Steptoe Johnson LLP partner Jamie Beaber scored victories for LG Electronics and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. at the U.S. International Trade Commission and is serving a key role in Motorola Mobility LLC's patent war with Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp., earning the 38-year-old a spot among Law360's three international trade attorneys to watch.
Former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has joined Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP and will be based out of the firm's Dallas and Washington, D.C., offices, saying Monday he will assist companies looking to expand internationally.
The co-chairwoman of DLA Piper's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-corruption and corporate compliance practice group has jumped to Troutman Sanders LLP to serve as a white collar and compliance partner in the firm's Washington, D.C., office, Troutman Sanders announced Monday.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC has brought to California a team of five former Sidley Austin LLP intellectual property partners with experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device and technology sectors and before the U.S. International Trade Commission, Wilson Sonsini said Wednesday.
Holland & Knight LLP has landed an international trade, private equity and mergers and acquisitions wizard from Duane Morris LLP to join its Miami office as a partner in its corporate and international practice groups, the firm said Wednesday.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced budget amendments Thursday that would create a new intellectual property ambassador for trade negotiations and renew so-called fast-track negotiating authority for the president.
K&L Gates LLP on Wednesday announced it has hired a veteran trade litigator and former counsel for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to join the firm’s Washington, D.C., office as a partner in its international arbitration and international trade practices.
Polsinelli Shughart PC has lured away a health care litigator and compliance expert from Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC, the firm announced Monday, giving its Washington, D.C., office new firepower in courtroom contract disputes and behind-the-scenes advice on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Latham & Watkins LLP has bolstered its ranks in Los Angeles by adding a versatile litigator from Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP who has experience helping Asian companies handle antitrust, international trade, intellectual property and white collar matters in the U.S., Latham said Monday.
One of the U.S. Department of Justice's longest-tenured Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prosecutors has joined Paul Hastings LLP's global compliance and disputes practice as a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C., office, Paul Hastings announced Monday.
SNR Denton has bolstered its international trade group in Washington, D.C., by luring over a partner from Arent Fox LLP who has wide-ranging experience handling trade disputes and advising clients on an array of cross-border and regulatory issues, SNR Denton said Tuesday.
Baker Botts LLP has bolstered its ranks with the addition of a former Squire Sanders LLP partner specializing in export controls to its London office, the firm said Tuesday.
Husch Blackwell LLP has bolstered its ranks in Washington, D.C., by welcoming a seasoned international trade and customs lawyer into the fold from Greenberg Traurig LLP, Husch Blackwell said Friday.
An international arbitration attorney and U.S. Department of Justice veteran with more than a decade of experience working in the public sector has jumped to Arent Fox LLP as an international trade partner, the firm announced Friday, boosting its offerings related to dispute resolutions and post-conflict claims work for sovereign nations.
Dickinson Wright LLP has snapped up a products liability and marketing specialist from Canadian firm Miller Thomson for its Toronto office, bulking up its expertise in cross-border regulatory issues for consumer products, the firm said last week.
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP has nabbed an international trade and government contracts pro, who’s also well-versed in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters, from Shipman & Goodwin LLP to join the firm's Stamford, Conn., office as a partner in its business law department, it said Monday.
A former assistant U.S. attorney and trial lawyer with experience investigating securities fraud and trade violations has joined Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP as a partner in its commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense practice groups in Chicago, the firm announced Monday.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP has bolstered its ranks in Washington by luring over an intellectual property litigator from O'Melveny & Myers LLP to chair the firm's International Trade Commission group, Morgan Lewis said Monday.
Alston & Bird has fortified its government investigations group with a former U.S. prosecutor who's been involved in high-profile criminal cases like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the firm announced Monday, boosting its offerings related to securities, health care, financial institutions and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck PC has added to its intellectual property litigation ranks, pulling in a former Baker & McKenzie LLP partner who once served as counsel to the chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, Rothwell Figg said Friday.
Not enough consideration has been devoted to the economic forces that work to suppress the opportunities for "hold-up" that standard-essential patent status might otherwise suggest. Moving to limit patent infringement litigation by SEP holders committed to licensing on fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms is more nuanced than advocates would have us believe, says Donald Martin of ARPC.
Recent jurisprudence pertaining to the stream of commerce theory of personal jurisdiction demonstrates that courts are coalescing around two discernible schools of thought as to how to interpret the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in J. McIntyre Machinery Ltd. v. Nicastro, says Josh Kluewer of Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC.
When researching an expert, look for whether the expert’s opinion and methodology in the case is consistent with the expert’s approach outside of litigation. Inconsistency in an expert’s opinion not only is great fodder for cross-examination, but might also point to a more serious methodological problem that can form the basis for a Daubert challenge, says Matthew Whitley of Beck Redden LLP.
While international arbitration continues to grow as a means by which companies resolve cross-border disputes, counsel and their clients cannot approach or handle it as just another typical lawsuit. Effective advocacy in the international arbitration arena requires a different skill set, says Scott Kelly of Porter Hedges LLP.
Implementation of the Patent Law Treaty introduces safeguards against irrevocable loss of patent rights, and provides greater flexibility in filing requirements and patent procedures. But these safeguards should be considered exceptional rather than routine, say Kirsten Johnson and Les Bookoff of Bookoff McAndrews PLLC.
While it has been best practice for several years to evaluate and monitor charitable donations using a risk-based approach, Stryker Corp.'s recent $13.2 million Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement demonstrates that donations provided to a legitimate entity can still be improper, say attorneys with Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.
Until quite recently, China’s foreign exchange controls meant significant delays and red tape for anyone trying to remit or receive payment overseas for services rendered to a business in China — including to a subsidiary or affiliate. New regulations have made most of these difficulties a thing of the past for payments under $50,000, say Richard Grams and Allan Goldner at Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aranoff LLP.
As if compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.K. Bribery Act were not more than enough to keep general counsels awake at night, there is now one more concern that is sure to cause even more sleepless nights: Misrepresenting the true reason a worker is coming to the U.S. opens up a company to criminal exposure, say Peter Zeidenberg of DLA Piper and Brian Green of Murthy Law.
The Japanese yen, Indian rupee and the Indonesian rupiah have depreciated 30 percent on average in the last 24 months. Growth rates for India and Indonesia that were around 9 percent and 7 percent, respectively, two years ago have dropped off significantly, with India now at half that rate. And two of the once mighty BRIC economies are now included as part of the "Fragile Five," say attorneys with Jones Day.
Companies may find it beneficial to include forum selection clauses in foreign contracts as they provide a sense of security about where any potential litigation may take place. However, a party may find that the legal or political environment of the designated forum is markedly different at the time of litigation, and U.S. courts have thus far allowed avoidance of the application of such clauses only for drastic and unexpected changes, say Aaron Gruber and Caroline Mitchell of Jones Day.