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A Coronavirus Contractor’s Guide to the Defense Production Act

As a followup to our recent post on the implications of the PREP Act for government contractors working to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, this post...

Prepare, Communicate, Document, and Segregate—A Government Contractor’s Guide to Addressing Performance Disruptions and Delays...

Contractors must prepare for and mitigate the impacts of performance delays and business disruptions due to workforce illness, facility closures, travel restrictions, and domestic...

The Contractor’s Coronavirus Checklist

By Lee-Ann C. Brown, J. Jackson Hill IV, and J. Christopher Selman of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to dominate global headlines...

Preparing for the Worst

Koprince - The hot topic of late—for good reason—is the coronavirus (or COVID-19), and its incredible impact on people and the world’s economy. It’s...

Stafford Act Assistance for COVID-19 Pandemic

Steptoe & Johnson – As part of the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump declared two different types of emergencies. The first, under the National Emergencies Act, allows the president to waive various federal regulatory requirements and activate a variety of emergency authorities already embedded in federal statutes. The second, under the […]
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Government Asserted Claims Arising From Contractor’s “Staggering Fraud,” But Contractor Bore the Burden of...

Government’s claims seeking reimbursement for overcharges are, for the most part, granted. The contractor had a contract to deliver food to troops in Afghanistan....

State COVID-19 Lockdowns: What Contractors Operating in “Lockdown” Areas Need to Know

Wiley Rein – As the federal government continues taking steps to mitigate the unfolding COVID-19 public health emergency, state and local governments have started issuing “lockdown” or “stay at home” orders. These orders, among other things, place significant restrictions on or mandate the closure of non-essential businesses. Government contractors with operations in these jurisdictions must […]
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Is Coronavirus an Excusable Delay?

Husch Blackwell - The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) remains unclear, but its impacts are already being felt. Supply chains are being disrupted and companies...

Preparing for Increased CARES Act Oversight

Smith Pachter McWhorter - The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act” or “the Act”) will provide more than $2 trillion in...

The COFC’s Oracle Opinion is a Master Class in How Not to Handle Conflicts...

By Craig LaChance, Senior Editor PubKGroup In stories for preschoolers, the plot point typically involves the main character (usually a child or anthropomorphized animal) making...