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On October 20, 2022, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) adopted long-awaited CFIUS Enforcement and Penalty Guidelines (the “Guidelines”) identifying how it will review and consider three categories of non-compliances that may be subject to penalties:

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On September 15, 2022, the Biden Administration issued a new executive order (“EO”) and accompanying fact sheet, designed to sharpen the current U.S. foreign investment screening process as administered by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS” or the “Committee”).[1]  This EO is the first to specifically identify certain additional

H.R. 3684, the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” and H.R. 5376 the “Build Back Better Bill” propose multiple financial and tax incentives for green energy initiatives. These new incentives will extend and revise existing credits and generate new opportunities for infrastructure and energy companies and investors. Listen to our attorneys with decades of experience in

Join us for this second webinar in our series aimed at exploring best practices in mergers & acquisitions involving government contractors. In this webinar, we will focus on national security-related issues and risks impacting transactions involving government contractors. Topics will include:

  • Due diligence risk areas, including facility and personnel clearances, supply chain security, cybersecurity, export

 On July 1, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the expiration of its Temporary Final Rule (TFR) allocating certain health and medical resources for domestic use. The TFR – originally issued on April 10, 2020 and reissued for a second time on December 31, 2020 –  prohibited surgical N95 filter facepiece respirators, personal

On April 4, 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order formalizing the working group colloquially known as “Team Telecom” and its review of certain licensing applications referred to it by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for national security and law enforcement concerns. The order comes amidst increasing concern of foreign influence over the U.S. telecommunications

March 23, 2020

In the last several days, the federal government released a number of guidance documents designed to ease the impacts of COVID-19 on government contractors and grantees.  The guidance is summarized below:

Contractors:

Today, in Acetris Health, LLC v. United States, the Federal Circuit held that a pharmaceutical manufactured in the United States qualified for sale, under the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (TAA), to the Department of Veterans Affairs even though the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) came from a non-designated country, India.

In reaching this decision,

Dec.27.2019

As 2019 draws to an end, Congress has been busy on economic sanctions legislation. This includes passing new Russia-related sanctions and a Venezuela-related government contracts procurement restriction as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA 2020). The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has also approved two new pieces of

The Commerce Department will publish, in proposed form, long-awaited regulations to implement the sweeping language of the May 2019 Executive Order entitled “Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain.”

The proposed regulations, to be promulgated under the authority of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the EO, would establish