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Publications & Presentations

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Recent Publications


July 2016
FCC Enforcement Monitor
Authors: Scott R. Flick, Jessica T. Nyman, Joseph A. Cohen

Headlines:

  • FCC Cancels $3,000 Proposed Fine After Discovering TV Licensee Overwrote Children’s Programming Reports
  • Educational FM Licensee Agrees to Pay Reduced Fine of $2,250 for Multiple Violations
  • Failure to Understand FCC’s Filing System Nets $1,500 Fine

7/28/2016
IT insourcing: What do you need to know?
Source: ITProPortal
Authors: Caron Gosling, Mike Pierides

Following decades of businesses outsourcing IT functions and business processes to external suppliers, a recent trend is for some of these functions and processes to be brought back in-house, i.e. insourced. A recent IT sourcing study reports that more than a fifth of the top IT spending organizations in the UK are planning to ‘outsource less and insource more’.

7/27/2016
SBA's Small Business Mentor Protégé Program Expands Opportunities for Small and Large Businesses
Authors: Richard B. Oliver, Selena Brady

July 25, 2016, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published the long-awaited final rule regarding “Small Business Mentor Protégé Programs,” establishing a government-wide mentor protégé program for all small businesses, including Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) businesses, Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small businesses (SDVOSB), and small businesses generally. 81 Fed. Reg. 48558. The SBA will separately operate the 8(a) Business Development Program’s mentor protégé program. The final rule, effective August 24, 2016, implements statutory provisions enacted in 2010 and 2013 which authorized the SBA’s creation of mentor protégé programs for all small businesses. This final rule, which includes numerous revisions from the SBA’s proposed rule published on February 5, 2015, enables virtually all federal contractors to quickly begin participating in the small business mentor protégé program.

July 2016
Supreme Court Hearing Foreshadows Continued Life for 'Implied Certification'
Source: Pratt's Government Contracting Law Report
Authors: Alexander B. Ginsberg, C. Joël Van Over, Danielle Vrabie

This article discusses the oral argument heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in a case expected to resolve the current split among federal appellate courts on the so-called “implied certification” theory of liability under the federal False Claims Act.

July 2016
Biennial Ownership Reports are due by August 1, 2016 for Noncommercial Radio Stations in Illinois and Wisconsin and Noncommercial Television Stations in California, North Carolina and South Carolina
Authors: Lauren Lynch Flick, Scott R. Flick

The staggered deadlines for noncommercial radio and television stations to file Biennial Ownership Reports remain in effect and are tied to each station’s respective license renewal filing deadline.

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