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Smith Pachter Hosts ACC NCR Procurement Collusion Strike Force Program

Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region

Smith Pachter McWhorter Members John S. Pachter and Cormac T. Connor will lead a webcast panel discussion with G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, and Patricia Becker, Deputy General Counsel of Chemring Group PLC, on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Procurement Collusion Strike Force (PCSF) and implications for government contractors.

Hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) National Capital Region, the ACC NCR Government Contractors Forum program panel will discuss the Strike Force’s top priorities and provide in-house counsel with measures to avoid running afoul of antitrust laws.

In the fall of 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the formation of a Procurement Collusion Strike Force aimed at “deterring, detecting, investigating, and prosecuting antitrust crimes, including bid-rigging and price fixing conspiracies that undermine competition in government procurement.”  As the PCSF nears its first anniversary, this program will review the operational background of the Strike Force, including its objectives and the kinds of issues and business practices that could draw the PCSF’s scrutiny. 

The panel will review the PCSF’s investigative track record over the past year and discuss possible priorities for the coming year. The program will address legal risks and consequences, as well as suggestions to prevent your company and personnel from engaging in the types of anti-competitive activity the PCSF is investigating. 


Thursday, October 8, 2020
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Webcast Only


John S. Pachter, Member, Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC
Cormac T. Connor, Member, Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC
Patricia Becker, Deputy General Counsel, Chemring Group PLC
G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia

CLE: 1.5 hours of VA MCLE credit pending.


*Complimentary registration for in-house counsel by selecting “Speaker– Guest” as registration type.