Government Contracts Podcasts
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.  

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.