If Abe fails, the current Iran crisis may yet become the culmination of Bolton’s lifelong ambition. When new explosions rock the Persian Gulf, U.S. troops are injured or killed by Iranian proxies in Iraq, or Iranian-made drones pepper the Saudi skies, will President Trump resist the urge to escalate? … [Read more...] about What Does The Trump Administration Want From Iran?
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III. Conclusion The international climate for U.S.-based multinational companies and non-U.S. based companies that sell into the United States has never been more uncertain. This client alert is the seventh of a series of Articles that is being prepared to help companies navigate the uncertain international trade and regulatory environment. Future “Ten Question” articles related to the transition to a new Administration already cover international trade issues (NAFTA, International Trade (antidumping and countervailing duty) actions, and Customs); international investment (changes in how the Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) evaluates investment in the United States, concerns of PE firms); and international regulatory issues (cybersecurity, white collar enforcement and, here, the FCPA). Future client alerts will cover the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC economic sanctions) and Export Controls and anti-money laundering. … [Read more...] about Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and New Trump Administration: Your Top Ten Questions Answered
Nonetheless, the attorney general exercises a great deal of discretion regarding what cases are brought, where the DOJ focuses its enforcement attention, how the laws are interpreted, and how they are settled. With Senator Sessions surviving a hard-fought confirmation process to become Attorney General, the high degree of attention currently being paid to white collar matters likely will continue. Senator Sessions has nearly two decades of experience as a prosecutor in Alabama, both on the federal level (as an assistant U.S. attorney and then the U.S attorney for the Southern District of Alabama for 14 years) and state level (Alabama attorney general for two years). In his role as a federal prosecutor, Senator Sessions prosecuted savings and loan fraud, which was a major enforcement area during Mr. Sessions’ time as a federal prosecutor. In a 2002 Judiciary Committee hearing, Senator Sessions stated his view that vigorous enforcement of the savings and loan fraud cases during his … [Read more...] about White Collar Enforcement and New Trump Administration: Your Top Ten Questions Answered
Executive Orders, the “Travel Ban” and National SecurityThe most contentious immigration issue of President Trump’s brief time in office has been the travel ban on foreign nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court partially granted the current administration’s request to reinstate the travel ban by limiting its scope through a “bona fide relationship” test. Specifically, foreign nationals from the six listed countries would be barred from entering the United States if they lacked a close familial relationship with a person in the United States (including parents, spouses, children and siblings) or a bona fide relationship with a U.S. entity (including students and applicants with established eligibility for an employment-based visa). The Supreme Court will revisit the issue in October. … [Read more...] about The Immigration Report: 200 Days of the Trump Administration
In particular, it would not be difficult for the Trump Administration to adopt incentives as drafted in the DHS Incentives Study and to promote them.14 According to the DHS Incentives Study, the most straightforward way for the government to incentivize new investment in cybersecurity products and services is to create a new federal grant program.15 While grant programs in many areas could be subject to cuts under President Trump, cybersecurity may be an area where the Trump Administration is willing to invest and a grant program may be adopted. Such a program could reduce the costs of the duplicative development of cybersecurity measures, allow the rapid sharing of cybersecurity advances, and allow smaller companies to implement cybersecurity measures that otherwise would be beyond their financial reach. The DHS Incentives Study also proposes liability protection for companies that adopt the Cybersecurity Framework and also purchase cyber insurance.16 If the Trump Administration … [Read more...] about Cybersecurity and the New Trump Administration: Your Top Ten Questions Answered