March 15, 2012
Kenneth B. Weckstein and Shlomo D. Katz, members of Brown Rudnick's Government Contracts & Litigation Group, authored the article "How Presidents Use Contracts to Make Law" which was featured in Law360.
The president and administration officials use their contracting power to enact social policies and to broaden the reach of existing laws. The executive branch issues regulations or other directives that apply specifically to government contractors, which is a significant portion of the U.S. economy. If a company wants the opportunity to profit from winning and performing a government contract, absent a successful legal challenge, it must agree to comply with these policies that could be above and beyond what any statute otherwise requires.