Navigating Size Protests: Outlook Law and SBA Presents from Area Offices to Appeals
The webinar is scheduled for September 20, 2018. 9:15 AK time, 10:15 Pacific, 11:15 Mountain, 12:15 Central, and 1:15 Eastern. The webinar is entitled: Navigating Size Protests: From Area Office to Appeals. September 20. No charge. Limited to 50 attendees/dial ins. If you are interested, please RSVP to Christinewilliams@outlooklaw.com. Outlook Law’s Laura Foster During her tenure as a Senior Attorney Advisor at SBA, Laura worked on a wide range of issues related to the 8(a) Business Development program, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern program, Women-Owned Small Business program, and HUBZone program. Laura also served as legal advisor to Agency officials regarding suspension and debarment matters and SBA’s internal contracting procedures. She is well respected as a subject matter expert with respect to entity-owned participation in small business programs. Laura is experienced in administrative litigation before SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). SBA’s Meagan Guerzon Meagan Guerzon has been a Senior Attorney in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Procurement Law since 2009. Meagan advises and supports SBA’s Area Offices of Government Contracting with respect to size protest and appeal matters. Meagan also advises SBA’s contracting officers and represents the Agency before SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals. Do not miss this Thursday’s webinar by Laura Foster and Meghan Guerzon on navigating the landscape of size protests. Laura Foster was a senior attorney advisor at SBA at HQ/DC and Meghan Guerzon is a senior attorney with SBA who currently handles protests at HQ for SBA. It will be an interesting presentation, mixing both client advocacy and how the SBA views protest and protest grounds.
Christine V. Williams Named in Best Lawyers for 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15, 2018 Outlook Law's Christine V. Williams Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® List United States, August 15, 2018 -- Outlook Law, LLC, is pleased to announce that Christine V. Williams has been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. This is Christine's second consecutive year receiving this honor, which puts her in the top 5 percent of government contract attorneys in the Nation. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries. Best Lawyers has long been considered the gold standard of excellence in the legal profession for acknowledging the accomplishments of exceptional legal professionals. Outlook Law, LLC, congratulates Christine for her continued accomplishments in her field. https://outlooklaw.com/biographies/ About Outlook Law, LLC Mission: The driving principle of Outlook Law is to responsively perform excellent legal work focusing on Government Contracting as well as the Small Business Administration Programs, which intertwines with corporate governance and compliance. This goal contains four key elements: (1) providing cutting edge advice in relevant legal fields; (2) responsive and effective communication with clients to serve their unique needs; (3) accessibility for clients when they need legal services; and (4) delivering products that are top-notch quality.
SBA to Hold Tribal Consultations in Anchorage, Outlook Law Holds Orientation and Prep Session
The SBA has announced in the Federal Register today that it will hold tribal consultations in Anchorage, Alaska, May 9, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Loussac Library. For more information, click here: Tribal Consultation Notice Outlook Law, LLC, will conduct a tribal consultation orientation and preparation meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 on May 7, 2018, at 1016 W. 6th Avenue, Suite 306.
Christine V Williams Speaking on Mentor Protege Agreements at RES 2018
Christine Williams of Outlook Law, LLC, will join John Klein of the SBA, and other panelists to discuss Mentor Protege relationships on March 7, 2018, at RES 2018. For more information, please click here or plug it into your browser: http://res.ncaied.org/res-las-vegas-2018-registration/
Spring Conference National 8(a)
On January 31, 2018, John Klein of the SBA, and Christine Williams of Outlook Law, addressed some of the top legal issues/concerns facing Small Business firms today. In addition, Christine incorporated some slides regarding joint ventures as a refresher to participants executing joint ventures. These joint venture slides were prepared, in part, by a SBA Business Opportunity Specialist (BOS) on what they look for when reviewing Joint Venture Agreements. Here is the link for the slides. National 8(a) Presentation 2018
Christine Williams and John Klein with the the SBA Speak at NACA on Federal Compliance
Christine Williams of Outlook Law and John Klein, Associate General Counsel for Procurement and the Suspension and Debarment Official of the SBA, spoke on Federal Compliance in 2018 at the Native American Contractors' Association, held in Washington DC. John and Christine spoke both from the Government's perspective as well as a private practioner's perspective when responding to a Federal investigation. They went into compliance plans, what to do when something goes wrong, and how to prepare initial and overall responses to the investigation.
John Klein and Christine Williams to Speak at the Native Hawaiian Organization Association Conference
John Klein, Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law and the Suspension and Debarment Official for the SBA, and Christine Williams of Outlook Law, will speak at the Native Hawaiian Organization Association Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 23 and 24th. John and Christine will cover current issues arising in SBA programs on the first day and the second day topic will include an overview of federal investigations, as well as two very current cases: Kingdomware and Rothe Development, Inc. If you would like to have more information or register, please click here or plug it into your browser: http://www.nhoassociation.org/events.html
John Klein and Christine Williams Speak at the National 8(a) Convention
John Klein, Associate General Counsel of Procurement Law and the Suspension and Debarment Official at the SBA, will speak on a panel with Christine Williams of Outlook Law on the top issues they have seen affecting Small Businesses. If you have not already signed up for the event, and would like to do so, please click here: http://www.national8aassociation.org/
Understanding and Surviving a Government Investigation
On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Christine V. Williams will present on "Understanding and Surviving a Government Investigation." Understanding and Surviving a Government Investigation. May 24, 2017, noon to 1. Lunch will be provided. Attorneys and Non-Attorneys Welcome 1016 West 6th Avenue, Suite 304-Anchorage Chamber Conference Room Companies regularly face criminal and civil fraud investigations by the Federal government. This presentation will cover what companies can expect, how to prepare, and how to respond, including:
- Potentially Interested Governmental Bodies
- How a Company Generally Finds Out it is Being Investigated
- What Can a Company do to Prepare
- How Should a Company Respond
- Commonly Used Investigative Tools
- Government Decision Making Process
- Potential Resolutions
Enforcement Update for Government Contractors
In November of 2016, Christine Williams of Outlook Law gave a presentation updating the current state of the False Claims Act (FCA), the Escobar decision on materiality of the FCA, the current interpretation of the different circuits, and what Government contractors should be cognizant of moving forward. Click here for the slides: contractors_update (11). On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Christine will continue theinformative interactive presentations. This one is entitled "Understanding and Surviving a Government Investigation."