Government Contracts & Investigations

Category: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues

The ABA’s 2020 Public Procurement Symposium

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The American Bar Association Public Contract Law Section (PCLS) will be hosting the 2020 Public Procurement Symposium from Wednesday, November 18 to Friday, November 20, 2020. This virtual Symposium will feature industry leaders covering a wide range of hot topics in government contracting, including impacts of COVID-19 on federal contracting, investigations and enforcement matters inRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues

New Executive Order May Require Contractors to Review Their Diversity and Inclusion Trainings

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On September 22, 2020, President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping that the president purports is necessary to combat the “destructive ideology” that is “rooted in the pernicious and false belief that America is an irredeemably racist and sexist country; that some people, simply on account of their raceRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues

A Friendly Reminder…Women-Owned Small Business Self-Certification is Coming to an End Soon

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The Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) October 15, 2020 elimination of the self-certification process for Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) is rapidly approaching. A WOSB is a small business (based on the applicable NAICS code determination) that is 51% directly and unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more women. An EDWOSBRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues, Small Business / Socioeconomic Issues

Stinson Partner Eric Whytsell Elected Secretary of the ABA Public Contract Law Section

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Stinson LLP Partner Eric Whytsell was elected this August to serve as Section Secretary of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Public Contract Law Section. The secretary position is the first step on the “leadership ladder” of the Public Contract Law Section, the preeminent professional association of lawyers engaged in public contracting, including federal, state, local government contracting, researchRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues

Stinson Partner Susan Warshaw Ebner Begins Term as Chair of the ABA Public Contract Law Section

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Stinson LLP Partner Susan Warshaw Ebner begins her term as Section Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Public Contract Law Section this August. This position is the culmination of years of leadership in the Public Contract Law Section, the preeminent professional association of lawyers engaged in public contracting, including federal, state, local government contracting, research and development, grants,Read More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues