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The Complexity of Bid Protests & Monetary Awards

The Complexity of Bid Protests & Monetary Awards By Richard M. Harris The California Court of Appeal released a decision about appropriate damages in a state court bid protest case.  However, the case, West Coast Air Conditioning Co. Inc. v. Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (2018), is far more helpful in opening the black box… Read more

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November 9, 2018 Patricia A. Meagher to present at the 2018 Government Contracts Review and Outlook in San Diego

Patricia A. Meagher will present at the 2018 Government Contracts Review and Outlook on November 9, 2018, on the topic “An Update on the Civil False Claims Act: Fraud and Compliance Issues.” This unique conference brings together high-level practitioners and government contracting professionals to discuss what’s happening in the industry and its impact on 2019…. Additional Information and registration

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January 9, 2019 Gayle Athanacio will speak on “Setting the Climate and Flexing Your Communication and Negotiation Style”

Gayle Athanacio will speak on “Setting the Climate and Flexing Your Communication and Negotiation Style,” at PLI’s Basic Negotiation Skills 2019, on January 9, 2019, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Practicing Law Institute’s San Francisco center located at 685 Market Street, Suite 100, or via Live Webcast. Additional information and registration can… Additional Information and registration

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November 2, 2018 Merri Baldwin will speak on “New Rules of Professional Conduct” on upcoming webinar

Merri Baldwin will speak on a webinar panel sponsored by the State Bar of California Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct entitled the “New Rules of Professional Conduct” on November 2, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The panel will address the new California Rules of Professional Conduct that will become effective on November 1,… Additional Information and registration

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October 23, 2018 Merri Baldwin will present “Critical Ethical Issues for the IP Lawyer” at PLI San Francisco

Merri Baldwin will present “Critical Ethical Issues for the IP Lawyer” on October 23, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Practising Law Institute’s Program “Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018.” Along with co-presenter Alison Buchanan, Ms. Baldwin will discuss conflicts and disqualification, ethical issues before the USPTO and current malpractice issues. The program… Additional Information and registration

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October 18, 2018 Robert S. Metzger will speak at NIST – DoD – NARA workshop on Controlled Unclassified Information

On Thursday, October 18, 2018 Robert S. Metzger will be a speaker at an informational workshop providing an overview of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), the Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DFARS) Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting Clause, and NIST Special Publications 800-171 and 800-171A. The workshop is hosted by the National Institute of… Additional Information and registration

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RJO Helps MOX Services Secure $21.6 Million Summary Judgment Award

On behalf of CB&I AREVA MOX Services, LLC (MOX Services), the RJO Government Contracts Group obtained a $21.6 million summary judgment award in a U.S. Court of Federal Claims case against the United States, acting through the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Determining that the controlling contract entitled MOX Services to retain previously paid fee… Read more

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RJO’s Aaron Silberman Shares Insights On Ninth Circuit Ruling

Shareholder Aaron Silberman was quoted in a recent Federal Contracting News article about a Ninth Circuit ruling in a False Claims Act (FCA) whistleblower case. While allowing the whistleblowers to proceed with their fraud case against the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, the court confirmed its adoption of U.S. Supreme Court’s two-part test… Read more

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Bob Metzger Coauthors New Report On Supply Chain Security

Recommends Comprehensive Coordination At Enterprise Level A new report published by a prominent non-profit organization, the MITRE Corporation, recommends a significantly increased effort by the Department of Defense, and its industrial partners, to defend DoD’s capabilities and operations. The objective of the report is to enable the defense industrial base to deliver systems and services… Read more


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