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Alston & Bird Construction & Government Contracts Group Honored by Chambers USA

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We are excited to announce that our Government Contracts Group has earned recognition in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. We are also proud of our Construction colleagues, some of whom focus on public construction. Government Contracts Nationwide: Recognized Practitioner Construction California: Band 3 Georgia: Band 2 The groups had a total of eight individuals recognized, including Jeff Belkin, Debbie Cazan, John Hanover, Bill Hughes, Mike Shanlever, Jessica Sharron, John Spangler, and Chris Roux. We are proud of our recognition, [...]Read more

Alston & Bird Partner Jeniffer Roberts Appointed to Law360’s 2019 Government Contracts Editorial Advisory Board

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We are excited to announce that Law360 appointed Alston & Bird Government Contracts partner Jeniffer M. De Jesus Roberts to its 2019 Government Contracts Editorial Advisory Board. The appointment is a testament to Jeniffer’s keen insight into, and understanding of, the key issues that government contractors face on a day-to-day basis. Jeniffer will help guide Law360’s coverage to include the news that matters most to our government contracts clients. In this role, Jeniffer will utilize her vast knowledge and expertise in the field of government contracting as well as the experience gained [...]Read more

Wrapping Up Another Great Year at the Thomson Reuters Government Contracts Year-in-Review Conference

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The Alston & Bird Government Contracts team just wrapped up another fantastic year at the annual Thomson Reuters Government Contracts Year-in-Review Conference in Washington, D.C. this week.  Despite a brief snow interlude, foreign to Alston & Bird’s Los Angeles, Dallas, and Atlanta-based members but all too familiar to its D.C.-based team, the conference was a four-day whirlwind through the latest developments in regulatory, bid protest, and dispute issues applicable to government contractors. Of the most interesting developments discussed this year were the Kaspersky Ban, [...]Read more

Jeniffer Roberts and Katherine Veeder Published in Law360 Regarding Ongoing DFARS 252.204-7012 Implementation

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Alston & Bird partner Jeniffer Roberts and senior associate Katherine Veeder were published in Law360 on June 1, 2018 with their article, “Still Looking for Clarity in DOD Information Security Rule.” The article takes a look at the recently issued guidance related to DFARS 252.204-7012, “Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting,” offers their insight on how contractors and subcontractors alike are reacting to the new security requirements, and provides practical advice to contractors and subcontractors affected by the clause. Read the full article. Jeniffer [...]Read more

Alston & Bird Partners Secure Dismissal from Delaware Qui Tam Suit

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On Friday, April 21, Alston & Bird obtained the dismissal of claims against two publicly traded retail companies, Ralph Lauren and Ruth’s Hospitality, from a qui tam lawsuit the State of Delware had intervened in. The retailers, along with nearly a dozen others, were named in State of Delaware v. Card Compliant, et al., pending in the Superior Court of the State of Delaware. The state was alleging violations of the Delaware False Claims and Reporting Act resulting from alleged noncompliance with Delaware’s Escheats Law involving unused gift card balances. In Friday’s ruling, Superior [...]Read more