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Government Contracts Bid Protests: Latest Trends, Developments, and Issues Explored!

Live Webcast Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)
Government Contracts Law (CLE)Live Webcast
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Add to Calendar 11/19/2019 3:00 pm 11/19/2019 5:00 pm America/New_York The Knowledge Group Webinar: Government Contracts Bid Protests: Latest Trends, Developments, and Issues Explored! If you haven’t registered for this event please click here:https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/checkout/?add-to-cart=133990\r\n In recent years, the Government Accountability Office's (GAO's) decisions on federal contract awards have created a body of law relevant to the procurement process in the Congress, the courts, agencies, and the public trusts. Just recently, GAO published decisions that generally affected a wide aspect of government contracts bid protests. The given provisions discussed the cost of bid protests and the possible need to alter fundamental processes. It also covered the execution of the rule of two following the Kingdomware decision, the current trend against lowest-price technically acceptable (LPTA), and evaluation mistakes that agencies can make that often lead to sustained protests. \n \nIn addressing these significant decisions, both the government and industry procurement personnel must comprehend their rights and obligations when litigating a protest or defending against one. \n \nListen as a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the recent developments surrounding government contracts bid protests. This LIVE Webcast aims to help not just legal professionals but also those who need to understand the protest process in order to make decisions that are in the best interest of their organization.  \n \nThis LIVE Webcast will discuss the following key provisions: \n \n \n Government Contracts Bid Protests – What You Should Know \n Recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) Decisions \n Considerations Before Protesting \n Best Practices \n What Lies Ahead \n https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/government-contracts-bid-protests-2019/

Online CLE Government Contracts

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Government Contracts Webinar. In recent years, the Government Accountability Office's (GAO's) decisions on federal contract awards have created a body of law relevant to the procurement process in the Congress, the courts, agencies, and the public trusts. Just recently, GAO published decisions that generally affected a wide aspect of government contracts bid protests. The given provisions discussed the cost of bid protests and the possible need to alter fundamental processes. It also covered the execution of the rule of two following the Kingdomware decision, the current trend against lowest-price technically acceptable (LPTA), and evaluation mistakes that agencies can make that often lead to sustained protests.

In addressing these significant decisions, both the government and industry procurement personnel must comprehend their rights and obligations when litigating a protest or defending against one.

Listen as a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the recent developments surrounding government contracts bid protests. This LIVE Webcast aims to help not just legal professionals but also those who need to understand the protest process in order to make decisions that are in the best interest of their organization. 

This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following key provisions:

  • Government Contracts Bid Protests – What You Should Know
  • Recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) Decisions
  • Considerations Before Protesting
  • Best Practices
  • What Lies Ahead

Agenda

Kevin P. Mullen, Co-Chair, Government Contracts Group
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Mary Karen Wills, Managing Director
Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Elise Farrell, Associate
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Joshua Duvall, Managing Partner
Matross Edwards LLC

Scott Arnold, Partner
Blank Rome LLP

Online CLE Government Contracts

Kevin P. Mullen, Co-Chair, Government Contracts Group
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Mary Karen Wills, Managing Director
Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Elise Farrell, Associate
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Joshua Duvall, Managing Partner
Matross Edwards LLC

Scott Arnold, Partner
Blank Rome LLP

Online CLE Government Contracts

Online CLE Government Contracts

Kevin P. MullenCo-Chair, Government Contracts GroupMorrison & Foerster LLP

Kevin Mullen is co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Government Contracts and Public Procurement practice.  Over the course of his 30-year career, Mr. Mullen has handled more than 250 bid protest cases, representing both protesters and contract awardees before the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, federal district courts, and state protest forums.  Since 2010, Mr. Mullen has been named a leading national practitioner in Government Contracts Law by Chambers USA.  Mr. Mullen is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Online CLE Government Contracts

Mary Karen WillsManaging DirectorBerkeley Research Group, LLC

Ms. Wills is the Practice Leader for the Berkeley Research Group Government Contracts Consulting Practice.  She brings over 30 years of experience in the government contracting and commercial industries. She has worked with contractors spanning virtually all industries, including aerospace, biotech, construction, defense, engineering services, health care, insurance, logistics, operations and maintenance, pharma, professional services, technology services and software, as well as grant and cooperative agreement recipients in the not-for-profit and international development industries.   She specializes in assisting Federal contractors and commercial companies adapt their processes, structure, and accounting for the unique requirements associated with government contracts and grants.

Ms. Wills’ experience covers a vast range of government contract accounting, administration and compliance related matters, including initial go-to market strategy development to complex cost accounting matters and to contractor litigation and investigation support.  She has served as a cost and pricing expert on multiple bid protests at the GAO and the Court of Federal Claims throughout her career.

Online CLE Government Contracts

Elise FarrellAssociateAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Elise Farrell advises clients on various government contracts and complex commercial litigation matters. She assists with a variety of procurement and contracts issues, including construction litigation, as well as transactional government contracts due diligence and False Claims Act investigations. 

Elise also assists in the representation of corporations in internal and government investigations related to government contracts and export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Export Administration Regulations.

Online CLE Government Contracts

Joshua DuvallManaging PartnerMatross Edwards LLC

Joshua Duvall is the founder and managing partner at Matross Edwards LLC, a government contracts and cybersecurity law firm.  Mr. Duvall counsels and represents small (8(a), WOSB, SDVOSB, HUBZone, etc.) and mid-size government contractors in a broad range of issues relating to the laws and regulations of Federal procurement, including bid protests before the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and Federal agencies, size protests, debriefings, teaming agreements, joint ventures, cybersecurity, employment, and compliance issues.  Mr. Duvall received his law degree from The George Washington University Law School and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Online CLE Government Contracts

Scott ArnoldPartnerBlank Rome LLP

Scott Arnold focuses his practice on helping companies succeed in their dealings with government customers, and has extensive bid protest experience. Before entering private practice in 1985, Scott was the Assistant Counsel for Procurement at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, where he defended all protests filed against NAVFAC procurements and contract awards.  In the last 34 years, Scott has represented dozens of government contractors in protests at the Government Accountability Office and U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and has successfully litigated numerous bid protests involving awards in excess of $100 million, and several in excess of one billion dollars.

Scott also has significant experience in litigating contract claims and disputes, counseling clients on cost issues, domestic content requirements, and ethics issues, and helping clients navigate data rights regulations to protect their intellectual property.


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Online CLE Government Contracts

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   Live Webcast

Prerequisite:
   General knowledge of government contracting rules and regulations

Course Code:
   148337

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
    2.0 CLE

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The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

With over 1,000 lawyers in 17 offices, Morrison & Foerster is a preeminent global law firm dedicated to delivering business-oriented results to clients across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Dynamic technology and life science companies, large financial institutions, leading consumer product companies, and other market leaders come to MoFo for knowledge, innovation, and business aptitude. MoFo handles some of the world’s largest cross-border transactions and resolves major disputes across multiple jurisdictions. The firm has a long-standing commitment to pro bono work and social justice.

Website: https://www.mofo.com

BRG is a global consulting firm that helps leading organizations advance in three key areas: disputes and investigations, corporate finance, and strategy and operations. Headquartered in California with offices around the world, we are an integrated group of experts, industry leaders, academics, data scientists, and professionals working beyond borders and disciplines. We harness our collective expertise to deliver the inspired insights and practical strategies our clients need to stay ahead of what's next.

We have in-depth experience across a wide range of industries and markets, from Government Contracting, Construction, Energy to Technology and Healthcare. BRG offers clients extensive and unique industry experience combined with a focus on regulatory interpretation and compliance, policy and procedure evaluation, investigation, litigation support, dispute resolution, and advisory services related to complex issues.

Website: https://www.thinkbrg.com/

With 21 offices, 85 practices and over 900 lawyers and professionals, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is among the world’s largest law firms, yet it strives to provide every client with focused and consistent attention. Recognized by BTI Consulting Group as a Client Service A-Team and as one of the top 30 law firms in the U.S., Akin Gump is known for its strength in litigation and high-stakes appellate work, leadership in groundbreaking transactions and depth in public policy. Akin Gump is committed to creating, expanding and protecting its clients’ assets and interests.

Through its network of domestic and international offices, Akin Gump advises companies across myriad industries in both mature and emerging markets. Akin Gump professionals possess a sharp understanding of the intangible factors in economic and political infrastructures, combining it with first-hand government experience at the highest levels around the world.

Website: https://www.akingump.com

Matross Edwards LLC is a government contracts and cybersecurity law firm with offices in Washington, DC and Florida.  As a government contracts boutique, the firm's goal is to be the "go-to" law firm for small (8(a), WOSB, SDVOSB, HUBZone, etc.) and mid-size government contractors with respect to their most significant and complex matters involving the laws and regulations of Federal procurement.

Matross Edwards focuses on matters that require extensive Federal government contracts expertise, practical, cost-conscious solutions, and the preservation of our clients' existing relationships with agencies and partners. Focused practice includes bid protests before the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and Federal agencies (including FAA Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition), size protests, solicitation review, debriefings, claims and disputes, teaming and joint ventures, regulatory compliance, and cybersecurity issues.

Website: https://www.matrossedwards.com/

Blank Rome is an Am Law 100 firm with 14 offices and more than 600 attorneys and principals who provide a full range of legal and advocacy services to clients operating in the United States and around the world. Our professionals are widely recognized for their leading knowledge and experience across a broad spectrum of industries, as well as their dedication to diversity and inclusion initiatives and pro bono work.

But what really sets us apart is our investment in client relationships—our unwavering commitment to understanding their businesses, the around-the-clock access we provide, and our nimble and customized delivery of services. We treat your goals, ideas, and objectives as our own and fight fiercely for resolutions that are in your best interest. This promise goes deeper than words. It is our creed, adopted and held true at all levels, starting at the very top.

Website: https://www.blankrome.com

Kevin Mullen is co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Government Contracts and Public Procurement practice.  Over the course of his 30-year career, Mr. Mullen has handled more than 250 bid protest cases, representing both protesters and contract awardees before the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, federal district courts, and state protest forums.  Since 2010, Mr. Mullen has been named a leading national practitioner in Government Contracts Law by Chambers USA.  Mr. Mullen is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Ms. Wills is the Practice Leader for the Berkeley Research Group Government Contracts Consulting Practice.  She brings over 30 years of experience in the government contracting and commercial industries. She has worked with contractors spanning virtually all industries, including aerospace, biotech, construction, defense, engineering services, health care, insurance, logistics, operations and maintenance, pharma, professional services, technology services and software, as well as grant and cooperative agreement recipients in the not-for-profit and international development industries.   She specializes in assisting Federal contractors and commercial companies adapt their processes, structure, and accounting for the unique requirements associated with government contracts and grants.

Ms. Wills’ experience covers a vast range of government contract accounting, administration and compliance related matters, including initial go-to market strategy development to complex cost accounting matters and to contractor litigation and investigation support.  She has served as a cost and pricing expert on multiple bid protests at the GAO and the Court of Federal Claims throughout her career.

Elise Farrell advises clients on various government contracts and complex commercial litigation matters. She assists with a variety of procurement and contracts issues, including construction litigation, as well as transactional government contracts due diligence and False Claims Act investigations. 

Elise also assists in the representation of corporations in internal and government investigations related to government contracts and export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Export Administration Regulations.

Joshua Duvall is the founder and managing partner at Matross Edwards LLC, a government contracts and cybersecurity law firm.  Mr. Duvall counsels and represents small (8(a), WOSB, SDVOSB, HUBZone, etc.) and mid-size government contractors in a broad range of issues relating to the laws and regulations of Federal procurement, including bid protests before the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and Federal agencies, size protests, debriefings, teaming agreements, joint ventures, cybersecurity, employment, and compliance issues.  Mr. Duvall received his law degree from The George Washington University Law School and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Scott Arnold focuses his practice on helping companies succeed in their dealings with government customers, and has extensive bid protest experience. Before entering private practice in 1985, Scott was the Assistant Counsel for Procurement at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, where he defended all protests filed against NAVFAC procurements and contract awards.  In the last 34 years, Scott has represented dozens of government contractors in protests at the Government Accountability Office and U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and has successfully litigated numerous bid protests involving awards in excess of $100 million, and several in excess of one billion dollars.

Scott also has significant experience in litigating contract claims and disputes, counseling clients on cost issues, domestic content requirements, and ethics issues, and helping clients navigate data rights regulations to protect their intellectual property.

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