4th Annual Federal Government Contracting Seminar 2019: Government Contracts Trial Practice Tune-Up

MCLE Credits: 4.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Live on Site: Tuesday, September 10 / Fairfax
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 4.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 4.0 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
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Information

Why Attend?

  • Important topics, expert faculty, exceptional materials
  • Hear directly from the judges
  • Enjoy an excellent educational and networking opportunity

A specially designed annual program, cosponsored with the Construction Law and Public Contracts Section of the Virginia State Bar, designed to meet the requests from practitioners for quality programming in the field of federal government contracting

Topics covered this year include:

  • A three-judge panel providing insight and suggestions for litigating before Boards of Contract Appeals, including the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) and the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA)
  • A summarization of recent case law and trends in litigation specific to government contractors
  • A look at pass-through claims and the considerations both subcontractors and prime contractors may have in passing such claims up to the government
  • A review of requirements and best practices for presenting and proving delay and disruption claims both at the project level and, failing resolution, at the Boards and Court of Federal Claims

Praise for prior Annual Federal Government Contracting seminars:

“High quality.  Hit the mark for my needs.”

“Very informative. Offered both breadth and depth of the subject matter.”

“Great program. Helpful and relevant subject matter.”

“This is a great program for attorneys who also do a lot of federal government contract work for clients.”

 
Ways to Save

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Attend one of the 2 video replays offered statewide in October.
E-mail distance_ed@vacle.org to be notified when/if this program is made available as an online or USB seminar.
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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

8:30 Registration
9:00 Disputes in Government Contracts: Recent Developments and Strategies for Success
Christian B. Nagel


This presentation will summarize recent case law and trends in litigation specific to government contractors. Practitioners will benefit from real-world examples of lessons learned in areas such as bid protests, contract claims, and prime-sub disputes.

10:00 This Too Shall Pass Through: The Severin Doctrine and Its Impact on Pass-Through Claims and Liquidating Agreements
Allison G. Geewax, Tamara M. McNulty


This presentation will look at pass-through claims and the considerations both subcontractors and prime contractors may have in passing such claims up to the government. The speakers will also discuss the impact that the Severin Doctrine has on the parties’ analysis and in the crafting of Joint Defense/Common Interest Liquidating Agreements.

11:00 Break
11:20 Practice Tips Before the Board of Contract Appeals
Hon. Erica S. Beardsley, Hon. Catherine B. Hyatt, Hon. Kathleen J. O’Rourke

This panel of three judges will provide insight and suggestions for litigating before Boards of Contract Appeals, including the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) and the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA).  The panel will discuss topics such as the CBCA's new rules after one year, the electronic filing process, the use of the Rule 4 appeal file, how to approach a Board hearing, motions practice, jurisdictional issues, and alternative dispute resolution.
12:20 Presenting and Proving Delay and Disruption Claims
Michael A. Branca, David D. Reichard


This presentation will review requirements and best practices for presenting and proving delay and disruption claims both at the project level and, failing resolution, at the Boards and Court of Federal Claims. The presentation will focus on the scheduling and pricing methodologies that have been accepted, and those that have been rejected, so that practitioners can best advise their clients on how to maximize equitable adjustments.

1:20 Adjourn

Faculty

FACULTY

Hon. Erica S. Beardsley, U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals / Washington, DC
Hon. Catherine B. Hyatt, U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals / Washington, DC
Hon. Kathleen J. O’Rourke, U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals / Washington, DC
Michael A. Branca, Peckar & Abramson / Washington, DC
Allison G. Geewax, Asmar, Schor & McKenna, PLLC / Washington, DC
Tamara M. McNulty, Asmar, Schor & McKenna, PLLC / Washington, DC
Christian B. Nagel, Holland & Knight / Tysons
David D. Reichard, Delta Consulting Group / Orlando, FL

MODERATOR

Randall (Randy) H. Wintory, Virginia Department of Transportation / Richmond

Locations, Dates and Fees

LIVE REGISTRATION FEES
(All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials. Printed materials are at an additional cost at the Live seminars only.)

$220* regular registration (without printed materials).
$250 regular registration plus printed materials.
$200* discounted registration for preregistering VSB Construction Law and Public Contracts Section members (without printed materials).
$230 discounted registration plus printed materials for preregistering VSB Construction Law and Public Contracts Section members.
$270 on-site registration (if space is available) (printed materials included).

*Available until 3 business days before the program


LIVE LOCATION AND DATE

Fairfax / Tuesday, September 10
Waterford at Fair Oaks (Venue Website / Google Map)
12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
(703) 352-3200


Click here if you wish to register three or more people from the same firm.
A special 15% discount on Virginia CLE®–published books will be available for purchases made at the seminar site.

Lower Registration Fee and Greater Functionality with Downloadable E-Book Seminar Materials

ALL seminar registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials. E-book materials are searchable, easily accessible, and efficient to use.

When registering, please be sure to provide a legible, valid e-mail address to which Virginia CLE® can send a link to the e-book materials.

Registrants who elect a registration option that includes downloadable e-book seminar materials only and not the printed materials will receive, at the seminar, a short, printed seminar outline with space to take notes.

Printed Materials: You still have the option of receiving a complete set of printed materials for a higher registration fee. Registrants who choose this option will receive printed materials at the program.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES

To receive access to the downloadable e-book materials BEFORE the seminar AND register for the lower fee, your registration must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar.  A link to the downloadable e-book materials will be e-mailed to you two business days before the seminar.  Once you download the materials, you can review them and print the portions you want to bring with you to the seminar.

After 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar, only the registration options that include printed materials will be available.


Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored through 5:00 p.m. of the DAY BEFORE the seminar.  You will, however, be charged $60 for the materials if you cancel your registration for the seminar, or transfer registration to a different seminar, after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE®.

If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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