November 18, 2016Enforcement

Nominee Profile: Jeff Sessions – U.S. Attorney General

President-elect Trump’s pick for attorney general, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, has a relatively thin record when it comes to pursuing prosecution against some of the world’s largest and most influential corporations for malfeasance and other corporate misconduct. Still, Sessions has expressed a commitment to adhering to the most stringent applications of the law for criminal ...›

November 10, 2016Energy + Environment

A Green Light for Green Energy?

While President-elect Donald J. Trump has advocated for an increase in fossil fuels and vowed to nix major climate change regulations, many experts in the sector – including leaders in Morrison & Foerster’s Energy Group – believe Trump will not derail U.S. green energy growth. Growth will most likely take place on the state, not ...›

Is an overhaul of Dodd-Frank on the horizon?

While the effects of President-elect Donald Trump’s decisions about regulatory reform are still being drafted, one thing remains certain: The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act — and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that it created — most certainly will face substantial revisions. This includes the possible rollback of rules and regulations ...›

November 9, 2016International Trade

Will President Trump be Mr. Brexit?

Shortly after the results of the U.S. presidential election, Alistair Maughan, co-managing partner of Morrison & Foerster’s London office and co-chair of the Technology Transactions Group, and Sir Paul Jenkins QC issued a Brexit Briefing about the President-elect Donald Trump, Brexit, and the future of U.S./UK trade relations. For a variety of reasons, it will ...›