The biggest federal employee union slapped the U.S. Office of Personnel Management with a proposed class action Monday in D.C. federal court after hackers compromised the personal information of millions of government workers.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused a petition filed by a National Guardsman and U.S. Postal Service employee who was ordered reinstated to a job he lost for allegedly excessive use of military leave but was denied certain attorneys’ fees.
The U.S. Agency for International Development on Friday finalized its vetting procedure to help ensure that assistance grants to partners in certain high-risk countries are not going to terrorists, with a five-country pilot program already planned.
Twin brothers who worked as contractors for federal departments pled guilty in Virginia federal court Friday to a host of charges related to hacking State Department and commercial Internet systems and stealing credit card, passport and other personal information.
The U.S. Small Business Administration on Friday praised the Pentagon for its small business procurement efforts in 2014, saying it had substantially stepped up its performance to become a leader in the area, while noting government small business contracting had also improved overall.
With the U.S. Supreme Court closing the curtain Monday on a term that brought landmark decisions on same-sex marriage, health insurance subsidies and lethal injections, court watchers focused on corporate transactions and capital markets are feeling a little left out. Here, experts tell Law360 what has kept the justices away from business cases and the issues they'd like to see taken up in the future.
Lockheed Martin Corp. on Friday urged an Arizona federal court to toss an audit firm’s claim for a cut of $15 million in mistaken vendor payments the firm says it is owed, arguing the firm had been fully paid for the money actually recovered.
Bombardier Inc. asked the Fifth Circuit on Friday to deny a whistleblower’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling in a False Claims Act case, saying newly introduced evidence was insufficient to alter the ruling.
Rolls-Royce Corp. has told the U.S. Supreme Court that there was no lower court controversy to justify reviewing a Fifth Circuit decision allowing Rolls-Royce to yank away from its co-defendants and into Indiana, Petroleum Helicopters Inc.'s suit over a helicopter crash.
A U.S. Army Reserve sergeant who filed a putative class action in Pennsylvania federal court against Bank of New York Mellon for allegedly foreclosing on her home while she was on duty was not actually on duty during the proceedings and failed to defend herself at the time, the bank said Thursday.
KBR Inc. took a hit in an ongoing False Claims Act suit from the federal government Thursday when a Texas federal judge ordered the company to hand over an internal investigation report on alleged kickbacks at the center of the case on the grounds it had waived attorney-client privilege of the document.
In asking the Delaware Chancery Court to approve their settlement Thursday, the putative class of shareholders suing private equity-controlled Aeroflex Holding Corp. over a proposed $1.46 billion acquisition by British defense manufacturer Cobham PLC asked for $825,000 in attorneys’ fees.
The children of a convicted former CEO of body armor company DHB Industries Inc. will fight a judge's decision preventing them from reclaiming $17.7 million they contributed to his bail, according to a notice of appeal filed in New York federal court Thursday.
A government watchdog on Thursday criticized the U.S. Air Force’s plan to retire its fleet of A-10 fighter aircraft, arguing the move may not have the benefits claimed by the Pentagon and potentially giving more ammunition to lawmakers who have strongly fought the plan.
A military major solicited a Pennsylvania-based technology company for bribes pertaining to its U.S. Navy research contract and retaliated when the contractor refused — and later reported — his offer, the company said recently in a nearly $2.5 million suit.
The Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that would facilitate the hiring of outgoing military service members for U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer positions at U.S. ports of entry.
Leidos Inc. and four former employees it has accused of stealing trade secrets traded barbs this week in the company's emergency bid to prevent them from bidding on a potentially $75 million Department of Transportation contract as a deadline for proposals for the work lies just three weeks away.
The United States blasted Kellogg Brown & Root Inc. for hiding behind attorney-client privilege after using an internal investigation as a defense during a False Claims Act bench trial, according to a midtrial motion Thursday in a Texas federal court.
The head of the Office of Personnel Management was questioned by lawmakers on Thursday for the second time in as many days over cyberattacks that compromised the personal data of potentially 18 million people, as she continued to refuse to state how many people were ultimately affected.
Northrop Grumman Corp. told a New York federal judge Wednesday that it had settled the current phase of its case with Travelers Indemnity Co. and Century Indemnity Co. over coverage for costs at environmental cleanup sites.
The U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls has released a proposed rule amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations with respect to the provision of defense services by U.S. persons working for non-U.S. entities. U.S. employees of unaffiliated non-U.S. companies are disproportionately impacted by this proposed rule, but the rule does not provide a practical path to compliance for such companies, s... (continued)
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When negotiating a collective bargaining agreement, government contractors are often restrained by their contractual obligations to the government customer. A recent Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals decision provides contractors with an additional tool to use in formulating proposals during the negotiating process, says Nichole Atallah of PilieroMazza PLLC.
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In 2013, the Second Circuit dismissed a False Claims Act case brought against a company by its former general counsel, finding that the FCA does not preempt a lawyer’s ethical obligations. A Mississippi federal court's recent decision in U.S. v. Northrup Grumman Corp. extends this holding, say Scott Stein and Emily Van Wyck of Sidley Austin LLP.
U.S. trade sanctions against Russia have been an area of rapid and constant change in the past year. Following four key due diligence steps can help determine whether a risk of diversion of goods to Russia is present, say Christoper Brewster and Amelia Schmidt of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.
The House and Senate will end this month on a high note, as they are expected to send Trade Promotion Authority legislation to the president this week for signature, say Richard Hertling and Kaitlyn McClure of Covington & Burling LLP.
Hacking activists. Nation states. Disgruntled employees. The ever-evolving threat of cyberattack that the mining industry faces has prompted the federal government to consider legislation, develop voluntary standards and encourage cyberinformation sharing between agencies and companies, say attorneys at Crowell & Moring LLP, including a former adviser to senior leadership at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
According to The American Lawyer, over 2,700 AmLaw 200 law firm partners switched firms last year, representing between 4 and 5 percent of all partners on the AmLaw list. But what about the thousands of other partners who tried — but failed — to switch firms? While no statistics are available on this number, I have a secret to share: Many, if not most, lateral partner candidacies fail, says Adam Weiss of the Lateral Lawyer Group.
Many of the recently proposed changes to key definitions in the Export Administration Regulations and International Traffic in Arms Regulations are just structural or semantic, but the cloud computing rule could be an export control reform that benefits a great number of exporters, say Mario Mancuso and Michael Gershberg of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP.