Government Contract Law: The Deskbook for Procurement Professionals, Fourth Edition

The fourth edition of Government Contract Law is a comprehensive, step by step guide through all aspects of federal government contracting and incorporates numerous significant changes in procurement since the Third Edition was published.

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Government Contract LawBased on the Contract Attorney’s course of The Judge Advocate General’s Law Center and School, this valuable deskbook is designed to help you safely navigate the entire federal contracting process — from pre-bidding through award, and on to protest and litigation — with the least risk to your client or company.

Since the last edition, there have been many changes in government contract law.  The executive branch has implemented several policy initiatives through the power of federal contracting, including revised labor policies.  Similarly, Congress has implemented changes, including regulation of contractor business systems, trafficking in persons, and provisions addressing problems that have been identified in the past decade such as perceived misuse of commercial items.  What has not changed is the basic system of acquiring goods and services.

This fourth edition of the ABA’s revisions to the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School’s Contract Law Deskbook, includes updates to references, new chapters (which do not appear in the JAG School’s version) as well as chapter revisions that include material that is useful to contractor attorneys and the private bar.  This edition has been expanded and can be used by military attorneys as well as practitioners who are not a part of the military.

This Deskbook has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, served as a foundation for numerous continuing legal education materials, and is used daily by hundreds of attorneys.

 

Litigating Religious Land Use Cases, Second Edition

This second edition of Litigating Religious Land Use Cases is a must have resource for religious entities and practitioners alike. It provides practical advice intended to afford sound instruction for religious entities and lawyers representing them to navigate the challenges and uncertainties surrounding a religious land use claim.

Litigating Religious Land Use Cases, Second Edition is a thorough, detailed treatise that explains how to manage complex religious land use cases book in a manner that is easily understood. Although the subject-matter is complex, the author, an authority on land use issues, took great care to include practical case studies in the book that will assist anyone dealing with religious land use issues or practicing in this area of the law.

This edition includes:
• Updates in case law RLUIPA claims through March 1, 2016.
• An analysis of claims that can be raised in addition to religious land use claims.
• Text of the RLUIPA statute and attorney fee statute.
• Charts every single RLUIPA land use case decided:
o Breaking down the elements, whether a claim was justiciable or not.
o The success of the claims.
• Leading law review articles covering RLUIPA—some of which predate the statute

 

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Guide to State Procurement: A 50-State Primer on Purchasing Laws, Processes, and Procedures, Second Edition

The legal frameworks for procurement that states have developed contain both similarities as well as critical differences, making it difficult for suppliers who provide products to multiple states. This book delineates each state’s law, practice, and key issues, offering time-saving access to information in a single volume.

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With each state having its own procurement statutes, regulations, and policies, there are similarities as well as important differences in the legal frameworks that have developed over the years, making it difficult and time-consuming for suppliers who provide products to multiple states. Now fully updated, this useful, single-volume resource contains a summary of purchasing laws and processes for all 50 States. Each chapter is written by individuals knowledgeable in each state’s’ laws and processes, and includes:

  • A listing of purchasing laws and regulations
  • Descriptions of purchasing methods
  • An explanation of:
    • Bid protest procedures
    • Contract claims processes, and
    • Administrative and judicial review

Those involved in state procurement — government officials, contract administrators, attorneys, and contractors — will find the information in this Guide to be invaluable.

The Healthcare Executive’s Simple Guide to FMV For Attorneys, C-Suite, Compliance, and Physicians

Health ABA adsThe ABA has developed a guide for healthcare executives: The Healthcare Executive’s Simple Guide to FMV For Attorneys, C-Suite, Compliance, and Physicians.  This guide has been developed to provide basic information on nearly every type of transaction or compensation arrangement that must adhere to the FMV standard.

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This guide will help healthcare executives navigate nearly every type of FMV opinion for transactions and compensation agreements. Readers will be able to quickly access pertinent material to help better understand and ensure a sound FMV analysis.

The Guide covers:
• Current regulatory environment and guidance behind FMV
• What to ask when engaging an appraiser to help ensure you will get a defensible opinion
• Value drivers behind over 20 of the most common facility transactions and agreement types
• Checklist when reviewing a FMV opinion and the Commercially Reasonable standard

 

May 15th in NYC: Attend the ABA's Ninth Annual National Institute on E-Discovery

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Remaining current is critical to successful litigation. This program is relevant for both in-house and outside counsel who are involved in litigation and the discovery process. E-Discovery is a rapidly evolving field with laws and regulations that are constantly changing.  Attendees of this program will gain practical knowledge that may be implemented immediately in day-to-day operations.

Additional Information Institute Brochure

  • Noted practitioners and jurists will address:
  • Practical tips for managing litigation holds
  • Preserving personal data devices in light of the varying interpretations of “possession, custody, and control”
  • Judges’ perspectives on the Proposed Federal Rule of Civil Procedure amendments
  • Recent court decisions, as reviewed by one of the industry’s leading authorities on E-Discovery case law
  • Meeting ethical obligations related to securing clients’ E-Discovery data
  • The unique aspects of cross-border E-Discovery between the U.S., and the European Union, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Canada

Register now!

May 15th in NYC: Attend the ABA’s Ninth Annual National Institute on E-Discovery

ABA Nat Inst E Discov May 15

Remaining current is critical to successful litigation. This program is relevant for both in-house and outside counsel who are involved in litigation and the discovery process. E-Discovery is a rapidly evolving field with laws and regulations that are constantly changing.  Attendees of this program will gain practical knowledge that may be implemented immediately in day-to-day operations.

Additional Information Institute Brochure

  • Noted practitioners and jurists will address:
  • Practical tips for managing litigation holds
  • Preserving personal data devices in light of the varying interpretations of “possession, custody, and control”
  • Judges’ perspectives on the Proposed Federal Rule of Civil Procedure amendments
  • Recent court decisions, as reviewed by one of the industry’s leading authorities on E-Discovery case law
  • Meeting ethical obligations related to securing clients’ E-Discovery data
  • The unique aspects of cross-border E-Discovery between the U.S., and the European Union, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Canada

Register now!

Join the ABA for their Securities Fraud Conference in New Orleans – November 13-14

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When

Thursday November 13 – Friday November 14, 2014

Where

The Westing New Orleans

Each year this National Institute draws elite officials from both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an exclusive educational and professional forum to examine current legal and ethical issues relating to securities fraud.

  • Program highlights include:
  • Creative Discovery Tactics in Defending Securities Fraud Allegations
  • Compliance Chiefs: The Role of the Internal Watchdog
  • Future of Private Plan Securities (including the recent Stanford Supreme Court decision)
  • Too Big to Fail: If All Else Fails, Do Guilty Pleas Matter?
  • Sez Who? SEC Targeting Attorneys Who Allegedly Obstruct Enforcement Investigations (ETHICS)