Felicia Quentzel’s experience includes representing clients in government investigations, responding to grand jury subpoenas and government inquiries, and conducting internal investigations. Ms. Quentzel also has experience defending clients in government enforcement matters concerning the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and federal securities fraud statutes.
On October 8, 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD”), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”), and the U.S. General Services Administration (“GSA”) jointly proposed a change to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) that would make it more difficult for agencies to bypass the existing five-bidder limitation in two-phase procurements for design-build projects worth more … Continue Reading
As part of a Labor Day gesture to workers’ groups, President Obama signed an executive order requiring federal contractors to provide their employees with the ability to earn up to 56 hours of paid sick leave each year. The executive order—the details of which are discussed in this post— could affect some 300,000 workers and … Continue Reading
A draft executive order would require paid leave for employees of many federal contractors. The “confidential” draft order, which was labeled “pre-decisional and deliberative,” was obtained and reported by The New York Times on August 5, 2015.… Continue Reading
On May 28, 2015, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council published proposed regulations that create additional obstacles for offerors seeking to obtain government contracts. As we previously discussed, these regulations implement the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order 13673 that President Obama signed on July 31, 2014. The regulations, which were accompanied by and … Continue Reading