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Recent Publications


1/24/2017
Brexit and Procurement
Author: Tim Wright

UK’s Industrial Strategy announced—new Government contracting approach will favour UK-based firms after Brexit.

1/24/2017
Judgement Day
Authors: Tim Wright, Samuel J. Pearse

As widely expected, the UK Government has lost its appeal to the UK’s highest court in the case of R (on the application of Miller and Dos Santos) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union and associated references.

1/19/2017
SEC Continues Crackdown on Employer Whistleblower Restrictions
Current and prior severance agreements and other employment-related contracts should be reviewed.
Authors: Kathryn A. Nyce, Sarah A. Good, Susan P. Serota, Kenneth W. Taber, Paula M. Weber

Takeaways:

  • SEC is targeting contract terms that appear to restrict contact with the SEC or require employee whistleblowers to waive monetary recoveries.
  • Express disclosure of these rights in severance agreements is now required by the SEC.
  • The fact that the contract did not thwart any whistleblowers is not an adequate defense.

1/18/2017
Warning Shot Fired (Finally) at Improper DCAA Cost Disallowance Basis
Authors: James J. Gallagher, Kevin J. Slattum, Glenn Sweatt

For a number of years, contractors have been required to expend substantial sums challenging baseless legal theories initiated by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and rubber-stamped by the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) without proper exercise of its authority.

1/18/2017
The power of Brexit
Source: Nuclear Engineering International
Author: Vincent C. Zabielski

After decades of a general trend towards “ever closer union” in Europe, UK voters abruptly decided, via a nonbinding referendum on 23rd June, to demand that the UK withdraw from the European Union (EU). Today, months later after the surprise outcome, and there is still much soul-searching and prognostication regarding the potential impact of “Brexit” on the economies not only of the UK, but also in Europe and the rest of the world. While there are many important Brexit-related issues to be studied and resolved before the UK is ready to leave the EU, few are as controversial or misunderstood as the UK’s membership of the European Atomic Energy Community, also known as Euratom. Specifically, should (or could) the UK remain a member of the European Atomic Energy Community even as it withdraws from the EU? To what extent should UK participation in Euratom continue post-Brexit? And what might happen if it doesn’t?

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