Federal Government Contracts Year in Review: What Happened, and So What? (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $140 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 3/31/2020


A pre-recorded streaming video replay of the January 2019 webcast, Federal Government Contracts Year in Review: What Happened, and So What?

Topics Covered

A timely update on federal government contracts compliance and litigation issues from the past year

  • Receive an update on the most important government contracts compliance and litigation developments over the previous year
  • Refresh your knowledge with high-level summaries of the substantive and procedural law related to bid protests, contract claims, False Claims Act, intellectual property, cybersecurity, and other government contracts issues
  • Understand how recent developments impact your legal practice and your clients’ business strategies moving forward

This program looks back at the most significant developments in federal government contracts from 2018. It highlights compliance and litigation issues faced by federal contractors and their counsel, beginning with a high-level overview of each topic. The program then reviews new case law and statutory/regulatory changes from the previous year. Finally, the program offers recommended strategies for business and legal decision-makers in response to those developments.

Topics to be covered include the following government contracts issues:

  • Bid Protests
  • Contract Claims
  • False Claims Act
  • Intellectual Property
  • Cybersecurity
  • Labor and Employment
  • Small Business Contracting
  • Cost and Accounting
  • Domestic Trade Preferences
  • Other Transactional Agreements
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Christian B. Nagel, McGuireWoods LLP / Tysons

Chris Nagel leads his firm’s government contracts litigation team. He advises businesses on a broad range of legal issues involving their relationship with the government.

Mr. Nagel represents clients in bid protests, claims, suspension/debarment, False Claims Act matters, and investigations related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He regularly guides corporations through compliance issues, including internal investigations and employee training. He also currently serves as a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Bid Protest Committee.

Mr. Nagel served for twelve years on active duty and as a reservist in the U.S. Marine Corps. While on active duty, he deployed to Afghanistan where he adjudicated claims against NATO and the U.S. government. His previous tours included stints as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, as the Officer-in-Charge of the Quantico Legal Assistance Office, and as a military prosecutor.

Prior to his service in the Marine Corps, Mr. Nagel worked on the staff of a member of Congress and as a writer at the White House.

Ronald L. Fouse, McGuireWoods LLP / Washington, DC

Ron Fouse’s legal experience includes more than two decades in procurement law, including time spent as federal agency counsel, as in-house counsel for a major defense contractor, and as general counsel of a government services provider.  He regularly counsels clients on Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other regulatory compliance programs, ethics and business conduct training, contract management, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, the intricacies of small business and other set-aside contracting, Service Contract Act matters, cost accounting and CAS issues, security clearance counseling, False Claims Act matters, and various other matters.

As a long-time in-house counsel, Mr. Fouse has handled hundreds of internal investigations and hotline complaints, routinely interviewing employees, preparing investigation summaries, and advising senior executives of their options, including mandatory disclosure obligations that may apply.

Mr. Fouse began his career with the Office of General Counsel of the Navy as a trial lawyer, and later served as associate counsel to the Naval Air Systems Command. After leaving government service, he worked in house in the technology, defense and aerospace fields, before being named general counsel of a government services provider in the Washington, DC, metro area.

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