There is something that the Trump and Biden Administrations agree on: Whenever possible, the Federal Government should buy American products with the goal of helping American businesses compete in strategic industries to help U.S. workers thrive. Both administrations issued EOs and rules with this goal in mind. Current Buy American Act Currently, the Buy American…

Receiving a small business status can be valuable when it comes to federal contracts and other benefits. Make sure your small business status isn’t in jeopardy as a result of your business relationships. In federal government contracting, small businesses that have been awarded the status by the federal government as a “small” business are eligible…

Running a small business may spook some people, but not these Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) members! Margaret Cassidy, Cassidy Law: TRICK: “Identifying and spending time with others (through happy hours, emails, etc) who run a small business in my same industry. Although they are technically competitors, they also experience the same problems I have….

A lot of organizations have helplines where employees or others can call to ask questions or raise ethical or legal concerns. Anyone who has ever reviewed the information from these helplines or responded to the calls know just how diverse and, frankly, crazy some of the calls can be. It is not surprising that crazy…

There are times when companies that have Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting requirements AND that perform classified work for the U.S. federal government find themselves in a quandary because… The SEC requires companies to file financial reports in certain instances so the public has the information it needs to make decisions about investing in the…

Sports apparel company Under Armour instituted a new policy in 2018 that in my opinion wins as the best new corporate policy of 2018. According to the Wall Street Journal, Under Armour’s chief financial officer sent employees an email explaining that Under Armour would no longer reimburse expenses for adult entertainment, limousine services and gambling….

Whether your organization is building an anti-corruption program from scratch, or improving an existing one, it can be an intimidating, time-consuming and costly process. Either way, thinking about an anti-corruption program strategically and holistically can build efficiencies and effectiveness. A holistic approach to an anti-corruption program allows leadership to provide strategic direction and to actually…

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