The Defense Production Act (DPA) provides the federal government a means to prioritize and/or allocate critical materials, equipment and services in the private market in the interest of national defense. The power is generally exercised through the issuance of rated orders to government contractors, which come with significant additional compliance hurdles. In the wake President Trump’s Executive Order concerning the DPA and COVID-19, this webinar will provide a guide to government contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers on what to do if they receive a DPA rated order. We will also discuss the potential impact state/local shelter-in-place directives may have on a government contractor’s ability to comply with rated and unrated orders.
Speaker: Adam K. Lasky, Partner, Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker, LLP
Adam Lasky helps clients across the nation navigate and win government contracts. With extensive experience litigating federal and state bid protests, Adam has a notable track record of success in multiple protests before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, GAO and state/local agencies. These successes coupled with his attention to detail and problem-solving capabilities make him the ideal resource for organizations seeking comprehensive counsel on government contracts. Government contractors and subcontractors look to Adam for counsel on how to ensure compliance with the FAR and SBA regulations, and proactively administer a contract and minimize risks that arise during contract performance. He has advised clients on a wide variety of federal, state and local procurements covering all kinds of industries.
A respected thought leader in the government contracts industry, Adam is a Co-Chair of the ABA Section of Public Contract Law Small Business & Other Socioeconomic Programs Committee and a Vice-Chair of the Bid Protest Committee. More information …
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