Join NCMA and Todd Canni in a Discussion on Developments & Issues on Debarments and Suspensions

When Friday April 18, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM EDT Networking & Breakfast Starts at 7:30 AM

Where: Washington Technology Park Conference Center 15000 Conference Center Drive Chantilly, VA 20151

Suspension, debarment or exclusion from government contracts or other transactions with the federal government can have devastating consequences to companies that rely on the federal government for business as a prime contractor, subcontractor or grantee. Being listed on the government’s “Excluded Parties List” not only renders the company ineli gible for federal government work, but can have collateral consequences such as ineligibility to obtain federal export licenses or debarment from state and local contracts. Companies can be suspended or debarred based on a criminal conviction or finding of civil fraud not directly related to the performance of a government contract, grant or transaction. In addition, a criminal violation of certain laws, such as the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, require that a company be debarred.

The federal government has greatly increased its use of suspension and debarment. It is actively pursuing suspension or debarment of federal grantees, of companies that violate federal socio-economic laws and regulations, and even of companies that settle civil false claims allegations without an acknowledgement of wrongdoing. A contractor’s or grantee’s failure to disclose potential wrongdoing related to the award, performance or close-out of a federal transaction now has b een added to the long and growing list of gr! ounds for suspension or debarment.

About the Presenter:

Todd Canni serves as Counsel in the Washington D.C. office of Dentons and has worked on all sides of the government-contracting process, including in the Executive Branch with the Department of Air Force as Director, Suspension & Debarment Operations, the Judicial Branch at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims as Judicial Law Clerk to the Chief Judge and with Industry as outside counsel.

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Dentons Government Contracts Group

About Dentons Government Contracts Group

Operating at the intersection of law, business and government, the Dentons’ Government Contracts practice delivers creative, flexible and effective business and litigation solutions and strategies, relying not only on our breadth and depth of experience, but also on our proven history of succeeding in the most complex and difficult circumstances.

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