What Are Exceptions to Trade Agreement Act TAA Compliance

Theodore P. Watson, Esq. The Trade Agreements Act (TAA) plays a significant role in regulating international trade. However, there are exceptions to the TAA that businesses need to understand and navigate.  Understanding the Trade Agreements Act (TAA) Before delving into exceptions, it is crucial to grasp the fundamental aspects of… Read more »

What is Substantial Transformation Under the Trade Agreements Act

Theodore P. Watson, Esq. The Trade Agreements Act (TAA), TRADE AGREEMENTS ACT OF 1979, U.S. Code 19 (2011), §§ 2501-2582, is an important piece of legislation that affects international trade. Understanding the concept of substantial transformation if you are involved in federal government contracting is crucial for businesses aiming to comply… Read more »

What is the Average Sentence and Punishment for White Collar Crime

White collar crimes are non-violent offenses typically committed by individuals in positions of power or influence within the corporate or financial sector. These crimes often involve deceit, fraud, or embezzlement, leading to significant financial losses for victims. Due to their nature, punishment and sentencing for white collar crimes differs from… Read more »

What is a Subpoena Duces Tecum in a Government Contractor Fraud Case

Theodore P Watson. Are you a CEO or small business government contractor facing criminal or civil charges related to government contract fraud? Do you need help navigating the complex legal process of complying with Subpoena Duces Tecum (SDT)? Our team of experienced federal government contractor fraud defense lawyers is here… Read more »

How to Become TAA Compliant and Avoid Criminal Liability

What is TAA – Meaning and Definition  Theodore P Watson, Esq. The Trade Agreements Act (TAA) is a federal law that requires the procurement of U.S.-made or designated country-end products for use by the United States government. The TAA, which was enacted in 1979, promotes free trade and protects U.S…. Read more »

What is a Subpoena?

How to Avoid Costly Mistakes When Responding to Federal Subpoenas. A federal subpoena is a legal document issued by the federal government to compel an individual or organization to provide relevant evidence in a criminal case. The government (DOJ, FBI or OIG) can be used to demand documents, testimony from… Read more »