Michael R. Littenberg

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President Biden’s Buy American Executive Order Signals Possible Heightened False Claims Act Risk for Government Contractors

USA - February 11 2021 On January 25th, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14005, entitled “Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s…

John P. Bueker, Joshua S. Levy, Kirsten Mayer, Thomas N. Bulleit.

U.S., Canadian and U.K. Governments Put Additional Pressure on Xinjiang Sourcing and Related Corporate Compliance Programs

Canada, United Kingdom, USA - January 19 2021 Forced labor compliance requirements continue to ratchet up in 2021. The United States, Canada and the United Kingdom last week announced additional…

Alexis L. Berglund, Kelley R. Cohen.

An Overview of French Corporate Social Responsibility Legislation for U.S.-Based Multinationals

France - January 13 2021 There has been a dramatic increase in corporate social responsibility legislation over the last few years. As a result, U.S.-based multinationals are…

Anne-Marie L. Beliveau, Kelley R. Cohen, Nellie V. Binder.

The SEC’s New Resource Extraction Payment Disclosure Rules - A Deep Dive

USA - January 4 2021 On December 16, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new resource extraction payment disclosure rules. The rules were adopted almost…

Anne-Marie L. Beliveau, Emily J. Oldshue, Kelley R. Cohen, Nellie V. Binder.

Conflict Minerals Compliance - European Commission Publishes Global List of Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

European Union - December 21 2020 The EU Conflict Minerals Regulation takes effect on January 1, 2021. With the effective date of the Regulation nearing, last Thursday, the European…

Anne-Marie L. Beliveau, Kelley R. Cohen, Nellie V. Binder.