Insight Center: Webinars

'Procurement Potpourri - Is the System Working?,' American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law's 17th Annual Federal Procurement Institute

Speakers: Michael A. Hordell, Michael R. Golden and Stanley R. Soya

March 3-4, 2011

Pepper partner Michael A. Hordell is co-chairing the American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law’s 17th Annual Federal Procurement Institute “Procurement Potpourri – Is the System Working?” – a live webinar and teleconference series taking place March 3-4, 2011. As the administration and Congress engage in a period of reflection and reexamination, this 17th Annual Federal Procurement Institute contemplates the age-old questions, is the procurement system working? Included in this virtual broadcast is a two-hour panel on ethical issues in the corporate area that will help many practitioners to meet their state bar’s mandatory ethics training requirements.

Partner Michael R. Golden is moderating the “Bid Protests at GAO: Cases and Controversies” panel on March 3. The program will address:

  • significant jurisdictional issues - has GAO overstepped its jurisdictional boundaries?
  • GAO and COFC decisions on the same matter - is the system working?
  • is GAO’s role in the procurement system changing?
  • controversial GAO decisions in the areas of small business, source selection and OCIs - how are they impacting policy and what can the procurement community learn from these decisions?

Partner Stanley R. Soya is moderating the “Ethics and Business Conduct – Can Your Program Withstand Government Scrutiny” panel on March 4. This program will address:

  • has there been a sea change?
  • what’s working; what’s not
  • large, mid-size and small companies - are there differences?
  • the view from the government perspective
  • audits, investigations, DOJ prosecutions, and suspension and debarment

For more information and to register for these programs, visit http://apps.americanbar.org/cle/programs/t11pps1.html.