May 25, 2021 Public Contract

2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

July 27-30, 2021

2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

2021 Virtual Annual Meeting brochure

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Overview

The Annual Meeting offers attendees a unique opportunity to hear from key stakeholders in our public contracting community. This year’s meeting will kick-off with a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, July 27, with Government and Industry General Counsel on Facing Challenges Now and in the Future featuring with Maj Gen (ret.) Thomas Ayres, the 24th General Counsel of the U.S. Air Force and 1st General Counsel of the U.S. Space Force, and Steven Mahon, the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of SAIC Washington, DC.

Our Annual Meeting program will also feature panels with experts addressing the following topics:
• Will Government Subcontracting Ever Be Simplified?
• Bid Protest Dismissals at GAO and the Court of Federal Claims
• Cybersecurity and Government Contracts Compliance Through Reality-Based Scenarios
• Artificial Intelligence in Federal Procurement

Our programming will conclude on Friday, July 30th with the Ruth C. Burg Keynote Address featuring Judy Perry Martinez, Immediate Past President of the American Bar Association, and former Northrop Grumman Co. Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer and member of the company's Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council. who will discuss past and future challenges and opportunities faced by those across the legal profession.

We will continue the opportunity to engage and learn from fellow public contract professionals on Saturday, August 7, 2021 when our Section Council will meet in open session to not only learn more about the Section's business, but also to engage in thoughtful discussion of current issues important to government contract practitioners. Please join us and register for the Section of Public Contract Law Annual Meeting.

General Counsel Roundtable Keynote Address

Tuesday, July 27 | 11 – 12:15pm ET
General Counsel Roundtable: Facing Challenges Now and in the Future

Join us for a roundtable discussion with Maj Gen (ret.) Thomas Ayres, and Steven Mahon, as they discuss the opportunities and challenges of serving as legal counsel to large international organizations at the cutting edge of technology in times of significant change. In a conversation moderated by Susan Warshaw Ebner, Maj Gen Ayres and Mr. Mahon will compare and contrast their experiences as general counsel in government and private sector organizations, and explore how agencies and industry can engage in addressing challenges facing the Nation, both now and in the future.

Moderator
Susan Warshaw Ebner, Chair, Section of Public Contract Law and Partner, Stinson LLP, Washington, DC

Panelists
Maj Gen (ret.) Thomas Ayres, 24th General Counsel of the U.S. Air Force and 1st General Counsel of the U.S. Space Force, Springfield, VA
Steven Mahon, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, SAIC, Washington, DC

Ruth C. Burg Keynote Address with Judy Perry Martinez

Friday, July 30 | Noon – 1pm ET

This Keynote Address features Judy Perry Martinez, Immediate Past President of the American Bar Association, and former Northrop Grumman Co. Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer and member of the company's Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council. who will discuss past and future challenges and opportunities faced by those across the legal profession.

Schedule

Program at a Glance pdf
Complete Schedule pdf

CLE Credit

The ABA will seek 6 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 7.2 hours of CLE in 50-minute states. Each individual session will qualify for 1.5 hours of CLE credit in 60 minutes states, and 1.8 hours in 50-minute states*. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. Please visit the the conference webpage for program CLE details or visit www. americanbar.org/mcle for general information on CLE at the ABA.

*Florida Bar regulators have stated that attorneys will not receive Florida credit for any ABA program, even if they self-apply.

For more information about CLE accreditation in your state, please contact Sean Dickerson at sean.dickerson@americanbar.org.

Florida CLE Rule Change

Florida Bar regulators have stated that attorneys will not receive Florida credit for this ABA program, even if they self-apply.

More information on the order and its impact on ABA programs can be found here:
MCLE Florida Jurisdiction
MCLE Florida Jurisdiction Rule Change

Register

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Sessions from the the 2021 Annual Meeting will be available on-demand two weeks after the program's conclusion.