MoForward 2019 Recap

Protests and LitigationOn Thursday, October 25th, we held our second MoForward program at the Tysons Ritz-Carlton, a full-day program led by our Government Contracts group and our colleagues who have led the government’s and the industry’s most significant enforcement and response teams.

Our program this year showcased panels by 11 partners, 8 associates and 2 of counsel, along with recent high-profile lateral additions from the public sector. Throughout the day, our Government Contracts group offered their insights and practical advice on developments in bid protests, new CFIUS and export control legislation, key employment law developments for government contractors, handling procurement integrity and COI issues, and understanding data and software rights.

In addition to our Government Contracts group, we invited a few of the firm’s former regulatory officials to speak on what government contractors need to know for the fiscal year and beyond, drawing on their firsthand experience:

  • Chuck Duross, former head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit and Deputy Chief in the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the DOJ, Global Anti-Corruption practice Chair
  • Robert Litt, General Counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) from 2009 to 2017
  • Lisa Phelan, former Chief of the National Criminal Enforcement and Washington Criminal I Sections of the Antitrust Division of the DOJ
  • John Smith, former Director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, National Security practice co-Chair

Click here to access a PDF of the presentation slides from MoForward 2019. We hope to see you next year for MoForward 2020!