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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 attendees with thought leaders who will provide updates and insights focused on government contracting, cost accounting standards and business systems regulations, with topics including:

  • The Legality of Cost and Audit
  • Cyber Security and the Supply Chain
  • Cost Sharing and Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs)
  • Internal/External Restructuring Costs Roundtable

The CPE accredited program discussions are led by legal experts specializing in government contracting, esteemed judges, government experts, and senior executives from companies such as Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Perspecta, Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Laboratory, PwC and Cytellix.

The Conference on Government Business targets financial professionals who work with federal government entities and professionals in government who need to stay current on legal issues and regulatory requirements effecting government contracting. The sessions are developed by FEI’s Committee on Government Business, the team responsible for analyzing legislation and regulations affecting accounting standards and practices followed by businesses servicing the Federal sector. 

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