Following the November 2016 US general election, one thing is definite: change is coming. The political, legal and business ramifications of President-elect Donald Trump’s new administration are certain to be felt across the United States and around the world, given his pledge to immediately overhaul, overturn and eliminate a long list of federal laws and regulations.
On the domestic front, health care (particularly the Affordable Care Act), tax, educational, environmental and energy policy, as well as federally mandated and/or employer-sponsored benefits, are likely to be among the first areas tackled by the administration. From a global perspective, international trade agreements, climate-change treaties, immigration policy and defense spending are equally likely to go under the microscope — and emerge significantly changed.
In the face of economic and political upheavals, McDermott can help clients find solid ground. As part of our integrated, international law firm, McDermott has a strong team of experienced lawyers, plus consultants from its affiliate McDermott+Consulting, based in our Washington, DC, office, many of whom have top-level government experience in the very agencies likely to be most affected by the new administration. We provide full-spectrum legal counsel that draws on the local knowledge of lawyers practicing in key capitals and commercial centers across North America, Europe and Asia.
McDermott+Consulting is dedicated to helping clients in the health care industry engage with and navigate Congress and executive branch health care agencies. They are continually monitoring administration changes here. McDermott, McDermott+Consulting and MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai are committed to providing information, context and counsel that can help companies protect their interests.
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