Pablo Nichols

Pablo Nichols

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Upjohn Upheld: D.C. Circuit Re-Affirms Privilege Protections for Multi-Purpose Internal Investigations

In one of the most important decisions of the year for corporate legal departments, on June 27, the D.C. Circuit held that a company’s internal investigation documents were protected by the attorney-client privilege where...more

7/2/2014 - Attorney-Client Privilege Compliance False Claims Act (FCA) Internal Investigations KBR (formerly Kellogg Brown & Root) Upjohn Warnings Work-Product Doctrine

Recent FCA Decision Has Important Implications for Contractor Disclosures to the Government

A recent decision from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has important implications for government contractors that make mandatory disclosures of improper conduct to the U.S. Government. In U.S. ex...more

4/4/2014 - DOD False Billing False Claims Act (FCA) Federal Contractors OIG

Now or Never – Protecting Your Right to Recover Costs Caused by the Government Shutdown

Now that the government shutdown has ended, contractors must quickly assess whether and how to recover any additional costs that were caused by the shutdown. The clock is ticking and any unjustified delay may result in a...more

10/21/2013 - Federal Contractors Furloughs Government Shutdown

DOD’s Secret Contract Awards During the Government Shutdown Undermine CICA

The U.S. Department of Defense (“DOD”) has announced that it will continue to award large contracts during the ongoing federal government shutdown, but that it will not “publicly announce” the contract awards until the...more

10/8/2013 - CICA DFARS DOD FAR GAO Government Shutdown

Revolving Door Risk: Failure to Follow Best Practices Can Have Severe Consequences

Not surprisingly, private industry frequently considers hiring current and former federal government employees for their experience, knowledge base, and skill sets. As a reaction to the continuing perception, however, that...more

4/17/2013 - Compliance Contractors False Claims Act (FCA) Federal Employees FEMA

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