April 24, 2020 | ALERT
Government Contractor’s “Coronavirus Checklist”
Wiley continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 crisis and will update this list as new information is available. This alert was originally published on March 19, 2020 and updated on April 24, 2020.
Over the past several weeks, federal, state and local governments have taken unprecedented actions to try to address both the public health and economic impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These unprecedented actions include the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which includes financial relief aimed at easing some of the financial hardships inflicted on various industries, including government contractors. In addition, government contractors have played a key role in responding to the COVID-19 crisis, with contractors being called upon to deliver personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, and other badly needed medical supplies.
Read our full alert on this topic here.
June 11, 2020 | 12:30 P.M. ET
Government Contracts M&A and Due Diligence Risks in Times of COVID-19
Jon Burd and Jerita Salley join the ACC NCR Corporate Forum for a discussion to review the unique government contracts aspects of M&A transactions, the challenges of conducting due diligence in a mostly virtual environment, and the potential impact of the coronavirus crisis on future deals. (NOTE: Clients of Wiley should register as “Guest of Presenters” to avoid a fee.)
MAY 27, 2020 | 12 P.M. ET
Coronavirus Impact on Grantees
Brian Walsh and Kendra Perkins Norwood will cover COVID-19 related memoranda issued by OMB and other agencies concerning federal financial assistance during and relating to the pandemic; best practices for contracting for emergency services using federal grant funds; avoiding compliance missteps and preparing for subsequent audits and investigations for waste, fraud and abuse; and COVID-19 related funding opportunities to help fight the pandemic.
MAY 6, 2020 | 12 P.M. ET
COVID-19: Contractors’ Road to Recovery
Join Wiley's own Kendra Perkins Norwood for an outstanding 60-minute webinar with the National Bar Association and George Washington University Law School’s Government Procurement Program, to discuss contractors’ road to recovery – the challenges and opportunities facing government contractors as the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
APRIL 29, 2020 | 1 P.M. ET
Clarification in the Time of COVID-19: Updates on the CARES Act and FFCRA
Wiley attorneys Todd A. Bromberg, Jessica N. Rosenthal, and Martha G. Vázquez will discuss clarifications issued by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for businesses with fewer than 50 employees that may qualify for an exemption from the FFCRA leave requirements.
APRIL 22, 2020 | 11 P.M. ET
Entering Federally-Funded Government Contracts Because of COVID-19? Look Out for Byrd Amendment and Lobbying Restrictions Pitfalls
March 25, 2020
Get Your Priorities Straight: Navigating the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) in Coronavirus Times
The Federal Government’s power to redirect the efforts of contractors reaches its peak during times of crisis. So it should come as no surprise that the Administration may wield long-established statutory discretion, under the Defense Production Act of 1950 (DPA), to control what companies make and do (and when) as things are needed to address the current COVID-19 public health emergency. This topic is now front-page news following the President’s invocation of the DPA to provide such powers to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on March 18, 2020.
Related News & Insights
- AlertDOL Issues Guidance on Coronavirus-Related Leave for Federal Service and Construction ContractorsAugust 7, 2020Eric W. Leonard, Craig Smith, Nicole E. Giles
- AlertPotential Contractor Claims Related to COVID-19June 2020Tracye Winfrey Howard, Cara L. Lasley
- Media MentionPaul Khoury Discusses Drop in Bid Protests As Pandemic Fuels Emergency Federal ContractsLaw360May 11, 2020Paul F. Khoury
- EventCOVID-19: Contractors’ Road to RecoveryNational Bar Association and George Washington University Law SchoolMay 6, 2020Kendra Perkins Norwood