Government Contract Claims — Preserving the Value of Your Client's Federal Contracts (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $70 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 11/30/2020


A pre-recorded streaming video replay from the November 2017 webcast, Government Contract Claims — Preserving the Value of Your Client's Federal Contracts.

This seminar provides an overview of when and how to submit claims to federal agency contracting officers, and the legal framework for litigating contract disputes with the federal government.

Why Attend?

  • Recognize what constitutes a contract change, and know when to submit notice of contract changes to a contracting officer
  • Learn how to use the changes notification and claims process to preserve the value of a contract
  • Know the history of the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 (the "CDA”), the difference between (a) CDA Claims, (b) Requests for Equitable Adjustment, and (c) Routine Contract Administration Actions, the proper format for a CDA claim letter, and the process for appealing a contracting officer's final decision
  • Understand the differences between the Court of Federal Claims and the Boards of Contract Appeals, and which one to appeal to in various situations
  • Get an overview of the Rules of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (the "ASBCA"), including a discussion of how the ASBCA was established, its function, how it differs from an Article III court, and how an appeal is procedurally similar to an Article III trial




J. Travis Pittman
, Holmes Pittman & Haraguchi, LLP / Greensboro, MD and Washington, DC

J. Travis Pittman focuses his practice on government contract disputes under the Contract Disputes Act of 1978, and general commercial dispute litigation. 

As a government contract disputes litigator, Mr. Pittman recognizes the importance of understanding both the specific requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulations and also his clients' specific business objectives.  In this regard, the CDA and FAR are used as tools for maximizing contract value, rather than a mere framework for litigation.  Before founding Holmes Pittman & Haraguchi, Mr. Pittman was the senior associate at Paxton Law Group in Washington, D.C. There, he worked on a broad range of matters including corporate governance, immigration, litigation, and consulting services.

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