Public Contract

Upcoming Committee Meetings

International Procurement

"Buy American" Issues in Bid Protests

Tuesday, January 21 | Noon – 1:30pm ET

K&L Gates
1601 K St NW
Washington, DC
RSVP to Wanda Blackwell or to request call-in information

Protests involving issues relating to domestic-sourcing rules, particularly the Buy American Act and the Trade Agreements Act will be our focus.


  • Kristen E. Ittig, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP


  • Joshua Drewitz, Associate General Counsel, Textron Systems
  • Thomas J. Mitchell, Acquisition Law and Litigation Attorney, United States Air Force
  • Donna Lee Yesner, Senior Counsel, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Sarah T. Zaffina, Senior Attorney — Office of the General Counsel, United States Government Accountability Office

Lunch will be available for $10/ person.

Developments in International Debarment

Thursday, February 13 | Noon ET

Call-In: 515.606.5440
Code: 509353

Emerging international models for debarment will be the focus of this informal discussion. Comparing debarment in the United States to the European Union and how European Union's member states are addressing exclusion and debarment will also be addressed.


  • Christopher Yukins, George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC
  • Pascal Friton, Partner, BLOMSTEIN, Berlin, Germany