An Ounce of Prevention: Planning, Establishing and Managing an Emergent Foreign Workforce

Daniel Lowin, Senior Counsel, FICO, USA

United States businesses are expanding internationally at a rapid pace. Acknowledging that a centralized U.S.-based headquarters may not be equipped to effectively manage the needs of a multinational organization, many companies opt to establish local operations to conduct business abroad. However, foreign expansion inexorably presents significant challenges for one obvious reason: different countries have different laws, regulations, and customs.

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USA Employment IT February 2014 Vol. 7, No. 26, Winter 2014

Dan Lowin

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Daniel Lowin has served since 2009 as Senior Counsel with Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO), a multinational analytics and decision management company. His practice focuses primarily on litigation management and employment law and secondarily on intellectual property, corporate governance, and transactional matters. Daniel routinely advises on employment issues across FICO’s global operations and he has provided legal support for the establishment of new operations in several countries in the EMEA and APAC regions. Prior to joining FICO, Daniel worked as an associate in the Trial group of Dorsey & Whitney, LLP. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2005, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Amherst College in 2002.

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FICO is a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company. FICO pioneered the development and application of critical technologies behind decision management, including predictive analytics, business rules management and optimization. FICO uses these technologies to help businesses improve the precision, consistency and agility of their complex, high–volume decisions. The company's groundbreaking use of mathematics to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries and revolutionized the way risk is managed and products are marketed. FICO's innovative solutions include the FICO® Score — the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States — along with industry-leading solutions for managing credit accounts, identifying and minimizing the impact of fraud, customizing consumer offers with pinpoint accuracy, and automating complex business decisions. FICO also helps millions of individuals manage their personal credit health through its myFICO® service.

USA Employment IT February 2014 Vol. 7, No. 26, Winter 2014
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