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US - Commerce issues report on MTB with CBP input
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • April 14 2017

The Department of Commerce has issued a 646 page report commenting on submissions to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) seeking temporary

H-1B Legislation Introduced in House of Representatives
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2016

On July 14, 2016, Representative Darryl Issa (R-Calif.) introduced H.R.5801, the "Protect and Grow American Jobs Act." The bill is cosponsored by

The House and Senate introduce bills deferring tax deductions for foreign reinsurers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 18 2011

Earlier this month, the U.S. House and U.S. Senate introduced legislation that would defer tax deductions for insurers that cede large portions of their U.S. premiums to offshore affiliates.

Independent legal counsel provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2011

Section 952(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act, "Independence of Compensation Consultants and Other Compensation Committee Advisers," added a new Section 10C to the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, which provides that the compensation committee may only select a compensation consultant or legal counsel after taking into consideration factors identified by the SEC; and the company must provide for appropriate funding, as determined by the compensation committee, for payment of reasonable compensation to an independent compensation consultant or legal counsel.

New bills proposed in Congress to impact Dodd-Frank and whistleblower provisions
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2011

Two recent posting in the blogosphere discuss the long-threatened Congressional efforts to roll back the impact of the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Patent reform legislation & PTO's green tech accelerated examination
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2011

Last week, the House passed complex patent reform legislation, HR 1249.

Tort reform heats up with hearing in the Senate judiciary
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2011

The National Law Journal's article “Torts once again on the front burner in the House” discusses the March 24, 2011 U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on tort reform.

CFTC commissioner, New York delegation skeptical of proposed swap rules
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • May 20 2011

Recently, CFTC Commissioner Scott O'Malia criticized aspects of several CFTC Dodd-Frank rulemakings.

CBP Commissioner announces focus and leadership changes
  • White & Case LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2011

CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin announced at a 9 March 2011 hearing of the US House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security that CBP intends to re-emphasize trade enforcement and the importance of trade functions.

Proposed legislation would reinstate “Super 301” authority
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2011

U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, and Robert Casey of Pennsylvania recently introduced legislation that would enhance the federal government’s ability to address unfair trade practices