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HTMLDepartment of Justice FCPA Pilot Program Outlines Incentives for Corporate Self-Disclosure and Cooperation: What's New and Will It Matter?
Theodore T. (Ted) Chung, Richard H. (Rick) Deane, Karen P. Hewitt, Henry Klehm, Hank Bond Walther; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016
On April 5, the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced a one-year "FCPA Enforcement Pilot Program" to encourage voluntary self-disclosure, cooperation, and remediation (the "Pilot Program").[1] This effort is designed to boost enforcement by further incentivizing...


HTMLMike Lee Seeks Senate GOP Leadership
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 15, 2016
This week, Tea Party leaning Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), who has made a name for himself bucking leadership in the Senate, announced that he would run for Senate Republican Policy Committee Chairman. This leadership slot is currently being occupied by Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) who has said he is...


HTMLCabinet Office Amends Its Grant Agreements to Limit Lobbying
Alison Paines, Chris Priestley; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 4, 2016
All government grant agreements will now include a clause which prevents government funding from being used to lobby for new regulation or to lobby for more government funding. The government argues that freedom of speech will be protected as the clause will not prevent charities from using money...


HTMLThe Ontario Government Introduces Proposed Changes to the Municipal Elections Act to Allow Ranked Ballots
Ajay Gajaria; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 12, 2016
On April 4, 2016, the Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Hon. Ted McMeeken introduced Bill 181, the Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016 ("Bill 181") which proposes changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, S.O. 1996, c. 32, Sched. (the "Act").


HTMLChallenging Negative Performance Evaluations
Kathleen Hsu, Alan I. Saltman; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 28, 2016, previously published on March 4, 2016
In the course of evaluating the past performance of offerors competing for the award of a federal contract, agencies routinely examine performance evaluations contained in the government’s Past Performance Information Retrieval System (“PPIRS”). Information is available through...


HTMLGAO Says DOT Should Do More To Combat Real-World Cyberattacks
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 27, 2016
In a recent report, the Government Accountability Office asserted that more needs to be done by the Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in preparing for and combating real-world cyberattacks on automobiles. Although there have been no such attacks...


HTMLFederal Reserve Board Proposes New Single-Counterparty Credit Exposure Limits for Large Banking Organizations
Lisa M. Ledbetter, Courtney Lyons Snyder; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 2016
A principal tenet of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010[1] ("Dodd-Frank Act") was creation of a comprehensive approach for mitigating threats to the financial stability of the United States ("U.S.") posed by systemically important financial...


HTMLSenate HELP Committee Convenes Third and Final Cures Markup
Eli Greenspan; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 6, 2016
This morning the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) will hold its third and final markup for its biomedical innovations package. This package is a compliment to the House-passed 21st Century Cures Act, which the House passed in July of 2015. The previous two hearings...


HTMLChanges to Canada's Integrity Regime for Public Procurement Create Onerous New Reporting
Milos Barutciski, Matthew S. Kronby, George W. H. Reid, Jessica L. Roberts; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 8, 2016
On April 4, 2016, Public Works and Government Services Canada (Public Works), the procurement arm of the Canadian federal government, announced amendments to rules, known as the Integrity Regime, governing the eligibility of suppliers to enter into contracts and real property agreements with the...


HTMLDrone Amendment to Senate FAA Bill Helpful to Coops
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 22, 2016, previously published on April 20, 2016
Under a bill that passed the Senate by a vote of 95-3, drones may become a more useful tool for electric coops. The drone provisions, which were added as an amendment to a larger bill reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), would ease current restrictions on drones and call for the...


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