Foreign Investment 2020 (Part 1): Key Takeaways from the “Modernized” CFIUS Regulations
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- After more than a year of anticipation, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has released proposed regulations to implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA). These proposed regulations follow an initial round of FIRRMA-implementing regulations issued in October 2018, which most notably... ›
Top 10 International Anti-Corruption Developments for August 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: Why did a U.S. court reject an... ›
MoForward 2020 Sneak Peek: The New and Modernized Foreign Investment and Export Control Regimes
By: Charles L. CapitoMark 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. Leading up to our event, we will post sneak peeks of our... ›
MoFo Webinar: Navigating Small Business and Disadvantaged Business Opportunities
By: Damien C. Specht and Alissandra Young McCannOn Wednesday, September 18, 1-2:30PM ET, MoFo partner Damien Specht and associate Ali Young will present a Clear Law Institute webinar titled “Navigating Small Business and Disadvantaged Business Opportunities.” The Federal Government gives many opportunities to small businesses, granting them more than $100 billion... ›
August 2019 Bid Protest Roundup
By: Alissandra Young McCannThis installment of our monthly bid protest Law360 spotlight takes a look at three protest decisions from August, highlighting the most noteworthy aspects of the decisions for companies competing for contracts and agencies seeking procurement. The first examines the Government Accountability Office’s (“GAO”) decision... ›
Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Planning Moves Forward
By: Tina D. ReynoldsThe Department of Defense (DoD) has taken another step on the path toward full implementation of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) initiative. On September 5, 2019, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition released version 4 of the CMMC and... ›
Five-Year Annual Receipts: Don’t Start Until SBA Says “Go!”
By: Damien C. SpechtAbsent further action by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Office of Hearings and Appeals or a Federal Court, the GAO has effectively ended the argument as to whether the Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 (“Runway Extension Act”) immediately changed the annual receipt... ›
Top 10 International Anti-Corruption Developments for July 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: What leadership changes were made in the... ›
July 2019 Bid Protest Roundup
By: Locke BellOur monthly bid protest Law360 spotlight will discuss a handful of interesting bid protests from the preceding month, highlighting the most noteworthy aspects of the decisions for companies competing for contracts and agencies seeking procurement. This month saw some high-profile bid protest decisions. This... ›
New Rule Implementing NDAA Prohibition: U.S. Agencies Cannot Enter Contracts That Use Chinese Telecom Technology
By: W. Jay DeVecchio and Charles L. CapitoThe latest in a string of U.S. government (USG) actions restricting the use of Chinese technology in the U.S. supply chain is an interim rule issued by the Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) implementing... ›