How Contractors Can Mitigate Gov't Shutdown Risks

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT) -- On Oct. 1, 2013, the United States government shut down. This event — the first of its kind since the government shutdowns of 1995 and 1996 — has sparked a flurry of questions and concerns among federal contractors, subcontractors and grant recipients.

Even a brief shutdown has the potential to cause confusion and disruption to certain contracts and grants, and the longer the shutdown continues, the more disruptive it will become. Below, we provide a summary of how the shutdown came to be, what it actually...
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