Peter Kirsanow Possible Trump Choice for NLRB

Add the name Peter Kirsanow, a conservative Republican management-side labor lawyer practicing in Cleveland, Ohio, who was a member of the NLRB under President Bush through a recess appointment from January 4, 2006 to December 31, 2007, to the list of possible nominees by President-elect Trump to fill the two vacancies on the five-member National Labor … Continue Reading

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President Trump—How Will He Change the Courts and What Does that Mean for Employers? (3rd in a 3 Part Series) In this final post in a three-part series on what employers can expect from the new Trump administration, we consider possible Supreme Court nominees and future rulings affecting labor and employment law. Judicial Appointments President Trump’s election injects uncertainty into the Supreme Court’s makeup and future rulings, including employment-related cases. Because the Senate did not … Continue Reading
In the days following the November elections, U.S. President-elect Donald J. Trump promised that his Financial Services Policy Implementation team would be working to “dismantle” the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”). However, a more recent account in the Wall Street Journal reported Mr. Trump’s transition team as tempering his promise in … Continue Reading
Marijuana Business Reactions to Uncertain Future My clients are all over the map with how they are reacting to Donald Trump’s election victory and his subsequent naming of Jeff Sessions as the presumptive nominee for Attorney General. Some of them are absolutely confident that marijuana legalization momentum cannot be slowed, much less halted. Others are much more cautious and are concerned […]
Donald Trump famously said Mexican immigrants are rapists and criminals. This was early in his campaign. The chef at his then new hotel in Washington, D.C., found those remarks offensive. Chef Jose Andres backed out of his written agreement planning the new hotel. Mr. Trump filed suit for breach of contract. Now, the chef has […]
Scott Pruitt’s Appointment as Head of EPA Unlikely to Reverse Trends in Energy Generation President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt confirms that the Trump administration and its appointees will not continue to support attempts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address climate change.  Pruitt, who has referred to the debate regarding global warming as “far from settled,” has filed several lawsuits against EPA […]Continue Reading…