Government Contracts 101 (2022 Edition)

Shlomo Katz
Shlomo Katz | Brown Rudnick LLP

Shlomo Katz is a counsel in the Firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group, where he focuses on the areas of government contracts/procurement and commercial law and litigation, wage and hour law, and construction law.

On-Demand: June 16, 2022

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Contracting with the Federal Government is not like a business deal between two companies or a contract between a consumer and a commercial contractor. Thus, advising a Government contractor is not like advising another business client. This course will explore those differences. Among other topics we will discuss the unique rights that the Government gives itself, what a contractor needs to know to protect itself, and what the risks are for a contractor that does not understand its legal obligations.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • How is contracting with the Federal Government different from commercial contracting?
  • What are the major laws that govern government contracting?
  • What is the Federal Acquisition Regulation?
  • How does the Federal Government use contracting to accomplish its socio-economic agenda?
  • What are the risks to contractors that do not understand their legal and contractual obligations?

Date: June 16, 2022

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Shlomo Katz_myLawCLEShlomo Katz | Brown Rudnick LLP

Shlomo Katz is a counsel in the Firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group, where he focuses on the areas of government contracts / procurement and commercial law and litigation, wage and hour law and construction law. Shlomo has significant experience in preparing, negotiating and litigating contract claims and bid protests, as well as advising clients on contract compliance, small business, subcontracting, data rights and labor law issues under government contracts. He has participated in mergers and acquisitions of government contractors, advising on issues of assignment and novation, intellectual property / data rights, size determinations, and security clearances. Shlomo has successfully litigated before federal, state and local courts and the Government Accountability Office and Boards of Contract Appeals.

In addition, Shlomo is the lead lawyer in the Firm’s Wage & Hour Practice Group, representing clients in connection with minimum wage, working time and overtime issues under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Service Contract Act (SCA), Davis-Bacon Act, Presidential Executive Orders affecting government contractors, and state wage payment and prevailing wage laws. This includes conducting proactive wage-hour audits for employers as well as litigation of minimum wage, overtime and wage payment claims by federal and state labor departments and private litigants, including class actions. Shlomo also has represented parties in wrongful termination and discrimination cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in federal court.

Shlomo is fluent in Hebrew and is registered to practice architecture in Israel.

Agenda

I. How is contracting with the Federal Government different from commercial contracting? | 12:00pm – 12:20pm

II. What are the major laws that govern government contracting? | 12:20pm – 12:40pm

III. What is the Federal Acquisition Regulation? | 12:40pm – 1:00pm

Break | 1:00pm – 1:10pm

IV. How does the Federal Government use contracting to accomplish its socio-economic agenda? | 1:10pm –1:40 pm

V. What are the risks to contractors that do not understand their legal and contractual obligations? | 1:40pm – 2:10 pm