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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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Qualified Opportunity Fund Update: Likely Biden Administration Changes & New Rules for Non-US Investors & Working Capital Safe-Harbor

On April 14, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service released proposed rules for allowing non-US persons with US-taxable capital gains to invest in qualified opportunity funds (QOFs) without first suffering US withholding on such gains. Mark Leeds and Stephanie Wood, tax lawyers with the New York office of Mayer Brown, analyze these developments in the attached Legal Update.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Post-Election Call – Impact on Financial Services

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.

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