7th Annual Federal Government Contracting Seminar 2022

MCLE Credits: 4.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Tuesday, September 13, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
  • Live Webcast
  • Live Telephone
  • Live on Site in Fairfax / Hilton Fairfax
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MCLE Credit: 4.0 (Ethics: 0.0) Pending
Live-Interactive Credit: 4.0 Pending (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fees:

Live-on-Site:
$229 regular registration.
$209 discounted registration for preregistering VSB
Construction Law and Public Contracts Section members.

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

Telephone:
$249 regular registration.
$229 discounted registration for preregistering VSB
Construction Law and Public Contracts Section members.

(Downloadable e-book seminar materials only. Printed materials will NOT be available.)

Information

Why Attend?

  • Review recent case law and examine trends in litigation specific to government contractors
  • Explore the unique rules and procedures used to address bid protests and disputes before the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition and see how it differs from other federal bid protest forums
  • Understand key domestic preference laws applicable to government procurement
  • Option to attend the program virtually via live-interactive webcast or telephone: If you choose not to attend in person in Fairfax, you can enjoy this popular annual program from the convenience of your home or office, and still be able to ask questions of the speakers

Cosponsored with the Construction Law and Public Contracts Section of the Virginia State Bar

The Construction Law and Public Contracts Section of the Virginia State Bar specially designed this annual event in response to requests from practitioners for quality programming in the field of federal government contracting. Expert faculty will cover important topics and present exceptional materials. Now in its seventh year, this four-hour seminar focuses on recent case law and trends, supply chain issues, and inflation challenges contractors face.

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.”

COVID-19 POLICY FOR LIVE-ON-SITE ATTENDANCE

By attending a live-on-site Virginia CLE® seminar, you acknowledge the health risks associated with COVID-19 and that you MUST follow all Virginia CLE®COVID-19 policies. You may NOT attend a live-on-site program if you have tested positive for COVID-19, if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or if you are under any self-quarantine orders per CDC guidelines.

Click here for details about the Virginia CLE® COVID-19 policyPlease revisit the webpage routinely for updates as we are monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation. All updates to this policy will be emailed to registrants.
(Last updated March 2, 2022)

 

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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
Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $60 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 13) (Eastern Time)

9:00 Announcements and Introductions
9:10 Federal Government Contracts Year in Review:  Lessons Learned from 2021–22
Sarah MacMaster, Christian B. Nagel, Nunzio A. Ruggeri, James D. Villa

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.        
10:40 Break
10:50 Supply Chain and Cost Escalation Challenges and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
Benjamin L. Williams

This session will look at how supply chain and cost escalation have impacted federal contracting since March 2020 and government guidance on the path forward.            
12:05 Break
12:15 Addressing Challenges Posed by Inflation and Economic Conditions
Todd Garland, Daniel H. Ramish

This session will examine options available to contractors to address cost increases due to inflation and adverse market conditions, including legal remedies and practical approaches contractors can take to mitigate rising costs.           
1:30 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Fairfax begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • 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

Todd Garland, Smith Pachter McWhorter / Tysons
Sarah MacMaster, Copper River Shared Services / Chantilly
Christian B. Nagel, Holland & Knight / Tysons
Daniel H. Ramish, Smith Pachter McWhorter / Tysons
Nunzio A. Ruggeri, Allan Myers, Inc. / Worcester, PA
James D. Villa, Aleut Federal, LLC / Reston
Benjamin L. Williams, Cozen O'Connor / Washington, DC

SEMINAR PLANNING COMMITTEE

Jesse S. Keene, Cozen O’Connor / Washington, DC
Daniel D. Rounds, Smith Pachter McWhorter / Tysons
Jonathan J. Straw, Kraftson Caudle / McLean

Faculty Chosen Entirely by Representatives of the Virginia State Bar.

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