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How Weak Are Employee “Nondisclosure Agreements”? The Answer May Make You Gag

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

We live in a world of “leaking” and threats of dire consequences for the leakers. Does an employer have the legal means to prevent disclosure of information acquired during employment? Likewise, can an employer seek legal...more

Has EPA Region I Lost Its Treasured Independence?

Earlier this month, Trump transition team member David Schnare sent a memorandum to EPA Assistant Administrators and Regional Administrators. The one-paragraph memo directs AAs and RAs...more

FDA Hardens Its Stance on Intended Use and Off-Label Use and Industry Responds

From 2015 to 2016, FDA appeared to open the door to loosening the standards around intended use and off-label use, but recent rule-making and public comments suggest that FDA is becoming more sclerotic instead of flexible....more

FTC Takes Another Look at Merger Remedies

by Hogan Lovells on

On 3 February 2017, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its Merger Remedies Study, which analyzed the success of merger remedies imposed by the FTC from 2006 to 2012. Nearly two decades after it issued a similar...more

ML Strategies 2017 Outlook: Appropriations & Budget

The federal government is currently operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR) passed last December that extends funding for most federal agencies, programs, and services through April 27, 2017, while maintaining the...more

ML Strategies 2017 Outlook: Energy

Though federal energy and environmental policy will look significantly different under a Trump Administration than what we have seen develop over the last eight years, the extent to which his administration will be able to...more

MLS 2017 Outlook: Infrastructure

Following a presidential campaign that promised significant infrastructure investments, and just over 60 years after President Eisenhower launched the federal highway system in 1956, a national infrastructure commitment is...more

MLS 2017 Outlook: Supreme Court

Soon after he takes office, President-elect Donald J. Trump will have to make a big decision: Who will he nominate to be the next justice on the U.S. Supreme Court? Before the election, Trump vowed to name a conservative to...more

The Beltway Briefing: Inauguration Debrief

by Cozen O'Connor on

Blake Rutherford, Howard Schweitzer, and Kevin Washo, of Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies, discuss the Inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President. Jose: Good afternoon. My name is Jose and I will be your...more

ML Strategies 2017 Outlook: Foreign Policy

Unlike many other policy areas where there may be some indication of an overarching strategy or approach to prioritization, the manner in which the Trump Administration will execute foreign policy remains largely unknown....more

The Beltway Briefing: Trump Transition to Administration

by Cozen O'Connor on

Blake Rutherford, Mark Alderman, and Howard Schweitzer, of Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies, give an update on the transition to the administration of Donald Trump and how this effects business and the political climate....more

ManattJones Global Strategies - January 2017

CEO’s Executive Summary: This longer-than-normal update covers an eventful few weeks in the Trump transition and in Mexico. The President-elect has nominated or appointed a team responsible for key aspects of U.S.-Mexico...more

CFTC Issues Interpretation on Federal Transition and Inaugural Contributions

On December 23, 2016, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) issued a staff interpretation saying that, in its view, contributions by swap dealers and their...more

Trump transition team releases names of additional CFPB landing team members

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Trump transition team has released the names of three more individuals who will be members of the CFPB landing team.  “Landing teams” are members of the incoming president’s transition team tasked with gathering...more

Road to the Oval Office Podcast: Trump Transition Update

by Cozen O'Connor on

Mark Alderman, Blake Rutherford and Howard Schweitzer of Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies discussed the Trump transition, cabinet appointments and some of President-elect Trump’s key policy areas. Blake: Thanks to...more

President-Elect Trump Announces Creation of White House National Trade Council

by King & Spalding on

On December 21, President-elect Donald Trump announced the creation of the White House National Trade Council (NTC), a new council whose mission will be to “advise the President on innovative strategies in trade negotiations,...more

Trump transition: What lies ahead for tax, health care, environment and financial services

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Politically, 2016 is a year few of us will soon forget — and 2017 could be just as memorable, as the focus shifts from the campaign trail to Capitol Hill. With Congress adjourned for the year and the framework of the Trump...more

Secretary of Interior Nominee Willing to Work for Tribes

by Holland & Knight LLP on

President-Elect Donald Trump has officially announced Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) as his nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI). During his time in Congress, Zinke has addressed various DOI issues...more

‘Standing Outside the Fire?’ D.C. Circuit Puts Off Question on House’s Standing to Sue Over ACA Subsidies—For Now

by Snell & Wilmer on

We will have to wait at least a bit longer—and perhaps indefinitely—to learn whether a striking ruling that members of Congress have standing to sue the executive branch over the funding of Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies...more

Six Crucial Points About the Prohibition on Chinese Investors' Acquisition of U.S. Aixtron Operations

On December 2, President Obama, acting under the Exon-Florio law, blocked the planned acquisition by China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund LP ("Fujian Grand Chip"), a Chinese investment fund, of the U.S. operations of...more

Big Regulatory Changes in Store for Funds and Advisers? No One Knows for Certain, but Here’s Our Best Guess

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

While no one knows for sure what the future holds for investment management regulation, the tea leaves indicate that we may expect a slowdown on new regulations, some pullback on parts of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...more

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - December 2016

President-elect Trump taps prominent conservatives with strong anti-ACA views for his healthcare transition team; House v. Burwell proceedings on cost-sharing reductions for Marketplace plans are delayed until the new...more

Trump Transition Team Taps Transportation Secretary

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

President-Elect Donald Trump has announced his pick to head the Department of Transportation: Elaine L. Chao. Ms. Chao is clearly a veteran of Washington: as the Secretary of Labor under George W. Bush, and a deputy...more

What to Expect From the Trump FCC

by Perkins Coie on

In the days since the recent election, many tech, media and telecom industry observers remain unsure of what to expect from the Federal Communications Commission under the Trump administration. Fortunately, there are some...more

Forecasting the Trump Administration's First 100 Days

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

With the 2016 election in the rearview mirror, manufacturers must be mindful of the early initiatives you can expect from Congress and the new administration. With a return to one-party rule, the coming congressional term is...more

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