International Trade

  • September 22, 2020

    House OKs Bill Barring Chinese Imports Over Forced Labor

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday that would block more imports from China's Xinjiang region, in the government's latest effort to punish China for its purported forced labor and mistreatment of Muslims.

  • September 22, 2020

    Fla. Asphalt Co. To Pay $16.6M Over South American Bribes

    A Florida asphalt company will pay $16.6 million in connection with an agreement to plead guilty to paying bribes to state-owned oil companies in South America in exchange for access to government contracts, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn said Tuesday.

  • September 22, 2020

    ITC Will Review Allergan's Win In Botox Trade Secrets Case

    The U.S. International Trade Commission will review the bulk of an administrative law judge's finding that Allergan's rivals should be barred from importing a low-cost version of its Botox treatment because they misappropriated trade secrets.

  • September 22, 2020

    More Than 3,300 Importers Energized To Erase China Tariffs

    A push to undo the bulk of President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods has swelled to include more than 3,300 lawsuits in the U.S. Court of International Trade as importers pin their hopes on a mostly procedural challenge to invalidate a central pillar of Trump's trade policy.

  • September 22, 2020

    Infringing Luxury Vinyl Tile Imports Blocked From US

    The U.S. International Trade Commission will bar certain luxury vinyl tiles from being imported into the U.S., after verifying a Georgia company's claims that the products infringe its tile designs, according to a Federal Register notice Tuesday.

  • September 22, 2020

    Maduro Fights For Recognition In Appeal Of $1B Gold Battle

    A legal battle over €930 million ($1 billion) of Venezuela's gold stored at the Bank of England returned to the London courts on Tuesday, with the Nicolás Maduro-backed central bank board seeking to overturn a decision recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the country's president.

  • September 22, 2020

    UK Gives Banks 15-Month Brexit Respite Amid Calls For More

    British financial watchdogs said Tuesday that they have agreed to waive new regulatory rules for banks for 15 months after the Brexit transition period ends in December in order to prevent upheaval to the market, despite lawmakers and the industry calling for two years' worth of relief.

  • September 21, 2020

    Justice Ginsburg: Who She Was, How She Shaped The Law

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday at age 87. Here, Law360 looks at the feminist icon's legacy and the battle brewing over her seat.

  • September 21, 2020

    Law360's The Term: The Life And Legacy Of Justice Ginsburg

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is among the few on the U.S. Supreme Court to have etched her name into legal history long before donning a robe. In a special episode this week, Law360's The Term dives into her legacy as a pioneering women's rights advocate with two guests who worked by her side. 

  • September 21, 2020

    Budding Textualist Star Barbara Lagoa Eyed For High Court

    Known as a budding superstar in Florida conservative legal circles, committed textualist Judge Barbara Lagoa could continue her lightning-quick ascent through the appellate ranks if President Donald Trump taps her for the now-vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat, where she would become the first Cuban-American, and first Floridian, to sit on the high court.

  • September 21, 2020

    McConnell Defends Election-Year Plan To Replace Ginsburg

    The Senate majority leader on Monday defended his plan to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this year, while the House speaker said the late jurist will become the first woman to lie in state at the Capitol.

  • September 21, 2020

    House Passes Bill Allowing FDA To Seize Counterfeits

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday evening passed a bipartisan bill that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the authority to seize counterfeit medical devices and products, including vaccines.

  • September 21, 2020

    DC Circ. Asked To Examine Approval Of $45B LNG Project

    Two conservation groups infuriated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's recent approval of the Alaska liquefied natural gas project, which includes a 807-mile pipeline, asked the D.C. Circuit on Monday to examine the agency's decision and its refusal to grant a rehearing request.

  • September 21, 2020

    3 Lingering Questions About Oracle's Deal With TikTok

    Oracle's deal with TikTok makes it the social media app's "secure cloud technology provider," but questions remain, including how ByteDance will be walled off from TikTok's user data and whether future situations will be handled in the same unusual fashion. Here, Law360 explores three questions that persist in the wake of the announcement from Oracle and TikTok.

  • September 21, 2020

    TikTok Files New Suit Over Trump's Ban On App Downloads

    TikTok Inc. and its Chinese parent company ByteDance Ltd. have filed a new suit against the Trump administration in D.C. federal court to stop a ban on U.S. downloads of the popular short-form video sharing app, alleging that the government overstepped its authority and violated due process rights and free-speech protections.

  • September 21, 2020

    Trump Restores Iran Sanctions Lifted Under Nuclear Deal

    The U.S. unilaterally reinstated sanctions Monday that were previously lifted under a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, setting up a clash with other countries, as well as hitting Iran with new sanctions targeting its nuclear and arms industries.

  • September 21, 2020

    Feds Tell 1st Circ. Poor Defense Shouldn't Undo FCPA Verdict

    A defense attorney's allegedly shoddy performance in his first trial did not warrant throwing out the convictions of a retired Army colonel and lawyer based on "overwhelming" evidence they tried to bribe government officials in Haiti in exchange for approvals on an $84 million port project, U.S. prosecutors told the First Circuit Monday.

  • September 21, 2020

    Ex-Alstom Exec Can't Skirt Prison Over Virus Risk, Feds Say

    U.S. prosecutors on Friday urged a judge to reject a bid by former Alstom SA executive Lawrence Hoskins to serve a 15-month money laundering sentence in home confinement during the coronavirus pandemic, arguing the British citizen shouldn't be allowed to "sail back to England never having served a day in prison."

  • September 21, 2020

    WTO Will Examine Developing Country Rules

    The World Trade Organization said Monday that it will be reviewing its developing countries rules that are designed to reduce trade barriers for places such as South Africa, which the Trump administration has criticized for being easily exploited by countries like China.

  • September 21, 2020

    EU Gives 18-Month Buffer To Cut UK Clearinghouse Exposure

    The European Commission said Monday it is giving European financial firms an extra 18 months to extract themselves from U.K.-based clearinghouses ahead of Brexit as its new clearinghouse regulations are set to take effect Tuesday.

  • September 20, 2020

    Birthdays, Weddings And In Between: RBG And Her Clerks

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s law clerks say that she brought the same level of care and dedication to her relationships with them as she did to the rest of her life. Here are some stories they shared, demonstrating how those qualities seeped into her relationships and interactions.

  • September 20, 2020

    Our 'North Star': What RBG Means To Women In Law

    Female attorneys around the country say they're devastated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a woman they looked to as a role model for candidly speaking out about the struggles she faced as a female lawyer integrating her work and family life, which made her a relatable icon.

  • September 20, 2020

    Will The Senate Replace Ginsburg Before Election Day?

    Senators return Monday to a chamber consumed with President Donald Trump's vow to quickly select a replacement for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and cement a conservative majority for years to come.

  • September 20, 2020

    5 To Watch As GOP Races To Fill Ginsburg's Seat

    President Donald Trump has said he will name a woman to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court. Here's a look at five candidates he could pick in the coming days.

  • September 20, 2020

    RBG's Biggest Opinions, From Civil Rights To Civil Procedure

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was perhaps best known for her dissents, but scholars and those who knew her say her majority opinions may better reflect her judicial philosophy, as well as her time as a law professor and civil rights lawyer.

Expert Analysis

  • Opinion

    The Case For A Nonpolitical Federal Judiciary

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    For the last 20 years, at the insistence of both parties, U.S. Supreme Court nominations have been fierce ideological battles — which is bad for the country and bad for the public's perception of the legitimacy of the court, say Judge Eric Moyé, Judge Craig Smith and Winston & Strawn partner Tom Melsheimer.

  • A Close Look At CFIUS' New Critical Tech Reporting Rule

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    A recently finalized rule from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, aligning transaction reporting requirements with export control regulations for critical technology, brings several new considerations for buyers and sellers, says Zlatko Hadzismajlovic at McCarter & English.

  • Trump's Drug Pricing Order Is More Bark Than Bite

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    President Donald Trump's new executive order addressing pricing for drugs covered by Medicare Parts B and D glosses over enormous difficulties in restructuring Medicare operations and is unlikely to lead to any imminent changes, say attorneys at Debevoise.

  • The Keys To A Better Privilege Logging Paradigm

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    Current privilege logging practices to identify what information is being withheld from discovery often lead to costly disputes, so practitioners should adopt a system based on trust and good faith, similar to the presumptions embedded in the business judgment rule for corporate directors and officers, say Kevin Brady at Volkswagen and Charles Ragan and Ted Hiser at Redgrave.

  • White House Due Process Memo Could Reform Enforcement

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    A little-noticed memo recently issued by the Trump administration in response to the pandemic, directing federal agencies to provide greater due process to individuals and companies under regulatory investigation, represents a long-overdue sea change in the way justice is carried out in enforcement proceedings, say Joan Meyer and Norman Bloch at Thompson Hine.

  • What Shifting FCPA Enforcement Means For Financial Cos.

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    In this brief video, Tom Firestone and Daniela Fonseca Puggina at Baker McKenzie analyze how Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement is placing greater emphasis on bribe recipients, and what this trend means for financial institutions and their know-your-customer policies and practices.

  • Law Firm Hiring Considerations In A COVID-19 Economy

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    Financially robust law firms are entering the recruiting market aggressively knowing that dislocations like the COVID-19 crisis present rare competitive opportunities, and firms that remain on the sidelines when it comes to strategic hiring will be especially vulnerable to having their best talent poached, says Brian Burlant at Major Lindsey.

  • Fashion Industry Adaptations Amid Trade War, Pandemic

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    The trade war with China and the global pandemic have created a Darwinian moment for the fashion industry, in which brands that diversify their supply chains, carefully monitor classification of their imported goods, and update their contracts are most likely to survive, say Danielle Garno and Heather Marx at Cozen O’Connor.

  • Self-Disclosure Trends In FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy

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    A review of 41 actions undertaken since the U.S. Department Justice's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act corporate enforcement policy was introduced four years ago reveals that the DOJ and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission consistently reward timely self-disclosure and full cooperation, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.

  • Opinion

    Lawyers Must Act To Preserve Democracy This Election

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    COVID-19 concerns and glaring gaps in registration threaten to dampen voter turnout in the 2020 election, so attorneys should take on the problem by leveraging their knowledge and resources in seven ways, says Laura Brill at Kendall Brill.

  • Bill Curtailing NPE Suits At ITC Could Restructure Licensing

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    Though unlikely to pass, the pending Advancing America's Interests Act, which would counter nonpracticing entities' abuse of process at the U.S. International Trade Commission, could potentially reshape future patent licensing negotiations and render exclusion orders more in line with district courts injunctions, say Matt Rizzolo and Brendan McLaughlin at Ropes & Gray.

  • New FCPA Guide Signals Laxer Successor Liability Approach

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    Recent updates by the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act resource guide focus on timeliness and thoroughness of post-acquisition due diligence, indicating a potential relaxation of stringent requirements for M&A successor liability, say Paige Ammons and Bree Murphy at Buckley.

  • How To Effectively Defend Witnesses In Remote Depositions

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    When a witness is isolated from the defending lawyer during a remote deposition, carefully planning the logistics and building witness confidence are critical to avoiding damaging admissions, say Jessica Staiger at Archer Daniels and Alec Solotorovsky at Eimer Stahl.

  • US Push For Iran Sanctions Heightens Trade Uncertainty

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    The Trump administration’s recent attempt to trigger United Nations sanctions against Iran under the 2015 nuclear deal's dispute resolution mechanism, despite U.S. withdrawal from the accord, adds uncertainty to an increasingly difficult commercial landscape and could strain trade relations between the U.S. and its European allies, say Leigh Crestohl and Stephanie Limaco at Zaiwalla & Co.

  • Whether And How To Compel Remote Arbitration

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    As the pandemic delays in-person arbitration hearings, mediator and arbitrator Theodore Cheng provides arbitrators with a checklist to examine the rationale and authority for compelling parties to participate in remote hearings.

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