A D.C. federal judge sarcastically said he found it "flattering" when a Williams & Connolly attorney characterized a recent order tossing a Fox News reporter's bid to stop her from being deposed in an ongoing defamation suit "as some big deal, path-breaking decision" that would have a devastating precedential impact on newsgathering.
President Donald Trump asked a D.C. federal court Wednesday to order an emergency block on the publication of a highly anticipated memoir by former national security adviser John Bolton, saying the book contains classified information whose disclosure could damage national security.
Michael Flynn claimed on Wednesday that a retired federal judge had engaged in a "personal and partisan assault" after he was tapped to argue against the government's move to dismiss the case against the former Trump national security adviser.
The U.S. Department of State has approved an estimated $862.3 million deal to upgrade Canada's F-18 Hornet fighter jets, extending their service life while the Canadian government decides on a replacement for its aging fleet.
International law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has sued U.S. defense agencies for records of protection payments that government contractors in Afghanistan allegedly made to the Taliban, saying the agencies have failed to hand over the requested documents.
A California federal court has denied WhatsApp's bid to block King & Spalding LLP from defending spyware company NSO Group from allegations of hacking WhatsApp users' phones, finding that the BigLaw giant's prior work for WhatsApp is not a conflict of interest.
The U.S. Department of Defense told the Court of Federal Claims that it will likely need to further tweak its contentious $10 billion JEDI cloud procurement, saying it may take longer to complete ongoing corrective action than initially planned.
A group of federal agencies known as "Team Telecom" on Wednesday recommended that the Federal Communications Commission block Google and Facebook's proposal seeking an undersea direct connection cable between the U.S. and Hong Kong, citing national security concerns.
The U.S. sanctioned dozens of Syrian officials and companies on Wednesday, including President Bashar al-Assad, in a move intended to force the Syrian government into negotiations to end its long-running civil war.
Olin Corp. told an Illinois federal court Tuesday that an arbitrator issued "his own brand of industrial justice" when he reversed its firing of an employee, saying his decision not to discipline the worker conflicts with explicit provisions in a collective bargaining agreement.
President Donald Trump hit former national security adviser John Bolton with a breach of contract suit in D.C. federal court Tuesday, seeking to delay the release of his highly anticipated memoir about his time in the White House due to national security concerns.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office rejected CACI's allegation that the winning bidder on a $301 million Defense Intelligence Agency solicitation ignored bid formatting requirements in order to squeeze in more information than allowed, saying the disputed formatting tweaks were allowed.
One of the four career prosecutors who quit Roger Stone's case after senior U.S. Department of Justice officials intervened in the prosecution of the confidant of President Donald Trump will testify before a House committee next week and will be joined by another official set to discuss allegations of political interference at the agency's Antitrust Division.
Small satellite operators are asking the D.C. Circuit to press pause on Federal Communications Commission plans to auction off swaths of spectrum for 5G use, saying that without a stay, parties with business in the band will begin incurring heavy costs that may be hard to reverse.
Senate lawmakers on Tuesday proposed bipartisan legislation mandating tighter controls on the Federal Aviation Administration's aircraft certification process after two deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes exposed gaps in the government's oversight and jet makers' outsized role in vetting their own aircraft safety.
The Central Intelligence Agency's 2016 data breach in which an employee stole a trove of U.S. hacking secrets unfolded after the agency failed to enact safeguards despite breaches at other U.S. government agencies, an internal report released Tuesday found.
The government's practice of crowdsourcing solutions for pressing problems has been increasingly used during the coronavirus pandemic, but the so-called prize challenges used to solicit the private sector's help come with pitfalls such as one-sided risks and limited protest opportunities.
The head of the Senate Commerce Committee used a nominations hearing on Tuesday afternoon to grill three candidates for separate agency posts over what the federal government could do to hammer out a consensus on Ligado's controversial satellite 5G plan.
A U.S. Court of International Trade panel raised questions about President Donald Trump's efforts to adjust his national security duties on imported steel Tuesday, pressing the government on the limits of presidential tariff authority.
Army contractor VSE Corp. and two subcontractors have agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle claims that they violated federal labor law by requiring unpaid 15-minute rest breaks in a union contract, according to a deal approved by a Texas federal judge Tuesday.
Nine military families have filed fraud and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act claims against a Fort Hood on-post housing landlord and management company for allegedly exposing them to toxic mold that caused health problems and personal property damage.
The World Trade Organization rejected national security-based trade restrictions for the first time ever on Tuesday in a case over Saudi Arabia's failure to prosecute a broadcaster for stealing a Qatari media company's content.
Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc., a publicly traded national defense technology company and drone maker, said Tuesday it plans to purchase satellite antenna manufacturer ASC Signal for $35 million in cash from Communications & Power Industries, which was advised by Skadden, to expand its space technology offerings.
The former chair of Harvard University's chemistry department pled not guilty Tuesday to an indictment claiming he lied to federal authorities about his ties to a Chinese university while reeling in millions of dollars in U.S. grants.
The Trump administration announced Monday that companies will be allowed to work with the blacklisted Chinese telecom giant Huawei on the fifth generation of cellular networks, saying the U.S. can't be left out of this development.
Caroline Crump at Exponent and Natalie Baker Reis at Medical Research Consultants outline some strategies for creating a successful attorney-expert team, including unique considerations for pandemic-related closures and economic uncertainties.
Lawyers who have served in the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps can provide tremendous value to law firms, but the transition to firm life has its challenges, says former JAG attorney Vinnie Lichvar, now at Snell & Wilmer.
President Donald Trump's recent executive order on securing the U.S. bulk power system may result in a new licensing regime or preapproval mechanism for certain electric power equipment, creating compliance challenges for companies dealing with such equipment, say attorneys at Akin Gump.
The recent Theranos discovery dispute demonstrates the need for defense counsel to request a clear exculpatory evidence order to identify the investigating agencies early in a criminal case, say Samuel Feldman and Michael Kendall at White & Case.
Federal contractors and other companies receiving money under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act should prepare for the possibility of investigations and enforcement actions by tracking the evolving regulatory guidelines, bolstering compliance procedures, documenting government communications and maintaining easily accessed records, say attorneys at Blank Rome.
Law firms struggling due to the pandemic should identify relevant insurance policies and provisions, be mindful of notice requirements that could interfere with coverage, and push back against policy exclusions, say Robin Cohen and James Smith at McKool Smith.
Courts continue to define where information shared with independent contractors and specialists fits for purposes of the attorney-client privilege, and recent decisions show that jurisdictions vary in their application of the third-party waiver exception, say Matthew Hamilton and Donna Fisher at Pepper Hamilton.
To avoid undermining the contractor industrial base and facing years of unnecessary litigation, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget should adopt our proposed guidance making it clear that costs arising from COVID-19 are presumptively recoverable, say attorneys at Nichols Liu.
Both during the current crisis and in the future, integrating virtual, private caucuses between the mediator and each party into the mediation timetable would create an overall superior process, says mediator Marc Isserles at JAMS.
The newly established Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation in the U.S. Telecommunications Services Sector elevates national security equities and formalizes preexisting telecom regulation, cementing a trend toward more robust supply chain monitoring and ongoing compliance obligations, say attorneys at King & Spalding.
Soon lawyers may find an unrecognizable competitive landscape in which most firms will be vulnerable — if they don't rapidly start upgrading their client development tactics to ones like those used by female rainmakers, says marketing consultant Craig Levinson, who recently interviewed Jennifer Trock, Desiree Moore and Debra Fischer about their secrets to success.
The General Services Administration’s recent memorandum implementing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act takes a conservative approach to offering relief to contractors and provides contracting officers with numerous justifications for denying modifications to contracts, say Michael McGill and Thomas Pettit at Arnold & Porter.
Based on two complaints recently filed by prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York, it is not clear how the government believes the Defense Production Act's use of the phrase "prevailing market prices" should be understood, says Dylan Smith at Freeborn & Peters.
Oversight of the public and private sectors' responses to the COVID-19 crisis will dominate Capitol Hill's attention for many years, and we can already see what some of those efforts may entail, say attorneys at Steptoe & Johnson.
The recent Microsoft v. Science Applications International decision, in which the Patent Trial and Appeal Board denied inter partes review because the petition was time-barred and Microsoft was in privity with the government, has important implications for the timing of federal contractors' claims, say attorneys at Finnegan.