Arent Fox has announced a former Shearman & Sterling LLP partner is joining the firm’s tax practice in Washington, D.C., to assist clients with domestic and international transactional tax issues.
Deutsche Bank cannot be held liable for the death of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq by a bomb supplied by Iran, the Seventh Circuit ruled Wednesday, saying the bank's violations of U.S. sanctions on Iran were too far removed from the soldier’s death to create liability under anti-terrorism law.
A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday appointed Levi & Korsinsky LLP as lead counsel in a proposed class action against Glencore PLC over investor losses allegedly tied to announcements that the United Kingdom and the United States are investigating the Swiss company’s overseas dealings.
The $867 billion farm bill, passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, contains several provisions that would benefit native tribes through increased cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on welfare-related contracts, the National Congress of American Indians said in a statement.
A New York federal court has approved investors' roughly $15 million settlement with Brazil's state-controlled power company Eletrobras, resolving allegations that executives misled shareholders about the company's financials to conceal their participation in a massive bribery scandal.
The U.S. International Trade Commission will weigh in on an intellectual property dispute between Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. over sales of iPhones found to infringe a Qualcomm patent, agreeing on Wednesday to reconsider whether the telecom giant's asserted patent is obvious and whether an import ban against the iPhones would be appropriate.
A China-based oil services company has agreed to pay $2.77 million to settle allegations that it violated U.S. regulations that limit trade of U.S.-originated goods with Iran, the Treasury Department said Wednesday.
After an eight-month wrestling match about provisions ranging from food stamp work requirements to limits on farm subsidies, the House of Representatives passed an $867 billion farm bill Wednesday, sending a sweeping set of reforms to food and agriculture policy to President Donald Trump.
The bilateral trade agreement between Japan and the European Union will take effect in February following its ratification by lawmakers Wednesday, effectively creating the largest free trade zone ever implemented by a regional trade accord.
The Federal Circuit on Wednesday sustained a duty set by the U.S. Department of Commerce on solar cells from China, rejecting arguments from solar panel manufacturer SolarWorld Americas Inc. that the department had low-balled the Chinese exporters’ production costs when calculating the tariffs.
The U.S. government said Wednesday that it intends to sign a sweeping agreement with the U.K. that will help American firms keep pushing into the world’s fourth-largest insurance market after Britain exits the European Union.
Morrison & Foerster LLP has lured another attorney away from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, bolstering its national security practice in Washington, D.C., with his experience helping formulate sanctions policy, according to a Tuesday announcement.
Prime Minister Theresa May survived a coup attempt by rebel lawmakers within her Conservative Party late Wednesday, winning a no-confidence vote by a sufficiently large margin to allow her to continue pushing to get a draft Brexit withdrawal agreement through a hostile Parliament.
The Trump administration rejected a proposal to reform the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement system Wednesday, prolonging a two-year power play that has plunged Geneva into crisis mode.
Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of no-confidence from her own Conservative Party MPs on Wednesday evening as opposition to her plan to exit the European Union escalates, raising the prospect of a no-deal departure or no Brexit at all.
A Canadian judge granted bail on Tuesday to a top Huawei Technologies Co. executive facing extradition to the United States, the telecommunications giant announced.
A California-based dental products maker has added to its expanding intellectual property battle with a Danish rival over patents covering intraoral scanners and related equipment, filing two complaints Tuesday in Delaware federal court and one complaint Monday at the U.S. International Trade Commission.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has refused to spare eight Chinese furniture companies from a triple-digit tariff imposed on imports of wooden bedroom furniture from China, preliminarily lumping those exporters into the countrywide duty rate following its annual review of the decade-old tariff.
Cisco Systems Inc. is discussing a deal to buy Luxtera, Plaid was valued at $2.65 billion in a Mary Meeker-led funding round, and SoftBank wants to shed its stake in California-based Nvidia Corp.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate whether the importation into the U.S. and the sales of certain electronic cigarette delivery systems by 21 companies violate federal tariff regulations and whether the devices should be barred from entry.
He was White House counsel to two presidents. When Reagan was shot, he explained the chain of command to a four-star general. And until a few years ago, many people still thought he was Deep Throat during the Watergate scandal. Fred Fielding of Morgan Lewis & Bockius may be the quintessential Washington insider. White and Williams attorney Randy Maniloff visits him to learn more.
Producers and distributors of food products in the U.K. will be pleased to know that, should there be a no-deal Brexit, they may not need to change food labels and packaging from day one, as the government is proposing grace periods for some required labeling changes, says Ravi Randhawa of Gowling WLG.
With no end in sight for Section 301 tariffs on goods imported from China, importers may want to examine supply chains for savings. Useful strategies include reviewing purchase order terms, shifting component production and using first sale to save on duties, says Laura Siegel Rabinowitz of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.
Many law firms have tickets or luxury suites at sporting events to host clients and prospects. Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group and Matt Ansis of TicketManager discuss some of the ways that firms can use those tickets effectively.
A recent opinion from the American Bar Association provides useful guidance on attorneys’ obligations to guard against cyberattacks, protect electronic client information and respond if an attack occurs, says Joshua Bevitz of Newmeyer & Dillion LLP.
In 2018, the U.S. government strengthened sanctions targeting Iran, Russia and Venezuela, sanctioned an agency of the Chinese government and completed the second largest sanctions-related enforcement action on record. And the evidence suggests 2019 will be equally tumultuous, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.
Opening comments by parties in mediation that are made with the proper content and tone can diffuse pent-up emotion and pave the way for a successful resolution. But an opening presentation can do more harm than good if delivered the wrong way, say Jann Johnson and William Haddad of ADR Systems LLC.
Last month, the Office of Foreign Assets Control announced a settlement with Cobham Holdings over shipments of goods to a Russian entity. The violations, apparently caused by deficient screening software, may signal heightened compliance expectations, say Roberto Gonzalez and Rachel Fiorill of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP.
I suspect the true audience for the U.S. Department of Justice’s disavowal last week of a 2013 policy statement on standard-essential patents is not the courts but rather the U.S. International Trade Commission, whose discretion to pressure standard implementers to accept onerous licensing terms will be tested in the coming years, says University of Minnesota Law School professor Thomas Cotter.
Days before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that consumers avoid eating romaine lettuce from any source. The broad scope of the advisory reflected the challenge of obtaining precise supply chain information, say Leslie Krasny and Nury Yoo of Keller and Heckman LLP.