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Pipeline safety updates: Drue Pearce tapped for PHMSA; PHMSA and DOT accept comments on pipeline regulations

This Client Alert notes updates in the leadership at PHMSA and recent engagement of stakeholders in developments relating to the regulation of natural gas pipelines.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 17 August 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

Five tips to avoid the in-house expert trap in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Latham lawyers provide five practice tips to consider due to a trap caused by Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, in an article published by The Recorder.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 16 August 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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Regulation of natural gas gathering lines in the face of unprecedented demands on US pipeline infrastructure

Existing gathering line regulation reflects collaboration between pipeline operators and regulators, a model useful for new regulatory efforts as well. This briefing analyzes new developments.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 15 August 2017 | Practice Area: Energy

Uncertainty looms with delays to resolution of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard program challenges

Further delay in the resolution of POET I and POET II could prolong uncertainty for LCFS market participants, as this article explains.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 11 August 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

New York vacates arbitral award with manifest disregard doctrine

This article examines a recent New York Supreme Court decision regarding how parties will invoke the doctrine of manifest disregard of law when contesting future arbitral awards.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 10 August 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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FDA Reauthorization Act aims to speed product reviews through user fee funding

Congress has passed a sweeping user fee reauthorization bill to fund increased FDA staffing and support commitments to product review timelines. This article examines the proposed legislation.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 09 August 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

US Treasury gives taxpayers extra year to meet related-party debt documentation requirements; per se equity rule unchanged

The one-year postponement assists taxpayers that are developing compliance systems, amidst broader government review of the related-party debt regulations. This article looks at the implications.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 08 August 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

Two Volcker Rule updates: foreign excluded funds and seed investments

Two recent developments involving the Volcker Rule have significant implications for financial regulation in both the US and internationally, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 07 August 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Second Circuit: Fifth Amendment bars testimony compelled by foreign governments

The court vacates LIBOR convictions with significant implications for US criminal cases involving cross-border investigations. This article examines the decision.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 04 August 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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Self-driving car legislation: Congress turns the ignition

A bill that could facilitate more highly automated vehicles on US roads — with important economic and social implications — gains traction. This article examines the proposals.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 03 August 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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