January 21, 2018Antitrust + Competition

Antitrust Effects of the Government Shutdown

The merger notification and review process in the United States continues, but timelines may be impacted in unpredictable ways. The Federal Trade Commission’s Premerger Notification Office and the Department of Justice’s Premerger Office remain open during the government shutdown, and they are accepting new HSR filings.  However, they will be operating with a smaller staff, ...›

January 18, 2018Government Contracts

Contractors Should Prepare for Government Shutdown

As Congress and the Administration appear to be careening toward a potential government shutdown – whether on Friday January 19 or once another short-term continuing resolution expires – it is a good time for government contractors to review their contracts and the potential effect a shutdown might have. Read more on our Government Contracts Insights blog.  *Victoria ...›

October 5, 2017CPSC

Buerkle Poised to Take Her Seat

On October 4, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved Ann Marie Buerkle’s (R-NY) nomination to the position of Chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after a two-day hearing.  Acting Chairman Buerkle’s nomination to another seven-year term as a CPSC Commissioner, beginning October 27, 2018, was also approved in a ...›

October 4, 2017CPSC

CPSC Heating Up Before New Commissioner Appointed: Approves a Petition for Rulemaking to Ban an Entire Class of Flame-Retardants

In a split across party lines, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or the “Commission”) recently voted on a largely unprecedented course of action: to ban an entire class of chemicals from popular consumer products.  Specifically, CPSC adopted a petition for rulemaking that sought to prohibit a highly popular flame retardant from certain consumer ...›

September 22, 2017CPSC

Trump to Nominate New Commissioner to CPSC

President Trump announced yesterday his intent to nominate Jones Day partner Dana Baiocco to the position of Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for a 7-year term starting next month. She will replace Obama-appointed Commissioner Marietta Robinson. As we had predicted, the makeup of the CPSC will shift from a 3-2 Democratic majority ...›

September 19, 2017Energy + Environment

NEPA, Energy, and Infrastructure: The Times They Are a Changin’?

For energy and infrastructure project developers, investors, and market participants, the past few weeks introduced increased regulatory uncertainty around the environmental reviews required as part of federal decision-making on matters like permitting and leasing. As the Executive Branch attempts to curtail these reviews, some in the Judicial Branch are increasingly demanding additional consideration, especially on ...›

September 14, 2017Data Privacy + Cybersecurity

Cross-Device Tracking: A Morrison & Foerster Data Protection Masterclass Webinar

The number of consumers using multiple devices—from smartphones to tablets to laptop computers—has exploded in recent years and continues to grow globally. Companies are increasingly turning to new technologies in an attempt to ascertain that multiple devices are connected to the same person for a variety of purposes, such as fraud prevention, providing a more ...›