After Delay, SEC Gets Closer to Picking Director of Minority and Women Inclusion

The Securities and Exchange Commission is finally catching up on its minority and women contracting responsibilities. On April 30, 2011, SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar said in a speech, correctly, that “Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act requires that the SEC undertake significant efforts to recruit and promote employees from all backgrounds. In particular, Section […]

Finding One’s Place in an Increasingly Global Economy

In prior postings, we have explored the issues faced by businesses struggling to identify their place in an increasingly global economy and the kinds of myths that often cloud their decision-making. We have focused on factors like contract provisions, language choice, risk assessment, and risk mitigation, that companies and their lawyers are usually comfortable discussing. […]

New Verification Rules for VA Set-Aside Program Pose Potential Issues

Jill Aitoro of the Washington Business Journal has just reported on August 19, 2011, that the Veterans Administration is requiring all small businesses that wish to participate in VA contracts set aside for veterans to fill out a fairly lengthy verification form showing that they are in fact owned and controlled by veterans, service-disabled veterans […]