A group of psychologists accused a Sidley Austin LLP attorney of crafting a report for the American Psychological Association that unfairly laid the blame on them for interrogation tactics used by the U.S. military after the 9/11 attacks, saying in an Ohio suit that he ignored evidence and bolstered a story by the doctors’ critics.
Retired Navy Cmdr. Michael J. Adams, who worked for the Obama administration as a top legal adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff specializing in cybersecurity, has joined McGuireWoods LLP as a partner in its data privacy and security team, the firm said Tuesday.
A subcontractor at two U.S. Army facilities pled guilty in New Jersey federal court to paying thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks to receive work and preferential treatment from prime contractors, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday.
The U.S. Air Force’s top civilian and military leaders urged Congress on Monday to pass a defense appropriations bill before the end of fiscal year 2017, saying the use of another continuing resolution through to the end of the year would significantly hurt operational readiness and limit needed improvements.
FastShip LLC demanded $44 million from the U.S. Navy on Tuesday for allegedly using patented hull technology in its new littoral combat ships, closing out a two-week infringement trial that has evolved into a complex debate over boat physics.
President Donald Trump said that he was mulling a “big order” of The Boeing Co.’s F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet, reaffirming the prospect of purchasing the jet alongside, or in place of, rival Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 Lightning II.
President Donald Trump announced Monday that he has selected Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser, a post that was left empty after Michael Flynn resigned amid fallout from his dealings with Russian officials.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to take on a would-be whistleblower’s False Claims Act suit, repeatedly rejected by the Fifth Circuit, accusing government contractors such as Northrop Grumman Corp. and Bombardier Inc. of reusing aircraft parts from a crashed plane.
Victims of Iran-linked terror attacks have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep alive their efforts to treat Manhattan office tower owners as a stand-in for Iran, saying the owners' request for a hearing before the high court is based on false claims of a circuit split.
A Georgia federal judge on Friday declined for the time being to dismiss a False Claims Act suit brought against Kuwaiti companies contracted to feed U.S. armed forces in the Middle East, saying they have been sufficiently served.
Jeff Sessions’ record of favoring what he sees as national security interests over personal privacy rights indicates the new attorney general will likely take an aggressive approach to gathering digital data, and in doing so he will almost certainly spur a new wave of court challenges to government prying.
Amid reports of ramped-up immigration raids around the country, a leaked memo shows the Trump administration at one point considered using members of the National Guard to round up deportable immigrants, although the White House denied such a plan was in the works.
A U.S. Department of Homeland Security watchdog vowed Thursday to keep a close eye on President Donald Trump’s planned multibillion-dollar southern border wall project, pointing to “very poor” historic performance by the agency in similar projects.
Newly-confirmed Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo hit back Thursday at claims intelligence officials are withholding sensitive information from President Donald Trump in order to avoid it being shared with Russia, saying the CIA has been fully forthright in briefing the president.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Universal Health Services v. Escobar continues to affect a range of False Claims Act cases. In the third installment of an ongoing series, Law360 looks at the latest court rulings to interpret the blockbuster decision.
The D.C. Circuit on Friday sided with KBR in a whistleblower's lawsuit over its alleged inflation of military recreational facility usage tallies for the purpose of submitting false claims to the U.S. government for services in Iraq, saying there is no evidence the contractor's headcount figures resulted in unreasonable billing.
Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform have demanded information from the Department of Defense and a military contractor on a program to undermine ISIS internet propaganda amid media reports the program is plagued by incompetence, cronyism and falsified performance reviews.
Belgium-based Sonaca Group is looking to expand into the United States with the purchase of LMI Aerospace Inc. under a deal worth roughly $190 million, the aircraft parts manufacturers said in an announcement on Friday.
A Kansas federal judge on Wednesday rejected the federal government’s assertion of sovereign immunity in a suit accusing a former Veterans Affairs physician's assistant of sexual assault, saying it was too early to rule on whether the man was acting in a medical capacity during the alleged assaults.
Costs of the F-35 fighter jet could soon drop by more than 15 percent, program chief Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan told lawmakers Thursday while also confirming that the CEO of Boeing Co. maker of a rival jet, had sat in on a call between President Donald Trump and Bogdan to discuss the program.
While President Donald Trump’s recent executive order reducing regulations may seem appealing in its simplicity, the White House has provided agencies with little guidance on its implementation, instructing them to call the Office of Management and Budget with questions. Yet the OMB's ability to provide answers will be impaired by a lack of clear legal standards, say Laurence Platt and Joy Tsai of Mayer Brown LLP.
On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump attacked the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program. But he suggested that rather than tearing the deal up, he would seek to improve it. One possible approach would be to engage in brinksmanship related to the statutory sanctions waivers President Obama issued in implementing the deal, says Anthony Rapa of Steptoe & Johnson LLP.
Fred Korematsu’s U.S. Supreme Court case challenging President Franklin Roosevelt’s executive order that led to the incarceration of approximately 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry may sound like ancient history. However, Feb. 19 marks the 75th anniversary of the order's signing, and that it’s celebrating its diamond anniversary now is breathtaking timing, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.
While U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch has participated in only a few appeals of False Claims Act cases, his views suggest that companies and individuals subjected to FCA litigation based on disputed interpretations of agency regulations may find a sympathetic ear, say Scott Stein and Meredith Toole Reiter of Sidley Austin LLP.
General counsels face the challenging task of understanding how companies can navigate the rules surrounding uses of artificial intelligence. To get smart on AI, general counsels must ask the right questions about areas such as human resources, intellectual property, liability and insurance, say Bruce Heiman and Elana Reman of K&L Gates LLP.
In this weekly column, real-life New York City jury consultant and psychologist Roy Futterman parses fact from fiction in "Bull," the new TV series airing on CBS about a fictional NYC jury consultant/psychologist. Spoiler alert ...
Though the Trump administration has yet to make an official statement regarding artificial intelligence, support for AI is consistent with its expressed desire to promote American business. As such, general counsel will inevitably have to navigate what big data and AI mean for compliance with current and future laws and regulations, say Bruce Heiman and Elana Reman of K&L Gates LLP.
President Donald Trump has made his federal procurement debut, announcing two weeks ago that Lockheed Martin agreed to cut $600 million from its next production lot of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter planes. His tweets and negotiations raise a slew of questions on how these tactics fit into the densely regulated field of government contracts, say attorneys with Pepper Hamilton LLP.
Lawyers are likely turning to alcohol to lessen stress and anxiety, to socialize, and even to sleep better. Unfortunately, many are unaware that their nightly pour could be causing or exacerbating the anxiety that is plaguing the legal profession, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.
Following last week's decision from the Ninth Circuit, which left intact a district court’s nationwide block of President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel into the U.S. by nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, the administration has stated it is exploring all options. Attorneys with Mayer Brown LLP discuss what the administration may do in response.