Today, President Biden signed into law  H.R. 5376, referred to as the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The nearly $369 billion of new spending is intended to transform entire sectors of the American economy and will have profound consequences across the clean energy landscape, including for manufacturers, developers, owner-operators, utilities and investors. Bradley has been actively

What did the Court decide?

The United States Supreme Court resolved a split among the federal appeals courts on the question of whether private international arbitration tribunals can be considered to be either “foreign” or “international” tribunals for purposes of a federal statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1782, which permits discovery from persons located in the

Out with Lonergan, In with Spearin: Texas Legislature Provides Contractors with Limited Protection for Defective Plans and DesignsAs of September 1, 2021, in a change to Texas caselaw that had been in place for over a century, Texas contractors now have protection in certain circumstances from liability for defective plans and specifications provided to the contractor by someone else. In the 1907 Texas Supreme Court case Lonergan v. San Antonio Loan &

Texas’s Major Lien Law Makeover: What You Need to KnowChapter 53 of the Texas Property Code just received major updates for the first time in years. On June 15, 2021, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law HB 2237. This bill makes many notable changes to Texas’s lien laws. The construction industry and construction lawyers should take note of these changes to the complex and

New Exec. Order Increases Federal Contractor Min. Wage to $15 Per Hr.President Biden recently signed an executive order (EO) that will increase the minimum wage rate to be paid to workers performing work on or in connection with a federal contract from $10.95 per hour to $15.00 per hour beginning January 30, 2022.

The EO states that federal executive departments and agencies shall, to the extent

Continuing Increase in U.S. Regulation of Foreign Direct Investment

Impacts of Encryption Regulation and Strategic Competition Act on CFIUS

The last two years have seen the passage and expedited implementation of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) – arguably the largest change in U.S. regulation of foreign investment since the 1975 creation of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS).

NISPOM Codified as Regulation; JPAS Retiring SoonIf your business holds a U.S. security clearance — or is in the process of applying for one — take note of two big changes at the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). First, after more than 25 years, the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) is now being codified in the Code of

Significant Buy American Amendments Are HereThe Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council recently issued a final rule that implements the requirements of the Maximizing Use of American-Made Goods, Products, and Materials Executive Order. As discussed below, the final rule – which largely adopts the proposed revisions set forth in the FAR Council’s September 14, 2020, proposed rule — contains important

Georgia Legislature Amends Mechanic’s Lien LawAn important update to Georgia’s statutory lien waiver laws took effect on January 1, 2021. The amendment to Georgia’s mechanic’s lien law alters the form for interim and final lien waivers. Essentially, the new statute clarifies that lien waivers only waive lien or bond rights against the property and do not waive the right to