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Our Compliance and Regulatory experts are an unrivalled force for specialist advice in this area. FLI operates internationally to help our businesses understand their regulatory obligations and stay compliant with ease across borders. We pride ourselves on the gold standard of service provided to all of our businesses, all of whom operate globally. Our experts specialise in bribery & corruption, serious fraud investigations, competition law, product recall amongst other areas.

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Lora Mays

Lora Mays

Lora Mays brings 30 years of uniquely diverse experience to FLI. She spent the first third of her career in private practice, the second third as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 international oil & gas company and the most recent third serving as in-house counsel for a fast paced, privately held, international oil & gas exploration company. After leaving private practice (litigation and commercial transactions), Lora joined Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s in-house team as a Contract Attorney. She then accepted a position in Denver as Chief Administration Officer and General Counsel for Aspect Holdings LLC.

Ms. Mays is a small business owner, an investor and serves as a Director in two Boards.

Phone: (+1) 303 378 8477

Email: lmays@first-law.com

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Qualifications

  • Michigan State University, Juris Doctor
  • University of Michigan, BSA

Compliance and Regulation insights


Land Owner Transparency Act
Compliance and Regulation

Land Owner Transparency Act

A signature piece of legislation addressing hidden ownership of real estate will be coming into force in British Columbia. Effective November 30, all acquisitions of interest in land will be subject to LOTA’s disclosure rules.

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COVID-19 Implications on UK Construction
Compliance and Regulation

COVID-19 Implications on UK Construction

With the COVID-19 pandemic expanding globally and a rapidly increasing number of infections, the construction industry has been taken by surprise. Many projects had to be postponed or shut down until “further notice”, leaving contractors unprepared to deal with this unprecedented situation. The main question remains how the existing construction contracts and the obligations of the parties can be still executed.

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Schrems II: Narrowing Options for Moving Data
Compliance and Regulation

Schrems II: Narrowing Options for Moving Data

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its judgement in “Schrems II” on July 16, 2020, invalidating one of the common methods for legally sharing personal data between entities in the EU / EEA and their affiliates or vendors in the US – the EU-US Privacy Shield program, in which more than 5300 US companies are enrolled -- and casting doubt on the future of the mechanism employed by most companies in the EEA to transfer data abroad, the EU-approved Standard Contract Clauses (“SCCs”).  Alternatives are available, but they are more limited and are also under pressure.

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GDPR: Brexit Implications on UK, EEA & Third Countries
Compliance and Regulation

GDPR: Brexit Implications on UK, EEA & Third Countries

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) controls how organizations collect, use and store personal data. It applies to both businesses based in the European Economic Area (EEA) and to those with no physical establishment in the EU, but with operations that fall into the extraterritorial scope of the GDPR.  Fines for GDPR violations can reach €20m or 4% of the annual worldwide turnover (whichever is higher).

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Customers we are proud to work with in Compliance and Regulation:

Rand Corporation
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