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Practicing out of Reed Smith LLP’s D.C. offices, Gregory Jacobs concentrates on issues relating to government contracts, procurement integrity, multiple award schedule contracting, and government ethics. Mr. Jacobs, an associate with the firm, has represented a variety of clients in a number of different proceedings and has led internal investigations of government contracts in relation to compliance and procurement integrity. Greg is also a contributor to the firm’s blog, Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog, where he discusses the legal implications of acquisitions, data security, and various statutes relating to global business law.
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This post was written by Cynthia O'Donoghue and Zack Dong. New regulations governing the activities of Internet Information Service Providers (“IISPs”) unveiled by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“CMIIT”) in December came into force on 15 March....
This post was written by Andrew Bernasconi and Nathan Fennessy. In yet another reminder about the importance of maintaining evidence on company-issued laptops, BlackBerrys, or other electronic devices, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California recently sanctioned...
This post was written by Nancy E. Bonifant and Brad M. Rostolsky. On March 13, 2012 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced its settlement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBST), marking the first enforcement action resulting from a breach...
Pressing on the Brakes and Shifting into Reverse: The Department of Veterans Affairs Halts the Use of Reverse Auctions
This post was written by Leslie A. Monahan. Back in 2000, Professor David C. Wyld published an initial report on the potential of reverse auctions as a government cost-saving tool. Reverse auctions enable sellers to “bid down” prices for their goods and services, and have become an...
EU Working Party on Information Exchange and Data Protection gives its first consideration of the General Data Protection Regulation and Directive
This post was written by Cynthia O'Donoghue. On 23 and 24 February 2012, the General Secretariat to the EU presented the proposed Data Protection Regulation to the EU Working Party on Information Exchange and Data Protection (DAPIX), stating that the new proposals were motivated by the European...