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To the Printers! Federal Contractors are required to post new “Know your Rights” Posters

Posted on November 10, 2022
On October 19, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its “Know Your Rights” poster. On October 28, 2022, the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance (“OFCCP”) notified federal government contractors that they must now use the 2022 “Know Your Rights” poster instead of the 2009 “EEO is the Law” poster and the 2015...
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ISOA LAC Panel Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative — Luncheon Meeting

Please join Ward & Berry Partner David Panzer at noon on Monday, November 7, 2022 – in person or online – as he moderates a panel discussion on DOJ’s “Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative,” co-hosted by ISOA Legal Affairs Committee and the ABA Battlespace Committee. Since the initiative was announced on October 6, 2021, DOJ has...
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CFIUS Provides Guidance on Enforcement of its Mitigation Agreements

Posted on October 20, 2022
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) is cracking down on companies who fail to comply with CFIUS mitigation agreements and other legal obligations under section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (codified at 50 U.S.C. 4565). On October 20, 2022, the Department of Treasury, chair of...
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Former Navy General Counsel and Federal Prosecutor Bob Sander Joins Ward & Berry

Tysons, VA: Ward & Berry, PLLC is pleased to welcome The Honorable Robert J. (“Bob”) Sander, the Former General Counsel of the Navy, as its newest Partner. In addition to being General Counsel of the Navy, Bob has served as: Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Army/Senior Official Performing the Duties of (i.e. Acting)...
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EEO-1 Report Filers: Beware of Possible Public Disclosure of Federal Contractor Data!

On August 19, 2022, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a public notice calling for objections to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) for all EEO-1 Reports submitted between 2016-2020. The OFCCP believes that the requested information may be protected...
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The False Claims Act Standard – Why Do We Care?

Two contractors walk into a bar (named Public Disclosure). The first says, “Let’s cheat the Government!” The second says, “Great; I know just how to do it, I’m going to charge less than our regular prices – ON PURPOSE – just to mess with Uncle Sam.”   The contractors are overhead by a serial whistleblower,...
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