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...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. Audit and Compliance Issues for Federal Contractors
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