SBA Issues Continued Guidance on PPP LoansOn April 7, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued additional guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in the form of answers to frequently asked questions about the PPP. According to the new guidance, actions taken by lenders or borrowers that conform to the guidance, the SBA’s Interim Final Rule, and any subsequent

CARES Act: “Maintaining the resilience of our Federal contracting base”In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic response, government contractors have experienced varying degrees of work disruption. As highlighted recently by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), “Federal contractors play a vital role in helping agencies meet the needs of our citizens, including the critical response efforts to COVID-19.” OMB noted that (1) safety,

Defense Production Act: Key Provisions and TakeawaysOn March 18, 2020, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order invoking and delegating the authorities of the Defense Production Act (DPA) to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide critical health and medical resources to respond to the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). On March