International Trade

  • January 27, 2022

    Justices Asked To Mull Circuit Split On Lanham Act's Reach

    Hetronic Germany GmbH is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a $113 million trademark fight over radio control systems against a former U.S. partner, in a case that may address for the first time whether the Lanham Act's scope extends outside the U.S.

  • January 27, 2022

    Attys Get $3M For Repping Chinese Fintech Firm's Investors

    A legal team comprising attorneys from the Rosen Law Firm PA, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP and Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP will receive a $3 million fee for representing inventors in the digital consumer finance company previously known as PPDAI Group Inc., a federal magistrate judge in New York determined.

  • January 27, 2022

    IP Attorneys Warn District Court 'Playbook' Useless At ITC

    With patent disputes increasingly heading to the U.S. International Trade Commission, attorneys on Thursday urged companies unfamiliar with the agency to ignore their usual "playbook" for patent cases when they face a complaint, and instead find specialized counsel.

  • January 27, 2022

    The Term: Breyer's Legacy And The Nomination To Come

    Justice Stephen Breyer on Thursday formally announced he would be retiring at the end of the Supreme Court term. Here, The Term breaks down the legacy he will leave behind and takes a look at what lies ahead for his potential successor with two special guests.

  • January 27, 2022

    Breyer Retiring As Supreme Court Lurches Right

    Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court at a time when his conservative colleagues on the bench seem intent on dismantling landmark precedents on abortion, affirmative action and the administrative state, to name a few. Can his successor preserve his liberal legacy?

  • January 27, 2022

    Justice Breyer Set Many Standards For Arbitration Community

    Retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will be remembered in the arbitration and international law bars as a highly influential figure in the field who not only helped to ensure the predictability of arbitration law but also took a deep interest in international matters.

  • January 27, 2022

    Chinese Co. Wants Nigeria To Pay $65M Arbitral Award

    A Chinese bottling company has asked a D.C. federal judge to uphold a $65 million award against the government of Nigeria over a joint venture to develop and operate a free trade zone in the West African nation.

  • January 27, 2022

    FCC Revokes China Unicom's Right To Operate In US

    The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to block China Unicom from continuing to operate communications networks in the U.S., citing national security risks based on the company's ties to the Chinese government. 

  • January 27, 2022

    Judge Jackson Back In Spotlight As High Court Contender

    The upcoming vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court quickly threw the spotlight back on D.C. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, a former clerk for Justice Stephen Breyer whose stature as a likely successor to the retiring justice was suddenly raised Wednesday.

  • January 27, 2022

    International Trade Group Of The Year: Wiley Rein

    Wiley Rein LLP secured duties on Chinese chassis that brought domestic producers back from the brink of extinction while continuing to defend domestic wind and solar producers against international onslaughts, earning its place among Law360's 2021 International Trade Groups of the Year.

  • January 27, 2022

    The Implications Of CFIUS' Rising Profile On M&A

    The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. is viewed as an effective tool for policing mergers and acquisitions with foreign investment components, but experts say its increasing prominence means more legal work on the front end of deals, and a growing number of lawmakers say it should shoulder even more responsibility.

  • January 27, 2022

    Biden At His Side, Justice Breyer Announces Retirement

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer joined President Joe Biden at the White House Thursday to formally announce his retirement, kicking off a rush among Democrats to confirm a new member of the court to replace the oldest serving justice.

  • January 26, 2022

    Democrats Plan Swift Confirmation Of Breyer Successor

    The U.S. Senate's Democratic leaders pledged Wednesday to move swiftly to confirm a successor for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who is expected to formally announce his retirement Thursday.

  • January 26, 2022

    CIT Judge Prods Feds On $74M Tariff Refund Refusal

    An importer fighting to recoup $74 million in tariffs appeared to sway the U.S. Court of International Trade against the government's jurisdictional arguments Wednesday, with Judge Timothy M. Reif questioning why the agency would refuse to apply a refund process it created.

  • January 26, 2022

    4 Cruise Lines Oppose Jury Demand In Havana Docks Case

    Four major cruise lines have asked a Florida federal court to refuse a former Cuban port owner's demand for a jury trial in its case claiming they violated federal law by docking ships in Havana, saying a magistrate judge wrongly recommended that the jury demand is viable.

  • January 26, 2022

    Meet The Possible Nominees For Justice Breyer's Seat

    President Joe Biden has promised to nominate the first-ever Black woman to the nation's highest court. Here we look at the contenders for Justice Stephen Breyer's seat, including one notable front-runner.

  • January 26, 2022

    9th Circ. Won't Rehear Dealers' German Car Antitrust MDL

    The Ninth Circuit won't review a three-judge panel's October decision to quash allegations from U.S. car dealerships claiming German auto manufacturers conspired to control diesel emissions system specifications and unreasonably restrain trade in violation of U.S. antitrust law.

  • January 26, 2022

    Ex-Goldman Exec's Team Can't Tell Jury About 1MDB Fugitive

    A Brooklyn federal judge said Wednesday that lawyers for former Goldman Sachs executive Roger Ng can't argue to a jury that at least one other man suspected of looting billions from a Malaysia sovereign fund fled while Ng stayed put.

  • January 26, 2022

    'Just Do Your Job': Justice Breyer's Legacy Of Pragmatism

    With the coming retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer, the U.S. Supreme Court loses not only a core member of its liberal bloc, but also a judicial thinker who cares deeply about making the law work on a practical level, those who worked with him said.

  • January 26, 2022

    Fitness Equipment Co. Joins Section 301 China Tariffs Rumble

    A home exercise equipment company has joined the thousands of importers looking to wipe out the bulk of Trump-era tariffs on China, saying the White House illegally ramped up so-called Section 301 tariffs to cover over $300 billion worth of goods.

  • January 26, 2022

    ITC Investigating Alvotech's Humira Biosimilar Imports

    The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday agreed to investigate whether Alvotech and Teva misappropriated trade secrets when importing their biosimilar version of AbbVie's best-selling biologic Humira.

  • January 26, 2022

    WTO Opens Door For Chinese Tariffs On $645M Of US Goods

    A World Trade Organization arbitration panel ruled Wednesday that China may target up to $645 million worth of U.S. goods with retaliatory tariffs in response to U.S. levies on a range of Chinese products that were deemed illegal several years ago.

  • January 26, 2022

    5 Breyer Opinions You Need To Know

    Justice Stephen Breyer, who was confirmed Wednesday to be stepping down from the court after 27 years, was a pragmatist who thought about the real-world implications of the high court’s decisions. Here, Law360 looks at some of the cases that epitomize his career.

  • January 26, 2022

    International Trade Group Of The Year: Kelley Drye

    With wins in two of the largest international trade remedy cases ever, filed on behalf of the U.S. Aluminum Association and producers of steel wire, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP secured its place among Law360's 2021 International Trade Groups of the Year.

  • January 26, 2022

    Justice Breyer To Retire From High Court

    Justice Stephen Breyer, one of the longest-serving liberal members of the U.S. Supreme Court, will resign his post after more than 27 years on the bench.

Expert Analysis

  • How AI Can Transform Crisis Management In Litigation

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    Attorneys should understand how to use rapidly advancing artificial intelligence technology to help clients prepare for potential catastrophic events and the inevitable litigation arising from them, from predicting crises before they occur to testing legal theories once they arise, say Stratton Horres at Wilson Elser and David Steiger.

  • Scope, Circumvention, New Shippers: Key Rule Changes

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    William Isasi and Rishi Gupta at Covington suggest practices international trade practitioners should adopt in response to changes in U.S. Department of Commerce procedures for requesting scope and circumvention inquiries and new shipper reviews, especially in light of the newly retroactive application of some agency determinations.

  • Get Ready For Likely New Sanctions Against Russia

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    ​New sanctions against Russia​ ​will be a likely reaction to the military situation in Ukraine, so compliance professionals should review​ ​their current relationships and learn common red flags associated with Russian state-owned enterprises, oligarchs and senior officials, say Daniel Chirlin at Walden Macht, David Tannenbaum at Blackstone Compliance and Serge Masters at SDM.

  • Supervisor Relationships Are Key To Beating Atty Burnout

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    In order to combat record attorney turnover and high levels of burnout, law firm partners and leaders must build engaging relationships with supervisees, fostering autonomy and control, enabling expression of values, and building a sense of community and belonging, says Anne Brafford at the Institute for Well-Being in Law.

  • The Rising Demand For Commercial Litigators In 2022

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    Amid broken supply chains, pandemic-induced bankruptcies and a rise in regulation by litigation, strong commercial litigators — strategists who are adept in trying a range of tortious and contractual disputes — are becoming a must-have for many law firms, making this year an opportune moment to make the career switch, say Michael Ascher and Kimberly Donlon at Major Lindsey.

  • Import Best Practices Under New Uyghur Forced Labor Law

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    Rachel Alpert and Grace Signorelli-Cassady at Jenner & Block discuss key provisions of the recently enacted Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, and offer compliance strategies that may position importers to demonstrate their supply chains are free from forced labor when the act's provisions presumptively barring many Chinese imports go into effect in June.

  • How In-House Counsel Can Make The Case For Settling Early

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    Following the recent settlement in McDonald's v. Easterbrook, in-house counsel should consider decision-tree analyses and values-driven communications plans to secure effective, early resolutions in litigation, saving time and money and moving the company mission forward, say Ronald Levine at Herrick Feinstein and Richard Torrenzano at The Torrenzano Group.

  • New Anti-Dumping Rules Both Clarify And Complicate

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    The U.S. Department of Commerce's recent regulatory changes concerning anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings refine the process and helpfully eliminate steps for petitioners, but also create new hurdles for nonpetitioning parties, say William Isasi and Jordan Bakst at Covington.

  • To Retain Talent, GCs Should Prioritize Mission Statements

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    With greater legal demands and an increasing number of workers resigning during the pandemic, general counsel should take steps to articulate their teams' values in departmental mission statements, which will help them better prioritize corporate values and attract and retain talent, says Catherine Kemnitz at Axiom.

  • What Retailers Selling NFTs Must Know About Legal Regimes

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    Alan Cohn and Evan Abrams at Steptoe & Johnson provide an overview of legal regimes that can present challenges for retailers entering the popular nonfungible token sector, and discuss how to determine which of these systems are likely to apply to intended operations.

  • Vitamin C Ruling May Trigger Comity Defense Resurgence

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    The Second Circuit decision in the Vitamin C antitrust litigation calls for fresh eyes on the role comity ought to play in discovery disputes of international scopes, carrying implications beyond antitrust and merits-based defenses, say attorneys at Winston & Strawn and YuandaWinston.

  • Recent Bias Suits Against Law Firms And Lessons For 2022

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    2021 employment discrimination case filings and developments show that law firms big and small are not immune from claims, and should serve as a reminder that the start of a new year is a good time to review and update salary, promotion and leave policies to mitigate litigation risks, says Hope Comisky at Griesing Law.

  • Fed. Circ. Patent Decisions In 2021: An Empirical Review

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    Statistical analysis of last year's Federal Circuit patent cases reveals that the court decided fewer patent cases in 2021 than in previous years and that patent owners and applicants continued to have less success than patent challengers, with their results as appellants especially dismal, says Dan Bagatell at Perkins Coie.

  • How To Create A Corporate Culture Of Compliance

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    A positive culture can make the difference between a compliance program that sees ethical decision making in a company's everyday operations and check-the-box procedures that do not reflect underlying values or affect the daily conduct of employees, says Howard Weissman at Miller Canfield.

  • US Takeaways On OECD Antitrust Policy Discussion

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    Jimmy Moore at Axinn looks at global antitrust enforcement and policy issues in cases discussed at a recent Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development panel, and offers insights into country-by-country approaches while comparing them with U.S. measures.

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