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Working Wise: Recent Developments at the NLRB

by K&L Gates LLP on

In this episode, we review recent transitions at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) under President Trump, discuss four significant Board decisions issued in late 2017, and highlight what we should expect from the NLRB...more

Charles Rettig – From Private Practice To President Trump’s Nominee For IRS Commissioner

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The White House released a statement on February 8, 2018 that President Trump nominated Charles Rettig as the new Commissioner of Internal Revenue Code for the remainder of a five year term that began in November 2017. ...more

President Trump’s FTC Commissioner Nominees Signal Willingness for Greater Data Security Enforcement Authority

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On February 28, 2018, President Trump’s four nominees to head the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) advanced to the Senate for confirmation and now appear poised to assume leadership of an agency grappling with its data...more

Bank Regulatory News and Trends

by DLA Piper on

This regular publication from DLA Piper focuses on helping banking and financial services clients navigate the ever-changing federal regulatory landscape....more

2018 Antitrust Outlook – Another Year Of Uncertainty

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The antitrust outlook in the United States in 2018 continues to present uncertainty. Below, we look to identify some sources of that uncertainty and offer some predictions for industries, including the auto industry, for the...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - February 2018 #2

Oil World Turns Upside Down as U.S. Sells Oil in Middle East - "Yet, in a trade that illustrates how the rise of the American shale industry is upending energy markets across the globe, the U.A.E. bought oil directly from...more

President Trump Nears Full Slate of Nominees for FTC

by Bryan Cave on

President Trump has announced an additional nominee for the Federal Trade Commission, naming Christine Wilson to fill the remaining Republican seat. Ms. Wilson currently serves as a Senior Vice President at Delta Airlines,...more

Management-Side Attorney John Ring Selected For Seat On Labor Board

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

President Donald Trump has nominated John Ring, a Washington, D.C.-based management-side labor and employment lawyer, to fill the vacant seat on the five-member National Labor Relations Board. If confirmed, Ring would replace...more

It's Official: Trump Names John Ring For NLRB Vacancy

As we have expected, President Trump this week nominated John Ring, former law partner of former Board Chairman Philip Miscimarra, to fill the vacancy on the National Labor Relations Board that was created when Mr. Miscimarra...more

Vote On Scott Mugno To Lead OSHA Delayed

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

A vote on Scott Mugno to become the head of OSHA has been postponed by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). Mr. Mugno had already won approval by the committee on a straight-party line vote on...more

CFPB Leadership Dispute: Impacts and Next Steps – An Update

by White & Case LLP on

On January 10, 2018, a federal judge denied Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) Deputy Director Leandra English's motion for a preliminary injunction to prevent (1) Mick Mulvaney from serving as CFPB Acting...more

President Trump Re-Nominates Buerkle for CPSC Chairman and Baiocco for Commissioner

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

President Trump wasted no time in re-nominating CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle for permanent Chairman and for a second term as Commissioner of the agency. Dana Baiocco was also re-nominated for Commissioner....more

Azar’s Nomination Hearing Highlights Medicare Negotiation of Part B Drug Prices

On January 9th, the Senate Committee on Finance conducted its nomination hearing of Alex Michael Azar II, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Under President George W. Bush, Mr. Azar served...more

President Trump Re-Nominates Ann Marie Buerkle For Permanent CPSC Chairman and Dana Baiocco as Commissioner

With Congress back in session, on January 8th President Trump was swift to re-nominate Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle to be the permanent Chairman of the CPSC, along with a nomination for a second term as a Commissioner. ...more

Beltway Buzz - January, 2017

Welcome to the first edition of the 2018 Beltway Buzz. While political and policy discussions are beginning to heat up again in our nation’s capital, the weather is not....more

Nominations: OSHA secretary deferred, Solicitor confirmed, mine commission judge named

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

Washington returned after New Year’s to news on several Trump administration nominations related to workplace safety and health. This week, the White House announced the nomination of Marco M. Rajkovich, Jr. to be the new...more

American Voters Got Coal in their Stocking from Senate Dems: Over 100 Nominees Must be Re-nominated.

by Fisher Phillips on

Now career government workers cannot do their jobs because dozens of empty leadership positions remain unfilled. Before you complain that some of Trump’s nominees are underqualified – you are correct – consider these facts...more

New Labor Board GC Signals Overturning Obama-Era Rulings, But Anticipated Vacancies and Recusals Create Uncertainty

On November 8, 2017, Peter B. Robb was sworn in as the General Counsel (GC) of the NLRB for a four year term. Robb succeeds Richard Griffin, who has been the GC since November 2013. Robb wasted no time in taking initial steps...more

US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Holds Nomination Hearing of Jerome Powell

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs held the nomination hearing of Jerome Powell to serve as Chair of the Federal Reserve Board. Governor Powell’s written testimony briefly discussed his background and...more

LABI and LOGA Endorse President Trump’s Nominations for the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

by Liskow & Lewis on

In September 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Kyle S. Duncan and Judge Kurt Engelhardt to the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Duncan is currently a partner at Schaeer Duncan LLP in Washington D.C. while...more

Trump Announces Ninth Wave of United States Attorney Nominations, First Trump Appointees Named to Attorney General’s Advisory...

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

On November 17, 2017, President Donald Trump made his ninth group of nominations of prospective United States Attorneys. This group of four nominees brings the current number of Trump’s United States Attorney nominations to...more

Labor Law Update: Will Employers be Thankful for the NLRB’s new General Counsel?

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) enforces and interprets the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which ensures the rights of employees to engage in collective bargaining and other union-related activities. During...more

Changes Ahead At the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

by Butler Snow LLP on

Richard Cordray was confirmed as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2013 under President Barack Obama. The CFPB was formed by Congress following the 2008 financial crisis. Although his term ends...more

Beltway Buzz - November, 2017 #3

Tax Bill or Health Bill? It’s Two Bills in One! Caught in a legislative black hole, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) cannot escape efforts to eradicate it—or at least large chunks of it. ...more

Deportation and Employment Enforcement Likely to Increase with Nomination of New Director for ICE

Worksite immigration enforcement is likely to increase dramatically in the near future, and employers should make a thorough review of their hiring and employment practices to ensure they are compliant with federal laws and...more

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