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President Biden’s New Directions for Government Contracting – Feb. 11, 2021

By on January 13, 2021 | Posted in News

President Biden’s New Directions for Government Contracting

Whenever a new administration comes in, especially if it is of a different political party, new contracting directions and emphasis will occur. Which of the Trump administration contracting policies will remain, be strengthened, or eliminated by the Biden Administration, and what will replace them?

This webinar will focus on the likely, the probable, and the certain changes to occur – especially in:

  • Labor and Employment,
  • Small Business,
  • Buy American,
  • Cyber security,
  • Infrastructure, and
  • The “Beyond Apollo” Research and Development Plan.

February 11, 2021 • Webinar • Register here 

Starts: 12:00 PM (PST) / 3:00 PM (EST)

Ends: 1:15 PM (PST) / 4:15 PM (EST)


Jim Nagle, Chair Emeritus, of Oles Morrison’s Government Contracts practice group, and is internationally renowned for his expertise in government contracting. He has extensive experience working with the government and government contractors on supply, services, international, major systems, aerospace and construction contracts.

Jim is the author of seven books and more than 100 articles on government contracting, including:

  • Administration of Government Contracts” (co-authored with Ralph Nash and John Cibinic) long considered the seminal treatise on federal government contracting and found on the desk of almost every Government contracting officer as their reference..
  • History of Government Contracting,” the seminal text on the development of government contracting in the United States

He has litigated before numerous matters in federal courts, boards of contract appeals, and at GAO. Prior to joining the Oles Morrison, Jim served as Chief of the Logistics and Contract Law Branch of the Army, and as a trial team chief in the Army’s Contract Appeals Division. In addition to his legal practice, Jim has been used as an expert witness on government contracts issues by the U.S. Department of Justice, and government contractors, in criminal and civil cases.

Jim has taught all aspects of government contracts, construction law, and contract management for the graduate program on Contract Management of the Florida Institute of Technology, The George Washington University’s School of Business and Public Management, The George Washington University’s National Law Center, the University of Washington, Seattle University’s School of Law and other professional organizations. He has lectured in at least 23 states, the District of Columbia, and four foreign countries.

Howard Roth is the Chair of Oles Morrison’s Government Contracts practice group. He focuses his practice on Contract Disputes Act claims and appeals, intellectual property rights, commercial items, Buy American Act, maritime Government contracting and bid protests.

Howard has three decades of experience handling federal procurement matters. Companies particularly seek out Howard’s counsel on navigating complex Contract Disputes Act claims and appeals, and with issues unique to maritime and aerospace contractors. Howard also served as a Commissioner at the ASBCA, and Deputy General Counsel at the Army’s Support Command in California.

Howard served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, and was a Trial Team Chief at the Army Contract Appeals Division litigating GAO bid protests and contract appeals. He is a recipient of the Army Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster for expertise and achievement in GAO protests and contract appeals.

Howard also regularly counsels government contractors on small business and socioeconomic program issues, including compliance with the SBA regulations, small business subcontracting plans, teaming and joint venture arrangements, mentor-protégé programs, affiliation, and small business fraud issues.