A Chinese Foreign Ministry official told reporters on Thursday that Beijing "will take all measures necessary" to combat planned European Union tariffs on its electric-vehicle exports, after Brussels announced preliminary countervailing duty rates of up to 38.1%.
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Chinese Officials Promise Response On EV Tariffs

By Jennifer Doherty

A Chinese Foreign Ministry official told reporters on Thursday that Beijing "will take all measures necessary" to combat planned European Union tariffs on its electric-vehicle exports, after Brussels announced preliminary countervailing duty rates of up to 38.1%.

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GOP Lawmakers Want China Patent Data Amid Tech Pact Talks

By Dorothy Atkins

Republican lawmakers are urging the U.S. Commerce Department to provide a full accounting of whether the U.S. government has funded research that resulted in Chinese patents, arguing they need the data to assess potential national security risks as the Biden administration negotiates a new science and technology agreement with China.

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Menendez Trial Delayed After Co-Defendant Gets COVID

By Cara Salvatore

The bribery trial against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and associates has been halted for at least two days because co-defendant Fred Daibes has COVID-19, a judge said Thursday afternoon.

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POLICY & REGULATION

Brief

FERC Gains Full Bench With 3rd Nominee Confirmation

By Keith Goldberg

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed former Massachusetts Undersecretary for Energy and Climate Solutions Judy W. Chang to fill a vacant commissioner slot at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, giving the agency a full complement of five commissioners.

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ENFORCEMENT

Turkish Jet Co. To Pay $285K For Russia Charter Flights

By Jennifer Doherty

A Turkish aviation company will pay the U.S. Department of Commerce $285,000 to resolve export violations stemming from two private charter flights the company made to Russia in a U.S.-made Gulfstream plane, the agency announced Thursday.

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Canadian Businessman Cops To Stealing Tesla Trade Secrets

By Lauren Berg

A Canadian businessman residing in China pled guilty in New York federal court to scheming to sell secret battery manufacturing technology that belongs to Tesla, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

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PEOPLE

Wiley Adds Porter Wright International Trade Atty

By Jack Rodgers

Wiley Rein LLP has hired a Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP partner, who has joined the firm as a special counsel to continue his work centered on international trade issues, the firm announced Wednesday.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

Counterfeits At The Olympics Pose IP Challenges

With the 2024 Olympic Games quickly approaching, the proliferation of counterfeit Olympic merchandise poses a difficult challenge to the protection of intellectual property rights and the preservation of the Olympic brand's integrity, says Kimiya Shams at Devialet.

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Series

Playing Chess Makes Me A Better Lawyer

There are many ways that chess skills translate directly into lawyer skills, but for me, the bigger career lessons go beyond the direct parallels — playing chess has shown me the value of seeing gradual improvement in and focusing deep concentration on a nonwork endeavor, says attorney Steven Fink.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

All The World's A Stage For Tony-Nominated Dechert Co-Chair

By Tracey Read

Mark Thierfelder is not only a Dechert LLP co-chair and partner; he’s also a Tony-nominated Broadway producer up for an award this June 16. Here, Law360 Pulse talks to Thierfelder on how he balances his legal work with his creative pursuits.

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Littler Aims To End Theft Suit After $1M Deal With Ex-Firm Atty

By Lynn LaRowe

Littler Mendelson PC this week moved to drop a lawsuit accusing a former associate of stealing confidential documents following a settlement in which the firm agreed to pay her nearly $1 million, though a separate, newer case in which the lawyer accuses Littler of violating that deal remains open.

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McDermott Says Financial Firm Owes $800K In Atty Fees

By Madison Arnold

McDermott Will & Emery LLP says it is owed more than $800,000 in legal fees for representing a financial firm's employee in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation and a lawsuit by his former employer.

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Real Estate Broker Claims Lewis Brisbois Breached Deal

By Madison Arnold

A real estate broker who had exclusive rights to represent Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP has slammed the firm with a breach of contract suit in California state court, alleging its abrupt termination of their deal will cost him millions in commissions.

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Goetz Fitzpatrick To Merge With Platzer Swergold Next Year

By Tracey Read

Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP and Platzer Swergold Goldberg Katz & Jaslow LLP will combine forces next year to create a single New York City firm.

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Update On Ex-George Mason Prof's Suits Over Sex Allegations

By Aebra Coe

After two women came forward last August accusing former BigLaw partner, FTC commissioner and George Mason University law professor Joshua D. Wright of sexual improprieties with students and direct reports, a number of additional accusations and lawsuits followed. Here are updates on the litigation and everything else surrounding the allegations.

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Analysis

Blistering Dissents Belie Justices' Penchant For Consensus

By Katie Buehler

Thirteen days into June, the U.S. Supreme Court had recorded one of the highest rates of unanimous decisions in the past four decades. But the era of historic consensus was tarnished a bit Friday when the court issued three split decisions and two scathing dissents highlighting how much the nine justices differ.

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DOJ Declines To Prosecute AG Garland For Contempt

By Courtney Bublé

The U.S. Department of Justice is declining to prosecute Attorney General Merrick Garland after the House voted earlier this week to hold him in contempt for not turning over audio recordings of the president and his ghostwriter speaking with special counsel Robert Hur for his investigation into President Joe Biden's handling of classified documents.

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Senate Passes Bill For State, Local Judge Security

By Courtney Bublé

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill unanimously to better protect state and local judges from threats amid "unacceptable attacks" on the judiciary.

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Hunter Biden Axes Data Privacy Suit Against Giuliani, For Now

By Emily Sawicki

Hunter Biden has tentatively agreed to drop a federal computer fraud and digital privacy suit against Rudy Giuliani and various other defendants relating to alleged data theft from his infamous laptop, after the case was partially stalled due to Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings Giuliani commenced in December.

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Mistrial Declared In Florida Student Debtor Lawsuit

By David Minsky

A Florida federal judge on Friday declared a mistrial in the lawsuit against a Boca Raton-based law firm accused of falsely promising to eliminate student loan debts in exchange for a fee following testimony from a former client.

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Burford Bound To Sysco And Pilgrim's Unsigned Chicken Deal

By Lauraann Wood

An Illinois federal judge on Friday rejected a Burford subsidiary's bid to block a global protein price-fixing settlement that Pilgrim's Pride and Sysco memorialized through email but never signed on paper, saying it's clear the parties reached a material agreement.

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Law360's Legal Lions Of The Week

By Kevin Penton

Williams & Connolly LLP and Littler Mendelson PC lead this week's edition of Law360's Legal Lions, after the U.S. Supreme Court made it tougher for the National Labor Relations Board to win injunctions against employers.

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

By Michele Gorman

The governor of Vermont vetoed a legislative proposal that would have given consumers not only new data privacy rights but also the rare opportunity to sue large businesses for certain violations, and a multipart Delaware General Corporation Law amendment that would let boards cede some governance rights to big stockholders sailed through the state's Senate without debate or an opposing vote. These are among the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.

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UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

By Laura Stewart Liberty

This past week in London has seen toy company Jellycat hit supermarket Aldi with an intellectual property claim, AIG start proceedings against firefighting foam company Angus International Safety Group, and the Solicitors Regulation Authority file a legal claim against the Post Office amid the ongoing Horizon IT scandal. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

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LAW FIRMS IN TODAY'S NEWS

Baute Crochetiere

Binnall Law Group

Brown Rudnick

Capsticks Solicitors LLP

Coburn & Greenbaum

Cohen Milstein

Conrad & Scherer

Cravath Swaine

Davidoff Hutcher

Dechert LLP

Dhillon Law Group

Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae

Freshfields

GM Law Firm LLC

Gibbons PC

Gibson Dunn

Goetz Fitzpatrick

Gordee Nowicki

Hamlins LLP

Hancock Daniel

Hill Dickinson

Hirschler

Hogan Lovells

Jones Day

Joshua S. Horton Law Firm

K&L Gates

Kellogg Hansen

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

Law Office of Macy D. Hanson

Law Office of Steven J. Fink PLLC

Lewis Brisbois

Littler Mendelson

Loeb & Loeb

Lynn Pinker

McDermott Will & Emery

O'Melveny & Myers

Paul Hastings

Pearson Warshaw

Pillsbury & Coleman

Pinsent Masons

Platzer Swergold

Porter Wright

Potomac Law Group

Quinn Emanuel

Reed Smith

Ropes & Gray

Ryan Law Partners

Searcy Denney

Seeger Weiss

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Skadden Arps

St John & St John

Vasseghi Law

Wiley Rein

Williams & Connolly

Willkie Farr

Wilson Browne Solicitors

Wilson Sonsini

Winston & Strawn

Zaiwalla & Co

de Castro PC

gunnercooke LLP

COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Aldi GmbH & Co. KG

Amazon.com Inc.

American International Group Inc.

Bloomberg Industry Group

Bregal Investments Inc.

ByteDance Ltd.

Delaware State Bar Association

Delta Air Lines Inc.

Ferrari SpA

Harvard University

Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd.

International Olympic Committee

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.

Johnson Controls International PLC

Kuwait Finance House KSC

Lambda Legal Defense & Educational Fund

Linde AG

LinkedIn Corp.

London Stock Exchange Group PLC

Major League Soccer LLC

Marks & Spencer

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC

Meta Platforms Inc.

National District Attorneys Association

National Rifle Association of America

New York University

OSI Systems Inc.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Pearson PLC

Pilgrim's Pride Corp.

PowerSchool Group LLC

Princeton University

Rapiscan Systems Inc.

RedRidge Finance Group LLC

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

SAIC Inc.

Sanderson Farms Inc.

Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd.

Southwest Airlines Co.

Starbucks Corp.

Stellantis NV

Sysco Corp.

Tesla Inc.

The Aerospace Corp.

The Procter & Gamble Co.

TikTok Inc.

TransPerfect Global Inc.

Twitter Inc.

Volkswagen AG

YouTube Inc.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Bureau of Industry and Security

California Labor Commissioner's Office

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

Congressional Research Service

Dallas County, Texas

Delaware Court of Chancery

European Commission

European Union

European Union Intellectual Property Office

Export-Import Bank of the United States

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Federal Trade Commission

National Labor Relations Board

State Justice Institute

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of the Treasury

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Senate

U.S. Supreme Court

World Trade Organization