Essentials of Domestic Preference Laws: BAA, TAA, and Beyond
Wednesday, October 16 | Noon – 1pm ET
Since taking office, President Donald J. Trump consistently has promoted his “Buy American” agenda and focus. In July 2019, he issued his third "Buy America" executive order. This one proposed concrete and consequential changes to the Buy American provisions in the FAR. The Department of Justice, along with agency Inspectors General, have continued to bring a steady stream of enforcement actions — and costly settlements — based on alleged noncompliance with domestic sourcing requirements like the Buy American Act.
As a result, it is critical for contractors and subcontractors to fully understand (and comply with) all domestic procurement preferences and restrictions applicable to Federal Government contracts. And, of course, be ready for potential changes.
Designed for lawyers and contracting professionals, this webinar will examine the key statutory and regulatory frameworks of the United States' domestic preference regime — focusing on the practical application of the Buy American Act and the Trade Agreements Act. After an overview of the current regulatory and enforcement landscape, the webinar will focus on the nuts-and-bolts of BAA and TAA compliance, complete with concrete examples of how these laws are interpreted and applied. Navigate this complex area and advise on steps for ensuring complaince.
- Justin Chiarodo, Partner and Co-Chair of the Government Contracts Practice, Blank Rome LLP
- Mike Wagner, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
- Justin Ganderson, Corporate Counsel, Northrop Grumman