Government Contracting Ethics & OCIs

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

About

Federal lawmakers and regulators have pushed for stricter ethics and OCI rules for government contractors – and have largely succeeded. With new and pending FAR mandatory reporting and contracting requirements, the chances of losing U.S. government contracts for ethics and OCI reasons have never been higher. Your organization could be facing a heightened risk of unfavorable bid protest outcomes and harsh enforcement measures.

Moreover, in order to capitalize on the government employee turnover in this election year and beyond, you cannot afford to violate applicable post-employment ethics rules. Your government contracts could be at stake.

Whether you are a seasoned U.S. government contractor or a relative newcomer, you cannot afford to miss American Conference Institute’s publication focusing on “Government Contracting Ethics & Organizational Conflicts of Interest.” Top government, industry and legal professionals help you to overcome your most pressing challenges:

  • Tackling revolving door issues in this election year: Hiring and managing former government personnel
  • Preventing and mitigating organizational conflicts of interests: Best practices
  • Winning/losing bid protests on ethics and OCI grounds
  • Preparing for possible new mandatory reporting requirements
  • Repositioning your ethics compliance program in light of new enforcement initiatives
  • Reconciling domestic ethics with foreign ethical standards: Staying competitive and compliant
  • The latest on the enforcement backlash: Suspension, debarment and other measures
  • Recent congressional, regulatory and policy developments: Task and delivery order contracting and more
  • Avoiding criminal prosecution and fines under strict new lobbying requirements

Contents & Contributors

About

Federal lawmakers and regulators have pushed for stricter ethics and OCI rules for government contractors – and have largely succeeded. With new and pending FAR mandatory reporting and contracting requirements, the chances of losing U.S. government contracts for ethics and OCI reasons have never been higher. Your organization could be facing a heightened risk of unfavorable bid protest outcomes and harsh enforcement measures.

Moreover, in order to capitalize on the government employee turnover in this election year and beyond, you cannot afford to violate applicable post-employment ethics rules. Your government contracts could be at stake.

Whether you are a seasoned U.S. government contractor or a relative newcomer, you cannot afford to miss American Conference Institute’s publication focusing on “Government Contracting Ethics & Organizational Conflicts of Interest.” Top government, industry and legal professionals help you to overcome your most pressing challenges:

  • Tackling revolving door issues in this election year: Hiring and managing former government personnel
  • Preventing and mitigating organizational conflicts of interests: Best practices
  • Winning/losing bid protests on ethics and OCI grounds
  • Preparing for possible new mandatory reporting requirements
  • Repositioning your ethics compliance program in light of new enforcement initiatives
  • Reconciling domestic ethics with foreign ethical standards: Staying competitive and compliant
  • The latest on the enforcement backlash: Suspension, debarment and other measures
  • Recent congressional, regulatory and policy developments: Task and delivery order contracting and more
  • Avoiding criminal prosecution and fines under strict new lobbying requirements

Contents & Contributors

THE NEW 18 USC 207 REGULATIONS
Richard M. Thomas, U.S. Office of Government Ethics

CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEE PERSONAL CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS AND POST-EMPLOYMENT RESTRICTIONS: EMERGING AND CONTINUING CONTRACTOR COMPLIANCE CONCERNS
Marcia G. Madsen, Mayer Brown LLP

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROGRAM
Frank G. Albright, Department of Defense Inspector General

MANDATORY REPORTING OF SUSPECTED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY: WHERE ARE WE NOW? WHERE ARE WE HEADING?
James J. McCullough, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

PREVENTING AND MANAGING OCIS: LEGAL AND PRACTICAL GUIDANCE FOR EFFECTIVE MITIGATION
Alice Eldridge, Lockheed Martin Corporation

PREVENTING AND MANAGING OCIS: LEGAL AND PRACTICAL GUIDANCE FOR EFFECTIVE MITIGATION
Johana Reed, BAE Systems Land & Armaments

PREVENTING AND MANAGING OCIS: LEGAL AND PRACTICAL GUIDANCE FOR EFFECTIVE MITIGATION
Kimberly S. Rupert, SAIC

ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST: A PRIMER
John A. Howell, Sullivan & Worcester LLP

BID PROTESTS ON ETHICAL AND OCI GROUNDS: LESSONS LEARNED
Michael R. Golden, U.S. Government Accountability Office

CONFLICT OF INTEREST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE COURTS AND CONGRESS
Rand L. Allen, Wiley Rein LLP

SUSPENSION AND DEBARMENT: UPDATES ON THE ENFORCEMENT BACKLASH FOR OCIS AND ETHICS
Laura Fernandez, Defense Logistics Agency
Dorn C. McGrath, III, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING IN AN ELECTION YEAR: THE IMPACTOF RECENT CONGRESSIONAL, REGULATORY AND POLICY DEVELOPMENTS
Carl L. Vacketta, DLA Piper

UPDATING ETHICS COMPLIANCE PLANS TO MANAGE NEW AND PENDING REQUIREMENTS: BEST PRACTICES
Mark O. Wilkoff, Department of the Navy
James C. Fonatna, Alion Science and Technology Corp.
Mary Ita Snyder, GE Aviation
J. Scott Hommer, III, Venable LLP

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ETHICS FOR AMERICAN BUSINESS
Edward S. Owens, Parker Aerospace

CONDUCTING BUSINESS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES: STAYING COMPETITIVE AND MINIMIZING LEGAL RISK
Douglas E. Perry, Honeywell International Inc.

SPECIAL ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE CONSIDERATIONS WHEN WORKING ABROAD
Andrew D. Irwin, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

MANAGING GOVERNMENT AND INTERNAL AUDITS: DO’S AND DON’TS
Maryann Lavan, Lockheed Martin Corporation

MANAGING GOVERNMENT AND INTERNAL AUDITS: DO’S AND DON’TS
Angela Styles, Crowell & Moring LLP

HONEST LEADERSHIP AND OPEN GOVERNMENT ACT OF 2007: UPDATES ON APPLICATION AND ENFORCEMENT
Duncan C. Smith, Blank Rome LLP



DOCUMENT TYPES: PDF PPT DOC PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE: 41

9:00
Opening Remarks from the Co-Chairs
Mr. James C. Fontana
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Apptis‚ Inc.
Mr. John A. Howell
Partner
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
9:15
Capitalizing on the Revolving Door: Hiring and Managing Former Government Employees
Mr. Eric Rishel
Senior Attorney
Standards of Conduct Office‚ Office of the General Counsel‚ Department of Defense
8 files
Rishel.E.1a.NDAA847
26.5 KB 2 pages Presentation
DOC - Rishel.E.1a.NDAA847
Rishel.E.1b.ModelPGEletter
30.5 KB 2 pages Presentation
DOC - Rishel.E.1b.ModelPGEletter
Rishel.E.1c.Section847.Memo
38.5 KB 4 pages Presentation
DOC - Rishel.E.1c.Section847.Memo
Rishel.E.1d.08PGSE.questionnaire
51.5 KB 5 pages Presentation
DOC - Rishel.E.1d.08PGSE.questionnaire
Rishel.E.1e.SEEKINGEMPLOYMENTRESTRICTIONS
41 KB 5 pages Presentation
DOC - Rishel.E.1e.SEEKINGEMPLOYMENTRESTRICTIONS
Rishel.E.1f.08Pgser2008
52.5 KB 7 pages Presentation
DOC - Rishel.E.1f.08Pgser2008
Rishel.E.1g.08Pgser.senior2008
67 KB 8 pages Presentation
DOC - Rishel.E.1g.08Pgser.senior2008
Rishel.E.1h.Pgser.procure
37.5 KB 5 pages Presentation
DOC - Rishel.E.1h.Pgser.procure
Mr. Richard M. Thomas
Associate General Counsel
U.S. Office of Government Ethics
2 files
Thomas-Overview_of_the_New_Post-Employment_Rule
32 KB 3 pages Presentation
DOC - Thomas-Overview_of_the_New_Post-Employment_Rule
Thomas-The_New_18_USC_207_Regulations
309 KB 8 pages Presentation
PPT - Thomas-The_New_18_USC_207_Regulations
Ms. Marynell DeVaughn
Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Alliant Techsystems Inc., Washington Operations
Lead Panelist & Moderator: Ms. Marcia G. Madsen
Partner
Mayer Brown LLP
2 files
Madsen.PartialTitleVIIIAcquisitionPolicy
223.6 KB 8 pages Presentation
PDF - Madsen.PartialTitleVIIIAcquisitionPolicy
Madsen-Contractor_Employee_Presentation
211 KB 18 pages Presentation
PPT - Madsen-Contractor_Employee_Presentation
10:30
Networking Refreshment Break
10:45
Mandatory Reporting of Suspected Criminal Activity: Where are We Now? Where are We Heading?
Mr. Frank G. Albright
Director‚ Policy and Programs‚ Investigative Policy and Oversight
Department of Defense Inspector General
1 file
Albright-Department_of_Defense_Voluntary_Disclosure_Program
237 KB 13 pages Presentation
PPT - Albright-Department_of_Defense_Voluntary_Disclosure_Program
Mr. Curtis Schehr
Senior Vice President‚ General Counsel and Secretary
DynCorp International
Mr. John T. Boese
Partner
Fried‚ Frank‚ Harris‚ Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Mr. James J. McCullough
Partner
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
9 files
McCullough.J.1a
137 KB 5 pages Presentation
PDF - McCullough.J.1a
McCullough.J.1b.Table.of.Attachments
53.8 KB 1 page Presentation
PDF - McCullough.J.1b.Table.of.Attachments
McCullough.J.1c
859.8 KB 6 pages Presentation
PDF - McCullough.J.1c
McCullough.J.1d
276.1 KB 5 pages Presentation
PDF - McCullough.J.1d
McCullough.J.1e
1.9 MB 2 pages Presentation
PDF - McCullough.J.1e
McCullough.J.1f
831.8 KB 6 pages Presentation
PDF - McCullough.J.1f
McCullough.J.1g
615.6 KB 5 pages Presentation
PDF - McCullough.J.1g
McCullough.J.1h
5 MB 70 pages Presentation
PDF - McCullough.J.1h
McCullough.J.1i
3 MB 74 pages Presentation
PDF - McCullough.J.1i
12:30
Networking Luncheon
13:15
Preventing and Managing Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCIs): Legal and Practical Guidance for Effective Mitigation
Ms. Alice Eldridge
Vice President‚ Ethics & Business Conduct
Lockheed Martin Corporation
5 files
Eldridge.A.1b
75.3 KB 6 pages Presentation
PDF - Eldridge.A.1b
Eldridge.A.1c
974.6 KB 3 pages Presentation
PDF - Eldridge.A.1c
Eldridge.A.1d
80.8 KB 6 pages Presentation
PDF - Eldridge.A.1d
Eldridge.A.1e
492.2 KB 32 pages Presentation
PDF - Eldridge.A.1e
Eldridge-Legal_and_Practical_Guidance_for_Effective_Mitigation
235.5 KB 4 pages Presentation
PPT - Eldridge-Legal_and_Practical_Guidance_for_Effective_Mitigation
Ms. Johana Reed
Senior Counsel
BAE Systems‚ Land & Armaments
1 file
Reed-Preventing_and_Managing_OCIs
233 KB 4 pages Presentation
PPT - Reed-Preventing_and_Managing_OCIs
Ms. Kimberly S. Rupert
Senior Vice President of Contracts‚ Procurement and Pricing
SAIC
1 file
Rupert-Preventing_and_Managing_OCIs
232.5 KB 4 pages Presentation
PPT - Rupert-Preventing_and_Managing_OCIs
John A. Howell
Partner
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
1 file
Howell-Organizational_Conflicts_of_Interest-A_Primer
57.5 KB 11 pages Presentation
DOC - Howell-Organizational_Conflicts_of_Interest-A_Primer
14:45
Networking Refreshment Break
15:00
Bid Protests on Ethical and OCI Grounds: Lessons Learned
Mr. Michael R. Golden
Managing Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law
U.S. Government Accountability Office
1 file
Golden-GAO_Case_Developments_Involving_Conflicts_of_Interest
80 KB 7 pages Presentation
DOC - Golden-GAO_Case_Developments_Involving_Conflicts_of_Interest
Mr. Michael W. Clancy
Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Oracle USA‚ Inc.
Rand L. Allen
Partner & Chair‚ Government Contracts Practice Group
Wiley Rein LLP
1 file
Allen-Conflict_of_Interest_Developments
44.5 KB 3 pages Presentation
DOC - Allen-Conflict_of_Interest_Developments
16:15
Suspension and Debarment: Updates on the Enforcement Backlash for Ethics Violations and OCIs
Ms. Laura Fernandez
Associate General Counsel
Defense Logistics Agency
Mr. Dorn C. McGrath, III
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig‚ LLP
1 file
McGrath.Fernandez-Suspension_and_Debarment
301.5 KB 3 pages Presentation
PPT - McGrath.Fernandez-Suspension_and_Debarment
17:00
Co-Chairs' Closing Remarks and Conference Adjourns
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Co-Chairs
Mr. James C. Fontana
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Apptis‚ Inc.
Mr. John A. Howell
Partner
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
9:15
Government Contracting in an Election Year: The Impact of Recent Congressional‚ Regulatory and Policy Developments
Ms. Troy Cribb
Counsel
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Ms. Cathy Garman
Professional Staff Member
House Armed Services Committee
Lead Panelist & Moderator: Mr. Carl L. Vacketta
Partner
DLA Piper
1 file
Vacketta-Government_Contracting_in_an_Election_Year
105.3 KB 35 pages Presentation
PDF - Vacketta-Government_Contracting_in_an_Election_Year
10:15
Networking Refreshment Break
10:30
Keynote Address: Current Issues Involving Federal Investigations and Audits
The Honorable Brian D. Miller
Inspector General
U.S. General Services Administration
11:00
Updating Ethics Compliance Plans to Manage New and Pending Requirements: Best Practices
Mr. Mark O. Wilkoff
Assistant General Counsel (Acquisition Integrity)
Department of the Navy
Mr. James C. Fontana
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Apptis‚ Inc.
1 file
Hommer.Fontana.1a
260 KB 20 pages Presentation
PDF - Hommer.Fontana.1a
Ms. Mary Ita Snyder
Counsel
GE Aviation
Lead Panelist & Moderator: Mr. J. Scott Hommer, III
Partner
Venable LLP
2 files
Hommer.Fontana.Snyder.Wilkoff
735 KB 14 pages Presentation
PPT - Hommer.Fontana.Snyder.Wilkoff
Hommer.Fontana.1a
260 KB 20 pages Presentation
PDF - Hommer.Fontana.1a
12:30
Networking Luncheon
13:45
Reconciling Domestic and Foreign Ethical Standards: Staying Competitive while Minimizing Legal Risks
Mr. Edward S. Owens
Director of Contracts‚ Pricing and Import/Export Control
Parker Aerospace‚ Hydraulic Systems Division
1 file
Owens-International_Business_Ethics
197 KB 8 pages Presentation
PPT - Owens-International_Business_Ethics
Mr. Douglas E. Perry
Vice President‚ Global Compliance
Honeywell International Inc.
1 file
Perry-Conducting_Business_Outside_the_US
165.5 KB 7 pages Presentation
PPT - Perry-Conducting_Business_Outside_the_US
Andrew D. Irwin
Of Counsel
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
15:00
Networking Refreshment Break
15:15
Managing Government Internal Audits: Do's and Don'ts
Ms. Maryanne Lavan
Vice President‚ Internal Audit
Lockheed Martin Corporation
1 file
Lavan-Managing_Government_and_Internal_Audits
2.5 MB 31 pages Presentation
PPT - Lavan-Managing_Government_and_Internal_Audits
Ms. Angela Styles
Partner
Crowell Moring‚ LLP
1 file
Styles-Managing_Government_and_Internal_Audits
1.6 MB 13 pages Presentation
PPT - Styles-Managing_Government_and_Internal_Audits
16:15
Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007: Updates on Application and Enforcement
Mr. Duncan C. Smith
Partner
Blank Rome LLP
1 file
Smith-Briefing_on_the_Honest_Leadership_and_open_Government_Act
6.4 MB 71 pages Presentation
PPT - Smith-Briefing_on_the_Honest_Leadership_and_open_Government_Act
17:00
Conference Concludes