In a Long-Anticipated Move, the Trump Administration Revokes Executive Order 13495, Giving Service Contractors More Flexibility when Hiring Predecessor Contractor Employees
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- On October 31, 2019, the Trump Administration revoked Executive Order 13495, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts (“EO 13495”), removing the requirement for federal service contractors to offer employment to employees of predecessor contractors. Issued by President Obama on January 30, 2009, EO... ›
October 2019 Bid Protest Round-Up
By: Victoria Dalcourt AngleThis installment of our monthly bid protest Law360 spotlight examines three protest decisions released in October 2019. In the first decision, Akira Technologies, Inc. v. United States , COFC No. 19-1160C (Fed. Cl. Oct. 10, 2019), the Court of Federal Claims (COFC) concluded that... ›
DOJ Takes Aim at Collusion in Government Procurement with New Strike Force
By: Megan E. GerkingOn November 5, 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the creation of a new Procurement Collusion Strike Force (PCSF) focused on deterring, detecting, investigating, and prosecuting antitrust crimes, especially bid-rigging, in government procurement at the federal, state, and local levels. This follows several... ›
MoForward 2020 Recap + MaterialsOn Tuesday, November 5 th , we held our third MoForward program at the Tysons Ritz-Carlton, a full-day program led by our Government Contracts group and our colleagues who have led the government’s and the industry’s most significant enforcement and response teams. Click here... ›
MoForward 2020 Sneak Peek: A Practical and Economical Approach to Internal Investigations
By: Sandeep N. NandivadaMark your calendars for MoFo’s third annual MoForward program, which will be held once again at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, in two weeks , on November 5. For more details and to register, click here. Facing an internal investigation is virtually a given... ›
Top 10 International Anti-Corruption Developments for September 2019
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: How many FCPA enforcement actions did the... ›
Sneak Peek: Full MoForward 2020 AgendaMark your calendars for MoFo’s third annual MoForward program, which will be held once again at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, on Tuesday, November 5. To register, please click here. Below is a full agenda for this year’s program. We hope to see you... ›
Foreign Investment 2020 (Part 3): CFIUS Spotlight on “TID” U.S. Businesses
By: Nicholas J. Spiliotes and Charles L. CapitoThis is the third in our multipart series of alerts addressing proposed regulations published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2019, for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA). FIRRMA directed the U.S. Department... ›
MoForward 2020 Sneak Peek: Bid Protests, Latest Developments and Twists
By: Kevin P. Mullen and James A. TuckerMark your calendars for MoFo’s third annual MoForward program, which will be held once again at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, on November 5. For more details and to register, click here. MoFo partner Kevin Mullen and associate Jim Tucker will cover the latest... ›
September 2019 Bid-Protest Roundup
By: Sandeep N. NandivadaThis installment of our monthly bid protest Law360 spotlight examines three protest decisions released in September 2019. The first decision, ServeFed, Inc. , B-417708, September 18, 2019, 2019 CPD ¶ ___, discusses the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) task-order jurisdiction. The second decision, Far North... ›