Government Contracts Podcasts
Let’s Talk FCA: Customs Fraud (August 2019)

Let’s Talk FCA: Customs Fraud (August 2019)

August 12, 2019

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford speak with Crowell & Moring attorneys Frances Hadfield and Allegra Flamm about the steady rise in the number of False Claims Act investigations and lawsuits alleging that U.S. importers have concealed obligations to pay duties to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

All Things Protest: Keeping Up with Key Personnel (July 2019)

All Things Protest: Keeping Up with Key Personnel (July 2019)

July 23, 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 new developments in key personnel protests, including decisions highlighting the importance of (1) advocating for less restrictive solicitation requirements and (2) obtaining letters of commitment from departing personnel.

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Let’s Talk FCA: Inspectors General and the False Claims Act (July 2019)

Let’s Talk FCA: Inspectors General and the False Claims Act (July 2019)

July 9, 2019

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford speak with Adam Kaplan, Senior Counsel in the Office of Inspector General at the United States Agency for International Development about the important role played by agency inspectors general in FCA investigations. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

All Things Protest: Cost & Price Issues (June 2019)

All Things Protest: Cost & Price Issues (June 2019)

June 25, 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 Rob Sneckenberg are joined by Julia Alcarez, a cost expert from the Kenrich Group, to discuss common cost and pricing issues in bid protests—including what to look for and what to avoid.

Julia can be reached at 202-556-2973 or jalcarez@kenrichgroup.com.

All Things Protest: Timeliness Traps (May 2019)

All Things Protest: Timeliness Traps (May 2019)

May 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 and Rob Sneckenberg discuss a recent GAO decision highlighting pre-award protest deadlines and timeliness traps to avoid both pre- and post-award.

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Let’s Talk FCA: The Lasting Impact of the FERA Amendments (May 2019)

Let’s Talk FCA: The Lasting Impact of the FERA Amendments (May 2019)

May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019 marks the 10-year anniversary of the enactment of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009 (FERA) which introduced important changes to the False Claims Act by amending the statute’s provisions covering liability and Civil Investigative Demands. In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford talk with retired Crowell & Moring partner Brian Elmer about the practical impact that the amendments have had on the way that False Claims Act cases are investigated and litigated today. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

It All Adds Up: What’s New with DCAA (May 2019)

It All Adds Up: What’s New with DCAA (May 2019)

May 7, 2019

In this episode, host Nicole Owren-Wiest talks with Elizabeth Buehler, Charles Baek, Michael Gruden, and Catherine Shames about DCAA’s incurred cost audit backlog and its IPA initiative. “It All Adds Up” is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest government contract accounting, cost, and pricing developments.

All Things Protest: Requests for Equitable Adjustment (April 2019)

All Things Protest: Requests for Equitable Adjustment (April 2019)

April 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 Olivia Lynch and Rob Sneckenberg interview Julia Alcarez, a cost expert from the Kenrich Group, about how a contract awardee can use a request for equitable adjustment to recover its costs incurred due to a competitor’s bid protest and corresponding CICA stay of performance.

Julia can be reached at 202-556-2973 or jalcarez@kenrichgroup.com.

Let’s Talk FCA: Defective Pricing (April 2019)

Let’s Talk FCA: Defective Pricing (April 2019)

April 18, 2019

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford talk with David Bodenheimer, a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group, about the historical ties and practical warning signs linking defective pricing and False Claims Act actions. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act. 

All Things Protest: Section 809 Panel Recommendations (March 2019)

All Things Protest: Section 809 Panel Recommendations (March 2019)

March 29, 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 Olivia Lynch and Rob Sneckenberg interview Anuj Vohra about the Section 809 Panel's recent recommendations for bid protest reform.