Federal government contract disputes are unique. Unlike other types of contract disputes, where you can simply initiate an action in court, federal claims are governed by specific regulations, and must be dealt with using particular procedures involving administrative review and special courts. Familiarity with these practices and procedures is critical to success and recovery of monetary damages, or contract time extension. In this webinar, experienced government contracts attorney Maria Panichelli walks attendees through the processes used to litigate claims arising out of federal government contracts. After a refresher on the use of REAs versus Claims, Maria will explain the statutory requirements for claims, discuss the forums in which contractors can litigate a claim, and identify the applicable deadlines. Attendees will also learn about the most common defenses raised by the government—among them, Notice, Authority and Waiver/Release—and how to overcome (if not avoid) those defenses.