Obama

  • FDA employees accuse agency of spying on them

    Three years ago, nine U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees sent a letter to President Obama’s transition team, alleging that the FDA had been improperly approving medical devices, including one that screens for breast cancer.

  • Labor: NLRB in the news

    Capping off a month in which the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was in the news on almost a weekly basis, President Obama announced on Jan. 4 that he intended make three “recess appointments” to the NLRB

  • 15 noteworthy in-house career moves

    Charting some of the most recent GC and in-house appointments

  • Labor: New NLRB rules give unions a leg up

    With college basketball in full swing and the NBA returning later this month, it seems that the Obama Administration is perfecting its own back-door pass when it comes to easing union organizing rules.

  • Regulatory: Nomination for director of CFPB blocked

    This column is part a series of articles on the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the upcoming wave of regulations affecting the consumer financial industry.

  • 7 notable GCs in the news

    Tracking some of the most-significant quotes from general counsel in the mainstream media

  • Regulatory: Battles on all fronts

    Congressional Republicans have set their sights on rescinding many of the Obama administration's rules.

  • Regulatory: The President blinks

    Obama’s concession to Republicans on air quality standards may have far-reaching effects.

  • Senate passes patent-reform bill

    Yesterday, the Senate voted 89-9 to pass legislation that will dramatically change the U.S. patent system. President Obama is expected to sign it into law.

  • Obama asks EPA to withdraw Ozone Rule

    President Obama asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Friday to remove an air-quality rule from implementation until a possible date in 2013 when the White House may revisit the regulation. The action coincided with last week’s dismal unemployment rate and is criticized as indicating precedence for expanding industry over the...

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