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Doing Federal Construction Contracts Right

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Produced on October 17, 2016

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Course Information

Time 1h 32m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Contract Government Contracting

Course Description

In this program Alston & Bird Construction & Government Contracts attorneys Jacob Dean, and Andy Howard discuss the relationship between government contractors in the construction industry and the federal government as a customer. They provide an in depth overview of federal procurement policies, the FAR, and the procurement process and cover ways to align the goals and incentives of multiple parties via the use of successful teaming and subcontracting strategies. Additionally, they discuss ways to turn square corners in the procurement and project delivery process as well as what issues can lead to problems with the False Claims Act.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the relationship between government contractors and the federal government

  2. Understand the procurement and project delivery process

  3. Recognize the nuances of teaming and subcontracting

  4. Discuss the potential pitfalls and issues that may arise with the False Claims Act

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J. Andrew Howard

Alston & Bird

Andy Howard is a litigation partner who represents clients across a wide range of industries, including construction, health care, aerospace, energy and technology. Andy’s practice involves representing construction industry professionals and federal, state and local government contractors. In his construction practice, Andy primarily represents contractors, developers and design professionals involved in complex commercial and public works construction disputes involving claims for extra work, defective work or design, delay and other time-impact claims. In his government contracts practice, Andy advises companies on the unique procurement and contracting policies and procedures contained in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and associated agency supplements and equivalent state procurement rules, on compliance with and in negotiation of government agreements, and on the standards for the protection of classified information under the NISPOM.

He assists government contractors in understanding the trade secret protection rules contained in the FAR and DFARS and in preparing or objecting to requests for public records under the FOIA and similar state laws. As an advocate, Andy represents companies in pre- and post-award bid protests and in various other types of adversarial proceedings involving government agencies at the local, state and federal levels, including claims prosecution proceedings and Administrative Procedure Act challenges.

Jacob Dean

Perkins Coie LLP

Jake Dean is an experienced attorney who has represented clients across a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing, healthcare, and technology.

In his government contracts and investigations practice, Jake advises construction industry professionals and government contractors on the rules and regulations applicable to public contracting contained in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) as well as local and state contracting rules. In addition, Jake represents clients in adversary proceedings and investigations, focused on violations of, among other things, the False Claims Act, Procurement Integrity Act, Buy American Act, Small Business Administration regulations, and contractor mandatory disclosure rules.

In his litigation practice, Jake represents companies in prosecuting and defending complex commercial disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, conversion, strict products liability, negligence, unlawful detainer, violation of unfair competition laws, and violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act in state and federal court.


Joseph C.

Excellent instructors

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Jacob S.

Liked the discussed of Fraud Against Taxpayers

Julie A. B.

Bravo! Speakers perceptively convey overall material, elucidate the relationship between government contractors in the construction trade and the federal government as a client, succinctly share information about the procurement and project delivery process, briefly distinguish the subtleties surrounding teaming and subcontracting, and concisely outline False Claims Act (FCA) highs and lows. Both have a knack for this subject.

Kathleen K.

I like the technology that you use. It is easy to sign on and watch the program. It is easy to switch between the slides and program.

Barbara L.

Very informative.

Linda H.

They managed to shoe-horn in a very large amount of very technical information in the 1.5 hours, without inducing sleep or bewilderment.

Linda E.

Excellent presenters.

James R.

Very good presentation. Main speaker very knowledgeable.

Thomas D.

Very lucid and informative presentation of an arcane subject.

Senna A.

Good information on a topic that is everywhere here in the DC area.

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