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July 9, 2020

Virginia Government Contractor Facing Federal Indictment for Allegedly Selling Chinese-Made Products to US Government

On July 6, 2020, a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Arthur Morgan, of Lorton, Virginia, with federal wire fraud charges. Morgan is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of…
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July 9, 2020

Ward & Berry PLLC Opens Office in Austin, Texas

Ward & Berry PLLC, a D.C. boutique law firm with deep experience serving government contractors and technology companies, has expanded its services to include launching an Austin, Texas office to…
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June 10, 2020

“Ready State” Reimbursement Checklist for Government Contractors

On March 27, 2020, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) issued a class deviation in response to Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), which…
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May 20, 2020

Virginia Joins Maryland and Prohibits Covenants Not to Compete for Low-Wage Employees Effective July 1, 2020

Less than a year after Maryland limited competitive restraints employers may place on low-wage employees, Virginia passed a law prohibiting non-compete clauses for low-wage employees. On April 9, 2020, Virginia…
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May 14, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Latest SBA/Treasury Guidance Creates Safe Harbor for Economic Necessity Certification for All PPP Loans Under $2 Million

The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) and the Department of the Treasury (“DOT”) have been collaborating on guidance for compliance with the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”).  But the “guidance” has been…
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May 12, 2020

How to Reduce Costs to Protesters and Streamline the Bid Protest Process Through Agency Level Protests

Most bid protests are filed with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or brought before the Court of Federal Claims. However, there’s a third, often over-looked, forum to bring a bid…
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May 6, 2020

PPP: How to Comply With the “Economic Uncertainty” Certification Requirement

IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THIS BLOG POST: On May 5, 2020 the SBA extended the safe harbor deadline by which recipients of PPP loans may payback the loan in its entirety…
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April 29, 2020

Loans Above $2 Million Taken Under the PPP Will Be Audited According to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

As we have written about extensively, the CARES Act enacted in response to the coronavirus crisis established a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to provide forgivable loans to small businesses to…
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April 29, 2020

OHA Decision Illustrates the Importance of Reviewing Small Business Set-Aside Joint Venture Agreements Before Each New Opportunity

In CVE Protest of KTS Solutions Inc. (“KTS”), No. CVE-146-P, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals reminded everyone why it is vital to amend or supplement their joint venture…
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April 28, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program: New FAQ Addresses Retroactive “Economic Uncertainty” Certification Requirement and May 7, 2020 Safe Harbor

On April 24, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Health Care Enhancement Act were signed into law. The Act includes an additional $310 billion for the PPP, which ran…