DLA Piper has announced that it added a former Kirkland & Ellis partner with experience in complex commercial disputes and corporate fraud, including the False Claims Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, to bolster its litigation practice in New York.
Domestic producers of electrical steel used in power transformers have sued the U.S. International Trade Commission for ruling that their business was not injured by competing imports from Germany, Japan and Poland, according to documents filed Tuesday in the U.S. Court of International Trade.
The Federal Circuit on Tuesday rejected Mukand Ltd.'s challenge to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s review of an anti-dumping order on stainless steel bar from India, finding the department properly used domestic petitioners' allegations in calculating a dumping margin for the Indian steelmaker.
The Federal Circuit on Tuesday ruled en banc that a corporate officer may be held liable for furnishing the U.S. government with misleading import information even if the officer is not the importer of record, faulting the president of a company that understated the value of men's suits shipped to the U.S.
The European Union on Monday asked the World Trade Organization to rule over a dispute about anti-dumping duties Russia applied to imports of light commercial vehicles from Germany and Italy, after a formal consultation failed to resolve the issue.
Ukrainian lawmakers on Tuesday approved an agreement to strengthen political ties with the European Union, but delayed the implementation of the free trade portion of the pact, which is widely viewed as a catalyst for the region's monthslong unrest with neighboring Russia.
Meat packaging industry groups called for the D.C. Circuit to rehear a case in which it decided en banc in July to uphold stricter labeling rules for the meat industry, saying Friday that the ruling contradicts the circuit’s own precedent and creates a “regulatory morass.”
Gilead Sciences has reached deals with seven generic drug manufacturers in India to sell cheaper versions of its $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, roughly a month after the company won the rights to the groundbreaking medicine, it said in a Monday announcement.
A coalition of business groups has urged the D.C. Circuit to rebuff the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s bid for an en banc review of an earlier decision to strike down a central tenet of the agency’s conflict minerals rules.
The World Trade Organization has approved a voluntary mediation system designed to let members resolve food safety policy disagreements, allowing them to avoid the WTO’s complicated legal dispute policies.
The World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body is poised to install the newest panelist of the seven-member Appellate Body after a selection committee tapped the former ambassador of Mauritius to the WTO and other international organizations out of a group seven candidates, the organization said Friday.
The head of the World Trade Organization on Monday made clear that he will not bend to the demands of developing countries that have blocked the implementation of a trade facilitation deal over concerns about legal challenges to domestic food security programs, saying the two issues must proceed separately.
The Federal Circuit ruled Friday that companies are responsible for keeping track of any data that may be requested by the U.S. government in duty-review proceedings, backing a challenge from a U.S. producer of roller bearings seeking to obtain a hefty anti-dumping duty order on Chinese imports.
The opposition to China's enforcement of a controversial antitrust law continues to amplify as a key business group has alleged breaches of World Trade Organization rules, but experts say the WTO's texts and existing jurisprudence create enough uncertainty that U.S. trade authorities will likely hold off on bringing a case.
The federal government on Friday asked a New York federal court to allow it to assert the state secrets privilege to dismiss a Greek businessman's defamation suit alleging a nonprofit organization falsely accused him of illegally exporting oil from Iran, saying further litigation could expose classified natural security information.
The U.S. Court of International Trade on Friday denied a tariff refund to a shipping company that imported Colombian flowers in between duty-free treaty periods, saying that the company's refund request was filed too late.
The U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust chief warned Friday that global enforcers should steer clear of using competition law to push a protectionist agenda by promoting industrial policy, pursuing leverage in trade talks or interfering with intellectual property rights.
Food and agriculture company Cargill Inc. hit Syngenta Seeds Inc. with a lawsuit in Louisiana state court on Friday for allegedly releasing a new genetically modified seed into the U.S. corn supply prior to receiving import approval from China, saying Cargill’s shipments to China were rejected as a result.
The Second Circuit on Friday refused to force Grenada to turn over certain assets, including legal fees owed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, to satisfy a $21 million judgment to Taiwan's export-import bank, but it did say a lower court was wrong to cut off an investigation into Grenada's assets in the U.S.
The D.C. Circuit on Friday revived a conservative group's antitrust suit against the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, saying that even though the group failed to properly serve OPEC, a district judge should reconsider whether to allow the organization to be served through its U.S. counsel White & Case LLP.
Overall, the U.S. oil country tubular goods industry is pleased with the outcomes of the OCTG trade cases at the administrative agency level, particularly because the U.S. Department of Commerce increased anti-dumping duties on imports from Korea in its final margin calculations and the U.S. International Trade Commission made affirmative determinations with respect to substantially all subject imports, says Brian McGill of King & Spalding LLP.
A vote for an independent Scotland will have many consequences for the United Kingdom. Unsurprisingly, the implications for U.K. sovereign credit default swaps have not featured prominently in the public debate, say attorneys with Shearman & Sterling LLP.
Western companies should expect the current economic sanctions between Russia and the West to remain, if not intensify — today’s food ban could become tomorrow’s automobile ban, and the prohibitions on trade could come from either the West or Russia at this point, say attorneys at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
While the latest U.S. and EU sanctions do not cut off entire sectors of the Russian economy, they come close, say attorneys with Holland & Hart LLP.
A recent Law360 article about the perennial BigLaw concern over how to recruit and retain female and ethnically diverse attorneys addressed a new approach being taken by some law firms — going beyond traditional mentoring programs by creating a sponsorship relationship. Pro bono can also play a part, say David Lash and Merle Vaughn of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel.
Efforts to apply the Esquenazi definition in Korea — a country where the government plays a significant yet often obscured role in several important industries — reveal that the definition leaves important questions unresolved and provides little comfort to companies trying to determine whether a potential business partner may be subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, say attorneys with Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP and Kim & Chang.
For a law firm, excess time dedicated to legal research generates waste, either in the form of artificially reduced billable hours or, particularly in flat or contingency fee projects, as overhead eroding the profitability of legal work. By measuring five factors, firms will begin to understand their own opportunities for improving profits, says David Houlihan of Blue Hill Research Inc.
The Federal Circuit's recent decision in Align Technology Inc. v. U.S. International Trade Commission highlights a loophole in current ITC rules — limitations on the ITC’s ability to review the denial of summary determination motions on threshold issues — that the commission is likely to consider closing, says Christopher May of McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
Each lawyer's practice is a self-run business, even within the platform of a firm, and yet the level of entrepreneurialism within the practice of law is oftentimes marginalized, says legal industry business development specialist Jenn Topper.
Foreign investors face uncertainty about the extent to which their investments in Ukraine are protected under Ukraine’s investment treaties in the context of armed conflict and belligerent occupation, says Lee Caplan of Arent Fox LLP.