Speaking Engagement - 11/17/2008

Lessons Learned from High Profile Legal Cases Relevant to Institutional Review Boards

PRIM&R 2008 Annual Conference



CBP Offers to Negotiate With Foreign Customs on Exporters' Behalf

Client Alert
Kathleen M. Murphy, Mollie D. Sitkowski

On June 18, 2015, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in the Federal Register that it would be accepting “requests for assistance” from exporters who are dealing with valuation or classification issues with foreign customs agencies.

The Validus Decision: Potential Impact on FET Refund Claims

Client Alert
Thomas Gray, John W. Weber, Jr.

By Thomas Gray and John W. Weber, Jr. Summary and Highlights: On May 26th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held in favor of Validus Holdings Ltd. (“Validus Re”), a Bermuda reinsurance company, in the federal government’s appeal of the decision in Validus Reinsurance Ltd. v. United States, 113 AFTR 2d 2014-813 (D.D.C. 2014).[1] The case deals with the imposition of the federal insurance premiums excise tax (FET) imposed under Secti...

How Can Bitcoin Businesses Bridge the Gap With Insurers?

CoinDesk
Charles A. Cowan

London and New York counsel Charlie Cowan published an article in CoinDesk titled, “How Can Bitcoin Businesses Bridge the Gap With Insurers?” The article discusses finding a role for insurance to play in the process of virtual currency businesses establishing themselves as ‘mainstream.’

Third Circuit Addresses Structured Dismissal of Bankruptcy Case

The Legal Intelligencer
Joseph N. Argentina, Jr., Andrew C. Kassner

Philadelphia and Wilmington partner Andy Kassner and associate Joe Argentina published an article in The Legal Intelligencer titled, “Third Circuit Addresses Structured Dismissal of Bankruptcy Case.”

U.S. Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Laws Accompany Trade Preferences Extension Act

Client Alert
Richard P. Ferrin, Douglas J. Heffner, Eric (Rick) L. Johnson

The Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which has now passed both houses of Congress and awaits signature by President Obama, contains some significant rule changes and codifications of contested practice with respect to the US antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) laws.