On October 24, the Government Contracts team at Alston & Bird hosted its inaugural briefing in Washington, D.C. discussing the latest developments and industry updates in the government contracts space. Presenters included Jeff Belkin, Jeniffer Roberts, Jessica Sharron, Jeremy Silverman, Andy Howard, Mike Mortorano and Katherine Veeder.
The topics addressed were a variety of industry developments and key areas that are particularly salient in the current GovCon market. Jeremy Silverman and Jeniffer Roberts provided a valuable bridge between the GovCon world and the M&A market by focusing on mergers and acquisitions involving government contractors, including some of the unique legal and business considerations presented by these transactions.
Jeniffer Roberts and Katherine Veeder presented a topic titled “Avoiding Headlines and Hot Water Sustainable and Scalable Government Contracts Compliance & Ethics Programs in the Trump Era” which provided an update on new government contracting rules and regulations related to regulatory compliance.
Andy Howard and Jessica Sharron presented “Claims Mitigation and Prosecution Strategies for Government Contractors” which explored the differences between government contracts claims and typical commercial claims litigation. Howard and Sharron also illustrated a host of common pitfalls that tend to impair government contracts claims and how such pitfalls can be neutralized.
Jeff Belkin and Mike Mortorano evaluated ethics in their presentation “Ethical Quandaries for the GovCon Lawyer” which delved into mandatory disclosure provisions in the FAR, conflicts of interest in the world of procurement protests, and the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege.
The program concluded with a reception and meet and greet with the presenters. If you were unable to attend but would like the materials, click here. Stay tuned for updates and future presentations from DC, Atlanta, LA, San Francisco and Dallas.