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Morrison & Foerster LLP
In Spring 2014, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior issued a decree directed to its awarding authority that quickly became known as the "No Spy Decree."
McDermott Will & Emery
As of the first week of March 2015, several states are well into their legislative session. Committee hearings are underway, and significant legislation has passed both branches of government.
Venable LLP
Individual and PAC Contributions to Candidates, PACS, and State and Local Party Committees.
Venable LLP
Venable attorneys regularly publish commentary and analysis on our blog, Political Law Briefing. For your convenience, we have assembled our blog posts from January and February 2015.
Reed Smith
On February 27, the U.S. Senate passed a $39.7 billion bill funding the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through 2015 after resolving an immigration-related impasse.
Womble Carlyle
My office off of Charlottesville’s downtown mall provides me with a great view of each day’s activities in this lively pedestrian space.
WilmerHale
Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson.
Orrick
The Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") recently released Notice 2015-12 (the "Notice"), which solicits applications for allocations of the approximately $1.4 billion remaining available amount of national bond volume limitation authority to issue new clean renewable energy bonds (New CREBs).
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Under the "implied certification" theory of liability, a government contractor can violate the False Claims Act ("FCA") by submitting a mere invoice for payment.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The Federal False Claims Act ("FCA"), 31 U.S.C. § 3729, et seq., has unique procedural aspects that come into play when a private whistleblower (the "relator") seeks to sue on behalf of the Government.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
In late January, the FAR Council issued its long-awaited final rule amending the FAR to strengthen the U.S. Government’s policy against human trafficking.
Reed Smith
The only president of the United States to be elected by the House of Representatives under the 12th Amendment is John Quincy Adams.
Reed Smith
Starting the first week of March, federal contractors will be subject to new prohibitions and obligations related to human trafficking.
Fox Rothschild LLP
There are unprecedented opportunities for small businesses in today’s federal marketplace.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Last Thursday, Tampa’s City Council declined to pass a law that would have "banned the box" for city contractors.
Reed Smith
The 12th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was ratified in 1804. It provided for the election of the president and vice president by the electoral college and not directly by popular vote.
Duane Morris LLP
May a city require that businesses use the Latin alphabet and Hindu-Arabic numerals on their commercial signs?
Blank Rome LLP
Commercial software manufacturers and certain federal resellers could find their federal business significantly impacted by an SBA Proposed Rule published recently at 79 Fed. Reg. 77955, December 29, 2014.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
At first blush, the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s recent decision in Goldbelt Glacier Health Services LLC appears to be a run-of-the-mill denial of a protester’s request for reconsideration.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Dirk Haire, Alexa Santora and Benjamin Kussman were featured in the Law360 article "Fed. Claims Nixes Protest of $160M Embassy Contract."
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Fox Rothschild LLP
While there are no reports in the United States of forced RFID chip programs, there are laws in the United States that prohibit the mandatory implantation of such devices.
Holland & Knight
The Federal Election Commission announced that pursuant to the Federal Election Campaign Act, as amended, it was adjusting contribution and expenditure thresholds and the lobbyist bundling threshold for federal elections.
Duane Morris LLP
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would make certain H-4 dependent spouses eligible to apply for employment authorization.
Reed Smith
On February 2, 2015, the Obama Administration released its proposed federal budget for fiscal year (FY) 2016.
Fox Rothschild LLP
These regulations provide guidance on reporting requirements for U.S. taxpayers owning interests in PFICs.
Reed Smith
The EB-5 Visa Program has become an increasingly popular vehicle for real estate project financing in the United States.
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
In this briefing, we highlight some key areas of antitrust enforcement to be prepared for in 2015.
Ropes & Gray LLP
Haiti Teleco controlled a monopoly on landline telephone services in Haiti, and Duperval was responsible for negotiating and awarding telecommunications contracts with the company's foreign customers.
McDermott Will & Emery
President Obama’s recently released budget proposal for the 2016 fiscal year contains energy-related tax provisions that include a permanent extension of the renewable energy production tax credit.
Mayer Brown
On November 21, 2014, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS") provided Ralls Corporation ("Ralls") with unclassified documents regarding the US government’s review and rejection of Ralls’s purchase of four US companies for the purpose of developing wind farms in Oregon.
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