International Trade

  • July 26, 2017

    WTO Cements Review Policy To Accommodate New Members

    The World Trade Organization’s General Council on Wednesday formally adopted changes that will allow the organization more time to conduct reviews of its members’ trade policy, a small but crucial change that will give Geneva flexibility as its ranks continue to grow.

  • July 25, 2017

    Insurers Want Coca-Cola Suit Over Nepal Losses Trimmed

    Lloyd’s of London urged a Georgia federal court Monday to pare down Coca-Cola’s breach of contract lawsuit alleging the insurer refused to cover losses from the 2015 Nepal blockade, arguing relevant law barred the beverage company's claims for attorneys’ fees and “redundant” damages for dealing in bad faith.

  • July 25, 2017

    House Passes New Russia, North Korea, Iran Sanctions

    The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a measure placing new sanctions on Iran, Russia and North Korea, as well as limits on President Donald Trump’s ability to lift punitive measures imposed on Vladimir Putin and others.

  • July 25, 2017

    Trudeau Says NAFTA Dispute Resolution System Is 'Essential'

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pushed back against the Trump administration as it looks to scrap a controversial arbitration provision pertaining to trade disputes in the North American Free Trade Agreement, telling reporters on Tuesday that a fair dispute resolution system is "essential" to any trade deal that Canada signs.

  • July 25, 2017

    Del. Chancellor Calls For New Derivative Case Dismissal Rule

    Delaware's chancellor on Tuesday recommended limiting the multi-jurisdictional reach of early decisions on derivative investor lawsuits until they survive initial dismissal challenges, citing similar rules for class lawsuits and saying the change would protect due process rights.

  • July 25, 2017

    Trump's Trade Deficit Focus Could Backfire In NAFTA

    The Trump administration has made reducing the bilateral trade deficits with Mexico and Canada a primary objective in the upcoming reboot of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a move that former trade officials say could hinder the U.S. when it gets to the negotiating table.

  • July 25, 2017

    Chinese Magnate Paid Bribes To Rise In Macau, Jury Told

    Real estate boss Ng Lap Seng greased the palms of two U.N. diplomats so he could supercharge his already high-flying life into one of “unbelievable fortune and fame” atop a luxe east Asian hub for diplomacy and commerce, prosecutors told Manhattan jurors Tuesday to close a lengthy bribery trial.

  • July 25, 2017

    New Chinese Alloy Flouts Old Duties, Commerce Says

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that producers of a new strain of aluminum alloy extrusions from China are shirking previously imposed anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders, according to a notice scheduled for Wednesday publication in the Federal Register.

  • July 25, 2017

    DOJ To Increase International Coordination In FCPA Fines

    As the U.S. Department of Justice continues its busy year for overseas corruption cases, the agency will emphasize coordinating with foreign countries to avoid "duplicative" fines, the acting chief of the DOJ's Fraud Section said Tuesday in an overture to compliance professionals.

  • July 24, 2017

    Nelson Mullins Adds Ex-Akin Gump International Trade Atty

    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP has added an international trade policy and regulation attorney previously with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office, the firm announced on Monday.

  • July 24, 2017

    Producer Made 'Mess' Of Surrogate Selection, CIT Says

    The Court of International Trade affirmed Monday that the U.S. Department of Commerce rightly chose Indonesia as a surrogate country in its dumping investigation of polyethylene terephthalate film from China, saying that the selection process had morphed into “something of a mess.”

  • July 24, 2017

    US, UK Look To Smooth Trade Ties Amid Brexit Uncertainty

    Trade officials from the United States and the United Kingdom kicked off a bilateral economic summit Monday with talks focused on providing stability for companies on both sides of the Atlantic, as London completes its prolonged and complex withdrawal from the European Union.

  • July 24, 2017

    ITC Upholds Arista Ban Despite PTAB Nix Of Cisco Patents

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has refused to suspend an import ban imposed on some of Arista Networks’ computer networking switch products after the Patent Trial and Appeal Board invalidated two Cisco Systems patents that the ban was intended to protect. 

  • July 24, 2017

    CIT Upholds Solar Panel Orders In China, Taiwan Duty Rows

    The U.S. Court of International Trade on Friday upheld the scope of two trade case appeals involving solar panels, handing a victory to SolarWorld, a U.S. producer that has been pushing to maintain tariffs on its Chinese and Taiwanese competitors for years.

  • July 24, 2017

    Slowing Trade Barriers Offer Glimmer Of Hope To WTO

    The World Trade Organization offered a rare bit of good news for trade liberalization advocates Monday as it reported a substantial slowdown in the enactment of new trade barriers around the globe.

  • July 21, 2017

    The Best Law Firms For Female Partners

    Although women have made some strides toward gender parity in the lower ranks of law firms, breaking into the equity tier remains elusive. These 20 firms, however, are leaders in advancing equality at the top, earning them the designation of Law360 Ceiling Smasher.

  • July 21, 2017

    The Best Law Firms For Female Attorneys

    While the legal industry continues to struggle with gender parity, this year’s Glass Ceiling Report shows that some firms are ahead of the rest. Here, Law360 reveals its third annual ranking of the best law firms for female attorneys, based on their representation of women at the nonpartner and partner levels.

  • July 21, 2017

    The 2017 Law360 Glass Ceiling Report

    U.S. law firms have long been overwhelmingly dominated by men, particularly at the partnership level, and Law360’s latest Glass Ceiling Report shows that recent progress has been — at best — only incremental.

  • July 21, 2017

    How 4 Firms Are Moving The Needle On Gender Diversity

    A handful of law firms of various sizes and types are outpacing their peers on including women in their ranks. Here’s why four of them are positioned toward the front of the pack.

  • July 21, 2017

    Could An NFL Diversity Rule Be A BigLaw Game-Changer?

    In a bid to elevate more women to positions of authority, law firms are taking a page from the National Football League's playbook.

Expert Analysis

  • Weekly Column

    Innovating For Wise Juries: Discussions Before Deliberations

    Richard Lorren Jolly

    To be sure, allowing jurors to discuss evidence before final deliberations proved to be among the least popular of our recommended innovations. But empirical evidence belies these fears, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.

  • 5 Questions Firms Should Ask When Evaluating Litigation AFA

    Gregory Lantier

    Law firm management should understand the client’s reasons for requesting an alternative fee arrangement, and whether approving the fee will help grow the relationship with the client, say attorneys with WilmerHale.

  • For Law Firm Offices, Business Savvy Is The New Cool

    Craig Braham

    Having embraced the notion that the right space can reinforce the right firm culture, law firm leaders have been evaluating real estate primarily for its physical properties. However, it's hard to be collegial, even in the coolest of in-house coffee bars, if your cost structure is untenable, says Craig Braham of Advocate Commercial Real Estate Advisors LLC.

  • Insurance Can Protect Businesses From Geopolitical Risks

    Rukesh Korde

    Political and nonpayment risks have the potential to wreak havoc on international trade and investment, but if carefully navigated, they can lead to major investment opportunities. Political risk and export policies remove some of the guesswork, enabling companies to focus on their businesses with increased confidence, say attorneys with Covington & Burling LLP.

  • The Best Documents In Your Case May Be From 3rd Parties

    Wyatt Dowling

    Cases are built on evidence and evidence comes from discovery. But discovery is largely a voluntary process. Serving a document subpoena on a third party can be an efficient and creative way to fill in the gaps that may exist in the productions of opposing parties, says Wyatt Dowling of Yetter Coleman LLP.

  • Planning A Legal Career With A Future Relocation In Mind

    Jacqueline Bokser LeFebvre

    Lawyers move to New York City to work on some of the most sophisticated work the legal market has to offer. This exposure and experience is an amazing asset and many of the skills developed will make associates very marketable in the event they consider relocating to another market. However, this isn’t always the case, says Jacqueline Bokser LeFebvre of Major Lindsey & Africa.

  • EU-Canada Trade And Trademarks: What CETA Means For Feta

    Diana Wade

    The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement will require Canadian producers and distributors — and U.S. producers who also wish to sell in Canada — to develop different trademark filing and marketing strategies based on where a cheese product is sold, says Diana Wade of Knobbe Martens.

  • 4 Female Perspectives On BigLaw Leadership

    Regina Pisa

    Only a handful of the largest U.S. law firms are led by women. Here, in their own words, are perspectives from Shook Hardy & Bacon Chair Madeleine McDonough, Crowell & Moring Chair Angela Styles, Morgan Lewis & Bockius Chair Jami Wintz McKeon and Goodwin Procter Chair Emeritus Regina Pisa.

  • OFAC Continues To Pursue Oil And Gas Companies

    Michael Casey

    The ExxonMobil penalty is the latest in a string of recent, increasingly aggressive U.S. Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control enforcement actions targeting nonfinancial institutions and particularly entities operating in the oil and gas industry, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.

  • The Elephant In The Room: Advancing Women To Partnership

    Anusia Gillespie

    Despite more focus and investment, the numbers continue to show little progress in advancing women to the top tiers of firm leadership. Considering the irreversible nature of the transformation of the market for top talent, it is time to start experimenting and innovating from the core, rather than from the periphery, say Anusia Gillespie and Scott Westfahl of Harvard Law School.