Author Archives: editor

Security Clearance Team Wins Four

Bill Savarino and his security clearance team have won four more cases at DOHA (Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals): The first case involved allegations of deception (Guideline E), where the applicant was accused of lying on his SF-86 form. Five witnesses were called during the 7 hour hearing at DOHA. The second case involved […]

Security Clearance Team Reverses DHS SCI Ruling

Cohen Mohr’s Security Clearance team of Bill Savarino and Roni Laxa successfully reversed a decision by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deny an applicant Special Compartmented Information (SCI) access. The applicant possessed a top-secret clearance, but had been denied on two occasions SCI access, which was essential for his official duties.

Lucent Technologies World Services, Inc., B-295462, Mar. 2, 2005, 2005 CPD ¶ 55

Successful defense of contract award to our client against protest by Lucent Technologies.

Coleman v. Morgan Stanley

15th Circuit Court of Palm Beach, FL: Order issued in the case of Coleman vs. Morgan Stanley

Digital Signatures & Public Key Infrastructure Guidelines

Texas Department of Information Resources digital signatures and PKI guidelines.

State of Ohio IT Policy: Electronic Records

The purpose of this electronic records policy is to (a) establish uniform electronic records guidelines for all state agencies; and (b) support the creation and maintenance of electronic records to ensure integrity, usability and survivability.

Zubulake v. UBS Warburg LLC, et al (V)

So. District of New York: Fifth ruling; cost-shifting and a failure to preserve documents.

SBA’s Final Size Regulation

Synopsis: Federal Register Vol. 69, No. 99, 13 CFR Parts 121, 124, 125 and 134

SBA Withdraws Proposed Size Standards Rule

On July 1, 2004, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) withdrew its proposed rule, which sought to modify the small business standards by measuring size in terms of number of employees rather than average annual receipts for most industries and SBA programs. The proposed rule was issued on March 19, 2004.

SEC Rule 17a-4

Records to Be Preserved by Certain Exchange Members, Brokers and Dealers.