Covington helps clients in a wide range of sectors navigate the legal, reputational, and regulatory risks that can arise across their global supply chains.
Areas of Expertise
Covington advises clients on the rapidly evolving legal and regulatory landscape that can threaten the ability of companies subject to U.S. jurisdiction...
We help clients with the legal and reputational harms that can result from insider threats...
Covington counsels clients, including ODM and OEM manufacturers, on sourcing requirements...
Covington advises clients on the legal and regulatory aspects of cybersecurity risks associated...
Based on our deep industry knowledge and regulatory expertise, we help clients identify compliance...
Emerging Issues and Practical Guidance
Global Supply Chain Key Contacts
Meet The Team
Human Trafficking/Forced Labor
Case Studies: How We Help Clients
Helping a Global IT Company
Evaluate Its Supply Chain and
Helping a Global Technology Company Navigate the Future of U.S.-China Relations and Address Supply Chain Risks
Advising Companies on Global
Human Rights and Trafficking
Defending an International Manufacturer in a Criminal Export Controls Investigation
Covington advises clients on the legal and regulatory aspects of cybersecurity risks associated with the information technology infrastructure of supply chains, including foreign law obligations to provide source code review or other technical accesses to third parties.
Based on our deep industry knowledge and regulatory expertise, we help clients identify compliance risks and advise on best practices for securing their supply chains against human trafficking and forced labor/child labor risks. We advise on the UK Anti-Slavery Act, U.S. procurement restrictions, California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act and other sector and legal requirements in this area.
Covington counsels clients, including ODM and OEM manufacturers, on sourcing requirements (BAA/TAA); emerging regulatory obligations (e.g., SECURE Technology Act, NDAA Sections 889, 1654, and 1655); risks associated with research, development, and manufacturing in countries such as China; and responding to exclusionary actions (e.g., under NDAA Section 806 and other black list authorities).
We help clients with the legal and reputational harms that can result from insider threats. We advise on insider threat monitoring, suggest best practices for mitigating legal risks, investigate complaints, help clients navigate whistleblower protections, and negotiate with regulators on their behalf.
Covington advises clients on the rapidly evolving legal and regulatory landscape that can threaten the ability of companies subject to U.S. jurisdiction to do business with certain foreign companies. This landscape includes CFIUS, Supply Chain EO 13873, the use of the Department of Commerce Entity List and Treasury sanctions, the imposition of tariffs (e.g., China, Iran, Russia), and The Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals List.
Increasingly, businesses are being held legally responsible—by regulators, investors, and customers—and excluded from federal and commercial procurements for the actions (or inactions) of providers in their supply chains. We help clients anticipate, understand, and mitigate the risks in their supply chains.
Helping a Non-U.S. Defense Company Design an Export Compliance Program
March 6, 2020
How Provisions in the FAR May Help Federal Contractors Affected by the Coronavirus
A New Path to TAA Compliance: U.S.-Made End Products in Acetris
February 13, 2020
DoD Announces the Release of CMMC Version 1.0
February 4, 2020
The New CFIUS: Final Regulations Implementing Expanded Authorities Issued
January 14, 2020
New Section 232 Tariffs Imposed on Derivative Steel and Aluminum Articles
January 30, 2020
National Security: President Trump Signs Executive Order on Securing the United States Bulk-Power System
May 6, 2020
Commerce Requests Comment on Criteria for Identifying Emerging Technologies
January 14, 2020
CISA Tech Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force Releases New Guidance on Security
May 7, 2020
Commerce Department Amends Foreign-Produced Direct Product Rule, Further Restricting Transfers to Huawei
May 19, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Regarding the Trump Administration’s Push to Secure Supply Chains in the U.S.
June 9, 2020
U.S. Government Releases Awaited “Section 889” Rule on Prohibition on “Use” of Covered Telecommunications Equipment
July 13, 2020
Navigating New Prohibitions
on Telecommunications and
Video Surveillance Services
Helping Companies with USMCA Implementation Issues and Supply Chain Relocation to Latin America
Commerce Releases Proposed Rule Implementing Supply Chain Executive Order
November 27, 2019
Commerce Department Further Restricts Huawei Access to U.S. Technology Abroad and Expands Reach of Entity List
August 19, 2020
New Section 889 Restrictions Included in Updated Uniform Guidance Regulations from the Office of Management and Budget
August 26, 2020
U.S. Blocks Imports from China Due to Suspected Forced Labor, Continuing its Aggressive Enforcement Actions and Leading to Potential Supply Chain Disruptions
September 17, 2020