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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 reporting and disclosure requirements, agency assessments of supply chain, and cyber security.  We also provided guidance on how to navigate traditionally challenging areas for contractors, such as protection of intellectual property and data rights, classified contracting, and cost accounting.  All of the presentations can be found using the links below.

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The Government Contracts Group is getting excited to kick off the 2016 OOPS Seminar, titled, “Government Contractors Under the Magnifying Glass.” This year’s event will be held on May 25-26 at the Washington, D.C. Renaissance Hotel. For those on the west coast, we will also have a special one-day session in Los Angeles at the Marina del Rey Marriott on May 18.

Today we check in with partner Amy Laderberg O’Sullivan to hear more about what’s in store for this year.

GC Legal Forum: Amy, tell us more about OOPS and how it got started?

Amy: OOPS has been a longstanding event within Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group, and it has a really impressive history – this is the 32nd year. It began as an idea of hosting a seminar for clients just around the time that the “war on fraud” was beginning to take off. The thought was to show clients our capabilities and give them the practical advice to deal with this new and changing environment, and to make sure they knew all of the recent developments. One of our founding partners, Took Crowell, came up with the OOPS name as a bit of tongue in cheek humor: an ounce of prevention, with the real focus on fraud, would provide the informational perspective and help clients avoid running into problems.

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