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Bonnie is an associate in the firm’s Regulatory Investigations, Strategy + Enforcement Practice Group, where she counsels clients in all stages of federal and state enforcement actions, related civil litigation, corporate compliance, and internal investigations. She also handles matters before state regulatory bodies.

On December 22, 2023, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024, Pub. L. No. 118-31, 137 Stat. 136 (2023) (NDAA 2024) went into effect. Among other things, NDAA 2024 includes a provision phasing out self-certification of service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) and requiring Small Business Administration (SBA) certification of SDVOSB program eligibility, not unlike the requirements for the HUBZone program. SDVOSBs and prime contractors, who seek to work with them to bid on and perform contracts set aside for SDVOSBs, should take note of these changes, which become effective October 1, 2025.Continue Reading The NDAA 2024: Is This the Beginning of the End for Self-Certification in SBA Set-aside Procurements?

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Nuclear energy has long been a significant source of reliable, clean energy within the United States. In 2021 alone, nuclear energy accounted for approximately 20 percent of electricity generated in the country and 50 percent of its carbon-free electricity. And while some sources of carbon-free generation are necessarily intermittent, nuclear generation has a high-capacity factor, capable of running at all hours of the day.

Continue Reading Advancing Nuclear Energy: The Role of Advanced Technologies in a Changing Political and Regulatory Landscape

Updated November 11, 2022 at 11:29 AM ET

2022 State Attorneys General Election Re-Cap

On November 8, 30 states and the District of Columbia held elections for state attorneys general. Below are the current results of the elections for each of the 31 races. We will continue to update this blog post as results are

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued a report, focused on the current student loan servicing market that laid out the results of several supervisory efforts related to student lending. Higher education lenders and loan servicers should pay close attention to the report’s findings, which signal the CFPB’s interest in enforcing the Consumer

On June 23, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced that his office had reached a settlement with Red Rocks Credit Union to refund Colorado consumers more than $300,000 after the credit union failed to refund unearned guaranteed automobile protection (GAP) premiums entitled to consumers under state law.

The settlement is the fifth such resolution with

On April 6, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (HHS) called for public comment on an existing statutory provision that provides a safe harbor for entities that have voluntarily implemented “recognized security practices” as part of their compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The scope

On February 8, Governor Doug Burgum appointed Drew Wrigley as the new North Dakota attorney general. Wrigley was sworn in on February 9, and will serve out the remainder of the four-year term of North Dakota attorney general Wayne Stenehjem, who unexpectedly passed away on January 28. Wayne Stenehjem was a widely respected attorney general

On February 3, Governor Phil Murphy announced the nomination of Matt Platkin as the next attorney general of New Jersey, subject to Senate confirmation. Platkin previously served as policy director to Murphy in his gubernatorial campaign and then as the governor’s chief counsel.

As chief counsel, Platkin managed a team of attorneys and oversaw all

On January 3, Virginia Attorney General-elect Jason Miyares announced key members of his leadership team, including the chief deputy, solicitor general, deputy attorneys general, and other senior staff members.

These members will be sworn in on January 15, and will then head the Virginia Office of Attorney General’s five legal divisions: Solicitor General Division, Government

On December 8, Gov. David Ige announced the appointment of Holly T.M. Shikada as the next attorney general of Hawaii, subject to Senate confirmation. Shikada has served as the first deputy attorney general since March 2021 and has 30 years of experience within the Department of the Attorney General.

Shikada will succeed Clare Connors, who