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Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Olivia Lynch, Rob Sneckenberg, and Christian Curran cover common questions and recent developments regarding debriefings.

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This week’s episode covers IR&D, antiterrorism, and DoD news, and is hosted by partners David Robbins and Peter Eyre. 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.

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In Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar, 136 S.Ct. 1989 (2016) (discussion by C&M attorneys here), the Supreme Court held that an implied false certification can be a basis for False Claims Act (FCA) liability, “at least where two conditions are satisfied:” (1) the claim makes specific representations about the goods or services provided and (2) the defendant’s failure to disclose noncompliance with material statutory, regulatory, or contractual requirements makes those representations misleading half-truths.  (Emphasis added).

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Join us as we provide an overview of the fundamentals of contracting with the federal government. Topics to discuss include the FAR, key statutes and regulations, bid and proposal process, bid protests, disputes, cybersecurity, changes, claims, key compliance issues, suspension/debarment, and costs.

This full-day course is designed for those attorneys and business personnel that may be new to government contracting and for those that may need a “refresher.”

We will provide a CLE certificate of attendance and other materials to use in seeking continuing education credits.

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Crowell & Moring is pleased to announce the launch of our Government Contracts Breakfast Series. All of the sessions will be held in Northern Virginia and focus on issues most important to government contractors. Our second session is described below.

Government contractors face a host of risks in working with the federal government. Among them, the False Claims Act looms large. From treble damages and statutory penalties to suspension and debarment risks and more, contractors confronted with potential FCA liability often find themselves in extremely precarious situations. What’s more, the Mandatory Disclosure rule requires contractors to disclose violations of the FCA as well as significant overpayments, which themselves can trigger FCA liability. This session will explore the interplay between mandatory disclosures and FCA liability, best practices and strategies for internal and government-initiated FCA investigations, as well as recent FCA trends and developments that contractors need to be aware of.

We will provide a CLE certificate of attendance and other materials to use in seeking continuing education credits.

Registration begins at 8:00am. 

For questions about this breakfast, please contact Denise Giardina.
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Crowell & Moring is pleased to announce the launch of our Government Contracts Breakfast Series. All of the sessions will be held in Northern Virginia and focus on issues most important to government contractors. Our third session is described below.

Thanks, in part, to the actions of Congress, federal agencies have ramped up their use of other transaction authority in recent years.  Please join us for a discussion covering when other transaction authority is and is not properly used, why agencies and companies choose to use other transaction authority in lieu of FAR-based contracting, and how agencies are working with consortia to administer these vehicles.

We will provide a CLE certificate of attendance and other materials to use in seeking continuing education credits.

Registration begins at 8:00am. 

For questions about this breakfast, please contact Denise Giardina.

Register for this event.

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Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Olivia Lynch and Christian Curran cover a recent GAO decision that could have significant implications for awardee protesters.

You can find the materials discussed in this episode here.

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This week’s episode focuses on the FY 2019 NDAA, export control, and supply chain risk news, and is hosted by partners Peter Eyre and David Robbins. 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.

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On Monday, August 13, 2018, President Trump signed into law the H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019 NDAA), the earliest an NDAA has been signed in over a decade.  The FY 2019 NDAA includes several provisions relevant to contractors, including replacing the definition of “commercial item” with “commercial product” and “commercial services,” discouraging the use of lowest price technically acceptable contracting, and a clause designed to accelerate payments to small businesses.

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In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford talk with Gail Zirkelbach, partner in the firm’s Government Contracts Group and vice-chair of the Investigations practice, about practical tips for managing internal False Claims Act Investigations. “Let’s Talk FCA” is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

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