Government Contracts 101 (2024 Edition)

Shlomo D. Katz
Shlomo D. Katz | Brown Rudnick LLP

Shlomo Katz is a counsel in the Firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group, where he focuses on the areas of government contracts / procurement and commercial law and litigation, wage and hour law and construction law.

Live Video-Broadcast: March 28, 2024

Government Contracts 101 (2024 Edition)

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Contracting with the Federal Government is different from typical business dealings, necessitating a specialized approach when advising Government contractors. This course explores these disparities, covering the unique rights granted to the Government, essential knowledge for contractor protection, and the risks of misunderstanding legal obligations. Government contracts are governed by an intricate framework of laws, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), along with statutes like the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act and the Competition in Contracting Act. The FAR, as the primary source of federal procurement regulations, governs competition requirements and contract administration. Moreover, the Federal Government utilizes contracting strategically to further socio- economic agendas, such as promoting small business involvement and ensuring equal employment opportunities. Contractors unaware of their legal obligations face severe consequences, including penalties, contract termination, and legal repercussions, underscoring the necessity for precise navigation of the government contracting landscape.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • How is contracting with the Federal Government different from commercial contracting?
  • What are the major laws that govern government contracting?
  • What is the Federal Acquisition Regulation?
  • How does the Federal Government use contracting to accomplish its socio-economic agenda?
  • What are the risks to contractors that do not understand their legal and contractual obligations?

Date / Time: March 28, 2024

  • 11:00 am – 1:10 pm Eastern
  • 10:00 am – 12:10 pm Central
  • 9:00 am – 11:10 am Mountain
  • 8:00 am – 10:10 am Pacific

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Shlomo-Katz_FedBarShlomo D. Katz | Brown Rudnick LLP

Shlomo Katz is a counsel in the Firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group, where he focuses on the areas of government contracts / procurement and commercial law and litigation, wage and hour law and construction law. Shlomo has significant experience in preparing, negotiating, and litigating contract claims and bid protests, as well as advising clients on contract compliance, small business, subcontracting, data rights and labor law issues under government contracts. He has participated in mergers and acquisitions of government contractors, advising on issues of assignment and novation, intellectual property / data rights, size determinations, and security clearances. Shlomo has successfully litigated before federal, state, and local courts and the Government Accountability Office and Boards of Contract Appeals.

In addition, Shlomo is the lead lawyer in the Firm’s Wage & Hour Practice Group, representing clients in connection with minimum wage, working time and overtime issues under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Service Contract Act (SCA), Davis-Bacon Act, Presidential Executive Orders affecting government contractors, and state wage payment and prevailing wage laws. This includes conducting proactive wage-hour audits for employers as well as litigation of minimum wage, overtime and wage payment claims by federal and state labor departments and private litigants, including class actions. Shlomo also has represented parties in wrongful termination and discrimination cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in federal court.

Shlomo is fluent in Hebrew and is registered to practice architecture in Israel.

Agenda

I. How is contracting with the Federal Government different from commercial contracting? | 11:00am – 11:30am

II. What are the major laws that govern government contracting? | 11:30am – 12:00pm

Break | 12:00pm – 12:10pm

III. What is the Federal Acquisition Regulation? | 12:10pm – 12:30pm

IV. How does the Federal Government use contracting to accomplish its socio-economic agenda? | 12:30pm – 12:50pm

V. What are the risks to contractors that do not understand their legal and contractual obligations? | 12:50pm – 1:10pm