On June 5, three Steptoe lawyers will participate in the ABA’s 2018 Drone Law Conference.  Steptoe associate Rebecca Lipe will moderate and partner Dane Jaques will participate on a panel titled “Safety Challenges & Accident Reporting.” The panel will focus on the NTSB process from investigation through litigation and potential pitfalls related to Unmanned aircraft

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced on the evening of May 23 that he would begin a Section 232 investigation into the national security implications of automobile imports. According to a Department of Commerce (DOC) statement, the investigation will “determine whether imports of automobiles, including SUVs, vans, light trucks, and automotive parts into the United

On Thursday, May 31 at 11:00 AM EST, Anthony Rapa will present “Russia Sanctions—Where Things Stand”, a webinar hosted by Federal Publications.  As described on the Federal Publications website:

The United States has imposed a broad range of sanctions targeting Russia, based on factors such as the annexation of Crimea, Russia’s incursion into eastern Ukraine

The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) published on April 3, 2018 a proposed list of products imported from China to target with an additional 25% tariff. These tariffs have been proposed in response to USTR’s findings in an investigation conducted under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301) and would

On March 1, House Democrats introduced the Buy America 2.0 Act (Buy America 2.0), H.R. 5137, continuing the recent emphasis on imposing “Buy America” requirements on federally funded projects.  Other related actions include President Trump’s April 2018 Executive Order (EO) 13788, Buy American – Hire American and the BuyAmerican.gov Act of 2018 (S.2284). Buy

On March 22, 2018, in response to the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) investigation into Chinese trade practices under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, the Trump Administration announced plans to 1) impose additional 25% tariffs on various Chinese imports, 2) initiate a new WTO dispute against China, and 3) limit Chinese investments

Proper service of process is vital in litigation involving foreign sovereigns, including litigation to obtain an enforceable judgment. Recently, the Fourth Circuit held that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act does not permit service of process by mail to a foreign government’s embassy in the United States. In Kumar v. Sudan, the Fourth Circuit vacated