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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.