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International Trade

  • September 5, 2018

    House Dems Slam Potential Trade Deal With Philippines

    A group of House Democrats has urged U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer not to negotiate a trade deal with the Philippines, condemning the country’s record of human rights abuses and anti-worker labor laws in a joint letter Tuesday.

  • September 5, 2018

    Del Monte Should Get Fees In Pineapple Award Row: Judge

    A Costa Rican pineapple farm should have to pay a Monaco-based Del Monte unit's attorneys' fees for mounting a baseless and inadequate challenge against a more than $29.3 million arbitration award issued to the food production and distribution company, a Florida magistrate judge concluded.

  • September 5, 2018

    Ex-Prosecutor, GE Atty Joins Ropes & Gray's Anti-Graft Team

    Ropes & Gray has hired a former federal prosecutor and General Electric in-house counsel to join the firm's Washington office as a partner, the firm announced Wednesday.

  • September 5, 2018

    The Biggest Trade Bombshells From Woodward's Trump Book

    Excerpts of veteran investigative reporter Bob Woodward's forthcoming book paint a generally chaotic picture of the Trump White House, with some of the most colorful anecdotes centering on the administration's struggle to craft a cohesive message on trade policy. Here, Law360 rounds up all of Woodward's revelations about the internal trade battle.

  • September 5, 2018

    Hyundai Hit With Retroactive Duties On Korean Transformers

    The U.S. Department of Commerce on Wednesday ordered a spinoff of Hyundai to pay double-digit duties retroactively on its imports of large power transformers from South Korea, finding that the Korea-based conglomerate may have reorganized to avoid paying a higher anti-dumping duty.

  • September 5, 2018

    Auto Industry, Economists Warn Against Trump Trade Policy

    Automotive and trade policy experts told a Senate panel Wednesday that the Trump administration's flurry of trade enforcement moves in recent months is driving too much uncertainty that raises serious questions about whether the White House’s strategy will achieve its purported goal of leveling the global trading field.

  • September 5, 2018

    Batch Of Akin Gump Attys Leave To Launch New Moscow Firm

    A group of now former Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP attorneys comprising roughly half the firm's Moscow office have decided to strike out on their own to form a new law firm based in the Russian capital in light of trans-Atlantic "geopolitical tensions," the group said Wednesday.

  • September 4, 2018

    Despite Trump's Power Play, Congress Holds NAFTA Cards

    President Donald Trump warned Congress over the weekend not to "interfere" in the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement talks, but he will ultimately need to bring lawmakers into the fold if he hopes to get any version of a new NAFTA across the finish line.

  • September 4, 2018

    ResMed Asks ITC, Calif. Court To Block Import Of Sleep Aids

    Respiratory medical device maker ResMed Inc. has ramped up its patent fight with a rival, asking the International Trade Commission to block imports from New Zealand and simultaneously filing a patent suit in California federal court.

  • September 4, 2018

    EU Looks To Resolve Trade Beef With US Over Meat Exports

    The European Commission has moved to open negotiations with the U.S. on a trade quota imposed on exports of beef into the European Union as part of a recent effort by the two trading partners to usher in a "new phase" of their relationship.

  • September 4, 2018

    Crowell & Moring Hires Ex-Bryan Cave Int'l Trade Pro

    Crowell & Moring LLP has added a former Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP attorney with more than 30 years of experience in international trade, the firm announced.

  • September 4, 2018

    Sanofi Settles SEC’s International Bribery Claims For $25M

    French pharmaceutical company Sanofi SA agreed Tuesday to pay $25.2 million to end the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s investigation into alleged bribes by a number of the company's international subsidiaries to increase sales.

  • September 4, 2018

    Jones Day Bankruptcy Pro Goes To Paul Hastings' NY Office

    Paul Hastings LLP has hired a cross-border bankruptcy specialist from Jones Day, part of the firm’s recent push to bulk up its finance and restructuring practices.

  • September 4, 2018

    Holiday-Themed Troll Dolls Must Face Toy Tariffs, CIT Rules

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has found that a slew of holiday-themed toys and items imported by a children's products company, from troll dolls to baby booties, should be tagged with tariffs associated with the items themselves, not as festive articles.

  • September 4, 2018

    SocGen Sets Aside €1.1B To Cover US Sanctions Fines

    Societe Generale SA revealed on Tuesday that it has set aside €1.1 billion ($1.27 billion) to settle expected fines by various U.S. authorities for violations of U.S. economic sanctions laws.

  • August 31, 2018

    Sen. Wyden Blasts Trump For 'Premature' NAFTA Moves

    Senate Finance Committee ranking member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., on Friday slammed President Donald Trump for advancing a trade agreement with Mexico while still negotiating with Canada in his bid to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement, calling it a “premature” move fueled by political calculation.

  • August 31, 2018

    After High Court Loss, Cos. Say Price Fix Hit Still Wrong

    Two Chinese vitamin C makers told the Second Circuit on Friday that the appeals court was right to throw out a $147 million price-fixing judgment against them, despite a subsequent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case that a foreign government's interpretation of its own law isn't "binding" on U.S. courts.

  • August 31, 2018

    EU To End Anti-Dumping Duties On Chinese Solar Panels

    The European Commission has decided to end anti-dumping duties it imposed several years ago on certain Chinese solar panels, saying Friday that it is in the European Union’s best interests to allow the measures to end when they expire on Sept. 3.

  • August 31, 2018

    Chinese Drone Co. Takes Patent Rivalry To ITC

    Chinese drone maker Autel Robotics Co. took an ongoing patent dispute with rival SZ DJI Technology Co. to the U.S. International Trade Commission on Thursday with infringement claims and a request to block DJI from importing and selling certain drones in the U.S.

  • August 31, 2018

    Health Hires: Quinn Emanuel, Manatt, Strategic, Perkins Coie

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP, Strategic Health Law and Perkins Coie LLP are among the latest firms to add attorneys with health or life sciences chops, with new hires from Finnegan, Drinker Biddle, Butler Rubin, and DLA Piper. 

Expert Analysis

  • Global Magnitsky: The Swiss Army Knife Of Sanctions

    Hdeel Abdelhady

    The United States last week took the unprecedented step of sanctioning officials of a NATO member state — the justice and interior ministers of Turkey — pursuant to the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act of 2016. The action demonstrates how Global Magnitsky sanctions can be readily employed without much advance legal groundwork, says Hdeel Abdelhady of MassPoint Legal and Strategy Advisory PLLC.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: How To Play The Long Game

    Arun Subramanian

    One of us was a clerk when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her Ledbetter dissent from the bench, inviting Congress to act, and the other clerked a few years later, when RBG's prominently displayed copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act served as a daily reminder that dissents are not just for show, say Arun Subramanian and Mark Musico of Susman Godfrey LLP.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: In Pursuit Of Precision

    Trevor Morrison

    As clerks for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we learned early on that, when preparing a memorandum or draft opinion, it was essential to present any opposing argument in its strongest possible light. There is a lesson here for today's public debates, says Trevor Morrison, dean of NYU Law School.

  • Opinion

    Time To Remove Patent Barriers To US Drug Manufacturing

    Frederick Rein

    To be on a level playing field with the rest of the world, the United States should consider amending its patent laws to permit both the export and stockpiling of pharmaceuticals during the patent term extension period, say attorneys with Goodwin Procter LLP.

  • How Businesses In Mexico Can Prepare For The AMLO Era

    Jonathan Adams

    On July 1, Mexicans elected Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador — known as AMLO — as their next president, in response to his campaign promising to clean up corruption and help the disadvantaged. Now, businesses should review their activities for anything that could create the appearance of corruption, and evaluate their social responsibility profiles, says Jonathan Adams of Baker McKenzie.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: My RBG Guide To Judging

    Goodwin Liu

    I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the days of RBG bobbleheads and “You Can’t Spell Truth Without Ruth” T-shirts. I had no idea I would become a judge, and I feel lucky every day that I had the chance to learn from her, says California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 4 Things I Learned

    Judge John Owens

    A lot has changed since I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 20 years ago. At that time, I had hair and no wife. I also thought I knew everything — but working for the justice made me realize very quickly that I actually knew very little, says Ninth Circuit Judge John Owens.

  • Strategies For Dealing With US-China Tariffs

    Russell Menyhart

    Increasing U.S. and Chinese tariffs have magnified the challenges of doing business internationally, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises. But review of products' tariff classifications, the public comment process for proposed tariffs, and tariff exemption applications all provide companies with opportunities to reduce harm, say Russell Menyhart and Ying Zhu of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

  • DOJ Expands Efforts To Encourage FCPA Self-Reporting

    James Gatta

    The U.S. Department of Justice's announcement last week that it intends to apply its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act corporate enforcement policy to successor entities in M&A marks a continuation of its recent efforts to incentivize disclosure and cooperation. However, uncertainty still remains, say James Gatta and Derek Cohen of Goodwin Procter LLP.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: The Equality Lessons

    Margo Schlanger

    In 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and I began my two-year clerkship with her. In her first opinion as a justice, and in dozens since, Justice Ginsburg reminded us how the law needs to operate if equality is to be a reality, says Margo Schlanger, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School.