Presidential Transition Resource Center

Overview

In the coming months, President Joe Biden and the 117th Congress will be tasked with a host of priorities, including continuing a national pandemic response, stabilizing a challenged economy, confronting racial justice issues and addressing climate concerns — among many others. As you work to understand how the Biden administration’s agenda may impact your interests, Faegre Drinker is closely tracking these topics. From cabinet appointments to legislative activity, our attorneys and consultants provide clear-eyed analysis and advocacy to help you stay ahead on important matters. Our established government affairs team across our Washington, D.C.; Wilmington, Delaware; Indianapolis, Minneapolis and Des Moines offices is equipped to guide you through the early stages of the Biden administration and beyond.

Insights

Updates September 2021

EPA Escalates Efforts to Regulate PFAS

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Updates June 2021

New Climate and ESG Disclosures Are Likely: Are Federal Grant and Loan Recipients the Next Targets?

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Media Mentions April 2021

Law360 Turns to Lindsey Hogan for Insight on Changes to Workers’ Rights Under Biden Administration

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Media Mentions April 2021

Brad Campbell Addresses Expected Changes to DOL Fiduciary Rule With Life Annuity Specialist

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Published Articles April 2021

Fred Reish Summarizes Expected SECURE Act 2.0 Provisions for Bloomberg Law

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Updates April 2021

Trans-Atlantic Truce: U.S. and European Allies Move Closer to Resolving Longstanding Aircraft Subsidies Dispute

3 min read  
Media Mentions April 2021

Fred Reish and Brad Campbell Break Down Compliance With Investment Advice Rule for InsuranceNewsNet

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Updates March 2021

USTR Considering Imposing Tariffs on Products From Six Countries in Retaliation for Imposition of Digital Service Taxes

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Media Mentions March 2021

Fred Reish Addresses Possible DOL Approach to Fiduciary, Proxy Voting Rules With Bloomberg Law

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Updates March 2021

Forced Labor Update: CBP Enforcement Actions Appear to Be Just the Start

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Updates March 2021

Navigating the American Rescue Plan’s Employment-Related Provisions

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Media Mentions March 2021

Women’s Wear Daily Turns to Randy Rucker for Insight on U.S. Trade Policy and the Retail Industry

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Media Mentions March 2021

InsuranceNewsNet Shares Insights From Brad Campbell on Concerns With DOL Investment Advice Rule

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Media Mentions March 2021

Fred Reish Evaluates DOL’s Decision Not to Enforce Final Rules on ESG and Proxy Voting

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Media Mentions March 2021

Fred Reish Explains Concerns With the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

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Published Articles March 2021

Back to the Future: Medicare Advantage Compliance Policies and Processes That the Biden Administration May Revisit

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Updates February 2021

Biden EPA Makes First Moves to Address PFAS in Drinking Water

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Updates February 2021

Predicting the Enforcement Priorities of the Biden DOJ

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Updates February 2021

The 2020 Election and the Effect on Current Gift, Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes

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Media Mentions February 2021

Mike Adelberg Talks to InsideHealthPolicy About Biden’s Nomination of Brooks-LaSure for CMS Administrator

1 min read  
Media Mentions February 2021

Brad Campbell and Fred Reish Discuss Implications of the DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule With ThinkAdvisor

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Media Mentions February 2021

The Wall Street Journal Seeks Insight From Fred Reish About Possible Impact of Labor Department Regulation on 401(K) Rollovers

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Updates February 2021

Biden Administration Maintains Status Quo on EU Product Tariffs (At Least for Now)

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Published Articles February 2021

Biden Administration Likely to Chart New Course on Trade Policy

2 min read  
Media Mentions February 2021

Randy Rucker Discusses Biden Administration’s Trade Posture and Potential Retail Tariff Concerns With Women’s Wear Daily

2 min read  
Updates February 2021

FTC and DOJ Suspend Early Termination Option for Hart-Scott-Rodino Filings; FTC Decreases Thresholds for Interlocking Directorates Under Clayton Act

4 min read  
Updates February 2021

NLRB General Counsel Rescinds Trump-era Memos, Signaling Shift Toward new Policy Objectives

3 min read  
Media Mentions February 2021

Ignites Talks to Brad Campbell About President Biden’s Labor Secretary Nominee, the Impact of a Recent EBSA Appointment and Priority Retirement Issues

2 min read  
Updates February 2021

‘Made in America’ — President Biden Signs Executive Order to Boost U.S. Manufacturing, but to What Practical Effect?

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Media Mentions February 2021

Fred Reish Discusses How the New Administration May Impact DOL Investment Advice

2 min read  
Publication February 2021

New Year, New Government: Renewed Focus on Illegal Online Drug Sales

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Updates January 2021

HHS Amends PREP Act Declaration to Facilitate Vaccine Rollout

2 min read  
Updates January 2021

Reflections on a Tumultuous 2020, and What’s in Store for Government Contractors Under the Biden Administration

14 min read  
Updates January 2021

Executive Order and Courts Clarify Supreme Court Bostock Decision Applies to Title IX, Too

5 min read  
Podcast January 2021

Nick Manetto Talks Budget Reconciliation and the Congressional Review Act on the Business Loans Coalition’s Podcast

1 min read  
Updates January 2021

President Biden Repeals Executive Order 13950 Upon Taking Office

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Updates January 2021

Starting With a Bang: Biden Shakes up the NLRB

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Media Mentions January 2021

AIS Health Turns to Mike Adelberg for Insight on the 2022 Medicare Advantage and Part D Rate Announcement

1 min read  
Media Mentions January 2021

Brad Campbell Talks to Ignites About President Biden’s Plans to Order Review of DOL’s ESG Rule

1 min read  
Updates January 2021

U.S. Immigration Updates: H-1B Cap, Prevailing Wage Rule and International Travel Updates

6 min read  
Updates January 2021

Budget Reconciliation use in Recent Years

4 min read  
Media Mentions January 2021

Ilisa Halpern Paul Shares Insights With Bloomberg Law on Congressional Review Act and Overturning Health Regulations

1 min read  
Media Mentions January 2021

Mike Adelberg Shares 2021 Outlook on Medicare Advantage Program Enforcement With AIS Health

1 min read  
Media Mentions January 2021

Bloomberg Government Talks to Ilisa Halpern Paul About Congressional Review Act and the Future of U.S. Health Care Regulations

1 min read  
Published Articles January 2021

2020 Elections and the New President and Congress Implications for Health Public Health and Pharmacy

1 min read  
Media Mentions December 2020

National Media Covers Faegre Drinker-Led Internal Review of 2020 Iowa Caucuses

1 min read  
Blog Post December 2020

Biden Proposes Nationwide Non-Compete Ban

1 min read  
Media Mentions November 2020

Jack Horan Speaks with The Arizona Republic About Federal Government Contract Opt-Out Clauses

2 min read  
Media Mentions November 2020

Brad Campbell Discusses How the Election Outcome Could Impact DOL’s Fiduciary Rule

2 min read  
Media Mentions November 2020

Financial Advisor and Wealth Management Recap Faegre Drinker’s Post-Election “Inside the Beltway”

2 min read  
Updates October 2020

The Department of Justice in 2021 and Beyond: A Forecast

8 min read  
Updates September 2020

Minnesota General Election Preview

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Health & Life Sciences

The year ahead promises to bring significant attention to — and government action in — federal health policy. The Biden administration will look to make immediate strides in a pandemic response that has already mobilized policymakers, pharmaceutical companies and health care providers in unprecedented ways. It will also face a potential Supreme Court challenge to the Affordable Care Act and pressure to work with Congress on broader health care reform. We’ll track these developments and other health and life sciences issues throughout the transition and into the first year of the incoming administration.

Insurance

The Biden administration and 117th U.S. Congress are expected to address issues and policies of importance to insurers and the insurance industry at large. From COVID-19 business interruption insurance claims to the threat of climate change, the incoming government will have opportunities to tackle the insurance industry’s most pressing concerns. The Biden administration will be tasked with reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program, and the Department of Labor is also expected to take up its own fiduciary rule dictating conduct for financial product sales. We’ll monitor and analyze these issues and more throughout the transition and into the first year of the Biden administration.

Labor & Employment

The past year has presented historic challenges to employers and the U.S. workforce, and how the incoming federal government addresses pandemic-related business interruptions, unemployment and workplace safety concerns will have immediate and far-reaching implications. Employers should also anticipate other changes to labor policy under President Biden, including revisiting Trump-era National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decisions, returning to Obama-era precedent in key areas and reshaping the NLRB itself. We’ll track and analyze these and other employment policy developments throughout the transition and into the first year of the Biden administration.

Trade

President Trump’s “America First” agenda represented a shift in U.S. trade policy characterized by bilateral trade deals, tariffs and measures to re-shore American manufacturing. The Biden administration is expected to restore a pre-Trump global trade order through a renewed emphasis on multilateral trade and reengagement with historic U.S. allies, while also pursuing measures to rebuild domestic production. U.S. businesses, trading partners and economic competitors will be awaiting insights into the first-term priorities that will shape the new administration’s trade agenda. We’ll track and analyze trade policy activity throughout the transition and into the first year of the Biden administration.
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