Federal contracting highlighted at ABA Public Contract Law conference in Nashville

Legal experts will examine the current state of flux in government contracts during the American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law 2018 Fall Educational Program, Nov. 1-2, at the DoubleTree Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville.

Program highlights include:

- "Cybersecurity: Knowing the Enemy and Responding to an Attack" With all of the talk about the impacts of hostile cyberattacks and rules aimed at preventing security incidents, the nuts and bolts of such attacks and their aftermath sometimes get lost. This session will provide valuable insight into hackers, their most likely targets, and key data protection expectations. It will also include an interactive real-time "tabletop" demonstration focused on identifying, recovering and responding to a cyberattack.

- "The Thoughtful Contractor's Approach to Subcontract Terms and Clauses" Given the proliferation of complex contract clauses that impose obligations on not only the prime contractor but also multiple levels of subcontractors, the days of flowing down clauses by including them verbatim in subcontracts are over, at least for contractors who take contract performance and compliance seriously.

Published: Thu, Oct 25, 2018