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New Restrictions on Imports Manufactured With Forced Labor Take Effect

China, USA - June 24 2022 U.S. companies that import goods from the Xinjiang region of the People's Republic China and other countries that manufacture goods with certain…

Apalla U. Chopra, Aparna B. Joshi, Adam Karr, Greta Lichtenbaum, Eric Rothenberg

EPA Publishes Guidance on Legal Tools to Advance Environmental Justice

USA - June 8 2022 Further to our earlier Alerts on the Biden Administration's Environmental Justice ("EJ") initiatives, the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") has…

Chris Bowman, Eric Rothenberg

SEC Steps Up ESG Enforcement and Issues Proposed Rule on Diligence and Disclosure for ESG and Impact Funds

USA - June 3 2022 The Securities and Exchange Commission ("ESG") continues to focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance ("ESG") as an area of enforcement priority…

Alicja Biskupska-Haas, Chris Bowman, Andrew J. Geist, Tracie Ingrasin, Eric Rothenberg

Department of Justice Launches Comprehensive Environmental Justice Strategy

USA - May 9 2022 On May 5, 2022, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced a series of new environmental justice ("EJ") actions, including a new comprehensive…

Chris Bowman, John D. Renneisen, Eric Rothenberg

SEC Sues Mining Company Based on ESG Disclosures

USA - May 4 2022 Last Thursday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Vale S.A., a Brazilian mining company and one of the world’s largest iron…

Chris Bowman, Andrew J. Geist, Eric Rothenberg