Broadcast Date: Wednesday, October 06, 2021
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


While more and more Americans are getting vaccinated and COVID-19 infection rates are now ebbing, the pandemic’s impact on government contracting continues. Uncertainty still looms for contractors as the government pushes for new and pending policies and regulatory changes. Among the administration’s current procurement policy priorities are increased production of important products via the Defense Production Act of 1950 (DPA), intensified labor law enforcement, and contractor compliance with cybersecurity requirements.

These notable developments further underscore the need for government contractors to keep themselves in the loop of present and new rules.

In a LIVE Webcast, leading consultant Rob McDonald from Berkeley Research Group’s (BRG) Government Contracts Consulting Practice, will provide an in-depth analysis of the current and emerging regulatory trends in government contracting. He will also share practical tips and best practices in addressing common compliance pitfalls in today’s post-COVID world.

Key topics include:

  • Government Contracting – Recent Trends and Developments
  • New Challenges and Red Flags
  • Biden’s New Procurement Policy Priorities
  • Compliance Tips and Strategies in a Post-COVID World
  • A Regulatory Outlook

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine the impact of COVID-19 on government contracts including performance delays and disruptions, and its financial implications
  • Determine best practices for government contract recoveries post COVID-19
  • Identify the fundamentals of the CARES Act and other key COVID 19-related legislation provisions


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast; Group-Internet Based



General knowledge of government contracts law


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


NASBA Field of Study:

Business Law – Technical


Total Credits:

1.0 CLE


Rob McDonald, CPA, CFA, Director
Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Mr. McDonald is a Director in Berkeley Research Group’s (BRG) Government Contracts Consulting Practice. He has over 20 years of consulting experience in both government contracting and commercial industries. His industry expertise includes work with major contractors in the aerospace & defense, construction, professional services, manufacturing, business services, information technology, telecommunications, biotech, as well as grant and cooperative agreement recipients in the not-for-profit and NGO fields.

Mr. McDonald focuses on cost recovery, profit maximization, and risk management engagements involving government contract. Specifically, Mr. McDonald’s experience spans the entire lifecycle of government contracting accounting, finance, administration and compliance related matters, including contractor litigation and investigation support.


Rob McDonald, CPA, CFA, Director
Berkeley Research Group, LLC
  • Impact of COVID 19 on government contracts including performance and financial impacts. Impacts include COVID 19 caused performance delays & disruptions, forced temporary leave/work from home, and recent Government issued guidance on related contract remedies including Sec. 3610 Federal Contractor Authority.
  • Overview of key CARES Act and other COVID 19-related legislation provisions including Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and COVID funding reporting per Compliance Supplement,.
  • Current outlook for Federal government contracting amid unprecedented Federal economic stimulus legislation and current Federal initiatives; including the Procurement Collusion Task Force.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

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


Download Course Materials

Who Should Attend:

  • Contract Management Professionals
  • Government Contractors and Subcontractors
  • Risk and Compliance Managers
  • Procurement Officers
  • In-House Counsel
  • Corporate Lawyers
  • Top Level Management


Rob McDonald, CPA, CFADirector
Berkeley Research Group, LLC



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