Government Procurement News & Events

The Government Procurement Law Program hosts many events throughout the semester. Check back frequently for new events.

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Next Steps in Acquisition Reform

A distinguished panel of experts discussed the developments in Section 809 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which are likely to shape procurement law for many years to come.

Conversation with Anne Rung and Robert A. Burton

As a part of the 2018 Javits-Wagner-O'Day Legal Symposium, a plenary session was held between Robert A. Burton, Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP, and Anne Rung, Government Sector Director at Amazon Business.

The Link Between Campaign Donations & Corruption Risk in Public Procurement

Dr. Mihaly Fazekas presented on the large-scale research project that collected data on over 17 million government contracts in 35 European countries and developed objective corruption proxies to support research and government accountability.

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Government Procurement NewsletterSummer 2019 Government Procurement Perspectives

The Government Procurement newsletter contains program news, faculty highlights, and student achievements from the past semester.

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Recent News

Picture of flag flying over the U.S. Capitol

Professor Yukins Leads Study Commissioned by ACUS

December 17, 2020
Professor Christopher Yukins, along with Ben Smith, JD '20, and Madison Plummer, Class of '21, prepared an extensive report exploring potential reforms to agency-level bid protests that was cited in the National Defense Authorization Act.
Mary Schapiro

Conversation with the Dean: Mary Schapiro

June 15, 2018
Ms. Schapiro, JD '80, Former Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, discussed her time at GW Law and her role in shifting financial regulations in the United States.
2018 Education Award Ceremony

Government Procurement Program Wins Education Award

June 08, 2018
The 2018 Contract Management Education Award recognized the academic excellence offered by the Government Procurement Law program at GW Law.

Past Events

Post-Brexit UK Procurement: The Pending Wave of Reform

Join the Government Procurement Law Program and King’s College, London to discuss sweeping post-Brexit changes prop

2021 Arnold & Porter Government Contracts Moot Court Competition

The Arnold & Porter Government Contracts Moot Court Competition is an annual competition open to both JD and LLM students.

An Ideas Forum on "Other Transactions" (OTs)

Join the GW Law Government Procurement Law Program for an in-depth discussion about Other Transactions (OTs), where speak

Careers in International Anti-Corruption Law

Join the Government Procurement Law Program, ABA International Anti-Corruption Committee, and American University Washington C

Government Procurement Academic Advising Session

Join the Government Procurement Law Program for a discussion about government procurement course offerings for the 2021-22 Aca

Delivering the Vaccine: Procurement's Challenge

Join the Government Procurement Law Program for a webinar to discuss what may be the greatest challenge to public procure

Memorial for John Fletcher, JD '16, Visiting Associate Professor and Graduate Fellow

Join the GW Law community as we remember John Fletcher, JD '16, Visiting Associate Professor and Graduate Fellow, who passed away on Thursday, November 12, 202

Lessons from the Pandemic: Public Procurement

Join the Government Procurement Program and King’s College, London for a roundtable discussion to review important

The 2020 Election: An Anti-Corruption & Compliance Perspective

Join the GW Law Anti-Corruption & Compliance Association for a discussion featuring anti-corruption and compliance experts who will share their perspectives on

Deterring Fraud, Corruption & Mismanagement in COVID Stimulus Programs

Join the Government Procurement Law Program and the Coalition for Integrity for a panel discussion on recommendations on how t

Current Challenges and Opportunities for Green Public Procurement

Join the GW Law Government Procurement Law Program and The Institute of Law at the University of Silesia, Association ‘&

A Tumultuous Year for Trade: Cybersecurity, the “Section 889” Huawei Ban, Trump and Biden on “Buy American,” and Emerging European Protectionism

This year has seen an unprecedented rise in trade barriers – both direct and indirect – involving public procurement.

Trump's Attacks on the Inspectors General: Presidential Prerogative or Punishing Critics?

Join the Government Procurement Law Program for a webinar discussion on President Donald Trump’s abrupt removal of three inspectors general and

COVID-19: Contractors’ Road to Recovery

Join the Government Procurement Law Program and the National Bar Association for a webinar discussion on contractors’ road to recovery–the

Government Contracting and COVID-19

Join the Government Procurement Law Program and the National Bar Association for a one-hour webinar on federal contracting and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Protectionism in the Pandemic

Governments around the world are imposing trade controls that may cut off access to life-saving equipment.

Fighting Fraud in COVID-19 Sourcing

A new threat has emerged in the pandemic: fraud in the supply chain for critical COVID-19 supplies. Governments the world over are fighting back against price gouging and defective s

Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Policymaking Project

Join the Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Policymaking Project to see the power of government purchasing and help procurement policymakers overcome challenges in implementing environmentally

Straight Talk: Emergency Procurement in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Governments’ procurements of critically needed supplies for COVID-19 – such as ventilators, masks, and other protective equipment – are collapsing in the face of a worldwide pande

Final Round of the Arnold & Porter Government Contracts Moot Court Competition

Join the Government Procurement Law Program for the final arguments in the Arnold & Porter Government Contracts Moot Court Competition.

Public Contracts and the Coronavirus Online Colloquium

The international procurement community is grappling with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its effects.

Transatlantic Conference: Effective Contract Administration and Dispute Resolution

Join the Government Procurement Law Program, Pro Silesia Association, the University of Warsaw, University of Silesian in Katowice, and the Polish Pub

Conflicts in Public Contract Administration: Shared Lessons

Join the Government Procurement Law Program and King's College, London for a symposium on conflicts in public contract administration.

The GW Law Student Who Caught a Spy in the FBI: A Talk with Eric O'Neill

Join the National Security Law Association (NSLA) for a discussion with Eric O'Neill, JD '03, about his successful undercover operation at the FBI that brought down the &quot

5th Networking Forum on Women Leaders in Defense and Aerospace Law and Compliance

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they co-host the 5th Networking Forum on Women Leaders in Defense and Aerospace Law and Compliance.&nbs

Cybersecurity in Government Contracts Symposium

Join the Government Procurement Law Program for a symposium on cybersecurity in government contracts. To better protect sensitive informatio

Government Procurement Law Luncheon & Networking Reception

Join the Government Procurement Law Program for the annual Alumni and Friends Luncheon and Networking Reception at the conclusion of the West Governme

Advancing the Paris Agreement's Goals Through Low Carbon and Energy Procurement

Join GW Law and the UN Environment Programme for a session during the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25. Leroy C.

Ethics and Professionalism in Government Contracts Practice

GW Law and the Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association are pleased to invite you to our complimentary annual Policy Colloquium.

Emerging Trends in Compliance: Cybersecurity Requirements Expose Government Contractors to Liability

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host Angeline Chen and Dawn Stern, JD '05, of DLA Piper for a lunchtime discussion about the opport

ABA Young Lawyers Committee Government Contracts Fall Outreach Program

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host attorneys in the public contract bar to share their professional development stories.&nb

2019 Javits-Wagner-O'Day Legal and Policy Symposium

Join GW Law for the Second Annual Javits-Wagner-O'Day Legal and Policy Symposium to discuss the legal complexities, challenges, and future of the AbilityOne Program (formerly known as

Sustainability Cross-Campus Mixer

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host a mixer on sustainability as part of the ongoing conversation about how to frame law and policy so

ABA Bid Protest Committee Meeting on Agency Bid Protests

The Government Procurement Law Program will host an open meeting of the American Bar Association (ABA) Bid Protest Committee to discuss possible

Roundtable on a Unified Suspension and Debarment Rule

This event has been postponed indefinitely. 

Lunchtime Roundtable: Research Opportunities Related to Sustainability

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host GW faculty to share their current research projects in the fields of environmental and procur

Immigration and the Undocumented Food System

Dolores Huerta, tireless labor organizer and Founder and President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, will take the stage with Chef José Andrés, internationally-recognized culinary inn

Transatlantic Workshop on Sustainable Public Procurement

Join GW Law and the University of Copenhagen for an inaugural symposium evaluating the U.S.

Final Round of the Arnold & Porter Government Contracts Moot Court Competition

Join the Government Procurement Law Program for the final arguments in the Arnold & Porter Government Contracts Moot Court Competition.

Roundtable with Government Contracts practice group at Arnold & Porter

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they welcome members of the Government Contracts practice group at Arnold & Porter to par

Why I Serve: A Conversation with Army JAGs Who Practice Government Contracts Law

Join the Government Procurement Law Program faculty as they host a conversation with members of the active duty and reserve Army JAG Corps who practice in

Exclusion and Debarment in Procurement

Join GW Law and the Kings College London Dickson Poon School of Law for their annual symposium on transatlantic issues in procurement, which will focus on debarment and exclusion.

GRIT: The Latest Research and Practical Strategies

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Women in the Profession's Grit Proj

Government Contracts Luncheon and Networking Reception

Join the Government Procurement Law Program for the annual Alumni and Friends Luncheon and Networking Reception at the conclusion of the West Gov

A Conversation with Maryanne Lavan, General Counsel, Lockheed Martin

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host Maryanne Lavan, General Counsel, Lockheed Martin, for a discussion on her leadership style, corpor

Technology in Government Procurement: An Update

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host a panel discussion about how new advancements in reverse auction technology and application have r

Next Steps in Acquisition Reform

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host a panel discussion on Section 809 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Going Global: The China Factor

Join the Government Procurement Law Program, the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, the International Law Forum, and the George

Foreign Government Contracting Seminar: Open Session

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host Professor Michal Kania, Silesian University, Poland, to discuss recent developments in European Un

A Law Student's Guide to the Public Contracts Field

Join GW Law and the American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law Young Lawyers Committee as they host public contract attorneys who will share their professional development stories

The Role of Blockchain in International Development

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host Benedetta Audia, Corporate Legal Advisor and Head of Commercial and Institutional Law Practic

Innovation, Fearlessness, and Public Service in the Acquisition Field

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host Hon. Anne Brennan (Navy General Counsel), LTG Wendy Masiello (AF Ret., Former Dir.

Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act Legal Symposium

Join the Government Procurement Law Program for the 2018 Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act Legal Symposium.

The Link Between Campaign Donations & Corruption Risk in Public Procurement

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host a panel discussion on the link between campaign donations and corruption risk in public procuremen

Commemorating the Fortieth Anniversary of the Contract Disputes Act of 1978

This year's Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association and the George Washington University Law School Government Procurement Law Policy Colloquium will

Final Argument in the Dentons Government Contracts Moot Court Competition

Join the Government Procurement Law Program for the final arguments in the Dentons Government Contracts Moot Court Competition.

Conversation with the Dean: Mary Schapiro

Blake D. Morant, Dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law, recently sat down with Mary Schapiro, JD '80, Former Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), to discuss her time at GW Law, her career, and her role in shifting financial regulations in the United States.

Public Procurement: A Human Rights Perspective

Join the Government Procurement Law Program and International and Comparative Law Program for a conference on human rights issues arising in the context of public procurement, featuring panel discussions, a workshop for students, and a luncheon keynote by Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

Emerging Issues In FCPA Enforcement

A one-day CLE conference will address cutting-edge FCPA issues, including the emerging legal issues in multi-jurisdictional enforcement actions, improving efficiency and cutting costs in internal

Fight, Flight, or Communicate

Join the Government Procurement Law Program in a collaborative discussion on how to put an end to that. Attendees will have an opportunity to practice their calm response as well workshop different scenarios to be sure they are armed with the best communication tactic possible should a need arise.

Government Contracts Luncheon

Join the Government Procurement Law Program during our Annual Alumni & Friends Luncheon at the conclusion of the West Government Contrac

Sovereignty: The Race to Regulate, Putting Consumers First as Communication Technology Emerges

Join The George Washington University Law School's Federal Communications Law Journal at its 2nd Annual Symposium. The title this year is Sovereignty: The Race to Regulate, P

Outreach Oral Argument—Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals

Join the GW Law Military Law Society as they host the United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals for an oral argument on United States v.

5th Annual Women in Government Contracts Lawyers Reception

Join the GW Law Women in Government Contracts Group as they co-host a networking reception during the West Government Contracts Year-in-Review Conference.

International Perspectives on Public Procurement Law

Join the GW Law Government Procurement Law Program and the International Procurement Committees of the American Bar Association for a colloq

Constitutional Coup: Privatization's Threat to the American Public

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host UCLA Professor Jon Michaels to discuss his new book, Constitutional Coup: Privatization

A Special Event with the Honorable Makan Delrahim, JD '95

Join the Chabad GW, together with the Antitrust Law Association and the Jewish Law Students Association as they host the Honorable Makan Delrahim, JD '95, Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

Compliance and Debarment in the European Union

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host a web discussion between GW Law Professor Christopher R.

Was It All That Bad? U.S. Federal Antitrust Policy Since 1980

A substantial body of modern academic and popular commentary argues that US federal antitrust policy since the 1970s failed badly by tolerating significant increases in concentration, including the

The Role of the EU Court of Justice in EU Procurement Law

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host Christopher Vajda, a UK barrister and judge, for a discussion of the Court of Justice

A Conversation with Angela Styles

Join the Public Contract Law Journal and the Government Procurement Law Program for a conversation with Angela Styles, Chair and Partner at Crowell & M

Government Procurement Career Panel

Attorneys from the General Counsel's offices at major corporations, law firms, and government will share experiences about how they forged diverse and fulfilling career paths in the field of go

The Other Shoe Drops: European Defense Protectionism?

Join European practitioners Roland Stein (Blomstein, Berlin), Michael Bowsher QC (Monckton Chambers/King's College, London), and Johannes Schnitzer (SchnitzerLaw, Vienna) to discuss the Europea

Understanding the Fundamentals of Offsets Arising in International Procurement Contracts

Join the ABA Section of Public Contract Law as they present a joint meeting between the International Procurement Committee and GW Law.

Federal Procurement Under the Trump Administration

President Trump's election has engendered a great deal of debate among all stake-holders in the Federal procurement process.

The Public Contract Law Journal Hosts the Hon. Jimmie Reyna

Join the Public Contract Law Journal, the Government Procurement Law Program, and the Young Lawyers Section of the Public Contract Law Section of

2017 Government Contracts Luncheon

Join the Government Procurement Law Program for our Annual Alumni & Friends Luncheon at the conclusion of the West Government Contracts Year in Review

International Procurement Markets: What's Next?

Join Government Procurement Law Program as they host a live webcast featuring a panel of experts from around the world to discuss the latest developments in international procurement, and how

Understanding UN Procurement

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host Benedetta Audia from UNOPS/Copenhagen.

Women in Government Contracting: A Conversation with Sandy Fenske

Join the Government Procurement Law Program and The Public Contract Law Journal, in conjunction with the Government Contracts

Live from King's College London: Opening Transatlantic Procurement Markets

Join the Government Procurement Law Program for their annual academic conference with international experts on transatlantic procurement issues, co-sponsor

2016 Government Contracts Luncheon

Join the Government Procurement Law Program and the GW Law Alumni Association for their Annual Alumni & Friends Luncheon at the conclusion of the West Government Contracts Year in Review Confer

Consolidating Federal Information Technology Procurement

Join the Government Procurement Law Program and the Master of Sciences in Government Contracting Program as they host the Honorable Anne Rung, Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Pol

Sustainable Public Procurement: An International Perspective

Join the Government Procurement Law Program and the Embassy of Sweden, in cooperation with PubKLaw, as they host Ardalan Shekarabi, Minister for Public Adm

This Year’s Defense Authorization Legislation: What You Need to Know

This year's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) legislation includes a wealth of procurement reform measures, touching everything from commercial items to conflicts of interest to technical d

The Fight Against Corruption: A Report from Brazil

Brazil has been rocked by a series of scandals stemming from corruption in procurement, from Petrobras to the World Cup.