This program will identify the several reasons why legal compliance programs are well worth the time and effort they require. The presenters will cover the troubling changes in the way that federal and state governments enforce their contract terms and conditions. They will also talk about the ethics and compliance programs that the federal government requires of its contractors, the federal and typical state standards for suspension or debarment, and the federal sentencing guidelines that that can make an enormous difference even to companies that do no public work. The speakers will then explore the individual components of the programs that the federal government requires – and that most compliance programs should include. The bottom line is that government contracting has become a much riskier business. Today, government contractors have to go out of their way to demonstrate that they are making every good faith effort to ensure their employees follow the rules of the road.
Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.
Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr. is a Senior Partner for Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP. He was graduated cum laude from Harvard University and was graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. Tom has extensive government and construction contract experience on the spectrum of issues involving bidding, changes, differing site conditions, delays, and terminations. He has represented clients on hospital projects, airport facilities, research laboratories, convention facilities, prisons, federal and state courthouse and office complexes, and resort hotels and has practiced before the various federal government boards of contract appeals, as well as federal and state courts. In addition, he has represented clients in mediations, as well as arbitration proceedings.
Tom served as Chair of the Federal Acquisition Regulation Committee for the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. (AGC) from 1999-2003 and remains active in the leadership of the AGC’s Federal and Heavy Division. In addition, he is also a member of the AGC's Corp of Engineers Committee, Governmental Affairs Committee, NAVFAC Committee, and the Contract Documents Forum. He is a member of the Virginia Bar and Georgia Bar and is a member of the American Bar Association. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers.
Eric L. Nelson
Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
Eric L. Nelson is a partner with Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP and practices in the area of construction law and government contracts, representing owners, engineers, general contractors, EPC and design-build contractors, construction managers, and specialty contractors and equipment suppliers. Eric’s practice primarily involves dispute resolution of construction claims. He has tried cases in federal and state courts throughout the county and before the various federal government boards of contract appeals. He has also arbitrated and mediated multiple claims, nationally and internationally. As part of his practice, he frequently advises clients on U.S. federal construction issues, such as the False Claims Act, ethics and compliance, small business programs, cost and pricing, the Miller Act, requests for equitable adjustments, and claims.
He received his law degree from Washington & Lee University Law School and his undergraduate degree from California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo.
Michael E. Kennedy, Moderator
General Counsel, AGC of America
TO REGISTER FOR THE SERIES BUNDLE: https://events.agc.org/EventCalendar
Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential.
GovWin from Deltek is the essential source for information, teaming and software solutions to help organizations find, manage and win government business. More than 2,800 companies, including small businesses, new entrants to the public sector, and the largest government contractors, rely on GovWin for the latest and most comprehensive information solutions, including market intelligence, consulting, sales management tools, teaming solutions, and educational and networking events. More about GovWin at www.govwin.com.