Assignments and Novations
Typically, government contracts cannot be assigned from one contractor to another. However, the law recognizes that it is in the government’s best interest to allow government contractors to undertake a merger or acquisition. Therefore, the law provides for assignment of contracts in the context of a merger or acquisition through a process known as...Read More
Can the FOIA Betray Your Trade Secrets?
A company’s trade secrets can be among its most valued property. Of course, a company’s proprietary information is only valuable insofar as it is kept secret from its competitors. Government contractors typically include proprietary information in their proposals to the government or, for a variety of reasons, an agency may require the disclosure of...Read More
“Legitimate Interest” Under the GDPR
In our last blog post, we described generally the European Union’s new data privacy regulation that has everyone talking: The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Under the GDPR, a company cannot process personal data unless it can provide a legal basis for doing so. If your company processes the personal information of people residing...Read More
What Does the GDPR Mean for U.S. Companies?
Starting May 25, 2018, U.S. companies who sell products or services in the European Union must ensure compliance with another data privacy law—this time from across the Atlantic. If your business touches Europe, you have likely heard of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The GDPR seeks to harmonize EU Member States’ patchwork...Read More
SBA Expands OHA Jurisdiction to Include CVE Protests and Appeals
The jurisdiction of the Small Business Administration (“SBA”)’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”) has been expanded to allow OHA to hear protests of eligibility for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (“VA”) veteran-owned small business (“VOSB”) service-disabled veteran-owned small business (“SDVOSB”) program, known at the VA as the Center for Verification and Evaluation (“CVE”)...Read More