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The Coalition notes that this is a preliminary ruling only.  The investigations are ongoing, and additional subsidy programs have been alleged, which have not yet been fully investigated by the Department of Commerce and which are not reflected in today's determination.  "The Coalition is confident that, by the time these investigations are concluded, the final margins will reflect the full amount of subsidies granted by the Chinese government to Chinese hardwood plywood producers," said Kip Howlett, president of the Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association (HPVA).  The final determination is currently expected to be issued in early November 2017. In addition, the Coalition awaits the Commerce Department's preliminary and final determinations in the companion antidumping duty investigation of hardwood plywood from China, expected in June 2017 and November 2017, respectively. "Today's preliminary finding of unfair subsidization is an important step in remedying the harm caused by unfairly traded imports of Chinese hardwood plywood," said Tim Brightbill, trade counsel to the Coalition.  "U.S. hardwood plywood producers look forward to further relief when preliminary antidumping duties are announced in about two months." The antidumping and countervailing duty cases were filed on behalf of the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood, a group of six producers and manufacturers that are committed to safeguarding the U.S. hardwood plywood industry and its thousands of workers.  The Coalition's members include Columbia Forest Products, Commonwealth Plywood Inc., Murphy Plywood, Roseburg Forest Products Co., States Industries, Inc. and Timber Products Company.  The law firm of Wiley Rein LLP is representing the Coalition in these investigations. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/coalition-for-fair-trade-of-hardwood-plywood-commerce-dept-issues-preliminary-subsidy-duties-of-up-to-111-on-chinese-hardwood-plywood-imports-300441906.html


Dublin, March 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Public Law Attorney Rate Report 2017" report to their offering. The Public Sector Attorney Rate Report 2017 is the first comprehensive hourly rate and fee analysis of the 300+ Law Firms practicing in the Public Sector that includes all Attorney Services for City, County, State and Districts (School, Water and Other) including Litigation, Labor, Bond Underwriting, Finance, Environmental, Land Use, Transportation, Contracts and Others. Key Topics Covered: 1. Rates by Individual Law Firm and Public Entity Represented 2. Rates by Public Entity and Law Firm 3. Rates by Practice Area for the Overall Public Sector Market 4. Rates by City Companies Mentioned - Aaronson, Dickerson, Cohn & Lanzone - Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. - Akerman LLP - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Aleshire & Wynder, LLP - Arent Fox LLP - Armstrong Teasdale LLP - Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo - Baker & McKenzie LLP - Ballard Spahr LLP - Barnes & Thornburg LLP - Barry Corrado & Grassi, P.C. - Best Best & Krieger LLP - Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot - Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC - Bracewell LLP - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP - Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C. - Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP - Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP - Bryan Cave LLP - Bryant Miller Olive - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC - Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP - Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP - Chapman and Cutler LLP - Colantuono & Levin, PC - Cole Schotz P.C. - Copeland, Cook, Taylor and Bush, P.A. - Cota Cole LLP - DLA Piper - Daley & Heft LLP - Dannis Woliver Kelley - Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP - De Lay & Laredo - Dentons - Dilworth Paxson LLP - Downey Brand LLP - Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP - Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto - Foley & Lardner LLP - Foster & East - Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. - Garan Lucow Miller P.C. - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - Gowling WLG - Greenspoon Marder LLP - Griffith & Masuda - Hanson Bridgett LLP - Harris Beach PLLC - Honeywell Law Firm PLLC - Ira S. Levy, Attorney at Law - Jackson Lewis LLP - Jackson Walker LLP - Jenner & Block LLP - Jones & Mayer - Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. - K&L Gates LLP - Keesal, Young? & Logan - Kelley, Kronenberg, Gilmartin, Fichtel, Wander, P.A. - Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP - Kennedy & Graven - Kenyon Disend - Kirkland & Ellis LLP - Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard - Kutak Rock, LLP - Law Office of John R. Putman - Law, Lyman, Daniel, Kamerrer & Bogdanovich, P.S. - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP - Liebert Cassidy Whitmore - Lowenstein Sandler PC - Lozano Smith - Matt Juhl-Darlington and Associates - Matthews, Stein, Shiels, Pearce, Knott, Eden & Davis - McCarter & English LLP - McCarthy Tetrault - McCormick, Kabot, Jenner & Lew - McGavick Graves - McInnes Cooper - McKamie Krueger LLP - Merchant & Gould P.C. - Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson PLC - Miller & Owen - Morrison & Foerster LLP - Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. - Murtha Cullina LLP - Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP - Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, PA - Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP - Northen Blue LLC - Nossaman LLP - Orbach, Huff & Suarez LLP - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP - Parker & Covert LLP - Peckar & Abramson, P.C. - Perkins Coie LLP - Personius Melber LLP - Post & Schell PC - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP - Remy Moose Manley, LLP - Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP - Richardson & Richardson, P.C. - Robinson & Cole LLP - Ropes & Gray LLP - Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP - Rutan & Tucker LLP - Saul Ewing LLP - School and College Legal Services of California - Semmes, Bowen & Semmes - Squire Patton Boggs - Stein & Lubin LLP - Stewart McKelvey - Stinson Leonard Street LLP - Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. - The Majesty Law Group - Thompson Coburn LLP - Venable LLP - Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Wiley Rein LLP - Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP - Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP - Winston & Strawn LLP - Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gx35bv/public_law


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Dublin, Feb. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "M&A Attorney Hourly Rate and Deal Report 2017" report to their offering. 'The M&A Attorney Hourly Rate Report 2017' details the hourly rates of Attorneys at the most active Deal Law Firms. Rates are analyzed by: 1. Firm Revenue Group (AMLAW 10, 50, 100, 101-200 and non-AMLAW Firms) 2. Individual Firm including a Relative Hourly Rate Ranking (Highest to Lowest) for each Firm 3. M&A Deal Representation for Acquirer, Seller and Target Companies including an M&A Deal Value (Highest to Lowest) for each Law Firm 4. Hourly Rates by Industry to determine industry opportunity and strength for deals. Attorneys practicing Mergers & Acquisitions have in the past, had the highest overall rates; this continues to be the case for 2017 as well, based on 2016 results and a modest increase for 2017. Deals, overall, are up and so are the hourly rates of almost all law firms especially the premier ones with hourly rates easily exceeding $1,200 for Partners. Key Topics Covered: Section 1: Rates by AMLAW Group Section 2: Rates by Individual Firm Section 3: M&A Deals Section 4: M&A Deals - Relative Deal Rankings Section 5: M&A Rates by Industry Companies Mentioned - ADVISES Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten, Wirtschaftsprüfern und Steuerberatern - Adams and Reese LLP - Akerman LLP - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Allen Barnes & Jones, PLC - Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP - Alston & Bird LLP - Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP - Anglin Flewelling Rasmussen Campbell & Trytten, LLP - Anthony & Partners, LLC - Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie P.A. - Appleby Global Group Services Limited - Archer & Greiner, P.C. - Arent Fox LLP - Armstrong Teasdale LLP - Arnall Golden Gregory LLP - Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP - Arnstein & Lehr, LLP - Ashurst LLP - Baker & Hostetler LLP - Baker & McKenzie LLP - Baker Botts LLP - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC - Balch & Bingham LLP - Ballard Spahr LLP - Barnes & Thornburg LLP - Bass Berry & Sims PLC - Battle, Winslow, Scott & Wiley, P.A. - Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP - Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P.A. - Bieging Shapiro & Barber LLP - Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP - Blank Rome LLP - Bogatz & Associates, P.C. - Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP - Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP - Bose McKinney & Evans LLP - Bowles Rice LLP - Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. - Bracewell LLP - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP - Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C. - Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP - Bredin Prat - Bricker & Eckler LLP - Briggs and Morgan PA - Brinks Gilson & Lione - Broad and Cassel - Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP - Brown Rudnick LLP - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP - Bryan Cave LLP - Buchalter Nemer - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC - Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP - Burr & Forman LLP - Bustamante, Escandon & Pareyon - Butler Snow LLP - Butzel Long PC - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP - Cadwell Sanford Deibert & Garry - Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP - Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP - Campbells - Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered - Carlson Dash, LLC - Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A. - Carmichael & Powell, P.C. - Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey, LLP - Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP - Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP - Chadbourne & Parke LLP - Chaffe McCall - Chapman and Cutler LLP - Cheng Cohen - Chien Yeh Law Offices - Christensen & Jensen, PC - Clark Hill PLC - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP - Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass, LLP - Cohen Kennedy Dowd & Quigley - Cole Schotz P.C. - Connell Foley LLP - Cooley LLP - Cooley Manion Jones LLP - Covington & Burling LLP - Cozen O'Connor - Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP - Crowell & Moring LLP - Crowley & Lamb P.C. - Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP - DLA Piper - Davies Ward Phillips & Vinberg, LLP - Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP - Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC - Day Pitney LLP - DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C. - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP - Dechert LLP - Dennis J. Wortman, P.C. - Dentons - Dickinson Wright LLP - Dickstein Shapiro LLP - Dilworth Paxson LLP - Dinsmore & Shohl LLP - Dorsey & Whitney LLC - Dow Lohnes PLLC - Downey Brand LLP - Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP - Duane Morris LLP - Dudley, Topper and Feuerzeig, LLP - Duensing, Casner & Fitzsimmons - Dykema Cox Smith - Dykema Gossett PLLC - Eisenhower Carlson, PLLC - Engelman Berger, P.C. - Epiq Systems - Epstein Becker Green PC - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP - Eversheds LLP - Fabian VanCott - Faegre Baker Daniels - Fangda Partners - Farella Braun & Martel LLP - Farrell Fritz PC - Felsberg Advogados - Fennemore Craig, P.C. - Fenwick & West LLP - Ferrero Abogados - Fiddler Gonzalez & Rodriguez - Foley & Lardner LLP - Foley Hoag LLP - Ford & Harrison LLP - Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC - Fox Rothschild LLP - Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. - Freeborn & Peters LLP - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP - Frost Brown Todd LLC - Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. - Gammage & Burnham, LLC - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP - Gibbons PC - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. - Goldberg Kohn - Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP - Goodmans, LLP - Goodwin Procter LLP - Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP - Gordon Silver - Goulston & Storrs PC - Gowling WLG - Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH - Gray Plant Mooty PA - GrayRobinson PA - Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis - Greenberg Traurig LLP - Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC - Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. - Hahn & Hessen LLP - Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP - Hamilton Stephens Steele & Martin, PLLC - Han Kun Law Offices - Harris Beach PLLC - Haynes and Boone, LLP - Herrick, Feinstein LLP - Herron Ortiz, P.A. - Herzog, Fox & Neeman - Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C. - Higgs & Johnson - Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP - Hogan Lovells LLP - Holland & Hart LLP - Holland & Knight LLP - Holme Roberts & Owen LLP - Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP - Houser & Allison, APC - Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC - Hudson Cook LLP - Hughes Gorski Seedorf Odsen & Tervooren, LLC - Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP - Hunton & Williams LLP - Husch Blackwell LLP - Ice Miller LLP - Irell & Manella LLP - Jackson DeMarco Tidus Peckenpaugh - Jackson Walker LLP - Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC - James F. Kahn, P.C. - Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP - Jenner & Block LLP - Johnson DeLuca Kurisky & Gould, P.C. - Jones Day - Jones Walker LLP - Jones, Bell, Abbott, Fleming & Fitzgerald L.L.P. - K&L Gates LLP - Kaempfer Crowell - Karr Tuttle Campbell - Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP - Keesal, Young? & Logan - Keightley & Ashner LLP - Keller Rohrback L.L.P. - Kelley Drye & Warren LLP - Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP - Kerr, Russell and Weber, PLC - Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP - King & Spalding - Kirkland & Ellis LLP - Kirton McConkie PC - Kissinger & Fellman, P.C. - Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP - Kohner Mann & Kailas, S.C. - Kolesar & Leatham, Chartered - Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP - Kutak Rock, LLP - Lake & Cobb PLC - Lane Powell PC - Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd. - Latham & Watkins LLP - Lathrop & Gage LLP - LeClairRyan - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP - Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP - Liebert Cassidy Whitmore - Lindquist & Vennum, P.L.L.P. - Linklaters - Liskow & Lewis - Littler Mendelson P.C. - Locke Lord Edwards - Loeb & Loeb LLP - Lowenstein Sandler PC - Loyens & Loeff - Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH - Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP - Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC - Maples and Calder - Marquis Aurbach Coffing, P.C. - Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. - Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. - Mayer Brown LLP - Maynard Cooper & Gale PC - McCarter & English LLP - McCarthy Tetrault - McCleskey Harriger Brazill & Graf, LLP - McConnell Valdes LLC - McDermott Will & Emery LLP - McDonald Carano Wilson LLP - McDonald Hopkins LLC - McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP - McGlinchey Stafford PLLC - McGuireWoods LLP - McWhorter Law Firm, PLLC - Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A. - Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. - Michelman & Robinson, LLP - Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP - Miles & Stockbridge, P.C. - Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP - Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey, P.L.C. - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. - Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP - Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP - Moore & Van Allen PLLC - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Morris Polich & Purdy LLP - Morris Schneider Wittstadt, LLC - Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP - Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP - Morrison & Foerster LLP - Mourant Ozannes - Moye White LLP - Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP - Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. - Murphy & King P.C. - Murtha Cullina LLP - Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP - Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP - Nexsen Pruet - Nixon Peabody LLP - Norton Rose Fulbright LLP - Nossaman LLP - O'Kelly Ernst & Bielli - O'Melveny & Myers LLP - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Orr & Reno, P.A. - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP - Otterbourg P.C. - Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP - Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, P.C. - Parker & Covert LLP - Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP - Parsons Behle & Latimer - Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP - Paul Hastings LLP - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP - Pepper Hamilton LLP - Perkins Coie LLP - Pessin Katz Law, P.A. - Phelps Dunbar LLP - Phillips Lytle LLP - Pia Anderson Dorius Reynard & Moss, LLC - Pierce Atwood LLP - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP - Polsinelli PC - Porzio, Bromberg, and Newman P.C. - Poyner Spruill LLP - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP - Proskauer Rose LLP - Pullman & Comley LLC - Quarles & Brady LLP - Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser, P.C. - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP - Ragsdale Liggett, PLLC - Ray Quinney & Nebeker P.C. - Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. - Reed Smith LLP - Rhoades McKee PC - Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. - Richardson & Patel, LLP - Riemer & Braunstein LLP - Rivkin Radler - Robins Kaplan LLP - Robinson & Cole LLP - Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. - Ropes & Gray LLP - Roshka DeWulf & Patten, P.L.C. - Rutan & Tucker LLP - Salter McGowan Sylvia & Leonard, Inc. - Sanders, O'Hanlon, & Motley, PLLC - Santamarina y Steta, S.C. - Saul Ewing LLP - Scheef & Stone, L.L.P. - Schellenberg Wittmer - Schiff Hardin LLP - Schiltz & Schiltz - Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP - Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, PC - Sedgwick LLP - Severson & Werson - Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Shearman & Sterling LLP - Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA - Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP - Sher Tremonte LLP - Sherman & Howard LLC - Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. - Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP - Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP - Sidley Austin LLP - Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. - Simcox and Barclay LLP - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP - Slaughter and May - Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell, & Jernigan LLP - Snell & Wilmer LLP - Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith, LLP - Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP - Sprunger Law PLLC - Squire Patton Boggs - Steptoe & Johnson LLP - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC - Stevens & Lee - Stikeman Elliott LLP - Stinson Leonard Street LLP - Stoel Rives LLP - Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC - Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. - Strasburger & Price, LLP - Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP - Sullivan & Cromwell LLP - Sullivan & Worcester LLP - Susman Godfrey LLP - Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP - Swift, Currie, McGhee & Heirs, LLP - Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP - Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP - The Cavanagh Law Firm, P.A. - The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC - Thierhoff Muller & Partner - Thompson & Knight LLP - Thompson Coburn LLP - Thompson Hine LLP - Thompson Krone, P.L.C. - Togut, Segal & Segal LLP - Tonkon Torp LLP - Torys, LLP - Troutman Sanders LLP - Tucker Ellis LLP - Tydings & Rosenberg LLP - Updike Kelly & Spellacy PC - Varnum LLP - Venable LLP - Vinson & Elkins LLP - Volpe and Koening, P.C. - Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP - Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz - Walker & Doepfner, P.C. - Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP - Warner Norcross & Judd LLP - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - White & Case LLP - Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P. - Wiand Guerra King P.A. - Wiley Rein LLP - Williams & Connolly LLP - Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP - Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC - Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP - Winstead PC - Winston & Strawn LLP - Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. - Wolfe & Wyman, LLP - Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC - Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP - Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP - Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6tzqfl/manda_attorney


News Article | February 21, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wiley Rein LLP announced today that Stephen J. Claeys has joined as a partner in the renowned International Trade Practice. Mr. Claeys brings to the firm 25 years of experience advising members of Congress, senior White House and U.S. Department...


News Article | November 2, 2016
Site: www.marketwired.com

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - November 02, 2016) - Cooley is growing its communications regulatory practice with the arrival of former Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission Robert M. McDowell. McDowell is a highly respected leader on complex regulatory, legal and business issues in the telecommunications, media and technology sectors. He joins Cooley as a partner in its Washington, DC office and will be co-leader of the firm's global communications practice. "Having served as a FCC Commissioner for seven years under two presidents, combined with his private sector experience that spans four decades, Rob has a wealth of industry knowledge and global public policy insight that will be of tremendous value to our tech, media and telecom clients here in the US and internationally," said John Feore, partner in Cooley's communications regulatory practice. "His practice is perfectly aligned to help emerging and disruptive companies navigate regulatory hurdles as they bring innovative and novel technologies to market." McDowell was first appointed to the FCC by President George W. Bush in 2006 and again by President Barack Obama in 2009. Unanimously confirmed each time by the US Senate, he led fundamental policy changes that affected all manner of communications technologies, including initiatives that put more spectrum into the hands of consumers through the two largest wireless auctions in US history at that time. He led efforts to establish the first federal civil rights rules in a generation by creating a ban on racially discriminatory practices in broadcast advertising. He also worked extensively on several large and complex mergers including Sirius/XM and Comcast/NBC-Universal. Among other transformative accomplishments, in 2012 he exposed an international bid to regulate vital aspects of the Internet through multilateral treaty-based organizations. His efforts sparked a global campaign to rally opposition, which resulted in resolutions being passed unanimously by the House and Senate, as well as the ultimate defeat of the international bid at a treaty negotiation in Dubai later that year. Prior to the FCC, McDowell was senior vice president for CompTel, the Competitive Telecommunications Association, where he led advocacy efforts before several government agencies, the White House and Congress. He has served on official US diplomatic delegations to the World Conference on International Telecommunications and the World Radiocommunication Conference. He joins Cooley from Wiley Rein LLP, where he was a partner. "I am excited to have the opportunity to leverage my public policy, legal and business background to counsel some of the world's most exciting and innovative tech, media and telecom companies," McDowell said. "Cooley is a great platform for my practice and I am thrilled at the prospect of working with the team in such an exciting space." McDowell is often called upon for speaking engagements and frequently appears on TV and radio to provide insight into the tech, media and telecom space. He has written opinion pieces for many high-profile publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. He graduated from Duke University in 1985 and received his JD in 1990 from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law. Cooley has 900 lawyers across 12 offices in the United States, China and Europe.


Foggan L.A.,Wiley Rein LLP | Gridley M.J.,Wiley Rein LLP
Environmental Claims Journal | Year: 2014

Pollution liability insurance policies provide coverage for claims and costs associated with pollution conditions that develop and commence during the policy period. Coverage under such policies for claims arising from pollution conditions that existed before the policy incepted, however, varies significantly under different policy forms. This article addresses the two principal means that insurers have utilized to limit the risks associated with preexisting pollution conditions under pollution policies: the known conditions exclusion and retroactive date provisions. The article explains that these provisions have received mixed treatment in the courts and are likely to continue to be a focus of future coverage litigation involving environmental impairment liability and pollution legal liability policies. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.


Brightbill T.C.,International Trade Group | Nance S.,Wiley Rein LLP
Iron and Steel Technology | Year: 2011

The demand for steel scrap in the United States and around the world has started to rise with the recovery of global steel production in 2010. China's scrap imports have varied significantly, dropping from 10.1 million tons in 2005 to 3.4 million tons in 2007, with rise to 13.7 million tons in 2009. Russia has exported substantial quantities of scrap in the past, but exported only 1.2 million tons in 2009. The NAFTA countries, the European Union and Japan accounted for more than 87% of world scrap exports in 2009. All three have well-developed recycling networks such as the United States recycles 65% of steel cans, 90% of steel appliances and 106% of automobiles. World steel production in 2010 was 15% higher than in 2009. The main suppliers of scrap to the world market that include the United States, the EU and Japan, are already operating near capacity in scrap production.


Hausman D.E.,Wiley Rein LLP | Foggan L.A.,Wiley Rein LLP
Environmental Claims Journal | Year: 2011

The processing of claims for compensation arising from the April 20, 2010, explosion of the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig and its environmental and economic aftermath has proceeded simultaneously before the Gulf Coast Claims Facility and insurers. The criteria for recovery between these two recipients of claims differ significantly. Compensation from the facility has included claims for purely economic injury, whereas compensation from insurance generally requires, inter alia, a closer geographic or causal nexus to property damage. The resolution of compensation issues both by the facility and insurers will impact whether further disputes arise in the courts. Based upon similar experiences from September 11 and Hurricane Katrina, these issues are likely to continue for several years before they are fully resolved. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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