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OOPS (Ounce of Prevention Seminar) 2016

May 25-26, 2016 • Washington, D.C.

Starts: 8:00 AM (EST) on May 25
Ends: 12:00 PM (EST) on May 26
Site: Renaissance Washington DC
Address: 999 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (view map)

Please click here to view the full conference presentation.

Click below to view individual presentation materials:


As the rules applicable to government contractors continue to grow more complex and onerous through new statutory provisions, executive orders, and regulations, contractors increasingly find themselves the subject of intense scrutiny on multiple fronts: from Congress, agency auditors and inspectors general, contracting officers, competitors, and taxpayers. Under the magnifying glass, contractors have to ensure they are meeting best practices and benchmarking against others in their industry, while adapting their compliance programs to address the changing landscape, all within limited budgets and pressures to control costs. These challenges, and the high stakes associated with any shortcomings, require contractors and their outside advisors to be nimble, using resources wisely to maximize knowledge and minimize risk.

Join us as our government contracts, labor and employment, corporate, and litigation practitioners help you to prepare for the close scrutiny and understand relatively new areas of regulation and risk, including new labor and employment reporting and disclosure requirements and agency assessments of supply chain and cyber security. Our subject matter experts will provide the most up-to-date guidance on how to navigate traditionally challenging areas for contractors, such as the protection of intellectual property and data rights, classified contracting, and cost accounting. Litigation practitioners will provide insight into trends and hot button issues related to bid protests and False Claims Act actions as well as recovery opportunities for government contractors. And, in light of the aggressive enforcement environment, we will dissect the anatomy of an investigation, from the initial development of the key facts to the nuances when interacting with the Government to achieve the best possible outcome.

This year, we are pleased to offer two dates and locations – OOPS in D.C., and a condensed, part-day session that is uniquely tailored for a West Coast (WOOPS) audience in L.A. The D.C. session will feature panel commentary from several guest speakers, including Roger Waldron from the Coalition for Government Procurement on Driving Change in Today’s Contracting Environment, and several Government speakers sharing insight on interacting with regulators in connection with investigations, including senior representatives from an office of inspector general and a suspension and debarment office.

Seating is limited. OOPS and West Coast OOPS are intended for government contractors only. Please no government personnel or private attorneys.

Please click here for the 2016 OOPS agenda. 

Please click here for information on Crowell & Moring's 4th Annual Women in Government Contracting Event.

Contact: Denise Giardina (202-508-8854, dgiardina@crowell.com )

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