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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.

Speakers include the Honorable Mary Ellen Coster Williams of the United States Court of Federal Claims, the Honorable Stephanie Cates-Harman of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and the Honorable Carol Park-Conroy previously of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and now with JAMS. Panelists will discuss the role of litigation, mediation, and arbitration in the resolution of government contract cost disputes; the role of US GAAP in cost allowability disputes; and the role of the Defense Contract Audit Agency.

This one-day program, presented by FEI’s Committee on Government Business, will connect financial executives of government contractors with thought leaders who will provide updates and insights focused on government contracting, cost accounting standards, and business systems regulations, with topics including:

  • Government Contracting Accounting and Auditing Issues
  • Regulatory Spotlight
  • Business Systems/Technology for Government Contractors
  • Cybersecurity

The conference will provide networking and continuing professional education (CPE) credits to financial professionals who work with government entities and professionals who need to stay current on legal issues related to government contract cost accounting requirements.

FEI’s Committee on Government Business initiates studies and develops positions on existing and proposed legislation and regulations affecting accounting principles, standards, practices, and rules that must be followed by businesses providing goods and services to the Federal sector.

For more information, to view the agenda, or to register, visit