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(Sometimes Strange) Bedfellows: Teaming Agreements & Strategic Alliances

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Course Information

Time 60 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

In the increasingly competitive marketplace of Government Contracts, teaming agreements, and strategic alliances can offer companies an edge and enhance the value delivered to the Government. But teaming agreements and strategic alliances entail risk as well as reward.

Discover the broad variety of strategic alliances available to companies that might otherwise be competitors; the rules, regulations, and case law that should guide the selection and structure of those alliances; and practices to protect your company from unscrupulous suitors and investigators devoted to rooting out anti-competitive abuses.



Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the broad variety of strategic alliances possible to pursue and execute Government Contracts, including within small business programs
  2. Learn about trends in the enforceability of strategic alliances, and how to protect your employees and intellectual property even if a team falls apart
  3. Consider how to leverage teams in the era of DOJ’s Procurement Collusion Fraud Strike Force


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Faculty

Tara L. Ward

Wiley Rein LLP

Tara L. Ward is a partner in the Wiley Government Contracts practice.  Tara counsels and represents government contractors and subcontractors on a broad range of government contracting issues, including bid protests, contract claims and disputes, advice and litigation related to subcontracts and other strategic partnerships, multiple award schedule contracts, and compliance with government investigations, audits, and ethics rules.  Tara is the Editor-in-Chief of the Public Contract Law Journal and Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law School.

Bar Admissions:

Commonwealth of Virginia; District of Columbia




Samantha S. Lee

Wiley Rein LLP

Samantha Lee is a partner in the Wiley Government Contracts and Litigation practices.  Sam counsels and represents government contractors and subcontractors on all aspects of government contracting. Sam focuses on helping contractors deploy and defend against litigation to best achieve strategic business objectives, conduct effective internal investigations, and navigate government investigations, particularly congressional investigations and U.S. Department of Justice and Inspector General inquiries and audits related to the False Claims Act. Sam leverages her investigation and litigation experience to counsel contractors on understanding the Federal Acquisition Regulation and agency supplemental acquisition regulations, pursuing contract claims and disputes, managing subcontract compliance and performance, developing and implementing ethics and procurement integrity programs.

Bar Admissions:

State of Maryland; District of Columbia