No matter what the type of organization, playing an active role in the political decision-making process and policy formation is no longer a luxury—it is an imperative.
A coronavirus pandemic (or even the threat of such a pandemic) could easily make it more difficult for parties to perform their obligations under many types of contracts—especially contracts requiring travel or involving the delivery of goods and services. In the event that one of the parties to a contract can’t perform as a result of an actual or potential coronavirus outbreak, would the doctrine of force majeure allow them to suspend their performance or terminate the contract?
Micaela Arneson supports Brownstein’s Government Relations team by tracking legislative and regulatory developments, keeping clients informed of policy updates relevant to their interests and analyzing the impacts of policy decisions related to international trade, defense, immigration, and U.S. foreign relations.
Before her time at Brownstein, Micaela worked with development organizations in North Carolina, Kenya, Honduras and Scotland. She supported small and large non-profit organizations by creating and publishing marketing materials, conducting audits of their programs and writing successful grant applications. As part of her graduate dissertation at the University of Edinburgh, Micaela worked with Glasgow’s Child Poverty Action Group to analyze the impact of welfare policy in the United Kingdom on single, low-income mothers. The results of her research were used in engagements with the Scottish Parliament to enact policy reform.
Congressional and Administration Responses to the Coronavirus Outbreak
Brownstein Client Alert, March 21, 2020
USMCA: Overview and Next StepsBrownstein Client Alert, December 16, 2019
Impeachment Ignited: How the Process Will Unfold
Brownstein Client Alert, October 31, 2019
Rotary Global Scholar Grant