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Government Contracts Group Concludes Successful 34th Annual OOPS Event

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Last week, the Government Contracts Group wrapped up its 34th annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar, “Diving Into Uncharted Waters,” last week. The speaker panels featured Crowell & Moring lawyers from various practice groups, government officials—including GSA Administrator Emily Murphy—and in-house counsel, and focused on a variety of timely issues including False Claims Act enforcement, ethics… Continue Reading

Join us for the Annual Toxic Substances Control Act

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Achieving and maintaining compliance with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) continues to pose day to day challenges for a wide range of government contractors, made all the more challenging by recent amendments to the TSCA regime.  By governing the import, manufacture, and processing of chemical substances—together with the subsequent export, distribution, use, and disposal… Continue Reading

OOPS 2018 Preview: Contractors and Cybersecurity

Posted in Cybersecurity, Events, Legal Developments
With even DoD officials acknowledging cyber threats ranging from exfiltrating our top military secrets (“the terabyte of death” per DISA’s Director) to seizing control of SECDEF’s car to sinking Navy vessels with critical infrastructure attacks, both federal agencies and government contractors are in the pressure cooker.  For contractors, bad cybersecurity not only opens the door… Continue Reading

OOPS 2018 Preview: False Claims Act Investigations, Enforcement, and Litigation Trends

Posted in Events, False Claims, Legal Developments
Are we experiencing a shift towards a higher bar for pursuing False Claims Act Cases?  Department of Justice guidelines may signal a new direction from the last two decades of DOJ FCA enforcement history through policies that reign in relators and articulate some boundaries for cases pursued by DOJ.  Meanwhile, Escobar progeny continues to develop… Continue Reading

OOPS 2018 Preview: Navigating Uncharted Waters

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Crowell & Moring’s 34th annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS) is just around the corner, taking place on May 17 and 18 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington. At this year’s seminar, “Navigating Uncharted Waters,” the Government Contracts Group will provide updates and insight in a variety of areas, including ethics and compliance, bid protests,… Continue Reading

Join Crowell & Moring for our Webinar “Government Contracts Recovery: ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ About Requests for Equitable Adjustments and CDA Claims”

Posted in Claims, Events
Join us for a webinar titled “Government Contracts Recovery: ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ About Requests for Equitable Adjustments and CDA Claims.”  During the 60-minute webinar, a team of claims professionals from C&M’s Government Contractor Recovery Practice will address some FAQs that arise in the context of contractor claims / REAs, and solicit audience questions, as we… Continue Reading

Join Crowell & Moring for a Seminar: Cyber Security Best Practices

Posted in Cybersecurity, Events
Please join us for an evening of conversation and cocktails while our panelists from the commercial, industrial, government contracting, higher education, and insurance arenas discuss critical emerging cyber security issues.  From the dark web, to cyber pitfalls, cybersecurity policy and legislation, and how to ensure a secure future, our panel discussion will explore the rapidly… Continue Reading

That’s a Wrap: OOPS 2017 Concludes

Posted in Cost/Cost Accounting, Cybersecurity, Events, International Contracting/FCPA, Labor & Employment, Legal Developments
Our 33rd annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar has come to a close and was a great success. Thank you to all of our attendees and panelists who participated in the event, which covered a range of topics from investigations and cybersecurity to labor and employment. This year’s agenda particularly focused on how contractors are navigating… Continue Reading

OOPS 2017 Preview: Investigations

Posted in Events, Legal Developments
Although companies often conduct internal investigations in the normal course of business, recent developments suggest that companies need to reconsider certain aspects of how they structure their investigations to avoid potential new downfalls.  On May 4, 2017 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, Crowell & Moring attorneys Gail Zirkelbach, Steve Byers, Jacintha Alves and Judy… Continue Reading

C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on Export Controls, Economic and Trade Sanctions on Thursday, August 11th

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On Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at 1 PM Eastern, join our Crowell & Moring attorneys for a webinar entitled: “An Intro to Export Controls, Economic and Trade Sanctions: Understanding and Addressing Risks and Challenges.” During this 90-minute webinar, our experts will clarify how US export control rules specifically affect contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, consultants and manufacturers… Continue Reading

Crowell & Moring Held Its Annual OOPS Conference

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The Government Contracts Group, along with our colleagues from the Corporate, White Collar, Litigation, and Labor & Employment Groups along with several guest speakers, presented on a broad range of current issues impacting government contractors during our annual OOPS and West Coast OOPS.  Our practitioners covered hot topics such as the new labor and employment… Continue Reading

OOPS 2016 Hosts Leading Government Contractors and In-House Counsel

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Leading Government Contractors and their in-house counsel arrived at Crowell & Moring’s annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS) at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel today. The 32nd annual event, which runs May 25-26, opened with remarks from partners Daniel Forman and Amy O’Sullivan, and a panel featuring Crowell & Moring chair Angela Styles, partner Robert Burton,… Continue Reading

OOPS 2016 Starts Tomorrow!

Posted in Cost/Cost Accounting, Cybersecurity, Events, Labor & Employment
We’ve wrapped up our preview posts, which gave a sneak peek at a few of tomorrow and Thursday’s OOPS panels including cybersecurity (OOPS Preview: Regulating Information: Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, and Exploding Rules), costs & accounting OOPS Preview: Cost & Accounting: Items at the Top of the Ledger) , and labor and employment (OOPS Preview:… Continue Reading

OOPS Preview: Regulating Information: Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, and Exploding Rules

Posted in Cybersecurity, Events
Companies of all sizes are increasingly subject to the practical and legal implications of today’s cybersecurity environment, and contractors are no exception.  On May 26, 2016, at 11:00 AM Eastern, Crowell & Moring attorneys David Bodenheimer, Evan Wolff, and Kate Growley will lead a discussion highlighting some of the past year’s most significant cyber contracting… Continue Reading

OOPS Preview: Executive Actions: How Do Contractors Deal with Labor-Related Burdens?

Posted in Events, Labor & Employment
With national elections just around the corner, the steady drumbeat of new labor-related requirements has not waned.  Indeed, four national trade associations wrote to the White House in August requesting “that no further presidential directives primarily focused on government contractors be issued for the foreseeable future.”  The letter cited the 16 contractor-focused regulations issued by… Continue Reading

C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on OCIs and PCIs on Wednesday, May 11th

Posted in Events, Organizational Conflict of Interest
On Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 1 PM Eastern, join our Crowell & Moring attorneys for a webinar entitled: “Organizational and Personal Conflicts of Interest: New and Pending Rules.” During this 90-minute webinar, our experts will clarify key principles, including a review of 2014 proposed amendments to the 2011 FAR conflict of interest rules. From the regulatory… Continue Reading