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Blank Rome LLP partner Luke W. Meier was profiled in the 2021 National Law Journal Awards: Professional Excellence—DC Rising Stars supplement, in recognition of being recently honored as one of the region’s 40 most promising lawyers age 40 and under. Announced in August 2021, the 2021 Rising Star list “highlights lawyers
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Justin A. Chiarodo, Stephanie M. Harden, and Samarth Barot Earlier today, November 4, 2021, the White House issued a fact sheet addressing its vaccination policies, including the government contractor mandate under EO 14042. Three key points stand out: (1) the compliance
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Justin A. Chiarodo and Stephanie M. Harden  Yesterday, November 1, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued significant new guidance for contractors implementing vaccine mandates. The two key takeaways are: (1) contractors are not required to terminate unvaccinated employees immediately
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Sharon R. Klein, Jennifer A. Short, and Robyn N. Burrows On October 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a new Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative to pursue cybersecurity fraud matters using the enforcement mechanisms of the False Claims Act (“FCA”). This
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Justin A. Chiarodo and Stephanie M. Harden It has been a busy week on the federal contractor COVID-19 vaccine mandate front. We answer questions below about the new class deviations that should start showing up in new contracts and solicitations, and key open
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Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that partners Dominique L. Casimir, Justin A. Chiarodo, Stephanie M. Harden, Luke W. Meier, and Jennifer A. Short; senior counsel David M. Nadler; and associate Robyn N. Burrows, of the firm’s nationally recognized Government Contracts group, have been appointed to leadership roles for
Continue Reading Blank Rome Government Contract and White Collar Defense & Investigations Attorneys Appointed to American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Section Leadership

Justin A. Chiarodo and Albert B. Krachman Answering some questions and raising others, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued its highly anticipated COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors on Friday, September 24. The Guidance follows the president’s
Continue Reading Breaking Down the COVID-19 Safety Guidance for Government Contractors and Subcontractors: What We Know, What We Don’t, and What’s Next