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Diving into the State Actions Targeting Russia that May Impact State Government Contractors

April 1, 2022

As discussed in our previous alert on the Federal Contracting for Peace and Security Act, many state governors and legislatures have issued or are contemplating actions to limit state contracts with companies doing business in Russia.  A growing number of states have already passed legislation that codifies Russia-related prohibitions.  These fast-moving developments could significantly impact government contractors’ operations.   

First, over 20 states—including AL, AR, CA, CO, GA, IL, IN, MA, MD, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, TX, VA, VT, and WA—have implemented or proposed actions to review or terminate existing state contracts and procurements with Russian entities and/or to prohibit state agencies from entering into new contracts with Russian entities.  For example, the Texas Comptroller is reviewing every state contract and procurement in Texas’s Statewide Procurement Division and every payment made through the Texas Treasury for ties to Russian-owned businesses.  Similarly, Virginia and Indiana ordered immediate reviews of tax dollars spent on goods and services from Russian-owned or -affiliated companies.

Second, several states are considering or have already enacted certification and disclosure requirements for state contractors related to Russia and Belarus.  For example, California requires all grantees, and contractors with agreements valued at $5 million or more, “to report on steps they have taken in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, including, but not limited to, desisting from making new investments in, or engaging in financial transactions with, Russian entities, not transferring technology to Russia or Russian entities, and directly providing support to the government and people of Ukraine.”  Similarly, Georgia requires contractors to certify upon submitting a bid or proposal that they are not a company owned or operated by the governments of Russia or Belarus.

Crowell & Moring is continuing to track these fast-moving developments across all 50 states.  Our team is available to help companies navigate the many complex issues at both the federal and state levels.

For more information, please contact the professional(s) listed below, or your regular Crowell & Moring contact.

Peter Eyre
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2807
Email: peyre@crowell.com
Robert J. Sneckenberg
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2874
Email: rsneckenberg@crowell.com
Laura J. Mitchell Baker
Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2581
Email: lbaker@crowell.com
Christopher D. Garcia
Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.688.3450
Email: cgarcia@crowell.com
Rina M. Gashaw
Associate – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2827
Email: rgashaw@crowell.com
Allison Skager
Associate – Los Angeles
Phone: +1.213.310.7957
Email: askager@crowell.com

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Scott Lessne
Senior Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2597
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Timothy E. Lin
Partner – New York
Phone: +1.212.530.1921
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Kevin Rubinstein
Partner – New York
Phone: +1.212.530.1818
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Evan D. Wolff
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Carlton Greene
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2818
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James G. Flood
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Phone: +1.202.508.8997
Email: KBeale@crowell.com

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Robert J. Sneckenberg
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2874
Email: rsneckenberg@crowell.com
Peter Eyre
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2807
Email: peyre@crowell.com
Laura J. Mitchell Baker
Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2581
Email: lbaker@crowell.com
Christopher D. Garcia
Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.688.3450
Email: cgarcia@crowell.com
Rina M. Gashaw
Associate – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2827
Email: rgashaw@crowell.com
Allison Skager
Associate – Los Angeles
Phone: +1.213.310.7957
Email: askager@crowell.com

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Nicole Janigian Simonian
Partner – Los Angeles, Shanghai
Phone: +1.213.310.7998
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John B. Brew
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Phone: +1.202.624.2720
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Caroline E. Brown
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Phone: +1.202.624.2509
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Carlton Greene
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Phone: +1.202.624.2818
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Robert Holleyman
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Phone: +1.202.624.2505
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Michelle J. Linderman
Partner – London
Phone: +44.20.7413.1353
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Jeffrey L. Snyder
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2790
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David (Dj) Wolff
Partner; Attorney at Law – Washington, D.C., London
Phone: +1.202.624.2548, +44.20.7413.1368
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Robert Clifton Burns
Senior Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.688.3448
Email: cburns@crowell.com

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S. Starling Marshall
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Senior Counsel – Doha
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