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HTMLFinal Anti-Trafficking Rule to Impose New - and Uncertain - Obligations on Contractors
Derek R. Mullins; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015
In late January, the FAR Council issued its long-awaited final rule amending the FAR to strengthen the U.S. Government’s policy against human trafficking. As discussed below, the amendments may have far-reaching compliance implications for government contractors.

 

HTMLThe Fourth Circuit Strengthens the FCA’s Implied Certification Theory in Triple Canopy
Matthew W. Turetzky; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015
Under the “implied certification” theory of liability, a government contractor can violate the False Claims Act (“FCA”) by submitting a mere invoice for payment. The theory is that the invoice’s submission impliedly certifies compliance with contract conditions. If a...

 

HTMLRead the Directions Carefully Before Playing: State Department Releases Military Drone Export Guidance
Reid Whitten; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 5, 2015
The United States has a responsibility, or so the State Department tells us, to ensure the sales and exports of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are consistent with U.S. national security interests, U.S. policy, and even U.S. values. While the government would be glad to keep the export of military...

 

HTMLCyberspace Oddity: The FCC Regulates Internet Services as Common Carrier Telecommunications Services, “Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet”
Stephen S. Gilson, Dave Thomas, Paul A. Werner; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015
The FCC voted yesterday 3-2 along party lines to promulgate new rules necessary to protect the “Open Internet.” At the core of the Commission’s action lies its decision to reclassify Internet services as a “telecommunications” instead of “information”...

 

HTMLTurnin’ Havana to Atlanta: The White House Opens Doors for U.S. Telecommunications Investment in Cuba and Latin America
Cheryl Palmeri, Dave Thomas, Brian D. Weimer; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
Historic changes in relations between the United States and Cuba (that touch nerves in Hip-Hop and on Capitol Hill) and new U.S. sanctions against Venezuela may provide increased opportunities for U.S. business generally, and electronic communications technologies and infrastructure providers in...

 

HTMLHavana Hold Your Hand: Reaching Out to Cuban Entrepreneurs
J. Scott Maberry, Fatema K. Merchant; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 16, 2015
New regulations on Cuba enter into force today, only 29 days after President Obama promised them. The liberalized provisions focus on support for private sector actors in Cuba.

 

HTMLThe First Law of International Dynamics: Sanctions May Be Transformed But Never Created or Destroyed
J. Scott Maberry, Cheryl Palmeri; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015
U.S. economic sanctions, by their nature, often change without warning. Since sanctions reflect U.S. foreign and national security policy, they must evolve rapidly with world events. Often, it seems that when one door is closed, another is opened. Most recently, President Obama’s December 17...

 

HTMLDOJ Issues Opinion, Provides (Some) Comfort on Successor Liability
Thaddeus Rogers McBride, Fatema K. Merchant; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 4, 2014
In a recent Opinion Procedure Release (OPR), Number 14-02, the U.S. Department of Justice expressly limited successor liability for a US company purchasing a non-US company that had paid bribes in the past. In so doing, DOJ may have given a little bit of comfort to US companies and issuers thinking...

 

HTMLFirst Circuit Reaffirms FCA’s “First-to-File” Bar as a Broad Jurisdictional Limit
Matthew W. Turetzky; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 22, 2015
In early December 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reaffirmed that circuit’s broad interpretation of the False Claims Act’s “first-to-file” bar, 31 U.S.C. § 3730(b)(5), in United States ex rel. Ven-a-Care of the Fla. Keys v. Baxter...

 

HTMLNew Year, New Orleans, Old Tricks
Fatema K. Merchant; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015
The Department of Justice’s Kleptocracy Initiative is kicking off 2015 strong. On January 13, 2015, the DOJ filed a civil complaint seeking the forfeiture of nine properties in New Orleans, worth close to $1.53 million. The property was allegedly purchased with corrupt proceeds, traced to $2...

 


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