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U.S. Government Resets Cuban Policy and Eases Sanctions Against Cuba

Yesterday, President Obama announced that the United States and Cuba will begin talks to resume full diplomatic relations and partially lift travel and economic sanctions and restrictions, some of which have existed for more...more

12/19/2014 - Barack Obama Cuba Embargo Foreign Relations Sanctions

SANCTIONS UPDATE - New Treasury Guidance on Aggregation of Ownership Interests

On August 13, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published revised guidance on the treatment of entities owned by persons whose property and interests in property are blocked under the Executive Orders and regulations...more

8/15/2014 - Aggregation Rules Executive Orders OFAC

D.C. Circuit Court’s Surprising Ruling on Chinese CFIUS Case May Result in Greater Transparency in Certain National Security...

On July 15, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the President violated the due process rights of Ralls Corporation, a U.S. company owned by two Chinese nationals when, pursuant...more

7/22/2014 - Appeals Barack Obama CFIUS Divestiture Due Process Exon-Florio Foreign Nationals National Security Obama Administration Ralls Corporation Wind Farm

Solar Products from China and Taiwan Face Major New Investigations

On February 14, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) voted to go forward with the new antidumping and countervailing duty cases filed on New Year’s Eve by SolarWorld Industries America, Inc., the U.S. solar panel...more

2/21/2014 - Antidumping Duties China Countervailing Duties Investigations ITC Solar Energy Solar Panels Trade Policy

NIST Cybersecurity Framework – What It Is and What It Means for the Energy Industry

The federal government’s long-awaited Cybersecurity Framework offers promising tools for energy companies to manage their cybersecurity risk, but leaves many questions unanswered. The National Institute of Standards and...more

2/17/2014 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Data Protection Energy NIST Utilities Sector

Judicial Review of Government Contractor Suspensions

In recent years, the U.S. government has exercised enhanced scrutiny over federal contractors through, among other things, the increased use of its suspension and debarment remedies – fueled in part by reports of contractor...more

1/29/2014 - Affiliates COFC Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Federal Contractors Fraud and Abuse Suspensions & Debarments U.S. Navy

Legal Alert: New York Department of Financial Services Issues 308 Request on Cyber Threats

On May 28, 2013, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) sent inquiries to 31 of the largest life, health and property/casualty insurance companies pursuant to its authority under Section 308 of the New York...more

6/11/2013 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cyber Attacks Cyber Threats Cybersecurity HIPAA Internal Controls

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