Overview (Program Summary)
This panel will explore the ways doing business with the federal government can differ from doing business in the commercial marketplace. The panelists, including in-house counsel from a major government contractor and outside counsel specializing in government contracts, will engage in a candid discussion of the pros and cons of government contracting to help attendees assess whether the benefits of working with Uncle Sam—including current opportunities under the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan—ultimately outweigh the risks.
The discussion will highlight notable differences in government and commercial business practices—from the legal and regulatory compliance frameworks that apply, to the ways contract terms are negotiated, administered and enforced. The panel will also include a discussion of strategic market considerations for companies that are contemplating entering government contracting or current government contractors interested in expanding or diversifying their federal business.
Presented by Wiley LLP
Kendra Perkins Norwood, Partner, Wiley LLP
Kevin J. Maynard, Partner, Wiley LLP
Lusanna Ro, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, AECOM
James K. (“Jim”) Lowe, Jr, Vice President and Sr. Assistant General Counsel, AECOM
1.5 Hours of VA MCLE credit pending