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Client Alert: SBA Proposes New Small Business Mentor­ Protégé Program: Significant Opportunities For Large And Small Businesses

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently published a long-awaited proposed rule that would open up the benefits of the 8(a) mentor-protégé program to all categories of small businesses.  The new rule makes clear that SBA proposes to exercise its authority broadly to the significant benefit of small business contractors.  The alert authored by Jenner & Block Partners J. Alex Ward and Damien C. Specht and Associate James A. Tucker provides a brief background of the case and summary of the decision, as well as their preliminary analysis of the decision.