Public Contract

2019 Annual Meeting

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

The Westin St. Francis (PCL Headquarters Hotel)
335 Powell St
San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 8 - Saturday, August 10, 2019


Join fellow public contract professionals from across the country in the heart of San Francisco for exceptional CLE Programs and networking opportunities at the ABA Section of Public Contract Law Annual Meeting, August 8 – 10, 2019.

During the Annual Meeting, the Section of Public Contract Law offers eight CLE programs that will educate you on developing legal issues in the procurement arena and offer you an opportunity to engage in dialogue with key stakeholders in the public contract community. Our luncheons and reception will provide additional opportunities to expand your network and exchange ideas with fellow public contract professionals.


Unless otherwise noted, all events held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel

Thursday, August 8

11:30am – 1:30pm
Annual Ruth C. Burg Luncheon Honoring Women in PC Law ($60/ ticket) - Farallon, 450 Post St

2 – 3:30pm
Practical Considerations for Procurement Fraud Investigations (CLE)

3:45 – 5:15pm
Navigating U.S. Federal Government Contracts in the Asia-Pacific Region (CLE)

Friday, August 9

7 – 8:30am
Landmark Construction Decisions & Litigation Best Practices

8:45 – 10:15am
The Intersection of the Space Industry & Government Contracts (CLE)

10:15 – 10:30am
Networking Break

10:30am – Noon
The Shifting Landscape of Contracting for Commercial Goods & Services: GSA & Beyond (CLE)

Noon – 1:45pm
Section Luncheon Panel Presentation - In-House Perspectives on Hiring Outside Counsel ($60/ ticket)

2 – 3pm
U.S. Infrastructure Trends & Policy for Federal, State & Local Governments (CLE)

3 – 3:15pm
Networking Break

3:15 – 4:15pm
Funding Research & Innovation: SBA's SBIR & STTR Programs (CLE)

4:30 – 5:30pm
Government Contracts Law on the Silver Screen: A Look at Procurement Issues through Film & Television (CLE)

6:30 – 8pm
Annual Section Reception (ticketed event)

Saturday, August 10

8 – 11:30am
Section Council Meeting & Annual Section Business Meeting & Election of 2019 – 2020 Officers, Delegate & Council Members

11:30am – 12:30pm
2019 – 2020 Section Leadership Planning Session (for 2019 – 2020 Section Leadership only)