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The Biden Administration Watch

Biden Competition Executive Order: Navigating Anticipated Regulatory Impact

A virtual discussion on the regulatory aspects of the EO, its potential policy outcomes, and practical impacts on affected businesses. On July 9, 2021, President Joe Biden issued a far-reaching executive order (EO) on Promoting Competition in the American Economy that establishes a “whole-of-government effort” aimed at reducing corporate consolidation. The EO calls for federal agencies to undertake 72 separate initiatives across a range of industry sectors, including financial services, technology, transportation and communication services.

U.S. Enforcement Outlook: Anticipated Impact on Brazilian Multinationals

To help navigate the evolving U.S. enforcement landscape, we held a webinar led by four Mayer Brown partners—all of whom had served as U.S. government prosecutors or regulators. In this webinar, they provided their insights into how that increased enforcement scrutiny may impact Brazilian companies with any U.S. touchpoints, and explored ways that Brazilian companies can proactively reduce their risks.

What will the 50-50 Senate mean for congressional investigations?

Quick Insights on Congressional Investigations is a video interview series hosted by Mayer Brown partners Michael Levy and Andrew Olmem. In this episode, Michael and Andrew explore the fairly novel—but not entirely unprecedented—situation involving an evenly divided US Senate, and how these dynamics may impact congressional investigations going forward.

What are the consequences of lying in a congressional investigation?

In this episode, Michael and Andrew delve into the consequences of lying to Congress from a legal and practical perspective. Beyond the obvious situations that involve knowingly lying under oath while testifying at a congressional hearing, there are also legal ramifications for concealing material facts or knowingly submitting documents that contain false statements.