Understanding OCI Mitigation Plans

November 7, 2018
Presented By Antonio Franco and Michelle Litteken.

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The risk of an organizational conflict of interest (OCI) - either perceived or actual - strikes fear in the heart of many government contractors. An OCI may result in disqualification from a procurement, a bid protest overturning a contract award, or termination of a contract. However, in many cases, an OCI can be mitigated if a contractor proactively implements an OCI mitigation plan. The mitigation and avoidance measures provided for in the plan must be tailored to address the requirements in the relevant contract(s) and the type(s) of OCIs presented. Although this may seem like a daunting task, OCI mitigation is achievable, and successful mitigation of OCIs may enable a contractor to continue to serve its agency customers—and potentially expand its portfolio.

Let us help you understand how to overcome OCIs by learning what is required to develop a mitigation plan. Join Tony Franco and Michelle Litteken of our Government Contracts group for this webinar to learn about the types of OCIs and what is required to mitigate them. 

Labor Law 101: Bargaining with Your Employees' Labor Representative: The Dos and Don'ts of Union Negotiations

October 31, 2018
Presented By Nichole Atallah and Sarah Nash

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While many are familiar with the standard salary or benefit negotiation, negotiations with a Union are governed by a completely different set of rules. The NLRA places a number of restrictions on what companies can and can’t discuss. Know your rights and know your limitations before staring across the table.

Labor Law 101: SCA, DBA, and CBA's - Where Labor Law and Government Contracting Collide

October 24, 2018
Presented By Nichole Atallah and Sarah Nash

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What you don’t know, can really hurt you. From bidding to negotiations to price adjustments, understanding how labor laws influence government contracting can have huge implications for contractor business. Make sure you have the information you need before bidding on a contract with a unionized (or organizing) workforce.

What to Do When the Investigator Comes Knocking: Dealing with Subpoenas

October 23, 2018
Presented by Paul Mengel and Matt Feinberg

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Given the country’s current social and political climate, there has been a significant public focus recently on, among other things, sexual harassment and sexual assault, public corruption, fraud against the Government, and the wage gap. Companies should therefore reasonably expect to become involved in some sort of investigation or private claim and, as a result, to receive a subpoena or other document request, whether from a state attorney general, an agency or inspector general, or a party in private litigation. 

This webinar discusses what you can do to protect your company before, during, and after you receive a subpoena, with tips for limiting liability and attorneys’ fees during the process.

Labor Law 101: What Employers Need to Understand About the NLRA

October 17, 2018
Presented By Nichole Atallah and Sarah Nash

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Whether your employees are unionized or not, chances are the National Labor Relations Act applies to you. This seminar will help you navigate the Act and keep on the right side of labor laws.

Using CTAs to Pursue GSA Schedule Opportunities - The Basics You Need to Know

September 20, 2018
Presented By Katie Flood and Julia Di Vito

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Although the FAR provides a fairly generic definition of a Contracting Team Arrangement (CTA), the concept means something very distinct when applied in the pursuit of a GSA Schedule opportunity. Combining practical elements from both joint ventures and prime/subcontractor relationships, GSA provides contractors the opportunity to team together under a CTA umbrella in order for the contractors to combine their respective Schedule offerings in response to the needs of an ordering agency. While GSA has released general guidance regarding the structure and form of these relationships, there are no official regulations governing them. There also appears to be a certain degree of confusion in the contracting community regarding when their use is appropriate, and who can be a CTA team member.

Employment Law for Government Contractors: Yes, It's Different.

July 11, 2018
Presented by Nichole Atallah and Sarah Nash

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As complicated as labor and employment requirements can be, the rules for government contractors are even more intricate. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provides a roadmap for requirements that are unique to federal government contractors and includes provisions such as human trafficking prevention, service contract labor standards, sick leave, and affirmative action requirements. This webinar gives those dusty old FAR provisions new life and provides a simple framework for you to digest the requirements. This session provides the tools to navigate and comply with these unique employment requirements.

Mergers & Acquisitions – Overview of the M&A Process and Considerations for Government Contractors

June 27, 2018
Presented by Cy Alba and Jonathan Bush
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As a business owner or key executive, at some point, you may consider whether the time is right to acquire another business, either its assets, including government contracts, or its equity, as a possible strategy to diversify your business. At another time, you may be considering whether to sell some of your company’s assets as part of an effort to divest yourself of business lines on which you no longer focus or to maintain your small business size status. Or, at the end of your company’s lifecycle, you may even be thinking about selling your entire company. It is always good to consider issues you should keep in mind when getting ready to be an acquisition target and sell your business or when evaluating another company that you may want to buy.

This informative webinar provides an overview of M&A transactions with a particular emphasis on the considerations that are unique to government contractors.
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