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Aron Beezley is the co-leader of Bradley’s nationally ranked Government Contracts Practice Group. Ranked nationally himself in Government Contracts Law by ChambersLaw360Benchmark Litigation, and Super Lawyers, Aron’s vast experience includes representation of government contractors in numerous industries and in all aspects of the government-contracting process, including negotiation, award, performance and termination.

As in recent years, the False Claims Act (“FCA”) continued to serve as a primary tool utilized by the federal government against government contractors in 2021. The government collected more than $150 million in matters involving the government’s purchase of goods and services, including allegations related to the procurement process, failing to comply with contract

$15 Per Hour Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors Takes EffectThe Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council recently issued an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Executive Order 14026 “Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors” and a final rule issued by the Department of Labor. The Executive Order “seeks to raise the hourly minimum wage paid by contractors to workers performing

Section 874 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 contains what is believed to be the first-ever federal government contracting program designed to specifically encourage and benefit businesses wholly owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Key features of this proposed pilot program — which include sole-source follow-on awards

Bradley’s Government Contracts Practice Group Named Law360 ‘Practice Group of the Year’Bradley is pleased to announce that the firm’s Government Contracts Practice Group was recently named a 2021 Law360 Practice Group of the Year.

“This incredible recognition is the direct result of our group’s hard work and dedication; we could not be more grateful to our incredible clients, who entrust us with a broad array

Federal Circuit Weighs in on Prejudice in Bid ProtestsRinging out 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in Systems Studies & Simulation, Inc. v. United States, recently held that there generally is no presumption that a protester has suffered competitive prejudice, even where the protester has successfully demonstrated that an agency’s evaluation was irrational. This article provides a brief

Miller Act Suit Stayed until CDA Remedies ExhaustedA federal district court in Washington recently rejected a subcontractor’s motion for reconsideration of a previously granted motion to stay in a Miller Act lawsuit (the Miller Act governs prime contractor bond requirements on federal projects and sets forth remedies against the bond for subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers on such projects). In United States of

Infrastructure Bill Appropriates Funds to Disadvantaged Business EnterprisesH.R. 3864, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIB), passed a vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on November 5, 2021, and will soon become law upon signing by President Biden. Certain provisions of the Surface Transportation division (Division A) of the BIB will be of particular interest to Disadvantaged