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Adelicia R. Cliffe

Adelicia R. Cliffe

Adelicia “Addie” Cliffe is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office, where she practices in the firm’s Government Contracts and International Trade practice groups. Addie counsels and defends clients on a broad range of international government contracts issues, with a focus on the Buy American Act, the Trade Agreements Act and other domestic-preference requirements, U.S. export controls, the Foreign Military Financing program and Foreign Military sales, and other U.S. laws and regulations applicable to international transactions. Prior to attending George Washington University Law school, from which she graduated with high honors and as a member of the order of the coif, she worked as an international sales associate and project manager for a D.C.-based government contractor primarily serving the U.S. Government customers overseas.

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Government Contracts Mergers & Acquisitions in 2017: Challenges and Opportunities on the Horizon

Posted in Webinar
Please join us on June 27, 2017 for a lunchtime panel discussion regarding “Government Contracts M&A in 2017: Challenges and Opportunities on the Horizon.” During this program, moderated by Peter Eyre,  a panel of industry, private equity, law firm, and government representatives will tackle key considerations for buyers and sellers to take into account when structuring… Continue Reading

Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without (Aug. 19)

Posted in Podcast
Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be without. This latest edition is hosted by Partner David Robbins and guest host, Counsel Addie Cliffe, and includes updates on the DFARS counterfeit… Continue Reading

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

Posted in Events
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

Seismic Shift in VA Trade Agreements Act Policy

Posted in GSA Schedule/Commercial Items
Earlier this week, the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) announced a seismic shift in policy that opens VA Schedule 65 IB to covered drugs that do not comply with the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. §2501 et seq.) (“TAA”).  While the VA’s prior policy prohibited contractors from offering TAA non-compliant drugs from on  a Federal… Continue Reading

New Zealand Companies Out of the “Chillybin”

Posted in Legal Developments
By notice published in the Federal Register, the U.S. Trade Representative has confirmed that New Zealand has acceded to the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement and thereby, effective August 12, 2015, has become a “designated country” under the Trade Agreements Act.  Accordingly, products and services from New Zealand are now eligible to be procured under all contracts… Continue Reading

GSA Announces Changes in its Contractor Assistance Visits

Posted in GSA Schedule/Commercial Items
The General Services Administration (“GSA”) is rolling out two modifications to its Contractor Assistance Visits (“CAVs”), in-person or virtual meetings between GSA’s Industrial Operations Analysts (“IOAs”) and GSA Schedule holders to assess compliance, identify potential problems, and test the contractor’s system controls and processes.  Tom Brady, the Director of the Supplier Management Division, GSA Office… Continue Reading

C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on TAA Risks on Wednesday, September 10

Posted in GSA Schedule/Commercial Items
On Wednesday, September 9th at 12 PM Eastern, join our government contracts attorneys for a webinar entitled: “Mitigating Trade Agreements Act Risks for GSA Schedule Holders.” During this 60-minute webinar, we will provide an overview of the GSA Schedule contract requirements related to the Trade Agreements Act (“TAA”), review recent enforcement actions by the government… Continue Reading

C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on Export Controls, Economic and Trade Sanctions on Wednesday, January 30

Posted in Legal Developments
At 1:00 pm (Eastern) on January 30, 2013, Crowell & Moring attorneys Addie Cliffe, Dj Wolff, and J.J. Saulino will conduct a webinar on behalf of L2 Federal Resources entitled “Export Controls, Economic and Trade Sanctions: The Challenges and Risks.” This 90-minute webinar will provide an overview of the two primary sets of regulations governing… Continue Reading

C&M Lawyers to Conduct Live Webinar on the Buy American Act, Trade Agreements Act and Other Domestic Preference Restrictions

Posted in Legal Developments
At 1 p.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, April 5, 2012, Crowell & Moring government contracts attorney Addie Cliffe and international trade attorney J.J. Saulino will be conducting a webinar entitled “Navigating the Buy American Act, Trade Agreements Act and Other Domestic Preference Restrictions” on behalf of L2 Federal Resources. This webinar will provide an overview of… Continue Reading