International Trade

  • July 01, 2022

    Supreme Court Embraces Originalism In 'Momentous' Term

    The October 2021 Supreme Court term will be remembered as the most consequential one in generations, experts said, pointing to sweeping rulings affecting the rights of millions of Americans and establishing a new conservative vision of constitutional law.

  • July 01, 2022

    Pro Say & The Term Discuss A Historic Supreme Court Term

    A U.S. Supreme Court term that by any measure was historic has concluded, and it takes a village of podcasters to untangle everything that happened. So this week, hosts from Pro Say team up with the hosts of The Term to discuss this momentous term.

  • July 01, 2022

    9th Circ. Won't Rethink Calif.'s In-State Foie Gras Sales Ban

    The Ninth Circuit on Friday refused to rethink its May ruling that California's ban on the in-state sale of foie gras is neither preempted by federal law nor unconstitutional, but that certain out-of-state sales of the force-fed bird products are allowed under Golden State law.

  • July 01, 2022

    The Firms That Won Big At The Supreme Court

    Oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court are always a singular experience, the more so this term as the justices returned to hearing cases in person after being remote last term.

  • July 01, 2022

    The Sharpest Dissents From The Supreme Court Term

    Most of this term's U.S. Supreme Court dissents came from its left-leaning justices, who accused the conservative majority of voting politically, flouting decades of precedent and harming the legitimacy of the court itself.

  • July 01, 2022

    The Funniest Moments Of The Supreme Court Term

    While considering weighty issues, the U.S. Supreme Court justices still found moments of levity during oral arguments, ribbing one another and Justice Stephen Breyer as he floated ever more fantastical hypotheticals during his final term on the bench.

  • July 01, 2022

    State Of Energy Dealmaking: Midyear Report

    Energy deal makers have had a busy 2022 with a transactional renaissance in the gas industry despite geopolitical and economic turmoil that has made brokering deals trickier and building projects costlier. Here, attorneys share with Law360 four things that sum up the state of energy deal making at the halfway point of this year.

  • July 01, 2022

    The Chattiest Justice Of The Term Is ...

    While little felt “normal” at the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices were largely back to their pre-pandemic habits when it came to speaking up from the bench, with one justice again standing out as the court's chattiest member this term.

  • July 01, 2022

    Breaking Down The Vote: The High Court Term In Review

    The overturning of a long-standing precedent, the surprising leak of a draft opinion and the announcement of Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement all made for a tumultuous term at the U.S. Supreme Court. Here, Law360 takes a data dive into the numbers behind this court term.

  • July 01, 2022

    Top Gov't Contracting Policies Of 2022: Midyear Report

    The White House and federal agencies introduced several high-profile policies at the intersection of labor and procurement issues during the first half of 2022. Here, Law360 looks at six prominent areas of policy changes and proposals so far this year in government contracting.

  • July 01, 2022

    Swiss Watchdog Allows Sberbank Unit To Settle Debts

    Switzerland's finance watchdog said Friday it would partly lift restrictions on the Swiss arm of Russia's largest bank to allow it to settle its debts with creditors not under Western sanctions imposed because of the invasion of Ukraine.

  • June 30, 2022

    Treasury's OFAC Blocks $1B In Russian Oligarch's Trust

    In a bid to punish the Kremlin for its invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control has blocked a Delaware-based trust containing assets worth more than $1 billion, in which a sanctioned Russian oligarch holds property, the agency said Thursday.

  • June 30, 2022

    We're Not All Textualists Now, Kagan Warns In Climate Dissent

    U.S. Supreme Court conservatives pulverized climate rules and their own credibility by conveniently abandoning "textualist" principles and deploying a new doctrine that threatens myriad regulations, Justice Elena Kagan warned Thursday.

  • June 30, 2022

    Iron Trader Says Sanctioned Oligarch Behind $7.5M Award

    The Swiss company seeking to enforce a $7.5 million arbitral award against the crude iron trader Consolidated Mill Supply Inc. is a shell corporation run by a close ally of Vladimir Putin, the Illinois-based trading firm said Tuesday, urging a federal court to reject its enforcement bid.

  • June 30, 2022

    American Airlines Gets Cuban Airport Lawsuit Tossed

    A judge on Thursday dismissed a federal lawsuit filed by a Miami man who accused American Airlines Inc. of illegally benefiting from use of an airport he said the Cuban government stole from his family in 1959.

  • June 30, 2022

    Trade Court Backs Denial Of Benefits To Ex-AT&T Workers

    The U.S. Court of International Trade upheld the U.S. Department of Labor's denial of benefits to former AT&T workers Thursday, ruling that the agency made clear that its decision was driven by verified statements from the company.

  • June 30, 2022

    Chinese Firm Asks NY Court To OK $144M Loan Default Award

    A Chinese consulting firm has asked a New York state judge to enforce a 964 million yuan ($144 million) award against a Shanghai-based international trading company and its guarantors who allegedly defaulted on loans in 2013.

  • June 30, 2022

    Shumaker Advisors Lands Ex-UAE Embassy Director In DC

    Shumaker Advisors announced Thursday the hiring of a former legislative, political and military section director with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates as its new senior vice president of federal affairs.

  • June 30, 2022

    Swiss Gov't Aligns With EU On Oil, Services Sanctions

    The Swiss government has announced it will adopt most of the financial and trade sanctions imposed on Moscow by the European Union, including a trading ban on Russian crude oil and petroleum products alongside a range of financial and professional services restrictions.

  • June 29, 2022

    Rolling Paper Co. Says Rival Stalling On Product Replacement

    The maker of Raw rolling papers should be ordered to recall organic hemp papers it sold deceptively because the company hasn't taken the products off the market despite saying it would after losing at trial, a rival told an Illinois federal judge Tuesday.

  • June 29, 2022

    MPs Blast 'Shameful' UK Efforts To Tackle Dirty Money

    Britain's role as a safe haven for corrupt wealth is a "stain on our reputation," an influential group of MPs said on Thursday as they urged the government to introduce tougher laws and enforcement powers to clamp down on kleptocrats using London to launder criminal wealth.

  • June 29, 2022

    Fed. Circ. Finds Importer's Pencil Duty Protest Too Late

    An Arizona-based importer can't get a lower anti-dumping rate on Chinese pencils than other importers after the Federal Circuit determined that the company did not take issue with the U.S. Department of Commerce's findings in a timely manner.

  • June 29, 2022

    Contractor Says Rival, Feds Broke US-Made Equipment Rules

    Diamond Services Corp. on Tuesday said Curtin Maritime Corp., the U.S. Coast Guard and the Port of Houston Authority ignored laws that require American-made dredging equipment be used on a contract site, allowing its rival to outbid the competition for dredging a ship channel by using cheaper, less safe equipment.

  • June 29, 2022

    WTO Members Pin Global Food Insecurity Crisis On Russia

    Ukraine joined World Trade Organization agriculture committee members in saying the global food insecurity crisis has been exacerbated by Russia's invasion, while demanding that Russia unblock Ukrainian seaports to allow its grain to reenter international markets.

  • June 29, 2022

    Hemp Co. Can't Ax Counterclaims On Lost Hemp Cargo

    A charter plane company, facing a breach of contract lawsuit from a hemp distributor over more than a ton of destroyed product, can move forward with its counterclaim alleging that the hemp business lied in order to get the air carrier to transport contraband, a North Carolina federal court ruled.

Expert Analysis

  • Make Room For Serendipity In Your Legal Job Search

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    Landing your dream legal job gets easier when you cultivate serendipity — which involves expanding and deepening your network, while being flexible, authentic and engaged with the world around you, says Anna Sanders at VOYLegal.

  • Ethics Considerations For Attorneys Joining Nonprofit Boards

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    Many charitable organizations offer attorneys board positions to benefit from their specialized legal knowledge, but there are ethical considerations and liability dangers that demand lawyers set boundaries about their roles and responsibilities, says Patrick Sturm at LexisNexis.

  • Questions And Answers About The Uyghur Forced Labor Law

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    Attorneys at Jenner & Block answer 10 key questions about how the newly effective Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act affects companies, best practices for monitoring supply chains and how to overcome presumed noncompliance if U.S. Customs and Border Protection withholds goods on entry.

  • Texas Infrastructure Act And Renewables Projects: 1 Year In

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    A year into implementation of Texas' Lone Star Infrastructure Protection Act, Jennifer Pier at Husch Blackwell discusses how renewable energy project developers, owners and investors planning projects in Texas can incorporate LIPA-related provisions into transaction and financing documents.

  • Opinion

    Now's The Time To Address Archaic Law School Curricula

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    With law school enrollments jumping significantly ahead of a potential recession and more students graduating than the market can absorb, law schools should turn to creative solutions to teach students how to negotiate, work with clients, specialize and use technology to practice their craft more efficiently, says University of Colorado adjunct professor Jason Mendelson.

  • Lessons From Lawyer Fee-Sharing Agreements Gone Wrong

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    The recent fee-sharing dispute between Edelson and Girardi Keese is a reminder that lawyers who do not strictly follow the applicable rules may risk a disciplinary complaint, lose their share of the fee, or wind up in costly litigation with co-counsel, says David Grossbaum at Hinshaw.

  • LeClairRyan Bankruptcy Highlights Pass-Through Tax Issue

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    A Virginia bankruptcy court's recent ruling in the case of defunct law firm LeClairRyan shows there may be serious tax consequences for pass-through entity partners who give up their ownership interest without following operating agreement exit provisions and updating bankruptcy court filings, say Edward Schnitzer and Hannah Travaglini at Montgomery McCracken.

  • Enforcement Trends To Watch After SEP Remedies Withdrawal

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    Patent holders and implementers will need to consider several key issues in light of the new case-by-case federal enforcement stance following the withdrawal of the 2019 policy statement on standard-essential patents and the recent decision not to implement a new policy statement, say Alexander Okuliar and John Lanham at MoFo.

  • 8 Steps To Creating A Legal Ops Technology Road Map

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    Legal departments struggling to find and implement the right technologies for their operations should consider creating a road map that summarizes their approach to technology changes, provides clearly defined metrics for success, and serves as the single source of truth for stakeholders, says Melanie Shafer at SimpleLegal.

  • What Outbound Investment Reviews Would Mean For US Cos.

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    A recent legislative proposal to establish outbound investment controls appears more sweeping than its predecessors and, if enacted, may significantly affect deal timing, feasibility and certainty for U.S. investors and companies engaging in ex-U.S. transactions, particularly those involving China, say Mario Mancuso and Luci Hague at Kirkland.

  • The Importance Of Data And Data Analysis In Litigation

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    Understanding, analyzing and effectively presenting large data sets is an increasingly important skill in litigation as it allows plaintiffs to dramatically scale up the scope of cases and is often critical to defeating motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment, says David Burnett at Motley Rice.

  • How ITC Is Addressing Its Importation Requirement

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    The U.S. International Trade Commission's importation requirement is frequently one of the less contentious issues in a Section 337 investigation, but four recent decisions suggest opportunities for ongoing developments in this area — or at least creative thinking, says Elizabeth Niemeyer at Finnegan.

  • EU Hydrogen Plans: Infrastructure And Regulatory Challenges

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    As interest grows in hydrogen import and distribution infrastructure in the European Union, project developers and potential end users need to evaluate possible midstream bottlenecks, and track the EU's evolving hydrogen regulatory framework, say Dan Feldman and Natalya Pilbeam at Shearman.

  • Navigating The Void Left By Withdrawn SEP Policy Statement

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    While the withdrawal of the 2019 policy statement on standard-essential patents and the decision not to implement a new policy statement leave both SEP holders and implementers without guidance as to how the agencies will view these disputes, we can gain some insights by examining how we got here, says Ryan Richardson at Sterne Kessler.

  • Steps Companies Can Take To Mitigate Privilege Labeling Risk

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    Although Google prevailed on a recent privilege labeling sanctions motion, an important takeaway from the decision is that companies should assess their in-house procedures and employee training programs regarding privileged communications to mitigate risks of the potential appearance of bad faith privilege claims, say Gareth Evans at Redgrave and e-discovery attorney James Hertsch.

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