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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 Starts Tomorrow!

Posted in Cost/Cost Accounting, Cybersecurity, International Contracting/FCPA, Legal Developments
We’ve wrapped up our preview posts, which gave a sneak peek at just a few of tomorrow and Friday’s OOPS panels, including investigations, privacy and cybersecurity, international procurement, and cost and pricing issues. It’s not too late to register for the event! Click here for details and directions. We’ll see you tomorrow at the Renaissance Hotel… Continue Reading

OOPS 2017 Preview: International Contracting: Competing Policies Roil International Procurement

Posted in International Contracting/FCPA, Legal Developments
The Trump Administration’s first 100 days shed little light on how it will reconcile an America First trade policy with insistence on more robust defense spending by our allies.  On May 5, 2017, at 8:30 AM Eastern, Crowell & Moring attorneys Adelicia Cliffe, Alan Gourley, Yuan Zhou, and Jana del-Cerro will lead a discussion highlighting… Continue Reading

OOPS 2017 Preview: Strategizing for Government Contractors’ Game Plan Under the New Administration

Posted in Cost/Cost Accounting, Cybersecurity, International Contracting/FCPA, Legal Developments
The Government Contracts Group is counting down to Crowell & Moring’s 33rd annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS), which will be held on May 4 and 5 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington. This year’s seminar, “Strategizing for Government Contractors’ Game Plan Under the New Administration,” will provide insider insight and practical advice across a… Continue Reading

And Now the Carrots: DOJ Announces FCPA Self-Reporting Pilot Program

Posted in International Contracting/FCPA
On April 5, 2016, the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division launched a one-year pilot program under which companies can receive tangible credit for self-reporting violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The rewards for self-reporting, cooperation and remediation can include avoidance of a corporate monitor, a substantial fine reduction, or declination… Continue Reading

C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on New FCPA Guidance on Thursday, January 17

Posted in International Contracting/FCPA
At 1:00 pm (Eastern) on January 17, 2013, Crowell & Moring attorneys Alan Gourley, Stephen Byers, Janet Levine and Kelly Currie will conduct a webinar on behalf of L2 Federal Resources entitled "The DOJ/SEC Resource Guide on the FCPA: Considerations for Government Contractors." The FCPA guidance provides a description of the key enforcement agencies’ view… Continue Reading

A Turbulent Week in Afghan Reconstruction: Reconstruction Contracts Under the Spotlight; Security Contracts Under the Gun

Posted in International Contracting/FCPA
Last week showed that U.S. Government contracting in Afghanistan is more problematic than ever. According to an October 27 audit report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), U.S. government agencies, including DOD, State, and USAID, have paid nearly $18 billion to roughly 7,000 contractors for reconstruction work in Afghanistan; however, SIGAR is unable… Continue Reading

Q&A: An Auditor’s Perspective on Anti-Corruption

Posted in International Contracting/FCPA
Government contracts attorneys aren’t the only ones that are encountering more enforcement of anti-corruption regulations.  William Olsen, principal in the Economic Advisory Services practice at Grant Thonton (.pdf), has noticed a similar trend and so we asked him to tell us about his new book on the topic. Hi Bill, can you tell us more about your new book “The Anti-Corruption Handbook: How… Continue Reading