Margaret Cassidy discusses FOCI (foreign ownership control and interest); doing business with defense and intel agencies and other general best practices for working with the federal government in this webinar, facilitated by Jennifer Schaus & Associates.

The Federal Government wants employees of contractors and subcontract and independent contractors to disclose to the government instances of fraud, waste, abuse of authority; violations of law, regulations or policies; or substantial and specific danger to public health or safety. Once someone makes a disclosure of this nature, laws and regulations protect them so they…

Nothing induces shell shock for both lawyers and business people like reading a federal government request for proposal or contract for the first time. There are a number of reasons for this: The RFP/contract goes on for pages, often in excess of 100 pages The RFP/contact is filled with government lingo The RFP/contract has pages…

This CLE webinar will guide corporate counsel, directors and officers on methods in minimizing risks associated with the outsourcing of goods and services. The panel will discuss approaches to limit exposure in service agreements, managing third-party breaches, and due diligence considerations in the outsourcing of products and services. The panel will review these and other…

My good friends and esteemed colleagues over at Law Offices of Sara Kropf, Sara Kropf and Dan Portnov, recently wrote a blog post asking the white-collar defense community whether they have encountered federal government contractors rather than government employees, prosecutors and federal agents conducting government investigations. Read the full post: Government Contractors Conducting Investigations: A…

Federal Contracting News Margaret Cassidy quoted in Bloomberg Law Federal Contracting on the Trump Administration’s plans for enforcing federal government contracting “Buy American” laws and regulations and whether the government will use the False Claims Act to enforce them. Read the article online or download the Bloomberg Law PDF here which includes my thoughts and those of others…

It kills me to delete files or to shred files. I am not alone in my pack rat ways – many of us hoard our files (and other “stuff”). Businesses try everything under the sun to get their employees to comply with well-crafted, legally appropriate document destruction policies. Some businesses have a designated document destruction…

According to a recent DOJ non-prosecution agreement (NPA) with Credit Suisse Hong Kong, the popular Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day got a little twisted. According to the facts in the NPA, the daughter of a high-ranking Chinese foreign official took her mom on her Credit Suisse business trips. This was possible because…

Question: What do: Cuban cigars A gas line to a heated pool Dinners at a French restaurant A job with a prestigious bank A charitable contribution Have in common? Answer: Each was considered a bribe in a corruption and/or racketeering scheme to improperly influence a government official or government employee to use their position to…

In federal government contracting, small businesses that have been awarded the status by the federal government as a “small” business are eligible to receive federal government contracts that are specifically “set-aside” for small businesses and other benefits designed to help them grow and prosper. But, your status as a small business may be destroyed if…

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