This seminar is being offered in a webcast version based on requests from clients who could not attend our in-person seminar. Gibson Dunn Partners Bill Kilberg, Karen Manos and Jason Schwartz offer guidance relating to the most significant developments and issues facing government contractors as a result of recent legislation and regulations.
Topics discussed - and tips on compliance - regarding:
- The new labor requirements for all employers who receive Stimulus funds, including the sweeping new whistleblower protections and expanded application of Davis-Bacon prevailing wage standards.
- The recently adopted mandatory disclosure requirements that apply to government contractors.
- President Obama's recently issued Executive Orders and the limitations on employer free speech imposed on government contractors facing union organizing campaigns.
- Implementing the E-Verify Program and upcoming changes in immigration enforcement priorities.
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Featured presenters include:
Bill Kilberg Bill is the most senior partner in Gibson Dunns Labor & Employment Law Practice Group. He is a member of both the Executive and Management Committees of the Firm, and has served as Partner-in-Charge of the firms Washington, D.C. office. Bill is former Solicitor for the U.S. Department of Labor, and also served as Associate Solicitor of Labor for Labor Relations and Civil Rights, General Counsel of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and Special Assistant to Secretary of Labor George P. Shultz. Bill counsels and represents clients in all aspects of employee relations, labor relations, and employee compensation and benefits. He appears regularly in trial and appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court, on behalf of employers under the myriad of employment laws, including ERISA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Bills practice also includes advocacy before Congressional committees, the Departments of Labor, Justice, and the Treasury, the EEOC, the IRS, the NLRB, and the PBGC. In 2008, Bill was named as one of the Top Ten Leaders of the Pack: Employment Litigators in the nation by Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon. Legal Times has characterized Bill as one of the Twelve Leading Labor & Employment Litigators in the D.C. Area and Chambers & Partners USA - Americas Leading Lawyers for Business has listed him in every one of its editions. Lawdragon magazine has also named Bill as one of the 500 leading lawyers in the nation, describing him as the labor lawyer of choice for corporate America, and one of the most esteemed employment lawyers in the land.
Karen Manos Karen is Co-Partner-in-Charge of Gibson Dunns Washington D.C. office and Co-Chair of the firms Litigation Department and the Government and Commercial Contracts Practice Group. Karen has more than twenty-five years experience on a broad range of government contracts issues, including civil and criminal fraud investigations and litigation, complex claims preparation and litigation, bid protests, qui tam suits under the False Claims Act, defective pricing, cost allowability, the Cost Accounting Standards, and corporate compliance programs. Karen enjoys a nationwide reputation for her expertise in government contract costs and pricing. In 2004, Legal Times named Karen one of the top 12 government contracts lawyers in the Washington, DC area. Each year since 2006, she has been selected as one of the leading Government Contracts lawyers in the nation by Chambers USA Americas Leading Business Lawyers, and one of only three lawyers spotlighted in the category, Government Contracts: Cost Disputes. Chambers reported that: She is regarded by commentators as an absolutely top-class costs lawyer. She is highlighted as the experts expert, with great knowledge and a great attitude. Karen is the author of a two-volume book, Government Contract Costs & Pricing (Thomson-West 2004), which is widely regarded as the definitive text in the area. In addition, she has also authored more than three dozen articles on government contracts law.
Jason Schwartz Jason is a partner with Gibson Dunns Labor and Employment Practice Group in the Washington, D.C. office. He practices primarily in the areas of labor and employment litigation, negotiations, and counseling, and was recently ranked as a leader in employment law counseling by The Legal 500 US. His practice includes the full range of labor and employment matters, including those involving wage-hour and discrimination laws, non-competition agreements and trade secrets, Sarbanes-Oxley and other whistleblower protection laws, ERISA, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). Jason has litigated employment matters in state and federal courts and administrative forums throughout the country, as well as in arbitration, and has represented clients before federal, state and local regulatory agencies. Jason has also successfully tried several sensitive whistleblower matters for major national employers, and he recently prevailed in a precedent-setting Labor Department appeal of one of the first Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower cases to proceed to trial. He also counsels local and national employers, presents employment law-related training programs, and negotiates employment and other related agreements.