July 2020 Bid Protest Roundup (Law360 Spotlight)
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- In this month’s bid protest roundup (featured on Law360 ), we consider three protest decisions the GAO released in the month of July, each of which provides important guidance for companies competing for government contracts. The first involves an unusual twist on an offeror’s... ›
Executive Order Seeks to Limit the Use of Foreign Workers on Federal Contracts
By: Andrew R. Turnbull and Victoria Dalcourt AngleOn August 3, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order aimed at limiting the use of foreign workers on federal contracts and subcontracts. The issuance of the Executive Order comes on the heels of the Tennessee Valley Authority, a federally owned utility, announcing plans... ›
Sharp Edges in Export Controls: The Risk Areas for Government Contractors (Morrison & Foerster’s Remote Learning Series Session #4)
By: Charles L. CapitoPlease join us for the fourth session in our monthly series covering the latest in government contracting, explaining the “why” and “how” of a particular legal problem, and lessons available from recent case decisions that inform how to navigate it. Register here. In this... ›
Top 10 International Anti-Corruption Developments for June 2020
By: James M. Koukios and Charles E. DurossIn order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month, with links to primary resources. This month we ask: What compliance and enforcement guidance did the... ›
Interim Rule Issued to Implement 2019 NDAA Prohibition on the Use of Covered Telecommunication and Video Surveillance Equipment or Services Produced by Certain Chinese Companies
By: Tina D. Reynolds, Charles L. Capito, W. Jay DeVecchio and Victoria Dalcourt AngleOn July 14, 2020, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) Council published a long-awaited interim rule (the “Interim Rule”) implementing the second prong of Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”). The Interim Rule prohibits federal agencies from awarding contracts to or... ›
June 2020 Bid Protest Roundup (Law360 Spotlight)
By: Lyle F. HedgecockWhile the global pandemic may still have still have much of the country on hold, this month’s installment of our monthly Law360 bid protest roundup makes clear that the Federal Courts are business as usual, with three decisions from the Court of Federal Claims... ›
Division Continues Increased Focus on Procurement Collusion, Presents Strike Force to International Enforcers
By: Lisa M. Phelan, Bonnie Lau, Eliot A. Adelson and Megan E. GerkingThe following is an excerpt from “Quarterly Cartel Catch-Up: Recent Developments in Criminal Antitrust for Busy Corporate Counsel ‒ 2nd Quarter 2020.” To read the entire newsletter, please click here. Division Continues Increased Focus on Procurement Collusion, Presents Strike Force to International Enforcers Key... ›
SBA’s Implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act in Wave of New Rules and Application Forms
By: Tina D. Reynolds, Damien C. Specht and Alissandra Young McCannAs we previously reported , the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (“PPP Flexibility Act”) became law earlier this month, introducing numerous changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP, which is part of the CARES Act,  provides aid to qualifying small businesses... ›
Hot Topics in Government Contracting Virtual Conference – MoFo’s Ali Young Speaking
By: Alissandra Young McCannPlease join MoFo associate Ali Young during Jennifer Schaus & Associates’ Hot Topics in Government Contracting Virtual Conference on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Ali’s session, “SBA New Regulations & What It Means for Small Business,” will start at 9AM EST. Ali will cover areas... ›
Closing the Gap – European Union to Challenge Foreign Subsidies
By: Felix Helmstädter and Theresa OehmForeign Subsidies Could Soon Become The Subject of Specified EU Regulations The EU Commission wants to create regulations to tackle impacts of foreign government funding in the EU. In its “White Paper on levelling the playing field as regards foreign subsidies,” published on June... ›