Supreme Court Dismissal of In re Grand Jury What This Means for (Potentially) Privileged Communications Going Forward

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” – Justice Kagan The Supreme Court decided to dismiss In re Grand Jury as “improvidently granted” in its January 23, 2023 Order after hearing oral argument on the case earlier this month. In other words, after agreeing to hear the case, and instead of establishing clear law...
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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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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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Major Expansion at Ward & Berry

NEWS RELEASE Ward & Berry PLLC Major Expansion at Ward & Berry Ward & Berry announced that David Panzer, chair of the Government Contracts practice from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, has joined the firm’s Tysons Corner office as a Partner.  Along with David, Ward & Berry welcomes the other members of David’s team: Michael...
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