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2 KBR Cases Illuminate Kickback Risks For Contractors

2 Recent KBR Cases Illuminate Kickback Risks For Contractors - By John S. Pachter

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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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Case Note: ASBCA Rejects Government's Four Damages Theories In Recent Defective Pricing Case. By Stephen D. Knight.

Case Note: ASBCA Rejects Government's Four Damages Theories In Recent Defective Pricing Case. By Stephen D. Knight. 

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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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Differing Site Condition Claims: What Is Below the Surface of Exculpatory Clauses or Other Disclaimers?

Differing Site Condition Claims: What Is Below the Surface of Exculpatory Clauses or Other Disclaimers? - Smith Pachter McWhorter's Owen S. Walker published a recent article in the Procurement Lawyer, Volume 48, Number 4, Summer 2013, about the potential effects of exculpatory clauses or other disclaimers on the Differing Site Condition clause.

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Best Lawyers in America 2013 Edition Recognizes Firm's Expertise in Construction Law and Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation

Best Lawyers in America 2013 Edition Recognizes Smith Pachter McWhorter Attorneys for Expertise in Construction Law and Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation

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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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Fifth Circuit Holds Contractors Subject to Vicarious Liability for Employees Engaged in Kickbacks

Fifth Circuit Holds Contractors Subject to Vicarious Liability for Employees Engaged in Kickbacks - By John S. Pachter 

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Chambers 2013 Ranks Smith Pachter McWhorter and its Members among the top Construction and Government Contract Firms

Chambers 2013 has ranked Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC amongst the Top Tiers for Government Contracts and Construction law.  Chambers USA’s identifies America’s leading lawyers as the best in their fields by their peers and clients.

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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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Case Note: Space Gateway Support, LLC, ASBCA No. 55608, January 29, 2013 by Richard C. Johnson and Richard H. Snyder.

Case Note: Space Gateway Support, LLC, ASBCA No. 55608, January 29, 2013 by Richard C. Johnson and Richard H. Snyder.

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The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the leading association for the construction industry, has re-appointed Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC Member Edmund M. Amorosi to the National AGC Committee on International Construction

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has re-appointed Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC Member Edmund M. Amorosi to the National AGC Committee on International Construction

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Smith Pachter McWhorter Attorneys Recognized By Super Lawyers for 2013

Super Lawyers 2013 honors Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC attorneys for their achievements and expertise in their areas of practice

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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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The Winter 2013 Issue of The Procurement Lawyer Features a Q&A with John S. Pachter

John S. Pachter Featured in The Procurement Lawyer.  The Winter 2013 issue of the Procurement Lawyer published by the ABA Section of Public Contract Law features a question and answer discussion with John S. Pachter, first recipient of the Allan J. Joseph Award.  The award  recognizes “exceptional effort and accomplishments” as well as “extraordinary contributions” to the Section of Public Contract Law.  John offers his reflections on activities and personalities of the Section of Public Contract Law during the past 46 years.  The full article is available here.   

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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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GAO Report on Significant Bid Protests and Statistics for Fiscal Year 2012

The Government Accountability Office issues report discussing bid protest statistics for fiscal years 2008-2012 and highlighting the significant decsions from 2012.  The full report can be found here.

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Establishing The Record In Court Of Federal Claims Bid Protests

Establishing The Record In Court Of Federal Claims Bid Protests - Jonathan D. Shaffer, Mary Pat Buckenmeyer, and Zachary D. Prince have published a new Briefing Papers article about the importance of the composition of the administrative record in the resolution of a bid protest before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.  The full article is available here.

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Edmund M. Amorosi Appointed to the Council of the Virginia Bar Association’s Section on Construction and Public Contracts Law

Edmund M. Amorosi Appointed to the Council of the Virginia Bar Association’s Section on Construction and Public Contracts Law

At the 123rd Annual Meeting of the Virginia Bar Association on January 24-26, 2013 in Williamsburg, Virginia, Edmund M. Amorosi was appointed as a member of the Council of the VBA’s Section on Construction and Public Contracts Law.  The VBA describes the role of the Construction and Public Contracts Law Section as “monitoring, initiating and promoting legislation that affects the construction industry and matters of public contracts law” before the Virginia General Assembly.  In addition to legislative initiatives, the Section presents an annual continuing legal education seminar, usually held each winter at the Annual Meeting of the VBA in Williamsburg.  The Section typically presents an educational program at the VBA’s Summer Meeting.  Richard F. Smith, Of Counsel, preceded Mr. Amorosi on the Council.

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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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