Those in the ethics and compliance community and at the Department of Justice (DOJ) constantly chirp about the need for entities to have an ethics and compliance program which encourages not only compliance with laws, but ethical decision making. In fact, the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Federal Acquisition Regulations and other laws and regulations require…

  The DC PTAC Small Business Summit will be an excellent opportunity for the D.C. business community to receive invaluable information on how to do business with D.C., Federal, and other state and local governments. Margaret Cassidy will speak on  best practices in small business government contracting, how to protect yourself in a contract, how to…

            Legal Requirements for an Organizational Ethics and Compliance Program June 16, 2016 9:00 am to 10:00 am; check-in begins at 8:30 am  1 ethics credit A number of laws and regulations require businesses and other types of organizations, such as trade associations and non-profits, to develop and operate an…

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Some Detroit Public School (DPS) leaders may learn about detention first-hand for allegedly taking kickbacks from a businessman selling school supplies to Detroit schools.   According to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the owner of Allstate Sales (a business which sold school supplies to the Detroit schools) submitted fake invoices to some Detroit public…

Walking my dog the other day, I passed a “drug free zone” sign and, smelling marijuana, smiled at the three guys standing there passing a joint. (Even with the new DC marijuana laws you still can’t light up on the streets, especially in front of the drug free school zone.) The three guys were not…

Should You Start Your Own Law Firm? A Panel Discussion with Lawyers Who Did Panel Discussion Sponsored by University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law and the DC Bar Date & Time: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm CLE Credit: No Event Description**This is a free event, registration is…

    AVOIDING DOMESTIC CORRUPTION PROBLEMS All organizations, regardless of their size and the industries interact with foreign, federal, state and local governments.  Whether an organization does business with a government or is simply regulated by a government, the organization is exposed to the risk of corruption.  As a result of media attention to investigations…

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