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DC Bar CLE Webinar: Top 10 Things You Should Know About Government Contracts 2020

Stephen D. Knight of Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC will teach a DC Bar CLE webinar course, "Top 10 Things You Should Know About Government Contracts 2020," on Thursday, July 9, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 

Top 10 Things You Should Know About Government Contracts 2020 

Webinar Date and Time: Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

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.  Moreover, companies doing business with the federal government must be prepared to face audits, investigations, and allegations of fraud. Join us as our knowledgeable and experienced presenter provides a basic overview of the top ten major issues every practitioner needs to know. 
Among the topics he will discuss are:
  • The significance of doing business on federal government money
  • An overview of the Federal Acquisition Regulation
  • The significance of contract types: cost type v. fixed price type
  • Specific requirements for accounting, estimating and pricing, ethics, subcontracts, conflicts of interest, recordkeeping, changes, and terminations
  • Contract and subcontract modifications
  • The role of the federal government contracting officer
  • Contract closing
  • Auditors, inspectors general, and prosecutors
  • The significance of legislative and regulatory developments.
Faculty: Stephen D. Knight, Member, Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC

Credits: 3.0 Credit Hours

For more information or to register for this course, click here.