The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requires mandatory disclosures and specific compliance and ethics program requirements for ALL contractors working on federal government projects over $5 million. Among these requirements are adoption of “Codes of Business Ethics and Conduct,” implementation of training programs and internal control systems designed to prevent and/or detect fraud. Failure to comply could result in suspension or debarment, adverse performance assessment and termination for default and damages.
In addition, changes in the False Claims Act in the past three years, along with aggressive new enforcement policies from the Department of Justice, significantly increase the risks facing companies which do business with the government or receive payment with government funds.
If you work on government projects, are you familiar with these new risks and requirements, and have you made the necessary changes to protect your business and your personnel? This 90-minute webinar will help you learn how to perform gap analyses/risk assessments to determine whether your programs meet the recent requirements, and if not, how to make appropriate changes to stay in compliance.
- Become familiar with what you need to do to comply with the requirements – looking back three years and looking forward
- Identify the most controversial and misunderstood parts of the new rules
- Discover a detailed explanation of required disclosures of certain crimes, False Claims Act violations and overpayments
- Understand what you can do reduce compliance and enforcement risks
- Learn how to implement effective compliance and ethics programs, training and internal control systems
- Determine how the changes effect and flow down to subcontractors
- And much, much more!
Who Will Benefit?
This webinar is a must if you’re a contractor, subcontractor, supplier, attorney, government procurement official or other party, including non-profits, that work on federal government projects. This will be a critical issue with the expanded federal funds being spent under proposed jobs and stimulus plans. Get ahead of the curve — register your team today!
Meet Your Presenters
Christopher A. Myers is chair of Holland & Knight’s Compliance Services Team and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense Team. He is a former federal prosecutor and has experience in a broad range of complex matters affecting heavily regulated industries, including health care, government contracts, financial institutions, real estate and securities. He has represented clients with respect to matters involving civil and criminal fraud investigations, corporate governance, design and implementation of compliance programs and administrative litigation. Mr. Myers is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional.
Stephen B. Shapiro focuses on the practice of construction law, public contracts and commercial litigation. Building on his experience representing contractors, public and private owners, architects, engineers and construction managers, he has developed extensive legal experience in all aspects of construction procurement, administration, claims, government contract and construction litigation, proposal preparation, bid protests, contract management, regulatory compliance and subcontractor, supplier and surety relations.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits
CLE requirements vary by state. If you would like to receive CLE credits for this webinar please contact customer service at (202) 238-9597.
Policy on Refunds and Cancellations
Your satisfaction with this training program is guaranteed. If you encounter difficulties prior to or during a course, please contact customer service at (202) 238-9596. If you are dissatisfied with a course for any reason, you may receive credit toward a future course or a full refund. In the event that this course is cancelled, participants are notified immediately via email and offered a full refund. If the course is rescheduled, participants have a choice of a full refund or having their registration transferred to the new date.