Following a February 18, 2020 blog post, Jeff Belkin, Mike Mortorano, and MJ Kim explain in Contract Management Magazine how a recent Federal Circuit decision and possible U.S. withdrawal from the World Trade Organization’s Government Procurement Agreement could impact existing procurement policies and supply chain decisions. Now with the sudden economic devastation brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Trump Administration’s next move is more important than ever. As the U.S. economy … [Continue reading] about Is a Shakeup Still Imminent for U.S. Domestic Sourcing?
At a news conference this morning, March 18, 2020, President Trump announced he was invoking the Defense Production Act of 1950 (“DPA”) to thwart the Coronavirus pandemic. Among numerous broad powers, this 1950 law authorizes the President to force … [Continue reading] about President Invokes Wartime Production Law to Require Commercial Businesses to Prioritize Manufacturing & Delivery of Goods to Combat Coronavirus Pandemic
The Alston & Bird Government Contracts team is excited to be gathered again for the annual Thomson Reuters Government Contracts Year-in-Review Conference in Washington, D.C. this week. The conference takes place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, which, … [Continue reading] about Alston & Bird Team Returns to D.C. for Thomson Reuters Government Contracts Year-in-Review Conference
Domestic sourcing policies may soon see a major shakeup after a one-two punch this past week from the Trump Administration and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. First, earlier this month, government officials circulated plans for the … [Continue reading] about Are the Stars Aligning for a Major Shakeup of the TAA Domestic Preference Regime?
As previously discussed in a Law360 article by Jeffrey Belkin and Michael Mortorano, the DOJ’s Granston memo, dated January 10, 2018, “advised DOJ attorneys that, in tandem with their decisions to decline intervention in qui tam suits, they should … [Continue reading] about In the Aftermath of the Granston Memo, the DOJ Addresses (Some of) Grassley’s Concerns