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DC Bar Panel Program: Preserving Client Privileges and Confidences During Internal Investigations

Iris E. Bennett and Cormac T. Connor will be speaking at the upcoming DC Bar Panel Program webinar, "Preserving Your Client’s Privileges and Confidences During Internal Investigations," on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Panel speakers include: Allison Barlotta, Booz Allen Hamilton; Iris Bennett, Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC; Cormac Connor, Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC; and Courtney Edmonds, Leidos.

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ARTBA 12th Annual Virtual Law & Regulatory Forum: Recent Developments in Construction Law

Brian J. Vella, Kathryn T. Muldoon Griffin, Jacob B. Bolinger and Max G. Terhar will be presenting on the topic of "Recent Developments in Construction Law" at the upcoming American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) 12th Annual Virtual Law & Regulatory Forum held live online June 3-4, 2020.

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John Pachter Speaking on Panel at ABA Debarment & Suspension Committee Meeting

Smith Pachter McWhorter member John S. Pachter will be a panelist at the upcoming American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law Debarment & Suspension Committee meeting presenting on the topic of "Ins & Outs of Affiliation & Imputation Principles,” held on Friday, May 22, 2020.

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Federal News Network Interviews Edmund Amorosi on Emergency Procurement on Federal News Radio, WFED, 1500AM

Federal News Network interviewed Edmund Amorosi on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin on Federal News Radio, WFED, 1500AM: "Procurement rules can trip up agencies in emergencies, but permissions exist," which aired on May 13, 2020.

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FAR 2020 Part 19: Small Business Programs Webinar Features Speakers Zachary Prince and Daniel Ramish in Get FAR Sighted Series

Zachary D. Prince and Daniel H. Ramish served as guest speakers on the FAR 2020 - Part 19 - Small Business Programs program as part of the "Get "FAR" Sighted In 2020" weekly webinar series hosted by federal procurement consultants Jennifer Schaus & Associates, based in Washington, D.C. 

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Jonathan Shaffer and Todd Garland to Conduct Federal Publications Seminars® Webinar on Federal Bid Protest Mitigation: Avoidance and Defenses

On May 28, 2020, Smith Pachter McWhorter attorneys Jonathan D. Shaffer and Todd M. Garland will present a CLE webinar on “Federal Bid Protest Mitigation - Avoidance and Defenses,” highlighting government procurement issues that result in protests and provide lessons learned from recent bid protest decisions.

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Webinar: Practical Guidance for Federal Contractors Navigating a COVID-19 Environment

Smith Pachter McWhorter, Jackson Lewis and BDO will host a webinar on "Practical Guidance for Federal Contractors Navigating a COVID-19 Environment" on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m., addressing important issues related to stay-at-home mandates, non-essential business closures and restrictions, and orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic impacting employers.  Federal government contractors face additional challenges with agency, contract or site-specific closures or restrictions impacting their ability to continue work as usual.  At the same time Congress is enacting laws expanding paid and unpaid leave for certain workers, directing federal agencies to consider reimbursement of paid leave for certain government contractors, and providing additional unemployment benefits, loans and tax incentives. Panelists will address questions on these and other issues impacting contractors.

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Armani Vadiee Moderating Panel on Other Transaction Authority Procurements at the ABA Section of Public Contract Law Federal Procurement Institute

Armani Vadiee Moderating Panel on Other Transaction Authority Procurements at the ABA Section of Public Contract Law Federal Procurement Institute: "Contracting for Innovation: Leveraging Alternative Procurement Vehicles to Deliver Capability at the Speed of Relevance,” at the ABA Section of Public Contract Law 26th Annual Federal Procurement Institute (FPI) on March 13, 2020, in Annapolis, MD. 

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John Pachter to Present at Transatlantic Conference on Public Contract Administration

John S. Pachter will be a panelist at the Transatlantic Conference on Public Contract Administration to be held on September 20, 2020, at the University of Warsaw. Mr. Pachter’s panel will discuss effective contract dispute resolution systems (including ADR methods) in advancing innovative and environmentally sustainable procurement.

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John Pachter to Present at the King’s College London – GWU Law School Annual Transatlantic Symposium on Public Procurement Law

John S. Pachter will present as a panelist at the King’s College, London – George Washington University Law School Annual Transatlantic Symposium on Public Procurement Law on March 16, 2020, at King’s College in London. The conference will focus on “Conflicts in Public Contract Administration:  Shared Lessons.” Mr. Pachter will be speaking on a panel entitled, the “U.S. Experience:  Linking Contract Award to Performance Through Standardized Clauses and Dispute Resolution — and Fraud.”

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Stephen D. Knight Moderating Judges Panel at FEI Conference on Government Business

Smith Pachter McWhorter attorney Stephen D. Knight will moderate a judges panel on “The Legality of Cost and Audit,” at the Financial Executives International (FEI) Conference on Government Business on February 4, 2020, at the District of Columbia Bar in Washington, D.C.

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John Pachter Presents on Most Important Government Contract Decisions of the Year at ABA Public Contract Law Section Panel

John S. Pachter will be presenting as a panelist at the ABA Public Contract Law Section - Contract Claims & Disputes Resolution Committee Annual Meeting on the Most Important Government Contract Decisions of the Year on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, in Washington, D.C.

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Ashley Amen and Daniel Ramish to Present on Prime-Subcontractor Disputes at ABA Public Contract Law Section Meeting

Ashley Barbera Amen and Daniel Ramish will present on the topic of Prime-Subcontractor Disputes: How to Avoid Them, and How to Resolve Them, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in Washington, D.C., at a panel hosted by the ABA Section of Public Contract Law, Contract Claims and Dispute Resolution and Subcontracting, Teaming, and Strategic Alliances Committees. 

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SPM Attorneys to Conduct a CLE Webinar on Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) Issues

On November 12, 2019, Smith Pachter McWhorter attorneys Jonathan D. Shaffer and Todd M. Garland will present a webinar on organizational conflicts of interest (“OCIs”).

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SPM Attorneys to Present a CLE on a Recent Supreme Court Decision Involving the Freedom of Information Act, Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media

On October 1, 2019, Thompson Reuters’ West LegalEd Center will broadcast a webinar featuring Smith Pachter McWhorter attorneys Edmund M. Amorosi and Daniel H. Ramish in which they will discuss an important Supreme Court decision affecting government contractors

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Course on Government Contract Claims

On October 22-23, 2019, Smith Pachter McWhorter attorney Edmund M. Amorosi will teach a course entitled, "Preparing and Defending Government Contract Claims" hosted by Federal Publications Seminars, Inc. in the Washington, D.C. area. 

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Government Contracting Small Business Trends: Business Issues, Protests and Appeals

On September 10, 2019, Smith Pachter McWhorter attorney Jonathan Shaffer will present a panel/webinar on federal small business contracting issues at the District of Columbia Bar.

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Iris Bennett Speaking at NACDL 2019 West Coast White Collar Conference

White Collar Partner Iris Bennett is scheduled to speak at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2019 West Coast White Collar Conference on June 20, 2019, in Santa Monica, CA. 

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Event: NCMA DC Special Programs: Price/Cost Realism in Federal Procurement

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC Member Armani Vadiee, Esq. and Todd M. Garland, Esq. will present at the National Contract Management Association, Washington D.C. chapter event regarding price/cost realism evaluations and preparing successful proposals.

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Government Contracting Small Business Trends: Business Issues, Protests and Appeals

On May 7, 2019 Smith Pachter McWhorter attorney Jonathan Shaffer will present a panel/webinar on federal small business contracting issues at the District of Columbia Bar.

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Iris E. Bennett, Jennifer Mattis, Brenda Morris, and Catherine Kane Ronis to present on Ethics Issues in Internal Investigations and in Responding to Government Investigations at the 2018 Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference in Washington, D.C.

SPM Member Iris Bennett to be on CLE panel on Ethical Issues in Internal Investigations and in Responding to Government Investigations at the 2018 Women, Influence & Power in Law conference, held in Washington, D.C. 

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EVENT: Government Contractors Forum: A Roadmap for Managing DCAA Audits

SPM's Stephen D. Knight will present at the Association of Corporate Counsel NCR Government Contractors Forum: A Roadmap for Managing DCAA Audits.  

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EVENT: The World Bank Group and the Global Fight Against Corruption: Sanctions, Monitoring and Compliance Mentoring

SPM's Iris Bennett will speak at a DC Bar panel on World Bank sanctions, monitoring, and compliance mentoring on May 9, 2018.

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Government Contracts Basics: Bid Protests Course - May 16, 2018 at DC Bar

SPM attorneys will teach a course at the DC Bar that addresses the procedural and substantive rules and practices governing bid protests.

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SPM Attorneys Present Panel to the DC Bar

SPM attorneys Dan Rounds, Owen Walker, and Ashley Amen presented a panel on Government Contract Basics: Claims and Disputes to the DC Bar.   

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Smith Pachter McWhorter/Association of Corporate Counsel, National Capital Region, Government Contractors Forum presentation on government investigations: July 12, 2017 12-2pm, at SPM Offices

Smith Pachter McWhorter/Association of Corporate Counsel, National Capital Region, Government Contractors Forum presentation on government investigations: July 12, 2017 12-2pm, at SPM Offices
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SPM conducts Anti-corruption Compliance Workshops in Brazil

SPM's White Collar practice group conduct anti-corruption compliance workshops in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 23-25, 2017,

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Cost Allowability Course - April 19 and 20, 2017 at SPM

Cost Allowability - Join highly experienced faculty for this practical and informative two-day program focusing on cost allowability, allocability, and reasonableness under the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

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Smith Pachter McWhorter is participating in the 2017 Legal Food Frenzy

Smith Pachter McWhorter is proud to participate in the 2017 Legal Food Frenzy, a food and fund drive sponsored by the Attorney General of Virginia, the Young Lawyers Division of The Virginia Bar Association, and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks. 

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The Government Audit Process: Limitations and Considerations

The Government Audit Process: Limitations and Considerations presented by the Government Contracts Section of the Fairfax Bar Association

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SPM Attorneys to Speak at Jackson Lewis Government Contractor Employment Law Symposium

Government Contractor Employment Law Symposium March 16, 2017. SPM Attorneys John Cook, Erica Geibel, Armani Vadiee, and Owen Walker and Will be Guest Speakers at Jackson Lewis Government Contractor Employment Law Symposium

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Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association, Inc. presents: The Executive Policy Forum on E-Discovery

Smith Pachter McWhorter hosts BCABA members for a conversation addressing current issues in E-Discovery at the Boards, including preservation responsibilities and the proportionality of discovery requests.

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Texas Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on Implementation of “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Regulations

On October 24, 2016, a federal judge blocked the nation-wide implementation of portions of the controversial “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” regulations. 

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Government Contractors Forum: Safe Passage or Stormy Seas - Managing Risk in Prime-Subcontract Disputes Involving Pass-Through Claims

Government Contractors Forum: Safe Passage or Stormy Seas - Managing Risk in Prime-Subcontract Disputes Involving Pass-Through Claims

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Iris E. Bennett, panellist on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act at the 2016 Women, Influence & Power in Law conference, held in Washington, D.C.

Iris E. Bennett, panellist on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act at the 2016 Women, Influence & Power in Law conference, held in Washington, D.C.

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Federal Publications Seminars Course: Price and Cost Realism in Government Contracting

Instructors Armani Vadiee of Smith Pachter McWhorter and Robert Craig of BDO are presenting a Federal Publications Seminars course on Price and Cost Realism in Government Contracting on December 8-9, 2015, in Denver, Colorado.

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SPM Presentation: Top 10 Things You Should Know About Government Contracts

Steven D. Knight presents on the "Top 10 Things You Should Know About Government Contracts" at the DC Bar on Tuesday, March 26, 2016. The federal government is unlike any other customer that a company can have. Not only must contracts with the federal government contain specific clauses promulgated as regulations, but those clauses provide the federal government with rights that would be labeled “breach” in commercial contracts.

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SPM Presentation: Forming Government Contracts: Understanding the Players and the Process

Smith Pachter McWhorter's Jonathan D. Shaffer presents a new class, "Forming Government Contracts: Understanding the Players and the Process," which focuses on the statutes and regulations governing the government’s ability to contract; the authority of the contracting officer; the IFB (invitation for bid) and RFP (request for proposal) process; organizational conflicts of interest; role of bid protests; and responsibilities of the contractor. 

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Price and Cost Realism in Government Contracting Course

Instructors Armani Vadiee of Smith Pachter McWhorter and Robert Craig of BDO are presenting a Federal Publications Seminars course on Price and Cost Realism in Government Contracting on December 8-9, 2015, in Denver, Colorado.

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Government Contractors Forum: Contracting With State and Local Governments - Navigating the Patchwork Quilt of Rules and Regulations

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) National Capital Region will host the Government Contractors Forum: "Contracting With State and Local Governments - Navigating the Patchwork Quilt of Rules and Regulations" seminar presented by Members Edmund M. Amorosi and Jonathan D. Shaffer of Smith Pachter McWhorter, PLC, and Jason Barlow, Corporate Counsel for Public Sector and Commercial Law of Salesforce, on July 8, 2015.

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Richard Johnson and Armani Vadiee Present on “Afghan Taxes, Business Registration, and Cost Recovery – A Step-by-Step Guide” Webinar

Richard C. Johnson and Armani Vadiee will be presenters on a Federal Publications Seminars webinar entitled, “Afghan Taxes, Business Registration, and Cost Recovery – A Step-by-Step Guide” which will take place on June 3, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. 

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John S. Pachter Remarks from Federal Circuit Bar Association Government Contracting Summit Panel Topic: Implied Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

John S. Pachter recorded remarks from the Implied Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Panel at the Federal Circuit Bar Association Government Contracting Summit, held on April 18, 2015.

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Gregory Smith Teaching Cost Accounting Standards Course

Gregory A. Smith will be co-teaching a Federal Publications Seminars course on Cost Accounting Standards at the Executive Conference & Training Center in Sterling, Virginia, on August 13, 2014.

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WMACCA Government Contractors Forum: Independent Monitors - How To Avoid Them and How To Live With Them

Iris E. Bennett and Sean J. Hartigan of Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC will be presenting on an upocming panel with an in-house panelist at the ACC WMACCA Government Contractors Forum: Independent Monitors - How To Avoid Them and How To Live With Them. The panel will be moderated by John S. Pachter of Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC.

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Cost and Price Realism in Government Contracting Course Taught by Armani Vadiee

Armani Vadiee will co-teach a Federal Publications Seminars course on Cost and Price Realism in Government Contracting on June 19-20, 2014, in Washington, D.C. and on December 2-3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

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Jonathan Shaffer Speaking on Hot Topics in State and Local Procurement: Bid Protests at the 2014 ABA State and Local Procurement Symposium

Jonathan D. Shaffer will speak on Hot Topics in State and Local Procurement: Bid Protests at the April 24-25, 2014 American Bar Association State and Local Procurement Symposium in Asheville, North Carolina. 

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Stephen D. Knight to Speak at ACI’s 5th Annual Advanced Forum on DCAA Audits

Stephen D. Knight will present the opening remarks at ACI’s 5th Annual Advanced Forum on DCAA Audits on November 5-6, 2013 at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, VA. 

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Smith Pachter McWhorter Will Host a WMACCA Government Contractors Forum Presentation: Executives in DCAA Crosshairs - New Limits on Executive Compensation - September 18, 2013

WMACCA Government Contractors Forum Presentation: Executives in DCAA Crosshairs - New Limits on Executive Compensation - September 18, 2013

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ABA Section of Public Contract Law 2013 Annual Meeting

The American Bar Associations's Section of Public Contract Law 2013 Annual Meeting wil be held in San Francisco, CA, August 9-12.   

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Stephen D. Knight will be speaking at the U.S. Defence Contracting and FAR Compliance in Europe Conference in London, sponsored by ACI, June 25-28.

Stephen D. Knight will be speaking at the U.S. Defence Contracting and FAR Compliance in Europe Conference in London, sponsored by ACI, June 25-28.

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Armani Vadiee will Co-teach A Course on Price And Cost Realism In Government Contracting, June 13-14, 2013 Waterview Conference Center at CEB Arlington, VA

Armani Vadiee will co-teach a course entitled Price And Cost Realism In Government Contracting, June 13-14, 2013 at the Waterview Conference Center at CEB in Arlington, VA.

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Richard F. Smith and Brian J. Vella will Present at the Upcoming Virginia Chapter of the Architectural Woodwork Institute Meeting

Richard F. Smith and Brian J. Vella will present at the upcoming Virginia Chapter of the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) on March 20th in Charlottesville, VA. 

The presentation will discusss construction contracts and Mr. Vella will cover building a contract “check-list” and Mr. Smith will discuss arbitration and mediation as an option for the woodworker.  

The meeting announcement can be found here

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Developments in Arbitration Law - Edmund M. Amorosi Presents at the Virginia Bar Association’s 123rd Winter Meeting

Developments in Arbitration Law Presented by Edmund M. Amorosi at the Virginia Bar Association’s 123rd Winter Meeting.

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