McCarter & English sponsors The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Boston Chapter’s 56th Annual March Workshop. This event will feature talks by Dan Kelly, Tom Finn, Paula Cruz Cedillo, Franklin Turner, Alexander Major, and Wylie Proctor.
Below are the McCarter sessions and speakers:
The False Claims Act: A Primer on Potential Liability and the Importance of a Proper Response
The presentation will provide an overview of the False Claims Act itself, standards for contractor liability, potential exposure, and recent trends in False Claims Act allegations. It will also discuss practical ways to appropriately handle and respond to potential issues or alleged violations.
Tom Finn, Partner, Chair Business Litigation Group, McCarter & English, LLP, Paula Cruz Cedillo, Partner, Business Litigation Group, McCarter & English, LLP
The Cloud Abides: Addressing the Challenges of Cloud Migration and Acquisition
In this 75-minute course, government contracts attorneys Alexander Major and Franklin Turner will examine cloud computing at the federal level. The topics to be covered include cybersecurity prevention and defense techniques, information technology assurance considerations, various agency initiatives involving cloud contracting, the NIST standards, data breach liability, and compliance best practices for companies of all sizes.
Franklin Turner, Partner & co-Leader Government Contracts & Export Controls Practice Group, McCarter & English, LLP. Alex Major, Partner & co-Leader Government Contracts & Export Controls Practice Group, McCarter & English, LLP
Avoiding Litigation Disasters that Threaten Your Claims, Your Secrets and Your Dignity – A Few Tips On Shielding Privileged Communications and Avoiding the Production of Documents That Could Tank Your Case and Your Reputation.
Government claims and lawsuits by disgruntled former business partners, vendors, employees, and competitors have become natural events in the life of a company. Government contractors often have to make the difficult decision to bring litigation when a dispute with the Government, a prime or sub, a former employee, or a competitor cannot be resolved. Government contractors will undoubtedly also find themselves on the receiving end. Moreover, more and more companies are finding themselves the target of government investigations that typically begin with a broad subpoena seeking copies of all documents (digital and hardcopy) that pertain to your business. The evidence that determines whether you’ll win or lose a case is created months or years before the claim is commenced, a subpoena is served or a lawsuit is even filed. It’s being created right now. Today’s seemingly innocent benchmarking exercise, email, Facebook post, or tweet could spell your future ruin. Drawing from fictionalized examples from our real cases, we will give you tools and methods to avoid the embarrassing emails, disastrous disclosures, and waiver of attorney-client privilege that could otherwise be your opponent’s Exhibit A.
McCarter & English, LLP, Wyley Proctor, Associate, McCarter & English, LLP, Dan Kelly, Partner, Government Contracts & Export Controls Practice Group McCarter & English, LLP
Intellectual Property & Data Rights in Federal Contracting
This presentation will provide an introduction and overview of the statutes, regulations, policies and clauses which govern both the agency’s and the contractor’s rights to intellectual property generated and/or delivered under a government contract. Knowledge in this area is essential for any company, interested in preserving rights to its technology, that accepts, directly or indirectly federal funding – whether under a DoD or civilian agency contract, a SBIR, a CRADA, an OT, a grant, or a subcontract. The presentation will discuss the rules of the road – and importantly – flexibility in those rules allowing for negotiation of an allocation of IP rights that makes sense for both the agency and contractor.
Dan Kelly, Partner, Government Contracts & Export Controls Practice Group McCarter & English, LLP
The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Boston Chapter Presents The 57th Annual March Workshop at Bentley University, 175 Forest St., Waltham, MA.
The following McCarter & English attorneys will speak at this event:
Daniel Kelly: Negotiating a Subcontract That Pleases Both Sides
Zack Hadzismajlovic: Important Changes in Export Control Laws in the Trump Era
Franklin Turner & Alex Major: Navigating Bid Protests In The Age Of Trump
Cara Wulf: Recent Developments in Cost Allowability
175 Forest St.