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THE STATE OF FEDERAL GRANTS IN 2017: A LOOK AT FEDERAL GRANTS UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 • 1:00 pm ET/12:00 pm CT/11:00 am MT/10:00 am PT


Webinar Details

Subject: Post-award

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

There is no question that the Trump Administration will make significant changes to the federal grant landscape. In fact, between the announcement of grant freezes and the appointment of Rep. Mick Mulvaney as new head of the Office of Budget and Management, change is already underway.

To protect your organization and its funding, it’s critical to know as much as you can—as quickly as you can.  Start with understanding where federal grants stand now and what responsibilities, risks and liabilities you’ll have to navigate under intense new federal scrutiny. You also need real-life guidance on how to avoid mistakes, misconduct and unwitting fraud.

Here’s your starting point for covering all those bases.

Register now for The State of Federal Grants in 2017: A Look at Federal Grants Under the Trump Administration.

In this 90-minute webinar, three federal grants experts from Wiley Rein will examine where things stand now, and what’s likely ahead as Mick Mulvaney ushers in a new era at the Office of Management and Budget. From grant freezes to how recent court cases and enforcement actions, you’ll get up-to-date perspective on how grant-related policies—and risks—may change under the Trump Administration.

Prepare for increased scrutiny. This webinar provides vital early-warning intelligence on how to avoid all-new areas of risk that could lead to lengthy (and costly) government audits, investigation and litigation. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for expert guidance on what federal grant recipients and subrecipients must know to avoid costly compliance mistakes, including:

  • The current compliance and enforcement environment for federal grants and grantees
  • The government’s primary remedies against grantees for grant fraud and misconduct
  • Key risk areas in grant performance
  • How the Supreme Court’s ruling in Escobar changes the risks grant recipients face
  • Real-life examples of how even well-intentioned grantees make mistakes and commit fraud
  • How Trump Administration appointees may affect federal grants

Remember, freezes are just the start of the new scrutiny—and liability—federal grantee could face. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the insights you need to protect yourself now as you prepare for what’s ahead.

Register now for The State of Federal Grants in 2017: A Look at Federal Grants Under the Trump Administration.

Who Will Benefit

This webinar is of value to any organization that is involved in federal grants, including federal grant recipients and subrecipients. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Grant administrators
  • Grant program staff
  • Grant accounting and financial staff
  • Internal and external auditors
  • Organizational leaders responsible for implementation

Brian Walsh

Brian counsels and represents government contractors and subcontractors, as well as federal and state grant recipients, on a broad range of government contracts matters, including contract claims and disputes, teaming and subcontracting issues, data rights and intellectual property issues, government investigations and audits, and compliance with ethics and procurement integrity laws. He further represents clients in bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC) and has litigated hundreds of protests at these forums.

Brian also actively participates in Wiley Rein’s pro bono program and has assisted clients in achieving successful results in a variety of different areas, including parole hearings, divorce and custody matters, and landlord-tenant disputes. Further, Brian is an active member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Tara Ward

Tara Ward is an associate at Wiley Rein where she counsels and represents government contractors and subcontractors, as well as federal and state grant recipients, on a broad range of government contracting issues, including bid protests, contract claims and disputes, cost allowability issues, multiple award schedule contracting, subcontracting issues, and compliance with government investigations, audits, and ethics and procurement integrity laws. She regularly prosecutes and defends bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Court of Federal Claims (COFC), federal government agencies, and state and local administrative entities.  Tara has also represented numerous government contractors in disputes with the federal government, including claims under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA) and appeals of contracting officer final decisions to the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA). 

Kendra Norwood

Kendra Norwood is an associate at Wiley Rein where she counsels and represents large and small government contractors, subcontractors, and grant recipients on a range of legal issues. She has handled bid protests before several federal government agencies, as well as the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC), and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). Kendra has also represented clients in size protests before the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has litigated Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claims before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) and in federal district court. She has represented government contractors in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disputes, False Claims Act (FCA) matters, and government investigations involving procurement integrity, ethics, and conflict of interest statutes. Kendra also regularly counsels clients on compliance with various procurement laws and regulations. Prior to entering private practice, Kendra spent more than 10 years at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), working in the areas of budget and procurement, legislative affairs, and grant portfolio management.

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