BLOG TITLE GOES HERE http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/blog.php recent posts en-us Sun, 19 May 2019 04:19:17 -0500 LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS ALERT: Supreme Court Addresses False Claims Act Statute of Limitations http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=36326 The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Cochise Consultancy, Inc., et al. v. United States ex rel. Hunt, addressing conflicting decisions on the False Claims Act statute of limitations and expanding the time allowed for private party relators to file whistleblower lawsuits.  The decision increases the risk that government contractors may be subject to qui tam claims brought as many as ten years after the alleged violation, including by relators who may have chosen not to act on their own knowledge, provided that the relator can prove that government agent had or should have had knowledge of the alleged false claim.

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2019-05-15 13:35:49 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=36326
Vincent Li has joined Smith Pachter McWhorter’s White Collar Practice Group http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=36318 NEW ATTORNEY ANNOUNCMENT: Vincent Li has joined Smith Pachter McWhorter’s White Collar Practice Group

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2019-05-14 12:37:40 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=36318
LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS ALERT: DOJ Issues Guidance on False Claims Act Matters http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=36316 2019-05-14 10:20:12 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=36316 Event: NCMA DC Special Programs: Price/Cost Realism in Federal Procurement http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=36313 SPM EVENT: On Tuesday, May 28, 2019 SPM Member Armani Vadiee and Todd M. Garland will present at the National Contract Management Association, Washington DC chapter event regarding price/cost realism evaluations and preparing successful proposals.

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2019-05-13 13:34:51 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=36313
LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS ALERT: John S. Pachter and Todd M. Garland Submit Amici Curiae Brief to Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals on Behalf of Professional Services Council and National Defense Industrial Association http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=36164 2019-04-22 09:39:42 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=36164 LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS ALERT: OFCCP Announces 2019 Contractor Compliance Audits http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=36128 LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS ALERT: OFCCP Announces 2019 Contractor Compliance Audits

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2019-04-16 06:44:02 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=36128
LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS ALERT: U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving FOIA Exemption for Commercial and Proprietary Information http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=36108 2019-04-12 10:19:30 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=36108 LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS ALERT: U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu Appointed Chairwoman of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=36004 2019-03-29 13:33:32 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=36004 Smith Pachter McWhorter Attorney Receives ABA Public Contract Law Journal Writing Award http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=35984 2019-03-27 09:00:00 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=35984 LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS ALERT: Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski Promotes Transparency with the Business Community http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=35945 LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS ALERT: Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski Promotes Transparency with the Business Community

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2019-03-21 14:50:45 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=35945
Government Contracting Small Business Trends: Business Issues, Protests and Appeals http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=35944 2019-03-21 13:47:24 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=35944 LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS ALERT: DOD Issues Several Memos on Cybersecurity Compliance http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=35745 2019-03-04 09:13:14 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=35745 LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS ALERT: GAO Issues Report on DCAA and DCMA Business System Audits http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=35744 2019-03-04 08:16:31 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=35744 Recent Decisions Bode Well For False Claims Act Defendants http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=35528 In two articles, John S. Pachter and Todd M. Garland discuss recent False Claims Act trends.

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2019-02-12 11:34:45 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=35528
LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS ALERT: Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening Buy American Preferences for Infrastructure Projects http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=35375 LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS ALERT: Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening Buy American Preferences for Infrastructure Projects

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2019-02-07 01:30:00 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=35375
Smith Pachter McWhorter's False Claims Act Practice Guide: 2019 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=35306 Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is pleased to present the 2019 edition of its False Claims Act Practice Guide

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2019-01-29 12:00:00 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=35306
Michael Lowman has joined Smith Pachter McWhorter’s White Collar Practice Group http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=35124 2019-01-03 07:15:37 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=35124 LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS ALERT: New Law Revises Small Business Size Formula http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=35080 LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS ALERT: New Law Revises Small Business Size Formula

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2018-12-21 13:22:56 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/post-detail.php?id=35080
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