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Volume XI, Number 264

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“Buy American” in the Biden Era

Recent modifications to regulations and federal government acquisition policies portend big change for contractors across the US, and their suppliers around the world. We anticipate an increasingly complex legal terrain with respect to the Made in America laws which will undoubtedly affect the global supply chain. Are you prepared?

Breaking away from traditional political positions, former President Donald Trump and newly-inaugurated President Joe Biden each took steps in January 2021 to revise Buy American Act (BAA) requirements, which could have significant impacts on companies doing business with the US government. In this post first published on The Trade Practitioner, we take a detailed look at the Final Rule and President Biden’s Executive Order on “Ensuring The Future Is Made In All Of America By All Of America’s Workers”, and discuss what the changes could mean for companies doing business with the US government.

Note: On February 5, 2021, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (the FAR Council) “corrected” the effective date of the Final Rule from January 21, 2021 to January 19, 2021.

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Karen R. Harbaugh Government Contracts Attorney Squire Patton Boggs Washington DC
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Karen Harbaugh focuses her practice on US government contracts law. With more than 18 years of experience, Karen began her career working for a government contractor where she was responsible for drafting, negotiating and managing contracts, subcontracts, teaming agreements and consulting agreements, and otherwise administering prime contracts and subcontracts for the corporation’s hardware maintenance division.

In 1998 Karen entered private practice focusing her practice on US government contracts. Karen has substantial experience representing and counseling defense industry,...

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Daniel E. Waltz International Trade Attorney Squire Patton Boggs Washington DC
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Daniel Waltz assists clients who engage in cross-border transfers of goods and technology. Many of his projects touch on issues of US international or trade policy. These can range from imports of such basic commodities as sugar or textile products to cutting edge products or technologies such as transgenic animals or distribution over the internet of encryption software. He also monitors continuing changes in US foreign and trade policies and helps clients anticipate and adapt to ever-changing US legal and regulatory requirements as they affect international trade. His clients range from...

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Ludmilla Kasulke Trade Attorney Squire Patton Boggs Washington DC
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Ludmilla (Milla) Kasulke draws on her experience in both domestic and international policy to assist clients on trade matters. Milla provides multinational corporations, sovereign governments and entities, and quasi-government entities with advice on a wide range of trade policy, legal, and regulatory issues. She has been actively engaged in all aspects of the Section 232 process, including the exclusion petition process, and regularly advises clients on the impacts of current and potential new actions. Milla also regularly counsels clients on the impacts of current and potential new trade...

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Lauren Brown International Trade Associate Squire Patton Boggs Washington DC
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Lauren Brown is an associate in the International Trade Practice in the Washington DC office.

Prior to law school, Lauren worked in international firms in both the private and public sectors, including as a contracting analyst for the US Department of State and US Department of Defense in the Washington DC area. During law school, she focused on emerging issues in international law, including evolving rules of engagement and space law in the context of her school’s inaugural internship with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Allied Command Transformation at Supreme Headquarters...

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