National Forum On

Government Contracting Compliance For Commercial Companies

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

About

Learn how to stay compliant and competitive in a highly-scrutinized environment

With the US government purchasing $265 billion dollars worth of commercial goods and services in 2005 alone, government contracting can be extremely rewarding for many commercial companies. Yet, while the financial rewards can be great, many risks are associated with doing business with the federal government as well. For one, businesses must strictly adhere to a myriad of complicated rules and regulations or risk facing severe administrative, civil, and even criminal penalties. And, with audits on the rise, companies large and small are finding themselves the targets of grueling investigations and enforcement actions.

This American Conference Institute publication on National Forum on Government Contracting Compliance for Commercial Companies will provide you with the critical information you need to set up effective internal controls to ensure your company’s government contract compliance while competing in the federal marketplace. Benefit from the practical perspective of seasoned in-house executives from Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, Nortel, Teledyne Technologies and many others. Get an update on enforcement priorities from senior government officials from the General Services Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Plus, gain valuable insights on:

  • Creating and enforcing an effective compliance program for your company
  • Protecting your rights during a government audit
  • Adhering to ethical standards while contracting with the federal government
  • Ensuring compliance with domestic preference laws and the False Claims Act
  • Understanding your options in the event of a dispute or contract termination
  • Reducing the risks associated with subcontracting and teaming agreements
  • Complying with socio-economic provisions in federal commercial contracting
  • Negotiating favorable terms in your GSA Schedules contract

Contents & Contributors

About

Learn how to stay compliant and competitive in a highly-scrutinized environment

With the US government purchasing $265 billion dollars worth of commercial goods and services in 2005 alone, government contracting can be extremely rewarding for many commercial companies. Yet, while the financial rewards can be great, many risks are associated with doing business with the federal government as well. For one, businesses must strictly adhere to a myriad of complicated rules and regulations or risk facing severe administrative, civil, and even criminal penalties. And, with audits on the rise, companies large and small are finding themselves the targets of grueling investigations and enforcement actions.

This American Conference Institute publication on National Forum on Government Contracting Compliance for Commercial Companies will provide you with the critical information you need to set up effective internal controls to ensure your company’s government contract compliance while competing in the federal marketplace. Benefit from the practical perspective of seasoned in-house executives from Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, Nortel, Teledyne Technologies and many others. Get an update on enforcement priorities from senior government officials from the General Services Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Plus, gain valuable insights on:

  • Creating and enforcing an effective compliance program for your company
  • Protecting your rights during a government audit
  • Adhering to ethical standards while contracting with the federal government
  • Ensuring compliance with domestic preference laws and the False Claims Act
  • Understanding your options in the event of a dispute or contract termination
  • Reducing the risks associated with subcontracting and teaming agreements
  • Complying with socio-economic provisions in federal commercial contracting
  • Negotiating favorable terms in your GSA Schedules contract

Contents & Contributors

View from the Bench
Benjamin Barnett, Dechert LLP (Philadelphia, PA)
Honorable Robert B. Collings, District of Massachusetts

Honorable Andrew J. Peck, Southern District of New York

An Expensive Bludgeon: Plaintiffs’ Requests for Defendants’Databases
Mark Yacano, Wright Robinson Osthimer & Tatum, (Alexandria, VA)

Ensuring Litigation Readiness—Going Beyond the Standard Zubulake Analysis to Meet the Demands of the Life Sciences Industry
Mary Mack, Fios Inc. (Portland, OR)
Janet Kwuon, Reed Smith, LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Michael Harrington, Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis, IN)
Andrea Johnson, Powers & Frost (Houston, TX)

Managing Voluminous Databases of Adverse Event Reports, Marketing Communications, and Related Documents
Curtis Oltmans, Novo Nordisk (Princeton, NJ)

E-Discovery Managing Databases, Marketing Communications and Related Documents
Laurie Weiss, Fulbright & Jaworski (Houston, TX)

Implementing New Technologies in the Trenches
Ginger Heyman Pigott, Reed Smith LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
George Tsioros, KPMG Forensic (New York, NY)

Avoiding the Dangers of 21st Century Electronic Communications
Brian Conway, Eisai Pharmaceuticals (Teaneck, NJ)
Lana Varney, Fulbright & Jaworski, (Austin, TX)

Gaining Control Over the Messages Sales Reps Put Out
Perry Goldman, Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (San Francisco, CA)
John P. Lavelle, Jr., Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, (Philadelphia, PA)

Protecting the Company’s Interests During Document Production
Sean P. Wajert, Dechert LLP (Philadelphia, PA)

Managing and Controlling E-Discovery Costs
Stephen A. Wood, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP (Chicago IL)

Managing and Controlling E-Discovery Costs
Jennifer Liebman, LexisNexis Applied Discovery (Philadelphia, PA)

Maintaining Privacy and Data Security in an Electronic Environment
Alan Winchester, Harris Beach (New York, NY)
Owen O’Connor, Elan Pharmaceuticals (London, UK)



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