Teaming Agreements: Lessons Learned from the Courtroom

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Wednesday, February 17, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

Friday, March 4, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 1.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $80


Why Attend?

  • Recognize the purpose and most common provisions of teaming agreements from the perspectives of both prime contractors and subcontractors—learn what sections and clauses are the most important
  • Survey the most common types of disputes that arise from teaming agreements and courts’ varying and unpredictable responses to those claims
  • Understand what language in teaming agreements may render the contract an unenforceable “agreement to agree”
  • Learn what language is most critical to protect your clients’ interests
  • Understand the history of teaming agreement litigation and the most recent case law on these claims

Learn tips on how to negotiate and draft teaming agreements that are enforceable and protect your clients’ rights as they pursue government contracts.

Teaming agreements are among the most common, but least understood, documents used by government contractors today. Like contractors, judges seem uncertain of what rights and obligations are created by a teaming agreement if the parties fail to cement their relationship with a subcontract. In Virginia alone, courts have changed positions three times on the enforceability of teaming agreements—creating an unpredictable no-man’s-land of teaming agreement litigation. A well-drafted teaming agreement can better protect your client’s rights in the event the teaming relationship sours. This seminar will provide tips on how to improve your client’s written teaming agreements.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Key provisions in teaming agreements for both prime contractors and subcontractors
  • Common types of disputes in teaming relationships between contractors and subcontractors
  • Pitfalls in teaming agreement negotiations that render contracts unenforceable or defeat their purpose
  • A survey of teaming agreement litigation in Virginia and nationwide

… and much more.


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12:00 Teaming Agreements:  Lessons Learned from the Courtroom
12:45 Question-and-Answer Session
1:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.


10:00 Teaming Agreements:  Lessons Learned from the Courtroom
10:45 Question-and-Answer Session
11:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.



Stephen P. Mulligan,
McGuireWoods LLP / Tysons Corner

As a litigation and government contracts attorney, Stephen Mulligan prosecutes and defends lawsuits related to commercial contracts, business torts, real estate and land use, and financial services matters.  He also represents government contractors of all sizes in litigation, transactional, and general counsel matters.  Mr. Mulligan’s experience includes the successful defense of a top 100 defense contractor in a $250 million tortious interference and racketeering claim, defense of small-business contractors, and general counsel and advice for government contractors in contractual negotiations and bids.

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