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COVID-19: US State Policy Report – February 25, 2021

This report captures the shifting state, territorial and local government policies and guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and reopening of the economy in the US by tracking public information from official sources, such as gubernatorial comments, executive actions and guidance. The following states have new or updated information: Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, … Continue Reading

117th US Congress: House & Senate Committee Rosters

The US Congress – comprised of two chambers: the House of Representative and the Senate – considers, shapes and passes legislations into laws to govern the nation. The committees within each chamber serve an important role to help organize the work of the US Congress. Our publication lists final committee assignments for the 117th US … Continue Reading

Global Investment Perspective | Building Modern, Sustainable Infrastructure and Equitable, Clean Energy Future

The Biden administration is setting out plans for unprecedented investment in US infrastructure and clean energy plans that are at the heart of the administration’s recovery program to “Build Back Better.” Amid all the fanfare, the key questions for the global investor community will be how and when key projects are structured and brought to … Continue Reading

Looking Ahead at the US Economy and Transatlantic Relations Under Biden-Harris Administration – Conversation with EU AmChams

In early December 2020, former US Speaker of the House John Boehner (Republican-Ohio) and former Chairman of the US House Democratic Caucus Joe Crowley (Democrat-New York) spoke to a group of EU AmChams, representing Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain, on their views of the Biden-Harris economic agenda, how … Continue Reading

From Crisis to Opportunity – Looking Ahead at Biden-Harris’s Plan to “Build Back Better”

January 20, 2021, marked the official start of the Biden-Harris Administration and Day One of putting the new administration’s “Build Back Better” plan into action. Leading up to the first day of this historic US administration, members of our Southeast US Public Policy team, Amol Naik and Austin Harrison, along with former US Congressman for … Continue Reading

Transition 2020 | Biden Administration Policy Towards the UAE and the Gulf (Video)

In partnership with the US-UAE Business Council (Business Council) and its 2020 “Back to Business” webinar series, our Public Policy colleagues, including former elected and appointed US government officials, joined Danny E. Seabright, President of the Business Council to share their outlook on domestic and foreign policy priorities of the incoming Biden Administration, and their … Continue Reading

Decision 2020: US Elections | Potential US Presidential Election Scenarios

— We have refreshed our pre-elections analysis and the enclosed appendices (specifically, Appendix 2 (state-by-state polling information) and Appendix 3 (litigation overview)), following recent legal developments and based on information that was available to us as of November 1, 2020. — Updated analysis, including the appendices, is below.… Continue Reading

PODCAST: From the Ground to the Skies – How We See the Future for US Infrastructure

  It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau In an October 27 episode of the Bond Buyer Podcast, our colleagues Rodney E. Slater (former US Secretary of Transportation) and Alethia Nancoo shared the opportunities that they see for the future of US highways, toll roads, railways … Continue Reading

VIDEO: “What Happens After the Election?” An Analysis by Bipartisan Government Insiders

What is the fate of the next COVID relief bill, in a Trump or Biden Administration?  What would a change in the Senate majority mean under a Republican or Democratic administration? What is the outlook on the US economy, infrastructure development, tax reform and other critical issues in 2021 from a former Speaker of the … Continue Reading

Join Us: Talk to the Experts – What Could the US Elections Mean for Europe? Bipartisan Views From a Pair of Former US Congressmen

During the final weeks of the US election campaigns, our colleagues former US Representatives Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Jack Kingston (R-GA) will provide their insights into what this year’s historic Presidential election and congressional races could mean for future US policy towards Europe and the impact on transatlantic trade and investment. Please join us to … Continue Reading

Why Antitrust Practitioners Should be Interested in Espionage…

The Five Eyes Alliance has its origins in cooperation between US and UK intelligence agencies during the Second World War.  It solidified into the secret relationship between the intelligence agencies of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK and US during the Cold War.  Its soubriquet “Five Eyes” came from the protective marking on intelligence material shared … Continue Reading

Squire Patton Boggs Policy Leaders Pay Tribute to Congressman John Lewis (D-GA)

Last Friday, July 17, 2020, the United States lost a giant figure from our civil rights movement, a loss made more poignant as Americans are gripped in a struggle to confront the issues of racism and social unrest. In heartfelt remarks made during a weekly internal Public Policy Group call, former Secretary of Transportation Rodney … Continue Reading

In Full Campaign Mode, Biden Focuses on Energy and Infrastructure in Second Economic Policy Speech

Former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced this week the second plank of his economic policy: a clean energy and infrastructure plan, encompassing some of his most progressive policies yet. In a July 14 speech in Wilmington, Delaware, Vice President Biden announced plans to create “millions of high-paying union jobs by building … Continue Reading

Council on Foreign Relations: The President’s Inbox Podcast with Amb. Frank Wisner

Former US Ambassador Frank G. Wisner‘s distinguished diplomatic career spans four decades and eight American presidents. He served as ambassador to Zambia, Egypt, the Philippines, and India. In addition to his role as ambassador to four countries, he served as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and as Under Secretary of State for International Security … Continue Reading

EXPERT PROFILE: “How I Got Here: Frank Wisner” by Foreign Affairs Magazine

Since 1962, Squire Patton Boggs has represented the interests of over 100 sovereign governments and sovereign-owned entities. Success in this unique practice originates from our combination of deeply substantive international legal counsel, sharpened by the powerful political considerations offered by former diplomats and other officials who understand the difficult balance governments must strike between aligning … Continue Reading

VIDEO: Transatlantic Business Relations in Times of COVID-19 – Perspectives from Germany and the US

The COVID-19 pandemic is straining economies around the world, and already delicate trade relations are being further challenged. We want to take a deeper look at the complex state of transatlantic trade and business before COVID-19, it’s evolution during the crisis, and venture into scenarios for a post-pandemic world. WATCH the discussion by a distinguished … Continue Reading

AUDIO RECORDING: Former Speaker of the House John Boehner, Sen. Joe Manchin in Panel Discussion on COVID-19 Relief Funding & Reopening America

On Thursday, May 21, 2020, the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) hosted a webinar, featuring a distinguished panel of professionals, including former Speaker of the US House of Representatives John Boehner, as well as the current senior US Senator from West Virginia, Joe Manchin, who shared their thoughts on how best to safely and gradually re-open … Continue Reading

EXPERT SOUNDBITE: COVID-19 – The Geopolitical Consequences of the Pandemic – From Amb. Frank G. Wisner

Our global Public Policy Practice meets several times a week to examine the profound and transformative effect of COVID-19. We bring a sharp focus to how our multidisciplinary team can counsel our clients in responding to the pandemic. During a recent call, we asked our colleague and former US Ambassador Frank G. Wisner to comment … Continue Reading
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