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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 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

On November 21, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied an unsuccessful bidder’s protest, arguing that the terms of a solicitation were biased and that the awardee failed to comply with a mandatory solicitation requirement. Continue Reading Bid Protest Minute: Recent Decision Imparts Lessons on Timeliness of Solicitation Challenges and Prejudice

Please join us on November 2 for an engaging webinar, Demystifying Controlled Unclassified Information Requirements: Overview of the Regulatory Landscape and Strategies for Implementing a Successful Compliance Program, alongside Stacy High-Brinkley from BDO. Together, we will illuminate the dynamic landscape of federal Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) requirements.Continue Reading Register Now | Demystifying Controlled Unclassified Information Requirements Webinar