Workshop — Your A-to-Z Guide to Affiliated Operation Plans
The Most Critical Missteps to Avoid When Submitting Affiliated Operation Plans (AOPs) and Seeking Approval

Sep 15, 2022 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Angeline Chen
Of Counsel
DLA Piper

Adelicia R. Cliffe
Crowell & Moring LLP

Ray Katona
Director, Legal Affairs

This workshop is offered in-person only.

Why are AOP so difficult to get right the first time? This interactive session will address the key requirements, pitfalls and best practices for filing Affiliated Operating Plans, and ultimately how to get approval the first time.
Unlike other workshops, the discussion will focus specifically on real-world takeaways and actionable solutions for your work after the event. Benefit from truly interactive learning through sample AOPs, hypothetical scenarios and writing examples, benchmarking and more.

Topics will include:

  • How to customize an AOP for your company to maximize efficiencies while meeting DCSA requirements
    • Mapping out intended affiliated operations, including administrative support and commercial interactions
    • Identifying FOCI risks and how to specifically mitigate them
  • Identifying potential affiliated operations that make sense, or whether you are already engaging in affiliated operations
  • Monitoring of Affiliated Operations: How the Government Security Committee (GSC) and FSO ensure compliance
  • Examining how the company is organized, structured and financed in order to be capable of operating as a viable business entity independent from the Affiliates
  • Meeting requirements to notify DCSA of any proposed category of Affiliated Operations
  • Executing procedures for ensuring services do not circumvent the requirements of the Agreement