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International Trade

  • January 14, 2019

    Shutdown Begins Chipping Away At USTR Personnel

    The ongoing shutdown of the federal government hit the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Monday as a lapse in funding forced the agency — which runs point on all trade negotiations and policymaking — to begin furloughing nonessential personnel.

  • January 14, 2019

    UK's May Predicts No Brexit If Lawmakers Reject Her Deal

    Prime Minister Theresa May predicted on Monday that Brexit could be abandoned if MPs reject her draft Withdrawal Agreement as anticipated on Tuesday, as she warned that Parliament risks being thrown into “paralysis.”

  • January 11, 2019

    The Firms That Dominated In 2018

    Law360's top four Firms of the Year notched a combined 32 Practice Group of the Year awards after successfully securing wins in bet-the-company matters and closing high-profile, big-ticket deals for clients throughout 2018.

  • January 11, 2019

    Law360 Names Practice Groups Of The Year

    Law360 congratulates the winners of its 2018 Practice Group of the Year awards, which honor the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year.

  • January 11, 2019

    TracFone Accuses NJ Company Of Device Trafficking Scheme

    Noticing evidence of a recent uptick in trafficking of mobile devices it sells, TracFone Wireless Inc. took swift action to sue a New Jersey company and its operators over an alleged scheme that has damaged the mobile provider financially and also harmed its trademarks and reputation, TracFone's attorney said Friday.

  • January 11, 2019

    US Holds Firm On Ag Demands In Looming EU Trade Talks

    The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative declared Friday that it would look to pry open the European Union’s tightly protected agricultural market in forthcoming bilateral trade talks despite the EU’s repeated insistence that agriculture will not be included in any trade deal.

  • January 11, 2019

    Turkey Blocks US Bid For WTO Panel In Metal Tariff Fight

    Turkey blocked the United States’ bid to establish a World Trade Organization panel to consider a set of Turkish retaliatory duties on Friday, as the Trump administration continues to fight back against countries who have slapped levies on American goods in response to U.S. metal tariffs.

  • January 11, 2019

    AMD Hits MediaTek With Graphics Patent Suit After ITC Probe

    American semiconductor company Advanced Micro Devices ramped up its patent fight with rival MediaTek on Friday, asking a Delaware federal judge to find that Taiwan-based MediaTek is selling and importing televisions and graphics components that infringe two AMD patents.

  • January 11, 2019

    Prison Guard Who Brought Zarrab Contraband Gets 3 Years

    Manhattan U.S. District Judge Richard J. Sullivan hit a former prison guard with three years behind bars Friday for smuggling alcohol and mobile phones to jailed Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab in exchange for cash, saying a “tough sentence” sends a message not to corrupt the judicial system.

  • January 11, 2019

    Broad US Tech Rules Will Curb Innovation, Commerce Told

    An internet trade association that includes Facebook, Google and Amazon has urged the U.S. Department of Commerce to tread carefully when imposing export controls on new technologies, arguing that overbroad regulations could drive startups and innovators overseas.

  • January 11, 2019

    US Blasts WTO Legal System Even After Tuna Label Victory

    The Trump administration's persistent criticism of the World Trade Organization's legal wing continued in earnest Friday, even as the WTO cemented a U.S. victory in a long-running dispute over its "dolphin-safe" tuna labels brought by Mexico.

  • January 10, 2019

    What All Attorneys Need To Know About The Shutdown

    As the government shutdown drags on, Law360 is compiling answers to some of the most pressing questions on attorneys' minds.

  • January 10, 2019

    Gov't Shutdown Causing Headaches For Trade Attorneys

    The partial shutdown of the federal government has begun to put a squeeze on the nation’s intricate trade apparatus, with attorneys racing to stay ahead of the curve as the situation grows ever more precarious.

  • January 10, 2019

    China Hacking Revelations Show Limits Of Political Pacts

    A new indictment alleging a sweeping campaign by two Chinese government-backed hackers to loot sensitive business data from dozens of American companies is yet more evidence that political agreements between the two countries not to hack each other for economic gain have not gone far enough, attorneys say.

  • January 10, 2019

    Investors’ Attys In Cobalt Bribery Case Seek $43.5M In Fees

    Attorneys asked a Texas federal court on Wednesday to award them $43.45 million in fees for securing $173.8 million total for investors who brought allegations involving a potential foreign bribery scheme by now-bankrupt Cobalt International Energy Inc.

  • January 10, 2019

    ITC Case Won't Stop PTAB From Reviewing Caterpillar Patent

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has agreed to review a Caterpillar Inc. patent covering a milling machine despite the equipment maker’s contentions the review would be a waste of resources in light of a case at the U.S. International Trade Commission, with members noting that unlike the board, the commission cannot invalidate patents.

  • January 10, 2019

    Insurers, Investment Managers Face Most Brexit Risk: FCA

    Insurers, investment managers and wholesale financial services could have the most to lose if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a trade deal on March 29, the Financial Conduct Authority said Thursday.

  • January 10, 2019

    Ex-Dechert Trade, EU Law Pro Joins Cohen & Gresser

    A high-profile trade attorney and former Dechert LLP partner will join Cohen & Gresser LLP as of counsel, the firm said, bringing decades of expertise in European Union regulation to the global law firm's international trade practice.

  • January 9, 2019

    US Sanctions Venezuelan TV Mogul Over Alleged $2.4B Scam

    The Trump administration on Tuesday sanctioned a Venezuelan billionaire television mogul currently under indictment for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as well as several other individuals and businesses over an alleged $2.4 billion corrupt currency exchange scheme.

  • January 9, 2019

    House Dems Seek To Delay Rollback Of Russia Sanctions

    Key House Democrats voiced concerns Tuesday over the Trump administration's plans to walk back sanctions imposed against companies tied to a Kremlin-linked oligarch as a response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine and Syria and interference in the 2016 presidential election, demanding a postponement until members of Congress can be briefed.

Expert Analysis

  • Opinion

    A Call To Permit Judicial Substitution In MDL Proceedings

    Doug Smith

    While several proposed changes to multidistrict litigation procedures may be warranted and appropriate, consideration should be given to a modest modification of the judicial selection process, says Doug Smith of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

  • Guest Feature

    Judge Weinstein On Activism, Gobbledegook, Going Robeless

    Judge Jack Weinstein

    Judge Jack Weinstein has served in the Eastern District of New York for over half a century. White and Williams LLP attorney Randy Maniloff visited his Brooklyn office to find out what makes the 97-year-old jurist tick.

  • What To Expect From Technology-Assisted Review In 2019

    Thomas Gricks

    2018 will be remembered as a transition year for technology-assisted review, and 2019 will likely see a continued focus on how we use TAR, with refinement and expansion across the board, says Thomas Gricks of Catalyst Repository Systems LLC.

  • The IC-DISC Remains Relevant In The Post-TCJA World

    Carlos Somoza

    Significant changes in taxation of U.S. exporting businesses have prompted questions about the continued relevance of the interest charge domestic international sales corporation regime. However, because the IC-DISC continues to benefit smaller exporters, talk of its demise is premature, says Carlos Somoza of Kaufman Rossin PA.

  • 2019 Will Bring More Good News For Litigation Finance

    Alan Guy

    Last year saw another round of year-over-year growth in litigation finance, as debates shifted from whether it should be permitted to how it can best be managed. The exciting news, says Alan Guy of Vannin Capital PCC, is that 2019 seems likely to bring more of the same.

  • How The CLOUD Act Can Reach Stored Data Across Borders

    William Ridgway

    As global businesses move more of their data to the cloud, they may be placing it within the U.S. government’s reach. The reason lies with a single phrase from the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data, or CLOUD, Act, say William Ridgway and Jordan Blain of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.

  • 3 FCPA Enforcement Predictions For 2019

    James Tillen

    An analysis of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions and trends in 2018 hints at what we should expect this year, say James Tillen and Ann Sultan of Miller & Chevalier Chtd.

  • Why More Law Firms Will Embrace Remote Work In 2019

    Tomas Suros

    Leveraging technology in a fiercely competitive market is a key factor driving law firms toward technology adoption in 2019, as they face growing demand from legal talent and clients for the ability to connect, access and control information whenever and wherever needed, says Tomas Suros of tech provider AbacusNext.

  • 5 Most-Read Legal Industry Guests Of 2018

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    Law360 guest authors weighed in on a host of key legal industry issues this year, ranging from in-house tips for success and open secrets about BigLaw diversity to criticisms of the equity partnership and associate salary models. Here are five articles that captured the most attention.

  • How BIS Will Review Emerging Technology Export Controls

    Alexandre Lamy

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security sought public comment on criteria for identifying “emerging technologies” that are essential to U.S. national security. By commenting, companies working with these technologies have an opportunity to influence future U.S. government export controls, say authors with Baker McKenzie.