Latest News

AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP: Don Pongrace quoted in National Geographic on Gila River Diversion Plan

National Geographic has quoted Akin Gump partner Donald Pongrace, head of the firm’s American Indian law and policy practice, in the article “These are the most endangered U.S. rivers,” which looks at a new report from the conservation group American Rivers on the 10 most endangered rivers in the United States.

AMTRAK: Amtrak to Increase Weekend Acela Express Frequencies

Weekend travelers will soon have more high-speed rail options along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., as Amtrak expands its popular Acela Express service with an additional round trip on Saturday.

ATLANTIC COUNCIL: Vice President Mike Pence, NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg, Foreign Ministers and US Policymakers Discussed NATO’s Past, Present, and Future on Alliance’s 70th Anniversary

Today, US Vice President Mike Pence, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, U.S. Members of Congress, and Foreign Ministers from Germany, Turkey, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, Greece, and North Macedonia, convened at “NATO Engages,” a summit in Washington hosted by the Atlantic Council, German Marshall Fund, and Munich Security Conference.

ATLAS RESEARCH: Atlas Research and Management Concepts Win $100M Food & Drug Administration BPA

Atlas Research, in a Contractor Teaming Agreement (CTA) with Management Concepts, Inc., has received a $100M Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Services conducted through the BPA will provide FDA with subject matter expertise and technical assistance to ensure effective corporate infrastructure and efficient operations in support of its mission of protecting the health of the American public.

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY: American Chemical Society and Max Planck institutes partner on transformative open access plan

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPG) announced today a collaborative open access strategic partnership that will advance shared goals for open science and enhance convenience for the MPG researcher and author community.

AMTRAK: Amtrak Names Roger Harris Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer

On Friday, March 29, 2019, the Amtrak Board of Directors appointed Roger Harris to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer, responsible for corporate marketing, sales distribution, network and consist planning, market research and pricing and revenue management, along with the Northeast Corridor, State-Supported and Long-Distance Service Lines.

BAKER BOTTS LLP: Baker Botts’ Washington D.C. Lawyers Successfully Obtain Asylum for Congolese Man in Pro Bono Representation

Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, is very proud to announce that firm lawyers, Megan Bumb, Susie Toumanian and Lee Davis successfully represented a client from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in asylum proceedings based on persecution for political opinion before Immigration Judge Roxanne Hladylowycz in Arlington Immigration Court.

AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: Women in Ag Survey Aims to Gauge the Goals and Achievements of Women in Agriculture

The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program has launched “Women in Ag,” an online survey that aims to gauge the goals, aspirations, achievements and needs of women in American agriculture in a variety of areas.

BAKER BOTTS LLP: Baker Botts Wins Major Wrongful Conviction Pro Bono Case for Innocent Virginia Man

Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that the firm has successfully won a Writ of Actual Innocence from the Virginia Supreme Court regarding the case of Winston Scott, who was fully exonerating from a 1975 rape for which he was wrongfully convicted.

BAKER & MCKENZIE LLP: Intapp Announces Expansion of Baker McKenzie Relationship with CRM Deal

Intapp, a leading provider of business applications for professional services firms, today announced that Baker McKenzie, one of the world’s largest law firms, has selected Intapp's DealCloud CRM platform to manage its client development activities and help achieve the firm’s growth objectives.

ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: AG Racine And 21-State Coalition Sue To Block Trump Administration Gag Rule That Threatens Reproductive Healthcare

Attorney General Karl A. Racine and his counterparts from 20 other states today sued the Trump administration to stop a federal gag rule that endangers family planning and other healthcare services for more than 58,000 low-income District residents.

U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: U.S. Chamber Calls Warren Vision of Internet Archaic

In the age of open and free markets, U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue sharply criticized Elizabeth Warren’s “vision” of the future of technology.

EVANS & CHAMBERS TECHNOLOGY: AWS DeepLens and Machine Learning TechTalk

At this week’s Tech Talk, Jim Davis, a senior software developer for Evans and Chambers Technology, shared some of his experiences at the 2018 Amazon Web Services Re:Invent conference.

ATLAS RESEARCH: Atlas Research Officially Certified as Veteran Ready

Atlas Research received the PsychArmor Institute’s "Veteran Ready Organization" Certification.


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathleen L. Kraninger today announced an initiative to help promote the importance of savings among Americans.

COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: CEI Applauds Reports Trump Administration Will End CAFE Negotiations with California

According to reports, the Trump Administration is set to announce it is ending negotiations with the California Air Resources Board over its proposed rule to relax CAFE standards.

CLEANCHOICE ENERGY: If You Fly, Here's How You Can Offset Your Carbon Emissions

Planning for a mid-Winter getaway? Or maybe your next business trip? Time for a "green living" tip that will make your life happier and the planet greener.

BAKER BOTTS LLP: Baker Botts Acts for Faraday Grid and its Strategic Investment from Adam Neumann, WeWork Co-Founder & CEO

Deal Description: Baker Botts today announced that it has advised Faraday Grid, the global energy technology company, on a £25 million investment in the company from Adam Neumann, co-founder and CEO of WeWork.

ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: AG Racine Sues Four Maryland Parents and DCPS Employee for Residency Fraud at D.C. Schools, Seeks $450K+ in Unpaid Tuition, Damages and Fines

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced lawsuits against four Maryland parents for falsifying District residency to send their children to D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) for free.

Metro Business Network