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In November of 2008, Mandatory Disclosure Rule (MDR) became effective in the FAR requiring disclosure of certain violations of federal criminal law and civil False Claims Act.  It also mandates contractors to create business ethics awareness and compliance programs and an internal control system.   

This rule impacts, among other things, contract breach, past performance ratings, Suspension and Debarment, False Claims Act, loss of business and personal risk. 

This one day program discusses overlapping rules fin FAR Parts 9 and 52, reportable categories including FCA challenges. It requires a written code of Business Ethics and Conduct including an internal controls procedure. It also requires ‘timely’ disclosures of ‘credible evidence.

Learn how disclosures are being made through the DOD and GSA as well as best practices.  You will learn about how the government handles disclosures as not to allow for release of sensitive information to the public.  You will receive guidance on the government’s ability to have access to your employees and how best to handle.

By using examples and scenarios, you will learn how to better protect you and your organization from MDR violations. 

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course you will be able to

  • Evaluate disclosure statements and implement industry best practices
  • Quickly find rules on disclosure statements in the FAR and understand their meanings
  • Receive guidance on what the government can and cannot access
  • Determine what may need to be disclosed to the government and what does not
September 13, 2021
The Flamingo Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
Travel Info
Standard: $1,000.00
Enhanced: $1,395.00
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Las Vegas, NV
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
All Other Locations
  • Identifying Reportable Conduct
    • Meaning of In Connection With the Award, Performance, or Closeout of a Government Contract or Subcontract
    • Reportable Criminal Conduct
    • Reportable Violations of the Civil False Claims Act
    • Significant Overpayments
  • The “Credible Evidence” Standard
  • Contractor Obligations with Respect to Principals
  • Disclosures Regarding Subcontractors and Agents
  • Obtaining Information Regarding Potentially Reportable Events
  • Timely Disclosure and Look-Back Requirements
  • The Form, Content, and Recipients of Disclosures
  • Voluntary Disclosures
  • Full Cooperation
  • Preserving Confidentiality and Privilege and Preventing Disclosures to Third Parties
  • Dealing with Company Employees and Officers
  • Past Performance and Contractor Responsibility Determination Requirements
  • Structuring Ethics Awareness Programs and Internal Control Systems
  • Non-procurement Transactions
  • Jonathan S. Aronie
    Partner, Sheppard Mullin
    Jonathan S. Aronie is a partner in Sheppard Mullin's Government Contracts practice group, focusing on litigation, internal investigations, and Government Contracts. Jonathan is the co-author of Multiple Award Schedule Contracing (Xlibris 2002), and has extensive experience r...
  • Keith R. Szeliga
    Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
    Keith R. Szeliga is a partner and Co-Practice Group Leader in the Government Contracts, Investigations, and International Trade Group in Sheppard Mullin’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Szeliga represents clients ranging from small businesses to the nation's largest defense contractor...
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CPE: Continuing Professional Education
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Delivery Method: Group-Live Classroom
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For more information regarding administrative policies such as refunds, cancellations and complaints, please contact Federal Publications Seminars at 888.494.3696.
CPE Hours
This program is eligible for: 6.5 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: Basic
Program Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None
Method: Group-Live
CLP: Continuous Learning Points
Approved for CLP by Defense Acquisition University
Defense Acquisition Workforce members must acquire 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLP) every two years from the date of entry into the acquisition workforce for as long as the member remains in an acquisition position per DoD Instruction 5000.66. We will provide you with documentation of points awarded for completing the event.
CLP Hours
This program is eligible for: 6.0 (CLP) hours of credit
CLE: Continuing Legal Education
States have widely varying regulations regarding MCLE credit. LegalEdcenter is an approved provider in AL, AK, AR, CA, GA, IL, ME, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WV. Credit may be applied for in other jurisdictions on request and in accordance with state MCLE rules.
Please note that because some states are changing their policy on CLE reporting, you will need to fill out the request for credit from Federal Publications Seminars within 10 business days, or we may not be able to issue credits for the program.
CLE Hours
This program is eligible for: 5.50 (60 minutes), 6.5 (50 minutes)
The Flamingo Hotel
3555 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Hotel & Room Block Info

We have a room block secured at the Flamingo Hotel for Las Vegas Week.  Visit to reserve your room. Group rate is $94 + taxes + daily resort fee of $35/room/night. You must make your reservation by Friday, August 10, 2021. Rooms are subject to availability.

General Information

Food & Beverage
Continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon coffee will be served.

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