Our panel of leading analysts tackles the complex issue of corporate passporting and how Brexit might complicate the issue even more in this latest addition to our multi-part video series discussing the UK’s decision to leave the EU and the potential challenges and opportunities Brexit poses for businesses on either side of the Atlantic.
The panel featured Womble Carlyle attorneys Jeff Hay, Charlotte office managing partner, and Ted Claypoole, lead partner of the firm’s Data and Cyber Security team. They were joined by their colleagues Jonathan Blair and Francesco Lamanna from the U.K. law firm Bond Dickinson, as well as Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, British Consul General, John Williams, CEO of Domtar Corp., Jay Bryson, Global Economist with Wells Fargo, Doug Wood, a partner at global accounting firm Grant Thornton.
Ted Claypoole is a senior member of Womble Carlyle’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and leads the firm's Privacy and Data Protection Industry Team. He negotiates and prepares data management, business process outsourcing and e-commerce agreements for his clients. Claypoole routinely talks to business and legal associations across the country on data security issues and writes frequently on the topic.
Jeff Hay has more than 30 years of experience and is based in Womble Carlyle’s Charlotte office where he represents both private equity investors and US and foreign corporate clients. Hay has also served as in-house general counsel and a member of the board of a privately held consumer products company. This combination of legal and business experience has given him an understanding of corporate operational needs that allows him to help clients make informed business decisions.