Events

Upcoming Events

Bid Protests: What to Do and How to Avoid Mistakes

Mason Enterprise Center-George Mason University
Where: Mason Enterprise Center-George Mason University, 4031 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030-3409

Date: January 21, 2016
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm

Ken will be teaching a class for the Procurement Technical Assistance Program at the George Mason University Enterprise Center on "Bid Protests: What to Do and How to Avoid Mistakes" on January 21, 2016 from 9:00am-1:00pm.

This course will address topics of interest to government contractor personnel. It is designed for company executives, contracting professionals, small government contracting business owners, lawyers and anyone else who wants to learn about the federal procurement system protest process. The program will focus particularly on issues of importance to businesses who may be unfamiliar with the protest process and want to understand the limits, relevancy and benefits of the process, as well as the practical alternatives to bid protests. The course will concentrate on GAO bid protests, the forum commonly chosen by protestors, but will also address protests before U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC) and individual agencies. In addition, the program will also explore the size protest process before the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Specific topics will include:

  • Comparing the myths and realities of the protest process, including discussing how often the agency really prevails and how often the agency takes "corrective action" in response to a protest
  • How to identify and distinguish potentially valid grounds of protest and weak or speculative grounds
  • Review GAO decisions on important topics such as Organizational Conflicts of Interest
  • Learning about pre-award actions to consider in order to avoid or minimize the potential for protests
  • Learning how to effectively use the debriefing process to defuse disagreements with your customer and avoid unnecessary protests
  • Understanding the strict timeliness requirements that apply in the protest process Understanding the benefits and disadvantages of bringing a protest to the GAO vs. the other forums
  • How to prepare a protest and a request for production of documents
  • Understanding what to expect from an agency in its report in response to a protest and how the protest document discovery rules deal with the handling of confidential source selection or proprietary information
  • Understanding the broad deference and limits on discretion afforded to procurement officials in selecting the awardees
  • Understanding when you can still "win" a protest or, at least, achieve meaningful agency "corrective action" and when you are probably going to lose

For more information, please contact KBrody@dbd-law.com.

Successful Teaming Agreements and Subcontracts

Mason Enterprise Center-George Mason University
Where: Mason Enterprise Center-George Mason University, 4031 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030-3409

Date: January 28, 2016
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm

Ken will be teaching a class for the Procurement Technical Assistance Program at the George Mason University Enterprise Center on January 28, 2016 from 10:00pm-1:00pm.

The program will spell out the key considerations for contracting parties before they enter into either a teaming, joint venture or a subcontracting arrangement. In addition, it will address important and basic contractual provisions and will also cover recent legislative and judicial developments affecting these agreements from the perspective of both prime contractors and subcontractors. The course is designed for owners of emerging businesses, business managers, sales and business development executives, consultants and contract professionals, and general counsel interested in government contracting. For more information, please contact KBrody@dbd-law.com.


Previous Events

Estate Planning Strategies Seminar

May 28 and June 4, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Come see Scott Dondershine discuss various estate planning topics at Mon Ami Gabi in Reston, Virginia. Dinner provided but reservations are needed. Please reserve your slot at: https://willstmw.eventbrite.com

May 6, 2014, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Mason Enterprise Center-George Mason University
Market Station LLC, Leesburg, VA 20175
Where: Mason Enterprise Center-George Mason University, Market Station LLC, Leesburg, VA 20175

Date: May 6, 2014
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm

Ken will be teaching a class for the Procurement Technical Assistance Program at the George Mason University Enterprise Center on May 6, 2014 from 6:30pm-9:30pm.

The program will spell out the key considerations for contracting parties before they enter into either a teaming, joint venture or a subcontracting arrangement. In addition, it will address important and basic contractual provisions and will also cover recent legislative and judicial developments affecting these agreements from the perspective of both prime contractors and subcontractors. The course is designed for owners of emerging businesses, business managers, sales and business development executives, consultants and contract professionals, and general counsel interested in government contracting. For more information, please contact KBrody@dbd-law.com.


Government Contracting: Partnering the Cloud

Sponsored by member of Government Contracts Committee of the Reston Chamber of Commerce , including David, Brody & Dondershine, LLP

June 28, 2011, 7:30am-9:45am
Unisys Corporation
11720 Plaza America Dr, Reston, VA
Where: Unisys Corporation, 11720 Plaza America Dr, Reston, VA 20190

Date: June 28, 2011
Time: 7:30am-9:45am

Unisys, Google Federal & the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce present "Partnering the Cloud: Clearing the vision to subcontracting and teaming arrangements," on Tuesday, June 28th at Unisys. This event is for emerging government contractors who do business now or want to do business with the Federal Government.

This panel will feature: Ted Davies, SVP / President, Unisys Federal Systems Mike Bradshaw, Director, Google Federal Services Alecia Pazant Hall, Manager Small Business Program & Federal Systems Small Business Liaison Officer, Unisys

Please call Ashley Owen to register at  as seats will go fast!

For more information on the Government Contracting Committee, please contact Committee Co-Chairman, Ken Brody, Partner, David, Brody & Dondershine, LLP (KBrody@dbd-law.com)


Fedmarket Series (Teaming and Subcontracting Agreements - Protecting your Interests)

Ken will be doing a seminar broadcast over the internet on September 8,

2011 starting at 9:00 am for Fedmarket.com.

The program will spell out the key considerations for contracting parties before they enter into either a teaming, joint venture or a subcontracting arrangement. In addition, it will address important contractual provisions and issues from the perspective of both prime contractors and subcontractors. The course is designed for business managers, sales and business development executives, consultants and contract professionals, and general counsel interested in government contracting. For more information, please contact fedmarket.com or KBrody@dbd-law.com


Fedmarket Series (Teaming and Subcontracting Agreements -Protecting your Interests)

Ken will be doing a seminar broadcast over the internet on May 11, 2011 starting at 9:00 am for Fedmarket.com.


The program will spell out the key considerations for contracting parties before they enter into either a teaming, joint venture or a subcontracting arrangement. In addition, it will address important contractual provisions and issues from the perspective of both prime contractors and subcontractors. The course is designed for business managers, sales and business development executives, consultants and contract professionals, and general counsel interested in government contracting. For more information, please contact fedmarket.com or KBrody@dbd-law.com.


Fedmarket Series (Teaming and Subcontracting Agreements -Protecting your Interests)

Ken will be doing a seminar broadcast over the internet on February 8, 2011 starting at 9:00 am for Fedmarket.com.

The program will spell out the key considerations for contracting parties before they enter into either a teaming, joint venture or a subcontracting arrangement. In addition, it will address important contractual provisions and issues from the perspective of both prime contractors and subcontractors. The course is designed for business managers, sales and business development executives, consultants and contract professionals, and general counsel interested in government contracting. For more information, please contact fedmarket.com or KBrody@dbd-law.com



10/27/2010 7:30 AM-9:45 AM
Northrop Grumman

Please join Cynthia Hyland, Vice President Contracts, Pricing and Supply Chain for Northrop Grumman Information Systems and a panel of leading small business government contractors as they discuss their successes and failures with subcontracting arrangements*. Time: 7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast 8:00 am - 9:00 am Panel Discussion 9:00 am - 9:45 am Network with representatives from Northrop Grumman and other leading business entrepreneurs Register by Calling: Ashley Owen, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. This event is for emerging government contractors who do business now or want to do business with the Federal Government. Representatives from Northrop Grumman small business office will be in attendance to speak with participants. Space is limited and will sell out! *The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) is sponsoring a seminar series developed specifically for government contractors looking to grow their businesses. Titled "How (Not) to Fail at Government Contracting", this seminar series will address many of the challenges facing government contractors today. Financing, sales, operations, compliance, coping with DCAA, implementing approved accounting systems are among the topics that will be covered. The seminars will feature subject matter experts well versed in the complexities and nuances of succeeding in the competitive and sometimes arcane world of government contracting. Federal Government Subcontracting - How (Not) to Fail, is the first in the 2011 series.

Please contact Ken Brody (KBrody@dbd-law.com), co-chair of the GRCC GovCon committee, if you have any questions about this program or other Committee programs and activities.

Federal Govt Sub Contracting:How (not) to Fail-Contractor-Member $25.00
Federal Govt Subcontracting: How (not) to Fail-Contractor-Non Member $35.00
Federal Govt Subcontracting: How (not) to Fail-Service Provider-Member $25.00
Federal Govt Subcontracting: How (not) to Fail-Service Provider-NonMember $35.00


Fedmarket Series (Teaming and Subcontracting Agreements -Protecting your Interests)

Ken will be doing a seminar broadcast over the internet on October 20, 2010 starting at 9:00 am for Fedmarket.com.

The program will spell out the key considerations for contracting parties before they enter into either a teaming, joint venture or a subcontracting arrangement. In addition, it will address important contractual provisions and issues from the perspective of both prime contractors and subcontractors. The course is designed for business managers, sales and business development executives, consultants and contract professionals, and general counsel interested in government contracting. For more information, please contact fedmarket.com or KBrody@dbd-law.com


FEDMARKET SEMINAR SERIES (Ethics Training For Government Contractors)

Ken will be doing a seminar broadcast over the internet on July 14, 2010 starting at 9:00 am for Fedmarket.com.

This seminar is designed cover the typical types of improper business practices and violations committed by federal government contractors and address how the practices can be identified and avoided. The program will also explain how government contactors can fulfill the new requirements that have be imposed on government contractors regarding the establishment of compliance awareness programs and the mandatory disclosure of ethical violations. This program will be particularly helpful to company personnel responsible for identifying and dealing with compliance with ethics requirements such as HR personnel, company counsel, contract administrators and officers responsible for ethics compliance. The seminar will also be helpful to company personnel who are interested in receiving ethics training and avoiding improper business practices in their dealings with the federal government. For more information, please contact fedmarket.com or KBrody@dbd-law.com


Ken will be doing a seminar broadcast over the internet on April 22, 2010 starting at 9:00 am for Fedmarket.com.

The program will spell out the key considerations for contracting parties before they enter into either a teaming, joint venture or a subcontracting arrangement. In addition, it will address important contractual provisions and issues from the perspective of both prime contractors and subcontractors. For more information, please contact fedmarket.com or KBrody@dbd-law.com


Ken will be doing a seminar broadcast over the internet on January 21, 2010 starting at 9:00 am for Fedmarket.com.

The program will spell out the key considerations for contracting parties before they enter into either a teaming, joint venture or a subcontracting arrangement. In addition, it will address important contractual provisions and issues from the perspective of both prime contractors and subcontractors. For more information, please contact fedmarket.com or KBrody@dbd-law.com


Estate Planning Concepts In an Age of Uncertainty
Scott will be speaking at a forum sponsored by the Northern Chapter of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants on estate planning in an age of uncertainty.

13th Annual Government Contracting Update 2008
Scott will be discussing the use of stock based incentive plans at Goodman & Company's 13th Annual Government Contracting Update 2008 on October 23 in Tysons Corner. Click the link above for more information including your invitation!


GMU PROCUREMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM MENTOR PROTÉGÉ WORKSHOP
This seminar is designed to familiarize participants with the federal agency Mentor-Protégé Programs (MPP). In the "Spirit of Partnership" the seminar will address the federal mentor protégé programs and will provide detailed information relative to the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the DOD Pilot Mentor-Protégé Programs. This seminar is designed for small businesses interested in participating as Protégés in a MPP program run by a federal agency.


NCMA PROFESSIONAL SERIES SEMINAR
This program is designed to teach and help government contractors develop successful and enforceable teaming and subcontract relationships with other companies or individuals. Regardless, of whether you are a small or large business, a prime or a sub, this program will offer valuable tips and information by focusing on these agreements from the perspective of all types of businesses.

Preparing and Negotiating Teaming Agreements
This program will focus on the key issues and strategies in preparing and negotiating enforceable agreements. Date of event is November 30, 2004.

Small Business Teaming Strategies for Winning Government Business
This session offers small and medium sized businesses strategies for learning how to identify prime contractors that complement their products and services, locate government business opportunities and navigate the legal aspects of teaming. Date of the event is November 23, 2004.

Teaming Agreements
Hear advice on how small and mid-sized businesses can develop successful teaming and subcontracting relationships with large businesses and other small businesses.

The Top 10 Things You Need to Know to Get Business from the Federal Government
Panel discussion on March 31 highlighting the top 10 things contractors need to know to get business from the federal government.

Preparing & Negotiating Teaming Agreements and Subcontracts
A seminar presented by Ken Brody, Esq.
This program will focus on the key issues and strategies in preparing and negotiating enforceable agreements. Date of event is February 11, 2004. Click on the link above for directions and more information.

"Key Agreements Used by Successful Prime Contractors and Subcontractors Doing Business With Federal, State, and Local Governments"
A seminar presented by Ken Brody

"Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation"
A seminar presented by Scott Dondershine

"FAR Part 15 Rewrite"
A seminar presented by Ken Brody

"Recent Developments in Multiple Award Schedule Contracting"
A seminar presented by Ken Brody

"Buy-Sell Agreements (A Special Type of Stockholders Agreement)"
A seminar presented by Scott Dondershine

For more information contact Anna Brim at abrim@dbd-law.com.

For more information on the Government Contracting Committee, please contact Committee Co-Chairman, Ken Brody, Partner, David, Brody & Dondershine, LLP (

Government Contracting: Partnering the Cloud

Sponsored by member of Government Contracts Committee of the Reston Chamber of Commerce , including David, Brody & Dondershine, LLP