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Heather Finstuen

Heather Finstuen represents and counsels government contractors in connection with internal investigations, national security law, mandatory disclosures, federal inquiries and investigations, and compliance policies and procedures. Ms. Finstuen’s experience includes conducting internal fraud and ethics investigations in various industries (defense, manufacturing, software, banking and finance, healthcare, food) into a range of issues including labor charging, cyber security, billing and claims, sourcing requirements, manufacturing and quality control processes, accounting, compensation structures, and mortgage foreclosure practices. In the national security area, Ms. Finstuen frequently advises companies and individuals on national security regulations relating to security clearances, safeguarding classified information, and the determination and mitigation of foreign ownership, control, or influence (FOCI) by the Defense Security Service (DSS) of the Department of Defense. She has represented companies in connection with investigations and consent orders of the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ms. Finstuen also has represented Fortune 500 companies in complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts.

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Senate Armed Services Committee Proposes Expansive but Unclear Software Review Provisions

As the Senate approaches the end of its debate on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, provisions of the bill regarding access to and review of information technology code deserve close attention.  These sections, if enacted, would significantly impact Department of Defense contractors and also would affect matters associated with investments subject … Continue Reading