Legal Ethics in Government Contracting (Update)
Created on December 16, 2019
In the world of government contracting, counsel must not only navigate traditional legal ethics issues, but also face unique legal ethics issues arising from specific government contracts statutes and regulations, as well as the dynamics of having the United States as the "client" of your adversary. In this program, we will explore the potential pitfalls that await government contracts lawyers (whether outside counsel, in-house counsel, or government counsel) and how to assist clients in matters involving debriefings, bid protests, due diligence, subcontracting counseling, and investigations. In many of these matters, the stakes are high and there is no room for error.
- Compare government contractor ethics issues to legal ethics issues faced by government contracts counsel
- Analyze hypothetical legal ethics issues that can arise for government contracts counsel in the context of the Model Rules
- Suggest strategies for mitigating risk to counsel
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