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Podcasts keeping you up to date on government contracts by Crowell & Moring LLP.

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All Things Protest: CICA Stay Overrides (May 2020)
13:31

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement.  In this episode, hosts Rob Sneckenberg, Olivia Lynch, and Christian Curran discuss the importance of the automatic Competition in Contracting Act stay triggered by the filing of a timely GAO bid protest, and considerations involved when an agency “overrides” the stay to obtain immediate performance.

May 27, 2020
Let's Talk FCA: Top Health Care-Related Developments of 2019 (April 2020)
20:24

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jacinta Alves discuss the top health care-related FCA recoveries and developments of 2019. The episode’s healthcare focus also provides a backdrop for a forthcoming episode overviewing potential fraud and False Claims Act concerns relating to government aid packages and relief funds for the Coronavirus Pandemic. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

Apr 24, 2020
All Things Protest: Coronavirus Impacts on Procurements and Protests (April 2020)
12:16

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement.  In this episode, hosts Olivia Lynch, Rob Sneckenberg, and Christian Curran discuss impacts the coronavirus pandemic is having on procurements and bid protests.

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Apr 02, 2020
Government Contracts Classroom: Top Questions about the Procurement Collusion Strike Force
12:48

Crowell & Moring's "Government Contracts Classroom" is a podcast that covers a wide range of topics relevant to government contractors and provides training and information designed to help you navigate the complexities of government contracting. In this inaugural episode, counsel Megan Wolf talks with partners Daniel Zelenko and Gail Zirkelbach about the DOJ’s new Procurement Collusion Strike Force, answering the most common questions they have received since the Strike Force was announced.

Mar 02, 2020
All Things Protest: The More You Know – Debriefing-Adjacent Developments (February 2020)
09:34

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Rob Sneckenberg, Olivia Lynch, and Christian Curran highlight two developments that should provide contractors additional insight into agency procurement decisions: (1) the FY20 NDAA’s requirement for a “brief explanation” of task order awards below $5.5 million but above the Simplified Acquisition Threshold; and (2) GSA’s rollout of enhanced post-award feedback procedures known as IN-depth Feedback through Open Reporting Methods 2.0 (INFORM 2.0).

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Feb 28, 2020
Let’s Talk FCA: Top False Claims Act Developments of 2019
08:36

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford discuss the top FCA decisions and developments of 2019. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

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Feb 10, 2020
All Things Protest: New Year’s Resolutions on Corrective Action (January 2020)
13:41

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Christian Curran, Olivia Lynch, and Rob Sneckenberg, discuss important issues contractors should consider when faced with corrective action in a bid protest and takeaways to avoid common pitfalls.

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Jan 31, 2020
Let's Talk FCA: Resolving False Claims Act Disputes (January 2020)
30:00

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford speak with mediator Steve Altman, a Principal at Altman Dispute Resolution Services, about the unique considerations for resolving FCA cases, including navigating settlement with the Department of Justice and relator’s counsel.  

Jan 16, 2020
All Things Protest: The Year’s Most Interesting Decisions (December 2019)
24:11

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Christian Curran, Olivia Lynch, and Rob Sneckenberg, along with special guests Anuj Vohra and Zach Schroeder, discuss some of the most interesting protest decisions from 2019 and their implications for contractors.

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Dec 30, 2019
All Things Protest: Breaking Down GAO’s Annual Statistics (November 2019)
06:47

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Christian Curran, Olivia Lynch, and Rob Sneckenberg analyze GAO’s Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report to Congress, key takeaways for contractors, and trending issues to keep an eye on.

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Nov 26, 2019
All Things Protest: DisHarmonia—Takeaways from a Recent GAO Decision (October 2019)
11:30

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Christian Curran, Olivia Lynch, and Rob Sneckenberg discuss multiple interesting takeaways from GAO’s recent decision in Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC, which addressed limits on expert consultant admission to GAO’s protective order and highlighted multiple errors in the agency’s cost realism and past performance evaluations (among other areas).

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Oct 28, 2019
Let's Talk FCA: Cybersecurity Risks (October 2019)
13:48

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford discuss potential FCA risks associated with noncompliance with cybersecurity requirements with Crowell & Moring attorneys David Robbins and Kate Growley. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

Oct 15, 2019
All Things Protest: Failure to Launch – OTA Jurisdiction at COFC (September 2019)
08:05

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Christian Curran and Olivia Lynch discuss with guest, Jonathan Baker, the Court of Federal Claims’ recent dismissal of a bid protest challenging the award of launch service agreements issued under the Department of Defense’s prototype other transaction authority for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

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Sep 27, 2019
Let's Talk FCA: Small Business Subcontracting (September 2019)
16:49

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford speak with Crowell & Moring attorneys Olivia Lynch and Gabrielle Trujillo about the False Claims Act risks associated with small business subcontracting—a topic that C&M attorneys recently discussed in an article published in the Government Contractor. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

Sep 26, 2019
All Things Protest: One-Sided Discussions (August 2019)
09:57

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement.  In this episode, Eric Ransom joins hosts Christian Curran and Rob Sneckenberg to discuss agency discretion in fashioning corrective action, including when one-sided discussions may be an available remedy.  

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Aug 30, 2019
Let's Talk FCA: Customs Fraud (August 2019)
19:20

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford speak with Crowell & Moring attorneys Frances Hadfield and Allegra Flamm about the steady rise in the number of False Claims Act investigations and lawsuits alleging that U.S. importers have concealed obligations to pay duties to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

Aug 12, 2019
All Things Protest: Keeping Up with Key Personnel (July 2019)
08:52

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Christian Curran, Olivia Lynch, and Rob Sneckenberg discuss new developments in key personnel protests, including decisions highlighting the importance of (1) advocating for less restrictive solicitation requirements and (2) obtaining letters of commitment from departing personnel.

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Jul 23, 2019
Let's Talk FCA: Inspectors General and the False Claims Act (July 2019)
24:16

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford speak with Adam Kaplan, Senior Counsel in the Office of Inspector General at the United States Agency for International Development about the important role played by agency inspectors general in FCA investigations. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

Jul 09, 2019
All Things Protest: Cost & Price Issues (June 2019)
15:07

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Christian Curran and Rob Sneckenberg are joined by Julia Alcarez, a cost expert from the Kenrich Group, to discuss common cost and pricing issues in bid protests—including what to look for and what to avoid.

Julia can be reached at 202-556-2973 or jalcarez@kenrichgroup.com.

Jun 25, 2019
All Things Protest: Timeliness Traps (May 2019)
10:11

Crowell & Moring’s "All Things Protest" podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Christian Curran and Rob Sneckenberg discuss a recent GAO decision highlighting pre-award protest deadlines and timeliness traps to avoid both pre- and post-award.

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May 28, 2019
Let's Talk FCA: The Lasting Impact of the FERA Amendments (May 2019)
15:53

May 20, 2019 marks the 10-year anniversary of the enactment of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009 (FERA) which introduced important changes to the False Claims Act by amending the statute’s provisions covering liability and Civil Investigative Demands. In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford talk with retired Crowell & Moring partner Brian Elmer about the practical impact that the amendments have had on the way that False Claims Act cases are investigated and litigated today. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

May 20, 2019
It All Adds Up: What’s New with DCAA (May 2019)
09:27
In this episode, host Nicole Owren-Wiest talks with Elizabeth Buehler, Charles Baek, Michael Gruden, and Catherine Shames about DCAA’s incurred cost audit backlog and its IPA initiative. “It All Adds Up” is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest government contract accounting, cost, and pricing developments.]]>
May 07, 2019
All Things Protest: Requests for Equitable Adjustment (April 2019)
09:24

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Olivia Lynch and Rob Sneckenberg interview Julia Alcarez, a cost expert from the Kenrich Group, about how a contract awardee can use a request for equitable adjustment to recover its costs incurred due to a competitor’s bid protest and corresponding CICA stay of performance.

Julia can be reached at 202-556-2973 or jalcarez@kenrichgroup.com.

Apr 26, 2019
Let's Talk FCA: Defective Pricing (April 2019)
25:54

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford talk with David Bodenheimer, a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group, about the historical ties and practical warning signs linking defective pricing and False Claims Act actions. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act. 

Apr 18, 2019
All Things Protest: Section 809 Panel Recommendations (March 2019)
14:59

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Olivia Lynch and Rob Sneckenberg interview Anuj Vohra about the Section 809 Panel's recent recommendations for bid protest reform. 

Mar 29, 2019
Let’s Talk FCA: Supreme Court to Decide Whether Relators Can Invoke Tolling Provision (March 2019)
18:17

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford talk with Sarah Hill, an attorney in Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group, about the oral argument held on March 19, 2019, at the Supreme Court of the United States in Cochise Consultancy Inc. v. United States, ex rel. Hunt, which hinges on the proper interpretation of the FCA’s Statute of Limitations in non-intervened qui tam actions. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act. 

 

 
Mar 21, 2019
Let’s Talk FCA: Civil Investigative Demands (February 2019)
13:35

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford talk with Nkechi Kanu, an attorney in Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group, about the use of Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs) in False Claims Act investigations and discuss best practices for responding to CIDs issued by the Department of Justice. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

 
 
Feb 15, 2019
All Things Protest: All in the Family – Reliance on Affiliate Experience (January 2019)
11:53

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Olivia Lynch, Rob Sneckenberg, and Christian Curran discuss key considerations for contractors when relying on the experience and past performance of corporate affiliates.

Jan 29, 2019
Let's Talk FCA: Perspectives from Relator’s Counsel (January 2019)
15:14

In this episode, hosts Jason Crawford and Mana Lombardo speak with R. Scott Oswald, the managing principal of The Employment Law Group and chair of the Qui Tam Section of the Federal Bar Association (FBA), about False Claims Act developments and trends from the perspective of relator’s counsel. More information about the FBA 2019 Qui Tam Conference, which Scott previews in this episode, can be found here. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

Jan 22, 2019
Let’s Talk FCA: False Claims Act Whistleblowers (December 2018)
16:42

In this episode, hosts Jason Crawford and Mana Lombardo speak with Trina Fairley Barlow, a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment and Government Contracts groups, and Christine Hawes, counsel in the Labor & Employment Group, to discuss the False Claims Act’s retaliation provision and considerations for investigating FCA allegations brought by whistleblowers. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

 
 
Dec 13, 2018
All Things Protest: Other Transaction Authority (November 2018)
11:45

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, host Christian Curran interviews Jonathan Baker, partner in the firm’s Government Contracts Group, regarding the expanding use of “other transaction” authority, including how an OT can be protested.

Nov 30, 2018
Let’s Talk FCA: The Brand Memo and FCA Enforcement (November 2018)
13:55

In this episode, host Mana Lombardo speaks with Will Chang, partner in the firm’s Health Care and White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement groups and a former trial attorney at the DOJ Criminal Division, Fraud Section; and Yuan Zhou, an associate in the firm’s Government Contracts Group, to discuss the recent impact of the Brand Memo on FCA enforcement. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

Nov 20, 2018
Let's Talk FCA: Forensic Investigations (November 2018)
18:12

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford talk with Caroline Lee, Certified Fraud Examiner and Senior Manager with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, about the role that forensic investigators play in FCA cases. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

Nov 07, 2018
All Things Protest: Mid-Procurement Key Personnel Departures (October 2018)
07:03

Crowell & Moring’s "All Things Protest" podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Christian Curran, Olivia Lynch, and Rob Sneckenberg highlight recent GAO decisions and an ongoing Court of Federal Claims case involving mid-procurement key personnel departures, as well as strategies for avoiding or, if need be, addressing this troublesome situation.

 
 
Oct 24, 2018
Let's Talk FCA: Looking Ahead to the Supreme Court Term (October 2018)
08:04

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford talk with Sarah Hill, an associate in the firm’s Government Contracts Group, about False Claims Act cert petitions pending at the Supreme Court. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

 
 
Oct 10, 2018
Let's Talk FCA: Parallel Criminal and Civil False Claims Act Proceedings (September 2018)
13:07

In this episode, hosts Jason Crawford and Mana Lombardo talk with Rebecca Ricigliano and Steve Byers, both partners in the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group, about key considerations for navigating parallel criminal and civil False Claims Act proceedings. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

Sep 13, 2018
All Things Protest: Debriefings (September 2018)
07:20

Crowell & Moring’s "All Things Protest" podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Olivia Lynch, Rob Sneckenberg, and Christian Curran cover common questions and recent developments regarding debriefings.

Sep 04, 2018
All Things Protest: Developments in Awardee Standing (August 2018)
04:13

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Olivia Lynch and Christian Curran cover a recent GAO decision that could have significant implications for awardee protesters.

Aug 21, 2018
Let’s Talk FCA: False Claims Act Investigations (August 2018)
10:23

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford talk with Gail Zirkelbach, partner in the firm’s Government Contracts Group and vice-chair of the Investigations practice, about practical tips for managing internal False Claims Act Investigations. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act. 

 

 
Aug 09, 2018
Let's Talk FCA: Recently Announced Reforms to False Claims Act Enforcement (July 2018)
20:34

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford are joined by Will Chang and Laura Cordova, both partners in the firm’s Health Care and White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement groups, to discuss recent policy updates related to the False Claims Act. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act. 

 

 
Jul 30, 2018
Let's Talk FCA: False Claims Act Trials (July 2018)
17:44

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford are joined by Tully McLaughlin, co-chair of the firm’s False Claims Act Practice, to discuss some of the unique considerations for trying False Claims Act cases. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

Jul 12, 2018
All Things Protest: Incumbency Edition (June 2018)
15:27

Crowell & Moring's "All Things Protest" podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, your hosts discuss common issues that arise in protests of procurements involving long-standing incumbent offerors and tips for both incumbent and non-incumbent offerors.

Jun 27, 2018
Let's Talk FCA: The Escobar Decision, Two Years Later (June 2018)
15:57

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford interview Mark Troy, a partner in the firm’s Government Contracts Group, on the impact of the Escobar decision in False Claims Act matters. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

 

 

 
Jun 14, 2018
Let's Talk FCA: Health Care Fraud (June 2018)
16:07

"Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act. In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford interview Will Chang, a partner in the firm’s Health Care and White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement groups and a former trial attorney at the DOJ Criminal Division, Fraud Section, on health care fraud and FCA issues.

Jun 05, 2018
All Things Protest: Classified Edition (May 2018)
14:46

Crowell & Moring's "All Things Protest" podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, host Rob Sneckenberg interviews Senior Counsel Mark Ries about the nuanced procedural and substantive considerations for protests involving classified information. Mark is a retired Army JAG with extensive experience litigating all manner of protests and claims, including those in the classified arena.

May 30, 2018
All Things Protest: Time for a Change – Important Updates on GAO Timeliness Rules & DoD Debriefings (April 2018)
13:27

Crowell & Moring's "All Things Protest" podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, your hosts break down GAO’s pre- and post-award timeliness rules, as well as recent changes to GAO’s regulations and DoD debriefings that you need to know. 

Apr 18, 2018
Let’s Talk FCA: The Inaugural Podcast (April 2018)
09:01

Let’s Talk FCA is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act. In this inaugural episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford discuss the Granston and Brand memos, two significant DOJ memoranda governing policy that impact FCA matters.

Apr 12, 2018
All Things Protest: Organizational Conflicts of Interest (March 2018)
10:42

Crowell & Moring's "All Things Protest" podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Olivia Lynch, Rob Sneckenberg, and Christian Curran cover recent protest news and an organizational conflict of interest decision that highlights the differences between the natural advantages of incumbency and a potentially problematic unequal access to information conflict. 

 

 
Mar 21, 2018
All Things Protest: The Inaugural Podcast (January 2018)
08:05

Crowell & Moring's "All Things Protest" podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this inaugural episode, hosts Olivia Lynch, Rob Sneckenberg, and Christian Curran cover GAO's FY2017 bid protest statistics, the RAND Corp.’s comprehensive report on DoD protests, bid protest reform in the FY2018 NDAA, and the ongoing work of the Section 809 Panel.

Jan 30, 2018