A Gibson Dunn equity partner told a Manhattan federal judge Thursday in Steven Donziger's contempt trial that the Chevron foe partly brought the charges on himself by failing to appeal key court orders.
The U.S. Court of International Trade backed anti-dumping duties on Indian steel flanges on Thursday, saying that the U.S. Department of Commerce sufficiently explained on remand why it treated a disputed sale as foreign, which paved the way for lower tariffs.
Jones Day has added two seasoned lawyers to its global disputes practice, with one attorney joining the firm as a partner in its Frankfurt, Germany, office and the other as a partner based in the firm's office in Perth, Australia.
A subsidiary of Spanish renewable energy company Grupo Solesfero is looking to revive its claim for some $287 million in lost profits after a deal to develop a wind farm in the Dominican Republic fell through, telling a Florida judge that an international tribunal's "catchall denial" of the claim is insufficient.
New U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler said Thursday that rulemaking around climate risk and human capital disclosures will be "an early focus" of his tenure in light of investors' interest in the areas.
The Senate Judiciary Committee split evenly Thursday in advancing President Joe Biden's pick to lead the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division after Sen. Ted Cruz attacked her purported views, such as comparing police to the KKK.
An Oregon federal judge on Thursday ordered the U.S. Department of Justice to try to reach a settlement agreement with young climate activists suing the U.S. government over its energy policies.
The Federal Trade Commission has asked for additional information about Energy Transfer LP's planned acquisition of fellow U.S. natural gas company Enable Midstream Partners LP, prolonging the merger review for a deal valued at $7.2 billion.
The Biden administration on Thursday took steps to kill a Trump-era Clean Air Act requirement that every new rulemaking clearly explain the underlying cost-benefit analysis, which U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan called unnecessary and misguided.
President Joe Biden pledged Thursday to take action to disrupt the operations of a criminal hacking syndicate that has hit Colonial Pipeline Co. with ransomware, and which U.S. intelligence agencies believe is based in Russia but not backed by the Russian government.
An Australian court largely sided with Shell's local subsidiary in a dispute with the country's tax authority, finding the company used its stake in a natural gas project to explore for petroleum — a condition required for tax deductions.
The First Circuit on Thursday lifted its injunction halting construction on Central Maine Power's proposed electric transmission line to deliver hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts, rejecting claims by environmental groups that the Army Corps of Engineers cut corners on its analysis of the 145-mile project.
The United Auto Workers urged the Fourth Circuit to revive a suit seeking to block HVAC supplier SPX Corp. from switching retirees' group health insurance to health reimbursement arrangements, saying the district court took too narrow a view of the union's power to sue on retirees' behalf.
A California appeals court has reinstated a Black Jiffy Lube employee's discrimination claims against a BP unit over purportedly racist remarks that were directed at him during a presentation on a new oil product.
The Independent Petroleum Association of America urged the Fifth Circuit to rule that a highly paid rig worker is not entitled to overtime, arguing that the industry's economic vitality hinges on day rate workers remaining exempt.
The decline in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enforcement actions may expose the public and the environment to unchecked and harmful pollution, the EPA's internal watchdog said in a report Thursday.
An oil refinery in St. Croix has temporarily shut down following at least four environmental accidents since it reopened earlier this year, including a new flaring incident this week that spewed oil droplets into the air, the EPA announced Thursday.
A unit of Dallas-based energy company EnLink Midstream Partners LP has dropped its state court suit accusing Tenaska Inc. of wrongfully pursuing payment for gas that was never delivered during February's deadly and destructive winter storm.
The D.C. Circuit on Thursday refused to put on hold its ruling backing a lower court decision to wipe out an Army Corps of Engineers easement for the controversial Dakota Access pipeline as the pipeline's owners plan a U.S. Supreme Court appeal.
The federal government, Alabama, and Tennessee slammed Southern Coal Corp.'s attempt to avoid a $3.2 million penalty for failing to keep water quality permits up to date, arguing the company knew the consequences of not honoring commitments made in a prior deal.
Winston & Strawn LLP said Thursday it has snagged a former acting assistant attorney general who took the lead on some of the Trump administration's highest profile environmental regulatory matters to join its Washington, D.C., office.
A subsidiary of Dubai's Rasmala Investment Bank has sued a major commodities trader in London for fraud, accusing the Singapore-based company of deceiving it into providing $20 million to pay off debts.
A Gibson Dunn partner with a lead role in pursuing financial information from Chevron foe Steven Donziger acknowledged during cross-examination Wednesday that the oil giant was willing to spend millions to pursue an $800,000 judgment and other relief against him.
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and five other Native American tribes have urged an Arizona federal judge to vacate a Trump-era definition of the Clean Water Act without trial, saying that protecting fewer bodies of water runs contrary to the law's original intent.
A West Virginia federal judge on Wednesday denied Antero Resources Corp.'s bid to escape oil and gas royalty owners' consolidated suit accusing the company of taking improper deductions from their payments, clearing the way for a trial next month.
Expansive notification and approval requirements under the U.K.’s new merger control regime — the National Security and Investment Act — along with a lack of clarity about when they go into effect, pose unique challenges for private equity sponsors, as well as their investors and portfolio companies, say attorneys at Kirkland.
A Massachusetts federal judge’s recent rebuke of the state Attorney General’s Office for refusing to respond to discovery requests in Alliance for Automotive Innovation v. Healey highlights six important considerations for attorneys who want to avoid the dreaded benchslap, say Alison Eggers and Dallin Wilson at Seyfarth.
The repurposing of America's fossil fuel infrastructure for renewable hydrogen has begun, and existing pipelines, regulations and statutes can provide the regulatory certainty needed to support investment in hydrogen power systems, say William Bolgiano and Matthew Field at Venable.
Following the D.C. Circuit’s recent notice discouraging use of the font Garamond in legal briefs, Jason Steed at Kilpatrick looks at typeface requirements and preferences in appellate courts across the country, and how practitioners can score a few extra brief-writing points with typography.
Joseph Berger and Thomas Mason at Thompson Hine examine the significant opportunities for government contractors arising from actions during the first 100 days of the Biden administration, which set the stage for unprecedented investment in national infrastructure, domestic manufacturing, research and development, clean energy, pandemic response and economic recovery.
As the legal industry continues to change in the post-pandemic world, law firms should adapt to client demands by constantly measuring and managing the profitability of their services, says Joseph Altonji at LawVision.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's recent settlement with Alliance NYGT underscores how important it is for electric power companies to ensure that they communicate accurate and timely information to independent system operators and regional transmission organizations with whom they have contracts, say Paul Pantano Jr. and Thomas Millar at Willkie.
As Latin America pivots toward renewable energy, governments should reshape bilateral investment treaties to allow incentives for new technologies and improve dispute settlement mechanisms, while also providing both new and established energy companies with certainty and fair treatment, say attorneys at GST.
Recent rulings shed light on how courts and international arbitration tribunals decide if litigation funding materials are discoverable and reaffirm best practices that attorneys should follow when communicating with funders, say Justin Maleson at Longford Capital and Michele Slachetka and Christian Plummer at Jenner & Block.
Well-grounded scientific testimony in judicial proceedings has become more essential than ever, especially with large verdicts at stake in cases concerning hot-button issues like talc and climate change, so judges must act as gatekeepers to exclude unsound science from jury trials, says Lawrence Ebner at the Atlantic Legal Foundation.
President Joe Biden's $2 trillion American Jobs Plan proposes incentives for environmental remediation of legacy sites, and creation of more resilient and greener energy infrastructure — but fully implementing it would take many years, and require close coordination between the White House, Congress and federal agencies, says Robert Middleton at Schiff Hardin.
This year's law graduates and other young attorneys must recognize that the practice of law tests and rewards different skills and characteristics than law school, and that what makes a lawyer valuable changes over time, says Vernon Winters, retired partner at Sidley.
To successfully meet the Biden administration's climate-related goals, the federal government must fill gaps in state regulation of environmental insurance, and help create an insurance framework that incentivizes and facilitates carbon impact reduction in four key areas, say Michael Hill and Paul Tetenbaum at Blue Dot Climate Insurance.
The Second Circuit's recent thumbs-down to New York City's climate change lawsuit puts even more pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to address federal preemption in climate litigation when it decides BP v. Baltimore this year, says Scott Press at Goldberg Segalla.
If the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grants a recent petition from environmental groups asking it to label methane and ethane as volatile organic compounds, it could unleash regulation of those substances under all available Clean Air Act programs — but existing regulatory systems are simply not equipped to bear that load, says Eric Groten at V&E.