BLOG TITLE GOES HERE http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/blog.php recent posts en-us Tue, 20 Nov 2018 22:30:00 -0600 LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS ALERT: DOJ Provides Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs and Monitorships http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=34605 LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS ALERT: DOJ Provides Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs  and Monitorships

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2018-10-16 08:24:12 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=34605
Law360: A Defense Counsel's Guide To New DOJ Manual http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=34509 SPM's Cormac Connor and Iris Bennett provide expert analysis of DOJ's recent revisions to the United States Attorneys’ Manual in Law360.

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2018-10-03 15:15:53 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=34509
LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS ALERT: Petrobras Reaches Global Settlement with U.S. and Brazilian Authorities http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=34458 On Thursday, September 27, Brazil’s state-owned-and-controlled oil and gas company Petrobras and U.S. authorities announced a settlement to resolve U.S. government investigations into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

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2018-10-01 14:01:31 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=34458
Iris E. Bennett, Jennifer Mattis, Brenda Morris, and Catherine Kane Ronis to present on Ethics Issues in Internal Investigations and in Responding to Government Investigations at the 2018 Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference in Washington, D.C. http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=34365 SPM Member Iris Bennett to be on CLE panel on Ethical Issues in Internal Investigations and in Responding to Government Investigations at the 2018 Women, Influence & Power in Law conference, held in Washington, D.C. 

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2018-09-24 14:55:32 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=34365
LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS ALERT: Second Circuit Rebuffs DOJ’s Long-Held Theory on the Reach of Conspiracy Law to Prosecute Non-U.S. Persons Under the FCPA http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=34193 Second Circuit Rebuffs DOJ’s Long-Held Theory on the Reach of Conspiracy Law to Prosecute Non-U.S. Persons Under the FCPA

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2018-08-30 16:12:27 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=34193
CLIENT ALERT: Seventh Circuit Dismisses False Claims Act Suit Arising From Alleged Non-Compliance with the Trade Agreements Act http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33987 Seventh Circuit dismisses False Claims Act suit arising from alleged non-compliance with the Trade Agreements Act

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2018-08-20 17:16:48 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33987
CLIENT ALERT: ASBCA: Government is Held to Commercial Computer Software License Not Reviewed or Approved by Contracting Officer http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33885 The recent ASBCA decision in CiyaSoft highlights the government’s responsibility to inquire about licensing terms and use reasonable measures to protect commercial software. However, it is still best practice to avoid such disputes by obtaining express agreement to licensing terms.

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2018-08-08 07:07:42 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33885
3D Gun Legality After Defense Distributed Settlement, Ruling http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33849 SPM's Kelsey Wilbanks discusses 3D Gun Legality After Defense Distributed Settlement, Ruling 

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2018-08-03 10:14:36 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33849
John Pachter quoted in Bloomberg Federal Contracts Report http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33656 John Pachter quoted in article in Bloomberg Federal Contracts Report about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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2018-07-11 20:41:05 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33656
CLIENT ALERT: DCAA Claims Progress In Reducing Audit Backlog http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33413 CLIENT ALERT: On March 31, 2018, the Defense Contract Audit Agency ("DCAA") issued its Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report to Congress, made public on May 21, 2018. The FY 2017 Report sets forth DCAA’s audit performance, recommendations to improve the audit process, and industry outreach activities.

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2018-06-28 00:00:00 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33413
CLIENT ALERT: Department of Transportation Issues Final Rule to Encourage Public-Private Partnerships and Private Investment http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33475 CLIENT ALERT: On May 30, 2018, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration  published a final rule creating new Private Investment Project Procedures (“PIPP”). The final rule, effective June 29, 2018, allows recipients of federal funding for public transportation capital projects to request a waiver or modification to FTA regulations.

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2018-06-28 00:00:00 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33475
CLIENT ALERT: SBA Prepares for Upcoming Subcontractor Past Performance Pilot Program http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33491 CLIENT ALERT: In April, the Small Business Administration published a notice and request for comments on the new Subcontractor Past Performance Pilot Program.

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2018-06-28 00:00:00 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33491
INSIGHT: GAO Reminds Pentagon: Use of OTAs Not Unfettered http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33511 SPM's Jonathan Shaffer and Todd Garland discuss a recent GAO decision sustaining a protest that challenged an award by the Department of Defense under its “other transaction” authority.

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2018-06-28 00:00:00 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33511
EVENT: Government Contractors Forum: A Roadmap for Managing DCAA Audits http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33426 SPM's Stephen D. Knight will present at the Association of Corporate Counsel NCR Government Contractors Forum: A Roadmap for Managing DCAA Audits.  

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2018-06-13 12:10:23 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33426
The Federal Government’s Other Transaction Authority http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33144 SPM's Armani Vadiee and Todd M. Garland discuss the Federal government’s “other transaction” authority in the April 2018 issue of Briefing Papers. 

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2018-05-16 14:44:12 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33144
Chambers USA 2018: 8 Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC lawyers ranked as leaders in their practice areas http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33087 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes 8 Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC lawyers and lists practice area groups as leaders in their field in its 2018 edition.

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2018-05-10 19:41:13 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33087
Smith Pachter McWhorter Announces New Partner in White Collar Practice http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33053 SPM is pleased to announce that experienced white collar defense and government investigations attorney Cormac T. Connor has joined the firm as a partner.

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2018-05-07 11:57:20 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=33053
CLIENT ALERT: Mayberry Enterprises, LLC v. Dep't of Energy http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=32944 2018-04-27 06:57:55 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=32944 SPM attorney winner of ABA Forum on Construction Law Trial Academy Writing Competition http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=32895 SPM's Erica J. Geibel wins the ABA Forum on Construction Law Trial Academy Writing Competition and SPM's Todd M. Garland selected as a finalist.   

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2018-04-23 09:56:51 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=32895
CLIENT ALERT: NIST Releases Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1 with Important Updates http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=32892 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) released a new version of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity with important updates.

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2018-04-23 09:48:34 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=32892
EVENT: The World Bank Group and the Global Fight Against Corruption: Sanctions, Monitoring and Compliance Mentoring http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=32870 SPM's Iris Bennett will speak at a DC Bar panel on World Bank sanctions, monitoring, and compliance mentoring on May 9, 2018.

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2018-04-20 08:31:47 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=32870
Contractors Beware: Disqualification When Key Personnel Become Unavailable http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=32869 2018-04-20 08:21:06 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=32869 Government Contracts Basics: Bid Protests Course - May 16, 2018 at DC Bar http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=32865 SPM attorneys will teach a course at the DC Bar that addresses the procedural and substantive rules and practices governing bid protests.

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2018-04-19 15:03:04 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=32865
Smith Pachter McWhorter Congratulates Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers in 2018 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=32864 2018-04-19 14:30:46 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=32864 CLIENT ALERT: DoD Increases the Micro-Purchase Threshold, Simplified Acquisition Thresholds, and Special Emergency Procurement Authority http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=32856 Client Alert:  DPAP issued a Class Deviation affecting the Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds, as well as associated Special Emergency Procurement Authority, for the Department of Defense.

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2018-04-18 14:01:54 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=32856