Topic Archives: Enforcement

In U.S. v. Microsoft, a Decades-Old Law Leaves Few Good Options

Writing in Wired, Morrison & Foerster’s David Newman reviews last week’s much-anticipated oral argument in United States v. Microsoft—which asks whether a warrant issued under 18 U.S.C. § 2703 of the Stored Communications Act (SCA) reaches communications stored overseas by providers located in the United States. Among the takeaways of oral argument was that several justices ...›

February 23, 2017Enforcement

Repeal of Resource Extraction Disclosure Rule

On February 14, 2017, President Trump approved Congress’ joint resolution to repeal the SEC’s resource extraction disclosure rule.  That action effectively brings to a conclusion the SEC’s efforts to implement a resource extraction disclosure rule mandated more than six years ago by the Dodd-Frank Act.  The SEC adopted the latest version of the rule in ...›

January 26, 2017Antitrust + Competition, Enforcement

DOJ and FTC Release Updated Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation

On January 13, 2017, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) updated the Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation. The updated guidelines include two notable changes that support the DOJ’s international cartel enforcement agenda: a new section on how the U.S. antitrust enforcement agencies interact with antitrust agencies ...›

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 ...›