Compliance Programs for Government Contractors in 2015 Explored
Overview:In a two hour live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide an over-view of new legislation and acquisition regulations that will affect government contractors. The new regulations will substantially increase the risk to government contractors failing to comply. The speakers will provide insight into the most risky aspects of contracting and explain how to minimize the risk of non-compliance and possible auditing.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Key Compliance Program-Related Developments from 2014
- Implementation of a Corporate Compliance Program: Updates and Strategies
- 2015: The Year of the Whistleblower?
- 2015: Re-Assess Cybersecurity Risk
- Government Contract Flow Down Requirements
- Overview of the Foreign Military Sales Program
- FMS Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA)
- Contracting Process that Implements LOA
- Comparing FMS and Direct Commercial Sales
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- Flow Down Requirements
- Fundamentals, Examples…Suppliers Contractors and Compliance
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Mr. Gilman will provide an overview of the Foreign Military Sales program. The Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program is a critical foreign policy tool through which government-to-government sales of defense articles and services are carried out. He will explain the FMS Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) and the contracting process that implements the LOA. Mr. Gilman will discuss Foreign Military Financing, and will compare FMS and Direct Commercial Sales.
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- Introduction and Updates in Recent Months
- Implementation of a Compliance Program within a Company’/Clear and Assigned Responsibilities
Who Should Attend:
- Government Contractors
- Chief Compliance Officers
- GSA Specialists
- Contracting Attorneys
- Compliance managers
- Executive Directors
- Senior management
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations
Jeff H. Eckland focuses his practice on government contract and general commercial litigation. He has litigated cases in state and federal trial courts across the country, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Boards of Contract Appeals, and numerous state and federal appellate courts. Before the U.S. Supreme Court, Jeff successfully argued that when the government enters into business deals with the private sector, it must play by the same rules that apply to its citizens. Franconia Assoc. v. United States, 536 U.S. 129 (2002). At the ensuing trial, the government was ordered to pay the plaintiffs over $13 million in damages.
Jeff also has litigated a wide variety of traditional government contract cases at the federal and state level, including bid protests, performance disputes, terminations for default and convenience, defective pricing, and False Claims Act litigation. Among his achievements, he has negotiated at the Pentagon stays of suspension and debarment proceedings, represented contractors in civil and criminal environmental proceedings, and recovered increased costs in equitable adjustment claims. Jeff also counsels government contractors and subcontractors on transactional and compliance issues, including all phases of contract negotiation and administration, cost allowance, intellectual property, and technical data rights.
Jeff H. Eckland focuses his practice on government contract and general commercial litigation. He has litigated cases in state and …
Derek Gilman is General Counsel and Principal Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. He was also an advisor to the U.S. Arms Trade Treaty delegation. Previously, he served in the Department of Defense Office of General Counsel (DoD/OGC) as senior DoD attorney for Afghanistan and Pakistan matters. He also served as U.S. Government counsel in negotiations with Russia in support of the Presidential summit. Additionally, he helped negotiate the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties with the UK and Australia, and the multi-national Joint Strike Fighter MOU. Mr. Gilman also assisted in drafting numerous key pieces of legislation.
Previously, he served as Deputy General Counsel for Commercial Law Reform for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, where he supervised an international team in revising over 30 Iraqi laws to enable Iraq to transition to a modern economy. Additionally, he served as U.S. advisor on the drafting of the statute of the Iraqi High Tribunal, the court that tried Saddam Hussein.
Mr. Gilman served as an Executive Director with a “Big Four” accounting firm and as business and tax counsel in a major law firm. He is a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. He has degrees from the United States Military Academy (B.S.), University of Connecticut (J.D.), Cambridge University (M.A.), and New York University (LL.M.).
Derek Gilman is General Counsel and Principal Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. He was also an advisor to …
Michael Huneke is a Senior Associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed with significant experience conducting anti-corruption investigations and compliance program reviews and representing individuals accused of white-collar offenses. Mike has conducted numerous investigations, including in connection with FAR/DFARS compliance and with U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. congressional, or World Bank and other multilateral development bank inquiries. Mike has assisted American, Asian, and European clients in designing, implementing, and maintaining anti-corruption policies and compliance programs. Mike recently participated in a compliance program review for a U.S. defense contractor and is currently assisting with the implementation of modifications to the program. Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Mike clerked on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Michael Huneke is a Senior Associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed with significant experience conducting anti-corruption investigations and compliance program …
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About Eckland Blando LLP
Eckland & Blando LLP provides experienced, aggressive, and responsive legal services to businesses throughout the United States. Based in the Twin Cities, we are especially committed to meeting the unique needs of contractors that provide goods and services to federal, state, and local government agencies. Our government contracts attorneys have achieved a national reputation in this area.
Our lawyers have more than fifty years of experience counseling and representing individuals, partnerships, corporations, and government entities. We have appeared before state agencies and courts across the country, Federal Boards of Contract Appeals, U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeal, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Supreme Court.
Our law firm has developed a national reputation for trying cases to win. In 2002, Attorneys Jeff Eckland and Mark Blando presented a pivotal case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court held, in a 9-0 decision, that when the Government enters into business deals with the private sector, it must play by the same rules that apply to its citizens. Franconia Associates v. United States, 536 U.S. 129 (2002). At the ensuing trial, the Government was ordered to pay the plaintiffs over $13 million in damages. See id., 61 Fed. Cl. 718 (2004). Subsequent settlements of similar claims across the country have led to additional recoveries well in excess of $300 million.
Because of our experience and dedication to government contracts law, we understand the complex set of laws, regulations, and polices that apply to doing business with the Government. Whether ensuring that a contract award is fair in an agency bid protest, litigating a claim for just payment for a contract change in the federal courts and boards, or establishing important legal principles before the United States Supreme Court, our lawyers are committed to understanding your business and are ready to stand for your rights.
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About Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is an international law firm ranked for ten years, including five years in a row as the top-ranked New York-based firm, on The American Lawyer’s A-List of what the magazine calls “the top firms among the nation’s legal elite.” Our attorneys advise and represent clients in over 30 specialized practices from offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Paris, Los Angeles, Miami, Jersey City, Kansas City, and Tokyo. For more information, please visit www.hugheshubbard.com.