Raytheon Co. has urged a Massachusetts federal judge to shrink what it calls a bloated $8.5 million fee request by attorneys who secured a $59 million settlement in a benefits class action, saying Wednesday that amount would equate to a staggering $3,800 hourly rate.
The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday revived charges against a former military contracting officer over his alleged role in a bribery scheme, saying a law pausing the expiration of certain claims during wartime did not require fraud claims to be connected to a specific war.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously passed a bill that aims to prevent federal employees from downloading the controversial app TikTok onto government devices, according to a Wednesday statement from Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., a sponsor of the bill.
The U.S. Department of Defense told a D.C. federal judge Tuesday it will soon reverse a Trump administration order placing Chinese electronics company Xiaomi Corp. on a blacklist over alleged military ties, a move that would allow U.S. investment in the firm to resume.
President Joe Biden created a new national review board for major cyberattacks and ordered IT sector government contractors to report data breaches as part of an executive order issued Wednesday after hacks on a major U.S. pipeline company and federal agencies.
Republican lawmakers on Wednesday said the Biden administration has made repeated false claims about the legality and status of its halt in border wall construction, urging the U.S. Government Accountability Office to take those issues into account as it reviews the pause.
President Joe Biden's pick to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's water office on Wednesday promised lawmakers her goal is to create an "enduring" method of determining the Clean Water Act's jurisdiction.
Iranian banks and businesses should be allowed to ask European Union courts to invoke a blocking law if they think a company has cut ties over fears of violating U.S. sanctions, a legal adviser told the bloc's top court on Wednesday.
Convincing private businesses to open up to the government about cybercrime could be key in preventing future hacks of U.S. critical infrastructure, a risk underscored by a ransomware attack that has shuttered one of the nation's largest fuel pipelines.
A Delaware federal judge weighing whether to grant seizure orders for Citgo's parent company to creditors owed hundreds of millions of dollars by Venezuela indicated Tuesday that he is considering whether U.S. sanctions on Caracas preclude him from issuing such an order.
An attorney representing families of banana farmers accusing Chiquita Brands International Inc. of funding terrorist groups in South America said Tuesday that lawyers for other plaintiffs have failed to disclose that embattled lawyer Thomas Girardi has been part of the case.
Conservation groups backed by an anti-immigration think tank asked the Ninth Circuit Tuesday to revive their claims that certain U.S. Department of Homeland Security immigration programs must undergo environmental review, arguing a review exemption leads to higher immigration numbers, which then drives ecological degradation.
A U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Hearings and Appeals judge has found that a veteran had sufficient control over a real estate firm, reconsidering his earlier decision requiring the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to cancel a lease awarded to the company.
A Florida federal judge on Tuesday excluded opinions from one of 3M's expert witnesses in an upcoming bellwether trial over whether its combat arms CAEv2s earplugs were defective and caused damage to a veteran's hearing, saying the expert cannot base his opinion entirely on other experts' findings.
A Virginia-based oil and gas contractor has inked a $200,000 deal with the U.S. Department of Labor's federal contractor watchdog after the agency alleged it was underpaying female engineers and underrecruiting women and minority candidates for certain posts.
The FBI on Monday pinned a ransomware attack that closed one of the country's largest pipelines on a criminal hacking group that has operated in Russia, while White House officials mulled how to boost cybersecurity at privately held critical infrastructure companies.
A Texas federal jury has convicted an Iranian national on a slew of counts, including violating a trade embargo with Iran, for obtaining, or attempting to obtain, $2.6 million worth of parts that federal prosecutors have deemed "military sensitive," the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
A U.S. Army contract worker who accused Lockheed Martin Corp. of refusing to hire her after taking over a contract doesn't have enough evidence to keep her gender discrimination case in court, a Texas federal judge ruled.
A Louisiana federal judge has found that the U.S. Coast Guard is immune from Taylor Energy's suit challenging the government's ability to demand $43 million for costs related to cleaning up an undersea oil spill that leaked into the Gulf of Mexico for over 15 years.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP announced Monday that it has hired McDermott Will & Emery LLP's former global head of its privacy and cybersecurity practice.
Three leading U.S auto industry groups representing the major motor vehicle companies, workers and parts suppliers urged leaders in Congress on Friday to include a priority for the industry in a $50 billion proposal by President Joe Biden to strengthen domestic semiconductor production.
The U.S. Department of Justice's increased focus on data analytics to address collusion in government contracting may expose contractors to the risk of being falsely flagged for anti-competitive behavior under data models that have not been trained on public procurements.
Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC hit back at claims that it denied Goodrich Corp. $120 million in sales by offering a spare parts service directly to airline operators, amid a dispute over a joint venture that went south.
A federal prosecutor indicated Monday that the government is expected to offer a plea deal to a former Trump U.S. Department of State appointee facing charges for participating in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision not to review a former West Point cadet's case alleging rape, and the contentious doctrine that gives the government immunity over injuries related to military service, could have service members looking more to Congress to carve out exceptions, despite Justice Clarence Thomas' continued calls to revoke the doctrine.
Passing legislation to override the widely derided U.S. Supreme Court precedent that precludes members of the military from suing the U.S. should be a major priority for Congress, especially in light of the court's recent refusal to review a former West Point cadet's case alleging rape, says Carol Thompson at the Federal Practice Group.
Expansive notification and approval requirements under the U.K.’s new merger control regime — the National Security and Investment Act — along with a lack of clarity about when they go into effect, pose unique challenges for private equity sponsors, as well as their investors and portfolio companies, say attorneys at Kirkland.
A Massachusetts federal judge’s recent rebuke of the state Attorney General’s Office for refusing to respond to discovery requests in Alliance for Automotive Innovation v. Healey highlights six important considerations for attorneys who want to avoid the dreaded benchslap, say Alison Eggers and Dallin Wilson at Seyfarth.
The Biden administration should implement an indexed minimum wage based on the average wages in each local labor market instead of mandating a $15 federal minimum wage in all metro areas, which could grossly distort service sector compensation and discourage bidding on federal contracts, says Stephen Bronars at Edgeworth Economics.
Following the D.C. Circuit’s recent notice discouraging use of the font Garamond in legal briefs, Jason Steed at Kilpatrick looks at typeface requirements and preferences in appellate courts across the country, and how practitioners can score a few extra brief-writing points with typography.
Joseph Berger and Thomas Mason at Thompson Hine examine the significant opportunities for government contractors arising from actions during the first 100 days of the Biden administration, which set the stage for unprecedented investment in national infrastructure, domestic manufacturing, research and development, clean energy, pandemic response and economic recovery.
As the legal industry continues to change in the post-pandemic world, law firms should adapt to client demands by constantly measuring and managing the profitability of their services, says Joseph Altonji at LawVision.
Attorneys at Arnold & Porter examine the potential impacts of President Joe Biden’s minimum wage increase for federal government contractors and discuss whether contractors will be able to recover additional labor costs associated with the increase.
In this month's bid protest roundup, Sandeep Nandivada and Markus Speidel at MoFo look at April U.S. Government Accountability Office and U.S. Court of Federal Claims decisions concerning proposed labor categories outside the scope of vendor schedule contracts, use of unstated evaluation criterion, and whether co-prime contractor privity supports standing to protest.
Recent rulings shed light on how courts and international arbitration tribunals decide if litigation funding materials are discoverable and reaffirm best practices that attorneys should follow when communicating with funders, say Justin Maleson at Longford Capital and Michele Slachetka and Christian Plummer at Jenner & Block.
This year's law graduates and other young attorneys must recognize that the practice of law tests and rewards different skills and characteristics than law school, and that what makes a lawyer valuable changes over time, says Vernon Winters, retired partner at Sidley.
To successfully meet the Biden administration's climate-related goals, the federal government must fill gaps in state regulation of environmental insurance, and help create an insurance framework that incentivizes and facilitates carbon impact reduction in four key areas, say Michael Hill and Paul Tetenbaum at Blue Dot Climate Insurance.
The COVID-19 crisis has allowed lawyers to hone remote advocacy strategies and effectively represent clients with minimal travel — abilities that have benefited working parents and should be utilized long after the pandemic is over, says Chelsea Loughran at Wolf Greenfield.
Attorneys at Kirkland discuss first-quarter developments in U.S. export controls and economic sanctions and what they may indicate about the Biden administration's national security and foreign policy agenda.
The well-intentioned efforts and salutary purposes of the legal industry's Mansfield Rule diversity metric are tainted by the Diversity Lab initiative's omission of veterans, who are underrepresented at large law firms and entitled to advantageous treatment based on more than 200 years of public policy, says Robert Redmond at McGuireWoods.