Benjamin Cote

Benjamin Cote

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Lacey Act Lessons from the Lumber Liquidators $13 Million Settlement: Has the Definition of “Due Care” Been Expanded?

On October 7, 2015, Lumber Liquidators agreed to plead guilty to five criminal charges, including one felony, stemming from the purchase and import of certain wood products through three separate Chinese suppliers. The plea...more

10/21/2015 - Civil Monetary Penalty Compliance Corporate Counsel Criminal Prosecution Due Care Felonies Guilty Pleas Illegal Imports Lacey Act Plea Agreements wood

Doing Business in the United States

In This Book: - Choice Of A Business Entity - Introduction To Federal Securities Laws - From Let’s Go Shopping To Closing: M&A Process In The United States - Employment Considerations -...more

10/16/2014 - Business Formation Choice of Entity Commercial Real Estate Market Corporate Taxes Dispute Resolution Energy Policy Environmental Policies Foreign Investment Immigration Procedures International Trade Agreements Securities Act of 1933 Securities Exchange Act

Feds’ Reliance on Environmental Activism Underscores Need for Lacey Act Compliance

The search warrant recently executed by U.S. Customs and Fish and Wildlife Service agents on a Virginia-based flooring wholesaler surrounded allegations that the company had illegally imported wood in violation of the Lacey...more

2/19/2014 - Activist Endangered Species Environmental Crimes Environmental Review Illegal Imports Lacey Act Natural Resources US Fish and Wildlife Service

Doing Business in the U.S.

In This Issue: - Preface - Chapter 1 Choice Of A Business Entity - Chapter 2 Introduction To Federal Securities Laws - Chapter 3 From Let’S Go Shopping To Closing: U.S. M&A Process - Chapter 4...more

4/17/2013 - Anti-Bribery Anti-Dumping Duty Anti-Money Laundering Commercial Real Estate Market Corporate Governance Corporate Taxes Dodd-Frank Environmental Policies FCPA FLSA Incentives LLC Partnerships Proxy Voting Guidelines Regulation FD Renewable Energy Reporting Requirements Sarbanes-Oxley SEC Securities Exchange Act Tax Liability

Obama Administration Moves Forward With Export Control Reform

On March 7 and 8, 2013, President Obama took two important steps to further U.S. export control reform. First, the President notified Congress of the proposed transfer of certain items relating to aircraft and gas turbine...more

3/18/2013 - Arms Export Control Act Barack Obama Executive Orders Export Administration Regulations Exports Imports ITAR U.S. Commerce Department US Munitions List

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