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Addressing the Government Contracting and Export Control Risks in Your Global Supply Chain

Program Code: 170100
Seminar Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Start Time: 12:00 PM EST
Registration fee: $150.00

Contractors now more than ever are placing a high emphasis on addressing supply chain risks.  As with most risks, it pays to proactively manage supply chain risks, rather than react to them.  In this webinar, attorneys from Reed Smith’s Government Contracts and Export Control Teams will discuss the latest issues concerning supply chain management. 

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This fast-paced webinar will address the above issues and more while giving you the opportunity to ask our experts for advice about your unique concerns.

Presenters Include:

Leigh T. Hansson
Leigh is a member of the Global Regulatory Enforcement group and the leader of the Export, Customs & Trade team at Reed Smith and focuses her practice on two main areas:  International Trade and Government Contracts.  She has significant experience representing corporations in export controls and export compliance matters including sanctions, money laundering, and anti-boycott issues.  This work includes preparing corporate export, customs and trade compliance programs and conducting compliance training for employees, audits and internal investigations, merger and acquisition due diligence reviews, voluntary disclosures, and drafting licenses and other agreements for transactions subject to the jurisdiction of the Departments of Commerce, State, and Treasury.  Leigh’s government contracts experience includes representing protesters and intervenors in bid protests before the Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Government Accountability Office, and various state procurement entities; handling matters before the Small Business Administration; handling claims against the government before various Boards of Contract Appeal; and defending qui tam actions.
Michael J. Lowell
Mike is a member of the Global Regulatory Enforcement Group in Reed Smith’s Washington, D.C., office.  He represents clients in a wide range of industries on issues relating to import and export controls, economic sanctions, and related trade and national security laws and regulations.  Mike’s practice is focused on the International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR"), the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR"), and the various embargoes and economic sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”).  Mike’s experience on these issues includes investigations (internal, administrative, and congressional), licensing, compliance program design and implementation, training, and strategic planning.  He also has experience in related trade and national security issues, including money laundering, import and Customs issues, Toxic Substances Control Act ("TSCA"), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), Exon-Florio (“CFIUS”), and the NISPOM (classified information).
Gunjan R. Talati
Senior Associate
Gunjan is a member of Reed Smith’s Government Contracts & Grants practice group in the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  Gunjan’s practice focuses on all aspects of government procurement law, including small business matters, ethics and compliance issues, and litigation, including bid protests.  Gunjan has advised companies on various aspects of ethics and compliance, and in 2010 was seconded for three months to a division of a Fortune 500 government contractor to develop a robust ethics and compliance department.  During his secondment, Gunjan developed comprehensive policies on government contracting risk areas.  Gunjan also has significant experience representing small businesses in various Small Business Administration and other matters.

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