L2 Federal Resources to Host Webinar, "DCAA Audit and Compliance Issues for Federal Contractors"

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Contractors, consultants and their counsel who seek a better understanding of the compliance requirements and audit processes for federal contracts and who want to reduce their risk of committing violations that could result in voluntary or mandatory disclosure and risk contract termination, civil and/or criminal penalties, suspension, or debarment.

Experts speaking at an upcoming webinar hosted by L2 Federal Resources will clearly outline important DCAA Audit compliance issues and describe general FAR compliance and ethics requirements for federal contractors.

Companies involved in U.S. government contracting and subcontracting are increasingly subject to scrutiny concerning their approach to compliance. Nearly all non-commercial-item prime contracts valued at over five million dollars and to be performed for at least 120 days contain clauses that impose substantial duties aimed at preventing and revealing fraudulent and criminal acts. Contractors are required to adopt “Codes of Business Ethics and Conduct,” and aside from small businesses that are exempt, must have implemented specific training programs and internal control systems designed to prevent and/or detect fraud. These requirements also apply to their subcontractors.

Additionally, The Defense Contract Audit Agency has become more sensitive to issues involving contractor compliance and more aggressive toward contractors who are not compliant. All public contractors should have well-designed mechanisms in place to reduce their chances of committing violations, as they could warrant voluntary or mandatory disclosure and risk contract termination, civil and/or criminal penalties, suspension, or debarment.

This webinar will help contractors identify and understand the complex issues they face in complying with the “Codes of Business Ethics and Conduct” and managing the DCAA audit process. The webinar will also explain how to establish an effective system that reduces your company’s exposure to the catastrophic expenses and dangers that result a fraud investigation.

The 90-minute webinar, entitled “DCAA Audit and Compliance Issues for Federal Contractors" is scheduled for Thursday, May 17, at 1:00 PM Eastern.
To register, follow this link: DCAA Audit and Compliance Issues for Federal Contractors

Addressing webinar attendees will be Christopher Myers, Chair of Holland & Knight’s Compliance Services Team and member of the firm’s White Collar Defense Team, and William Pannier, a former commercial transactions lawyer and a US Air Force JAG Corps.

Christopher A. Myers, partner, is Chair of Holland & Knight’s Compliance Services Team and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense Team. He is a former federal prosecutor and has represented clients in a broad range of complex matters affecting heavily-regulated industries, including healthcare & life sciences, government contracts, financial institutions, educational institutions, publicly-traded and privately held companies doing business both domestically and internationally. He has defended and protected organizations in both internal and external civil and criminal fraud investigations, design, implementation and assessments of compliance and ethics programs; voluntary disclosures, and corporate governance matters.

William M. Pannier practices in the areas of federal, state, and local government contracting and related litigation, including GSA and other governmental leasing, compliance and enforcement defense, as well as commercial litigation. After beginning his legal career as a commercial transactions lawyer, Mr. Pannier joined the U.S. Air Force JAG Corps, where he gained considerable trial experience and concentrated on government contracts. Mr. Pannier has been involved in all aspects of the procurement process, from acquisition strategy and solicitation to source selection, award, and administration. Mr. Pannier is also experienced with compliance programs, internal investigations, civil and criminal government investigations, the False Claims Act and California’s False Claims Act, mandatory and voluntary disclosures, terminations, suspension, debarment, and claims under the Foreign Claims Act.

Following his presentation, there will be an interactive 10-to-15 minute question-and-answer session addressing material covered in the webinar.

Webinar tuition is based on location, not number of participants, so each registration site can have multiple participants for one low price.

To register, follow this link: DCAA Audit and Compliance Issues for Federal Contractors

L2 Federal Resources provides expert-led training and education for the government contracting community. The company hosts several webinars on government contracting topics every month and offers downloadable recordings of past webinars at http://www.l2federalresources.com. The company also blogs on government contracting topics at http://www.l2federalresources.com/blog. L2 is on Twitter at @L2FedResources.

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