Thompson Hine LLP is building up its construction litigation and government contracts practice in Washington with the addition of former K&L Gates LLP attorney Lawrence M. Prosen, it announced Friday.
Morrison & Foerster LLP has snagged a partner from Dickstein Shapiro LLP to co-chair its government contracts group in its Washington office, the firm announced Wednesday.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP has added a white collar defense and government contracts litigation specialist from Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP to its government contracts, investigations and international trade practice group, it said Monday.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has snagged a former Lockheed Martin Corp. corporate counsel and U.S. Air Force chief trial attorney to join its government contracts team, the firm said Wednesday.
Crowell & Moring LLP’s Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan fought in federal court and two agencies to help a small career-training business secure a $40 million contract to manage a U.S. Department of Labor jobs center, earning her a spot among Law360’s top five government contracts attorneys under 40.
Wiley Rein LLP partner Daniel Graham has built his career representing contractors launching and defending challenges over government work worth millions, like the successful bid protest he pursued for ITT Corp. over a $170 million U.S. Navy contract for bomb racks that helped make him one of Law360's four rising stars under 40 in government contracts law.
Jenner & Block LLP partner Daniel E. Chudd's string of wins, including assisting in the successful defense of a $300 million Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. NASA contract, have earned him a spot as one of four government contract attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as a rising legal star.
A former two-term mayor of Evansville, Ind., who presided over a boom of commercial projects in the city has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as a counsel in the firm's government practice group, Faegre Baker said early this month.
Successfully defending Lockheed Martin Corp. in False Claims Act suits demanding billions of dollars in damages, Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP partner Michael Bronson secured his position among Law360's four rising stars under 40 to watch in the government contracts industry.
Covington & Burling LLP has hired a Crowell & Moring LLP attorney specializing in aerospace, defense and international development as a partner in its Washington office, boosting the firm's government contracts practice group, it announced Tuesday.
Perkins Coie LLP has strengthened its government contracts practice with the addition of partner Andrew Shipley and counsel John Henault to its Washington office, the firm announced Tuesday.
Vedder Price LLP announced Wednesday it was creating a government contracts practice, bringing in two heavyweights from Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Winston & Strawn LLP to get the group off the ground in Washington.
A five-term Massachusetts state senator has resigned his seat in the legislature to join McDermott Will & Emery LLP as a partner in its government strategies practice group, the firm announced Monday.
An ex-Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP attorney who was also general counsel at Fortune 100 companies has joined Nixon Peabody LLP's Washington office, where he will lend his expertise on deals, life sciences and government contracts, his new firm said Thursday.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has snapped up four attorneys, including two partners, for its Huntsville, Ala., office, boosting its prowess in such sectors as banking, government contracts, technology and health care, the firm announced Thursday.
Bass Berry & Sims PLC has boosted its compliance and government investigations practice, naming a longtime U.S. Department of Justice fraud attorney and Fulbright & Jaworski LLP partner as head of its new Washington office, the firm said Monday.
Cooley LLP has added a former Winston & Strawn LLP partner well versed in international business matters to its Washington office, supporting the firm's international regulatory, corporate, government contracts and white collar practices, Cooley announced Tuesday.
McKool Smith PC has snagged four Day Pitney LLP attorneys — including two partners with experience in False Claims Act litigation, white collar defense and antitrust matters — to launch a new whistleblower litigation practice, the firm announced Tuesday.
Jones Day has enhanced its corporate criminal investigations practice with the addition of a former U.S. Department of Justice health care fraud and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prosecutor, the firm announced Tuesday.
Venable LLP has boosted its government contracts practice with the addition of John M. Farenish, an attorney with 31 years of experience in government regulatory positions including several years as general counsel for the Defense Contract Audit Agency, the firm announced Friday.
Many of the areas addressed in the U.S. Department of Defense’s Better Buying Power 2.0 implementation directive will likely have a significant financial impact on contractors — in both positive and negative ways, say attorneys with McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP.
While many government employees successfully transition to the private sector, failing to observe the revolving-door laws and regulations can result in severe consequences for both the contractor and the government employee. A recent example of what can go wrong for both is the case of Timothy Cannon and the Gallup Organization, say attorneys with Morrison & Foerster LLP.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently endorsed significant changes to Rule 45 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that will greatly simplify the third-party subpoena process, but the changes do not go as far as some would have liked in centralizing third-party discovery disputes to the court where the litigation is pending, say Mark Klapow and Ariel Applebaum-Bauch of Crowell & Moring LLP.
Forensic analytics is indispensable to any situation involving voluminous transactions or other large amounts of data. Yet, too few attorneys or organizations use, or maximize, forensic analytics to its fullest benefit. The recently publicized European soccer match-fixing scandal provides a handy illustration, say Jonny Frank and Alex Lefferts of StoneTurn Group LLP.
After a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision, it is without question that an agency’s decision to reject all bids or cancel a solicitation is not subject to legal challenge — in any forum. Bidders who have submitted proposals to a commonwealth agency, only to have the agency withdraw the solicitation, simply have no recourse, say attorneys with Pepper Hamilton LLP.
The decision in United States v. Bank of New York Mellon not only expands the ability of the U.S. Department of Justice to aggressively use the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act to target alleged financial fraud, but also will likely impact other pending cases, including two in the Southern District of New York that raise the same issue, say Matthew Previn and Michelle Rogers of BuckleySandler LLP.
Almost 50 years after its Decker decision, the Fourth Circuit in Campbell v. Hanover Insurance Co. — In re ESA Environmental Specialists Inc. — has reaffirmed the vitality of the earmarking defense. The decision also allowed the Fourth Circuit to shed light on the contemporaneous exchange for new value defense, say Jason Harbour and Tara Elgie of Hunton & Williams LLP.
Several key challenges will be important to monitor as the Obama administration implements its recent executive order on cybersecurity infrastructure, including the scope of the cybersecurity threat, how law, regulation and policy may address that threat, and certain competing policy imperatives, say attorneys with Covington & Burling LLP.
By taking advantage of the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act, private industry can help protect the country from cyberattack while lowering insurance costs and mitigating liability risks, say Dismas Locaria and Andrew Bigart of Venable LLP.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs recently has increased the frequency and intensity of its affirmative action audits. It is essential that federal contractors and subcontractors be familiar with the 16 mandatory — and not-so-easy — steps for federal affirmative action compliance, and document all efforts to comply with them, says Christina Lewis of Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP.