Seminar  Program

Government Contracts 2018


Why You Should Attend

The Federal government market is increasingly complex and compliance driven. Budget pressure, inappropriate use of fixed-price contracts, increasing compliance and transparency requirements, the initiation of a “super” oversight board, intensified focus on contract and business systems auditing, increased emphasis on suspension and debarment, and growing use of the False Claims Act to enforce contract terms all make participation in this market a daunting endeavor — for both experienced and new entrants alike. This program will bring leading government contracts law practitioners and policy makers together for an in-depth discussion of important business considerations involved in participating in this market, recent trends, and best practices for companies operating in the Federal government space. This program is designed for both companies and government agencies, and their counsel that are endeavoring to understand the rapidly changing marketplace.

What You Will Learn

• Insights regarding new and pending policy, and regulatory changes and risks that contractors face

• Overview of dispute resolution with the Federal government and what the judiciary sees as important recent decisions that the government contracting community should be following

• Transparency and reporting requirements — how much of your business information will be public and how will the new oversight board affect your business?

• Contract compliance and the False Claims Act — implications for contract management

• An understanding of government auditing of contractors following recent Congressional scrutiny, the prospect for a government-wide, Federal auditing agency, and the impact of the new business systems rule

Special Feature

• Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for lawyers and other allied professionals representing companies or government agencies in government contracting transactions.

Program Level: Overview

Intended Audience: Lawyers and other allied professionals representing companies or government agencies in government contracting transactions.

Prerequisites: A background in the bidding process for federal government contracts.

Advanced Preparation: None 


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

9:00 Opening Remarks
E. Sanderson Hoe, Marcia G. Madsen

9:05 Bid Protests in Government Contracts – Protection or Obstacle?

• The Rand Report - Does the evidence matter?
• Review of procurement decisions – Any? Administrative? Judicial?
• Top issues in protests in 2018

Panel Leader:  David F. Dowd
Hon. Eric G. Bruggink, Michael J. Farley, Patricia McCarthy, Kenneth E. Patton, Aaron Tucker



11:00 Networking Break

11:15 View from the Bench – Adjudicating Government Contracts Disputes

• Recent government contracts decisions
• What the judiciary believes to be the significant developments in the Law
• Practice tips from the bench

Panel Leader:  E. Sanderson Hoe
Hon. Kyle E. Chadwick, Hon. Lynda T. O'Sullivan, Hon. Thomas C. Wheeler
 



12:45 Luncheon Break
Lunch will be provided.

1:15 Policy, Legislative, and Regulatory Developments in Government Contracts
• New NDAA Provisions – 2018 and 2019 
• Is Congress the obstacle to simplifying acquisition (regulatory backlog)?
• OTAs – “Do whatever you want?”
• IP and innovation – Government self-inflicted injury
• Section 809 and 813 Panel updates
 
Panel Leader:  Jonathan Etherton
Laura Auletta, Eric Cho, Roger Waldron, Marcia Madsen


2:45 Networking Break

3:00 False Claims and Government Contracts

• Has Escobar moved the intersection between government contracts and the False Claims Act?
• Latest FCA Developments
• Should the ongoing acquisition reforms address the impact of the FCA on the procurement system?

Panel Leader:  Marcia G. Madsen
Michael Granston, Gerard Mene, Catherine Kane Ronis, Robert L. Vogel 

(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)




4:30 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
E. Sanderson Hoe ~ Covington & Burling LLP
Marcia G. Madsen ~ Mayer Brown LLP
Speaker(s)
Laura Auletta ~ Executive Director, Policy and Acquisition Workforce, Department of Homeland Security
Hon. Eric G. Bruggink ~ United States Court of Federal Claims
Hon. Kyle E. Chadwick ~ United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
Eric Cho ~ Acquisition Innovation Advocate, DHS Procurement Innovation Lab
David F. Dowd ~ Mayer Brown LLP
Jonathan L. Etherton ~ President, Etherton and Associates, Inc.
Michael J. Farley ~ Bechtel National, Inc.
Michael Granston ~ Director, Civil Fraud Section, Commercial Litigation Branch, U.S. Department of Justice
Patricia McCarthy ~ US Department of Justice, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division
Gerard Mene ~ AUSA and ACE Supervisor Eastern District of Virginia
Hon. Lynda T O'Sullivan ~ Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
Kenneth E. Patton ~ U.S. Government Accountability Office
Catherine K Ronis ~ Partner in Law Firm, BAE Systems
Aaron Tucker ~ U.S. Air Force
Robert L. Vogel ~ Vogel, Slade & Goldstein, LLP
Roger D. Waldron ~ President, The Coalition for Government Procurement
Hon. Thomas C. Wheeler ~ United States Court of Federal Claims
Program Attorney(s)
Willis Goodmoore ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
Washington, D.C. Seminar Location

Mayer Brown, 1999 K. St NW, Washington, DC 20006

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Handbook  Course Handbook Archive

Government Contracts 2018  
Government Contracts 2017 E. Sanderson Hoe, Covington & Burling LLP
Marcia G Madsen, Mayer Brown LLP
 
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