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Contractors Must Prepare For Fallout From Classified Leaks

Law360

14 Apr 2017
Reprinted with permission.

It this Law360 article, “Contractors Must Prepare For Fallout From Classified Leaks,” Morrison & Foerster partner John P. Carlin addresses the consequences government contractors could face if one of their employees leaks classified information. Mr. Carlin explains that companies can avoid scrutiny by demonstrating compliance programs and enforcement efforts, but that the amplified spotlight on the role of contractors will increase companies’ risk of facing severe penalties in the event of a breach.

“We are in a current climate of increased scrutiny and lower tolerance, where contractors are expected to be very aware of the risk,” Carlin says. “And that’s true both in the executive branch and I think will be true for legislative oversight.”

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