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ARTBA 12th Annual Virtual Law & Regulatory Forum: Recent Developments in Construction Law

Brian J. Vella, Kathryn T. Muldoon Griffin, Jacob B. Bolinger and Max G. Terhar will be presenting on the topic of "Recent Developments in Construction Law" at the upcoming American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) 12th Annual Virtual Law & Regulatory Forum held live online June 3-4, 2020.

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Challenging Negative Performance Evaluations: Confronting Hurdles at ASBCA and COFC

The Procurement Lawyer, an American Bar Association publication, has published Challenging Negative Performance Evaluations: Confronting Hurdles at ASBCA and COFC by Kathryn T. Muldoon and Erica J. Geibel in the Volume 51, Number 1, Fall 2015 issue.

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After Metcalf Construction: Putting the Winstar Genie Back in the Bottle

John S. Pachter discusses the Federal Circuit’s opinion in Metcalf Construction Co. v. United States, 742 F.3d 984 (Fed. Cir. 2014) and its impact on the the duty of good faith and fair dealing in government contracts in the article "After Metcalf Construction: Putting the Winstar Genie Back in the Bottle," published by Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report.

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An Ounce of Prevention: A Guide for Combating Fraud in Construction

 

"An Ounce of Prevention: A Guide for Combating Fraud in Construction," article by Wayne DeFlaminis, Sara P. Bryant, John Marshall Cook, and David Kirschbaum discusses occupational fraud and how it manifests in construction industry, proactive and remedial measures to prevent fraud, early stage problem detection and minimizing the impact of fraud within a construction project or organization.

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Jonathan Shaffer Speaking on Hot Topics in State and Local Procurement: Bid Protests at the 2014 ABA State and Local Procurement Symposium

Jonathan D. Shaffer will speak on Hot Topics in State and Local Procurement: Bid Protests at the April 24-25, 2014 American Bar Association State and Local Procurement Symposium in Asheville, North Carolina. 

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John Pachter and Richard Johnson Submit Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Professional Services Council

John Pachter and Richard Johnson authored an amicus brief on behalf of the Professional Services Council to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Best Lawyers in America 2013 Edition Recognizes Five Attorneys in Construction Law and Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation

Best Lawyers in America 2013 has selected five Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC attorneys for their expertise and work in Construction Law and Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation.

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Fifth Circuit Holds Contractors Subject to Vicarious Liability for Employees Engaged in Kickbacks

In an unsettling opinion, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that 41 U.S.C. § 55(a)(1), the Anti-Kickback Act, extends vicarious liability to an employer for acts of its employees acting with apparent authority, without the need for a showing that the employees were acting for the corporation’s benefit.  The statute provides for civil penalties equal to twice the amount of each kickback and punitive damages up to $11,000 for each instance.  United States ex rel. Vavra v. Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc., 5th Cir., No. 12-40447, July 19, 2013. 

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Chambers USA 2013 Ranks Smith Pachter McWhorter Among the Top Construction and Government Contract Firms

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013 has ranked Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC amongst the Top Tiers for Government Contracts and Construction law. Chambers USA identifies America’s leading lawyers as the best in their fields by their peers and clients.

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The AGC of America Re-Appointed Edmund M. Amorosi to the National AGC Committee on International Construction

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the leading association for the construction industry, has re-appointed Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC Member Edmund M. Amorosi to the National AGC Committee on International Construction

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Richard F. Smith and Brian J. Vella will Present at the Upcoming Virginia Chapter of the Architectural Woodwork Institute Meeting

Richard F. Smith and Brian J. Vella will present at the upcoming Virginia Chapter of the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) on March 20th in Charlottesville, VA.

 

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Edmund M. Amorosi Appointed to the Council of the Virginia Bar Association’s Section on Construction and Public Contracts Law

At the 123rd Annual Meeting of the Virginia Bar Association on January 24-26, 2013 in Williamsburg, Virginia, Edmund M. Amorosi was appointed as a member of the Council of the VBA’s Section on Construction and Public Contracts Law. 

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