FAR Regulations for Federal Contractors

Meeting Mandatory Disclosure, Code of Conduct and Other Complex Requirements; Implementing Internal Controls

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for complying with the complex Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules and requirements for a code of conduct and mandatory disclosures for government contractors. The panel will provide practical approaches for developing a code of conduct and implementing internal control systems.

Description

Contracting with the federal government involves complicated and evolving rules, including the FAR and its supplements.

Counsel to contractors must have a detailed understanding of the FAR requirements to ensure full compliance with its mandates. Noncompliance can make it difficult to obtain and perform government contracts or respond to potential suspension or debarment actions.

Further, counsel advising companies pursuing or engaged in government contracts must strategically guide their clients in developing a code of business ethics and conduct and implementing internal controls to ensure and monitor contract compliance.

Listen as our authoritative panel experienced in government contract law explains the complex FAR rules and requirements for government contracting, focusing specifically on the code of conduct and mandatory disclosure requirements. The panel will provide best practices for developing, implementing and monitoring internal control systems.

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Outline

  1. FAR requirements—overview
    1. Code of business ethics and conduct
    2. Internal control system
    3. Reasonable steps for communicating standards and procedures
    4. Mandatory disclosure of improper conduct
    5. Personal and organizational conflicts of interest
  2. Impact of noncompliance
  3. Best practices for complying with current FAR requirements and lessons learned from recent experiences
    1. Establishing a compliance program
    2. Implementing internal controls
    3. Auditing internal control system
    4. Mandatory disclosures

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • How can contractors determine whether the FAR code of conduct requirements apply to them?
  • What are best practices for counsel to contractors to establish a compliant business and ethics code of conduct?
  • What strategies are effective for establishing internal controls to ensure and monitor compliance with the FAR requirements?
  • What factors should contractors take into consideration when determining how to comply with mandatory disclosure requirements when improper conduct occurs?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.

Faculty

J. Catherine Kunz
J. Catherine Kunz

Partner
Crowell & Moring

Ms. Kunz's practice involves both counseling and litigating on behalf of clients in a range of government...  |  Read More

Kevin J. Maynard
Kevin J. Maynard

Partner
Wiley Rein

Mr. Maynard represents clients in federal, state and local procurement matters, including contract claims and...  |  Read More

Holly A. Roth
Holly A. Roth

Partner
Manatt Phelps & Phillips

She advises clients on a broad range of federal, state, and local government contract, subcontract, federal assistance,...  |  Read More

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