Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum

Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum

Venable LLP

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Federal Grant and Contract News for Nonprofits - August 2014

As is an annual tradition in Washington, the month of August is relatively quiet. However, the Court of Federal Claims (COFC) did issue a recent decision that provided guidance on how to distinguish a grant or cooperative...more

8/29/2014 - Administrative Procedure Act CICA COFC Conservation Cooperative Agreements Federal Grants Federal Jurisdiction Fish and Wildlife Service Grants Jurisdiction Non-Profits

Privacy and Data Security for Your Nonprofit?: Understanding Your Legal Obligations and Insuring against Risk

In this presentation: - The Cyber Threat Landscape - Top 4 Risks to Nonprofits - Risks Are Getting Riskier… – Part 1: Top 4 Industry Trends – Part 2: Top 4 Legal Developments - Ten Steps...more

8/15/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Non-Profits

Federal Grant and Contract News for Nonprofits - July 2014

This month's newsletter focuses on one of the more important and scrutinized aspects of being a federal grant recipient: monitoring project performance efforts, and the project performance efforts of subrecipients.1 While the...more

8/1/2014 - Audits Federal Contractors Federal Grants Funding Government Monitoring Information Non-Profits Project Performance Reporting Requirements Super Circular

Business News Digest – July 2014

In this issue: - SEC v. Citigroup: A New Standard for Reviewing Consent Decrees - Credit Unions Beware – the TARP Watchdog Is Ready to Pounce - Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation: What Does It Mean for...more

7/10/2014 - Akamai Technologies Anti-Spam Legislation Canada CASL Citigroup Consent Decrees Credit Unions Limelight Networks Limelight v Akamai Non-Profits Prescription Drugs SCOTUS SEC SEC v Citigroup Spam Supply Chain TARP

Hotel Meeting Contracts: Navigating Legal Issues for Successful and Profitable Meetings

In this presentation: - General Negotiation Overview - Hotel Contract Issues - Convention Center Contract Issues - Other Meeting Contracts - Questions - Excerpt from General...more

7/7/2014 - Hospitality Industry Hotels

Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits

As part of our ongoing effort to prepare nonprofit organizations for the implementation of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (commonly known as the "Super...more

7/2/2014 - Cooperation Agreement Federal Funding Non-Profits OMB Super Circular

Your Nonprofit's Next Big Event: Spotting and Solving the Most Common Meeting Contract Pitfalls

In this presentation: - General Negotiation Overview - Hotel Contract Issues - Convention Center Contract Issues - Other Meeting Contracts - Questions - Excerpt from Hotel...more

6/25/2014 - Contract Negotiations Hospitality Industry Negotiations Non-Profits

Performance Management and Discipline in Nonprofits: Common Pitfalls, Unique Challenges, Effective Solutions

In this presentation: - Principles of Performance Management and Discipline - Avoiding Common Pitfalls - Using? “PIPs” ?and ?Other ?Tools? to? Address? Common? Problems - Excerpt from Principles...more

6/20/2014 - Non-Profits

Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation: What Does It Mean for U.S. Nonprofits?

Under Canada's new Anti-Spam Law (CASL), as of July 1, 2014, for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations engaged in marketing and fundraising campaigns from within Canada or to recipients in Canada must acquire prior...more

6/16/2014 - Anti-Spam Legislation Canada CASL Commercial Electronic Messages Non-Profits Prior Express Consent

Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits

As the end of fiscal year 2014 approaches and the beginning of fiscal year 2015 draws near, nonprofit organizations must begin to prepare for the implementation of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and...more

6/3/2014 - Federal Grants Grants Non-Profits

Surviving a Governmental Investigation without a Black Eye: Key Legal, Communications and Crisis Response Considerations for...

In this presentation: - Protecting Brands in Turbulent Times - Trends, Platforms, and Data - Legal Considerations - Excerpt from Protecting Brands in Turbulent Times: Issue vs. Crisis - ...more

5/22/2014 - Board of Directors Compliance Corporate Counsel Corporate Governance Crisis Management Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Actions Investigations

Performance Management and Discipline in Nonprofits: Common Pitfalls, Effective Solutions?

In this presentation: - Principles of performance management and discipline - Avoiding common pitfalls - Using “PIPs” and other tools to address common problems - Questions - Excerpt from...more

5/9/2014 - Best Management Practices Employee Evaluations Employment Policies Non-Profits Performance Incentives Performance Reviews

Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits

In April, the Obama Administration took a decisive step toward closing the gap in pay equality for women and minorities employed by Federal contractors, including nonprofits. Additionally, the U.S. House of Representatives...more

5/2/2014 - DOL Equal Pay Executive Orders Federal Contractors Federal Grants Federal Procurement Systems Grants Non-Profits OFCCP Wage and Hour

Focus on Nonprofit Employee Misclassification: Are Your Workers "Employees," "Volunteers" or "Contractors?"

In this presentation: - What’s in a Name: “Employee” vs. “Independent Contractor” – Federal rule – Varying state law interpretations – What about volunteers and interns? -Avenues of...more

5/2/2014 - Classification Contractors Full-Time Employees Independent Contractors Misclassification Non-Profits Volunteers

Election-Year Advocacy:? Maintaining Your Nonprofit's Clear Message in Cloudy Legal Seas

In this presentation: - Pieces of the Puzzle - The Tools of the Trade – Raising money for the PAC – Hosting fundraisers – Public communications – Member communications – Voter...more

4/30/2014 - Fundraisers Non-Profits PACs

Two Recent FTC Cases Demonstrate the Antitrust Risk of Association Codes of Ethics

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently entered into consent orders with the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and the California Association of Legal Support Professionals (CALSPro). The consent orders highlight...more

4/28/2014 - Antitrust Provisions Code of Conduct Ethics FTC

Election-Year Activities for Your Nonprofit: Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls and Understanding the Evolving Landscape

In this presentation: - McCutcheon Case - 501(c)(3) versus 501(c)(4) or (6) - Ideas for your 501(c)(3) -501(c)(4) activities –Permissible uses –Federal disclosure –State...more

4/8/2014 - 501(c)(3) 501(c)(4) 501(c)(6) Choice of Entity FEC McCutcheon v. FEC Non-Profits SCOTUS

BYOD for 501(c)s: Pros and Perils of "Bring Your Own Device"

In this presentation: - Current Issues - Overview of BYOD Policies - Integrating BYOD in Your Workforce - Lessons from the Front Lines - Putting It All Together - Takeaways and...more

4/2/2014 - Bring Your Own Device Data Breach Data Protection

Association TRENDS 2014 Legal Review

In this issue: - Top 5 Legal Issues of the Past Year - And the horse you rode in on Antitrust and membership restrictions - Employment and benefits developments: Same-sex couples - DOJ rules on...more

3/28/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Antitrust Provisions DOJ Employee Benefits IRS Joint Purchasing Programs Non-Profits Same-Sex Marriage

Nonprofit Insurance Coverage: You Need More Than a Directors and Officers Policy

Question: How protected is our nonprofit's board if we have directors and officers liability insurance? How can we protect our organization? Answer: Having appropriate insurance coverage—not just...more

3/7/2014 - Board of Directors D&O Insurance Non-Profits Professional Liability

Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits - February 2014

In our ongoing coverage of the 2013 release of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) “Super Circular”, we provide further information and guidance from OMB, through the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR)....more

3/3/2014 - Grants Non-Profits OMB

Key House Committee Chairman Releases Long-Awaited Tax Reform Overhaul: Major Changes Proposed for Nonprofits

On February 26, 2014, U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp released "The Tax Reform Act of 2014," a 979-page sweeping federal tax reform package that, among many other things, addresses a...more

3/3/2014 - Business Taxes Income Taxes Legislative Agendas Non-Profits Tax Reform

Conducting Operations Overseas: What Every Nonprofit Should Know

In this presentation: Road Map: Top Ten Steps to Successful and Compliant International Operations - - Identify Goals in the Foreign Market: What’s next? - Phased Approach: Considerations in entering...more

2/21/2014 - Charitable Organizations Export Controls Foreign Jurisdictions Foreign Markets Non-Profits

Implementing a Bring-Your-Own-Device Policy: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

In this presentation: - Current Issues - Overview of BYOD Policies - Integrating BYOD in Your Workforce - Lessons from the Front Lines - Putting It All Together - Hypothetical...more

2/20/2014 - Bring Your Own Device Compliance Employer Liability Issues Non-Profits

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