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McDowell v. CGI Federal Inc.: A Stark Reminder to Government Contractors of their Cybersecurity Obligations

On June 1, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision in a class action lawsuit, McDowell v. CGI Federal Inc., Civ. Action No. 15-1157 (GK) (D.D.C. 2017), which could have significant repercussions for government contractors operating information systems that house government information.

Government Contractors Interested in Inverting: Stay Tuned

The U.S. Treasury Department issued temporary regulations last week – effective Friday, April 8 – that change the landscape for U.S. companies interested in “inverting,” as we reported here. Corporate inversion is the general term for a number of transactions, including a merger that has the effect of relocating a U.S. corporation’s legal domicile to a country with a lower tax rate.

Hogan Lovells Publishes Government Contracts Alert on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Proposed Rule and Guidance

On July 8, 2015, Hogan Lovells issued a Government Contracts Client Alert on the Obama Administration’s Proposed Rule and Guidance that would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Executive Order 13673, the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order.  Among other things, the proposed rule would require contracting officers to consider a contractor’s