Government Contracts Litigation & Investigations

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

About

Entering into litigation with the federal government is one of the most difficult ordeals a company will undergo. As the government steps up its enforcement of False Claims Act, states enact new FCA legislation, and procurement integrity violations increase, companies are finding themselves facing grueling audits and investigations and potentially severe administrative, civil and even criminal actions.

This publication from ACI’s recent National Forum on Government Contracts Litigation & Investigations will provide you with the proven strategies for minimizing the impact and liability risks from government actions. Experienced private practitioners and leading in-house counsel from top companies will provide in-depth advice on:

  • Reducing the chances of formal charges during a government investigation
  • Winning strategies for arguing bid protests
  • Defending your use of alliance agreements against allegations of kickbacks and FCA violations
  • Working with auditors to prevent a full-fledged investigation
  • Handling the PR aspects of an investigation
  • Understanding what recent qui tam decisions mean for you
  • Avoiding suspension and debarment when wrongdoing is uncovered during an investigation

Contents & Contributors

About

Entering into litigation with the federal government is one of the most difficult ordeals a company will undergo. As the government steps up its enforcement of False Claims Act, states enact new FCA legislation, and procurement integrity violations increase, companies are finding themselves facing grueling audits and investigations and potentially severe administrative, civil and even criminal actions.

This publication from ACI’s recent National Forum on Government Contracts Litigation & Investigations will provide you with the proven strategies for minimizing the impact and liability risks from government actions. Experienced private practitioners and leading in-house counsel from top companies will provide in-depth advice on:

  • Reducing the chances of formal charges during a government investigation
  • Winning strategies for arguing bid protests
  • Defending your use of alliance agreements against allegations of kickbacks and FCA violations
  • Working with auditors to prevent a full-fledged investigation
  • Handling the PR aspects of an investigation
  • Understanding what recent qui tam decisions mean for you
  • Avoiding suspension and debarment when wrongdoing is uncovered during an investigation

Contents & Contributors

EMERGING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES AFFECTING GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS
James J. McCullough, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

PREVENTING AND RESPONDING TO FALSE CLAIMS ACT LITIGATION
Joseph D. West, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Kevin A. Buford, General Services Administration
Maureen Regan, Department of Veterans Affairs

PRIME/SUBCONTRACTOR DISPUTES: CAN WE AVOID THEM? CAN WE PREVAIL?
Fred Geldon, Electronic Data Systems Corporation

GAINING THE ADVANTAGE IF A DISPUTE OCCURS
Neil H. O’Donnell, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell

KICKBACKS, BRIBES, OCIS & OTHER PROCUREMENT INTEGRITY VIOLATIONS: STAYING IN LINE WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S ETHICAL REQUIREMENTS
Michael Clancy, Oracle USA, Inc.
James C. Fontana, Alion Science and Technology Corporation Glenn Sweatt, ECC
Jonathan Aronie, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP

RESPONDING TO CONGRESSIONAL AND EXECUTIVE BRANCH INVESTIGATIONS
Paul L. Robert, United Technologies Corp.
Angela B. Styles, Crowell & Moring LLP

DAMAGE CONTROL: HANDLING THE FALLOUT OF AN INVESTIGATION WHEN WRONGDOING IS FOUND
Steven A. Shaw, Department of the Air Force

FIVE LESSONS FROM WORLDCOM FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS
Jonathan L. Spear, Verizon Business

DAMAGE CONTROL: HANDLING THE FALLOUT OF AN INVESTIGATION WHEN WRONGDOING IS FOUND
Rand L. Allen, Wiley Rein LLP

SETTLING FALSE CLAIMS ACT CASES
Stephan D. Altman, Altman Dispute Resolution Services RESOLVING THE CRIMINAL CASE
Alan D. Strasser, Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck & Untereiner LLP

GAO BID PROTEST OVERVIEW
Michael R. Golden, U.S. Government Accountability Office

ADVANCED STRATEGIES FOR WINNING BID PROTESTS
Curtis L. Schehr, DynCorp International

SUCCESSFUL PROTEST ACTIONS AT THE COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS
Thomas C. Papson, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

CLAIMS AND DISPUTES RESOLUTION UNDER GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS
Stuart B. Nibley, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP
Helaine G. Elderkin, Computer Sciences Corp.
Thomas H. Gourlay, Jr., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

CLAIMS AND APPEALS PROCESS UNDER THE CONTRACT DISPUTES ACT
Thomas H. Gourlay, Jr., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

STRATEGIES FOR CLAIMS LITIGATION: MAXIMIZING USE OF ELECTRONICALLY STORED INFORMATION
Helaine G. Elderkin, Computer Sciences Corp.



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