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In late August, Chinese language know-how firm ByteDance, the proprietor of TikTok, filed a lawsuit within the U.S. District Court docket for the Central District of California in opposition to President Donald Trump over an government order by which he prohibited U.S. entities from transacting with ByteDance on nationwide safety grounds. To problem the federal government’s order, ByteDance tapped Covington & Burling, which has a robust status in regulatory and enforcement apply in addition to media and communications legislation.