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Section 809 Panel Recommendations: What They Mean For Protesters The FY 2016 Defense Authorization Act created an advisory panel tasked with identifying ways to improve the defense acquisition system. In mid-January, the Section 809 Panel released the third and final volume of its report on streamlining and codifying acquisition regulations.

This webinar will provide an overview of the Panel's recommendations as they relate to bid protests. We will explore the relevant recommendations, discussing the impetus for the recommendations as well as the impact the recommendations may have on government contractors.

The discussion will include:
  • An overview of the 809 Panel's charge and reports
  • A conversation about the Panel's recommendations relating to the bid protest framework
  • An assessment of the pros and cons of the relevant recommendations
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About Our Experts
  • Noah Bleicher
    Special Counsel, Jenner & Block
    Noah Bleicher is a skilled government contracts practitioner with extensive bid protest litigation experience. He is a special counsel in the firm’s Government Contracts Practice where he represents large and small government contractors in a wide array of complex government contracts issues. Mr. Bleicher draws upon his unique and valuable insights from his service as a senior bid protest hearing officer at the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) to effectively resolve government contracts legal disputes and achieve the business objectives of his clients.
    Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2004; Associate Editor, Emory Law Journal
    University of Florida, B.A., 2001, cum laude; B.S., 2001, cum laude; Florida Academic Scholar; Florida Blue Key (leadership honorary); recipient of numerous scholarships for leadership and achievement
  • Gregory Petkoff
    Partner, Jenner & Block
    Gregory H. Petkoff is a partner in the Government Contracts Practice. He represents large and small businesses and institutions on government contract matters involving defense and civilian agencies. He has recorded more than 200 reported decisions in bid protests and has resolved major claims against the government using ADR processes in both the government and private practice. He also has extensive experience in False Claims Act litigation, investigations by agency inspectors general, mandatory disclosures and related enforcement actions.
  • Carla Weiss
    Associate Attorney, Jenner & Block
    Carla Weiss is an associate in the Government Contracts Practice. She represents large and small clients on a range of government contract issues, including bid protests, claims, investigations, and compliance.

    Ms. Weiss’s experience includes successful bid protest litigation, internal investigations for defense contractors, and representing contractors and subcontractors in claims litigation against the government. Ms. Weiss advises contractors with False Claims Act filings, suspension/debarment proceedings, and assessing mandatory disclosure obligations. In addition, Ms. Weiss counsels clients on a variety of federal statutes, regulations and government contract-related matters, including FAR and DFARS interpretation, SBA small business and minority business programs and eligibility, and foreign sourcing requirements.
    University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2010
    Wellesley College, B.A., 2003; cum laude