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ABA Section of Public Contract Law – Procurement Fraud Committee

April 2, 2014


April 10, 2014

Mandatory Disclosure – Time for Revision?

The Procurement Fraud Committee of the ABA
Section of Public Contract Law will meet on Thursday April 10, 2014 from 12:00
p.m. to 1:45 p.m., at the offices of Mayer Brown LLP, located at 1999 K Street
NW, Washington, D.C.

Since the Mandatory Disclosure Rule became
effective in December 2008, there have been concerns expressed by both
Contractors and Government about whether the rule is meeting its intended
objective.  Among other things, there are complaints by contractors about
a lack of guidance that has resulted in a perception that every contract
violation must be reported – regardless of materiality.  On the Government
side, there are complaints about the number of small or inconsequential
disclosures and concerns that contractors are not reporting serious
violations.  The Committee would like to begin a dialogue about changes to
the Mandatory Disclosure Rule.  On April 10, 2014, we’ll start that
process with a panel of speakers to discuss their respective views on how the
Rule is – or is not – serving its purpose.  Speakers include:  Rod
Grandon, Deputy General Counsel (Contractor Responsibility) Air Force; Brian
Miller, GSA Inspector General; Michal Tingle, DOJ Civil Fraud Section; David
Robbins, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker; Beth Newsom, Associate
General Counsel (Litigation & Compliance), Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Lunch will be provided for a charge of $10.00. 
Please RSVP to Pamela Dixon at
if you plan to attend.  We look forward to seeing you.  (If you need
to participate by dial in, please let Ms. Dixon know.)