The Government Contracts Legal Round-Up | Episode 4
Government Contracts Legal Round-Up is a podcast focusing on important developments facing government contractors and grant recipients. Hosts David Robbins and Marc Van Allen discuss key developments in this ever-changing field in an easy-to-absorb style. Often joined by colleagues and guests, programs focus on the most relevant executive orders, regulations, proposed and final rules that affect the FAR and relevant agency FAR supplements, decisions from GAO, the boards and courts.
In this episode, Partners Marc A. Van Allen and David B. Robbins examine the new, and controversial, “Divisive Concepts” executive order prohibiting workplace training materials “teaching that men and members of certain races, as well as our most vulnerable institutions, are inherently sexist and racist.” The hosts also discuss recent case law updates and defective pricing trends.
The Government Contracts Legal Round-Up | Episode 3
In this episode, Partner Marc A. Van Allen and Special Counsel Carla J. Weiss examine an upcoming interim rule on certain Chinese telecommunication companies that will become effective next month. They also share developments about Section 3610 reimbursements offered by the CARES Act, as well as discuss the Peraton Inc. bid protest decision and recent fraud cases.
The Government Contracts Legal Round-Up | Episode 2
In this episode, Partners David B. Robbins and Marc A. Van Allen examine a recent US Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. They cover topics with potentially far-reaching impacts for government contractors, including small business subcontracting plans and an interim rule on certain Chinese telecommunication companies. The hosts also welcome Special Counsel Noah B. Bleicher to discuss recent decisions exploring the GAO’s bid protest jurisdiction.
The Government Contracts Legal Round-Up | Episode 1
This inaugural edition introduces the hosts and covers key FAR changes, international contracting issues, small business set-aside eligibility requirements, overviews of proposed rules, COVID-19 related contracting issues, as well as protests, claims, and court decisions.