In fiscal year 2022 alone, the Federal Government is estimated to have spent over $1 trillion in grant and assistance programs – a little less than double the Federal Government’s estimated procurement budget for the same year. This spending reflects a trend in recent years towards making more Federal dollars available for more assistance programs. The American Rescue Plan Act, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and even the CHIPS Act (to name a few), have created significant financial incentives for largely commercial entities to partner for the first time with the Federal Government. What marks a shift in policy are the primary partners the Federal Government is targeting for these funding opportunities: for-profit, commercial companies for providing broadband infrastructure or developing semiconductors domestically. These programs are geared towards incentivizing non-traditional grant recipients to take a bite at this ever-growing apple. From a business perspective, the trillions of dollars ripe for the taking seem too good an opportunity to pass up – but as we know from our experience in the procurement sector, doing business with the Federal Government is a different beast entirely from the commercial marketplace.Continue Reading Hot off the Presses: Sheppard Mullin Publishes its “Federal Grants Survival Guide” for Commercial, For-Profit Companies
On July 18, 2023, the Biden Administration announced the launch of the long-awaited cybersecurity labeling program, called the “U.S. Cyber Trust Mark,” aimed at providing consumers with a better understanding of the cybersecurity of the products they use daily. This labeling program seeks to enhance transparency and competition in the Internet of Things (“IoT”) device space, to “help differentiate trustworthy products in the marketplace,” and to incentivize manufacturers to meet higher cybersecurity standards.Continue Reading Cybersecurity Labeling is (Almost) Here! Biden Administration Announces the U.S. Cyber Trust Mark Program
Sheppard Mullin’s Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Group Wishes You and Yours the Happiest of Holidays in 2016 and Continued Happiness and Success In 2017.
Sheppard Mullin’s Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Group Wishes You And Yours The Happiest Of Holidays In 2015 And Much Success In 2016.
Wednesday, November 11th, is Veterans Day. The lawyers and staff of Sheppard Mullin worldwide wish to take this opportunity to thank all who have served for the sacrifices…
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Sheppard Mullin’s Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Group Wishes You And Yours The Happiest Of Holidays In 2014 And Much Success In 2015.
Sheppard Mullin’s Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Group Wishes You And Yours The Happiest Of Holidays In 2013 And Much Success In 2014.
The lawyers and staff of Sheppard Mullin’s Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Group wish you and yours the happiest of holidays in 2012 and all our best for 2013.…
Sheppard Mullin will be launching in 2012 a series of luncheon seminars to be held at its offices in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, California, on topics of ongoing (and increasing) importance to Government contractors. These seminars will provide the opportunity for attendees to receive an informed 90-minute presentation on relevant legal issues, and the opportunity for interactive dialogue with our lawyers and MCLE credit, all in the informal setting of a lunch in Sheppard Mullin’s offices. Continue Reading Lunch With Your Government Contracts Lawyers
On October 26, 2011, Ryan E. Roberts of Sheppard Mullin was recognized by the Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association with its 2011 President’s Award. The award…
The Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group is proud to announce that J. Scott Maberry, Thaddeus R. McBride, Reid Whitten and Mark Jensen have joined Sheppard Mullin’s Washington, D.C. office.
Continue Reading Sheppard Mullin’s Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group Expands