I will join a host of presenters including Josh Frank (RSM Federal), Thomas Mercer (US Army Corps of Engineers), JW Cole (Tennessee Valley Authority) and Veronica Clark (UT PTAC) for the West Tennessee Procurement Opportunities Virtual Conference on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. The virtual conference will take place from 9 A.M – 2 P.M CST

We are looking forward to presenting a training webinar titled, “Nuts and Bolts of Teaming Agreements” for the Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Maryland PTAC). In this one-hour webinar, you will get answers to questions such as:

  • Joint venture or subcontract?
  • Mentor/protégé?
  • Will my company still be eligible for a set aside if I team?

I am looking forward to joining Marc Latman and John McCarthy from SGR’s Aviation Team for another engaging webinar on Russian Sanctions for the Aviation sector. The webinar will take place on Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 8 A.M – 9 A.M PT / 11 A.M – 12 P.M. ET / 4 P.M – 5 P.M London and Dublin Time.

Through its March 18, 2022 press release, the U.S. Commerce Department, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) put the world on notice that it intends to vigorously administer the export restrictions it announced February 24 and again on March 2, 2022 related to aircraft and aviation-related items destined for Russia/Belarus. While the March 18 press release only lists 100 aircraft, it sets the stage for future listings that could cover a much larger number of aircraft and potentially aircraft engines. These restrictions could be applied to companies and individuals, regardless of nationality, anywhere in the world. Further, March 28, 2022 marks the end of the EU-mandated wind-down period for terminating existing aviation transactions with Russian airlines.

Continue Reading [WEBINAR] Live Follow-Up Q&A on Revisiting Russian Sanctions for the Aviation Sector Post-March 28

I am looking forward to presenting a panel titled “Intellectual Property” at the UT Procurement Technical Assistance Center’s Spring 2022 Small Business Innovation Conference on May 5, 2022. The conference is sponsored by The University of Tennessee in cooperation with the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Defense.


I am looking forward to participating in the Labor & Employment panel as part of the Pub K Annual Review 2022. I will be presenting with Nichole Atallah (PilieroMazza PLLC), Howard Wolf-Rodda (Abrahams Wolf-Rodda) and Michael Schrier (Husch Blackwell). Our panel will take place on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. EST and highlights

I am looking forward to presenting a session titled “Intellectual Property” for the Oak Ridge Small Business Innovation Conference on January 25, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The conference is hosted by the UT Center for Industrial Services, Institute for Public Service. Conference highlights include:

  • Tips regarding proposal strategies for SBIR/STTR funding
  • Understanding how to

I am looking forward to presenting at the 11th Annual U.S. Export & Re-Export Compliance for Canadian Operations Virtual Conference. The conference will take place January 26-27, 2022 with pre-conference workshops on January 25, 2022. I will be presenting with John Boscariol, Partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP based in Toronto, Canada.

Our session, “Updating Your Risk-Based Economic Sanctions Compliance Program: The Latest U.S. and Canadian Restrictions, and Their Practical Impact,” will take you through the most critical economic sanctions developments and trends affecting exports and reexports. The discussion will focus on new, unanticipated pitfalls to avoid for 2022 and beyond.

  • Comparing and contrasting U.S. and Canadian sanctions-and their practical impact on export and reexport operations
  • The rapidly changing China landscape, and the impact on due diligence and supply chain risks
  • Impact of the PRC’s Foreign Anti-Sanctions Regulation and the new Blocking Statute
  • Performing due diligence amid the increased use of The Entity List
  • Iran: Status report and negotiations with Iran and what is on the horizon

Continue Reading [VIRTUAL EVENT] Updating Your Risk-Based Economic Sanctions Compliance Program: The Latest U.S. and Canadian Restrictions, and Their Practical Impact

The U.S. government continues to vigorously enforce U.S. export laws against both U.S. and non-U.S. companies. In addition to monetary penalties, companies charged with violating U.S. export laws may be subject to strict compliance obligations. In extreme cases, the U.S. government may even suspend a company’s export privileges.

In this webinar, we will discuss recent

Please join us for the Compliance & Government Investigations Seminar hosted by Bass, Berry & Sims and FTI Consulting. Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, this event will be virtual only.

We are excited for this year’s complimentary CLE program, which will provide the same caliber of practical advice, insight into government developments, and thoughtful discussion from industry panelists you have come to expect from this seminar. This year’s topics include:

  • Inside Scoop: Top Issues In-House Counsel Currently Face
  • Update on International Trade Regulations and Enforcement
  • SEC Update: Key Enforcement and Regulatory Priorities
  • Running an Investigation
  • Antitrust Is Back: DOJ and FTC Signal Significant Increase in Antitrust Enforcement
  • Data Privacy Update
  • Healthcare Fraud Enforcement Updates
  • Hot Topics in Procurement Fraud in 2021 and Beyond
  • COVID-19 Funding Fallout: Preparation for Government Scrutiny

This year’s seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, September 28. To register, please click here.

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Continue Reading [Virtual Event] 8th Annual Compliance & Government Investigations Seminar

This past January, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that procurement fraud recoveries comprised the second largest category of fraud recoveries in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, a trend that continued from FY 2019. With last November’s announcement of DOJ’s intent to expand its Procurement Collusions Strike Force (PCSF), we expect to see a continued trend