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Richard Arnholt

Richard Arnholt advises companies, large and small, on the complex rules and regulations applicable to grants and contracts from federal and state governmental entities. In an era of increased budgetary pressures for contractors, Richard focuses his practice on providing practical business and legal guidance to help clients efficiently navigate the minefield of government procurement and grant regulations.

On April 30, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling denying a bid from two outdoor recreation companies asking for a preliminary injunction on a 2021 Department of Labor (DOL) rule that increased the minimum wage paid by government contractors to $15 an hour. Continue Reading Tenth Circuit Gives Biden Administration Major Win in Contractor Minimum Wage Case

Your company, which has never had a federal grant or contract, was just awarded a $10 million grant to fund a much-needed construction project. Now what? Register for our upcoming webinar that will answer this question and more.
Continue Reading Register Now: The Rules and Risks of Federal Grant-Funded Construction Webinar

On April 1, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) opened its Contractor Portal for its annual Affirmative Action Program (AAP) certification. Covered federal contractors and subcontractors have until July 1 to sign in and certify they have developed, and continue to maintain, AAPs.  Continue Reading OFCCP Requires Affirmative Action Program Certification by July 1

On December 20, 2023, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied an unsuccessful bidder’s protest, arguing, among other things, that the procurement was tainted by an appearance of impropriety after the agency appointed a senior executive from a competing firm, formerly responsible for their proposed technical approach, to be the agency’s new director. According to the protester, the taint arising from the agency’s action could only be cured by disqualifying the competitor and making an award to the protester.Continue Reading Bid Protest Minute: Proving an Organizational Conflict of Interest Exists

We are looking forward to presenting on Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence, or FOCI, during a webinar hosted by MD APEX on February 7. In an increasingly global economy, for those companies interested in doing classified work for the U.S. Government it is vitally important to understand what constitutes FOCI and how such concerns can be mitigated.Continue Reading [WEBINAR] Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI)

On December 26, the Department of Defense (DoD) published its long-awaited Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Program proposed rule, which places comprehensive cybersecurity and information security requirements on DoD contractors and subcontractors. Continue Reading Department of Defense Publishes Long-Awaited CMMC Proposed Rule