President Joe Biden secured confirmation of his 200th federal judge Wednesday and has transformed the judiciary by picking more women and people of color than any other president. But the upcoming election season could derail his hopes of confirming many more judges.
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Analysis

Biden's Judicial Impact And What's Left On The Wish List

By Courtney Bublé

President Joe Biden secured confirmation of his 200th federal judge Wednesday and has transformed the judiciary by picking more women and people of color than any other president. But the upcoming election season could derail his hopes of confirming many more judges.

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China Tariffs To Return For Air Fryers, Bikes, Chairs In June

By Jennifer Doherty

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced Friday the end of tariff relief for hundreds of items currently exempt from duties covering over $300 billion worth of Chinese goods, with mainly commercial product exclusions set to continue.

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Treaty Wants Patents To Cite Ties To 'Traditional Knowledge'

By Andrew Karpan

Members of the United Nations announced a treaty Friday that would potentially change mandatory patent disclosure rules in order to require applicants to cite "traditional knowledge" developed by "indigenous peoples," requirements that have drawn concerns from lawyers for the pharmaceutical industry in the U.S. and at least one former federal judge.

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POLICY & REGULATION

Senate Republican Eyes Tutor.com's China Ties, Data Use

By Joyce Hanson

The top Republican on the U.S. Senate's health and education committee has launched an investigation into Tutor.com, a Chinese-controlled web service of The Princeton Review that offers students online tutoring, saying China's Communist Party may be exploiting users' sensitive data.

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INVESTIGATIONS & REVIEWS

Feds Prep Dumping Duties On Indonesian, Ecuadorian Shrimp

By Alyssa Aquino

The U.S. Department of Commerce preliminarily found that Ecuadorian and Indonesian shrimp were being sold in the U.S. at unfairly low prices, unveiling a slate of tariffs to address the dumping.

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ENFORCEMENT

Menendez, Kasowitz Firm Spar Over Subpoena To Cooperator

By Elliot Weld

Amid his bribery trial, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey is urging a Manhattan federal judge to order a government cooperator to turn over communications involving his current counsel at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP and his former attorneys.

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LITIGATION

US Cos. Call On Fed. Circ. To Restore Chinese Plywood Duties

By Jennifer Doherty

A U.S. plywood group is urging the Federal Circuit to unwind five U.S. Court of International Trade remands that shrank a Chinese competitor's anti-dumping duties from 183.36% to nothing, saying the court forced the government to accept unreliable data.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

The Effects Of New 10-Year Limitation On Key Sanctions Laws

Recently enacted emergency appropriations legislation, doubling the statute of limitations for civil and criminal economic sanctions violations, has significant implications for internal records retention, corporate transaction due diligence and government investigations, say attorneys at Greenberg Traurig.

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FEPA Cases Are Natural Fit For DOJ's Fraud Section

The U.S. Department of Justice’s recent announcement that its Fraud Section would have exclusive jurisdiction over the Foreign Extortion Prevention Act — a new law that criminalizes “demand side” foreign bribery — makes sense, given its experience navigating the political and diplomatic sensitivities of related statutes, say James Koukios and Rachel Davidson Raycraft at MoFo.

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Using A Children's Book Approach In Firm Marketing Content

From “The Giving Tree” to “Where the Wild Things Are,” most children’s books are easy to remember because they use simple words and numbers to tell stories with a human impact — a formula law firms should emulate in their marketing content to stay front of mind for potential clients, says Seema Desai Maglio at The Found Word.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Analysis

5 Themes That Could Determine Trump's NY Criminal Trial

By Stewart Bishop, Frank G. Runyeon and Rachel Scharf

With closing arguments set for Tuesday morning in Donald Trump's New York hush money case and deliberations on the horizon, here's a look at the themes that have dominated the historic, monthlong trial so far.

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Malware Backdoor Found In Software Used By Courtrooms

By Lauren Berg

Software created by a company that provides digital audiovisual technology to courtrooms, jails and other facilities contains a backdoor associated with malware that disguises itself as a normal update, analysts at a cybersecurity firm reported, warning that "users are at high risk and should take immediate action."

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Alito Flag Displays 'Improper' And 'Dumb,' District Judge Says

By Alison Knezevich

A Massachusetts federal judge is calling out U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito for controversial flags reportedly seen flying outside his homes, saying such actions erode public trust in the courts.

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Meet Biden's Latest Pennsylvania Picks For District Court

By P.J. D'Annunzio & Matthew Santoni

President Joe Biden has continued his trend of nominating public defenders to the federal bench, this time selecting two longtime defense attorneys to occupy vacancies in Pennsylvania.

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CFTC's Johnson Is Under Consideration For FDIC Top Job

By Jon Hill

The Biden administration is considering Kristin Johnson, a Democratic member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, as a possible candidate to replace Martin Gruenberg at the helm of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Law360 has learned.

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DOJ's Live Nation-Ticketmaster Suit: What You Should Know

The U.S. Department of Justice and a slew of state attorneys general filed a suit challenging the 2010 merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Here, catch up on Law360's coverage of the deal and those who have challenged it along the way – Taylor Swift fans, investors and regulators.

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McElroy Deutsch Seeks Win Against Ex-CFO After Guilty Plea

By Rose Krebs

McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP is urging a New Jersey state court to order its former chief financial officer to pay roughly $1.5 million damages for "unauthorized compensation" he paid himself and force him to disgorge $5.4 million in pay he received from the firm.

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Ex-DOJ Atty Clark Says He Was Denied A Fair Ethics Hearing

By Alison Knezevich

Former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark was denied a fair hearing in his Washington, D.C., ethics case and should not face punishment, he told an attorney disciplinary committee in a Thursday filing.

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'Legendary' Former NJ Justice Handler Dies At 92

By Jake Maher

Retired Associate Justice Alan B. Handler, who served on the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1977 to 1999, died Thursday at 92, Law360 has learned.

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

By Sue Reisinger

Antitrust law took center stage this week as college general counsel try to figure out the what and how of paying student athletes under a new court ruling, and the U.S. Department of Justice is trying to break up the entertainment venue dominance of Live Nation and Ticketmaster.

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UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

By Max Austin

This past week in London has seen an IT engineer seek permission to search a landfill hiding a hard drive supposedly storing millions of pounds in bitcoin, Glencore take on legal action by American Century Investments, gold payment app Glint bring a breach of duty claim against FRP Advisory, and an ongoing dispute between a solicitor and the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

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In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.

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LAW FIRMS IN TODAY'S NEWS

Baker & Hostetler

Bartlett LLP

Burnham & Gorokhov

Caldwell Carlson

Clifford Chance

Clyde & Co

Crowell & Moring

DWF LLP

Davidoff Hutcher

Davis Polk

Duane Morris

Eversheds Sutherland

Fieldfisher

Fish & Richardson

Fox Rothschild

Fox Williams

Gateley PLC

Gibson Dunn

Greenberg Traurig

Hamlins LLP

Harris St. Laurent

Hill Dickinson

Holland & Knight

Horwich Farrelly

Howes Percival

Husch Blackwell

JMW Solicitors LLP

Jones Day

Kasowitz Benson

KaurMaxwell

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Littler Mendelson

Marino Tortorella

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

McDonald & MacGregor

McElroy Deutsch

McKool Smith

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Morrison Foerster

Mowry & Grimson

Pallas Partners

Paul Hastings

Penningtons Manches

Poole Huffman

Potter Clarkson

Quinn Emanuel

Reed Smith

Rosen Hagood

Saporito Falcone

Sidley Austin

Simpson Thacher

Spencer Fane

Trade Pacific PLLC

Welsh & Recker

Wilentz Goldman

Wiley Rein

Wilkin Chapman

Williams & Connolly

Winston & Strawn

COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

AXA SA

AXA XL Ltd.

Academy Sports & Outdoors Inc.

American Media Inc.

Atlantic Global Insurance Services

Avolon Holdings Ltd.

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.

British Broadcasting Corp.

ByteDance Ltd.

Defender Association of Philadelphia

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.

EMCOR Group Inc.

Education Holdings 1 Inc.

First Republic Bank

Ford Motor Co.

Fordham University

Glencore PLC

HSBC Holdings PLC

Icertis Inc.

Integrys Energy Group Inc.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jubilee Holdings Ltd.

Live Nation Entertainment Inc.

Major Lindsey & Africa LLC

Mediterranean Shipping Co. SA

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC

MilliporeSigma

Mondelez International Inc.

NBCUniversal Media LLC

National Collegiate Athletic Association

New Jersey State Bar Association

Norfolk Southern Corp.

Pac-12 Enterprises LLC

Paysafe Group PLC

Pegasus Capital Advisors LP

PetroChina Company Limited

Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America

Primavera Capital Group

Princeton University

QBE Insurance Group Ltd.

Rapid7 Inc.

Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd.

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

Swissport International Ltd.

Tesla Inc.

The District of Columbia Bar

The New York Times Co.

TikTok Inc.

Trump Organization Inc.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

University of Virginia

Wells Fargo & Co.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Bureau of Industry and Security

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Companies House

European Commission

European Union

Executive Office of the President

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

International Trade Commission

National Labor Relations Board

New Jersey Supreme Court

Office of Foreign Assets Control

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of the Treasury

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Senate

U.S. Supreme Court

United Nations

World Intellectual Property Organization