Government Contracts Podcasts
Let’s Talk FCA: The CARES Act Provider Relief Fund and False Claims Act Risk (June 2020)

Let’s Talk FCA: The CARES Act Provider Relief Fund and False Claims Act Risk (June 2020)

June 30, 2020

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jacinta Alves discuss the $175 Billion CARES Act Provider Relief Fund established in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and FCA risks associated with receipt of those funds. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

All Things Protest: Watch Out for Waiver (June 2020)

All Things Protest: Watch Out for Waiver (June 2020)

June 29, 2020

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Rob Sneckenberg and Christian Curran are joined by guest Liam O’Reilly to discuss the Federal Circuit’s recent Inserso decision and how it may impact the COFC’s waiver analysis for pre-award solicitation challenges.

All Things Protest: CICA Stay Overrides (May 2020)

All Things Protest: CICA Stay Overrides (May 2020)

May 27, 2020

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement.  In this episode, hosts Rob Sneckenberg, Olivia Lynch, and Christian Curran discuss the importance of the automatic Competition in Contracting Act stay triggered by the filing of a timely GAO bid protest, and considerations involved when an agency “overrides” the stay to obtain immediate performance.

Let’s Talk FCA: Top Health Care-Related Developments of 2019 (April 2020)

Let’s Talk FCA: Top Health Care-Related Developments of 2019 (April 2020)

April 24, 2020

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jacinta Alves discuss the top health care-related FCA recoveries and developments of 2019. The episode’s healthcare focus also provides a backdrop for a forthcoming episode overviewing potential fraud and False Claims Act concerns relating to government aid packages and relief funds for the Coronavirus Pandemic. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

All Things Protest: Coronavirus Impacts on Procurements and Protests (April 2020)

All Things Protest: Coronavirus Impacts on Procurements and Protests (April 2020)

April 2, 2020

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement.  In this episode, hosts Olivia Lynch, Rob Sneckenberg, and Christian Curran discuss impacts the coronavirus pandemic is having on procurements and bid protests.

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Government Contracts Classroom: Top Questions about the Procurement Collusion Strike Force

Government Contracts Classroom: Top Questions about the Procurement Collusion Strike Force

March 2, 2020

Crowell & Moring's "Government Contracts Classroom" is a podcast that covers a wide range of topics relevant to government contractors and provides training and information designed to help you navigate the complexities of government contracting. In this inaugural episode, counsel Megan Wolf talks with partners Daniel Zelenko and Gail Zirkelbach about the DOJ’s new Procurement Collusion Strike Force, answering the most common questions they have received since the Strike Force was announced.

All Things Protest: The More You Know – Debriefing-Adjacent Developments (February 2020)

All Things Protest: The More You Know – Debriefing-Adjacent Developments (February 2020)

February 28, 2020

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Rob Sneckenberg, Olivia Lynch, and Christian Curran highlight two developments that should provide contractors additional insight into agency procurement decisions: (1) the FY20 NDAA’s requirement for a “brief explanation” of task order awards below $5.5 million but above the Simplified Acquisition Threshold; and (2) GSA’s rollout of enhanced post-award feedback procedures known as IN-depth Feedback through Open Reporting Methods 2.0 (INFORM 2.0).

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Let’s Talk FCA: Top False Claims Act Developments of 2019

Let’s Talk FCA: Top False Claims Act Developments of 2019

February 10, 2020

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford discuss the top FCA decisions and developments of 2019. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

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All Things Protest: New Year’s Resolutions on Corrective Action (January 2020)

All Things Protest: New Year’s Resolutions on Corrective Action (January 2020)

January 31, 2020

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Christian Curran, Olivia Lynch, and Rob Sneckenberg, discuss important issues contractors should consider when faced with corrective action in a bid protest and takeaways to avoid common pitfalls.

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Let’s Talk FCA: Resolving False Claims Act Disputes (January 2020)

Let’s Talk FCA: Resolving False Claims Act Disputes (January 2020)

January 16, 2020

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford speak with mediator Steve Altman, a Principal at Altman Dispute Resolution Services, about the unique considerations for resolving FCA cases, including navigating settlement with the Department of Justice and relator’s counsel.