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The First 100 Days of the Trump Administration will be a time of change for government contractors, and Federal Publications Seminars is paying close attention to bring the latest information to our online program viewers and FPSOnline subscribers.

President-Elect Trump’s 'Contract with the American Voter' suggests that some of his first actions upon taking office might include repealing many (if not all) of the Obama Administration’s Executive Orders impacting government contractors. Other campaign commitments include increasing defense spending, adjusting the United States’ international posture in a manner that may impact security norms and overseas engagements, ending the “Sequester” budget, investing heavily in infrastructure, reducing energy dependence, increasing manufacturing jobs, and investing in American Veterans. Each of these items impacts broad swaths of the contractor community, from those focused on defense, services, infrastructure, and health care, among others. Post-election communications from the President-Elect have also shined a spotlight on major acquisition programs, as well as post-government employment restrictions, ethics and compliance matters.  
So what does this all mean for contractors?  
In this webinar, Crowell & Moring, LLP partners Rob Burton, Lorraine Campos, Adelicia Cliffe, Stephen McBrady, and David Robbins will discuss the post-Inauguration state of play for government contracts, review ongoing changes, and look over the horizon to assess risks and opportunities for government contractors as the Trump Administration assumes power. They will also discuss the changing customer and public engagement dynamics in an era where the Commander in Chief communicates by Twitter, and the unique pressures facing Senior Procurement Executives in the Trump Administration and the challenges and opportunities for contractors that may result.  
About Our Presenters from Crowell & Moring
Robert A. Burton is a partner with Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He is a nationally-recognized federal procurement attorney, an expert witness on government contracts issues in federal court and arbitration proceedings, and a leader who assists government contractors with navigating the complex and rule-driven procurement process. He represents a wide range of companies that conduct business with the federal government, from large defense contractors and systems integrators to small businesses.

Lorraine M. Campos is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group and focuses her practice on assisting clients with a variety of issues related to government contracts, government ethics, campaign finance, and lobbying laws. Lorraine regularly counsels clients on all aspects of the General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) programs. She also routinely advises clients on the terms and conditions of these agreements, including the Price Reduction Clause, small business subcontracting requirements, and country of origin restrictions mandated under U.S. trade agreements, such as the Trade Agreements Act and the Buy American Act. Additionally, Lorraine advises life sciences companies, in particular, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, on federal procurement and federal pricing statutes, including the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992.

Adelicia ("Addie") Cliffe is a counsel in the Washington, D.C. office, where she practices in the firm's Government Contracts and International Trade groups. Addie represents clients with respect to a broad range of government contracts and international trade compliance issues, with specialties including U.S. export controls, the Buy American Act, Trade Agreements Act and other domestic preference programs, the Foreign Military Sales and Foreign Military Financing programs, and other U.S. laws and regulations applicable to international transactions. She also counsels clients with respect to foreign investment and ownership in the United States, and applicable U.S. laws and regulations such as Exon-Florio and the National Industrial Security Program.

Steve McBrady is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group, resident in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. In 2013 and 2014, Steve was recognized as a Washington, D.C. "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine. Steve represents clients on a wide range of federal, state, and international government procurement matters, including contract claims and disputes, government contracts due diligence in support of M&A transactions, ethics and compliance counseling, DCAA audits and cost allowability issues under the FAR cost principles and the Cost Accounting Standards. He also regularly assists clients with complex internal investigations relating to the civil False Claims Act, Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) compliance and defective pricing, disclosures to the U.S. Government, and other civil matters. 

David Robbins is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm's Government Contracts Group. David advises clients on matters involving procurement fraud, suspension and debarment, complex investigations, disclosures, and ethics and compliance counseling at the federal, state, and local levels. David is a leading procurement fraud defense, complex investigations, and suspension and debarment practitioner. David is one of only a few former government Suspending and Debarring Officials and is the only Procurement Fraud Remedies Coordination Official in private legal practice. During his government tenure, David also co-chaired the Department of Defense and NASA Procurement Fraud Working Group, which focused on inter-agency coordination with the Department of Justice, Offices of Inspector General, and other government agencies to address procurement fraud. His insider understanding of the way regulators address performance issues and misconduct helps clients tell the right story to the government, in the right way, to preserve customer relationships while proactively addressing and resolving investigations, enforcement actions, and other inquiries. Clients take comfort in David’s ability to offer comparisons to thousands of past investigations and enforcement matters when crafting strategies toward successful outcomes and continued eligibility for new contracts and awards.