John Chierichella

John Chierichella

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

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As GSA FAS Struggles To Reinvent Itself; Contractors Suffer

The last year has been a tough one for the GSA Multiple Award Schedules (“MAS”) program. The Federal Acquisition Service (“FAS”) – the agency charged with administering the MAS program – has struggled to re-invent itself and...more

8/1/2015 - Federal Acquisition Regulations Federal Contractors GSA Multiple Award Contracts OIG Product Pricing Vendors

Those NDAs May Not Be Worth the Paper They Are Written On

It is a given that companies strive to protect their intellectual property. Over the years, as an instrument of that protection, companies have made increasing use of non-disclosure agreements to advance that objective. A...more

3/25/2015 - Business Assets Corporate Counsel Court of Federal Claims Federal Contractors Government Contractors Non-Disclosure Agreement Patents

“How Dare You Charge That for a Spare Part!” – The Untold Story of the X27 Interface Assembly

The pricing of spare parts has been a subject of Government criticism for decades. Pick up any DCAA or IG audit report relating to spare parts or any intra-agency memorandum on the topic and you will sense the dudgeon with...more

11/26/2014 - Federal Contractors Federal Procurement Systems Manufacturers

DOE Proposes Highly Burdensome Reporting Obligations With Respect To Export Compliance

On September 8, 2008, we posted a commentary on a newly promulgated interim rule relating to “Export-Controlled Items,” that was finalized in 2010 and is now set forth at DFARS Subpart 204.73 and implemented in principal part...more

7/8/2013 - Compliance DFARS DOE Export Controls Exports Proposed Regulation Reporting Requirements

Teaming Agreements Called Into Question Under Virginia Law

In 1997, the Virginia Supreme Court sent a chill down the spines of many companies operating under teaming agreements with a Virginia choice of law provision. In W.J. Schafer Associates, Inc. v. Cordant, Inc., 493 S.E. 2d 514...more

5/2/2013 - Enforcement Subcontracts Teaming Agreements

The ABC's of Government Contract Claims - 10 Ways to Maximize Your Chance of Success

Understand the Basic Contract Requirement – Every contract lawyer will begin an assessment with a very simple, fundamental question, i.e., “What does the contract say?” Your obligation is to perform to the contract; nothing...more

2/5/2013 - Change Orders Contract Claims

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