October 2016

Calls to State Hotline a Sign of MWBE Fraudulent Activity
Date: October 27, 2016

Albany Business Review—Elan Parra, Managing Director of Lemire LLC, was interviewed by Albany Business Review about anonymously reporting MWBE fraud through New York State's designated MWBE fraud hotline.

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Conducting Mistake-Free Internal Fraud Investigations
Date: October 25, 2016

New York State Bar Association Corporate Counsel—Katherine Lemire, President of Lemire LLC, writes in NYSBA's Fall 2016 Corporate Counsel section about the steps that general counsel should take in investigating and reporting allegations of internal fraud.

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State’s MWBE Contracting Rebounds After One-Year Dip
Date: October 19, 2016

City & State—Katherine Lemire, President of Lemire LLC, discusses the challenges in achieving Gov. Cuomo's goal of 30 percent MWBE participation and encourages companies in parts of the state with fewer MWBEs to become certified.

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N.Y. Stepping Up Enforcement of MWBE Regulations, Levying Fines
Date: October 13, 2016

According to media analysis of a newly-issued New York State report, a growing number of businesses have been fined for not complying with the State's increasingly toughening contracting requirements for hiring minority- and women-owned business enterprises, or MWBEs.

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Complying with MBE/WBE/DBE Goal Requirements In New York State
Date: October 10, 2016

Eastern Contractors Association, Inc.—Elan Parra, Managing Director of Lemire LLC, is one of the instructors for ECA's seminar about complying with New York State's goal of 30% MWBE participation on state contracts.

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