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  1. Key Pending and Proposed Regulatory Actions Affecting Small Businesses

    Pending Small Business Regulatory Actions:

    Acquisition Process:  Task and Delivery Order Contracts, Bundling, Consolidation, 77 Fed. Reg. 29130 (May 16, 2012) (Proposed Rule).

    • Authorizes set-asides of orders issued under Multiple Award Contracts including those on the GSA Schedule; discusses process

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  2. Business Breakups

    The Russian author Leo Tolstoy famously said in his novel Anna Karenina that “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” While Tolstoy was writing about 19th Century Russia, this quote is equally prescient …

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  3. Federal Court Denies Aldevra-Type Protest

    On Tuesday, November 27, 2012, the US Court of Federal Claims issued a much-anticipated decision in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States. Kingdomware filed a protest at the Court challenging the VA’s use of the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) …

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  4. Final Rule Issued Re: Reporting Executive Compensation

    On July 26, 2012, the FAR Council issued a final rule entitled “Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards.”  The final rule follows an interim rule issued on the same subject on July 8, 2010.  Both the interim and final …

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  5. Are Unpaid Internships Legal?

    For many college students, summer is a time for them to build skills through summer internships. Employers are also frequently attracted to the use of unpaid interns, especially in this era of budget tightening. Many employers, however, are not aware …

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