Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday said that Congress is holding up the process of revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement by not fully engaging with the White House in drafting a list of negotiating principles.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has long dealt with the perception that it is biased against foreign companies, but outside views of the agency could be changing as foreign companies have become more sophisticated at operating within the U.S. patent system.
The European Union’s top appeals court has vacated tariffs that the European Council imposed on two Chinese importers of certain iron or steel fasteners, finding that the 28-nation body improperly excluded relevant data during its anti-dumping calculation.
As President Donald Trump prepares to put his own stamp on the all-important U.S.-China trade alliance, experts are urging the White House to avoid being distracted by potential quick market access victories and instead prioritize a comprehensive approach to resolving the partners' deep-seated problems.
The U.S. State Department has signed off on a proposed $1 billion contract for an Oklahoma-based for-profit pilot and technician training school to prepare Iraqi pilots and maintenance crews for frontline combat and other aircraft, according to an announcement Wednesday from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.
A World Trade Organization arbitrator on Thursday gave the U.S. Department of Commerce until late December to recalibrate its anti-dumping and countervailing duties on washing machines imported from South Korea after the WTO’s Appellate Body faulted the methodology behind the agency’s anti-dumping measures.
Turkish banker Mehmet Hakan Atilla denied charges Thursday that he engaged in a fraudulent scheme with gold trader Reza Zarrab to help clients evade U.S. sanctions on Iran at a hearing where it emerged that the banker's defense team will have to submit to a conflicts examination — the third so far in the high-profile prosecution.
Three bellwether plaintiffs in litigation brought by corn farmers and others over an allegedly botched GMO seed rollout by agribusiness giant Syngenta can seek punitive damages, a Minnesota judge has ruled, saying a jury could potentially find that their rights were flagrantly disregarded.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced plans to nominate a Mayer Brown LLP partner and former Bush administration official to be deputy secretary of state, and a staff member at the Heritage Foundation to be the general counsel for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
A First Amendment scholar is worried that federal customs officials might be seizing examples of protected parodies in their efforts to stamp out counterfeit merchandise — and she’s on a mission to find out more.
President Donald Trump announced late Tuesday that he will nominate a King & Spalding LLP partner to serve as the undersecretary of commerce for international trade, tapping yet another petitioner-side heavyweight to execute his enforcement-heavy trade agenda.
The U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday announced new anti-dumping duties would be imposed on steel oil and gas tube products imported from South Korea, representing the first time the agency has exercised its authority to use a new, tougher calculation of dumping margins under a 2015 law.
The U.S. Court of International Trade on Wednesday rejected U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s classification of a tool company’s imports as wrenches, which have a higher duty than the pliers or vise classifications the company sought, finding the tools at issue lacked the qualities of a wrench.
The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday initiated an investigation into set-top boxes and other items produced by Arris International PLC, as part of a larger intellectual property dispute the company has with Sony Corp.
President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that his antipathy toward a controversial Republican proposal for taxing imports may have more to do with linguistics than substantial policy reasons, while also noting that instituting new health care policies will be tackled before revamping tax laws after all.
A U.S. General Services Administration watchdog said Tuesday that it was calling off an audit of the GSA Federal Acquisition Service’s compliance with the Trade Agreements Act, saying efforts of the FAS to improve compliance during the audit made it unnecessary.
Ten Republican lawmakers on Wednesday called on the Trump administration to follow up on its $892 million sanctions rebuke of ZTE by investigating a still-anonymous competitor, which they suggested may be Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies.
The U.S. Department of Justice will settle for $24 million less than it expected in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case against Odebrecht SA, after assessing what the Brazilian construction giant can pay by an agreed-to deadline, the agency said Tuesday.
The U.S. Department of Energy failed to analyze the impacts of increased gas drilling as required by environmental law when it allowed Cheniere Energy Inc.'s Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas project to export the maximum amount of LNG it can produce, the Sierra Club has told the D.C. Circuit.
When Twitter opted to sue the government rather than comply with its bid to "unmask" a user who had criticized Trump's immigration policy, a media splash ensued and the government quickly backed down. Here are key lessons from the incident, including why CBP was on shaky legal footing with its request.
In addition to steep cuts to foreign aid and other forms of “soft power,” the Trump administration's budget blueprint proposes dramatic shifts to trade and investment priorities that — if enacted by Congress — could impact U.S. stature abroad and change the landscape for American businesses operating around the world, say attorneys with Squire Patton Boggs LLP.
Two recent decisions in the Northern District of California shed light on what standard applies when determining whether a respondent corporation "resides or is found" in the district in which an application for discovery is made pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782, say attorneys with Allen & Overy LLP.
The ruling by the U.S. Court of International Trade in the Energizer Battery case has important implications for importers and manufacturers making "Made in USA" claims for products made of imported components, says Laura Rabinowitz of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.
The most successful Am Law 200 law firms have evolved from being partner-run to being run by a group of highly skilled professionals reporting to firm shareholders. The data collected from our recent survey indicates this model is generally conducive to increased profitability, says Anita Turner, senior director at Colliers International.
The approach by the English Court of Appeal in Saleh v. U.K. Serious Fraud Office is welcome from an asset-recovery perspective. Parties seeking to freeze or seize assets in a foreign jurisdiction should not be hamstrung by a blindly made order rendered without evidence or argument, says Lincoln Caylor of Bennett Jones LLP.
The best outside counsel think like the client. That includes understanding the client’s perspectives and goals with regard to reaching a settlement — because “good results” mean different things for different clients. Outside counsel must ask themselves the right questions, and know the answers, to shape a client-focused settlement strategy, say Kate Jackson of Cummins Inc. and Patrick Reilly of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
The coordinated efforts of U.S. and Brazilian enforcement authorities were on display recently in a number of major corporate anti-corruption resolutions. Corporations doing business from, or within, Brazil must be mindful of a few key cross-border considerations, say attorneys with King & Spalding LLP.
When associates contemplate a potential lateral move, there is a common misconception that all law firms are the same. It may seem that one law firm is just like the next, but if you dig deeper, you may discover unique attributes at some firms that may be more appealing and improve your professional satisfaction significantly, says Darin Morgan of Major Lindsey & Africa.
The $892 million combined penalty against Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corp., which is subject to court approval and would balloon to $1.19 billion if ZTE violates the terms of its settlement agreements, represents the largest fine and forfeiture imposed to date in an export control case. Attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP review the settlements and discuss the implications for future sanctions and export control enforcement.
The case law related to confidential, proprietary or potentially privileged information that supports whistleblowers’ legal claims is not uniform. However, two recent decisions from California federal courts demonstrate that courts are willing to apply a proper balancing of interests when issues of confidentiality obligations arise in whistleblower retaliation cases, say Debra Katz and Aaron Blacksberg of Katz Marshall & Banks LLP.