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July 16, 2019, Financial Times

Mark Plotkin is quoted in the Financial Times regarding the increasing demand for lawyers with CFIUS experience. Mr. Plotkin says, “With CFIUS it is not like you can pick up the book and know what you are doing. The law is not that complicated and it is reasonably straightforward, but there’s no body of cases.”

July 15, 2019, The Wall Street Journal

David Kornblau is quoted in The Wall Street Journal regarding a new SEC policy which will change the agency’s stance on waivers. According to Mr. Kornblau, the new policy doesn’t substantively change the SEC’s decision-making process on waivers, but it may make it easier for companies to enter into settlement agreements. “It allows the companies to make those ...

July 15, 2019, Bloomberg

Beth Brinkmann spoke with Bloomberg about her experience as a woman arguing before the Supreme Court. Ms. Brinkmann—who has argued before the Court 25 times—says, “People are putting more of a spotlight on these issues. But there’s so much work that needs to be done.”

July 12, 2019

PALO ALTO—Covington advised Argo AI, LLC, a technology platform company that is working with leading automakers to deliver a fully integrated self-driving system, in the deal announced today with Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company. Volkswagen will be making a $2.6 billion investment, becoming Argo AI’s second investor and building upon a $1 billion investment ...

July 12, 2019, Risk

Randy Benjenk is quoted in Risk regarding new liquidity rules for foreign banks’ U.S. branches. Mr. Benjenk says, “There is a concern [in the U.S.] that the home country regulators of foreign banks won’t let the foreign bank put out the fire in the U.S. because it should be conserving its liquidity for some stress event in the home country.”