Susan Ebner Quoted in Corporate Counsel Article on New Federal Contracting Rule
Stinson LLP Partner Susan Warshaw Ebner was recently quoted by Corporate Counsel on a new interim federal rule, which took effect in August. The rule says that contractors are no longer able to supply telecom or video surveillance equipment from China-based manufacturers such as Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. or ZTE Corp.
Susan said that the new rule means contractors now have to track their supply chains to ensure that parts and equipment are not coming from any of the identified companies. While the rule does not address penalties, Susan said that failure to comply with the rule could result in a breach of contract.
Susan represents businesses and nonprofits on a broad spectrum of government contract and compliance matters, including bid protests, cyber security and supply chain risk, compliance program development and training, audits, investigations, claims, and dispute resolution. She also counsels clients on federal research and development-related matters, including small business innovation research, other transactions, technology investment agreements, cooperative agreements and grants.