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James G. Peyster

James G. Peyster

James G. Peyster is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group. James’ practice focuses on a wide range of government procurement law, including bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and the United States Court of Federal Claims, litigating contract claims at the Board of Contract Appeals, and counseling clients on a wide range of matters including compliance programs, procurement integrity, and identification and resolution of organizational conflicts of interest.

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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

Hiring a Former Government Official? Obtain and Hold On to the Ethics Letter

Posted in Ethics & Compliance
The Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Inspector General (IG) recently released a July 6, 2015 Memorandum announcing that it will “immediately” begin the field work for its assessment of DoD compliance with Section 847 of the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), “Requirements for Senior Defense Officials Seeking Employment with Defense Contractors.” Section 847… Continue Reading

C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on OCIs and PCIs on Thursday, January 15

Posted in Organizational Conflict of Interest
On Thursday, January 15 at 2 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… Continue Reading

C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on Procurement Integrity on Wednesday, September 11

Posted in Legal Developments
At 1:00 pm (Eastern) on September 11, 2013, Crowell & Moring attorneys Peter Eyre and James Peyster will conduct a webinar on behalf of L2 Federal Resources entitled “Procurement Integrity Act: A High Risk Area for Government Contractors.” This 90-minute webinar will explore the Act, the regulations, key bid protest decisions, and recent suspension and… Continue Reading

C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on OCIs and PCIs on Thursday, March 7

Posted in Organizational Conflict of Interest
At 1:00 pm (Eastern) on March 7, 2013, Crowell & Moring attorneys Peter Eyre and James Peyster will conduct a webinar on behalf of L2 Federal Resources entitled “Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCIs) and Personal Conflicts of Interest (PCIs): New and Pending Rules.” This 90-minute webinar will provide an overview of key principles of conflicts… Continue Reading

Proposed Revisions to the Tucker Act Would Dramatically Change the Bid Protest Landscape

Posted in Bid Protest
CORRECTION (5/15/12): A prior version of this blog post first posted on May 11, 2012, analyzed the proposed amendment to the Tucker Act discussed herein under the mistaken impression that it had been part of the committee mark version of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. We have since learned that the proposed amendment to the… Continue Reading

C&M Attorneys to Conduct Live Webinar on Organizational and Personal Conflicts of Interest, Regulatory Requirements, and Compliance Strategies

Posted in Organizational Conflict of Interest
At 1pm EST on February 9, 2012, Crowell & Moring government contracts attorneys Peter Eyre and James Peyster will be conducting a webinar entitled “Conflicts of Interest in Government Contracting: Reducing Risk in an Age of Increased Visibility” on behalf of L2 Federal Resources. This webinar will provide an overview of the key principles of conflicts… Continue Reading

Webinar: Understanding and Implementing the New FAR Contractor Personal Conflict of Interest Provisions

Posted in Legal Developments
We invite you to join us on November 16 at 3pm EST for a complimentary webinar, “Understanding and Implementing the New FAR Contractor Personal Conflict of Interest Provisions.”  On November 2, 2011, the FAR Councils issued a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) to include new provisions governing personal conflicts of interest of… Continue Reading

Chance to Change Pricing Generally Required After Corrective Action

Posted in Bid Protest
This week, GAO released a decision in Power Connector, Inc., B-404916.2, Aug. 15, 2011, 2011 WL 5029615 that appears to introduce a significant change to the circumstances in which a procuring agency may limit the scope of proposal revisions during corrective action. Prior GAO precedent indicated that there are certain instances where an agency could… Continue Reading

Draft Executive Order Requiring Broad Contractor Disclosure of Political Contributions Faces Strong Opposition from Industry and Congressional Republicans

Posted in Reporting and Disclosure
On April 13, 2011, the Obama administration released a draft executive order called “Disclosure of Political Spending by Government Contractors.” This executive order, if implemented, would instruct the FAR Councils to amend the FAR to require significant disclosures about contractor political contributions to be made as part of any proposal submitted by a firm seeking a federal… Continue Reading

Bid Protest Dismissal Provides A Lesson About The Unforgiving Nature of Timeliness Rules at the GAO

Posted in Bid Protest
This week, in UXB-KEMRON Remediation Services, LLC, B-401017 (Oct. 25, 2010), the GAO provided an important reminder about its exacting application of timeliness rules.  The United States Army Corps of Engineers (“USACE”) published a delivery order proposal request under a multiple award, ID/IQ contract for landmine removal work in Afghanistan. The ID/IQ schedule contract under which… Continue Reading

GAO Reaffirms Threshold Considerations In Price Realism Reviews

Posted in Bid Protest
Two recent bid protest decisions from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) provide a helpful reminder that a “price realism” analysis is never considered to be part and parcel with the Government’s standard price evaluation in a federal procurement, nor synonymous with a “price reasonableness” determination. A price realism review is only required when called for in… Continue Reading