In one of the Trump administration’s first official acts, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus issued a memorandum on January 20, 2017 implementing an immediate freeze on all pending regulations until they have been reviewed and further action has been approved by President Trump’s new agency heads. Regulatory freezes during a change in administration are not uncommon, and President Obama issued a virtually identical memorandum upon taking office in 2009. However, the Trump administration’s directive takes on additional significance, as it appears to be the symbolic start of President Trump’s efforts to make good on his campaign promise of eliminating what he has characterized as overly-burdensome regulations. It also marks his first steps toward rolling back key components of President Obama’s regulatory agenda, including a number of labor and employment initiatives put in place by the Department of Labor and the Occupational
Michael L. Stevens
Mike Stevens focuses his practice on representing clients in diverse and complex labor and employment law matters. In addition, he advises and defends clients with respect to public accommodation discrimination and fair housing matters. The scope of his practice is nationwide.
Mike is active in firm management. He previously served on the firm's executive and compensation committees for many years. He currently co-manages the firm’s Litigation Department.
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