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The Organizational Conflicts of Interest Workshop will provide an in-depth analysis of both OCI theory and OCI practice. The workshop will first analyze different types of OCI's, regulatory provisions in the FAR and DFARS, and the extensive and evolving case law from the GAO and courts.

The next part of the workshop will be unique-it will provide practical, hands-on guidance to contractors (and counsel who advise and assist them) so that they can understand and address OCI issues in order to maximize business opportunities, makes wise business choices, and avoid wasting Bid and Proposal resources on lost causes, and as well as to government agency procurement officials who want to understand how they can identify and resolve OCI's.

The workshop will provide examples, case-based discussion scenarios, and take-home materials that contractors can adapt and use.
Dates and Locations
September 18-19, 2017
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV
$1325
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DAILY SCHEDULE
Day 1
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Day 2
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST WORKSHOP: AGENDA

DAY ONE

9:00 – 9:30 AM
Welcome, and Overview: What are OCIs and why do they matter?

9:30 – 10:45 AM
OCI Regulations: FAR and DFARS

10:45 – 11:00 AM
Break

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
OCI Cases and Scenarios 

12:30 - 1:30PM
Lunch

1:30 – 2:45 AM
OCI Cases and Scenarios, cont. 

2:45 – 3:00 PM
Break

3:00 – 4:00 PM
Proposed OCI Rule and Role Play

DAY TWO

9:00 – 10:00 AM
Identifying Organizational Conflicts

10:00 – 10:30 AM 
Mitigating Organizational Conflicts

10:30 – 10:45 AM
Break

10:45 – 11:00 AM
OCI Cases and Scenarios

11:00 – 11:30 AM
Best Practices and Lessons Learned

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Special Contracting Areas and Related Subjects
DONALD G. FEATHERSTUN
Mr. Featherstun is a partner in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and has served as the chair of that office’s Litigation Department. For 35 years his practice has focused on commercial litigation with an emphasis on government contract law. As a result, he has extensive trial and claims preparation experience. He has tried cases in a variety of forums including federal courts, state courts, boards of contract appeals, state administrative bodies, and private arbitrations.

Mr. Featherstun became the Chair of the Section of Public Contract Law of the American Bar Association in August of 2010. Over the prior four years, he has also held the positions of Secretary of the Section, Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect. He has served on several committees of the Section of Public Contract Law, including Chairman of the Region Division, Vice-Chairman of the Subcontracts Committee, and Chair of the Northern California Section of the Region Division.

Over the last nine  years, Mr. Featherstun has supported various clients in handling complex audits conducted by the Defense Contract Audit Agency dealing with Cost Accounting Standards issues. Currently, three of those matters, totaling approximately $300 million, are currently before the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.  At the State level, Mr. Featherstun has handled various state and local bid protests, claims and litigation for clients in the information technology, construction, engineering services and alternative energy industries. For several years, Mr. Featherstun represented the contractor who administered the supplier diversity program at the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”).

In 2014, Mr. Featherstun obtained a complete defense verdict for the Raytheon Company in the case of L’Garde, Inc. v. Raytheon Company, Case No. CV 11-04592 GW (AGRx) in the United States District Court, Central District of California.  The case involved a dispute over a letter subcontract between Raytheon and L’Garde on a Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (“DARPA”) project to design and develop a stratospheric airship and radar system the size of a ten story building.  The case was tried before a jury although the judge dismissed the case after five days of hearing just before final arguments.
Mr. Featherstun is also currently representing the Municipality of Anchorage in several lawsuits involving the $400 million design and development of the Port of Anchorage Expansion project.  One suit is in Federal District Court in Anchorage, Alaska, while the second lawsuit is in the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Featherstun was a member of a team that represented Lockheed Martin IMS in a dispute with the state of California concerning the termination of the Statewide Automated Child Support Systems contract. This program was a federally mandated and funded project to develop a single statewide computer system to collect child support payments. The amount in dispute was over $200 million. After the case was tried, the judge awarded Lockheed $58.8 million and denied the state’s request for $147 million.

In another case, which involved the development of the C-17  transport aircraft by McDonnell Douglas for the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Featherstun helped to prepare and litigate over 40 claims totaling $1 billion for McDonnell Douglas.

In addition to litigation, Mr. Featherstun has supported clients in complex contract transactions. From July of 2002 until April of 2005, he helped Advanced Interactive Systems, Inc. of Seattle, Washington negotiate, perform and close out a six month $105 million contract to train Transportation Security Administration baggage handlers in the use of explosive detection equipment at U.S. airports.

From 1979 to 1982, he was with the Office of the General Counsel, Department of the Navy in Washington, D.C. where he tried cases before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. In 1982, Mr. Featherstun joined the firm of Pettit & Martin in San Francisco, California as an associate in the Government Contracts Department. He was made partner in 1987 and remained there until March of 1995 when the firm closed.

Education
J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1979) 
International Moot Court Team, Moot Court Board
B.A., Columbia College (1975)
KENNETH J. ALLEN
Ken was a government lawyer for 31 years and is now a corporate counsel and private educator.  During his government service he was a legal advisor on fiscal law for the Defense Business Management University, where he helped develop the first fiscal law training syllabus for DFAS and he was the featured speaker on fiscal subjects at American Society of Military Comptroller national Professional Development Institute, and several ASMC regional PDIs.

During his last ten years in the federal government (1997-2007), Ken was triple tasked as the Command Counsel for Programs, Acquisition, and Litigation for the U.S. Medical Research and Materiel Command, Ft. Detrick MD; as Counsel to the Department of Defense's programs for biological, chemical, and medical defensive measures, and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for procurement fraud. In these assignments he worked extensively in research grants and cooperative agreements and with other non-procurement forms of federal-private contractual relationships, as well as with traditional government procurement contracts. Since 2006 he has been an adjunct professor to the Naval Postgraduate School, for whom he has taught at its Monterey, CA campus and overseas, and authored and edited publications on defense acquisition. 

Ken is an instructor for several Federal Publications Seminars, and has authored over 40 training manuals and courses on subjects such as federal grants, government contract law, federal appropriations and fiscal law, trial advocacy, leadership and management, foreign military sales, and the interpretation of government contracts.

Ken is a graduate of the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, the resident Army JAG School basic and advanced courses, Army Command and General Staff College, Army Management Staff College, National Defense University, and the Army War College. 
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