Anna Menzel has experience working closely with government contractors to resolve a broad range of U.S. Government contracting issues.

Anna’s practice includes counseling contractors regarding compliance with procurement and grant regulations, flow-down requirements, and non-traditional agreements with the U.S. Government. She represents contractors in bid protests and regularly advises clients on transactional matters involving government contractors including performing due diligence, negotiating transaction documents, and assisting with post-closing activities.

Anna routinely writes on issues related to government contracts compliance and other policy issues.

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On August 25, 2022, President Biden announced a new Executive Order (“EO”) addressing the Implementation of the CHIPS Act of 2022 (“CHIPS Act”).  The CHIPS Act was signed by President Biden on August 9, 2022, and, among other things, authorizes $39 billion in funding for new projects to establish semiconductor production facilities within the United States.  The new EO identifies the Administration’s implementation priorities for this CHIPS Act funding and creates the CHIPS Implementation Steering Council to aid with the rollout of administrative guidance.  In connection with the EO, the Department of Commerce launched CHIPS.gov, which is intended to be a centralized resource for potential applicants of CHIPS funding.  The EO and new website reflect the Administration’s intent to swiftly implement the CHIPS Act and increase the domestic production of semiconductors. 

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