Proposed Changes to SBA’s HUBZone Program

By Taimur Rabbani and Andrew Campbell SBA HUBZone Program Since 1997, the Small Business Administration’s Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program has spurred economic development in non-metropolitan, underdeveloped and impoverished areas by providing federal contracting assistance to small businesses located in these areas. The HUBZone program, unlike other federal contracting assistance programs like SBA’s...

In-House GC’s: Their Crucial Role in Corporate Compliance

By Pamela J. Bethel What role should in-house lawyers play in assuring that corporate compliance standards are met? Should companies have a separate compliance department, or should it be part of the legal department and report to the general counsel? Mitratech, an  Austin, Tex.-based consulting firm that works with corporate legal departments, just issued...

Needed: Broad Definition of ‘Whistleblower’ Under Dodd-Frank

By Pamela J. Bethel Jordan A. Thomas, formerly a leading SEC attorney who was involved in developing the agency’s whistleblower program and now chairman of the whistleblower representation practice at Labaton Sucharow, as well as Vanessa De Simone, an associate in the firm’s whistleblower representation practice, recently wrote an important op-ed article in the...

O’Riordan Receives Award From Organization of Women Business Leaders

We are delighted to announce that our partner Carol L. O’Riordan has been selected to receive the President’s Award of the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization – DC (WPEO-DC). The WPWEO is a regional partner organization of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses. The WBENC is a...

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