Aerospace & Defense

  • July 24, 2017

    Dems Reject $2B Extension Of Veterans Choice Program

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday easily passed a slate of eight bills related to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, including legislation to improve federal contracting opportunities for veteran-owned businesses, but Democrats blocked the passage of a contentious $2 billion extension of the Veterans Choice program.

  • July 24, 2017

    House Dems Block Passage Of 2018 Intelligence Bill

    Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday blocked the passage of intelligence authorization legislation for 2018, objecting to the limited debate that had been allowed for the bill despite largely agreeing with the intent of the proposal itself.

  • July 24, 2017

    Ex-Louis Berger Exec Can Move FCA Suit To NJ, Judge Rules

    A former Louis Berger Group Inc. executive facing allegations he conspired to overbill the federal government on Afghanistan and Iraq reconstruction contracts on Monday won his bid to have the case transferred from Maryland to New Jersey, when a federal judge reasoned the case has no connection to the former state.

  • July 24, 2017

    McCaskill Demands Info On Costly Afghan Army Uniforms

    Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill on Friday asked the Pentagon for information on procurement practices after an inspector general’s report that found tens of millions of dollars may have been wasted on new uniforms for the Afghan National Army.

  • July 24, 2017

    Judge Nixes Both Sides' Protests Over $3B DOD Freight Deal

    The Court of Federal Claims in a decision made public on Monday rejected both XPO Logistics and Crowley Logistics’ competing arguments that the U.S. Department of Defense either did not go far enough with, or should not have launched, proposed corrective action on a $3 billion transportation services contract.

  • July 24, 2017

    Vectrus Wins $97M Keesler Air Force Base Contract

    A Vectrus Inc. unit won a $97 million contract to provide support services at the Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, for up to seven years, the company announced Monday.

  • July 24, 2017

    Jordanian Bank Faces $40M Suit Over Iraqi Helicopter Deal

    A Nevada-based defense contractor asked a Virginia federal court Friday to order a business association, a bank and a procurement agency based in Jordan to fork over $40 million in compensatory and statutory damages, claiming they conspired to stiff the contractor on a helicopter purchase deal with the Iraqi government.

  • July 21, 2017

    The Best Law Firms For Female Partners

    Although women have made some strides toward gender parity in the lower ranks of law firms, breaking into the equity tier remains elusive. These 20 firms, however, are leaders in advancing equality at the top, earning them the designation of Law360 Ceiling Smasher.

  • July 21, 2017

    BigLaw Bias Suits New Wild Card In Fight For Gender Equity

    As gender bias suits pile up against law firms, it remains to be seen how they will impact recruiting in the industry. But some legal experts say firm leaders may want to look at the complaints as blueprints for change.

  • July 21, 2017

    Could An NFL Diversity Rule Be A BigLaw Game-Changer?

    In a bid to elevate more women to positions of authority, law firms are taking a page from the National Football League's playbook.

  • July 21, 2017

    The 2017 Law360 Glass Ceiling Report

    U.S. law firms have long been overwhelmingly dominated by men, particularly at the partnership level, and Law360’s latest Glass Ceiling Report shows that recent progress has been — at best — only incremental.

  • July 21, 2017

    How 4 Firms Are Moving The Needle On Gender Diversity

    A handful of law firms of various sizes and types are outpacing their peers on including women in their ranks. Here’s why four of them are positioned toward the front of the pack.

  • July 21, 2017

    4 Female Perspectives On BigLaw Leadership

    Only a handful of the largest U.S. law firms are led by women. Here, in their own words, are perspectives from Shook Hardy & Bacon Chair Madeleine McDonough, Crowell & Moring Chair Angela Styles, Morgan Lewis & Bockius Chair Jami Wintz McKeon and Goodwin Procter Chair Emeritus Regina Pisa.

  • July 21, 2017

    The Best Law Firms For Female Attorneys

    While the legal industry continues to struggle with gender parity, this year’s Glass Ceiling Report shows that some firms are ahead of the rest. Here, Law360 reveals its third annual ranking of the best law firms for female attorneys, based on their representation of women at the nonpartner and partner levels.

  • July 21, 2017

    DOD Enacting Measures To Improve Acquisitions, GAO Says

    The Department of Defense is putting in place measures to make it easier for commercial science and tech firms to participate in the procurement process, according to a report made public Thursday by the Government Accountability Office.

  • July 21, 2017

    Judge Overturns Lengthy Debarment On DOD Food Contractor

    A Washington, D.C., federal judge has overturned a 15-year federal contracting debarment issued by the U.S. Department of Defense’s logistics agency to a food exporter and its owners after related overcharging cases, ruling the DLA lacked evidence for the necessary “aggravating circumstances” to justify the lengthy exclusion.

  • July 21, 2017

    White House Will Probe Defense Industry Amid Trade Fears

    President Donald Trump ordered a thorough review of the national defense industrial base Friday, as the government seeks to gather information about whether U.S. companies can meet the commercial demand for national security goods including steel, circuit boards and flat-panel displays.

  • July 21, 2017

    Kasowitz Stepping Aside From Russia Probe

    Marc Kasowitz is no longer playing an active role in the representation of President Donald Trump in the Russia investigation, according to multiple news reports Thursday night. 

  • July 21, 2017

    Ex-KBR Worker Urges DC Circ. To Revive FCA Kickbacks Suit

    A former KBR Inc. employee asked the D.C. Circuit on Thursday to rescue his False Claims Act suit against the defense contractor, saying a lower court improperly ignored crucial evidence when it dismissed the case in March.

  • July 20, 2017

    Enviros Sue DOE Over Aging Buildings At Nuke Facility

    Nuclear and environmental watchdog groups sued the U.S. Department of Energy in D.C. federal court Thursday over allegedly dilapidated Tennessee buildings that house part of America’s nuclear weapons program, saying the government is playing a risky game in planning to update its nuclear technology without modernizing the outdated structures where it is housed.

Expert Analysis

  • The Best Documents In Your Case May Be From 3rd Parties

    Wyatt Dowling

    Cases are built on evidence and evidence comes from discovery. But discovery is largely a voluntary process. Serving a document subpoena on a third party can be an efficient and creative way to fill in the gaps that may exist in the productions of opposing parties, says Wyatt Dowling of Yetter Coleman LLP.

  • Planning A Legal Career With A Future Relocation In Mind

    Jacqueline Bokser LeFebvre

    Lawyers move to New York City to work on some of the most sophisticated work the legal market has to offer. This exposure and experience is an amazing asset and many of the skills developed will make associates very marketable in the event they consider relocating to another market. However, this isn’t always the case, says Jacqueline Bokser LeFebvre of Major Lindsey & Africa.

  • The Elephant In The Room: Advancing Women To Partnership

    Anusia Gillespie

    Despite more focus and investment, the numbers continue to show little progress in advancing women to the top tiers of firm leadership. Considering the irreversible nature of the transformation of the market for top talent, it is time to start experimenting and innovating from the core, rather than from the periphery, say Anusia Gillespie and Scott Westfahl of Harvard Law School.

  • How Midsize Law Firms Can Minimize Cybersecurity Threats

    K. Stefan Chin

    It can be challenging for midsize law firms to develop an enterprise cybersecurity program that mitigates the eminent threat of data breach and meets the regulatory and compliance requirements of the firm and its clients. This challenge becomes daunting when considering the steady rise in client audits, say K. Stefan Chin of Peckar & Abramson PC and John Sweeney of Logicforce.

  • Opinion

    The Remedy For Election Fraud Is A New Election

    Robert Klonoff

    Surprisingly, despite extensive media coverage of the Russia investigation, virtually no one has focused on the irrationality of allowing Vice President Pence to become president if the facts reveal that the election itself was fraudulent, says Robert Klonoff, a professor at Lewis & Clark Law School.

  • Heller Sequels And 2nd Amendment, Still Undecided: Part 1

    Robert Ludwig

    In the first installment of this three-part series, attorney Robert W. Ludwig takes a deep dive into the controversial history of Second Amendment jurisprudence.

  • Why Amazon Is Taking To The Skies

    Dana Hobart

    Logistics companies like FedEx and UPS are considering holiday surcharges to help deliver the dizzying number of packages consumers buy online. The launch of Amazon's dedicated air cargo fleet will allow the e-commerce giant to hold its own shipping prices steady, and may portend a day when it cuts out the middlemen entirely, says Dana Hobart of Buchalter.

  • Federal Energy Procurement Programs Remain Attractive

    Taite McDonald

    The Trump administration's actions sometimes seem to favor fossil fuels at the expense of clean and innovative energy solutions. But federal energy procurement programs clearly continue to promote an integration of the two. The market for renewable energy at military and other government installations will likely continue to grow, say Taite McDonald and Stephen Bolotin of Holland & Knight LLP.

  • Weekly Column

    Innovating For Wise Juries: Matching Experts

    Stephen Susman

    In the penultimate installment of this series, Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project answer a question on many legal analysts’ minds: What if both sides’ expert witnesses sat in a hot tub discussing the case while a jury watched?

  • The CFIUS Calculus Has Changed — In More Ways Than One

    Stephen Heifetz

    Recent unwritten changes to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, made in the name of national security, may undermine the committee's original purpose, says Stephen Heifetz, a partner with Steptoe & Johnson LLP who previously served as the Department of Homeland Security’s CFIUS representative.