The Alston & Bird Government Contracts team just wrapped up another fantastic year at the annual Thomson Reuters Government Contracts Year-in-Review Conference in Washington, D.C. this week. Despite a brief snow interlude, foreign to Alston & Bird’s Los Angeles, Dallas, and Atlanta-based members but all too familiar to its D.C.-based team, the conference was a four-day whirlwind through the latest developments in regulatory, bid protest, and dispute issues applicable to government contractors.
Of the most interesting developments discussed this year were the Kaspersky Ban, the Granston Memo and voluntary dismissal of False Claims Act cases, and the crackdown on false small business certifications—topics our Alston & Bird team wrote about and discussed extensively over the past year on this blog, in press interviews and elsewhere.
In between all of the expert briefings from government practitioners, federal judges, and in-house counsel, we thoroughly enjoyed catching up with clients and colleagues from around the country. Thanks especially to our clients, partners and friends who braved a wintery District to join us in watching the Georgetown Hoyas thoroughly dominate the Villanova Wildcats. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!