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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.  

All Things Protest: The Year’s Most Interesting Decisions (December 2019)

All Things Protest: The Year’s Most Interesting Decisions (December 2019)

December 30, 2019

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, along with special guests Anuj Vohra and Zach Schroeder, discuss some of the most interesting protest decisions from 2019 and their implications for contractors.

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All Things Protest: Breaking Down GAO’s Annual Statistics (November 2019)

All Things Protest: Breaking Down GAO’s Annual Statistics (November 2019)

November 26, 2019

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 analyze GAO’s Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report to Congress, key takeaways for contractors, and trending issues to keep an eye on.

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All Things Protest: DisHarmonia—Takeaways from a Recent GAO Decision (October 2019)

All Things Protest: DisHarmonia—Takeaways from a Recent GAO Decision (October 2019)

October 28, 2019

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 multiple interesting takeaways from GAO’s recent decision in Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC, which addressed limits on expert consultant admission to GAO’s protective order and highlighted multiple errors in the agency’s cost realism and past performance evaluations (among other areas).

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Let’s Talk FCA: Cybersecurity Risks (October 2019)

Let’s Talk FCA: Cybersecurity Risks (October 2019)

October 15, 2019

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford discuss potential FCA risks associated with noncompliance with cybersecurity requirements with Crowell & Moring attorneys David Robbins and Kate Growley. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

All Things Protest: Failure to Launch – OTA Jurisdiction at COFC (September 2019)

All Things Protest: Failure to Launch – OTA Jurisdiction at COFC (September 2019)

September 27, 2019

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 and Olivia Lynch discuss with guest, Jonathan Baker, the Court of Federal Claims’ recent dismissal of a bid protest challenging the award of launch service agreements issued under the Department of Defense’s prototype other transaction authority for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

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Let’s Talk FCA: Small Business Subcontracting (September 2019)

Let’s Talk FCA: Small Business Subcontracting (September 2019)

September 26, 2019

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford speak with Crowell & Moring attorneys Olivia Lynch and Gabrielle Trujillo about the False Claims Act risks associated with small business subcontracting—a topic that C&M attorneys recently discussed in an article published in the Government Contractor. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

All Things Protest: One-Sided Discussions (August 2019)

All Things Protest: One-Sided Discussions (August 2019)

August 30, 2019

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, Eric Ransom joins hosts Christian Curran and Rob Sneckenberg to discuss agency discretion in fashioning corrective action, including when one-sided discussions may be an available remedy.  

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