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Election 2020: When Dawn Breaks on November 4 – Potential US Presidential Election Outcome Scenarios

As midnight approached on November 8, 2016, and certainly as dawn broke on the East Coast, it had become apparent that Hillary Clinton would win the national popular vote but that Donald Trump would win the Electoral College vote to become the 45th President of the United States. But when dawn breaks on November 4, … 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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