Richard  Oehler

Richard Oehler

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How U.S. Sanctions Can Affect Companies With Russian Investors

When the White House recently announced that it was extending sanctions against Russia for another year, it cited a continued “unusual and extraordinary threat” from Russia’s activities in Ukraine. President Obama also...more

4/2/2015 - Emerging Technology Companies Equity Investors Foreign Investment Investors OFAC Russia Sanctions Time Extensions Ukraine Ukraine Freedom Support Act

Groundbreaking Change to Rules for Federal Contractors Aims to Stamp Out Human Trafficking Up and Down the Supply Chain

Companies that contract with the federal government will soon be subject to new rules aimed to stamp out human trafficking (see discussion of some of the existing rules and regulations here and here). The just-released...more

2/2/2015 - Barack Obama Chief Compliance Officers Corporate Counsel Executive Orders FAR Federal Contractors Human Trafficking Subcontractors

Russia, Venezuela and North Korea: U.S. Trade Sanctions Expand in International Markets

During the same week that President Barack Obama announced sweeping changes in the diplomatic and trade relationships between the United States and Cuba, the president signed congressional legislation authorizing additional...more

1/7/2015 - Banking Sector Barack Obama Corporate Counsel Crimea Cuba Defense Sector Drug Trafficking Energy Sector EU European Commission Executive Orders Export Controls Illegal Arms Dealers North Korea OFAC Popular Russia Sanctions SDN List Ukraine US Trade Policies Venezuela

U.S. Embargo Against Cuba: Historic Changes Ahead

On December 17, 2014, President Barack Obama announced sweeping changes in the diplomatic and trade relationships between the United States and Cuba. These changes, outlined below, will require time to implement; certain...more

12/19/2014 - Barack Obama Cuba Export Controls Foreign Relations Sanctions Travel U.S. Foreign Commerce

DoD's Updated FOIA Program and Exemption 4 Guidance

On September 3, 2014, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a proposed rule updating its policies and procedures implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), including FOIA Exemption 4. FOIA Exemption 4 exempts from...more

10/15/2014 - Disclosure DOD Exemptions FOIA Request For Information Trade Secrets

Turmoil In Ukraine (Part II): U.S. Halts Export Licenses For Dual-Use And Defense Items To Russia; Congress Acts To Codify And...

U.S. government agencies announced this week that they have suspended issuing export licenses to companies sending or releasing sensitive goods, services and technology to Russia. This development will prevent companies from...more

3/31/2014 - Exports Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Turmoil In Ukraine: Actions Your Company Can Take Now As Sanctions Against Russia Escalate

Events are rapidly evolving with respect to Russia’s recent military incursion into, and subsequent annexation of, Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. The Obama Administration considers Russia’s acts to be clear violations of...more

3/24/2014 - Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Protesting IDIQ Orders Under $10 Million? Here Are Your Options

Imagine that your company is a contract holder under a U.S. Army multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract. The Army issues a request for proposal for a firm, fixed-priced task order, and your...more

1/9/2014 - Army Bid Protests Federal Contractors Ombudsman Request for Proposals Scope of Work

How Should U.S. Companies React To The Iran Nuclear Deal And Which Sanctions Are Suspended?

The United States agreed to suspend certain sanctions against Iran over the weekend as part of an agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program. The agreement, which provides for a six-month first step towards a...more

11/29/2013 - Barack Obama Iran Sanctions Nuclear Power OFAC SDN List

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