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US Government Ramps Up Actions to Combat Forced Labor

China, USA - November 30 2020 The US executive and legislative branches are ratcheting up pressure on companies to address forced labor in their supply chains. The US Department…

Nicholas Kimbrell, Meredith Rathbone

New Orders Issued Barring Imports into the US from Certain Xinjiang-Related Entities

USA - September 18 2020 The US Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) announced on September 14 the issuance of five new withhold…

Gregory S. McCue, Nicholas Kimbrell, Meredith Rathbone

US Weighs Further Xinjiang-Related Enforcement, Including Cotton Import Ban

China, USA - September 9 2020 The Trump administration is considering a ban on US imports of Xinjiang-origin cotton and other products due to allegations of widespread forced…

Gregory S. McCue, Ali Burney, Nicholas Kimbrell, Meredith Rathbone, Nicholas Turner, Wendy Wysong

Higher Education Under the Prosecutorial Microscope

USA - June 26 2020 Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) are increasingly finding themselves in the crosshairs of high-profile criminal enforcement efforts. Recent…

Evan Abrams, Caitlin Conroy, David B. Hirsch, James M Hobbs, Edward J. Krauland, Michelle L. Levin, Patrick F. Linehan

Kokesh's Open Question Resolved: SCOTUS Upholds But Limits Equitable Disgorgement in SEC Civil Actions

USA - June 23 2020 On June 22, the US Supreme Court (the Court) weighed in on a question it explicitly left open in Kokesh v. SEC - whether, and to what extent, the…

Christopher R. Conte, Patrick F. Linehan, Lucinda A. Low, Jessica Piquet Megaw