On August 12, US District Judge Amit P. Mehta of the DC federal court ordered the federal government to turn over documents concerning the Trump administration’s coronavirus travel ban. As reported in an August 12 article in Law360, the federal government had until August 17 to hand over any policies, directives or orders.

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On August 7th, President Trump signed four presidential memoranda aimed at providing another round of economic stimulus and financial assistance for unemployed workers. The White House has been negotiating with Congressional leaders for several weeks on legislation that would extend many of the emergency economic programs established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and provide additional aid to the economy that is still struggling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the CARES Act was enacted in March with overwhelming bipartisan support, the White House and Congressional leaders have been unable to reach agreement on another legislative package. The parties have deadlocked over the inclusion of aide to the states (sought by Congressional Democrats), COVID-19 liability protections (sought by GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell), and the amount of enhanced unemployment benefits (Congressional Democrats have sought to extend the CARES Act’s $600 per week; the White House and Congressional Republicans have sought to lower the amount to around $300 per week). In addition, the parties have sharply different views on the overall spending level for the next bill. In May, House Democrats passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, which would provide $3 trillion dollars in stimulus, while Senate Republicans have introduced a $1 trillion stimulus bill.

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“In the Know,” Mayer Brown’s exclusive forum for professional women, hosted its annual speed-networking lunch on July 30.

In line with the times, guest speaker Shannon Block, a Denver, Colorado-based CEO and entrepreneur, offered an insightful discussion on “Digital Divides and Opportunities in the COVID-19 World.” Did you know that 70 percent of the US

Mayer Brown partner Nicole Saharsky comments in the Bloomberg Law article “Zoom Courts Will Stick Around as Virus Forces Seismic Change,” which explores the future of virtual court proceedings post-pandemic.

“Ideally you want it to just be a conversation between you and the judge during oral arguments about your side of things and why your

In June, the Trump administration announced a temporary suspension of H1-B and other US work visas. This decision has already had repercussions for corporate legal departments—larger workloads and new logistical hurdles, for starters. Liz Stern, who leads Mayer Brown’s Global Mobility & Migration practice in Washington DC, shares her insights in a July 2 article

As US businesses begin to reopen, LegalTech News/Law.com (subscription required) asked lawyers how their firms are leveraging technology to inform clients on states’ and local governments’ evolving reopening requirements.

Lawyers interviewed for the May 26, 2020 article say that their firms’ COVID-19-related tech resources were developed to be planning tools for clients rather than marketing

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges for compliance departments, including a rise in market abuse risk as more staff members work from home. Lawyers in Mayer Brown’s Paris office offer insights on market manipulation risk for European banks in a May 13 article in S&P Global’s Market Intelligence publication. The article draws on Mayer

As the world begins to contemplate a post-lockdown reopening of business and society, the global insurance magazine Reactions (subscription required) turned to our COVID-19 Response Team for insight on the delicate art of returning to normalcy.

Mayer Brown lawyers interviewed for the article discuss the challenges many businesses will face as they grapple with social-distancing