With ever-increasing scrutiny directed towards government contractors, it is becoming increasingly important to understand the ethical and compliance obligations of doing business with the federal government. Without an understanding of the robust set of internal controls and compliance required of federal contractors, a company is set up for disaster. Among the many ethics and compliance obligations federal contractors must follow are the mandatory disclosure rules. Although the “new” rules have been in effect for almost five years, they continue to cause much confusion and uncertainty among contractors.
In this 90-minute webinar, Sarah Graves of Husch Blackwell LLP will provide an introduction to ethics and compliance obligations in federal procurement, with a focus on the rules requiring contractors to disclose certain types of misconduct in connection with federal contracts.
- Determine what ethical and compliance obligations federal contractors have.
- Become familiar with what types of misconduct have to be disclosed, and when to disclose covered conduct.
- Understand penalties contractors might face if they fail to disclose evidence of misconduct.
- Learn whether companies can conduct internal investigations prior to disclosure, and if information submitted in connection with disclosure will be treated as confidential.
- Identify disclosure obligations for subcontractors.
- Determine if disclosed conduct could form the basis of a future False Claims Act or qui tam case.
- And much, much more!
Meet Your Presenter
Sarah M. Graves is an Associate with Husch Blackwell LLP in Washington, D.C. As a member of their government contracts practice, she advises government contractors in the litigation of contract claims and bid protests before the Government Accountability Office, Boards of Contract Appeals and the Court of Federal Claims, and in civil False Claims Act and qui tam matters during both the initial investigation and litigation stages. Sarah also counsels government contractors on regulatory compliance, including conflicts of interest, GSA schedule contracting, subcontracting and flow-down issues under the Federal Acquisition Regulation, the Buy America Act and the Trade Agreements Act.
Who Will Benefit
Contractors, both small and large, who do work with the federal government and want to understand their ethical and compliance obligations, including the mandatory disclosure framework. Get ahead of the curve – register your team today!
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