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Contract Claims & Disputes Resolution

Contract Claims and Disputes Resolution Committee Meeting

Government Counsels’ Perspectives on Managing Disputes and Client Relationships

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 | 12:00 noon - 1:30pm ET

In Person Registration: If you plan to attend in person, please RSVP to Ruth Tran at [email protected]

Virtual Participation: Join Zoom Meeting Here

Venue: Blank Rome LLP DC Offices 

During its February lunch meeting, the CCDRC will hold a panel discussion focusing on government counsel’s perspectives on managing disputes and client relationships.  This is a unique opportunity to hear from experienced government attorneys about how disputes are handled by government counsel and gain insights into how agency counsel, the Department of Justice, and other government stakeholders coordinate with one another in Contract Disputes Act litigation.  Topics that will be discussed include the relationship of government counsel with their internal clients, handling the Request for Equitable Adjustment and claims resolution process, settlement considerations, the relationship between agencies and the Department of Justice in matters before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the relationship between the Defense Contract Management Agency and the Defense Contract Audit Agency.  

Note: speakers’ attendance may be subject to approval by their respective organizations.


  • Albert Iarossi, Assistant Director, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, National Courts Section

  • Amelia Lister-Sobotkin, Deputy Director, Contract Disputes Resolution Center, Defense Contract Management Agency

  • Anna Kurtz, Assistant Chief Trial Attorney, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


  • Alexander O. Canizares, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Meeting Information:

If you plan to attend in person, please RSVP to Ruth Tran at [email protected].

To attend virtually, please use the following link:
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