September 2021

Scrutiny on Foreign Influence Continues with Institutions in the “Hot Seat”

The Government’s increased scrutiny on potential foreign influence on U.S. based research remains in full force. While the federal government continues to prosecute individual scientists alleged to have received – and not disclosed – foreign support …

Biden Announces Action Plan on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a broad COVID-19 Action Plan entitled “Path out of the Pandemic.” Among other items, the Action Plan included two Executive Orders requiring most federal government employees and federal contractors to im…

Unregistered M&A broker can’t enforce client contract

Partner Margaret "Peggy" Farrell offers her take on the latest EdgePoint Capital ruling, around a merger-and-acquisition broker’s failure to register as a broker-dealer rendered voidable a contract it entered to sell a client’s business in exchange for…

August 2021

It Had to be Hinckley Allen: A Conversation with Thomas J. Pagliarini

Tom Pagliarini started as an associate at Hinckley Allen in 2017, but his experience with the firm actually began over a decade ago. Here he shares his unique path with the firm, what influenced his decision to focus on labor and employment law, and what …

Ways to Maintain Compliance with Regulations Concerning Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

Federal, state, and local agencies often have rules encouraging businesses to award contracts to disadvantaged business enterprises, women-owned businesses, or minority-owned businesses (referred to as “DBEs” here for convenience). Oftentimes, complyin…

A Robust Compliance Program Can Keep You Out of Trouble

Powerful compliance programs create systems that identify smaller infractions before they escalate and include ongoing education on best practices for employees. When compliance processes are working well, they touch all parts of your organization, from re…