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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Gov Con CXO Forum: ABC's of JVs in the Federal Marketplace

Start Date: 10/25/2017 7:30 AM EDT
End Date: 10/25/2017 9:00 AM EDT

Venue Name: Protorae Law

1919 Gallows Road
Conference Center (Ground Floor)
Vienna, VA  United States  22182

Organization Name: SECAF

Julia Nelson
Email: info@secaf.org
Phone: 703-574-1117

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


For SECAF Gov Con Members!
CXO Forum: ABC's of JVs in the Federal Marketplace

Tysons International Plaza
1919 Gallows Road
Conference Center (Ground Floor)
Vienna, VA 22182
7:30 - 9:00am

The use of joint ventures in federal procurement has increased dramatically in the last few years.  Procurements have become increasingly complex—primarily those set aside for small businesses.  As a result, small businesses frequently must combine resources in order to be competitive.  Joint ventures also are on the rise due to the expansion of the Small Business Administration’s Mentor-Protégé Program to include not only Section 8(a) business concerns but also all other types of small business concerns.  The expansion of the Mentor-Protégé Program to include all types of small businesses has made joint venturing a very popular option because joint ventures formed by small and large businesses in the program are eligible to participate in procurements set-aside for small businesses. 

Topics discussed will include:
  • What is a Joint Venture?
  • Why do contractors form Joint Ventures? 
  • How do Joint Ventures help small and emerging businesses grow?
  • What are the typical issues that arise with the formation, drafting and negotiation of Joint Venture and Operating Agreements?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of using Joint Ventures in federal procurements?
Who should attend? C-Suite officers of federal contractors are encouraged to attend.

  • Devon Hewitt, Partner, Protorae Law
  • Kathleen Kelley, Partner, Protorae Law
Devon Hewitt, a partner at Protorae Law, has over 20 years’ experience in the field of government contracts, representing small, mid-tier and large government contractors. She advises clients on a wide range of government contracting issues including  FAR compliance; small business contracting programs; intellectual property and data rights; GSA Schedule; the Service Contract Act; noncompete, nonsolicitation and nondisclosure agreements; subcontracts and teaming arrangements; joint ventures; FOIA; due diligence and novations; contract claims; codes of ethics and business conduct; mandatory and voluntary disclosures; suspension and debarment; terminations; and government audits and investigations.

Ms. Hewitt also is a litigator and has represented clients in nearly 100 protests before federal agencies, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the Government Accountability Office.  She is one of the few attorneys that has argued bid protest appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition, Ms. Hewitt represents clients in subcontract and other dispute matters in civil courts and in arbitrations.  Prior to joining Protorae Law, Ms. Hewitt was a partner at Piliero Mazza in DC and a partner in the Government Contracts practice of Pillsbury, a large, multi-national law firm.  For more information about Ms. Hewitt - click here.

Kathleen Kelley practices general corporate and LLC law with a particular emphasis on formations, equity plans, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, and owner exits.  She also advises clients in a wide variety of transactional matters including fiduciary duty issues, government-wide small business contracting programs, LLC management, general contract matters, securities laws and other relevant business laws.

Ms. Kelley has significant experience forming, organizing and managing all types of Delaware, Virginia, Maryland and DC entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnerships and statutory trusts.  She has provided legal opinions on matters of Delaware and Virginia law, including Articles 8 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Kathleen has also served as an expert witness in LLC matters.

Ms. Kelley has represented many clients in ownership dispute matters, both prior to a dispute–in the preparation of shareholder agreements & operating agreements which contain binding buy-sell provisions–and following a dispute, in negotiating an owner’s exit. Ms. Kelley believes in a collaborative process to facilitate exits and maintain the Company as a going concern, but also works closely with Protorae’s Business Breakups practice group.

Ms. Kelley has worked with a diverse group of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local businesses, as well as nonprofit organizations, in a variety of industries, including the arts, technology, healthcare, insurance, finance, real estate, energy, manufacturing, automobile, transportation, retail and services, and cross-border transactions involving Canada, China, England, and India.  For more information about Ms. Kelley, click here.

No cost but you MUST register in advance.
Space is limited.

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Closed: 10/24/2017 1:00 PM

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