The federal suspension and debarment blacklist is the single most powerful administrative tool in the Executive Branch arsenal to protect tax-supported activities against fraud, waste, abuse, non-compliance, poor performance and a wide variety of other policy concerns. Business entities, exempt organizations, and individuals whose names are placed on the federal blacklist face serious, if not catastrophic, economic consequences. In many cases, being blacklisted results in financial ruin for individuals and even collapse of a business – both in the federal contacts and assistance space and in the private sector.
Virtually every attorney, no matter what area of law you practice, should be aware of this blacklisting system. Who is vulnerable? What factors are considered by the listing officials? Who may be sharing information about your client within the government? What are your clients’ rights and how to you protect your client from improper use of this tool? Join attorney Robert F. Meunier in this revealing program of instruction to build attorney awareness about the federal suspension and debarment system. Don’t miss MR. Meunier’s insights as he shares an interesting history of creating the federal blacklist and the execution of it as only he, as one of the founders and most-experienced former federal officials in the arena, can provide.
Excellent presentation. The presenter gave an excellent overview of the history of suspension and debarment and the various laws and regulations governing the area. The discussion on affiliation was very helpful as well as the discussion on preparing for a PMIO and access to the administrative record (official and unofficial).
Good topic, and excellent moderator support