L2 Federal Resources to Host Webinar “Big Changes for Small Business: Recent Regulatory Developments”

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This course is a must for contractors, their counsel and compliance officers who would benefit from an up-to-date understanding of recent and pending regulatory changes.

When procurements are set aside for small businesses, the federal government has an interest in making sure that small businesses are the true beneficiaries. Similarly, the federal government has committed to assisting small businesses develop business skills to become viable government contractors. Unfortunately, however, the rules and regulations applicable when contracting with small business are not only complex, but they are continually in a state of flux. This year is no different. Several recent regulatory developments and other anticipated provisions have or will reset important ground rules applicable to the limitations on subcontracting, penalties and oversight related to subcontracting, the mentor-protégé program, and size protest and appeal procedures.

This 90-minute webinar will discuss recent regulatory developments under the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”), an anticipated SBA final rule regarding small business subcontracting plans, and a recent proposed rule related to small business status and size protest and appeals procedures. The webinar will cover recent expansion of the SBA’s 8(a) mentor-protégé program to all small businesses, including a conformance process for non-DoD agency-level mentor-protégé programs. It will also address key developments related to calculation of the limitations on subcontracting. Sources of increased penalties, reporting mechanisms, and government oversight will also be discussed. The webinar will also explore some proposed changes to the FAR provisions on size and status protest and appeal procedures and changes to the nonmanufacturer rule in order to mirror previous regulatory changes.

This 90-minute webinar entitled “Big Changes for Small Business: Recent Regulatory Developments” is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, at 1 PM Eastern. To register, follow this link:

Big Changes for Small Business: Recent Regulatory Developments

Addressing webinar attendees will be:

Amy O’Sullivan is a partner in the Washington, DC law office of Crowell & Moring LLP. Her practice involves a mix of litigation and counseling for clients of all sizes and levels of experience as government contractors. She represents clients in litigation ranging from bid protests, size protests, Board of Contracts Appeals claims, prime-subcontractor disputes, and Defense Base Act litigation before U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Law Judges and Benefits Review Board. Ms. O’Sullivan also specializes in the unique issues confronting small businesses as well as those arising in connection with teaming and contracting with small businesses, including navigating the SBA’s regulations. Ms. O’Sullivan is the contributing editor of West’s “Government Contracts Bid Protests: A Practical and Procedural Guide,” and she is the course instructor for the Federal Publications seminar on Bid Protests. Ms. O’Sullivan was named by Law360 as a “Rising Star” in Government Contracts for 2012.

Alexina Jackson is an associate in the Washington, DC law office of Crowell & Moring LLP. She joined the firm in 2007 as a member of the Government Contracts and Technology, Media, and Telecommunications practice groups. Alexina has specialized her practice in Government Contracts with particular attention to litigation, investigations, and compliance counseling. Alexina has litigated a variety of claims against the government and has also defended government and qui tam False Claims Act matters. She has litigated matters in a variety of fora, including Federal appellate and district courts and Boards of Contract Appeals. Prior to her legal career, Alexina worked in New York, Brazil, Spain, and France as a strategy consultant for a multinational firm. Alexina worked in various industries as a consultant, but garnered significant experience in telecommunications, technology, and strategic industry development. Alexina joined Crowell & Moring from University of Maryland School of Law, magna cum laude, order of the coif. She has undergraduate degrees in International Relations and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, phi beta kappa.

Following the presentation, there will be an interactive 10-15 minutes 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:

Big Changes for Small Business: Recent Regulatory Developments

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
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