Symposium on Competition and Procurement

March 12 & 14, 2013

GW's Government Procurement Law Program is hosting a symposium focusing on the intersection of competition policy and procurement law.  The event features two keynote addresses as well as panels, chaired by Professors William E. KovacicSteven L. Schooner, and Christopher R. Yukins, that explore the way competition and anti-trust concerns play out in the procurement arena.

GW Law gratefully acknowledges the generous support for the symposium provided by the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP.  Attendance is free, but space is limited.  Reserve a seat by emailing Jessie Pierce at

Event Program
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Tuesday, March 12

3–4 pm: The Honorable Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room

4–5 pm: Reception
Kelly Lounge

Thursday March 14:
All Thursday’s sessions are held in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, unless otherwise noted

8:30–9 am: Registration/breakfast and coffee
Kelly Lounge

9–9:15 am: Welcome

9:1510:45 am: Panel I:  Nature of Competition in the Procurement System



  • Marcia G. Madsen, Mayer Brown
  • Gustavo Piga, University of Rome – Tor Vergata, Italy
  • Albert Sanchez Graells, University of Hull Law School, UK
  • William T. Woods, U.S. Government Accountability Office

10:45–11 am: Coffee/networking break

11–12:30 pm: Panel II:  Mergers and Acquisition / Teaming Arrangements & Joint Ventures



12:45–2 pm: Lunch and Address
Faculty Conference Center

2:154 pm: Panel III:  Anti-Trust & Procurement



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