5th Annual Federal Government Contracting Seminar 2020

MCLE Credits: 4.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Wednesday, September 16, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
  • Live Webcast
  • Live Telephone
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MCLE Credit: 4.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 4.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee:

$229 regular registration.
$209 discounted registration for preregistering VSB Construction
Law and Public Contracts Section members.

Information

Why Attend?

Topics to be covered this year include:

  • A summarization of recent case law and trends in litigation specific to government contractors
  • A discussion of issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic on federal government contracting, including COVID-19–related FAR Class Deviations and waivers, the effect of COVID-19 on contract provisions including excusable delays clauses, and best practices for contractors to be compensated for impacts arising from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • A “top ten” list of issues facing attorneys who advise small business government contractors, including NAICS Code determinations, limitations on subcontracting, the "non-manufacturer rule," and size standards appeals; issues raised will include items specific to both non-construction and construction small businesses

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

While COVID-19 concerns are preventing this program from occurring live on site this year, the planning committee has worked hard to offer you the same high-quality instructional content through a remotely delivered option still providing live-interactive credit.

 

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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (September 16) (Eastern Time)

9:00 Announcements and Introductions
9:10 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.
10:30 Break
10:40 Top Ten Concerns for Small Business Attorneys
Thomas Barrow

This session will cover the top ten issues facing attorneys who advise small business government contractors, including NAICS Code determinations, limitations on subcontracting, the "non-manufacturer rule," and size standards appeals. Issues raised will include items specific to both non-construction and construction small businesses.
12:00 Break
12:10 COVID-19 Issues
Scott P. Fitzsimmons and Jonathan R. Wright

This presentation will discuss issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic on federal government contracting. Topics will include COVID-19 related FAR Class Deviations and waivers, the effect of COVID-19 on contract provisions including excusable delays clauses, and best practices for contractors to be compensated for impacts arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
1:30 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

Thomas Barrow, GovSmart, Inc. / Charlottesville
Christian B. Nagel, Holland & Knight / Tysons
Scott P. Fitzsimmons, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP / McLean
Jonathan R. Wright, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP / McLean

MODERATOR

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

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