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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a bid to elevate more women to positions of authority, law firms are taking a page from the National Football League's playbook.
President Donald Trump has begun the process of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, fulfilling one of his bedrock campaign promises. As the administration prepares to reopen the agreement for the first time in 23 years, catch up on all of Law360’s latest coverage of NAFTA and what lies ahead for the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.