King & Spalding said Monday it has established a London trade practice with the addition of Bird & Bird’s former head of international trade and customs for Brussels and London.
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC said Monday that Matthew Howsare, chief of staff and chief counsel to the chairwoman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, will join the firm’s consumer product safety practice in its Washington office later this month.
Brazilian diplomat Roberto Azevedo was chosen as the next director-general of the World Trade Organization on Tuesday, marking the first time the organization has picked a leader from Latin America.
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP has added former Congresswoman and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission chief Anne Northup to its Washington, D.C., office, where she will advise on issues ranging from energy and environmental policy to international trade and health care, the firm announced Monday.
President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated White House advisor Mike Froman for U.S. trade representative and selected billionaire businesswoman Penny Pritzker to take over as secretary of commerce.
The White House on Thursday nominated Federal Trade Commission official and former Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP attorney Howard Shelanski to head the government oversight body that reviews all agency draft regulations before they are published.
The World Trade Organization said Friday that Brazilian diplomat Roberto Carvalho de Azevedo and Mexico's former trade minister Herminio Blanco are the final two candidates in the running to succeed France's Pascal Lamy as director-general of the global trade organization.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP has added the former joint head of Bribery and Corruption in the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office to its London office in a bid to raise the firm's profile in cross-border Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases, the firm said Monday.
When litigation to force the government to collect nearly $500 million in duties on Chinese agricultural products stalled, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP's Jennifer McCadney used her congressional trade policy experience to help domestic producers find another way to recover the unpaid duties, landing her a spot among Law360's top three young international trade attorneys.
As the U.S. solar industry was being pummeled by subsidized Chinese imports, Robert DeFrancesco III's work on behalf of leading producer SolarWorld Industries America Inc. helped secure stiff duties for Chinese rivals, leveling the playing field and earning the Wiley Rein LLP partner a spot among Law360's top three international trade attorneys under 40.
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.
With less than five months to go until the first round of changes instituting the Export Control Reform Initiative becomes effective, U.S. exporters must get their houses in order. From export classifications to licenses to training, companies must start adjusting now, say attorneys with Nixon Peabody LLP.
The U.S. Department of Energy's recent order ending a nearly two-year moratorium on liquefied natural gas export approvals provides important insight into how the department will consider pending and future export applications. However, it also raises many questions and indicates that the DOE will not back down from its controversial position on its authority, say attorneys with Day Pitney LLP.
The U.K. Bribery Act is somewhat complicated. Not surprisingly, therefore, misperceptions have arisen regarding its provisions, especially regarding the requirements, scope and exclusivity of Section 7 corporate liability, says Eli Richardson of Bass Berry & Sims PLC.
The pros of using predictive coding far outweigh the cons. Given the heavy pressure on law firms and in-house counsel to reduce discovery costs, as well as the Justice Department's recent stance on the subject, it appears predictive coding will continue to emerge from the obscure world of legal technology to the mainstream of legal practice, say Michael Moscato and Myles Bartley of Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP.
The extraordinary criminal bribery charges against two registered representatives of a U.S. broker-dealer and a high-level Venezuelan government official highlight that a broker-dealer’s anti-money laundering procedures, as well as oversight of their registered people, should have a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act component if the firm is doing international business, say attorneys with Duane Morris LLP.
Following six steps will help exporters evaluate the export control classifications of their products under the revised U.S. Munitions List and Commerce Control List, say attorneys with Nixon Peabody LLP.
As illustrated by the recent K-V Pharmaceutical Co. case, the U.S. International Trade Commission will likely closely review complaints that could usurp the power of another federal agency and potentially undermine that agency's application of its own rules, say Eric Fues and Mareesa Frederick of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP.
The emergence of a cooperating witness begins to complete the puzzle of the scheme to defraud and catapults the investigation to new heights. A recent arrest by the FBI in an ongoing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation appears to follow this same modus operandi, says Douglas Small of Berkeley Research Group LLC.
A New York federal court recently entered a final judgment against a former Siemens AG executive for his alleged role in a purported $100 million bribery scheme for Siemens to obtain a $1 billion contract from Argentina. Third-party sham contracts continue to be a prevalent theme in the alleged facts contained in corruption enforcement filings and resolutions, say attorneys with Fulbright & Jaworski LLP.
In order to implement the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act resource guide's critical instructions for corporate boards, senior executives and compliance professionals for designing an “effective” anti-corruption compliance program, companies must tackle 10 essential tasks, says Michael Volkov of The Volkov Law Group LLC.