Prosecutors won’t easily push Rudy Giuliani of Greenberg Traurig LLP and Michael Mukasey of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP from the defense team of a Turkish gold trader accused of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran, according to experts, who say it will take more than general concerns over Greenberg’s lobbying work for the Turkish government.
For its first substantial trade enforcement move, the Trump administration has dusted off a 1962 law that gives the U.S. broad discretion to impose tariffs on steel without much room for legal reprisal but will do little to cool trade tensions with major partners — namely China.
The U.S. Department of Commerce must fix a mistake that pegged a 58.84 percent anti-dumping duty on a Chinese plywood flooring exporter that obtained a dumping margin of zero in another Commerce proceeding, a U.S. Court of International Trade judge said Friday.
A Chinese man accused of attempting to purchase military-grade carbon fiber and illegally export it to China pled guilty in New York federal court on Friday, prosecutors announced.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that the U.S. would not allow Exxon Mobil to participate in drilling projects in Russia, which are subject to sanctions, following news reports that Exxon had asked for a waiver from the sanctions.
A new poll out Thursday shows that more than 60 percent of voters support a border-adjusted tax of 20 percent on all imports, which has frequently been floated as part of a broader tax reform plan.
Spanish banking giant Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA on Friday became the first bank to use blockchain technology to move money across borders, a fresh sign that banks are outpacing regulators in adapting to financial innovation.
An industry group for companies working with hardwood plywood slammed the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to impose preliminary duties of up to 111 percent on imports of the product from China, saying on Wednesday that domestic cabinet makers are now facing a reduced supply of unique raw material.
President Donald Trump’s pick for the No. 2 spot at the Department of Commerce, Todd Ricketts, has withdrawn his nomination for the position, according to a Wednesday report from the Chicago Sun-Times.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, now at Greenberg Traurig LLP, is in talks with Turkey on a national security-related deal tied to the prosecution of a Turkish gold trader accused of hiding banking transactions that violated U.S. sanctions on Iran, according to papers unsealed Wednesday.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury office responsible for economic and trade sanctions offered a guide path off the sanctions list for companies and individuals Thursday, arguing that sanctions are meant to change behavior rather than punish it.
A wholesale distribution company owner who pled guilty to running a scheme to sell counterfeit 5-Hour Energy drinks should serve nine years in prison and pay more than half a million dollars in restitution to the drink’s maker, Innovation Ventures LLC, California federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced that it has signed an agreement with an Australian regulator recognizing each other’s food safety systems as comparable, a move the Australian government has said will make its exporters preferred suppliers of safe food to the U.S.
The World Trade Organization panel currently reviewing a complaint from Canada against U.S. duties on glossy specialty paper has been forced to delay its decision in the case due to a shortage of legal staff in Geneva, according to a WTO document circulated Thursday.
The Trump administration reached deep into its bag of trade enforcement tools Thursday as it announced a new investigation of steel imports through a rarely used trade law that allows the U.S. to impose tariffs if it decides that a flood of foreign goods poses a threat to national security.
The U.S. Census Bureau has updated its rules to reflect a new system that allows exporters and importers to use a single electronic portal to send documentation to all relevant enforcement agencies, replacing what had been a duplicative and cumbersome process.
The European data protection supervisor said Wednesday that he is still "waiting for a phone call" from the Trump administration about whether and how officials will continue to adhere to commitments regarding government surveillance that the prior administration made last year to secure the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield data transfer agreement.
A U.S. Court of International Trade judge sent the U.S. Department of Commerce back to the drawing board Wednesday with orders to reconsider some of the faulty methodology and comparisons used to reduce a Chinese glycine exporter's anti-dumping duties from 453.79 to 64.97 percent.
In Law360's latest review of the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body proceedings, the U.S. and India remain at loggerheads over a dispute about India's poultry import ban while other agricultural disputes involving Europe, China and Russia all lurched toward conclusion.
Solar cell maker Suniva Inc. received court approval Wednesday in Delaware to draw $1.4 million in post-petition cash that will help fund its pursuit of a U.S. International Trade Commission recommendation aimed at protecting American solar cell firms from a flood of cheaper foreign imports.
Recent references by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to an ongoing review of whether to continue suspending U.S. sanctions on Iran — and a host of other foreign policy challenges — raise questions about whether changes in sanctions policy are on the horizon, say attorneys with Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.
President Trump recently signed an executive order addressing the protection of U.S. jobs and preferences for U.S.-manufactured products and goods. While the order has no immediate effect on the processing of H-1B visa petitions, it does give us a clear picture of the administration’s views on the program. The “feeding frenzy” that characterizes the H-1B cap season may well become a thing of the past, say partners of Mayer Brown LLP.
A 1979 study of attorney-client interactions revealed startling information: Despite years of education and training to hone their legal expertise, attorneys were not acting as independent counselors but rather allowing their clients to control them. Our experience is that this trend has accelerated, say dispute resolution experts Robert Creo and Selina Shultz.
It's no longer enough for law firms simply to provide expert legal advice — we are expected to mirror clients' legal, ethics and social commitments and promises. For law firm GCs, the resulting job demands seem to grow exponentially, says Peter Engstrom, general counsel of Baker McKenzie.
Following Tuesday's executive order, government contractors should expect agencies to significantly increase their efforts to monitor contractor compliance with "Buy American" laws and to enforce contractor noncompliance — possibly through civil or criminal False Claims Act violations, contract terminations and suspension or debarment, say attorneys with Covington & Burling LLP.
Wanda French-Brown of BakerHostetler examines whether a branded pharmaceutical company can (or should) use the U.S. International Trade Commission as a forum to block the importation of an active pharmaceutical ingredient, any intermediates of the API, or finished generic drug products in the context of Hatch-Waxman litigation.
Increasingly, we see companies in all industries seeking to perform various levels of due diligence on our information security defenses. We received three times as many diligence requests from clients and prospective clients in 2016 as we did in 2015. Some clients even conduct their own penetration tests, says Thomas White, general counsel of WilmerHale.
What happens when attorneys come to their general counsel’s office with knowledge of a potential positional conflict? While the inquiry will depend on the rules governing the particular jurisdiction, there are a few general questions to consider from both business and legal ethics perspectives, say general counsel Nicholas A. Gravante Jr. and deputy general counsel Ilana R. Miller of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP.
U.S. law is clear that the United States can block the import of goods made with forced labor, and can bring enforcement actions against importers. President Donald Trump and his team have been outspoken about trade enforcement in general, with China as a particular focus. This may presage a new enforcement trend, say Claire Reade and Samuel Witten of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.
Regardless of where we live and practice, regardless of whether trade deals succeed or fail, and regardless of whether the movement of people or capital is easy or difficult, our clients will still have needs or problems far away from home, says John Koski, global chief legal officer at Dentons.