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International Trade

  • August 14, 2018

    How One Firm Moved The Needle On Disability Inclusion

    This global law firm has recently focused on creating opportunities for people with disabilities across its ranks, and its efforts are already showing results. This article is part of our special report on disability inclusion in the legal industry.

  • August 14, 2018

    CFIUS Reform Is No Death Knell For Chinese Buyers

    A newly signed law overhauling the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has sparked concern in China, but concerns that the country would face tougher reviews than it has in the past are likely unfounded.

  • August 14, 2018

    US Asks To DQ Atty In Sub-Tech Case Who Reps China’s Gov’t

    The U.S. Attorney's Office asked a Massachusetts federal court Tuesday to disqualify an attorney for a man accused of illegally exporting submarine-detection equipment for a Chinese military institute, saying the lawyer’s simultaneous representation of the Chinese government creates a “serious potential conflict of interest.”

  • August 14, 2018

    Chiquita MDL Judge Narrows Claims Against Executives

    A Florida federal court presiding over multidistrict litigation alleging Chiquita funded a right-wing Colombian terrorist organization trimmed claims Monday against several defendants in two cases but declined to fully dismiss either one.

  • August 14, 2018

    Commerce Readies More Steel Tariffs On India

    Indian exporters and producers have dumped stainless steel flanges in the United States at unfairly low prices and been the beneficiaries of countervailing subsidies for the products, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Monday as it set duties for the products.

  • August 14, 2018

    Chinese Billionaire Asks 2nd Circ. To Deep-Six Conviction

    Chinese real estate mogul Ng Lap Seng has asked the Second Circuit to void his conviction for bribing United Nations ambassadors to get support for a conference center project in Macau, saying the government misapplied U.S. law to cover an intergovernmental organization like the U.N.

  • August 14, 2018

    US Can't Ease Mexican Import Ban Protecting Porpoise: CIT

    The U.S. Court of International Trade on Tuesday rejected the Trump administration’s bid to limit the scope of a recent ban on seafood imported from Mexico caught with an all-encompassing net that kills the world's smallest and most endangered porpoise, affirming the ban is “effective immediately.”

  • August 14, 2018

    Trump Tariffs Won't Alter Trade Deficit, NY Fed Paper Says

    A team of economists from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York wrote Monday that President Donald Trump’s series of sweeping import tariffs is unlikely to make a significant dent in the U.S. trade deficit, which has been a top priority for the White House.

  • August 14, 2018

    Trump's WTO Appeals Blockade Slowing Progress In Geneva

    The Trump administration's blocking of new appointments to the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body has continued to create headaches in Geneva, as an appeals panel weighing a dispute between Japan and South Korea has postponed its decision indefinitely, according to a WTO document published Tuesday.

  • August 14, 2018

    Rising Star: Miller & Chevalier's Richard Mojica

    Miller & Chevalier Chtd. member Richard Mojica has counseled foreign governments and U.S. companies of all sizes on a number of key trade issues, from how to minimize the cost of importing foreign goods to how to navigate the Trump administration’s latest tariffs, helping earn him a spot as one of five international trade law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 14, 2018

    Calif. Biz Owner Cops To Violating Syrian Sanctions

    A California businessman pled guilty on Monday to conspiring to export American tactical gear to Syria, a violation of U.S. economic sanctions against the country.

  • August 13, 2018

    David Boies On How Dyslexia Shaped His Practice

    One of the country’s highest-profile litigators, the Boies Schiller Flexner LLP chairman was diagnosed with dyslexia when he was in his 30s. In an interview with Law360, he talks about practicing law with the learning disability. This article is part of our special report on disability inclusion in the legal industry.

  • August 13, 2018

    BigLaw’s Mental Health Stigma Shows Signs Of Fading

    Sometimes viewed as an “invisible” disability, mental illness has long been forced under wraps because of the risk attorneys could face bias and stigma. Here’s how lawyers, law firms and other groups are starting to take on the status quo. This article is part of our special report on disability inclusion in the legal industry.

  • August 13, 2018

    Suniva Creditor Sues To Halt Removal Of Solar Cell Equipment

    The largest unsecured creditor of bankrupt solar cell maker Suniva Inc. filed an adversary complaint late Friday in Delaware seeking to prevent the debtor from having the creditor remove manufacturing equipment it recently purchased at auction from the debtor’s Norcross, Georgia, factory.

  • August 13, 2018

    Owens Corning Says Sellers Hid Indian Co.’s Tax Debt In Deal

    The Canadian arm of Owens Corning Corp. has sued the seller’s agent in its purchase of an Indian roofing products maker, accusing it of failing to indemnify it from at least $1.4 million in taxes assessed by India’s government.

  • August 13, 2018

    Commerce Sets New Initial Tariffs On Taiwanese Steel

    The U.S. Department of Commerce landed on a new set of tariffs for certain producers of corrosion-resistant steel from Taiwan on Friday after conducting an administrative review of duties handed down in 2016 following a finding that Taiwanese manufacturers were undercutting the domestic market.

  • August 13, 2018

    CFIUS Overhaul Signed Into Law Along With Defense Budget

    President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2019 into law on Monday, approving the federal defense budget and policy priorities for the upcoming year as well as the attached plan to overhaul the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

  • August 13, 2018

    Carmakers Bemoan 'Confusing' Tariff Exclusion Process

    The Trump administration's process for importers to secure relief from its steel and aluminum tariffs has been “onerous, expensive and confusing,” a car parts manufacturer advocacy group said in a letter, calling on lawmakers to press the White House for meaningful changes.

  • August 13, 2018

    FXCM Nixes Investor Class Action Over Swiss Franc Losses

    A federal judge in New York has dismissed a class action alleging foreign exchange trading company FXCM Inc. defrauded investors, saying the court found no evidence that the company made any deliberate misrepresentations to stockholders in failing to foresee the euro’s value falling sharply against the Swiss franc.

  • August 13, 2018

    Glycine Exporter Can't Dodge $11M Smuggling Scheme Claim

    A California federal judge struck down a food additive exporter's attempt to throw out claims saying it had smuggled glycine into the U.S. from China without paying more than $11 million in required duties, calling the exporter's use of the Fifth Amendment "both a sword and shield."

Expert Analysis

  • Distributors Expose Health, Life Sci Cos. To FCPA Risks

    Mimi Yang

    All companies operating abroad should be aware of potential liability under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption laws, but health care and life sciences companies are at greater risk due to the nature of their products and their reliance on third-party distributors in international markets, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray LLP.

  • An Update, Not A Transformation, Of CFIUS Review Process

    Scott Flicker

    The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act, a reform of the review process overseen by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, has just been signed into law. But to a great extent, it merely codifies CFIUS’ current practice of expansively interpreting its jurisdiction, stretching review timelines and taking a broad view of national security, say attorneys with Paul Hastings LLP.

  • Interview Essentials For Attorneys On The Move

    Eileen Decker

    Across the country this fall, recent law school graduates, law firm associates and experienced professionals will interview for positions in private practice and government service. Sharing tips on how to stand out in this high-pressure, hypercompetitive process are Eileen Decker, former U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, and Keith Jacoby, co-chairman of Littler Mendelson PC’s class action practice group.

  • Roundup

    Clerking For Ginsburg

    Clerking For Ginsburg

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined the U.S. Supreme Court 25 years ago and is not planning to retire anytime soon — she has hired clerks through 2020. What's it like to assist Justice Ginsburg? In this series, former clerks reflect on the experience.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 3 Surprises

    David Post

    It had never occurred to me that judges don’t always love the way their appellate cousins review their work and tell them — in public — all the things they got wrong. I was frequently struck by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s acute awareness of the delicacy of this relationship, says attorney David Post.

  • What Cos. Must Know About The Return Of Iran Sanctions

    F. Amanda DeBusk

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Aug. 6 formally re-imposing certain sanctions with respect to Iran. Given the administration’s rapidly shifting approach to international trade and national security issues, businesses should plan for the worst — while continuing to advocate for a more pragmatic approach, say attorneys with Dechert LLP.

  • How Taxpayers Are Taking To Tax Reform So Far

    Nickolas Gianou

    The effects of last year’s tax overhaul, the most significant since 1986, have not been as drastic as some expected. Still, taxpayers have begun to adjust and a number of significant trends are emerging, say Nickolas Gianou and Sally Thurston of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: A Superhero Supreme

    Burden Walker

    As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.

  • Blockchains: A Better Tool For Supply Chain Management

    James Ton-that

    Although commonly associated with cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology can also be implemented to modernize international supply chains, which currently suffer from voluminous documentary requirements, layers of middlemen and immense regulation, say James Ton-that and Ravi Soopramanien of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 4 RBG Lessons On Having It All

    Rachel Wainer Apter

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everything she is cracked up to be​ — f​eminist icon​, brilliant jurist​, fierce dissenter. She is also an incredible boss, mentor and friend.​ ​Her advice has shaped how I have tried to balance building a career and ​raising children, says Rachel Wainer Apter, counsel to the New Jersey attorney general.