Elizabeth Buehler is a Government Contracts Group associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, where she focuses on compliance counseling, False Claims Act defenses, internal investigations, and suspension and debarment proceedings before civilian agencies (including the Small Business Administration, Department of Education, and Environmental Protection Agency) and defense agencies (including the Air Force and Army). She also represents government contractors in bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and assists contractors with the development of corporate ethics and compliance programs.
By Elizabeth Buehler on Posted in Cost/Cost Accounting,Legal DevelopmentsDuring the past year, we have continued to see developments on cost and pricing issues, particularly with respect to the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”). On May 5, 2017 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Crowell & Moring attorneys Terry Albertson, David Bodenheimer, Chris Haile, Steve McBrady and Liz Buehler will highlight some of the… Continue Reading
By Angela B. Styles, Steve McBrady, Trina Fairley Barlow, David J. Ginsberg and Elizabeth Buehler on Posted in WebinarJoin us today for our webinar Building a Border Wall: Opportunities, Contractual Risks, and Business Considerations. The Trump administration published two contract solicitations for the design-build of a “border wall” between the U.S. and Mexico. The RFPs (linked here and here) contemplate a multiple-award, multiple-phase approach for acquiring prototypes and, eventually, full construction. A team… Continue Reading
By Elizabeth Buehler, Robert Burton, Lorraine M. Campos and Peter J. Eyre on Posted in Legal DevelopmentsContinuing his trend of fulfilling the promises set forth in his Contract with the American Voter, President Trump, on January 30, 2017, issued an Executive Order mandating the elimination of at least two existing regulations for every new regulation issued. In particular, the order explains that “whenever an executive department or agency…publicly proposes for notice… Continue Reading
By Steve McBrady, Terry L. Albertson, Skye Mathieson and Elizabeth Buehler on Posted in Cost/Cost AccountingIn Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Inc. (ASBCA Dec. 20, 2016), a case involving a $100 million breach of contract claim stemming from purportedly unallowable direct subcontractor costs, the Board granted Lockheed Martin’s motion to dismiss the Army’s untenable claim “for failure to state a claim on which relief could be granted,” concluding that the government… Continue Reading
By Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan, Olivia Lynch and Elizabeth Buehler on Posted in Small BusinessIn this second part of our blog series about the July 25, 2016 SBA final rule implementing numerous changes to multiple SBA regulations and establishing a new small business Mentor-Protégé Program (SB MPP), we address how such implementation impacts the parallel 8(a) Business Development mentor-protégé program (8(a) MPP). As the final rule points out, the… Continue Reading
By Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan, Olivia Lynch and Elizabeth Buehler on Posted in Small BusinessOn July 25, 2016, the SBA published its final rule establishing a government-wide mentor-protégé program for the benefit of all small businesses as protégés. This widely-anticipated rule, implementing provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, provides increased opportunity for small and large businesses… Continue Reading