President Obama’s February 19 Executive Order outlines an initiative aimed at reducing supply chain barriers by simplifying filing processes and eliminating duplicative requirements in order to allow companies to concentrate...more
"Hello Jake, I hate to tell you this but we can't ship your order this week. One of our key suppliers is holding us up."
Originally Published in the Grand Rapids Business Journal - February 14, 2014. ...more
The China Food and Drug Administration recently published a draft regulation setting minimum standards for medical device distribution. The regulation sets forth requirements for procurement, delivery acceptance, storage,...more
We know that you have been considering what business and commercial issues you will face in 2014 (and perhaps beyond) as an Automotive Supplier. But, have you been considering what legal issues you are likely to face? Do you...more
New laws and regulations require contractors who supply information technology in their products to control supply chain risk.
The US Government (USG) has adopted a series of laws and regulations that focus increased...more
With the recent publication of Form SD, the disclosure form that all companies subject to the Conflict Minerals Rule must file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), it is a good time to brush up on the Rule’s...more
Over the past week, significant attention has been paid to the risks of sex trafficking associated with the Super Bowl. Law enforcement resources were dedicated to identifying traffickers and ensuring that services are...more
In This Issue:
Introduction; Food and Beverage Products: Managing Mounting Litigation Risk in the Food and Beverage Industry; Procurement Pitfalls: Best Practices to Manage Risk; Securities and Consumer Class Actions:...more
Adjusting to the “new reality”, many companies have focused on all aspects of their balance sheets to improve performance for stakeholders. Companies have realized that material extensions of credit...more
It is that time of year again when we dust off the compliance crystal ball and take a look at what might be in store for 2014.
1. Executive Order 13627 Changes Government Contracting -
Want a government contract...more
The China Food and Drug Administration (the “CFDA”) recently published a draft regulation, Good Supply Practices for Medical Devices (the “Draft GSP”), for public comment through January 20, 2014. The first-ever regulation...more
What is the risk?
Third-party liability for contractors, resellers, agents and supply chain partners is an issue that continues to bedevil corporations who need or choose to use third parties. The headlines and DOJ/SEC...more
cGovernment contractors should be aware of recent Department of Defense (DoD) rules governing Information Relating to Supply Chain Risk, 78 Fed. Register 69,268 (Nov. 18, 2013) and Unclassified Controlled Technical...more
U.S. government contractors and subcontractors may need to comply with two new federal procurement rules proposed by the Obama administration to prevent the use of forced labor.
Affected companies should review and...more
Agricultural sector companies, and companies with large agricultural supply chains, face new scrutiny from investors and other stakeholders concerning human rights-related risks in their corporate supply chains. Key issues...more
Many midmarket companies have long recognized the need to grow their businesses by acquisition to supplement internal organic growth. Particularly, in the present challenging low growth economy, acquisition may be the only...more
Mitchell A. Newmark is a partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP and is concentrated on state and local tax litigation and appeals before administrative and judicial bodies around the country. Newmark also advises companies and...more
On November 18, 2013, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) published an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) that will likely prove controversial through the inclusion of supply...more
Today we celebrate Thomas Edison. It is not his birthday but the 127th anniversary of Edison announcing his first recording invention, the phonograph. ...more
Today is National Remembrance Day for Veterans who served their country and across the world. In the US we call it Veterans Day....more
Draft legislation, published on 15 October 2013, sets out the Australian Government's plans to repeal the Clean Energy Act 2011 (Cth) and associated legislation (Carbon Acts) with effect from 1 July 2014. The impact, if...more
Draft legislation, published on 15 October 2013, sets out the Coalition's plans to repeal the Clean Energy Act 2011 (Cth) and associated Acts (Carbon Acts) with effect from 30 June 2014. The impact being that liable entities'...more
On August 16, 2013, a master in chancery issued a draft report recommending that the Delaware Chancery Court dismiss a request by an activist stockholder to inspect the books and records of a large corporation that produces...more
When I have watched the ad below around some savvy marketing and supply-chain management folks, the reactions have been generally been in the “wow – that’s really cool” vain. IBM seems to really be doing something right...more
Most outsourcing contracts that I see contain a step-in right for the customer. Generally, a step-in right allows the customer to take over the outsourced operations if the supplier cannot or does not perform, and then "step...more
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