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Doing Business with the Federal Government, including the DOD: What In-House Lawyers Need to Know, Plus Recent Trends (Part II)

Practice Areas:
Government Contracts
James A. (Ty) Hughes |  Alice Turinas
Course Levels:
1 hour
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
Jun 12, 2018

Course Description

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Course Description

The federal government acquires more than $500 billion in goods and services each year.  Companies of all sizes who want to diversify their customer base should consider entering the government market. To be successful, a company must understand how government contracts differ from commercial contracts.
This two-part introductory course provides practical advice to companies who have had limited or no involvement with federal contractors. It covers how to get started as a government contractor or subcontractor, how to pursue opportunities, how to protect company intellectual property, and how to resolve performance issues. While insights specific to IT service providers are included, this course is relevant to all industries.


Course Learning Objectives:

The course is designed to inform in-house counsel of some of the important issues that will arise when a company pursues a government contract. 

Topics and Agenda

  • Pursuing a government contract—preparing and submitting a proposal 
  • Teaming agreements and joint ventures
  • You Won! – Now What?
  • You Lost #$%@& – Now What?
  • Resolving performance issues

CLE Credits

Mandatory CLE Credit

This program may be eligible for a total of 1 CLE credit(s) in a 60 minute state of which 0  are Ethics credits.

This program may be eligible for a total of 1.2 CLE credit(s) in a 50 minute state of which 0  are Ethics credits.




This course has been approved for 1 MCLE General Credit(s) in California of which 0 are Legal Ethics, 0 are Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession, 0 are Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse/Mental Illness that Impairs Professional Competence.


This course has been approved for 1 MCLE General Credit(s) in Illinois of which 0 credit(s) qualifies for Professional Responsibility credit.


This course has been approved for 1 CLE Credit(s) in Ohio of which 0 credit(s) qualifies for Ethics credit.


Select Counsel is an approved provider in the State of Pennsylvania. This course has been approved for 1 CLE Credit(s) in Pennsylvania of which 0 credit(s) qualifies for Ethics credit.


This course has been approved for 1 MCLE Credit(s) in Texas of which 0 credit(s) qualifies for Ethics credit.


This course has been approved for 1 CLE Credit(s) in Washington of which 0 credit(s) qualifies for Ethics credit.

Other MCLE Jurisdictions

Reciprocal States: The following jurisdictions allow reciprocity for courses approved in other MCLE jurisdictions:Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, and Oregon.

Self Reporting States: States that allow an attorney to apply or self-report CLE credit are: Alabama, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Course Materials


James A. (Ty) Hughes's Profile

James A. (Ty) Hughes Related seminars and products: 2

Hughes Law PLC

With 35 years of government contract law experience gained while an Army JAG officer, a partner at a large law firm, a senior Air Force legal official, and a general counsel for a defense contractor, I represent clients in a wide range of government contract matters, including teaming arrangements, joint ventures, subcontracts, and protection of intellectual property rights. I represent clients in bid protests, contract claims, subcontract disputes, internal investigations, and False Claims Act defense.

PRACTICE FOCUS: Government Contracts 
PRIOR ROLES/EXPERIENCE: King & Spalding | Squire Patton Boggs
LAW SCHOOL: Boston University
LOCATION: Washington, DC

Alice Turinas's Profile

Alice Turinas Related seminars and products: 2

Turinas & Bird LLC

Alice Turinas has more than 20 years of experience and frequently acts as outside general counsel for technology focused business and heavy corporate users of SaaS technology. As a former business attorney for a global law firm with 725 attorneys and 13 offices (London, New York, Houston, etc.), and as former senior counsel for AT&T’s web and e-commerce businesses, Alice has developed, negotiated and closed complex cross-border agreements for technology businesses.

PRACTICE FOCUS: Intellectual Property | Corporate and Securities | Data Privacy and Cybersecurity?
LAW SCHOOL: Harvard University
LOCATION: Manhattan, New Jersey, Austin

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