BLOG: Delaware Allows Public Companies to Hold Remote Shareholder Meetings

April 9, 2020
On April 6, 2020, Governor John Carney of the State of Delaware issued the Tenth Modification of the Declaration of a State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat (the "Declaration"). The initial declaration was issued on March 12, 2020. Among other matters relevant as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Declaration touches on a change in shareholder meetings related to publicly traded companies organized in the State of Delaware.
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BLOG: Defense Production Act Orders for COVID-19 Related Medical Equipment

April 7, 2020
By Jonathan Pomerance
The outbreak of COVID-19 has rapidly increased demand for medical supplies and equipment such as N95 respirators, isolation gowns, isolation masks, surgical masks, eye protection, intensive care unit equipment, and diagnostic testing supplies. To address the resulting shortage, President Trump issued Executive Order 13909 on March 18, 2020, under the Defense Production Act of 1950 (DPA), authorizing the Department of Health and Human Services to prioritize orders for "health and medical resources needed to respond to the spread of COVID-19, including personal protective equipment and ventilators." The DPA allows the government to issue "rated orders" which take priority over a contractor's pre-existing government and commercial contracts. If you are a contractor providing medical equipment and you receive a rated order for the equipment identified above, it could disrupt pre-existing contracts and operations. Accordingly, it is critical to know your rights and obligations under the DPA.
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BLOG: HUBZone Program Flexibility During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 31, 2020
By Jon Williams
In a webinar on March 25, 2020, officials with SBA's HUBZone Program showed that SBA understands the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak has created some unique challenges for HUBZone firms. Fortunately, SBA acted proactively to provide flexibilities to HUBZone firms that are struggling to maintain their principal office location and employees during this challenging time.
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BLOG: COVID-19 and Its Effects on Credit Facilities

March 30, 2020
By Kathryn L. Hickey
With the spread of COVID-19, businesses all over the world have seen their operations affected and their cash flow and production decreased, putting them at risk for potential default on their credit obligations. The prediction is that the global economy will enter into a recession, which will continue to affect the financial situation of millions of businesses. All businesses should consider the available options to remedy any borrowing deficits in light of specific circumstances.
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BLOG: JEDI Update: Pentagon Files Voluntary Motion for Remand to Reconsider Microsoft Award

March 27, 2020
By Lauren Brier
On March 12, 2020, the Department of Defense (DOD) filed a motion for voluntary remand requesting that the Court of Federal Claims (COFC) remand the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract case for 120 days. This would allow DOD to reconsider certain aspects of its decision to award the JEDI contract to Microsoft. DOD's re-evaluation could signify major flaws in the process.
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