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Tiny Antigua Roils U.S. IP

Tiny Antigua Roils U.S. IP By Kate Ackley With a decision likely just weeks away in a multiyear Internet gambling dispute between the United States and the Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, lobbyists who are keeping a close eye on the case are putting their cards on the table. The international dispute, brought…
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The Hill: Bottom line

The Hill: Bottom line By Administrator TRADE: Black Swan LLC has registered to lobby for several new clients. According to records filed with the Senate, Black Swan will be lobbying for the Antigua Online Gaming Association on Internet gambling issues, including litigation in the World Trade Organization. The group has also registered to lobby for…
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Leaving the Nest

Leaving the Nest A few Mayer Brown attorneys in the D.C. office have jumped ship and set up their own shop. Andrew Shore, previously a partner with Mayer Brown, started his own lobby shop at the beginning of August called Black Swan, and now two former Mayer Brown attorneys, former partner James Jochum and counsel…
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Under the Bus

Under the Bus By Kate Ackley When it comes to proposed new taxes, companies and groups often cry that familiar refrain: Take it out of the other guy, not me. So it is that the National Venture Capital Association, under pressure from lawmakers who want to increase the taxes paid on “carried interest,” have found…
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The Hill: Lobbying World

The Hill: Lobbying world By Administrator Andrew Shore, president of Black Swan LLC and a former partner at Mayer Brown, announced the merger of his company with two former Mayer Brown colleagues, Jim Jochum and Marguerite Trossevin. Black Swan will form a division of the company that handles trade, tax and health policy and advocacy.…
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U.S. wakes up to the changed Chinese marketplace

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Suite Talk: Moving Up

Suite Talk: Moving up By Aoife McCarthy New Shop in Town Andrew Shore said he got the name for his new firm, Black Swan, from the author Nassim Nicholas Taleb, who defines the phrase as a rare event. And, the lawyer added, "It's better than the Shore Group." Shore is going on his own after…
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WUS to Remove Web Gambling from WTO Accords – ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

US to Remove Web Gambling from WTO Accords - ANTIGUA & BARBUDA The US has moved to "clarify" its commitments to the World Trade Organization, saying its ban on offshore Internet gambling isn't part of its trade pledges, reports Bloomberg (May 5, 2007): The US action follows rulings by WTO judges against its ban. Antigua…
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US Plans To Remove Web Gaming from WTO Commitments

US plans to remove web gaming from WTO commitments By Mark Drajem & Warren Giles LONDON -- The US has moved to "clarify" its commitments to the World Trade Organization, saying its ban on offshore Internet gambling isn't part of its trade pledges. The US action follows rulings by WTO judges against its ban. Antigua…
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Peeling Away the Rhetoric Over Shrimp Tariffs

Peeling Away the Rhetoric Over Shrimp Tariffs By Greg Rushford Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a preliminary ruling that a seven-month investigation had determined that China and Vietnam have been "unfairly" dumping cheap shrimp in U.S. markets, thus threatening the jobs of hard-working American shrimpers. To enable the Americans to compete…
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