The U.S. Air Force pushed back the deadline for the next step in its plan to buy a light attack aircraft, a branch spokesperson has announced, as the service has delayed the release of its final request for proposals in the initiative until next year.
Several government agencies need to better train staff and contractors on how to comply with the Buy American Act and how to more effectively keep track of foreign products that are bought by federal agencies, according to a report released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office.
Aerospace powerhouse Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Moorestown, New Jersey, unit has been awarded a $585 million, five-year contract to manufacture a Hawaii-based missile defense radar in an effort to counter evolving threats, the U.S. Department of Defense said Tuesday.
The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill that would require federal agencies to consider security risks within their supply chains when buying information technology products, aimed at curbing perceived risks of espionage from technology made by foreign-owned companies.
Aerospace and defense contractor Blue Force Technologies filed a suit in North Carolina federal court on Tuesday looking to invalidate what it says are $2.6 million in fraudulent loans two former executives took out under its name to finance a separate contracting venture.
A coalition of public interest groups told the Federal Communications Commission in a filing posted Wednesday that some changes meant to weed out fraud and abuse in the Lifeline subsidy program are too burdensome and harmful to eligible recipients.
A London jury on Wednesday convicted a former Alstom Power Ltd. sales executive of conspiring to bribe politicians and employees at a Lithuanian power plant to score €240 million ($274 million) in contracts, the latest conviction in a corruption probe that has cost the French rail giant £18 million ($22.8 million) in penalties.
In a striking development, the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking to terminate 11 False Claims Act cases involving a new theory that patient assistance services supplied by drugmakers are unlawful kickbacks.
President Donald Trump has signed a bill altering the way companies are assessed to be small businesses eligible for federal contract set-asides, the White House announced Tuesday.
A D.C. federal judge has denied the U.S. General Services Administration’s bid to escape a watchdog group’s suit seeking documents regarding an abandoned plan to relocate the FBI's headquarters, instead telling the agency to expand its search for documents.
President Donald Trump appeared to drop a demand of $5 billion in funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday, the main sticking point with congressional Democrats that has put the country closer to a partial federal government shutdown at the end of the week.
A Harvard University professor on Monday asked a federal judge to authorize the release of records from two Boston grand jury investigations into the leaks of the Pentagon Papers in 1971, saying they would fill an important historical gap and contribute to conversations about national security and freedom of the press.
Anyone who thinks that legal ethics is a sleepy area of the law didn't live through 2018. The year saw major decisions about conflict waivers and defunct firm clawbacks, among other meaty topics, and enough head-shaking news springing from the special counsel probe into the presidential election to make one dizzy. Here, Law360 highlights some of the biggest ethics and professional conduct stories of 2018.
General counsel from various industries were forced into the spotlight and held publicly accountable this year — either because they allegedly behaved inappropriately or were accused of handling internal situations poorly — as the #MeToo movement swept through corporate America and its in-house law departments.
A Maryland federal judge has unsealed the case record in a whistleblower False Claims Act case accusing a DynCorp-AECOM joint venture of lying about the true employer of workers under multibillion-dollar U.S. Army translation services contracts, over the objections of the federal government.
T-Mobile has snapped back against allegations that the mobile carrier overstated its 4G coverage area on a map submitted for a $4.5 billion FCC subsidy project intended to bring high-speed access to rural areas, calling them “vague and irresponsible.”
President Donald Trump asked the Fourth Circuit on Monday to halt a lawsuit accusing him of violating the U.S. Constitution's emoluments clause when foreign and domestic government officials stay at the Trump International Hotel, seeking to block "intrusive" subpoenas for documents from the Trump Organization and government agencies.
A New York federal judge on Monday rejected efforts by both a Long Island town and a Crown Castle subsidiary for quick wins in a suit accusing the town of illegally slow-walking approval for a wireless antenna system.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office backed the U.S. Air Force’s decision to terminate Finkl Steel’s up-to $419.6 million warhead contract, saying in a decision made public Monday the steelmaker should have addressed concerns related to its foreign ownership.
As the U.S. Senate returned to work Monday, few lawmakers moved from their positions on President Donald Trump’s insistence on $5 billion for a wall on the United States-Mexico border — an impasse that could send parts of the federal government into a shutdown this weekend.
Federal courts across the country are handing down important rulings interpreting the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision on False Claims Act liability in Universal Health Services v. Escobar. As the rulings keep pouring in, stay up to speed on Law360’s latest coverage and analysis of Escobar’s impact.
Many global companies prefer to enter into contracts with foreign counterparties through a locally incorporated affiliate. This approach might help streamline business relationships and confer certain tax advantages, but the validity of the arbitration clauses in such contracts rarely has been tested, say Claudia Salomon and Irina Sivachenko of Latham & Watkins LLP.
With few cases going to trial, many attorneys keep their oral-presentation skills sharp by teaching continuing legal education programs. To avoid giving a CLE that falls flat and damages your reputation, you must fashion a thoughtful message, control its presentation, and nail the beginning and ending, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.
Since the oldest members of Generation Z aren’t even finished with law school yet, law firm management is in a unique position to prepare for their entrance into the legal workforce, says Eliza Stoker of Major Lindsey & Africa.
The new Democratic House majority is expected to direct much of its attention to executive branch oversight and accountability. Companies and their legal counsel should be prepared for a dramatically changed collateral environment as investigations cover a wide range of topics, say attorneys at WilmerHale.
In this series featuring law school luminaries, Yale Law School lecturer and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Linda Greenhouse discusses her coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, the conservatives' long game, and journalism trends.
Attorneys should think beyond the Veterans Day parades and use their time and talents to help the many veterans facing urgent legal issues, says Linda Klein of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
The decision last month by Baker McKenzie’s global chairman to step down due to exhaustion indicates that the legal profession needs to mount a broader wellness effort to address long hours, high stress, frequent travel and the daily demands of practice, says Leesa Klepper, director of Thrivewell Coaching.
In U.S. v. Pentec Health, a Pennsylvania federal court recently denied the government’s 11th request to extend the period during which a False Claims Act action remained under seal. In so doing, it adopted a narrow view of what constitutes “good cause” to extend the seal period, say J. Taylor Chenery and Brian Irving of Bass Berry & Sims PLC.
In UnitedHealthcare v. Azar, a D.C. federal court recently determined that it was too easy for Medicare Advantage health plans to be accused of fraud based on erroneous data. Though the court struck down a regulation instructing plans to use "reasonable diligence," plans should not scale back compliance programs, says Michael Kolber of Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP.
By 2030, it is possible that 75 percent of lawyers practicing in the U.S. will be millennials. A broadened focus on retention and advancement of all young lawyers is therefore a logical step forward but it fails to address another major retention issue that law firms should explore, says Susan Smith Blakely of LegalPerspectives LLC.