About the Authors
Richard Arnholt advises companies on the complex rules applicable to contracting with federal and state governments. He focuses on risk mitigation through implementation and upgrades to ethics and compliance programs as well as response to government allegations of procurement fraud or misconduct, including responding to suspension or debarment notices before various government agencies, including the U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy; Defense Logistics Agency; EPA; GSA; and Department of Homeland Security.
Bryan King focuses his practice on federal contracting matters, including handling all aspects of bid protests and appeals. He has represented numerous government contractors before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Government Accountability Office (GAO), Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Hearings and Appeals, the Civilian and Armed Services Boards of Contract Appeals and other government agencies on procurement-related issues.
Thad McBride heads the firm’s International Trade practice. He counsels clients, including many government contractors, on compliance matters and investigations involving U.S. export regulations (ITAR and EAR), economic sanctions and embargoes, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Thad also regularly supports clients in matters involving imports (CBP), anti-boycott controls and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Todd Overman is chair of the firm’s Government Contracts practice. Todd has more than a decade of experience advising companies on the unique aspects of doing business with the federal government. Since 2010, he has been involved in more than 45 transactions involving the purchase or sale of a government contractor. Todd’s practice includes a combination of regulatory and compliance advice, M&A support and litigation and dispute resolution.
Cheryl Palmeri counsels clients, conducts internal investigations, and defends against enforcement actions related to anti-corruption laws, export and import controls, and other international trade laws. She handles matters for companies with international operations to help establish and update programs to respond to their continually evolving international trade compliance obligations. Cheryl advises on the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), U.S. sanctions and embargoes, customs laws and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Sylvia Yi represents businesses as they move through the contracting process with federal, state and local governments. Her practice also includes counseling public and private companies across a range of industries related to their business in the international marketplace. Sylvia advises clients on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and handles government contracts disputes from bid protests to appeals.