Program Date and Time
Friday, April 17, 2015, 8:30AM – 10:30AM. Breakfast and networking starts at 7:30AM.
Washington Technology Park Conference Center, 15000 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151 (Click here for more information and a link to directions)
Federal Government contractors are subject to an unprecedented number of rules and regulations, many of which are based on obscure and convoluted regulations. Doing business with the Government requires a proactive approach to compliance on an ever increasing number of issues – such as false claims, kickbacks, gratuities, payments to foreign sources, required ethics and investigatory programs, domestic preference statutes, small business regulations, and others. Understanding and complying with these rules is important not only to help your business succeed, but also to avoid noncompliance allegations, which may lead to costly Government investigations, litigation, suspension/debarment, significant financial penalties, and incarceration.
In this seminar, attendees will:
- Learn the basic guidelines for complying with: the False Claims Act; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; the Buy American Act; and FAR Regulations addressing kickbacks, gratuities, contingent fees, small business subcontracting, price / cost certification, and the limitation on hiring federal employees
- Understand how to implement an ethics and compliance program that can eliminate possible noncompliance issues and protect your company from Government scrutiny
- Comprehend today’s hypersensitive enforcement environment and how to respond to Government lawsuits, audits, and investigations
About The Presenters
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Our speakers are from the law firm Fox Rothschild.
Doug has an international federal government contracts and commercial construction/infrastructure litigation practice with a focus on prosecuting and defending complex claims. He represents federal service providers, construction contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers, architects and engineers, project owners and specialty trade contractors in prosecuting and defending claims before various federal and state courts, boards of contract appeals, federal procuring agencies and in alternative dispute resolution forums. Doug routinely represents clients in connection with bid protests before the General Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He also assists federal contractors with understanding the complex federal procurement process; managing False Claims Act and fraud investigations; and drafting subcontracts, supply contracts, purchase orders, teaming agreements, joint venture agreements and other contract documents, among other services he provides.
A former Navy Judge Advocate, Special Assistant United States Attorney and First Assistant District Attorney, Dennis has experience in a wide array of criminal and civil litigation as well as appellate matters. He has tried both criminal and civil cases nationwide, including more than 175 jury trials, and has represented service members worldwide. Dennis represents individuals and organizations being investigated for or charged with white-collar offenses. He also handles a variety of civil litigation matters, including federal statutory causes of action such as the False Claims Act, antitrust, trade secrets, Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), civil rights violations, allegations of fraud and international litigation. Dennis is a frequent lecturer on issues related to white-collar criminal law and money laundering.
Nick’s practice is concentrated on national government contracts and construction related matters with a strong emphasis on federal procurement issues. He has extensive experience advising clients with respect to a wide-range of risk management and dispute resolution matters, including Government agency suspension and debarment proceedings; Federal bid protests and debriefing strategies; Buy American and Buy America Act compliance issues; Federal ethics and compliance training; and Small Business Administration set-aside program guidance and size protests. Additionally, Nicholas’s federal construction litigation practice focuses on representing contractors and the owners of regional and national construction companies in all manners of private and public projects, including contract negotiations and litigation.
Join us for an informative presentation, a hot breakfast, and an opportunity to network with fellow contract professionals, all for only $35!