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Justice Department Establishes New Guidelines On Giving Credit For Disclosure, Cooperation And Remediation In False Claims Act Cases
On May 6, 2019, the Justice Department issued new policies establishing how defendants in False Claims Act matters can earn credit for voluntary self-disclosure, cooperation, and remediation, possibly reducing ...
United States
6 Jun 2019
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China Rolls Out New Draft Foreign Investment Law
China has accelerated its foreign investment legislative process, in part as a goodwill gesture before resuming face-to-face trade talks with its U.S. counterparts.
China
11 Jan 2019
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NAFTA 2.0 - Investment Protection And Dispute Settlement Under Chapter 14 Of The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
After more than a year of sometimes contentious negotiations, the United States, Mexico, and Canada reached an agreement on September 30 to revise the NAFTA—renaming it the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
United States
11 Oct 2018
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U.S., Mexico, Canada Agree To Update NAFTA
After more than a year of sometimes contentious negotiations, the United States, Mexico, and Canada reached an agreement late Sunday night to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement ...
United States
9 Oct 2018
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International Legal Developments Year In Review: 2017
WilmerHale's John Walsh, Sonia Fleury and Rommy Flores contributed to the "Mexico" chapter in this annual survey of international legal developments and publication of the ABA/Section of International Law.
Mexico
17 Jul 2018
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Congress' Overlooked Environmental Legislation
On May 24, 2018, the House passed—and now the Senate is considering—the most important piece of energy and environmental legislation it will consider all year. It isn't a revision to the Endangered Species Act or the Clean Water Act: It is the defense authorization bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act.
United States
3 Jul 2018
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Officials Must Note Financial Conflict Of Interest Law
In this article, Adam Raviv, Christopher Babbitt, Blake Roberts and Molly Jennings discuss the importance for incoming federal officials to understand the financial conflict of interest statute...
United States
1 Jun 2018
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Infrastructure Series: Agencies Establish One Federal Decision Framework For Project Reviews
This is the seventh issue of WilmerHale's 10-in-10 Infrastructure Series. In this series, our attorneys share insights on current and emerging issues affecting infrastructure project developers...
United States
17 Apr 2018
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Infrastructure Series: Cost-Sharing With State And Local Governments
As discussed in previous issues of WilmerHale's Infrastructure Series, the Trump Administration proposes several initiatives to seek and secure long-term changes in the government's approach to funding infrastructure projects.
United States
23 Mar 2018
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Trump's Infrastructure Plan And The Future Of Infrastructure Reform
Last week, the Trump Administration outlined its vision for improving the nation's infrastructure in the much-anticipated Infrastructure Plan.
United States
23 Feb 2018
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Ninth Circuit Requires US To Pay Defense Contractor Cleanup Costs
The District Court held, in a previous order, that the United States was liable under CERCLA's strict-liability scheme as an owner of certain facilities at the site.
United States
23 Oct 2017
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EPA Centralizes CERCLA Remedy Selection Authority
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt last week issued a memorandum revising the existing delegations of authority related to implementation...
United States
17 May 2017
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Understanding The Amended Executive Branch Gift Rules
The ethical principles that govern the conduct of federal officials have received more media attention over the past several months than at any time in recent memory.
United States
2 May 2017
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Materiality Under FCA: The Lower Courts Grapple With Escobar's Meaning
The Supreme Court's decision in Universal Health Services v. Escobar ex rel. United States sought to clarify the standard for materiality under the False Claims Act, but lower courts have already begun to adopt different interpretations.
United States
2 Feb 2017
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Supreme Court Upholds Implied Certification Liability, While Emphasizing Materiality Requirement
For example, in this case the FCA relators are the parents of a teenager who died of a seizure after being treated by allegedly unlicensed and unsupervised staff at a provider of mental health services.
United States
20 Jun 2016
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Final Government Contractor Basic Data Security Rule Issued
Yesterday, the Federal Acquisition Regulations ("FAR") Council published the final FAR rule on Basic Safeguarding of Contractor Information Systems.
United States
17 May 2016
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WilmerHale 2015 In Review
As the new year gathers momentum, we want to pause and thank you for your support over the past 12 months...
United States
2 Feb 2016
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False Claims Act: 2015 Year-in-Review
In 2015, the Justice Department (DOJ) continued to give high priority to False Claims Act (FCA) investigations, bringing in nearly $3.6 billion in settlements and judgments.
United States
14 Jan 2016
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Department Of Defense Revises Landmark Cybersecurity Rule, Extends Deadline For Some Compliance Requirements
On December 30, 2015, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a second interim rule on Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services, amending an earlier version issued on August 26, 2015.
United States
11 Jan 2016
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Federal Agencies Announce Steps To Expedite Reviews Of Infrastructure Projects
On September 22, the Administration announced two new policies that will facilitate a more transparent and efficient permitting and review process for complex infrastructure projects.
United States
23 Sep 2015
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