Harold Charles of CEEPCO Receives 2014 Award From SBA

We are delighted to say that one of our clients, Harold Charles of CEEPCO, was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s D.C.-area office as the Small Business Person of the Year for Maryland. Here is the release announcing this honor. SBA’s Washington, DC District Office Selects CEEPCO President Harold Charles as Small Business Person of […]

When Is an Employee Not an Employee?

By Carol L. O’Riordan We have recently discussed provisions in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) concerning the percentage of work that a small business must perform itself rather than subcontract out, in order to comply with small business self-performance mandates. This is the so-called limitation on subcontracting rule. A contractor must ask: What percentage of […]

When the Government Calls, Listen — and Call Your Lawyer

By Pamela J. Bethel Corporate Counsel magazine just published a very important article by Scott N. Wagner and Joseph Mamounas of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod in Miami on the steps that in-house counsel should take when he or she receives a call out of the blue from the Securities and Exchange Commission, asking […]

Privilege Is Necessary to Ensure Successful Internal Investigations

When a company undertakes an internal investigation of suspected wrongdoing, in-house attorneys are often the ones who do the investigating. Very often, in-house lawyers thus take a central role in a company’s compliance function, and one of the first steps that they take at the direction of top management is to conduct a no-holds-barred investigation […]

Bethel Will Speak as Panelist at ABA Minority Counsel Program in D.C.

On May 16, 2014, from 8 to 10 a.m., Executive Partner Pamela J. Bethel will participate as a panelist at a conference sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. Ms. Bethel will represent the National Bar Association, a predominantly African-American bar group, at the session at the […]