August 6, 2020Protests & Litigation

July 2020 Bid Protest Roundup (Law360 Spotlight)

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 obligation to report pre-award changes in the availability of key personnel.  The ...›

July 20, 2020National Security

Sharp Edges in Export Controls: The Risk Areas for Government Contractors (Morrison & Foerster’s Remote Learning Series Session #4)

Please 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 session, Charles Capito and Aki Bayz will provide an overview of ...›

July 16, 2020Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Top 10 International Anti-Corruption Developments for June 2020

In 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 U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and France’s Ministry of Justice provide? ...›

Federal Procurement
July 15, 2020National Security

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

On 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 renewing contracts with companies that use telecommunications or surveillance equipment or ...›

July 8, 2020Protests & Litigation

June 2020 Bid Protest Roundup (Law360 Spotlight)

While 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 and the Federal Circuit. The first decision, Utech Products, reaffirms the ...›

July 6, 2020Compliance, False Claims Act

Division Continues Increased Focus on Procurement Collusion, Presents Strike Force to International Enforcers

The 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 Point: The Division has heightened scrutiny of anticompetitive conduct in the ...›

June 30, 2020Coronavirus, Small Business

SBA’s Implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act in Wave of New Rules and Application Forms

As 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,[1] provides aid to qualifying small businesses in the form of loans with terms favorable to borrowers, including, in particular, ...›