International Trade

  • June 28, 2016

    Trump Blames US Manufacturing Woes On NAFTA, China

    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump railed against globalization Tuesday in a speech at a metal factory near Pittsburgh, blaming trade deals with China and others for the loss of a third of U.S. manufacturing jobs since 1997 and pledging to reverse course on trade policy should he win office.

  • June 28, 2016

    How To Become The Firm Every GC Wants To Hire

    Some law firms have perfected the art of pleasing general counsels, a skill that wins them the love of clients and allows them to score new cases and deals. Here, we look at a new report that delves into the intricacies of making clients happy.

  • June 28, 2016

    Commerce Unveils Early Duties On Chinese Truck, Bus Tires

    The U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday unveiled a preliminary set of countervailing duties on certain truck and bus tires imported from China after determining that government subsidies have given producers in those countries an unfair advantage in the U.S. market.

  • June 28, 2016

    The 24 Firms GCs Love The Most

    Some law firms have honed their ability to serve clients so well that their relationships with general counsels have entered a sort of utopian existence where they earn glowing recommendations from clients and consistently win work. Here, find out which 24 firms have reached a state of “clientopia,” according to a new report by BTI Consulting Group.

  • June 28, 2016

    High Court To Hear Venezuela Oil Nationalization Dispute

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear Venezuela’s challenge to accusations it illegally took control of Helmerich & Payne Inc.’s drilling rigs, saying it will review the proper standard for establishing jurisdiction under a law that dictates when foreign states can be sued by private companies in U.S. court.

  • June 28, 2016

    Sanders Pushes Dems To Oppose TPP In Party Platform

    U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday urged Democratic Party platform writers to take a stand against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed 12-nation trade pact that he said would have “disastrous” consequences for U.S. workers and the environment.

  • June 28, 2016

    FERC Nabs DC Circ. Backing On LNG Project Approval

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission did not fail to consider certain environmental consequences of approving a Louisiana liquefied natural gas project, the D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday, rejecting the Sierra Club’s challenge.

  • June 28, 2016

    British Lawyers Urge UK To Ensure They Can Still Work In EU

    The U.K. government must ensure that it secures the ability of English and Welsh-qualified lawyers to continue to practice across the European Union once Britain leaves the EU, the legal industry’s top representative told lawmakers on Tuesday.

  • June 28, 2016

    Commerce Extends ZTE Relief Over Iran Scheme Sanctions

    The U.S. Department of Commerce will continue to hold off on enforcing export restrictions leveled against Chinese phone maker ZTE Corp. in March for its alleged scheme to evade Iran sanctions as the telecom giant continues to cooperate with authorities, according to a final rule published Tuesday in the Federal Register. 

  • June 28, 2016

    EU Adds Pressure On Britain To Speed Exit Process

    Pressure has mounted on the U.K. to formally trigger its exit from the European Union, after the European Parliament voted Tuesday to accept the U.K.'s decision following a highly charged debate.

  • June 27, 2016

    The Firms That Won Big At the Supreme Court

    While the usual appellate powerhouse firms scored big at the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2015 term, a dark horse managed to emerge with a spotless 5-0 record, and a veteran boutique was able to shape landmark rulings on both the Affordable Care Act and the Obama administration’s executive orders on immigration. Here, Law360 takes a look at how the country’s top firms performed at the high court this session.

  • June 27, 2016

    The Top Supreme Court Dissents Of The Term

    While Justice Antonin Scalia's death resulted in a Supreme Court term notably lacking his famously pithy, well-reasoned dissents, the justices still managed to make their ire known. Here, we look at the most noteworthy dissents of the term and how Scalia's absence made a mark.

  • June 27, 2016

    The Supreme Court Term By The Numbers

    A vacant seat on the court. Controversial decisions on abortion and affirmative action. A judicial deadlock on immigration. For the U.S. Supreme Court, it was both business as usual and a session unlike any other. Here, Law360 takes a deep dive into the numbers behind the high court's latest term, examining the vote counts, overturn rates and dissents from this divided court.

  • June 27, 2016

    The Funniest Moments Of The Supreme Court's Term

    Late Justice Antonin Scalia joked about taking bribes, Justice Stephen Breyer imagined a hot dog detector and Chief Justice John Roberts needed help deciphering a young lawyer's lingo. Amid the customary seriousness of this term's U.S. Supreme Court arguments, there were some memorable moments of courtroom comedy. Here, Law360 looks back at humorous highlights from the past year.

  • June 27, 2016

    A Divided Court Finds New Ways To Be Unanimous

    The U.S. Supreme Court's struggle to avoid 4-4 splits this term led to a new kind of unanimity, experts say, with the four justices in the ideological middle forging consensus on narrow points of law.

  • June 27, 2016

    Farmers In Syngenta MDL Fight Bid To Sink Class Actions

    Corn farmers leading eight individual class actions in multidistrict litigation alleging Syngenta’s promotion of genetically modified corn cost the industry upward of $1 billion struck back against the agribusiness giant’s contention that their claims were preempted by federal law, telling a Kansas judge Friday that argument was meritless.

  • June 27, 2016

    8 Wasn't Enough For Lawyers Seeking High Court Clarity

    The eight-justice U.S. Supreme Court failed to reach majority decisions in some of the most closely watched cases of the term, leaving controversial legal questions unanswered and underscoring the stakes of the political fight over the late Justice Antonin Scalia's replacement.

  • June 27, 2016

    Chinese Wood Duty Injury Ruling Sent Back To ITC

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has struck down a U.S. International Trade Commission injury decision that blocked tariffs on imports of Chinese wood after finding that the commission cut certain corners in its analysis, according to an opinion unsealed Friday.

  • June 27, 2016

    TransCanada Files $15B Arbitration Claim Over Keystone XL

    TransCanada is asking the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes to arbitrate its $15 billion North American Free Trade Agreement demand against the U.S. government over the State Department’s cross-border permit denial for the Keystone XL pipeline.

  • June 27, 2016

    UK Constitution Could Hold The Key To Reversing Brexit

    As the fallout from the U.K.’s historic vote to leave the European Union continues, the Scottish government and other pro-Europe die-hards have been searching for legal leverage to reverse the referendum’s outcome.

Expert Analysis

  • The State Of British Politics After Brexit

    Huw Beverley-Smith

    The result of the United Kingdom referendum on leaving the European Union shows both a general lack of trust in politicians and a failure in turn of those politicians to address deep-rooted social and economic problems, says Huw Beverley-Smith at Faegre Baker Daniels.

  • World Bank Provides New Insights Into Its Sanctions System

    Dave Nadler

    A recent World Bank report enhances the public’s and practitioners’ understanding of the World Bank’s sanctions process and suggests that the bank may be increasingly interested in settling sanctions cases, say Dave Nadler and Adam Proujansky of Blank Rome LLP.

  • The Cloud And Ethical Considerations For Lawyers

    Bradley S. Shear

    Despite regular news stories detailing the need to update our digital privacy laws and increase our cybersecurity protections, law firms and in-house legal departments should feel confident that utilizing cloud providers with strong privacy and security protections will not breach their ethical obligation to clients, says Bradley Shear of the Law Office of Bradley S. Shear LLC.

  • In Congress: Only The Senate

    Richard Hertling

    Although the Senate has shown during the past year and a half of Republican control that it can indeed be an effective, functioning body, after several years of total dysfunction, the fight over Zika funding reveals that dysfunction is never far from the surface, say Richard Hertling and Kaitlyn McClure of Covington & Burling LLP.

  • The Many Uses Of Shell Companies

    Glenn Pomerantz

    Most of the publicity surrounding the Panama Papers has focused on the important role that shell companies have played in the laundering of the proceeds of criminal activity and in tax evasion. Understanding how shell companies can be used to engage in criminal behavior is critical to protecting an organization. Let’s look at some of the most common schemes, say Glenn Pomerantz and Brian Mich of BDO Consulting.

  • How Lawyers Can Harness The Power Of Social Media

    Monica Zent

    It’s important to first decide what your personal brand is. Are you a crusader? A wry observer? A compassionate witness? Your social media presence doesn’t have to reflect the deepest aspects of your identity — it’s merely an image that you project, says Monica Zent, founder and CEO of Foxwordy Inc.

  • Conflict Minerals Regulation In EU — What We Know So Far

    Michael R. Littenberg

    Following a political understanding announced last week, the preparation for a final conflict minerals regulation in the European Union now begins. A small number of companies that are public in the United States may find that they come within the scope of the regulation, even though their business activities are not in scope for purposes of the U.S. conflict minerals rule, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.

  • ITC Pilot Program: Where We Stand 3 Years Later

    Brian Johnson

    Many practitioners believed the U.S. International Trade Commission Pilot Program — known as the “100-day proceeding” — could reshape the way parties litigate in the ITC. Yet, three years later, the program has thus far proven anticlimactic. The fanfare has died down. But that may soon change, says Brian Johnson of Sidley Austin LLP.

  • From The Partner's Desk: Tips For Recent Law Grads

    Gary M. Gansle

    One of the most prevalent complaints by associates and recent law school graduates is the lack of meaningful mentoring by more seasoned attorneys. Gary Gansle, leader of Squire Patton Boggs LLP's Northern California employment law practice, offers several tips as a light that can help junior attorneys start down the right path in their career development.

  • Takeaways From The High Court's New Rule On RICO's Reach

    Robert P. Reznick

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in RJR Nabisco v. European Community, which reversed a Second Circuit decision and held that the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act has limited extraterritorial application, rejects all of the prevailing rulings on extraterritoriality and offers some new takes on the court’s prior jurisprudence in that area as well as antitrust law, say attorneys at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.