaceutical Expert Witness

A law firm sought an expert witness with experience in the development process of radiopharmaceutical drugs. The firm wanted an expert with a specific background, and it needed to retain them within four days to meet its expert report deadline. The GLG Law team confirmed topics on which the expert witness would opine, and sent four candidates with an average of 30 years of experience in radiopharmaceuticals to the client. The client retained two qualified experts within four days.

COVID-19 Impact on Airlines an Aircraft Lessors

The early impact of COVID-19 on airlines was significant. Nonessential air travel was shut down, flights were grounded, and personnel were furloughed. The industry reached its low point in March and April of 2020, and it’s been a slow climb back ever since. To find out more about the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the airline industry, GLG conducted a reoccurring survey of airlines and aircraft lessors.

How Companies Can Produce Better ESG Reports

With an urgent report on climate change from the U.N. and increased public pressure, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues will likely become larger priorities for businesses around the world. John Pabon, GLG Network Member and founder of Fulcrum Strategic Advisors, shared with us some tips on improving corporate ESG reports.

What Companies Need to Do When Engaging in Social Issues

Occasionally, a company will put out a statement that makes you question, how did this come out? It becomes clear that there wasn’t a Black woman, an immigrant, or a member of another underrepresented group considering the content of the statement before it was released. This article contains some basic advice for companies looking to better embrace diversity in the workplace.