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6 Steps to Secure Systems for Sequester
April 16, 2013 — Government Computer News
Washington, D.C.-based partner, and head of the firm's Homeland Security practice, David Bodenheimer, is interviewed about how cybersecurity is an area that may not see as many cuts or hiring freezes due to sequestration. He also offers advice to IT departments who may be preparing for the impact of sequestration.
FCA Whistleblowers Forced To Go It Alone As DOJ Drags Feet
April 12, 2013 — Law360
Andy Liu, a partner in the White Collar Group and co-chair of the firm's False Claims Act practice, discusses how there is an increase in the number of whistleblowing from competitors filing whistleblower suits with the DOJ, rather than traditional corporate insiders acting as the whistleblowers.
Rogers Eyes Legislative Options to Deter Chinese Economic Espionage
April 3, 2013 — Inside U.S. Trade
Washington, D.C.-based counsel and member of the International Trade and International Dispute Resolutions groups, Josh Kallmer discusses how the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) review process of a transaction on the national security of the U.S. could allow for the added review of cyber economic espionage.
DOL May Expand Bold Plan For Hospitals After Court Ruling
April 3, 2013 — Law360
Washington, D.C.-based counsel, and member of the firm's Labor & Employment Group, Rebecca Springer comments on the jurisdiction of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) after a Washington, D.C. federal court recently ruled that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) can treat certain hospitals as federal subcontractors for the purposes of affirmative action regulations.
Rising Star: Crowell & Moring's Peter Eyre
April 2, 2013 — Law360
Washington, D.C.-based Government Contracts Group partner Peter Eyre was profiled in Government Contracts Law360 as a "Rising Star."
According to the article, "Whether he is counseling corporations specializing in health care, technology or financial services, Crowell & Moring LLP's Peter Eyre is known for his deft and thorough counsel to key government contractors…".
Cloud Computing Contracts Run Into Bottleneck At GSA
March 28, 2013 — Law360
Continuing a discussion with Law360, Washington, D.C.-based partner David Bodenheimer points out hurdles the GSA's FedRAMP process could face while trying to consolidate agencies' servers and moving data storage to a cloud computing platform.
Q&A With Crowell's David Bodenheimer
March 15, 2013 — Law360
Washington, D.C. based-partner, David Bodenheimer, answers questions for Government Contracts Law360 in their "Practice Leader Q&A Series." David describes one of the most challenging cases he's been part of, and lessons learned from when he first started practicing law.
Lawyers Warn of Sequestration's Impact
March 11, 2013 — National Law Journal (subscription)
Government Contracts Group partner Peter Eyre tells The National Law Journal that because of the automatic federal spending cuts that took effect under the March 1 sequestration, he’s advising clients to review all contacts carefully, and to discuss issues with agency officials.
Agency Corrective Action Is No Silver Bullet In Bid Protests
March 6, 2013 — Law360
Washington, D.C.-based Government Contracts Group partner Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan is featured throughout this article for her insight on how federal agencies are handling contracting corrections. She notes, "Agencies are taking corrective action more quickly and with greater frequency, but with mixed results in terms of speeding up the process or changing the ultimate award decision."
New Law Expands Whistleblower Protections at Federal Contractors
January 29, 2013 — Compliance Week
Washington, D.C.-based Government Contracts Group counsel Peter Eyre speaks to Compliance Week about the National Defense Authorization Act, focusing on the new whistleblower protections. According to Eyre, "Now that internal whistleblowing is covered, federal contractors will also want to improve whistleblower hotlines and other internal reporting mechanisms. Employees should know how to escalate concerns…and advises having a written process in place so that all complaints are handled consistently."
Government Contracts Group of the Year: Crowell & Moring
January 28, 2013 — Law360
Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group has been named to Law360's "Practice Groups of the Year," for the third consecutive year. According to the article profiling the firm, "Crowell & Moring LLP's tenacity for its government contracts clients, from fending off more than a dozen challenges to a $220 million military health care award to finally scoring a client $10 billion worldwide criminal justice development contract after three rounds of protests, has earned the firm a spot among Law360's Government Contracts Practice Groups of the Year."
FCA Expansion Fight May Land In High Court
January 28, 2013 — Law360
Co-leader of the firm's False Claims Act practice and Washington, D.C.-based partner, Robert T. Rhoad, offers his insight on the Sixth Circuit's recent ruling in USA v. Allison Engine Co. According to the article, the ruling deepens a circuit split over whether 2009 amendments to the False Claims Act that dramatically expanded the range of conduct targeted by the law can apply retroactively. "In response to the Supreme Court's decision, Congress passed FERA (Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act), which effectively overruled the court's holding and did precisely that against which the court cautioned - it transformed the FCA into an 'all-purpose anti-fraud statute," said Rhoad.
NDAA Shines Spotlight On Contractor Indemnification
January 10, 2013 — Law360
Government Contracts Group counsel and Washington, D.C.-based attorney, Stephen McBrady, offers his insight on the importance of indemnification, and says that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will restore some transparency to the process of indemnification.
Vet Contracts At Risk After Court Backs VA's Defiance Of GAO
November 29, 2012 — Law360
Washington, D.C.-based Government Contracts associate, Derek Mullins talks to Law360 about overturned U.S. Government Accountability Office decisions on the Department of Veterans Affairs, and possible implications.
Big Firms Win Billions of Dollars in Contracts Aimed at Small Companies
November 19, 2012 — The Washington Post
Angela Styles, Washington, D.C.-based partner and chair of the firm's Government Contracts Practice, discusses how some government contracts may have been misdirected because of possible lack of enforcement by the Small Business Administration.
Post-Election Period Holds Little Relief For Contractors
October 24, 2012 — Law360
Angela Styles, Washington, D.C.-based partner and chair of Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group, comments on changes contractors can expect after the presidential election, no matter who is elected into office.