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The Calm Before the Storm: Selecting the Most Critical Witness - the Expert
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2016

In this fourth installment in the Calm Before the Storm series, we address the importance of selecting and retaining an expert in the first 30 days


Supreme Court Agrees With Judge Forrest on Separation-of-Powers Question in Iranian Asset Case
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2016

The Supreme Court today affirmed, by a 7-2 vote, a judgment originally from Judge Forrest (see our coverage here) concluding that a law pertaining to


Lessons From A Rare Reporting Action Against MasterCard
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2016

On March 16, 2016, the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control issued a Finding of Violation to MasterCard International Inc


OFAC Brings Rare Reporting Enforcement Action Against MasterCard
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2016

On March 16, 2016, the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a Finding of Violation to MasterCard


At The Earliest Practicable Time: No Stays of Section 337 Investigations in Favor of Patent Office Proceedings
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2016

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has historically been very reluctant to stay a Section 337 investigation. A recent decision by


The Calm Before the Storm: Preparing for Discovery at the ITC
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2016

In this installment of our Calm Before the Storm series, we discuss why a respondent should begin preparing for discovery during the month between


Judge Forrest Partially Rejects “Lack of Enforcement” Defense in UPS Cigarette Tax Action
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2016

In a wide-ranging opinion yesterday, Judge Forrest passed judgment on a slew of defenses asserted by UPS in a breach of contract action brought by


The Calm Before The Storm: Responding To An ITC Complaint
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2016

When a Section 337 complaint is filed with the US International Trade Commission, the ITC has 30 days to evaluate the complaint before starting an


The Calm Before the Storm: Five Initial Actions in Responding to an ITC Complaint
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2016

In this second installment of our series, The Calm Before the Storm, we suggest five initial actions to consider during the first 30 days after an


Federal court finds border agent’s search of laptop unconstitutional
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2015

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that the search of a defendant's laptop that was seized at the border violated his