2017 Introduction to Government Contracts Course

Introduction to Government Contracts Course 

September 6-7, 2017 
K&L Gates LLP
1601 K. Street NW
Washington, DC 20006 

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Course Overview

Government contracts is a boutique field of law.  Within this boutique field there are several niche areas of law that one can practice.  As a result, government contracts can be complicated for new and seasoned attorneys alike.  This two-day introduction to government contracts course is perfect for attorneys with limited experience (0 to 5 years) and seasoned attorneys looking for a refresher course.  Subject Matter Experts from private practice and the government will cover the nuts and bolts of major government contracts concepts. 

Course participants will leave with an understanding of the:

  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) system

  • Agency Acquisition Planning

  • Source Selection

  • GAO Bid Protests

  • Contract Performance Issues

  • Contract Disputes and Terminations

  • Fraud Issues and Remedies

Course materials will include a course summary, session power point presentation handouts, and the Government Contract Law Deskbook (4th edition), a comprehensive, step-by-step guide through all aspects of federal government contracting.    

This is a must attend event for attorneys who are new to the governments contracts practice and a great refresher course for seasoned attorneys. Other career fields that work in government contracts will benefit from gaining a basic understanding about the core government contracts concepts discussed during this course. In addition to the instruction led by seasoned practitioners, participants will have the opportunity to network and will receive a copy of the ABA Government Contract Law Deskbook (4th edition).

Registration Information

The registration fee (Wednesday and Thursday) includes admission to the course, coffee breaks, two box lunches, the Governement Contracts Law Deskbook (4th ed) and electronic course materials. Payment must accompany registration. Confirmations will be sent to all registrants.

Register online (credit card only) Or Send via Secure Fax 312.988.5850 (credit card only) Or Mail to American Bar Association, Attn: Meeting Registrations Department, 321 N. Clark St., 16th Fl., Chicago, IL 60654

Tuition Assistance

A limited number of registration fee reductions are available for this program upon application. The fee-reductions will be determined on a one-time only, case-by-case, first-come first-serve basis. Requests must be received at least two weeks before the program start date—August 23, 2017. To apply, send a letter outlining the basis for your request of a fee reduction to Patty Brennan, ABA Section of Public Contract Law, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654, or patty.brennan@americanbar.org

Hotel Information

Registration for the course does not include hotel accommodations.  the following hotels are in close proximity to the course location -

Dietary Restrictions

If you have any dietary restrictions, please indicate so by contacting Ernestine Leibas at 312.988.5699 or Ernestine.Leibas@americanbar.org.