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Year: 2016

Final Rule Amends Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Regulations to Incorporate Preliminary Injunction; New Paycheck Transparency Requirements Take Effect January 1, 2017

Final Rule Amends Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Regulations to Incorporate Preliminary Injunction; New Paycheck Transparency Requirements Take Effect January 1, 2017
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New Final Rule Requires Compliance of Contractors Handling “Controlled Unclassified Information.”

New Final Rule Requires Compliance of Contractors Handling “Controlled Unclassified Information.”

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DFARS Update Provides Contractor Compliance Extension to December 31, 2017, but Reporting Obligations Persist Until Then.

DFARS Update Provides Contractor Compliance Extension to December 31, 2017, but Reporting Obligations Persist Until Then.

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New FAR Final Rule Requires Compliance of Contractors Handling “Federal Contract Information.”

New FAR Final Rule Requires Compliance of Contractors Handling “Federal Contract Information.”

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Texas judge issues preliminary injunction on implementation of “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Regulations

Texas judge issues preliminary injunction on implementation of “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Regulations. 

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Government Contractors Forum: Safe Passage or Stormy Seas - Managing Risk in Prime-Subcontract Disputes Involving Pass-Through Claims

Government Contractors Forum: Safe Passage or Stormy Seas - Managing Risk in Prime-Subcontract Disputes Involving Pass-Through Claims

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Muddying the Waters: Six Years of Confusion in the Wake of Maropakis

Muddying the Waters: Six Years of Confusion in the Wake of Maropakis - Richard C. Johnson and Ashley N. Amen discuss decision of the Federal Circuit in Maropakis Carpentry, Inc. v. United States, 6 years following the decision. 

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Kickbacks Result in Forfeiture of Claim

Kickbacks Result in Forfeiture of Claim: Taken to its logical conclusion, Laguna Construction provides that where an employee accepts kickbacks and the contractor lacks knowledge of the kickbacks, the contractor may be barred from recovering any unreimbursed costs under that contract.

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Texas Lawsuit Challenges Constitutionality of “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Regulations - By Kristin Tisdelle

Texas Lawsuit Challenges Constitutionality of “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Regulations. 

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Smith Pachter McWhorter's False Claims Act Practice Guide: 2016

Available now: Smith Pachter McWhorter's False Claims Act Practice Guide: 2016

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Iris E. Bennett, panellist on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act at the 2016 Women, Influence & Power in Law conference, held in Washington, D.C.

Iris E. Bennett, panellist on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act at the 2016 Women, Influence & Power in Law conference, held in Washington, D.C.

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When Does a Company ‘Knowingly’ Violate the Anti-Kickback Act?

When Does a Company ‘Knowingly’ Violate the Anti-Kickback Act?  John S. Pachter and Todd M. Garland discuss a case currently pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and how it will increase the stakes for companies faced with Anti-Kickback Act allegations.  

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DOD Issues Guidance Memorandum Regarding Commercial Item Determinations and the Determination of Price Reasonableness for Commercial Items

DOD Issues Guidance Memorandum Regarding Commercial Item Determinations and the Determination of Price Reasonableness for Commercial Items
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Smith Pachter McWhorter's FCPA Compliance and Enforcement Trends Annual Guide: April 2016

Smith Pachter McWhorter's FCPA Compliance and Enforcement Trends Annual Guide: April 2016


       

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Course: Price and Cost Realism in Government Contracting

Course: Price and Cost Realism in Government Contracting - Instructors Armani Vadiee of Smith Pachter McWhorter and Robert Craig of BDO.

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A Sensible Outcome for False Claims in Universal Health Services

John S. Pachter and Todd M. Garland discuss the Supreme Court’s recent Universal Health decision and its impact for trial courts and litigants.
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FAR Final Rule on Cybersecurity Safeguarding Requirements

FAR Cybersecurity Final Rule - On May 16, 2016 DoD, GSA, and NASA issued a long anticipated Final Rule on cybersecurity, by adding a new subpart 4.19 and contract clause 52.204-21, "Basic Safegaurding of Covered Contractor Information Systems".

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Gregory A. Smith to teach Seminar in Federal Government Contracts law at UVA.

Gregory A. Smith was recently appointed to be a Lecturer, and adjunct member of the faculty at UVA.

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A Look at False Claims Act Cases Through Scalia’s Lens

A Look at False Claims Act Cases Through Scalia’s Lens. Smith Pachter McWhorter's John S. Pachter and Todd M. Garland discuss: A Look at False Claims Act Cases Through Scalia’s Lens

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How Should The CDA Limitations Period Apply To Government Indirect Cost Claims? - Alion Science & Technology Corp., ASBCA No. 58992 (Nov. 10, 2015)

How Should The CDA Limitations Period Apply To Government Indirect Cost Claims? - Alion Science & Technology Corp., ASBCA No. 58992 (Nov. 10, 2015)

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SPM Presentation - Top 10 Things You Should Know About Government Contracts

SPM Presentation - Top 10 Things You Should Know About Government Contracts. The federal government is unlike any other customer that a company can have.  Not only must contracts with the federal government contain specific clauses promulgated as regulations, but those clauses provide the federal government with rights that would be labeled “breach” in commercial contracts.

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SPM Presentation: Forming Government Contracts: Understanding the Players and the Process

SPM Presentation - Forming Government Contracts: Understanding the Players and the Process. Smith Pachter McWhorter's Jonathan D. Shaffer presents this new class which focuses on the statutes and regulations governing the government’s ability to contract; the authority of the contracting officer; the IFB (invitation for bid) and RFP (request for proposal) process; organizational conflicts of interest; role of bid protests; and responsibilities of the contractor. 

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Jonathan Shaffer named to Law 360's Government Contracts Editorial Advisory Board.

Jonathan Shaffer named to Law 360's Government Contracts Editorial Advisory Board.

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Encouraging Signs for False Claims Act Litigation: Recent Decisions Aligned to Guide Supreme Court Review

Encouraging Signs for False Claims Act Litigation: Recent Decisions Aligned to Guide Supreme Court Review  

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Cost Impact Calculations: A Significant Raytheon Decision In The ASBCA

Cost Impact Calculations: A Significant Raytheon Decision In The ASBCA

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