Ethics Credits Included:
A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the February 2016 webcast, Teaming Agreements: Lessons Learned from the Courtroom.
Topics 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
Teaming agreements are one of 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.
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.