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  • Defense Contracting

    June 2019

    Complying with New Justice Dept Guidance

    By David B. Robbins and Peter Eyre
    In April, the Department of Justice Criminal Division updated its guidance document, “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs,” to help prosecutors evaluate a company’s program at the time of an offense, and at the time of resolution, for the purpose of making charging and settlement decisions, as well as determining whether post-resolution compliance obligations are necessary. There is new substance and nuance that deserves specific attention from contractors and action in the near term.
  • Defense Contracting

    May 2019

    Reduce Risks in Overseas Third-Party Relationships (UPDATED)

    By Daniel M. Hartnett
    Small- and medium-sized defense companies face potentially significant legal, regulatory, financial and reputational risks when engaging with overseas third parties.
  • Defense Department

    April 2019

    Clarifying Export Control Internal Investigations

    By Usha Neelakantan and Daniel B. Pickard
    U.S. government contractors operating in the defense sector compete in a highly regulated and scrutinized market that is subject to investigation by federal enforcement agencies.
  • Defense Contracting

    March 2019

    Courts Narrow Liability for Retaliation Claims

    By Joseph Barton and Scott F.  Roybal
    Over the past year, several courts have limited the circumstances under which an employee may recover for violation of the federal False Claims Act’s anti-retaliation provision, which prohibits an employer from disciplining an employee who reports an FCA violation.
  • Defense Contracting

    January 2019

    Get on Board with EU Data Regulation

    By Robert Bond
    The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which came into force last year, is the most significant development in data protection law in the past 20 years.
  • Defense Contracting

    January 2019

    Reasons to Outsource a Chief Compliance Officer

    By John Hanson
    The outsourcing of high-level management functions is nothing new.
  • Defense Contracting

    December 2018

    Justice Adopts Corporate Monitoring Policy

    By Brian D. Miller
    In an Oct. 11 memorandum, “Selection of Monitors in Criminal Division Matters,” Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski provided updated guidance on how the Department of Justice will monitor corporations that may have engaged in misconduct.
  • Cybersecurity

    November 2018

    The Nexus Between Cyber and Ethics

    By Brian E. Sweeney
    In September, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan commented that the Pentagon intends to hold industry accountable for improved cybersecurity, and in that regard “we’re in a new world.”
  • Defense Contracting

    September 2018

    Other Transaction Authority - Big Rewards, Risks

    By Angela Styles
    For decades, the Department of Defense has struggled to keep pace with modern technology.
  • Defense Department

    September 2018

    DoD Policy Memorandum Rejects ‘Sweeps’ Data

    By John Chierichella and Keith Szeliga
    Complying with the Truth in Negotiations Act, 10 U.S.C. § 2306a, just became a whole lot harder for defense contractors.
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