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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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A New Standard for an Old Right

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen: In a 6-3 opinion penned by Justice Clarence Thomas in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen, the Supreme Court on Thursday (6/23) struck down New York’s proper-cause requirement for obtaining an unrestricted license to carry a concealed firearm as violating...
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Naked or “Clothed”? The Importance of Foreign Government Intent in Applying 28 U.S. Code § 1782 (a)

ZF Automotive US, Inc. v. Luxshare, LTD. The United States Code authorizes a federal district court to compel individuals and companies within its jurisdiction to provide discovery to proceedings pending in “foreign and international tribunals.” 28 U.S.C. § 1782 (a).  But does that apply to private commercial arbitration and bilateral investment treaty arbitrations?  On...
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