On July 26, the Department of Commerce, Department of the Treasury, and Department of Justice released a Tri-Seal Compliance Note (July Note) providing guidance on voluntary self-disclosure of potential violations of U.S. sanctions, export controls, and other national security laws.

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We will speak at a Strafford webinar providing guidance to life sciences companies and research institutions that are conducting or considering conducting clinical trials outside the United States.

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I am looking forward to speaking on a panel at an upcoming Strafford webinar addressing the U.S. Department of Commerce’s recent policy shift that increases the incentives for companies to voluntarily self-disclose (VSD) possible EAR violations, particularly when “significant,” or risk serious penalties.

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We represented AM General (AMG), an automotive manufacturer that builds military vehicles for government customers, including the Humvee, in a successful bid protest involving a $9.7 billion contract for the U.S. Army to build and deliver to the U.S. Army a new generation of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).

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On July 8, the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD (A&S)) announced its first update to the Other Transactions (OT) Guide since November 2018. The DoD OT Guide provides a detailed overview of the OT process and best practices, from pre-solicitation to award and post-award management.

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You are reading the June 2023 Update of the Bass, Berry & Sims Enforcement Roundup, where we bring notable enforcement actions, policy changes, interesting news articles, and a bit of our insight to your inbox.

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We recently examined four recent Federal Circuit cases that “signal significant changes to long-standing jurisdictional precedent in bid protests and Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claims.”

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On June 21, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule to implement security measures that safeguard controlled unclassified information (CUI) from unauthorized access and disclosure and improve incident reporting. 

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