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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

New Legislative and Regulatory Developments Affecting Small Businesses

Start Date: 2/2/2021 12:00 PM EST
End Date: 2/2/2021 1:30 PM EST

Venue Name: Zoom Webinar


Organization Name: SECAF

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

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
12:00 - 1:30 PM


Please register by Monday, February 1st at 12:00pm.

 

Webinar Series: New Legislative and Regulatory Developments Affecting Small Businesses
 
Webinar hosted by the Chair of SECAF’s Legislative & Regulatory Committee, Devon Hewitt
    
2020 ended with a bang for small business!  In October the Small Business Administration published a lengthy rule overhauling its regulations for virtually every one of its small business programs.  At the very end of the year, Congress passed a new COVID relief bill and the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act both of which also included a number of provisions affecting small businesses.  This webinar will hit the highlights of these new rules including:
Consolidation of SBA’s All Small and Section 8(a) Mentor/Protégé Programs
Revisions to “3 in 2” Rule
Revisions to Joint Venture Regulations
Revisions to Recertification Requirements
Transfer of SDVOSB Certification from CVE to SBA
Extension of Section 8(a) Program
Expansion of Paycheck Protection Program

Speaker: 
Devon Hewitt, Senior Partner, Protorae Law
Devon Hewitt, a partner at Protorae Law, has over 25 years’ experience in the field of Government Contracts and represents emerging, small, mid-size and large government contractors located across the United States and abroad.  Ms. Hewitt is best known as a bid protest attorney, having participated in well over 100 bid protests lodged at various federal agencies, including the Small Business Administration and the Government Accountability Office.  She also has participated in bid protests filed at the United States Court of Federal Claims and is one of the few bid protest attorneys that has argued bid protest decisions on appeal at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

In addition to bid protests, Ms. Hewitt represents government contractors in a wide variety of transactional matters such as the drafting and negotiation of subcontracts and teaming, cooperative, nondisclosure, non-compete, operating, joint venture, commercial vendor and “OTA” agreements.  She also advises government contractors on issues related to the Service Contract Act, intellectual property and data rights, suspension and debarment, contract claims, ethics and compliance, Organizational Conflicts of Interest, FOIA requests and reverse FOIA letters, notices of default and terminations, and government investigations, among others. She has significant experience with the Small Business Administration’s small business preferential programs and has twice served as a trial expert on this topic.

Ms. Hewitt recently was appointed General Counsel of the Small Emerging Contractor Advisory Forum (SECAF) and has been a member of its Board for over five years.  She is active in the National Veterans Small Business Council and represents many SDVOSBs and VOSBs.

Ms. Hewitt is a frequent speaker/panelist on government contracts issues and has appeared on Federal News Radio and at events sponsored by the Public Contracts Section of the ABA, the Professional Services Council, the National Contract Management Association, SECAF, NVSBC, ACT-IAC, NDIA, Women In Public Policy and the Government Technology Services Coalition. She has been a columnist for Washington Technology and Bloomberg’s Federal Contracts Reports as well as the author of a treatise on federal small business contracting programs, editor of the ABA’s The Procurement Lawyer and contributor to the legal publication Inside the Minds.

Ms. Hewitt received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was an editor of the Journal of Law and Politics and a member of the school’s National Moot Court team. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Jose A. Fusté of the U.S. District Court for Puerto Rico.  Ms. Hewitt graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College.

Registration is required.
  • SECAF Members - Complimentary
  • Non-Members - $35
Please register by Monday, February 1st at 12:00pm.

 
 
Questions?  Contact us info@secaf.org

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