On March 7, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a new department-wide whistleblower pilot program, which aims to incentivize whistleblowers to come forward with information related to corporate misconduct. By offering monetary rewards to whistleblowers, the program seeks to enhance enforcement efforts and promote transparency in the business world.

DOJ’s new pilot program is designed

On October 31, 2023, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a new directive prohibiting U.S. persons from providing certain financial services to Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) and designated certain entities and individuals for connections to the Burma’s military regime.

Under Directive 1, issued pursuant to Executive

Key Notes:

  • The Executive Order does not change the review process or legal jurisdiction of CFIUS.
  • The Executive Order revises the national security factors for CFIUS to include in its foreign investment review process.
  • The Office of Science and Technology Policy is tasked with publishing lists of technology sectors it assesses are fundamental to U.S.

On September 28, 2022, the Coalition of Freight Coupler Producers – McConway & Torley LLC and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (Petitioners) – filed petitions with the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) seeking antidumping and countervailing duties

On September 9, 2022, the United States and the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) partner countries – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – announced they had reached consensus on ministerial statements for each of the four IPEF framework pillars: Trade, Supply Chain, Clean

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  • Effective June 21, 2022, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) establishes a rebuttable presumption that all goods produced, mined or manufactured in the Xinjiang region of China or by certain entities designated to the UFLPA Entity List are produced with forced labor and prohibited from entry into the United States.
  • The prohibition

On May 5, 2022, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued much anticipated Russia-related general license (GL) 31, “Authorizing Certain Transactions Related to Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights.” GL 31 authorizes certain transactions otherwise prohibited by the Russian Harmful Foreign Activities Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR Part 587 (“RuHSR”) with respect to intellectual

On May 2, 2022, new amendments to the Ukraine Related Sanctions Regulations, renaming them “Ukraine-/Russia-Related Sanctions Regulations” (URSR), were published by U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in the Federal Register. The Ukraine-/Russia-Related Sanctions Regulations went into effect May 2.

OFAC’s new URSR replace the Ukraine Related Sanctions Regulations that were

On May 3, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance issued a sample comment letter outlining public company disclosure requirements relating to the business impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the international response.

To the extent material or otherwise required under the SEC’s disclosure framework, the SEC advises that companies should