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|Mike Lee Seeks Senate GOP Leadership|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 15, 2016This 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...
|Department 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;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016On 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"). This effort is designed to boost enforcement by further incentivizing...
|Attorney's Fees Under Florida's Public Records Act: Taking Intent Out of the Equation|
Leonard J. Dietzen, Lindy K. Keown; Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Professional Association;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 25, 2016In a move towards strict liability, a recent Florida Supreme Court holding allows no room for public agency error under Florida’s Public Records Act (“Act”). On April 14, 2016, the Supreme Court of Florida issued on opinion in Board of Trustees, Jacksonville Police & Fire...
|The Ontario Government Introduces Proposed Changes to the Municipal Elections Act to Allow Ranked Ballots|
Ajay Gajaria; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 12, 2016On 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").
|Cabinet Office Amends Its Grant Agreements to Limit Lobbying|
Alison Paines, Chris Priestley; Withers Bergman LLP;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 4, 2016All 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...
|Challenging Negative Performance Evaluations|
Kathleen Hsu, Alan I. Saltman; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
April 28, 2016, previously published on March 4, 2016In 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...
|GAO Says DOT Should Do More To Combat Real-World Cyberattacks|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 27, 2016In 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...
|Senate HELP Committee Convenes Third and Final Cures Markup|
Eli Greenspan; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 6, 2016This 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...
|Federal Reserve Board Proposes New Single-Counterparty Credit Exposure Limits for Large Banking Organizations|
Lisa M. Ledbetter, Courtney Lyons Snyder; Jones Day;
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 2016A principal tenet of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 ("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...
|Changes 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;
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 8, 2016On 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...