The Protect Democracy Project sued the U.S. Department of State in Massachusetts federal court on Friday in a quest for information about interactions Rudy Giuliani has had regarding how his client President Donald Trump's "personal political interests may have come to dominate U.S. diplomatic activities in Ukraine."
The long-awaited trial of Privinvest executive Jean Boustani over his role in a securities fraud, bribery and kickback scheme involving $2 billion in Mozambican government loans is scheduled to commence on Tuesday.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury will be granted new powers to sanction Turkish officials if Turkey targets civilians or ethnic and religious minorities during military operations in Syria, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday.
The U.S. Department of State has approved a $281 million sale of M88A2 HERCULES armored recovery vehicles to Kuwait and a $234 million sale of T-6C Texan military training aircraft to Tunisia, according to a Pentagon announcement.
A Monaco-based Del Monte unit urged a Florida federal court to hold a Costa Rican pineapple plantation in contempt after it allegedly flouted an arbitral award by refusing to stop selling a special variety of super-sweet pineapple, arguing that the grower's "day of reckoning is at hand."
Standard Chartered Bank on Thursday urged a New York federal judge not to revive a lawsuit alleging the bank knowingly helped terrorists, arguing that the military families and veterans who made the claims did so too late and hadn't shown the bank did anything wrong.
International minerals supplier Amcol International Corp. can't escape litigation in which it's accused of orchestrating fraudulent transfers to shield assets that were being targeted by a Singapore shipper to enforce more than $70 million in arbitral awards.
The Trump administration will hold off on raising tariffs against Chinese goods, according to a Friday announcement that marks a moment of conciliation in the sprawling trade conflict that has enveloped the two nations for over a year.
A former Miami financial adviser pled guilty Friday on the eve of a trial in a federal criminal case claiming he violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by funneling millions to Ecuadorian oil officials to secure contracts for a private company.
A tweet by the Houston Rockets general manager in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong put NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in a lose-lose situation in trying to mend the league's lucrative relationship with China and still defend freedom of expression, a situation experts say will force NBA players and executives to tread carefully in commenting on China.
The Trump administration resumed its trade negotiations with China on Thursday as U.S. business groups tracking the talks expressed optimism that the two sides could strike a preliminary deal to avert new duties slated to take effect next week.
A coal magnate and other defendants in litigation filed by several Brazilian iron companies to enforce a $48 million arbitral award were unable to convince a New York judge on Wednesday to set aside a discovery order issued under an exception to the attorney-client privilege.
A Texas federal court tossed a False Claims Act suit accusing Canon of bilking the federal government, saying that a woman's claims are based on publicly disclosed allegations that were already resolved in a separate suit.
FedEx Corp. pushed back Wednesday at the federal government's bid to exit its suit over new export regulations, telling a D.C. federal court that the rules made some international deliveries impossible and violated its constitutional right to due process.
The U.S. International Trade Commission on Thursday cleared Nintendo of allegations that its Nintendo Switch consoles infringe a rival’s patents, closing the book on a case that sought to block imports of the popular video game consoles.
The U.K.’s sanctions enforcer said Thursday that the estimated value of reported breaches of sanctions has fallen from a peak of more than £1 billion ($1.2 billion) last year to just over £250 million this year.
Imports of Mexican steel kegs are hurting U.S. manufacturers, according to a decision from the U.S. International Trade Commission that has cleared the way for the Commerce Department to impose an 18.48% duty on the containers.
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers urged the NBA on Wednesday to suspend its operations in China, marking the latest development in a fracas kicked off by a general manager's tweet last week in support of ongoing anti-government protests in Hong Kong.
Federal prosecutors asked a Florida federal judge Wednesday to exclude testimony from the wives of four alleged co-conspirators of a former financial adviser charged with bribing Ecuadorian oil officials when he goes on trial next week in Miami, calling it a waste of time.
The two small-scale trade agreements signed by the U.S. and Japan this week do not contain full-fledged dispute settlement provisions that are typical in other trade pacts, raising uncertainty about how the accords will be enforced.
Two U.S. senators are calling on the Trump administration to open a sweeping review of the American transactions of Brazilian meatpacking giant JBS SA, arguing that the company's purported close ties with Venezuela’s Maduro regime calls its U.S. stakes into question.
A former Biomet employee who was fired for his contacts with a corrupt distributor in Latin America can’t sue his ex-employer for defamation, the Seventh Circuit ruled Tuesday, finding that Biomet listing him as a risk to the company’s compliance with anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws doesn’t constitute defamation.
A Florida federal judge on Tuesday denied Carnival Corp.'s bid to immediately appeal her ruling denying its motion to dismiss a Helms-Burton Act suit accusing the cruise line of trafficking in stolen property by using a Havana port facility that was seized by Cuba's communist government.
The top Democrat of the House Ways and Means Committee said Tuesday that the U.S. needs to see action on Mexico’s labor reform, following a visit to the country as part of Democratic lawmakers' vetting of the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement.
The U.S. Department of State on Tuesday announced visa restrictions against Chinese government officials involved in human rights abuses against Muslim minorities, as the Trump administration ramps up pressure on China ahead of key trade talks.
While artificial intelligence has already revolutionized the e-discovery field, the development of emotionally intelligent AI promises to explore data in an even more nuanced and human way, thereby further reducing the burden on legal teams, say Lisa Prowse and Brian Schrader at e-discovery services provider BIA.
While hostility toward Chinese-led investment in U.S. companies is not new, the proposal expanding the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States' authority to scrutinize such deals casts further doubt over how many inbound Chinese investments in the U.S. will actually close, says Jing Zhao at Saul Ewing.
Although most lawyers are well-prepared to defend or justify the value of an insurance claim for clients, often law firms have not clearly identified their own potential liabilities, planned for adequate insurance or established prudent internal risk management practices, says Victor Sordillo at Sompo International.
While trade negotiations between the U.S. and China resume Thursday, it is difficult to imagine a trade agreement in the near term that could blunt the momentum of larger strategic forces pushing the two countries apart, say attorneys at Kirkland.
With lateral transfers between law firms on the rise, it is more important than ever for partners to understand the steps they must take to adhere to ethics rules and other requirements when making a transition, say attorneys at Harris Wiltshire.
By employing tactical empathy techniques to understand the interests behind the positions taken by others, attorneys can gain the upper hand in deal negotiations and litigation while still promoting and preserving long-term relationships with opponents, judges and others, say Shermin Kruse of TEDxYouth@Wrigleyville and Ursula Taylor of Strategic Health.
Law firms are beginning to recognize implicit bias as a problem. But too few recognize that it is also an opportunity to broaden our thinking and become better legal problem solvers, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch's new book "A Republic, If You Can Keep It" offers hope for our constitutional system through stories of American greatness, and sheds much-needed light on originalism for skeptics, says Sixth Circuit Judge Amul Thapar.
The new amendments to Cuban sanctions, together with an August executive order blocking Venezuelan government property, illustrate the Trump administration’s approach of restricting these countries' general access to the U.S. financial system while carving out permissible transactions with the private sectors in those countries, say attorneys at Hunton.
While I applaud all of the law firms that have signed the American Bar Association's campaign to improve attorney well-being, to achieve a truly holistic solution we must ask difficult questions about what we do, how we do it and the expectations we have set for ourselves and our clients, says Edward Shapiro at Much Shelist.
In light of the U.S. Department of Justice's recent dramatic increase in criminal enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, a wide array of individuals and organizations whose conduct may be implicated by FARA should keep in mind several key compliance considerations, say Richard Beizer and Dalal Hasan of Crowell & Moring.
In this Expert Analysis series, leaders at some of the law firms that committed to the American Bar Association's 2018 pledge to improve mental health and well-being in the legal industry explain how they put certain elements of the initiative into action.
While many have treated Kirkland & Ellis' recent creation of a contingency fee-based plaintiffs practice as market disruptive, it is another manifestation of forces that have been changing the business of BigLaw for some time, says Elizabeth Korchin at Therium Capital Management.
Section 337 practice may be affected by recent developments on the U.S. International Trade Commission's domestic industry requirement and guidance from the Federal Circuit on the ITC's authority to decline to institute an investigation, say Gregg Corbett and Libbie DiMarco of Wolf Greenfield.
Our most concerted efforts toward implementing the American Bar Association's well-being pledge, which we signed one year ago, have centered on educating attorneys and staff by including well-being components in firm trainings and professional development programs, says Andrew Glincher at Nixon Peabody.