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December 2015

Government Contracts Issue Update

“Federal Circuit Year-In-Review 2014: Where Rubber Meets the Road”
Brian Walsh, Tara L. Ward, Gary S. Ward, Authors
Public Contract Law Journal, Vol. 44, No. 4
Summer 2015

“A Bad Day for Proposal Consultants – GAO Finds Agency May Reasonably Prohibit Use of Consultants for Proposal Preparation Purposes”
Paul F. Khoury, Brian Walsh, Authors
Pratt’s Government Contracting Law Report
September  2015          

“USAID Grant Regulations Continue USAID’s Practice of Treating Foreign Organizations Differently Than U.S.-Based Grantees & Clarify Which Cost Principles Apply to For-Profit Grant Recipients”
Brian Walsh, Margaret E. Matavich, Authors
Wiley Rein Alerts
September 23, 2015

“‘Offered for Sale’ Headed for the Scrap Heap? Proposed DFARS Rule May Change Requirements for Commercial Item Determinations and Price Reasonableness Evaluations”
Nicole J. Owren-Wiest, Author
Pratt’s Government Contracting Law Report
October 2015             

“View from Wiley Rein: SBA Opens Its Arms to More Large Businesses to Help Foster Its Small Business Mission”
John R. Prairie, George E. Petel, Authors
Bloomberg BNA’s Federal Contracts Report
October 6, 2015          

“Claims, Disputes, and Terminations”
Paul F. Khoury, Moderator
PubKLaw Year in Review
October 15, 2015 ǀ Washington, DC

“Contract Claims and Appeals: Practice Tips and Perspectives from Young Lawyers”
Tara L. Ward, Panelist
ABA Section of Public Contract Law Young Lawyers Committee and Contract Claims and Dispute Resolution Committee Program
October 21, 2015 ǀ Washington, DC

“View from Wiley Rein: The Federal Circuit’s (Accidental?) Expansion of Interested Party Status in Tinton Falls Lodging Realty, Inc. v. United States”
Phillip J. Davis, Brian Walsh, Nina S. Rustgi, Authors
Bloomberg BNA’s Federal Contracts Report
October 27, 2015       

“Reaching Out Without Getting Burned: Understanding the Impact of the TCPA on Health Plan Member Communications”
Dorthula H. Powell-Woodson, Rachel A. Alexander, Authors
Privacy In Focus
November 2015

“Building Bridges to Succeed in Federal Contracting and Grants”
Tara L. Ward, Co-Chair, Nicole J. Owren-Wiest, Speaker
ABA Section of Public Contract Law Fall Education Program
November 12-13, 2015 ǀ Charleston, SC

“Individual Accountability and Corporate Wrongdoing: New Policy Memo from Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates”
George E. Petel, Speaker
ABA Section of Public Contract Law Council Meeting
November 14, 2015 ǀ Charleston, South Carolina

“Contract Claims Quantum: Claims Pricing 101”
John R. Prairie, Speaker
ABA Public Contracts Law Section, Young Lawyers Committee and the Accounting, Cost & Pricing Committee
November 18, 2015 ǀ Washington, DC

“The Opportunities and Risks of GSA Schedule Contracting”
Kevin J. Maynard, Speaker
Federal Publications Seminars
November 19, 2015 ǀ San Jose, CA

“Federal Contract Claims and Appeals Practice: An Introduction”
Tara L. Ward, Speaker
ABA Center for Professional Development and Section of Public Contract Law
November 20, 2015                     

“Mitigating Fraud Risks Throughout the Grants Life Cycle: A View From Both Sides of the Table”
John R. Prairie, Speaker
Federal Publications Seminars
December 3, 2015 ǀ Washington, DC

“Intellectual Property Panel”
Nicole J. Owren-Wiest, Speaker
Federal Bar Association North Alabama Chapter: 43rd Annual Symposium on Government Acquisition
December 2, 2015 ǀ Huntsville, AL

“Cost & Pricing: Commercial Pricing and Other Recent Developments”
Nicole J. Owren-Wiest, Speaker
Federal Bar Association North Alabama Chapter: 43rd Annual Symposium on Government Acquisition
December 2, 2014 ǀ Huntsville, AL

“Small Business Size Protests”
John R. Prairie, Speaker
ABA Public Contracts Law Section, Contract Claims and Dispute Resolution Committee and the Small Business and Other Socioeconomic Programs Committee
December 9, 2015 ǀ Washington, DC 

“Small Business Issues”
John R. Prairie, Speaker
ABA Public Contracts Law Section, Bid Protest Committee and Small Business and Other Socioeconomic Programs Committee
December 14, 2014 ǀ Washington, DC

“View From Wiley Rein: Best Practices for Finding and Obtaining Federal Grants”
Tara L. Ward, Margaret E. Matavich Authors
Bloomberg BNA’s Federal Contracts Report
December 15, 2015      

Committee meeting on the challenges associated with application of the Service Contract Act to contracts for commercial services
Eric W. Leonard, Speaker
2015 ABA Public Contracts Commercial Products Committee
January 21, 2016 ǀ Washington, DC

“Significant Developments in Regulations Controlling Government Contracts”
Rand L. Allen, Speaker
West 2015 Year in Review Conference
February 16, 2016 ǀ Washington, DC

“Effective Trial Techniques”
Paul F. Khoury, Panelist
Court of Federal Claims Judicial Conference
May 3, 2016 ǀ Washington, DC