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February 2017

Government Contracts Issue Update

Free Lunch Often Tastes Terrible: Dealing With Inappropriate Use of Firm Fixed-Price Contracts
Richard B. O’Keeffe, Jr.
Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report
December 20, 2016 

What Major Actual and Proposed Legislative Changes Mean for Complying Firms’ Positions
Roderick L. Thomas, Speaker
ACI’s 4th Advanced Forum on False Claims & Qui Tam Enforcement
January 31, 2017 | New York, NY 

Litigating CDA Claims Involving Protected, Proprietary or Sensitive Information
John R. Prairie, Panelist
ABA Section of Public Contract, Contract Claims and Disputes Resolution Committee
February 8, 2017 | Washington, DC 

SBA Expands Mentor-Protégé Program to All Small Businesses
George E. Petel, Moderator; John R. Prairie, Panelist
ABA Section of Public Contract Law Webinar
February 9, 2017 | Online 

Statutes & Regulations
Rand L. Allen, Speaker
West’s Government Contracts Year in Review Conference
February 15, 2017 | Washington, DC 

Government Contracts Forum: International Compliance Challenges in 2017 – What Government Contractors Need to Know
Ralph J. Caccia and John R. Shane, Speakers
Association of Corporate Counsel
February 28, 2017 | Mclean, VA 

Bad Things Happen to Good Employees:  Sound Planning is the Best Way to Mitigate the Risks of Unexpected Key Personnel Attrition
Tara L. Ward and Richard B. O’Keeffe, Jr.
Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report
February 2017 

Government Contractors Deal with the Uncertain Shadow of Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar
Paul F. Khoury, Ralph J. Caccia, and Shane B. Kelly
Procurement Lawyer
Winter 2017 

23rd Annual Federal Procurement Institute—Riding the Next Wave: Bid Protests
Brian Walsh, Moderator
American Bar Association Public Contract Law Section
March 17, 2017 | Annapolis, MD 

Orlando Government Contracts Week—Grants Accounting & Compliance
Brian Walsh and Kendra P. Norwood, Panelists
Federal Publications Seminars
March 22, 2017 

A Data-Driven Look at the GAO Protest System
Paul F. Khoury, Brian Walsh, and Gary S. Ward
Pratt’s Government Contracting Law Report Vol. 3 No. 3
March 2017 

FAR Council Issues Interim Rule Implementing Paid Sick Leave Executive Order
Eric W. Leonard, Craig Smith, and Nina Rustgi
Pratt’s Government Contracting Law Report Vol. 3 No. 3
March 2017 

Current Enforcement Environment for Federal Grantees
John R. Prairie and Brian Walsh
NGMA’s 2017 Annual Grants Training
April 20, 2017 

Forum on Government Procurement Law
Rand L. Allen
May 10 -12, 2017 | Leesburg, VA