On May 15-16, 2013, Crowell & Moring is hosting its annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS), which, for the past 28 years, has provided government contractors with the information they need to stay on top of the latest developments in federal contracting.

In the introductory session on May 15, attorneys W. Stanfield Johnson, Thomas P. Gies, J. Chris Haile, Mike Gill, and Stephan D. Rice will present 2013: The Unprecedented Year and the Consequences of Austerity.  This must-see presentation will provide an overview of the unique and severely consequential legislation and policies that have recently impacted – and will continue to impact – the contracting community, the business marketplace, and the overall acquisition environment.  Topics of discussion will include: sequestration, the budget, and the debt-ceiling debates; the consequences for the contracting marketplace and on acquisition policy; contract, claims, and disputes issues; continuing regulatory risks; and the challenges these various issues and factors present in the labor and employment fields.

This presentation is specifically tailored for the government contracting community, but is not limited to persons in the legal profession.  Indeed, the topics discussed here will be of interest, relevance, and critical importance to anyone doing business with the government.

Further details and registration information is available here: http://www.crowell.com/oops.