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Nkechi Kanu

Nkechi Kanu

Nkechi A. Kanu is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring, where she is a member of the firm’s Government Contracts Group.

Nkechi’s practice focuses on government and internal investigations involving various regulatory matters, suspension and debarment proceedings, and False Claims Act litigation. In addition, she provides affirmative and defensive claims counseling to clients in connection with complex government contracts. Her practice also includes conducting compliance reviews, counseling on regulatory and compliance matters, and performing government contracts due diligence.

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OGE Finalizes Rule Regarding Solicitation and Acceptance of Gifts for Executive Branch Employees

Posted in Ethics & Compliance
On November 18, 2016, the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) issued a final rule revising the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (“Standards”)  applicable to the solicitation and acceptance of gifts from outside sources. See 5 CFR § 2635. The final rule imposes a duty to decline otherwise permissible gifts when… Continue Reading

No Money, No Problem: Court Finds Certification Merely Defective on Pass-Through Claim, and Dings Severin Argument

Posted in Legal Developments
In M.K. Ferguson Co. v. U.S. (Apr. 14, 2016), a case involving a pass-through claim compelled by the prime’s bankruptcy judge, the CFC denied the government’s motion to dismiss and held that the prime’s initial pass-through certification – which stated only that the prime was “authorized to certify the claim” – was not a “failure… Continue Reading