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Stinson - Government Contracting Matters

New Year, New Voluntary Self-Disclosure Policy for Export Controls and Sanctions

Several years ago, the head of the State Department’s Director of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) explained that, when a company engaged in substantial exporting makes no voluntary disclosures of export control violations,...more

Dentons

Recent district court decision could signal privilege risks under the Mandatory Disclosure Rule

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The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia recently upheld an unsettling decision that contractor disclosures made under the Mandatory Disclosure Rule (MDR), even when subject to an investigation conducted at...more

Polsinelli

DOJ’s False Claims Act Recoveries Rise to More Than $3 Billion in FY2019, With Continued Emphasis on Health Care Fraud Cases

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On January 9, 2020, the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it recovered over $3 billion from civil False Claims Act (FCA) judgments and settlements in the fiscal year ending September 30,...more

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

As Always, the Most Important Aspect of Your Proposal is Whether It Provides Everything that the Solicitation Required

Our clients frequently ask us what the government is looking for when it assesses their proposals for new government contracts. While there are many aspects of your proposal that are important, the first question should...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

OIG’s Latest Congressional Report Sees Continued Emphasis on Fraud and Abuse Enforcement

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In the final quarter of calendar year 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released its Semiannual Report to Congress (the “Report”). The Report covers the six-month period...more

Foley Hoag LLP - White Collar Law &...

White Collar Year in Preview: False Claims Act Trends in 2020

Editors’ Note: This is the fourth in our start-of-year series examining important trends in white collar law and investigations in the coming year. Our previous entry discussed anti-corruption trends in 2020. Up next: a look...more

Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics...

Compliance Perspectives: NDAA 889, Better Known as the Anti-Huawei Act

“Section 889(a)(1)(A) of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 prohibits the Federal Government from procuring or obtaining, or extending or renewing a contract to procure or obtain, ‘any...more

Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)

Report on Medicare Compliance 29, no. 1. News Briefs: January 2020

Report on Medicare Compliance 29, no. 1 (January 13, 2020) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) said Jan. 7 it has filed a False Claims Act lawsuit against Community Health Network, an integrated health care system in central...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals Releases 2019 Annual Report

The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals recently released its fiscal year (FY) 2019 report. There are some interesting statistics for contractors to consider. Of note, litigants continue to benefit from the Board’s penchant...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Treasury Releases Final Regulations On Qualified Opportunity Zone Program

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The U.S. Department of Treasury published Final Regulations for the Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program on January 13, 2020, which answer many, but not all, of the questions arising from the Proposed Regulations released...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - Government...

Defective Certifications: Where To Draw The Line?

Somewhat surprisingly, the end of 2019 provided two decisions regarding defective certifications, including one from the Federal Circuit. The first case, Kirlin Builders, LLC, ASBCA No. 61901, reminds readers that a...more

PilieroMazza PLLC

The FCA Continues to Pay (For the Government): Key Takeaways from DOJ's FY 2019 Fraud Statistics

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On January 9, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it recovered more than $3 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and the False Claims Act (FCA) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, which...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

COFC Highlights Importance Of Proving Damages In CDA Claims

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Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claims offer Government Contractors the opportunity to recover costs incurred due to Government-caused changes or delays. While the initial focus often rests on proving liability, a recent Court of...more

Perkins Coie

DOJ Recovers More Than $3 Billion in False Claims Act Cases in FY 2019

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered more than $3 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving the False Claims Act (FCA) in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, according to statistics released...more

Moore & Van Allen PLLC

Human Trafficking Awareness – What Financial Institutions Need to Know

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Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer departments at financial institutions are on the front lines of human trafficking. Not only does enhanced transaction monitoring help law enforcement identify trafficking...more

PilieroMazza PLLC

Weekly Update Newsletter - January 2020 #2

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PODCAST: Ex Rel. Radio – False Claims Act: The Risks to Small Business Government Contractors ???????- “False Claims Act: The Risks to Small Business Government Contractors” is the fifth episode of “Ex Rel. Radio,” our...more

McDermott Will & Emery

2020 Starts Off with Two Government Publications Critical of 340B Program Oversight

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Less than two weeks into the new year, the federal government has released two new publications addressing concerns related to 340B Program oversight by both state and federal agencies. After a relatively quiet 2019, 340B...more

Holland & Knight LLP

GAO Rules That Kingdomware "Rule of Two" Does Not Govern Leasehold Acquisitions Conducted by GSA on Behalf of VA

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The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) ruled on Dec. 20, 2019, that the "Rule of Two" of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 (VBA) does not require the U.S. General Services...more

WilmerHale

False Claims Act: 2019 Year-in-Review

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The Supreme Court held that the FCA’s extended limitations period is available to relators in qui tam cases even when the government declines to intervene. Lower courts continued to divide over the first-to-file bar,...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Financial Daily Dose 1.14.2020 | Top Story: Amazon Hit with Antitrust Case by India’s Government

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BlackRock Inc. will sell out of all companies “that get more than 25% of sales from thermal coal.” This threshold, however, won’t affect larger, diversified miners—which includes some of the biggest coal shippers....more

Carlton Fields

Recent Cases Indicate Viability of False Claims Act Liability Connected to Federal Cybersecurity Standards

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Government contractors are no strangers to the numerous quality standards and assurances required by the government. Over the past several years, cybersecurity in federal contracting has emerged as yet another standard to...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Comments on CMS Proposed Rule on Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Due Feb. 1, 2020

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Nov. 18, 2019, published a proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability rule that would amend existing regulations related to 1) base and supplemental payments, 2)...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Government Contracts Cyber Café: 2019 Wrap Up and Privacy, CMMC, and GRC in 2020

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The Government Contracts Cyber Café provides coaching, training and analysis to help you work through the technical, legal, accounting and other requirements confronting your organization, with the goal of helping you achieve...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

The Runway Extension Act’s New Standard for Measuring Small Business Size Status Takes Effect

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As detailed in our previous alert, when the Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 (the “Act”) became law in December 2018, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) declared that the Act would not be effective until the...more

Blank Rome LLP

GSA’s Big Changes in 2020, Part 2: Category Management and the New Consolidated Schedule

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This is the second in a series of blogs regarding the General Services Administration’s (“GSA”) Multiple Award Schedule consolidation. Previously, we addressed GSA’s three phases of consolidation. In this post, we focus on...more

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