THE BIDEN TRANSITION
The Biden Administration – Immigration Priorities Heat Map
On the cusp of the January 20, 2021 US presidential inauguration, the Trump administration has a few remaining days to take action on immigration priorities that have been key to the president’s platform. By presidential proclamation, the current administration extended a travel ban just a few short hours before the ban’s original expiration on December 31, 2020. The Biden administration has identified its own immigration agenda, much of which focuses on rescinding or unwinding the Trump administration’s executive actions.
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On March 31, 2021, the Biden administration released the American Jobs Plan (the “Infrastructure Plan”), which is a proposal that, if ultimately enacted, aims to modernize outdated infrastructure, create additional jobs and increase the United States’ global competitiveness.
On March 29, 2021, the Biden administration announced a “set of bold actions that will catalyze offshore wind energy, strengthen the domestic supply chain, and create good-paying, union jobs,” with a target to deploy 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030 to support 77,000 jobs, power 10 million homes and cut 78 million metric tons in carbon emissions.
Elections matter, and the Biden Administration is quickly putting its stamp on US trade policies in ways that will have a significant impact on global supply chains. We identify several trends in this Legal Update.
Geopolitical Risk Considerations: The New US Administration, US-China Relations and Issues for Japan
Satoru Murase spoke on “Geopolitical Risk Considerations: The New Biden Administration, U.S.-China Relations, and Issues for Japan” at a Marsh McClennen Japan Virtual Event announcing the “Report on Global Risks 2021″ issued on January 19 by the World Economic Forum.
The first 100 days of President Biden’s presidency are likely to bring a number of changes for employer-sponsored health and welfare plans.
As anticipated and indicated in our “heat map” of immigration actions during the first 100 days in office, the Biden administration has withdrawn a rule proposed by the Trump administration that would have eliminated work authorization for the H-4 spouses of certain H-1B visa holders.
As the incoming Biden Administration takes shape, energy companies will be monitoring potential tax policy initiatives, especially those that could impact the energy sector.
This Legal Update discusses federal and state limits for the most common types of contributions for the upcoming US elections.
Leading Chemical Sector Participants Discuss Changes Under the Biden Administration and the New Congress
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.
Join us for partner Christina Thomas’s overview of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s ESG regulations—and what she expects will change in the near future, with a new president in the US and a new chair at the SEC.
Quick Insights on Congressional Investigations is a video interview series unpacking the nuanced complexities underlying congressional investigations and provide guidance on how companies can manage and minimize the impacts. Each episode is short and tackles one question relating to congressional investigations.
In this video, Andrew Olmem, a partner in our Public Policy, Regulatory & Political Law practice, and Elizabeth Espín Stern, who leads our Global Mobility & Migration practice, discuss the Biden administration’s likely immigration actions in response to the executive actions undertaken by the previous administration.
Quick Insights on Congressional Investigations, a video interview series hosted by Mayer Brown partners Michael Levy and Andrew Olmem, who will unpack the nuanced complexities underlying congressional investigations and provide guidance on how companies can manage and minimize the impacts.
The US federal election could have sweeping regulatory and legislative impacts across virtually every major sector of the economy. To help understand how government policy might change over the next four years and what that means for domestic and global businesses, we invite you to join the first of our post-election programs.
To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage, please join Mayer Brown partners Paul Theiss, Elizabeth Stern and Marlon Paz who will be hosting an insightful panel session on the impact of Hispanic demographics on the US election and US corporate boards.
A Biden administration could impact regulatory policy and enforcement priorities—and, consequently, the economy—considerably. Please join Mayer Brown partners Michael Levy, Andrew Olmem and Larry Platt as they discuss the potential reverberations in the global financial markets.