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Overview:

Starting this year, every U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contractor and subcontractor will have to secure a third-party certification under the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework. Released last January 30, 2020, the upgraded cybersecurity qualifications were created to prevent cyberattacks in the supply chain.

The DoD will begin implementing CMMC’s updated certification later this year, so contractors should already start preparing for it.

In this LIVE Webcast, seasoned government contracts lawyers Richard L. Moorhouse (Greenberg Traurig, LLP) and Lori Ann Lange (Peckar & Abramson) will help DoD contractors and concerned practitioners understand the crucial elements of the new CMMC requirements. They will also provide the best strategies in assessing compliance level and cyber weaknesses which contractors will need to address.

Key topics include:

  • Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Requirements
  • CMMC Implications for Contractors
  • Addressing Potential Legal Issues
  • Best Compliance Practices
  • What Lies Ahead

Credit:

Course Level:

Intermediate

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

 

Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)

 

Prerequisite:

General knowledge of government contracts law

 

Course Code:

148848

 

NY Category of CLE Credit:

Law Practice Management

 

Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Lori Ann Lange , Chair, Government Contracts Practice
Peckar & Abramson

Lori Ann Lange is Chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Government Contracts practice and a Partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Lange specializes in government contracts law, construction law, and corporate compliance counseling. She represents a range of government contractors, including construction contractors, defense contractors, informational technology contractors and service contractors. Ms. Lange assists government contractors in all aspects of contracting with the federal government, including FAR requirements, bid protests, size protests, claims and disputes, small business programs, the Buy American Act, the False Claims Act, and corporate compliance.  She has extensive experience with the review and interpretation of solicitations, and the drafting and negotiation of prime contracts, subcontracts, joint venture agreements and teaming agreements. She also provides advice on government contract compliance requirements, assists in constructing and implementing mandatory compliance programs, provides ethics training, and performs compliance audits.

Richard L. Moorhouse , Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Richard Moorhouse has nearly 40 years of experience litigating procurement award and contract disputes at the federal, state, and local level. He has prosecuted and defended complex bid protest and claim matters before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, and has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

His practice also frequently involves the conduct of internal investigations, the preparation of comprehensive submissions to clients detailing the results of those investigations, and disclosures to the Government in a variety of matters including those giving rise to potential debarments, suspensions, and other determinations of ineligibility to receive contract awards. Mr. Moorhouse has also been retained as an expert witness in complex civil litigation involving federal government contract issues.

Agenda:

Lori Ann LangeChair, Government Contracts Practice Peckar & Abramson

  • Current status of CMMC implementation
  • What contractors need to do to prepare for CMMC

Richard L. MoorhouseShareholder Greenberg Traurig, LLP

  1. NIST-800-171 Compliance--The Cornerstone of CMMC
  2. The Cybersecurity Threat
  3. Ransomware—Ryuk et al.
  4. The Failure of Self-Certification
  5. The Lower-Tier Entity as Key Target
  6. Enforcing Subcontractor Compliance
  7. C3PAO  Conflicts of Interest
  8. CMMC As Competitive Sword and Shield
  9. CMMC Level As Reasonable (or Unreasonable) Restriction on Competition--The Five Levels of Cybersecurity Maturity in Relation to the Agency’s Mission and Actual Minimum Needs
  10. Mandatory Disclosures in the CMMC Era

Date & Time:

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Materials:

Download Course Materials

Who Should Attend:

  • DoD Contractors and Subcontractors
  • Risk and Compliance Managers
  • Government Contracts Lawyers
  • In-House Counsel
  • Data Security Analysts
  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • IT Managers and Directors

SPEAKERS

Lori Ann Lange Chair, Government Contracts Practice
Peckar & Abramson
Richard L. Moorhouse Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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