Confronting Challenges in International Contracting

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Friday April 19, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM EST


Westfields Business Park – Conference Center Auditorium
15000 Conference Center Dr. Chantilly, VA 20151

U.S. companies encounter several challenges when performing U.S. and non-U.S. government contracts overseas. Tom Mason, Kevin King, and Danish Hamid of Cooley LLP will provide an overview of the following matters that one should consider before engaging in such endeavors:

  • Administering overseas projects in accordance with U.S. government contract requirements.
  • The Role of Status of Forces Agreements.
  • The challenges that a U.S. government contractor can face when dealing with foreign subcontractors and governments.
  • What do you need to know if you are a subcontractor working for a U.S. government prime contractor.
  •  What types of commercial/special registration, employment, or other requirements apply to U.S. government contractors operating in a foreign jurisdiction.
  •  How does the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption laws affect overseas projects.
  • Key contract terms with third party agents/intermediaries and employees in foreign countries.
  • Compensation and termination rights available to foreign agents/intermediaries.
  • What restrictions under U.S. export controls and embargoes may apply.
  • Key export control licenses that you should consider prior to engaging in operations overseas.

Overview of how recent export control reform efforts (including enhanced features in the upcoming USML and EAR) may affect overseas business.

Our speakers include Tom Mason, Kevin King, and Danish Hamid (partners at Cooley LLP).

Tom Mason is a partner in Cooley LLP’s Washington, DC and Reston offices. He heads the firm’s government contracts practice. Mr. Mason concentrates his practice on all aspects of government contracts law and litigation. He has extensive trial and appellate litigation experience with a broad background in commercial and government contracts litigation, including civil false claims, accounting, intellectual property issues and bid protests.  Additionally, Mr. Mason represents and assists domestic and foreign companies who are conducting business globally with the US, Foreign and US state governments. He advises on associated issues such as: obtaining government contracts, GSA Schedule Contracts, teaming and subcontract agreements, mergers and acquisitions, government contract financing, contract interpretation, procurement integrity, regulatory compliance and training, protection of intellectual property, organizational conflicts of interest, contract performance, security clearances, dispute avoidance and resolution and FOIA and FAPIS issues. He has led many internal investigations teams focusing on government contract compliance issues in the US and overseas.

Kevin King is a partner in Cooley LLP’s Washington, DC office. He heads the firm’s international trade practice. He concentrates his practice in the areas of export regulation, U.S. and multilateral economic sanctions, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance and corporate internal investigations. Mr. King’s experience in the areas of international regulatory compliance and enforcement includes advising clients on matters involving the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Export Administration Regulations, U.S. and multilateral economic sanctions programs, and the FCPA. His practice covers all aspects of these areas, including counseling, training, licensing, opinion work, compliance audits, internal investigations, and enforcement actions.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to others who may be interested in attending, such as program managers, senior management, and the like.

Danish Hamid is a partner in Cooley LLP’s Washington, DC office. He has an international practice that focuses on anti-corruption/Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance, internal investigations, and cross-border corporate transactions. Mr. Hamid regularly advises private and publicly traded companies on a variety of cross-border matters. More recently, he has led compliance and investigation efforts in China, India, Korea, Mexico, the Republic of Georgia, and Nigeria.  Many of his clients are in the technology, energy, defense, aerospace, construction, marine supply, and equipment manufacturing sectors.