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A Tumultuous Year for Trade: Cybersecurity, the “Section 889” Huawei Ban, Trump and Biden on “Buy American,” and Emerging European Protectionism 9:00 am
A Tumultuous Year for Trade: Cybersecurity, the “Section 889” Huawei Ban, Trump and Biden on “Buy American,” and Emerging European Protectionism
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
This year has seen an unprecedented rise in trade barriers – both direct and indirect – involving public procurement. Join the Government Procurement Law Program for a discussion of emerging trade barriers affecting grants and[...]
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10 Things You Need to Know About PPP Loan Forgiveness 11:30 am
10 Things You Need to Know About PPP Loan Forgiveness
Sep 8 @ 11:30 am
Kathryn Hickey of PilieroMazza will examine the top 10 things all small businesses should be aware of concerning PPP loan forgiveness to help you save time and money and streamline the loan forgiveness process. Get[...]
Past Performance: How to Use Yours, Benefit from Others’, and Defend It from Attacks 12:30 pm
Past Performance: How to Use Yours, Benefit from Others’, and Defend It from Attacks
Sep 8 @ 12:30 pm
You have undoubtedly heard the stories, a contractor with a flawless record going back years gets one bad past performance record, maybe due to themselves or a subcontractor and now they are blackballed.  While many[...]
Effective Bid Protest Strategies – What Every Contractor Needs to Know 3:30 pm
Effective Bid Protest Strategies – What Every Contractor Needs to Know
Sep 8 @ 3:30 pm
Before making the decision to protest a solicitation or a contract award, contractors should know what to expect. In this session, Jon Williams, Partner with PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Group, will give an overview of the[...]
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Tick Tock – Submitting COVID-19 Related Claims and REAs as the Government Fiscal Year Draws to a Close 12:00 pm
Tick Tock – Submitting COVID-19 Related Claims and REAs as the Government Fiscal Year Draws to a Close
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
For nearly 6 months, the Coronavirus pandemic has caused disruptions across nearly all industrial sectors, including the government contracting industry.  As contractors have attempted to respond to challenges in providing support to government customers, meeting[...]
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The 101 of 101: The Foundations of Government Contracting 1:00 pm
The 101 of 101: The Foundations of Government Contracting
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Foundational concepts and statutes The big procurement picture: Organization of the FAR Standard parts/sections of government contracts The importance of flow-downs for both primes and subs
Source Selection and Bid Protests: Pre- and Post-Award Considerations 2:00 pm
Source Selection and Bid Protests: Pre- and Post-Award Considerations
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CICA’s fundamental requirement of competition Understanding the key steps in the procurement process Pre-award protests: Preserving your rights to a fair competitive process Post-award protests: Available options and avoiding procedural pitfalls
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Update on OTAs 12:00 pm
Update on OTAs
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jason Workmaster of Miller & Chevalier Chartered will discuss everything OTAs, including a brief overview of the history of OTAs and important highlights and red flags to be aware of when contracting with the government[...]
Changes, Claims, and Terminations 1:00 pm
Changes, Claims, and Terminations
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Overview: Changes, claims, terminations Requests for Equitable Adjustment Contract Disputes Act Claims overview Differences Between CDA Claims and REAs Pursuing claims at COFC and Boards of Contract Appeals Sponsored claims Terminations for convenience Terminations for[...]
Small Businesses in Federal Government Contracting 2:00 pm
Small Businesses in Federal Government Contracting
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Framework for thinking about size and status in federal contracting Understanding the impact of small business regulations on large contractors  
State and Local Government: Contracting Risks and Opportunities 3:00 pm
State and Local Government: Contracting Risks and Opportunities
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Opportunity reviews Contract negotiation with state and local stakeholders State bid protests State and local performance disputes and claims  
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Impact and Potential Pitfalls of CARES Act / 3610 and PPP Flexibility Act on Government Contractors 12:30 pm
Impact and Potential Pitfalls of CARES Act / 3610 and PPP Flexibility Act on Government Contractors
Sep 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
This panel discussion will cover key provisions of the CARES Act passed in March 2020 and the PPP Flexibility Act passed in June 2020 that directly impacts government contractors. Key topics include Section 3610, PPP[...]
Costs and Pricing: No Contract is Really Final 1:00 pm
Costs and Pricing: No Contract is Really Final
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
FAR Part 31: Cost Principles Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Defective Pricing/Truthful Cost or Pricing Data Working with DCAA  
Data and Patent Rights When Contracting with the U.S. Government 2:00 pm
Data and Patent Rights When Contracting with the U.S. Government
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Who owns what and who gets a license – Allocation of rights to tech data and computer software Unique treatment of commercial items How to fight for your rights: Government IP disputes So what about[...]
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ABA Section of Public Contract Law State & Local Procurement Committee Meeting 11:00 am
ABA Section of Public Contract Law State & Local Procurement Committee Meeting
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Topic: Legal Aspects of Public Procurement Code: 171 154 8728 Password: dSJe5Ad5ag8
Become the Master of Your Master Construction Subcontract Agreements 1:00 pm
Become the Master of Your Master Construction Subcontract Agreements
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Construction attorneys and their clients are increasingly using master agreements, especially at the subcontract level, to become more efficient in their contract negotiations. When should contractors use master subcontract agreements? When should they be avoided?[...]
The Basics of Commercial Item Contracting and the GSA FSS Contract 1:00 pm
The Basics of Commercial Item Contracting and the GSA FSS Contract
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Understanding “commercial item” contracting What is a “commercial item”? Why does it matter? GSA Schedule contracts Overview of FSS contracts Compliance risk areas New developments
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Information Risk Management & Security 1:00 pm
Information Risk Management & Security
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Privacy requirements for government contractors Cybersecurity requirements for unclassified contracts Security requirements for classified contracts  
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Best Practices for Pursuing Government Contracting Opportunities: Lessons Learned from Bid Protests 12:00 pm
Best Practices for Pursuing Government Contracting Opportunities: Lessons Learned from Bid Protests
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Join Morrison Foerster for the sixth session in a monthly series covering the latest in government contracting, explaining the “why” and “how” of a particular legal problem, and lessons available from recent case decisions that[...]
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The Importance of Transparency: Efforts to Enforce Debarment Decisions 10:00 am
The Importance of Transparency: Efforts to Enforce Debarment Decisions
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
In this session of the Fifth International Debarment Colloquium, panelists will discuss how different debarment regimes ensure that debarred suppliers do not receive future contracts. In many jurisdictions, this takes the form of a public[...]
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CCPA: Preparing for 2020 Compliance with California’s Landmark Privacy Law 12:00 pm
CCPA: Preparing for 2020 Compliance with California’s Landmark Privacy Law
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Join Morgan Lewis to discuss CCPA and how to prepare for 2020 compliance with California’s landmark privacy law. This webinar is part of their 2020 Data Privacy and Protection Boot Camp series.
Complying with the Newly Finalized CCPA Regulations 12:00 pm
Complying with the Newly Finalized CCPA Regulations
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
This session will explore practical California Consumer Privacy Act implementation issues, including online advertising, service provider agreements, the definition of a sale of personal information, and the new private right of action for security breaches.[...]
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Spotting and Mitigating Enforcement Issues Concerning Cybersecurity-Related Controls and Disclosures 12:00 pm
Spotting and Mitigating Enforcement Issues Concerning Cybersecurity-Related Controls and Disclosures
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Join Morgan Lewis to discuss spotting and mitigating enforcement issues concerning cybersecurity-related controls and disclosures, This webinar is part of their 2020 Data Privacy and Protection Boot Camp series.
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CMMC Panel Discussion at HUBZone Small Business Virtual Summit 10:30 am
CMMC Panel Discussion at HUBZone Small Business Virtual Summit
Sep 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The final model for the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification came out earlier this year and it is moving full steam ahead whether you are ready or not. Tune in to find out[...]
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CMMC Is Coming – Are You Ready? Specific Implications for Native American Contractors 3:00 pm
CMMC Is Coming – Are You Ready? Specific Implications for Native American Contractors
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, if responded to proactively, will help you gain (or not lose) a competitive advantage. Are you ready to obtain CMMC? Is your IT infrastructure equipped? Join Baker Tilly and PilieroMazza[...]
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GDPR Hot Issues: Cookies, Data Transfers, and Enforcement Trends 12:00 pm
GDPR Hot Issues: Cookies, Data Transfers, and Enforcement Trends
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join Morgan Lewis’s Pulina Whitaker and Andrew J. Gray IV, and special legal consultant Dr. Axel Spies, to discuss GDPR hot issues: cookies, data transfers, and enforcement trends.
Ransomware 101 For Lawyers: Protection, Response and Recovery [CC] 1:00 pm
Ransomware 101 For Lawyers: Protection, Response and Recovery [CC]
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join speakers Dave Ries and Sherri Davidoff as they dive into ransomware. They will discuss what ransomware is, what to do if your firm is the victim of an attack, and best practices to prevent[...]
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The Section 889 “Huawei Ban”: Establishing a Compliance Plan and Looking Ahead 12:00 pm
The Section 889 “Huawei Ban”: Establishing a Compliance Plan and Looking Ahead
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
In accordance with a new FAR Interim Rule, government contractors are now required to represent after conducting a “reasonable inquiry” whether they use “covered telecommunications equipment or services” from certain companies believed to be owned[...]
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GovCon & Trade Webinar Series 1:00 pm
GovCon & Trade Webinar Series
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
On January 30, the Department of Defense released the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification outlining cyber security requirements that DoD contractors and sub-contractors must meet to certify they adequately satisfy the DoD standards. These new requirements[...]
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Getting Ready for CMMC 12:00 pm
Getting Ready for CMMC
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program is in the middle of its roll out. The program, designed for the Defense Industrial Base, will require all Defense contractors to obtain a third-party cybersecurity certification as a[...]
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CMMC Panel Discussion 11:30 am
CMMC Panel Discussion
Sep 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join the National Veteran Small Business Coalition to discuss the latest and greatest CMMC initiatives, requirements, and concerns. Some Panel Questions: When are businesses supposed to be CMMC compliant/certified by? At what level? At what[...]
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FCPA Compliance – Acquisitions, Integration & FCPA Audits 12:00 pm
FCPA Compliance – Acquisitions, Integration & FCPA Audits
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm
In general, when a company acquires another company, the successor company can be liable for the acquired company’s activities prior to acquisition. Michael Volkov of Volkov Law and Jonathan Marks of Baker Tilly, will discuss[...]
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Congressional and DOJ Investigations into Waste and Abuse Related to COVID-19 Relief Funds 12:00 pm
Congressional and DOJ Investigations into Waste and Abuse Related to COVID-19 Relief Funds
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Join Steptoe for an interactive discussion with Congressman Jamie Raskin and current and former senior staff from Capitol Hill and the Department of Justice on congressional and DOJ investigations into fraud and waste related to[...]
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Challenges in Corporate Governance: Positive Characteristics of Effective Boards and Red Flags of Less Effective Boards 5:30 pm
Challenges in Corporate Governance: Positive Characteristics of Effective Boards and Red Flags of Less Effective Boards
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the Business and Finance Law Program and the GW School of Business Institute for Corporate Responsibility for a panel on positive characteristics of effective boards and red flags of less effective boards. Moderator Hon.[...]
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The PPP Loan Program: The Pitfalls of Taking Government Relief Money 12:00 pm
The PPP Loan Program: The Pitfalls of Taking Government Relief Money
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Paycheck Protection Program, established by the CARES Act and implemented by the Small Business Administration with support from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, was designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses[...]
2020 OFFCP Refresh and Reset 2:00 pm
2020 OFFCP Refresh and Reset
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
With EEO-1 and VETS reporting upon us, government contractors should take the time now to ensure they are compliant with their OFCCP obligations. In this one-hour webinar, PilieroMazza’s Sara Nasseri and BOOST’s Nicole Ferritto will[...]
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Foreign Corrupt Practices: Representing Businesses Doing International Work [CC] 1:00 pm
Foreign Corrupt Practices: Representing Businesses Doing International Work [CC]
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join authors Robert W. Tarun and Peter P. Tomczak as they present a comprehensive analysis of potential FCPA liabilities and sound practical suggestions as to how to deal with them. This webinar will offer guidance[...]
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Small Business Subcontracting Plans and Flow Down Causes Demystified 12:00 pm
Small Business Subcontracting Plans and Flow Down Causes Demystified
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Small Business Subcontracting Plans are an underappreciated compliance risk for prime contractors and opportunity for small business subcontractors. Likewise, understanding which clauses should be flowed down from a prime contract to a subcontractor can have[...]
Procurement Fraud and Enforcement 2:00 pm
Procurement Fraud and Enforcement
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
False Claims Act and mandatory disclosure Suspension and debarment Key compliance issues for contractors Unique labor and employment requirements  
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